The Fun-Filled Newsletter for Visitors to the Children's Book Centre
The force returns

The countdown has started to the most eagerly awaited film in movie history. It has been 22 years since the first Star Wars film was released and 16 years since the completion of the Star Wars trilogy. Film-maker and dream-weaver George Lucas is about to tell his devoted fans about Anakin Skywalker’s

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(Luke’s father) early life, with Episode 1, The Phantom Menace. Since the start, Star Wars was conceived as a three-part story. Now, in a ten-year project Lucas is creating three prequels which explain how we arrived at the point where we first met Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and the ageing Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. At the centre of Episode 1, is the young Anakin Skywalker, a child of enormous charm and promise, whose destiny is as yet undefined. Surrounding Anakin in The Phantom Menace are heroic figures from a mythical age and weird and wonderful creatures which have always been a popular feature of the Star Wars series. Visit the Children’s Book Centre for an extensive range of Star Wars merchandise.
  • The film premieres in London on 14 July.

An ANT-ertaining insect adventure

A fabulously funny story sporting a superstar cast and amazing visual effects. This is a spectacular comedy adventure which will delight audiences everywhere.
Life is no picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas whose chances of landing the beautiful princess Bala are one in a billion! But when Z convinces his soldier ant buddy to switch places with him his simple life takes a wild turn.


From his battles in the terrible war to his search for ‘Insectopia’, Z’s adventures land him in a final confrontation with the ruthless General Mandible who has planned to liquidate the colony.
Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just turn out to be the biggest hero of them all.
A must for all the family!
Certificate: PG
Price: £13.99

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