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Anne Fine’s latest offering from the turbulent world of childhood is Blood Family, Eddie’s tale of rescue and redemption and the constant battle between nature and nurture.

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A fun story rammed full of ice cream vans, community centres, new friends and difficult families, Elen Caldecott’s The Great Ice-Cream Heist is a lesson in growing up and not judging people on appearances.



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Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope is a fusion of fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural and adventure with an inspirational teen heroine that fans of Harry Potter will love.

Oksa Pollock is an ordinary 13-year-old French girl, starting a new life in London.  

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Mary Hooper’s new novel is a historical romp through early 19th century England, from rural Devon to the streets of London and Newgate prison.

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Mary Hooper’s new novel is a historical romp through early 19th century England, from rural Devon to the streets of London and Newgate prison. Packed with historical insights and a sympathetic heroine, The Disgrace of Kitty Grey is an intriguing introduction to the early Regency era.

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Esther is 15 and lives in a seaside town, within a family seemingly wracked by more than its fair share of tensions.

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Losing a child to abduction is every family’s nightmare, and a child coming home safely is something too often taken for granted.

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A book about loyalty, conservation and doing the right thing for your friends, Moon Bear is a heart-wrenching but beautiful read.

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An entertaining and witty story that makes you snigger out loud, it’s books like The Abominators that will surely put an end to those pesky rumours that boys don’t like to read.

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