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The Bomber Dog
Reader Reviewed The Bomber Dog
Megan Rix
August 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category.  The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Red Leaves
Red Leaves
Sita Brahmachari
October 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adoloescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished. Three young people are trying to find a way...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Mountwood School for Ghosts
Reader Reviewed 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 and be wonderfully credible. Her hand guides this delightful story of a top-secret school for ghosts where anything and everything...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
October 2014 Book of the Month    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant book in its own right as well as a worthy tribute to E. Nesbit’s classic Five Children and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category - Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 Children’s Book of the Year - October 2013 Mega Book of the Month  Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
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Listen to the Moon
Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month   A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo and is set in World...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month   Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape for adventure hewn from Greek mythology. Time is running out for the demi-gods in their fight against Gaia, the all-powerful...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Dread Eagle
Reader Reviewed Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set in the mid-nineteenth century, war has broken out between France and England as the two mighty powers struggle for global...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Reader Reviewed Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy has been a good companion to the King. But, when the King marries the evil and wintery Queen, his life...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Reader Reviewed 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. However, to do so she must reinvent herself and, in particular, keep her super-dull and dysfunctional family from all potential...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Piper
Reader Reviewed The Piper
Danny Weston
October 2014 Debut of the Month   A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to two children evacuated to Romney Marsh in the Second World War. Newly arrived from London, Peter and Daisy are taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Secret Gift
The Secret Gift
Ian Somers
Ross Bentley has learned to harness his supernatural gifts but as he is drawn ever further into a web of deceit and corruption he realises he must get out.  So he disappears and turns his back on the 'Guild' in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2014
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The Ministry of Ghosts
The Ministry of Ghosts
Alex Shearer
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winter's Bullet
Winter's Bullet
William Osborne
A thrilling wartime adventure about two brave and resourceful Dutch teenagers. When Tygo discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monster Mission
Monster Mission
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is the author of numerous award winning novels for children including this, a new cover edition of one of her spookiest and most fantastical adventures in which three kidnapped children must save themselves and their new friends they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is one of those rare authors that really delivers believable and utterly captivating characters.  Her setting is a castle that is quite fantastical, with some incredibly funny ghosts.  And yet readers are drawn in in such a way as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Winter Horses
Reader Reviewed The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Lari Don
Another exciting adventurous read, jammed full of fabled beasts and some pretty perilous moments. This is the second in the Fabled Beast Chronicles, it would be best to read First Aid for Fairies first, to learn how Helen meets and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Lari Don
Thrilling and spirited, the Fabled Beast Chronicles continues to deliver another adventurous tale. In this, the third book in the series, Helen and her friends leave safety far behind to support Rona the selkie in her seaborne quest to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Lari Don
This is the last adventure for Helen and the Fabled Beasts and it’s quickly clear that this is the most frighteningly precarious undertaking of them all. The Master of the Maze is back with world domination on his mind; Helen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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ZOM-B Mission
ZOM-B Mission
Darren Shan
Mission number seven in the brilliantly horror-rich Zom-B series in which the dead have taken over the world. The undead, whether they are a revitalised or a revived, are being hacked down and killed everywhere. B Smith sets off on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Just Call My Name
Just Call My Name
Holly Goldberg Sloan
A riveting, emotional drama about what it means to be friends and what it means to be enemies, blending literary and fast-paced writing to create a pitch-perfect teen read. A Piece of Passion from Brenda Gardner, Publisher    I started my career...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Allegiant
Allegiant
Veronica Roth
What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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First Light
