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Here is a selection of new books for Term 1, books are available NOW:

If fourteen-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle ever since her dad left them for another woman, and now a teenage ghost is speaking to her through a broken phone booth. Kirra and the ghost make a pact. She'll prove who murdered him almost twenty years ago if he makes her popular, gets her parents back together, and he promises not to haunt her. Things aren't so simple, however, and Kirra realises that people can be haunted in more ways than one.

Nancy' friend Maggie gets a star role in the dance Sleeping beauty. Someone is intent on ending Maggie's career. Will Nancy be able to solve the case 

Book 2 in 5th wave series:
For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth's remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It's about to get worse. No one yet knows the depths to which Earth's conquerors - the Others - will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. 

 Anna tells her best friend Tim everything. But when things start to get too much, who else with listen? A novel about listening, looking below the surface and lending a helping paw.

It's wintertime, and Georgia is looking forward to a very merry Christmas with Lily, her gorgeous palomino pony. But when Lily is offered a starring role in a film, things get a bit complicated... With the Olympia horse show approaching and livestock thieves on the prowl, Georgia suddenly has a lot to deal with. With loyal Lily by her side, can she cope with the pressure 

The city of Troy is about to fall. And only two people know how to save it...Three thousand years ago a war took place where legends were born: Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. Both men were made and destroyed by the war that shook the foundations of the world. But what if there was more to the tale of these heroes than we know? What if there was a secret story, hidden in the pages of Homer? What if there was another, true legend of the Trojan War? Now the true story of Troy is told for the first time.  Krisayis, the ambitious, determined daughter of the High Priest of Troy, and Brisels, loyal and passionate princess of Pedasus, interweave their tales alongside the classic story of the rage of Achilles and the gods of Olympus. 

In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off from the rest of the world. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children, the only hope for the future, are a rare commodity. For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. She's safe, happy enough. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes. At first he's a welcome addition, his magnetism drawing the Polanskis out of their shells, promising an alternative to a lonely existence. But Roza can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aashay than he's letting on. Is there more to life beyond their isolated bubble? Is it true that children are being kidnapped? And what will it cost to find out?

A powerful, captivating story about Alice, who is reaching out to express herself through her beautiful-broken words, and Manny who is running to escape his past. When they meet they find the tender beginnings of love and healing.  Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone, but something inside her is broken. She has acquired brain injury, the result of an assault, and her words come out slow and slurred. But when she writes, heart words fly from her pen. She writes poems to express the words she can't say and leaves them in unexpected places around the town.