RSO July 2020

Welcome to Riverbend Standing Orders for July 2020.

We are delighted to bring to you a great selection of titles for our July RSO packs.

Kind Regards, Pauline and Trish

Picture Books

Catch that Chicken – Atinkuke (3+ Africa, family, village life, community, chickens, problem solving)

Finding François – Gus Gordon (5+ loneliness, grief and loss – losing a grandparent, friendship, letter writing, Teacher Notes)

I Want to Be an Engineer – Samantha Dungey; illus. Hilary Bruce (5+ STEM, gender diversity in employment, engineering, rhyme)

Pink – Margaret Wild; illus. Judith Rossell (3+ fitting in, self-esteem, acceptance, peers, friendship, Teacher Notes)

Primary Fiction

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (Questioneers #3) – Andrea Beaty; illus. David Roberts (6+ STEM, architecture, mystery, haunted houses, friendship, problem-solving)

The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle – Pamela Rushby (9+ family, mystery, history, mythology, adventure, Classroom Ideas)

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House – Julianne Negri (9+ family separation, time-slip, adapting to change, history, standing up for your beliefs)

The Super Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates – Jenny Pearson; illus. Rob Biddulph (9+ humour, family, adventure, grief (loss of grandparent)

Middle School Fiction

Love on the Main Stage – Sareeta Domingo (12+ romance, family, diversity, identity, humour, street food, music, summer UK festivals, friendship, contemporary, secrets, travel)

The Last Paper Crane – Kerry Drewery; illust. Natsko Seki (12+ Hiroshima, verse novel, grief, remorse, guilt, scars of war, old age, search for family)

The Lost Soul Atlas – Zana Fraillon (11+ homelessness, diversity, grief and loss, concept of afterlife, family, friendship, loyalty, memories, dislocation, non-binary character, some violence, exploitation, hardship and poverty, death

When Rain Turns to Snow – Jane Godwin (11+ family, identity, coming-of-age, teenage pregnancy, adoption, friendship, cyberbullying, secrets, Teacher Resources)

Secondary Fiction

Chasing Lucky – suitable for 15+: romance, small towns, families, family curse, identity, coming of age, diversity, friendship, absent father

Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo (14+ dual narration, sisters, family deception, lies, secret life, polygamy, verse novels, plane crash, grief, anger, poverty, coming of age, community, LGBTQI character, Dominican Republic)

Stars Like Us – Frances Chapman (15+ contemporary, pop stars, musical ambition, viral sensation, identity, coming of age, bisexual representation, some sexual references, swearing, underage drinking and drug taking)

Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson (14+ sorcery, magic, library apprentice, sabotage, romance friendship, battle between good and evil, strong female hero, fantasy)

Adult Fiction

A Room Made of Leaves – Kate Grenville

The Silk House – Kayte Nunn

Primary Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Hello Universe – Erin Entrada Kelly (9+ diversity, unlikely friendships, deaf character, disability, mystery, accidents, pranks, danger)

Mark Anchovy Pizza Detective – William Goldsmith(9+ mystery, adventure, humour, Rome, pizza delivery, detectives)

Nit Boy – Tristan Bancks; illus. Heath Mackenzie (8+ family, friendship, learning to trust and accept yourself, courage, action-comedy genre, overcoming great odds, diversity, bloodsucking insects, health and hygiene, Teacher Notes)

The Super Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates – Jenny Pearson; illus. Rob Biddulph (9+ humour, family, adventure, grief (loss of grandparent)

Middle School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

The Book of Mysteries – JR Wallis (11+ magic, adventure, friendship, monsters, family, feminism, tradition, identity, bravery and courage)

The Last Paper Crane – Kerry Drewery; illust. Natsko Seki (12+ Hiroshima, verse novel, grief, remorse, guilt, scars of war, old age, search for family)

The Lost Soul Atlas – Zana Fraillon (11+ homelessness, diversity, grief and loss, concept of afterlife, family, friendship, loyalty, memories, dislocation, non-binary character, some violence, exploitation, hardship and poverty, death

When Rain Turns to Snow – Jane Godwin (11+ family, identity, coming-of-age, teenage pregnancy, adoption, friendship, cyberbullying, secrets, Teacher Resources)

Secondary School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Dark Blue Rising – Teri Terry (14+ speculative thriller, first in new series, paranormal, abduction, false identity, elite swimming school, DNA)

Hawk – James Patterson (15+ series, dystopian, paranormal, orphan, heroes and villains, magic, secrets)

This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II – Andrew Fukuda (13+ World War II, pen-pals, Pearl Harbour, internment camps, Nazi persecution, Auschwitz, prejudice, friendship)

TrueL1f3 – Jay Kristoff (15+ series, dystopian, artificial intelligence, friendships, loyalty, love, identity, twisty, fighting for the future, action, violence and death)

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