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How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
Simon Mayle
April 2015 Book of the Month  Harry Riddles, aka the Shoutykid, is back for a new adventure. How can he solve all the problems of his family? Most urgently, with twins imminent, how can he get his sister a job...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Jim's Lion
Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Jim is in hospital. He's frightened. What if the doctors send him somewhere that he can't find his way back from? Nurse Bami tells Jim that he must go to his good place...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Shackleton's Journey
Shackleton's Journey
William Grill
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition. Grill’s beautiful use of coloured pencils...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Adventures of Mr Toad
The Adventures of Mr Toad
Tom Moorhouse
Everyone loves the ebullient and outrageous Mr Toad, one of the heroes of Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Tom Moorhouse brings him to life in this modern retelling which captures all the drama of Mr Toad’s famous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Reader Reviewed Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Jonny Duddle
Ahoy there! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return, in fully illustrated younger fiction stories.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Tim's Friend Towser
Tim's Friend Towser
Edward Ardizzone
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys on the S.S. Royal Fusilier when they find a puppy hiding in one of the lifeboats. They decide to hide it away, because they know Captain Piper doesn’t like dogs. Somehow keeping secrets from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Tim to the Rescue
Tim to the Rescue
Edward Ardizzone
Little Tim is delighted when Captain McFee offers him the chance to go to sea. Promising his parents he won’t neglect his school books, Tim sets off for another adventure. Ardizzone’s words and illustrations – some colour, some black-and-white –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Reader Reviewed Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
First published in 1936, this must be one of the most beautiful picturebooks ever produced. Little Tim lives in a house by the sea but wants to be sailor, so he stows away on a steamer. Discovered, he’s put to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Hercufleas
Reader Reviewed Hercufleas
Sam Gayton
Greta needs a hero, someone to defeat the murderous giant Yuk. She goes to see Mr Stickler, proprietor of Happily Ever Afters, motto, ‘You bring the quest, we’ll do the rest’, intending to hire one.  But things don’t go according...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Reader Reviewed Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddell
***Chris Riddell is appearing in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!   Wildly inventive and richly entertaining, Chris Riddell is the genius behind a vast range of children’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2013
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Winner of the 1999 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal   A wonderful 150th-anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning interpretation. Full of the most wondrous wit and humour, wonderful magic and believable nonsense,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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A Tiny Bit Lucky
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Liz Pichon
Will Tom and his band DOGZOMBIES be LUCKY enough to win the Rockweekly Bandbattle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Desirable
Desirable
Frank Cottrell Boyce
A hilarious comedy from award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce. George is so unpopular that even his own grandad won't come to his birthday party. Instead, his grandad sends him a bottle of aftershave that expired years ago. But the aftershave seems...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2014
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This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
Anna Weltman
Art and maths go hand-in-hand – you just hadn’t realised it! Enter a world of pattern, symmetry and shape and have a go at creating perfect circles and triangles, designing your own tessellations and making marvellous mandalas. But remember – this is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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The Fastest Boy in the World
The Fastest Boy in the World
Elizabeth Laird
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal In a beautifully told story packed with emotion and action, Elizabeth Laird tells how eleven- year- old Solomon turns his dreams of becoming an International runner into reality. Solomon runs everywhere – and always especially...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Unlikely Outlaws
Reader Reviewed The Unlikely Outlaws
Philip Ardagh
Reading Age 6-9 Interest Age 7-10  There are actually four stories for the price of one in this chunky little book. It brings together three of Philip Ardagh’s jolly adventures of the Green Men of Gressingham. The Green Men (brown...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2015
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The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
Dick King-smith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ The rats of Meadowsweet Farm are a pretty ugly lot, but their leader, the King Rat, is gruesome.  He’s as big as a small dog and twice as vicious. The farmer is revolting in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Monster from the Blue Planet
The Monster from the Blue Planet
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+   Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She’s fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Monster Busters
Monster Busters
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  Rosa and her friend Ivan have three monster escapades in this short but satisfying little collection. There’s an encounter with a real life monster in a ghost train for Rosa – Ivan comes to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Big Fib
The Big Fib
Ros Asquith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Tim All Alone
Tim All Alone
Edward Ardizzone
Tim returns from a long sea voyage to find that his home is boarded up, a ‘To Let’ sign in the window, and his parents gone. He cries a little, but resourceful as ever, sets off to find them. Knowing...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Jeanette Winter
