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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 51 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Day War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
    The Day War Came - by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406382938 | ISBN 10: 1406382930

    A powerful and necessary picture book – the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known.  Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
    No Ballet Shoes in Syria - by Catherine Bruton

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788004503 | ISBN 10: 1788004507

    Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria.  When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Suitcase by Giles Baum
    The Red Suitcase - by Giles Baum

    £11.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780711245495 | ISBN 10: 0711245495

    A beautiful and touching journey of one little dragon fleeing a home that has become dangerous and finding refuge in a new place and with new friends. The Red Suitcase is a simple and allegorical story with evocative illustrations and minimal text d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kites by Simon Mole
    Kites - by Simon Mole

    £11.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786035561 | ISBN 10: 1786035561

    The day that David moved to Fivehills, The first thing he noticed was the kites. Little kites, big kites Eagle kites, pig kites Golden Frog kites with car headlights for eyes Mirror kites singing the sky back at itself... David knows that to fit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sami
    Sami's Silver Lining - by Cathy Cassidy

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241334485 | ISBN 10: 0241334489

    The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls.   Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to ov ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
    The Suitcase - by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788004480 | ISBN 10: 1788004485

    When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Skin by Catherine MacPhail, illustrated by Tom Percival
    Under the Skin - by Catherine MacPhail, illustrated by Tom Percival

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781781128473 | ISBN 10: 1781128472

    Omar’s family had to fight to survive in their own country. Now they have come to the UK and at last they have a safe place to live. But then Omar meets Sam and the fighting begins all over again. Sam’s always there — in Omar’s tower block, i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? and Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young
    Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? and Other Big Questions - by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750299862 | ISBN 10: 075029986x

    A highly topical look at the current refugee crisis, encouraging readers to think for themselves about the issues involved.   What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders by Various artists
    Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders - by Various artists

    £9.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910959800 | ISBN 10: 1910959804

    From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's Internationa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wisp: A Story of Hope by Zana Fraillon, illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith
    Wisp: A Story of Hope - by Zana Fraillon, illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408350119 | ISBN 10: 1408350114

    A refugee picture book of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.   Idris is a child refugee, born into a wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
    Me and My Fear - by Francesca Sanna

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911171539 | ISBN 10: 1911171534

    A heart-warming and relevant new tale from Francesca Sanna, the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, about sharing and overcoming one’s fears in a new and unfamiliar home.  When a young girl has to travel to a new country and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants by Ceri Roberts, illustrated by Hanane Kai
    Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants - by Ceri Roberts, illustrated by Hanane Kai

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526300218 | ISBN 10: 1526300214

    A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains larger issues and crises that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children.  The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger iss ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
    The Boy At the Back of the Class - by Onjali Q. Rauf

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781510105010 | ISBN 10: 1510105018

    Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.   There used to be an empty chair at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy 87 by Ele Fountain
    Boy 87 - by Ele Fountain

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782691976 | ISBN 10: 1782691979

    Shif is just an ordinary boy who likes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school. But one day, soldiers with guns come to his door – and he knows that he is no longer safe.   Shif is forced to leave his mother and little sister,an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson
    The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle - by Victoria Williamson

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782504900 | ISBN 10: 1782504907

    Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost. Under the grey Glasgow skies, twelve-year-old refugee Reema is struggling to find her place in a new country, with a new language and without her brot ... more

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  • Cover image of book King of the Sky by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin
    King of the Sky - by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781406379198 | ISBN 10: 1406379190

    A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, from the award-winning team behind The Promise.   A breathtaking new picture book by children's author Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, winner of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Journey by Francesca Sanna
    The Journey - by Francesca Sanna

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911171348 | ISBN 10: 1911171348

    “I look up to the birds that seem to be following us. They are migrating just like us. And their journey, like ours, is very long, but they don’t have to cross any borders.”   What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Ray
    Worry Angels - by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Ray

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781126950 | ISBN 10: 178112695x

    Amy May knows about webs of worries – so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her own worry box, can Amy May help those around her to find a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Refugee by Alan Gratz
    Refugee - by Alan Gratz

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781407184326 | ISBN 10: 1407184326

    Three generations. Three kids on the run. A gritty tale of fate and survival.   Josef is on the wrong side of safety: a Jewish boy stuck in Nazi Germany. As the threat of the death camps looms, he boards a ship bound for distant lands...  Isabe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do You Speak Chocolate? by Cas Lester
    Do You Speak Chocolate? - by Cas Lester

