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Books we love: November 2018

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

  • A Dangerous Game

    Author: Malorie Blackman Illustrator: Mike Lowery

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  • A Dangerous Game

    Author: Malorie Blackman Illustrator: Mike Lowery

    Sam’s sickle-cell anaemia means he has trouble keeping up with the other boys in his class, but a school trip into the wild gives …

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  • Endling

    Author: Katherine Applegate

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  • Endling

    Author: Katherine Applegate

    Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes in this gripping animal quest full of curious creatures. Bending myth, fantasy and sci-…

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  • Little Boat

    Author: Taro Gomi

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  • Little Boat

    Author: Taro Gomi

    Little Boat is navigating the big sea all by himself. Will he make it through the storm? A gentle and reassuring adventure th…

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  • Monster School

    Author: Kate Coombs Illustrator: Lee Gatlin

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  • Monster School

    Author: Kate Coombs Illustrator: Lee Gatlin

    This richly illustrated collection of ghoulish poetry is set in a kindergarten full of young ghosts, goblins and zombies. Acc…

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  • Armistice Runner

    Author: Tom Palmer Illustrator: Tom Clohosy Cole

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  • Armistice Runner

    Author: Tom Palmer Illustrator: Tom Clohosy Cole

    Lily, a keen fell-runner, is worried about her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s. Her great-grandfather’s running diaries, which he…

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

    Children will love this beautiful and fascinating introduction to Everest, and it’s a particularly useful resource for primary sch…

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  • Poppy Field

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Poppy Field

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Inspired by John McCrae’s war poem In Flanders Fields, this touching story is ideal to share with young children to promote discus…

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  • Giraffe Problems

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Lane Smith

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  • Giraffe Problems

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Lane Smith

    Giraffe has decided he doesn’t like his neck. It’s too long, too bendy; it’s just too… necky. Lane Smith’s stunning illustrat…

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  • Look

    Author: Fiona Woodcock

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  • Look

    Author: Fiona Woodcock

    Every single word in this story, about a brother and sister who go to the zoo, has a double "o" in it. Ooh! Cool! S…

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  • Wundersmith

    Author: Jessica Townsend

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  • Wundersmith

    Author: Jessica Townsend

    The second book set in the magical world of Nevermoor, and Morrigan Crow is now officially a member of the much coveted Wundrous S…

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  • Snowglobe

    Author: Amy Wilson

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  • Snowglobe

    Author: Amy Wilson

    This fantasy adventure features some formidable female characters and illustrates the importance of being true to yourself. Love, …

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  • Corey’s Rock

    Author: Sita Brahmachari Illustrator: Jane Ray

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  • Corey’s Rock

    Author: Sita Brahmachari Illustrator: Jane Ray

    Isla and her family move to the Orkney Islands from Edinburgh after Isla’s five-year-old brother Corey passes away. Soon, she lear…

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  • Pizzasaurus Rex

    Author: Justin Wagner and Coloured by Warren Wucinich

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  • Pizzasaurus Rex

    Author: Justin Wagner and Coloured by Warren Wucinich

    This American comic offers loud, unadulterated fun from start to finish. A page-turning, laugh-out-loud adventure for the ove…

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  • Knights and Bikes

    Author: Gabrielle Kent Illustrator: Rex Crowle and Luke Newell

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  • Knights and Bikes

    Author: Gabrielle Kent Illustrator: Rex Crowle and Luke Newell

    Knights and Bikes is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure mixing together myth and magic, ghosts and curses, and starring tw…

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