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan, Malala and Iqbal, each unafraid to speak out, each a victim of unspeakable violence, each an inspiration to the world as they stood up for the right to freedom and education.  This non-fiction...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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The Great Big Green Book
The Great Big Green Book
Mary Hoffman
This is the third in the excellent Great Big Books series, following on from The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, and can there be a more important issue for young people...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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A Dog Called Flow
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 dog to love him loyally and uncritically; a dog to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2015
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By Hook or by Crook
By Hook or by Crook
Jan Mark
Interest Age 6-9  Reading Age 6+  There are two stories by Jan Mark in this hugely attractive little book in Barrington Stoke’s new Conkers series, both set in Medieval England. The Abbot of Canterbury needs the help of a poor...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Beautiful Beasts
Beautiful Beasts
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Large and extremely handsome, this book brings together a host of extraordinary creatures, past and present, on beautifully illustrated double page spreads. Prehistoric monsters share pages with their modern descendants, grouped under intriguing headings: Strange Spikes for example features a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2015
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I am a Poetato An A-Z of Poems About People, Pets and Other Creatures
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, pets and all kinds of other creatures. In each of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Jumblecat
Reader Reviewed Jumblecat
Archie Kimpton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Introducing a fantastically funny new voice in children's fiction.  Think David Walliams meets Franck Cottrell Boyce with a smidgen of classics like Dick King-Smith and Richmal Crompton thrown in.  Jumblecat is bursting with quirky...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Jane Foster
Jane Foster runs Jane Foster Designs – her prints, cushions, mugs and soft toys, with their gorgeous retro 1970s’ designs, are easy to spot and super stylish. There are fifteen different projects to make with or for children in this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Nowhere Emporium
Reader Reviewed The Nowhere Emporium
Ross MacKenzie
This sparkling fantasy adventure is a glorious hymn to the powers of the imagination. Young Daniel Holmes first stumbles into the Nowhere Emporium as he’s running from a couple of the bullies from the children’s home where he lives. He’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
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Get into Art: Stories Discover Great Art - and Create Your Own!
Get into Art: Stories Discover Great Art - and Create Your Own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art Stories explores a fascinating array of pictures that tell stories, from battle scenes to fairy tales to timeless myths, from artists as diverse as Edward Hopper, Matisse, L. S. Lowry and the creators of the Bayeux Tapestry....
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Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue
Reader Reviewed Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue
Angie Morgan
March 2015 Debut of the Month The Dark Ages – ‘the bit of history that was left behind after the Romans left’ according to the author – provides the setting for a story of resourceful peasants up against villainous greedy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Queen's Orang-Utan
The Queen's Orang-Utan
David Walliams
It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams’ and Tony Ross’ picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen’s Orang-Utan mashes together (not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Hamish and the Worldstoppers
Hamish and the Worldstoppers
Danny Wallace
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Danny Wallace is well-known as comedian, actor and TV presenter. Now he’s a children’s author too, and a very good one. Hamish lives in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Marcia Williams
Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Bob Hartman
Bored with life as a sheep – and especially bored with the food on offer -  Little Sheep makes a bold but very, very foolish decision that being a wolf would be more fun. But, when she is invited home...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
Glenda Millard
Glenda Millard’s Kingdom of Silk books have won many awards in her native Australia, and no wonder: there are very few books, for children or adults, which describe love so clearly or so lyrically. There are seven books in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Nature's Day
Nature's Day
Kay Maguire
The magic of the four seasons and their transforming effect on different outdoor spaces is stunningly brought to life in this beautiful book. Spring brings an awakening world – in the woods trees blossom, in the country fields can be...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Chris Riddell
The first book in Chris Riddell's much-loved Ottoline series. Now in paperback for the first time.  A glorious adventure fantasy told in words and loads of Chris Riddell’s fabulous pictures, this tells how Ottoline, who loves solving puzzles, and her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Reader Reviewed Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Pamela Butchart
Welcome to Wigglesbottom Primary and the first book in what should become a very popular series for new readers.  There are three stories here, each one describing the kind of event that all primary school children will be familiar with,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2015
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The Dragonsitter's Party
The Dragonsitter's Party
Josh Lacey
Josh Lacey’s Dragonsitter stories are short, sharp and very funny. Once again, Eddie Smith-Pickle and his mum are landed with looking after Uncle Morton’s dragons while he’s busy doing something else.  This time, their arrival coincides with Eddie’s birthday party,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Witch Wars
Reader Reviewed Witch Wars
Sibeal Pounder
