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Book of the week
Readers of this new farcical adventure series are invited to ‘climb into the world’s craziest treehouse’. It is a bold claim but residents Andy and Terry (author, illustrator and main characters!) have gone to extreme lengths to prove it.
(David Fickling Books)
Teachers and workers in LGBT Centres will surely welcome this title, but you’d hope for a far wider readership. If readers with that mid-teen curiosity about gender discover this book, it might well be something of a revelation, a disturbance. Lisa Williamson - and David Fickling, to whom the children’s book world again has reasons to be thankful – well deserve that.
(Barrington Stoke Ltd)
If you want a guide to teenage mean streets then Kevin Brooks is your man. In this short novel, in Barrington Stoke dyslexia-friendly format, 15 year old Jack traces his gradually souring fascination with charismatic, and border-line psychotic, Dean.
I am a teenage girl living in a generation which is more ‘Team Internet’ than ‘Team Real Life’. You could be Instagram famous online and a geeky dork at school and no one would know. It is fair to say that I have learnt everything I know about makeup, beauty and clothes from YouTube and really look up to all of the beauty vloggers that I watch.