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  • The Chime Seekers

    The Chime Seekers

    Name: Jacqueline Harris
    19 November 2021;

    Genre: Fantasy

    Yianni has moved to Fallow Hall. He hates his new home and hates his baby sister who has forced the move. He feels his parents are shutting him out and he is angry and miserable. Then Yianni makes a terrible mistake and is tricked into handing over his baby sister to the evil faerie Lorde Renw...

  • The Mouse Before Christmas

    The Mouse before Christmas

    Name: Ashley Clayton
    19 November 2021;

    Genre: Picture Books

    An adorable and beautifully illustrated picture book which the Year 3 class loved listening to. They liked the note from the author at the front and asked lots of questions before we even started reading it. The children loved the rhyme (and so did I) and said it helped them to remember the ma...

  • Blue Running

    Blue Running

    Name: Sharon Bolton
    19 November 2021;

    Genre: Suspense & Thrillers

    Imagine a world where everyone wears a gun, by law, even children. This is the everyday life for 14-year-old Bluebonnet Andrews, living in the independent Republic of Texas. Her father is the deputy, but he is also an alcoholic, a reality Blue deals with all by herself. She has not seen or hea...

  • Einstein the Penguin

    Einstein the Penguin

    Name: Maria Faithorn
    18 November 2021;

    Genre: Funny Stories

    Einstein the Penguin is a very well written and exciting text. It is definitely a book that children won't be able to put down and will be fully engaged with. Imogen, a nine-year-old girl and her younger brother, Arthur, are taken on a last minute trip to London Zoo. Th...

  • National Trust: Sunday Funday: A Nature Activity for Every Weekend of the Year

    Sunday Fun Day

    Name: Joanna Hewish
    18 November 2021;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    There are often days when you run out of ideas for something to do, especially with the British weather. But now the National Trust has joined with Nosy Crow to publish a fantastic book, jam-packed full of fun and creative things to do all year round in nature as a family. Sunda...

  • Einstein the Penguin

    Einstein the penguin

    Name: Jacqueline Harris
    17 November 2021;

    Genre: Funny Stories

    When the Stewart family visit the zoo, they particularly like the penguins. As they are leaving, Mrs Stewart says to one of the penguins that they can come and visit any time. They are very surprised when the penguin turns up on their doorstep shortly afterwards. The children, Imogen and Arthu...

  • A Puppy's First Christmas

    A Puppy's First Christmas

    Name: Lucy Newton
    17 November 2021;

    Genre: Animals

    A lovely festive treat! This story is all about a young girl called Aria who is celebrating her puppy's very first Christmas. She has lots of ideas about how to make it special, with lots of long walks in the snow and building snowmen together. Aria builds her excitement for these special occa...

  • A Puppy Called Sparkle

    A Puppy Called Sparkle

    Name: Carol Wright
    15 November 2021;

    Genre: Animals

    This story took me by surprise and I am glad it did. I was expecting a sweet story about Sparkle and her new family. What I discovered was a cleverly written story introducing children to what is involved in looking after a puppy, how to choose a puppy to buy, and to be wary of puppy farms, in...

  • Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home

    Great Britons

    Name: Carol Wright
    15 November 2021;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    This non-fiction book is packed with information about 50 Great Britons, who have been born in the UK or have made the UK their home. I particularly like the fact that it is so diverse and just right for children to learn about how these amazing people. Their stories share how people can overc...

  • The Ember Days

    The Ember Days

    Name: Linda Brown
    12 November 2021;

    Genre: Fantasy

    Well, this wonderful new author has done it once again, as she has turned out another epic adventure in this sequel book to The Harm Tree... After the drama and traumatic events of book one (which I highly recommend you read first) our two strong female protagonists, Ebba and Torny are back to...