This issue’s cover illustration is from Elmer’s Weather by David McKee. Thanks to Andersen Press for their help with this July cover.
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Trust Games (14+ Secondary/Adult)
(Piccadilly Press Ltd)
224pp, 978-1848123847, RRP £6.99, Paperback
Trust Games is the fifth book by Simon Packham, set in the fictional St Thomas’s Community College. Packham is an extremely good writer who covers tricky subjects with a great lightness of touch.
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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon (8-10 Junior/Middle)
(Macmillan Children's Books)
208pp, 978-1447255550, RRP £5.99, Paperback
Lavender and Eliza live with their Grandma at Old Tumbledown Farm in the ‘Middle of Nowhere’. Both sisters dream of escaping their mundane lives. Lavender loves fairy tales and dreams of being rescued by a Prince and living happily ever after; Eliza of adventures in distant lands vanquishing monsters and dragons.
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Bluebird (5-8 Infant/Junior)
40pp, 978-1783441853, RRP £6.99, Paperback
This wordless picture book, with a Manhattan setting portrays the developing friendship between a boy and the Bluebird of the title.
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