Book review: Gloves Off by Louisa Reid

Lily is sixteen and feels utterly trapped.Bullied at school, she doesn’t want to lay her unhappiness at her parents’ door – they have problems of their own. When the kids at school finally go too far, Lily and her family must face reality and decide if she’s going to fight back or remain a victim.But … Continue reading Book review: Gloves Off by Louisa Reid

Book review: The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's … Continue reading Book review: The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Book review: Swimming Against the Storm by Jess Butterworth

Our land is sinking. It's disappearing into the water. And no one knows how to save it.Twelve-year-old Eliza and her sister Avery have lived their entire lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Louisiana, growing up alongside turtles, pelicans and porpoises. But now, with sea levels rising, their home is at risk … Continue reading Book review: Swimming Against the Storm by Jess Butterworth

Interview with School Librarian of the Year 2019 Ros Harding

Ros Harding is Head Librarian and Archivist at the King's School in Chester. She received the prestigious SLA School Librarian of the Year Award in June 2019. You can follow Ros on Twitter @KSCLibrarian. Let’s start with a difficult one: What book meant the most to you as a child? Would you recommend it to … Continue reading Interview with School Librarian of the Year 2019 Ros Harding