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Book reviews: Kid's adventures, pop music icons and more

ENJOY THIS week's selection of reads, from the desk of our Entertainment Editor Joel Campbell:

Sgt Pepper at 50, by Bill DeMain, Mike McInnerney and Gillian Gaar

Five decades on from its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a keystone of the Beatles’ career. Its influence as a piece of work is peerless and the impact on the creative and musical landscape resonates to the present day. Without doubt, Sgt Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band
is an art-pop masterpiece and work of musical genius.

Amelia the Dreamer, by Loren Haigh

Amelia the Dreamer is about a little girl who can be in two places at once. She is bored in the school holidays and she decides to draw a picture to occupy her time – but she manages to vanish into her picture while her mother and sister are downstairs enjoying themselves. How does Amelia get on?

Sciliconia, by Afia Nicholas

In the town of Wrough, something new is brewing. Sciliconia is the world’s first internet and technology addiction clinic. The objective: to cure the nation of its seemingly endless addiction to technology – but what secrets are staff and locals hiding?

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