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0141347406
Paperback:Salt to the sea:2016
Author: Sepetys, Ruta
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. This novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Teenagers
391 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An emotional yet important read, that although fictional is based on a widely unknown horrific event during WWII. Though aimed at the young adult market, adults alike would find this books themes and writing just as engaging.
15/09/17
tamm1
East Riding
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0141343990
Paperback:Colin Fischer:2013
Author: Miller, Ashley Edward
Author: Stentz, Zack
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Colin Fischer is 14 and has Asperger's. Although he struggles to understand human emotions, he's brilliant at logical deduction. When a gun fires into the ceiling of the school cafeteria, everyone blames Wayne, school bully and usual suspect. But Colin Fischer turns detective; only he spots a connection between the gun and some birthday cake. Ages 5 - 12
228 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141344067
Paperback:Picture me gone:2014
Author: Rosoff, Meg
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend, but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Teenagers
194 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141311762
Paperback:Dear nobody:2001
Author: Doherty, Berlie
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Helen breaks off her relationship with Chris when she becomes pregnant, and as they face parenthood they each try to understand their own parents. For Helen and Chris the hardest thing to face is their unknown future, together or apart. Teenagers
150p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0552554650
Paperback:Up on cloud nine:2006
Author: Fine, Anne
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi
Resource type: Physical
Note: How stupid do you have to be to fall out of a top floor window? Or was Stolly up on cloud nine even then? Stolly's always been so alive, so inspiring, hiding nothing. But now, he's lying in hospital while his mate Ian is watching, waiting and remembering. For children
200 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0440865123
Paperback:Bindi babes:2003
Author: Dhami, Narinder
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: Three feisty, fun-loving Anglo-Asian sisters rule the roost over their dad since their mum died. But then their dad arranges for an interfering Auntie-ji from India to come and stay, and the girls decide the only way out of this nagging-adult dilemma is an arranged marriage - for their auntie! Ages 5 - 12
184 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0993040721
Hardback:Because we are bad, OCD and a girl lost in thought:2016
Author: Bailey, Lily
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canbury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and ogled the bodies of other children. Only by performing an exhausting series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and it came with a bizarre twist. General adult
256 pages (hbk)
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1405660554
Large print:Indigo's star:2005:Large print ed
Author: McKay, Hilary
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print ed
Publisher: Galaxy
Resource type: Physical
Note: Indigo's returning to school after a bout of glandular fever and is dreading it. Rose is worrying about Indigo - and her new glasses. Saffy is busy dictating Rose's homework answers, while Caddy agonises over ways to dump her current boyfriend. But Tom has joined Indigo's class and that is sure to make a difference.
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1405260386
Paperback:Finding Cherokee Brown:2013
Author: Curham, Siobhan
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Resource type: Physical
Note: When I decided to write a book about my life I thought I'd have to make loads of stuff up. I mean, who wants to read about someone like me? But as soon as I started writing, the weirdest thing happened. I found out I wasn't who I thought I was. And I stopped being scared. Best of all, I discovered that when you finally decide to be brave it's like waving a wand over your life - the most magical things can happen. 12+. Teenagers
335 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406311529
Hardback:A monster calls, a novel:2011
Author: Ness, Patrick
Author: Dowd, Siobhan
Author: Kay, Jim
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker
Resource type: Physical
Note: The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. Teenagers
214 p., ill. ; 22 cm (hbk)
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0370332288
Hardback:Wonder:2012
Author: Palacio, R. J.
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bodley Head
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Wonder' is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. For children
315 p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
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An amazing, incredible book with a touching message that really tugs at your heartstrings. It is about a young boy called August (or Auggie for short) who is facially disfigured. Also, each different chapter is narrated by a different character, which I think is really great as it gives you an insight into everyone's lives and you know what they're feeling and their version of events. The book is really sweet as well as Auggie is starting middle school with all the other 'normal' kids and is actually going through the same things as everyone else. This seems so sad as he is treated differently and bullied just because of what he looks like, and all I have to say from that is that we are all a lot more similar than we may seem. THIS BOOK IS SO EMOTIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-'( :-'( :-'( :-'( :-'( :-'( :-'(
27/07/16
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1510101551
Paperback:The bone sparrow:2017
Author: Fraillon, Zana
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, that the nice jackets never stay long, and at night the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. Bringing him Jimmie. Jimmie lives on the Outside. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi across the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures. Teenagers
293 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471404633
Paperback:Counting stars:2015
Author: Stainton, Keris
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When 18-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to Liverpool, she feels like her life is finally beginning. She's landed her dream job at a theatre, and she's moving into an exciting (if not slightly run-down) houseshare on a buzzing street lined with shops, bars, and buskers. Best of all, her new flatmates are kind, welcoming and a lot of fun - what more could she ask for? But her new life is also a little overwhelming. Anna's job quickly falls through, and then she realises that although her new friends are great, they're also a little mixed-up ... and it's not long before Anna starts using her blog to talk about her experiences, from the hilarious to the ridiculous to the little-bit-scary. But when Anna spills a bigger secret than she can handle, suddenly the consequences are all too real. Teenagers
