Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • When 16-year-old Lizzie Parsons starts to meet women involved in the suffragist cause, she has no idea of the dramatic changes that lie ahead. As the women’s rights campaign fights on, Lizzie must also face her own personal battle with a violent, a...


  • Sofia Drake wants a tattoo - a tattoo all of her own, where her parents won''t see it. And when she''s introduced to Sol Marks, a genius young tattooist, Sofia falls in love with his arty, original designs. But when Sofia''s dad sees his daughter''s ...


  • Lena's mum is expecting a new baby but Lena is more interested in her own concerns, most pressingly her quest for as many Scout badges as her sleeve can hold and having fun at Polish Club. When Lena's mum goes into labour, the midwife is caught in tr...


  • London is at war and as the Blitz rages, children like Josie and her brother Len face the same dangers as the adults. Can they find the strength to stand up against the onslaught? A tale of amazing bravery, inspired by the true story of the Dead E...



  • Across Europe, the horror of war is destroying lives and separating families. Yield or fight? When tragedy strikes Freddie's family, he and his soldier brother must go on the run, battling for their survival. Jump or burn? Without a parachute, that's...


  • It’s 1939 and the war’s beginning. Everyone’s afraid of spies.When Jack tumbles off the Kent train with the other wartime evacuees from London, no one in the village wants to take him in. Then Lady Ashwell patriotically sweeps him off to the Ha...


  • Life is not easy for fifteen-year-old Charlie Peat. He is living alone in London, while his guitarist father is on tour abroad and his mother is in a care home suffering from the psychological after-effects of a bomb explosion. He has to cope with al...


  • When shipwrecked 'Pax' is discovered by an elderly man searching for his only grandson and the heir to his business, the two form an unlikely but powerful bond. But as Pax regains his memories, haunting truths and guilt-ridden deception reveal that t...






  • Makis and his mother Sofia escape a devastating Greek earthquake which has claimed his father's life. They move to North London and at first it is hard, especially at school, but being a gifted footballer, Makis slowly begins to fit in. But through n...


  • It is 1940, and Ronnie Warren is a street-smart 11-year-old living with his mum in south London while his father is away fighting with the army. Ronnie's story starts during the Blitz, when he climbs bravely through bomb rubble to rescue his mother a...


  • Ben Maddox is in trouble... After disobeying her orders on his last assigment, Ben has been banished by his boss, to work in the archives at Zephon TV. But he is desperate to follow up a hot lead about drug trafficking. To his dismay when his boss ev...


  • When Kaninda survives a brutal attack on his village in East Africa he joins the rebel army, where he's trained to carry weapons, and use them. But aid workers take him to London, to a new family and a comprehensive school. Clan and tribal conflicts ...


  • When Sophia and her mum move into Revenge House, on the lonely and windswept Romney Marshes, little do they know how the timbers of the ancient building are steeped in the secretive life of the marshes. They are both struggling to cope with the death...


  • Hard Stew always gets what he wants, but he's not the only thing chasing Davey. There's also a secret - the sort that jumps up on you and is more frightening than a hundred Hard Stews. The sort you've got to stare in the face. If you've got the guts....


  • A dark, compelling novel about one girl's determination for the truth, addressing gangs, young deaths, and crime with sensitivity and realism Amber is shocked when her brother falls to his death from a tower block. She's convinced it wasn't an accid...


  • The school holiday should be fun for Leonard, but he is stuck at home in his hometown of Accra, far away from where his friends from school live. His Nana is not much fun and his father is almost always away at work, leaving Leonard feeling lonely an...


  • As top reporter at Zephon TV, Ben Maddox is used to breaking the news - and sometimes he even makes it. When he is sent to investigate the situation on Kutuliza, he finds himself face-to-face with slick politicians, guerrilla fighters and a young foo...


  • When journalist Ben Maddox is thrust full-throttle into an investigation for Zephon TV, he worries that he's in over his head. But as he digs deeper, he realises that what's really important is being prepared to fight for what you believe in, and if ...






  • Billy is a little boy with a big imagination. When his mum needs a hand choosing a new outfit for a party, Billy is only too happy to help out and they set off on a shopping adventure. Will they find the perfect outfit at the clothes store or will it...


  • 'A heart-warming story full of colour' The London Parents' Guide 'A charming community tale, splendidly complemented by the vibrant and decorative illustrations' Books for Keeps On most days Samuel looks out of the window of his flat and sees the fam...


  • A collection of stories about school by authors such as Noel Streatfeild, Jan Mark, Charles Dickens, Ger Duffy and Bernard Ashley. The stories take a look at starting a new term, dealing with bullying, getting out of a sticky situation and facing par...



  • Illus. in full color. Ling Sung dreads going to school. There are too many things the other kids can do that he can't. When he discovers everyone admires his ability to use chopsticks, Ling Sung is empowered....


  • Two books in one: Dinner Ladies Don't Count and Linda's Life. Both are school stories - in the first, Jason has to prove that he didn't take Donna's birthday cards; in the second, Linda tells a lie about why she can't go on the school outing. Fun and...


  • Simon Leighton is sent to an assessment centre because he is unable to cope with school due to problems in his life - his mother is dead and his father cannot overcome his grief. However Simon determines to leave the centre to live with his father an...



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