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Reader ReviewedThe Long Haul
Jeff Kinney
February 2016 Book of the Month The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning! From the start everything... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | UK Top 10 Children's books
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedHamish and the Neverpeople
Danny Wallace illustrated by Jamie Littler
February 2016 Book of the Month Hamish and the Worldstoppers was one of my favourite kids' books of 2015, and the follow up is even better. The world is in danger again, or should that be still, and the monsters... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

The BFG
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | eBooks | Roald Dahl Centenary
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Wild Adventures
Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning
This outstanding nature book demonstrates to children the myriad exciting possibilities for fun and adventure in the world outside their door. It is packed full of suggestions and information on how to explore the natural world, from how to build... Featured in: 5+ readers | Out and About | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Violet and the Hidden Treasure
Harriet Whitehorn illustrated by Becka Moor
Violet Remy-Robinson leads a far more exciting and glamorous life than the average ten-year-old. Having foiled jewel thieves in her first adventure, Violet and the Pearl of the Orient, there's a maharajah, a talking cockatoo and a missing inheritance... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Zoo Boy
Sophie Thompson illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, February 2016 When Vince turns eight years old he discovers he has the most amazing secret. Although he has always hated animals, which is embarrassing because his father is a zoo keeper, Vince suddenly... Featured in: 7+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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There's a Dragon in My Dinner
Tom Nicoll illustrated by Sarah Horne
February 2016 Debut of the Month Dragons come in all shapes and sizes in children's stories, but the one that Eric finds in a box of beansprouts is small, friendly and lots of fun. Pan is a mini-dragon, lost en... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Cool Astronomy 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Malcolm Croft
With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point ...and almost everything in between! Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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The Witches
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Witches, first published in 1983 and is reissued here for the Roald Dahl Centenary, and as with many of Dahl's works it is wonderfully illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. A young boy and his grandmother uncover a plot by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic, flashing finger! Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
From the moment the magical Giant Peach appears in James's unhappy life, sweeps away his deadly Aunts Spiker and Sponge and lifts him off on the adventure of a life time all readers know they are in for a treat.... Featured in: 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The world's finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, of course! Add in their friend Billy, the Duke and Duchess... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Esio Trot
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
There's trickery afoot in this touching and brief story. Mr Hoppy loves his garden and he (secretly) loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver is oblivious of what Mr Hoppy feels and she gives all of her love to her tortoise! Mr... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky' children, each of who has won... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Following on from Charlie's adventures in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie has been given ownership of Wonka's factory, and the Great Glass Elevator is taking Charlie and his family off to claim his prize through the roof of their... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Boy Tales of Childhood
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake, Quentin Blake
Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan - young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of our most treasured children's writers. "An autobiography is a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
Annie Schmidt illustrated by Nathan Burton
A hilarious, charming story of cats, dogs, and learning to dare. Tibble is a reporter. He only ever writes about cats, and he's about to be fired. Minou is a young woman who has moved into Tibble's flat. She hates... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/02/2016
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Spooks and Scooters
Elen Caldecott
Starring a group of resourceful, quick-thinking children, the Marsh Road Mysteries are the Famous Five thoroughly updated for the 21st century. This is book three in the series (there's no need to read them in order) and twins Flora and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Monster Hunter
Guy Bass illustrated by Pete Williamson
Highly visual, filled with slapstick humour and with a cast of monstrous but endearing characters, the Stitch Head stories are always great fun. Stitch Head works hard to keep Professor Erasmus and Castle Grotteskew safe – even though his master... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Atticus Claw Hears a Roar
Jennifer Gray
Fans will be delighted to find this new adventure for Atticus Claw, the deservedly popular cat burglar turned crime solver. And what an adventure it is! Helping tidy out the attic at the Littleton-on-Sea home for abandoned cats, Atticus finds... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Great Troll Rescue
