It's the end of the world as we know it

Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven imagines a world devastated, all civilisation destroyed, by the onset of a global pandemic she calls Georgia Flu.

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Pick your favourite instrument

Sounds Good! Discover 50 Instruments by Hans and Ole Könnecke is a delightful introduction to 50 musical instruments for younger readers

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Psst! Here's a bit of free advice....

In Meg McKinley’s deceptively simple rhyming tale, Always Never Always, a young girl is given some important pointers about those key moments when it’s important to think ‘Should I? Or, shouldn’t I?’.

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Angel or devil?

Describing Mervyn Peake's Mr Pye as a humorous or comic novel does it no favours at all – it’s much odder than that.

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Oh no! It's test time!

Thousands of children in all parts of the country will immediately feel a flame of recognition catch alight as they read the opening words of Serena Patel's Test Trouble

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