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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Marcia Williams
December 2014 Book of the Month  In brilliantly created strip-cartoon versions, Marcia Williams has breathed new life into everything from Greek myths to Oliver Twist. Now she brings the huge canvas of Victor Hugo’s epic nineteenth century story about good...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
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Jeff Kinney
December 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning!  From the start everything...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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Feel the Fear
Reader Reviewed Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
December 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014
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The Map to Everywhere
Reader Reviewed The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
December 2014 Debut of the Month An epic new magical adventure series featuring a modern artful dodger called Fin who is on a mission to find his mother and school girl Marrill who is whisked away one day from a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2014
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
Natasha Hughes
Relive the story of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in this fantastic photo-filled book.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
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The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Annual
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Annual

Published in advance of the amazing third movie in the trilogy by Peter Jackson, this is the Official Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Parent Agency
Reader Reviewed The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
December 2014 Debut of the Month  A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry is not the first boy in the world to say “I wish I had better parents” but in his case,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story   From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings fall around him. The Bluchers - a strange and terrible kind...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Erich Kastner
One of our Books of the Year 2014   The classic story of Lottie and Luise, two identical little girls who meet for the first time at summer camp and discover that they are twins, is famous as a film. Here,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Flying Classroom
The Flying Classroom
Erich Kastner
One of our Books of the Year 2014   A perfect story for Christmas! Set in a school in the weeks running up to Christmas with all the excitement of an end of term play in the background, The Flying Classroom...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and this time it has a topical theme. Ada lives in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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House of Robots
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James Patterson
In this new illustrated middle-grade series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class ...and elementary school will never be the same!
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Reader Reviewed Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat but, when some famous works of art go missing, Atticus Claw – once a cat burglar but now a police...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Reader Reviewed Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first book in a new series which is set on a different world, one where humans link with particular animals in...
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with a rare gift for understanding animals, thought he had saved the animals from his cruel world where nature has been...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, a terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas.  We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
A.A. Milne
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
A.A. Milne
This is the ultimate numbered and boxed edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Jacqueline Wilson
With is chunky size and gloriously bright and glossy cover, this good-looking volume is the perfect gift for Jacqueline Wilson’s younger fans. The treasury includes favourite stories such as Lizzie Zipmouth and The Cat Mummy which are ideal for newly...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of which focuses on different aspects of World War 1, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with brilliant Christmas stories, including a brand-new tale from Jacqueline, and classic favourite Starring Tracy Beaker, in which Jacqueline's most famous heroine gets the lead part in her Christmas play! There are festive...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Faery Tales
Faery Tales
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, brings her gifts as a poet to this enchanting collection of all kinds of fairy stories. Familiar favourites such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and Rumpelstiltskin are vigorously and freshly told while also conveying a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy’s problem is that not everyone –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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How Watson Learned the Trick
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A charming and exquisite recreation of the miniature Sherlock Holmes story from the library of Queen Mary's famous Dolls' House, on display at Windsor Castle. Alongside the miniature book, which measures just 38.5 x 30 mm, the edition also contains an...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Martin Moone- one boy and a load of sisters! That means Martin is always in trouble of one kind or another. What would you do? When Martin asks his friend Padraic for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Love from Paddington
Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Winter Wolf
The Winter Wolf
Holly Webb
Best-selling Holly Webb tells a touching time-slip story set against an evocative wintery background. It’s Christmas and Amelia’s family are staying in an old house with lots of unused rooms. When Amelia goes exploring in the attic she finds a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Beverley Naidoo
Witty and wise, Aesop’s fables are perfect short stories with a powerful message for readers of all ages. In this beautifully illustrated edition Beverley Naidoo includes favourites such as The Lion and the Mouse in which a tiny mouse begs...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Letter for the King
Reader Reviewed The Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Gripping from its opening moment onwards, this award-winning book that doesn’t miss a beat from its thrilling beginning to its satisfying ending. Disturbed during the night of contemplation before he is made a knight, sixteen-year-old Turi is handed a letter...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters.   Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far from where the queen lives, a princess is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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A Perfectly Ordinary School
A Perfectly Ordinary School
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Bestselling Jeremy Strong wittily dreams up the perfect way for Frankie to see off the school bullies. Frankie would like school – except that everyone teases him just because he is so tall. Changing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Book of Storms
Reader Reviewed The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Nights Before Christmas
The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross has gathered together 24 of the most popular stories about Christmas to make a celebratory volume of the time of year. The 24 stories are designed as a countdown to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Christmas Poems
Christmas Poems
Gaby Morgan
A joyful selection of poems of all kinds that celebrate the many and varied aspects of Christmas. There’s U.A. Fanthorpe on the all-important subject of the delivery of presents in Reindeer Report or Ted Hughes on the wondrous properties of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Minecraft Blockopedia
Minecraft Blockopedia

From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug. ” Christmas calls for a reading of A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’s story of mean old Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas and refuses to celebrate or even allow others to celebrate. But then, one year, he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Impossible!
