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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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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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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Dave Cousins
The under-12’s football team known as The Misfits are looking forward to a week at a football training camp, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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Galactic Hotdogs: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway
Galactic Hotdogs: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway
Max Brallier
To describe Cosmoe Wiener’s adventures as action-packed is a bit like calling a red giant star quite big. With titles...
Format: Paperback - 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 Porridge of Knowledge
The Porridge of Knowledge
Archie Kimpton
May 2015 Book of the Month  There’s a lovely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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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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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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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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Blue Peter Book Awards
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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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
See Katie Scott at Hay Fever!   Join illustrator Katie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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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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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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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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Books of the Month
Catch Your Death
Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
May 2015 Book of the Month  There’s a real vogue for girl detectives at the moment, but Ruby Redfort is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2
23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2
Mike Warren
May 2015 Book of the Month There’s a wide range of things to make in this fun book, from building your...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2015
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The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015  Another deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
May 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then the Dinosaurs...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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Looking-Glass Girl
Looking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Book of the Month  Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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How to Win a Monster Race
How to Win a Monster Race
Caryl Hart
May 2015 Book of the Month    The creators of bestsellers How to Grow a Dinosaur and How to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Debuts of the Month
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 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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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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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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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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