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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 26/03/2019

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer is a tender and heart-warming story about a dog, the runt of the litter, her many owners and her adventures during a time of war. This novel will appeal to our younger

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2019

A Song Only I Can Hear by award-winning author Barry Jonsberg is a beautifully moving comedy-drama coming of age story. It is one of the first novels to deal with LGBTQ themes and issues for younger teens and middle years’

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Book of the Week and Future Classic

Date Published: 25/02/2019

The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay is the winner of the Costa Award for 2018 and a future classic. It is a delightful, touching story of a family and the lives they led set against the background of the dark

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/02/2019

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel dealing with teen issues which will best suit our older readers (15+ yrs). Teen life has been expertly portrayed by the author and difficult topics are explored with understanding and

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Fantasy Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2019

Step boldly and start reading Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. You’ll love this imaginative, highly anticipated sequel in the Nevermoor series which follows the adventures of Morrigan as she joins the mystical Wundrous Society. This is

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 23/01/2019

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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Book of the Month

Date Published: 26/11/2018

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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The Bogan Mondrian

Date Published: 15/10/2018

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick is a powerful YA novel about grief, domestic violence and making sense of the world by one of our favourite authors.  Dealing with big issues in a sensitive and nuanced way, this is recommended

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 10/09/2018

The Goose Road by Rowena House is a gripping coming of age quest which has been published to coincide with the centenary of the end of WWI. It is the story of a 14-year-old peasant girl and her remarkable journey across

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