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The Sons of Scarlatti
The Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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Harry and Hope
Harry and Hope
Sarah Lean
Any new book by Sarah Lean is a treat, and this is very special indeed. Hope lives in the Pyrenees...
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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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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Blown Away
Blown Away
Rob Biddulph
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015  A brilliant adventure for a bold Penguin who gets swept up, up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Books of the Month
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Save Rafe!
Save Rafe!
James Patterson
March 2015 Book of the Month  Save Rafe! gives struggling middle school student Rafe Khatchadorian another chance to prove himself....
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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Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Lydia Monks
March 15 Book of the Month It’s great to see Mungo Monkey having a new adventure, and this time he...
Format: Novelty book - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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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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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 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
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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Blue Peter Book Awards
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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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
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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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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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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Debuts of the Month
The Dreamsnatcher
The Dreamsnatcher
Abi Elphinstone
March 2015 Debut of the Month   Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel plunges the reader into a world of magic and adventure....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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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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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 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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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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