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Books of the Month

Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space
A. F. Harrold
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: zany, comic adventure with added alien invasion Greta Zargo is an unusual 11-year-old. An orphan she's lived on her own since the age of 8 thanks to an unfortunate but... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Making Millions
Erika McGann
In this, the second book in this fun and friendly series, Cass and her friends in the Bubble Street Gang are back! Just as Cass begins to investigate the new boy in school (who just happens to be invisible), fellow... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2017
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas [60th Birthday, Slipcase Edition]
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 seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Snow Leopard
Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her beautiful illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it. When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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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 the animals in it. Here, in a story inspired by... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2017
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The Chess Book
Lucy Bowman
For those brand new to the game of chess this useful book will provide all the information needed to get them playing. For those who've already started playing chess it will test their understanding and help to improve their skills. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes on a School Trip
Harriet Muncaster
In a nutshell: half-vampire, half-fairy, Isadora makes a new friend Lively, told in short chapters and filled with illustrations this appealing series is perfect for newly independent readers. They'll certainly be very taken with the eponymous Isadora: daughter of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Greatest Animal Stories, Chosen by Michael Morpurgo
Various Authors
In this handsome book, Michael Morpurgo has collected together some of the animal stories that he grew up with and loved, from Brer Rabbit and the Ugly Duckling, to Puss in Boots and The Fox and the Crow. They are... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Spy's the Limit
Guy Bass
In a nutshell: part book, part comic, all action! In this new adventure for dinosaur spy Spynosaur, he and his daughter Amber Gamber save the world again, this time by travelling to the Arctic Circle to take on diabolical villain... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Storm Dog
Holly Webb
In a nutshell: gentle but exciting time slip evacuee story In Holly Webb's careful hands this time-slip evacuee story is filled with excitement, adventure and warmth. Travelling by train to see her grandma and great-grandma, Tilly falls asleep and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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King Flashypants and the Dolls of Doom Book 3
Andy Riley
In a nutshell: more laugh out loud fun with King Flashypants and evil Emperor Nurbison Fans of Andy Riley's brilliantly funny and inventive King Flashypants books will be delighted with this new adventure which once again pits the young king... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Salam Alaikum A Message of Peace
J. Harris
There's a sense of kindness and of people coming together in this bright, lively picture book. A young boy – clearly Harris J. in his trademark beanie – shares his umbrella with a stranger in the rain, triggering a torrent... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2017
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Kipling's Jungle Book stories and poems remain some of the best-loved children's literature, his stories of Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo and Shere-Khan, and of Rikki-tikki and Toomai, retaining all their power to fascinate and intrigue young readers. Complete and unabridged, this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Illustrated Stories of Horses and Ponies
Natasha Kuricheva
Beautifully produced and gorgeously illustrated, this is an excellent story collection. Each tale features a horse or pony, and quite often the human hero is a young girl, brave, clever and good-hearted. Each story is just the right length for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a nutshell: a fabulous story for every storey Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton return with another surreal, inventive and comic tale about their adventures in their ever-expanding treehouse which, for anyone who doesn't know, encompasses everything from a human... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 The US classic picture book about a bull who would rather sit under the cork tree and smell the flowers than fight in the bullring makes a welcome re-appearance in this... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow
Kieran Larwood
In a nutshell: brave rabbits continue their fight against a terrifying enemy The story of rabbit hero Podkin One-Ear continues in this exciting new adventure. The first book in The Five Realms series won the Blue... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Nellie Choc-Ice, Penguin Explorer
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: crowd-pleasing penguin story, perfect for newly independent readers Jeremy Strong is a comedy genius, and this his new book for Barrington Stoke's Little Gems series will have readers in stitches. Nellie Choc-Ice is a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble
Polly Faber
Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy's Mango and Bambang stories are perfect for newly independent readers. There are four funny, entertaining stories in each collection, short enough to be read easily in one go and full of lively two colour illustrations.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedWilliam Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes
William Bee
If you love vehicles, then this is the book for you! William Bee shows off a multitude of amazing vehicles, starting with the steam engine, then trains, a hovercraft, the vertical-take-off-jump-jet, submarines and finally – of course – the space... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Toto
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Master-storyteller Michael Morpurgo adds a witty twist to the classic story The Wizard of Oz in his hugely entertaining re-imagining of the original. Here, Dorothy's pet dog Papa Toto, who accompanied... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Billy and the Minpins
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Roald Dahl's dramatic last story is perfectly matched for the first time by Quentin Blake's new illustrations in a beautifully produced edition. Billy is told by his mum that he must... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe!
