Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying. What to eat, where to go, who to love. But one thing she is sure of she wants to spend her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea. Then Lea dies in a car accident, and Rumi is sent to live with her aunt in Hawaii. Now, miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, feeling abandoned by her mother, and the aching absence of music. With the help of the “boys next door” teenage surfer Kai, who doesn’t take anything too seriously, and old George Watanabe, who succumbed to grief years ago Rumi seeks her way back to music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish. With unflinching honesty, Summer Bird Blue explores big truths about insurmountable grief, unconditional love, and how to forgive even when it feels impossible.
Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there’s been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and unlimited time – until the end of the summer holidays anyway. The first whodunnit in a new mystery series by Sharna Jackson.
The author is also artistic director of the Site Gallery in Sheffield.
See what children wear in Siberia, in the Sahara desert or at the Vietnamese Moon Festival… Learn how to wear a sari or kimono… Find out about the special clothes worn by astronauts, firemen and deep-sea divers, and see amazing hats, shoes and jewellery from all around the world. Then look to the future, with recycling, 3D printers and space-age fabrics.
This write-in book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries. Activities include creating a worry box, making a mood grid and mindfulness activities such as colouring, doodling and mazes. Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.
A beautiful story that taps right into what Tim Hopgood’s books are all about: celebrating the natural world and promoting a positive outlook on life.
A taste of the Bologna Book Fair for those of us stuck in chilly England.
The Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019
Bart Moeyaert was born in 1964 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He made his debut at age 19 with the award-winning novel Duet met valse noten (1983). His large and diverse body of work includes more than 50 titles, ranging from picture books and YA novels to poetry. His critically acclaimed books have been translated in more than 20 countries. He also writes television screenplays and stage plays, has translated a number of novels, and teaches creative writing.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Swedish: Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens minne) is an international children’s literary award established by the Swedish government in 2002 to honour the Swedish children’s author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The prize of five million SEK, makes it the most financially advantageous award in children’s literature and the one of the richest literary prizes in the world.
The award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council funded solely by the central government
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 23 March 2019
Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family. This gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal is perfect for fans of Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoffand Frances Hardinge.
“I thought I’d almost reached my fill of dystopian novels, but Kirsty Applebaum has rebooted the genre.” Alex O’Connell THE TIMES
A new 25th anniversary collection celebrating sales of more than 20 million copies.
Contains four brand-new stories, featuring Horrid Henry wreaking havoc on an airplane, being forced to write an essay about the Tudors, sabotaging the school play and sneaking on to a forbidden rollercoaster.
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 24 March 2019
Set in a horrifying ‘fifteen minutes in the future’ United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents.
With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.