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Reader ReviewedThe Misadventures of Max Crumbly Locker Hero
Rachel Renee Russell
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: meet the comic new dork on the block | From the creator of the hugely popular Dork Diaries series comes a hapless new hero and new set of comic adventures.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Girl Called Owl
Amy Wilson
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: icicle-beautiful story of a girl touched by magic | In a story of magic and ancient beings, Amy Wilson allows us all to dream of what it would be like... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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Broken Heart Club
Cathy Cassidy
A new book from Cathy Cassidy is always a treat, and her many fans are going to love The Broken Heart Club. Cathy Cassidy has a gift for capturing the turbulent emotions of young adolescents, those who are no longer... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedMind the Gap
Phil Earle
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Mikey thinks the world of his Dad even though he doesn't see him that often. And when he dies... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2017
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Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit
Written in spare beautiful prose, this extraordinary story will haunt readers. It begins in Krakow in 1939. Seven-year-old Anna is left to fend for herself when her father fails to collect her at the end of the day. Though... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Wild Lily
K. M. Peyton
K. M. Peyton published her first book aged just fifteen, and has been loved by generations of readers ever since. She said once, “I write to entertain”, and Wild Lily will certainly do that. Set in the 1920s, in those... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Wed Wabbit
Lissa Evans
Wed Wabbit is a tour de force! Lissa Evans's hilarious, madcap adventure is both effervescent and tautly plotted making it impossible to put down. When Fidge furiously kicks her little sister's beloved soft toy, the Wed Wabbit, into the road... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson
Blockbuster author James Patterson delivers a genuinely hilarious—and surprisingly poignant—story of a wildly imaginative kid that you won't forget. Now released on Netflix you can find out more about the movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life at... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams
There's no doubt that this will be at the top of the bestseller lists, at least until Christmas and probably well beyond. In a relatively short time David Walliams has built up a huge following, and it's easy to see... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Stephanie Burgis
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2017 A delicious fantasy adventure with a fine mix of dragons, heroines and – chocolate! Aventine is not a dragon to be messed with. Well-known as the fiercest of all the dragons... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedSputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | With all the invention, originality and insight that is typical of his writing for children, Frank Cottrell Boyce takes the sad story of Laika, the first living creature to orbit Earth, and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac
Nick Mohammed
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Debut of the Month | Magician and comedian Nick Mohammed has written a cracking adventure which sparkles like the magic tricks it is packed with. Young Magicians Alex, Zack,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 78-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a nutshell: surreal, kid-pleasing comic adventures set in an ever-growing treehouse | Andy and Terry's treehouse keeps growing, to the delight of its army of devoted readers. It's now 78 storeys high (new additions include an ALL-BALL sports stadium... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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The Painted Dragon
Katherine Woodfine
When a priceless painting is stolen, our dauntless heroines Sophie and Lil find themselves faced with forgery, trickery and deceit on all sides. Be amazed as the brave duo pit their wits against this perilous puzzle! Marvel at their cunning... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Sports Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
Ernest Hemingway might have said there are only three real sports – motor racing, bull-fighting and mountaineering – but even he might have been forced to reconsider had he been presented with The Sports Timeline Wallbook. This unique history book... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Nature Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children's curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning. Each one contains a full-colour poster – 2 metres... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedRent a Bridesmaid
Jacqueline Wilson
June 2016 Book of the Month A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather and more recently Katy, the retelling of Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Born to Dance
Jean Ure
In a nutshell: the perfect story for keen young ballerinas | Jean Ure understands exactly what makes ballet such an all-consuming passion for young dancers and conveys that excitement perfectly in Born to Dance, the first in a new series. Maddy... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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Exploring Space
Martin Jenkins
How amazing that less than 100 years after the invention of the motor car, humans have built and launched vehicles that can leave the solar system. We've landed space probes on two planets, and visited Earth's own moon six times.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedWho Let the Gods Out?
