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The Eagle Trail
Reader Reviewed The Eagle Trail
Robert Rigby
April 2014 Book of the Month A master storyteller, Robert Rigby sends shivers down the spine in this gripping story of one boy’s escape from Nazi-occupied Antwerp to safety. When Paul sees his father shot in front of him and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Scavenger 1: Zoid
Scavenger 1: Zoid
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
April 2014 Book of the Month  The award-winning writer/illustrators Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell plot a new gripping sci-fi adventure as robots and humans come face to face in deadly battle. The robots aboard a giant spaceship that sets out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Geek Girl
Reader Reviewed Geek Girl
Holly Smale
Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There’s laughter and tears in this hilarious roller-coaster story of teen life in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2013
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Brave
Reader Reviewed Brave
Wendy Constance
April 2014 Debut of the Month - Winner of The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013  Set some 17000 years ago where tribes fought tribes and rubbed shoulders with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Bone Jack
Reader Reviewed Bone Jack
Sara Crowe
April 2014 Debut of the Month  A haunting story in which Ash and his soldier father are linked by traditions from the past and struggles in the present. When Dad returns from the war, Ash expects him to be a hero....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
Tanya Landman
What does freedom really mean? Tanya Landman pushes back against all kinds of prejudice in this action-packed, emotionally rich and vividly told story about one girl’s struggle to find out. When Charley is freed from slavery at the end of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Ironheart
Reader Reviewed Ironheart
Allan Boroughs
Packed full of steampunk, this is a thrilling adventure set in a dystopian future world – after The Great Rains. India Bentley needs little encouragement to change her life when tech-hunter Verity Brown turns up with her deadly dangerous but...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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How to Draw England
How to Draw England
Mark Bergin
How to Draw England features step-by-step instructions showing how to draw many of England's most recognised landmarks, including Stonehenge, Angel of the North, Hadrian's Wall, Eden Project and even people such as the iconic England cricketer as well as some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
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How to Draw Scotland
How to Draw Scotland
Mark Bergin
How to Draw Scotland is part of the Art School in a Book series and features step-by-step instructions showing how to draw many of Scotland's well-known landmarks. Including Edinburgh Castle, Balmoral and Holyrood Palace as well as some well-known Scottish...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
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Tanks and Military Vehicles
Tanks and Military Vehicles
Mark Bergin
This comprehensive drawing handbook which is part of Mark Bergin's Art School in a Book, How to Draw series, covers all aspects of drawing tanks including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. There is even details of a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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London
London
Mark Bergin
With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing some of London's best-loved landmarks and icons including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Amy and Matthew
Amy and Matthew
Cammie McGovern
Deeply romantic, this is a moving love story that will leave readers thinking afresh about being different. Amy is clearly different; wheelchair bound and speaking though a computer she fights hard to be fully integrated with her high school peers....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Introduction to Modern Art
Introduction to Modern Art
Rosie Dickins
This book details the main features of Modern Art from the 1870's to the present day. Stunning illustrations as well as excellent explanations as to how different types of art developed and how they related to the events going on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Book of Famous Artists
Book of Famous Artists
Rosie Dickins
This book tells the story, both lives and works, of 35 of the world's most famous artists, including van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. It includes reproductions of the artists' creations, as well as photographs of the artists...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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Mars Evacuees
Reader Reviewed Mars Evacuees
Sophia McDougall
Alice Dare is a fearless kind of a girl. Not surprising really since her mum is a famous space-fighter and she’s been brought up to cope with danger. When the polar ice looks like enveloping her boarding school in Nottingham,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
Reader Reviewed Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
William Sutcliffe
A funny and fast-paced adventure with a brilliant cast of eccentric characters and a great setting in a circus. Adventurous Hannah lives in a very, very dull village with parents who think safety comes before excitement. When she meets Billy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Minecraft: the Official Combat Handbook
Minecraft: the Official Combat Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. With tips from many Minecraft experts, you'll be a formidable Minecraft warrior in no time!
