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The Queen Alone
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K. A. S. Quinn
December 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James and Princess Alice are the guides through this fast-paced time slip adventure in which...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Map to Everywhere
Reader Reviewed The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
December 2014 Debut of the Month An epic new magical adventure series featuring a modern artful dodger called Fin who is on a mission to find his mother and school girl Marrill who is whisked away one day from a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2014
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
Natasha Hughes
Relive the story of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in this fantastic photo-filled book.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
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The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Annual
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Annual

Published in advance of the amazing third movie in the trilogy by Peter Jackson, this is the Official Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story   From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings fall around him. The Bluchers - a strange and terrible kind...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Girl Online
Reader Reviewed Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an amazing fairy tale...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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Circus of the Unseen
Reader Reviewed Circus of the Unseen
Joanne Owen
November 2014 Book of the Month   Excitingly different and weirdly wonderful, this feels as though Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Eastern European folklore have vividly blended together into a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Reader Reviewed Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first book in a new series which is set on a different world, one where humans link with particular animals in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with a rare gift for understanding animals, thought he had saved the animals from his cruel world where nature has been...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, a terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas.  We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Hacked
Reader Reviewed Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Catalyst
Catalyst
S. J. Kincaid
This mind blowing all action finale to the ‘Insignia’ trilogy more than lives up to expectations. The author has been so clever with this series; creating a group of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atlantia
Atlantia
Ally Condie
A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller   Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Timeriders: the Infinity Cage
Timeriders: the Infinity Cage
Alex Scarrow
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine, Tom Sanderson
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, torrential rain...The Earth is in turmoil. Fleeing a flooded London, Oksa and the rest of the Pollock family set off in search of the Entrance Portal of Edefia, their magical home. It is their only chance of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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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: 06/11/2014
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters.   Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far from where the queen lives, a princess is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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A Perfectly Ordinary School
A Perfectly Ordinary School
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Bestselling Jeremy Strong wittily dreams up the perfect way for Frankie to see off the school bullies. Frankie would like school – except that everyone teases him just because he is so tall. Changing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Book of Storms
Reader Reviewed The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Minecraft Blockopedia
Minecraft Blockopedia

From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
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Impossible!
Impossible!
Michelle Magorian
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Best-loved for her classic Second World War title Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian brings the excitement of being part of a theatre company to life in this action-packed and rip-roaring adventure.  Twelve...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Imaginary
Reader Reviewed The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they play in children’s lives. Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger have the best of times playing together. While Amanda’s mother...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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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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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Russell Brand
NOTE: Parents may wish to check the content is suitable for their child. The author slams the corrupt and immoral and highlights the worthy and good in this often outrageous and wonderfully eye-catching book. Brand manages to combine a chillingly creepy...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Watership Down
Watership Down
Richard Adams
A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Shardik
Shardik
Richard Adams
Richard Adams' cult classic, reissued with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its 40th anniversary.   This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month   Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape for adventure hewn from Greek mythology. Time is running out for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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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 Ghosts of Heaven
Reader Reviewed The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you think you understand it, whoosh, the unexpected taps you on the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Divergent
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction from an exciting young author. A No. 1 New York Times bestseller debut, Divergent is now available in this special collector's hardback edition, boasting 72 pages of bonus content. A novel of non-stop suspense...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Bomber Dog
Reader Reviewed The Bomber Dog
Megan Rix
August 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category.  The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Reader Reviewed Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy has been a good companion to the King. But, when the King marries the evil and wintery Queen, his life...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Piper
Reader Reviewed The Piper
Danny Weston
October 2014 Debut of the Month   A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to two children evacuated to Romney Marsh in the Second World War. Newly arrived from London, Peter and Daisy are taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Secret Gift
The Secret Gift
Ian Somers
Ross Bentley has learned to harness his supernatural gifts but as he is drawn ever further into a web of deceit and corruption he realises he must get out.  So he disappears and turns his back on the 'Guild' in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2014
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The Ministry of Ghosts
The Ministry of Ghosts
Alex Shearer
