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Books of the Month

Worst Ever School Trip
Barry Hutchison
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: In all honesty, a book to have readers laughing aloud | Poor Beaky Malone: once an accomplished fibber, he's now condemned to be completely, even brutally honest at all times thanks... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedHilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Judd Winick
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: irresistible adventure story told in words and pictures | Prepare yourselves: children across the country will soon be using a shouted “Aaahh!” as a greeting, followed by hysterical laughter. This... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Jim
Hilaire Belloc
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Award-winning Mini Grey pulls no punches in her brilliant illustrations to this classic cautionary tale. Jim's parents give him everything but, even so, he has a dangerous tendency to run... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Nancy Parker's Spooky Speculations
Julia Lee
In a nutshell: a diary of detection from our favourite 1920s housemaid | With the current craze for historical mysteries and clever girl detectives, readers will be delighted to make the acquaintance of Nancy Parker, bright young maid and experienced... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Great Shelby Holmes Girl Detective
Elizabeth Eulberg
January 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: Sherlock and Watson as you've never seen them before | The Sherlock Holmes stories are given a lively twist. Eleven-year old John Watson has recently moved into 221 Baker Street,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 78-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a nutshell: surreal, kid-pleasing comic adventures set in an ever-growing treehouse | Andy and Terry's treehouse keeps growing, to the delight of its army of devoted readers. It's now 78 storeys high (new additions include an ALL-BALL sports stadium... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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100 Hugs
Chris Riddell
As 2017 dawns it's hard to think of a better book to slip into your pocket than 100 Hugs by Chris Riddell. This neat little hardback contains 100 black and white illustrations by Riddell, a virtuoso of the form, and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/01/2017
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Who Stole the Hamster?
N. Griffin
In a nutshell: a clever bit of detection in the classroom | This satisfying, entertaining classroom crime caper thoroughly respects its young readers' intelligence. Smashie and Dontel are smart as they come and when the school hamster disappears from his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedHilo: Saving the Whole Wide World
Judd Winick
In a nutshell: giant killer vegetables and a robotic Jabberwocky versus Hilo and his little band | After the cliffhanger ending of The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, readers will be eager for the next book in this... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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Reader ReviewedMidnight Mystery
Clara Vulliamy
In a nutshell: domestic crime dramas delightfully told and illustrated | Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, aka Dot, has her own super-sleuthing detective agency with her dog McClusky and her best friend Beans. In this episode, they are off on the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves
Sophie Thompson
In a nutshell: charming story of boy who can talk and joke with the animals | Lucky Vince – not only is his dad a zoo keeper but Vince has inherited the family trait and can talk to the animals.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedHis Royal Whiskers
Sam Gayton
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Full of astonishing imagination and curious and unexpected adventures, His Royal Whiskers is a royal romp of a story that will delight all those who love magic, mystery, mayhem - and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedTrouble Next Door
Chris Higgins
In a nutshell: new house, new friend, new adventures | There's something fascinating about naughty children, and readers will be captivated by Magda, the co-star of Chris Higgins's new book. Bella and her family are just moving into a new... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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The Secret Life of Pets Annual

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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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100 Most: Unexplained Mysteries on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
Think 21st century humans have explained pretty much everything there is to explain? Think again! As this book demonstrates, there's still a huge amount of stuff we simply don't understand. It takes 100 mind-boggling puzzles – mysterious ancient monuments, haunted... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedSpy Toys
Mark Powers
In a nutshell: band of toy superheroes conquer all in a doll eat doll world | The Spy Toys are quite possibly the unlikeliest band of superheroes you could to hope to read about: Dan is a teddy bear accidentally... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Me and Mister P
Maria Farrer
In a nutshell: an unusual friend makes things better | Arthur is understandably surprised when Mr P turns up at his door expecting to stay: Mr P is a huge polar bear with small black eyes, and long sharp teeth.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Lost Tales
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Story Long-forgotten fables, rekindled by the magic of comics Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys
Karen Mccombie
In a nutshell: Highly enjoyable, thoroughly contemporary boarding school story | Eleven-year-old Dani is horrified to hear she's going to spend the next term at St Grizzelda's School for Girls,...
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The Pokemon Encyclopedia: Official
Pokemon
Gotta catch 'em all! Immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe with this ultimate guide to the Pokemon animated series.
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Star Wars: Where's the Wookiee? Search and Find Book
Lucasfilm Ltd
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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More Featured Books

