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Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Maggie Li
April 2014 Book of the Month Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. This interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards is packed full of...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | Out and About
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 11/04/2014
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The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
Nick Hunter
WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind one of the most terrible wars in history.  With full-colour graphics and photographs throughout this is an invaluable source for those studying the World...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Eddie's Kitchen And How to Make Good Things to Eat
Eddie's Kitchen And How to Make Good Things to Eat
Sarah Garland
A birthday party needs to be got ready in a hurry! Mum has forgotten that it is Grandad’s birthday but luckily Eddie is on hand to help. Eddie loves cooking and he knows exactly what Grandad likes best. Mum has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Stories
The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Stories
Andrew Matthews
A beautiful new edition, reissued and reformatted to celebrate 450 years since William Shakespeare's birth - an ideal first introduction to eight of his most-loved stories that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
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Life Stinks!
Life Stinks!
Peter Bently
Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, this hilarious new series from Peter Bently, a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, will be irresistible to boys and girls aged six to eight years. Knightmare, follows the misadventures of a trainee...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2014
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The Ice Bear
The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with  the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it.  When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Landing On My Feet The Adventures of Poohka the Cat
Landing On My Feet The Adventures of Poohka the Cat
Adelaide Godwin
Written by debut author Adelaide Godwin, it’s an odyssey of a feline kind, packed full of feline bravery, endurance and epic adventure that will delight early readers everywhere but equally a tremendous story for parents to share with their kids....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2014
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Shakespeare: A Three Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Shakespeare: A Three Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Nina Cosford
2014 marks the 450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare  Beautifully packaged and full of detailed information this is a stunning fold out version of the life and plays of William Shakespeare. Opened out one way, the details of Shakespeare’s life from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Rain Door
The Rain Door
Russell Hoban
Former Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake team up for this hugely original weather-based fantasy. It’s a hot, hot summer Thursday when Harry hears the rag-and-bone man calling out “Rainy numbers up. Any thunder up?” Not knowing what any of it might...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Russell Hoban
Tom is back for a second fooling-around adventure. When Tom, accompanied by his Aunt Bundlejoy, sets out on a jaunt in a jam-powered frog, Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen set out in hot pursuit in a pedal-powered snake. They...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Russell Hoban
Award-winning duo Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake are brilliantly witty in this sharply observed picture of the value of childhood pursuits.  Orphaned Tom lives with his formidable aunt who takes no nonsense from anyone and serves perfectly disgusting food. Tom...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
David Almond
With his typical brilliance, award-winning David Almond weaves magic and reality together in this touching and inventive story about how Paul, a lonely boy living in a basement flat in a huge tower block, plans his great adventure. Paul believes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Get Into Art: People Discover great art - and create your own!
Get Into Art: People Discover great art - and create your own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art! People explores a fascinating array of portraiture artworks from artists as diverse as Leonardo, Suerat, Picasso, Breughel and Munch. Each artwork is paired with an art activity for children to do themselves from the inspiration they gain...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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Get Into Art: Animals Discover great art - and create your own!
Get Into Art: Animals Discover great art - and create your own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art! Animals explores a fascinating array of animal artworks from artists as diverse as Degas, Matisse and Braque. Susie Brooks has come up with a brilliant new way for active young artists aged 7+ of all abilities, as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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How to Draw England
How to Draw England
Mark Bergin
How to Draw England features step-by-step instructions showing how to draw many of England's most recognised landmarks, including Stonehenge, Angel of the North, Hadrian's Wall, Eden Project and even people such as the iconic England cricketer as well as some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
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Tanks and Military Vehicles
Tanks and Military Vehicles
Mark Bergin
This comprehensive drawing handbook which is part of Mark Bergin's Art School in a Book, How to Draw series, covers all aspects of drawing tanks including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. There is even details of a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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London
London
Mark Bergin
With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing some of London's best-loved landmarks and icons including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Introduction to Modern Art
Introduction to Modern Art
Rosie Dickins
This book details the main features of Modern Art from the 1870's to the present day. Stunning illustrations as well as excellent explanations as to how different types of art developed and how they related to the events going on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Famous Artists Sticker Book
Famous Artists Sticker Book
Megan Cullis
Presents an interactive way of finding out about the lives and work of some of the world's most famous artists. This title is packed with information about the biggest names in art, including Van Gogh, Dali, Monet, Warhol, and others.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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Book of Famous Artists
Book of Famous Artists
Rosie Dickins
This book tells the story, both lives and works, of 35 of the world's most famous artists, including van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. It includes reproductions of the artists' creations, as well as photographs of the artists...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon
Reader Reviewed The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon
Jonny Duddle
The award-winning pirates are back for a second great adventure! Help is needed in Dull-on-Sea after a ghostly pirate ship draws up on the beach and a rash of burglaries from homes, and even from the museum, follows. Matilda knows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
Dawn Isaac
101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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What's So Special About Shakespeare?
