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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, ‘The Reason I Jump’ is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

All is not well at StregaSchloss, home of the bizarre but lovable Strega-Borgia clan. Mum’s attempts to improve her witchcraft skills are failing miserably. Dad has stormed out in a fit of pique. Titus is virtually umbilically attached to his computer. Pandora is seriously bored. And Baby Damp is getting her fat little fingers into… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

Now a major motion picture, discover the beloved Newbery Medal-winning story of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Join Jess and Leslie as they form an unlikely friendship and create the imaginary land of Terabithia. There they rule as king and queen, until a terrible tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much he has… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ by Rupert Colley

In 1917 the world changed for ever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political experiment ever conducted, one which continues to influence both Eastern and Western politics today. ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ neatly covers all the major facts and events giving… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour’ by Rupert Colley

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered. As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own. But despite not… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins