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14+ civil rights racism

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas (Walker Books) There are two Starr Carters: the girl from Garden Heights, the black underprivileged neighbourhood that has always been her home, and the girl from Williamson Prep, the predominantly white school her parents send her and her brothers to. She likes to keep it that way. Until she is the sole witness …

14+ friendship music relationships


Non Pratt (Walker Books) Didn’t get a Glastonbury ticket this year? Missing the festival atmosphere? You can nonetheless experience camping, first-aid tents, burger vans, cocky rockstars and even manky festival toilets in Non Pratt’s new book Remix. Kaz and Ruby have been best friends since the first day of secondary school. Ruby is as loud as …

14+ divorce love Maggie Stiefvater relationships


Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic) Cole St Clair is back in L.A. to make a music and to appear on a online reality show hosted by the notorious Baby North. But is that his only reason for being back? After all, Isabel Culpeper lives in L.A. too these days, and they have unfinished business to take care …

14+ Margo Lanagan short stories


Margo Lanagan (David Fickling Books) Yellowcake is Margo Lanagan’s fourth short stories anthology and brings together ten short stories, transcending through genres and worlds,  taking readers on journeys to biblical times and war-torn post-apocalyptic towns, and plenty more in between. Some of the stories are  either retellings of well-known tales or at least hint at tales readers might know; “The Golden Shroud” …

14+ Anthony McGowan Cat Clarke Malorie Blackman Meg Rosoff reluctant readers Sally Nicholls Uncategorized Vladimir Stankovic

FOCUS ON: Teen Titles from Barrington Stoke

Barrington Stoke is 15 years old this year, and that’s well worth celebrating. For schools across the land, Barrington Stoke books are a godsend. Books that are accessible to reluctant and struggling readers but deal with subjects that they are interested in were rare for a long time. Until they came along,  if you were a …