Book of the Week for Remembrance

11 Nov 2019

Lily has lots of worries.

She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and,

worse, she's losing her gran to Alzheimer's.

But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries

from the First World War.

Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her…

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Book of the Week

4 Nov 2019

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Now a spectacular BBC series...

There are worlds beyond our own -

the Compass will show the way...

When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer,

she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to

the frozen lands of…

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Book of the Week for Halloween

28 Oct 2019

For our older readers...

'A delicious Victorian ghost story, nostalgically and expertly comforting'-(Spectator)

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs

in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge.

On this cold winter's night, as they sip…

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Book of the Week

14 Oct 2019

For our younger readers...

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 teacher just...

walks…

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Book of the Week

7 Oct 2019

I am not who I say I am.

Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget.

Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home.

With nowhere to live, she finds herself hiding in the shed

of what she thinks is an abandoned house.

Except the house…

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Book of the Week

1 Oct 2019

By award winning author, Holly Bourne - for our older readers...

 

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference.

A place offering a shot at 'normality' for Olive, a girl on the edge,

and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles.

But as Olive settles…

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Book of the Week

23 Sep 2019

Calum Brooks has big dreams.

One day he'll write movies, but all he really knows about

is fending for himself at home, and life on the estate.

Nobody is interested in that.

 

When his dad invites his new girlfriend and her son, Sergei, to move in,

Calum's world begins to change.…

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Book of the Week

16 Sep 2019

A fantastic new adventure series in five books...

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret.

She is a telepath, and has a unique ability to hear

the thoughts of everyone around her - something that

she'd never known how to explain, and has made her 

an outcast, even in her own…

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Book of the Week

9 Sep 2019

An astonishing and funny novel about a girl who - 

by disappearing - will write herself into your heart forever...

Twelve-year-old Ethel only meant to cure her spots,

not turn herself invisible.

It's terrifying at first - and exciting - but the effect fails to wear off

and Ethel is…

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Summer Reading

16 Jul 2019

Please see the Study Centre page on this website

for links to reading lists by age and genre.

Have a wonderful summer and keep reading!

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Book of the Week

1 Jul 2019

When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric, retired scientist,

she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment:

a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.

But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country

and Georgie's dog, Mr Mash, gets…

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