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Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

Many children are reluctant readers, lacking the confidence or interest to pick up a book and read for themselves. This can be for a variety of reasons, but is often down to reading being perceived as ‘too hard’ (whether children...

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Book Review: In Deep Water by Sam Blake

Book Review: In Deep Water by Sam Blake

In Deep Water is the second instalment in Sam Blake’s bestselling crime thriller series starring Cat Connolly – talented young Garda Detective and kick-boxing champion. The story begins several months after the events of Little Bones. Cat Connolly is back...

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Book Review: Release by Patrick Ness

Book Review: Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness (published 4th May 2017) takes place during a single day in the life of young protagonist Adam Thorne, the day that changes his life forever.  Adam is a teenage boy living in a rural town outside Washington...

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