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Books of the Month

Wave Me Goodbye
Jacqueline Wilson
May 2017 Book of the Month In a nutshell: an evacuee story as imagined by the one and only Jacqueline Wilson Queen of contemporary fiction, Jacqueline Wilson is now setting her stories in the past, but they're not one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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A Song for Will and The Lost Gardeners of Heligan
Hilary Robinson
May 2017 Book of the Month | This deeply moving story perfectly conveys the devastating impact of the First World War both on those who took part and those they left behind. Though the story is fiction, many of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Barefoot Book of Children
Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma
April 2017 Book of the Month Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about the different lives of children around the globe. Whilst being gently encouraged to ponder their own place in the world -... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedSuperdad's Day Off
Phil Earle
May 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: the best laid plans of mice and supermen …| Stanley is as normal a kid as you can meet, but his dad, well, he's a superhero, Dynamo... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedKing Coo
Adam Stower
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | A glorious romp of a story full of confusion and chaos but with a strong message about trusting yourself and standing up to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants
Stephan Pastis
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Hilarious sleuthing with boy detective and his sidekick polar bear… | A new Timmy Failure book is always a cause for celebration and this is another glorious mix of humour,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/04/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

All Aboard the London Bus
Patty Toht
Both an engaging guidebook to the major sights of our capital city and a collection of new London poems, this is a lovely book to read aloud and to look at. Sam Usher's attractive pen and watercolour illustrations catch the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedLottie Dolls: Lottie Solves a Mystery
Lucie Braveheart
May 2017 Debut of the Month This brilliant, outdoorsy adventure story is distinctly different from the other branded series fiction on the market, like Rainbow Magic and Beast Quest. Lottie fiction is more suitable for younger readers and features real... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Clare Balding
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: follow your dreams | Young readers will gallop through Clare Balding's utterly delightful book – in fact, they'll be smiling from the very first sentence. Steeped in farm and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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The Five of Us
Quentin Blake
Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Toad and the Miracle at Croco Lake
Ken Metcalfe
There's a feel of traditional stories to this tale of Toad and his friend Old Camel and their adventures on the banks of Croco Lake, but a contemporary sensibility too; for example, one of their friends, a young boy called... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2017
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A Story Like the Wind
Gill Lewis
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Gill Lewis's A Story Like the Wind, a powerful and lyrical story about contemporary refugees, is fuelled by an ancient tale which tells how throughout history music has crossed barriers and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all ages this timely story follows a young boy as he sets out from his home to find somewhere safe to live.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Murray the Race 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 | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedJulius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
Gary Northfield
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 had a great many fights with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddell
Bestselling author/illustrator Chris Riddell creates a fantastical world in which Ada Goth, daughter of the strange Lord Goth of Ghastly-Gorm Hall, is growing up. Ada's mother is dead and her father is very, very strange! Surrounded by a motley crew... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedFootball School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there's no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into ‘lessons'... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Enchanted Puppy
Jessica Ennis-Hill & Elen Caldecott
The second in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Evie shares Jessica's determination and drive - an inspiration for kids everywhere. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony! A message from the author:... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Creatures

Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films at home with a torch. Discover Dobby the house-elf,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/03/2017
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Violet and the Smugglers
Harriet Whitehorn
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 Violet Remy-Robinson's adventures are gathering her a growing band of fans, and no wonder. Violet is one of those crime-solving children beloved of children's books, but these... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/03/2016
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All the Wild Wonders
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 | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Disney as Old as Time What If Belle's Mother Cursed the Beast?
Liz Braswell
What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? Find out what happens in this thrilling story, Disney As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale. Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/01/2017
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Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures
Liz Pichon
In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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We are Giants
Amber Lee Dodd
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 For fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Wonder, this is a novel about a girl whose mum has dwarfism. But it's not just about that. It's about love, family, friendship, and how to be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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There's a Werewolf in My Tent!