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winter's Bullet
Winter's Bullet
William Osborne
A thrilling wartime adventure about two brave and resourceful Dutch teenagers. When Tygo discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monster Mission
Monster Mission
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is the author of numerous award winning novels for children including this, a new cover edition of one of her spookiest and most fantastical adventures in which three kidnapped children must save themselves and their new friends they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is one of those rare authors that really delivers believable and utterly captivating characters.  Her setting is a castle that is quite fantastical, with some incredibly funny ghosts.  And yet readers are drawn in in such a way as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Winter Horses
Reader Reviewed The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Lari Don
Another exciting adventurous read, jammed full of fabled beasts and some pretty perilous moments. This is the second in the Fabled Beast Chronicles, it would be best to read First Aid for Fairies first, to learn how Helen meets and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Lari Don
Thrilling and spirited, the Fabled Beast Chronicles continues to deliver another adventurous tale. In this, the third book in the series, Helen and her friends leave safety far behind to support Rona the selkie in her seaborne quest to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Lari Don
This is the last adventure for Helen and the Fabled Beasts and it’s quickly clear that this is the most frighteningly precarious undertaking of them all. The Master of the Maze is back with world domination on his mind; Helen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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ZOM-B Mission
ZOM-B Mission
Darren Shan
Mission number seven in the brilliantly horror-rich Zom-B series in which the dead have taken over the world. The undead, whether they are a revitalised or a revived, are being hacked down and killed everywhere. B Smith sets off on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Just Call My Name
Just Call My Name
Holly Goldberg Sloan
A riveting, emotional drama about what it means to be friends and what it means to be enemies, blending literary and fast-paced writing to create a pitch-perfect teen read. A Piece of Passion from Brenda Gardner, Publisher    I started my career...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Allegiant
Allegiant
Veronica Roth
What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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First Light
First Light
Rebecca Stead
Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Children of the King
The Children of the King
Sonya Hartnett
It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Snow Merchant
The Snow Merchant
Sam Gayton
The Snow Merchant is a fantasy filled with family secrets, magical transformations and wild adventure. Join Lettie on her journey to uncover the true meaning of snow, family and friendship. A gripping debut.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Blue Moon Day
Blue Moon Day
Anne Fine
Everyone thinks they know what it's like, going to school. But have you ever wondered what life must be like at a boarding school? A school for young offenders? A school for the blind? With her trademark humour, insight, sensitivity...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Opal Plumstead
Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson’s feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.  Magisterium has already been optioned for film and fans of Philip Pullman, Rick Riordan and JK Rowling will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Rising
Reader Reviewed The Rising
Tom Moorhouse
This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. With beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Simon Mendez these...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Red Leaves
Red Leaves
Sita Brahmachari
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adoloescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
David Walliams
One of our Books of the Year 2014   Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Mountwood School for Ghosts
Reader Reviewed Mountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson
One of our Books of the Year 2014- October 2014 Book of the Month   Best-loved author Eva Ibbotson had a gift for making magical worlds both come alive and be wonderfully credible. Her hand guides this delightful story of a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category - Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 Children’s Book of the Year - October 2013 Mega Book of the Month  Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
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War Horse
War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
This special edition of War Horse commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and features a brand new introduction by Michael Morpurgo and cover artwork by Rae Smith, designer of the National Theatre's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Ring of Roses
Ring of Roses
Mary Hooper
Interest Age Teen   Reading Age 8+  An intensely powerful novel set in London during the height of the Plague in the 1600s. Mary Hooper cleverly weaves the reader into the sights, sounds and tastes of the time so that you...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 8+  A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with.  Zeni is not looking forward to her work experience week at a care home, particularly when she's just had...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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The Angel of Venice
The Angel of Venice
Mary Hoffman
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+   It's the 16th century and young Luca works in the shipyards of Venice but is a dreamer.  When he gets the chance to board The Angel and set sail, he finds life at sea...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes up, walks out of the lift he’s in he finds himself...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Thirteen Chairs
Reader Reviewed Thirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Classic Box Set
Classic Box Set
James Dashner
A review for the first in the series, The Maze Runner A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Reader Reviewed The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Debut of the Month  New-to-school thirteen-year-old Tabitha Baird is determined to be super-cool, to make some great best-friends. However, to do so she must reinvent herself and, in particular,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Book
Reader Reviewed Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told from person to person, to writings on clay tablets to the development of parchment, right up to modern day and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, older readers category. Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of an adventure which pulls no punches about the dangers of terrorism. Charlie’s mother is killed in a bomb blast in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Dread Eagle
Reader Reviewed Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set in the mid-nineteenth century, war has broken out between France and England as the two mighty powers struggle for global...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Zom-B Family
Zom-B Family
Darren Shan
B Smith is discovering the tue meaning of family. Another terrifying instalment, 9th in the 12 book series, from the master of horror.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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