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The Night Bus Hero | Book Review

By Onjali Q. Raúf (published by Orion Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group)

I waited for him to shout and scream. But he didn’t. Instead, he took off his yellow hat and his shoulders began to shake. That was how I knew that he was crying.

‘How could you do that?’ asked a voice from behind me.

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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant | Book Review

By Nizrana Farook (Nosy Crow)

‘She wrapped her legs around the top of the pillar, splayed on the ceiling like a gecko, hands gripping the roof gutter for support.

She stretched to the maximum, her arm muscles thrumming with the strain. The servant girl was right underneath…’

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Candy | Book Review

By Lavie Tidhar, with illustrations by Mark Beech (Scholastic Children’s Books)

“If I’d ever thought about it before, I imagined the candy trade was just a game, a handful of chocolates at a time, but this shocked me – the scale of it was much bigger than I’d expected. It didn’t feel so much like a game, all of a sudden.”

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