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The Amazing Human Body Detectives Amazing Facts, Myths and Quirks of the Human Body
Maggie Li
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This fact-packed guide to the human body will encourage children to think more about how their body works. It starts with a maze, a good way of demonstrating that the book is... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
June 2015 Book of the Month Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking over their school, and Uncle Gobb sets up the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This book should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It's packed with fascinating information on everything from what to study to help you become... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin
Guy Bass
Stitch Head and the residents of Castle Grotteskew are back for another adventure – hoorah! They're struggling to keep order in the castle which has become home to 100 ravenous human orphans - not even the Creature's ‘entertrainment' show can... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Laurence Anholt
The story of the summer young Paul Cézanne spent with his father is an exciting one in itself: he accompanied his father – a man he hardly knew – on painting expeditions, camped in the mountains, and watched his father... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pippi Longstocking
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Astrid Lindgren
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout the world, making her one of the all-time greatest children's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Pippi Longstocking | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Follow the amazing dramatic life of a theatrical icon, vividly described in words and pictures. With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Shakespeare 450th Anniversary
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Tiny
Nicola Davies
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This is simply an outstanding book. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton explain the life and purpose of microbes clearly and lucidly for very young children, through simple language and beautiful illustrations. Using... Featured in: 5+ readers | Shortlists and Winners | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Super Skills: How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons
Robert Blofield
Making a film has never been easier: what's a smartphone after all but a high quality, portable video recorder capable of shooting all manner of lighting situations in full HD, says independent filmmaker Robert Blofield. His book explains the skills... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Spiral bound | Released 15/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedStop Those Monsters!
Steve Cole
Bob has always loved the idea of monsters so when his house is picked up by a giant whirlwind and, Wizard-of-Oz like, thrown into an underground world populated by the bizarrest creatures, he's 36% excited, 32% full of wonder, and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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A-Maze-Ing Minotaur
Juliet Rix
Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus escape through the maze. Will Theseus kill the Minotaur? Will... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Dindy and the Elephant
Elizabeth Laird
Dindy's way of life is about to change for ever. She's grown up on a tea plantation in Kerala but independence is coming, and the British, including Dindy's family, are getting ready to leave India. Frightened at the prospect, Dindy... Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Car-Jacked
Ali Sparkes
Readers are plunged straight into the action in Ali Sparke's new thriller: Jack and his parents are on holiday when their car is stolen, with him still on the back seat. The car-jacker turns out to be a kinder, more... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Bone Collections: Dinosaurs
Camilla de le Bedoyere, Rob Colson
This handsome, highly illustrated guide to dinosaurs demonstrates how much of our knowledge of prehistoric animals comes from the remains they left behind as fossils. On alternate double page spreads are illustrations of complete dinosaur skeletons, labelled with interesting pieces... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2015
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Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure
Tom Pow
A little girl wanders round the over-grown garden of an old house and listens to her granny tell her stories that her grandmother told her, of the children who used to play in the garden and the fun they had.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/05/2015
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Read Me: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Gaby Morgan
This book was first published ten years ago to celebrate the National Year of Reading. It was a great idea then, and it's even better to see this new edition now when a number of commentators have highlighted with alarm... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 18/06/2015
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Read Me 2: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Gaby Morgan
A handsome and welcome new edition of this excellent poetry book, which contains a poem for every day of the year. The range of poems included is simply superb – there are traditional poems and classics alongside poems by contemporary... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 18/06/2015
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There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
David Harmer
School life, families, football, aliens - these are some of performance poet David Harmer's favourite things, all popular themes for his poems. Like the title poem to this collection, they are often presented with something of a ‘what if?' warning,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Brian Moses' School Report Very Funny Poems About School
Brian Moses
A fantastic collection of modern poems all about school from the talented poet Brian Moses. There are rhyming poems and funny poems and lots of poems about teachers - and exactly what they get up to behind the staffroom door... Featured in: 7+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Penguin in Lost Property
Jan Dean, Roger Stevens
A super new collection of poems featuring a vast range of animals, birds and fish, from the penguin in lost property making a bid for freedom, to the cat that would rather be eating spiders than lapping up milk. Funny... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of which focuses on different aspects of World War 1, the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2014
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Creature Teacher
Sam Watkins
The sort of story that all young school kids will love - their new teacher is great fun and has some amazing abilities that are totally unlike any other teacher. The pupils think he's so great they want to keep... Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Star Wars Doodle Book

