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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedGrandpa Was an Astronaut
Jonathan Meres
September 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Grandparents | Fun | Poignant | Interest Age 5-8 Best known for his hilarious World of Norm books, Jonathan Meres has here written a very different sort of book. Grandpa... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble
Polly Faber
September 2016 Book of the Month 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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
September 2016 Book of the Month This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit. Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Destination: Space
Christoph Englert
September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Astrophysicist and illustrator, both leaders in their field, here work together to give children a revealing and eye-opening tour of space. Beginning with the beginning of time itself, the Big Bang, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The World's Worst Children
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams's amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair
Philip Reeve
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Super Skills: How to Create Animation in 10 Easy Lessons
William Bishop-Stephens
September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Anything you can imagine, you can animate says this stimulating book, and it explains clearly and simply the ten key skills readers need to become expert animators, starting with flipbook loops and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/08/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Spynosaur
Guy Bass
In a nutshell: scaled ‘n' tailed super-hero saves the world From a land before time comes a hero for today: meet Spynosaur, he's got the mind of a super-spy, but in the body of a dinosaur (a Deinonychus to be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Rowan Oakwing A London Fairy Tale
E. J. Clarke
September 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: discover a secret fairy world under Hyde Park | London's parks are the starting point for this lively story of adventure and enchantment. Rowan's mother disappeared suddenly seven years ago... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love the museums,' she says, and she does, finding... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
Jackie Morris
Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow' I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even opening the pages. I felt like a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/09/2016
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The Lorax
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax is an hilarious story with typical zany humour and silly rhymes and repetition, that packs a punch with its ecological message without feeling heavy-handed or worthy. It is a powerful message that rings true today which both adults... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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Grace-Ella Spells for Beginners
Sharon Marie Jones
In a nutshell: Black cats | Magic | Fun Grace-Ella's life is magically transformed when a black cat strolls into her house and makes himself at home. Mr Whiskins is a witches' cat, and Grace-Ella discovers that she is a witch.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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My Father is a Polar Bear
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning Michael Morpurgo tells a poignant short story drawing on his own experience about a boy's search for his missing father. Andrew knows that he has two fathers; the one he lives with and the secret one who is never... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Mister Cleghorn's Seal
Judith Kerr
The much-loved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea has written and illustrated a delightful new story that is perfect for all the family. When lonely Mr Cleghorn adopts Charlie, an orphaned seal, after a visit to the seaside... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 25/08/2016
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Horton Hears a Who
Dr. Seuss
In this classic and hilarious tale about friendship and respect, from the inimitable Dr. Seuss, Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust - no one else believes they... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/2012
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring-Book Adventure

Bring your own unique colour and life to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Charlie's glorious golden ticket, the BFG's magical dream jars and many other classic Roald Dahl scenes inside this beautiful, intricately illustrated colouring book. This scrumdiddlyumptious colouring book will... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Roald Dahl Scribble Book

Unleash a world of pure imagination and write and draw your way through this fun collection of activities inspired by and featuring some of Roald Dahl's most famous characters including Matilda, the BFG, Willy Wonka and Fantastic Mr Fox. With... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set
Roald Dahl
A truly marvellous set of hardbacks, each with stunning jackets in a FANTABULOUS giftbox, published to celebrate Roald Dahl 100! A review for The BFG: This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/09/2016
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Mysteries According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Lovable Humphrey is back with more classroom exploits. When popular class teacher Mrs Brisbane doesn't arrive for school one day Humphrey is unsqueakably worried. The class are soon having a little too much fun with supply teacher Mr E and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?
