Kids and Teens set in York

cover of Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean Anneliese Emmans Dean
Buzzing! (Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts)
Brambleby Books, 2012. Hardback; 2015 paperback
Genre: Poetry meets natural history. For ages 5 to 12(-ish!)
Set in York? Partially
Description: Be amazed, be amused, be afraid … it’s Buzzing! Enter the factabulous world of garden minibeasts as you’ve never seen them before. A unique cocktail of edu-taining poems, fascinating facts and over 170 of Anneliese’s close-up minibeast photos. A National Insect Week recommended children’s book and teachers’ resource. Includes the ‘Jewel of York’ – the stunning Tansy beetle, only found in York!
Reviews: ‘A fabulous fun-filled flight through the wonderful world of the wiggly, wriggly and giggly … You’ll be edu-entertain-amazed.’ Bumblebee Conservation Trust
‘Anneliese has discovered the poetry in insects, and knows a lot about them too. She has the buzz!’ Sir Quentin Blake, former children’s laureate
***** ‘Likely to be a favourite at home or at school.’ Books for Keeps
‘Recommended to inspire an interest in minibeasts in both children and adults.’ Primary Science
‘A rhyming romp that is captivating, humorous and entertaining … A wonderful fun-filled introduction to the invertebrate world.’ Antenna, Journal of the Royal Entomological Society
‘A delightful partnership of science, poetry and photography … Will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.’ Guardian
***** ‘A fascinating introduction to the invertebrate world … Certainly a book for making learning fun!’ Journal of Biological Education
‘The real stars of the book are its rhymes … Very funny.’ Science
‘Will undoubtedly help youngsters to understand invertebrates and take in information in a memorable way … [and] serve as a bedside companion for more mature entomologists.’ Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists Society
Awards: Winner of the 2015 North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award for Poetry; Shortlisted for the  Royal Society Young People’s Book Prizenominated for the Carnegie Medal
View sample pages: Here
Find out more and buy from:
Author’s website  l  Amazon  l  Publisher’s website

Border 7 CoverPauline Kirk
Border 7

Stairwell Books 2015, Paperback
Genre: Young Adult
Set in York? Partly
Description: An overcrowded planet; dwindling resources; dominant corporations controlling food, medicine and work; those on the outside scrabbling to survive. Border 7 captures a world not too far away. Jude is a member of The Corporation’s security force, but can she trust her colleagues? Can those outside the Refuges trust her?
Reviews: ‘This is a novel of ideas …driven not by exposition but by plot and character…a story which has both pace and complexity. Kirk’s plot begins with a daring rescue, enmeshes us in espionage and political scheming and leaves us tied to her heroine and her fate.’ Alan Smith, occasional Guardian columnist and author of Her Majesty’s Philosophers, Waterside Press
Find out more and buy from: Author’s website l Amazon l Publisher’s website

MallowsFront coverDenny Mallows
Time for Coppernob
Cumbrian Railways Association. 2015 Paperback
Genre: Fiction 8-12 years and adults of any age
Set in York? Yes
Description: Can York children, Liana and Joe, solve the problem with Coppernob, a real Cumbrian steam engine in the National Railway Museum? Do you dare go back in time with them? Face the dangers. Live the adventures. Solve the mysteries. This gripping story, illustrated throughout, will enchant children and adults alike.
Reviews:Time for Coppernobdesigned to introduce … railway history to a young audience is proving to be a runaway success.’ North West Evening Mail
‘What a great story.’  Sarah, aged 10
‘It is compelling and fun.’  Peter, a grown-up
Read a sample: Here
Find out more and buy from: Publisher’s website 

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