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781471405037 | ISBN 10: 1471405036

    'I just knew we were going to be friends. Don't ask me to explain why. I can't. But i just knew.'   Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn't speak any English - by offering her a chocolate bar. Nadima grins and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird
    Welcome to Nowhere - by Elizabeth Laird

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509840472 | ISBN 10: 1509840478

    Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by sto ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver
    A Story Like the Wind - by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver

    £8.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780192758958 | ISBN 10: 0192758950

    In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music.  In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo We ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner
    My Name is Not Refugee - by Kate Milner

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911370062 | ISBN 10: 1911370065

    Winner of the V&A Student Illustration Award 2016   A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome by Barroux
    Welcome - by Barroux

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405280525 | ISBN 10: 1405280522

    The follow-up to Barroux's stunning and critically acclaimed Where's the Elephant? and Where's the Starfish?   When Polar Bear and his friends are swept away from their icy home, they hope to find refuge in a new land. But when they are turned ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Seeds of Friendship by Michael Foreman
    The Seeds of Friendship - by Michael Foreman

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781406365900 | ISBN 10: 1406365904

    A powerful and beautifully illustrated fable about friendship from the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman, who is best known for classics like War Boy and for illustrating Michael Morpurgo's stories.  In this mov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Navid
    Navid's Story: A Journey from Iran - by Andy Glynne. illustrated by Jonathan Topf

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750292863 | ISBN 10: 0750292865

    This picture book captures a real-life account of a young boy's journey from Iran to seek asylum in a new country.   This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to fl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rachel
    Rachel's Story: A Journey from a Country in Eurasia - by Andy Glynne, illustrated by Salvador Maldonado

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750292894 | ISBN 10: 075029289x

    This picture book tells the story of 13-year-old refugee Rachel who, along with her family, flees her home country to escape the persecution they suffer as Christians living in a predominantly Muslim country.   Told in Rachel's own words, it docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hamid
    Hamid's Story: A Journey from Eritrea - by Andy Glynne, illustrated by Tom Senior

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750292818 | ISBN 10: 0750292814

    This picture book captures a real-life account of a young boy's journey from Eritrea to seek asylum in a new country.   This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Hamid who flees Eritrea with his mother to escape the war and thre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Juliane
    Juliane's Story: A Journey from Zimbabwe - by Andy Glynne, illustrated by Karl Hammond

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780750292825 | ISBN 10: 0750292822

    This picture book captures a real-life account of a young girl's journey from Zimbabwe to seek asylum in a new country.   This picture book tells the story of 12-year-old refugee Juliane. At the age of three Juliane was separated from her moth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ali
    Ali's Story: A Journey from Afghanistan - by Andy Glynne, illustrated by Salvador Maldonado

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780750292078 | ISBN 10: 0750292075

    This powerful and evocative picture book captures a real-life account of a young boy's journey from Afghanistan to seek asylum in a new country.  This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Refuge by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher
    Refuge - by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher

    £7.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857637413 | ISBN 10: 085763741x

    A timely and timeless retelling of the Christmas story, inspired by refugee children everywhere.   This book was published in support of refugees and 5 from the sale of each book will go to War Child. "A book to share with a lump in your t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here I Am by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez
    Here I Am - by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782022268 | ISBN 10: 1782022260

    Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy city in this dazzling wordless picture book.  The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games and gestures are puzzling. The boy ... more

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  • Cover image of book Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill
    Looking at the Stars - by Jo Cotterill

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552566704 | ISBN 10: 0552566705

    What if the only thing you had left were the stories in your head?   Aminas homeland has been ravaged by war, and her family is devastated . . .   The women of the family Amina, her two sisters and their mother have no choice but ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking About Immigration by Sarah Levete and Anita Ganeri
    Talking About Immigration - by Sarah Levete and Anita Ganeri

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910512173 | ISBN 10: 1910512176

    A child's guide to understanding immigration in our modern society.   This title takes a unique look at immigrants all over the world, including how they contribute to a country's community and culture, and why they may choose to emigrate to a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland
    Azzi in Between - by Sarah Garland

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847806512 | ISBN 10: 1847806511

    Azzi and her parents are in danger. They have to leave their home and escape to another country on a frightening journey by car and boat. In the new country they must learn to speak a new language, find a new home and Azzi must start a new school. Wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
    The Matchbox Diary - by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781406355352 | ISBN 10: 1406355356

