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Popular picks for Secondary school

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Popular picks for Secondary school

The most-purchased books for secondary students by educators in 2021.

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Pony

A country boy of ten living near Boneville was, recently, walking to his house in the vicinity of a large oak tree, when a violent storm arose.

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Pony by R J Palacio

The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER.

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Classic of the month: The Great Gatsby

This month we revisit the bachelor’s paradise of the decadent, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.

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QUIZ: How well do you know The Great Gatsby?

Celebrate the anniversary of The Great Gatsby by putting your knowledge to the test with our newest quiz!

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Two Wolves

‘You keep runnin’, you’ll only go to jail tired,’ Ben Silver muttered.

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Two Wolves | Q&A with author Tristan Bancks

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver’s front door.

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At home lesson: story structure with Two Wolves

What is it that makes a book gripping? We investigate story structure with Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks.

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Worlds of Wonder colouring sheet

Get ready to discover a whole new world of colours.

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Classic of the month: Frankenstein

This August we discovered Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still commands a captivating, horrifying magic.