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Books of the Month

Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Sally Nicholls
July 2016 Book of the Month Meet the Buttons. Mrs Button runs a shop – the nicest thing about it, she says, is the people – Mr Button runs the post office. The story is set in the days before... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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Baby Zebra Rescue
Tamsyn Murray
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : animals – friendship – looking after animals Readers who like animals are going to love Tamysn Murray's new series set in Tanglewood Animal Park. It's a dream come true... Featured in: 7+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Malkin Moonlight
Emma Cox
In an Nutshell : cats – adventure - friendship Readers who enjoy Michael Morpurgo's stories of animals facing challenges in the natural world will find lots to like in Emma Cox's debut, which was the first recipient of the National... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedFlo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Historical Association's ‘Young Quill's Award for Historical Fiction' (primary school category) | One of our Books of the Year 2015 | The stories of the many animals involved in the First World War make a great... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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The Apprentice Witch
James Nicol
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3: magic – underdogs – proving your worth Young readers who've ever felt second best will identify strongly with apprentice witch Arianwyn. After she fails her witch assessment, horribly publicly, she is sent to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Summer Evening
Walter de la Mare
The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair Mews at his knee for dainty fare; Old Rover in his moss-greened house Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse. This enchanting picture book celebrates the wonderful poetry of... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67 colourful wall charts it examines the different ways in which... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 horrific experiences in the war. One of only three to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children's books, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Matchbox Mysteries The Detective Agency's Fourth Case
Sally Gardner
Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book Award 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts is even more mashed up than usual. It... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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See Inside the World of Shakespeare
Rob Lloyd Jones
An illustrious and detailed look into the inventive and wonderful world of William Shakespeare. With lots of flaps, children can discover more about the world's most famous playwright and poet within this colourful book. Explore Shakespeare's London, the famous Globe... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Dirty Beasts
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's wondercrump collection of animal rhymes featuring grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. With full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake this will make a wonderful addition to your 'forever keeps'... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark the 150th... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's tale of the dear prickly little laundress Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a favourite of Irish designer Orla Kiely and she's designed a characteristically chic cover for this special edition, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created... Featured in: 5+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction explains that he sees Jemima as the kind of duck... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Multiple-item retail product | Released 05/02/2015
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
This is a stunning celebration of both Peter Rabbit and the 150th birthday of the author whose legacy is still delighting children and adults alike. Beautifully presented with a gold-foiled jacket and illustrations of Peter on the end papers this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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My Little Book of Tractors
Rod Green
This self-styled little book actually manages to include photos and information on a huge number of tractors, enough to satisfy the most ardent tractor fan. Starting with the steam engines that replaced horses by the 1850s, it features traction engines,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/06/2016
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Olga da Polga
Michael Bond
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Handsprings and Homework
Jane Lawes
In 3 : gymnastics – hard work – team work In this special gymnastics-centred story the emphasis is all on the importance of hard work and teamwork in sporting success. Fresh from their triumph at the regional championships, Tara and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Friendships and Backflips
Jane Lawes
In 3: gymnastics – friendships – competition Junior gymnast Tara has a lot to juggle when she's asked to take part in a regional competition. There are all the moves to learn with her partner Lindsay, but Tara has just... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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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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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, but are in danger of being accused of dognapping an... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Sanitized for Your Protection
Stephan Pastis
‘To the best of my knowledge', announces Timmy Failure at the start of this book, in a chapter called Let's Do the Timmy Warp Again, ‘everyone on earth has now read the prior three volumes about my life.' That's one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Hunting of the Snark
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A perfect celebration of Alice Day 2016, this beautiful, fully illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's great comic masterpiece which comes complete with gilt-edged pages and a ribbon for a marker, is the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/06/2016
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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black
Interest Age 5-8 Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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Look Inside How Computers Work
Alex Frith
With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much a part of our everyday life computers are, and takes... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves
Wendy Meddour
In 3: adventure – a secret world – steam trains The follow up to The Secret Railway has arrived right on time! After their adventures in the magical kingdom of Izzambard, sister and brother Ella and Leo are desperate to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Goblin Princess Smoky the Dragon Baby
Jenny O'Connor
The favourite theme of the child who longs for a pet is given an unusual twist in this story of adventure and working out who you are. Matty's family despair of her; for a goblin princess she's horribly tidy and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedPuppy Academy: Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis
In a nutshell : daring puppy heroes Gill Lewis's little stories of the doggy students of the Puppy Academy have much to recommend them. Each story stars a different dog tasked with learning a rescue skill, but generally facing a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Lion Storyteller Awesome Book of Stories
Bob Hartman
Internationally acclaimed storyteller Bob Hartman brings us a captivating compilation of his best-loved collections of classic stories from around the world. The stories he has chosen are ones that he hopes will encourage children to be more kind, gentle and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/2016
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Holiday Ha Ha Ha!
Various Authors
If there's any likelihood of rainy days on your holiday, be sure to pack a copy of this sparkling collection of stories written by some of our wittiest and most inventive authors, as it's certain to brighten the mood until... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Invisible Inc.
Steve Cole
In 3 : invisible goodies – dastardly baddies – killer chickens (poultry-geists!) Steve Cole is a national treasure: creator of series such as Astrosaurs and Magic Ink, and now writing the Young Bond books, he's delighted huge numbers of young... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Enid Blyton's Summer Stories
Enid Blyton
The summer holidays are made for reading Enid Blyton; no writer better understands the sheer pleasure of being out of school with empty days stretching ahead. There are all sorts of stories in this collection, lots of pixies and magic,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Holidays According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the Hamster's view of the world is always entertaining. He's happy in his job as classroom pet so, when the holidays are announced, he worries a lot about what will happen to him. But Humphrey soon finds that holidays... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor
Andy Riley
In a nutshell : noble kings – evil laughs – chocolate Good versus evil is given a very funny workout in this the first book in what should become a very popular series. As kings go, Edwin is lovely, always... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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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 together to clean their home inside the cherry blossom tree,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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50 Things You Should Know About Space
Raman Prinja
The Universe is huge – it stretches further than we could ever imagine or explore, and contains everything in space, from super stars to galaxies to tiny pieces of dust. Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Wildings
Nilanjana Roy
July 2016 Debut of the Month The streets and alleys of the Nizamuddin quarter of Delhi provide the backdrop for this thrilling story of warrior cats. There's a real sense of unease and danger in the opening chapters when a strange... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Summertime and Somersaults
Jane Lawes
In 3 words : gymnastics – friendships – rivalries Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle's endorsement will draw readers to this story of Tara, a talented young gymnast whose dreams seem to have come true when she joins a new gym club. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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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: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Beatrix Potter
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and of course mischievous Peter Rabbit amongst the pages of this delightful colouring/doodle book. Simple illustrations of Beatrix Potter's most famous creations invite aspiring artists to colour whilst... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Holiday Doodles
Fiona Watt
Bright, fun holiday inspired drawing fun for those who love to doodle. Nice and small in size it's the perfect travel accompaniment to keep boredom at bay this summer. Yet there are over 100 pages of holiday themed space to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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My Doodle Book!
Alan MacDonald
A delightfully, disgusting doodle book that will keep Dirty Bertie fans entertained for hours. Dirty Bertie is back but this time he'll be enticing you to join in with his madcap schemes and crazy capers - well in the form... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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 |...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed The 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...
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Reader Reviewed Eddy 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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Uncle 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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