The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree, by Paola Peretti

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A simply told, bitter-sweet story, with a powerful poetic message' 

Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of Wonder, or The Little Prince.  Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely.

Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of her family, and her friends, Mafalda needs to discover the things that will be important to her when her sight has failed. A moving, empowering tale of courage and determination that will inspire young and old. It's uplifting and not depressing! 

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The Time of Green Magic, by Hilary McKay (hardback, Sept 2019)

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From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about family, magic, an old house and a mysterious visitor . . .

Abi and her two step-brothers, Max and Louis, find that strange things happen when they are alone in their eerie, ivy-covered new house. Abi, reading alone, finds herself tumbling deep into books, while Louis summons a startling guest through his bedroom window. Even Max has started to see shapes in the shadows .

. . Their busy parents see none of it - but Louis' secret visitor is growing too alarming to keep secret, and he finds he cannot manage without Max and Abi's help. Can they find out where the mysterious creature has come from - and how to get it back there?

One of my favourite authors for aged 8+ readers.

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Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, by Chloe Seager

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Emma Nash is back....and determined to work out the world of friendships and relationships once and for all (...ish). `Great fun and full of laugh-out-loud moments. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.

Katy Birchall, author of the It Girl series Now she's in the sixth form, Emma's expecting life to be a breeze but when her best friend Steph suddenly has a boyfriend who she's spending more time with Emma's not sure what to do with herself. So Emma's got a mission in mind: making new friends. Signing up for the school fashion show seems like the perfect opportunity.

Although soon, through a series of mishaps that are absolutely not Emma's fault (well, sort of), her world is teetering on the edge of disaster again. Would going back to creating a life for herself online really be so bad?
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The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley, by Amber Lee Dodd

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Moving house is no fun. And no one knows that better than Noah Bradley. A curse has forced his family to move thirteen times.

Whether it's a typhoon, a flash floor or a flock of persistent birds, the curse always wins. Now, the Bradley family have just moved into their thirteenth home. Noah loves everything about it.

He has his own room. He's made friends at school. He's happy.

So when the curse returns, Noah decides that this time, there will be no more running away. The Bradleys are staying put... no matter what it takes.

A powerful story of hope, family and what home really means.
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Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell (paperback, June 2020)

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When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia - a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.

Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes, to play their way home before time runs out. Jumanji meets Ready Player One in this fast-paced adventure featuring incredible real-life heroes, from the internationally bestselling author of The Uncommoners series.

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Passing The Torch, with Mary Peters ( paperback Oct 2019)

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An inspiring collection of all the women in Ireland who have done so much to foster sport and sports achievement. Proceeds to The Mary Peters Trust. 

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The Space We're In, by Katya Balen ( hardback September 2019)

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Frank is ten. He likes cottage pie and football and cracking codes.

Max is five. He eats only Quavers and some colours are too bright for him and if he has to wear a new T-shirt he melts down down down. Sometimes Frank wishes Mum could still do huge paintings of stars and asteroids like she used to, but since Max was born she just doesn't have time. When tragedy hits Frank and Max's lives like a comet, can Frank piece together a universe in which he and Max aren't light years apart? 

If you liked Wonder, or Marley and Me, this debut author will move and inspire you. 

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Paper Avalanche, by Lisa Williamson (pb)

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When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is the expert. No friends. No boys.

No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS. It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should - hidden.
Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies. Because if Ro's walls come crumbling down, who's going to take care of Bonnie... Bonnie.
Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.
Suitable for 14+. Family / home drama. Characters are in school / sixth form
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Tin, by Padraig Kenny

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Christopher is a real boy, who works for an engineer who makes the eccentric and loyal mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends. But after an accident, a secret is revealed and his world changes for ever ....

Set in an ‘ alternate ‘ 1930’s England, this is an original and assured debut novel with a sci-fi flavour. 

Suitable for 9 ( min) and up to 14.

