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BEING AMANI by Annabelle Steele

It's been over a year since that night and for Amani, the details are becoming a blur. All she knows for sure is she doesn't want to end up like her parents. So, when she moves to a new city, she gets to start all over again. Amani wants to focus on her new life but she is looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Then a face from her past comes back and Amani has to remember everything she has tried to so hard to forget.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

 

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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...

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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'

Amazon review

 

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.

 

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THE ORIGINALS by Various Authors

'So much talent in these short stories, it should inspire all children to have a go at writing'

Amazon review 

 

 

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!

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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.

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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. 

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