Josh Lacey
In a nutshell: dragons Halloween and a visit from Granny | Josh Lacey's Dragonsitter stories are little masterpieces of comic storytelling. In each one, the action is revealed via emails between young Edward Smith-Pickles and his uncle Morton, owner of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Not-A-Pig
Clara Vulliamy
Bambang the tapir makes his way from the jungle to the big city where he is lucky enough to be found by Mango, a very capable little girl. Though by nature he's rather timid, she looks after him beautifully, showing... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Grunts on the Run
Philip Ardagh
The Grunts - Mr and Mrs and adopted son Sunny - are back, and as delightfully repulsive as ever. Yes, they wash with cheese (if there's no soap to hand), eat roadkill, and argue with one another all the time... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
In a nutshell: inventive | readable | hilarious | This collection of 14 rip-roaringly funny stories is a great way to introduce children to Terry Pratchett – indeed, each story is just the right length for bedtime reading – but will have... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Rabbit's Bad Habits
Julian Gough
In a nutshell: laugh out loud story of bear and rabbit in the woods | There are lots of unusual friendships in children's books, very few quite like the one described in this story, and virtually none so comic. Rabbit... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Midnight Foxes
Sarah Lean
In a nutshell: family and friends and a secret garden | Tiger Days loves her holidays with her grandma. They sleep in a big tent in the garden because the house is being done up, and Tiger has lots of special... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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How Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
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' – biology, history, physics etc – each of which is packed with fascinating... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Colin the Cart Horse
Gavin Puckett
A charming rhyming story about a well-meaning horse whose change in feed leads to disastrous, smelly, and hilarious consequences… Colin has always worked very hard at the farm, ploughing the fields and eating lots of hay to provide manure for... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Cat and the King
Nick Sharratt
September 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: living like a king in a bungalow | Nick Sharratt's picture books are instantly recognisable to every child and parent in the country, and much loved; this new book, astonishingly the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Has a Birthday
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time it's her birthday! Isadora loves human birthday parties and is excited now to be having her very own. But her parents are organizing it and as her mum is a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes to the Ballet
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time she and Pink Rabbit are on a school trip to the ballet. Isadora adores the ballet, especially when she's wearing her black tutu and can't wait to see a real... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes Camping
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time she and Pink Rabbit are on a school trip to the ballet. Isadora adores the ballet, especially when she's wearing her black tutu and can't wait to see a real... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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School According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey, the delightful classroom hamster, is back for a new set of adventures after his thrilling holiday at Camp Happy Hollow. Humphrey has been looking forward to returning to his classroom, Room 26, and to seeing all his old friends.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies
John Dougherty
John Dougherty's poetic debut ‘Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies' is a collection of sheer brilliance with all the wit and charm we've come to expect from this popular fiction writer. Dougherty draws on his experiences as a teacher and captures school-life to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2016
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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 14/06/2016
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100 Brilliant Poems for Children
Paul Cookson
Paul Cookson's collection does not claim to be the definitive hundred brilliant poems, but it comes close; providing a fun, inspiring and diverse introduction to poetry for children. Not only are the classics of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Whitman out in... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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A Poem for Every Night of the Year
Allie Esiri
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month September 2016 A fabulously rich anthology of 366 poems - one for every night of the year as promised in the title. Or for everyday if you would rather read your poetry and perfect... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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I Don't Like Poetry
Joshua Seigal
What do you mean you don't like poetry? This must mean you've not read the debut collection of poems from Joshua Seigal! Whether it's poems about the power of books or the joys of fried chicken, once you've read Joshua's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss
The ghastly Grinch refuses to be moved by the Christmas spirit in this must-have paperback version 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 teaches... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to look at, and packed with information all presented in a way that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes
Babette Cole
After bringing girl power to picture books over 30 years ago, feisty Princess Smartypants returns to a new audience in the first of three highly illustrated chapter books. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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A Twist of Tales
Julia Donaldson
Interest Age 5-8 No-one knows better than Julia Donaldson how to tell a story for young readers. There are three fairy tales in this appealing collection, each told simply but with a bounce and narrative brio that will keep the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Louis Thomas
This animal guide book takes an unusual approach: it is presented in the form of a scrapbook completed by the author Louis Thomas as he travelled the world studying wildlife, and he and his friend Joe appear on lots of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Magic Looking Glass
Tom Percival
Hansel and Gretel, The Three Bears, Jack the Giant Killer and many more favourite characters are all jumbled together in this roller coaster adventure stuffed full of goodies and baddies. The Story Tree in Tale Town can only be trimmed... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Day of the Dinosaurs
Steve Brusatte
Visually alive, original and information rich, this handsome book will fascinate budding young palaeontologists. It speaks directly to the reader, placing them in the heart of the action, ‘As you travel through the Triassic landscape you notice it's dry and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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This is Not a Science Book
Clive Gifford
