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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
Reader Reviewed The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
Vicki Lockwood
May 2015 Book of the Month  Young readers who like their mystery stories tinged with a bit of Victorian gothic are going to love this new detective series. Twelve year old Lizzie finally has enough of living with her brutish...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Catch Your Death
Reader Reviewed Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
May 2015 Book of the Month  There’s a real vogue for girl detectives at the moment, but Ruby Redfort is far and away the smartest, and Lauren Child’s books easily the most stylishly written.  This is Ruby’s third outing, and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Looking-Glass Girl
Reader Reviewed Looking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Book of the Month  Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy’s sleepover because she hopes it...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Demolition Dad
Reader Reviewed Demolition Dad
Phil Earle
May 2015 MEGA Book of the Month  Jake Biggs’s dad works in demolition.  All week long he knocks down buildings from the cockpit of his crane, but at weekends he becomes Demolition Man, twenty stone of Man Mountain in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Bomber
Bomber
Paul Dowswell
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month May 2015   Young New York born US serviceman Harry Friedman signs up for the United States Army Air Force determined to fight for...
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The Imagination Box
The Imagination Box
Martyn Ford
May 2015 Debut of the Month Could this Imagination Box be the greatest toy on earth?  Join 10 year old Timothy as he is given the chance to decide just this when he discovers the imagination box. It is a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Runaways
Reader Reviewed The Runaways
Megan Rix
Shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award Two elephants and an old Border collie are the stars of Megan Rix’s wonderfully heart-warming new animal story. It’s 1917 and as the First World War rages, Cullen’s Circus is forced...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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We are All Made of Molecules
Reader Reviewed We are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Stewart and Ashley are about as different as it’s possible to be.  He’s super smart, happy to use words like ‘plethora’ in everyday conversation, but socially a little inept. She’s queen of the popular...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound
Vicki Lockwood
Exploring the adventure and thrill of the Victorian circus setting, the series is exceptionally well written, leaving the reader hanging for every page, and desperate to see Lizzie triumph in the face of adversity. It’s got a rich mix of...
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Skink No Surrender
Reader Reviewed Skink No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen
This is a dive in head first and read until you're dizzy book, so utterly brilliant and readable it’s scary! The totally bizarre and freakily sane Skink joins detective forces with Richard, who is looking for his cousin Malley after...
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson, hero and demi-god, is the best guide you could have to the Greek gods and goddesses. As he is half-god - his father is Poseidon - and half-mortal – he is also a schoolboy in Manhattan - Percy...
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The Boundless
The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel
A tremendous adventure unfolds across the vast emptiness of Canada being opened up by explorers in the 1880s. William Everett knows all about the railway from his father who has been working on it for years. Waiting to meet him...
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Plague
Plague
Michael Grant
This is the fourth book (of six) in the mind-blowing Gone series...a blood-pumping, white-knuckle ride of epic proportions.  It's a world without adults and normal life has crashed and burned.  When you hit 15 everything changes.  It's a sci-fi...
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Lies
Lies
Michael Grant
Set in a dystopian future where food is scarce and life is fragile; all those over fifteen have been annihilated leaving children to rule in gangs that become increasingly feral and destructive. As conditions deteriorate tensions mount. Sam is meant...
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Hunger
Hunger
Michael Grant
Here's what Hugh (14), one of our teenage reviewers think of Hunger: Hunger, like it’s prequel Gone, was unputdownable. It's an excellent follow-up to an original idea. More children are developing powers and the world inside the FAYZ is spinning...
