Lost for Words

Publisher: Andersen Press

Dallas is in Year 6. Her family are still grieving, and their life still isn’t short of more worries. She may only be 11 years old but when she learns that her local library has been marked for closure, she knows that she must do something to try and save it, for the community and her family.

With the help of her close friends Ruby and Aiza, along with her aunt Jessi, a campaign is started to attempt to keep the library open. Dallas speaks out to her peers in assembly and confronts the local councillor in her efforts to prove that the library has a place in the community. Despite distractions trying to get in the way and obstacles to overcome, Dallas knows she just can’t give up fighting for the library to stay open. One last action allows her to realise where she truly calls home.

Lost for Words is a heart-warming book that brings the importance of libraries and families together. It's an exceptional example of children never giving up and letting the adults have their way.

This is a brilliant book guaranteed to inspire and motivate young people to use their local library – and hopefully avoid any more closure.

More books like this

Candyfloss

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

Many youngsters will relate to the story of Floss, who loves both her parents dearly and desperately wants them to get back together.

Read more about Candyfloss

Quest

Author: Various Editor: Daniel Hahn

This outstanding collection, which effectively showcases the work of talented authors, illustrators and translators from around the world, is utterly captivating and cannot be recommended highly enough.

Read more about Quest

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...