There's a lot more to science than lab coats, test tubes and text books as this stimulating interactive activity book demonstrates. All you need is a pen or pencil to try out the more than 30 different projects contained within... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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88 and 1/2 Science Experiments
Nick Arnold
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Nick Arnold's book presents children with 88 different scientific challenges spread across brightly coloured, busy pages and grouped according to nine different themes, including air experiments, energy and sound experiments, body experiments... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
The world we live in is truly amazing, and across its continents, oceans and skies are all kinds of fabulous places and astounding sights. Almost 100 of them are described in the bright, information-filled pages of this book. Natural wonders... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/08/2016
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Sophie's Squeaky Surprise
Holly Webb
With delightful illustrations throughout, this is a lovely tale about a young girl coping with change and discovering that friends can be found in the most unlikely of places. Sophie has just moved to Paris and although it's a beautiful... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes to School
Harriet Muncaster
Isadora Moon is an adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy trying to find her way and this is a lovely start to what promises to be a delightful series. Beautifully presented throughout with pink and black illustrations that alongside the text and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Cool Mythology
Malcolm Croft
Stories, gods, heroes and villains from the world's great mythologies are all featured in this compact and appealing information book. It is therefore filled with great stories, some familiar, others less so, but it also compares the different myths, examining... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/08/2016
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Ottoline and the Purple Fox
Chris Riddell
In a nutshell: nonstop surprises in the Big City | This is the fourth adventure for Ottoline and her best friend Mr Munroe, and it is every bit as enchanting, witty and surprising as the first. The emphasis is on friendship... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 22/09/2016
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Ripley's Fun Facts and Silly Stories Activity Annual 2017
Robert Ripley
Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual is an international bestseller and it's easy to see why. With its mix of bizarre facts, and facts about the bizarre, plus quizzes, puzzles, games and activities, this will provide kids with hours of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Nadiya's Bake Me a Story
Nadiya Hussain
With the nation – young and old alike – once again glued to Bake Off, the timing of this is perfect. We all regard last year's winner Nadiya Hussain as a personal friend, and the chance to share some of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedPugs of the Frozen North
Philip Reeve
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Award winning author partners Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre head north for their latest adventure. Shen the cabin boy is abandoned... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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How to Update Your Parents
Pete Johnson
This is a hilarious story of dead fish, gorillas with bananas in their ears, poetry, cunning plans and highly legal documents (kind of). Oh and iPads, iPhones and vlogging of course. I'm sitting at home chortling away at How To... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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The Railway Children
E. Nesbit
This is one of the best-loved family stories of all the classics. When Roberta, Peter and Phyillis's father is arrested their life is turned upside down. The children move to the country and the railway that runs nearby becomes their... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Sanitized for Your Protection
Stephan Pastis
‘To the best of my knowledge', announces Timmy Failure at the start of this book, in a chapter called Let's Do the Timmy Warp Again, ‘everyone on earth has now read the prior three volumes about my life.' That's one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey
Sebastien van Homer
This lean but effective retelling of one of the greatest stories of all time is made even more lively thanks to numerous full colour illustrations. In vignettes and full page illustrations Sebastiaan Van Donnick brings to life the movers and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Harry Miller's Run
David Almond
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Award-winning David Almond tells a lively story which captures the exuberance of a trio of lads and one girl who set off one hot summer morning to run from their homes in Newcastle... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Counting Lions
Virginia McKenna, Katie Cotton
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. From one regal lion to ten zebras, these superb full-page black and white drawings give...
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Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Children, boats and adventure, the classic story of Swallows and Amazons laid down a model for this type of fiction. Having set sail for the island in the middle of...
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The Lion Storyteller Awesome Book of Stories
Bob Hartman
Internationally acclaimed storyteller Bob Hartman brings us a captivating compilation of his best-loved collections of classic stories from around the world. The stories he has chosen are ones that he...
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The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67...
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The Snake Who Came To Stay
Julia Donaldson
Interest Age 5-8 When Polly sets up an animal home for pets, she doesn't anticipate quite how many problems she may face! But then, she doesn't know she is going...
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Reader Reviewed Dotty Detective and the Great Pawprint Puzzle
Clara Vulliamy
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Dot loves a good mystery! So, when she hears noises in the night she just has to find out what is causing...
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100 Most Feared Creatures
Anna Claybourne
August 2016 Book of the Month This book is definitely not for those of a nervous disposition! It features hundreds of different creatures from big cats and bears to the...
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Reader Reviewed They Didn't Teach This in Worm School!
Simone Lia
August 2016 Debut of the Month This story of an unusual friendship is exactly the sort of barmy, surreal comedy adventure that reduces young readers to hysterical giggling. Marcus, a worm,...
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The Great Big Body Book
Mary Hoffman
This author and illustrator team are superb at informing children about really important things clearly and sensitively, without ever talking down to their audience. They've already looked at families, feelings...
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Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped is less widely read than Stevenson's other children's classic Treasure Island but is just as thrilling and exciting a story. Indeed, the action doesn't let up from the young...
