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Cover - Home for Grace

Home for Grace

Jess and her mother meet Grace, who is a refugee experiencing homelessness and sheltering in a doorway with very few possessions. As Grace shares her story of loss with them, Jess’s empathy for Grace grows and a friendship between them develops. This is a beautifully illustrated and gently told tale that enables young children to learn about the sadness and hardship facing refugees, both in the country they are fleeing from and the country in which they arrive.

Book Cover - Treacle Town

Treacle Town

‘Although sometimes I think that people like us are always alone in this world. Hidden away and stuck inside our Treacle Towns. Unequal and unrecognised.’ Con O’Neill, the protagonist of this novel reflects on life in his community, a so called ‘Treacle Town,’ where nobody can ever seem to leave, stuck in the roles imposed upon them by the people around them.

Book Cover - Yours from the Tower

Yours from the Tower

Sally Nicholls’ latest novel is a late-Victorian coming-of-age tale about three school friends grappling with their first foray into adult life. The three main characters, a teacher, a lady’s companion, and a society debutante, must deal with society’s narrow expectations for young women, crushes, inopportune proposals, and family drama. Nicholls manages to maintain an authentic historical tone in the letters whilst creating the feeling that these girls are not so different to a modern teen. The epistolary novel even reads at times like a group text chain.

Book Cover - The Door of No Return

The Door of No Return

The Door of No Return is the first book in a new trilogy that sees eleven-year-old Kofi Offin growing up in a small village in Africa in which traditional life clashes with the violence of tribal wars and colonial powers. This historical-fiction narrative captures the importance of remembering the devastations of the colonial past of Asante – now known as Ghana – whilst also exploring the powerful coming of age of a teenage boy.

Book Cover - The Magic of Endings

The Magic of Endings

When Jojo Locke’s father disappeared, he did not just disappear from the world, but also from the memories of his family. On his annual holiday to his father’s childhood home by the sea, Jojo is collared by the Sandman and the buccaneering ‘Aunt’ Pen to be the one to undo an act of magic that has had devastating consequences. Jojo is being tested; there is no safety or reassurance in the magical events to which Pen exposes him, because only his courage and his resolve will get him (and his doomed, flatulent dog) through the final confrontation in Elfhaeme.

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The Upside Down River: Tomek's Journey

Thirteen-year-old orphan Tomek runs a grocery store where, one day, a stranger girl comes into his shop asking for various items. She tells him she is looking for a magic river whose waters are eternal. Tomek develops a yearning to travel, and to bring some of the eternal water back for a beloved elderly man in his village.

Wolves in Helicopters - book cover

Wolves in Helicopters

Hop has night terrors, filled with big, scary, hungry-eyed wolves. She knows they only live in her dreams but they still seem very real. Her mummy has some good advice, but will Hop be brave enough to take it?

They had me at the title, if I’m honest. Who could resist the idea of Wolves in helicopters?

Book cover - A Bear’s Guide To Beekeeping

A Bear’s Guide To Beekeeping

Boldly declaring itself ‘The Only Book You Will Need to Become an Expert Beekeeper’ from the outset, this witty and engaging guide to beekeeping for bears has instant appeal. As any worthwhile guide should, it begins with Bear, our aspiring beekeeper, wielding this essential manual to find those crucial bees.

Book cover - Rigatoni The Pasta Cat

Rigatoni The Pasta Cat

From penne to spaghetti, Rigatoni loves every kind of pasta. His owners, Ruth and Tina, make sure to serve him pasta at least once every day, and if by chance they ever forget, Rigatoni has a special pasta miaow to remind them. He likes to be stroked and tickled; he has his favourite spot on the couch to relax and a special dish to eat his pasta out of. All in all, Rigatoni has a pretty great life.

Book Cover - PANTemonium!


PANTemonium! is a quirky and eccentric story of a man on his way to go fishing. Our main character accidentally snags something on the end of his rod – his underpants!