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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Reader Reviewed Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month  Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story about two very different sisters, Eliza and Lavender. While Eliza dreams of being a hero, Lavender thinks only of being...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Reader Reviewed Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Kjartan Poskitt
July 2014 Book of the Month  Be careful where you read this savagely funny new series for 8+ year olds as you'll struggle to contain yourself! From the author of Agatha Parrot, Kjartan Poskitt and with illustrations by the one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

July 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  What did living through the First World War feel like for relatives at home, especially children, as well as for the soldiers fighting at the Front? Eleven stories inspired by objects from the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month  For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Hangman's Revolution
The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past and change the future. Chevie has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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The Savage Kingdom
Reader Reviewed The Savage Kingdom
Simon David Eden
July 2014 Debut of the Month  An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of nature. Michelle Paver meets Michael Morpurgo meets Homeward Bound in this unforgettable story between a girl and her cat.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Grunts in a Jam
The Grunts in a Jam
Philip Ardagh
The third book in this superlatively silly series.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Boy on the Porch
The Boy on the Porch
Sharon Creech
Award-winning Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. In this touching modern fairy story she captures the rewards of love freely given to children. When John and Marta find a little boy asleep on their porch one morning...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong
Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong
Wendy Meddour
Wendy seems to be a magnet for trouble! Back for a third set of adventures she is now riding a bike – rather dangerously – which is just one of the ways in which she gets full up of wrong!...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Unicorn's Horn
Reader Reviewed Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Unicorn's Horn
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Unicorn's Horn, is the second book in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Mermaid's Tail
Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Mermaid's Tail
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Mermaid's Tail is the fourth title in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing, is the third book in a magical new series for girls. Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do unicorns and dragons go when they're unwell?'...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Cube Countdown
Cube Countdown
Dan Green
Can Maths be fun?  Yes definitely when it involves any of the Rubik's Cube books, of which this is one.  Go off on an adventure with you, the reader, choosing the route, throughout outer-space and solve the series of shape,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Pattern Puzzle
Pattern Puzzle
Sarah Khan
Packed full of puzzles, Pattern Puzzles is guaranteed to bend your brain! With puzzles that explore a different theme from the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition, the puzzles become more challenging as the book progresses, ensuring there's a wide range of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Number Puzzle
Number Puzzle
Sarah Khan
Packed full of puzzles, this four-book series is guaranteed to bend your brain! Each book features puzzles that explore a different theme from the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition: numbers, shapes, patterns and logic. The puzzles become more challenging as the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Billy's Blitz
Billy's Blitz
Barbara Mitchelhill
Award-winning Barbara Mitchelhill brings Billy’s war-struck childhood vividly to life in this dramatic story of survival. Billy’s dad is away fighting and Billy’s mum thinks that the war will always be far away from their home in South London. As...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Pilot and the Little Prince
The Pilot and the Little Prince
Peter Sis
Fully illustrated, this is a beautiful and intriguing biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the highly original author of the classic French story, The Little Prince. In his detailed and illuminating illustrations, Peter Sis brilliantly conveys the story of this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
Ewan McVicar
A treasure trove of an anthology, this is a brilliant collection of Scots songs and rhymes for children suitable for singing or chanting on all occasions. Many have been gathered from visits to schools across Scotland especially in the 1990s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Watership Down
Reader Reviewed Watership Down
Richard Adams
Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan
E. B. White
Louis the cygnet may be unable to utter a sound unlike her siblings and his parents but Louis is determined to overcome this impediment by learning to read and write.  If at first you don't succeed then try again and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tarka the Otter
Tarka the Otter
Henry Williamson
This is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams
A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Charlotte's Web
Reader Reviewed Charlotte's Web
