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Nen and the Lonely Fisherman
  • 5+
  • Ian Eagleton
  • Owlet Press
A lyrical, beautiful celebration of love, acceptance and faith, with a gentle message about how we treat our oceans, and each other.
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A Song of Gladness
  • 3+
  • Michael Morpurgo & Emily Gravett
  • Macmillan
Travel the globe in this beautiful, inspiring journey through the animal kingdom, which encourages children to value the natural world and their place within it.
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I’m Sticking With You
  • 5+
  • Smriti Halls
  • Simon & Schuster
It's wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . . . well . . . overbearing.
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Tad
  • 4+
  • Benji Davies
  • HarperCollins
A big story about a tiny tadpole – about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life.
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Age 5-7

Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates
  • 5+
  • Mark Bradley
  • Hachette
Best friends Bumble and Snug are Bugbops - little monsters filled with BIG feelings! In this full-colour graphic novel, join them on a funny, imaginative adventure with some VERY angry pirates, learning about the world outside and inside along the way.
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Claude In The City
  • 5+
  • Alex T Smith
  • Hachette
When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time.
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Mermaid School
  • 6+
  • Lucy Courtenay
  • Anderson Press
Filled with fabulous fishy fun, Mermaid School is perfect for fans of Unicorn Academy and Dork Diaries!
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The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper
  • 5+
  • Jonny Duddle
  • Templar
One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats.
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Age 7-9

Jack’s Secret World
  • 7+
  • Jack Ryder
  • Hachette
Jack and the gang have gone through the doorway, looking for Blossom's missing dad, the man who made the magic. But finding him will be just the start of the adventure, as Blossom's dad has a mission for the gang, and they're going to need all the magical powers they can get.
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Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt
  • 6+
  • Jennifer Bell & Alice Lickens
  • Walker
When 8-year-old Agnes is signed up for SPEARS (the Society for the Protection of Endangered and Awesomely Rare Species), she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead with her elephant-shrew mentor Attie (short for “Attenborough”).
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Agents of the Wild: Operation Icebeak
  • 6+
  • Jennifer Bell & Alice Lickens
  • Walker
Agnes and Attie – AGENTS OF THE WILD - are bound for the Antarctic on their second creature-crazy wildlife-rescue adventure.
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Agents of the Wild: Operation Sandwhiskers
  • 6+
  • Jennifer Bell & Alice Lickens
  • Walker
Agnes and Attie – AGENTS OF THE WILD – are off to the Sahara Desert on a mission to rescue rare baby animals from illegal wildlife traders.
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Age 9-11

The Way To Impossible Island
  • 9+
  • Sophie Kirtley
  • Bloomsbury
A brave, life-affirming middle-grade timeslip adventure about finding your family and finding yourself.
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How To Be A Hero
  • 8+
  • Cat Weldon
  • Macmillan
A no-good viking thief. The worst-ever trainee valkyrie. An ungodly case of mistaken identity.
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Mystery of the Night Watchers
  • 9+
  • A.M. Howell
  • Usborne
MAY, 1910. As the blazing Halley's comet draws close to the earth, Nancy is uprooted to start a new life in Suffolk with a grandfather she has never met. With every curtain drawn shut, Nancy is forbidden from leaving her grandfather's house: no one must know that her or her mother are there.
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Twitch
  • 9+
  • MG Leonard
  • Walker
From the internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series, comes the first book in The Twitchers, a brand new mystery adventure series celebrating friendship, bravery and the incredible world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch!
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Age 11+

Off The Record
  • 12+
  • Camryn Garrett
  • Penguin Random House
A ripped-from-the-headlines story of a teen journalist who stumbles across the #metoo story of the decade and has to weigh the risks against the need to fight for justice.
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The Yearbook
  • 13+
  • Holly Bourne
  • Usborne
The dramas, the traumas, the rumours - it's time to expose it all... The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Mean Girls in this scathingly funny and relatable high-school takedown from the queen of UKYA.
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Bone Music
  • 12+
  • David Almond
  • Hachette
Under a boundless starry sky, the unforgettable Sylvia Carr reconnects with the ancient past and discovers what it really means to be young in the world today.
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Bad Habits
  • 12+
  • Flynn Meaney
  • Penguin Random House
Fed up with life inside the hallowed halls of St. Mary's, Alex decides to take matters into her own hands. She's going to stage the school's first ever production of The Vagina Monologues.
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Non-fiction and Poetry

Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs
  • 11+
  • Jeffrey Boakye
  • Faber
This book redefines British history, the Empire and postcolonialism, and will invite you to think again about the narratives and key moments in history that you have been taught up to now.
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The Truths We Hold: Young Readers Edition
  • 11+
  • Kamala Harris
  • Vintage
Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life.
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Climate Action
  • 7+
  • Georgina Stevens
  • Little Tiger Press
Learn about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. Explore the human impact and what it means to have a carbon footprint. Read about creative ideas for tackling the climate crisis and more.
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The Queen’s Wardrobe
  • 7+
  • Julia Golding & Kate Hindley
  • Macmillan
The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery – and a gorgeous gift to treasure.
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