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Books of the Month

How to Look After Your Human
Kim Sears
June 2016 Book of the Month Though it's primarily aimed at dogs, humans too – particularly those who share their home with a canine companion – will find lots to inform and entertain them in Maggie Mayhem's comprehensive guide. Maggie,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
June 2016 Book of the Month Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words, inventing new words and meanings). Dahl had an extraordinary understanding... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2016
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The Secret Pirate
Elli Woollard
June 2016 Book of the Month Lil might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but under her jumper and vest she's a pirate! When the thoroughly rotten Stinkbeard arrives Lil flies into battle against him, because Lil is a pirate who'll... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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The World's Worst Children
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams's amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Wilderness War
Julia Green
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: protest – friendship – the great outdoors At a time when children are accused of disconnecting from the natural world Julia Green's story of kids protecting their patch of wilderness... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedFlo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
One of our Books of the Year 2015 | Shortlisted for the prestigious Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction | The stories of the many animals involved in the First World War make a great way to explain to children... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake
As the first Children's Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children's books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Little Collectors: Animal Art Make Art from Nature
Jenny Bowers
Spring is approaching, the perfect time to get kids away from screens and outdoors, and this clever activity pack will do just that. Its attractive 24 page book is full of ideas on ways to have and record adventures, whether... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Great Farty Slob Beast
Charlie Farley
There's monstrous fun to be had in this raucous picture book! Sisters Molly, Amy and Lola are bored; Mum's busy so sends them to Dad who warns the three, ‘bored children get monsters to play with!' Sure enough, a huge,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/09/2015
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The National Trust: Hedgehogs, Hares and Other British Animals
Nikki Dyson
Little children love sticker books and this one is genuinely lovely and full of interesting facts and information about British animals too. There are eleven different scenes to be decorated with stickers, and each one is a natural setting beautifully... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Beaky Malone: The World's Greatest Liar
Barry Hutchison
In a Nutshell: the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth! If they gave out black-belts for telling fibs, Beaky Malone would be a seventh Dan master. All that changes though when he steps into a rusty metal... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
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
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Roald Dahl
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
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl
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 | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl
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 | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Enormous Crocodile
Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Where's Wally? Across Lands
Martin Handford
Wally is going on an amazing adventure across ancient lands. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil) and have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities as you wander through the pages of this book with... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Three Pickled Herrings The Detective Agency's Second Case
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Award-winning Sally Gardner has written a deliciously topsy-turvy story as Wings & Co, a rather special fairy detective agency, gets on the case. When Sir Walter Cross, a man of remarkably regular habits, does something totally remarkable and unusual, Wings... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedOperation Bunny The Detective Agency's First Case
Sally Gardner
A brand new quirky detective series called WINGS & Co. brimming with humour, mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts. Operation Bunny is the first case for the Fairy Detective Agency and with... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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City Trails - Paris
Lonely Planet Kids
Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff guaranteed to blow your mind, that are definitely off the tourist trail. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2016
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City Trails - New York
Lonely Planet Kids
This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover New York's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
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 it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/06/2016
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Henry Haynes and the Great Escape
Karen Inglis
Oh what fun! Henry races home to start his new library book, but as he starts to read he suddenly disappears into the story. You find yourself entering Henry's book alongside him, where, with magic on the loose, Henry soon... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/04/2014
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The Rescuers
Margery Sharp
This tale of three daring and heroic little mice is as enchanting for children today as when it was first published in 1959. The three - pampered, beautiful Miss Bianca, loyal Bernard and resolute Nils, the Norwegian fisherman - embark... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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Badly Drawn Beth
Jem Packer, Duncan McCoshan
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016, 6 - 8 years Category. Meet Beth, a hilarious new heroine who just can't help getting in trouble! Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2015-10-01
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Counting Lions
Virginia McKenna, Katie Cotton
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. From one regal lion to ten zebras, these superb full-page black and white drawings give readers the chance to get close to nature's wildest creatures. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 2015-10-01
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Story of the Olympics
Richard Brassey
From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century including Rio 16, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2016-06-02
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Findus Goes Fishing
Sven Nordqvist
Children of all ages should be introduced to Farmer Pettson and his talking cat, the irrepressible Findus. They've been favourites with readers in Europe for decades and it's great to see this new edition which comes with the endorsement of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/02/2016
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Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!
