Oliver and Patch
by Claire Freedman
Combining chic and cute in beautiful illustrations with a touching and uplifting story.
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How the Library (not the prince) Rescued Rapunzel
by Wendy Meddour
A silly modern take on the story of Rapunzel with a more positive message about girls and libraries!
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Another funny adventure from this brilliant author, inspired by real events!
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The Apple Tart of Hope
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
A beautiful, perfectly constructed, magical book about friendship and the importance of kindness.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
by Patrick Ness
Terrible things are happening in town, but Mikey and his friends just want a normal life. Published in August.
Fire Colour One
by Jenny Valentine
A YA novel about troubled relationships, love, loyalty, deception and revenge, and art. Published in July.
Bears Don't Read
by Emma Chichester Clark
A funny, sweet, stimulating and colourful introduction to the adventure of reading a book
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The Golden Plate
by Bernadette Watts
Delightful, traditional illustrations for a story with a powerful message.
The Winter Horses
by Philip Kerr
A powerful, shocking and moving story of war and survival.
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The Snow Day
by Richard Curtis
A beautifully illustrated book celebrating the magic that a snowy day brings.
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