People and society

Children's stories and books about people and society

Books about family, feelings and stories with values

12+ years

Salvage

Keren David

Salvage

Aidan Jones was my brother. But I couldn't really remember his face. I couldn't remember talking to him or playing with him. He was just a gap, an absence, a missing person. Before she was adopted by a ...

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12+ years

Hunger

Michael Grant

Hunger

The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach but it's not the big one-five that they face now; it's starvation that threatens the FAYZ. In an abandoned mine shaft a faceless animal lurks ...

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14+ years

The Last Summer of Us

Maggie Harcourt

The Last Summer of Us

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive ...

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5+ years

I Love My Granny

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

I Love My Granny

I love my granny. Can you tell? She says I'm pretty great as well! The joy of spending a fun-filled day with granny is explored with warmth and humour. The perfect present for every family, this book will delight ...

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Countless - a review

4 may 2017

Countless - a review

“When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young and in the grips of an eating disorder that controls her ...

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9-11 years

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

John Boyne, Oliver Jeffers

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To ...

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7+ years

The Colour Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

Polly Peters, Karin Littlewood

The Colour Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

'This book brings freshness and vibrancy into a world often portrayed as dark and hidden, and it can help take away the feelings of helplessness and fear that can make families feel so alone.' Marjorie Wallace CBE, Hon FRC Psych ...

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4+ years

I Hate Everything!: A Book About Feeling Angry

Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini

I Hate Everything!: A Book About Feeling Angry

Sam is having a bad day and nothing is going right. Dad is too busy to play with him, he doesn't like his lunch and he doesn't enjoy Archie's party. Can Aunt Jen help him to stop ...

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12+ years

A Monster Calls

Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother ...

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Celebrating Mother's Day

24 march 2017

Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all those important mum's out there, without whom we would be nothing! Here at Boolino we are very lucky to know lots of amazing mum's that work hard every ...

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5-8 years

The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm

Dick King-Smith, Victor Ambrus

The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm

Animal Farm meets Shaun the Sheep in this darkly funny story from award-winning Dick King-Smith with full colour artwork. Life on Meadowsweet Farm has always had a balance - Farmer Green turns a blind eye to the messiness of his farm ...

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