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A Bad Day for Jayden

Bradman, Tony
Mum won't get out of bed. His best friend has dumped him. And school work is just too difficult. It feels like the world is conspiring against Jayden in this touching and sensitively told story of life as a young carer from beloved author Tony Bradman. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

All the Things We Never Said

Rahman, Yasmin
But the website won't let them stop and an increasingly sinister game begins, with MementoMori playing them off against each other. A pact is a pact, after all. In this powerful debut written in three points of view, Yasmin Rahman has created a moving, poignant novel celebrating life.

An Saor Cloiche Mishona


Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

Colfer, Eoin
A fun, playful and charming Little Gem with a touching and thought-provoking message at its heart. Eoin Colfer's trademark light touch and gift for unforgettable child voices are perfectly complemented by Matt Robertson's beautiful limited-palette artwork. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Arthur Wants a Balloon

Gilbert Bedia, Elizabeth
Arthur Wants a Balloon deals beautifully with a parent's depression and portrays a child's way of helping his father to cope.

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

Clare, Horatio
Aubrey's father, Jim, has fallen under an horrendous spell, which Aubrey is determined to break. Everyone says his task is impossible, but Aubrey will never give up and never surrender - even if he must fight the unkillable Spirit of Despair itself: the TERRIBLE YOOT!


Teckentrup, Britta
A beautiful story about sadness, depression and hope. From Global Illustration Excellence Award winner, Britta Teckentrup.

Bob's Blue Period

Deuchars, Marion


Doyle, Roddy
A brilliant middle-grade magical adventure from the world-famous author of The Commitments and The Guts.

M Word

Conaghan, Brian

Night Shift

Gliori, Debi

The Family Tree

Peet, Mal
An utterly stunning, powerful and unforgettable novella by the highly acclaimed and much missed Mal Peet. Featuring sensitive full colour illustrations by talented rising star, Emma Shoard. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 14+