Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

26 Nov 2020

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

I am currently reading it with my six year old son who has reminded me just how magical the story is. He was so excited to find out if Charlie got a 'golden ticket' and has been in tears laughing at the 'oompa loompas'. I love that this book…

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Chocolat by Joanne Harris

26 Nov 2020

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

I  absolutely love the way that Harris draws the reader in by referencing and relating to our human senses. Her writing is packed with extremely poignant references to the most basic of human needs, food, drink , comfort, warmth, friendship and love. The words on the…

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The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

26 Nov 2020

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

I loved these books when I was about 12-14 because Cooper takes a standard fantasy theme of good versus evil, but explores it through evocations of British folklore and descriptions of the landscapes around Cornwall, Snowdonia, and the Chilterns, which makes…

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The Puffin Keeper by Michael Morpurgo

13 Nov 2020

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship.

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The Ickabog by J K Rowling

13 Nov 2020

The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children's bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world's best storytellers.

The kingdom…

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The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q Rauf

13 Nov 2020

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart.

'The boy's an absolute menace.'
'He's a bully. A lost cause!'
'Why can't he be more like his sister?'

I've been getting into…

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Book of the Week

16 Mar 2020

'A gorgeous story of friendship and growing up' - Cathy Cassidy

This place is magic...

but it's not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells...

Safiya and her mum rarely see eye to eye. But when her mum falls ill,

something mysterious happens. Saff finds herself transported…

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Book of the Week

9 Mar 2020

One child is safe...

but how long

until another is taken?

When eleven year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged

into their worst nightmare - especially as the police, under massive pressure, 

have no answers.

But months later, Evan is unexpectedly found,…

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Book of the Week

2 Mar 2020

ANGER WAS SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN WHEN THE WORLD LET HER DOWN

Furious Thing roars with justifiable anger at an unfair world,

as one girl fights to claim back the spaces that belong to her and battles to be heard...

Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her…

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Book of the Week

24 Feb 2020

For our younger readers...

The latest brilliant blockbuster from David Baddiel!

A non-stop thrill-ride adventure that will have readers young and old

racing to the finishing line.

Amy loves cars and dreams of being a driver. But there's a major catch:

her slow, old wheelchair with…

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Book of the Week

10 Feb 2020

MR CUMMINGS WILL BE READING THIS BOOK TO US

EVERY TUESDAY MORNING BREAK DURING FEBRUARY

IN THE STUDY CENTRE

From Michael Morpurgo-The true story of Joan of Arc...

There was only one creature on this earth who knew Joan.

He was a sparrow, just an ordinary sparrow...

He was her…

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Book of the Week

3 Feb 2020

FEBRUARY IS MICHAEL MORPURGO MONTH

"Those calves will drown... We must get them out and I can't do it by myself."

George doesn't want to spend his summer with another foster family,

and Tom is angry that George is coming to stay.

But then disaster strikes and Tom realises that George…

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