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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedYou Are Awesome
Matthew Syed
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April & May 2018 Table tennis champion Matthew Syed offers his very best advice on how all children can help themselves to become better at anything... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Magical Mix-Up
Zach King
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: fast-moving mix of magic, first crushes and knockabout humour | Zach King's family have magical powers, and for a glorious short couple of weeks he did too. Now though, he's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedHow to Bee
Bren MacDibble
May 2018 Book of the Month How To Bee is unlike any story I have ever read. The narrative voice is heartfelt and the author uses a mild form of dialect to bring both her characters and setting to life. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Great Telephone Mix-Up (Little Gem)
Sally Nicholls
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell; Communication chaos bringing a community closer | Interest Age 5-8 | The villagers in this charming story rely on their telephone for different reasons and when the local line... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2018
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The Uncracked Code
Tamara Macfarlane
In a nutshell: comic-book inspired crime story | The action in this exciting crime story is set in a comic shop, and come-strip sensibilities inspire the whole adventure. The Cosmic Comic Shop and adjoining café are threatened with closure by... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedRose Rivers
Jacqueline Wilson
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: new and old friends united in classic Jacqueline Wilson story Jacqueline Wilson's historical novels tell vivid, enthralling stories about young girls in testing situations, and Rose Rivers is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/05/2018
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Hoakes Island
Ian Friel
May 2018 Book of the Month Not only is it lovely to look at, but Hoakes Island gives the brain a really good work-out too. Readers are challenged to find out what happened to Henry Hoakes, owner of Hoakes Island... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/05/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Where Zebras Go Poems
Sue Hardy-Dawson
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 Get ready to join in the Poetry Olympics, question a snake, talk to a toad and learn 20 ways to avoid monsters and mythical beasts. Where Zebras Go will lead... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Town Is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | This haunting book, beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, bears record to a long-gone way of life. A young boy describes his day, from first thing in the morning when his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Match! Football Puzzles
Match
This book of quizzes, wordsearches, puzzles and more will really test your knowledge of football and the top teams and players. There's something fun to do on every page, from answering questions, to working out the identity of mystery players... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Llamas Go Large
Scott Allen
In a nutshell: llama football stars called up for England at the World Cup | Llamas United took the footballing (and book) world by storm in their first adventure, and will win more readers still with their second. Real llamas,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Little Book of Football Jokes
Joe King
Compact enough to fit into a ref's top pocket, this little book is filled with enough football jokes, songs and limericks to see you through the World Cup. There are old favourites, such as the one about the difference between... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
Football crams dynamic action, breathtaking skills and heartstopping tension into 90 minutes of play. It is sport as drama, making heroes and villains out of its players, managers and officials. So says author Clive Gifford in his introduction to this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedFootball School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World
Spike Gerrell, Alex Bellos
This clever, hugely entertaining book is further proof, if it were needed, that football is the best game in the world, and that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, you can't learn from studying it. Authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Fantastic Footballers
Jean-Michel Billioud
This is football done as a super-cool picture information book. Forty footballers are introduced over stylish double-page spreads, each one represented in graphic, stylish illustration that picks out distinctive characteristics. Blocks of text integrated into the opposite page fill you... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Humanatomy
Nicola Edwards
The human body is amazing, ‘the most incredible machine on Earth' says this book, which explains exactly how it works, from the inside out. Over colourful, clearly designed pages, featuring detailed illustrations, it peels back the layers of the human... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding
There's a new mystery afoot in this entertaining sequel about Noble Warrior and his owner. Everything seems calm. Young horse lover Charlie Bass is getting her life back on track and her horse Noble Warrior is safely back in his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Spangles McNasty and the Diamond Skull
Steve Webb
In a nutshell: anarchic fun and adventure in Bitterly Bay Spangles McNasty is one of those children's book characters readers just love to hate. He's irredeemably horrible – indeed, he prides himself on his nastiness – and his sidekick Sausage-face... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Journeys
Jonathan Litton
This fine, beautifully illustrated book does everything an information book should. Its subject is the amazing expeditions taken by men and women over the centuries. Some subjects will be familiar – Shackleton, Marco Polo, Amelia Earhart – while others will... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Knighthood for Beginners
Elys Dolan
