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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedThe Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
May 2017 Book of the Month | Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie's life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population is caught between... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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The Dark Prophecy
Rick Riordan
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: epic adventure, story-telling genius It's not easy being immortal in Rick Riordan's Greek-myth inspired sagas, and Apollo has every right to feel fed up in this one. As punishment for misdemeanours, he's... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2017
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Where the World Ends
Geraldine McCaughrean
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling | In the summer of 1727 a group of men and boys, there to harvest birds and eggs, were stranded on Warrior Stac,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2017
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The Tale of Angelino Brown
David Almond
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Award-winning David Almond's new story for younger reader is a delightfully lightly told, warm-hearted story perfect for all those who are willing believe in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Lotterys Plus One
Emma Donoghue
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | A funny and touching family story with a difference just because the Lotterys themselves are a unique and diverse family leading a deliberately... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Pearl Thief
Elizabeth Wein
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: deftly told mystery and coming of age story. In Julie Beaufort-Stuart Elizabeth Wein has created a charming, original character, with a distinctive and irresistible voice. We meet her here as... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedMoonlocket
Peter Bunzl
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: child-centred adventure where the action runs like clockwork. Peter Bunzl continues the adventures of the stars of the hugely popular Cogheart in his new adventure which has all the charm... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Incredible Billy Wild
Joanna Nadin
In a nutshell: story of a boy and a dog that will tug the heartstrings When Billy Wild finds a greyhound hiding in his garden shed it feels like a miracle, and as Billy is already writing to God... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Girl in Between
Sarah Carroll
May 2017 MEGA Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: powerful and moving story of love, loss and redemption | ‘I'm invisible' says our narrator; and certainly no-one sees her hiding out in the old abandoned mill she calls... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Girl of Ink & Stars
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | Winner in the Young Fiction category and the overall Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 ‘Here be dragons' it says on old maps, but Isabella finds creatures even more terrifying in... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Here I Stand
Amnesty International UK
This powerful collection of stories commissioned by Amnesty International features contributions from a stellar line up of authors, including Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Kevin Brooks and Neil Gaiman. Human rights abuses of many different kinds provide the starting... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Journey to Dragon Island
Claire Fayers
In a nutshell: swashbuckling adventure with added fun (dragons and magic!) Readers of Claire Fayer's debut Voyage to Magical North will be delighted to climb back on board the Onion with Brine Seaborne and her young crewmates. (If you... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedBlink and You Die
Lauren Child
In a nutshell: Nobody beats Ruby Redfort! | Blink and You Die is the very last book in Lauren Child's superb Ruby Redfort girl detective series, and what a finale it is! Someone, someone even more dangerous and ruthless than... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Island at the End of Everything
Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
In a nutshell: beautifully told story of courage and hope and an unforgettable setting Kiran Millwood Hargrave follows up her award-winning debut The Girl of Ink and Stars with a story set in the real world, though one still filled... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan
May 2016 Book of the Month In the hands of Rick Riordan, aka ‘Storyteller of the Gods', Greek myths provide the starting points for the very best contemporary adventures. Apollo is star of this new series, though he's not very... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Red Nemesis
Steve Cole
In a nutshell: want action, adventure and storytelling flair? The name's Bond. The discovery of a lost communication from his father sent just before his tragic death some years earlier, sends the young James Bond off on a dangerous, possibly... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Imagination Box: A Mind of its Own
Martyn Ford
In a nutshell: mind-expanding, action-packed comedy adventure Timothy Hart has had some amazing adventures in the course of the award-winning The Imagination Box series; thanks to a gadget in his brain, anything he imagines can become real. At the start... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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928 Miles from Home
Kim Slater
In a nutshell: gritty but uplifting story of a life transformed by an unexpected friendship Calum is used to living on his own; his mother left years ago and his truck driver father is often away for days at a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Crystal Run
Sheila O'Flanagan
May 2017 Debut of the Month | High-octane, high-stakes fantasy quest in which a teenage boy finds himself embroiled a world of warring lands and self-sacrificing teenagers. At first, “gangly” Joe might seem an unlikely hero. The gripping opening scene... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Owl Service
Alan Garner
Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords." Carnegie Medal winner, 1967. An all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. The... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Murder in Midwinter
