I’m so excited to show you these books because I haven’t had any book haul posts for some time, so today I’d like to share these two amazing books from the lovely people at publisher Barrington Stoke.  I only recently found out about this publisher but they make books that are dyslexia friendly and also brilliant for reluctant readers, something I know only too well if you’ve read my post about my reading problems as a child.  These two books sound so amazing and I’m so excited to read these and share more about them, so let’s take a look at what’s got me so excited:

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Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill & Sara Ogilvie – Sequin’s mum is a talented seamstress and their little flat is overflowing with beautiful silks, fabrics, buttons and beads. It’s a sparkling sanctuary, like a princess’s wardrobe. While Mum works at her sewing machine late into the night, Sequin takes care of her baby brother, Stitch, and dreams of a place in the spotlight for her brilliant mum. But when tragedy strikes, their shimmering world disintegrates and Sequin is forced to confront the biggest loss of all …
Acclaimed creator Laura Dockrill sews together family, imagination and heart in this lyrical and completely unique Barrington Stoke debut.

After the War by Tom Palmer – Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they’ve finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo – the closest thing to family he has left – will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?
A deeply moving and beautifully told novel of friendship and belonging, inspired by the incredible true story of the Windermere Boys.


As usual the reviews for these books will appear here on this blog as soon as possible, and I’m not confirming anything yet, but there just might be an extra special post coming from the author of After the War…🤫😃

What do you think of the two books in this haul?  What books are you looking forward to reading?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