It’s September already! Back to school for many of you, so we’ll make sure we bring you loads of fab posts and books this month to keep you cheery!!
Thanks to Ellen Renner who was with us throughout August. A new month brings a new author…
Author in Residence: Tamsyn Murray. The brilliant Tamsyn will be with us this month, so we’ll be reviewing her books, hearing about her new book, and we’ve a few posts lined up from her, too. There’s now a Tamsyn thread in our forum, so pop any questions you have for her in there.
Onto our September reads..
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley – but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London… Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.
Wolf Brother: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Book 1 – Michelle Paver
Thousands of years ago the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunter-gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a time of enchantment and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malevolent force conjures a demon: a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear that will slay everything it sees, a demon determined to destroy the world. Only one boy can stop it – 12 year old Torak, who has seen his father murdered by the bear. With his dying breath, Torak’s father tells his son of the burden that is his. He must lead the bear to the mountain of the World Spirit and beg that spirit’s help to overcome it. Torak is an unwilling hero. He is scared and trusts no one. His only companion is a wolf cub only three moons old, whom he seems to understand better than any human. Theirs is a terrifying quest in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life.
Try them and read with us. Whether these are books you’d normally pick for yourself or not – give them a whirl as you might just love them! Buy them in our shop and then tell us what you think of them in our forum..