Jason Banks and the pumpkin of doom
Positive tale about bullying and friendship that is both accessible and relevant. Illustrations are well matched. Good, both as a quick read or for HiLo or reluctant readers.
The polka dot shop
A sweet story of friendship, love and determination that handles many issues sensitively and contains some beautiful poignant moments. A really lovely read.
A sky painted gold
A gloriously atmospheric & memorable coming of age story – the late 1920’s setting is so well drawn & the banter between the two leads crackles with sexual tension. Just wonderful.
Loved the characterisation of the young girl heroine, you just can’t help but ‘hope’ all will end well for her. The Hollywood legend angle is a little far-fetched, but a safe young teen novel.
Solid thriller with a strong political edge. Offers the reader food for thought without sacrificing pace & premise has great pick up appeal. Worth having.
All about families
A delightful book with lovely clear illustrations, that is also very PC! A good volume to support PHSE curriculum.