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Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List

This poignant and moving tale from author Jenny Pearson shows us the importance of family relationships and the virtue of perseverance. When Frank Davenport learns he is the sole beneficiary of his Grandma Nora’s vast inheritance, his mind is filled with the possibilities the cash might provide him with. However, upon learning that he must use this money to look after his estranged grandad (Frank Davenport Senior Senior) who lives in a nursing home, he quickly decides to carry out his Grandma Nora’s wish.

Book Cover - After the Fire

After the Fire

After the Fire – another catastrophic, harrowing YA title – concerns the survivors of a Texan cult: Moonbeam, our seventeen-year-old narrator, and her mostly younger ‘family’ of eighteen. After the eponymous fire destroys their compound, they find themselves monitored by ‘the outsiders’ in a psychiatric facility.

Book Cover - Where The World Ends

Where The World Ends

Where the World Ends is loosely based on the true story of the nine boys and three men that were stranded on an island off the coast of Scotland in the 1700s. They travel from their home island, Hirta, to the Warrior Stac to hunt birds and gather resources. Soon, doubts and fears settle in when nobody sails to the stac to bring them home.

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Based in Indonesia, this book from new voice Mitch Johnson explores the gritty world of child labour, poverty and corruption through the eyes of 12-year-old Budi. Mad about football, Budi dreams of being an international football star. These dreams and his devotion to Real Madrid and its star player Kieran Wakefield sustain him in his tough world. The factory where Budi and other children labour for long hours in untenable conditions is harsh and unsympathetic, while his impoverished home life and lack of treatment for his haemophilia provide little relief.

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Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie and Jack are in love, they make each other happier and stronger. But now Jack has gone away, and Rosie, a young woman with Down Syndrome, needs to find him.

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Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes?

Olive knows she has mental problems, she just doesn’t want to know her actual diagnosis because she doesn’t want to use it as an excuse for her behaviour. When her parents run out of ways to help her, her doctor decides to enter her into a new trail programme, Camp Reset, a residential programme for troubled teens. Even though Olive doesn’t always embrace the treatments made available to her, she does begin to make friends and also to think of ways of fixing her problems. But is there just one answer or solution to all mental illnesses or is Olive fooling herself?

Book Cover - The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

When 11-year-old Suzy Smith finds herself awoken by a troll building a railway through her hallway, she cannot help but hop aboard the Impossible Postal Service to satisfy her inquisitive mind. Suzy journeys across the Impossible Places hiding that she has stolen an object from the terrible sorceress Crepuscula.

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The Trouble With Perfect

Helena Duggan’s first novel, A Place Called Perfect, introduced amazing characters and a chilling plot. Fans of Neil Gaiman will appreciate this book, which continues the adventures of Violet and Boy whilst introducing new characters and new misadventures to befall them all.

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The Unworry Book

Everybody worries; it’s a fact. Children worry more than we might like to think. This book acts as a toolkit to help them deal with their fears and anxieties with practical action that really does help.

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Managing Your Money

This guidebook offers practical instructions on how to manage money, with information on how to budget and be a smart shopper, tips on how to earn money, and advice on how to shop online with safety and security.