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Reader ReviewedWhat 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 situations: the star of his prize-shortlisted debut went time travelling,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 for her first novel for teenagers. Hel is Queen of... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 is caught between their oppressive rulers and violent criminals who... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 is caught between their oppressive rulers and violent criminals who... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2016
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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 much else Matthew watches his neighbours' lives and details their... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedWing 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 girl discovers a latent talent that shines light on the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 small hardback, it looks inviting and eminently readable. And it... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedWelcome 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 know what is happening in Syria and why – serious,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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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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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 white illustrations by Riddell, a virtuoso of the form, and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 Dork Diaries series with an updated interior, as well as... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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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 them to spill the beans on their inner dork by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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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, Sam can't help but get into scrapes and generally finds... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 The White Tower. Livy is upset when her father gets... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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 a dreamer, someone whose head is firmly in a cloud.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 know about the history, the rules - and the breaking... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 to win Endgame and save the world. For more about... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/12/2016
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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 as captivating to young wizards today as they were when... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 know about the history, the rules - and the breaking... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 as captivating to young wizards today as they were when... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedJake 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, the Atlas family are about to fly off to Egypt... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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, has invented a host of machines to ensure it does.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedWho Let the Gods Out?
Maz Evans
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 is having a very tough time. ... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 and can Gwyna discover it? Bridging the past and present... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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 is now a fully-fledged Spook and, as such, his life... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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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More Featured Books

Aidan Abet, Teacher's Pet
Guy Bass
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: shocking levels of sucking-up in super-readable school story | Aidan Abet works hard at school making sure he stays teacher's pet...
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The Crooked Sixpence
Jennifer Bell
June 2016 Debut of the Month Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems. If you enjoy adventure, mystery and an avalanche of magic, then you've come...
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Reader Reviewed An Eagle in the Snow
Michael Morpurgo
November 2016 Book of the Month A ‘what if' story based on a true life events, full of descriptions of heroism and selflessness: for any good writer this would make...
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Black Light Express
Philip Reeve
November 2016 Book of the Month In a nutshell: dazzling journeys into other worlds | Philip Reeve continues to turn us all into railheads in his glorious new sci-fi adventure....
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend
James Patterson
In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, irresistible reading | James Patterson sets out to make his children's books irresistible reading, and he succeeds every time. Rafe Khatchadorian is a typical Patterson...
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Survivors
David Long
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts In a nutshell: jaw-dropping true stories; survival against the odds | Proof that true stories can be...
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The Making of Mollie
Anna Carey
In a nutshell: Suffragettes rule! A girl's eye view of early feminism | In Anna Carey's lively new novel, it's the portioning out of a roast chicken that sets Mollie thinking...
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A World of Information
Richard Platt
December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. Do you know how many bones there are...
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Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever
Rachel Renee Russell
In a Nutshell: School exchange shenanigans | Eleventh awesome-packed instalment of a sensationally sidesplitting series. Nikki goes into mega meltdown mode when she has to spend a week at North...
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The Midnight Gang
David Walliams
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: comedy capers on the NHS from everyone's favourite storyteller! The spirit...
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Fame Thing
Jonathan Meres
One of our Super Readable Books of the Year 2016 | Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: funny story of football, fandom and fame | George is...
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The Girl with No Nose
Georgia Byng
Interest Age 8-12 | In a nutshell: true hearts and heroines in Victorian London | Inspired by an artefact at the Hunterian Museum Georgia Byng tells a story about a young...
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The White Fox
Jackie Morris
One of our Super Readable Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month Interest Age 8-12 | In a nutshell: a wild creature leads a boy...
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Spirit of the Jungle
Bear Grylls
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: jungle survival in the footsteps of Mowgli | More than 120...
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Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
Do you want your own bobble hat and your own imaginary friend - just like Martin Moone? Then join Martin and his friend Sean Murphy in the marvellous world of...
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Reader Reviewed Reckless III: The Golden Yarn
Cornelia Funke
November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world | Cornelia Funke has an extraordinarily fertile...
