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Victor - Jacques & Lise

Amongst the flood of new releases and publications last week was this hardback gem of a pciture book, telling the story of Victor, a...

The Hungry Ghost - H.S. Norup

Publishing 24th September 2020, Pushkin Press This is a beautifully descriptive and emotional story, telling the tale of Freja and her...

Umbrella - Elena Arevalo Melville

This is a lovely book with messages of kindness, sharing, compassion, hope and possibility. Following a girl called Clara as she moves...

My Name is River - Emma Rea

Oh, I do love a book about the Amazon...Katherine Rundell's 'The Explorer' being one of my favourite class texts to use in Y6 each year!...

After the War - Tom Palmer

This is one of THOSE books. The ones that affect you by being more than just 'a good read' - the ones that have that personal appeal or...

Last - Nicola Davies

This is a sad but ultimately hopeful story based on true events around the life of 'Sudan', the last male Northern White Rhino. Told in...

My Other Life - Polly Ho-Yen

This is a lovely book about a girl called Mae living with asthma, who makes frequent, frightening visits to hospital as a result of her...

The Middler - Kirsty Applebaum

I heard Kirsty reading an extract from this on Pie Corbett's online radio show during lockdown, and was hassled into buying it there and...

Harrow Lake - Kat Ellis

As part of my my summer challenge, this was a step away from my normal fodder of children's books and spy thrillers, to the genre of...

#Morning BrewEd - picture books talk

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1vAxRrpbnQRxl?t=11 This is a link to the video of a Sunday morning online booktalk I took part in in July, with a...

Bearskin - James McLaughlin

A sicario with a bloody past seeks the quiet life on the run from his past and the drug cartels by taking a remote job as a ranger in a...

The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

With what I think is one of the best sets of opening lines I read to a class (‘Like a man-made magic wish, the..’), this is one of my...

 
 

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