Calibre Audio Library

Women in Science

Women in Science Day gives us the opportunity to stop and look at those women who played pioneering roles in an industry that has historically...

Find out more about Books Celebrating Women in Science
Dave Thomas

Working in partnership with the publisher Hornet Books we are delighted to add to the library Guiding Me Home and Away by former footballer Dave...

Find out more about Guiding Me Home and Away: The Autobiography of Former Footballer Dave Thomas
cat in christmas tree

If December is about consuming all things Christmas for you or your child, then we have the reading list for you! Whether it's taking some time out...

Find out more about 10 Christmas books for children and young adults

New Books

New Books for February

New Books for February

If you have been enjoying the Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens then can we tempt you into trying something new with Katherine Woodfine’s Taylor and Rose Secret agents series featuring Sophie and Lil? We have just added the second in the series Spies in St Petersburg (617611) but why not start at the beginning with Peril in Paris (617561).

Jacqueline Wilson is back with We are the Beaker Girls (617617) which features a grown up Tracy Beaker and her daughter Jess. They have left the Duke Estate behind them, and have moved to Cooksea. They have new friends, their dog Alfie, and they’re running an antiques shop called… The Dumping Ground. But as lovely as it is to live by the sea, trouble still seems to be following the Beaker Girls. Fans of the series will enjoy this next instalment.

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun by Hilary McKay (617606)is a classic fairy tale collection. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel. If you want to experience the classic fairy tales in a new way then give this one a try.

What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken? Welcome to the Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (617613). Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure for all to enjoy.

Birdyby Jess Valance (617608) is a darkly compulsive tale of friendship and obsession. Frances Bird has been a loner for so long that she's given up on ever finding real friendship. But then she's asked to show a new girl around school, and she begins to think her luck could finally be changing. Eccentric, talkative and just a little bit posh, Alberta is not at all how Frances imagined a best friend could be. But the two girls click immediately, and it's not long before they are inseparable. Frances could not be happier. As the weeks go on, Frances finds out more about her new best friend - her past, her secrets, her plans for the future - and she starts to examine their friendship more closely. Is it, perhaps, just too good to be true?

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