What's So Special About Shakespeare?
Michael Rosen
So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2007
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How Pirates Really Work
How Pirates Really Work
Alan Snow
Do pirates really like singing rollicking songs, burying their treasure and parrots?  Do they really eat Ship’s biscuits with worms and how do they deal with Sea Monsters? From the author of the bestselling How Santa Really Works, Alan...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.
Jo Nesbo
With crazy inventions, disappearing socks, half-men half-frogs, a moon chameleon invasion and, of course, plenty of super-sonic bottom burps, this is the gang's most explosive adventure yet! Can they stop an alien invasion in its tracks, or is this actually...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot
Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot
Christopher G.C. Vine
This series of books entitled Peter's Railway is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts.  Each book tells the story of a young boy, Peter who lives with his family at the edge of his Grandpa’s farm. ...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2013
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Aristotle
Aristotle
Dick King-smith
The best-selling author of The Sheep Pig tells a charming and witty story about a bold young kitten who is always getting into mischief! Aristotle lives with Bella Donna, a very kind, very witchy woman who protects Aristotle as best...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Young Wizards
Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   On the day before their sister’s thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come from and why? After some hilarious adventures, Brin and Arlo...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Young Monsters
Young Monsters
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  A school story in which strange and often hilarious things happen. Lon is sent away to his father’s old boarding school with a view to stop him being quite such a monster. Dr Ffelix...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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World Search - Amazing Jobs [Au/UK]
World Search - Amazing Jobs [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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World Search - Busy Places [Au/UK]
World Search - Busy Places [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
Gillian Cross
Interest Age 8-12   Reading Age 8+  The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tackles mystery and sleuthing in this exciting story about a missing dad. Annie’s dad is a Crime Buster; he is always following clues and solving mysteries. But...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Annie's Choice
Annie's Choice
Catherine MacPhail
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Catherine McPhail gives a spine tingling and ghostly edge to a hard-hitting story about a school bully. Karam has changed schools often and is used to making friends easily. But then he meets Alex....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Food Fright
Food Fright
David O'Connell
Meet the amazing monster customers and try the foul-food at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in the hilarious 'Monster and Chips' series from author and illustrator, David O'Connell. We asked a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Young Dracula
Young Dracula
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 being the greatest vampire in the world, Wilfred should have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Archie's War
Archie's War
Marcia Williams
Archie's War provides an astonishing insight into what it was like to be a 10 year old child in one of the most important moments in history - the First World War that began in 1914. With its striking scrapbook...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star
Reader Reviewed The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star
Jill Murphy
Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but she...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis
March 2014 Book of the Month  There is no end to the wisecracks and wit as the world’s worst detective returns for a new adventure to follow up his best-selling experiences in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Timmy Failure, president...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Harvey Drew & the Bin Men from Outer Space
Reader Reviewed Harvey Drew & the Bin Men from Outer Space
Cas Lester
March 2014 Debut of the Month  Fun and lively this will appeal to fans of David Walliams.  Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
Sophie Piper
A collection of poems for the season. Some such as Edward Thomas’s Thaw and William Wordsworth’s famous I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud are on secular themes but most are poems celebrating the events around the crucifixion of Christ.
Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Victoria Eveleigh
Horses of all kinds and their amazing and very different characteristics have always excited Joe. He has already had much excitement with pony club champion Lightening and Fortune in stories set in the Hidden Horseshoe Sanctuary. Now, at a visit...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Atticus Claw Goes Ashore
Atticus Claw Goes Ashore
Jennifer Gray
A message in a bottle is all it takes for super-detective Atticus Claw, a cat with a difference, to be off on a great new adventure. Will he be all at sea? The message is from Fishook Frank who promises...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Only Child Club
The Only Child Club
Anne Fine
What do you miss when you don't have siblings? This book aims to find out through a brilliant story of friendship between 3 only kids but acting like siblings; including the good and bad things about having to compete or...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Let's Look on the Seashore
Let's Look on the Seashore
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look on the Farm
Let's Look on the Farm
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look in Woods & Forests
Let's Look in Woods & Forests
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles which are all tip-top quality productions will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look in Ponds & Rivers
Let's Look in Ponds & Rivers
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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My Carry-Along Little Bunny's Easter
My Carry-Along Little Bunny's Easter
Christina Goodings
Celebrate Easter with some seasonal activities! Designed with a handle so that it can be easily carried this includes an Easter story as well as guides to draw round to make flowers and cards as well as loads of stickers...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2014
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The Easter Story
The Easter Story
Antonia Jackson
From the entry of Jesus and his disciples into the temple in Jerusalem, The Easter story, as told in the Bible, is retold in simple prose matched with atmospheric illustrations. How the different disciples, most notably Judas and Peter, behave...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.  Twelve-year-old Henry Hank Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down
Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.  In this story, Hank is the star in the school play, but...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Dragonsitter's Island
Reader Reviewed The Dragonsitter's Island
Josh Lacey
A welcome addition to the highly entertaining Dragonsitter series which has previously been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Eddie is looking after his Uncle Morton’s dragon on a remote Scottish island. As ever with anything to do with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Cowboy Showdown
Cowboy Showdown
Chris Blake
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The seventh book in an action-packed, time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest. We asked some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2000
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Stone Age Rampage
Stone Age Rampage
Chris Blake
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The tenth book in an action-packed, time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest. We asked some...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Samurai Assassin
Samurai Assassin
Chris Blake
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The eighth book in an action-packed, time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest. We asked some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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V.I.P. (Very Important Pup)
V.I.P. (Very Important Pup)
Katy Cannon
Full of adorable animals, celebrity customers and dressing up, the glamorous world of Pooch Parlour is sure to delight young girls who love Rainbow Magic, Secret Kingdom and other sweet and sparkly reads.  V.I.P. (Very Important Pup!) is the first...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet
Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet
Wendy Meddour
Wendy Quill is back for a third suitably entertaining adventure. This time Wendy’s predicament will be familiar to many: she is desperate to have a new pet. For Wendy it is especially important as she wants to be a vet....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Zeraffa Giraffa
Zeraffa Giraffa
Dianne Hofmeyr
A giraffe in Paris! The idea sounds ridiculous but this beautiful picture book tells the true story of how the Pasha of Egypt sent a young giraffe called Zeraffa as a gift to the King of France. Captured on the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Ahmed and the Feather Girl
Ahmed and the Feather Girl
Jane Ray
In beautiful pictures matched by a richly-told story award-winning Jane Ray brings to life the story of a little boy and the magic that enables him to escape from his hard life. Ahmed is badly treated as a servant to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Lion First Bible
The Lion First Bible
Pat Alexander
Sixty Bible stories are retold here in easy-to-understand language matched by attractive illustrations. Taken from both the Old and the New Testament some are already very familiar such as the story of Adam and Eve, the story of Joseph and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2014
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The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
Lois Rock
Fifty Bible stories are retold here from both the Old and the New Testaments in this fine hardback with lovely, gentle watercolour illustrations throughout.  Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining its place in the Bible, so children...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
David Lucas
Everybody loves chocolate! Grendel certainly loves it more than anything else so, when he finds a message inside a chocolate egg and offering him three wishes, he naturally makes a very terrible mistake. After he has turned the dog and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Mysterious Traveller
Mysterious Traveller
Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  This tale begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little baby from a violent desert storm whipping up all around him. He is rescued by Issa - the desert guide...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Hermelin
Hermelin
Mini Grey
Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin?...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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I am Sort of a Loser
I am Sort of a Loser
Jim Smith
The Barry Loser notebooks are perfect reads for the more reluctant 7+ reader with plenty of pictures & humour to keep reader interested.  The second in this series, I am still not a Loser, deservedly won the Roald Dahl...
Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals

Children can colour in the animals and their homes, apply stickers of their food and footprints, and learn all about what the animals eat and how they bring up their young. And at the end, there's a fun quiz to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside

The beautiful illustrations cover animals that kids will know well and some they may not, including crabs, jellyfish, starfish and seagulls. Children can colour in the creatures and their homes, apply stickers of their food and where they live, and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Haunting of Uncle Ron
The Haunting of Uncle Ron
Anne Fine
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7+  Award-winning Anne Fine always writes brilliantly about annoying family members. Ian’s Uncle Ron has a habit of just turning up on the doorstep with a big suitcase. No one knows how long he will...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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The 13th Fairy
The 13th Fairy
Kaye Umansky
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Poor Sleeping Beauty! Everyone knows she was cursed by the wicked fairy out of spite because she wasn’t invited to the christening and so fell asleep for 100 years. But it all turns out...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)
War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)
Michael Foreman
It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a game of football instead. For one day, the...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/03/2014
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Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Reader Reviewed Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Jim Eldridge
February 2014 Book of the Month  A comic new series from this award winning writer and illustrator - with lively, fun storylines and vibrant drawings.  Each book contains two...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Supercat vs the Chip Thief
Reader Reviewed Supercat vs the Chip Thief
Jeanne Willis
February 2014 Book of the Month   Does your child want to be a super hero, does he or she crave excitement and laugh-out-loud an awful lot?  if so, Supercat vs the Chip Thief is the first book in a super...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!
Reader Reviewed Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!
Pip Jones
February 2014 Debut of the Month  From unravelling jumpers to filling boots with newts, from unlucky spills to jungles in the bathroom, Ava and Squishy are inseparable. But Squishy is not impressing everyone and his behaviour is getting worse –...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Outback Outlaw
Outback Outlaw
Chris Blake
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The ninth book in an action-packed, time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest. We asked some...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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I am Cat
I am Cat
Jackie Morris
Ten wild habitats, ten wild cats and one domestic cat are dramatically and beautifully illustrated in this unique celebration of the cat. In bold pictures and a simple text, Jackie Morris brings alive Cat who, when asleep in the day,...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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See Inside the Universe
See Inside the Universe
Alex Frith
A mind-expanding book sure to fascinate young space enthusiasts. Curious young minds will be fascinated to discover planets, stars and galaxies and explore intergalactic space, with over 70 flaps to lift.  Includes explanations of some of the biggest questions in...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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The Case of the Feathered Mask
The Case of the Feathered Mask
Holly Webb
Packed with mystery and adventure this is perfect for readers aged six to eight years.  Charming girl-detective Maisie Hitchins is always on the look-out for a new mystery to solve. Even while her grandmother keeps her busy running errands Maisie...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014
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Secrets According to Humphrey
Reader Reviewed 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 the classroom blackboard… Suddenly, Humphrey finds himself caught up in...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Impossible Boy
The Impossible Boy
Mark Griffiths
An hilarious series for younger readers. The Impossible Boy will appeal greatly to fans of Tom Gates, Barry Loser and Diary of A Wimpy Kid. Extrardinary phenomena are taking hold in what is a dull town where nothing happens, until...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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The Legend of Frog
Reader Reviewed The Legend of Frog
Guy Bass
The Legend of Frog is the first book in a brand new three-part series by award-winning and best-selling author, Guy Bass.  A mash-up of fairy tale, fantasy and science fiction with a hearty helping of humour, The Legend of Frog...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014
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Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish
Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish
A. F. Harrold
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. His mum's a clown, his best friend is a bearded boy, and he sticks his head in a lion's mouth every night. Other than that, he's pretty normal. When Fish the sea lion goes...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Three Favourite Animal Stories
Three Favourite Animal Stories
Jill Tomlinson
Plop is a baby barn owl. He is perfect in every way - except for one thing. He's afraid of the dark! One day Suzy the cat finds herself flying away in a hot-air balloon. How is Suzy going to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out
The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out
Jill Tomlinson
Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment's notice. The next...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Jill Tomlinson
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. Dark is nasty he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
Jill Tomlinson
Hilda is a small, speckled hen. And when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda's auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she's determined to visit them. But how is Hilda going to travel the...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
Jill Tomlinson
Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can't wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father's...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
Jill Tomlinson
Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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A Room Full of Chocolate
A Room Full of Chocolate
Jane Elson
Grace's fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Space
Space
Rob Lloyd Jones
Winner of The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013    What the Judges thought "A fantastically interactive book for younger children. Full of flaps to lift (and flaps under flaps) that reveal amazing facts about space!” And some comments from...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2012
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney
The best-selling Wimpy Kid charts new aspects of his life in his trademark frank and highly humorous diary. From reflecting on the time before he was born to his struggles to find a date for the Valentine Day’s Dance and...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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