Book of the Week

24 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Cold Bath Street, set in Preston, comes highly recommended by Mr Armer...

Preston Oldcorn lay quite still,

eyes tight shut, trying to shrug off

the cold grip of the nightmare.

It was 9:22p.m.

It was always 9:22p.m.

A cold hand had plunged into Preston's chest

and tightened its…

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Book of the Week

18 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

The latest blockbuster from David Baddiel...

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by

the school inspectors.

And there's one BIG PROBLEM:

Ryan Ward.

The Prankster Prince

The Scourge of Teachers.

The Naughtiest Kid in School.

But when Ryan finally goes too far

the head…

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Book of the Week

10 Sep 2018

Category: Book Reviews

FOR OUR OLDER READERS...

It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet,

everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart.

But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom in the release.

Time is running out though, because way across town,

a ghost has risen from the…

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Lancashire Book of the Year 2018

9 Jul 2018

Category: Book Reviews

SEE HOW THEY LIE by Sue Wallman

is the 2018 LANCASHIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR

as voted for by pupils across Lancashire aged 12-14.

 

All is not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort.

No one can see in, no one can get out...

New from the talented author of Lying About Last…

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Book of the Week

3 Jul 2018

Category: Book Reviews

 From the winner of the

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017.

Indigo lives with her mum, Keely. 

When Indigo meets Bailey at sixth form, serious sparks fly,

but Indigo has a secret that could ruin everything between them

before it's even begun.

Bailey's blown away by Indigo;…

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Book of the Week for World Cup Kick-Off!

11 Jun 2018

Category: Book Reviews

A TEAM OF SPIES

HIGHLY TRAINED.

SUPER-INTELLIGENT.

THIRTEEN YEARS OLD...

THEY ARE THE SQUAD.

As a major football tournament opens,

the squad face a deadly mission.

The England team are under threat from a terror group

moving through the Ukraine.

To protect their country,…

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Book of the Week

5 Jun 2018

Category: Book Reviews

From the bestselling author of 'If I Stay'...

They lost their way but found each other.

Freya has lost her voice while recording her debut album,

the one that's supposed to propel her to stardom.

Harun has lost the love of his life. Now he's decided to run

rather than confront the…

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Book of the Week

21 May 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire

Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best

and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

So together they navigate the short distance and broad divides…

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Book of the Week

14 May 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Based on a True Story set in St Kilda...

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore

on a remote sea stac to hunt birds.

But this summer, no one arrives to take them home.

Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain

why they've been abandoned -cold, starving and…

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Book of the Week

30 Apr 2018

Category: Book Reviews

The year of 1816 felt extraordinary, and all because of a sort of strange star in the sky...

LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Early one summer's morning, a servant boy named Felix delivers an invitation.

Tonight, at the mysterious Villa Diodati, there will be ghost stories that promise to

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Book of the Week

23 Apr 2018

Category: Book Reviews

Three different kids.

One mission in common:

ESCAPE

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930's Nazi Germany.

With the threat of concentration camps looming,

he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world...

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994.

With riots and…

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Book of the Week

16 Apr 2018

Category: Community

For our older readers...

A brilliant thriller... No film or televising could compete with the immediacy of this intense plotting.

This novel crackles with tension as the plot unfolds - a mother and son desperate to start a new life.

Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink…

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