Calibre Audio Library

With a stroke of a brush - Linda's fundraising masterpiece

Liz Charles started reading for Calibre 30 years ago when she was still working in the theatre. Many years later after she had retired from showbiz...

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Sunset Song

Sunset Song, by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been voted Scotland's favourite book in a BBC poll run alongside its Love To Read Campaign. The first...

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New Books

New Books: Summer/Autumn 2016

A Puppy Called Dez

New in the couple of months we offer:-

617350 A Puppy Called Dez by John Tovey

617340 The Silver Branch, a historical adventure novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, set in Roman times

617348 Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, the story of 3 adopted sisters who take to the stage.

617352 One by Sarah Crossan, a tale of conjoined twins.

617343 Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. A magical Arabian Nights tale and dazzling sequel to Howls Moving Castle, now a major animated film.Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air… or is it?

617344 A River of Stories edited by Alice Curry. This new collection of vibrant stories and poems themed around water evoke the sights and sounds of a diverse Commonwealth community.

617331 I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, a historical fantasy set in London at the time of the Puritan Commonwealth which won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award.

617339 Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper, a story about the forgotten bravery of women on the front line, told through the eyes of a young woman determined to play her part.

617342 Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss. The book is based on incredible events from the author's own life and is the story of a plane hijacking, told from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old hostage
My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons. Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

For news of these and more Young Calibre books added over recent months, please see Press Play, our Young Calibre newsletter


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Online Joining available now

For new Young Calibre members we are delighted to introduce the option of joining instantly online. Click on "Join Now" and you will be guided through the process of collecting your details, choosing your media and making reading choices. Eligible under 16's with sight problems, dyslexia or other print-related disabilities can borrow our audio books for a one-off £20 joining fee.

The online joining process is set up to enable a parent, teacher or other professional to apply on behalf of a young member.

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