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Katy
Jacqueline Wilson
August 2015 Book of the Month In her new book Jacqueline Wilson retells one of her own childhood favourites, Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did. She echoes the original closely: both Katys are bright, headstrong, daydreamers with big imaginations, unable... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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The Story of Science
Anna Claybourne
August 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month There's a huge amount of information in this slim volume, gathered under headings such as Planet Earth, Physics, Numbers and Counting and Prehistoric Finds. It's presented in a way that is sure... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Bolds
Julian Clary
August 2015 Book of the Month Comedian, entertainer and ‘national trinket' Julian Clary now turns out to be a talented children's writer too. The Bolds, his first book for children, is a real treat – a funny story with a... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedGhost Dog
Claire Barker
August 2015 Book of the Month Knitbone loves his owner Winnie Pepper more than all the bicycle wheels, Frisbees and cowpats in the world! So it's maybe no surprise that when he dies his spirit stays with Winnie in Starcross... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedDanger is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog
David O'Doherty
Dr Noel Zone is without doubt the world's greatest dangerologist, and his books are required reading for anyone eager to avoid danger wherever it may lurk and, as we know from his first book, danger really is everywhere: toast, pets,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Best of Pippi Longstocking (3 Books in 1)
Astrid Lindgren
It might be 70 years since the first Pippi Longstocking story was published, but they haven't dated in the slightest, in fact Lindgren's stories of the nine year old free spirit living completely free of adult supervision are if anything... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pippi Longstocking
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Book of War Stories
Paul Dowswell
Even as the First and Second World Wars get further away in history, they remain a subject of fascination for the young, and no wonder: the conflict brought out very best and the very worst in mankind. Paul Dowswell recounts... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Justin Miles
March 15 Non-Fiction Book of the Month There's a huge amount of information, and inspiration, contained in this rucksack-pocket-sized guide. Author and real-life explorer Justin Miles covers all the basics, including essential kit and how to pack it, and the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Out and About | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/03/2015
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
Wendy Meddour
Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown put a clever twist on the Rapunzel story in this excellent picturebook. Rapunzel sits alone and fed up at the top of her tower block. Her friends urge her to let down her hair but... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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What Katy Did
Susan Coolidge
How spirited Katy Carr adapts her character when she has a terrible accident that leaves her unable to walk is a classic story with a strong moral message. Until she falls from the swing, twelve-year-old Katy has enjoyed a tomboy... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies
Jim Smith
This brand new series from Jim Smith, creator of the one and only Barry Loser, scores top marks for nutty – and non-stop – surreal humour, and for its fabulous black and white illustrations. Our hero is Brian Lampost,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Cheltenham Festival | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne
In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket's parents want only thing – to lead an utterly normal life. But when Barnaby,... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 7+ readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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William the Fourth
Richmal Crompton
In William the Fourth Whether he's occupying a bear suit that's slightly too small for him, cloaked in mystery as a fortune teller or attired in the flowing robes of a Fairy Queen, William is unmistakably himself: trouble in human... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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William Again
Richmal Crompton
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back. Now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Chris Garbutt. The irrepressible William returns with fourteen fantastic adventures. Totally bankrupt, William and Ginger can't even buy sweets. But then William has a brilliant... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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More William
Richmal Crompton
When Aunt Lucy tells William that 'a busy day is a happy day', William does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates his efforts to cheer up Christmas Day - and when a conjuring trick... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Just William
Richmal Crompton
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back. Now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Chris Riddell this is a new edition of Just William, the very first collection of stories about a redoubtable boy who is always in one... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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William at War
Richmal Crompton
Richmal Crompton's much-loved character, William Brown, is back in ten wartime stories, set during World War II. William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated?... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Vanishing Trick Poems by Ros Asquith
Ros Asquith
