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 Read reviewWolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk

Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about...

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 Read reviewTime Travelling with a Hamster

Time Travelling with a Hamster

Ross Welford

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his...

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Pax

Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen.

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People’s Houses

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father. Alyce is staying at home to please her parents. Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers. Four very different lives...

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Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy

M. G. Leonard

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue.

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 Read reviewThe Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Glenda Millard

A magnificent new novel from multi-award-winning author Glenda Millard. A story about the strength of the human spirit. Through her lyrical writing, Glenda reveals that people are always more than they seem.

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 Read reviewThe Marvels

The Marvels

Brian Selznick

Told in two stand-alone stories, the first nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, and the second in text.

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 Read reviewSalt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys, Matt Jones

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.

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Island

Island

Nicky Singer, Chris Riddell

Urban teenager Cameron arrives on an uninhabited Arctic Island. He's prepared for ice and storms and, stripped of his smart technology, possibly boredom. But he's not prepared for 24-hour daylight and erupting graves!

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How Not to Disappear

How Not to Disappear

Clare Furniss

The brand new novel from Clare Furniss, author of the critically acclaimed The Year of The Rat.

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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth

Steven Lenton, Frank Cottrell Boyce

An out-of-this-world funny book from master storyteller Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations throughout by Steven Lenton.

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