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | In a nutshell: hilarious courtly adventure from one of our funniest, most inventive writer-illustrators Elys Dolan fills her first adventure story for young readers with the madcap invention and humour that are... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The New Football Coach
Dominique Demers
The latest instalment in Dominique Demers's popular Adventures of Miss Charlotte series, The New Football Coach, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, is a marvellous tale about believing in yourself and beating the odds. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2018
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Atlas of Football
Clive Gifford
An absorbing gift for avid football fans aged 7+ years, perfect for the next David Beckham. Kick off your footballing journey and see the world in a whole new light! Discover fascinating facts and stats - from record-breaking goals to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Splat the Fake Fact! Doodle on them, laser beam them, lasso them
Adam (Author) Frost
Some incorrect facts have escaped from author Adam Frost's imagination into this book...Can you figure out which fact is untrue in a sea of brilliantly weird, wonderful and unusual facts? Once you find them make sure you SPLAT them, lasso... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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In the Mouth of the Wolf
Michael Morpurgo
One soldier. One spy. A true story of two brothers in a terrible war. Michael Morpurgo's wonderful storytelling and Barroux's stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael's uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!
Jim Smith
The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning Barry Loser LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Rose's Dress of Dreams (Little Gem)
Katherine Woodfine
Interest Age 5-8 | Rose's Dress of Dreams reads like a wonderful fairy tale, the little girl who dreams of beautiful dresses and spends her time drawing designs for fanciful frocks (much to the amusement of her family) grows up to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/04/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: Seaside Adventures
Valerie Thomas
Who better to enjoy the delights of the seaside and the high seas than Winnie the Witch and her longsuffering cat Wilbur? There are three different stories in this bumper edition and the two enjoy some typically exuberant and surprising... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Overheard in a Tower Block
Joseph Coelho
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 This second solo collection from Joseph Coelho, Overheard in a Tower Block, explores further some of the themes from Werewolf Club Rules (which won the CLiPPA in 2015). More suited... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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The Rainmaker Danced
John Agard
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 John Agard's poems display an intense integrity, never talking down to children, encouraging them to question, while being playful in tone, witty or satirical. They focus on social observations, play... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Plantopedia
Adrienne Barman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | A stunning and original book and a useful one too. Subtitled ‘A Celebration of Nature's Greatest Show-offs' in glorious pictures it introduces over 600 different plants grouped together under all kinds... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Migration
Mike Unwin
Imagine: you're flying high over the Himalayan mountains, on a journey filled with danger. The temperature is far below freezing, the air is thin, and golden eagles swoop out of the sky to attack you. This is just one of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/05/2018
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50 things you should know about Football
Aidan Keir Radnedge
Football is the world's most popular sport, and the world cup will see millions of people across the globe united in their love of the game. This book will fascinate any fan. It covers all aspects of the game, from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Twitches Bake a Cake
Hayley Scott
More delightful small-scale fun and big adventure in this new story starring toy rabbit family the Twitches and their owner, Stevie. Two stories run parallel: Stevie and her mum are having a party to get to know their new neighbours... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedDog Diaries
James Patterson
In a nutshell: It's a (very funny, very readable) dog's life Narrated at breathless speed by super-excited puppy Junior, this new series is spot-on for newly confident readers. Junior's honest, direct, puppy's-eye-view account of his life with new owner Ruff... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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A Boy Called Bat
Elana K. Arnold
The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. The Lovereading Comment will follow. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedIguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza
James Bishop
In a nutshell: can one boy and four iguanas save the world? You betcha There might be a lot of superhero books around at the moment, but Iguana Boy proves that there's plenty of wear yet in the genre's... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
Megumi Iwasa
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Wizards of Once
Cressida Cowell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story Best-selling Cressida Cowell launches her new series with a title that will delight all fans of the How to Train Your... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedRace to Kangaroo Cliff
Alexander Mccall Smith
In a nutshell: exciting children's adventure story on a tall ship Twins Ben and Fee will be the envy of children everywhere: their school is a tall ship and alongside ordinary lessons they learn seamanship and how to sail. No... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Leonardo Da Vinci in 30 Seconds
Paul Harrison
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Me and Mister P
Maria Farrer
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In a nutshell: an unusual friend makes things better | Arthur is understandably surprised when Mr P turns up at his door...