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Witch Wars is the first in a charming new series: with the help of a fairy called Fran, nine year old Tiga Whicabim discovers there’s a world of witches, down below the sink pipes....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Reader Reviewed Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Elli Woollard
Told in fun, jaunty rhyme and accompanied by bright and cheerful illustrations reminiscent of Meg and Mog, children will fall in love with the accident prone wizard and his stoic pink sidekick. Perfect for emerging readers starting to read for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Gary Northfield
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Cartoonist Gary Northfield gives a fresh take on all things Roman in this riotous romp starring Julius, a most unusual zebra. Julius has a knack of getting into trouble! As a result he has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Lewis Carroll
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever
Reader Reviewed Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever
Nigel Smith
Nat’s disasters with her dad return for a second hilarious helping. This time, Dad is taking the family on holiday to a farm in the South of France. Nat knows just how terrible her dad can be on holiday – and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing
Reader Reviewed The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing
Barry Hutchison
Hideous monsters, an ill-assorted band of comrades, life-or-death situations, and the odd magic item – who doesn’t love a quest story? Benjamin Blank and his friends Paradise Little and Wesley Chant are off to battle the Shark-Headed Bear-Thing terrorising their...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Tell Me a Picture
Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake
As the first Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children’s books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book

Young fans of the Shaun the Sheep movie can get engrossed in the process of making a film!  Learn about the moving-making process through a number of fun-filled activities.  Fill in a storyboard, assemble an animation flick book, design a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's enduring classic tale, which has enchanted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years, is brought alive for a new generation in this exquisite picture book by the highly-regarded illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.  She has carefully...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Award-winning Anthony Browne, a former Children’s Laureate, adds some fresh touches to the classic story of Alice, the little girl finds herself in the middle of the most amazing new adventure when she falls down a rabbit hole. Anthony Browne’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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I Love My Mum
I Love My Mum
Gaby Morgan
Gaby Morgan has gathered together a really wonderful selection of poems about mums. There are over 50 in this little volume, some will make you smile, some will probably turn you a bit teary, but each one contains something true...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski
This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/1995
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Heidi
Heidi
Johanna Spyri
Freedom to roam in the high Swiss Alps brings great happiness in this story of Heidi and her unusual childhood high up in the Swiss Alps. When Heidi’s parents...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
Rudyard Kipling
A magical adventure right in the heart of the jungle, The Jungle Book tells how a little boy child grows up in the care of some of the mightiest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
J.M. Barrie
The magical idea of never growing up lies at the heart of the story of Peter Pan. When Peter Pan flies in at the bed room window of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Lewis Carroll
A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a book that fires the imagination with its bewitching and magical qualities and one that every young girl will absolutely love.  There’s an Introduction by Sophie Dahl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson. Step into the shoes of Sara, a girl with a lively imagination who although well-mannered is absolutely no angel, as fate determines her fortune. Transformed...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Atlas of Adventures A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe
Atlas of Adventures A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe
Lucy Letherland
Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Explore seven continent maps, packed with hundred of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travellers of any age. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Violet and the Pearl of the Orient
Violet and the Pearl of the Orient
Harriet Whitehorn
When a new family move in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but lovely neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a precious jewel stolen. Could the new family be to blame? Violet is on...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Book Awards | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
Andrea Pinnington, Caz Buckingham
Featured here are amongst the 12 best-known European garden birds that you are most likely to see at a bird table. In addition to the easy to use sound bar, there is a general introduction to each bird that highlights...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Out and About
Format: Novelty book - Released: 17/02/2015
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All the Wild Wonders Poems of Our Earth
All the Wild Wonders Poems of Our Earth
Wendy Cooling
Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of the wonders of the world and the horrors of how...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Poetry
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Amnesty International
An arrestingly original way of informing children of their human rights, We Are All Born Free depicts each of the 30 Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in wonderful illustrations by thirty best known illustrators. Each of the important...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Lewis Carroll
Ten of the best moments from Lewis Carroll’s classic story unfold from this attractive edition which is beautifully presented in a slip-case. It has been designed to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Alice 150th | Hay Fever
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2015
