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New books we love: April 2019

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Here are the books we reviewed and loved this month. Happy reading!

  • A Friend for Henry

    Author: Jenn Bailey Illustrator: Mika Song

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  • A Friend for Henry

    Author: Jenn Bailey Illustrator: Mika Song

    Henry’s keen to make friends in his class, but it’s proving a bit of a challenge. His autism is hinted at but not referred to dire…

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  • Becoming Jo

    Author: Sophie McKenzie

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  • Becoming Jo

    Author: Sophie McKenzie

    Jo has always wanted to be a writer - but with three sisters, a new friend who's just moved in to her street, and a father working…

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  • Bloom

    Author: Nicola Skinner

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  • Bloom

    Author: Nicola Skinner

    Sorrel Fallowfield is very well-behaved, but her world is about to be turned upside down when she discovers a mysterious packet of…

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  • Cloud Boy

    Author: Marcia Williams

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  • Cloud Boy

    Author: Marcia Williams

    Angie's affection for her friend turns to frustration as he misses some of their planned get-togethers due to apparent headaches. …

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  • Dragon Pearl

    Author: Yoon Ha Lee

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  • Dragon Pearl

    Author: Yoon Ha Lee

    Science fiction meets Korean mythology as Min tries to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance by stowing away on a Space…

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  • Galloglass

    Author: Scarlett Thomas

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  • Galloglass

    Author: Scarlett Thomas

    In this third volume of the Worldquake Sequence, the friends continue on their quest to protect the universe from a sinister organ…

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  • Grobblechops

    Author: Elizabeth Laird Illustrator: Jenny Lucander

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  • Grobblechops

    Author: Elizabeth Laird Illustrator: Jenny Lucander

    A stunningly illustrated reworking of a classic "monster under the bed" story, which helps defuse the fear for the next gener…

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  • Superkitty

    Author: Hannah Whitty Illustrator: Paula Bowles

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  • Superkitty

    Author: Hannah Whitty Illustrator: Paula Bowles

    Based at the Sensational Superhero Agency, Kitty sets out to save the day and prove that small is MIGHTY when she pursues a crimin…

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  • Toad Attack!

    Author: Patrice Lawrence Illustrator: Becka Moor

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  • Toad Attack!

    Author: Patrice Lawrence Illustrator: Becka Moor

    Leo is astounded when he is hit on the head by a flying toad on his way to school. His best friend Rosa is excited because one of …

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  • Two Sides

    Author: Polly Ho-Yen Illustrator: Binny Talib

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  • Two Sides

    Author: Polly Ho-Yen Illustrator: Binny Talib

    Lula and Lenka are the best of friends until they have an argument and neither will say sorry. Will they ever manage to make up? P…

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  • Wizard vs. Lizard

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

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  • Wizard vs. Lizard

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Fred comes from an exceptionally gifted magical family, but unfortunately his own wizarding skills are rather underwhelming. A mar…

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