First Light
Rebecca Stead
Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Children of the King
The Children of the King
Sonya Hartnett
It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Opal Plumstead
Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson’s feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.  Magisterium has already been optioned for film and fans of Philip Pullman, Rick Riordan and JK Rowling will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Rising
Reader Reviewed The Rising
Tom Moorhouse
This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. With beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Simon Mendez these...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Snow Merchant
The Snow Merchant
Sam Gayton
The Snow Merchant is a fantasy filled with family secrets, magical transformations and wild adventure. Join Lettie on her journey to uncover the true meaning of snow, family and friendship. A gripping debut.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
David Walliams
Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family fortunes. Following the death of Stella’s parents, Alberta...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles at home, Honey is determined to make a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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War Horse
War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
This special edition of War Horse commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and features a brand new introduction by Michael Morpurgo and cover artwork by Rae Smith, designer of the National Theatre's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Ring of Roses
Ring of Roses
Mary Hooper
Interest Age Teen   Reading Age 8+  An intensely powerful novel set in London during the height of the Plague in the 1600s. Mary Hooper cleverly weaves the reader into the sights, sounds and tastes of the time so that you...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 8+  A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with.  Zeni is not looking forward to her work experience week at a care home, particularly when she's just had...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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The Angel of Venice
The Angel of Venice
Mary Hoffman
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+   It's the 16th century and young Luca works in the shipyards of Venice but is a dreamer.  When he gets the chance to board The Angel and set sail, he finds life at sea...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes up, walks out of the lift he’s in he finds himself...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Thirteen Chairs
Reader Reviewed Thirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Classic Box Set
Classic Box Set
James Dashner
A review for the first in the series, The Maze Runner A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Book
Reader Reviewed Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told from person to person, to writings on clay tablets to the development of parchment, right up to modern day and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Shortlisted 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 a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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The Ghosts of Heaven
Reader Reviewed The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you think you understand it, whoosh, the unexpected taps you on the shoulder again. There are four quarters to this story; they travel across time, yet somehow are connected...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Zom-B Family
Zom-B Family
Darren Shan
B Smith is discovering the tue meaning of family. Another terrifying instalment, 9th in the 12 book series, from the master of horror.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Reader Reviewed The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Vanessa Curtis
September 2014 Book of the Month   Can Amelie win the Britain’s Best Teen Baker of the Year competition? She’s got through to the quarter-finals and must now go to London in compete in the competition. Amelie has no fears about...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Infinite Sea
The Infinite Sea
Rick Yancey
September 2014 Book of the Month   The Infinite Sea is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal - and bestselling - The 5th Wave by Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey.  The first few pages of the sequel to 'The 5th Wave’...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2014
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The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Reader Reviewed The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Linda Coggin
September 2014 Debut of the Month  Can three children and a bear keep themselves free from the authorities who are determined to track them down? When Thomas Bailey...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Winterkill
Reader Reviewed Winterkill
Kate A. Boorman
September 2014 Debut of the Month  This is such a gloriously different and delightful read. The storyline sucks you in whole and clamours to be read as quickly as possible, while the beautifully bewitching writing encourages you to savour every...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Witchworld
Reader Reviewed Witchworld
Emma Fischel
September 2014 Book of the Month  Pixies, ghouls, and a granny who is stuck in the old ways are just some of the characters in this highly entertaining and action-packed story set in a witchy world that is as new...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. But...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling
In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last......even getting...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling
In Book 3 of the series, Harry Potter is a wizard in his third year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With an escaped mass murderer on the loose, the school is being guarded by the prison guards of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Golden Day
Reader Reviewed The Golden Day
Ursula Dubosarsky
Award-winning Ursula Dubosarsky’s enigmatic story is elegantly and briefly told. Gripping as the story unfolds it will also leave readers wondering, What really happened? Eleven impressionable girls in a small class at a select school are led by their teacher...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Beatles
The Beatles
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
The most famous band in history is brought to life in this illustrated history of their life and times. The stories of the ‘fab four’ as schoolboys from the years before they met through how they got together and set...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Central Park Showdown
Central Park Showdown
Sheila Agnew
A warm-hearted new adventure for Evie, star of Marooned in Manhattan. Having moved from Ireland, Evie is now settling in well into her life in New York City where she lives with her uncle Scott who is a vet....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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You Have to Stop This
You Have to Stop This
Pseudonymous Bosch
This is the fifth and final fantastical adventure from the phenomenon that is Pseudonymous Bosch, author of the hilarious bestseller The Name of This Book is Secret. You'll just have to read this! Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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This isn't What it Looks Like
This isn't What it Looks Like
Pseudonymous Bosch
Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked by the stylish, tongue-in-cheek story-telling of Pseudonymous Bosch the author of This Book is not Good for You.Please be advised this book has no magic, no time travel,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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This Book is Not Good for You
This Book is Not Good for You
Pseudonymous Bosch
Mysterious, marvellous, witty, exciting and dangerous.  Here, in this the author's 3rd book that you really shouldn't be reading but few have taken heed, you'll meet a cursed aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inahibited...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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If You're Reading This, it's Too Late
If You're Reading This, it's Too Late
Pseudonymous Bosch
This is the quirky, original and deliciously dark sequel to the hilarious The Name of This Book is Secret.  Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish storytelling of Pseudonymous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Double Shadow
The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father.  Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
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The Watching Wood
The Watching Wood
Erika McGann
Six girls are practising their still unfinished magic spells when the ground just cracks open and swallows them up! Suddenly, Grace and her friends are in a mysterious and terrifying world of shape shifters and dark faeries. Will their magic...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Viva Alice!
Viva Alice!
Judi Curtin
Three girls and the sun and sand of Lanzarote! What can possibly go wrong?? Megan and Alice have been best friends forever. Now they are off on holiday with their friend Grace and they are looking forward to relaxing by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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The Grimm Conclusion
The Grimm Conclusion
Adam Gidwitz
Brilliantly, in this third part of his ‘Grimm’ series, Adam Gidwitz takes the lid off some familiar fairy tales and turns them into something hilariously gruesome instead. Despite the gore, the jokes come thick and fast. Here Jorinda and her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Gabriel's Clock
Gabriel's Clock
Hilton Pashley
This fast-paced debut novel tells how Jonathan, the only half-angel, half- demon in the universe, sets out to find the mysterious Gabriel’s clock which has gone missing. Protected by his parent’s, Jonathan has been brought up to think that he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Finding A Voice
Reader Reviewed Finding A Voice
Kim Hood
September 2014 Debut of the Month   When Jo takes on helping Chris, a teenager with cerebral palsy, she has no idea how life changing it will be for her. Jo has always been good a getting on with things...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2014
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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
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Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret
Reader Reviewed Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret
D. D. Everest
September 2014 Debut of the Month   An unexpected present, a very old book with unusual powers and a twelve-year-old with an inquisitive mind are at the heart of this exciting adventure. When Archie Greene is given a dusty old book...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling
'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Alice in the Middle
Alice in the Middle
Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton
A best friend is forever, isn't she? Megan can't wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. It will be fantastic - no organic porridge, no school, nothing but fun! But when Alice makes friends with...