This doodle book features characters from the Star Wars films, ranging from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader. Readers can use their artistic Force to bring these sensational scenes to life! Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers
Julia Donaldson
Magically mischievous Mirror-Belle is back and ready to sweep Ellen off on more exciting and hilarious escapades. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent readers. Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Princess Mirror-Belle
Julia Donaldson
A collection of funny and exciting Princess Mirror-Belle adventures from the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent readers. Featured in: 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Wedding Crashers
Clementine Beauvais
There's a Parisian setting and decided air of chic to this singular adventure story. Anna and Holly Burnbright and their friend Prince Pepino urgently need a holiday job so when the elegant Mademoiselle Malypense asks them to help with arrangements... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedCompton Valance Super F.A.R.T.s versus the Master of Time
Matt Brown
Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon are unlikely heroes, but they managed to create a time machine out of a mouldy cheese sandwich and save the universe from certain destruction. Now the sandwich is safely in a museum,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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The Secret Dog
Joe Friedman
Good dog stories are irresistible and this one has everything that young readers want. Josh is living on a Scottish island with his crofter uncle following the death of his mother. He loves the island and its wildlife, often nursing... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedA 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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 19/03/2015
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
In this special edition there's a page of disgustingly smelly scratch-and-sniff stickers to decorate Mr Twit's beard included too! Yuck!. Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as... Featured in: 7+ readers | Audio Books | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | eBooks | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2007
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Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren
One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading aloud and for reading alone and this edition is illustrated throughout... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Pippi Longstocking
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Pippi Longstocking
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Star Wars Joke Book

Prepare to have your ribs tickled as you relive the humour from the Star Wars universe. A title that is packed with jokes about all your favourite characters from Star Wars universe. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Araminta Spook: Skeleton Island
Angie Sage
If you haven't discovered Angie Sage's marvellous Araminta Spook series yet you are in for a treat. Araminta is a feisty character, fond of bats and ghosts, and there's always a spooky element to her adventures. In this story, the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedShouldn't You be in School?
Lemony Snicket
Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series. Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Phoenix's Flame
Claire Taylor-Smith
Little girls who enjoy the Rainbow Magic books will love these gentle stories of magic and animals. Hattie B is quite ordinary except when she is summoned to the magical kingdom of Bellua. There she's able to help its... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Murray the Horse
Gavin Puckett
Murray comes from a family of champion racehorses and dreams of winning trophies. But there's a problem: he's just not fast. The other horses laugh at him until one amazing day his dreams come true, though in a totally unexpected... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Maze of the Minopaw
Robin Price
The Olympuss Games series, of which this is book three, is set in ancient Rome, the twist however is that cats rule the world and people have never existed. Hero and narrator of the stories is Son of Spartapuss, a... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 31/12/2014
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis
There is no end to the wisecracks and wit as the world's worst detective returns for a new adventure to follow up his best-selling experiences in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Timmy Failure, president of a world famous detective agency... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words
Andy Seed
All the best people, says Andy Seed in the introduction to his book, play with words. The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words certainly proves how much fun wordplay can be. There are all sorts of examples of it... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Will Mabbitt
June 2015 Debut of the Month Mabel Jones is sleeping soundly when a sudden noise wakes her up. It's Omynus Hussh, silent loris and pirate, there to press gang her into service to the captain of the Feroshus Maggot, mad wolf... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Debuts of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Write Your Own Adventure Stories
Paul Dowswell
Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see just how much fun it can be. There are pages... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedDarkmouth
Shane Hegarty
May 2015 Debut of the Month Darkmouth might appear to be a normal seaside town, but it's really not the kind of place you'd want to go on holiday. In fact Darkmouth is a Blighted Village, one of the last... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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I am a Poetato An A-Z of Poems About People, Pets and Other Creatures
John Hegley
From A-Z - Alligator to The Dog Runs (Zoom) - John Hegley has a witty, surprising and always entertaining poem for every letter. Wonderfully varied, there are poems about people, pets and all kinds of other creatures. In each of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers. Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2014
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Hook's Daughter
Heidi Schulz
Hook's Daughter is an extraordinarly fun and swashbuckling adventure. Not a contemporary retelling of Peter Pan but a delightful mix of Neverland and Malory Towers with a twist in the tail. 12 year old Jocelyn, who just happens to be... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Gaby Morgan
Written by those who were involved at the time, this is a thoughtful and powerful selection of poems that capture many different experiences of war. The soldiers' view is reflected in familiar poems such as Wilfred Owen's haunting Dulce Et... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Poetry | Schools | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Where's Wally? the Sticker Book!
