This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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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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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 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
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 Reviewed by Children
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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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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Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Alex Milway
The second in a delightfully funny series for 6+ year olds in which a pig and a hamster solve crimes...
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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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
November 2014 Book of the Month  A deliciously funny version of the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood. Cat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Imaginary
The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Books of the Month
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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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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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 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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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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  3. Rita's Rhino - by Tony Ross

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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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  2. Hacked - by Tracy Alexander
  3. War Horse - by Michael Morpurgo

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  1. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting - by Holly Bourne
  2. Running Girl - by Simon Mason
  3. We Were Liars - by E. Lockhart

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