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Skychasers, by Emma Carroll

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This book hooks you in from the start. Emma Carroll writes strong believable characters and blends some history into the fiction. Magpie is a feisty and fun villain/ heroine. Perfect for 9-11’s.

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Splash, by Charli Howard ( paperback)

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Molly wants to become a champion swimmer. But sometimes friends - and mums - can get in the way. A family drama of friendship and celebrating who you are.

Recommended for girls 9-10.

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Umbrella Mouse to The Rescue (paperback, July 2020)

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A breathtaking story of bravery, friendship and fighting for what you believe in.

Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Anna Fargher's bestselling and award-winning The Umbrella Mouse, based on the true stories of the heroic animals caught in the conflict of WWII.

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah's Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy, Pip hopes she can find long-lost family and a home.

But as Pip makes the perilous journey through occupied territory, she soon realizes that danger comes from all sides and that the enemy is all around, and she does everything she can to fight for her friends. Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Pip will take you on an incredible journey through a war that reaches even the smallest of creatures.

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Kidnap on the California Comet

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Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey.

So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end?An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling authors M.G.

Leonard and Sam Sedgman in the second mystery adventure in the major Adventures on Trains series.

Wildly funny, with hairpin plot bends and inventive characters, this series is firmly on track to become a bestseller.' 

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Love Frankie, by Jacqueline Wilson, hardback September 2020

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ROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT.

Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bullies at school. When Sally turns out to be not-so-mean after all, they strike up a friendship and are suddenly spending all of their time together.

But Frankie starts to wonder whether these feelings she has for Sally are stronger than her other friendships. Might she really be in love? Frankie doesn't want Sally to just be her friend. She wants her to be her girlfriend.

But does Sally feel the same? The must-have new novel about falling in love for the first time from bestselling, much-loved children's author, Jacqueline Wilson.
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We Are the Beaker Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson

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Jess Beaker is having an amazing summer at her new seaside home! Jess and her mum Tracy have left the Duke Estate behind them, and have moved to Cooksea. They have new friends, their dog Alfie, and they're running an antiques shop called... The Dumping Ground! But as lovely as it is to live by the sea, trouble still seems to be following the Beaker Girls.

Horrible Sean is back on the scene, a local kid is picking on Jess, and their beloved Cam isn't just round the corner anymore. Can the Beaker Girls make a success of their new life? Tracy won't go rushing back to that awful boyfriend ... will she? The totally hilarious and mega-brilliant Jess and Tracy Beaker return in this fantastic story of unconventional families, and unconditional love.

 'This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News'
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A Pinch of Magic, by Michelle Harrison ( paperback)

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'A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone 
 'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse

'This delightful tale fizzes with magic and races along at a fantastic pace. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayal.

 

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The Usborne Book of Poetry edited by Sam Taplin

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A luxurious new treasury of poetry for children, featuring a selection of work from classic and modern poets including Shakespeare, Byron, Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope, alongside all new original poetry by Sam Taplin.

A great mix of traditional and contemporary, heartfelt and funny.

Suitable from 7+

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Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers

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Tilly is 11 and since her mother’s disappearance she has found comfort in her grandparents bookshop. Suddenly Tilly’s adventures drift into the worlds of her story book heroes and she wonders if these new found abilities could solve the mystery of her mums disappearance. 

A thrilling, inventive book-lover’s delight. 

9+

 

Sequel due out April 2020!! 

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Wonder, by RJ Palaccio

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Auggie just wants to be a normal 10 year old ... but as he was born with a facial abnormality he has been homeschooled by his parents his whole life. Now it’s time to face the real world and a normal school ... Wonder is a funny frank and astonishingly moving book. 

Suitable for both boys and girls 9-12.

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The Way Past Winter, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Mila lives with her family in a small forest cabin. One night a fur clad stranger arrives seeking shelter- but by next morning he is gone and so is her brother Oskar. Mila and her sisters set out on an adventure to bring him back. 

Adventure and spirit - perfect for 8-11’s. From the award winning author of The Girl of Ink & Stars.

Now available as £6.99 paperback.

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