Book of the Week

15 Oct 2018

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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

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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

24 Sep 2018

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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

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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

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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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Lancashire Book of the Year 2018

9 Jul 2018

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SEE HOW THEY LIE by Sue Wallman

is the 2018 LANCASHIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR

as voted for by pupils across Lancashire aged 12-14.

 

All is not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort.

No one can see in, no one can get out...

New from the talented author of Lying About Last…

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Book of the Week

3 Jul 2018

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Category: Book Reviews

 From the winner of the

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017.

Indigo lives with her mum, Keely. 

When Indigo meets Bailey at sixth form, serious sparks fly,

but Indigo has a secret that could ruin everything between them

before it's even begun.

Bailey's blown away by Indigo;…

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Book of the Week

5 Jun 2018

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Category: Book Reviews

From the bestselling author of 'If I Stay'...

They lost their way but found each other.

Freya has lost her voice while recording her debut album,

the one that's supposed to propel her to stardom.

Harun has lost the love of his life. Now he's decided to run

rather than confront the…

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Book of the Week

21 May 2018

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Category: Book Reviews

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire

Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best

and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

So together they navigate the short distance and broad divides…

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Book of the Week

14 May 2018

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Based on a True Story set in St Kilda...

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore

on a remote sea stac to hunt birds.

But this summer, no one arrives to take them home.

Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain

why they've been abandoned -cold, starving and…

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