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New books we love: November 2019

The front cover of High Five to the Hero

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

  • A Sea of Stories

    Author: Sylvia Bishop Illustrator: Paddy Donnelly

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  • A Sea of Stories

    Author: Sylvia Bishop Illustrator: Paddy Donnelly

    Roo loves staying with her grandfather in his cottage by the sea and enjoys listening to his wonderful stories. A touching tale ab…

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  • Be More Bernard

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Kate Hindley

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  • Be More Bernard

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Kate Hindley

    Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. His dreams are altogether more... disco! T…

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  • Beyond Platform 13

    Author: Sibeal Pounder (from an original idea by Eva Ibbotson) Illustrator: Beatriz Castro

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  • Beyond Platform 13

    Author: Sibeal Pounder (from an original idea by Eva Ibbotson) Illustrator: Beatriz Castro

    This thrilling adventure is a sequel to Eva Ibbotson's The Secret of Platform 13, but the reading experience will not be…

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  • Binky's Time to Fly

    Author: Sharmila Collins Illustrator: Carolina Rabei

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  • Binky's Time to Fly

    Author: Sharmila Collins Illustrator: Carolina Rabei

    When Binky the butterfly emerges from his cocoon, he discovers his wings aren't the same as those of his friends - will he be able…

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  • Frostheart

    Author: Jamie Littler

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  • Frostheart

    Author: Jamie Littler

    This inventive story is helped along by vivid illustrations that conjure up a world populated by yetis and monsters that live unde…

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  • On Sleepy Hill

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Xuan Le

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  • On Sleepy Hill

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Xuan Le

    The animals of Sleepy Hill are saying goodnight, because it's time for bed! A beautiful, soothing story perfect for snuggling up w…

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  • Pumpkin Heads

    Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks

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  • Pumpkin Heads

    Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks

    A story of friendship and romance told in a funny and inclusive graphic novel that celebrates the joy and diversity of Halloween t…

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  • Queer Heroes

    Author: Arabelle Sicardi Illustrator: Sarah Tanat-Jones

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  • Queer Heroes

    Author: Arabelle Sicardi Illustrator: Sarah Tanat-Jones

    This wonderful celebration of a wide range of LGBTQ+ heroes - both famous and less well-known - is a beautiful book and highlights…

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  • The Golden Cage

    Author: Anna Castagnoli Illustrator: Carll Cneut Translator: Laura Watkinson

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  • The Golden Cage

    Author: Anna Castagnoli Illustrator: Carll Cneut Translator: Laura Watkinson

    A spoilt princess sends her servants far and wide to bring her the most beautiful, impossible birds - but what will happen when sh…

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  • What is the Moon?

    Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Marta Álvarez Miguéns

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  • What is the Moon?

    Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Marta Álvarez Miguéns

    Budding astronauts can find out all about the moon in this interactive, lift-the-flap board book. The book is simple and playful f…

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