E. B. White
How a wise spider saves a young pig from slaughter is the most touching of animal stories. Fern saves Wilbur, the runty little piglet of the litter from her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Brandon Mull
Fans of Percy Jackson will love this brand new fantasy series for 9+ readers from the number one New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull. A brilliant fantasy adventure spliced through with humour, magic and fear.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Phoenix Code
The Phoenix Code
Helen Moss
A thrilling mystery story which crackles with tension as the secrets of a tomb that has closed for 3000 is about to be opened. The Benben Stone looks just like a black rectangular stone but its discovery is one of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Stuart Little
Stuart Little
E. B. White
This is the enchanting tale of no ordinary mouse, Stuart Little, who is small in size but enormous in spirit. Funny and touching, it is a story that can be read on many levels - aloud to a very small...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Stig of the Dump
Reader Reviewed Stig of the Dump
Clive King
When Barney falls down the cliff of the chalk pit he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who turns what he finds to good use....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Dog So Small
A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child’s longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Borrowers
Reader Reviewed The Borrowers
Judith Elkin, Sian Bailey, Mary Norton
A magical adventure story of an alternative, small-scale life as lived by Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty who could be any family - except that they are so tiny that they can live under the floorboards. Protected by a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Deadly Detectives Top Tips to Track Wildlife
Deadly Detectives Top Tips to Track Wildlife
Steve Backshall
Finding wildlife is rarely easy - unless you're Steve Backshall! In Deadly Detectives Steve tells young trackers everything they need to know about the origins of tracking, what you need to become a tracker and how to do it, whether...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in...For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goodnight Mister Tom
Reader Reviewed Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
****Michelle Magorian will be appearing at the Puffin Exhibition, Waterstones Piccadily, on 23rd July talking about the inspiration behind her novels Goodnight Mr Tom and Back Home. A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Carrie's War
Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
When bombs start falling on London, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales. Living with Mr Evans, who has little interest in children, and his kind sister Lou, everything about their new life is strange and different...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Back Home
Back Home
Michelle Magorian
Intensely moving this is the story of a young girl coming to terms with getting to know her family again, including a little brother, having been evacuated to America for the duration of WW2. Sometimes sad but also uplifting as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Beat the Game
Beat the Game
James Floyd Kelly
In Beat the Game readers find themselves trapped inside a computer game. They must apply their knowledge of programming and algorithms to make their way safely through. The reader is responsible for how the plot unfolds and if you successfully...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 07/07/2014
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Mission Invent
Mission Invent
John Farndon
The Rubik's Quest series allows children to achieve a sense of 'creating your own adventure story' using knowledge of machines and engineering to decide how the exciting adventure unfolds.  Complete the mission and the reader will have become an engineering...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 07/07/2014
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Bright Star
Bright Star
Jenny Oldfield
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  A touching story about the healing friendship between an unhappy girl and a beautiful and wild horse. Following her parents divorce, Morgan is sent to her aunt’s ranch deep in the country. Morgan hates...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
Michael Ende
The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil. Puffin Fact!  The first word in each chapter following the Prologue is in alphabetical order.  Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear readers, dreamers and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
A wonderful fable which makes readers reconsider any prejudices they may have about rats! Mrs Frisby needs to move home quickly when the farmer threatens to plough up the field where her home is. But everything goes wrong and she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising
Kate DiCamillo
This is an exquisitely told story from No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and Newbery Award Winner Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the woods early one morning Rob is stunned to find a tiger locked in a cage. He tells no...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
Annie M.G. Schmidt
A hilarious, charming story of cats, dogs, and learning to dare.  Tibble is a reporter. He only ever writes about cats, and he's about to be fired. Minou is a young woman who has moved into Tibble's flat. She hates...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever
The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever
Joe King
