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Books of the Month

Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School
Barry Hutchison
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ghost-busting, gadget-rich adventure with monster laughs The appearance of an apparently malevolent poltergeist in his bedroom (just as he's trying to do his homework too) is the start of a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
September 2017 Book of the Month - A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles over with brilliant ideas in a fast-paced and thought-provoking adventure encompassing families, a very special kind of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Kick
Mitch Johnson
September 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: serious issues in a fast-moving, vividly told football story Like lots of kids in this country, Budi lives for football, training with his friends whenever he can, following his team... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Wrong Train
Jeremy De Quidt
In a Nutshell: Sinister short stories Sublimely spine-tingling, this evokes all the dread of an ominous tap-tap-tapping on your door in the dead of night. Picture this. You rush to catch your usual train but your relief at making it... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Chess Book
Lucy Bowman
For those brand new to the game of chess this useful book will provide all the information needed to get them playing. For those who've already started playing chess it will test their understanding and help to improve their skills. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Lovereading comment to follow soon. For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith's Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Birthday Boy
David Baddiel
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Dragon's Green Worldquake Book One
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 worlds, throwing up mysteries and challenges for the protagonists at every turn.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Dark Arena: Defenders
Tom Palmer
In a nutshell: exciting, contemporary story linking past and present injustices Seth isn't like other boys: he can see ghosts. In the second of this new series he is in London staying with his friend Nadiya and her family while... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/07/2017
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Return to the Jungle
Bear Grylls
In a nutshell: jungle adventures, jungle survival Makur – Mak – star of Bear Gryll's thoroughly entertaining story Spirit of the Jungle is back for a new adventure and it's as gripping as the first. Mak is in India again... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Stand By Me
Judi Curtin
In the second book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back! Judi Curtain returns with another endearing tale featuring time-travelling best friends Molly and Beth. Molly adores her best friend but at times is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedRaymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
Some momentous things happen in the course of this book: a father leaves, buildings are burgled, a cat is lost and found, hearts are broken, good deeds attempted, and someone is saved from drowning. More affecting than all of that... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2017
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Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe!
Colin Furze
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Packed-full of some of the amazing inventions created by Colin Furze and demonstrated in his YouTube videos, this book will inspire young creators to try their hand at their own versions... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Wolf Children
Paul Dowswell
In a Nutshell: Survival and sacrifice in post-war Berlin A powerfully thought-provoking portrayal of life among the ruins of post-war Berlin, as experienced by sixteen-year-olds, Otto and Helene, and the younger children in their charge. Berlin, July, 1945. Hitler is... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Allie Esiri
In a nutshell: 366 poems, an inspiring new anthology ‘Poetry powerhouse' Allie Esiri follows up the bestselling A Poem for Every Night of the Year with another lively, inspiring collection. There's a huge range of poems included, by poets old... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Top 10 of Everything 2018
Paul Terry
Fully updated for 2018, the Top 10 series is back with hundreds more astonishing lists, facts and stats. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Cool Coding
Rob Hansen, Damien Weighill
A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/06/2017
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Cool Physics
Sarah Hutton
An amazing guide to the wonders of physics, handily broken down into accessible bite-sized chunks. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Never Say Die
Anthony Horowitz
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism Anthony Horowitz's announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider...
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More Featured Books

Spook's: Dark Assassin
Joseph Delaney
In a Nutshell: Classically creepy supernatural struggles Exquisitely chilling and brimming with beasts, this third book in the Spooks' Starblade Chronicles series is an utterly enthralling, spine-tingling treat. Tom Ward...
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Reader Reviewed The Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
July 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Loss, love, and the struggle to survive the most savage of storms A compelling coming-of-age story, an exploration of loss,...
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Reader Reviewed Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather
Cornelia Funke
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘When I first started flying on a dragon's back in Cornelia Funke's amazing Dragon Rider, I couldn't catch my breath. Now, I'm...
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Reader Reviewed Kid Normal
Greg James, Chris Smith
July 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: hapless heroics from a wimpy kid in a Harry Potter world Imagine what it would be like if you were you,...
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Reader Reviewed Rook
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: sharply realised slice of real life This finely written story speaks directly to readers in language that is frill free...
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Such Stuff: A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo gives all those who love his books a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to how he came to write twenty of them. While each story and...
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Darkness Visible Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials
Nicholas Tucker
Thoroughly fascinating exposition of Philip Pullman's life and work, from a childhood punctuated by impactful travel to the likes of Australia, to anticipating the eagerly awaited, forthcoming The Book of Dust. ...
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Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever
Rachel Renee Russell
In a Nutshell: School exchange shenanigans | Eleventh awesome-packed instalment of a sensationally sidesplitting series. Nikki goes into mega meltdown mode when she has to spend a week at North...
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Travels with My Sketchbook
Chris Riddell
A beautiful illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the Children's Laureate 2015-2017 with cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker and beautiful end papers this truly is a book to treasure....
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Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder
Justine Windsor
The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series.
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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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Chase
Linwood Barclay
Danger, secrets and suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for 9-12 year olds. Get ready to run ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite.
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School for Skylarks
Sam Angus
Another stunning historical novel from the author of Soldier Dog.
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Black Light Express
Philip Reeve
In a nutshell: dazzling journeys into other worlds | Philip Reeve continues to turn us all into railheads in his glorious new sci-fi adventure. The follow up to Railhead,...
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The Secret Cooking Club: Confetti & Cake
Laurel Remington
After teaching herself how to cook and recording it all in a blog Scarlett has found online fame and her blog is followed by thousands. But her success is shadowed...
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Pottymouth and Stoopid
James Patterson
An important story which delivers more than just laughs - it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.
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Chase
Linwood Barclay
Get ready to run . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.
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Operation Ouch!: The HuManual
Puffin
August 2017 Book of the Month Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out...
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The Guggenheim Mystery
Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd
August 2017 Book of the Month A sequel to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, written by Robin Stevens.
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Girl Online: Going Solo
Zoe Sugg
In a nutshell: welcome to the wonderful world of Zoella ‘Blogging is all about community' says Penny, the central character in Going Solo, the third novel from Zoe Suggs....
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Winston and the Marmalade Cat
Megan Rix
Winston and the Marmalade Cat is the first in a brand-new series from award-winning author Megan Rix! Full of adventure, fascinating history and super-cute animals, this series is perfect for...
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A Place Called Perfect
Helena Duggan
August 2017 Debut of the Month They've got their eyes on you: a quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.
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Simply the Quest
Maz Evans
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘What I like about the classical gods is that they are so true to life. Wild, naughty, emotional and unpredictable, they carry...
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Coming to England
Floella Benjamin
Floella Benjamin's touching, well-observed and generously un-judgemental memoir is a classic which is a pertinent now as when it was first published 21 years ago. In a simple story Floella...
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