Book of the Week

23 Nov 2018

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

 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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