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Debuts of the Month
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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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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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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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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Books of the Month
Shouldn't You Be in School?
Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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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 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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Terror Kid
Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
October 2014 Book of the Month   Perceptive, provocative and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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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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Books Reviewed by Children
The House of Hades
The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Calling
The Calling
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
October 2014 Book of the Month    Chosen from across the world, a fight to the death is the destiny of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Catch Your Death
Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
Super-special bubblegum-scented hardback! Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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Clariel
Clariel
Garth Nix
The long awaited prequel to the original ‘The Old...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Worst in Show
Worst in Show
William Bee
A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Book
Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Guardian Fiction Prize
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 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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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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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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