March 2, 2019

When twins Ellery and Ezra have to move in with their grandmother in Echo Ridge, they are not expecting quite this level of drama - and death. On their first night they discover a victim of an apparent hit and run.

Two previous homecoming queens were killed years a...

January 12, 2019

Pug and Lady Miranda are back, and this time they are enjoying a lovely, peaceful seaside holiday… apart from a beach ball to the head, some missing treasure, being taken prisoner and some mean bullies. No wonder Pug is always a little afraid! Will Pug have to walk the...

January 12, 2019

An inquisitive little boy follows a fly and is catapulted into an unexpected, colourful world, which is both mystifying and exciting.

Even though they do not speak the same language, he is at once made to feel welcome by the strange creatures he encounters. He experienc...

January 29, 2018

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ is the celebratory, inspirational book the next generation (and previous generations) have been needing; especially as we need a bigger push for change to increase black representation and inclusivity across all fields. Families can marvel in...

August 1, 2017

For those undecided on their reading but keen to have their brain’s stoked, Here I Stand by Amnesty International is a collection of short stories exploring our rights and freedoms, recently introduced policies and the institutional and individual responsibilities we a...

July 21, 2017

As much as we love London, it is a breath of fresh air to read a novel set in rural Ireland. Following on from her captivating debut novel, The Accident Season, Moira Fowley-Dowler’s atmospheric mystery, The Spell Book of the Lost and Found, is another enticing read.

Ol...

July 21, 2017

Similarly to The Hate U Give after years of politics being addressed mainly in YA dystopian fiction, it is exciting to see a book that reflects the interests of an increasingly politically engaged teenage population.

Troublemakers by Catherine Barter follows Alena, bro...

July 21, 2017

Following the much acclaimed debut Everything, Everything is Nicola Yoon’s second novel The Sun is also a Star. This is a story unfolding over a course of a single day in New York; told in alternating chapters from Natasha's and Daniel's viewpoints, interwoven with cha...

July 21, 2017

We find ourselves spending a day in conservative small town America in the new novel from Patrick Ness Release. This is a coming of age story about 17 year old Adam who is coping with his first heartbreak whilst trying to build a new relationship.

The story weaves toget...

November 18, 2016

A gorgeous debut picture book about a girl who is raised by the forest animals. One day she is “rescued” and taught the ways of civilised people but she won't be tamed that easily...

This book is for the brave little (or big) person in your life who refuses to follow ru...

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