Tag Archive for: Hannah Gold


In this enchanting children’s novel, Rio has been sent to live in California with a grandmother he barely knows while his mum is in hospital back home. Alone and adrift, the only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad’s whale watching trips. That is until an incredible encounter with White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea changes everything. But when White Beak goes missing, Rio must set out on a desperate quest to find his whale and somehow save his mum.

Perfect for readers of 8+, and beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold.

Hannah Gold - The Last Bear

April and her father are living on Bear Island in the Arctic, where there aren’t any polar bears left. At least that’s what April thinks. Until one night she spots something that looks distinctly like a lonely polar bear. This touching story won several awards upon its publication, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022. It’s an encouraging and heart-warming read, perfect for readers aged eight to twelve.


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