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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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Half Wild
Reader Reviewed Half Wild
Sally Green
April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month  Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2015
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If You Were Me
Reader Reviewed If You Were Me
Sam Hepburn
April 2015 Book of the Month Two young people from very different backgrounds star in this crime mystery. Aliya’s family have fled to England from Afghanistan, chased out by the Taliban. Dan lives in London with his parents, reluctantly helping...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Seed
Reader Reviewed Seed
Lisa Heathfield
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Fifteen year old Pearl has lived all her life at Seed, a nature-worshipping cult led by a self-imposed father figure, Papa S. Pearl is happy, despite, or maybe because of, her extreme naivety. Contact...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2015
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Reader Reviewed The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Paige McKenzie, Alyssa B. Sheinmel
April 2015 Debut of the Month Sunshine has just turned sixteen when she and her mum leave Texas for a new home in rainy Washington. They’ve not even been there one night before something creepy makes its presence felt, to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
****Arabella Weir is appearing alongside Holly Smale in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!   Arabella Weir, actress, writer and comedian whose novel The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
David Crystal, Ben Crystal
The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is a brand new, unique, alphabetical colour dictionary of Shakespearean words and meanings, targeted to help students of 11-16 years get a better understanding of Shakespeare anywhere in the world. Ideal for GCSE and for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2015
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The Secret Countess
The Secret Countess
Eva Ibbotson
By the award-winning and bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea, a novel that sings with characteristic Ibbotson warmth and wit, now with a beautiful new cover look
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Pigeon English
Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011  One of the most urgent and important books of the year, Pigeon English is full of tragedy and despair but also shot through with a fragile but unwavering strand of hope. Harri Opoku is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Morning Gift
The Morning Gift
Eva Ibbotson
From the author of Journey to the River Sea comes one of Eva Ibbotson's most exquisite romances, now with a beautiful new cover look
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Magic Flutes
Magic Flutes
Eva Ibbotson
Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale castle set high up on a rock above a beautiful lake he finds that its heiress is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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A Company of Swans
A Company of Swans
Eva Ibbotson
An enchanting love story set in the Amazon, by the award-winning and bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea, now with a beautiful new cover look
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Othergirl
Reader Reviewed Othergirl
Nicole Burstein
There are lots of young girls with a best friend they think is so much prettier, funnier, and more popular than they are, that she almost seems to have superpowers. That’s just what it’s like for Louise, except that her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Skeleton Key
Reader Reviewed Skeleton Key
Anthony Horowitz
More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children’s fiction.  Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted by the national security services again - this time for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia Rising
Reader Reviewed Scorpia Rising
Anthony Horowitz
This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead -...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Crocodile Tears
Reader Reviewed Crocodile Tears
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure.  When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia
Reader Reviewed Scorpia
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Snakehead
Reader Reviewed Snakehead
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Eagle Strike
Reader Reviewed Eagle Strike
Anthony Horowitz
The fourth, thrilling episode in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Dark Satanic Mills
Reader Reviewed Dark Satanic Mills
Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - November 2013 Book of the Month   Award-winning Marcus Sedgwick has teamed up with authors and illustrators to create a page turning, apocalyptic story told in a striking black and white comic book...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
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A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness
****Patrick Ness is appearing alongside fellow YA authors, Non Pratt, James Dawson and Malorie Blackman in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!  An unmissable line-up of YA talent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Tinder
Reader Reviewed Tinder
Sally Gardner
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal  Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen’s The...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
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My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession
Reader Reviewed My Smoky Bacon Crisp Obsession
J. A. Buckle
Josh Walker is a boy who likes a list.  Top of his ‘things to do this year’ is: commence upper-body-related action with girlfriend Becky; form a band (death metal preferably); and get a tattoo. By the end of the book...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Apple and Rain
Reader Reviewed Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when that happens she is sure that everything in her life will be good again. But when Mum does return, Apple finds that what...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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More Than This
Reader Reviewed More Than This
Patrick Ness
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - May 2014 Mega Book of the Month  This exceptional new novel from multi-award-winning Patrick Ness will, once again, delight his readers with a superbly written,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Cuckoo Song
Reader Reviewed Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - May 2014 Book of the Month  Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Vango
Vango
Timothee De Fombelle
Raised by a strange nanny in Sicily, Vango grows up with one friend, a priest Zefiro, who lives in a monastery hidden from sight. On reaching adulthood, Vango decides to follow in Zefiro's steps, but at the moment he is...
Featured in: 13+ readers | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Looking at the Stars
Looking at the Stars
Jo Cotterill
Amina's homeland has been ravaged by war for many months, but so far she and her family are safe, together. When a so-called liberating force arrives in the country, the family think their prayers for peace will soon be answered,...
