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Guardian Fiction Prize
The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby After Iris
The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby After Iris
Natasha Farrant
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy!...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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The Lost Gods
The Lost Gods
Francesca Simon
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   Best-selling Francesca Simon tells a second hilarious story about what happens...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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She is Not Invisible
She is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   When sixteen-year-old Laureth’s father vanishes she is determined to track him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Books Reviewed by Children
Witch Wars
Witch Wars
Sibeal Pounder
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Witch Wars is the first in a charming new series: with the help of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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The Crow Talker
The Crow Talker
Jacob Grey
Caw is an orphan, or might as well be. His parents threw him out aged five and since then he’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015  - One of our Books of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer whose Artemis Fowl series gave the fairy world a brilliant makeover will enthral his readers with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Accidental Prime Minister
The Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
We’ve all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP’s job at least as well as the present lot,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Glory
The Glory
Lauren St. John
March 2015 Book of the Month  For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That’s why, inspired by tales...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Blue Peter Book Awards
Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story - October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
Andy Seed
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts      This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Corpse Talk
Corpse Talk
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts   Meet some of history's most famous, infamous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
Pamela Butchart
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
See Katie Scott at Hay Fever!   Join illustrator Katie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Books of the Month
Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Fiona Watt
March 15 Book of the Month  Cloth books are the perfect thing to tuck into baby’s buggy or cot, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Sarah Webb
March 15 Book of the Month  When her TV presenter mum flies off to Australia for two months, thirteen year old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Glory
The Glory
Lauren St. John
March 2015 Book of the Month  For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That’s why, inspired by tales...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
March 15 Book of the Month  Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Justin Miles
March 15 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  There’s a huge amount of information, and inspiration, contained in this rucksack-pocket-sized guide....
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Colours
Colours
Aino-Maija Metsola
March 15 Book of the Month  First concepts books don’t come more stylish than this. Aino-Maija Metsola is a Finnish...
Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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Debuts of the Month
The Dolls
The Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
March 2015 Debut of the Month  This is a delicious treat of a book, the equivalent of a bar of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2015
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A Cage of Roots
A Cage of Roots
Matt Griffin
March 2015 Debut of the Month An astonishingly different and chillingly striking tale that envelopes the pages in a cloak...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Gary Northfield
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Cartoonist Gary Northfield gives a fresh take on all things Roman in this riotous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Witch Wars
Witch Wars
Sibeal Pounder
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Witch Wars is the first in a charming new series: with the help of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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The Lost Twin
The Lost Twin
Sophie Cleverly
March 2015 Debut of the Month  When Ivy has to step into her dead sister Scarlet’s place at the sinister...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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A Whisper of Wolves
A Whisper of Wolves
Kris Humphrey
March 2015 Debut of the Month Rich in atmosphere, this is a powerful story set in a timeless world....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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