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Debut Australian author Matilda Woods has taken three very different ingredients – a boy, a bird and a coffin maker – and combined them to come up with a beautifully written novel for young and not-so-young readers.
John Boyne has had hit novels both on the adult and the YA bookshelf. His second world war story The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006) is one of the most original and unforgettable works of fiction ever.
If any novelist knows what she or he is talking about, that person must surely be Lucy Worsley.
Novels rarely open with as effective a hook as the one Emma Carroll delivers at the start of this original tale of old magic, modern family problems and dark goings on in those ancient woods at the bottom of the garden.
It was announced today that all Page One bookstores are closed as the company faces further financial difficulties. Here's how some of the city's teenagers feel about it.
You are fourteen years old, you don’t get on very well with your father, you have two older brothers who ignore you most of the time, and your mother wishes you had never been born.
We offer no excuses for spotlighting the fourth Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike mystery as our book of the week just three months after featuring Stevens’ third adventure in the series back in August.
If you’d rather not spend time and money planning a Halloween costume, and have already seen all the scary films released this year, why not settle down with a spook-tastical book instead?
Set in a not-too-distant future London, William Sutcliffe’s Concentr8 is a challenging and thought-provoking read for older teens.