Featured in: 13+ readers | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and calculating; he is a contract killer...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Crow Talker
Reader Reviewed The Crow Talker
Jacob Grey
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Caw is an orphan, or might as well be. His parents threw him out aged five and since then he’s lived with a family of crows in a local park. He’s learnt to understand...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Bomber
Bomber
Paul Dowswell
Young New York born US serviceman Harry Friedman signs up for the United States Army Air Force determined to fight for justice for fellow Jews. Still only 17 he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Greatest
The Greatest
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  Muhammed Ali’s life story provides daily inspiration for a young boy, also called Ali, who takes on the bigger lad who bullies him. The setting for their confrontation is the boxing ring. Barrington Stoke...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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Desirable
Desirable
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+. A delicious comedy in which geeky George, whose passion for Warhammer games has long made him a social outcast, is transformed by some past its sell by date after shave. Suddenly everyone wants to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
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A Song for Summer
A Song for Summer
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is so clever at capturing moments in history and weaving a story around them and her characters too are so real you feel you can reach out and touch them.  Here in A Song for Summer is absolutely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Under a War-Torn Sky
Under a War-Torn Sky
L. M. Elliot
Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for Best Young Adult Book Henry is just nineteen, and a long way from home. He’s one of the many thousands of young American pilots who came to Britain during World War 2...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Across Enemy Seas
Across Enemy Seas
L. M. Elliot
This is a new book from L. M. Elliott who wrote the excellent WW2 novel Under a Worn-Torn Sky.  This is also set during World War Two, but tells a very different story: that of two young English brothers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Glory
Reader Reviewed The Glory
Lauren St. John
March 2015 Book of the Month  For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That’s why, inspired by tales of the Old West, he comes up with the idea of The Glory, an endurance race for rider and horse...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Pony Mad
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Jessica's Ghost
Jessica's Ghost
Andrew Norriss
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Francis is a bit of an outsider and doesn’t really have friends. But he finds it really easy to talk to Jessica. They’ve got...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
John Green
A special hardback edition of John Green’s fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at its heart is the powerful relationship between Quentin...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Love Bomb
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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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The Storm
The Storm
Virginia Bergin
Virgina Bergin’s debut The Rain has already won her a large following among fans of YA. It’s the story of dippy Ruby, who manages, almost in spite of herself, to survive a devastating apocalypse brought about by a killer contagion...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Beneath
Reader Reviewed The Beneath
S. C. Ransom
An adrenaline fuelled opening plunges readers into a compelling and tense thriller. Lily is loitering on the platform of an underground station – with no signal it’s a refuge from her cyberbullies – when a girl comes running down the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2015
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Behind the Walls: A City Besieged
Behind the Walls: A City Besieged
Nicola Pierce
A significant slice of historic conflict is served with authenticity and sensitivity. The siege of Derry in 1689 is a fascinating subject matter, while battle, starvation and death makes for uncomfortable and at times difficult reading, the author also highlights...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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Flesh and Blood
Reader Reviewed Flesh and Blood
Simon Cheshire
This creepy story is a great addition to the Red Eye horror series for teens. Sam moves into a new neighbourhood when his family come into some money. Everything looks lovely, but on their very first night in their new...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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Nightbird
Nightbird
Alice Hoffman
Best-selling Alice Hoffman makes the impossible seem real in this tender story which cleverly interweaves the magic from an old curse with a modern love-story against a background of small town prejudice. Twig’s life has always been constrained by the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Holly Smale
****Holly Smale is appearing alongside Arabella Weir in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!  Holly Smale, creator of the award-winning and bestselling Geek Girl books, talks...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Black Dove, White Raven
Reader Reviewed Black Dove, White Raven
Elizabeth Wein
This is a book that takes its readers soaring through the skies over the Simien Mountains, bearded vultures circling overhead, in an unusual and unforgettable adventure. Emilia and Teo have been flying almost since before they can walk: their mothers,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Jules Verne
A thrilling, science-fiction adventure that takes its readers on a journey of discovery and imagination thousands of feet deep, deep into the centre of the earth. When a priceless...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (with an Introduction by Richard Peck)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (with an Introduction by Richard Peck)
Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer seems to be unable to avoid trouble. Wherever he is, he seems to be doing something adults don't approve of. But Tom is smart: he knows better...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2008
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Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a much-loved favourite classic - and here are the thoughts of no less than four of our favourite authors, who all selected it !  June 2011 Guest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
Mark Twain
This is a wonderful adventure of three boys from very different worlds. At the heart of the story is the relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, white and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Homer, Geraldine McCaughrean
This is Homer's classic tale of Odysseus' 10-year voyage back home to his wife Penelope in Ithaca after the Trojan war. It tells of his encounters with the Cyclops, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/1997
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Mosi's War
Mosi's War
Cathy Macphail
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category  Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it's only when his granny comes to stay that he has to get...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Celebrate 150 Years of Alice. Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2007
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The Beloved