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Reader Reviewed How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Simon Mayle
June 2014 Debut of the Month   Harry's an optimistic kid who never gives in but when Harry's dad loses his job he fears his mega-amazing film idea, without any money isn't going to happen. But Harry is resilient and is...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Kjartan Poskitt
Hilarious new adventures for Borgon the young barbarian who is determined to make his mark on the world. Borgon is off to watch the Shadow Trials which are widely known to be the most fiercesome challenge in the desert. But,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Ottoline Goes to School
Ottoline Goes to School
Chris Riddell
A wonderful quirky mystery adventure that follows the story of Miss Ottoline Brown, the inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, her hairy and helpful friend, Mr Munroe, first introduced in Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. No secret...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Ottoline at Sea
Ottoline at Sea
Chris Riddell
Award winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell weaves another fantastical story about Ottoline and her very special and very hairy friend, Mr. Munroe. Ottoline and Mr. Munroe love solving tricky problems and working out clever plans; they love putting on disguises...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Pip Jones
February 2015 Book of the Month   A mischievous story featuring Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy - this is the fourth in the Squisky McFluff series. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Fizzlebert Stump and the Girl Who Lifted Quite Heavy Things
Fizzlebert Stump and the Girl Who Lifted Quite Heavy Things
A. F. Harrold
A story of circus rivalry, learning who you really are, and the problem of oddly-shaped vegetables.  Fizzlebert needs to reunite his friend the Bearded Boy with his long-lost parents, and find himself a new act. Luckily, the strongest girl in...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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Supercat vs the Pesky Pirate
Reader Reviewed Supercat vs the Pesky Pirate
Jeanne Willis
Everybody's favourite all-action cat is back in the third instalment of the hilarious cat-superhero series, from award-winning author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis.
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children’s favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he’s just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Goal! Football Around the World
Goal! Football Around the World
Caio Vilela
The joy that football brings around the world and its very special ability to link communities is celebrated in the beautiful photographic illustrations to this book. Wherever there is a ball – of any kind from simple and home-made to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Leaky Battery Sets Sail
Reader Reviewed The Leaky Battery Sets Sail
Gareth P. Jones
The crew of the Leaky Battery are a rum bunch alright: steam-powered metal robots of different shapes and sizes. Originally designed to be servants, they choose piracy as a new career, as it offers adventure, the chance to see the...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2015
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Chicken Clicking
Chicken Clicking
Jeanne Willis
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece - One of our Books of the Year 2014   Award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross go to the heart of a modern predicament in...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book & CD
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book & CD
Jeff Kinney
The perfect gift for Wimpy Kid fans - now you can read and listen to Hard Luck, book 8 in the award-winning, hilarious Wimpy Kid series! Francesca Dow,...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 29/01/2015
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You Tell Me!
You Tell Me!
Roger McGough, Michael Rosen
Football, first love, teachers and tongue-twisters is a fantastic poetry collection by two of the funniest, most famous poets writing today.  
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Eugene Trivizas
This much-loved picture book puts a comic and clever twist on the familiar fairytale. Three polite young wolves set off to make their way in the world and build themselves a charming little house in the country. But their rural...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Where The Poppies Now Grow
Where The Poppies Now Grow
Hilary Robinson
Shortlisted for the Education Resources Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014  This moving poetic text matched with warm-hearted illustrations captures the lives of two friends and the parts they played in the enormous military campaign...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Book Awards | The World Wars
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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13-Storey Treehouse
13-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It’s a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Street Corner Dad
Street Corner Dad
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7  Set in Liverpool during World War II, Alan Gibbon’s novel is a compelling drama. It packs a real emotional punch despite its short extent, which is Barrington Stoke style, part of their method of...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton
Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton
Jim Smith
See Jim Smith at Hay Fever!    Join Jim Smith, author and illustrator of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning Barry Loser series, for an hour of very silly fun....
Featured in: 7+ readers | Hay Fever | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Hard Luck
Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
Hard Luck, book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is now out in paperback. Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children’s, said: “Millions of...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
Hilary Robinson
Shortlisted for the Education Resources Award 2015  Amid the horror of the fighting in the First World War, there was one moment of unexpected and surprising harmony. On Christmas Eve 1914 the soldiers from opposing sides of No Man’s Land...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Book Awards | The World Wars
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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