Books Are My Bag Reader Awards
Panenka has spent 25 years living with his disastrous mistakes and begins to rebuild an improvised family life with his estranged daughter and her seven year old son. Faced with losing everything, he meets Esther, and together, they find resonance in each other's experiences and learn new ways to let love into their broken lives.
Described by The Sunday Times as 'A modern Christie', this is an extraordinarily inventive crime debut in which the reader is challenged to solve the crime.
How seven remarkable British burial sites reveal so much about our ancestors and how they lived.
Tim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation's choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn't changed. But the world has.
A stunning anthology of poems edited by Carol Ann Duffy on that special bond between parent and child through life, featuring some of our most beloved poets.
The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award winning author of Nobody Told Me
From two bestselling and award-winning writers on landscape comes a luminously illustrated meditation on our relationship with the natural world and each other through four unprecedented seasons & a global pandemic.
'For there is always light If only we're brave enough to be it. If only we're brave enough to see it.' **Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller** 'I was profoundly moved...
Three tiny, ancient beings - Moss, Burnet and Cumulus, once revered as Guardians of the Wild World - wake from winter hibernation. But when their home is destroyed, they set off on an adventure. Can they find a way to survive in a precious, disappearing world?
Recommended by Rachel Fox, our Children and Schools Programme Director
Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark, is a powerful sci-fi novel for 11+ readers which tackles important themes around future technology and AI/robots, neurodiversity, grief, friendship and love.
As well as touching on big themes, this book is in essence an incredibly well written and immersive adventure with an explosive ending.
A compelling, incendiary, and unputdownable thriller with a shocking twist, Faridah Abike-Iyimide delves deep into the heart of institutionalized racism with this compulsive debut.