Book of the Week for Remembrance Day

7 Nov 2017

For Remembrance Day

This book tells the dramatic story of the

Second World War of 1939-1945

Packed with photographs, documents and maps, it brings the key events vivIdly to life.

Find out what it was like to be a sailor on a U-boat, a child evacuee or to fight 

in the jungle, and…

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Book of the Week

20 Oct 2017

The long awaited latest book from Philip Pullman...

The Book of Dust: Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage

Malcolm was the landlord's son, an only child...

he had friends enough, but he was happiest on his own 

playing with his daemon Asta in their canoe,

which was called La Belle…

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Book of the Week

16 Oct 2017

2:02...

2:01...

2:00...

Whatever was this?

I stared at the numbers, numb with horror.

The box was a bomb .

And it was going to go off in

TWO MINUTES

A terrorist bomb in a London market tears Charlie's life apart.

Months later she meets Nat, whose family

was devestated…

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Book of the Week

6 Oct 2017

We are liars

We are beautiful and privileged

We are cracked and broken

A tale of love and romance

A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide

A mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming...

it will prompt some to return immediately to page 1 to…

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Book of the Week

2 Oct 2017

Shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

Three lives. Three Secrets. One heartbreaking story.

Katie's life is falling apart:her mum's controlling, her dad's run off,

she's in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal

and now her estranged grandmother's turned…

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Book of the Week for National Poetry Day

25 Sep 2017

To Celebrate National Poetry Day...

Written entirely in verse...

The astonishing new novel from multi-award -winning author Sarah Crossan

explores life, death, love and forgiveness.

It will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

'They think I hurt someone.

But I…

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Book of the Week

18 Sep 2017

From award winning author Katherine Rundell:-

The Girl Savage

Wilhelmina's world is golden.

Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.

But when her home is sold and Wilhelmina is sent away to boarding school in…

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Book of the Week

11 Sep 2017

BOND:- BEFORE THE NAME BECAME A LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder.

In a North London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint.

A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton.

To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond…

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Summer Reading 2017

17 Jul 2017

For our age appropriate Summer Reading Lists and What to Read Next,

 please go to our Home Page/Learning/ Study Centre

and follow the links

Have a wonderful Summer!

 

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Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

10 Jul 2017

And the Winner is.....

The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn

'You haven't said a single word since you've been here. Is it on purpose?' 

I tried to answer David but I couldn't...my brain wanted to speak but my throat wouldn't cooperate...

Adam blames himself for his best friend's death.

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Book of the Week

4 Jul 2017

'Thirteen broken bones and a punctured lung.

You must have been put on this Earth for a reason, to have survived it.'

Bridge is an oddball. She is a doodler. She wears black Halloween cat ears every day.

And she survived a serious accident when she was younger.

Ever since she missed a…

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Book of the Week

26 Jun 2017

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HARRY POTTER!

Where has that time gone?!

This is the first ever illustrated edition of J K Rowling's magical classic and is packed with glorious colour illustrations  

by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal.

An utterly enchanting feast of a book,…

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