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Young Houdini: The Silent Assassin

By Simon Nicholson - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Simon Nicholson continues his series based on the imagined youthful career of Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist. Harry, with his friends Billie (a ...Read Review

Darker Ends

By Alex Nye - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Alex Nye continues his exploration of the chillier end of children’s fiction with this novel set in modern Glencoe. Or is it? ...Read Review

The Easter Rising: Molly’s Diary

By Patricia Murphy - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Patricia Murphy, the prize-winning producer and director of BBC and Channel 4 documentaries, has here produced a lively historical novel based on solid fact. ...Read Review

One for Sorrow

By Philip Caveney - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Philip Caveney continues his time-travelling series with a well-plotted, fast-paced story that sees our hero, Tom Afflick, returning to 1882 Edinburgh to encounter the ...Read Review

The Exchange of Princesses

By Chantal Thomas - By John Cullen (trans.) - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

French historian Chantal Thomas returns to fiction in The Exchange of Princesses, a sensitive and tragic novel about two child marriages. The author’...Read Review

I Was Only Nineteen

By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMilitary

This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review

Behind the Walls

By Nicola Pierce - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This novel tells the story of the siege of Derry in 1688, at the time of the accession of a Catholic monarch, James II, ...Read Review

Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This re-issue of a classic Victorian children’s novel tells the story of Black Beauty – a beautiful black horse whose life takes him ...Read Review

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

By Rick Riordan - Published 2014

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Rick Riordan, writing as his no-nonsense hero Percy Jackson, has pulled off a funny and informative introduction to Greek mythology. Of course, the ...Read Review