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Books of the Month

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
February 2018 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a riveting character-driven read, and an outstandingly rich account of British social history between 1914 and 1917. Seventeen-year-old Evelyn is... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Zebra Crossing Soul Song
Sita Brahmachari
February 2018 Book of the Month The story of a young man and the special relationship he forms with the lollipop man who once saved his life, Zebra Crossing Soul Song is an original and touching coming of age story,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Kids Like Us
Hilary Reyl
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: All people have bubbles You'll smile, you'll gasp, you'll root for main character Martin throughout and, while it's only January, I strongly suspect that this radiant story about relishing memorable... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedWaR: Wizards and Robots
will.i.am, Brian David Johnson
February 2018 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: sci-fi and fantasy blend in high-action, thought-provoking adventure Musician and entertainer will.i.am has collaborated with science of the future specialist Brian David Johnson to create an epic adventure. WaR seamlessly combines... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedI Am Thunder
Muhammad Khan
February 2018 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Brave British Muslim keeps her head after losing her heart An important, engaging debut in which a bright British Muslim is drawn down a dark path. Tingling with heart and... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedLost on Mars
Paul Magrs
Shortlisted for the Steyning Grammar School Brilliant Book Awards 2016 First in the acclaimed Lora trilogy. The sequel The Martian Girl published in September 2016. The last in the trilogy The Heart of Mars is out in March 2018. With... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/05/2015
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Where the World Ends
Geraldine McCaughrean
In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling In the summer of 1727 a group of men and boys, there to harvest birds and eggs, were stranded on Warrior Stac, a pinnacle of rock that pitches out of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Reader ReviewedEvery Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
In a Nutshell: Romancing the Bones | There's rivalry, romance and skullduggery galore in this rip-roaring read following two epic expeditions to unearth an extraordinary dinosaur skeleton in the Badlands of early twentieth century America. Rachel is the sharp-minded, snake-keeping... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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All About Mia
Lisa Williamson
In a nutshell: unmissable, the teenage trials and tribulations of a middle child | In Mia Campbell-Richardson, Lisa Williamson has created one of the stroppiest, most self-absorbed heroines ever to grace the pages of a novel. The middle of three... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. This is a spine-tingling, page turning read. Heaped with well-deserved awards, the Chaos Walking Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
In a Nutshell: “Knowledge is dangerous” Smart new edition of the book that changed the YA landscape and launched Patrick Ness as one of the most uniquely powerful writers of our time. The population of god-fearing Prentisstown has been reduced to... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prize-winning author Patrick Ness follows up The Knife of Never Letting Go with equally hard hitting The Ask and the Answer. Trying to... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Piecing Me Together
Renee Watson
In a Nutshell: Be Your Best “Be bold. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be brilliant. Be (your) best”. So resolves main character Jade in this timely, inspirational novel that will surely motivate many young women to do the same. ... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Gullstruck Island
Frances Hardinge
A hugely imaginative and inventive fantasy, Gullstruck Island is the wonderful creation of a whole new world in which some of the strangest things happen. Arilou is a Lost, a special child who has the ability to mind-fly with the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Branford Boase Prize 2006 Fly By Night is a wholly original fantasy peopled with a cast of unusual characters whose adventures unravel at a breathtaking pace. Mosca runs away from home with a manic goose called Saracen... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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A Face Like Glass
Frances Hardinge
In a Nutshell: Intrigue and artisanal invention in an Alice in Wonderland world An endlessly inventive adventure through the twisting tunnels of a subterranean city that's sent reeling by the arrival of a girl like no other. Caverna is... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Dark Tracks
Philippa Gregory
In a Nutshell: Drive Out the Devil Dancers Menace, madness and medieval adventure abound in this thrilling fourth volume of the atmospheric Order of Darkness series by a doyenne of historical fiction. Luca Vero belongs to the Order of Darkness... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedGoodbye, Perfect
Sara Barnard
In a Nutshell: True friendship tested Fresh-voiced and thought-provoking contemporary YA exploring friendship, trust, messing up and trying to do the right thing in the aftermath of a teen girl going on the run with a teacher. Fabulously forthright Eden... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Star by Star
Sheena Wilkinson
An invigorating tale of suffragettes and heroes, courage and survival, as war ends, flu sweeps the land - and women get to vote! Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/10/2017
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The Hazel Wood
Melissa Albert
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2018
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The Tyrant and the Squire
Terry Jones
Terry Jones is known for his work with Monty Python, his stories for children (which won him the Children's Book Award) and his medieval books. In The Tyrant and the Squire he uses his inimitable comic imagination and originality to... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/01/2018
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Unveiling Venus
