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Books of the Month

Sky Song
Abi Elphinstone
January 2018 Book of the Month This story was absolutely entrancing. As soon as I began reading I was swept away on a journey filled with dangerous enemies and monsters but of finding new friends, hope and a sense of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Birthday Surprise
Clara Vulliamy
January 2018 Book of the Month In a nutshell: thoroughly charming mini-mysteries in school and family setting It's no mystery why the Dot McCluskey stories are so popular: Dot is a wonderfully lively central character and her friendly direct-to-reader narratives... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains
Tom McLaughlin
In a nutshell: very funny cartoony alien invasion story The imminent destruction of Earth is the subject of Tom McLaughlin's typically hilarious new book, though he manages to slip in a few comments on our world and those who run... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Weirdest Show on Earth
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: laugh-out loud adventures with the boy who can't lie Poor Beaky Malone's life was thrown into chaos when an encounter with the mysterious Madame Shirley robbed him of his ability to tell a lie, making school and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedTrouble In New York
Jennifer Gray
In a nutshell: stoat-ally wonderful story; friendship, fun, upsets Young readers will love Ermine, star of this new series by Atticus Claw author Jennifer Gray. Ermine is a stoat which, in fictional terms, gives her carte blanche to behave as... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/11/2017
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Who's a Big Bully Then?
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. How do you see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken' the narrator of this story thinks up a dare to show up Darren Bishop, the school bully. A... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2018
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Danny, the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl
A classic Roald Dahl title, a most touching story of a boy and his very special father. Danny and his father live in a caravan parked right next to the garage where his father works. Danny father teaches him how... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl
Following on from Charlie's adventures in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie has been given ownership of Wonka's factory, and the Great Glass Elevator is taking Charlie and his family off to claim his prize through the roof of their... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Emmeline and the Plucky Pup
Megan Rix
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Award- winning Megan Rix has a rare gift for putting dogs at the centre of important moments in history. Here, in a story set in 1910, Alfie and his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Explorer Collection
Valerie Thomas
Witch Winnie and her long-suffering black cat Wilbur are two of the most appealing and endearing picture book characters, and their adventures, as told by Valerie Thomas and illustrator extraordinaire Korky Paul, a fabulous mix of magic and mishap, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/01/2018
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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole
Michelle Cuevas
In a nutshell: black holes and family relationships There are two black holes in Stella's life: the first is the one she finds hiding in a cardboard box, names Larry (“short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Holmes and Watson: Baker Street Academy
Sam Hearn
Wittily told in words and pictures, this is a terrific, fast-paced adventure with a great cast of characters. John Watson, a new boy at Baker Street Academy, soon joins a bunch of good friends – lead by the super-forensic Sherlock... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Treehouse Fun Book
Andy Griffiths
The 'Treehouse' series of books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton reliably provides kids with some of the most inventive, entertaining and deliciously daft reading around, and this new activity book takes the fun on to a different level. Across... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match
Elizabeth Eulberg
In a nutshell: Sherlock Holmes given a clever, lively twist Shelby Holmes is a nine-year old genius with a gift for solving crimes thanks to her extraordinary powers of observation and deduction. In this she's helped by her friend John... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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The Popstar's Wedding
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is a crime-buster extraordinaire, an ace detective; at least he is in his own imagination. Despite what his mother says, he's determined to find crimes to solve... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Disappearing Daughter
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth's life changes when he comes across a book called A Hundred Ways to Catch a Criminal. Overnight he is transformed from – in his words – ‘bored... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir
Polly Faber
Here are four more adventures for Mango and her best friend Bambang the tapir and they are if anything even more appealing than previous stories, perfect fiction for young readers. In this set of self-contained but interlinked stories Mango is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote
Sarah Ridley
This book tells the story of the campaign to get women the vote in Britain through significant objects. From photos of key people in the campaign through ephemera such as force-feeding equipment, banners and medallions, Sarah Ridley brings the story... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/06/2017
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Love From Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
The heart-warming rhyme will touch the heart of the one you love, and express everything you feel in the cutest way. The clean design and contemporary styling will appeal to existing Peter Rabbit fans and is sure to catch the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/01/2018
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Dave Pigeon (Racer!)
Swapna Haddow
The third instalment to this laugh-out-loud new series is fully illustrated throughout by the incredible Sheena Dempsey. Have you ever sat in a shoebox? Of course you have. But have you ever sat in one when your best friend Dave... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/01/2018
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Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!
