Betty

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Our September Book of the Month

Betty

by Tiffany McDaniel

 

"This most magnificent book feels like rubberneck reading. It is trauma after trauma but it's written so beautifully you just can’t stop reading. This is the story of Betty Carpenter growing up in the hills of Breathed, Ohio. Although I was constantly scarred by the content, the balance of exquisite Cherokee lore made this book fascinating and dreamy amongst the violence and I absolutely adored everything here. It made me cry, breathe deep, sigh and smile as it is just perfect.

Not for everyone – if A Little Life was not for you then don’t reach for Betty – but if you like a strong family epic filled with equal parts beauty and trauma, then you will adore Betty just as I have. One of my favourite reads of the year and one I’ll never forget.– Dean.

 

$32.99

The Littlest Yak

Our September Illustrated Kids' Book of the Month

The Littlest Yak

by Lu Fraser

Illustrated by Kate Hindley 

A story that captures that feeling children have about being young, and just wanting to be big like everyone around them. Just like Gertie, all she wants is to be a big yak like every yak around her, she thinks "there isn't any BIGNESS in me". ​So she does everything she thought imaginable to be big and feel big... read books, exercise, eat her veggies, but nothing seemed to work. In this beautifully illustrated story, we follow the story of Gertie as she discovers that being big, doesn't always mean what you think it means, and learns that big is more than just a size.” – Reem

 

$24.99


 

Our September Kids Fiction Book of the Month

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall

by Lucinda Gifford

 

"When Boris and his family learn that Scotland is now welcoming wolves back, they take the opportunity and plan a holiday to visit and reconnect with their family history and Scottish homeland. Wolves haven't been part of Scottish society for some time now, so they know that they might face some struggles with some of the locals, especially when they decide to holiday in the exclusive Highland Hotel, from where they plan to enjoy Scotland’s best tourist spots and cuisine. So how will Scotland handle a family of wolves, who have an endless appetite for cakes and a surprising sense of adventure? Will the wolves be judged for what they are, rather than who they are?" - Reem

 

$19.99

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