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Books we love in February 2020

Book cover of Underground

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

  • This Little Piggy

    Author: Jarvis

    Interest level: 0-3

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  • This Little Piggy

    Author: Jarvis

    Interest level: 0-3

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    In this bright, fun counting book, pigs play bongos, eat potatoes, refuse to shower and do a fair amount of mud-swimming. Perfect …

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  • Underground

    Author: Uijung Kim

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Underground

    Author: Uijung Kim

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

    In Uijung Kim's fabulous book, young readers will learn about subway systems in 10 international cities. The bright illustrations …

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  • Lion Lessons

    Author: Jon Agee

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Lion Lessons

    Author: Jon Agee

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5-7

    It’s not easy getting your lion diploma. The little boy who ventures into the Lion Lessons shop on the high street certainly finds…

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  • The Proudest Blue

    Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali Illustrator: Hatem Aly

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Proudest Blue

    Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali Illustrator: Hatem Aly

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Faizah sees her sister as a princess wearing her beautiful blue hijab, but not everyone at school sees it this way. Inspired …

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  • Gut Garden

    Author: Katie Brosnan

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Gut Garden

    Author: Katie Brosnan

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Microbes are tiny life forms you can only see with a microscope – but what do they do? And are they helpful, harmful, or both? Kat…

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  • Catwad: It's Me

    Author: Jim Benton

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Catwad: It's Me

    Author: Jim Benton

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Catwad, a grumpy blue cat, is best friends with Blurmp, a relentlessly happy and pretty stupid orange cat. Togther they navigate t…

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  • Queen of Darkness

    Author: Tony Bradman

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Queen of Darkness

    Author: Tony Bradman

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Rhianna and Eleri are taken in by Queen Boudica following the death of their parents. When Boudica's determination to rule enrages…

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  • Music is My Life

    Author: Myles Tanzer Illustrator: Ali Mac

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Music is My Life

    Author: Myles Tanzer Illustrator: Ali Mac

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

    An illustrated guide to finding the soundtrack to the good, bad or sad times in your life.

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  • Too Small Tola

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Onyinye Iwu

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Too Small Tola

    Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Onyinye Iwu

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    In this lovely collection of short stories, a young Nigerian girl - tired of the nickname ‘Too Small Tola’- proves that, despite h…

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  • Poems Aloud

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Daniel Gray-Barnett

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Poems Aloud

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Daniel Gray-Barnett

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

    This dynamic collection of verse brings poetry alive, both for the reader and their audience. Perfect to encourage children to dev…

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  • The Ice Bear Miracle

    Author: Cerrie Burnell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Ice Bear Miracle

    Author: Cerrie Burnell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    As a child, Marv Jackson survived a polar bear attack on a frozen river - and when he hears about ice skater Tuesday and Promise, …

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  • The Good Hawk

    Author: Joseph Elliott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Good Hawk

    Author: Joseph Elliott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    When Agatha and Jaime's clan is attacked, the two teenagers have no choice but to leave their remote Scottish island and venture i…

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  • Evernight

    Author: Ross MacKenzie Illustrator: Julia Iredale

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Evernight

    Author: Ross MacKenzie Illustrator: Julia Iredale

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When Lara discovers a mysterious wooden box in King's Landing, she's thrown into an adventure she could never have predicted. A ma…

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  • The Collector

    Author: K. R. Alexander

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • The Collector

    Author: K. R. Alexander

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    There are three rules at Grandma Jeannie’s house: never leave the windows open; no dolls in the house; and never, ever go into the…

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  • Deep Secret

    Author: Berlie Doherty

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Deep Secret

    Author: Berlie Doherty

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    A beautiful, sad and compelling story of an isolated community that must face the relentless advance of progress and a teenager wh…

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  • Little Bird Lands

    Author: Karen McCrombie

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Little Bird Lands

    Author: Karen McCrombie

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    This sequel to Little Bird Flies charts a 19th century family's journey from Scotland to America. Shown through the eyes…

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  • A Sprinkle of Sorcery

    Author: Michelle Harrison

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • A Sprinkle of Sorcery

    Author: Michelle Harrison

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Betty, Fliss and Charlie live on a gloomy island with their dad and pipe-smoking granny, Bunny Widdershins - but when they find a …

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