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Books we love in August 2020

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Our favourite books in August 2020.

  • Peek-Through Around Town

    Author: Jonny Marx Illustrator: Zoe Waring

    Interest level: 1-3

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  • Peek-Through Around Town

    Author: Jonny Marx Illustrator: Zoe Waring

    Interest level: 1-3

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    Dusty the dog wants to go for a walk, so sets off on a journey around his town - saying hello to all his friends and taking in all…

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  • Zoom: Ocean Adventure

    Author: Susan Hayes and Sam Rennocks

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Zoom: Ocean Adventure

    Author: Susan Hayes and Sam Rennocks

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Noah is going on a big ocean adventure! He meets all kinds of marine wildlife, discovers buried treasure, and encounters an iceber…

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  • Superhero Baby

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Alex Willmore

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Superhero Baby

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Alex Willmore

    Interest level: 2-5

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    As Suphero Baby darts from one catastrophe to the next to save the day, she realises that these are not mere accidents. They are i…

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  • Clean Up!

    Author: Nathan Bryon Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Clean Up!

    Author: Nathan Bryon Illustrator: Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 4-8

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    Rocket loves visiting her Grammy and Grampy in the Caribbean, especially splashing in the waves with her cool surfing Grammy - but…

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  • Wild

    Author: Sam Usher

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Wild

    Author: Sam Usher

    Interest level: 4-8

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    Sam Usher’s beautiful picture book starts off as a story about an exciting everyday life kind of event: getting a pet is a big par…

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  • Nervous Nigel

    Author: Bethany Christou

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Nervous Nigel

    Author: Bethany Christou

    Interest level: 4-5

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    This thoughtful story about how we all worry about living up to family expectations is very nicely expressed with Nigel and his fa…

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  • My Butterfly Bouquet

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Hannah Peck

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • My Butterfly Bouquet

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Hannah Peck

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Nicola Davies’ books are full of lovely details about nature, and in this book, she has deftly woven a story about a child recover…

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  • It's OK to Cry

    Author: Molly Potter Illustrator: Sarah Jennings

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • It's OK to Cry

    Author: Molly Potter Illustrator: Sarah Jennings

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    A lovely book helping children to navigate their feelings and emotions - both positive and negative - as well as gently discussing…

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  • A Boy's Best Friend

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Cathy Fisher

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • A Boy's Best Friend

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Cathy Fisher

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 7+

    One of a series of standalone stories about children growing up in the countryside by Nicola Davies and illustrated in pencil by C…

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  • The Big Book of Football

    Author: Mundial Illustrator: Damien Weighill

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Big Book of Football

    Author: Mundial Illustrator: Damien Weighill

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A great introduction to the beautiful game, featuring everything from the evolution of the football boot to players' hairdos and D…

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  • Big City Atlas

    Author: Maggie Li

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Big City Atlas

    Author: Maggie Li

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Take a whistle-stop tour around 28 of the world’s most amazing cities; soak up the culture, traditions, prominent landmarks and lo…

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  • Fred: Wizard in Trouble

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Fred: Wizard in Trouble

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A funny, exciting fantasy adventure featuring Fred, a young wizard who finds that courage and determination can sometimes be more …

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  • Clever Cakes

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Ashley King

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Clever Cakes

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Ashley King

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    This beautiful book of two fairy tales by Michael Rosen in the Little Gems series is written in a dyslexia-friendly form…

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  • The Funny Life of Sharks

    Author: James Campbell Illustrator: Rob Jones

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 9-11

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  • The Funny Life of Sharks

    Author: James Campbell Illustrator: Rob Jones

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 9-11

    This is a non-fiction book with a difference: not only is it bursting with a wealth of fascinating information about sharks, such …

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  • The Worst Class in the World

    Author: Joanna Nadin Illustrator: Rikin Parekh

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6-11

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  • The Worst Class in the World

    Author: Joanna Nadin Illustrator: Rikin Parekh

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6-11

    This fabulous book for independent junior readers contains two side-splitting stories about the escapades of the colourful charact…

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  • The Witch's Boy

    Author: Kelly Barnhill

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Witch's Boy

    Author: Kelly Barnhill

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    A classic fantasy tour de force, this riveting adventure story is deep with meaning and yet an accessible read, both intelligent a…

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  • Turtle Boy

    Author: M Evan Wolkenstein

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Turtle Boy

    Author: M Evan Wolkenstein

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Will's got hardly any friends, and school bullies call him 'Turtle Boy' because of a facial difference. But when Will meets RJ, a …

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  • When Stars are Scattered

    Author: Omar Mohamed Illustrator: Victoria Jamieson

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • When Stars are Scattered

    Author: Omar Mohamed Illustrator: Victoria Jamieson

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 9+

    This is the true story of Omar Mohamed’s childhood in a refugee camp. Searing and poignant, with themes of equality, disability, a…

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  • The Wild Way Home

    Author: Sophie Kirtley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Wild Way Home

    Author: Sophie Kirtley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A thrilling time-slip adventure in which a scared boy runs into an ancient forest and falls into the Stone Age.

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  • The Unadoptables

    Author: Hana Tooke

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Unadoptables

    Author: Hana Tooke

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Milou and her friends have lived at the Little Tulip orphanage all their lives, doing back-breaking chores and eating watery cabba…

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