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Baby Love

It's 1960. During an afternoon at the Lido, fourteen-year-old Laura meets French exchange student, Léon. After a confusing, fumbling experience in a darkened changing room, Laura’s life will never be the same. First her moods change, then her body. Soon, she realises that there’s a baby in her tummy – and she doesn’t understand why.

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Sir Adam the Brave and the Moody Monsters

When monsters wreak havoc on the magical kingdom of Wompie, the people fear they will have to cancel the Wompie Wonder Fair. All hope seems lost until Sir Adam the Brave sets out to challenge the monsters and restore fun to Wompie. Sir Adam encounters three moody monsters: one sad, one scared, one angry, and all completely misunderstood. He empathises and encourages the monsters to return with him to Wompie, where he convinces the people that the monsters mean no harm and ensures the Wompie Wonder Fair is better than ever.

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The Hazel Wood

With the film rights already sold, hype is building around Melissa
Albert’s début and for good reason. Fairy-tale fans, take note:
this will be one you won’t want to miss. Alice and her mother,
Ella, have spent their whole lives running away from the bad luck
associated with her mysterious grandmother Althea Proserpine,
an enigmatic author who lives a solitary existence in the Hazel
Wood. With Althea’s death comes a small respite of normalcy that
is shattered when Ella suddenly vanishes, leaving behind only the
chilling message ‘Stay away from the Hazel Wood.'

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Turtles All the Way Down

The latest offering from John Green feels like a long time coming. His last title, the blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, was released in 2012. However, Turtles All the Way Down is well worth the wait.

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The Upper World

What do a teenage boy who can see glimpses of the future and a girl who exists fifteen years later who never knew her parents have in common? And how can they help each other? The Upper World by Femi Fadugba considers these questions and takes the reader on a sci-fi journey through space, time, and light-speed in South London. Juxtaposed against the realities of living in a society surrounded by violence and gang culture, our narrators Esso and Rhia learn that there is more to the world they know and experience what is called the Upper World.

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The Smoke Thieves

A hunter, a princess, a soldier, a traitor and a thief find their fates weaving together in this medieval fantasy. Catherine is the daughter of a ruthless king, her upcoming marriage based on strategy rather than love.

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Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies is a collection of feminist essays detailing the experiences of a number of well-known women with feminism. The book contains five distinct sections – epiphany, anger, joy, action and education – as well as a meaningful poetry break.

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No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden and a leading voice in the climate activism movement with her school strike initiative that is now in effect all over the world. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference is a collection of the speeches she has given during her school strikes, the UN Climate Change Conference, the World Economic Forum, and more.

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Crossfire (A Noughts & Crosses Novel)

‘This world is full of sheeple, not people, all longing to be told what to do, how to think.’

Crossfire is Malorie Blackman’s new book set in the dystopian world of Noughts and Crosses (a series soon to be adapted by the BBC). A fictional version of 21st-century Britain in which society is organized to keep crosses (dark-skinned people) in control of noughts (lighter-skinned people), but which is now grappling with the abolishment of slavery and their own systems of segregation.

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All the Bad Apples

Dublin, 2012. Deena has just been outed as a lesbian at school and is overwhelmed by homophobic bullying. Her religious father is threatening to disown her, and her older sister Mandy – normally so cool and comforting – is freaking out about a family curse. When Mandy disappears, Deena sets off on a journey across the country, searching for answers in the dark and painful fates that have befallen the female ‘bad apples’ on her family tree.