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The Sands of Shark Island
Alexander Mccall Smith
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 Alexander McCall Smith gives the boarding school story a refreshing nautical makeover in this second dashing adventure for twins Ben and Fee....
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Supergran
Forrest Wilson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 If you think all Grans look very much alike you should look again. Granny Smith looks just like every other Gran and...
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The Usborne 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...
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Reader Reviewed The Genie's Curse
Tom Percival
Spells and enchantments of all kinds are flying around in the latest instalment of Tom Percival's sparky series Little Legends, which cleverly creates new adventures for favourite fairy-tale characters. Rapunzel...
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The Great Grammar Book
Kate Petty
Grammar and the teaching of it is exercising all sorts of people in all sorts of ways at the moment but never can it have been made so accessible, so...
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The Terrific Times Tables Book
Kate Petty
Times tables have never been as fun as they are in this brilliantly colourful, inventive and appealing book, as much picture story book as teaching device. Each page features pop...
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Wilderness An Interactive Atlas of Animals
Hannah Pang
The wonderful world of animals is explored across seven different habitats in this eye-catching book. Each page is beautifully illustrated in full colour and features a range of animals, birds,...
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The Beatrix Potter Colouring Book

A beautiful colouring book filled with all your favourite characters from the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter. With beautiful pages to colour, this charming colouring book is the perfect gift...
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Pugly Solves a Crime
Pamela Butchart
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 Lovable Pugly, a pug with a great character, is back for a hilarious new adventure. This time she is all set to...
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Heartsong
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award An extraordinary illustrated tale set within the dark mystery of Venice and composer Vivaldi's life about an orphan who finds her voice and...
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The Wolves of Currumpaw
William Grill
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | A beautiful and moving re-telling of the first short story from Ernest Thompson Seton's 1898 classic collection, ‘Wild Animals I Have Known',...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis
One of our 'Must Reads'. C.S Lewis's classic fantasy book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tells the story of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Peter, Edmund,...
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More Featured Books

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black
Interest Age 5-8 Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down...
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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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Reader Reviewed Flo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Historical Association's ‘Young Quill's Award for Historical Fiction' (primary school category) | One of our Books of the Year 2015 | The stories of the many...
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Basil the Bear Cub
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. In this springtime story the fairies are working...
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Dognapped!
David J. Robertson
A charming friendly little tale about a group of dogs who unwittingly find themselves on an adventure. Misty the border collie and assorted friends attempt to do a good deed,...
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Olympic Poems - 100% Unofficial!
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens
Sport – winning, losing, taking part – is celebrated in this typically skilful collection from two of our most popular poets for young people. There are funny poems, story poems,...
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Olympic Sport: the Whole Muscle-Flexing Story 100% Unofficial
Glenn Murphy
As all eyes turn to Rio this summer, a lot of us will be sitting on the sofa thinking about sport and very probably dreaming about being better at it....
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The Olympic Games Sticker Book
Susan Meredith
When did the Olympic Games begin? Who are the greatest athletes? With 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill, and photos and illustrations telling the story...
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Reader Reviewed Operation Bunny The Detective Agency's First Case
Sally Gardner
A brand new quirky detective series called WINGS & Co. brimming with humour, mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts. Operation Bunny is...
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Three Pickled Herrings The Detective Agency's Second Case
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Award-winning Sally Gardner has written a deliciously topsy-turvy story as Wings & Co, a rather special fairy detective agency, gets on the case. When Sir Walter Cross, a man of...
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The Lion Roars
Alan Gibbons
The story of a young footballer from Africa who achieves his dream of winning a place at one of the top UK clubs, this short novel is both a satisfying...
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Handsprings and Homework
Jane Lawes
In 3 : gymnastics – hard work – team work In this special gymnastics-centred story the emphasis is all on the importance of hard work and teamwork in sporting success....
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My Doodle Book!
Alan MacDonald
A delightfully, disgusting doodle book that will keep Dirty Bertie fans entertained for hours. Dirty Bertie is back but this time he'll be enticing you to join in with his...
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Baby Zebra Rescue
Tamsyn Murray
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : animals – friendship – looking after animals Readers who like animals are going to love Tamysn Murray's new series...
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The Apprentice Witch
James Nicol
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3: magic – underdogs – proving your worth Young readers who've ever felt second best will identify strongly with apprentice witch Arianwyn. After she...
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Reader Reviewed The Wildings
Nilanjana Roy
July 2016 Debut of the Month The streets and alleys of the Nizamuddin quarter of Delhi provide the backdrop for this thrilling story of warrior cats. There's a real sense of...