Joanne Owen
In a nutshell: funny, magical story teeming with energy and invention The adventures of Martha Mayhem – a fabulous mix of humour, magic and uproar – will charm newly confident readers and are perfect for reading aloud. The cast of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Team Hero: Scorpion Strike Series 2, Book 2
Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Team Hero: Rise of the Shadow Snakes Series 2, Book 4
Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Team Hero: Fight for the Hidden City Series 2, Book 1 - With Bonus Extra Content!
Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Team Hero: Falcon of Fury Series 2, Book 3
Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Wartman 4u2read
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7 A brand new 4u2read edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of this touching tale by Michael Morpurgo. Dilly's life was great until he found the wart growing on his knee. When lying doesn't work out and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2018
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The Goozillas!: Attack on Fungus Fort
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: action-packed, slime-filled fun early reader Set inside the world of a computer game, the Goozillas series offers non-stop action, fun characters, and jokes galore (the more cringe-worthy the better as far as fans are concerned), all of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Three Cheers for Women!
Marcia Williams
Three Cheers for Women is a hugely inspirational book for children. It is full of facts, quotes and jokes brought together in a really fun way to ensure you remember them. You may even feel having read about some of these... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Egyptomania
Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 This is a book to savour as you travel back in time to the land of the Pharoahs.. Sumptuous in feel and beautifully produced, it is also packed-full of information... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2017
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Reader ReviewedRadio Boy and the Revenge of Grandad
Christian O'Connell
In a nutshell: tune in for more hilarious radio-show action Christian O'Connell follows up his debut with another laugh-out-loud story starring junior radio DJ Spike. Spike, sidekick Artie and producer Holly are happily broadcasting from Spike's garden shed and have... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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A World of Cities
Lily Murray
In this large format picture book 30 famous cities around the globe are brought to life through beautiful illustrations and a vast miscellany of intiguing facts. Every spread is devoted to a city and within that spread are facts which will... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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Scientist Academy
Steve Martin
This cleverly designed, attractive book will catch the imagination of all children, even those who wrongly believe that they don't have what it takes to be a scientist. It explains that the key attribute for scientists is curiosity and then... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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This is Not Another Maths Book
Anna Weltman
This book sets out to prove that maths has more in common with art than many might think, and that it can be truly beautiful; it achieves its aim. A series of clearly explained and attractively designed activities demonstrate how... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Coder Academy
Sean McManus
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month This well-designed, interactive workbook provides a really good introduction to coding for children. It breaks it down into fun, step by step exercises and each bright, visually attractive page sets children tasks to... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of...
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Father Christmas and Me
Matt Haig
November 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Matt Haig's romping adventure breathes fresh life into everything Christmasy. It is a bustling story full...
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All the Year Round
John Yeoman
December 2017 Book of the Month A series of twelve short, funny poems, one for every month of the year, written with brio by John Yeoman and illustrated by Quentin...
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The Wizards of Once
Cressida Cowell
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Best-selling Cressida...
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Paddington 2: The Story of the Movie Movie Tie-in

Paddington's new adventures on the big screen have reminded everyone of just why the little bear from Darkest Peru is such a favourite in his adopted homeland. Paddington is generous,...
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Create Your Own Christmas
Isabel Thomas
Get ready to take control of the most important time of the year - and create your OWN Christmas! It's time to take control of your festive destiny, says the...
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Magnificent Birds
Narisa Togo
It isn't often that a non-fiction picture book has been so admired here in the Lovereading office. The stunning, stylish lino-cut prints capture the beauty and the drama of a...
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Corpse Talk - Ground-Breaking Scientists
Adam Murphy, Lisa Murphy
Shortlisted for the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Book with Facts The ultimate history lesson as Adam and Lisa Murphy dig up and interview the most incredible and dead...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that...
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Clare and her Captain
Michael Morpurgo
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month Award-winning Michael Morpurgo is always at his best when writing about the countryside and...
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss
The ghastly Grinch refuses to be moved by the Christmas spirit in this must-have collectible slipcase edition of Dr Seuss's classic tale. With hilarious rhymes and distinctive, original illustrations, this classic...
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Reader Reviewed The Christmasaurus
Tom Fletcher
Celebrity Dad, Tom Fletcher brings Christmas and Dinosaurs together in a warm hearted, rollickingly magical story inspired by his love of both. Young William Trundle loves dinosaurs better than anything...
