New for Spring 2021
This term we are featuring the work of author Julia Green. Perfect for older junior classes 9 - 11 years.
Julia Green's books are infused with warmth, compassion, a love of nature and humanity. Julia is the perfect guest to cheer us in the deep midwinter.
This pack includes 5 books.
Join Nikki Gamble for An Audience with Julia Green on Thursday 7th January 7.00 - 8.30 Tickets available on Eventbrite
Listen to Julia In The Reading Corner podcast talking about The Children of Swallow Fell
The Children of Swallow Fell
The world's in trouble. When war comes to the heart of the Italian city where Isabella lives with her family, everything changes. She makes the long journey with her dad to a safer place - the old house where he grew up in the north of England. Isabella must adapt to a completely different life. No shops, no electricity, no phone signal. No friends or neighbours - until she meets two 'wild' children.
Rowan and Kelda live by themselves, hidden from the world, survivors of the sickness that swept through the valley. When Dad fails to return from a trip to find food, Isabella has to work out what to do and how to survive. Together, can the children build a new life, a life for the future? What do we really need for a happy life?
The House of Light
Bonnie is scavenging on a beach when she finds a battered old rowboat. And under the boat, a bare-footed boy-cold, hungry, and in need of help. The authorities have already been troubling Bonnie and Granda for breaking rules, but how can she leave this boy when he has no-one? Bonnie does her best to keep the boy hidden from the border guards, but as their suspicions grow, she wonders if it's time to escape the life she's always known.
Under cover of darkness they set sail to the 'house of light' in search of a new beginning, and a sense of hope.
To the Edge of the World
A beautifully written tale of courage, friendship, and survival. Imagine a tiny island far out in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. On some days, you can hardly see where the sea ends and the land begins, everything merged in a blue-grey mist of sea spray and wind-blown sand.
There is nothing between here and America. I say nothing, but what I mean, of course, is nothing but ocean. And about sixty-five kilometres out to sea, one last remote outcrop of islands and sea stacks, with the highest sea cliffs anywhere in the UK-St Kilda.
Distant, desolate, and difficult to reach. The islands at the edge of the world. ..
The Wilderness War
This is our place and we'll fight to save it! A summer spent in the place Noah and his friends call the Wilderness is a summer spent making dens, sleeping under the stars, and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. It's freedom. Until one day their Wilderness is sold and set for development and their dens torn down to make way for houses.
For Noah and his friends, this means war and they'll do anything to stop the Wilderness being destroyed. From the author of Seal Island, this exciting new adventure celebrates the outdoors and the freedom to explore it - and with the exclusive, fun tips and ideas in the back of the book, you can make the best of wild spaces too!
Tilly's Moonlight Fox
'The fox called again. Its eerie cry echoed into the night. The sound wove in and out of the night garden, and into Tilly's dreams.'One night, awoken by a strange noise, Tilly looks out of her bedroom window and sees a wild fox watching her from the lawn.
Tilly follows it through a hidden gate and is amazed to discover a secret, moonlit garden. She returns the following night but this time a young girl called Helen is already there waiting for her. Tilly is delighted to have found a new friend, but is Helen real or is she a ghost?
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