Home Ground by Alan Gibbons

Sam fervently believes that his football team, West Park Celtic can start winning games, but it seems doomed to be stuck at the bottom of the league unless the players can get their act together. Their manager...

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Young people have recently been in the forefront of campaigns raising alarm about the perils of climate change and environmental destruction. What better way to spread these serious concerns to even more...

Children and young people ‘Looked after’?: Education, intervention and the everyday culture of care in Wales edited by Dawn Mannay, Alyson Rees and Louise Roberts.

“I shouldn’t be labelled or underestimated just because I am “looked after”. I am not just a number, I am me” This timely and relevant book takes an in depth look at the many issues facing care experience...

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Home Ground by Alan Gibbons

Sam fervently believes that his football team, West Park Celtic can start winning games, but it seems doomed to be stuck at the bottom of the league unless the players can get their act together. Their manager is always encouragingly upbeat but he...

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Young people have recently been in the forefront of campaigns raising alarm about the perils of climate change and environmental destruction. What better way to spread these serious concerns to even more people than through a well told story based...

The Pumpkin Project by Katie Smith

Originally published in 2016, The Pumpkin Project won that year’s Top Tales competition run by ITV’s Lorraine. The book is a funny, warm and engagingly inter-generational story of how young Lottie Parsons teams-up with her grandfather to put one...

Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young adult novelist like Bali Rai it doesn’t...

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams

All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal – but always containing, in the lines on the page, a depth of human misery that those of us lucky enough to live their lives in peace...