This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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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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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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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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Books of the Month
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
November 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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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 Bane Chronicles
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
November 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Book of Storms
The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this...
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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Feel the Fear
Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
November 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014
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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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Girl Online
Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story....
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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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 Reviewed by Children
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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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Matchbox Mysteries
The Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner
November 2014 Book of the Month  Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Hacked
Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Book of Storms
The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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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