The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date recommended: 25 March 2013
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
A little girl loves knitting and with her endless supply of wool, she can supply the whole neighbourhood with colourful garments.
Date recommended: 25 March 2013
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
A stunning, compelling story with so many layers and facets.
Date recommended: 14 January 2013
Why be happy when you could be normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.
Date recommended: 14 January 2013
A World Between Us
by Lydia Syson
Date recommended: 26 November 2012
The Small Hours
by Susie Boyt
A dark, amusing, wry and quirky tale of a woman who opens a utopian nursery school.
Date recommended: 26 November 2012
Seldom Seen
by Sarah Ridgard
The village of Worlingworth in the 1980s - a bleak, dark, disturbing account of the secrets of village life.
Date recommended: 17 September 2012
The High Street
by Alice Melvin
A beautiful lift-the-flap picture book celebrating traditional town shops with a contemporary look.
Date recommended: 17 September 2012
Pirate Gran Goes for Gold
by Geraldine Durrant
A picture book which is great fun: lots to look at in the illustrations and plenty of giggles from the text
Date recommended: 9 July 2012
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry goes out to post a letter and doesn't stop walking. This is a wonderful, uplifting and life-affirming story everyone should read!
Date recommended: 9 July 2012

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