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Fear
Fear
Michael Grant
This is the fifth heart-stopping instalment in the bestselling GONE series. It is an exceptional page-turner. Escapism just doesn't get better than this. The complete list of books in this epic series is.... 1 Gone 2 Hunger
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The Forbidden City
Reader Reviewed The Forbidden City
John McNally
Infinity Drake – Finn for short – is still… well… short. Only 9mm tall, in fact. But before Uncle Al can figure out how to return him to his normal size, another threat materialises that sends the gang to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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Young Houdini: The Demon Curse
Young Houdini: The Demon Curse
Simon Nicholson
This is the second book in Simon Nicholson’s adventure series about street-wise orphan and aspiring magician Harry Houdini, and invents a young life for the world’s most famous escapologist. It hasn’t come a moment too soon! Book one ended with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Order of the Furnace - Rebellion
Reader Reviewed The Order of the Furnace - Rebellion
Alex Keller
An exciting, rip-roaring, action packed book set in a time and place where fantastical machines exist alongside humans. The squires (made up of boys and girls) in the Order of the Furnace are young but they are treated equally, are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
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Jaguar Trials
Reader Reviewed Jaguar Trials
Ruth Eastham
An expedition along the Amazon to find the legendary El Dorado provides an exotic setting for this rewarding adventure story. Thirteen-year-old Ben is in Brazil with his archaeologist father, but they are separated when their boat capsizes. Swept downriver Ben...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Catherine Certitude
Reader Reviewed Catherine Certitude
Patrick Modiano
From her apartment block in New York, Catherine Certitude thinks back to her childhood and growing up with her father in Paris.  The life she describes is uneventful: adult conversations half-understood; dance school; her Papa’s shop and his slightly shady...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2014
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The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
****Arabella Weir is appearing alongside Holly Smale in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!   Arabella Weir, actress, writer and comedian whose novel The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Glass Bird Girl
Reader Reviewed The Glass Bird Girl
Esme Kerr
An engrossing school adventure story packed full of mystery and rich in atmosphere. Orphaned Edie is rescued from a miserable stay with cousins because she can be useful in discovering exactly what is happening at the exclusive Knight’s Haddon School...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Cuckoo in the Nest
Cuckoo in the Nest
Michelle Magorian
The lure of the theatre draws Ralph but acting is not what his family wants for him. Can he persuade them? A wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy’s determination to see his dreams come through and a fascinating and vivid...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Just Henry
Just Henry
Michelle Magorian
From the award winning author of Goodnight Mister Tom comes a page turning tale. Warmhearted and full of period detail, Just Henryis a wonderful story of growing up and seizing life’s opportunities. It’s post war Britain and life should...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
David Harmer
School life, families, football, aliens - these are some of performance poet David Harmer’s favourite things, all popular themes for his poems. Like the title poem to this collection, they are often presented with something of a ‘what if?’ warning,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The it Girl
Reader Reviewed The it Girl
Katy Birchall
May 2015 Debut of the Month  Geek Girl meets Notting Hill in Katy Birchall’s sparkling debut.  Central character Anna is a lovable dork:  the school misfit, she’s given to spontaneous tap-dancing, accidentally sets fire to the hair of the most...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of which focuses on different aspects of World War 1, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Midnight Pirates
Midnight Pirates
Ally Kennen
Three children, whose parents have gone to America, try to run a secluded West Country beach hotel on their own. The chaos mounts as they pretend there are adults in charge. A sinister guest brings danger. A ship is grounded...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Boy with Two Heads
The Boy with Two Heads
Andy Mulligan
How would you feel if you woke up and found another head growing out of your neck? Andy Mulligan won the 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and his international bestseller, Trash, is now a major film - directed by Stephen Daldry...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Reader Reviewed Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Dave Cousins
The under-12’s football team known as The Misfits are looking forward to a week at a football training camp, but their manager clicked the wrong link on the website and booked them into a bush survival skills camp instead. Challenged...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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Scarlet Ibis
Reader Reviewed Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
Winner of the Little Rebels Book Award 2015  - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis is an emotional story about how befriending...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Work Experience
Work Experience
Andy Mulligan
How much mayhem can a group of children cause in their various W.E. placements?