Christmas According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Celebrated class hamster Barney is back for an exciting new adventure. This time, all the action of Christmas is filling Room 26 as everyone gets ready for the Winter Wonderland...
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The Moonshine Dragon
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8 When a tiny dragon escapes from the pages of the story he has been reading, Patrick can hardly believe his eyes. But when a White Knight on...
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The Fox and the Star
Coralie Bickford-Smith
October 2016 Debut of the Month This is such a charming and gloriously delightful short tale, about friendship, facing your fears and looking beyond the obvious. The Fox and the Star...
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The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67...
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The Genius Aged 8 1/4
Jeremy Strong
Jeremy Strong knows exactly what will make young readers laugh: eccentric characters; zany plots; plenty of slapstick. Alfie Poppleton is a very sensible young man, in marked contrast to his...
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Christmas Stencil Activity Pack
Tim Dowley
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This activity pack contains a paperback book of the story of the Nativity, helping young children understand the meaning with clear and simple text,...
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The Lion Nativity Colouring Book
Antonia Jackson
Pens and pencils out - these intricate line drawings are waiting to be coloured in! See the story of the Nativity come to life by adding your own creative touch...
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Papa Panov's Special Day
Mig Holder
December 2016 Book of the Month Just the right size to slip into a stocking or hang on a tree this little book beautifully conveys the real message of Christmas....
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Reader Reviewed There May be a Castle
Piers Torday
November 2016 Book of the Month In a nutshell: the unbeatable power of the imagination | Piers Torday's beautifully written book is an extraordinary allegory, a story of courage...
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A World of Information
Richard Platt
December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. Do you know how many bones there are...
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Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
Do you want your own bobble hat and your own imaginary friend - just like Martin Moone? Then join Martin and his friend Sean Murphy in the marvellous world of...
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Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Rover, star of The Giggler Treatment and others, is back for a new and equally hilarious dog-poo centred adventure. As...
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to look at,...
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Reader Reviewed The Christmasaurus
Tom Fletcher
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016, Tom Fletcher brings Christmas and Dinosaurs together in a...
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A Miscellany of Magical Beasts
Simon Holland
December 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beasts, magical beasts, in words and pictures | This very handsome book, wonderfully illustrated by some of the top artists...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carousel Book
Lewis Carroll
Children will love this doll's house version of Alice in Wonderland. The book opens out into a pretty carousel, turning six favourite episodes into tempting 3D scenes. It opens with...
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A Boy Called Christmas
Matt Haig
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! | In a nutshell: a Christmas story for one and all! | Matt Haigh invents a brand new Christmas story in his tale of how...
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Colour Together: Christmas

If everyone's getting a bit over-excited, Colour Together Christmas will provide a lovely way to calm things down. Cleverly designed for adult and child to colour in together, with intricate...
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Matt Haig
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! | In a nutshell: Christmas magic and ho-ho-hope | Matt Haigh follows his best-selling A Boy Called Christmas with another festive treat, a brand new...
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J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World
Warner Bros.
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World is full of magical curiosities: a flying car, a hat that sings, an enchanted case, and so much more. This small, deluxe pop-up book showcases three-dimensional...
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Pandora
Victoria Turnbull
Victoria Turnbull is a very gifted picture book creator and Pandora is a beautiful story of friendship, hope and renewal. All alone, in a land of broken things, lives Pandora,...
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The Giant's Necklace
Michael Morpurgo
December 2016 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo's short story is a small gem. Part adventure, part...
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The Unofficial Old and New Testaments for Minecrafters The Bible Told Block by Block
Garrett Romines, Christopher Miko
This is Minecraft but not as you know it. Although not officially Minecraft, the Minecrafters Bible has been created by Christopher Miko and Garrett Romines, who having seen the amazing...
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Winter Magic
Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty & others
December 2016 Book of the Month I've always thought books were magical. It's always a wonder that a simple combination of words can have such meaning, take us on...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander A Movie Scrapbook
Warner Bros.
One of a number of books to tie-in with the new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this magical scrapbook is filled with removable artefacts such as wizarding...
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The Wildings: The Hundred Names of Darkness
Nilanjana Roy
The Hundred Names of Darkness concludes the thrilling story that began with The Wildings. The Nizamuddin cat clan are licking their wounds, slowly recovering after their terrible battle with...
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children's favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he's just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the...
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Secrets According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Best-selling class hamster Humphrey finds out many fascinating things as a new term begins in Room 26. It all begins when the words ‘pharaoh, papyrus, pyramid and hieroglyphics' appear on...
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The Sticky Witch 4u2read
Hilary Mckay
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 7 In a nutshell: two children and their cat escape a sticky situation Hilary McKay's name on a book's cover is a guarantee...
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The Snow Cat
Holly Webb
In a nutshell: a seasonal story of snow, cats and happy endings! Young readers will very much enjoy Holly Webb's typically touching new story, in which a mischievous cat works...
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Fun Science
Charlie McDonnell
YouTuber Charlie McDonnell is a science fan & brings his passion and flair to inspire young readers to love science. From space and the beginnings of the universe to how...
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Reader Reviewed Double Down
Jeff Kinney
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: 150 million readers aren't wrong Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley goes all existential in this the latest and as...
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How Machines Work
David Macaulay
Winner of the £10,000 Royal Society's Young People's Book Prize 2016, which champions the best science books for under-14s. Macaulay, who was announced as the winner at a ceremony...
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