Pamela Butchart
Izzy and her friends are SO EXCITED about their school trip. They're going camping and there'll be marshmallows and no washing and everything. But then WEIRD things start happening! There are howling sounds at night, and some sausages have gone... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Tilly and the Time Machine
Adrian Edmondson
This delightful story highlights the power of memories in coping with loss and comes from the multi-talented Adrian Edmundson. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Dictionary of Dads Poems
Justin Coe
They're all here in this sometimes funny, sometimes touching, often surprising new collection: the Abracadabra Dad; the Jukebox Dad; the Pirate Dad and the Prison Dad; the Refugee Dad and the Rollercoaster Dad; right through to the Zen Dad and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Big Picture Book of General Knowledge
James Maclaine
Packed with interesting and useful information on a range of important subjects areas, from geography (a section called Around the World), to music, natural history, space and architecture, and filled with bright, appealing illustrations, this book will keep curious youngsters... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2017
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The Superhero Handbook
James Doyle
There's no excuse for anyone who, having read this book from cover to cover and followed its instructions carefully, does not emerge a superhero. Contained within its pages is a complete superhero training course. Not only do you learn how... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedCowboy Pug
Laura James
Pug is exactly the kind of hero young children happily identify with: he's a good friend, sometimes bemused by the grown-up world but a quick learner, and always at the centre of the action. In this story Lady Miranda and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair
Philip Reeve
Bestselling Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have created a fabulous feisty new heroine in Emily who is determined to be as helpful as she possibly can be to Jinks and O'Hare the unusual duo who look after all the repairs... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Big Bird Spot
Matt Sewell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Described as ‘the Bansky of the bird world', Matt Sewell has created a fabulous hide-and-seek guide designed to inspire children to start bird watching both on the page and outside. Jungle,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/05/2017
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Llama United
Scott Allen
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daft and thoroughly entertaining football adventure with llamas | There aren't enough good football books and this is definitely a good one even though it's also very silly. Tim and his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Lena Lenik S.O.S.
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age 7 Reading Age 7 | In a nutshell: the surprise arrival of a new baby | Bernard Ashley's exciting contemporary story throbs with real voices, real situations, and real heart. Lena can't work out what's wrong with her mum, she's tired... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle
Rover, star of The Giggler Treatment and others, is back for a new and equally hilarious dog-poo centred adventure. As ever, Rover needs to collect dog poo to keep the Gigglers well-supplied. Assisted by his favourite nephew Messi, whose... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/04/2017
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National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training
Philip Ardagh
In a nutshell: historical adventures full of facts and fun Not since Horrible Histories has the past been brought to life for young readers so accurately and with so much humour. Written in partnership with the National Trust in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do
Andy Seed
In typically lively style Andy Seed provides youngsters and their families with loads of ideas for things you can do outdoors, whether that's in the garden, at the beach, in the countryside or town. Some of the activities offer great... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir
Polly Faber
April 2017 Book of the Month Here are four more adventures for Mango and her best friend Bambang the tapir and they are if anything even more appealing than previous...
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The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Gullian
Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder as they're asked to think about what...
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Reader Reviewed Lesser Spotted Animals
Martin Brown
In a nutshell: not your average animal book | This is no ordinary animal book, you won't find the usual suspects in its page, no tigers, pandas, bears here. Instead...
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All About Ella
Sally Nicholls
Interest Age 5-8 Ella wants to know on which day of the week she was born, but her family can't say; Ella's big brother is very sick and she often...
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Henry Pond the Poet
Dick King-Smith
Interest Age 5-8 Dick King-Smith had a wonderful gift for creating seemingly simple children's stories filled with humour and drama. Henry Pond is renowned by the other toads for his...
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Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers' Club
Robert J. Harris
In a nutshell: ingenious and atmospheric adventure story starring a young Arthur Conan Doyle | Sending its young protagonists creeping round Edinburgh's graveyards at dead of night and posing...
