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Recommended Reads July 2016

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End Game

Author: Alan Gibbons
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 9781780621814
Published Date: 9th April 2015
RRP: £9.99

'He was here again last night, the man with the dead eyes. He was in my room and in my head.'

There are not many things Nick Mallory knows for sure.

He knows there was a car crash. He knows he is in hospital. And he knows he feels furious with his father. What he doesn't know is why.

As his memories start to return, Nick finds himself caught in a net of secrets and lies - where truth and perception collide and heroes and villains are not easy to tell apart.

White Storm

Author: M. G. Harris
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444014105
Published Date: 7th April 2016
RRP: £7.99

Ben Carrington is a member of an elite, top-secret rescue organisation - Gemini Force. When he finds himself and his friends in danger, Ben must compete with hostile ice and storms to pull off their most gruelling mission yet. Impossible rescues. Maximum risk. This is Gemini Force 1. An action-packed new installment, perfect for fans of Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz and Robert Muchamore.

Rose in the Blitz

Author: Rebecca Stevens
Publisher: Chicken House Books
ISBN: 9781910655542
Published Date: 4th August 2016
RRP: £6.99

It’s the night before Rose’s mum re-marries.

Rose can’t sleep for worrying and nor can her muddled Great-Aunt Cosy, her namesake. Rose sees the old lady leaving the house and runs after her to the London underground. Their empty train stops in 1940, in a war-torn London broken by the Blitz. Here, Rose witnesses great romance and impending sacrifice. Tragedy will surely follow – unless she can change what happens next …

From the acclaimed author of Valentine Joe, longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2015. 

Orbiting Jupiter

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: 978-0544462229
Published Date: 6th October 2015
RRP: £9.99

Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he’ll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780007150076
Published Date: August 2012
RRP: £6.99

Thomas '€œTommo'€ Peaceful and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. They used to go to school together, face their problems together, sleep and eat together; they even loved the same girl… but now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all?

My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral!

Author: Ben Davis
Publisher: Oxford Children's Books
ISBN: 9780192745842
Published Date: August 2016
RRP: £6.99

What's a boy to do when him mum dissapears, his dad moves him and his sister to the middle of nowhere, and his life takes a very swift downwards turn? Come up with a drastic plan to get his mum back... by secretly launching his dad on the internet as the Next Big Thing of course!