Impossible!
Michelle Magorian
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Best-loved for her classic Second World War title Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian brings the excitement of being part of a theatre company to life in this action-packed and rip-roaring adventure.  Twelve...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Where's Wally Now?
Where's Wally Now?
Martin Handford
Best-selling Where’s Wally? is back in a sumptuous new format. In addition to the familiar spreads, this edition has the addition of flaps which open to reveal all kinds of hidden surprises which have never been seen before including some...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Imaginary
Reader Reviewed The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they play in children’s lives. Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger have the best of times playing together. While Amanda’s mother...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Odyssey, Homer’s second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Frozen Fish Fingers
Reader Reviewed Frozen Fish Fingers
Jason Beresford
For mad-cap adventure that really is side-splittingly funny then go no further than this, the second in the Fish Fingers series featuring four superheroes.  But, when they win a holiday to a far off place can their special talents save...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Watership Down
Watership Down
Richard Adams
A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Iliad
The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Find out for yourself all about the life of Jesus in this excellent interactive and thought- provoking book which encourages the reader to do a lot of finding out! The famous scenes from the life of Jesus are shown in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Christmas Art Ideas
Christmas Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
A delightful way of keeping excited children busy in the run-up to Christmas.  There are a wealth of ideas for gifts and decorations, all accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Christmas Craft
Christmas Craft
Danielle Lowy
An excellent introduction to easy-to-make crafts which are perfect for adding a home-made touch to Christmas. Heavily illustrated to show just how good the finished items can look, young and old can easily follow the instructions. Decorations for the home...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2014
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Adventivity
Adventivity
Gina Carpenter
A wonderfully creative and inspiring resource for all the family! Paper angels, finger puppets, gift tags, iced-cookie gifts – these are just some of the 25 fun to make or do activities to occupy a family in the days before...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Bomber Dog
Reader Reviewed The Bomber Dog
Megan Rix
August 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category.  The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Reader Reviewed The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
October 2014 Book of the Month  A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect for all fans of the Wimpy Kid. A mouldy old sandwich has a remarkable impact on the life of Compton...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Shouldn't You Be in School?
Reader Reviewed Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.  
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Reader Reviewed Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy has been a good companion to the King. But, when the King marries the evil and wintery Queen, his life...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Shaun Tan
The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Where My Wellies Take Me
Where My Wellies Take Me
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E., Clare Morpurgo
 Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the English Association 2013 Prize (Fiction 7-11)    Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo’s touching story of a young girl’s exploration of the countryside provides a lyrical link for this rich and varied...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Ministry of Ghosts
The Ministry of Ghosts
Alex Shearer
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Five Children and it
Five Children and it
E. Nesbit
Magic and adventure are beautifully combined in this wonderful story about wishes and what ifs? Arriving at the White House for their holiday, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother set about looking for adventure by digging in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winter's Bullet
Winter's Bullet
William Osborne
A thrilling wartime adventure about two brave and resourceful Dutch teenagers. When Tygo discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monster Mission
Monster Mission
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is the author of numerous award winning novels for children including this, a new cover edition of one of her spookiest and most fantastical adventures in which three kidnapped children must save themselves and their new friends they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is one of those rare authors that really delivers believable and utterly captivating characters.  Her setting is a castle that is quite fantastical, with some incredibly funny ghosts.  And yet readers are drawn in in such a way as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Island of Adventure
Island of Adventure
Enid Blyton
A surprise holiday at Craggy-Tops for Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot should have been perfect! With the sea breaking below them at the bottom of the cliff, Jack’s delight at being surrounded by so many birds and...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
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 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Reader Reviewed First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Lari Don
A wonderful romp of an introduction to fantasy for the younger reader, delve into and explore the realm of fairy tale and myth alongside Helen. The adventure becomes just a little scary and a little dangerous but importantly along the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Lari Don
Another exciting adventurous read, jammed full of fabled beasts and some pretty perilous moments. This is the second in the Fabled Beast Chronicles, it would be best to read First Aid for Fairies first, to learn how Helen meets and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Lari Don
Thrilling and spirited, the Fabled Beast Chronicles continues to deliver another adventurous tale. In this, the third book in the series, Helen and her friends leave safety far behind to support Rona the selkie in her seaborne quest to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Lari Don
This is the last adventure for Helen and the Fabled Beasts and it’s quickly clear that this is the most frighteningly precarious undertaking of them all. The Master of the Maze is back with world domination on his mind; Helen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Catch Your Death
Reader Reviewed Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
Super-special bubblegum-scented hardback! Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild, and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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The Lily-livered Prince
The Lily-livered Prince
Christopher William Hill
Meet Eugene, the most portly of princes, and Kalvitas, the most courageous of chocolate makers. Theirs is a tale of cakes and cowardice, bullies and battles, as they set out to defeat a terrifying tyrant. The characters are CURSED. The...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a much-loved story by Roald Dahl, full of snozzberries, rainbow drops, luminous lollies and hair toffee! Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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First Light
First Light
Rebecca Stead
Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research....