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2015
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Dog Ears
Reader Reviewed Dog Ears
Anne Booth
There are apparently 700,000 young carers in the UK and this sensitively-told, compassionate story puts them in the spotlight. Anna tries hard at school and at home, where things are not easy. Though it’s not directly said, her mother is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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I Never Liked Wednesdays
I Never Liked Wednesdays
Roger Mcgough
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7  “When I was young, I lived in Liverpool and my best friend was a boy called Midge.” In this lovely little book Roger McGough describes a couple of the adventure he had with Midge....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Cathy Hopkins
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+ Cathy Hopkins is a truly gifted author for tweens, with an ability to connect with her readers that she makes look effortless. In this story she uses her light touch to write about a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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Holes
Holes
Louis Sachar
Wholly original and brilliantly plotted, Holes is a funny and poignant story about surviving. When Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of trainers, he is sent off to Camp Green Lake which is not a camp, not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Contact
Contact
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 7+ Malorie Blackman is adept at writing thought-provoking books as full of ideas as they are of action and adventure. This futuristic drama is set in a world where humans are banned from touching one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Kenny Wright Superhero
Reader Reviewed Kenny Wright Superhero
James Patterson
Kenny Wright is smart, polite, and really good at chess, none of which does anything to impress the kids at his new Middle School, which is one tough place. But when, he’s forced to teach one of his regular tormentors...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Sons of Scarlatti
Reader Reviewed The Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc.  Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Young Wizards
Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   On the day before their sister’s thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come from and why? After some hilarious adventures, Brin and Arlo...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Fox Friend
Fox Friend
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 8+. This is a wonderfully touching and beautifully crafted story about growing up and learning about real life from an author who is widely considered to be the best teller of stories for children.  He's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2012
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Young Bond: Shoot to Kill
Young Bond: Shoot to Kill
Steve Cole
Meet Steve Cole at Hay Fever and find out How Bond Are You?  Steve Cole introduces his first explosive Young Bond adventure, Shoot to Kill, and gives a unique...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Big Game Movie Tie-in
Reader Reviewed Big Game Movie Tie-in
Dan Smith
Dan Smith is appearing at Hay Fever alongside fellow author Paul Dowswell  Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling feature in both these books, delivering an edge-of-the-seat reading experience. Dan Smith’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
David Walliams
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year  - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014   Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Gone
Reader Reviewed Gone
Michael Grant
Gripping from the first moment, this is a scary, an unputdownable and a brilliantly plotted fantasy. One minute all the adults are there - next they're gone! Only the children remain and they are trapped, cut off from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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A Spoonful of Jam
A Spoonful of Jam
Michelle Magorian
Best-selling Michelle Magorian brings the magic of theatre and the joys – and terrors – of performance to life in this exciting, funny and touching story about Elie’s first excursion onto the stage. Set after World War Two has ended...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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A Little Love Song
A Little Love Song
Michelle Magorian
A tender love story and coming of age novel set against a backdrop of wartime uncertainty and it tells how the war effects the sleepy town that Rosie lives in and especially how it effect her and her search for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Girl Online
Reader Reviewed Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year  - December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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Light
Light
Michael Grant
Gripping, scary and unputdownable from the first page of the first book in this brilliantly plotted series right through to the last word in this the sixth and final heart-stopping instalment in the bestselling GONE series that really put dystopia...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Gaby Morgan
Written by those who were involved at the time, this is a thoughtful and powerful selection of poems that capture many different experiences of war. The soldiers’ view is reflected in familiar poems such as Wilfred Owen’s haunting Dulce Et...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year  Minecraft is a BAFTA award winning online gaming sensation with over 41 million registered users.  There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start?...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Python Adventure
Python Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of tracks. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been kidnapped - and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India. Meanwhile...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Hello Darkness
Hello Darkness
Anthony McGowan
Stealthy, furtive, unhurried yet urgent - In a few seconds of efficient butchery, the chickens are dead and dismembered. Someone is on a killing spree - slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Demons of Dunkirk
Demons of Dunkirk
Paul Nolan
This is an unputdownable adventure story woven around the evacuation at Dunkirk and then the D-Day landings but from a different angle in that the boy in the story is a conscientious objector but can the help he brings to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2015
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The Machine Gunners
The Machine Gunners
Robert Westall
Now with a brilliant new cover look, Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. One of the best war books ever written for children.  Completely unputdownable, scary and with incredibly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Blitzcat
Blitzcat
Robert Westall
In an extraordinary mix of fact and fiction, Robert Westall describes the Second World War through the eyes of a cat. Blitzcat leaves her home to track down her person, a pilot with the RAF. Her journey takes her through...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Poems from the Second World War
