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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/02/2020

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a futuristic space adventure and page-turning thriller that explores the themes of courage, teamwork, and perseverance.  This is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy by the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/02/2020

Vikki Wakefield’s This is How We Change the Ending is a gritty, raw, coming of age story for YA readers which explores confronting topics about the lives of disadvantaged contemporary teens in a realistic and uplifting way. By walking a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/01/2020

Sick Bay by Nova Weetman is a delightful novel for Middle Years’ readers about the unlikely friendship that develops between two girls who meet in the school sick bay. They are both at the point in their lives when they

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/11/2019

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume is a delightful YA novel that will have you both laughing and crying and is a perfect read for those who loved Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Written in diary form, it follows

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/11/2019

Wai Chim describes The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling as ‘a contemporary YA novel set in Sydney that explores the difficulties, frustrations and emotional roller coaster that comes with having a parent with mental illness.’  Readers will love the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2019

Dear Sweet Pea is the first middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy. It is a delightful story about a 13-year-old girl and her emotional journey as she navigates her family’s changing shape after her parents announce

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/10/2019

White Bird by R J Palacio is an unforgettable read! Branded as a Wonder story, this graphic novel continues and expands on a story in the author’s Auggie & Me about Julian’s grandmother and the tale of her childhood in German-occupied France. The story

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 21/10/2019

Our Book of the Week is Whisper, the first novel in the duology series of the same name. Fast-paced, action-packed with lots of twists and turns, this novel is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 14/10/2019

I Am Change by Suzy Zail is a moving story about one young Ugandan girl’s struggle to get an education by challenging the restrictive expectations of the traditional way of life for girls in her small Ugandan village. The novel

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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