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  • When The War Came Home

    When the War came home

    Name: Jacqueline Harris
    06 January 2022;

    Genre: Historical Fiction

    Natty is forced to leave her home and go with her mother to stay at her cousin's farm in another Welsh village. There she gets to know her wider family, including Nery's who is around her age and Nery's older brother Huw. Huw, only seventeen, has come back from the trenches a changed person, h...

  • Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like

    Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like

    Name: Lorraine Ansell
    30 November 2021;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    Big Picture Press have hit the nail on the head with this new book, Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like, by artivist De Nichols. Formatted and produced to simulate a zine, it is illustrated by several artists, resulting in a powerfully visual and educational book....

  • The Bear who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg

    The Bear Who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg

    Name: Linda Canning
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Animals

    The Bear Who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg is a poignant and upbeat story, warm enough to melt even the iciest of hearts! It deals with some difficult themes, such as bullying and bereavement, with sensitivity and compassion and it was an enjoyable read from beginning to end....

  • Murder on the Safari Star

    Murder on the Safari Star

    Name: Donna Ritchie
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Adventure

    I couldn’t wait to start reading Murder on the Safari Star - the third journey of the Adventures on Trains series. I wasn’t disappointed! It is the most dangerous one so far! Thoroughly love this series; different book/different location. If you have not read any of these book...

  • Danger at Dead Man's Pass

    Danger at Dead Man's Pass

    Name: Donna Ritchie
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Adventure

    Book 4 in the series, Danger at Dead Man's Pass, starts at the beginning of the Easter holidays and follows Hal and Uncle Nat as they travel through Europe to Germany. This is a little darker than the previous books - with quite a twist!!! So far the series has given us theft,...

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Name: Abieyuwa Age 13
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Personal Growth

    This book guides on how to live your life as a black British girl. It incorporates everything that makes us who we are. Growing up you don’t really see people that look sound or represent us on tv. We were always seen as the 'black ducklings' of society.  This book advises you on how to deal w...

  • How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

    How I Became a Dog called Midnight

    Name: Emma Nelson
    24 November 2021;

    Genre: Magical Realism

    How I Became a Dog called Midnight is a heart-warming story and is perfect for a whole class shared read. George lives in a cottage in the grounds of a large home with his Dad who is the groundskeeper. The home is owned by Lady Jane and her daughter Koko who happens to be Geor...

  • Lionheart Girl

    Lionheart Girl

    Name: Clare Wilkins
    24 November 2021;

    Genre: Myths & Legends

    Born into a family of West African witches, Sheba has long known of her family’s magical powers and the consequent distrust of the other villagers. Living in fear of her shapeshifting and capricious mother, Sheba seeks solace with her grandmothers and a kindly aunt. When she meets the enigmati...

  • You Can!

    You Can!

    Name: Alison Kelly
    21 November 2021;

    Genre: Representation & Inclusion

    You Can! is an extraordinary book. It's the result of a collaboration between children, an author and an illustrator: it is, literally, a 'children's book'. The process started with the author, Alexandra Strick, asking young people to tell her what messages the book should car...

  • When Shadows Fall

    When Shadows Fall

    Name: Lucy Georgeson
    19 November 2021;

    Genre: Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes; a small green space in a sprawling, grey city. Music, laughter and friendship bind them together and they have big plans for their future - until Kai's family suffers a huge loss. Trying to...