The week in books: 18 January 2019

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Secret Science

Dara Ó Briain
Scholastic, £12.99 
ISBN: 9781407188140

Dara Ó Briain leads young readers through the science of everyday life using his scientific expertise and sharp sense of humour, alongside some great illustrations. I asked a couple of Year 7 self-confessed reading-phobics to try it out for me. Whilst they didn’t read it all, they both returned it the next day with glowing praise. Stock your primary and secondary libraries with this fantastic book. It’s funny, engaging and interesting. It may just be exactly what your library is missing.

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