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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Itchcraft
Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Stumbling across an unknown radioactive element and trying to keep it out of the hands of those who want to use it for their own ends was hard enough. But when a school trip to Spain ends in exploding currency...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Eye of the Falcon
The Eye of the Falcon
Michelle Paver
August 2014 Book of the Month The third adventure for Hylas, now landed on the plague ridden island of Keftiu which is also gripped by the coldest winter ever known and covered in ash from the eruption of the enormous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Moment Collector
Reader Reviewed The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
August 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling back drop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on the shore of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Reader Reviewed The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Julia Lee
 August 2014 Book of the Month   Rich in atmosphere and with a great cast of characters, this is an exciting Victorian adventure in which the unexpected can always happen! Gully Potchard is an ordinary kind of boy who tries his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Castle
Reader Reviewed The Castle
Sophia Bennett
August 2014 Book of the Month   In a fast-paced and richly imagined adventure Peta Jones risks her life when she recklessly embarks on a deadly dangerous adventure following a clue that might reveal that he father is still alive. Stowing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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City of Halves
Reader Reviewed City of Halves
Lucy Inglis
August 2014 Debut of the Month  Beautifully told, this is a gripping story which flows effortlessly across boundaries which typically separate the real from the imaginary. Living right in the heart of historic London, sixteen year old Lily is an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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A Crime of Fashion
A Crime of Fashion
Carina Axelsson
Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. With an effortlessly enchanting writing style, wry humour and completely irresistible characters, this fresh and fabulous series from Carina Axelsson is bang on trend. Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
The eventful ups and downs of  the life of Charles Dickens, the best-selling author of his day, are told in words and pictures in this excellent introduction to the man and his works. Many of the scenes that Dickens includes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Reader Reviewed Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Carina Axelsson
The theft of the ‘Black Amelia’, the most famous black diamond in the world, gives Axelle, one of the world’s top models a very special job to do. And it is not a modelling job. In addition to her work...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The City of Fear
The City of Fear
Andrew Beasley
The final instalment in this epic trilogy, The Battles of Ben Kingdom.  An action-packed adventure series which will appeal to boys and girls, combining the timeless theme of good versus evil with steampunk gadgetry and free-running angels.   Some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth
Suzi Moore
A roller-coaster of a book full of tears and laughter as the lives of two unhappy children – Zack and Alice – become entangled in ways that allow both of them to be set free from the secrets and mysteries...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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The Girl Who Walked On Air
Reader Reviewed The Girl Who Walked On Air
Emma Carroll
All the excitement of the circus is captured in this exciting story about one girl’s exceptional talent and tenacity as she does everything she can to become the new star of the show. Everyone knows ‘the bigger the danger, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Shadow of the Wolf
Shadow of the Wolf
Tim Hall
An entirely original re-imagining of Robin Hood that is a gripping, powerful and fantastical adventure.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Close to the Wind
Close to the Wind
Jon Walter
A timeless and haunting story of a boy and his grandfather fleeing a war-torn country. Original and yet eminiscent of Anne Holm and Sonya Hartnett, Close to the Wind is a powerful and moving novel with greed, love, trust at...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Knightley and Son: K-9
Knightley and Son: K-9
Rohan Gavin
Under-age detective Darkus is back for a second and very doggy adventure as he helps his father solve a very doggy mystery. Darkus is only thirteen but he has an exceptionally rational mind which makes him an invaluable collaborator with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Two Weeks with the Queen
Two Weeks with the Queen
Morris Gleitzman
Best-selling Morris Gleitzman has a rare ability to write about great sadness with unforced and infectious humour. Colin’s brother Luke is dying of cancer in Australia and no doctors there are able to make him better. Colin has been sent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Captain
Captain
Sam Angus
Under age at the outbreak of war, fifteen year old Billy Bayliss manages to join up by pretending to be his older brother. Soon he is shipped off to Egypt to play his part in the terrifying fighting in Gallipoli....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Nadine Dreams of Home
Nadine Dreams of Home
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  A beautiful story which captures the dreams and hopes of Nadine, newly arrived in the UK from Goma and still traumatised by the terrors of the war from which her family has fled. And...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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All Sorts to Make a World
All Sorts to Make a World
John Agard
Interest Age 7-12   Reading Age 7+ A magical story about bringing people together. Shona has met a lot of apparently very different people on her day out with her Dad. At the Natural History Museum she meets Lucy who actually lived...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Wilds of the Wolf