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Little Celeste
Little Celeste
Dawn McNiff
Shelley desperately needs help to get her mother’s attention back. Maybe the baby who turns up on her bed one day can help. But how? Shelley has no idea...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories
The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories
Taffy Thomas, Helen Watts
This is a collection that brings together folk tales, legends and ghost stories that grew up around the First World War.  Fascinating, moving, sometimes scary, these are the stories told by soldiers and the people they left behind, on both...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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My Brother's Keeper
My Brother's Keeper
Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
This is an incredibly powerful tale of war, friendship and courage.  The Great War has begun. An underage boy signs up for the Army to be like the other men fighting for his country, but the reality of war is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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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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Young Monsters
Young Monsters
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  A school story in which strange and often hilarious things happen. Lon is sent away to his father’s old boarding school with a view to stop him being quite such a monster. Dr Ffelix...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby,  Sophie’s determination to find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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Minecraft: the Official Beginner's Handbook
Minecraft: the Official Beginner's Handbook

If you are new to the world of Minecraft gaming or know someone who is then these books are a terrific addition to this online gaming sensation but in book form.  And, according to some of the gaming fans, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude
Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude
John Chambers
Granny Samurai is back for a second hilarious and thrilling adventure. And she is still not to be messed with! As before, Samuel Johnson tells the story of his unusual next door neighbour who drives a truck and keeps a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
Gillian Cross
Interest Age 8-12   Reading Age 8+  The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tackles mystery and sleuthing in this exciting story about a missing dad. Annie’s dad is a Crime Buster; he is always following clues and solving mysteries. But...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Annie's Choice
Annie's Choice
Catherine MacPhail
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Catherine McPhail gives a spine tingling and ghostly edge to a hard-hitting story about a school bully. Karam has changed schools often and is used to making friends easily. But then he meets Alex....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Food Fright
Food Fright
David O'Connell
Meet the amazing monster customers and try the foul-food at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in the hilarious 'Monster and Chips' series from author and illustrator, David O'Connell. We asked a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Stories of World War One
Stories of World War One
Various
A poignant and fascinating anthology of tales to remember and commemorate the fallen of The Great War and those who survived the conflict and its aftermath. Collaborating with a wealth of experienced writers including Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Edge of the Cloud
The Edge of the Cloud
K. M. Peyton
K.M. Peyton won the Carnegie Medal for this romantic and passionate story set in the run up to World War 1. A sequel to Flambards, it tells how Christina, now seventeen, fleeing her raging uncle and his plans for her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Young Dracula
Young Dracula
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   Count Dracula’s heir should have the best life in the world! Set to inherit a huge castle, a grand title and the fame of being the greatest vampire in the world, Wilfred should have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
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? And how will you ever match the creative...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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The Wall
The Wall
William Sutcliffe
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize  A moving and thought provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Reader Reviewed Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Derek Landy
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year   An eighth enthralling episode in the gripping story of the very dead, very magical and very funny sleuth commonly known as Skulduggery Pleasant. Always one step ahead of catastrophe, Skulduggery...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Over the Line
Over the Line
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8   Football never dies – even during the darkest days of the First World War. Tom Palmer tells the true story of the Footballers’ Battalion. Accused of cowardice because they are out playing football instead...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2014
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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley
Reader Reviewed The Private Blog of Joe Cowley
Ben Davis
April 2014 Debut of the Month   ** Due to the content we recommend this for 12+ readers   Fourteen-year-old Joe Cowley off-loads all his concerns about girls, friends, school enemies, family and …girls again in his funny, easy-to-read and not-so-private blog. One...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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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: 27/03/2014
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Dandelion Clocks
Reader Reviewed Dandelion Clocks
Rebecca Westcott Smith
March 2014 Debut and Mega Book of the Month  The big emotions at the heart of this story will grab readers’ attention and guide them through a painful and heart-warming story. Liv’s life is pretty typical: there are the ups...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti
Reader Reviewed Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month  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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Lilliput
Reader Reviewed Lilliput
Sam Gayton
March 2014 Book of the Month  How can a little girl who is only three inches tall survive after her capture by the giant Gulliver? Poor Lily, dressed in handkerchiefs which have been sewn together with spider thread, has always...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Finisher
Reader Reviewed The Finisher
David Baldacci
March 2014 Book of the Month  This is the first young adult book from number one bestselling author David Baldacci. A thrilling fantasy adventure story that follows one girl's quest beyond her known world and into a dangerous realm full...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2014
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City of Fate
City of Fate
Nicola Pierce
March 2014 Book of the Month  Emotionally taut and empathic, this novel will transport the reader into the very heart of the Second World War and the lives of children caught in the middle of history.  Yuri is celebrating his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2014