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Reader Reviewed Mango & Bambang: Tapir All at Sea
Polly Faber
Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy's stories of Mango and her friend Bambang the tapir are absolutely charming. Mango is kind, resourceful, always there to help Bambang out of the scrapes...
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Cream Buns and Crime
Robin Stevens
April 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a tasty treat for would-be sleuths and fans of Wells and Wong | Young readers everywhere are hooked on Robin...
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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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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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Books! Books! Books!
Mick Manning
April 2017 Book of the Month Who better to take young readers on a guided tour of the British Library than Mick Manning and Brita Granström? Words and pictures work...
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The Earth Book
Jonathan Litton
April 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This beautiful information book explores all aspects of our planet, this ‘tiny sphere that orbits an ordinary, middle-aged star in a quiet...
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Reader Reviewed Sky Thieves
Dan Walker
April 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: classic good versus evil tale with a colourful cast of flying thieves and unlikely heroes | Original, exciting and full of interesting...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
Anne Michaels
April 2017 Debut of the Month | There is something quite wonderful about indulging in your favourite cake, beautifully decorated with sweet delectable icing. Well the same can be said for...
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100 Steps for Science Why it Works and How it Happened
Lisa Jane Gillespie
Covering ten important general areas of scientific study including space, wheels, light, medicine, energy and life, this handsome information book shows how ideas have developed over the centuries, new discoveries...
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Ballerina Dreams
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
In a nutshell: the inspiring true story of ballerina Michaela DePrince | This charming little book opens with a scene any young dancer dreams of: a girl peeking through the...
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Reader Reviewed The Covers of My Book are Too Far Apart (And Other Grumbles)
Vivian French
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child | Whisper it, but not everyone automatically loves...
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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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Reader Reviewed The Gold Thief
Justin Fisher
In a nutshell: thrilling adventure in a magical other world | After his adventures in the thrilling Circus of Marvels, all its young hero Ned wants is a quiet life: no...
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Paddington's Finest Hour
Michael Bond
In a nutshell: one of our national treasures back and on splendid form There are seven brand new Paddington stories in this lovely collection and the little bear is...
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The School of Music
Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen
This excellent book is an inspiring and all-encompassing guide to the world of music for young people. By inviting them to imagine they are attending a music course over an...
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!
Tracey Corderoy
In a nutshell: three funny stories perfect for reading aloud | Everyone's favourite crime-solving, cake-baking dogs are back in a collection of three lively, self-contained stories which are perfect for...
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Mirror Magic
Linda Chapman
In a nutshell: gentle stories of friendship and magic | Linda Chapman writes stories that young readers love and this exciting but reassuring series combining magic, friendship and animals will...
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The Story of Space
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
The story of space is told with all the drama and excitement it merits but clearly and simply for the youngest readers. Over forty colourful pages readers travel through...
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Write Your Own Mystery & Ghost Stories
Louie Stowell, Megan Cullis
Full of really useful tips and fun writing activities this is a great book for any youngster who enjoys telling stories. As well as breaking them down into the component...
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Ella Queen of Jazz
Helen Hancocks
Stylishly illustrated this is a piece of non-fiction, the inspiring story of a special friendship, and a bit of a mystery story too. It introduces young readers to Ella Fitzgerald...
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The Book of Me
Adam Frost
This is a scrapbook with a difference. Yes, readers are asked to record the usual information about themselves, from their height to what kind of house they live in to...
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Fingerprint Activities: Garden
Fiona Watt
Bright and enticing, this activity book and the rainbow coloured ink pad will provide lots of fingerprint fun for all your little, budding artists. Children will delight in adding their...
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Andrea Beaty
A spin-off from Andrea Beaty's and David Roberts's inspiring and ground-breaking Rosie Revere, Engineer this eye-catching activity book will get children themselves thinking and creating like real engineers. While it...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Explorer's Journal

Inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic Picturebook and the new TV version this is a lovely book to take outdoors whether you're on a country walk or in...
