The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
by Paola Peretti
A charming, poignant tale of a young girl who is facing the loss of her sight.
Buried Crown
by Ally Sherrick
Set in wartime Suffolk, steeped in the myths of the Sutton Hoo finds, this is a story of friendship, courage, superstition and faith.
Boy 87
by Ele Fountain
Prompted by news reports of children fleeing war and poverty, this is a powerful story of hope and friendship in terrible, terrifying circumstances.
Black Powder
by Ally Sherrick
A story of violence, cruelty and betrayal, while also celebrating courage, loyalty and friendship. Stunning!
Liar and Spy
by Rebecca Stead
Ghost Boys
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A stunning book for young readers. Powerful, challenging and incredibly sad, as this explores racism in the US.
The List of Real Things
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Grace and Bee's parents have died suddenly and the two girls are dealing with their deaths very differently. A charming, beautiful and moving book, due to be published on 29 March 2018.
The Last Wild
by Piers Torday
Reading just one section of the book at a time for each week's discussion was tough. There was tension, humour and great characterisation in this imagined future of a corrupted world.
by Sarah Crossan
A moving and sensitive account of conjoined twins, told in verse. Amazing!
One Christmas Wish
by Katherine Rundell
A beautifully illustrated, charming story for all the family to enjoy at Christmas.