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Steampunk Characters
Steampunk Characters
Mark Bergin
Create your own cast by following the advice in this easy-to-follow guide to drawing favourite steampunk characters. Steampunk, with its fantastic technology powered only by steam and clockwork, is such a clever and creative idea. The characters of who inhabit...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2014
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Steampunk Machines
Steampunk Machines
Mark Bergin
Steampunk worlds where old and new technologies are fused to create fabulous new opportunities have been delighting readers in titles such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines as well as in classics by the likes of H.G. Wells. This guide shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2014
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Dream on, Amber
Reader Reviewed Dream on, Amber
Emma Shevah
March 2014 Debut of the Month  A funny and heart-warming novel about modern-day families, starting school, being mixed-race and celebrating your uniqueness.  Amber is facing up to life without Dad. He left when she was little, but now she really...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Half Bad
Reader Reviewed Half Bad
Sally Green
March 2014 Debut of the Month  Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar to our own. But it has one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
Sophie Piper
A collection of poems for the season. Some such as Edward Thomas’s Thaw and William Wordsworth’s famous I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud are on secular themes but most are poems celebrating the events around the crucifixion of Christ.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Sun Catcher
Sun Catcher
Sheila Rance
Debut author Sheila Rance has richly created a vivid and complex world in which a young girl must seek and find her true destiny. Maia and her grandfather the Weaver live a simple existence in the margins of a world...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Third Term at L'Etoile
Third Term at L'Etoile
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
This is number three in a tremendous little series which young girls in particular will love. Full of fun, friendship and adventure as the girls determine to fulfil their dreams of stardom.  The Willoughby sisters have worked together to create...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Fire Storm
Fire Storm
Lauren St.John
March 2014 Book of the Month  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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Marooned in Manhattan
Marooned in Manhattan
Sheila Agnew
What a great way for a 10+ year old to discover New York City.  Join Evie Brooks through her ups and downs of a summer in the Big Apple.  Speckled with humour throughout it is also an incredibly moving story...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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Girl with a White Dog
Girl with a White Dog
Anne Booth
A thoughtful and emotionally charged story in which different generations are linked by their common cause of dealing with bullies and hatred. Jessie’s life has been full of changes. She has found it hard to adjust but the one constant...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Timesmith
Timesmith
Niel Bushnell
This is the second part of The Timesmith Chronicles, a time-travelling fantasy series in which 13 year old time-traveller Jack's future and that of his family, depend upon him stopping the return of an evil master, but will time be...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Picture Me Gone
Picture Me Gone
Meg Rosoff
March 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning Meg Rosoff brilliantly unravels a story of secrets and surprises as seen through the eyes of twelve year old Mila. An only child, Mila is a sharp observer of the world around her;...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Dark City The Last Apprentice
Reader Reviewed The Dark City The Last Apprentice
Imogen Rossi
Bianca will have to be at her plucky, bright and adventurous best if she wants to find the answers to all the mysteries lurking in the dark city of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Jane, the Fox and Me
Jane, the Fox and Me
Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault
Told almost entirely in pictures – strip cartoons and some larger scale illustrations - with only a small amount of text in speech and captions, this is a powerfully moving story which captures the loneliness of being an outsider. Without...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2014
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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 Echo Boy
The Echo Boy
Matt Haig
Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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The Haunting of Uncle Ron
The Haunting of Uncle Ron
Anne Fine
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7+  Award-winning Anne Fine always writes brilliantly about annoying family members. Ian’s Uncle Ron has a habit of just turning up on the doorstep with a big suitcase. No one knows how long he will...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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The 13th Fairy
The 13th Fairy
Kaye Umansky
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Poor Sleeping Beauty! Everyone knows she was cursed by the wicked fairy out of spite because she wasn’t invited to the christening and so fell asleep for 100 years. But it all turns out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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A Boy Called Hope
Reader Reviewed A Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
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 family. Dan Hope may be an ordinary boy, in an ordinary home, in an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
W. E. Johns
Peril in the skies! In this game of cunning, Biggles and his comrades must use all their wit and skill to stay ahead of the fight against the German air force but will Biggles' daring and bold schemes keep them...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Ratburger
Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012   Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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The Accidental Time Traveller
The Accidental Time Traveller
Janis Mackay
Winner of the Younger Readers Category (8-11 Years) Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013 A pacy, time-travelling adventure from the award-winning author Janis Mackay (Magnus Fin series).  Agatha Black has somehow time-travelled from 1812 to 2012 and Saul and his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2013
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Urban Outlaws
Urban Outlaws
Peter Jay Black
Fast-paced and high tech, this is page turning thriller as the Urban Outlaws, a group of five kids on a mission to make the world a better place, take on some of the worlds richest and slipperiest criminals. Benito Del...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
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Line of Fire Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914
Line of Fire Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914
Barroux
