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16th October 2015 at 00:00

Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson (David Fickling Books) ISBN 9781910200513

In a series of self-contained stories, this graphic novel playfully depicts the misadventures of Evil Emperor Penguin – an aspiring criminal mastermind with a penchant for spaghetti hoops – and his fluffy sidekick Eugene.

Strange But True! (Dorling Kindersley) ISBN 9780241203378

Aimed at pupils with curious minds, this vibrant compendium pairs stunning images with clear scientific explanations to illuminate some of the world’s weirdest wonders, from glowing seas and fire tornadoes to rainbow-coloured rivers and plants that eat mice.

Class War: the privatisation of childhood

by Megan Erickson (Verso Books) ISBN 9781781689486

This book challenges the status quo of the education system by exploring the increasing rift between state and private schools in the US, and how this divide can resonate throughout a child’s life.

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