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The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Gullian
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder...
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Reader Reviewed Lesser Spotted Animals
Martin Brown
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In a nutshell: not your average animal book | This is no ordinary animal book, you won't find the usual suspects in...
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Rory Branagan (Detective)
Andrew Clover
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: in his own words, quirky, super-readable saga of a ten-year-old ‘detective' Ten-year-old Rory is pretty satisfied with his life. He lives...
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Paddington's Finest Hour
Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum
In a nutshell: one of our national treasures back and on splendid form There are seven brand new Paddington stories in this lovely collection and the little bear is the...
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Reader Reviewed Artie Conan Doyle and the Vanishing Dragon
Robert J. Harris
In a nutshell: enthralling new mysteries for a young Holmes Artie Doyle can't resist the temptation offered by a mysterious invitation to an evening of magic, and, fresh from their...
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Reader Reviewed Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke
James Patterson
Spending time with the eponymous Jacky (Ha-Ha because she's both funny and a stammerer) is always great fun and, as ever, there's lots to hold the attention and keep the...
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The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
In a nutshell: brave, loyal, upstanding rabbit hero versus despicable rats Fans of rabbit hero Shylo Tawny-Tail will be delighted to hear that he is back for another exciting adventure. ...
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Reader Reviewed The Chocolate Factory Ghost
David O'Connell
In a nutshell: rags to riches ghostly mystery story Roald Dahl would surely approve of this exciting story, which rivals Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the importance it...
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Reader Reviewed Planet Stan
Elaine Wickson
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: brotherly love under the microscope Space, family relationships, friendships – they're all cleverly and vividly described in this highly entertaining...
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Reader Reviewed To the Edge of the World
Julia Green
April 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping and moving adventure story set in a wild seascape Jamie lives on an island in the Outer Hebrides. He...
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Reader Reviewed Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island
Liz Kessler
In a nutshell: exciting new adventure for the deservedly popular Emily Windsnap An idyllic holiday in the sun with her parents and best friends turns into a testing adventure for...
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My First Chess Book
Katie Daynes
A really effective ‘how to' book, this gives readers all the information they'll need to play chess, while letting them know exactly why it is so popular, and how exciting...
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Bubbles & Balloons 35 Amazing Science Experiments
Susan Akass
Who doesn't like playing with balloons and bubbles? Now you can have all the fun and learn about science...
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Reader Reviewed Firecrackers
Zaro Weil
April 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated by Jo Riddell, this collection of poems and stories is a perfect gift book. It's ideal for dipping into, for quiet reading...
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Mascot!
Alan MacDonald
In a nutshell: ever fresh and funny, the adventures of an inveterate scamp It's hard to believe this is the 30th Dirty Bertie story, it's so fresh and full of...
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How Does a Lighthouse Work?
Roman Belyaev
Join a group of school children on this voyage of discovery and discover the answers to lots of questions as well as fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. How Does a...
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Reader Reviewed The Book Case
Dave Shelton
April 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 A deliciously exciting story with a great boarding school setting which weaves together...
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Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery
Alexander Mccall Smith
April 2018 Book of the Month In a nutshell: heart-warming story of good guys versus Mr Big The Champions are poor but happy. Each of them - Mum, Alex and...
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Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Even people who don't much like football will love this book, and if you are a fan of the beautiful game it will provide hours of fun. The authors, creators...
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Shona, Word Detective (4u2read)
John Agard
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 Shona loves words and discovering new ones, so she's fascinated by the professor on TV talking about her campaign to protect dying languages. Shona's...
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Story of Art Picture Book
Sarah Courtauld
The Story of Art Picture Book is a great way to foster children's interest in art. With masses of colour reproductions of paintings and artworks, it's full of information on...
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Top Of The League
Andrea Mills
The 2018 World Cup is approaching but that still might not be enough football for some young fans; Top of the League will keep them happy until the season starts...