Lots of laughs for the whole family in this entertaining anthology with a holiday theme. Divided into sections including Hit the Road, Life’s a Beach and What’s for Dinner? travel, beaches and foreign meals all provide a good supply of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1)
Reader Reviewed Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1)
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1), is the first in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Ghosts of the Forest
Ghosts of the Forest
Steve Backshall
Saving the rain forest! That’s the vital mission of Saker and his friend Sinter. The precious forest is being cleared by loggers leaving the wild life at risk. The orang-utans will be especially vulnerable if their precious habit is destroyed....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Smith
Smith
Leon Garfield
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Family from One End Street
The Family from One End Street
Eve Garnett
The seven Ruggles children grow up in a household with little money but a lot of action! There’s Kate who spoils her expensive and brand new school uniform on a trip to the seaside, the twins Jim and John who’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Cay
The Cay
Theodore Taylor
Beautifully written, this novel won every award imaginable in the USA when it was published.  It is a tense, dramatic and compulsive survival adventure that rivals Robinson Crusoe.  This though also touches heavily on prejudice and how the young white...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Annie
Annie
Thomas Meehan
A timeless tale that despite its 1933 setting resonates so brilliantly with kids reading it today.  Not only beautifully written but the characters are handled with great sensitivity and aplomb. _____________ Puffin Fact!  The iconic character Annie first appeared as the eleven-year-old heroine...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tiger Wars
Tiger Wars
Steve Backshall
Wildlife specialist Steve Backshall, presenter of the Award winning TV show Deadly, brings the threat tigers are under sharply into focus in this thrilling eco-adventure. Saker and Sinter are two teenagers on the run from the Clan, a brotherhood into...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Rendezvous in Russia
Rendezvous in Russia
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura’s husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is the second in a series of pacy mystery-adventure stories for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London.  Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy and the Black Terror will appeal to fans of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The River Singers
Reader Reviewed The River Singers
Tom Moorhouse
In the tradition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows and Richard Adams’s Watership Down, The River Singers captures the desperate adventures of a family of water voles struggling survive as their habitat changes. Sylvan and his younger siblings...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Book of Beasts
The Book of Beasts
John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman
The final book in the Hollow Earth children's fantasy trilogy by actor John Barrowman and his sister Carole, starring Matt and Em Calder, twins divided by time who with the power of animare, people who can animate and bring their...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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In a Glass Grimmly
In a Glass Grimmly
Adam Gidwitz
A brilliant addition to this original series which sprinkles fairy stories with a new kind of fairy dust that turns them upside down and inside out. Familiar stories such as The Emperor’s New Clothes which is one of the funniest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Jumblecat
Reader Reviewed Jumblecat
Archie Kimpton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Introducing a fantastically funny new voice in children's fiction.  Think David Walliams meets Franck Cottrell Boyce with a smidgen of classics like Dick King-Smith and Richmal Crompton thrown in.  Jumblecat is bursting with quirky...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Luck Uglies
Reader Reviewed The Luck Uglies
Paul Durham
Rye’s life is saved by a mysterious stranger on the night of the Black Moon, an event which leads her into a thrilling adventure that brings her to uncovering the legend of the Luck Uglies. Rye has always heard of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Tornado Chasers
The Tornado Chasers
Ross Montgomery
This hilarious and liberating story about taking risks and living life to the full. Owen’s parents are anxious to protect him from danger. As they are frightened of almost everything, Owen has few adventures. Right now they are especially frightened...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Ninja: Assassin
Ninja: Assassin
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8+   Action-packed and with no holds barred, this is a taut adventure story capturing the themes of revenge and honour that lie at the heart of the Ninja culture. Taka is determined to take revenge...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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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: 05/06/2014
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty of ghosts in it. And it's not a horror story though some people might be horrified. It's not a monster story either, even though there is a monster in...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Guardian Fiction Prize
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles at home, Honey is determined to make a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A world wide best-seller, The Little Prince was originally published over seventy years ago but it remains as original, imaginative and entertaining as ever. The Little Prince’s plane crashes as he travels from an asteroid far, far away. On his...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Frank Cottrell Boyce