Pip Jones
A trip to the seaside for everyone's favourite invisible kitten nearly ends in disaster when poor Squishy is swept out to sea. Luckily Ava's mum is persuaded to row to the rescue. Effortlessly charming, this story, the fifth in the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/05/2016
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The Secret Railway
Wendy Meddour
In three words: secret worlds - adventure – magic There are echoes of Narnia in this exciting adventure which begins with two children finding a door into another world, not in a wardrobe, but in an abandoned workshop full... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Pugly Bakes a Cake
Pamela Butchart
In a Nutshell: comedy – chaos – pug cooking! A perfect piece of comic writing for children, Pugly Bakes a Cake is certain to be a huge favourite with young readers. Pugly is a pug with great ideas and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Violet the Velvet Rabbit
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies, from the author of the multi-million selling Princess Poppy series, is a lovely new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others that will charm young readers. Violet is a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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Thimble Monkey Superstar
Jon Blake
Jams Cogan's life changes when his next door neighbours arrive at his family bungalow – or Castle as his dad, a not-terribly successful children's author calls it – with a hamster for them to look after. At least, the neighbours... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Spangles Mcnasty and the Fish of Gold
Steve Webb
To the canon of disgusting, disreputable villains loved by children – the Twits, Mr Gum, Armitage Shanks – can now be added Spangles McNasty and his sidekick Sausage-face Pete. To give you an idea of how nasty Spangles is, his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
Special Film Tie-in Edition 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 it shows how trust and love develops between... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Walter Brown and the Magician's Hat
Karen Inglis
London-based children's author Karen Inglis is back with another illustrated page-turner, this time for ages 7-9. Karen has made a name for herself with teachers, reading charities and librarians for producing fun and fast-paced stories that get the most reluctant... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2016
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Unicorn in New York: Louie Takes the Stage!
Rachel Hamilton
In a nutshell: cupcakes – chaos – tap-dancing Delightfully daft, Rachel Hamilton's story of Louie the unicorn with stars in his eyes is very funny and full of appealing characters. Following his dream Louie enrols at the New York... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking over their school, and Uncle Gobb sets up the dread ‘Dread Shed' in their playground,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Seacrow Island
Astrid Lindgren
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 When the Melkerson family rent a holiday home on the far away Seacrow Island they have no idea of the wonderful adventures that lie in store for them. Father Melkerson, a very... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog: Master of Disguise
Jeremy Strong
In a Nutshell: silliness – disguises - dogs Jeremy Strong continues to set the standard in comic writing for children and his Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog series is a tour de force of silliness. Trevor's dog Streaker is behaving as... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The 65-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a Nutshell: Mind-boggling adventures – ants - craziness Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are experts in the crazy, surreal humour that kids love and there seems to be no limit to their invention. For those that don't know, the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedEddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up
Simon Cherry
June 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: pirates – penguins – enchantments Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up is an epic story indeed, and possibly the most inventive piratical comedy-fantasy-adventure you'll read this year. It starts with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2016
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How to Fight a Dragon's Fury
Cressida Cowell
This is the twelfth book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series and she brings it to a tremendous and fitting finale. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of her hero, the mild and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Dancer The Wild Pony
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. It will have lots of appeal for young readers, and with short chapters and frequent and pretty colour... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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The Wonder Garden
Jenny Broom
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 7-11 category | Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books | One of our Books of the Year 2015 New from... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
Pamela Butchart
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Readers category A third riotous adventure for Jodi, Maisie, Zach and all the rest in 4J including the fast-paced narrator, Izzy. This time, part of the school is suddenly put... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/01/2015
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The Lion Roars
Alan Gibbons
The story of a young footballer from Africa who achieves his dream of winning a place at one of the top UK clubs, this short novel is both a satisfying story of hard work, dedication and talent, plus all-important family... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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The Olympic Games Sticker Book
Susan Meredith
When did the Olympic Games begin? Who are the greatest athletes? With 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill, and photos and illustrations telling the story of the biggest multi-sport event in the world. The perfect... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2016
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Olympic Sport: the Whole Muscle-Flexing Story 100% Unofficial
Glenn Murphy
As all eyes turn to Rio this summer, a lot of us will be sitting on the sofa thinking about sport and very probably dreaming about being better at it. Science superstar Glenn Murphy's witty, fact-filled and very child-friendly book... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Olympic Poems - 100% Unofficial!