Poems from the Second World War
Gaby Morgan
In numbers World War Two is almost incomprehensible – so many countries involved, so many different fronts and campaigns, so many lives affected. By bringing together poems by soldiers, airmen, mothers, civilians and others directly involved, this excellent anthology puts...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Tangled Secrets
Reader Reviewed Tangled Secrets
Anne-Marie Conway
April 2015 Book of the Month  Poor Maddie, her much-loved Nan dies suddenly of a stroke when the two are out together, and it hits her very hard.  It’s not the first time Maddie has had to cope with sadness...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Reader Reviewed Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Meet Ivy Pocket, junior lady’s maid, and one of the most delightful fictional creations readers are ever likely to encounter. Sacked by her employer after she has – with the best possible intentions -...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Accidental Prime Minister
Reader Reviewed The Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
April 2015 Debut of the Month  We’ve all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP’s job at least as well as the present lot, probably better. That’s the premise in Tom McLaughlin’s debut novel, only the twelve-year-old in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
David Crystal, Ben Crystal
The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is a brand new, unique, alphabetical colour dictionary of Shakespearean words and meanings, targeted to help students of 11-16 years get a better understanding of Shakespeare anywhere in the world. Ideal for GCSE and for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2015
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Pigeon English
Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011  One of the most urgent and important books of the year, Pigeon English is full of tragedy and despair but also shot through with a fragile but unwavering strand of hope. Harri Opoku is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Cosmic
Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Comic and cosmic, this is a roller coaster adventure that takes Liam Digby up into space with a handful of other children and their parents. It’s an hilarious journey of discovery as Liam hurtles around the world finding out exactly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Mischief at Midnight
Reader Reviewed Mischief at Midnight
Esme Kerr
It’s great to see boarding school stories making a comeback, and Esme Kerr is one of the best proponents of the format. When new girl Janet Stone arrives at Knight’s Haddon School, headmistress Miss Fotheringay asks Edie to look after...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Othergirl
Reader Reviewed Othergirl
Nicole Burstein
There are lots of young girls with a best friend they think is so much prettier, funnier, and more popular than they are, that she almost seems to have superpowers. That’s just what it’s like for Louise, except that her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Sound of Whales
The Sound of Whales
Kerr Thomson
Winner of 2014 Times/ Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. This wonderful adventure story, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, is set on a beautiful Scottish island, where two teenagers – a Scottish boy and an American girl – find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Red Moon Rising
Reader Reviewed Red Moon Rising
Paula Harrison
Laney Rivers thinks she’s just an ordinary schoolgirl, how wrong she is! On the first night of the school summer holidays, which happens to be her twelfth birthday, she discovers that she’s really a faerie. Nor is she the only...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Dying of the Light
Reader Reviewed The Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. This is it; this is the end, the concluding part, the final outcome and as the curtain comes down there is a moment of hush, of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Point Blanc
Reader Reviewed Point Blanc
Anthony Horowitz
High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider.  Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, the exclusive school for rebellious...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Skeleton Key
Reader Reviewed Skeleton Key
Anthony Horowitz
More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children’s fiction.  Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted by the national security services again - this time for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Ark Angel
Reader Reviewed Ark Angel
Anthony Horowitz
Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia Rising
Reader Reviewed Scorpia Rising
Anthony Horowitz
This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead -...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Crocodile Tears
Reader Reviewed Crocodile Tears
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure.  When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia
Reader Reviewed Scorpia
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Snakehead
Reader Reviewed Snakehead
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Eagle Strike
Reader Reviewed Eagle Strike
Anthony Horowitz
The fourth, thrilling episode in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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If You Were Me
Reader Reviewed If You Were Me
Sam Hepburn
April 2015 Book of the Month Two young people from very different backgrounds star in this crime mystery. Aliya’s family have fled to England from Afghanistan, chased out by the Taliban. Dan lives in London with his parents, reluctantly helping...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Big Wish
Reader Reviewed Big Wish
Brandon Robshaw
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Lucky Sam – he makes a wish on a shooting star and it comes true. What’s more, the wish was for one million wishes. Wish rich, Sam can sort out everything that’s wrong in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Dishonour Among Thieves
Reader Reviewed Dishonour Among Thieves
Paul Durham
Rye, the star of The Luck Uglies is back for a second adventure in the richly imagined world of the Isle of Pest. Swept off on a night time adventure through the frozen landscape, as before, Rye discovers that it...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)
Reader Reviewed The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)
Geoff Rodkey
This story of the war between twins Claudia and Rees will strike a chord with anyone who’s got a sibling. It all starts at school when Rees exposes his sister to mass humiliation in the canteen, at least that’s what...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Girl with a White Dog
Girl with a White Dog
Anne Booth
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015     A thoughtful and emotionally charged story in which different generations are linked by their common cause of dealing with bullies and hatred. Jessie’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Look into My Eyes
Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child’s super sleuthing Ruby Redfort is a fast-talking, fast- thinking 13 year olds girl whose sharp eye for the unexpected leads her on some fantastic adventures – especially after she is recruited as a secret agency…The wise cracks...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
Anna Weltman
Art and maths go hand-in-hand – you just hadn’t realised it! Enter a world of pattern, symmetry and shape and have a go at creating perfect circles and triangles, designing your own tessellations and making marvellous mandalas. But remember – this is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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If You Find This
If You Find This
Matthew Baker
Eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes knows he's weird. He plays the violin far too well to be cool, he collects square roots and prime numbers and, weirdest of all, he talks to a tree who he believes is his brother. Plus, he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Apple and Rain
Reader Reviewed Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when that happens she is sure that everything in her life will be good again. But when Mum does return, Apple finds that what...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Middle of Nowhere
The Middle of Nowhere
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014   Award-winning Geraldine McCaughrean captures a far off landscape and a far off time in her fabulously...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Cuckoo Song
Reader Reviewed Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - May 2014 Book of the Month  Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Itch Rocks
Itch Rocks
Simon Mayo
Sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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The Hangman's Revolution
Reader Reviewed The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
April 2015 Book of the Month   Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and calculating; he is a contract killer...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Itchcraft
Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo is at Hay Fever!  Author and BBC broadcaster Simon Mayo talks about his latest book Itchcraft and how he came to write a series about a chemistry-mad...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Reader Reviewed The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce
April 2015 Book of the Month   Frank Cottrell Boyce is at Hay Fever!   What would you do if your skin suddenly turned a bright, broccoli shade of green? Join...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
Reader Reviewed Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
M. G. Harris
This exciting new series is based on an original idea from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson. Our hero is Ben Cameron, sixteen years old.  His father has been killed in a climbing accident, and the book opens at the funeral, with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Crow Talker
Reader Reviewed The Crow Talker
Jacob Grey
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Caw is an orphan, or might as well be. His parents threw him out aged five and since then he’s lived with a family of crows in a local park. He’s learnt to understand...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Millions
Millions
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winner of the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal   When a bag stuffed full of money falls out of a train and into their camp, Damian and Anthony are suddenly rich. Very, very rich, to be precise. But, there is a problem....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Itch
Itch
Simon Mayo
Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012   A terrific action adventure packed-full of fascinating true science! Itch is making an unusual collection: when it is finished, it will include all the elements of the periodic...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012
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Under a War-Torn Sky
Under a War-Torn Sky
L. M. Elliot
Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for Best Young Adult Book Henry is just nineteen, and a long way from home. He’s one of the many thousands of young American pilots who came to Britain during World War 2...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Glory
Reader Reviewed The Glory
Lauren St. John
March 2015 Book of the Month  For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That’s why, inspired by tales of the Old West, he comes up with the idea of The Glory, an endurance race for rider and horse...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Smart A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective
Reader Reviewed Smart A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective
Kim Slater
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015   Kieran watches the world carefully. He’s good at noticing things that others don’t which makes him an excellent detective. Born with learning difficulties and living with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Honest Truth
Reader Reviewed The Honest Truth
Dan Gemeinhart
March 2015 Debut of the Month Thirteen year old Mark is running away from home. He’s taking his dog Beau with him, and is heading for Mount Rainier. He’s prepared really well, no-one and nothing – certainly not the cancer that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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A Whisper of Wolves
Reader Reviewed A Whisper of Wolves
Kris Humphrey
March 2015 Debut of the Month Rich in atmosphere, this is a powerful story set in a timeless world. Alice has a gift; she is a Whisperer with a special understanding of the wild and therefore a duty to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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The Lost Twin
Reader Reviewed The Lost Twin
Sophie Cleverly
March 2015 Debut of the Month  When Ivy has to step into her dead sister Scarlet’s place at the sinister Rockwood boarding school’s she finds herself thrown into a mystery which she must do everything in her power to unravel....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Dreamsnatcher
Reader Reviewed The Dreamsnatcher
Abi Elphinstone
March 2015 Debut of the Month   Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel plunges the reader into a world of magic and adventure. Twelve-year-old Moll lives in a gypsy camp in the Ancientwood.  She has no parents but the gypsies’ extended family take...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Murder Most Unladylike A Wells and Wong Mystery
Murder Most Unladylike A Wells and Wong Mystery
Robin Stevens
Winner of the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015  When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Jessica's Ghost
Jessica's Ghost
Andrew Norriss
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Francis is a bit of an outsider and doesn’t really have friends. But he finds it really easy to talk to Jessica. They’ve got...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman
The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Amber Spyglass
The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman
The third in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Love Bomb
Love Bomb
Jenny McLachlan
