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Sun, 27 Mar


Jacqson Diego Story Emporium

Story Bites Reads Winter Term

Our blended book club for bookworms aged 9 -12

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Story Bites Reads Winter Term

Time & Location

27 Mar 2022, 15:00 – 16:00

Jacqson Diego Story Emporium , 444 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA, UK

About the Event

Story Bites Reads is our blended book club for bookworms aged 9 -12, with an interest in new middle grade fiction and who want to share and grow their ideas with others through discussion and thought-provoking activities.

We meet in the emporium on the last Sunday of the month at 3pm, or you can join us via zoom. Everyone has a copy of the book to read in advance of the session and booking is essential as we have limited spaces. The books are available the month before.

This term we will be reading:

30th January - The Runaways of Haddington Hall by Vivian French

27th February - The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

27th March - Into the Sideways World by Ross Welford

The Runaways of Haddington Hall by Vivian French

A high octane, high drama romp, following the adventures of Victorian laundry maid Minnie O'Sullivan and her unforgettable band of friends. After a series of misfortunes, Minnie O'Sullivan is whisked away to Haddington Hall: a nightmarish home for wayward girls. Bad becomes worse when the hall's ruthless founder, Mrs Haddington, takes an instant dislike to brave, determined Minnie, and she's in danger of losing everything...

But Minnie has never backed down from a fight in her life, and she's not about to start now!

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that's what April's father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life...

Into the Sideways World by Ross Welford

When twelve-year-olds Willa and Manny hear of a mysterious animal prowling their town, they are determined to prove it is real. Following the creature into a cave one full moon, they are swept into an alternate, ideal, world - one where pollution and conflict have been conquered decades ago and even their own families seem happier.

But when they return, no one believes them. So, with a global war looming in their own world, their quest for proof of the Sideways World becomes ever-more urgent, in a nail-biting race against time. And Willa and Manny will have to make an impossible decision: because once you find a perfect world, can you ever leave it behind?





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