For Younger Readers

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray

 The city was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back. When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he’s the Enemy – the god who drowned the work – come again to cause untold chaos.  Only Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, believes he’s innocent.  To save the boy, Ellie must prove who he really is – even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret. Paperback, Penguin, £7.99






The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Twelve year old Yanka has always felt out of place in her village.  Abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, the forest calls out to her, and when she wakes to find her legs have become bear legs, she sets out on a journey of discovery. This is an epic fantasy adventure of princesses and dragons with the narrative peppered with traditional Russian stories, but underlying the story are questions of  what it means to be human, how we find our place in the world and how we define family. Paperback, Usborne Books, £6.99






Fantastical Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst

This tells the awe-inspiring stories of women who spent their lives protecting the Earth and all its living things.

Tackle the plastic problem and recycle with ISATOU CEESAY, marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with JANE GOODALL, and fight devasting deforestation with WANGARI MAATHAI.  Illustrated and written by Kate Pankhurst, this is a hopeful and encouraging introduction to just a few of the exceptional women who have looked after our Natural World. Paperback, Bloomsbury, £6.99