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The Walled City
Ryan Graudin
Review by Tracy Eynon
Jin Ling lives by her wits in the unforgiving streets of the Walled City.
New and Collected Poems for Children
Carol Ann Duffy
Review by Sue Creed

When you open a book of poetry for children by the poet laureate, you’re expecting something good.

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill
Steve Cole
Review by Clair Stanton
This reboot of the Young Bond franchise is an action-packed adventure that should please fans and newcomers alike.
Peace and Conflict
Irene Sabatini
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A charming and thought-provoking book for younger readers from the winner of the Orange prize for new writers.
 
Ten-year-old Robert has a thirst for knowledge but in par
The Seven Sisters
Lucinda Riley
Review by Penny Batchelor
A mysterious wealthy businessman, Pa Salt (an anagram comprising of the Greek God Atlas and the P from Pleiades) adopted six daughters from around the world and brought them to live in his mansio
The Petticoat Men
Barbara Ewing
Review by Becca Watts
London, 1870. Ernest Boulton and Frederick Parks are the toast of the town. Found at soirees and ballrooms across the city, Ernest and Freddie are received with applause and admiration.
Harraga
Boualem Sansal
Review by Adam Ley-Lange
Harraga is a necessary book, rather than a necessary novel. It tells the story of Lamia, a reclusive old-before-her-time spinster living in a crumbling mansion house in Algiers.

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The Book of 365
Hugh Brazier and Jan McCann
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Katherine Webb
Review by Sally Hughes
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John Agard
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