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The Bane Chronicles
Reader Reviewed The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which acts as the perfect encore. The start of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
Natasha Hughes
Relive the story of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in this fantastic photo-filled book.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
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Egg & Spoon
Egg & Spoon
Gregory Maguire
Master storyteller Gregory Maguire surpasses himself in a dazzling tour de force as he spins a mesmerizing, magical tale for readers of all ages.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Girl Online
Reader Reviewed Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month 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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
November 2014 Book of the Month   Bree hides away behind her blog that few people read.  So, if she writes about things people do want to read will it change her life to one of excitement and popularity? That's when...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Running Girl
Running Girl
Simon Mason
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  A brand-new teen crime novel from one of today's great storytellers.  The Costa Award Judges said “For older teenagers, this is a fast-paced, gripping detective thriller that keeps you guessing.  Unputdownable.”
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Hacked
Reader Reviewed Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Catalyst
Catalyst
S. J. Kincaid
This mind blowing all action finale to the ‘Insignia’ trilogy more than lives up to expectations. The author has been so clever with this series; creating a group of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atlantia
Atlantia
Ally Condie
A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller   Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Maggie Stiefvater
For the first time in her life, Blue Sargent has found a place where she feels at home. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own and she is sure that this is where she belongs....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/10/2014
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Inflicted
Inflicted
Ria Frances
When sixteen year old Theo Drew meets Anna Levinsky, a Holocaust survivor, he is barely alive. Cosseting him in her home, Anna cares for Theo while he recovers from extreme emotional trauma in the wake of a family tragedy. Believing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Shardik
Shardik
Richard Adams
Richard Adams' cult classic, reissued with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its 40th anniversary.   This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month -One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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The Iliad
The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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My True Love Gave to Me
My True Love Gave to Me
Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
Romance isn’t dead – and it isn’t a soppy thing either! At least according to the twelve fabulous stories about love of all kinds that are included in this collection. Rainbow Rowell’s Midnights will strike a chord with all those...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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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: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Divergent
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction from an exciting young author. A No. 1 New York Times bestseller debut, Divergent is now available in this special collector's hardback edition, boasting 72 pages of bonus content. A novel of non-stop suspense...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The House of Hades
Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in every corner of the universe. Hazel is back from the Underworld and she has a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Apple and Rain
Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
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 you wish for may not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. In a dark vision of the near future, The Hunger Games is set in the ruins of a place once known as North...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Catching Fire
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Hot on the heals of the adrenaline rush that was Hunger Games comes the equally excellent and relentles sequel Catching Fire. Katniss's hopes of an easy life after she was top dog in the leathal game show are short-lived after...
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Abhorsen
Abhorsen
Garth Nix
October 2014 ebook of the Month  This absorbing sensational trilogy finishes with ‘Abhorsen’ directly continuing the story from ‘Lirael’ and the powerful prologue sets the pace of this novel, so hold on tight! Lirael, Sam and their oh so wonderfully intriguing...
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Format: eBook - Released: 05/06/2014
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Sabriel
Reader Reviewed Sabriel
Garth Nix
October 2014 ebook of the Month   An otherworldly adventure blending a clever mix of reality and fantasy. You may have already read ‘Clariel,’ the prequel to the ‘The Old Kingdom’ Trilogy, in which case jumping some six hundred years into the...
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Format: eBook - Released: 05/06/2014
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Lirael
Lirael
Garth Nix
October 2014 ebook of the Month   This riveting, exciting novel begins 14 years after the end of ‘Sabriel’ and introduces several new main characters, while keeping the storyline from ‘Sabriel’ intact. Lirael and Sam feel as though they...
