Stories of Family from Barrington Stoke
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
2w ago
Tony Bradman and Sally Nicholls write fantastically honest and real stories for children. When Saturday Comes & Too Nice help readers understand the challenges of families splitting up and trying to balance the needs of two parents. When Saturday Comes by Tony Bradman & Tania Rex Daniel loves football! His team, the Haybrook Rockets, are ..read more
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The Boy in the Suit by James Fox
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
3w ago
September 2024 The Boy in the Suit is an incredibly moving and powerful novel for readers age 9+ (and the adults who care for them). So compelling and real, I struggled to put it down. I wanted to step into the story and look after ten-year-old Solo who is so funny and charming but also ..read more
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Like a Girl by Rebecca Westcott
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
1M ago
Teen - Age 10+ Like a Girl is an honest exploration of the impact of peer pressure and cyber-bullying through social media. Readers will see true reflections of typical teen experiences and the brutality of group chats but will also come away empowered to stand up for themselves and choose a postive way forward. 14-year-old ..read more
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Echostar is Always Listening by Melinda Salisbury
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
2M ago
Echostar is Always Listening is a terrifyingly realistic thriller for teens. Warning readers of the dangers of new technology and giving out personal information on-line, it's a gripping story that is frighteningly possible. Ruby and Deva are desperate to attend the Ash Tree Foundation Performing Arts Camp. Their parents have said they can go as ..read more
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Storm Child by Ele Fountain
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
2M ago
There will be storms in everyone's life. It's how we deal with them that reveals their true impact. Storm Child by Ele Fountain challenges readers to reflect on the storms in their own lives and what is truly important to them. With short chapters, high-stakes action and a clear voice, readers are right in the ..read more
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The Girl Who Couldn’t Lie by Radhika Sanghani
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
4M ago
May 2024 The Girl Who Couldn't Lie is the thought-provoking and ever-so engaging debut children's book by Radhika Sanghani. Targeted at age 9+, it reaches across Middle Grade into the Teen category with important issues for adolescents. Readers will identify with first crushes, puberty, managing responsbilities and independence, friendships, bullies, teachers and homework. This is ..read more
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The Wrong Shoes by Tom Percival
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
5M ago
May 2024 There is no question The Wrong Shoes will be one of the most highly regarded and widely discussed books of the year - perhaps even of the decade. It is an incredibly powerful story of childhood poverty in the UK. It explores the pressures of finanacial hardship and family struggles through the eyes ..read more
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Northern Soul by Phil Earle
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
5M ago
First love is never easy. 14-year-old Marv is head over heels for new girl Carly. He doesn't know what to do or where to turn - should he ask his best mate Jimmy or his croc-wearing dad for advice? He's completely out of his depth and not sure either will be much help. Just when ..read more
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Keedie by Elle McNicoll
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
6M ago
Keedie is the powerful prequel to Elle McNicoll's stunning middle grade novel A Kind of Spark (2020). Keedie (and her twin, Nina) are 13 years old. Life at school is difficult - bullies think they can treat people any way they please and fitting in is everything. Bold and brave, Keedie values honesty and integrity. She ..read more
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Sunshine Simpson Cooks Up a Storm by G.M. Linton
Scope for Imagination » Realistic Fiction
by Kate Heap
7M ago
It is wonderful to be back with the delightful Sunshine Simpson. Her honest and earnest voice resonate through the story, drawing in readers as friends rather than those on the outside of Sunshine's story. In this fantastic sequel, Sunshine finds herself in the midst of a very tricky time - the transition to secondary school ..read more
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