Tag Archives: Claire Watts

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

“an indulgence to curl up with on a rainy day” After the death of her beloved wild-child aunt, Ginny receives a package. Inside is a bundle of blue envelopes, numbered one to thirteen. The letters – each to be read … Continue reading

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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

“Hel is … a teen railing against circumstances she is powerless to change, petulant, angry, sulky and despairing” The Monstrous Child is the first YA novel by Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. The ‘monstrous child’ of the … Continue reading

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Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

“Glorious, and gloriously satisfying” For generations, the job of Riverkeep has been passed on from father to son in Wulliam’s family. In a few week’s time when he turns sixteen, it will be his turn. But he’s not sure that … Continue reading

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OLD YEAR/NEW YEAR: Claire Watts

What was your top read of this year? I’ve read a lot of books I really enjoyed this year, but I want to flag up two that I read because I felt I should and then found myself completely bowled … Continue reading

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Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

“the moment I began to read, the very first page, Marlon’s voice caught me” SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 COSTA BOOK AWARD Sixteen-year-old Marlon Sunday is a good boy. He’s studying hard for his exams and he doesn’t do drugs or … Continue reading

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

“a book that celebrates the strength and capability of women” Here is a book that defies all that anyone ever told you about writing for children and makes you wonder why anyone made that stuff up in the first place. … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Gingerbread & Cupcake by Claire Watts

And if one Piranha book in a month wasn’t enough for you … Here’s the gorgeous cover of Claire’s new book: It’s that weird limbo summer when school’s over for ever and everything you’ve ever known is ending but nothing … Continue reading

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