June 2014 Book of the Month  Time-travelling Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the best-loved car in fiction, has been stolen! It is now in the hands of Tiny Jack, the biggest criminal in history, and its owners, the Tootings, are stranded...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Yoghurt Plot
Reader Reviewed The Yoghurt Plot
Fleur Hitchcock
June 2014 Book of the Month    This is a completely hair-brained family-friendly adventure in which the combination of Bugg and Dilan, two brothers together with time-travel, yoghurts and gerbils...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
June 2014 Book of the Month   Best-selling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
Jim Eldridge
In 1914 a war broke out that was to touch every corner of the globe.  By 1918, the year the war ended, more than 16 million people were dead from almost every nationality.  See how events unfolded chronologically, meet key...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 02/06/2014
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Smart
Reader Reviewed Smart
Kim Slater
June 2014 Debut of the Month  Kieran watches the world carefully. He’s good at noticing things that others don’t which makes him an excellent detective. Born with learning difficulties and living with a violent stepfather, Kieran has a lot to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Story of World War One
The Story of World War One
Richard Brassey
It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong. Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Reader Reviewed How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Simon Mayle
June 2014 Debut of the Month   Harry's an optimistic kid who never gives in but when Harry's dad loses his job he fears his mega-amazing film idea, without any money isn't going to happen. But Harry is resilient and is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
Nick Hunter
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing stories behind this devastatingly terrible war that shook the world and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Football Jokes Fantastically Funny Jokes for Football Fanatics
Football Jokes Fantastically Funny Jokes for Football Fanatics

A fantastically funny collection of hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around!  Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland
Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland
Lari Don
Lari Don is a superb storyteller and she has collected together here a lovely collection of ten magical, funny and spellbinding stories from all over Scotland.  Some are Scottish versions of stories you know well already and others are uniquely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Goblin Quest
Reader Reviewed Goblin Quest
Philip Reeve
June 2014 Book of the Month   The award-winning Goblins are back for a third adventure and this time they venture forth from Clovenstone Castle. Having seen off the thieving dwarves the goblins are now on a bold quest to solve...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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When Did You See Her Last?
When Did You See Her Last?
Lemony Snicket
In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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George and the Unbreakable Code
George and the Unbreakable Code
Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Tiny Bit Lucky
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Liz Pichon
Me, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCKWEKLY BANDBATTLE AUDITION. But I'm not panicking because we have LOADS of time...(I think?)
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Marianne Dreams
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
A welcome reissue of an original and highly imaginative classic. Marianne is stuck in bed for six weeks following an illness. Seemingly with nothing to do, she is sure she’ll be terribly bored. But then she finds a special pencil...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A-maze-ing Minotaur
A-maze-ing Minotaur
Juliet Rix
Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus escape through the maze. Will Theseus kill the Minotaur? Will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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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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Incomplete World of Dragons
Incomplete World of Dragons
Cressida Cowell
Best-selling Cressida Cowell adds a must-have new title to her series. All kinds of facts about dragons and their world and advice about how to manage the big creatures are included. The whole dragon world is brought gloriously to life...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
Cressida Cowell
Jokes flow thick and fast from this most original and inventive Viking adventure, which launched the career of a Viking with a difference. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock grew up at a time of dragons but he was not always a hero....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Saving Sophia
Reader Reviewed Saving Sophia
Fleur Hitchcock
July 2014 Book of the Month  An utterly absorbing, hilarious, mysterious and brilliantly told new novel, that will make you both laugh and cry, from the author of Dear Scarlett.  Lottie, who yearns for adventure but never gets it and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Serpent House
Reader Reviewed The Serpent House
Bea Davenport
June 2014 Debut of the Month   A chilling, time-slip story with a strong sense of the past and full of magic and mystery. Summoned out of her life of poverty after her mother’s death, Annie finds she has the extraordinary...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis
Wimpy Kid fans will love this new boy-diary with a difference. Saddled with the name Timmy Failure, our narrator has clearly been dealt a tough hand. Luckily, he has a perky temperament and is not easily deflected from his ambitions....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Boy Called Hope
Reader Reviewed A Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
March 2014 Debut of the Month  A Boy Called Hope is a joyous, heart-breaking and life-affirming story of one boy and his messy, muddled and madcap family. Dan Hope may be an ordinary boy, in an ordinary home, in an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Zen Doodling
Zen Doodling
Carolyn Scrace
Zen doodlers come in many different guises; some hide their passion for zen doodling under a bushel whilst others are happy to tell the world.  But, if you're new to this ever more popular activity (it's not a craze as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2013
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Zen Doodle Mandala
Zen Doodle Mandala
Carolyn Scrace
Zen Doodling not only releases creativity, the repetitive nature of the designs focus one’s mind and encourages a sense of inner calm and tranquillity, thereby aiding meditation.  This book is full of inspiration and ideas to take your doodles further...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

June 2014 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month  Adventurous kids, both boys and girls, will love to read about how to face a number of extreme dangers, whether the're animal dangers such as escaping from crocodiles or sharks, natural dangers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2014
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The Princess and the Foal
The Princess and the Foal
Stacy Gregg
A heartbroken little princess finds love, happiness and an amazing destiny when she is given a foal for her sixth birthday in this touching story based on the true life story of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. When Princess...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Star Horse
Star Horse
Jane Smiley
Prize-winning Jane Smiley adds a new story which, like all the others, captures the special magic that exists between horses and their owners. Abby loves horses and loves helping her father to train the ones in his stable. But everything...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Dear Fred
Dear Fred
K. M. Peyton
Set in the racing world of Newmarket in the 1880s, this title tells the story of Laura and her intense feelings for Fred Archer - the tall, slender young jockey who became one of the most famous men in Britain....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2014
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Aliens Stink!
Aliens Stink!
Stephen Cole
How would you feel if you suddenly came face to face with an alien? Tim is used to being bullied at school for all kinds of reasons but can he stand up to aliens? When Tim is kidnapped and taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
Michael Foreman
An evocative WW1 story of heroism and friendship, based on real events.  Ali Pasha was a tortoise celebrity, appearing on Blue Peter and in newspapers worldwide, including The Times and The Boston Globe. Retold through journal entries and through Henry’s...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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How Can a Pigeon be a War Hero? Questions and Answers About the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
How Can a Pigeon be a War Hero? Questions and Answers About the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Tracey Turner
Find out all the really important things about the First World War with this brilliant book of questions and answers on World War One in association with Imperial War Museums which was founded during World War One to encourage, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Glass Bird Girl
Reader Reviewed The Glass Bird Girl
Esme Kerr
May 2014 Debut of the Month  An engrossing school adventure story packed full of mystery and rich in atmosphere. Orphaned Edie is rescued from a miserable stay with cousins because she can be useful in discovering exactly what is happening...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Counting by 7s
Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan
May 2014 Debut of the Month  An extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, 12 year old girl manages to push through her grief when her adoptive parents are killed. Willow's journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World
Reader Reviewed Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World
Nigel Smith
May 2014 Debut of the Month  Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World is a genuinely laugh-out-loud story for 9+ readers, with tons of heart, and with a theme that every child can relate. After all we...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Blitz
The Blitz
Henry Brook
This is a great all round introduction to The Blitz, the name given to the raids over Britain by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War.  The book is structured around the real-life experiences of pilots - both British...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Second World War
The Second World War
Paul Dowswell
Epic encounters between titanic warships, battles involving thousands of men, and duels between lone snipers facing almost certain death are just some of the dramatic tales in this gripping collection of stories from the Second World War. This is one of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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War Hero Bear
War Hero Bear
Jenny Robertson
