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Reader ReviewedWorld of Warriors: A New Hero
Curtis Jobling
August 2015 Book of the Month Trick is an ordinary kid, who lives with his dad and likes comics and Parkour (free-running) a lot, school less so. Dodging bullies he takes refuge in the British Museum among the exhibits for... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes
Rick Riordan
August 2015 Book of the Month The fabulous Percy Jackson himself takes the reader back, to roughly 4000 years ago and tells the stories of twelve Greek Heroes. This... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedMel Foster and the Demon Butler
Julia Golding
August 2015 Book of the Month Part superhero story, part Victorian Gothic, Julia Golding's new story is great fun! It begins in the Arctic when Cabin Boy Mel finds something strange trapped in the ice: it's Eve Frankenstein no less,... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedPathfinder A Todhunter Moon Adventure
Angie Sage
August 2015 Book of the Month Angie Sage is best known for her wonderful series about apprentice wizard Septimus Heap. Septimus makes an appearance in her new Pathfinder series, though it has a brand new and very different central... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedFuzzy Mud
Louis Sachar
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, August 2015 The bestselling author of Holes tells a cracking new story in Fuzzy Mud featuring some truly terrifying genetically modified mud. When Marshall takes a short cut home to avoid being beaten up... Featured in: 11+ readers | Author of the Month | Books of the Month | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Scorch Trials
James Dashner
The latest in the Maze Runner film franchise that was a bestselling series of books well before the film releases. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books vs Films | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Storm Horse
Nick Garlick
There's an unusual setting for this moving story – a small island off the Dutch coast. When Flip's father dies he is sent to live there with his stern uncle and his family. Flip has grown up in Amsterdam and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Black Lotus
Kieran Fanning
August 2015 Debut of the Month Ghost, Cormac and Kate are from different continents and would seem to have little in common other than the fact that they are ‘Hinin' – living on the streets. But they each have special powers:... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Secret Throne
Peter F. Hamilton
August 2015 Debut of the Month Taggie and Jemima seem like perfectly ordinary girls, though twelve year old Taggie has an unusual talent for cloudbusting… The cloudbursting is a portend of things to come when the girls' usual summer fortnight with... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedFire Girl
Matt Ralphs
August 2015 Debut of the Month Hazel Hooper is a Fire Witch but she doesn't know it until a demon snatches away her mother. To save Hecate, Hazel must leave the enchanted glade that's been her home and go into a... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Coming Soon | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! Tips, Tricks and Fun to Turbo-Charge Your Memory
Rob Eastaway
We've discovered a brilliant new edition of a book on memory that has done hugely well for us since it was first published in 2007. Having spent the summer using their minds a little less than while at school, this... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | For Parents
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedArsenic for Tea A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Robin Stevens
The many readers enthralled by schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong's first adventure Murder Most Unladylike will be thrilled to discover this new book, which offers another clever dose of subterfuge, murder and top-rate detection. While the original adventure... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedFirst Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Robin Stevens
The third in the hugely popular Wells and Wong series our two young heroines on - wait for it - the Orient Express! They're on holiday with Hazel's father Mr Wong whi is determined his daughter will give up detecting.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedCodename Eagle
Robert Rigby
Diving straight into action, Codename Eagle focuses on the French Resistance in the unoccupied South West of France in 1941. Following on from The Eagle Trail, seventeen year old Paul Hansen finds himself once more, smack in the middle... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Hot Key Books | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedWorlds Explode
Shane Hegarty
The story of Darkmouth, seaside town and gateway to other nastier worlds, continues! Twelve year old Finn is one of the last of the Legend Hunters, but not a particularly lucky one. His father is missing, trapped on the Infested... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Homeroom Diaries
James Patterson
Sixteen year old Cuckoo, as she calls herself, has had a hard time. Her mother walked out on her, and she's spent time in a psychiatric unit. She's just out of there when the book opens, and Patterson makes excellent... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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A Swift Pure Cry
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2007. A superb first novel, beautifully written, deeply moving and full of heartbreak. When Shell Talent's mother dies everything around her begins to fall to pieces. Tired of looking after her younger brother and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Solace of the Road
Siobhan Dowd
Shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Children's Book Award 2009, for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 and for the 20th Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Beautifully written and achingly moving, Solace of the Road is the poignant and desperate... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedMurder Most Unladylike A Wells and Wong Mystery
Robin Stevens
Winner of the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 The first in a fabulous and exciting new detective series set during the 1930's. Daisy Wells (not just a perfect English Miss) and Hazel Wong (astute and observant) have started... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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World of Warriors Official Guide

The World of Warriors Official Guide is the perfect gift for the player who wants to know everything about the game! Packed with player tips, battle strategy, locations guides and character info, this book will help you fight your way... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2015
