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Circus of the Unseen
Reader Reviewed Circus of the Unseen
Joanne Owen
November 2014 Book of the Month   Excitingly different and weirdly wonderful, this feels as though Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Eastern European folklore have vividly blended together into a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Book of Storms
Reader Reviewed The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Imaginary
Reader Reviewed The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they play in children’s lives. Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger have the best of times playing together. While Amanda’s mother...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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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 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant book in its own right as well as a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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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 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    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...
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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
November 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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Legacy of the Claw
Reader Reviewed Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first book in a new series which is set on a different world, one where humans link with particular animals in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with a rare gift for understanding animals, thought he had saved the animals from his cruel world where nature has been...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, a terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas.  We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Queen Alone
Reader Reviewed The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James and Princess Alice are the guides through this fast-paced time slip adventure in which jeopardy comes from Lord Belzun and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Impossible!
Impossible!
Michelle Magorian
Best-loved for her classic Second World War title Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian brings the excitement of being part of a theatre company to life in this action-packed and rip-roaring adventure.  Twelve year old Josie comes from a theatrical family...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Hacked
Reader Reviewed Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Catalyst
Catalyst
S. J. Kincaid
This mind blowing all action finale to the ‘Insignia’ trilogy more than lives up to expectations. The author has been so clever with this series; creating a group of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atlantia
Atlantia
Ally Condie
A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller   Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Timeriders: the Infinity Cage
Timeriders: the Infinity Cage
Alex Scarrow
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine, Tom Sanderson
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, torrential rain...The Earth is in turmoil. Fleeing a flooded London, Oksa and the rest of the Pollock family set off in search of the Entrance Portal of Edefia, their magical home. It is their only chance of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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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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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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A Perfectly Ordinary School
A Perfectly Ordinary School
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Bestselling Jeremy Strong wittily dreams up the perfect way for Frankie to see off the school bullies. Frankie would like school – except that everyone teases him just because he is so tall. Changing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Minecraft Blockopedia
Minecraft Blockopedia

From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters.   Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far from where the queen lives, a princess is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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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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Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Russell Brand
NOTE: Parents may wish to check the content is suitable for their child. The author slams the corrupt and immoral and highlights the worthy and good in this often outrageous and wonderfully eye-catching book. Brand manages to combine a chillingly creepy...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Girl Online
Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an amazing fairy tale trip to New York with her wedding-planner...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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Watership Down
Watership Down
Richard Adams
A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Shardik
Shardik
Richard Adams
Richard Adams' cult classic, reissued with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its 40th anniversary.   This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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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Divergent
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction from an exciting young author. A No. 1 New York Times bestseller debut, Divergent is now available in this special collector's hardback edition, boasting 72 pages of bonus content. A novel of non-stop suspense...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Ghosts of Heaven
Reader Reviewed The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  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;...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Letter for the King
The Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Gripping from its opening moment onwards, this award-winning book that doesn’t miss a beat from its thrilling beginning to its satisfying ending. Disturbed during the night of contemplation before he is made a knight, sixteen-year-old Turi is handed a letter...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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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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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Blue Moon Day
Blue Moon Day
Anne Fine
Everyone thinks they know what it's like, going to school. But have you ever wondered what life must be like at a boarding school? A school for young offenders? A school for the blind? With her trademark humour, insight, sensitivity...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Land of Dragor Book 1: The Gift of Charms
The Land of Dragor Book 1: The Gift of Charms
Julia Suzuki
Here Be Dragons...Hidden in a mist-filled valley, far away from the habitation of man, live the last of the world's dragons. Divided by clan but united by the need to conceal themselves from humankind, these creatures, supposedly of myth and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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