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Dread Eagle
Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Infinite Sky
Infinite Sky
C. J. Flood
Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2014. Shot through with danger as adolescence can be, this is a powerful coming of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2014
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Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Elli Woollard
October 2014 Debut of the Month  A simple and witty rhyming text tells how Woozy the Wizard sets about trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month   Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
October 2014 Book of the Month  A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Winter Horses
The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Guardian Fiction Prize
Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one...
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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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month  A gripping story with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty of ghosts in it. And it's not a horror...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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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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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of the IBW Children's Award 2014  Award-winning Kate diCamillo tells...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Books of the Month
Five Children on the Western Front
Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
October 2014 Book of the Month    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
October 2014 Book of the Month  A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month   Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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The House of Hades
The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Mountwood School for Ghosts
Mountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson
October 2014 Book of the Month   Best-loved author Eva Ibbotson had a gift for making magical worlds both come alive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Crocodile Under the Bed
The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
October 2014 Book of the Month   From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to tea comes a wonderful new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Debuts of the Month
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
October 2014 Debut of the Month    *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content  An enormous family saga unfolds in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
October 2014 Debut of the Month  New-to-school thirteen-year-old Tabitha Baird is determined to be super-cool, to make some great best-friends....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Seen and Not Heard
Seen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
October 2014 Debut of the Month   Children's imaginations will run wild after reading this delightfully spooky story. Katie May Green...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Piper
The Piper
Danny Weston
October 2014 Debut of the Month   A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Lies We Tell Ourselves
Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month    Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
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