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We love to celebrate the best in children and young people's literature so every month we choose a

Book of a Month to share with you!

Our current Book of the Month is

The Truth about Martians by Melissa Savage


Mylo knows there's no such thing as Martians - at least until a flying saucer crash-lands near his home. And then he starts to hear a voice, asking for help. Desperate to be as brave as his older bother Obie - who passed away over a year ago - Mylo investigates the crash.  What he ends up discovering is more about friendship and the universe than he ever could have imagined.


A quirky, original and truly heart-warming tale of discovery and healing. Set against the backdrop of the famous Roswell UFO site in 1940s New Mexico, Mylo and friends find more than the truth about Martians when they investigate a mysterious crash-landing.  Combining a narrative of adventure, friendship, loss and healing this is a great story that won't fail to warm your heart.  Read the full review here.

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Book of the Month!

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