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Children’s books

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon by David Almond.  A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage – from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with illustrations by major new talent, Polly Dunbar.        

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.  In this riotous paper-over-board farce, the timid protagonist from Cowell’s picture book Hiccup: The Seasick Viking proves himself worthy of the sobriquet «Hope and Heir to the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans.»

The Man from Pomegranate Street by Caroline Lawrence. Caroline Lawrence’s Roman Mysteries series is brought to its dramatic conclusion… This seventeen book epic makes ancient classic stories accessible and exciting. I think the whole package is a tremendous achievement and sure to bring in a whole new readership.

The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies, illustrated by Hannah Shaw. A very natural and honest version of life’s events from the perspective of a young girl – from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered – which kickstarts a local investigation of ‘suspects’.

Sparks by Ally Kennen. When Carla’s beloved Grandpa dies, she is inconsolable. Then she finds a secret letter, and decides to give him the end he always wanted. A Viking funeral, in a burning boat heading out to sea.