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Town is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
This haunting book, beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, bears record to a long-gone way of life. A young boy describes his day, from first thing in the morning when...
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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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Space Ace 4u2read
Eric Brown
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7 | Fact and fiction are cleverly combined in this space travel adventure story. It's 2075 and young Billy is setting off for a trip...
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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the world around us. Nicola Davies...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide

Inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt this Field Guide is full of information about the animals and plants...
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Korvax the Sea Dragon
Adam Blade
Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!
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More Featured Books

The Big Green Book
Robert Graves
An enchanting, strange and sometimes chilling tale, masterfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in...
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Reader Reviewed Podkin One-Ear
Kieran Larwood
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Story In a nutshell: rabbit heroes | rabbit villains | magic and heroism | ‘Stories aren't all about fighting and revenge. You have to...
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A World of Information
Richard Platt
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. ...
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The Wolves of Currumpaw
William Grill
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | A beautiful and moving re-telling of the first short story from Ernest Thompson...
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The Journey
Francesca Sanna
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | A powerful picturebook which teacher...
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Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions...
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Stuff You Should Know About the Human Body
John Farndon
Take a tour round the inside of the human body in this unusual and quite excellent information book. It examines our component parts, from cells to blood, bones, liver, lungs...
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Reader Reviewed Hilo: The Great Big Boom
Judd Winick
In a nutshell: non-stop cartoon action with real heart | The adventures continue for little android Hilo and his human friends D.J. and Gina, and they are as fast, funny...
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The Lion Easter Colouring Book
Antonia Jackson
This beautiful colouring book features page after page of intricate drawings that tempt you to pick up crayons and start colouring. Scenes include Jesus riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,...
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The Promised One
Antonia Woodward
The Promised One is a perfect way to introduce children to the Easter story. Words and pictures describe the events from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection simply but clearly and...
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The Night Spinner
Abi Elphinstone
With this action packed third and final instalment to the series, Abi Elphinstone has secured her place in the imagination of young readers. Dark magic threatens to shroud Moll and...
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The Clubhouse Mystery
Erika McGann
In a nutshell: gang of three have hi-jinks in their very own clubhouse | Cass is super-excited when she and her best friends decide to form a secret club, and...
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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 A great collection of simple semi-scientific experiments perfect for curious...
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Hamish and the Gravity Burp
Danny Wallace
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: original, clever, fast-paced and very, very funny | With no messing about at all, Danny Wallace gets straight into...
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Life on Earth: Farm
Heather Alexander
March 2017 Book of the Month Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on...
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Women in Science
Rachel Ignotofsky
March 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month | In a nutshell: an inspiring introduction to 50 pioneering women scientists | Hopefully everyone has heard of Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin...
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Reader Reviewed Black Cats and Butlers
Janine Beacham
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Fun to read, this is a sprightly told tale of murder and trickery with a twisty plot and a cast of...
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The Silver Unicorn
Jessica Ennis-Hill & Elen Caldecott
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: gentle but inspiring stories of a little girl's brush with magic | Jessica Ennis-Hill is best known as an Olympic...
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Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom
Steve Webb
In a nutshell: a roller-coaster ride of zany anarchic fun | Spangles McNasty is an absolute rotter, the sort of menace happiest when eating cold chips from bins, shouting at...
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The Story of the Dancing Frog
Quentin Blake
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 In a warm-hearted story with a touch of the ridiculous about it, former Children's Laureate Quentin Blake tells of a happy...
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Tales from Weird Street
Anne Fine
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 Three young friends pass a sunny day telling each other stories of some of the strange things that have happened in their street, and...
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Reader Reviewed Dave Pigeon (Nuggets)
Swapna Haddow
In a nutshell: pigeontastic comedy capers with Dave and Skipper | Things are not looking good for pigeons Dave and Skipper. The Human Lady who feeds them has gone on...
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Jellicle Cats
T. S. Eliot
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 T.S Eliot's best-loved verses, originally published in an anthology, work brilliantly singly in this attractive series of picture books. In Jellicle...
