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The Rollercoaster Boy

The Rollercoaster Boy

Published: 6 Jan 2022

Paperback / softback, 300 pages

Recommended for age 9+

By Lisa Thompson

Published by Scholastic

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Todd and Laurie's dad is either on top of the world, taking them on fun adventures, or down in the depths and sleeping all the time. In the middle of the night, he bundles them into the car and drives them to the Paradise Hotel.

He paints a picture of a luxurious mansion by the sea, but the reality is a rundown dump and the disappointment means Dad takes to his bed. Todd and Laurie have the run of the place, and meet Scout, the daughter of the owner, who tells them about the night many years ago when a famous novelist vanished from her room on the top floor, which was locked from the inside... with clues to crack, a mystery to solve, and Dad to worry about, this holiday is full of twists and turns.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing KS2 pack

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An easy-purchase pack of books to support the topic Mental Health and Wellbeing at KS2. These books are selected from our full collection.

  • An Emotional Menagerie Feelings from A-Z
  • Your Mind is Like the Sky
  • The Rollercoaster Boy
  • Every Child A Song
  • Swan Song
  • Sequin and Stitch
  • Something Bad Happened A Kid's Guide to Coping with Events in the News
  • A Mind like Mine: 21 famous people and their mental health
  • Happy, Healthy Minds
  • Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
  • Midge & Mo
  • The Mystery of the Colour Thief
  • Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth
  • My Dad's a Birdman
  • One Girl
  • Black Dog
  • Michael Rosen's Sad Book

The Mental Health set

A set of books to open discussion about mental health. Selected by our highly experienced and qualified team of teachers, librarians and education consultants.