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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 Royal Babysitters
The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Martin Howard
October 2014 Book of the Month   A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month   A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Seen and Not Heard
Seen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
October 2014 Debut of the Month   Children's imaginations will run wild after reading this delightfully spooky story. Katie May Green...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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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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Debuts of the Month
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 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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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
October 2014 Debut of the Month    *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content  An enormous family saga unfolds in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Seen and Not Heard
Seen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
October 2014 Debut of the Month   Children's imaginations will run wild after reading this delightfully spooky story. Katie May Green...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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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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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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Books of the Month
Belzhar
Belzhar
Meg Wolitzer
October 2014 Book of the Month   Jam’s life changed forever on the day that Reeve Maxfield died.  She withdraws into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Martin Howard
October 2014 Book of the Month   A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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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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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month   A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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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 Royal Babysitters
The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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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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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month  A gripping story with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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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
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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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 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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