Fleur Hitchcock
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 A roller-coaster adventure packed full of action and mystery unravels at a breakneck pace after Maya takes... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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New and Collected Poems for Children
Carol Ann Duffy
A stunning collection of poems for children by the Poet Laureate. Carol Ann Duffy's collection opens with ‘The Words of Poems', which is a perfect introduction to the feast of delights found within this anthology. Duffy's poems encompass everything from... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
A touching and uplifting coming-of-age novel by a standout debut talent - perfect for fans of Wonder and A Boy Called Hope Lovereading Review to follow. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2017
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Five are Together Again
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go to Demon's Rocks
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five on Finniston Farm
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Get into a Fix
Enid Blyton
Join the Famous Five on adventures that celebrate friendship, heroism and the great outdoors in this beautiful new edition of a timeless classic. It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go to Billycock Hill
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Five on a Secret Trail
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Have Plenty of Fun
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go to Mystery Moor
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go Down to the Sea
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Have a Wonderful Time
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five on a Hike Together
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Fall into Adventure
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Get into Trouble
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go off to Camp
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five on Kirrin Island Again
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go to Smuggler's Top
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Run Away Together
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Five Go Adventuring Again
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without some of the baggage that has become associated with them,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth
Katherine Woodfine
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | Features Sophie and Lil from Woodfine's debut The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. They don cunning disguises, mingle in high society and munch many cucumber sandwiches to... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedLittle Bits of Sky
S. E. Durrant
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | May 2016 Debut of the Month This moving story of looked-after children describes the difficulties they face, but is nonetheless uplifting. Ira and her... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Beautiful Game
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: the highs and lows of our national obsession | Football has the power to excite passions like no other sport. In the words of the great Bill Shankly: ‘Some people... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedBeetle Boy
M.G. Leonard
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and March... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Mistletoe and Murder
Robin Stevens
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 |Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | June 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedSteve & Frandan Take on the World
Ron Butlin
In a Nutshell: Fleeing bullies leads to a fight (and flight) of a lifetime | Action-packed adventure in which three friends bite off a whole lot more than most kids can chew when they take flight from a bully, and crash... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Flesh and Blood
Chris Priestley
Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: creepy war-time horror story | There are all sorts of horrors to be encountered in this thoroughly unsettling wartime story. Evacuees Bill and his sister have returned to London from... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedCogheart
Peter Bunzl
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: tick-tocking frequently airborne adventure From its opening scene aboard an airship harpooned in mid-air, Cogheart is filled with fabulous visual images and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Bubble Boy
Stewart Foster
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May/June 2016 Deeply moving and utterly gripping, Bubble Boy is a stunning novel that makes you laugh... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Riverkeep
Martin Stewart
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 When Fifteen-year-old Wulliam's father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull hears that a cure for Pappa's illness lurks... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Beetle Queen
M.G. Leonard
April 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: irresistible creep-crawly adventure | M.G. Leonard's book Beetle Boy was one of the liveliest, most original and enjoyable debuts...
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The Pavee and the Buffer Girl
Siobhan Dowd
Siobhan Dowd's short story first appeared in an anthology published in 2004. It has lost none of its power to move and the sheer depth and emotion packed into this...
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Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers' Club
Robert J. Harris
In a nutshell: ingenious and atmospheric adventure story starring a young Arthur Conan Doyle | Sending its young protagonists creeping round Edinburgh's graveyards at dead of night and posing...
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Forever Geek
Holly Smale
In a Nutshell: Luminous finale laden with laughter and love | There's more sunshine, soul-searching and sticky situations than you can shake a Eucalyptus branch at in this scorching conclusion...
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The Ravenmaster's Boy
Mary Hoffman
In a nutshell: intrigue and treachery at the Tower of London, and a bird's eye view of the end of Anne Boleyn | Three young people witness the fall...