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Alice Next Door
Alice Next Door
Judi Curtin
Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Poor Megan! Not alone is she stuck with totally uncool parents, and a little sister who is too cute for words, but now her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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Don't Ask Alice
Don't Ask Alice
Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton
Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble! It's Easter and best friends Alice and Megan are together in Limerick again. They are both looking forward to their confirmation especially as their two families are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling
It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's evil forces gather it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Fire Storm
Reader Reviewed Fire Storm
Lauren St.John
Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now a champion rider with a wonderful...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Millions 10th Anniversary Edition
Millions 10th Anniversary Edition
Frank Cottrell Boyce
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. They only have a few days in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Name of This Book is Secret
The Name of This Book is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch
Quirky, original and hugely entertaining, this is a debut novel of fantastical proportions. The first in a secretive series, The Name of this Book is SECRET is accompanied by a website, part of which is in code so important information...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This new edition of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. A world of magical adventure awaits! Visit...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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365 Days of Wonder
365 Days of Wonder
R. J. Palacio
August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning Wonder. 365 Days of Wonder is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Reluctant Time Traveller
The Reluctant Time Traveller
Janis Mackay
Award-winning Janis Mackay whizzes her readers back in time and gives them a good introduction to 1914 in the days just before the outbreak of World War One. Agnes is determined to find the deeds of the big house which...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
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Jet Black Heart
Jet Black Heart
Teresa Flavin
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  A touching teen romance develops across a time slip in this cleverly plotted story. When Dory finds a message left in a bottle in the middle of the moors she is transported back in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month   The amazing story of Malala’s courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2014
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Half a Creature from the Sea
Reader Reviewed Half a Creature from the Sea
David Almond
September 2014 Book of the Month   An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller and author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, David Almond, inspired by his childhood in the North-East of England. It features coming of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 7: Stone Cold
Young Sherlock Holmes 7: 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: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Dying of the Light
Reader Reviewed The Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
September 2014 Book of the Month   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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Third Chimpanzee On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal - for Young People
Reader Reviewed The Third Chimpanzee On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal - for Young People
Jared Diamond
Simply and clearly told but not in the slightest simplistic, this intriguing book looks at the third chimpanzee (us…humans) and makes you really think about how we came to exist and what we are doing to ensure our existence continues....
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
September 2014 Book of the Month  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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Eye of the Falcon
The Eye of the Falcon
Michelle Paver
August 2014 Book of the Month The third adventure for Hylas, now landed on the plague ridden island of Keftiu which is also gripped by the coldest winter ever known and covered in ash from the eruption of the enormous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Moment Collector
Reader Reviewed The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
August 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling back drop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on the shore of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Reader Reviewed The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Julia Lee
 August 2014 Book of the Month   Rich in atmosphere and with a great cast of characters, this is an exciting Victorian adventure in which the unexpected can always happen! Gully Potchard is an ordinary kind of boy who tries his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Castle
Reader Reviewed The Castle
Sophia Bennett
August 2014 Book of the Month   In a fast-paced and richly imagined adventure Peta Jones risks her life when she recklessly embarks on a deadly dangerous adventure following a clue that might reveal that he father is still alive. Stowing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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City of Halves
Reader Reviewed City of Halves
Lucy Inglis
August 2014 Debut of the Month  Beautifully told, this is a gripping story which flows effortlessly across boundaries which typically separate the real from the imaginary. Living right in the heart of historic London, sixteen year old Lily is an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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A Crime of Fashion
A Crime of Fashion
Carina Axelsson
Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. With an effortlessly enchanting writing style, wry humour and completely irresistible characters, this fresh and fabulous series from Carina Axelsson is bang on trend. Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
The eventful ups and downs of  the life of Charles Dickens, the best-selling author of his day, are told in words and pictures in this excellent introduction to the man and his works. Many of the scenes that Dickens includes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Reader Reviewed Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Carina Axelsson
The theft of the ‘Black Amelia’, the most famous black diamond in the world, gives Axelle, one of the world’s top models a very special job to do. And it is not a modelling job. In addition to her work...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The City of Fear
The City of Fear
Andrew Beasley
