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Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue
Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue
Angie Morgan
March 2015 Debut of the Month The Dark Ages – ‘the bit of history that was left behind after the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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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 Honest Truth
The Honest Truth
Dan Gemeinhart
March 2015 Debut of the Month Thirteen year old Mark is running away from home. He’s taking his dog Beau with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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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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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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Books of the Month
Creaturepedia
Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
March 2015 Book of the Month  Reference books are enjoying a renaissance - Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Under My Skin
Under My Skin
James Dawson
March 15 Book of the Month   A chilling new horror story from the UK's Queen of Teen.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Justin Miles
March 15 Book of the Month  There’s a huge amount of information, and inspiration, contained in this rucksack-pocket-sized guide. Author...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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The Alex Crow
The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith
March 2015 Book of the Month  Andrew Smith’s novel Grasshopper Jungle, a wild and totally original adventure about giant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Holly Smale
March 2015 Book of the Month  Welcome back Harriet Manners, self-confessed geek and the only supermodel in the world who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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Blue Peter Book Awards
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved
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
Shortlisted for 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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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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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts  Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
Pamela Butchart
Shortlisted for 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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Books Reviewed by Children
Grasshopper Jungle
Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal  - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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 Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014 -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Split Second
Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Winner of for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, older readers category. Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Dead Ends
Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015  A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Half Bad
Half Bad
Sally Green
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014 -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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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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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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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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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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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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