Book of the Week

11 Feb 2019

Category: Book Reviews

How can you build a future when your heart's stuck in the past?

It was an epic journey, a journey from a broken world

towards the possibility of freedom.

Along the way, I lost my hopes and dreams, my childhood,

but I found some stuff too!

Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety…

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Book of the Week

4 Feb 2019

Category: Book Reviews

'Nicky Singer has carved a world from granite and ash.

Fantastic and terrifying.' Eoin Colfer

Mhairi owns only two things:

a gun with no bullets

and her identity papers.

The world is a shell of what it once was.

Mhairi must prove herself worthy of existence

at every turn, at…

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Book of the Week

28 Jan 2019

Category: Book Reviews

The latest in the Alex Rider series from Anthony Horowitz...

"Horowitz will grip you with suspense, daring and cheek -

and that's just the first page!...Prepare for action scenes as fast as a movie." (The Times)

THE EXPLOSIVE NEW MISSION IN THE No 1 BESTSELLING SERIES

After being…

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Book of the Week

21 Jan 2019

Category: Book Reviews

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD?

When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should ask where she's gone.

His parents are scientists and they usually have all the answers.

Dad mutters something about quantum physics

and parallel universes, so Albie gets a box, a laptop

and a…

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Book of the Week

14 Jan 2019

Category: Book Reviews

This sequel to 'Ink' is a story of deception and truth,

of old foes and new friends,

of abandonment and acceptance.

These words will get under your skin.

Leora is questioning everything she knew

about her family and herself.

She flees to Featherstone, outlawed home

of the…

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Book of the Week

7 Jan 2019

Category: Book Reviews

From Joseph Delaney-the first of a new series.... ABERRATIONS

Swallowed by darkness,

he heard a terrible slithering sound.

He turned, horrified to see something

emerging from the soil...

Crafty can't remember a time before the Shole -

the terrifying mist that has engulfed parts…

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Book of the Week for Christmas

17 Dec 2018

Category: Book Reviews

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS

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FOR LINKS TO READING LISTS

 

For our younger readers...

JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC

When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows

just the man to ask - Father Christmas.

But the magic…

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Book of the Week

10 Dec 2018

Category: Book Reviews

A circus on fire, fugitives on the run.

The deadliest show on earth is ready for an encore.

 

Hoshiko and Ben are in hiding from the police

but Ben's powerful mother will stop at nothing to track them down.

She demands revenge: a new circus, rising from the ashes,

and a familiar…

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Book of the Week

3 Dec 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Matthew likes sparkling clean surfaces, staying safe 

in his bedroom and making notes about his neighbours.

He hates germs, going outside and feeling like

a disappointment to his mum and dad.

When a toddler staying next door goes missing,

Matthew finds himself at the centre of…

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Book of the Week

23 Nov 2018

Category: Book Reviews

The Hate U Give... now a best-selling movie...

"Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel

that will be remembered as a classic of our time". (John Green)

'WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING A VOICE 

IF YOU'RE GONNA BE SILENT

IN THOSE MOMENTS YOU SHOULDN'T BE?'

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Book of the Week

19 Nov 2018

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers- from bestselling author David Walliams...

When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London,

hears about the mysterious Ice Monster-

a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole-

she's determined to discover more...

Soon Elsie is face to face with the…

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Book of the Week for Remembrance Day

8 Nov 2018

Category: Book Reviews

A stunning novel of the First World War

They've gone now, and I'm alone at last.

I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment of it...

I want tonight to be long, as long as my life...

As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood

from the…

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