Junior Book Club – May

May Junior Book Club recommends…

 

Keeping the CBI Book Awards theme, for May our picks are both nominated for the award, and are being read on the CBI shadowing scheme

The Minsitry of Strange, Unusual, and Impossible Things by Paul Gamble

A novel full of adventure, hilarity, heroism and …pirates, The Ministry of SUITs tells the story of a secret Ministry hidden away in the far reaches of the Ulster Museum in Belfast. It deals with all the strange, unusual and impossible things in the world, the things we don’t want to have to think about or deal with as perfectly-normal-thank-you-very-much people: ancient monsters, wild animals, pirates, aliens and much more. Some people are born to work in the Ministry, and 12-year-old Jack is one of those people. Endlessly curious, perhaps to a level that might be called nosy, Jack finds himself and his frenemy Trudy as the Ministry’s newest recruits. And their first mission? To find out where all the school oddbods are disappearing to…

 

The Call by Peadar O’ Guilin

Cut off from the rest of the world by the carnivorous SΓ­dhe, Irish children over the age of ten wait in fear to be abducted and hunted by these vicious faery folk. Following the travails of several teenagers, including Nessa (unlikely to survive β€˜The Call’ due to being permanently disabled from polio), this intense story does not flinch from exploring the price of survival. Ó’ GuilΓ­n has created an engrossing young adult novel with rich world building and a distinctive evocation of dread, suspense and resilience.

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