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Title: Boy Oh Boy
Author: Cliff Leek
Illustrator: Bene Rohlmann
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Boy Oh Boy is an entertaining way to meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history, with coming-of-age stories about sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists: from Nelson Mandela to Prince and the slam poet Kit Yan. What unites them all is innovation and the ability to achieve so much while fighting stereotypes.
Title: Kids Fight Plastic: How to Be a #2minute Superhero
Author: Martin Dorey
Publisher: Walker Books
Have you got 2 minutes? That’s all the time it takes to become a #2minutesuperhero. Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans. Read this essential book and find out how you can become a #2minutesuperhero by completing 50 missions to fight plastic at home, school and on your days out.
Title: The Itty Bitty Witch
Author: Trisha Speed Shaskan
Illustrator: Xindi Yan
Publisher: Two Lions
Betty can’t wait to be a first-grade witch. But on the first day of school, her classmates start calling her “Itty Bitty” because she’s small and still uses her kinder-broom. Betty doesn’t like the nickname—or how it makes her feel itty-bitty inside. So she comes up with a BIG idea to prove herself: winning the Halloween Dash.
Title: Changeling (The Oddmire #1)
Author: William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a newborn changeling. But when the fateful night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong. After laying the changeling in a human infant’s crib, the goblin Kull is briefly distracted from his task. By the time he turns back, the changeling has already perfectly mimicked the human child. Too perfectly: Kull cannot tell them apart. Not knowing which to bring back, he leaves both babies behind.
Title: Koki’s Song
Author: Ruskin Bond
Illustrator: Ayeshe Sadr and Ishaan Dasgupta
Ruskin Bond had his first short story published when he had just left school. Two years later, his first novel, The Room on the Roof, was accepted by a London publisher. On the ship that brought him home to India he met a 12-year-old girl called Koki, who shared her chocolates with him, having heard that he did not have money for chocolates. He did not see Koki again, but she turns up in his stories from time to time. She doesn’t grow old. She is twelve-year-old Koki forever. And if you live close to nature, to flowers, trees, birds and mountain streams, you will remain young, like Koki and Somi.
Title: The 117-Storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
There are lots of laughs at every level in The 117-Storey Treehouse , the ninth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry have added another thirteen levels of crazy fun to their every-growing treehouse.
Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
Author: Onjali Q Rauf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of Mrs. Khan’s classroom, but on the third Tuesday of the school year a new kid fills it: nine-year-old Ahmet, a Syrian refugee. It’s his story.