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Cream Buns and Crime
Robin Stevens
April 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a tasty treat for would-be sleuths and fans of Wells and Wong | Young readers everywhere are hooked on Robin...
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Reader Reviewed William Wenton and the Luridium Thief
Bobbie Peers
April 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: cybernetic adventure galore as boffin boy hero takes on the bad guys | There's something special about William Wenton: he...
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Evie's Ghost
Helen Peters
In a nutshell: upstairs downstairs time-slip adventure | Evie is feeling sorry for herself. Her mum has – selfishly in Evie's opinion - gone on honeymoon with her new husband...
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Gaslight
Eloise Williams
In a nutshell: richly atmospheric mystery set in the dark and dangerous backstreets of Victorian Cardiff | Nansi is fourteen and trying to survive as an orphan in Victorian...
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Hashtag Hermione: Wipeout
Emma Moss
In a nutshell: fun and friendship in the 21st century | Emma Moss puts a group of girls and their special friendship at the heart of her story, as many...
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I Funny: School of Laughs
James Patterson
June 2017 Book of the Month | Lovereading Review to follow.
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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Straight Outta Nerdsville
Ben Davis
In a nutshell: Wimpy Kid meets The Inbetweeners | This is the fourth and sadly the final book in the Private Blog of Joe Cowley series, and Joe will be...
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Reader Reviewed Middle School: Dog's Best Friend
James Patterson
In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, irresistible reading | James Patterson sets out to make his children's books irresistible reading, and he succeeds every time. Rafe Khatchadorian is a typical Patterson...
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Spirit of the Jungle
Bear Grylls
In a nutshell: jungle survival in the footsteps of Mowgli | More than 120 years after publication of The Jungle Book, and following the new live action film version,...
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Reader Reviewed Stargazing for Beginners
Jenny McLachlan
In a Nutshell: Reaching for the stars | Astronomically uplifting treat in which witty, loveable, space buff Meg works to realise an out-of-this-world ambition. Meg has a burning desire to...
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Reader Reviewed Good Dog McTavish
Meg Rosoff
April 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: dog to the rescue in witty domestic satire | This characteristically sharp and witty comedy of...
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Reader Reviewed The Mummy's Revenge
Andrew Beasley
In a nutshell: Victorian child detectives in action-packed, funny, paranormal mysteries | A classic creepy opening – mummy comes to life to wreak havoc in a stuffy drawing room filled...
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Dragon's Green
Scarlett Thomas
In a nutshell: ideas-rich fantasy adventure | ideal for book-loving youngsters | Dragon's Green is the kind of dazzling fantasy adventure that leads readers effortlessly back and forth between different...
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A Dog's Purpose - Bailey's Story
W. Bruce Cameron
In a nutshell: satisfying and exciting story of a dog's life | This short novel tells the story of golden retriever Bailey, from his days as a puppy up to...
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A Dog's Purpose - Ellie's Story
W. Bruce Cameron
In a nutshell: satisfying and exciting story of a rescue dog's life | In this short novel, children get a dog's eye view of the world as the story is...
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The Forever Court
Dave Rudden
Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers...
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J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Curious Creatures
Ramin Zahed
Meet the magnificent creatures and fantastic beasts of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Featuring detailed creature profiles, stunning artwork and captivating insights from the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to...
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More Featured Books

Car-Jacked
Ali Sparkes
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | Readers are plunged straight into the action in Ali Sparke's new thriller: Jack and his parents are...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Bloomsbury has published the first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's...
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Reader Reviewed Time Travelling with a Hamster
Ross Welford
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Story | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 |...
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Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Gill Lewis writes outstanding animal stories, and Gorilla Dawn is very good indeed. The setting is the forests of the Congo, home to...
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Reader Reviewed Voyage to Magical North
Claire Fayers
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3 words : pirates – magic - fellowship | In what...
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Railhead
Philip Reeve
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Set in a shining future world, where trains...
