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The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

A near perfect middle-grade story that raises important issues without exposition or preaching. It’s easy to see why this book has won so many awards ...
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Not Yet a Yeti

Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven and Tony Neal

A truly delightful story that brings an original and unexpected twist to the traditional tale of the importance of accepting yourself. George’s grandad is a ...
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Froggy Day

Froggy Day by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos

A wonderful, quirky and totally silly story with a simply inspired twist at the end. When the television weather woman predicts it’s going to be ...
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Race to the Frozen North by Catherine Johnson

Race to the Frozen North by Catherine Johnson

A fictionalised tale of the real life of Matthew Henson, the first man to reach the North Pole. This is a powerful story of one ...
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No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

A deeply moving story about hidden homelessness that is lightened with laugh-out-loud moments, subtle humour and a distinctive narrative voice. Felix Fredrik Knutsson is almost ...
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Dave the Lonely Monster by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Dave the Lonely Monster by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

A heart-warming tale about a large purple monster, this is likely to be one of those books that’s always top of the bedtime request list ...
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Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer

Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer

A powerful book that effectively uses a modern-day narrator to hook readers into a moving historical story. Thirteen-year-old Lily normally looks forward to travelling to ...
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What if it's us

What if it’s us? by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

A wonderful love story that’s easy to read and hard to put down. Truly great characterisation but I’d have liked a more definite ending. He’s ...
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Latest Author Interviews

Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. They hated her ...
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Colin Mulhern

Colin Mulhern

After art college, Colin spent eight years as an artist in the video games industry. He left to be a carer ...
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Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has ...
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Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson started her career as a picture book editor at Macmillan Children’s Books and went on to be an ...
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