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The Accidental Father Christmas
Tom McLaughlin
October 2017 Book of the Month In a nutshell: original madcap adventure with a seasonal feel All Ben wants is for his dad to spend more time at home, surely...
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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape
Dermot O'Leary
November 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: the night-time escapades of a pair of adventurous cats Inspired by his own cats, one of which is almost totally...
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Matt Millz
Harry Hill
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | In a nutshell: dreams-come-true adventure plus comedy advice from the master Harry Hill's new children's book is funny (no surprise), features...
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One Christmas Wish
Katherine Rundell
Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers, Wolf Wilder and The Explorer, fills her first picturebook with the wit, verve and touches of whimsy that distinguish her novels, as well as with...
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Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle
Julia Donaldson
Perfect for newly confident readers, these three entertaining stories about the magical Princess Mirror-Belle and her friend Ellen capture all the different kinds of excitement that happen around Christmas. When...
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Optical Illusions
Gianni Sarcone, Marie-Jo Waeber
Is seeing believing? This book will make you question that it is. Featuring almost fifty amazing optical illusions it explains how playing around with the context of colours, shapes and...
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Winter Magic
Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty
I've always thought books were magical. It's always a wonder that a simple combination of words can have such meaning, take us on so many adventures. This short story collection...
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Christmas Jokes
Macmillan Children's Books
What sort of phone has Santa got? Pay as you ho, ho, ho! What do you call a prawn that won't share its Christmas presents? Shell-fish Just a couple of...
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The Happy Christmas
Jenny Colgan
In a nutshell: gentle, heart-warming story of a little girl and her puffin Christmas is coming but Polly can't seem to get in the right mood: Neil her puffin...
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Matt Haig
In a nutshell: Christmas magic and ho-ho-hope | Matt Haigh follows his best-selling A Boy Called Christmas with another festive treat, a brand new story of Father Christmas, his elf...
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Father Christmas's Fake Beard
Terry Pratchett
Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll...
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Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo
Cinderella, Rumpelstilstskin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk: these stories are in our DNA, says Michael Morpurgo in his introduction to this gorgeous new collection. They are told by some...
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Sky Dancer
Gill Lewis
In a nutshell: classic animal story by one of our best authors for children Sky Dancer is a vivid, inspiring animal story in which the British countryside is as...
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Reader Reviewed Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
The second book in the groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science...
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I Killed Father Christmas
Anthony McGowan
November 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 In a nutshell: Ho, ho … oh? It's Christmas Eve and Jo-Jo's parents are arguing again. After...
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Bad Dad
David Walliams
November 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a comic crime caper to delight dads and lads It's all about boys and their dads in David Walliams' new...
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The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Jessica Townsend
November 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: exciting, original fantasy adventure Unusually, Jessica Townsend's book opens with the funeral of her central character. No-one seems particularly upset, not...
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Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe
Jonathan Meres
Interest Age 5-8 In a nutshell: granny always knows best Priya and her grandma swap jokes, stories and memories over ice-cream at the market café. Priya's parents have...
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Paddington Pop-Up London: Movie tie-in Collector'S Edition

Paddington's adventures in his new film stem from a book, a beautiful pop-up book of London in times gone by. Now here is a beautiful pop-up book of London for...
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Who's a Big Bully Then?
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. How do you see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken' the narrator of this story thinks up a...
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Children's Dinosaur Atlas
John Malam
The perfect book for young dinosaur lovers, this atlas contains colourful maps that reveal where dinosaurs lived during different periods of prehistory, plus vibrant scenes that describe their habitat.
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Safari Pug
Laura James
When pug is woken suddenly in the middle of the night by Lady Miranda shouting about lions, he begins to think they mustn't be very nice and a teeny bit...
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the...
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Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?
Jo Nesbo
The fifth book in the fart-tastic Doctor Proctor series! Lovereading comment to follow soon.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to...
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Jumanji
Chris Van Allsburg
Jumanji is recognised as a picture book classic, deserving of a place on every child's bookshelf, and it's great to see this new 30th anniversary edition. Judy and Peter's parents...
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The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales
Jane Ray
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Award-winning illustrator Jane Ray has gathered together a wonderful collection of stories from around the world which reflect her love of...
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I'm Just No Good At Rhyming And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Chris Harris
A completely refreshing and exciting collection of poetry that will encourage even the most determined poetry avoiders to have a peek and maybe get involved. It's beautifully packaged and filled...
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