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens
Sport – winning, losing, taking part – is celebrated in this typically skilful collection from two of our most popular poets for young people. There are funny poems, story poems, contemplative ones to make you see things clearer or differently,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Olympic Games Picture Book
Susan Meredith
When did the Olympic Games begin? Who are the greatest athletes? With dramatic photos of Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and more, this is the story of the world's biggest multi-sport event, from Ancient Greece to 2016. With internet links to... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2016
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The Usborne Outdoor Book
Jerome Martin, Emily Bone
Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors, whether that's a city park, a beach, deep in the woods or even in a garden. Activities for all weathers include building a shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2016
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Findus Food and Fun Seasonal Crafts and Nature Activites
Eva-Lena Larsson, Kennart Danielsson
Sven Nordqvist's picture book characters Farmer Pettson and Findus, his irrespressible talking cat, lead lives firmly rooted in the natural world and this charming activity book is full of things to do and make involving plants, flowers and all that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2014
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Where's Wally? in Outer Space
Martin Handford
Play tangle line teasers, find your way out of a space race maze, unscramble muddled up words, crack alien codes, match and spot the differences in busy picture puzzles, get creative by colouring in, complete a planet hop game and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Ultimate Guide to Mapping
Justin Miles
Maps are wonderful things and this practical and inspiring book explains to children perhaps too used to relying on satnavs and iPhones how to use maps, and even how to make them. It's full of fascinating facts on the different... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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Creaturepedia Activity Book
Adrienne Barman
Informative and fun, this book is filled with facts, creatures to colour in, 100 stickers and a double gatefold poster at the rear. Following the success of the stunning Creaturepedia, Adrienne Barman returns with this companion colour and activity... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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City Trails - London
Lonely Planet Kids
Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff guaranteed to blow your mind, that are definitely off the tourist trail from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Harriet The Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
Although it was written four decades ago, Harriet the Spy is still a thoroughly modern story. Harriet - bossy, determined, prone to shouting things like ‘I'll be damned if I'll...
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Mary Poppins
P. L. Travers
Mary Poppins has been the world's most famous nanny for the last 80 years and her success remains undimmed. Jane and Michael Banks need a new nanny so they set...
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth,...
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi...
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Reader Reviewed My Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
Children's Book of the Year, The British Book Industry Awards 2016 - Overall winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 - Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. July 2015...
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A Journey Through: Space
Steve Parker
A good first introduction to space, this book provides answers to questions children often ask, such as how big is the universe and how many stars are there in...
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Mick Manning and Brita Granström have developed a picture book approach to non-fiction that brings their subjects to vivid life. Beautifully illustrated...
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The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives
Maggie Li
May 2016 Book of the Month Attractive, friendly illustrations and an interactive approach make this a fun introduction to dinosaurs. In the company of a group of ‘dinosaur detectives' readers...
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Super Skills: How to be a Blogger & Vlogger in 10 Easy Lessons
Shane Birley
Welcome to the world of blogging! It?s never been easier to share and express ideas, and lots of young people are keen to join the world of bloggers and share...
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The Saga of Erik the Viking
Terry Jones
The fantastically brilliant and amazingly adventurous Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones returns in this new edition with an exclusive foreword from Terry who is of course, most...
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Basil the Bear Cub
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. In this springtime story the fairies are working...
