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Debuts of the Month
The Imagination Box
The Imagination Box
Martyn Ford
May 2015 Debut of the Month Could this Imagination Box be the greatest toy on earth?  Join 10 year old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The it Girl
The it Girl
Katy Birchall
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Geek Girl meets Notting Hill in Katy Birchall’s sparkling debut.  Central character Anna is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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We are All Made of Molecules
We are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Stewart and Ashley are about as different as it’s possible to be.  He’s super...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Lottery Boy
Lottery Boy
Michael Byrne
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Thirteen year old Bully, real name Bradley, has chosen to live on the streets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Last Summer of Us
The Last Summer of Us
Maggie Harcourt
May 2015 Debut of the Month   Three young friends...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
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Darkmouth
Darkmouth
Shane Hegarty
May 2015 Debut of the Month   Darkmouth might appear to be a normal seaside town, but it’s really not the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Books of the Month
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Maggie Stiefvater, Jackson Pearce
May 2015 Book of the Month  Pip Bartlett can talk to animals, which is impressive enough, but her world is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2015
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World Food Alphabet
World Food Alphabet
Chris Caldicott
May 2015 Picture Book of the Month  One of the best ways to get to know another culture to your...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
Vicki Lockwood
May 2015 Book of the Month  Young readers who like their mystery stories tinged with a bit of Victorian gothic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Tracey Turner
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month  What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Don't Forget Tiggs!
Don't Forget Tiggs!
Michael Rosen
May 2015 Book of the Month   This tale of the busy Hurrys may well strike a chord with families everywhere. Mr...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Spotty Lottie and Me
Spotty Lottie and Me
Richard Byrne
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015  Stuck at home with chicken pox, Joey needs a spotty friend to play...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Blue Peter Book Awards
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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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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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
See Katie Scott at Hay Fever!   Join illustrator Katie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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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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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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Books Reviewed by Children
Trouble
Trouble
Non Pratt
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2015 ****Non Pratt is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Skink No Surrender
Skink No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen
This is a dive in head first and read until you're dizzy book, so utterly brilliant and readable it’s scary!...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Gone
Gone
Michael Grant
Gripping from the first moment, this is a scary, an unputdownable and a brilliantly plotted fantasy. One minute...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The it Girl
The it Girl
Katy Birchall
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Geek Girl meets Notting Hill in Katy Birchall’s sparkling debut.  Central character Anna is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Maggie Stiefvater, Jackson Pearce
May 2015 Book of the Month  Pip Bartlett can talk to animals, which is impressive enough, but her world is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2015
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Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs
Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs
Sarah Forbes
Elspeth Hart lives with her horrible aunt, Miss Crabb, at the Pandora Pants School for Show-offs.  It is the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2015
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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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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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 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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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
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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