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BALLER BOYS by Venessa Taylor
Number 1 bestseller Amazon Sports Fiction for young people
'A fantastic read'
Alex Wheatle MBE, author of Home Girl
Shay and Frankie are best friends and football crazy! They eat, sleep and breathe football all day (even when they're at school!). They dream about playing football, love a kick-about in the park, watch all the big games on TV... all that's missing in their lives is the chance to play for a real football team. All Cultures United is the best club around for miles and all the footie fans want to play for them... including Shay and Frankie.
Are they good enough to impress Coach Reece at the AC United trials?
Can their friendship survive the competitiveness of football?
Will they ultimately fulfil their goal to become Baller Boys?
TIME SCHOOL: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM by Nikki Young
'A beautiful tale of time travel, friendship and adventure'
Bestselling author Siobhan Curham, author of The Moonlight Dreamers
When you're running late for school, then you find your usual train has turned into an old steam train, you know it's not going to be a normal day. What you don't expect is that it will be a 'take you back in time' sort of day. Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash find themselves spending the day at Hickley School one hundred years in the past. They are told stories of bombings, hunger, and fighting, from fellow pupil, Martha, the only person willing to speak to them. After their time travel adventure, they work out the significance of the year, 1918, and plot to go back. They want to experience a significant moment in history and Jess wants to see Martha again. Not knowing why or how, Jess feels a connection to Martha, and an obligation towards her that she can't explain. Going back in time has its risks. Once you go back, there's no way of knowing if you'll be able to make it home.
EMILY KNIGHT I AM...AWAKENED by A.Bello (Book 2)
Winner of London's Big Read 2019
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019
Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019
Top 100 Coming of Age Young Adult books
'A wonderful heroine you can't help but root for'
Katherine Webber, author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The eagerly awaited second book of the Emily Knight series.
Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?
EMILY KNIGHT I AM...by A. Bello (Book 1)
'If you like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games then you will love this! A must read! - Stressed Rach Reviews
How does it feel to be different and misunderstood? And who cares? Emily Knight is young and famous, self-aware and intelligent. But what if the one thing that makes Emily different also makes her a target for evil? Can she defend herself...and everything she loves?
THE ORIGINALS by Various Authors
'So much talent in these short stories, it should inspire all children to have a go at writing'
27 Original short stories from young writers aged 5-20. These young writers entered The little BIG Book Competiton and have either won or their story was chosen as a feature. Hundreds of submissions were sent in from around the world!
GEN ALPHA-Z by Various Authors
'It has a fantastic array of stories from children as young as six, to teenagers'
Jaytay book reviews
Gen Alpha-Z is a powerful little book that packs a massive literary punch. The sequel to the successful debut, The Originals, Gen Alpha-Z is a breath-taking collection of incredible short stories written by talented young writers aged between six and 21 years around the world.
A GIRL BEHIND DARK GLASSES by Jessica Taylor-Bearman
Number 1 bestseller Amazon & Waterstones
Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019
'A fascinating and moving account'
The London Magazine
From a darkened world, bound by four walls, a young woman called Jessica tells the tale of her battle against the M.E Monster. The severest form of a neuro immune disease called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis went to war with her at just 15 years old. From beneath her dark glasses, Jessica glimpses a world far different from the one she remembers as a teenage school girl. This true story follows her path as she ends up living in hospital for years with tubes keeping her alive. This harrowing story follows the highs and lows of the disease and being hospitalised, captured through her voice activated technology diary called ‘Bug’ that enables her to fulfil her dream of one day becoming an author. It provides a raw, real-time honesty to the story that would be impossible to capture in hindsight.
GOODBYE DAISY by Stephanie Nimmo &
illustrated by Helen Braid
Top 100 Death & Dying books for Children
'Truly wonderful book to read for children to help to understand death'
Elsie and Daisy are best friends. They go to a special school, a school where the children have helpers and some of the children use wheels to get around. Elsie waits at the classroom door for her best friend to arrive every day. One day Daisy doesn’t arrive in school. All the grown-ups are crying; they are sad because Daisy has died. Elsie will never see her friend again. Elsie isn’t sad though, she is cross with her friend for not saying goodbye.Goodbye Daisy is based on Stephanie Nimmo’s own experiences of explaining to her daughter Daisy’s friends that Daisy had died. Aimed mainly at children with profound learning disabilities it is also a heart-warming social story and support guide about the death of a school friend that will support help parents, carers and professionals support a child through their loss and grief.
THE GHOSTELEERS by Philip Beicken
'..middle-grade children will want more after finishing this'
School Reading List
When the bungling Norman accidentally blows himself up, alongside his pet cat Morph, they awake to find themselves in a new and mysterious world. Greeted by Sir Poop, the pair are invited to join an elite, highly-trained team of Ghosteleers. Their mission is to protect very special humans from harm by using their amazing telekinetic powers. Unfortunately for Norman, he quickly discovers his smug cat is the one with the ability...and brains.