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Reader ReviewedHow to Look for a Lost Dog
Ann M. Martin
February 2016 Book of the Month The heroine of Ann M Martin's fine novel has a unique voice, and the story she tells is very touching. Rose (rows) has a diagnosis of autism and struggles to understand the unspoken social rules... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2016
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Awful Auntie
David Walliams
February 2016 Book of the Month 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 fortunes. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Free Prize Draws | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedAccidental Superstar
Marianne Levy
Music runs in Katie Cox's family. Her dad's a session musician, now based in California after divorcing Katie's mum. Her sister Amanda plays bass, while Katie's a talented songwriter with a flair for penning ingeniously comic lyrics, a personal highlight... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedWaiting for Callback
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
February 2016 Debut of the Month Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old Elektra, eager thespian and newly signed up with a... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Going Solo
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Everyone who has entered 'the brilliantly colored, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical world Dahl has conjured up in Boy', as Claire Tomalin described it in the Sunday Times, will be longing to learn what happens to the supreme storyteller next... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedChocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie
Cathy Cassidy
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 father in Australia, Honey discovered the existence of a half-brother they never knew they had.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Rugby Flyer Haunting History, Thrilling Tries
Gerard Siggins
Book four in the bestselling 'Rugby Spirit' series. It's shaping up to be an exciting summer for Eoin Madden. He's been chosen for a special rugby summer camp where he makes new friends – and an enemy. But will he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2016
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Wild Lily
K. M. Peyton
K. M. Peyton published her first book aged just fifteen, and has been loved by generations of readers ever since. She said once, “I write to entertain”, and Wild Lily will certainly do that. Set in the 1920s, in those... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Skeleton Key Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
A stylish new edition of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Alex Rider's third thrilling mission. Divided into the action-packed spreads of this graphic format, Alex Rider, the boy recruited by M16, is back for an exciting adventure set in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedLooking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy's sleepover because she hopes it might be a genuine... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling illustrated by Jonny Duddle
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... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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Love Bomb
Jenny McLachlan
Flirty Dancing author Jenny McLachlan has her finger firmly on the pulse of teen girls! Love Bomb is the second book in the Ladybirds series, and the good news is that it's just as funny, smart and current as the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Double Axe
Philip Womack
The Double Axe is the first instalment in Philip Womack's Blood and Fire series, which reimagines classical myths from the point of view of teenage protagonists. It's a thrilling tale of adventure, and an opportunity for young readers to engage... Featured in: 11+ readers | Chidd Fest
Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2016
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This stunning gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Schools
Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 05/02/2015
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Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit
Written in spare beautiful prose, this extraordinary story will haunt readers. It begins in Krakow in 1939. Seven-year-old Anna is left to fend for herself when her father fails to collect her at the end of the day. Though... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 28/01/2016
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Stormbreaker The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's very first mission. Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Point Blanc Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedSimon Thorn and the Wolf's Den
Aimee Carter
February 2016 Debut of the Month Like Harry Potter, Aimée Carter's twisty, original thriller stars a gang of kids with special abilities up against a cast of powerful adults, some of whom are decidedly untrustworthy. Instead of being trainee wizards... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Louis Sachar
In Holes, best-selling author Louis Sachar showed his understanding and compassion for a group of boys who have got outside the system. In There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, he shows the same sensitivity to Bradley Chalkers, one boy... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Genesis
Helen Dennis
Genesis is the first novel in a new action-packed series called 'River of Ink' and is full of adventure and mystery. It begins in the heart of London when a mystery teenage boy emerges from the River Thames drenched, distressed and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Eagle Strike Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
In this stylish re-issue, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Scorpia The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
Eyebrow-raisingly, heart-stoppingly pacey adventures starring the boy every would-be teen superhero wants to be, the Alex Rider books are now available as stylish graphic novels. The medium is perfect for these adrenaline-filled stories and, in the hands of some of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Graphic Novels | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedSpook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom Ward, slaughtered at the end of the previous book, is... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Amazing Adventures of Curd The Lion and Us! in the Land at the Back of Beyond
Alan Gilliland
Reminiscent of the writing of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, this brilliant debut children's novel is completely unputdownable as well as being almost uncategorisable. The author has succeeded in delivering...
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Reader Reviewed Spook's: A New Darkness
Joseph Delaney
Dreadful monsters abound in this new chapter of the Spook's saga and as ever Delaney's storytelling will catch many readers. Tom Ward is now the County's Spook and when reports...
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Echo Come Home
Megan Rix
January 2016 Book of the Month Echo Come Home has all the hallmarks of her writing that make Megan Rix's books such favourites with young readers: it's a gripping story,...
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The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
January 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson unfolds a compelling new story about the importance of both family and friends. Tina is the youngest and the smallest of...
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Reader Reviewed Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
Illustrated by John Kelly
January 2016 Debut of the Month Meet Ivy Pocket, junior lady's maid, and one of the most delightful fictional creations readers are ever likely to encounter. Sacked by her employer...
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Reader Reviewed The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
A film tie-in version of The 5th Wave, a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair in equal measure alongside life and death. It will...
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Reader Reviewed The Icarus Show
Sally Christie
January 2016 Book of the Month There's something appealing just about the format and feel of this book – a small hardback, it looks inviting and eminently readable. And it...
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Reader Reviewed Wildwitch: Wildfire
Lene Kaaberbol, Rohan Eason
Classic fantasy adventure of the sort that Lene Kaaberbøl has created here fulfils our deep-rooted need for stories of heroism and bravery, of the underdog finding the strength to defeat...
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Reader Reviewed Time Travelling with a Hamster
Ross Welford
January 2016 Debut of the Month This clever, touching time travel adventure owes as much to The Railway Children as it does to Back to the Future! Al (for Albert,...
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Beswitched
Kate Saunders
One minute Flora is dreaming on a train heading back to boarding school and the next a magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She's mysteriously swapped lives with...
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An Island of Our Own
Sally Nicholls
Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize From the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Jonathan, Holly and Davy have...
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