Flight of a Starling

You know when a book looks into your soul and says 'I know you'? Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield (Electric Monkey) got me like that. 'Rita and Lo, sisters and best friends, have spent their lives on the wing - flying through the air in their trapeze act, never staying in one place for... Continue Reading →

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I Have No Secrets

'Jemma knows who did the murder. She knows because he told her. And she can't tell anyone. Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is... Continue Reading →

How to read Paper Butterflies

There are some books that you can just drop into your bag and pick up whenever you can steal a minute's peace. And then there are some that need military planning to ensure your survival as you read it. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield (Electric Monkey, Egmont) sits squarely in the latter category. But don't... Continue Reading →

Seed by Lisa Heathfield – YA 

   'Seed loves you. Seed will never let you go. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is... Continue Reading →

Tv tie-in books

This is the book that has been the immediate hit in the Rainbow Library. Fireman Sam Hide and Slide by Egmont I made a point of including some tv tie-in books to encourage the children's use of the book box and boy was that a smart move. The library has only been running for two... Continue Reading →

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