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The Swarm Descends
Jacob Grey
The second book in this gripping, high-impact, high-energy new series. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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The Official England Rugby Superstars
Joe Fullman
Get ready to become an expert on all things England rugby with this RFU-endorsed official book. How much do you really know about the England men's team? What about the women's? Did you know the women's team won Rugby World... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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England Rugby Official Junior Supporters' Guide
Clive Gifford
The perfect mix of stats, facts and pictures for rugby-mad kids who want their information in bite-sized chunks. From Twickenham, the home of England rugby, to Stuart Lancaster, the man calling the shots, everything you need to know about England... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/08/2015
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The Crocodile Tomb
Michelle Paver
'If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns ...' A country at the edge of the world. A hidden tomb. A buried secret. The fourth novel in the best-selling Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Fairy Child
Vicki Lockwood
Lizzie and the Penny Gaff Gang are in Edinburgh- and there's something odd going on! Fitzy's travelling circus has arrived in Edinburgh and strange things are happening around their campsite. The circus folk believe it's the work of fairies. But... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedBulletcatcher
Chris Bradford
July 2015 Book of the Month Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Troy is quietly reading a Batman comic when all hell breaks loose. He's caught up in a terrorist attack that kills his parents – so far so Bruce... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation. Translated by Laura Watkinson 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... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 9+ readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/11/2014
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The Number 7 Shirt
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 9 -14 Reading Age 8+. Perfect for reluctant or struggling readers. This is an action-packed story involving a boy who dreams of being a football pro. Because fiction and non-fiction are interwoven together, it's likely to attract less... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 18/09/2012
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Small Steps
Louis Sachar
A brilliant companion volume to mega bestseller Holes Readers are reunited with Armpit and X-Ray in this brilliantly plotted and masterfully told adventure story. Featured in: 11+ readers | Author of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2007
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Reader ReviewedGirl Online
Zoe Sugg
Vlogger Zoella's fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an amazing fairy tale trip to New York with her wedding-planner... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Summer Reading/Activity | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Hero
Pete Johnson
A humorous and perceptive tale exploring teen life. Luke defends his sister and ends up challenging the hardest boy in school to a fight! Will he survive the showdown? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+ Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Gamer
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-14 Reading Age 8+ From the best-selling author of Young Samurai, a new, action packed dystopian novel, with a striking lenticular jacket, sure to stand out on bookshelves! Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers. Barrington Stoke... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Set in Stone
Linda Newbery
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2006. Set at the end of the 19th century, Linda Newbery has cleverly carved out an incredible mystery that's full of clever twists and entwined with drama, all manner of emotions and mind-blowingly powerful... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 20/07/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Dream on, Amber
Emma Shevah
March 2014 Debut of the Month A funny and heart-warming novel about modern-day families, starting school, being mixed-race and celebrating your uniqueness. Amber is facing up to life without Dad....
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Buffalo Soldier
Tanya Landman
Winner of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal The Judges comment “We were particularly impressed with how Buffalo Soldier explored what it means to be truly free: the evolving idea...
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland...
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Reader Reviewed The Forbidden City
John McNally
July 2015 Book of the Month OK, pay attention – you'll need to concentrate because the action in the Infinity Drake series moves at the speed of light: Infinity Drake,...
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Reader Reviewed The Forever Man
Eoin Colfer
The heroes of Eoin Colfer's wonderful time-travelling W.A.R.P. series, Victorian orphan Riley and Shawnee FBI juvenile consultant Chevie are back for another adventure, once again coming face to face...
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The Machine Gunners
Robert Westall
Now with a brilliant new cover look, Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. One of the best war books...
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Reader Reviewed Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom
Malcolm Judge
June 2015 Debut of the Month The Hamburgers of Doom is exactly the kind of nutty adventure that fans of sci-fi comics will love. Jonny Jakes is undercover editor of...
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Reader Reviewed Notebooks of a Middle -School Princess
Meg Cabot
First there was Mia Thermopolis, Manhattan teenager one minute, Princess of Genovia the next; now it's the turn of average middle-school student Olivia Grace to be transformed into royalty. Meg...
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The Golden Age
Kenneth Grahame
By the author of The Wind in the Willows, The Golden Age is a glorious children's classic, full of childhood adventure, imagination and innocence.
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Reader Reviewed The Potion Diaries
Amy Alward
July 2015 Book of the Month When the princess of Nova accidentally bewitches herself with an illegally brewed love potion, resulting in the biggest self-crush since Narcissus, there's an urgent...
