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Arctic Star

Arctic Star

Published: 6 May 2021

Paperback / softback, 208 pages

Recommended for age 11+

By Tom Palmer

Illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

Published by Barrington Stoke Ltd

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This book features in the Upper KS2 Lake of Long Ago collection which is part of The Reading Journey

Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the Second World War Arctic convoys. Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War.

Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing through a narrow channel between the Arctic ice pack and German bases on the Norwegian coast. Faced with terrifying enemy attacks from both air and sea, as well as life-threatening cold and storms, will all three boys make it home again?

Tagged Arctic , reluctant to read , Second World War , top pick and war and conflict

Nikki Gamble talked to Tom Palmer about the extraordinary real-life story behind his latest book, After the War. It's a story about recovery and the what can be achieved when humans show kindness and generosity to those who have suffered the greatest.

The Best Books Year 5 pack

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An Easy Purchase pack of 50 curated books. This pack includes recently published picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction and poetry with a focus on Reading for Pleasure. The books are chosen by the Just Imagine selection panel, chaired by Just Imagine's Director, Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers.
  • World Burn Down
  • The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the World
  • My Big Mouth
  • Adam-2
  • Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
  • Arctic Star
  • Inside Animals
  • Rescuing Titanic : A true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Atlas of Amazing Architecture
  • The Great (Food) Bank Heist
  • Fledgling
  • Fourteen Wolves : A Rewilding Story
  • Jummy at the River School
  • Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book
  • Yorick and Bones
  • Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides
  • The Secret of Haven Point
  • Carnival of the Lost
  • The Secret of the Treasure Keepers
  • Wished
  • How to Steal the Mona Lisa
  • The Hunt for the Nightingale
  • The Good Turn
  • The Great Fox Illusion
  • The Thief Who Sang Storms
  • When the War Came Home
  • The Boy Whose Wishes Came True
  • Olga: Out of Control
  • Would You Rather?
  • DWAYNE ('The Rock' Johnson)
  • The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice
  • The Haunting of Aveline Jones
  • Bruno and Frida
  • Teamwork
  • The Silver Arrow
  • The Tide Singer
  • If I Ran the Country
  • Dread Wood #1
  • Yesterday Crumb
  • The Song of Lewis Carmichael
  • The Girl Who Lost a Leopard
  • Stick Boy and the Rise of the Robots : 2
  • The Invisible World of Germs
  • The Secrets of the Universe
  • The Sky Over Rebecca
  • Hedgewitch
  • Ghostcloud
  • Song of the River

The Reading Bug Y6 pack

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An easy purchase pack of books that have been selected to engage hard to reach readers in year 3. Selected by our experienced and qualified team of teachers, librarians and education consultants.
  • A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!
  • The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
  • Level Up #1
  • World Burn Down
  • Icarus Was Ridiculous
  • When Stars are Scattered
  • Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy
  • Mason Mooney:Doppelganger Detective #2
  • D-Day Dog
  • Arctic Star
  • The Thing At Black Hole Lake
  • Class Act
  • Mason Mooney:Paranormal Investigator #1
  • The Iron Man
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Comic Classics: Treasure Island
  • Home Ground
  • Welcome to Trashland
  • Freeze
  • The Book No One Wants to Read
  • The Broken Leg of Doom
  • To Wee or Not to Wee
  • Tin Boy
  • Cicada
  • The Incredible Record Smashers
  • The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates
  • Crater Lake, Evolution
  • Crater Lake
  • The Viewer
  • Unbelievable
  • Comic Classics: Great Expectations
  • Kid Normal: Kid Normal #1
  • Respect
  • The Lion Roars
  • The Horror of Dunwick Farm
  • White Feather
  • Defenders:Dark Arena #2
  • Defenders: Killing Ground #1
  • Defenders:Pitch Invasion #3
  • The Beautiful Game
  • Dream Team
  • Keeper
  • Peace Maker
  • Robot Girl
  • Ninja:First Mission
  • Ninja:Assassin
  • Ninja: Death Touch
  • The Invasion of the Crooked Oak
  • The Beast of Harwood Forest

The Reading Journey Full Set UKS2 2021 pack

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  • Dog Man:Grime and Punishment #9
  • Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
  • When the Sky Falls
  • The Boy Who Met a Whale
  • The Shark Caller
  • World Burn Down
  • Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad
  • The Infinite
  • The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the World
  • Dragon Mountain
  • The Lightning Catcher
  • Myths, Monsters and Mayhem in Ancient Greece
  • The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke
  • October, October
  • Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
  • City of Rust
  • Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent #1
  • The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
  • Adam-2
  • A Glasshouse of Stars
  • You Must Be Layla #1
  • African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends
  • Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
  • My Big Mouth
  • When Stars are Scattered
  • Orphans of the Tide
  • Icarus Was Ridiculous
  • The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.
  • On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold! A Funny and Fact-Filled Guide to Every Olympic Sport
  • D-Day Dog
  • Midnight Feasts: Tasty poems chosen by A.F. Harrold
  • Mason Mooney:Doppelganger Detective #2
  • A Nest of Vipers
  • Wave Riders
  • Arctic Star
  • When Life Gives You Mangoes
  • Boy, Everywhere
  • The Language of Cat
  • The Monsters of Rookhaven #1
  • The Iron Man
  • Unbelievable Football 2 : How Football Can Change the World
  • How I Saved the World in a Week
  • The Thing At Black Hole Lake
  • The Undefeated
  • Comic Classics: Treasure Island
  • Where the Wilderness Lives
  • Class Act
  • Mason Mooney:Paranormal Investigator #1
  • Rescuing Titanic : A true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic

The dyslexia friendly set

A set of dyslexia friendly books for children. Selected by our highly experienced and qualified team of teachers, librarians and education consultants.
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    5+

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  • The First Third Wish

    5+