Noughts and Crosses

Image for Noughts & CrossesThe Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be’ – Stormzy’

Starting on BBC TV on Thursday 5th March. Image for Noughts & CrossesBefore you get hooked on the TV adaptation READ THE SERIES FIRST!

Always so much more in the book!  Buy all five books for special price of £29.99  (RRP £40)

Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Mallory is a former Children’s Laureate.

World Book Day Books

World Book DayWorld Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

World Book Capital this year is the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur..

Follow the link for more information World Book Capital 2020

FANTASTIC books for World Book Day Thursday 6th March!

Image for Supertato: Books Are Rubbish! : World Book Day 2020 Image for Bing's Splashy Story: World Book Day 2020   Image for Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang - World Book Day 2020

Image for Evie in the Jungle : World Book Day 2020 Image for The Day We Met The Queen : World Book Day 2020 Image for Dog Man: World Book Day 2020 Image for Kid Normal and the Loudest Library : World Book Day 2020

Image for The Case of the Drowned Pearl: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery : World Book Day 2020 Image for My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff : World Book Day 2020 Image for ALEX RIDER UNDERCOVER CLASSIFIED X50 PK Image for The Kissing Booth: Road Trip! : World Book Day 2020

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All these titles will be in the shop from Thursday 27 February till Sunday 29 March, bring your WBD voucher and collect your FREE book!

Have a listen to Beth Reekles author of The Kissing Booth Road Trip click on the link  The Kissing Booth



Book Signing Event

The Trail

Former Moss Side detective James Ellson, with his debut novel

‘The Trail’ 

 “intelligent and pacy thriller . . . a taut, keenly-observed tale of revenge, perseverance and the struggle against injustice.”  (Paula Hawkins, Girl On The Train)

“The Trail is a stunning debut from an exciting new addition to the world of crime fiction.” (Stephen Booth, Cooper & Fry crime series)

Go to the Book News page for a Q & A with James


One to Watch . . .

Image for Where the Crawdads SingWhere the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens out now

For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng.

The multi-million copy bestseller soon to be a major film A Number One New York Times Bestseller ‘Painfully beautiful’ New York Times’Unforgettable . . .

Be Prepared!

          RETURN TO THE HUNGER GAMES 19.05.20

Image for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuvre his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The world still thought Coriolanus rich, but his only real currency was charm’

Pre-order now for £15.99 (RRP 18.99)

Costa Book Awards Winner 2019


The overall winner of the Costa Prize 2019 is

Image for The Volunteer : The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - The Costa Biography Award Winner 2019The Volunteer: A True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather 

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interned at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. His reports from Auschwitz were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust – yet his story was all but forgotten for decades. This is the first major account to draw on unpublished family papers, newly released archival documents and exclusive interviews with surviving resistance fighters to show how he brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. The result is an enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man’s attempt to change the course of history.

‘Totally gripping’– Simon Sebag Montefiore. ‘Pilecki is perhaps one of the greatest unsung heroes of the second world war … this insightful book is likely to be the definitive version of this extraordinary life’ — Economist. Would you sacrifice yourself to save thousands of others?

On sale now £8.99




Short story Competition for Children

500 Words is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

Since the competition launched 934,296 stories have been entered in thecompetition.

It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.

2019 attracted over 110, 000 entries children to the short story competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 912,986 short stories.

It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, time travel. The list is endless!

Follow the link  500 Words