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My Name is Mina by David Almond

Have you met Mina?  She loves words and birds and William Blake. She hates cages and she doesn’t go to school. Not any more anyway… My Name is Mina is her journal. It’s a young writer’s notebook – as gloriously…

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Momo and clocks

Momo by Michael Ende

Momo is a little girl with a peculiar talent for listening. Friends flock to tell her their troubles, share their stories and play with her. Until the men in grey appear, and suddenly no one has the time. Only Momo has noticed…

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Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Meshak lives in a world of ghosts and angels. His father trades in unwanted babies, promising to deliver them to the Coram Hospital for abandoned children, but Meshak knows he does no such thing... Alexander is heir to a fine…

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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Romeo and Juliet set in a fictional country divided by apartheid. 13-year-old Sephy is a Cross, born into the privileged ruling class and daughter of the Home Office Minister. Her best friend Callum, 15, is a Nought, struggling to get…

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5-star fiction favourites

I’m a greedy reader. I’ve chomped through a lot of books already, and I don’t plan to regurgitate them here. Reading for the blog starts today. Meanwhile, I don’t want you to starve. If you like “crossover” novels and are…

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