Sophia Bennett
As Mary's secret identity is exposed, she flees the scandal by escaping to Venice. There she meets a charismatic, masked young man who seems willing to offer her the world. But at what price? Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Naondel
Maria Turtschaninoff
A Piece of Passion from Adam Freudenheim, MD and publisher of Pushkin Children's Books, on Maresi, the first in this series “I was blown away by Maresi, quite simply. Turtschaninoff has written an incredibly original, vivid and gripping story with appeal... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/01/2018
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Perfect
Cecelia Ahern
The thrilling, shocking and romantic sequel to the bestselling YA debut Flawed is finally here. When we embrace all our flaws, that's when we can finally become PERFECT... A Piece of Passion from Nick Lake, Publishing Director, for Flawed: “Cecelia... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Outwalkers
Fiona Shaw
The debut YA novel from the critically acclaimed Fiona Shaw, a near future thriller full of contemporary relevance. Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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Dark Matter: Deception Book 2
Teri Terry
Some lies can't be forgiven ...Don't miss this startling second book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen thriller and author of the bestselling SLATED trilogy. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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The List of Real Things
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
A poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. The fourth novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following BACK TO BLACKBRICK, THE APPLE TART OF HOPE and... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/2018
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Young, Gifted and Black
Jamia Wilson
In a Nutshell: Inspiring celebration of black trailblazers This inspiring, illuminating, stylishly accessible anthology invites young readers to discover and celebrate phenomenal forebears and contemporary catalysts, while encouraging them to blaze their own inimitable trails. Taking its name from... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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Second Best Friend
Non Pratt
A sharp, well-observed teenage drama that is bang up to date. Life for teenagers these days can seem like an endless popularity contest, everything played out in the spotlight of social media. Just-dumped Rob hits a nerve when he tells... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Lost and Drowned
Stuart Fryd
A chilling, ghostly, yet ultimately magical and hopeful tale for older children. Set in Regency London in an orphanage and woollen mill near to the Thames, girls are disappearing one...
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Reader Reviewed The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Emily Barr
January 2018 Book of the Month This twisting tale of shady secrets, a destructive alter ego and a feverishly fast-tracked romance will leave fans of psychological thrillers reeling, as 17 year-old...
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Reader Reviewed The Serpent King
Jeff Zentner
January 2018 Debut of the Month High school student Dill knows what it is to feel “the crushing weight of destiny”. His granddad went mad after a copperhead viper...
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Reader Reviewed The Extinction Trials
S.M. Wilson
January 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Exhilarating escapism, dystopian devastation and dinosaurs A thrilling fast-paced romp through an alternate world in which resources are scarce, and...
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Open Your Heart
Gemma Cairney
If anyone can teach young people how to best understand themselves and their world it's Gemma Cairney. There are lots of good self-help and advice books but Open Your Heart...
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The Cruel Prince
Holly Black
In a nutshell: dark, spellbinding fantasy from a master of the form Holly Black's new series stars a...
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Summoner: The Battlemage Book 3
Taran Matharu
Enter an immersive fantasy world where one boy's ability to summon demons will change the fate of an empire ... The third book in the epic New York Times bestselling...
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Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds
Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he...
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Teacher's Dead
Benjamin Zephaniah
If the first page doesn't make you want to read on then this isn't the book for you. It's violent and to the point – it's psychological suspense at its...
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Zenith
Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
In a Nutshell: Inter-galactic girl power The all-female crew of a glass starship find themselves in the firing line of a fearsome bounty hunter in this high-energy, epically-plotted sci-fi YA-fusion....
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Mike
Andrew Norriss
Andrew Norriss returns with a beautiful and moving story for everyone who has ever felt like they're on the wrong path.
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Island at the End of Everything
Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2017 | Longlisted for...
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Moonrise
Sarah Crossan
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2017 In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love ...
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The Last Days of Archie Maxwell
Annabel Pitcher
December 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written story of life, love and growing up Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella...
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There comes a point in a young life when the time is right to move on from the books and children’s authors they enjoyed as a child to reading books and authors that offer greater challenges as they grow up into adulthood. The books in this 13+ category are exactly that. They bridge that gap to introduce you and your teenager to authors who write for that early teen reader but also adult authors who also write for a teenage / young adult audience.

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