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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/03/2020

We cannot recommend Somebody Give This Heart a Pen highly enough. It’s a compelling collection of poems that explores the emotions and experiences of growing up as a mixed-race woman. From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful new

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/03/2020

What is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel is a picture book that explores the refugee experience in simple terms for younger readers.  As such, it is an excellent introduction for readers of all ages to gain an understanding of the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/03/2020

Unplugged is an action-packed novel and the first in The Wired trilogy. Science fiction and dystopian fans will love these thrilling and thought-provoking stories set in both an App World and the Real World.  If you enjoyed The Hunger Games

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/02/2020

A New Kind of Every Thing by Richard Yaxley is a YA novel that simmers with tension and challenging themes but which delivers a powerful and moving story about navigating the challenges and traumas of growing up and of making

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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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