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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Book of the Week for Halloween

22 Oct 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Skulduggery Pleasant is dead.

Valkyrie Cain is cool.

Omen Darkly is neither.

For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm,

plunging into battle - time and time again -

by Skulduggery Pleasant'd side, and always emerging triumphant.

But now the very…

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Book of the Week

15 Oct 2018

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers from Michael Rosen...

Double the Trouble!

Read two stories at once: a brand new story told alongside

Dickens's Oliver Twist.

Fitting in at a new school is never easy.

New girl Shona finds it hard to stay out of trouble -

a lot like Oliver Twist, the boy…

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Book of the Week

8 Oct 2018

Category: Book Reviews

'A Truly Brilliant Book' - Malorie Blackman

For our older readers...

Not cool enough, not clever enough,

not street enough for anyone to notice me.

I was the kid people looked straight through.

Not any more.

Not since MR ORANGE.

Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a…

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Book of the Week for National Poetry Day

28 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

National Poetry Day 4th October 2018

Young minds often have a very different way of looking at the world,

and by reading their poetry expressing their deepest thoughts and feelings 

we are allowed a fascinating glimpse into what it is like to be part of their generation.

The young…

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Book of the Week

24 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Cold Bath Street, set in Preston, comes highly recommended by Mr Armer...

Preston Oldcorn lay quite still,

eyes tight shut, trying to shrug off

the cold grip of the nightmare.

It was 9:22p.m.

It was always 9:22p.m.

A cold hand had plunged into Preston's chest

and tightened its…

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Book of the Week

18 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

The latest blockbuster from David Baddiel...

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…

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Book of the Week

10 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

FOR OUR OLDER READERS...

It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet,

everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart.

But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom in the release.

Time is running out though, because way across town,

a ghost has risen from the…

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