Martin Handford
This funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! - is one of the best value and almost certainly the most fun sticker books ever published. Not only are there over 1000 stickers based on themes from famous... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small
Lucy Engelman
A Colouring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe - from fowls and finches to big cats and from incredible butterflies to exotic birds - with information on each species included on the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Draw it! Animals
Sally Kindberg
The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has fun and quirky doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of awesome things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every... Featured in: 5+ readers | Art and Artists | Summer Reading/Activity | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ On the day before their sister's thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come...
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Reader Reviewed The Porridge of Knowledge
Archie Kimpton
May 2015 Book of the Month There's a lovely traditional feel to this book. It's set in Slopp-on-Sea, and...
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Yes! No (Maybe...)
Liz Pichon
Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She...
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23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2
Mike Warren
May 2015 Book of the Month There's a wide range of things to make in this fun book, from building your own toolbox – the first project, naturally – to making...
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Don't Forget Tiggs!
Michael Rosen
May 2015 Book of the Month This tale of the busy Hurrys may well strike a chord with families everywhere. Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing, but especially in the...
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Reader Reviewed Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Maggie Stiefvater, Jackson Pearce
May 2015 Book of the Month Pip Bartlett can talk to animals, which is impressive enough, but her world is full of magical creatures, meaning she's conversing with unicorns, griffins,...
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World Food Alphabet
Chris Caldicott
May 2015 Picture Book of the Month One of the best ways to get to know another culture to your own is through its food. In his book photographer and...
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Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Tracey Turner
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in history. Read all about history's toughest kings and queens. Who...
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26-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
The World's Best Treehouse just got BETTER! Crazy, inventive, imaginative and mischievous Aussie writing duo, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton tickled many a kid with their hilarious creation of The...
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100 Things to Know About Science

Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating...
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Eddie's Tent And How to Go Camping
Sarah Garland
Eddie has a great adventure when his family go camping, learning how to make a fire, campsite cooking and simple survial skills such as knot-tying and map reading. Great preparation...
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Reader Reviewed Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs
Sarah Forbes
Elspeth Hart lives with her horrible aunt, Miss Crabb, at the Pandora Pants School for Show-offs. It is the first adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern heroine with...
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Reader Reviewed Galactic Hotdogs: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway
Max Brallier
To describe Cosmoe Wiener's adventures as action-packed is a bit like calling a red giant star quite big. With titles such as Black Hole Joystick Battle Heroes each of the...
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Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Cathy Hopkins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Cathy Hopkins is a truly gifted author for tweens, with an ability to connect with her readers that she makes look effortless. In this...
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Reader Reviewed Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy
Cas Lester
Mischief and magic make an excellent combination in this lively new series. Nixie is not a typical fairy – she's generally grubby, finds it hard to do what she's told,...
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Shaun the Sheep Flock to the Seaside
Martin Howard
With illustrations throughout, plus comic strips and activity pages fans of CBBC's Shaun the Sheep will adore it. In this the third in the series of early reader stories, the...