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Lyttle Lies: The Stinky Truth
Joe Berger
In a nutshell: terrific comic-strip style comic adventures Seamlessly mixing text and comic strip, this new adventure for Sam Lyttle is a great bit of storytelling. Sam has real trouble...
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Dog Town
Luize Pastore
In a nutshell: quirky and unusual adventure with traces of myth and magic Riga is the setting for this fairy-tale like adventure, and the city is depicted so clearly that...
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Reader Reviewed Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Unusual Adventure
A. L. Kennedy
In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win...
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Get Me Out of Witch School!
Em Lynas
Even if it means CHAOS and DISASTER, the show MUST go on! The second in the spellbinding, spine-tingling school series in which Twinkle Toadspit tests out her new powers with...
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Famous Paintings Picture Book
Megan Cullis
Discover some of the most famous paintings in the world, from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Degas's Blue Dancers, in this beautifully illustrated information book published in association with the...
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute first adventure in the international bestselling series. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Declares Independence!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute sixth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute second adventure in the international bestselling series. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Predicts the Future
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute fourth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Saves the World!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute third adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute seventh adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody: The Doctor Is In!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute fifth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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The Bolds in Trouble
Julian Clary
In a nutshell: another charming, joke-filled adventure for everyone's favourite hyena family The Bolds, for those who don't know, are a family of hyenas living disguised as humans in a...
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The Great Big Book of Friends
Mary Hoffman
Making friends, being friends, falling out with friends – these are important matters for everyone, whatever their age. Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith tackle the subject with typical sensitivity in...
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Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds
Simon Holland
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Earth in 30 Seconds
Anita Ganeri, Dr. Cherith Moses
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Great Art in 30 Seconds
Wesley Robins, Susie Hodge
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Maths in 30 Seconds
Anne Rooney
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Myths in 30 Seconds
Anita Ganeri
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Rainforests in 30 Seconds
Jen Green, Stephanie Murphy
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Science Ideas in 30 Seconds
Dr. Mike Goldsmith
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Vikings in 30 Seconds
Philip Steele
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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The Dragonsitter's Surprise
Josh Lacey
In a nutshell: another inventive, clever and hugely appealing story There's great excitement in the Smith-Pickle household when an old egg given to Eddie by Uncle Morton suddenly appears to...
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My RSPB Nature Clipboard
Eryl Nash
A trip to the country, local park or even into the back garden will be lots of fun with this special pack, which has everything children need to discover and...
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Reader Reviewed The Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow
Kieran Larwood
In a nutshell: brave rabbits continue their fight against a terrifying enemy The story of rabbit hero Podkin One-Ear continues in this exciting new adventure. The...
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Matt Millz
Harry Hill
In a nutshell: dreams-come-true adventure plus comedy advice from the master Harry Hill's new children's book is funny (no surprise), features great characters, particularly would-be comic Matt and his terrifyingly...
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The Glassmaker's Daughter
Dianne Hofmeyr
Jane Ray's sparkling, jewel-like illustrations are the perfect match for Diane Hofmeyr's story, part fairytale, part history, set in 13th century Venice. Daniela is the daughter of one of Venice's...
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The Colours of History
Clive Gifford
A fascinating information book, The Colours of History takes readers to different places at different times to show how humans have used colour in art, politics and trade. They'll learn...
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Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds
Sean Callery
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Ancient Greece in 30 Seconds
Cath Senker
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It's a house with everything – and...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Winner of the 1999 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal A wonderful 150th-anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning interpretation. Full of the...
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The Wizards of Once
Cressida Cowell
Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story | One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Best-selling Cressida...
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The Disappearing Daughter
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth's life changes when he comes across a book called A Hundred Ways to Catch a Criminal. Overnight...
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The Popstar's Wedding
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is a crime-buster extraordinaire, an ace detective; at least he is in his own imagination. Despite what...
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Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!
Gary Northfield
The adventures never stop for zebra turned gladiator Julius, and they get funnier with each book. Julius and his friends are shipwrecked and wash up on the shores of Egypt...
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Football Forgery
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective Schoolboy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is back with a new case: someone is selling forged tickets outside his local football...
