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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Book of the Week

14 Oct 2019

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers...

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors.

And there's one BIG PROBLEM:

Ryan Ward.

THE PRANKSTER PRINCE.

THE SCOURGE OF TEACHERS.

THE NAUGHTIEST KID IN SCHOOL.

But when Ryan finally goes too far the head teacher just...

walks…

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Book of the Week

7 Oct 2019

Category: Book Reviews

I am not who I say I am.

Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget.

Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home.

With nowhere to live, she finds herself hiding in the shed

of what she thinks is an abandoned house.

Except the house…

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Book of the Week

1 Oct 2019

Category: Book Reviews

By award winning author, Holly Bourne - for our older readers...

 

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference.

A place offering a shot at 'normality' for Olive, a girl on the edge,

and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles.

But as Olive settles…

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Book of the Week

23 Sep 2019

Category: Book Reviews

Calum Brooks has big dreams.

One day he'll write movies, but all he really knows about

is fending for himself at home, and life on the estate.

Nobody is interested in that.

 

When his dad invites his new girlfriend and her son, Sergei, to move in,

Calum's world begins to change.…

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Book of the Week

16 Sep 2019

Category: Book Reviews

A fantastic new adventure series in five books...

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret.

She is a telepath, and has a unique ability to hear

the thoughts of everyone around her - something that

she'd never known how to explain, and has made her 

an outcast, even in her own…

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Book of the Week

9 Sep 2019

Category: Book Reviews

An astonishing and funny novel about a girl who - 

by disappearing - will write herself into your heart forever...

Twelve-year-old Ethel only meant to cure her spots,

not turn herself invisible.

It's terrifying at first - and exciting - but the effect fails to wear off

and Ethel is…

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