Flirty Dancing author Jenny McLachlan has her finger firmly on the pulse of teen girls! Love Bomb is the second book in the Ladybirds series, and the good news is that it’s just as funny, smart and current as the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Not as We Know it
Reader Reviewed Not as We Know it
Tom Avery
Twins Ned and Jamie spend their spare time – when Ned is well enough – searching the shorelines of the beaches near their home for washed up treasures. That’s where they find the strange, otherworldly creature that Jamie hopes has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Harry and Hope
Reader Reviewed Harry and Hope
Sarah Lean
Any new book by Sarah Lean is a treat, and this is very special indeed. Hope lives in the Pyrenees with her mother, who is an artist, and her mother’s boyfriend, Frank. Frank gives Hope the space to think and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Behind the Walls: A City Besieged
Behind the Walls: A City Besieged
Nicola Pierce
A significant slice of historic conflict is served with authenticity and sensitivity. The siege of Derry in 1689 is a fascinating subject matter, while battle, starvation and death makes for uncomfortable and at times difficult reading, the author also highlights...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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A Cage of Roots
Reader Reviewed A Cage of Roots
Matt Griffin
March 2015 Debut of the Month An astonishingly different and chillingly striking tale that envelops the pages in a cloak of darkness and mystery. The author hurls the reader straight into the middle of the story, waiting before making introductions...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Reader Reviewed The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Sarah Webb
March 15 Book of the Month  When her TV presenter mum flies off to Australia for two months, thirteen year old Mollie is sent to stay with the great-grandma she hardly knows on the tiny island of Little Bird. She feels...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Stone Cold
Stone Cold
Andrew Lane
This is your chance to play a crime solving sleuth alongside one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, because the clues are there, ready for you to unravel them. Even if you haven't come across Young Sherlock...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Winner of the Red House Children's Books for Younger Readers Award 2014. Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has rotten teeth and he hates the ghastly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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Nightbird
Nightbird
Alice Hoffman
Best-selling Alice Hoffman makes the impossible seem real in this tender story which cleverly interweaves the magic from an old curse with a modern love-story against a background of small town prejudice. Twig’s life has always been constrained by the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Reader Reviewed The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer whose Artemis Fowl series gave the fairy world a brilliant makeover will enthral his readers with this action packed and gadget rich new series. Riley is a Victorian orphan, Chevie Sevano is the FBIs youngest agent....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Holly Smale
****Holly Smale is appearing alongside Arabella Weir in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!  Holly Smale, creator of the award-winning and bestselling Geek Girl books, talks...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Call Of The Wild (with an Introduction by Melvin Burgess)
The Call Of The Wild (with an Introduction by Melvin Burgess)
Jack London
This is a classic of all classics.  Melvin Burgess has written an Introduction that will make the reader realise if they haven’t already that we, the human race,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
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Heidi
Heidi
Johanna Spyri
Freedom to roam in the high Swiss Alps brings great happiness in this story of Heidi and her unusual childhood high up in the Swiss Alps. When Heidi’s parents...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
J.M. Barrie
The magical idea of never growing up lies at the heart of the story of Peter Pan. When Peter Pan flies in at the bed room window of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table (with an introduction by David Almond)
King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table (with an introduction by David Almond)
Roger Lancelyn Green
One of the best known and best loved stories in mythology, how a small boy pulls the sword from the stone thus proving that he is its rightful keeper...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Jules Verne
A thrilling, science-fiction adventure that takes its readers on a journey of discovery and imagination thousands of feet deep, deep into the centre of the earth. When a priceless...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (with an Introduction by Richard Peck)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (with an Introduction by Richard Peck)
Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer seems to be unable to avoid trouble. Wherever he is, he seems to be doing something adults don't approve of. But Tom is smart: he knows better...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2008
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Lewis Carroll
A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a book that fires the imagination with its bewitching and magical qualities and one that every young girl will absolutely love.  There’s an Introduction by Sophie Dahl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a much-loved favourite classic - and here are the thoughts of no less than four of our favourite authors, who all selected it !  June 2011 Guest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
Mark Twain
This is a wonderful adventure of three boys from very different worlds. At the heart of the story is the relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, white and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson. Step into the shoes of Sara, a girl with a lively imagination who although well-mannered is absolutely no angel, as fate determines her fortune. Transformed...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Louisa May Alcott
Laugh and cry with the March family. Meg, the sweet-tempered one, Jo, the smart one, Beth, the shy one and Amy, the sassy one.  Despite their lack of money...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Homer, Geraldine McCaughrean
This is Homer's classic tale of Odysseus' 10-year voyage back home to his wife Penelope in Ithaca after the Trojan war. It tells of his encounters with the Cyclops, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/1997
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell
A favourite book chosen by Philip Pullman, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature". Stepping through the Looking Glass, Alice enters a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/1994
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Lockwood & Co: the Whispering Skull Book 2
Lockwood & Co: the Whispering Skull Book 2
Jonathan Stroud
Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their...
Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Beloved
The Beloved
Alison Rattle
Escape from a bullying mother takes one young woman to an even more dangerous place.   A constant disappointment to all but her beloved father, Alice Angel longs for the day that she might break free from the stifling atmosphere of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
The story of Alice's fall down the rabbit hole and the extraordinary experiences she has there is one of the best known of all the classics. Everything is Wonderland is curious and different; there's the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
William Sutcliffe
Roll up, roll up! Shank's Impossible Circus is back in town in this hilariously wacky adventure from bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Stars Shall be Bright
Stars Shall be Bright
Catherine MacPhail
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  There are all sorts of stories being told about World War One, this one, based on the true story of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster, is particularly unusual and moving. With Dad away fighting, James,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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ANZAC Boys
ANZAC Boys
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9+  Reading Age 8+   Children are hyper-sensitive to unfairness, and the lives described in this Barrington Stoke World War One novel are full of episodes of arbitrary cruelty making for compulsive reading. When brothers Bert and Frank are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+ Good rugby stories for young readers are thin on the ground, but Tom Palmer’s Rugby Academy books are real winners! In this second book in the series, Rory and the other members of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Robot Girl
Robot Girl
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke’s dyslexia-friendly format, she’s returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers’ perception...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Save Rafe!
Reader Reviewed Save Rafe!
James Patterson
March 2015 Book of the Month  Save Rafe! gives struggling middle school student Rafe Khatchadorian another chance to prove himself. In this adventure he is spending a week on an outdoor survival expedition in order to be accepted back into...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story   From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Ninja: Assassin
Ninja: Assassin
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8+   Action-packed and with no holds barred, this is a taut adventure story capturing the themes of revenge and honour that lie at the heart of the Ninja culture. Taka is determined to take revenge...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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Northern Lights
Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
Winner of the 1995 CILIP Carnegie Medal  Part one of Philip Pullman’s magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books vs Films | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Glee Club
Glee Club
Jo Cotterill
Interest Age 9  Reading Age 6+  Barrington Stoke specialises in producing books designed and written to be accessible to all readers including those with dyslexia: short extents, carefully chosen fonts and layout, and cream paper help, but good stories are...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Devil You Know
Devil You Know
Cathy Macphail
Award-winning writer Cathy Macphail, master of the unexpected twist, leads readers into a tense and sometimes violent story before revealing the truth. Newly arrived on an estate in Glasgow, Logan is thrilled when he finds a friend. Baz seems cool...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
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A Boy Called Hope
Reader Reviewed A Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015  - March 2014 Debut of the Month  A Boy Called Hope is a joyous, heart-breaking and life-affirming story of one boy and his messy, muddled and madcap...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Hagurosan
Hagurosan
Darren Shan
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8  A tale full of wonder from the master story-telling Darren Shan! Hagurosan is sent by his mother to take an offering of cake...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2013
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Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Reader Reviewed Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Elen Caldecott
With a great theatre background, this is a gripping adventure of a lost diamond necklace, a false accusation and a desperate race to find out the truth. Piotr’s dad is on security duty at the theatre when the great Hollywood...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Winner of for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, older readers category. Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of an adventure which pulls no punches about the dangers of terrorism. Charlie’s mother is killed in a bomb blast in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Chasing the Dark
Reader Reviewed Chasing the Dark
Sam Hepburn
June 2013 Debut of the Month  An excellent  page-turning adventure for all those who, like Joe, the hero of the story, are passionate about uncovering the truth. After Joe’s mum is mysteriously killed by a hit-and-run driver, Joe is sent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit/Bombs on Aunt Dainty
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit/Bombs on Aunt Dainty
Judith Kerr
Partly autobiographical, these are first and second books in the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr, telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War. Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | The World Wars
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
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