324 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447239008
Paperback:Amy & Matthew:2014
Author: McGovern, Cammie
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Amy is unflinchingly honest about her limitations. Born with cerebral palsy, she can't walk or talk without help. But trapped inside this uncooperative body lies a brilliant mind and a luminous spirit - a girl capable of truly loving and worthy of being loved in return. Matthew has his own set of challenges - a mind consumed by unwanted repeated thoughts, obsessive rituals and a crippling fear that he can't explain. But underneath all of the anxiety lies a deep seed of hope for someone to come along who believes in him. This is the story of Amy and Matthew. It may not be a fairy tale romance or set in an imagined world far from our own. But the love they share is real. And yes, there's magic in it. Teenagers
256 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780749244
Paperback:Swan boy:2016
Author: Sheehan, Nikki
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Rock the Boat
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can't leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny's growing power soon puts him in a very special place. A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself among all the chaos that is prevailing in his life. Ages 5 - 12
230 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780620004
Hardback:Silence is goldfish:2015
Author: Pitcher, Annabel
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Indigo
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tess Turner has never really felt she fitted in and after what she read that night on her father's blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess's eyes as she tries to find her place in the world. Teenagers
365 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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A beautiful book written beautifully well and with such a beautiful plot I could just not put it down. So far my favourite Pitcher book, I was amazed at how she was able to capture the character of Tess perfectly and realistically. I would not choose to read books about teen girls but automatically the character of Tess was likable and kind, with, for once, an understandable reason to her "silence" later on in the book, I read on and thoroughly enjoyed the story. The cleverness of the plot with the stories of the teachers at school who manipulated Tess, with her friends and her father was gripping and the outcome led me to rejoicing out loud. Through the story we saw Tess' growth and the end was a pride worthy moment (I won't spoil it!) I would definitely recommend it as a book as firstly, its a great depiction of secondary school and the struggles of a teenager in this age. Secondly, it's very well written and lastly, it's un-put-a-down-able...so it's worth reading as it doesn't ta
17/04/16
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1784294004
Paperback:Only ever yours:2015
Author: O'Neill, Louise
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged 16 and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions - wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative - life as a concubine - is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty, her only asset, in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. Freida must fight for her future - even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known. General adult
390 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178127102X
Paperback:Never odd or even:2013
Author: Townsend, John
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Ransom
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eliot is twelve and he thinks outside the box. He can't help it. Numbers and letters are his thing. So when the biggest mystery that struck his school in the history of the world needs to be solved, Eliot is the one to call on. Teenagers
Title series: Cold fusion
135 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1922147257
Paperback:Zac & Mia:2014
Author: Betts, A. J.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Text
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn't - couldn't - be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note - then a friendship neither of them sees coming. You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always. 14+. Teenagers
272 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1860398790
Paperback:Little soldier:1999
Author: Ashley, Bernard
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orchard
Resource type: Physical
Note: Kaninda is an ex-child soldier from East Africa, orphaned and living in London. When a child from a nearby estate is hit by a car he is drawn into an inter-estate conflict. The story combines current conflicts in London with real war in Africa. For children
248p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846471842
Paperback:Starring Kitty
Author: Stainton, Keris
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Catnip Publishing
Resource type: Physical
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1849538689
Paperback:The girl with nine wigs, a memoir:2015:New edition
Author: Van der Stap, Sophie
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vie
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Dutch A fun-loving student, Sophie is 21 when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. As she faces the challenges of chemotherapy, wigs become a crucial part of her self-expression. With refreshing honesty and a keen eye for the absurd, 'The Girl With Nine Wigs' will make you smile when you least expect it. General adult
271 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848125119
Paperback:A library of lemons:2016
Author: Cotterill, Jo
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: A poignant story about dealing with grief through the magic of reading and friendship. Calypso's mum died a few years ago and her emotionally incompetent Dad can't, or won't, talk about Mum at all. Instead he throws himself into writing his book, 'A History of the Lemon'. Meanwhile the house is dusty, there's never any food in the fridge, and Calypso retreats into her own world of books and fiction. When a new girl, Mae, arrives at school, the girls' shared love of reading and writing stories draws them together. Mae's friendship and her lively and chaotic home - where people argue and hug each other - make Calypso feel more normal than she has for a long time. But when Calypso finally plucks up the courage to invite Mae over to her own house, the girls discover the truth about her dad and his magnum opus - and Calypso's happiness starts to unravel. Ages 5 - 12
248 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1849054479
Paperback:Can I tell you about dyspraxia?, a guide for friends, family and professionals:2014
Author: Boon, Maureen
Illustrator: Hallam, Imogen
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia. Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination.
55 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1849055270
Paperback:Can I tell you about anxiety?, a guide for friends, family and professionals:2014
Author: Willetts, Lucy
Author: Waite, Polly
Illustrator: Tay, Kaiyee
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
56 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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