Line of Fire is one of the most extraordinary -  and beautiful - books about the First World War. This diary of an unknown French soldier tells of his experiences in the very early days of the fighting at the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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The Burning Shadow
The Burning Shadow
Michelle Paver
February 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Michelle Paver, creator of the Wolf Brother series, continues her equally richly created and atmospheric Gods and Warriors series set in the sun-baked Greek countryside. Although separated by a wide social gulf, Hylas...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Finding Jennifer Jones
Reader Reviewed Finding Jennifer Jones
Anne Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month A gripping and emotionally compelling thriller from award-winning Anne Cassidy who has cleverly followed up Looking for JJ with an equally enthralling...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Executioner's Daughter
Reader Reviewed The Executioner's Daughter
Jane Hardstaff
February 2014 Debut of the Month  Set in the underbelly of the Tower of London and on the Thames in Tudor times, with a cast of brilliant characters, including feisty heroine Moss and lovable rogue Salter.  A nail-biting drama and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Grail of Stars
Grail of Stars
Katherine Roberts
Rhianna Pendragon's quest comes to its shattering conclusion in the final instalment of the Pendragon Legacy quartet. Rhianna and her friends must search for the final magical Light - the elusive Grail of Stars - and harness its power to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2013
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The Mortal Knife
The Mortal Knife
D. J. McCune
This is the second in the exciting and imaginative Death & Co series about Adam, a Luman who acts as a guide escorting the dead from life to light....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Oksa Pollock: the Forest of Lost Souls
Oksa Pollock: the Forest of Lost Souls
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine
Feisty Oksa Pollock, now queen of the hidden, magical kingdom of Edefia, returns for some darker adventures in which she must follow her destiny which involves facing down some fearsome demons. The forest of lost souls is not a place...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Oksa Pollock: the Last Hope
Reader Reviewed Oksa Pollock: the Last Hope
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine, Tom Sanderson
One of our Books of the Year 2013  Magic, mystery, destiny and ebullient good humour are whipped into a frothy and inventive fantasy in which many delightfully surprising things happen. Oksa is born with a fate. As a girl, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Fyre: Septimus Heap
Fyre: Septimus Heap
Angie Sage
The seventh and final breathtaking instalment in the internationally bestselling series. In this spellbinding finale to an epic series, Septimus Heap must decide once and for all where his heart lies - with Magyk or with Alchemie and Physik.  Prepare...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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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: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2014
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Catherynne M. Valente
This witty, original and dark re-working of the ‘fairy story’ continues in a second adventure. On returning to fairyland September is shocked to find that fairies are having their shadows (and thus their magic) stolen by the kingdom of Fairyland-Below....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
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Cooking Up a Storm The Teen Survival Cookbook
Cooking Up a Storm The Teen Survival Cookbook
Sam Stern
Teen cook Sam Stern shares more of his favourite recipes which are designed to keep hungry teenagers like himself on the go. Sam’s passion for cooking shines through all his recipes and his good explanations about nutrition give a sound...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Look After Me
Look After Me
Aoife Walsh
When Phoebe and her brother Adam get left with a baby they are determined to keep her a secret. Although their parents have always fostered children they are currently living apart so it just doesn’t seem the right moment to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Disappearing Duchess
Reader Reviewed Disappearing Duchess
Imogen Rossi
There’s trickery of all kinds afoot in this sprightly murder mystery with an artistic and historical background. Bianca, the youngest apprentice of the great painter Annunzio di Lombardi, loves...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Shahnameh The Persian Book of Kings
Shahnameh The Persian Book of Kings
Elizabeth Laird
February 2014 Poetry Book of the Month  The Shahnameh is a fabulous collection of stories and myths from ancient Persia, written into an epic poem by the poet Firdousi in the 10th century.  Elizabeth Laird is passionate about bringing this...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Unnatural Creatures
Unnatural Creatures
Neil Gaiman
All contributors have given their work free to benefit Dave Eggers' literacy charity, 826DC. Includes stories by: Peter S. Beagle, Anthony Boucher, Avram Davidson, Samuel R. Delany, Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley, Nalo Hopkinson, Diana Wynne Jones, Megan Kurashige, E....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Monkey and Me
Monkey and Me
David Gilman
Although tinged with sadness, this is a good-hearted and entertaining adventure story with a good message about animal rights. Beanie is being treated for leukaemia but, when he comes across a young chimpanzee in a deserted house, he knows he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Blood and Sand
Blood and Sand
Dan Scott
Pacy and fun, this series is a great way to tap into the history, and give your children a real sense of what life was like, in Ancient Rome.  Blood and Sand is the third title in the Gladiator School...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Dead Ends
Reader Reviewed Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
February 2014 Book of the Month   Perfect for readers looking for an authentic teenage voice - moving and funny, this is the true-to-life story of two very different teen boys who realise that by pulling together when it really counts...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets
Reader Reviewed Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets
J. A. Buckle
Humour, technology, friendship, a ferret called Ozzy - this book has got it all. Written in diary format there is plenty here to entertain teens with jokes, music, friendship circles and chaotic family life.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Tilly's Promise
Reader Reviewed Tilly's Promise
Linda Newbery
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+   Award-winning Linda Newbery gives a fresh insight into the First World War in this deeply touching story. Village sweethearts Tilly and Harry are both willing to do what they can to help win the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2014
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The Positively Last Performance
The Positively Last Performance
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  Award winning Geraldine McCaughrean spins a brilliantly fanciful yarn in the magical setting of a disused theatre. Every night amazing things happen in the theatre but no one except the resident ghosts can see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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