When I hear the word word My brain goes blurred My mind feels furred. Word is a strange word isn't it? It has too many meanings, doesn't it? After all, everything's a word. How absurd. Ros Asquith is a Guardian... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Official England Rugby Superstars
Joe Fullman
Get ready to become an expert on all things England rugby with this RFU-endorsed official book. How much do you really know about the England men's team? What about the women's? Did you know the women's team won Rugby World... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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England Rugby Official Junior Supporters' Guide
Clive Gifford
The perfect mix of stats, facts and pictures for rugby-mad kids who want their information in bite-sized chunks. From Twickenham, the home of England rugby, to Stuart Lancaster, the man calling the shots, everything you need to know about England... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/08/2015
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Mary's Hair
Eoin Colfer
Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ Best-selling Eoin Colfer's Mary knows better than most about a bad hair day. Her hair is bad every day! Determined to improve on her horrible curly mop Mary takes matters into her own hands. Literally!... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedTed Rules the World
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that's certainly the case here. Ted's birthday starts quietly – he finds his parents fast asleep... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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The Smile
Michelle Magorian
Poor Josh, he's being tortured by his baby brother. Charlie may only be 17 days old but he's really making Josh angry: he keeps everyone awake all night; he takes all their parents' attention; they've had to move house, and... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Joe and the Dragonosaurus
Berlie Doherty
Joe is upset: his teacher has asked the class to do a project on their pets but Joe's mum has asthma and anything with fur makes her breath thick and squashy. Joe invents a pet for himself, an eleven-legged dragonosaurus... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Gingerbread Star
Anne Fine
Hetty, a little grey earthworm, is spellbound when she sees a glow-worm. She longs to have a glowing little light in her body too so that she can light the way home, or find lost things in dark corners, or... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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The 39-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Laugh-out-loud wacky adventures in the world's MOST AWESOME treehouse story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. It is the third instalment in an hilarious and highly illustrated Treehouse series will appeal to fans of... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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How Harry Riddles Got Nearly Almost Famous
Simon Mayle
You've got to love Harry Riddles. A boy who faced with the challenge of the Aqualand Kamikaze slide emails Alan Eustace, holder of the world record for free-falling from space, for advice! Harry's life is a series of challenges but... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Creature Teacher Goes Wild
Sam Watkins
Something's out of control in the classroom! Jake and his class are going to the opening of Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. Things get a bit too wild, though, when Jake's teacher - Mr Hyde - ends up turning into... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Atlas of Adventures Activity Fun Pack
Lucy Letherland
Based on Lucy Letherland's much-praised and horizon-expanding Atlas of Adventures this new activity book will have children thinking about the wonders of our world as they get busy colouring in, or adding stickers. There are eight different scenes and seven... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

I Believe in Unicorns
Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo pulls on the heart strings in a short book into which he has packed a number of strands, richly woven together. Tomas lives for the outdoors: he hates...
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Bright Star
Jenny Oldfield
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ A touching story about the healing friendship between an unhappy girl and a beautiful and wild horse. Following her parents divorce, Morgan is sent...
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Reader Reviewed Precious and the Zebra Necklace A New Case for Precious Ramotswe
Alexander Mccall Smith
Precious Ramotswe's career as a detective began when she was just nine, long before she set up the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Her early adventures are described in this...
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Reader Reviewed Oliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 7 - 11 years category. Award-winning Philip Reeve spins a hugely original yarn encompassing moving islands, a short sighted mermaid, a stuck-up...
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Werewolf Club Rules! And Other Poems
Joseph Coelho
Winner of 2015 CLPE Poetry Award - the only award in the UK for published children's poetry An exciting debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice. The collection includes...
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Shackleton's Journey
William Grill
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 Debut author and illustrator, William Grill, 25, has become the youngest winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. “I believe there is a large,...
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My Book of Bike Activities A Wheelie Good Book
Catherine Bruzzone
A great book for boys and girls, experienced cyclists and relative beginners. It is full of fun activities and interesting biking facts - longest bike, fastest bike and much more...