Reader Reviewed Wilds of the Wolf
Steve Backshall
August 2014 Book of the Month  TV presenter Steve Backshall tells a cracking adventure set in a remote and treacherous corner of Siberia as Saker and Sinter do everything they can to sabotage an illegal oil pipeline. Their mission is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Reader Reviewed Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Jeff Norton
With a great twist to it, this is a witty story of growing up and all the complications and unfairness of family and friends that go with it. Adam Meltzer is on an unusual mission. He wants to find out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Theresa Breslin
The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in action and they are terrified they'll never see him again. Then one night, deep in the woods, Rob and Millie see an eerie figure in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Summer Holiday Mystery
Summer Holiday Mystery
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
The fourth story in the School for Stars series and a summer holiday special.  A glamorous and appealing series of stories about dance, drama and friendship written by popular TV presenter and personality Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
Reader Reviewed Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month  This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind.  It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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A Dark Inheritance
A Dark Inheritance
Chris d'Lacey
A whopping adventure with some thrilling chases, heart-racing paranormal moments, unexplained criminal activity, a robot with the unlikely name of Gustav Klimt, a secret enterprise called Unicorne and Michael, a great schoolboy hero, at its heart. When Michael saves a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Night Runner
Reader Reviewed Night Runner
Tim Bowler
August 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning Tim Bowler will set heartbeats racing in this gripping story set in a dark underworld filled with violent men who will stop at nothing to achieve their ends. Zinny’s life is bleak enough...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Respect!
Respect!
Michaela Morgan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  An amazing true story, this is the life of Walter Tull. Tull was a brave and true young man who became the first black footballer in top flight football and then earned a new...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Between the Lives
Between the Lives
Jessica Shirvington
Sabine has secret - every night she switches between her two lives. At midnight she slips between her two homes, her two families and her two personalities. In one she is a bright A grade student living in a classy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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What's Up with Jody Barton?
What's Up with Jody Barton?
Hayley Long
A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twins then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all.  One of the twins has a much bigger problem to worry about that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The 5th Wave
Reader Reviewed The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
Overall Winner of 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & May 2013 Book of the Month    This is a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2013
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An English Boy in New York
An English Boy in New York
T. S. Easton
In this witty sequel to Boys Don’t Knit, knitting champion Ben is invited to the knitting convention in New York City. It should be the dream invitation of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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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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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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The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

July 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  What did living through the First World War feel like for relatives at home, especially children, as well as for the soldiers fighting at the Front? Eleven stories inspired by objects from the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Savage Kingdom
Reader Reviewed The Savage Kingdom
Simon David Eden
July 2014 Debut of the Month  An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of nature. Michelle Paver meets Michael Morpurgo meets Homeward Bound in this unforgettable story between a girl and her cat.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Boy on the Porch
The Boy on the Porch
Sharon Creech
Award-winning Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. In this touching modern fairy story she captures the rewards of love freely given to children. When John and Marta find a little boy asleep on their porch one morning...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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No Going Back
No Going Back
Alex Gutteridge
A moving contemporary tale of family, love and loss from the author of Last Chance Angel. Laura's dad had died but why having moved into her grandmother's home does he appear ghostlike in the house and why does her mum...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
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Billy's Blitz
Billy's Blitz
Barbara Mitchelhill
Award-winning Barbara Mitchelhill brings Billy’s war-struck childhood vividly to life in this dramatic story of survival. Billy’s dad is away fighting and Billy’s mum thinks that the war will always be far away from their home in South London. As...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 6: Knife Edge
Young Sherlock Holmes 6: Knife Edge
Andrew Lane
The world's most famous detective. The most brilliant mind in fiction. But before he became the great detective, who was young Sherlock Holmes? The sixth book in a series of mystery adventures featuring a teenage Sherlock and endorsed by the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 5: Snake Bite
