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Category Archives: Graphic Book Review

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: 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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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 02/12/2019

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or

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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: 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: 08/10/2019

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is currently in the news and our Book of the Week is an easy to read account of her background and how she she came to begin the global School Strike 4 Climate movement. A timeline and

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