Read the true story of a war hero bear from his earliest beginnings as an orphaned bear cub through to his time helping soldiers on the front line in World War Two and onwards to after the war as he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Middle of Nowhere
The Middle of Nowhere
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014   Award-winning Geraldine McCaughrean captures a far off landscape and a far off time in her fabulously dramatic nineteenth century story interwoven with the magic of the mysterious and stories of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson
A new cover edition of this award-winning classic adventure from Eva Ibbotson in which orphaned Maia travels from England to the Amazon with her governess. August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John  "To me, Eva Ibbotsen is a genius. You can...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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D-Day
D-Day
Henry Brook
This is a comprehensive and fascinating description of the planning and execution of D-Day, the term given to the day on which the Allied Forces landed in huge numbers upon the French coast at Normandy to launch a massive attack...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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True Stories from World War I
True Stories from World War I
Peter Hepplewhite
A collection of twelve action-packed true stories about war in the air and on land during World War I - including the growing importance of aeroplanes in the war, German bombing raids, the terror of the zeppelins, life in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
Fully revised and updated, this is the perfect gift book for the 2014 World Cup and beyond capturing the triumph and despair of pivotal moments in world football. Includes in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills;...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Odd Squad Zero Tolerance
The Odd Squad Zero Tolerance
Michael Fry
It’s easy to see how the Odd Squad got their nick name! Nick, Molly and Karl are certainly a little bit unusual! But they are very good friends and they do have a very important job to do when they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Midnight Fox
The Midnight Fox
Betsy Byars
This classic title by award-winning Betsy Byars richly deserves its attractive reissue. Capturing a boy’s fascination with a fox he befriends when he is sent away to stay on his aunt’s farm, it sensitively depicts a journey of discovery for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Ogres Don't Dance
Ogres Don't Dance
Kirsty McKay
Big, green and ugly, Ogden the Ogre doesn’t look like a likely person to find on the dance floor. But despite his size and dodgy coordination, Ogden loves to dance. When Ogden meets a young girl in the woods and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Counting by 7s
Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloane
May 2014 Debut of the Month  A touching story shot through with warmth and humour this tells of one girl’s journey to find herself. Willow’s view of the world is unusual. She is a genius with a special skill at...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.  Twelve-year-old Henry Hank Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
David Almond
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Award-winning David Almond is at his most lyrical and imaginative in this story of how three children fill up the gaps the gods have left when creating their world. First they create a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Where My Wellies Take Me
Where My Wellies Take Me
Michael Morpurgo, Clare Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the English Association 2013 Prize (Fiction 7-11) September 2012 MEGA Book of the Month.Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo’s touching story of a young girl’s exploration of the countryside provides a lyrical link...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2012
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Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Poems from the First World War Published in Association with Imperial War Museums
Gaby Morgan
Written by those who were involved at the time, this is a thoughtful and powerful selection of poems that capture many different experiences of war. The soldiers’ view is reflected in familiar poems such as Wilfred Owen’s haunting Dulce Et...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Storm Chaser
Storm Chaser
Sheila Rance
Silk whispers. Clouds gather. A storm is coming. Many years ago, a storm brought Maia to the cliffs. Now she is Sun Catcher in the land of Khandar, but when her father, Tareth, needs silk, Maia must go back to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)
The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)
Derek Landy
This time, the bad guys take the stage. Tanith Low, now possessed by a remnant, recruits a gang of villains - many of whom will be familiar from previous Skulduggery adventures - in order to track down and steal the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Liar and Spy
Reader Reviewed Liar and Spy
Rebecca Stead
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & Winner of the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize September 2013 Book of the Month   Award-winning Rebecca Steed tells a wonderfully touching story with great sensitivity...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2013
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True Stories of the Second World War
True Stories of the Second World War
Henry Brook, Paul Dowswell
To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day this is a boxed set of three paperback books from the True Stories series: The Blitz, D-Day and The Second World War. This collection provides a great introduction to the...
