Split second
by Sophie McKenzie
A bomb explodes in a city market and the lives of two teenagers are changed forever. An action-packed thriller.
Forbidden Friends
by Anne-Marie Conway
A holiday friendship fills two young girls with happiness and hope, but instead a dark secret threatens their future together.
One Dollar Horse
by Lauren St John
A feel-good story about overcoming the odds for a girl whose dream is to ride in the Badminton Horse Trials.
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by Erin Lange
Back to Blackbrick
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
An astonishing book exploring Alzheimer's and time travel!
How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant
by Elen Caldecott
Bringing humour and adventure to a story which encompasses loyalty, the importance of keeping your word and bereavement.
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
A little girl loves knitting and with her endless supply of wool, she can supply the whole neighbourhood with colourful garments.
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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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