by Lydia Syson
Paris, 1871. Nearly 40 years after the events of Les Miserables, a new revolution is brewing. . .
Though the Franco-Prussian war is over, life through the siege has been tough, and peace proves bitter. On the edge of despair, Zéphyrine finds inspiration in the hope offered by the city’s radical new leadership, the Paris Commune. And she has unexpectedly fallen in love. Anatole, a dashing young violinist at the Théâtre Lyrique, opens Zéphyrine’s eyes to a glamorous new world, while he in turn is swept away by her passionate beliefs.
Not all their friends are equally convinced. With a home-grown enemy now at the gate and the barricades rising, can love and friendship both survive?
If You were me
by Sam Hepburn
Not long after Aliya's family escapes Afghanistan for Britain, her brother is accused of a bomb attack. Aliya is sure of his innocence, but when plumber's son Dan finds a gun in their bathroom, what's she to think? Dan has his own reasons for staying silent: he's worried the gun might have something to do with his dad. Thrown together by chance, they set out to uncover a tangled and twisted truth.
The House of Eyes
by Patricia Elliott
London, 1909, the Edwardian age, a time of great confidence and optimism – and in particular, new aspirations for women. Meet Constance Clementine Carew, 12 years old, an endlessly curious observer of people, who wants to be an anthropologist when she grows up. When a beautiful girl claiming to be Connie's long lost cousin Ida, turns up unexpectedly, Connie is determined to discover whether 'Ida' is really an imposter, out to claim the family fortune.
But someone wants to stop Connie – even if it means murder!
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish- Jurassic Carp
by Mo O'Hara
Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom's evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he's been their zombie-fishy friend ever since.
At a medieval re-enactment event, some-fin very weird starts going on. One of the knights is acting very suspiciously . . . and Tom is sure he's seen his evil big brother's vampire kitten lurking around. Can Pradeep and Tom work out what Mark is up to without revealing Frankie's secret zombie skills?
In story two, a Jurassic carp fossil is found underneath the school playground. Can Frankie, Tom and Pradeep stop Mark's evil plan before his BEASTLY secret gets out?
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish- The Fintastic Fish-Sitter
by Mo O'Hara
Everyone knows that fish and cats don't get on. So when Sami has to look after her big brother's goldfish, it won't be easy with Fang the vampire kitten lurking next door . . .
Frankie the hypniotic zombie goldfish is back! This time he's in full picture book colour so younger readers can join in the fishy fun. Featuring favourite characters from the original bestselling fiction series, MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH.
An hilarious story of animal mayhem featuring the most badly behaved pets ever!
Finding a Safe Place from Abuse
Illustrator and co-author, Anne-Marie Perks
Authors, Sheila Hollins, Patricia Scotland and Noëlle Blackman
Books Beyond Words Publishing, May 2015
editor, Rebecca Skipwith
Older and wiser, right? What happened between her mother and father will never happen to her, right? Katie meets charming and beautiful David at college, and in a romantic whirlwind, they move in together. It wasn’t long before David’s jealous fits, stealing and abuse begins. Will Katie make the right choices to save her? This book will help people of all ages and abilities to recognise some of the different types of abuse that ca happen in relationships, how to seek help, and how a safe and rewarding life can follow after abuse.
by Jamie Buxton
Boy was plucked out of the River Nile as a baby. He now works at the local inn, making the plates and beakers from mud, as well as beautiful model animals that everyone loves. They live in the shadow of the Great Pyramid, working hard and trying not to run foul of the new king, who has banned all the old gods and closed the temples.
Then a mysterious stranger comes to the inn. He takes Boy to King Akenaten’s city, where his artistic talent is put to use on the unfinished sculpture of Queen Nefertiti's head. But it soon becomes clear that something darker is being plotted . . .
Here be Dragons - Book One
The Snowdonia Chronicles)
by Sarah Mussi
Ellie Morgan wants a boy who's all hers. Just for once, it would be nice to meet someone that Sheila (the cow) hadn't got her claws in to.
A remote farmhouse on Mount Snowdon is hardly the ideal setting for meeting anyone unless, of course, you count her best friend George or creepy Darren (which Ellie doesn't). But when a boy, glimpsed through the mist and snow, lures her up to the Devil's Bridge, Ellie realises the place she knows so well still has its secrets ...
The stronger her feelings for this strange boy become, the more she is in danger: a battle as old as Snowdon itself has been raging for centuries and now Ellie's caught in the middle.
Something has left its lair.
It s out there stalking her.
Who ever said true love was easy?
As Quiet as a Mouse
by Karen Owen
Edgar keeps waking up his new baby sister but he can’t help being noisy. Luckily, his friend Ruby has an idea! Can Edgar learn to be as quiet as a mouse?
A retelling by Beverley Birch
A retelling of Mary Shelley’s unforgettably dark thriller about Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a creature from the parts of dead bodies and brings it to life. He dreams of creating something special and wonderful, a new life that will transform the world.
But his creature is huge, terrifying, and nothing like his dream …