    A breathtaking immigration tale with appeal across generations.   When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses an unusual object to learn about: an old cigar box. What she finds inside surprises her: a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nadine Dreams of Home by Bernard Ashley
    Nadine Dreams of Home - by Bernard Ashley

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781123690 | ISBN 10: 1781123691

    Nadine is afraid of London, and of her memories, and especially for her father, who didnt get out of Goma with the family. But then a kind teacher shows Nadine a photo of home, and Nadine learns to dream again.  Information for Grown-Ups: This ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day My Father Became a Bush by Joke van Leeuwen
    The Day My Father Became a Bush - by Joke van Leeuwen

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781877579165 | ISBN 10: 1877579165

    The Day My Father Became a Bush is a delightful and poignant story of wartime Europe.  Before he becomes a bush, Toda’s father is a pastry chef. He gets up at the crack of dawn to bake twenty different sorts of pastries and three kinds of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
    The Unforgotten Coat - by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781406341546 | ISBN 10: 1406341541

    A stunning magical story of a summer of friendship with darker undertones of the plight of refugees. Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
    Shadow - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007339617 | ISBN 10: 0007339615

    A powerful novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nations favourite storyteller...   Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a Springer Spaniel appears thin and war-ravaged in the mouth of their Afghan cave. Nursed bac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kasia
    Kasia's Surprise - by Stella Gurney, illustrated by Petr Horacek

    £4.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781406323313 | ISBN 10: 1406323314

    This is a heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish girl determined to be unhappy in her new life in England - but who finds herself settling in despite herself.   Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn't moved to the UK - she misses Pol ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silence Seeker by Ben Morley, illustrated by Carl Pearce
    The Silence Seeker - by Ben Morley, illustrated by Carl Pearce

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848530034 | ISBN 10: 184853003x

    When a new family moves in next door, Joe's mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet.   When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Give Me Shelter by Tony Bradman (ed)
    Give Me Shelter - by Tony Bradman (ed)

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847800022 | ISBN 10: 1847800025

    The movement of people from poor or struggling countries to those where there may be opportunities for a better life is a constant in human history, but it is something with particular relevance in our own time. This collection of short stories shows ... more

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  • Cover image of book Esty
    Esty's Gold - by Mary Arrigan

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845079659 | ISBN 10: 1845079655

    Esty Maher's family is uprooted and torn apart during the Irish potato famine - 'the Hunger'. Esty is sent into service, but dreams of going to Australia to find gold, and manages to get assisted passage for her family and friends.   However, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mahtab
    Mahtab's Story - by Libby Gleeson

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781741753349 | ISBN 10: 1741753341

    The vivid and compelling story of a young girl fleeing Afghanistan with her family and their journey to Australia. Inspired by a true story.  Mahtab was empty. She felt hungry - for water, for her father, for her grandmother, her aunts and uncl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Arrival by Shaun Tan
    The Arrival - by Shaun Tan

    £16.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340969939 | ISBN 10: 0340969938

    What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown? This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl Underground by Morris Gleitzman
    Girl Underground - by Morris Gleitzman

    £6.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141319001 | ISBN 10: 0141319003

    Trying to fit in at a posh new school is really hard when your loving and lovable family also happen to be criminals. Bridget is succeeding pretty well and has even made a friend, Menzies, the son of the federal Minister for National Development. The ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parvana
    Parvana's Journey - by Deborah Ellis

    £6.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780192753489 | ISBN 10: 0192753487

    Sequel to the bestselling The Breadwinner.  This sequel by award-winning author, Deborah Ellis, tells the story of Parvana, travelling alone across a war-ridden Afghanistan in an attempt to find her family.   ·Deborah Ellis is the winner of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mud City by Deborah Ellis
    Mud City - by Deborah Ellis

    £6.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780192753762 | ISBN 10: 0192753762

    The third book in the bestselling Breadwinner trilogy.   Shauzia is Parvana's friend from The Breadwinner. Now Shauzia has fled from Afghanistan, to a refugee camp in Pakistan. But Shauzia has a dream. She dreams of getting away from the refugee ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman
    Boy Overboard - by Morris Gleitzman

    £6.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780141316253 | ISBN 10: 014131625x

    Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is agai ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Karin Littlewood
    The Colour of Home - by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Karin Littlewood

    £6.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780711219915 | ISBN 10: 0711219915

    Hassan feels out of place in a new cold, grey country. At school, he paints a picture showing his colourful Somalian home, covered with the harsh colours of war from which his family has fled. He tells his teacher about their voyage from Mogadishu to ... more

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