Young Sherlock Holmes 5: Snake Bite
Andrew Lane
Sherlock Holmes as a boy continues to delight in this latest adventure about the things that influenced him before he became the world’s greatest detective. This time, Sherlock is kidnapped, drugged and sent on a long sailing trip across the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 4: Fire Storm
Young Sherlock Holmes 4: Fire Storm
Andrew Lane
The world's most famous detective. The most brilliant mind in fiction. But before he became the great detective, who was young Sherlock Holmes? The fourth book in a series of mystery adventures featuring a teenage Sherlock and endorsed by the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 3: Black Ice
Young Sherlock Holmes 3: Black Ice
Andrew Lane
The world’s favourite detective was already showing signs of his future exceptional talent for investigation as a child. Ignoring the obvious when he comes across his brother holding a knife and with a dead body in front of him, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech
Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech
Andrew Lane
Anyone with a sense of adventure and an enquiring mind will enjoy the puzzles and questions that the likeable young Sherlock Holmes sets out to resolve. Young Sherlock determines to get to the bottom of the secrets that the adults...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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The Pilot and the Little Prince
The Pilot and the Little Prince
Peter Sis
Fully illustrated, this is a beautiful and intriguing biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the highly original author of the classic French story, The Little Prince. In his detailed and illuminating illustrations, Peter Sis brilliantly conveys the story of this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Thirteen Curses
The Thirteen Curses
Michelle Harrison
Sequel to the award-winning The Thirteen Treasures, this shows just about how disagreeable fairies can get! Red returns determined to find her brother and get him back. To do so she must find a way to enter the fairy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Thirteen Secrets
The Thirteen Secrets
Michelle Harrison
Return to the world of fairies with Tanya, Fabian and Red in the final exciting episode in the Thirteen sequence.... The thrilling trilogy comprises... The Thirteen Treasures The Thirteen Curses The Thirteen Secrets
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Watership Down
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 the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tarka the Otter
Reader Reviewed Tarka the Otter
Henry Williamson
This is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Brandon Mull
Fans of Percy Jackson will love this brand new fantasy series for 9+ readers from the number one New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull. A brilliant fantasy adventure spliced through with humour, magic and fear.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Phoenix Code
The Phoenix Code
Helen Moss
A thrilling mystery story which crackles with tension as the secrets of a tomb that has closed for 3000 is about to be opened. The Benben Stone looks just like a black rectangular stone but its discovery is one of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Dog So Small
A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child’s longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Giver
The Giver
Lois Lowry
It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in...For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goodnight Mister Tom
Reader Reviewed Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
****Michelle Magorian will be appearing at the Puffin Exhibition, Waterstones Piccadily, on 23rd July talking about the inspiration behind her novels Goodnight Mr Tom and Back Home. A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Back Home
Back Home
Michelle Magorian
Intensely moving this is the story of a young girl coming to terms with getting to know her family again, including a little brother, having been evacuated to America for the duration of WW2. Sometimes sad but also uplifting as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
Michael Ende
The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil. Puffin Fact!  The first word in each chapter following the Prologue is in alphabetical order.  Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear readers, dreamers and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Ghosts of the Forest
Ghosts of the Forest
Steve Backshall
Saving the rain forest! That’s the vital mission of Saker and his friend Sinter. The precious forest is being cleared by loggers leaving the wild life at risk. The orang-utans will be especially vulnerable if their precious habit is destroyed....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs
Jane A. C. West
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 6.5+. A thrilling story of courage and survival set in the extreme cold of Alaska. Zeb is determined to win the Iditarod, a terrifyingly challenging dog sled race covering 674 miles. Everyone says that Zeb...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2013
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. _____________ Puffin Fact!  After graduating from the University of Toledo, Mildred D. Taylor spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps, which she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Smith
Smith
Leon Garfield
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Cay
The Cay
Theodore Taylor
Beautifully written, this novel won every award imaginable in the USA when it was published.  It is a tense, dramatic and compulsive survival adventure that rivals Robinson Crusoe.  This though also touches heavily on prejudice and how the young white...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tiger Wars
Tiger Wars
Steve Backshall
Wildlife specialist Steve Backshall, presenter of the Award winning TV show Deadly, brings the threat tigers are under sharply into focus in this thrilling eco-adventure. Saker and Sinter are two teenagers on the run from the Clan, a brotherhood into...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Rendezvous in Russia
