No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Publication Date: 25 April 2019 The Blurb Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn … Continue reading No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae

When Amy-May’s parents split up, she has to leave her life at Clay Cottage behind; the garden, homeschooling, and the sea that sings her to sleep. While she moves to the city with her mum, her dad moves to a ramshackle house high in the hills. The never ending worries grow and grow, and the … Continue reading Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae

Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

This is one of those books that I knew I would love before I'd even got a copy. It's historical fiction, it's set during World War II, and it's by Emma Carroll, whose writing style I adore. I deliberately waited until I knew I would be able to enjoy it without interruption. That day came … Continue reading Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

Publication Date: 1st June 2017 Tash lives in Tibet. She knows the rules. She knows what happens to people who don't follow them. The people taken by the Wujing don't ever return. Rule Number One: Don't run in front of a soldier. Rule Number Two: Never look at a soldier. Rule Number Three: Say as … Continue reading Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

A deeply moving story of life in an Australian detention facility for refugees and asylum seekers, where hope comes from powerful imagination and stories. Subhi has never stepped foot Outside. He was born in the detention centre. It's red dust, gritty food, family tent and fences are the only life he has ever known. His … Continue reading The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird 

Publication Date: 12 January 2017 This is the story of Omar and his family as they live through the civil war in Syria from the very beginning. Omar doesn't care about politics or school. At 12 years old, he knows that when he is older he’s going to set up his own business. He knows … Continue reading Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird