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Love Radio

Danielle Ford narrates the first chapter. She’s in her senior year of high school in Detroit. It’s one of those YA fictional schools where teachers, lessons and actual work rarely intrude upon the main business of the day – Relationships. Dani thought she’d got everything sorted. She already thinks of herself as a writer, and […]


The Fire Cats of London

Asta and Ash are young wildcat kittens living happily in the countryside, and learning how to hunt, until their mother is killed and they are captured, to be sold to be an apothecary in the London of 1666.  They are put into cages with other animals, although a kind woman called Miriam, a Jew with […]

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The Unmorrow Curse

Buzz has quite enough problems in his life, with bullying at school, his mother (on an expedition in South America) has gone missing and his father seems somewhat disconnected from what is going on.  When a new pupil, Mari starts at his school, things start to get a bit weird.  Firstly, a local reporter goes […]


Unicorn Seekers, the Map of Lost Unicorns

This enchanting story begins with an extract from the diary of Araminta Lang, Rome, in May 1918, in which we learn of the birth of the first unicorns. It is well illustrated throughout with black and white drawings of the characters and events. Readers are then introduced to Elodie Lightfoot a feisty, roller-skating expert of […]


Space Blasters Suzie Saves the Universe

One minute young amateur inventor Suzie Wen is at home watching her favourite TV series Space Blasters and wishing her summer holidays were going to be more exciting, the next she’s actually in the TV series, transported there somehow thanks to her very own Super 3-D TV Gizmo. It’s a surprise for the crew too, […]

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Some Sunny Day

Two years on and children’s novels about the pandemic are just starting to appear. As Frank Cottrell-Boyce points out in his guest editorial (BfK 255), no-one is yet addressing the impact it had on children but turning their experiences into stories is important. Adam Baron perfectly evokes children’s experience of lockdown in his new novel, […]


A Q&A Interview with Derrick Barnes

Derrick Barnes’ books King of the Classroom and Queen of the Classroom, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, are favourites with Books for Keeps. These empowering stories are perfect to share with any child starting nursery or school and will give them a reassuring confidence boost. Author Derrick Barnes answered our questions about the books. Can you […]


Super Daisy

Daisy would love to be a princess, with curly locks and beautiful dresses and a crown, and she feels she is one when she wears clothes from her dressing-up box. Playing princess helps her forget some serious unhappiness in her life.  She has cancer and must often stay in hospital far from home to have […]

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