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Dragon Red
Shoo Rayner
In a nutshell: boy's own adventures with his pet dragon | Set in modern day Wales this exciting and highly enjoyable dragon series stars young Harri, and his pet dragon...
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Labyrinth
Théo Guignard
With its hypnotically impressive graphic compositions this handsome, generously-sized maze book is like no other. Readers are challenged to find their way through fourteen elaborate and unusual mazes: a kaleidoscopic...
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Reader Reviewed A Duckling Called Button
Helen Peters
In a nutshell: warm-hearted animal story with realistic farm setting | Jasmine finds a clutch of duck eggs by the river, but their mother has been killed by a dog...
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A Race for Toad Hall
Tom Moorhouse
In a nutshell: Mr Toad roars back for 21st century adventure | Tom Moorhouse ingeniously breathes new life into Toad of Toad Hall in this engaging chapter book. In an...
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Winnie and Wilbur: Broomstick Alert and Other Stories
Laura Owen
This bumper collection of Winnie the Witch stories is a real treat for young readers. There are twelve different adventures to enjoy, each one of them bursting with typically riotous...
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Reader Reviewed Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief
Elli Woollard
In a nutshell: rhyming pirate fun just right for newly independent readers | Children ready to move from picture books to chapter books will love the antics of junior pirate...
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Reader Reviewed William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks
William Bee
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Irresistible for anyone mad about trucks! There's so much to learn about the extraordinary world of trucks and truck-mad William Bee...
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Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate
Kes Gray
In a nutshell: Daisy discovers there's such a thing as too much chocolate | The combination of chocolate, more chocolate and being asked to look after the class hamsters over...
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The Cherry Pie Princess
Vivian French
In a nutshell: magic, spells and a healthy dose of princess power | Princess Peony lives a pretty privileged life as the youngest of the king's seven daughters, though there's...
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Life on Earth: Human Body
Heather Alexander
This is a typically informative and cleverly designed book from Wide Eyed Editions, one of our leading new publishers of non-fiction. Over 16 spreads, it asks 100 questions about the...
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Reader Reviewed Goodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap
Justine Windsor
In a nutshell: Harry Potter meets Agatha Christie in magical new mystery series | Young Lucy Goodly is not happy when she's forced into employment as ‘boot girl' for the...
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The New Friend
Jenny Colgan
In a nutshell: reassuring funny story about overcoming shyness and making friends | Polly is starting big school but not looking forward to it. She wishes she could take Neil,...
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Claude Going for Gold!
Alex T. Smith
From the World Book Day Illustrator 2014 comes a brand-new tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero. Lovereading Review to follow.
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101 Brilliant Things for Kids to Do with Science
Dawn Isaac
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this book is indeed packed with things for kids to do with science and the great news is that all 101 of...
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Coding for Beginners: Using Python
Louie Stowell
This extremely user-friendly and accessible guide book will teach children the basics of Python, enabling them to create their own games and simple animations. Now that computers and coding are...
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National Trust: Ned the Nature Nut's Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes
Andy Seed
Nature lovers of all ages will find lots to laugh at in this totally nutty book which contains hundreds of jokes based on the British countryside and its wildlife. To...
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Patrick and the President
Ryan Tubridy
The heady excitement of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in 1963 is brought vividly to life in this account by Ryan Tubridy and illustrator P J Lynch. Patrick and his...
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Little Lemur Laughing
Joshua Seigal
Joshua Seigal is a rising star in the children's poetry world and this new collection of his poems will be a real crowd-pleaser. Many of them are crying out...
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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander Mccall Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Freddie Mole is just an ordinary boy who never imagines that he will do anything brave. He certainly never dreams that he...
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Reader Reviewed The Royal Rabbits of London
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
In a nutshell: rabbits save the queen | You may not know this, but whenever a rabbit hears the words ‘the Queen', they sit up and use their ears to...
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