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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: 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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/08/2020

Hey, Kiddo: How  I Lost my Mother, Found my Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J Krosoczka is a graphic memoir and tells the story of Jarrett’s growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/08/2020

The January Stars by Kate Constable is a delightful read for students in the middle years.  It deals with the importance of family and how the grandparent/grandchild relationship can survive and even thrive despite the devastation of a stroke and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/07/2020

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhh Lai is award-winning historical fiction. The novel tells the story of 18-year-old Hang who journeys away from war-torn Vietnam and arrives in Texas, USA, to reconnect with her brother, who left six years earlier. It’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/06/2020

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein is a thrilling YA mystery that will hook teen readers from the very first sentence. It’s a page-turner with clues, twists and red herrings that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and

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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: 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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