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  • In the Earth world, a boy dreams of faraway lands to escape life with his horrible aunt. In the Elf world, he wakes up with a mysterious golden torch but without any clue who he is ... except for the compass he pulls from his pocket, engraved with one name: JAYBEN. Jayben discovers that many moons ago, a giant put a dark spell on the golden torch, and the elves forgot everything that had come before. Now they hang precious memories in jars on trees, just to try to remember. But a new darkness grows among them. An evil villain called Null is burning down the forests, hellbent on finding the torch and becoming the most powerful being ever to live. If Jayben can find his own magic and ignite the torch with its fierce violet flame, his power will be unstoppable ... Can Jayben save the world before the lights go out forever? Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781444968637
  • From the Costa Award winning author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk comes an epic adventure with a call to arms: we must fight to save the most treasured things on our planet. On the top of the hill, overlooking the sea, that's where you'll find a magical place... To Bea and Raffy, Ravenwood is home. In its own way, the house rescued them, even if it did have a fallen-down tree taking up most of the kitchen. So the idea that it could be sold. Demolished even. Well, that's unthinkable. Then again, it's not like the children get a choice. But the truth is, we can all make our own choices, especially if we care enough... A beautiful, soulful, exciting story about holding onto what's precious, and guarding the extraordinary nature that surrounds us. Great for Ages 9-12. Published 23rd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780571348787
  • Scars exist to remind us of what we've survived... Since Shelbi enrolled at Windward Academy as a senior and won't be there very long, she hasn't bothered making friends. What her classmates don't know about her can't be used to hurt her - you know, like it did at her last school. Andy Criddle is not okay. At all. He's had far too much to drink. Again. Which is bad. And things are about to get worse. When Shelbi sees Andy at his lowest, she can relate. So she doesn't resist reaching out. And there's no doubt their connection has them both seeing stars... but the closer they get, the more the past threatens to pull their universes apart. Don't miss this gut punch of a novel about mental illness, loss, and discovering you are worthy of love. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781398516069
  • Three fantastic new stories! Hack and Whack babysit a toddler - Fire Hazard - and discover to their horror that they might not be the worst vikings in the village after all... Then they manage to secure an exciting invite to feast with the visiting king, but discover that it's three days of having to be on their best behaviour... Until the new teenaged king turns out to be a lout - food fights ensue, and he loves them. Unfortunately, that's when the snotty, privileged, wealthy winter guests turn up - distant cousins who can't be turned away. They make everyone's life a misery - can Hack and Whack find a way to get rid of them? Packed full of humour that children will love and illustrated with anarchy by the fabulous Steve May. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9780571349531
  • Celebrity comedian Leo Leggett takes Billy Plimpton under his wing, as his new sidekick: when Leo tweets a clip of his stand-up act, Billy suddenly becomes the most famous boy in the country. At first, this is GREAT - all the kids at school think he's cool and he gets to appear on his favourite morning TV show. But Leo's motives turn out to be shady and Billy must turn the tables in a very public way... The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him. packed with brilliant jokes and one-liners to make kids roar with laughter a book to encourage empathy and kindness in young readers. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780702314674
  • Earthsea: The First Four Books is a collection of one of the most beloved and influential fantasy works of all time. The series follows two main characters: Ged, who grows from an arrogant boy to one of the most powerful mages Earthsea has ever known; and Tenar, who escapes her fate as a child-priestess, and must fight for a life of her own. Filled with soaring, dangerous and beautifully-spun magic; evocative, sweeping settings; and extraordinarily vivid, emotionally complex characters, once read, the Earthsea series will never be forgotten. Rebel Voices is a new six-part Puffin Classics collection of strikingly designed, highly collectible books, written by female authors, and celebrating courage, rebellion, strength and inspiration. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780241618042
  • Change can be scary but with their family always by their side, the Hinch brothers can do anything!T he Hinch brothers, Ron, Len and Henry, love their home. It's full of their toys, happy memories and their amazing Wendy house. But, today's moving day and as boxes pile up, the boys start to feel nervous. And when they get to the new house, things really don't feel right... Follow the Hinch brothers as they learn to love their new home - with a bit of help from Mum and Dad. With gorgeous illustrations by Hannah George, this picture book is a reassuring story about change, and the excitement and worries that come with it. Great for Ages 3-6. Published 2nd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780241569603
  • There's never a dull moment on Hazel Tree Farm! Peter is hard at work training sheepdog Blue for the trials at the Ballynoe Fair, while Kate - who wants to be a vet like her mam - has her hands full taking care of her cheeky pet hen, Hettie. But a trespasser is nearby, getting ready to strike. Hettie and Blue can sense it - can they warn the humans in time? The first book in the Hazel Tree Farm series, following the adventures of the Farrelly family, their neighbours, and a host of furry, woolly and feathery friends! Great for Ages 7-9. Published 13th February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780192783721
  • Mirabelle's mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy, and she is a bit of both! Mirabelle is desperate for a brand-new pair of magical roller skates, but Mum and Dad say she's got to earn the money to pay for them herself. Earning money sounds tricky-how's she going to do it? Of course! She'll set up a business. But a business doing what...? She has a go at dog-walking, but things get a little bit out of hand. And when 'things getting out of hand' include the dogs' leads, that's not good for business. Maybe something that keeps still would be easier. Something like making and selling enchanted charm bracelets! Can Mirabelle make a success of her get-rich-quick schemes? Or will being the boss end up being more trouble than it's worth? Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9780192783721
  • Recommended by Malala Yousafzai, The Breadwinner is the first book in Deborah Ellis's bestselling series set in Afghanistan. This award-winning novel explores loyalty, survival, family and friendship under extraordinary circumstances. Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out, and witnesses the horror of landmines, the brutality of the Taliban, and the desperation of a country trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope . . . Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780192787385
