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Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School

David Mackintosh(HarperCollins Children’s Books) When Marshall Armstrong joins the school of our young narrator, it becomes clear fairly quickly that he is different. In fact, everything about him is slightly odd; Marshall is obviously rich, a little bit eccentric and prone to all sorts of medical issues. He is rather unique, but he just does not …

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Artichoke Hearts

Sita Brahmachari(Macmillan Children’s Books) Mira Levenson has just turned twelve and feels like her life has been tipped upside down. It already felt quite chaotic, with her lively, loud and nosy family and her outspoken larger-than-life grandmother. Sometimes Mira just feels that she could do with a little more privacy of thoughts and actions. But …

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Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop

Ruper Kingfisher (text) & Sue Hellard (illustrations)(Bloomsbury) Another instalment in the Madame Pamplemousse series, another whimsical adventure, another fabulous Parisian shop … This time we are introduced to a little shop in Isle Saint-Louis which sells all sorts of sweets and chocolates. The owner is Madame Bonbon (it figures). We meet this Madame as she …