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Serious Graffiti
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective Self-proclaimed supersleuth Damian Drooth has a new case: someone's sprayed graffiti on the toilet walls and the whole...
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We're All Works of Art
Mark Sperring
This clever, stylish picture book is an excellent and very accessible introduction to different art styles, from the earliest cave paintings through to Cubism and contemporary art. It is also...
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Reader Reviewed The Nothing to See Here Hotel
Steven Butler
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: hilarious adventures in a very unusual hotel Any young reader who enjoys funny, surprising, brilliantly inventive stories should check into...
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Reader Reviewed Peace Lily
Hilary Robinson
March 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated and with a touching rhyming text this is another excellent book to give young children a real sense of World War One....
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Reader Reviewed Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords
Laura Ellen Anderson
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gothic fun and games with gorgeous cast of characters There's a wonderfully eccentric Addams-family-esque cast of characters in Laura...
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Horton Hears a Who and Other Horton Stories
Dr. Seuss
Three fantastic adventures with everyone's favourite big-hearted elephant! A Review for Horton Hears a Who; In this classic and hilarious tale about friendship and respect, from the inimitable Dr. Seuss, Horton...
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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their...
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Reader Reviewed Meet the Twitches
Hayley Scott
February 2018 Debut of the Month Plenty of twitchy nosed, fluffy fun and adventures are in store as we are introduced to Stevie and the residents of Teacup House. Stevie...
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Reader Reviewed Hamish and the Baby BOOM!
Danny Wallace
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: wildly comic adventures | Danny Wallace is a very funny man, and his Hamish stories, brilliantly illustrated by Jamie Littler,...
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Myth Match
Good Wives and Warriors
March 2018 Book of the Month | Myth Match is more than a wonderful guide to mythical creatures, because there are different ways to read this handsomely illustrated book. You...
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A Big Garden
Gilles Clement
March 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | Graphic novel, information book, horticultural history, A Big Garden is beautiful to look at, totally original and rather remarkable. Beginning in May,...
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The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse Gold Centenary Edition
Beatrix Potter
A special centenary edition of Beatrix Potter's charming tale of Johnny Town-mouse.
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The Tale of Kitty In Boots
Beatrix Potter
There was great excitement in the literary world at the news that an unpublished Beatrix Potter story had been discovered. The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is out now and shares many...
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Horace and Harriet: Take on the Town
Clare Elsom
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, highly-illustrated story with a very unusual central character | Seven-year-old Harriet makes an unusual new friend in this...
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The Funniest Dinosaur Joke Book Ever
Joe King
If you're in the market for T Rex titters, sea monster sillies, or Paleo puns (and why wouldn't you be?), then this is the book for you! There are hundreds...
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Horace and Harriet: Every Dog Has Its Day
Clare Elsom
In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, highly-illustrated story with a very unusual central character Harriet is best friends with Horace – though at first they wouldn't seem to have much in...
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Reader Reviewed King Coo
Adam Stower
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | A glorious romp of a story full of confusion and chaos but with a strong message about trusting yourself and standing up to...
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The Mega Quiz
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective A sign in his local library catches the eye of schoolboy detective Damian Drooth: it offers a weekend at...
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Song of the Dolphin Boy
Elizabeth Laird
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 Award-winning Elizabeth Laird's touching story about Finn, a misfit boy who is bullied at school, finding peace when he suddenly slips...
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The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear
Margrete Lamond
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | A book to treasure for itself – it's hardback and printed on high quality paper and has an orange ribbon book mark...
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Under Cover
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective Damian Drooth, self-proclaimed boy detective, is off with his mum to Green Park Holiday Village. Mum is standing...
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We Are Not Frogs! (Little Gems)
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | Interest Age 5-8 | We Are Not Frogs is a joyful exploration of frog, toad and human nature! Toads are not at...
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Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
Laura James
In a nutshell: eye-catching, attention-grabbing comic adventure for young readers With a cast of characters as colourful as the day-glo pinks and greens of its illustrations, and a plot that's...