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Hello World A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities
Jonathan Litton
As much an atlas as a language learning book Hello World is a clever way to stimulate children's interest in the world and the many different peoples who share it...
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23 Ways to be an Eco Hero
Isabel Thomas
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month The planet is under threat, but there are things we can all do to change that says this attractive guide book. It's full...
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Reader Reviewed Dotty Detective
Clara Vulliamy
May 2016 Book of the Month Dot's story is told in a unique diary format of hilarious Tweet-style observations, selfie pics (artworked by Clara), under the duvet moments back at...
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Reader Reviewed Pugs of the Frozen North
Philip Reeve
May 2016 Book of the Month Award winning author partners Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre head north for...
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Reader Reviewed The Secret Cat
Sarah Lean
May 2016 Book of the Month This lovely story is about a little girl who finds the courage to go on an adventure and learns about animals, making friends and...
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Reader Reviewed Captain Pug
Laura James
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 A deliciously madcap doggy adventure for Pug, the pampered dog of the even more pampered Lady Miranda. When Lady Miranda determines...
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Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
Gill Lewis writes outstanding animal stories, and Gorilla Dawn is very good indeed. The setting is the forests of the Congo, home to the great lowland gorilla but also to...
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Martha the Little Mouse
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. It's autumn and the Autumn Queen has sent...
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Reader Reviewed Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
Here we have another episode in the life of hapless eleven-year-old Martin Moone, related by his imaginary best-friend and sidekick Sean Murphy in as fine a free-fall stream-of-consciousness narrative as...
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Trouble According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
A third adventure for the charming and resourceful Hamster. When all sorts of problems crop up in the classroom, from Pay-Attention-Art's marks going down, to Golden-Miranda finding herself in big...
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The Very Royal Holiday
Clementine Beauvais
After three exciting adventures recounted in previous books, Holly, Anna and their friend Prince Pepino are embarked on the Holy Moly Holiday they've been saving up for. At first the...
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The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid Banks
Lynne Reid Banks's much-loved book has all the ingredients of a perfect children's story. Nine-year old Omri is given two important gifts for his birthday: a plastic Indian figure from...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of Alfie Onion
Vivian French
If you love fairytales – and who couldn't? – you'll love this brand new adventure written by one of our most inventive and entertaining children's authors. Magnifico Onion might be...
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Dognapped!
David J. Robertson
A charming friendly little tale about a group of dogs who unwittingly find themselves on an adventure. Misty the border collie and assorted friends attempt to do a good deed,...
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The Tree That Sat Down
Beverley Nichols
Part of a magical series loved by readers for generations, Beverley Nichols's gentle fantasy adventure will entrance and entertain today's children just as it did their parents and grandparents. Judy...
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Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)
Liz Pichon
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Nowhere Emporium
Ross MacKenzie
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 - Best Story - Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 8-11 age category This sparkling fantasy adventure is a glorious hymn...
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Collection of Curiosities: Oceans
Polly Cheeseman
This fascinating information/activity book is full of interesting facts about the oceans and the wide array of life within them. With life-like illustrations which accompany the text, plus activities to...
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Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays
Anna Claybourne
With Shakespeare in the spotlight, this book finds an unusual and effective way to spark children's interest in his plays. It retells ten of the most popular in cartoon strip,...
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The Ostrich of Pudding Lane
Jeremy Strong
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,...
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Geronimo The Dog Who Thinks He's a Cat
Jessie Wall
Geronimo is perfectly pitched for newly independent readers with short chapters, a simple storyline and appealing illustrations. Little puppy Geronimo is always hungry, his mother is homeless and there just...
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Philomena The Cat Who Thinks She's A Dog
Jessie Wall
With its short chapters, simple storyline and appealing illustrations Philomena is just right for children ready to start reading on their own. Little kitten Philomena is leaving her old home...
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What's So Special About Shakespeare?
Michael Rosen
Shakespeare's writing was extraordinary four hundred years ago, and it's still extraordinary today says Michael Rosen in this splendid and inspiring introduction to the bard. Rosen demonstrates to young people...
