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A GIRL IN ONE ROOM by Jessica Taylor-Bearman
Part two of the number 1 bestselling book A Girl Behind Dark Glasses. Jessica returns home after four years in hospital to a world changed beyond recognition. Her friends have grown up and gone to university, her baby sister is now 16. Everyone has moved on, but her battle with the M.E. Monster is far from over. Jessica faces new challenges daily but she wants to experience life as a young adult, and refuses to let her M.E keep her in hospital for years again. Jessica wants to show the world that she is more than what they see... and this time they will see her.
A GIRL BEHIND DARK GLASSES by Jessica Taylor-Bearman
Number 1 bestseller Amazon & Waterstones
Winner for Best Non-Fiction 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.
HIJAB AND RED LIPSTICK by Yousra Imran
'Hijab and Red Lipstick is a story that needs to be read by women and feminists'
Teefa & her Books
Being a teenager isn't easy. All Sara wants to do is experiment with make-up and hang out with friends. It doesn't help when you have a super-strict Egyptian dad who tells you that everything is "haram" a.k.a. forbidden. But when her family move to the Arabian Gulf, it feels like every door is being closed on Sara's future. Can Sara find her voice again? Will she ever be free?
EMILY KNIGHT I AM...BECOMING by A.Bello (Book 3)
Top 40 Amazon bestseller in Magical Realist Fiction for Young Adults
'A thrilling adventure'
Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs
Book 3 in the Emily Knight saga
The battle continues...
ABOUT: Homecoming. Sacrifice. Family. Fire.
The Knights are finally reunited and ready to defeat Neci once and for all. But Neci is one step ahead and is targeting them one by one. When one of Emily's best friends is kidnapped, Emily leads the elite team on a rescue mission but nothing can prepare them for what Neci has planned...
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 Amazon 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?
TIME SCHOOL: WE WILL HONOUR THEM
by Nikki Young (Book 2)
Top 100 Amazon bestseller for Children's Military Historical Fiction
'Nikki Young understands how children read'
Linden Kemkaran, Presenter, BBC Radio Kent
Nadia Kaminski knows very little about her Polish grandfather and her Polish roots, so how is she going to write a speech about him to read at his funeral? Along with fellow time-travellers, Jess, Tomma and Ash, they find themselves on a train journey to the past. Who is Marcel? And why does he have the same name as Nadia? Is this a chance for Nadia to find out who she really is? It’s time to board the train for another adventure back in time.
TIME SCHOOL: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM by Nikki Young (Book 1)
Top 30 Amazon bestseller for Children's Historical Fiction
'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.
BALLER BOYS by Venessa Taylor & illustrated by Kenneth Ghann
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?
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 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!
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.
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.