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New Books we love: October 2019

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Here are the books we reviewed and loved a lot this month: for preschoolers up into the teens. Happy reading!

  • Akissi: Tales of Mischief

    Author: Marguerite Abouet Illustrator: Mathieu Sapin Translator: Judith Taboy and Marie Bédrune

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  • Akissi: Tales of Mischief

    Author: Marguerite Abouet Illustrator: Mathieu Sapin Translator: Judith Taboy and Marie Bédrune

    Akissi is a ball of energy who doesn’t know how to stay out of trouble. But she always eventually gets caught! A fun and colourful…

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  • Boy Giant

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

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  • Boy Giant

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

    Under the masterful pen of Sir Michael Morpurgo, this is an easy and uncomplicated read, and the young reader certainly doesn’t ne…

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  • Kites

    Author: Simon Mole Illustrator: Oamul Lu

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  • Kites

    Author: Simon Mole Illustrator: Oamul Lu

    A gentle story and very pretty book that would make a perfect present for anyone moving house, school, or even job! The text …

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  • Mr Scruff

    Author: Simon James

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  • Mr Scruff

    Author: Simon James

    Every other dog and its owner look suspiciously alike. But young Jim picks a dog who looks NOTHING like him. Their names don't eve…

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  • Patina

    Author: Jason Reynolds

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  • Patina

    Author: Jason Reynolds

    Elite runner Patina is a girl with a lot on her plate and she takes her responsibilities very seriously. The dialogue is cris…

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  • Pick a Pumpkin

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

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  • Pick a Pumpkin

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

    Fans of Jarvis’ gorgeous illustrations won’t be able to resist this seasonal treat that celebrates all things Halloween and plays …

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  • Red Red Red

    Author: Polly Dunbar

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  • Red Red Red

    Author: Polly Dunbar

    This is a funny and relatable picture book about tantrums for parents and carers, who know all too well how little things can esca…

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  • Shadow

    Author: Lucy Christopher Illustrator: Anastasia Suvorova

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  • Shadow

    Author: Lucy Christopher Illustrator: Anastasia Suvorova

    This dark story will appeal to older children who like its atmospheric illustration. It is a good book to share and talk thro…

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  • The Little Island

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Robert Starling

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  • The Little Island

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Robert Starling

    The message here is that compassion for others and strength in togetherness is what makes us thrive. The Little Island m…

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  • The Little Mermaid

    Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: Laura Barrett

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  • The Little Mermaid

    Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: Laura Barrett

    McCaughrean has written an alternative happy ending to Hans Christian Andersen’s tragic and bloody tale, so while this stunningly …

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  • Unleashed

    Author: Amy McCulloch

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  • Unleashed

    Author: Amy McCulloch

    Lacey Chu loves "bakus": robot companion animals that link directly into your brain. But when she discovers that the company who m…

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