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Chinese Cinderella
Adeline Yen Mah
This is a unique story of triumph over adversity, told against the background of the Nationalist/Communist struggle for control of China. Adeline Yen Mah's family considered her to be bad...
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Cue for Treason
Geoffrey Trease
Geoffrey Trease is the master of historical fiction for children, and for many this is his best book. Set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 15th century it...
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The Silver Sword
Ian Serraillier
A classic story from World War Two, this tells how three children, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are helped by the young orphan Jan to escape from the horrors of Warsaw...
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The Sword and the Circle
Rosemary Sutcliff
The roots of this wonderful retelling of the story of Arthur and his knights can be found mostly in Sir Thomas Malory, but also in sources as rich as Sir...
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The Village by the Sea
Anita Desai
Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award, this story of life in village India, where children are forced so young to be adult, will appeal to a wide range of ages....
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Joan Aiken
A wonderful adventure as two children flee from the yranny of their wicked guardian and bravely set out on the road to London. Miss Slighcarp is as chilling as her...
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Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
July 2015 Book of the Month 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...
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Reader Reviewed Circles of Stone
Ian Johnstone
The epic fantasy saga that began with The Bell Between the Worlds is continued in this exciting new episode. Young Sylas Tate was drawn into the Other on his mother's...
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Deep Water
Lu Hersey
Danni's mother disappears without warning, a terrifying thought for any young girl. Just fifteen, Danni goes to stay with her father in a tiny fishing village and there finds out...
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Reader Reviewed Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun...
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Reader Reviewed In Darkling Wood
Emma Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, July 2015 There's magic afoot in this cleverly constructed story which interweaves two stories of girls growing up a century apart and yet becoming friends...
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever
Nigel Smith
Another helping of super-cringe-worthy adventures for Nathalia Bumole, mostly courtesy of her dad, who really is an expert in embarrassing his daughter. It starts off when Dad uploads onto his...
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Reader Reviewed The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot
The first in the hugely successful Meg Cabot series featuring Mia, a very normal 14 year old Manhatten school girl, who is suddenly pitched into being Princess Mia of the...
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Princess in the Middle
Meg Cabot
The third in the hugely successful Meg Cabot series featuring Mia, a very normal 14 year old Manhatten school girl, who is suddenly pitched into being Princess Mia of the...
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A Royal Disaster
Meg Cabot
The second in the hugely successful Meg Cabot series featuring Mia, a very normal 14 year old Manhatten school girl, who is suddenly pitched into being Princess Mia of the...
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The Snake Trap Travis Delaney Investigates
Kevin Brooks
This is the third adventure for Kevin Brooks' teen private investigator and it starts with an almighty bang. Terrorists lob a grenade into the offices of Delaney & Co leaving...
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Reader Reviewed Too Close to Home
Aoife Walsh
Minny has a pretty complicated home life: she lives with her mum, big sister Aisling, Bible-obsessed little sister Selena and baby brother Raymond in her Czech granny's house, which is...
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Boywatching
Chloe Bennet
If you like Geek Girl, you'll love Boywatching - a sassy, laugh-out-loud story of friendship, fun and boys!
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Ghost Ship
Vicki Lockwood
Lizzie and the Penny Gaff Gang come across imposters and kidnappers in this new Lizzie Brown adventure. Fitzy's travelling circus is invited to travel to Whitby to perform for a...
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Noughts and Crosses Graphic Novel
Malorie Blackman
This is the long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of one of the most influential, critically acclaimed and original novels of all time, from multi-award-winning Malorie Blackman
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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...
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Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile
James Patterson
From the Middle School series to the I Funny books, James Patterson is responsible for some of the most addictive kids' books around, irresistible page-turners that grab the attention...
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Killer Game
Kirsty McKay
The pupils of Umfraville School are super-bright, super privileged but pretty well cut-off from the outside world, stuck on a windy Welsh island with no internet connection. Who can blame...
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A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
Stacey Matson
July 2015 Debut of the Month Arthur Bean seems pretty sure of himself, in no doubt that he's a brilliant writer with a life of prizes, fame and adulation ahead...
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Alexander's Army
Chris d'Lacey
After the success of his first assignment from the UNICORNE agency, fourteen-year-old Michael Malone is given another unexplained mystery to solve. When UNICORNE detect strange goings-on in a comic book...
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Young Merlin
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 7+. The boy wizard, learning his destiny in this exciting story, is none other than Merlin, the most powerful wizard in the history of England...and...
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Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Gaby Morgan
Written by those who were involved at the time, this is a thoughtful and powerful selection of poems that capture many different experiences of war. The soldiers' view is reflected...
