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Books of the Month

A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
September 2017 Book of the Month - A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles over with brilliant ideas in a fast-paced and thought-provoking adventure encompassing families, a very special kind of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
September 2017 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: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

I am Traitor
Sif Sigmarsdottir
In a Nutshell: Killer concept sci-fi with contemporary kick Extra-terrestrial invasions, an honourable teen girl fighting to save the human race, this UK debut for a much-admired, bestselling Icelandic author is a Pandora's box of page-turning action, with added... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Wrong Train
Jeremy De Quidt
In a Nutshell: Sinister short stories Sublimely spine-tingling, this evokes all the dread of an ominous tap-tap-tapping on your door in the dead of night. Picture this. You rush to catch your usual train but your relief at making it... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Beast is an Animal
Peternelle van Arsdale
In a Nutshell: Spine-tinglingly timeless fairy tale A deliciously dark tale of soul eating sisters, and a girl who dares venture into the eerie unknown. Best devoured by the light of the moon (if you dare…) In the beginning,... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Alex and Eliza
Melissa De La Cruz
In a Nutshell: Revolution era romance Shimmering with passion and period intrigue, this heady historical romance tells the story behind the hit musical Hamilton. New York, 1777. Desperate to find suitable husbands for her three daughters, Mrs Schuyler hosts a ball at... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Sophie Mckenzie
In a Nutshell: Super-readable cyberbully themed whodunit “Friendship matters. Right? Being loyal. Being honest. Being there”. Of course, but how does it feel to be accused of betraying your best friend in the entire world? That's exactly what happens... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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We See Everything
William Sutcliffe
Set in a frightening future version of London in which the lives of two teenage boys cruelly collide in a divided city, this gripping page-turner has pertinent contemporary resonance, and packs powerful moral and emotional punches. Read it to be... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Pam Smy
In a nutshell: sad, chilling ghost story told through words and pictures Two lonely girls are at the heart of Pam Smy's strikingly told gothic story. Mary lives at Thornhill, an old mansion turned children's home and... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/08/2017
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)
Leigh Bardugo
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: Wonder Woman by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2017
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Wolf Children
Paul Dowswell
In a Nutshell: Survival and sacrifice in post-war Berlin A powerfully thought-provoking portrayal of life among the ruins of post-war Berlin, as experienced by sixteen-year-olds, Otto and Helene, and the younger children in their charge. Berlin, July, 1945. Hitler is... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Cool Coding
Rob Hansen, Damien Weighill
A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/06/2017
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Cool Physics
Sarah Hutton
An amazing guide to the wonders of physics, handily broken down into accessible bite-sized chunks. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2017
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Alex, Approximately
Jenn Bennett
In a Nutshell: Rolling waves of romance in the Californian sun Feel-good fiction at its best: moving, life-affirming, with a heart of sunshiney gold. Movie-loving, vintage-wearing Bailey has found her perfect boyfriend, but with Alex being a West Coast guy... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Never Say Die
Anthony Horowitz
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism Anthony Horowitz's announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider...
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More Featured Books

Spook's: Dark Assassin
Joseph Delaney
In a Nutshell: Classically creepy supernatural struggles Exquisitely chilling and brimming with beasts, this third book in the Spooks' Starblade Chronicles series is an utterly enthralling, spine-tingling treat. Tom Ward...
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Reader Reviewed The Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
July 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Loss, love, and the struggle to survive the most savage of storms A compelling coming-of-age story, an exploration of loss,...
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Reader Reviewed Rook
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: sharply realised slice of real life This finely written story speaks directly to readers in language that is frill free...
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Such Stuff: A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo gives all those who love his books a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to how he came to write twenty of them. While each story and...
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Darkness Visible Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials
Nicholas Tucker
Thoroughly fascinating exposition of Philip Pullman's life and work, from a childhood punctuated by impactful travel to the likes of Australia, to anticipating the eagerly awaited, forthcoming The Book of Dust. ...
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Forever Geek
Holly Smale
In a Nutshell: Luminous finale laden with laughter and love | There's more sunshine, soul-searching and sticky situations than you can shake a Eucalyptus branch at in this scorching conclusion...
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Editing Emma
Chloe Seager
August 2017 Debut of the Month Move over Georgia Nicolson. Say goodbye to Geek Girl. Meet Emma Nash. `According to Netflix, this is NOT how my teenage life is supposed...
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Black Light Express
Philip Reeve
In a nutshell: dazzling journeys into other worlds | Philip Reeve continues to turn us all into railheads in his glorious new sci-fi adventure. The follow up to Railhead,...
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Street Soldier
Andy McNab
August 2017 Book of the Month Criminal turned soldier - Now he must stop a war on London's streets. London gang member Sean Harker is down on his luck. After...
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Silent Weapon - A Street Soldier novel
Andy McNab
A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it's all in a day's work for soldier Sean Harker. This is the...
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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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