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Catherine Doyle

An introduction to:

  • The Stormkeeper's Island Trilogy

Suitable for:

  • Ages 7-11

The Stormkeeper's Island Trilogy

Catherine Doyle
  • 9+
  • Bloomsbury
Once in a generation, the island chooses a new Storm Keeper – someone to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has finally come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.

Tamsin Mori

An introduction to:

  • The Weather Weaver

Suitable for:

  • Ages 7-11

The Weather Weaver

Tamsin Mori
  • 8+
  • Tamsin Mori
  • UCLan
A magical, spellbinding adventure about a girl that can control the weather...
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Tiffany Jewel

An introduction to:

  • This Book Is Anti-Racist

Suitable for:

  • Ages 11+

This Book Is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewel
  • 9+
  • Tiffany Jewel
  • Quarto
Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.
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Flynn Meaney

An introduction to:

  • Bad Habits (please note: the reading in this video is only suitable for ages 13+)

Suitable for:

  • Ages 11+

Bad Habits (please note: the reading in this video is only suitable for ages 13+)

Flynn Meaney
  • 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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Cat Weldon

An introduction to:

  • Cat Weldon

Suitable for:

  • Ages 7-11

Cat Weldon

Cat Weldon
  • 8+
  • Cat Weldon
  • Macmillan
The first in a hilarious and fast-paced trilogy about how to be brave, what it means to be a hero and just how confusing the Norse Gods really are.
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Rashmi Sirdeshpande

An introduction to:

  • How To Change The World

Suitable for:

  • Ages 5-7
  • Ages 7-11

How To Change The World

Rashmi Sirdeshpande
  • 5+
  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande
  • Penguin Random House
Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women's votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer.
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P.G. Bell

An introduction to:

  • The Train To Impossible Places Series

Suitable for:

  • Ages 7-11

The Train To Impossible Places Series

P.G. Bell
  • 9+
  • P.G. Bell
  • Usborne
When the Impossible Postal Express magically arrives to collect Suzy, she sets off on her most difficult delivery yet. A mysterious talking book is stealing words and causing chaos across the whole of the Impossible Places!
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Stewart Foster

An introduction to:

  • The Perfect Parent Project

Suitable for:

  • Ages 7-11

The Perfect Parent Project

Stewart Foster
  • 8+
  • Stewart Foster
  • Simon & Schuster
From the award-winning author of 'The Bubble Boy' comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story​ that follows one boy’s search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results.
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