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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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1849053545
Paperback:The aspie girl's guide to being safe with men, the unwritten safety rules no-one is telling you:2013
Author: Brown, Debi
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Debi Brown understands from personal experience the potential dangers, pitfalls and misunderstandings teenage girls and women with Asperger syndrome may face in their encounters with men. In this book, she sets out all of the need-to-know facts and sensitively yet honestly describes the more subtle social, emotional and safety issues surrounding dating, relationships and sex. Readers are guided through the practicalities of sex, and provided with helpful illustrative diagrams and sound practical strategies for staying safe in each situation. General adult
176 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1406368156
Paperback:Hour of the bees:2016
Author: Eagar, Lindsay
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This powerful debut novel delicately blurs the line between truth and fiction as Carol unravels the fantastical stories of her mentally ill grandfather. When she and her family move to his deserted ranch in order to transfer him to a care home, Carol struggles to cope with the suffocating heat and the effects of her grandfather's dementia. Bees seem to be following her around, but the drought means this is impossible. She must be imagining things. Yet when her grandfather chooses her as the subject for his stories - tales of a magical healing tree, a lake, and the grandmother she never knew - Carol sees glimmers of something special in what her parents dismiss as Serge's madness. As she rethinks her roots and what she thought she knew about her family, Carol comes to the realisation that Serge's past is quickly catching up with her present. Teenagers
365 pages ; 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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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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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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1849059527
Paperback:Can I tell you about dyslexia?, a guide for friends, family and professionals:2013
Author: Hultquist, Alan M.
Illustrator: Tulp, Bill
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home. General adult
55 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1848122659
Paperback:Bringing up your parents, a lifeline for teenagers:2012:Rev. ed
Author: Farman, John
Author: Lamb, Kathryn
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Rev. ed
Publisher: Piccadilly
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tackling all the classic old arguments, from what you wear to what you drink, this book demonstrates to teenagers how to handle their parents, stressing key areas in communication and mutual understanding. Teenagers
147 p., ill. ; 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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078685197X
Paperback:It's kind of a funny story:[2015]:[New edition]
Author: Vizzini, Ned
Year: [2015]
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Hyperion
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, 2006 Published outside the British Isles Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life, Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam to get into the best school, and does. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping - until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital. There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. Teenagers
444 pages ; 21 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
Paperback
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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