The Lucy Variations
by Sara Zarr
A talented young pianist opts out of the competition circuit, alienating herself from her ambitious family, then looks again at what she wants from life. Published in May.
Little Miss Bronte Jane Eyre
by Jennifer Adams
Lovers of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel will not fail to be delighted by this clever, quirky board book, teaching children numbers 1 to 10.
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
A stunning, compelling story with so many layers and facets.
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A World Between Us
by Lydia Syson
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The High Street
by Alice Melvin
A beautiful lift-the-flap picture book celebrating traditional town shops with a contemporary look.
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Pirate Gran Goes for Gold
by Geraldine Durrant
A picture book which is great fun: lots to look at in the illustrations and plenty of giggles from the text
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Hero on a Bicycle
by Shirley Hughes
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Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
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Mockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine
A fascinating and charming portrayal of a girl with Aspergers struggling to come to terms with tragedy.
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Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
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