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Night Shift

Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books) Some feelings and emotions can be so overwhelming, words can often fail us; and though it might sound corny, sometimes a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. This is never truer than when trying to tackle a subject such as a depression, an illness that, for a start, so many …

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The Wall

Tom Clohosy Cole (Templar Publishing) Today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a day that many of us remember vividly. Wall tells the story of a family torn apart when, overnight, the Wall is made, with the Father stranded in the West while the rest of the family remains in …

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FOCUS ON: Halloween titles for independent readers

Here are a few titles for newly independent and more fluent readers which will suit Halloween-themed reading. Arthur and the Witch Johanne Mercier (text) & Clare Elsom (illustrations) Arthur et la sorcière de bout du lac, translated by Daniel Hahn (Phoenix Yard) When Arthur find a secret hoard of blueberries at Picket Lake, he decides to …

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FOCUS ON: Some comics and graphic novels for children

Azzi in Between Sarah Garland (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) Endorsed by Amnesty International and winner of the inaugural Little Rebels Awards,  Azzi in Between is a moving picture book, told in comic format, about a family’s journey from oppression in their native land to Britain where they take refuge. Azzi lives with her parents and grandmother in a faraway country …

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Two brand new series from Holly Webb

May saw the publication of two  brand new series by bestselling author Holly Webb. Though she is best known for her animal stories, these two series focus on  different genres, although interestingly both feature a dog as one of the main characters!   Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence with artwork by Marion Lindsay (Stripes …