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Reader Reviewed An Eagle in the Snow
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | November 2016 Book of the Month A ‘what if' story based on a true life events, full...
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The Marvels
Brian Selznick
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Filled with mystery, vibrant characters,...
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Reader Reviewed The Wolf Wilder
Katherine Rundell
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | September 2016 Book of the Month Wolves, wildness and freedom are at the...
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Survivors
David Long
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts In a nutshell: jaw-dropping true stories; survival against the odds | Proof that true stories can be...
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A World of Information
Richard Platt
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. ...
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Reader Reviewed The Monstrous Child
Francesca Simon
January 2017 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category Francesca Simon has chosen a singular heroine for...
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Starring Meg
Natasha Mac a'Bhaird
In a nutshell: friends, drama, adventure | The second story in Natasha Mac a'Bhaird's lively new series is full of drama and will get rave reviews from readers. Starring a...
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Reader Reviewed The Fearless Travellers' Guide to Wicked Places
Pete Begler
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daughter's quest to save her mother from a dangerous fairy world | Nell Perkins has a special gift, or curse:...
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Reader Reviewed Fish Boy
Chloe Daykin
March 2017 Debut of the Month In a sparely written but richly imaginative story, Chloe Daykin sensitively explores what it feels like to see the world just a...
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Reader Reviewed Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
Lara Williamson
March 2017 Book of the Month A touching and amusing story about belonging and the search for an heroic identity. Adam has always known that he was adopted and it...
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Reader Reviewed Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | With all the invention, originality and insight that is typical of his writing for...
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Rugby Runner
Gerard Siggins
In a nutshell: thrilling rugby action plus ghosts plus mystery | The latest in Gerard Siggins' Rugby Spirit series is typically filled with rugby action so vividly described that you...
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Reader Reviewed See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: hopeful, inspiring story of one boy's brave journey to find the truth | Space-obsessive Alex Petroski is an unusual eleven-year-old,...
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Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit
Written in spare beautiful prose, this extraordinary story will haunt readers. It begins in Krakow in 1939. Seven-year-old Anna is left to fend for herself when her father fails...
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Reader Reviewed My Name is Victoria
Lucy Worsley
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month March 2017 | Revered and deservedly popular as a Queen, Victoria was much less successful or celebrated when she was still a princess....
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Reader Reviewed The Knights of the Drop-Leaf Table
Kaye Umansky
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 The inimitable Kaye Umansky turns her attention to King Arthur and Camelot in a typically funny and mischievous story. Arthur is being driven to...
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Reader Reviewed Jacky Ha-Ha
James Patterson
Like the characters in many of his hugely popular children's books Jacky, the star of James Patterson's Jacky Ha-Ha, is an expert a cracking jokes. It gets her attention (important...
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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...
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Help: My Cat's a Vlogging Superstar!
Rae Earl
In a nutshell: vlogging comedy with irresistible central character | The new book from the author of My Mad Fat Diary is aimed at slightly younger readers and tells the...
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We're All Wonders
R. J. Palacio
I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see Wonder is a true modern classic, a life-changing read,...
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Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses
Brian Moses
Brian Moses is one of our most widely read and popular poets, a regular visitor to schools and festivals. This collection gathers together over 100 of his best poems. It...
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Reaching the Stars: Poems About Extraordinary Women and Girls
Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan
New poems by three of our brightest and liveliest poets are gathered together in this anthology which celebrates women and girls, lots of them. The lives of the really famous...
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Time After Time
Judi Curtin
In a nutshell: touching, gentle timeslip adventure | Judi Curtin has been described as the Irish Jacqueline Wilson and it's easy to see why: she writes warm, convincing contemporary stories...
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The Seeing Stone
Kevin Crossley-Holland
In a nutshell: Immerse yourself in brilliantly described medieval adventure | In 100 short, beautifully written chapters Kevin Crossley-Holland tells the story of young page Arthur de Caldicott, interspersing descriptions...
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Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 | A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.
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