The final instalment in this epic trilogy, The Battles of Ben Kingdom.  An action-packed adventure series which will appeal to boys and girls, combining the timeless theme of good versus evil with steampunk gadgetry and free-running angels.   Some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth
Suzi Moore
A roller-coaster of a book full of tears and laughter as the lives of two unhappy children – Zack and Alice – become entangled in ways that allow both of them to be set free from the secrets and mysteries...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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The Girl Who Walked On Air
Reader Reviewed The Girl Who Walked On Air
Emma Carroll
All the excitement of the circus is captured in this exciting story about one girl’s exceptional talent and tenacity as she does everything she can to become the new star of the show. Everyone knows ‘the bigger the danger, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Shadow of the Wolf
Shadow of the Wolf
Tim Hall
An entirely original re-imagining of Robin Hood that is a gripping, powerful and fantastical adventure.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Close to the Wind
Close to the Wind
Jon Walter
A timeless and haunting story of a boy and his grandfather fleeing a war-torn country. Original and yet eminiscent of Anne Holm and Sonya Hartnett, Close to the Wind is a powerful and moving novel with greed, love, trust at...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Knightley and Son: K-9
Knightley and Son: K-9
Rohan Gavin
Under-age detective Darkus is back for a second and very doggy adventure as he helps his father solve a very doggy mystery. Darkus is only thirteen but he has an exceptionally rational mind which makes him an invaluable collaborator with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Captain
Captain
Sam Angus
Under age at the outbreak of war, fifteen year old Billy Bayliss manages to join up by pretending to be his older brother. Soon he is shipped off to Egypt to play his part in the terrifying fighting in Gallipoli....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Nadine Dreams of Home
Nadine Dreams of Home
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  A beautiful story which captures the dreams and hopes of Nadine, newly arrived in the UK from Goma and still traumatised by the terrors of the war from which her family has fled. And...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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All Sorts to Make a World
All Sorts to Make a World
John Agard
Interest Age 7-12   Reading Age 7+ A magical story about bringing people together. Shona has met a lot of apparently very different people on her day out with her Dad. At the Natural History Museum she meets Lucy who actually lived...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Reader Reviewed Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Jeff Norton
With a great twist to it, this is a witty story of growing up and all the complications and unfairness of family and friends that go with it. Adam Meltzer is on an unusual mission. He wants to find out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Theresa Breslin
The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in action and they are terrified they'll never see him again. Then one night, deep in the woods, Rob and Millie see an eerie figure in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Summer Holiday Mystery
Summer Holiday Mystery
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
The fourth story in the School for Stars series and a summer holiday special.  A glamorous and appealing series of stories about dance, drama and friendship written by popular TV presenter and personality Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Odyssey, Homer’s second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Wilds of the Wolf
Reader Reviewed Wilds of the Wolf
Steve Backshall
August 2014 Book of the Month  TV presenter Steve Backshall tells a cracking adventure set in a remote and treacherous corner of Siberia as Saker and Sinter do everything they can to sabotage an illegal oil pipeline. Their mission is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
Reader Reviewed Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month  This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind.  It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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A Dark Inheritance
A Dark Inheritance
Chris d'Lacey
A whopping adventure with some thrilling chases, heart-racing paranormal moments, unexplained criminal activity, a robot with the unlikely name of Gustav Klimt, a secret enterprise called Unicorne and Michael, a great schoolboy hero, at its heart. When Michael saves a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Night Runner
Reader Reviewed Night Runner
Tim Bowler
August 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning Tim Bowler will set heartbeats racing in this gripping story set in a dark underworld filled with violent men who will stop at nothing to achieve their ends. Zinny’s life is bleak enough...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Respect!
Respect!
Michaela Morgan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  An amazing true story, this is the life of Walter Tull. Tull was a brave and true young man who became the first black footballer in top flight football and then earned a new...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Between the Lives
Between the Lives
Jessica Shirvington
Sabine has secret - every night she switches between her two lives. At midnight she slips between her two homes, her two families and her two personalities. In one she is a bright A grade student living in a classy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Iliad
The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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What's Up with Jody Barton?
What's Up with Jody Barton?
Hayley Long
A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twins then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all.  One of the twins has a much bigger problem to worry about that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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An English Boy in New York
An English Boy in New York
T. S. Easton
In this witty sequel to Boys Don’t Knit, knitting champion Ben is invited to the knitting convention in New York City. It should be the dream invitation of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The 5th Wave
Reader Reviewed The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
Overall Winner of 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & May 2013 Book of the Month    This is a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2013
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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 night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Guardian Fiction Prize
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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