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March 2020

Get stuck into a good book while you are off school.  Here's are our current favourite reads - with a link to our online shop if you want to BUY NOW

Further down the page, there are favourite series and all time favourite reads. These are not yet linked to our online shop, but we can certainly get them to you.  Just ring us on 0404-62240 or email us and we can chat further. 

We will continue to add to this list over the coming days, including activity book suggestions.  Please keep an eye here for updates

Many thanks for your continued support.

Great stand-alone titles:

smell other peoples

‘The Smell of Other People's Houses’

Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Alaska 1970 - Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother.  Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father.  Alyce is staying at home to please her parents.  Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers.  4 very different lives are about to become entangled. eur9.50 BUY NOW

A fantastic piece of literature for aged 13+

after fire‘After the Fire’

Author: Will Hill

Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders.  Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.

But Moonbeam is starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire? EUR10.60 BUY NOW


Author: Sarah Crossan

When Allison runs away from home she doesn't expect to be taken in by Marla, an elderly woman with dementia, who mistakes her for an old friend called Toffee.  Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. But as her bond with Marla grows, Allison begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really? eur9.50 BUY NOW

Like this?  Also try 'Moonrise', 'One', 'The Weight of Water' or 'Apple and Rain'


'And the Stars were Burning Bright'

Author: Danielle Jawando

Al was special.
Al was talented.
Al had so many dreams ... so why did he do it?

Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan decides to retrace Al's footsteps. As he does, he meets Megan, Al's former classmate, who is as determined as Nathan to keep Al's memory alive. Together they start seeking answers, but will either of them be able to handle the truth about Al's death when they eventually discover what happened? eur9.50 BUY NOW

'One of Us is Lying'

Author: Karen McManus

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.
Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again.  He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. 
Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects.  eur9.50 BUY NOW


hate u give‘The Hate U Give’

Author: Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community.  It could also get her killed.

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‘The Girl in the Blue Coat’

Author: Monica Hesse

Amsterdam, 1943

Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black-market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the front line when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. But one day Hanneke gets a very unusual request.

One of her regular customers asks her to find a girl. A girl who has disappeared from the secret room in her house. A Jewish girl ...As she searches for clues Hanneke is drawn into a dangerous web of lies, secrets and mysteries.

Can she find the runaway before the Nazis do?



Author: Sarah Cohen-Scali

Baby Max is the perfect prototype of the Nazi eugenics programme; he is the ideal size, he has the correct colour hair and flawless blue eyes. Raised in an ideology driven by hatred and ruled by fear, Max is taught to endure pain and be brave at all costs. But as he is drawn further into the horror of war, Max must fight to untangle the truth from the lie.



Thrillers in a series


‘Noughts & Crosses’

Author: Malorie Blackman

Book 1

Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood.

But that's as far as it can go. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and mounting terrorist violence, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger ...


Author: Neal Shusterman

Book 1 of 3

In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("gleaned") by professional scythes.  Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes' apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.  eur 9.50 BUY NOW

Book 2 - 'Thunderhead' and Book 3 'The Toll' are out now

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‘Running Girl’

Author: Simon Mason

Book 1

Meet Garvie Smith. Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades.What's the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens.  Until Chloe Dow's body is pulled from a pond. His ex-girlfriend.

DI Singh is already on the case.  Ambitious, uptight, methodical - he's determined to solve the mystery - and get promoted. He doesn't need any 'assistance' from notorious slacker, Smith.Or does he? eur9.50 BUY NOW

Also available 'Kid Got Shot' and 'Hey Sherlock'

'Girl Missing'

Author: Sophie McKenzie

Book 1 of 3

Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her?
Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost. eur9.50 BUY NOW

Book 2 - 'Sister Missing' and Book 3 'Missing Me' are also available

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‘Theodore Boone’

Author: John Grisham

Book 1

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law.

He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than he expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.




Author: Robert Muchamore

Book 1: The Recruit

A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.

For fans of ‘The Hunger Games’:


knife never‘Chaos Walking Trilogy’

Author: Patrick Ness

Book 1: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Then Todd Hewitt unexpectedly stumbles on a spot of complete silence. Which is impossible.

And now he's going to have to run.

peregrines‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’

Author: Ransom Riggs

Book 1

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar.  They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.

An unforgettable fantasy novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience


Author: Michael Grant

Book 1

In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power ...Even kill.


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‘Maze Runner’

Author: James Dashner

Book 1

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.

Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

The story continues in 'The Scorch Trials' & 'The Death Cure'



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