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Books we love: August 2018

Run Wild

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

  • Alphabet Street

    Author: Jonathan Emmett Illustrator: Ingela P Arrhenius

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  • Alphabet Street

    Author: Jonathan Emmett Illustrator: Ingela P Arrhenius

    Eye-grabbing design gives this house-shaped board book some irresistible shelf appeal and it’d make an impressive gift (if a littl…

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  • Bone Talk

    Author: Candy Gourlay

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  • Bone Talk

    Author: Candy Gourlay

    Samkad is a boy from a remote Filipino "headhunter" tribe called Bontok in the highlands of the Philippines, back in around 1899 –…

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

    This insightful and uplifting picture book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his great-grandchildren, Zazi a…

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  • It’s a Wrap

    Author: Perdita and Honor Cargill

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  • It’s a Wrap

    Author: Perdita and Honor Cargill

    Elektra James is back in the third installment of the Waiting for Callback series for more romance, school issues and insights fro…

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  • Just Jack

    Author: Kate Scott Illustrator: Alex Gunn

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  • Just Jack

    Author: Kate Scott Illustrator: Alex Gunn

    Jack has moved around so much since his parents split up that he knows exactly how to  fit in. But will he be able to stick t…

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  • Just Plain Weird

    Author: Kaye Umansky Illustrator: Chris Mould

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  • Just Plain Weird

    Author: Kaye Umansky Illustrator: Chris Mould

    Mrs Primm doesn’t like mess and expects her son Pinchton to wear his smart blazer to evening meals. Luckily, new neighbours bring …

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  • Run Wild

    Author: Gill Lewis

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  • Run Wild

    Author: Gill Lewis

    Izzy and Asha need somewhere to practice their skateboarding skills, so they sneak into derelict gasworks, where they discover an …

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  • Splash

    Author: Charli Howard

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  • Splash

    Author: Charli Howard

    Molly is passionate about swimming but is having to deal with a domineering friend and a difficult home life. A sensitive novel th…

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  • The Book of Clouds

    Author: Juris Kronbergs Illustrator: Anete Melece Translator: Mara Rozīte and Richard O’Brien

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  • The Book of Clouds

    Author: Juris Kronbergs Illustrator: Anete Melece Translator: Mara Rozīte and Richard O’Brien

    This wonderful book about the magic of clouds is full of surprising and original poems, perfect for upper key stage two children e…

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  • The Girls

    Author: Lauren Ace Illustrator: Jenny Lovlie

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  • The Girls

    Author: Lauren Ace Illustrator: Jenny Lovlie

    Four friends find a tree that becomes their Secret Meeting Place. As they grow into four very different young women, their friends…

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  • The Goat

    Author: Anne Fleming

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  • The Goat

    Author: Anne Fleming

    A mountain goat, a girl called Kid and a boy who speaks in spoonerisms are the main characters in this quirky novel about love, fe…

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  • The Mapmakers' Race

    Author: Eirlys Hunter Illustrator: Kirsten Slade

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  • The Mapmakers' Race

    Author: Eirlys Hunter Illustrator: Kirsten Slade

    When their mother gets left behind at a train station, the Santander siblings decide to take part in the Great Race to create a ne…

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  • Who?

    Author: Robie H Harris Illustrator: Natascha Rosenberg

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  • Who?

    Author: Robie H Harris Illustrator: Natascha Rosenberg

    This board book will delight babies who love to look at pictures of other babies. Each page asks ‘Who?’ and then answers with a di…

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  • You Are Awesome

    Author: Matthew Syed Illustrator: Toby Triumph

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  • You Are Awesome

    Author: Matthew Syed Illustrator: Toby Triumph

    An accessible, funny self-help manual for pre-teens and teenagers, based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory: how to train your…

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