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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/01/2021

You’ll fall in love with the story of Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu. Dealing with issues of family, friendships, relationships, and teenage rebellion, this novel also has one of the most memorable YA characters and is an energetic

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/11/2020

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai, is a picture book for readers of all ages. It is a fable with a lesson about climate change and standing up for what you believe in at

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 02/11/2020

Strap yourself in for the breakneck ride through the pages of The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson where seven strangers are trapped on a deadly bus trip and no-one has any autobiographical memory! It has been erased. These characters are

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/10/2020

Diary of a Young Naturalist by 15-year-old Dara McAnulty has recently been awarded the 2020 Wainwright Prize for nature writing. It is an extraordinary book about a boy with autism and his intense connection to the natural world. It has

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/10/2020

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff is a languid coming of age read about a family and a life-changing summer. It’s a story about growing up and having relationships, and about the life lessons one learns along the way. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 12/10/2020

Flowers in the Gutter: the true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, teenagers who resisted the Nazis is the true story of the teenage Edelweiss Pirates and the efforts of these young anti-Nazi activists who not only resisted but fought passionately against

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/10/2020

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore is a tender, own voices story about a girl who has a magical view of the world and her search for identity.  The reader accompanies Dylan on her journey, both physical and emotional,

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2020

Whisper by Chrissie Perry explores what happens when circumstances over which you have no control impact your life and sense of self.  Demi becomes profoundly deaf after an illness, and her coming of age story is complicated by the fact

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/09/2020

With the presidential campaign well underway in the United States, our grown-up readers will find Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld both a timely and fascinating read.  A fictional tale is woven into historical events and presents the reader with an alternative

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/08/2020

The Man in the Water by David Burton is a coming of age story with a murder mystery that needs to be solved.  Fast-paced and suspenseful, it will have YA readers, including reluctant readers, racing through to the end. The

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