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland...
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The Secret Dog
Joe Friedman
Good dog stories are irresistible and this one has everything that young readers want. Josh is living on a Scottish island with his crofter uncle following the death of his...
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Reader Reviewed Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Martin Moone- one boy and a load of sisters! That means Martin is always in trouble of one kind or another. What...
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Reader Reviewed My Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
July 2015 Debut of the Month Oh the anguish! Luke is a comic-reading super-hero expert, but he's gone for a wee at the crucial moment when an alien arrives in...
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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Catherine Storr
The first in a collection of stories for young children in which the resourceful and kind Polly outwits the enthusiastic but dim wolf over a number of encounters which are...
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Reader Reviewed Compton Valance Super F.A.R.T.s versus the Master of Time
Matt Brown
Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon are unlikely heroes, but they managed to create a time machine out of a mouldy cheese sandwich and save the universe from...
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Maze of the Minopaw
Robin Price
The Olympuss Games series, of which this is book three, is set in ancient Rome, the twist however is that cats rule the world and people have never existed. Hero...
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Read Me 2: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Gaby Morgan
A handsome and welcome new edition of this excellent poetry book, which contains a poem for every day of the year. The range of poems included is simply superb –...
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Read Me: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Gaby Morgan
This book was first published ten years ago to celebrate the National Year of Reading. It was a great idea then, and it's even better to see this new edition...
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Bogwoppit
Ursula Moray Williams
Best known for Gobbolino and The Adventures of The Little Wooden Horse, Ursula Moray Williams also wrote this funny, inventive story of fantasy, suspense and magic, now reissued as...
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Emil and the Detectives
Erich Kastner
A classic detective story told at a cracking pace, this features one of the first fictional child detectives. When Emil is robbed of his mother's hard earned savings from right...
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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
Norman Hunter
The book that Chris Riddell has described as the one that made him a reader, The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm deserves a place on every child's bookcase. The archetypal...
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The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll
Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
A tiny doll, unloved by her owner, is accidentally dropped into a freezer in a shop. There she stays, bored and lonely, until another little girl spots her. This one...
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The Silver Sword
Ian Serraillier
A classic story from World War Two, this tells how three children, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are helped by the young orphan Jan to escape from the horrors of Warsaw...
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Reader Reviewed Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple
Kjartan Poskitt
As readers of this smart and funny series will know, Borgon the barbarian is totally fearless, a useful person to have on your side in a tight situation. In this...
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Candy Girl
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Lucky Dixie gets to do work experience at the offices of her favourite teen magazine Candy. But it turns out to be a massive...
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Reader Reviewed Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief
Gill Lewis
Gill Lewis is best known for her very successful award-winning animal stories for children of 9-plus. This new series is for younger readers and features puppies that are learning to...
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Rugby Academy: Deadlocked
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Tom Palmer really gets the drama of sport and competition and no-one writes about it better. The Borderlands team have reached the finals of...
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Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo deftly captures the devastating and long lasting impact of war in this stunning and beautifully produced short story. Michael's grandfather is badly disfigured by his...
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool
Pamela Butchart
The pupils at Wigglesbottom Primary have very active imaginations and are quick to believe that there's a shark in the swimming pool, a dinosaur skeleton under their vegetable garden and...
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Woolly Mammoth
Mick Manning
The lyrical text gives an emotional insight into the world of the woolly mammoths and is accompanied by an illustrative fact strip giving more information on how we know about...
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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book
Francesca Simon
This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer holidays. There are holiday howlers to tell, secret...
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Sedric and the Hairy Troll Invasion
Angie Morgan
When evil Baron Dennis visits Sedric's muddy peasant village to ask about everyone's feelings, Sedric is very suspicious. And when a hairy giant troll called Vlad the Bad comes maurading...
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Animalium Activity Book
Katie Scott
Following the best-selling Animalium, Katie Scott returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and animal lovers.
