Along Came a Different

A fun way of looking at prejudice that quickly makes it clear that even if someone is different to you the two of you can still be friends. Here, the Reds, who are round and eat red apples, are happy to be red. And the Yellows, who are square and eat bananas, love being yellow.

Book Cover for Along Came a Different by Tom McLaughlin

Fierce Fragile Hearts

Fresh starts, friendship, finding your way.

Book Cover for Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea

A deceptively simple tale, this UKLA 3-6 Award winner packs a powerful message about friendship and tolerance

Book Cover for Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood


Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein.

Book Cover for Monsters by Sharon Dogar


Twelve trailblazing tales by top LGBTQ+ talent

Book Cover for Proud by Juno Dawson & various

The Haven

Oliver Twist meets Cherub in this dynamic contemporary thriller

Book Cover for The Haven by Simon Lelic

Eric and the Striped Horror

School days brightened by a magical sweater

Book Cover for Eric and the Striped Horror by Barbara Mitchelhill


Prize-winning Berlie Doherty brings the excitement and danger of life at the court of King Henry V111 vividly to life. Young William Montague is plucked from a life of obscurity to become a page boy to the King’s son and heir, Prince Edward.

Book Cover for Treason by Berlie Doherty

The Little Inventors Handbook

This colourful, attractive write-in book will encourage readers of all ages (even adults) to connect with their inner-inventors and start thinking about gadgets, machines or ideas that could change the world.

Book Cover for The Little Inventors Handbook  by Dominic Wilcox and Katherine Mengardon

Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (Band 12/Copper)

An inspirational heroine magically transported into a thrilling adventure in the skies.

Book Cover for Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (Band 12/Copper) by Lisa Rajan

15-Minute STEM

STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are important to all aspects of our lives, from construction to space exploration, from the digital world to caring for the natural one.

Book Cover for 15-Minute STEM by Emily Hunt

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Here’s another inspiring, information-packed picture book in what’s becoming something of a series (see also Great Women Who Made History and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World).

Book Cover for Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Jeanne Willis is a latter-day Hilaire Belloc creating cautionary tales for modern youth that are both hilarious and full of sensible advice. Desperate to win more ‘likes’ for her posts, Goldilocks is driven to find ever more daring activities to share, which is why she takes a selfie breaking in to the bears’ cottage, and - #pipinghot!

Book Cover for Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale) by Jeanne Willis

Create Your Own Happy

We all want our kids to be happy, but media stories about rising levels of anxiety amongst young people are everywhere; it’s worrying. This book therefore should prove really useful to many. It looks and is very accessible, and is full of practical tips and activities that will help young people feel more content, confident and in control.

Book Cover for Create Your Own Happy by Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill

The Skylarks' War

Award winning Hilary McKay tells a captivating and deeply moving story of three young people growing up in the years before and during World War One.

Book Cover for The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

Billy and the Minpins

Roald Dahl’s dramatic last story is perfectly matched for the first time by Quentin Blake’s new illustrations in a beautifully produced edition. Billy is told by his mum that he must never go out through the garden gate and into the dark wood.

Book Cover for Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

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