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Summer Reading for Tweens

With the summer holidays on the horizon, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to kicking back and relaxing either on a beach somewhere exotic or simply in the garden on a precious Sunday afternoon. But what about your tween? No longer young enough to be entertained with a bucket and spade but certainly not old

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Summer Reading for Tweens

With the summer holidays on the horizon, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to kicking back and relaxing either on a beach somewhere exotic or simply in the garden on a precious Sunday afternoon. But what about your tween? No longer young enough to be entertained with a bucket and spade but certainly not old

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5 Interesting Facts About Cats

One of the most joyous and simple holidays in the yearly calendar, Hug Your Cat Day encourages cat owners to do just that. Most of us will not need any encouragement as cats are the world’s most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one. Did you know… 1. The technical term for

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Biscuit Day 2018

Are you a smart cookie? We all love a good biscuit as an afternoon snack but do you know where they originated? We celebrate Biscuit Day on 29th May 2018 with a few ‘crumbs’ of information about the humble crumble… It is believed that biscuits were first invented as a travelling snack for those at

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Next Stop, The Twilight Zone!

“You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!” Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, the cult classic TV show The Twilight Zone has affected entire generations of people, prompting them to

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The Healing Power of Trees

Whatever the season, pulling on your wellies and going for a stroll in the forest is always a feast for the senses. In Spring, we see carpets of daffodils and bluebells, in Summer; wild flowers are at play. Come autumn, the forest floor is strewn in bright amber and copper leaves and in winter, the

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Promotions

0.99 eBook offer – Escape from the Past 1 & 2

We have two 0.99 eBook offers (may include tax). Now until December 15th. ‪ Books one and two of the Escape from the Past series have a 0.99 eBook offer.  Escape from the Past The Duke’s Wrath Trying out an experimental computer game, a fifteen-year-old boy unwittingly time-travels to medieval Germany where he must not only

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0.99 eBook offer – Lieutenant Hotshot

We have a 0.99 eBook offer (may include tax). Now until September 15th. ‪ “You are in the valley now, Modetse, but one day you’ll come out on the mountain,” is what Mama Zuma tells him, but having been brainwashed by the horror of the Lord’s Resistance Army what chance can Modetse ever have of

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Events & Announcements

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Children’s Author Talk in Ilkley

If you’re in or near Ilkley, come along and meet Daniel Ingram-Brown author of Rise of the Shadow Stealers! Hold the head of the King, and try on Mr Bumbler’s hat. Discover more about writing, and compete for the prize for the best question… Saturday 17th October, 6pm Church House, Church Street, Ilkley, LS29 9DS

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Book News

National Road Victim Month 2017 & exploring the impact of serious injury on a teenagers life

Hospital High written by Mimi Thebo is YA fiction based on a true story from a popular children’s author who has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017. When she was fourteen, the author Mimi Thebo died in a car accident. Hospital High is a young adult novel based on the day she died and

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The Last Stop “a real surprise”!

The Last Stop by Michael Burnam is our latest science-fiction story published by Lodestone Books this week. “The Last Stop launches with a mystery that rides on a youthful sense of wonder and curiosity as did J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. The adventure travels into new territory on the power of daring speculation and scientific accuracy

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