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Look Inside How Computers Work
Alex Frith
With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much...
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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor
Andy Riley
In a nutshell : noble kings – evil laughs – chocolate Good versus evil is given a very funny workout in this the first book in what should become a...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children's books, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in...
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Holidays According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the Hamster's view of the world is always entertaining. He's happy in his job as classroom pet so, when the holidays are announced, he worries a lot about what...
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Enid Blyton's Summer Stories
Enid Blyton
The summer holidays are made for reading Enid Blyton; no writer better understands the sheer pleasure of being out of school with empty days stretching ahead. There are all sorts...
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Holiday Doodles
Fiona Watt
Bright, fun holiday inspired drawing fun for those who love to doodle. Nice and small in size it's the perfect travel accompaniment to keep boredom at bay this summer. Yet...
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Reader Reviewed Puppy Academy: Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis
In a nutshell : daring puppy heroes Gill Lewis's little stories of the doggy students of the Puppy Academy have much to recommend them. Each story stars a different dog...
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Friendships and Backflips
Jane Lawes
In 3: gymnastics – friendships – competition Junior gymnast Tara has a lot to juggle when she's asked to take part in a regional competition. There are all the moves...
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Summertime and Somersaults
Jane Lawes
In 3 words : gymnastics – friendships – rivalries Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle's endorsement will draw readers to this story of Tara, a talented young gymnast whose dreams seem to...
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The Goblin Princess Smoky the Dragon Baby
Jenny O'Connor
The favourite theme of the child who longs for a pet is given an unusual twist in this story of adventure and working out who you are. Matty's family despair...
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Olga da Polga
Michael Bond
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da...
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50 Things You Should Know About Space
Raman Prinja
The Universe is huge – it stretches further than we could ever imagine or explore, and contains everything in space, from super stars to galaxies to tiny pieces of dust....
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My Little Book of Tractors
Rod Green
This self-styled little book actually manages to include photos and information on a huge number of tractors, enough to satisfy the most ardent tractor fan. Starting with the steam engines...
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Invisible Inc.
Steve Cole
In 3 : invisible goodies – dastardly baddies – killer chickens (poultry-geists!) Steve Cole is a national treasure: creator of series such as Astrosaurs and Magic Ink, and now writing...
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The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves
Wendy Meddour
In 3: adventure – a secret world – steam trains The follow up to The Secret Railway has arrived right on time! After their adventures in the magical kingdom of...
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Holiday Ha Ha Ha!
Various Authors
If there's any likelihood of rainy days on your holiday, be sure to pack a copy of this sparkling collection of stories written by some of our wittiest and most...
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The Hunting of the Snark
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A perfect celebration of Alice Day 2016, this beautiful, fully illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's great comic masterpiece which comes complete with...
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Malkin Moonlight
Emma Cox
In an Nutshell : cats – adventure - friendship Readers who enjoy Michael Morpurgo's stories of animals facing challenges in the natural world will find lots to like in Emma...
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Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Beatrix Potter
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and of course mischievous Peter Rabbit amongst the pages of this delightful colouring/doodle book. Simple illustrations of Beatrix...
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
This is a stunning celebration of both Peter Rabbit and the 150th birthday of the author whose legacy is still delighting children and adults alike. Beautifully presented with a gold-foiled...
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including...
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of...
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction...
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's tale of the dear prickly little laundress Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a favourite of Irish designer Orla Kiely and she's designed a characteristically chic cover for this special edition,...
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix...
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The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters...
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Reader Reviewed Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Sally Nicholls
July 2016 Book of the Month Meet the Buttons. Mrs Button runs a shop – the nicest thing about it, she says, is the people – Mr Button runs the...
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows...
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Dirty Beasts
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's wondercrump collection of animal rhymes featuring grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. With full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake...
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each...
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See Inside the World of Shakespeare
Rob Lloyd Jones
An illustrious and detailed look into the inventive and wonderful world of William Shakespeare. With lots of flaps, children can discover more about the world's most famous playwright and poet...
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Reader Reviewed The Matchbox Mysteries The Detective Agency's Fourth Case
Sally Gardner
Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book Award 2013, and acclaimed artist,...
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Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo deftly captures the devastating and long lasting impact of war in this stunning and beautifully produced short story. Michael's grandfather is badly disfigured by his...
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Summer Evening
Walter de la Mare
The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair Mews at his knee for dainty fare; Old Rover in his moss-greened house Mumbles a bone, and barks at a...
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