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  • How to look for a lost dog

    How to look for a lost dog

    Author: Ann M Martin
    Usborne, £6.99

    Rose (rows) is nearly twelve years old, and autistic. She likes rules, prime numbers and most of all, homonyms, which…

  • Read Me Like a Book

    Read Me Like a Book

    Author: Liz Kessler
    Indigo, £10.99

    This coming of age story by the author of the popular Emily Windsnap series for children very nearly didn’t make it…

  • Kiss of Death

    Kiss of Death

    Author: Bali Rai
    Collins Read On, £5.99

    One of the most powerfully concerning results to emerge from the release of the latest What Kids Are Reading study…

  • Simon v. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon v. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Author: Becky Albertalli
    Penguin Books, £7.99

    Like pretty much all sixteen-year-olds, Simon spends a good deal of his life trying to work out who he is,…

  • Alex as Well

    Alex as Well

    Author: Alyssa Brugman
    Curious Fox, £6.99

    Gender matters. Perhaps it shouldn’t – but it does; after all, until we know what pronoun to use, we can’t talk or…

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  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    Author: Patrick Ness
    Pearson UK, £8.99

    Pearson’s New Windmills collection brings together an incredible range of titles that teachers can trust, ideal for KS3, GCSE and beyond.


  • SeaWAR


    Author: Sarah Holding
    Medina Publishing, £9.95

    In the first part of Sarah Holding’s ambitious eco-adventure series, 11-year-old Alice – one of only six schoolchildren living on the newly…

  • My Brother’s Keeper

    My Brother’s Keeper

    Author: Tom and Tony Bradman
    Bloomsbury Publishing, £5.99

    As is to be expected during this centenary year, there is certainly no shortage of new publications at the moment…

  • Amy & Matthew

    Amy & Matthew

    Author: Cammie McGovern
    Macmillan, £6.99

    As YA genres go, the current trend for ‘smart-ass teen romance with a side of grim reality’, as exemplified by John…

  • Theodore Boone: The fugitive

    Theodore Boone: The fugitive

    Author: John Grisham
    Hodder & Stoughton, £12.99

    An amazing book from an amazing author! Grisham is known for writing adult legal thrillers, so I’m excited to see something…