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of...
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Reader Reviewed Demolition Dad
Phil Earle
May 2015 MEGA Book of the Month Jake Biggs's dad works in demolition. All week long he knocks down buildings from the cockpit of his crane, but at weekends he...
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The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
Frank and fabulous, Arabella Weir is utterly brilliant on tricky teen life in the hilarious follow up to The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird.
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Reader Reviewed Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie
Cathy Cassidy
June 2015 Book of the Month Fortune Cookie is a typically sweet, soulful story from the excellent Cathy Cassidy. There's a surprise in store for the Tanberry sisters. Staying with their...
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Reader Reviewed The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Katherine Woodfine
June 2015 Debut of the Month An Edwardian department store provides a glamorous setting for this sparkling girls' detective story, and there's something of the Little Princess about its central...
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Reader Reviewed Catherine Certitude
Patrick Modiano
From her apartment block in New York, Catherine Certitude thinks back to her childhood and growing up with her father in Paris. The life she describes is uneventful: adult conversations...
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Reader Reviewed Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Dave Cousins
The under-12's football team known as The Misfits are looking forward to a week at a football training camp, but their manager clicked the wrong link on the website and...
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The Shield of Kuromori
Jason Rohan
Science meets Myth when ogres armed with high-tech weaponry steal a huge telescope as part of an insane plan to cast the world into permanent darkness. With global catastrophe looming,...
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Poems from the Second World War
Gaby Morgan
In numbers World War Two is almost incomprehensible – so many countries involved, so many different fronts and campaigns, so many lives affected. By bringing together poems by soldiers, airmen,...
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There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
David Harmer
School life, families, football, aliens - these are some of performance poet David Harmer's favourite things, all popular themes for his poems. Like the title poem to this collection, they...
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Reader Reviewed Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5)
James Patterson
Sibling stars of the Middle School series Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian go head to head in this interactive book, each giving their very different advice on how to get the...
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Reader Reviewed From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg
June 2015 Book of the Month This is everything a classic children's book should be: it's exciting, funny, has terrific central characters, a mystery to solve, and a truth – particular...
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Reader Reviewed Circus Mirandus
Cassie Beasley
June 2015 Debut of the Month Micah has grown up with his grandfather Ephraim, and the two have had great fun together. Ephraim has always had time for Micah, talking to...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed The Calling
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
Chosen from across the world, a fight to the death is the destiny of the twelve young people who have been selected to represent their families in the Endgame. The...
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Reader Reviewed The Chocolate Box Secrets
Cathy Cassidy
Young readers who love Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series will devour this too! The five Tanberry-Costello sisters are super-creative, that's part of the fun of the series, and...
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The Diamond Brothers in the Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday
Anthony Horowitz
Fun doesn't come more hardboiled! Anthony Horowitz's Diamond Brothers adventures, starring gormless private eye Tim Diamond and his much sharper kid brother Nick, have all the excitement of the Alex...
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Reader Reviewed Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between Willie Beech, evacuated to the country to avoid the Blitz on London, and Tom Oakley, the...
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince's life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed 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...
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Deadly by Design
Carina Axelsson
This series puts a stylish, modern spin on the Nancy Drew format. Teen model Axelle Anderson is a fan of Ms Drew and indeed Miss Marple, in fact she's been...
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Sun Thief
Jamie Buxton
Ancient Egypt provides the setting for this gripping story, more precisely Thebes and the court of Akhenaten. The central character has no name: he's referred to in the main as...
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Dick and Dom's Whoopee Book of Practical Jokes
Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood
A brilliantly bonkers joke book brought to you by children's tv personalities Dick and Dom. Fool your friends, trick your teachers and prank your parents! Packed with rip-roaring practical puns,...
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Einstein's Underpants
Anthony McGowan
A brilliantly funny and utterly inventive tale of useless superheroes and disgusting aliens from the acclaimed Anthony McGowan, ideal for boys of 9-11.
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Cherry Blossom Dreams
Gwyneth Rees
A satisfying, original story of family and growing up. Sasha's home life is complicated: her father died suddenly when she and her twin brother Sean were very young and her...
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Whistling in the Dark
Shirley Hughes
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Best-selling Shirley Hughes brings alive how it felt to be growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War. In a...
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Being a Girl
Hayley Long
‘There is no right way to be a girl or rubbish way to be a girl', says Hayley Long,...
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The King's Shadow
Philip Womack
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Hidden away in the Land of the Broken King, Johnny and Anna are being held prisoner. Bravely, Simon and Flora enter...
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