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Ally Kennen is the master of the emotionally literate teen and upper middle grade adventure story. She writes about dark subjects in a touching, sensitive and sometimes very funny way.

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This year has already been witness to some astonishing debuts and Colin Macintyre’s incredible The Letters of Ivor Punch is one to add to the impressive rostrum. Weaving together the narratives of various characters across time, the novel plots the history of an island and its

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How do you follow a book as beloved (not to mention commercially successful) as 2013's Life After Life?

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Tom is left with two small children when his wife walks out. He is a tree planter in places west of the Rockies and feels compelled to fix everything mechanical. It’s like he goes round looking for things that are broken.

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This book will screw up your insides at the extent to which humans can go to cause each other pain. Cynthia Bond’s debut,comes hot off the press from America with the gold star of New York Times Bestseller to boot.

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A tense adventure story about survival on the streets. Twelve-year-old Bully left the home he shared with his stepdad and half-sister after his mum died. He now lives on the streets of London with his funny-looking bull terrier Jacky.

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A middle grade adventure for children who love tales of nature, animals and the great outdoors, Wild Song is a treat for those who like their stories with a sprinkle of something that's almost magic.

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Yasmin would do anything to have a friend. At first there is the girl at school, Alice. Alice is pretty and popular and Yasmin has been obsessed with her for years.

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Ten-year-old Tim Hart lives with his adoptive parents at the Dawn Star Hotel. He loves to draw, using his imagination to create new worlds.

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The Green Road follows the fortunes -  and misfortunes - of the Madrigan family from 1980s Ireland to 1990s New York, to the 2000s in Canada and Africa, and back again.

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