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Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes
Greg James, Chris Smith
In a nutshell: super-kid-friendly super-hero comic adventures with real heart Murph Cooper, aka Kid Normal, and his band of Super Zeroes are back in a new adventure that will...
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An Atlas of Imaginary Places
Mia Cassany
Daydreamers, those who love poring over maps and imagining far-away places, and those who want their minds stretched will all love this book. Readers are taken to 14 different locations,...
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Architect Academy
Steve Martin, Essi Kimpimaki
One of a number of titles in the 'Academy' series. Encourages imaginative play and problem solving. Fresh, contemporary artwork helps to make basic design and space-planning concepts accessible. It also...
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Astronaut Academy
Steve Martin, Jennifer Farley
Informative, interactive, and fun, this book will appeal to all aspiring astronauts! Includes hand-eye coordination exercises, obstacle courses, how to deal with weightlessness and doing fiddly things while wearing big...
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Doctor Academy
Steve Martin
Handsomely presented and full of information, this is an excellent book for any young person interested in a career in medicine. It's divided into three sections: People Skills – described...
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Engineer Academy
Steve Martin
There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you'd love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What's it really like,...
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Pilot Academy
Steve Martin
Well laid-out, and packed with information and interactive tests and activities to develop skills and understanding, this is just the book for anyone interested in becoming a pilot. It will...
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Vet Academy
Steve Martin
Entertaining, educational, and engaging, Vet Academy makes veterinary science fun and accessible for kids who love animals. You will also learn about animal body language, exercise, and keeping animals happy...
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Ginny's Egg
Pippa Googhart
In a nutshell: thoughtful story of a little girl and her family, touched with magic The day her mum goes off to hospital to have her new baby brother is...
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Ada Lovelace
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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Agatha Christie
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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Audrey Hepburn
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Discover the life of Audrey Hepburn, the famous actress, dancer and UNICEF ambassador. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important...
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Coco Chanel
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet the iconic first lady of fashion in this book for readers as young as 5 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest...
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Ella Fitzgerald
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time! With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life...
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Marie Curie
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 5 years. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering...
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Maya Angelou
Lisbeth Kaiser
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Birds

Colourful, appealing and packed with information, this lovely book will make any family trip to the park, countryside or seaside even more enjoyable. It's full of facts about the birds...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Bugs

Whether you want to learn about different bugs, find out how to spot insects, or take part in creepy-crawly inspired activities to brighten up a wet day, this We're Going...
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Once Upon a Star
James Carter
Poetry is possibly the best way to convey the wonder of space and our own place in it, and James Carter's text for this picture book is both precise and...
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Reader Reviewed Isadora Moon Goes to the Fair
Harriet Muncaster
In a nutshell: half vampire, half fairy, all fun Harriet Muncaster's stories of little Isadora Moon have deservedly won a huge and enthusiastic following amongst young readers. Isadora's lively adventures...
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Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories
Michael Bond
Three classic Paddington Bear stories, by beloved author Michael Bond, are brought together for the first time in this special collection for World Book Day 2018.
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Cherry Green Story Queen (4u2read)
Annie Dalton
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ The magical healing power of stories lies at the heart of this touching book. Mia feels trapped in the wrong story. She wants to...
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Young Dracula (4u2read)
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Count Dracula's heir should have the best life in the world! Set to inherit a huge castle, a grand title and the fame of...
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Brightstorm
Vashti Hardy
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: thrilling, original adventure story Brightstorm is everything a proper children's adventure story should be: it's exciting, funny and surprising, and stars...
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Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive
Catherine Barr, Anne Wilson
15 endangered species in six different habitats need your help to survive! Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how...
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50 Ways to Feel Happy
Vanessa King, Val Payne & Peter Harper
We all want our children to be happy and resilient, but may not realise that they can be taught skills to make them happier people. Written by a psychologist with...
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Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder
Alom Shaha
Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder: Adventures in Science round the kitchen table will help families appreciate the wonders of science together. This is not a book just for children, it's a...
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The Treehouse Fun Book 2
Andy Griffiths
Climb into the world of the bestselling Treehouse series and join Andy, Terry and Jill in this second Fun Book packed with even more activities, games and treehouse trivia!
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