Maz Evans
February 2017 Debut of the Month Oh my goodness, this is a rollicking good debut from Maz Evans. Who Let The Gods Out is a super, funny adventure story that will have kids reading long past their bedtime. Poor Elliot... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Big History Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd
If you want to know what was happening on Earth any time in the last four billion years, then you couldn't do better than opening out the Big History Timeline Each one of the What On Earth Wallbooks contains a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe British History Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd
The British History Timeline showcases milestones in the extraordinary history of the British Isles from the age of the Dinosaurs 100 million years ago to the hosting of the London Olympics in 2015. In a two metre long poster –... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Science Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
The story of human invention and engineering began at least 10,000 years ago in the stone age and has continued non-stop ever since with each discovery leading to new developments in our understanding. The Wallbook Timeline of Science and Engineering... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedWaiting for Callback: Take Two
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | February 2016 Debut of the Month Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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Tilt
Mary Hoffman
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Gorgeous historical novel inspired by an iconic symbol of Italy. Evocative and full of passion, Tilt is perfect for fans of the romantic era. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook
Christopher Lloyd, Dr. Nick Walton, Patrick Skipworth
The Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook will give readers (of all ages) special insight into all the 38 plays, as well as into the man and his time. A colourful 2 metre long wall chart illustrated with intriguing picture scenes lays out... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Until We Win
Linda Newbery
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 13 | In a nutshell: inspiring story about women winning the vote | It's summer 1914 and Lizzy is enjoying a new freedom: she's saved the wages from her job as an office junior in an... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2017
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The Liar's Handbook
Keren David
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: topical unputdownable thriller | In a topical and gripping new thriller for Barrington Stoke Keren David sends her young hero on a search for the truth – about his family... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe What on Earth? Timeline Collection
Christopher Lloyd
The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children's curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning. Each one contains a full-colour poster – 2 metres... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Here Lies Arthur
Philip Reeve
Prize-winning author Philip Reeve gives a brilliant new take on the legend of King Arthur. Myrddin rides with Arthur spinning tales for and about him but what is the truth...
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The White Tower
Cathryn Constable
In a nutshell: a beautiful old school is the setting for a story of magic, mystery and redemption | There's a world within a world for readers to explore in...
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Reader Reviewed The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie's life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population...
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Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem
Joe Berger
In a nutshell: fun, illustrated stories, that neatly sidestep the elephant of truth | Readers of all ages are going to love Sam Lyttle, star of Joe Berger's new series. Well-intentioned,...
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Reader Reviewed The Monstrous Child
Francesca Simon
January 2017 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 - May 2016 Book of the Month Francesca Simon has chosen a singular heroine...
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Quidditch Through the Ages
J. K. Rowling
A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to...
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
J. K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain...
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The World's Greatest Space Cadet
James Carter
Yes, there's a poem to a space cadet in this typically lively, inviting and memorable new collection from James Carter; but it's an ode not to an astronaut but to...
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Reader Reviewed What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible
Ross Welford
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: invisible girl finds herself in the spotlight | Ross Welford is making a habit of putting his characters in unusual...
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Reader Reviewed Wing Jones
Katherine Webber
January 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Losing your way | Running for your life | Finding your feet | 12+ A beautifully bittersweet debut in which a teenage...
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Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary!
Rachel Renee Russell
In a nutshell: a neat means of recording your dorkest secrets | Fans of Rachel Renée Russell's deservedly popular Dork Diaries series will appreciate this very special diary. It invites...
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Spook's: The 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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The Goldfish Boy
Lisa Thompson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 A gripping debut middle-grade story skilfully told by debut novelist Lisa Thompson. Trapped indoors by his obsessive fears of germs and...
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Quidditch Through the Ages
J. K. Rowling
A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to...
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
J. K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain...
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Rules of the Game (Endgame, Book 3)
James Frey
The explosive final novel in the Endgame trilogy, by New York Times bestelling author, James Frey. Two keys have been found. The strongest Players are left. One final key remains...
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Dork Diaries
Rachel Renee Russell
Enter the adorkable world of Nikki Maxwell as she tells all about her not-so-fabulous life in the international bestselling series! A limited edition of the first book in the bestselling...
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100 Hugs
Chris Riddell
As 2017 dawns it's hard to think of a better book to slip into your pocket than 100 Hugs by Chris Riddell. This neat little hardback contains 100 black and...
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House of Robots: Robot Revolution
James Patterson
In a nutshell: super-readable story | robot rumpus at high school | Uh-oh, things are not running smoothly in the Hayes-Rodriguez household, which is highly unusual, because Mum, a robot scientist,...
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Reader Reviewed Welcome to Nowhere
Elizabeth Laird
In a nutshell: the lives of a Syrian family brought vividly and sympathetically to life for young readers | This is an excellent book for young people who want to...
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Reader Reviewed Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake
Rob Lloyd Jones
In a nutshell: two kids on a death-defying treasure hunt through Egypt's ancient monuments. Adventure stories don't come more action-packed than the exploits of Jake Atlas. As the book opens,...
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Reader Reviewed The Icarus Show
Sally Christie
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award There's something appealing just about the format and feel of this book – a...
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The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie's life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population...
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Reader Reviewed Watership Down
Richard Adams
Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells...
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