The Star Outside My Window

Could that bright star be Aniyah’s lost mum? She’ll have to follow it to know… One day, Aniyah’s mum disappears. Where is she? Aniyah is sure of one thing: Mum isn’t really gone. She knows that people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a strange new star is spotted in the sky, Aniyah is sure it’s her mother. And she sets off on a mission which involves breaking into the Royal Observatory in London, a gang of squirrels, and the biggest star in Hollywood.

  • By the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class
  • A look at domestic violence through a child’s eyes
  • Perfectly captures Aniyah’s innocence and wonder
  • Celebrates the power of love, hope and resilience
  • Onjali Rauf won the 2019 Waterstones Book Prize

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    Winner of the 2019 Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for The Boy at the Back of the Class.

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