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Books we love: July 2018

The 5 Misfits

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

  • Hidden

    Author: Miriam Halahmy

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  • Hidden

    Author: Miriam Halahmy

    Alix doesn’t want any trouble with the local bullies. But then she defends Samir, a boy who has recently joined their school – and…

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  • Holes

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

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  • Holes

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

    A fascinating book on holes, from subways to sinkholes, as well as the philosophical concept of a hole and some surprising cultura…

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  • In Your Light

    Author: Annalie Grainger

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  • In Your Light

    Author: Annalie Grainger

    In the midst of a violent storm, Lil comes across a young girl: dirty, bleeding and terrified. Could she hold the key to the disap…

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  • Is it a Mermaid?

    Author: Candy Gourlay Illustrator: Francesca Chessa

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  • Is it a Mermaid?

    Author: Candy Gourlay Illustrator: Francesca Chessa

    Bel and Benji meet a friendly dugong, also known as a sea cow, on a tropical beach. This delightful book about friendship, im…

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  • Joy

    Author: Corrinne Averiss Illustrator: Isabelle Follath

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  • Joy

    Author: Corrinne Averiss Illustrator: Isabelle Follath

    This uplifting tale, which explores the nature of happiness and celebrates the touching relationship between grandparent and child…

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  • McTavish Goes Wild

    Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Grace Easton

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  • McTavish Goes Wild

    Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Grace Easton

    The Peachey family have a rescue dog called McTavish – but McTavish is pretty sure he's there to rescue THEM. So when the fam…

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  • Rhyme Flies

    Author: Antonia Pesenti Illustrator: Ed Boxall

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  • Rhyme Flies

    Author: Antonia Pesenti Illustrator: Ed Boxall

    This arty rhyme book for babies is full of surprises, featuring rhymes that no one will see coming! The glossy board book for…

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  • Riddle of the Runes

    Author: Janina Ramirez Illustrator: David Wyatt

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  • Riddle of the Runes

    Author: Janina Ramirez Illustrator: David Wyatt

    Alva is a strong, fierce and exciting heroine and this is an interesting approach to the well-known story of Vikings, which puts w…

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  • Scales and Scoundrels

    Author: Author Sebastian Girner Illustrator: Galaad and Jeff Powell

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  • Scales and Scoundrels

    Author: Author Sebastian Girner Illustrator: Galaad and Jeff Powell

    Luvander and her companions go on an expedition to find The Hall of Dreaming Teasures. Their journey is like a cross between India…

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  • Skyward

    Author: Sally Deng

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  • Skyward

    Author: Sally Deng

    This slightly fictionalised version of the experiences of female pilots in World War Two is a fascinating read in terms of untold …

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  • Ta-Da!

    Author: Kathy Ellen Davis Illustrator: Kaylani Juanita

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  • Ta-Da!

    Author: Kathy Ellen Davis Illustrator: Kaylani Juanita

    A girl and boy play together with their toys, imagining crystal castles, dragons, pirates and magic wands. This humorous pict…

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  • The 5 Misfits

    Author: Beatrice Alemagna

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  • The 5 Misfits

    Author: Beatrice Alemagna

    Beatrice Alemagna’s highly original illustration style is a wonderful mix of collage and pencil, and her quirky, lovable story abo…

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  • Zeki Gets a Checkup

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Ruth Hearson

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  • Zeki Gets a Checkup

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Ruth Hearson

    Zeki is a big boy now – he loves hiding toys, playing ball, singing and dancing. Today, he’s going for a checkup at the doctors’ w…

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