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Each week, our librarians and schools team select their favourites of the most recently published children's, teen and young adult titles, from picture books to YA fiction. Our favourites are highlighted as recommended reads, and the books with the highest number of votes from the team are named 'Books of the week'.

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Reviews

The last paper crane

The last paper crane

Kerry Drewery
Hot Key Books

Incredibly accomplished writing relates a powerful, emotional tale of guilt, resilience and hope that will leave you both drained and uplifted. An important read that could easily become a classic of the genre, up there with Morpurgo and Boyne

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 29th May 2020
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Eating chips with Monkey

Eating chips with Monkey

Mark Lowery
Piccadilly Pr

Poignant tale in which nothing and everything happens, and the characters fully engage and immerse the reader in the family's microcosm. Impressive writing that will leave you emotional, a little tearful, and with an instant craving for chips!

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 26th May 2020
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The vanishing trick

The vanishing trick

Jenni Spangler
Simon & S

A cracking  read that is truly creepy, featuring a host of plucky orphans, a wicked trickster, and an edge-of-your seat plot. A thrilling, impressive debut that deserves to be widely promoted

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 20th May 2020
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Bad cat!

Bad cat!

Nicola O'Byrne
Nosy Crow

Hilarious, and the evil cat expressions throughout are genius. All cat owners will identify with this, and it's good fun anyway just for general sharing. A must

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 1st May 2020
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Fly, tiger, fly!

Fly, tiger, fly!

Rikin Parekh
Hodder

Very sweet story with vibrant illustrations, subtle humour and a very determined tiger! Good theme of perseverance. Lovely tale, debut author to watch

Lucy Forrester Reviewed by Lucy Forrester on 22nd April 2020
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A Phoenix first must burn

A Phoenix first must burn


Hot Key Books

An unusual and wide-ranging set of short stories with something for everyone. From deep and mysterious to witches and vampires, some set in modern times and others modern. Worth adding to young teen collections

Dawn Franklin Reviewed by Dawn Franklin on 17th April 2020
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Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Jennifer Killick
Firefly

Funny and immediately engaging, with some fairly scary moments at times! Banter between the kids is great and each characters stands out.  Think "Stranger Things" for 11-year-olds! Good

Lucy McConnell Reviewed by Lucy McConnell on 17th April 2020
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Last lesson

Last lesson

James Goodhand
Penguin

Brutal, visceral, literary thriller with an incredibly engaging main character and a superb twist. Brilliantly written and with great teen appeal, fantastic stuff

Katie Merrick Reviewed by Katie Merrick on 17th April 2020
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On midnight beach

On midnight beach

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Faber

Beautifully written, completely immersive tale of love and loss with a strong sense of place. Powerful coming-of-age novel that deserves a wide audience

Katie Merrick Reviewed by Katie Merrick on 17th April 2020
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TrooFriend

TrooFriend

Kirsty Applebaum
Nosy Crow

An unusual approach to a story but it really works! Plot is thought-provoking and gripping with a slightly creepy feel, and characters and situations are very relatable. A great read that would be perfect for discussion

Leanne Jephcott Reviewed by Leanne Jephcott on 17th April 2020
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Lost

Lost

Ele Fountain
Pushkin Pr

Brother and sister, Lola and Amit live an ordinary life with their father.  They are young, intelligent and have their whole lives ahead of them....until the day that their father fails to return to the family home and the children are forced to grow up very quickly.

This fast-paced novel follows the highs and lows of Lola and Amit as they are forced to live on the streets and struggle to survive.  Thought-provoking, emotional and a real eye-opener that very difficult to put down.  It is  perfect JF/TF crossover read with plenty of issues to think about and discuss.

Leanne Jephcott Reviewed by Leanne Jephcott on 20th March 2020
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The faraway truth

The faraway truth

Janae Marks
Chicken House

A lively, thought provoking story with some great characters and plenty to engage and encourage debate. There are a range of issues which are explored sensitively.

 

The US setting doesn't detract at all, and all spellings have been anglicised. Perfect middle grade material.

Catherine MacKenzie Reviewed by Catherine MacKenzie on 17th March 2020
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And the stars were burning brightly

And the stars were burning brightly

Danielle Jawando
Simon & S

Intense, harrowing and extremely emotional, this is an incredible debut novel that will leave you both drained and incredulous. Thought-provoking and horribly realistic you WILL need tissues. An important read for the online/social media generation

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 16th March 2020
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Egg

Egg

Sue Hendra
Macmillan

Very clever, the illustrations say it all and are packed full of humour. The use of a single word (Egg) throughout is very effective and the themes of difference and acceptance are presented in a positive way. Great for PSHE uses, or just for fun!

Diane Gill Reviewed by Diane Gill on 6th March 2020
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Run, rebel

Run, rebel

Manjeet Mann
Penguin

Totally immersive & fast-paced verse novel with a likeable but flawed heroine who is caught between her own dreams and the expectations of her family.  Powerful, shocking but ultimately hopeful, this is an arresting and impressive debut.

NOTE : Contains scenes of domestic violence and alcoholism

Hannah Middleton Reviewed by Hannah Middleton on 6th March 2020
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