16 March 2020

Book of the Week

'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…

9 March 2020

Book of the Week

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,…

2 March 2020

Book of the Week

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…

24 February 2020

Book of the Week

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…

10 February 2020

Book of the Week

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…

3 February 2020

Book of the Week

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…

27 January 2020

Book of the Week

From the master storyteller, David Almond...

One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door.

The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home -

but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

A boy has been killed…

20 January 2020

Book of the Week

DON'T BE A STEREOTYPE.

START BEING THE REAL, BRILLIANT YOU!

Do you catch yourself saying that life's unfair? Or that you're a victim of having too much homework?

Or that your teachers are picking on you for no reason?

Or blaming your mum when you can't find your favourite shirt?

10 January 2020

Book of the Week

What if you could become awesome at almost anything?

It's not as impossible as you might imagine.

If you're the kind of person who thinks...

I need a special type of brain to do maths

You're  either good at sport or you're not

I don't have a musical bone in my body

...then this…

7 January 2020

Book of the Week

Sorrel Fallowfield is good.

So good , in fact, that her teachers come to her when they need help

remembering the school rules.

And there are LOTS.

But when Sorrel discovers a faded packet of 'SURPRISING SEEDS'

her world begins to flourish in all sorts of strange, terrifying - 

13 December 2019

Book of the Week for Christmas

A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children

and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite

storyteller and multi-million-copy bestselling author of War Horse.

We were the truth of our own story.

Me, and the two tiny people on my…

9 December 2019

Book of the week

For our younger readers...

The latest from David Walliams...

BRITAIN

A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE FUTURE

London is in ruins, the people are hungry and darkness has fallen across the land.

Prince Alfred, a poorly and bookish child, has never left the safety of

Buckingham Palace. But now…