Following the death of her father, Miss Sophie Taylor gets a job at a glamorous London department store.
But when the priceless Clockwork Sparrow is stolen from Sinclair’s grand opening exhibition, it is up to Sophie and her friends to bring the scheming villains to justice. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell: £7.99, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC In the snowy woods of Russia Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, which is someone who teaches tame animals to be wild again, and Feodora is a wolf wilder in training.
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They are guinea pigs for the next generation.’ But the Prime Minister has been left frustrated by the unwillingness of the major internet service providers to force new customers to ‘opt in’ to adult content as opposed to the current system of ‘opting out’ by installing their own filters.
And Tory MP Andrea Leadsom revealed that her own son had told her that ‘handing around very hardcore porn on memory sticks is absolutely rife at his school’.
Although be warned: it takes a dark turn thanks to the time-twisting plot. The Great Fire Dogs by Megan Rix: £5.99, Puffin This is an engaging tale for animal lovers to read in the anniversary year of the Great Fire of London.
The story focuses on two best friends, Woofer, who is a loveable stray dog working in the palace kitchen, and Tiger Lily, the spoiled pooch of King Charles II.
The forces of evil are closing in fast in a world where nothing is quite as it seems, and the duo must unlock a family secret or risk never seeing their parents again.
It’s an exhilarating and enchanting story from a talented debut author. The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett: £12.99, Random House Children’s Publishers UK Written by Pratchett when he was just 17-years-old, these 14 stories are pulled together for the first time in what is a great treat for children, whether they’re new to his work or existing fans.Buy now The Verdict: Books for 8 to 12-year-olds All the books listed here will appeal to different children in different ways.But if forced to select our two absolute favourites, it’s Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney for younger ones and Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar for older ones.It’s a unique and vivid story from an award-winning author. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce: £12.99, Pan Macmillan The inspiration for this novel is Laika, a stray dog from Moscow sent up to space by the Russians in rocket Sputnik II in 1957. A wonderful and exciting story about friendship and appreciating what you have. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar: £7.99, Walker Books Ltd The relationship between grandchild and grandparent isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, so it’s refreshing to come across this novel in which 12-year-old Carol isn’t exactly thrilled about being hauled away from friends and pool parties to move her mentally ill grandfather into a care home.But what follows in this skilfully written, debut, coming-of-age novel is Carol surprising herself as she sees glimmers of something special in what her parents dismiss as her grandfather’s madness.If you’re an 18- or 19-year-old and you’re on your phone all the time, you’ll love Zoosk.