Tom Percival
This easy to read new series is set in Tale Town, a magical place inhabited by fairy tale characters. It stars Red, Anansi, Rapunzel and Jack, a distinctive, pint-sized gang of superheroes. The plot in this adventure concerns Anansi's mum,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Spell Thief
Tom Percival
There's a brand new gang of superheroes in town, small, but ready to have some big adventures, and certain to catch the attention of young readers. Jack and his friends Red, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel live in Tale Town... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City
Will Mabbitt illustrated by Ross Collins
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones was one of my favourite books of 2016, and it's great to see Mabel back. She's forced to leave the ‘hooman' world and venture again into the Noo World, a place run by animals,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedBaker's Magic
Diane Zahler illustrated by Mina Price
Everyone, but especially those disposed to believe that there is magic to soothe and inspire in a well-baked pastry, will relish this delicious fantasy adventure. Orphan Bee is lucky to be taken in by a master baker when she runs... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Vicious Vikings
Terry Deary, Martin Brown
All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another... Featured in: Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Ideal as an early introduction to Roald Dahl just as a child is starting to read alone because it's a short story by comparison to some of his others. Filled with quirky black and white illustrations by the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 5+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky' children, each of who has won... Featured in: 7+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 9+ readers | eBooks | Roald Dahl Centenary
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Shadow Warriors
Chris Bradford illustrated by David Wyatt
Deep rivalries, hand to hand fighting, daring raids and surprise revelations, they all feature in this collection of stories about young ninja warrior Taka. Together with his ninja clan he's fighting the Samurai in 16th century Japan. The background is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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Collection of Curiosities: Bugs
Vicky Egan
This handsome information/activity book is packed with bug facts, figures and features. There are lots of beautiful close up images of insects, some very familiar - dragonflies and earthworms – others less so – fireflies, the orchid moth. The illustrations... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 22/02/2016
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Danny the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
A classic Roald Dahl title, a most touching story of a boy and his very special father. Danny and his father live in a caravan parked right next to the garage where his father works. Danny father teaches him how... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks | Roald Dahl Centenary
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy's problem is that not everyone – and certainly not those who try to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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The Ostrich of Pudding Lane
Jeremy Strong illustrated by Sarah Horne
Jeremy Strong knows just how to pitch a story to junior readers and the three different adventures in this collection have all his hallmarks: exaggerated characters; bags of slapstick; fast, furious storytelling that still leaves children with something to think... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Amazing Adventures of Curd The Lion and Us! in the Land at the Back of Beyond
Alan Gilliland
Reminiscent of the writing of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, this brilliant debut children's novel is completely unputdownable as well as being almost uncategorisable. The author has succeeded in delivering...
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Reader Reviewed The Dragonsitter to the Rescue
Josh Lacey
Illustrated by Garry Parsons
Josh Lacey's Dragonsitter books pack really quite huge adventures as well as a lot of laughs into a very short extent, and are perfect for young readers. The Smith-Pickles...
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Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

Silly, fantastical, romantic, thought-provoking...This new collection includes 101 classic poems that every child should read! The poems are organized by theme, and lively introductions provide information on the poets and...
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100 Science Experiments
Kate Knighton, Georgina Andrews
Combine hands-on fun with scientific investigation using this action-packed collection of 100 simple science experiments. Use easily-sourced materials to make crystals, electrical circuits, kaleidoscopes, balloon rockets, and much more. Internet...
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LEGO Official Annual 2016

With puzzles, stories, cool comics, activities and more, this book is suitable for Lego fans everywhere.
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Star Wars Rebels Annual 2016
Egmont UK Ltd
The small band of rebels welcome newcomer Ezra, before setting off on a mission to save some Wookiees from the evil Empire.
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The Epic Book of Epicness
Adam Frost
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 - Best Book with Facts Did you know that at Christmas time in Norway, you should leave a bowl of porridge outside your...
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Star Wars Where's the Wookiee Search and Find Book

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in...
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