Rendezvous in Russia
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura’s husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is the second in a series of pacy mystery-adventure stories for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London.  Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy and the Black Terror will appeal to fans of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The River Singers
Reader Reviewed The River Singers
Tom Moorhouse
In the tradition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows and Richard Adams’s Watership Down, The River Singers captures the desperate adventures of a family of water voles struggling survive as their habitat changes. Sylvan and his younger siblings...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Book of Beasts
The Book of Beasts
John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman
The final book in the Hollow Earth children's fantasy trilogy by actor John Barrowman and his sister Carole, starring Matt and Em Calder, twins divided by time who with the power of animare, people who can animate and bring their...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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In a Glass Grimmly
In a Glass Grimmly
Adam Gidwitz
A brilliant addition to this original series which sprinkles fairy stories with a new kind of fairy dust that turns them upside down and inside out. Familiar stories such as The Emperor’s New Clothes which is one of the funniest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Luck Uglies
Reader Reviewed The Luck Uglies
Paul Durham
Rye’s life is saved by a mysterious stranger on the night of the Black Moon, an event which leads her into a thrilling adventure that brings her to uncovering the legend of the Luck Uglies. Rye has always heard of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Tornado Chasers
The Tornado Chasers
Ross Montgomery
This hilarious and liberating story about taking risks and living life to the full. Owen’s parents are anxious to protect him from danger. As they are frightened of almost everything, Owen has few adventures. Right now they are especially frightened...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Hangman's Revolution
The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past and change the future. Chevie has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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Ninja: Assassin
Ninja: Assassin
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8+   Action-packed and with no holds barred, this is a taut adventure story capturing the themes of revenge and honour that lie at the heart of the Ninja culture. Taka is determined to take revenge...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 1: Death Cloud
Reader Reviewed Young Sherlock Holmes 1: Death Cloud
Andrew Lane
Two dead bodies. One unforgettable hero.  The beginning of a legend.  Followers of the young James Bond and junior spy Alex Rider will enjoy the adventures of school boy Sherlock Holmes who already shows many of the trademark skills that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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The Broken King
Reader Reviewed The Broken King
Philip Womack
When Simon is really annoyed with his sister Anna he summons up the Broken King from a favourite poem and asks him to take her away. Of course, he doesn’t really believe that it will happen –it’s only an old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2014
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Only Remembered
Only Remembered
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck. Among the many contributors are Her Royal Highness the Duchess...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Violet Ink
Violet Ink
Rebecca Westcott
A beautiful and brilliant story of the endearing love and friendship of two sisters, which fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson will love. 12 year old Izzy is quiet, contemplative and has always adored her charismatic, confident 17 year...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Letter for the King
Reader Reviewed 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: 05/06/2014
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
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 crowded London market; Nat’s brother is in a coma in hospital –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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The Thirteen Treasures
The Thirteen Treasures
Michelle Harrison
This is an enchanting and at times terrifying debut that's beautifully written. 13 year old Tanya and her mother have an uneasy relationship so for part of the summer she is despatched off to her grandmother who lives in a rickety...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Head Over Heart
Reader Reviewed Head Over Heart
Colette Victor
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Boys, homework and family – Zeynab has all the usual concerns of any girl her age. But Zeynab has another thing to think about which is perhaps most important of all. Does she want...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month  For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Dead Ends
Reader Reviewed Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming family difficulties. An unlikely friendship between A-grade student and violent bully Dane Washington and Billy D, a new and younger kid on the block who has Down’s syndrome, turns out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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She is Not Invisible
Reader Reviewed She is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   When sixteen-year-old Laureth’s father vanishes she is determined to track him down. So determined that she flies to New York to find him. But Laureth doesn’t go alone; she takes her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty of ghosts in it. And it's not a horror story though some people might be horrified. It's not a monster story either, even though there is a monster in...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Guardian Fiction Prize | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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