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Now by Morris Gleitzman

‌Sometimes facing the past is the bravest act of all...

Zelda lives with her grandfather, Felix, while her parents are working overseas. While Zelda is facing her own problems, she learns about her grandfather’s childhood in Nazi Germany. Will Zelda let the bullies win? Or will nature destroy everything? Now is a modern exciting tale, about finding courage and overcoming life's challenges.

Main characters:

  • Zelda
  • Felix
  • Josh
  • Tonya
  • Jumble, the dog

Now is the fourth instalment of the story of Felix, and the only one set in the present day. Read about Felix and his experiences in Nazi Germany in Once, Then and After.

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About Morris Gleitzman


Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling children’s author who lives in Australia. He was born in England, and he had many unusual jobs, until he discovered his true talent for writing books. Apart from the Once series, he has written Boy Overboard, Toad Rage, Bumface and many more funny, exciting, scary books. Find out more at

For a full list of Morris Gleitzman books at your local library, visit the library catalogue at

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

Lift wanted around the world...

Snail is bored and wants to see the world. Help is on hand with a friendly whale. Together they set off on an adventure around the globe.

About Julia Donaldson


Julia Donaldson is a best selling author of picture books, poems and plays. Some of her books include, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Tabby McTat, and The Princess and the Wizard. Visit her website at to find out more.

For a list of books by Julia Donaldson available at your local library, search the library catalogue at