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Crowns and Codebreakers
Elen Caldecott
The second in a fantastic new series filled with friendship, adventure and mystery! Perfect for fans of Lauren St John, this is the new mystery adventure series by Waterstones Book...
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Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum
Julia Donaldson
A wonderful collection of poems from the much-loved creator of The Gruffalo, all of them perfect for reading aloud. There are funny poems (lots of those as you'd expect) and...
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The Black Knight of Gressingham 4u2read
Philip Ardagh
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7 Philip Ardagh is one of the funniest - and cleverest - authors around and his stories of the Green Men of Gressingham are not...
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Jack versus Veto Match Five
Jim Eldridge
In this penultimate adventure in the Wrestling Trolls series, the little band of friends must pull together and face their toughest challenges yet. A Piece of Passion from Holly...
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Revenge of the Giant Robot Chickens
Alex McCall
Aberdeen's war continues between the children and the army of giant robot chickens. Can Jesse and Rayna work to defeat the dreaded Chickenator? This is a spectacular sequel to the...
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
In this special edition there's a page of disgustingly smelly scratch-and-sniff stickers to decorate Mr Twit's beard included too! Yuck!. Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all...
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Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Gaby Morgan
Written by those who were involved at the time, this is a thoughtful and powerful selection of poems that capture many different experiences of war. The soldiers' view is reflected...
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Reader Reviewed The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers.
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of...
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I am a Poetato An A-Z of Poems About People, Pets and Other Creatures
John Hegley
From A-Z - Alligator to The Dog Runs (Zoom) - John Hegley has a witty, surprising and always entertaining poem for every letter. Wonderfully varied, there are poems about people,...
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Reader Reviewed A Dog Called Flow
Pippa Goodhart
Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Kathleen Fidler Award. Oliver is struggling at school, and the other children laugh at him. What he really wants is a dog, a...
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Hook's Daughter
Heidi Schulz
Hook's Daughter is an extraordinarly fun and swashbuckling adventure. Not a contemporary retelling of Peter Pan but a delightful mix of Neverland and Malory Towers with a twist in the...
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Reader Reviewed Darkmouth
Shane Hegarty
May 2015 Debut of the Month Darkmouth might appear to be a normal seaside town, but it's really not the kind of place you'd want to go on holiday. In...
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Reader Reviewed The Royal Wedding Crashers
Clementine Beauvais
There's a Parisian setting and decided air of chic to this singular adventure story. Anna and Holly Burnbright and their friend Prince Pepino urgently need a holiday job so when...
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Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure
Tom Pow
A little girl wanders round the over-grown garden of an old house and listens to her granny tell her stories that her grandmother told her, of the children who used...
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Write Your Own Adventure Stories
Paul Dowswell
Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see...
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Reader Reviewed The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This book should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It's packed with fascinating information...
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Reader Reviewed Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
June 2015 Book of the Month 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...
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The Penguin in Lost Property
Jan Dean, Roger Stevens
A super new collection of poems featuring a vast range of animals, birds and fish, from the penguin in lost property making a bid for freedom, to the cat that...
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Brian Moses' School Report Very Funny Poems About School
Brian Moses
A fantastic collection of modern poems all about school from the talented poet Brian Moses. There are rhyming poems and funny poems and lots of poems about teachers - and...
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There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
David Harmer
School life, families, football, aliens - these are some of performance poet David Harmer's favourite things, all popular themes for his poems. Like the title poem to this collection, they...
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Reader Reviewed The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Will Mabbitt
June 2015 Debut of the Month Mabel Jones is sleeping soundly when a sudden noise wakes her up. It's Omynus Hussh, silent loris and pirate, there to press gang her into...
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Bone Collections: Dinosaurs
Camilla de le Bedoyere, Rob Colson
This handsome, highly illustrated guide to dinosaurs demonstrates how much of our knowledge of prehistoric animals comes from the remains they left behind as fossils. On alternate double page spreads...
