Tag Archives: bullying

Dragon loves Penguin by

Dragon loves Penguin by Debi Gliori

The gret thing about working in a library is getting to flick through so many books that I might otherwise never even glance at. Children’s picture books tick those boxes. It is amazing how awesome some of them are. And this one features dragons and penguins. What more could you possibly want in a story? Well, it also touches on

Read more

The Brides of Rollrock Island by

The Brides of Rollrock Island

Also published as Sea-Hearts Misskaella isn’t as pretty and slim as her sisters, but as she grows she discovers that she has a power. She has an answer to their endless teasing, mean and spite-filled ways. She can call a person out of a seal. And by creating seal-wives for the men of the island she can grow rich. And

Read more

Rupture by

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

by Simon Lelic

I wasn’t there. I didn’t see it. Me and Banks were down by the ponds, pissing about with this Sainsbury’s trolley we found on the common.

This is the story of a school shooting. A teacher walks into assembly and kills three people. Two students and a teacher. Lucia May is the police officer who is supposed to “wrap up” the investigation and file it under psycho teacher, terrible tragedy, nothing anyone could have done. But instead she finds herself returning again and again to the school, and trying to figure out why it happened. How this mild-mannered history teacher could have had so much violence in him.

Read more