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Book of the week
Central Park Showdown follows Marooned in Manhattan, and takes up where that left off: things seem to be sorted for Evie, very happily settled in New York with her Uncle Scott, the ultra-eligible vet. But then, out of the blue, her father turns up and requests custody.
(Piccadilly Press Ltd)
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.
(Macmillan Children's Books)
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.