As I'm sure you can tell we love a good book here so we're always on the look out for some great reads...and now we're going to share our favourite books each month with you all. And what's even better we're giving you the chance to win a copy of the chosen books! Read on to find out more...
Adult's Book of the Month: Normal People - Sally Rooney Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. An exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and the cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
Children's Book of the Month: Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr Fox is the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world. Every time Mr Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean grow wild with rage! They're the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they've concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all.
Back to School for Parents & Children: What's Going on Inside my Head - Molly Potter (author) & Sarah Jennings (illustrations)
Perfect for starting conversations with children about their mental and emotional health, What's Going On Inside My Head? is a must for every parent who understands the importance of keeping a healthy mind. By talking about positive self-image, emotional intelligence, relationships and mindfulness, this book will help children develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from the start. Presented in a warm, child-friendly but no-nonsense way it will help establish solid foundations for every child's current and future wellbeing.
Adult's Book of the Month: The Plus One - Sophia Money-Coutts
Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one… She’s single, turning thirty, but seriously, she’s fine. Even if she’s still stuck at Posh! magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend’s summer wedding are looking worryingly slim. But it’s a New Year, a new leaf and all that. Polly’s determined that over the next 365 days she’ll remember to shave her legs, drink less wine and generally get herself together.
Children's Book of the Month: The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?
Adult's Book of the Month: The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker Pat Barker’s electrifying revision of The Iliad reframes the story through the voiceless women of war. A startlingly vivid novel with a powerful message about who tells stories and why it matters.
Children's Book of the Month: If The World Were... - Joseph Coelho & Allison Colpoys
A moving, poetic picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when his grandad dies, written by poet and playwright Joe Coelho. This powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly those who have lost a grandparent.
Adult's Book of the Month: Wakenhyrst - Michelle Paver The new novel everyone's been waiting for from bestselling author Michelle Paver. Wakenhyrst is an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.
Children's Book of the Month: The Skylark's War - Hilary McKay
The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. (Children 9+).
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