This issue’s cover illustration is from Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy. Thanks to Hot Key Books for their help with this January cover and to Atom for their support of the Authorgraph interview with Keren David.
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Ambra Alessandra Leola Kimiko Miyamoto is about to move up into year 7, something that’s hard enough for most kids, but which is particularly difficult for her.
Salvage (14+ Secondary/Adult)
320pp, 978-0349001371, RRP £11.99, Hardcover
This excellent novel is recommended for any reader in search of fiction set squarely in our own times and never afraid to duck challenges.
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East of the Sun, West of the Moon (8-10 Junior/Middle)
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
176pp, 978-1847802941, RRP £9.99, Hardcover
This original and moving book takes its inspiration from the Norwegian fairy tale of the same title, a folktale of the type known as ‘the search for the lost husband'.
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