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Format: Multiple-item retail product - Released: 01/05/2014
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Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby,  Sophie’s determination to find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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A Soldier's Friend
A Soldier's Friend
Megan Rix
Megan Rix adds a new title to her much-loved stories about the bravery of animals in extreme situations. Set in the First World War, this tells the story of a very special friendship between a dog and a cat. Sammy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
The classic story of Ratty, Toad and Badger – three friends who live on the riverbank – is full of adventure, excitement and wonderful characters. David Roberts’ illustrations bring a touch of sophistication to the familiar story and capture perfectly...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
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Goblins
Reader Reviewed Goblins
Philip Reeve
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Fans of Mortal Engines will devour Philip Reeves’s richly detailed goblin extravaganza. The dank and dark towers and stairways of Clovenstone Keep are packed full of dirty, smelly, squabbling goblins. As a breed,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2012
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Operation Sting
Operation Sting
Simon Cheshire
Operation Sting is the first book in an exciting, fast-paced and action-packed new series, SWARM full of spying and military action.  Aimed at 9+ this will appeal to both boys and girls who are fans of spy adventures and robot...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2014
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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and My World Cup
Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and My World Cup
Dave Cousins
Charlie is the captain of the local youth team, North Star Galaxy. He eats, sleeps, and breathes football. But when Colts steal all of North Star's best players, it's up to Charlie and his friends to save the team... Told...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Child's Elephant
The Child's Elephant
Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014. 'Throw your heart out in front of you and run to catch it.' That's what the boy's grandmother always said.     When a baby elephant is left orphaned on the African savannah, Bat, a young herdsboy,...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Book Awards | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2013
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Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door
Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door
Ross Montgomery
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2013 - August 2013 Debut of the Month  One boy and one dag embark on a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Reader Reviewed Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of the IBW Children's Award 2014  Award-winning Kate diCamillo tells a zany, bitter sweet story of how Flora Belle Buckman, a self-declared cynic, rescues a squirrel from the neighbour’s super-powered...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Star of Kazan
The Star of Kazan
Eva Ibbotson
A beautiful new cover edition of this enthralling adventure set in turn-of-the-century Vienna. From the author of the bestselling Journey to the River Sea.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Blood Vengeance
Blood Vengeance
Dan Scott
Blood Vengeance is the fourth title in Gladiator School, a series of novels set in a rich and textured world of heated battles, fierce loyalty and even fiercer rivalry. We invited...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Scarlet Ibis
Reader Reviewed Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
May 2014 Book of the Month  Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis is an emotional story about how befriending birds can help to heal Red, a little boy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Sword of Kuromori
Reader Reviewed The Sword of Kuromori
Jason Rohan
May 2014 Debut of the Month  Fans of Alex Rider will love the deadly adventure in which Kenny Blackwood finds himself. When Kenny sets out to visit his father in Japan, he has no idea of the excitement that is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Brilliant
Reader Reviewed Brilliant
Roddy Doyle
May 2014 Book of the Month  A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes out of the clouds and settles itself in Dublin...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Wild Boy
Reader Reviewed Wild Boy
Rob Lloyd Jones
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 9-11 category    This is a fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. Dripping with atmosphere and gothic...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Goblins Vs Dwarves
Reader Reviewed Goblins Vs Dwarves
Philip Reeve
A brilliant and equally witty follow-up to Goblins which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Now the goblins are under direct attack by the dwarves who are desperate to steal all the treasure from the goblins’ stronghold, Clovenstone Castle. Led...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2013
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My Brother's Secret
Reader Reviewed My Brother's Secret
Dan Smith
May 2014 Book of the Month Growing up in Germany at the beginning of the Second World War, Karl Engel imagines the role he might play in fighting for his country. Joining the Hitler Youth movement will be his first...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Valentine Joe
Reader Reviewed Valentine Joe
Rebecca Stevens
May 2014 Debut of the Month  Bringing the past alive through a timeslip is an excellent way of getting under the skin of the very young soldiers serving at the front in the First World War. On a trip to Ypres...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Lost Gods
The Lost Gods
Francesca Simon
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   Best-selling Francesca Simon tells a second hilarious story about what happens when the Norse gods turn up in a very 21st century London. Having been involved in saving the gods from...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Book Awards | Guardian Fiction Prize | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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