This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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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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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
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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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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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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Debuts of the Month
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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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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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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A Little in Love
A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
October 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month    Eponine tells the heart wrenching story of her own life of suffering and...
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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Books Reviewed by Children
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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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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Thirteen Chairs
Thirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Sabriel
Sabriel
Garth Nix
October 2014 ebook of the Month   An otherworldly adventure blending a clever mix of reality and fantasy. You may have already...
Format: eBook - Released: 05/06/2014
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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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The Rising
The Rising
Tom Moorhouse
This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
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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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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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
Julia Donaldson
October 2014 Book of the MonthShortlisted for the Specsaver's National Book Awards: Children's Book Of The Year. In...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Hero Pup
The Hero Pup
Megan Rix
October 2014 Book of the Month   Can training Patch, a loveable Labrador puppy, help Joe find some happiness after the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
October 2014 MEGA Book of the Month   Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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