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You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
One of four new titles which uses maths to help solve problems in a range of exciting activities and helps show how useful maths is in everyday life. There are...
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My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny
Katrina Germein
Isn't it part of a dad's job description to come out with cheesy sayings, that he thinks are really funny, but which make everyone else groan? Ask this dad what...
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I Never Liked Wednesdays
Roger Mcgough
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 “When I was young, I lived in Liverpool and my best friend was a boy called Midge.” In this lovely little book Roger McGough...
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Gardening for Beginners
Abigail Wheatley, Emily Bone
Perfect for budding green-fingered kids or indeed to get kids enthused in discovering how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables....
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Contact
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7+ Malorie Blackman is adept at writing thought-provoking books as full of ideas as they are of action and adventure. This futuristic drama is set...
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50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War
Simon Adams
Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this is a perfect introduction to all aspects of the war, covering key events, a...
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You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
For lovers and haters of Maths the You Do the Maths series of four books will ensure that haters dislike maths less once they've got involved in solving problems in...
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The Story of the Blue Planet
Andri Snaer Magnason
Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 7-11 category 2014 A whimsical fairy tale that will appeal to fans of Maurice Sendak, Dr Seuss and Hans Christian Andersen, The Story of...
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My Dad's a Birdman
David Almond
Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.
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Cakes in Space
Philip Reeve
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Best-selling Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre's space adventure with a difference sees Astra, a young girl travelling to a new life in...
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Shaun the Sheep On the Ball
Martin Howard
It's a sunny afternoon on Mossy Bottom Farm, and competition between the sheep and the pigs is almost as hot as the weather as they play a new game called...
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The Secret Kitten
Holly Webb
This is a wonderfully heart-warming read and the 30th in the Animals series from bestselling author Holly Webb. This title and the others in the series are perfect for fans...
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A Home for Molly
Holly Webb
Anya loves playing with Molly, the gorgeous cockapoo, on her holiday at the seaside. But when Molly's owners head home and leave their cute pup behind, it's up to Anya...
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The Forgotten Puppy
Holly Webb
Emi looks forward to her weekend visits to her dad's, but she's sad that her Shiba Inu puppy, Rina, can't come too. During the school holidays, Emi visits her dad...
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Holly Webb's Kitten Tales Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten, Misty the Abandoned Kitten
Holly Webb
Three lovely kitten stories to treasure, from best-selling author Holly Webb: Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten and Misty the Abandoned Kitten. Holly Webb's Animal Stories have sold...
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The Brave Kitten
Holly Webb
Helena is helping out at a vet's surgery when a young cat is rushed in with a major injury - will they be able to save him?
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The Scruffy Puppy
Holly Webb
Bella adopts a friendly mongrel puppy, but will she be able to prove that rescue dogs are just as good as pedigree dogs to her friend at school?
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Brain Factor Ages 6-7

Brain Factor are a new series of picture quizzes that introduce children to the world around them. The unique fan design allows you to read a question and then simply...
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Dindy and the Elephant
Elizabeth Laird
Dindy's way of life is about to change for ever. She's grown up on a tea plantation in Kerala but independence is coming, and the British, including Dindy's family, are...
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2013 Bestselling author/illustrator Chris Riddell creates a fantastical world in which Ada Goth, daughter of...
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Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 A touching story about a boy in hospital, who dreams wild and extraordinary dreams as he faces a life-saving operation. Jim is in hospital. He's...
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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...
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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...
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Shackleton's Journey
William Grill
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 Debut author and illustrator, William Grill, 25, has become the youngest winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. “I believe there is a large,...
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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...
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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...
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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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This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
Anna Weltman
Whether you're a maths whizz or a daring doodler, this book is your graphic guide to smart art! Discover how maths can be artistic and art can be mathematical with...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Frank Cottrell Boyce
A hilarious comedy from award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce. When George gets an out-of-date aftershave for his birthday, he isn't particularly impressed. But the aftershave seems to have developed some extra...
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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...
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A Tiny Bit Lucky
Liz Pichon
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes...
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