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Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples

A guide to delicious and nutritious vegetarian food for kids. This book includes 25 vegetarian recipes for kids including soup, salad and stir-fry as well as treats such as a...
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RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden
Mike Dilger
Discover the amazing wildlife you can find in your own garden with this fascinating guide. Find out all about garden birds, animals, plants and creepy-crawlies. Turn the pages to discover...
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The Boy and the Globe
Tony Bradman
Young readers wondering what's so special about Shakespeare as celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of his death get underway would do well to read Tony Bradman's cheerful story of...
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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander Mccall Smith
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Freddie Mole is just an ordinary boy who never imagines that he will do anything brave. He certainly never dreams that he...
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Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
Gary Northfield
Hail Julius Zebra! Star of a brilliant new series by former Beano cartoonist Gary Northfield, Julius Zebra is far more likely to turn kids onto the Romans than any number...
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Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Gary Northfield
Cartoonist Gary Northfield gives a fresh take on all things Roman in this riotous romp starring Julius, a most unusual zebra. Julius has a knack of getting into trouble! As...
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Out for the Count
Anne Fine
Interest Age 5-8 Anne Fine is a very clever writer and this brilliant little story is an exploration of the resources of the human imagination and the iniquities of keeping...
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The Seaside Puppy
Holly Webb
Holly Webb writes gentle, warm-hearted adventures that young readers absolutely love and there is lots for them to enjoy in this story. Laura's summer is set to be a bit...
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Over 100 Things to Do on a Journey
Rebecca Gilpin
If the prospect of a long journey with children – whether by car, plane or train – is filling you with dread, this handy little book could be just what...
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100 Events That Made History

Bringing the major moments of the past to life, this book offers a lowdown on events that have changed the course of history and shaped the world. Incredible photography and...
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Ultimate Factivity Collection Space

Suitable for keeping little hands busy during rainy days or holidays, this book is packed with facts and activities based on the stars, planets and galaxies. It also helps you...
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Nature's Day: Out and About
Kay Maguire
Following on from the success of Nature's Day, this beautiful activity book by the same author and illustrator shows children how to interact with their surroundings.
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1066 and Before That - History Poems
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens
Combining the talents of two of our most popular poets for children, Brian Moses and Roger Stevens, the poems in their brand new collection take an idiosyncratic and inventive look...
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Stories from Shakespeare
Anna Claybourne
This a lovely hardback with ten of Shakespeare's more well known plays retold especially for younger children to enjoy. Each page is illustrated in Usborne's trademark style, with Macbeth, Romeo...
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World of Shakespeare Picture Book
Rosie Dickins
An illustrated guide to the life and times of William Shakespeare. Readers can discover his famous plays, see where he lived and worked and find out why he is one...
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Shakespeare Sticker Book
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is a great, fun way to introduce William Shakespeare to younger children. With interesting bite-sized pieces of information on a variety of aspects of Shakespeare's life including the Globe...
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Voices from the Second World War

‘I was awarded the Burma Star and the Yankee Star for my service, but all I really want is for the people who fought alongside me to be remembered.' So...
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Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears...
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To Wee or Not to Wee
Pamela Butchart
Of the many tributes to Shakespeare in this anniversary year, To Wee or Not to Wee must be the zaniest. It features retellings of four favourite Shakespeare plays with a...
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Dave Pigeon
Swapna Haddow
Join Dave Pigeon and his sidekick Skipper on their quest to defeat the most evil cat in town. There will be funny bits, scary bits and biscuity bits. It is...
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The Imagination Box: Beyond Infinity
Martyn Ford
This is the sequel to the critically acclaimed debut, The Imagination Box. Lovereading4kids review to follow
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A Little Guide to Gardening
Jo Elworthy
A delightful and interactive and engaging take on gardening for children. Packed full of tips, activities and wonderfully simple recipes this is a beautiful gift for children - and the...
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Prehistoric Actual Size
Steve Jenkins
As the title makes clear, this fascinating book illustrates prehistoric creatures at actual size or, where the creature was simply too big to fit on the page, a part of...
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