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Car-Jacked
Ali Sparkes
Readers are plunged straight into the action in Ali Sparke's new thriller: Jack and his parents are on holiday when their car is stolen, with him still on the back...
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Dindy and the Elephant
Elizabeth Laird
Dindy's way of life is about to change for ever. She's grown up on a tea plantation in Kerala but independence is coming, and the British, including Dindy's family, are...
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Draw it! Animals
Sally Kindberg
The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has fun and quirky doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of...
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The Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small
Lucy Engelman
A Colouring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe - from fowls and finches to big cats and from incredible butterflies to exotic...
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The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words
Andy Seed
All the best people, says Andy Seed in the introduction to his book, play with words. The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words certainly proves how much fun wordplay...
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A-Maze-Ing Minotaur
Juliet Rix
Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus...
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Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis
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...
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Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Laurence Anholt
The story of the summer young Paul Cézanne spent with his father is an exciting one in itself: he accompanied his father – a man he hardly knew – on...
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Tiny
Nicola Davies
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This is simply an outstanding book. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton explain the life and purpose of microbes clearly and lucidly for...
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Murray the Horse
Gavin Puckett
Murray comes from a family of champion racehorses and dreams of winning trophies. But there's a problem: he's just not fast. The other horses laugh at him until one amazing...
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Reader Reviewed The Phoenix's Flame
Claire Taylor-Smith
Little girls who enjoy the Rainbow Magic books will love these gentle stories of magic and animals. Hattie B is quite ordinary except when she is summoned to the...
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Reader Reviewed Shouldn't You be in School?
Lemony Snicket
Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is Book three in the critically acclaimed...
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Araminta Spook: Skeleton Island
Angie Sage
If you haven't discovered Angie Sage's marvellous Araminta Spook series yet you are in for a treat. Araminta is a feisty character, fond of bats and ghosts, and there's always...
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Reader Reviewed Stop Those Monsters!
Steve Cole
Bob has always loved the idea of monsters so when his house is picked up by a giant whirlwind and, Wizard-of-Oz like, thrown into an underground world populated by the...
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Super Skills: How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons
Robert Blofield
Making a film has never been easier: what's a smartphone after all but a high quality, portable video recorder capable of shooting all manner of lighting situations in full HD,...
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Where's Wally? the Sticker Book!
Martin Handford
This funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! - is one of the best value and almost certainly the most fun sticker books ever published. Not only...
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Follow the amazing dramatic life of a theatrical icon, vividly described in words and pictures. With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's...
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Princess Mirror-Belle
Julia Donaldson
A collection of funny and exciting Princess Mirror-Belle adventures from the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent readers.
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers
Julia Donaldson
Magically mischievous Mirror-Belle is back and ready to sweep Ellen off on more exciting and hilarious escapades. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly...
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Star Wars Doodle Book

This doodle book features characters from the Star Wars films, ranging from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader. Readers can use their artistic Force to bring these sensational scenes to life!...
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Star Wars Joke Book

Prepare to have your ribs tickled as you relive the humour from the Star Wars universe. A title that is packed with jokes about all your favourite characters from Star...
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Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Astrid Lindgren
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout...
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl....
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Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters...
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Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren
One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading...
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The Amazing Human Body Detectives Amazing Facts, Myths and Quirks of the Human Body
Maggie Li
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This fact-packed guide to the human body will encourage children to think more about how their body works. It starts with a...
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The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin
Guy Bass
Stitch Head and the residents of Castle Grotteskew are back for another adventure – hoorah! They're struggling to keep order in the castle which has become home to 100 ravenous...
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Creature Teacher
Sam Watkins
The sort of story that all young school kids will love - their new teacher is great fun and has some amazing abilities that are totally unlike any other teacher....
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Thud in Trouble Match Four
Jim Eldridge
The Wrestling Trolls are BACK, facing nasty bullies and vengeful villains. Here come the Wrestling Trolls with two...
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