Book of the Week

27 Jan 2020

Category: Book Reviews

From the master storyteller, David Almond...

One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door.

The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home -

but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

A boy has been killed…

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Book of the Week

20 Jan 2020

Category: Book Reviews

DON'T BE A STEREOTYPE.

START BEING THE REAL, BRILLIANT YOU!

Do you catch yourself saying that life's unfair? Or that you're a victim of having too much homework?

Or that your teachers are picking on you for no reason?

Or blaming your mum when you can't find your favourite shirt?

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Book of the Week

10 Jan 2020

Category: Book Reviews

What if you could become awesome at almost anything?

It's not as impossible as you might imagine.

If you're the kind of person who thinks...

I need a special type of brain to do maths

You're  either good at sport or you're not

I don't have a musical bone in my body

...then this…

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Book of the Week

7 Jan 2020

Category: Book Reviews

Sorrel Fallowfield is good.

So good , in fact, that her teachers come to her when they need help

remembering the school rules.

And there are LOTS.

But when Sorrel discovers a faded packet of 'SURPRISING SEEDS'

her world begins to flourish in all sorts of strange, terrifying - 

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Book of the Week for Christmas

13 Dec 2019

Category: Book Reviews

A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children

and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite

storyteller and multi-million-copy bestselling author of War Horse.

We were the truth of our own story.

Me, and the two tiny people on my…

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Book of the week

9 Dec 2019

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers...

The latest from David Walliams...

BRITAIN

A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE FUTURE

London is in ruins, the people are hungry and darkness has fallen across the land.

Prince Alfred, a poorly and bookish child, has never left the safety of

Buckingham Palace. But now…

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Book of the Week

4 Dec 2019

Category: Book Reviews

Number 5 in the fantastic Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman

Libby sinks to the ground, sobbing like her heart is breaking.

Our kidnappers are almost upon us. I see what the man in the tiger mask is holding now - a GUN!

Years have passed since the love between Sephy - a Cross…

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Book of the Week

25 Nov 2019

Category: Book Reviews

Shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2019

THEY SAY SHE DOESN'T EXIST...

Who is the girl in the window?

Kasia watches the world go by from her bedroom.

She's not well enough to leave the house,

but she sees everything.

Then Kasia witnesses an abduction...

but…

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Book of the Week

18 Nov 2019

Category: Book Reviews

A superbly illustrated book by Sally Gardner

Wounded in battle, Otto Hundebiss defies death and finds himself

on a journey to a realm of dark magic and mystery...

He meets Safire, brave of heart and pure of spirit,

and learns the powers of the tinderbox

and the secrets of the…

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Book of the Week for Remembrance

11 Nov 2019

Category: Book Reviews

Lily has lots of worries.

She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and,

worse, she's losing her gran to Alzheimer's.

But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries

from the First World War.

Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her…

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Book of the Week

4 Nov 2019

Category: Book Reviews

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Now a spectacular BBC series...

There are worlds beyond our own -

the Compass will show the way...

When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer,

she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to

the frozen lands of…

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Book of the Week for Halloween

28 Oct 2019

Category: Book Reviews

For our older readers...

'A delicious Victorian ghost story, nostalgically and expertly comforting'-(Spectator)

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs

in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge.

On this cold winter's night, as they sip…

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