Colin Furze
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Packed-full of some of the amazing inventions created by Colin Furze and demonstrated in his YouTube videos, this book will inspire young creators to try their hand at their own versions... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony
Chris Riddell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Best-selling Goth Girl is back for an action-packed new adventure in this stunningly produced volume by former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell which has the additional delight of a mini-book, Fable... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds The Jet of Justice
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: comics-inspired madcap adventure with the irrepressible Danny Dingle Would-be inventor and comics-obsessive Danny Dingle and his best mate Percy McDuff are back in a raucous new adventure. It's the holidays and after a series of accidents and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2017
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A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Allie Esiri
In a nutshell: 366 poems, an inspiring new anthology ‘Poetry powerhouse' Allie Esiri follows up the bestselling A Poem for Every Night of the Year with another lively, inspiring collection. There's a huge range of poems included, by poets old... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Adder, Bluebell, Lobster
Chrissie Gittins
A wonderfully innovative collection bursting with energy, you can't help but read with a smile. Chrissie Gittins is on a mission to save words from extinction, with forty exuberant and informative poems to celebrate amazing animals, birds and plants. The... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2016
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Top 10 of Everything 2018
Paul Terry
Fully updated for 2018, the Top 10 series is back with hundreds more astonishing lists, facts and stats. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Bugs
Simon Tyler
This handsome, large format information book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of bugs (meaning the entire class of insects). Readers will gain a good understanding of insects in part one, from what they are to how they live;... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Journey
Francesca Sanna
Winner for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Winner of the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 and awarded the Amnesty CILIP Honour | A powerful picturebook which teacher judges described as “taking... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2016
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words, inventing new words and meanings). Dahl had an extraordinary understanding of what children like and used... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed What's My Name?
Wendy Finney
April 2017 Book of the Month | The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she...
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Super-Sonic Submarine
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Fresh from their triumph in the Science Club Soap Box Derby would-be super-inventors Danny Dingle and his best friend...
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Danny Dingle and his best friend Percy Mcduff are just normal boys – if normal boys dream of becoming...
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Violet and the Mummy Mystery
Harriet Whitehorn
In a Nutshell - Move over Miss Marple, Violet's on the case! For Violet Remy-Robinson there's a mystery around every corner! Her Aunt Mathilde, a renown Egyptologist, is visiting London to investigate a mummy which...
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Reader Reviewed Kid Normal
Greg James, Chris Smith
July 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: hapless heroics from a wimpy kid in a Harry Potter world Imagine what it would be like if you were you,...
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My Evil Twin is a Supervillain
David Solomons
July 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning David Solomons' hero Luke is back for a sizzling new adventure and...
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Travels with My Sketchbook
Chris Riddell
A beautiful illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the Children's Laureate 2015-2017 with cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker and beautiful end papers this truly is a book to treasure....
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Reader Reviewed The Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that's Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and...
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Best Friends!
Wendy Finney
A whole new direction for Tony Ross's bestselling Little Princess. Princess Rosie makes an unexpected new friend - but what mischief will they get up to?
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The Sprites' Den
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott
The third in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Perfect for fans for Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony! A message from the author: ‘I...
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright
Chris Riddell
Opening Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is like opening a treasure box. With its gorgeous metallic edges and golden detail it certainly looks like one, and inside are riches!...
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Operation Ouch!: The HuManual
Puffin
August 2017 Book of the Month Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out...
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Where's Gilbert?
Wendy Finney
The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she ever was. She's playing happily in the...
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