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A heart-stopping YA thriller with a romance that will make your pulse race, from international bestseller Josephine Angelini. View Full Review
Becoming Dinah, Kit de Waal’s first YA novel, is a compelling re-imagining of the classic Moby Dick. Introducing entirely new characters and a VW campervan in place of a ship, de Waal skilfully weaves a feminist thread through this originally male-dominated story. The obsessive Captain Ahab has his power torn from him by a teenage girl fighting to escape her unconventional upbringing, determined to carve a new life for herself. Becoming Dinah is a moving, powerful coming-of-age novel, an adventure-laden road trip with self-discovery at its core. It will resonate with anyone who has ever questioned life’... View Full Review
Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK's leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and The Poet X. A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers - to show ourselves to the world in bold colour. View Full Review
Ravi’s Roar is a clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. This is the perfect book for helping with bad days and noisy outbursts. Emotionally resonant, clever and engaging, Ravi’s Roar is a triumphant companion to the award-winning Perfectly Norman and Ruby's Worry. View Full Review
The true cost of the tin that goes into our electronic devices is revealed in this striking and gripping story from the bestselling author of Young Bond. View Full Review
If you are looking for a book to educate, inspire and tool children to create their own masterpieces, then this is it. Although they'll need your help to support their creativity. Art Lab for Kids is a refreshing source of wonderful ideas for creating fine art with children. This step-by-step book offers 52 fun and creative art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist and their unique style. Have fun exploring: drawing ... View Full Review
 A wholesome hygiene message about how, when and why to wash your hands is here delivered through irreverent loo, poo and goo humour (even the queen gets slimed!) that’s sure to appeal to seven+ year-olds. Pands is woefully resistant to washing his hands. In fact, he “believed washing dirt off his skin was a bad thing.” But thankfully his brother Seb comes to the rescue as a hygiene Superhero, armed with an antibacterial cape and the knowledge that “germs were nasty and cruel”. Seb’s mission to persuade Pands to clean up ... View Full Review
This is an enchanting and at times terrifying debut that's beautifully written. 13 year old Tanya and her mother have an uneasy relationship so for part of the summer she is despatched off to her grandmother who lives in a rickety old house.   While there, she sees a bookcase revolve and in front of her is a narrow stone staircase leading way down beyond the bowels of the house. She steps down them and what she sees brings a scream to her mouth but nothing come out.  The long lost girl she sees carries something that for ... View Full Review
The moving story of a family's fight to reunite after their lives are torn apart by war in Syria, from Elizabeth Laird, award-winning author of A Little Piece of Ground and Welcome to Nowhere. View Full Review