This month's 'featured books'
Books Reviewed by Children
The Ghosts of Heaven
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Queen Alone
The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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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 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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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Shortlisted 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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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of the IBW Children's Award 2014  Award-winning Kate diCamillo tells...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
The Parent Agency
The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
November 2014 Debut of the Month  A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Circus of the Unseen
Circus of the Unseen
Joanne Owen
November 2014 Book of the Month   Excitingly different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
November 2014 Book of the Month   Bree hides away behind her blog that few people read.  So, if she writes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Once Upon an Alphabet
Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
November 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
November 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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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
November 2014 Book of the Month  Every child needs a collection of nursery rhymes and this collection of favourites with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2014
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  2. The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes - by Julia Stone
  3. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - by Jill Tomlinson

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  1. The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe - by Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
  2. Rita's Rhino - by Tony Ross
  3. The Night Before Christmas - by Clement C. Moore

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  1. Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks - by Francesca Simon
  2. Twit - by Stephen Cole
  3. Where The Poppies Now Grow - by Hilary Robinson

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  2. Atticus Claw Learns to Draw - by Jennifer Gray
  3. The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found - by Hilary Robinson

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  2. Haunters - by Thomas Taylor
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9) - by Jeff Kinney

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  1. Circus of the Unseen - by Joanne Owen
  2. Hacked - by Tracy Alexander
  3. The Ghosts of Heaven - by Marcus Sedgwick

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  1. Running Girl - by Simon Mason
  2. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting - by Holly Bourne
  3. The Blood of Olympus - by Rick Riordan

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