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The Children of the King
The Children of the King
Sonya Hartnett
It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Iron Woman
The Iron Woman
Ted Hughes
The late Poet Laureate’s sequel to his iconic The Iron Man is beautifully produced in this new edition which also includes the original illustrations. The Iron Woman comes on a mission blazing with a terrifying anger. She has heard the...
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The Official Detective's Handbook
The Official Detective's Handbook

This is the perfect book for any youngster who wants to solve crimes when they're a grown up.  The book provides a great deal of enterainment and knowledge on how to become a solver of crimes, how to distinguish fakes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Arrival
The Arrival
Shaun Tan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed...
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Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots
Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots
Cas Lester
Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer space. The Toxic Spew is an intergalactic waste disposal ship. The two are on a collision...
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Half a Man
Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
One of our Books of the Year 2014  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 horrific experiences...
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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Pets
Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Pets
Tony Robinson
Have you ever looked at your cat or dog and wondered about how they first came to live with humans?  Or what would happen if, instead of a cat, they were actually … a lion?!  Or whether your dog would...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Hero Pup
The Hero Pup
Megan Rix
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month   Can training Patch, a loveable Labrador puppy, help Joe find some happiness after the death of his father? Joe and his dad have always wanted...
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The Worst Witch
Reader Reviewed The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essentialtitle for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Snow Merchant
The Snow Merchant
Sam Gayton
The Snow Merchant is a fantasy filled with family secrets, magical transformations and wild adventure. Join Lettie on her journey to uncover the true meaning of snow, family and friendship. A gripping debut.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Blue Moon Day
Blue Moon Day
Anne Fine
Everyone thinks they know what it's like, going to school. But have you ever wondered what life must be like at a boarding school? A school for young offenders? A school for the blind? With her trademark humour, insight, sensitivity...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Opal Plumstead
Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson’s feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.  Magisterium has already been optioned for film and fans of Philip Pullman, Rick Riordan and JK Rowling will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Rising
Reader Reviewed The Rising
Tom Moorhouse
This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. With beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Simon Mendez these...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Red Leaves
Red Leaves
Sita Brahmachari
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adoloescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
David Walliams
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014   Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie!...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Mountwood School for Ghosts
Reader Reviewed Mountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson
One of our Books of the Year 2014- October 2014 Book of the Month   Best-loved author Eva Ibbotson had a gift for making magical worlds both come alive and be wonderfully credible. Her hand guides this delightful story of a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Classic Adventures of Paddington
The Classic Adventures of Paddington
Michael Bond
To celebrate the enduring popularity of the bear from Darkest Peru, this is a very special treasury complete with slipcase which brings together eleven of the original Paddington stories delicately illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.  It makes an exquisite keepsake gift...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category - Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 Children’s Book of the Year - October 2013 Mega Book of the Month  Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
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War Horse
War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
This special edition of War Horse commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and features a brand new introduction by Michael Morpurgo and cover artwork by Rae Smith, designer of the National Theatre's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Book
Reader Reviewed Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told from person to person, to writings on clay tablets to the development of parchment, right up to modern day and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Official Spy's Handbook
The Official Spy's Handbook

For all those inquisitive youngsters in the family then this 'how to be a good spy' handbook will give them hours of entertainment before putting what they learn into practice.  From cracking secret codes and creating effective disguises to tracking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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