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Blink and You Die
Lauren Child
October 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Nobody beats Ruby Redfort! | Blink and You Die is the very last book in Lauren Child's superb Ruby Redfort girl...
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Reader Reviewed Clover Moon
Jacqueline Wilson
October 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping historical drama with an irresistible heroine | Clover Moon is a typical Jacqueline Wilson heroine: she's bright, more than...
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Reader Reviewed Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
Rick Riordan
November 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Exhilaratingly entertaining mythological mayhem | Adventure and all-round awesomeness abound in this second book in the Magnus Chase series by...
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Mistletoe and Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Robin Stevens
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month A festive feast of ghastly goings on for fans old and new of the A...
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Murder in Midwinter
Fleur Hitchcock
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 A roller-coaster adventure packed full of action and mystery unravels at a breakneck pace after Maya takes a photo from a...
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Chronologica The Incredible Years That Defined History
Whitaker's Almanack
Written and compiled by the team behind Whitaker's Almanack, Chronologica provides a eye-opening tour through over 2500 years of world history, starting in 753BC with the founding of Rome, and...
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Girl Online: Going Solo
Zoe Sugg
November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: welcome to the wonderful world of Zoella ‘Blogging is all about community' says Penny, the central character in Going...
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J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World
Warner Bros.
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World is full of magical curiosities: a flying car, a hat that sings, an enchanted case, and so much more. This small, deluxe pop-up book showcases three-dimensional...
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Reader Reviewed The Road to Ever After
Moira Young
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: angels escape love (or how to live a wonderful life) Moira Young puts her own spin on...
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Reader Reviewed Maybe a Fox
Alison McGhee, Kathi Appelt
Rich in atmosphere, the clever intertwining of two stories, one human and one animal, gives a new way of exploring grief in this magical realism story. Jules and Sylvie. Sisters...
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The Unofficial Old and New Testaments for Minecrafters The Bible Told Block by Block
Garrett Romines, Christopher Miko
This is Minecraft but not as you know it. Although not officially Minecraft, the Minecrafters Bible has been created by Christopher Miko and Garrett Romines, who having seen the amazing...
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Winter Magic
Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty & others
December 2016 Book of the Month I've always thought books were magical. It's always a wonder that a simple combination of words can have such meaning, take us on...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander A Movie Scrapbook
Warner Bros.
One of a number of books to tie-in with the new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this magical scrapbook is filled with removable artefacts such as wizarding...
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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Georgia Byng
In a nutshell: look into the pages for hypnotising adventure! Georgia Byng's story of the young girl who manages to swap a miserable life in an orphanage for the bright...
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The Song of Seven
Tonke Dragt
From the author of the thrilling The Letter for the King comes this new adventure featuring a grumpy coachman, a sinister uncle, eccentric ancestors, a hidden treasure, an ancient...
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The Tigerboy
Ted Hughes
Described as Metamorphosis for young readers, this story by Ted Hughes is indeed filled with a sense of transformation, visceral and almost terrifying in its vitality. There's nothing out of...
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Diary of a Trainee Rock God
Jonathan Meres
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 9 | In a nutshell: it's only a rock'n'roll story but we like it! Part of dyslexia and reluctant reader specialist Barrington Stoke's ‘super readable'...
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The First Hunter
Robert Swindells
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8 In a nutshell: action-filled, thought-provoking story set in the Stone Age. In urgent, staccato prose Robert Swindells transports readers back to the Stone Age...
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The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
Various Authors
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal | Although this collection of stories about the First World War opens with familiar lines from Wilfred Owen's Anthem...
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Word of Mouse
James Patterson
December 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: you'll believe a mouse can be a hero! | There are fast-moving, grab-you-by-the-eyeballs-first-page-in reads, then there's James Patterson! Boy, does this...
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Fun Science
Charlie McDonnell
YouTuber Charlie McDonnell is a science fan & brings his passion and flair to inspire young readers to love science. From space and the beginnings of the universe to how...
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The Song from Somewhere Else
A. F. Harrold
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month November 2016 Award-winning A.F. Harrold blends reality and imagination in a moving and thought-provoking story about friendship, loneliness and being brave when...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay
J. K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.
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