  • Twelve-year-old Anna's parents are going through a rough patch, but Anna can't let them split up. Not when it might mean living apart from Anto, her twin brother. Anto might be a boy, and he might not speak (except using Lego bricks), and he might carry a coat hanger about like it's his closest friend, but that doesn't stop the two of them being like peas in a pod. It's a twin thing, and nobody's going to separate them. So Anna hatches a plan: get the whole family on a plane to Italy. Her parents have always been happiest on holiday. How can they fail to fall back in love at a swanky hotel with an actual pool to swim in and everything! But when Anna discovers more about why her family has grown apart, suddenly a happy holiday in Italy seems about as likely as swimming on the moon ... Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781526653925
  • An abandoned prison. A deadly game. How far would you go for a dare? Nia would do anything to win the approval of her boyfriend Scott and his friends, especially mean girl Olivia. When Olivia dares Nia to explore an abandoned prison, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to prove herself. Facing dark tunnels, distant noises and creepy mementoes left behind by incarcerated criminals will surely all be worth it. But it isn't long before Nia and her little sister, Kayla, find themselves trapped inside. And then Kayla vanishes. Suddenly, this feels like more than a game gone wrong. Someone is hellbent on making Nia and Kayla the prison's last inmates... An utterly compelling, terrifying thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, from remarkable new author Tess James-Mackey. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444967906
  • Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who's just trying to survive in a city where it's too easy to die. When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist's Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham's lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books - she'll need corpses to study. Lucky that she's made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living. But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares - until Hazel. Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780349433370
  • The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Dana Schwartz's Reese's Book Club Winter YA Pick and No.1 New York Times bestselling gothic romance, Anatomy: A Love Story Hazel Sinnett is alone. She's half-convinced the events of the year before - the immortality, Beecham's vial - were a figment of her imagination. She doesn't even know if Jack is alive or dead. All she can really do is run her free clinic, helping people and maintaining Hawthornden Castle as it starts to decay around her. When saving a life leads to her arrest, Hazel seems doomed to rot in prison until a message intervenes: Hazel has been specifically requested to be the personal physician of Princess Charlotte, the sickly daughter of King George IV. Soon Hazel is dragged into the glamour and romance of a court where everyone has something to hide, especially the ladies of the princess's close circle, who never seem to stay hurt for long... Meanwhile, Jack Currer has been trying to find a way to die. He's been traveling across the Atlantic, hoarding any information that could cure his immortality and let him spend a normal life with Hazel. When he hears that Beecham has died, he immediately goes to London to find out how he achieved it - and reunites with Hazel once again. As their search for the immortality cure entangles them more and more with the British court, Hazel and Jack realize that a life together is not the only thing at stake. Malicious forces are at work in the monarchy, and they are very interested in living forever . . . Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780349433400 Published 28th February 2023 - Order Now.
  • Mara and her dad have lived in their van for as long as she can remember. Whatever her father does to scrape a living has kept them constantly moving and Mara has never questioned it. That is until she uncovers a collection of notes addressed to 'the Tider', an individual responsible for harvesting lost time from people whose lives were cut short. But before Mara can question her father he is taken by a dangerous group who want to use his power for evil. With the very fabric of time and space at stake, it's down to Mara and her new friend Jan to find him before it's too late... A fast-paced, time bending adventure perfect for fans of A WRINKLE IN TIME, THE SECRET KEEPERS and SKY SONG. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781788953306
  • Six fun facts about PENNY and TATE: 1. They've known each other their whole lives 2. Their moms are best friends 3. They are DEFINITELY NOT friends 4. They keep almost kissing 5. They don't talk about it 6. Thanks to their moms, they're moving in together ... But when an almost-kiss goes from almost to I am now wearing your lip gloss, Penny and Tate have no choice but to finally face the music ... right? An utterly compelling will-they-won't-they slow-burn queer romance from the author of THE GIRLS I'VE BEEN. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444967876
  • A spellbinding supernatural teen drama and final book in the Gifts series from a New York Times bestselling author. With the return of the Housekeeper on the cards, Maeve must find out everything she can about the vengeful tarot spirit in order to finally defeat her. Crossing over into a parallel dimension inside the old school building, she explores the history of the Housekeeper - and spends too long in a world and a mind not her own. With the Children of Brigid closing in once more, and Maeve's friend group now fractured across Ireland, can they hope to ultimately save the town - and Maeve - from the grip of a power greater than they ever imagined? Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 2nd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9781529507973
  • Nick Brooks's Promise Boys is a trailblazing, blockbuster YA mystery about three teen boys of colour who must investigate their principal's murder to clear their own names. For fans of Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, and Karen McManus. The Urban Promise Prep School vows to turn boys into men. As students, J.B., Ramon, and Trey are forced to follow the prestigious "program's" strict rules. Extreme discipline, they've been told, is what it takes to be college bound, to avoid the fates of many men in their neighborhoods. This, the Principal Moore Method, supposedly saves lives. But when Moore ends up murdered and the cops come sniffing around, the trio emerges as the case's prime suspects. With all three maintaining their innocence, they must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested. But is the true culprit hiding among them? This exquisitely taut thriller shines a glaring light on how the system too often condemns Black and Latinx teen boys to failure before they've even had a chance at success. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781035003150

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