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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Belzhar
Reader Reviewed Belzhar
Meg Wolitzer
October 2014 Book of the Month   Jam’s life changed forever on the day that Reeve Maxfield died.  She withdraws into herself no longer wishing to live in a world without Reeve.  In desperation her parents enrol her into ‘The Wooden...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Lies We Tell Ourselves
Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month    Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of the American school integration struggle in the late 1950’s. The author has clearly done her research and written a provocative...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
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The Piper
Reader Reviewed The Piper
Danny Weston
October 2014 Debut of the Month   A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to two children evacuated to Romney Marsh in the Second World War. Newly arrived from London, Peter and Daisy are taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Lost Hero
Reader Reviewed The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan
This is the number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. Old enemies awaken as camp half-blood's new arrivals prepare for war. The Lost Hero is the first book in the bestselling Heroes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2011
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The Secret Gift
The Secret Gift
Ian Somers
Ross Bentley has learned to harness his supernatural gifts but as he is drawn ever further into a web of deceit and corruption he realises he must get out.  So he disappears and turns his back on the 'Guild' in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2014
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Clariel
Reader Reviewed Clariel
Garth Nix
The long awaited prequel to the original ‘The Old Kingdom’ trilogy will cause glee for fans, as it lays down a satisfying foundation for the stories yet to come...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Winter Horses
Reader Reviewed The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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ZOM-B Mission
ZOM-B Mission
Darren Shan
Mission number seven in the brilliantly horror-rich Zom-B series in which the dead have taken over the world. The undead, whether they are a revitalised or a revived, are being hacked down and killed everywhere. B Smith sets off on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Just Call My Name
Just Call My Name
Holly Goldberg Sloan
A riveting, emotional drama about what it means to be friends and what it means to be enemies, blending literary and fast-paced writing to create a pitch-perfect teen read. A Piece of Passion from Brenda Gardner, Publisher    I started my career...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Afterworlds
Reader Reviewed Afterworlds
Scott Westerfeld
A clever, stimulating novel painting a picture of first loves and first drafts. Darcy, at eighteen, moves to New York City after her book wins a publishing deal. As her story unfolds, with writers block and deadlines galore, we also...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Allegiant
Allegiant
Veronica Roth
What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Ring of Roses
Ring of Roses
Mary Hooper
Interest Age Teen   Reading Age 8+  An intensely powerful novel set in London during the height of the Plague in the 1600s. Mary Hooper cleverly weaves the reader into the sights, sounds and tastes of the time so that you...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 8+  A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with.  Zeni is not looking forward to her work experience week at a care home, particularly when she's just had...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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The Angel of Venice
The Angel of Venice
Mary Hoffman
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+   It's the 16th century and young Luca works in the shipyards of Venice but is a dreamer.  When he gets the chance to board The Angel and set sail, he finds life at sea...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Classic Box Set
Classic Box Set
James Dashner
A review for the first in the series, The Maze Runner A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Reader Reviewed The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Debut of the Month  New-to-school thirteen-year-old Tabitha Baird is determined to be super-cool, to make some great best-friends. However, to do so she must reinvent herself and, in particular,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Shortlisted 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 a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Soul Song
Soul Song
L. A. Weatherly
Thrilling finale to L.A. Weatherly's thrilling and breathtaking paranormal romance trilogy which began with Soul Mates and continued with Soul Desire. Nate and Iris are from different times but at last they have found a way to be...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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Infinite Sky
Reader Reviewed Infinite Sky
C. J. Flood
Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2014. Shot through with danger as adolescence can be, this is a powerful coming of age novel which combines dark realities with optimism and naivety. When Iris’s mother takes off on a road trip, things...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2014
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Terror Kid
Reader Reviewed Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
October 2014 Book of the Month   Perceptive, provocative and deeply moving, Benjamin Zephaniah tells a hard hitting story about how dangerous making one simple wrong choice can be. Rico...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Dread Eagle
Reader Reviewed Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set in the mid-nineteenth century, war has broken out between France and England as the two mighty powers struggle for global...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Black Ice
Reader Reviewed Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
October 2014 Book of the Month   Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Whether you’re new to Becca’s writing or a fan of the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Reader Reviewed The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Debut of the Month    *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content  An enormous family saga unfolds in this story shot through with magic that is helped on its...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Calling
Reader Reviewed The Calling
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
October 2014 Book of the Month    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 Players know who they...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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A Little in Love
Reader Reviewed A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month    Eponine tells the heart wrenching story of her own life of suffering and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Zom-B Family
Zom-B Family
Darren Shan
B Smith is discovering the tue meaning of family. Another terrifying instalment, 9th in the 12 book series, from the master of horror.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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