The Beloved
Alison Rattle
Escape from a bullying mother takes one young woman to an even more dangerous place.   A constant disappointment to all but her beloved father, Alice Angel longs for the day that she might break free from the stifling atmosphere of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Devil You Know
Devil You Know
Cathy Macphail
Award-winning writer Cathy Macphail, master of the unexpected twist, leads readers into a tense and sometimes violent story before revealing the truth. Newly arrived on an estate in Glasgow, Logan is thrilled when he finds a friend. Baz seems cool...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Winner of 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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Chasing the Dark
Reader Reviewed Chasing the Dark
Sam Hepburn
June 2013 Debut of the Month  An excellent  page-turning adventure for all those who, like Joe, the hero of the story, are passionate about uncovering the truth. After Joe’s mum is mysteriously killed by a hit-and-run driver, Joe is sent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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Dead Ends
Reader Reviewed Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015   A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming family difficulties. An unlikely friendship between A-grade student and violent bully Dane Washington and Billy D,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Apple Tart of Hope
Reader Reviewed The Apple Tart of Hope
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015   A touching and funny story about being an outsider which is illuminated by touches of magic. Oscar and Meg are next-door-neighbours and best friends. But, when...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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Half Bad
Reader Reviewed Half Bad
Sally Green
Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015.  Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets
Reader Reviewed Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets
J. A. Buckle
Humour, technology, friendship, a ferret called Ozzy - this book has got it all. Written in diary format there is plenty here to entertain teens with jokes, music, friendship circles and chaotic family life.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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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: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Seven Days
Reader Reviewed Seven Days
Eve Ainsworth
February 2015 Debut of the Month  Life at home is horrible for Jess since her father left. There’s very little money and her mum struggles just to keep the family going. But she has even worse problems at school where...
Featured in: 13+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month | YA readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Mortal Instruments 6 City of Heavenly Fire
The Mortal Instruments 6 City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off, lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed, for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The Mortal...
Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Reader Reviewed The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Linda Coggin
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Can three children and a bear keep themselves free from the authorities who are determined to track them down? When...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Zom-B Bride
Reader Reviewed Zom-B Bride
Darren Shan
From the master of horror comes the 10th Zom-B instalment.  B Smith has been reunited with the murderous maniac clown, Mr. Dowling. To her shock and consternation, he's desperate to make B his partner in crime. Mr. Dowling disgusts her,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
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Zom-b Clans
Reader Reviewed Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed… Once again,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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One of Us
One of Us
Jeannie Waudby
‘I think how readily people believe lies, and how easily the truth can look like a lie.’ A thick fog of paranoia and fear pervades this novel. It’s set in a fictitious society divided into them – the Brotherhood, a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Just One Year
Just One Year
Gayle Forman
This book comes from the author of the international bestseller, If I Stay, now a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Twenty-four hours can change your life... It is perfect for fans of John Green and David Levithan.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
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Seventh Son The Spook's Apprentice
Seventh Son The Spook's Apprentice
Joseph Delaney
Joseph Delaney’s Spook’s series has a huge following amongst young teen readers, and no wonder. This kind of storytelling has real appeal – the books are action-packed, with the threat of dark and dreadful deeds, but always bound by...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books vs Films
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Reader Reviewed The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
A remarkable and heart warming story of survival that avoids sadness or sentimentality because of its original story telling and brilliant black humour. Junior relates the complicated journey of his life travelling from the poverty and lack of opportunity on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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The Dogs
Reader Reviewed The Dogs
Allan Stratton
February 2015 Debut of the Month   Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Devil's Angel
The Devil's Angel
Kevin Brooks
February 2015 Book of the Month - Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 8   Award-winning Kevin Brooks tells a gripping and thoughtful story about the irresistible appeal of a dangerous friendship. Jack is cruising along in year 10; not part of...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Now is the Time for Running
Now is the Time for Running
Michael Williams
Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 12-16 age category 2014. Micheal Williams' is a masterful storyteller who pulls you along the journey of a lifetime. Deo and Innocent's journey is a universal story of hope in the face of despair, and...
Featured in: 13+ readers | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
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Blindside
Blindside
Aidan Chambers
Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 8  Aidan Chambers is a very fine writer, whose novels often deal with themes of self-discovery.  In Blindside, Nate, a talented young runner, is involved in a terrible road accident. Realising he’ll never run again,...
Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Tape
Reader Reviewed Tape
Steven Camden
One of our Books of the Year 2014  This stunning debut novel by acclaimed spoken-word artist Steven Camden tells two stories which take place twenty years apart but which are connected by one old cassette tape. Ryan and Ameliah each...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Before I Die
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would you want to do? Imagine this from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2008
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Forever
Forever
Judy Blume
Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes a first love affair and a first sexual experience. Michael and Katherine are in their last year at school when they begin going out together. They...
Featured in: 13+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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