Category Archives: Book Reviews

Carnegie 2016: Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

It’s something of a cliché to start a review like this, but among writers of fiction for children and “young adults”, Marcus Sedgwick is genuinely unique. His cold, oddly distant tone gave his early novels a distinctive feel even as … Continue reading

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Refugees and child migration: essential book titles

Are you celebrating World Refugee Day this June ? Do not miss the opportunity to stock up your library with our fantastic book recommendations and prepare for this worldwide initiative. Amanda Ball (Morpeth School) has kindly put together a fantastic … Continue reading

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Why everybody should read Neil Gaiman

I used to hate London. An odd way to introduce Neil Gaiman, you might think, but it’s true – the noise of the crowds, the smell, that particular level of physical and social discomfort that can only be found on … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

When the vampires, or the soul-eating ghosts or the emissaries from the Domain of Light come to Earth, they go after the Indie Kids. Romantic, free-spirited loners with their own whimsical style and distinctive names, the Indie Kids listen to … Continue reading

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CILIP Carnegie 2015

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TINDER BY SALLY GARDNER

In her latest book Tinder, Sally Gardner rewrites Hans Christian Anderson’s first story The Tinderbox.  A symbolic, often horrifying account of a child-soldier’s inability to turn his back on the ghosts of war, she recasts the action during the events … Continue reading

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Top Ten Graphic Novels For School Libraries.

TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS (AND MANGA) FOR SCHOOLS! The London and South East SLG recently hosted a fantastic event at Forbidden Planet and to accompany the event one of our committee members shared with us the top picks for graphic novels … Continue reading

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