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Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Reader Reviewed Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures
Maggie Stiefvater, Jackson Pearce
May 2015 Book of the Month  Pip Bartlett can talk to animals, which is impressive enough, but her world is full of magical creatures, meaning she’s conversing with unicorns, griffins, hobgrackles et al. Following an unfortunate incident with some unicorns...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2015
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23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2
23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2
Mike Warren
May 2015 Book of the Month There’s a wide range of things to make in this fun book, from building your own toolbox – the first project, naturally – to making a wormery and a simple spinning motor.  For each one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2015
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
Reader Reviewed The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
Vicki Lockwood
May 2015 Book of the Month  Young readers who like their mystery stories tinged with a bit of Victorian gothic are going to love this new detective series. Twelve year old Lizzie finally has enough of living with her brutish...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Catch Your Death
Reader Reviewed Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
May 2015 Book of the Month  There’s a real vogue for girl detectives at the moment, but Ruby Redfort is far and away the smartest, and Lauren Child’s books easily the most stylishly written.  This is Ruby’s third outing, and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Looking-Glass Girl
Reader Reviewed Looking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Book of the Month  Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy’s sleepover because she hopes it...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Tracey Turner
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month  What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in history.  Read all about history's toughest kings and queens. Who were the most ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid monarchs from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Demolition Dad
Reader Reviewed Demolition Dad
Phil Earle
May 2015 MEGA Book of the Month  Jake Biggs’s dad works in demolition.  All week long he knocks down buildings from the cockpit of his crane, but at weekends he becomes Demolition Man, twenty stone of Man Mountain in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Imagination Box
The Imagination Box
Martyn Ford
May 2015 Debut of the Month Could this Imagination Box be the greatest toy on earth?  Join 10 year old Timothy as he is given the chance to decide just this when he discovers the imagination box. It is a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Runaways
Reader Reviewed The Runaways
Megan Rix
Shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award Two elephants and an old Border collie are the stars of Megan Rix’s wonderfully heart-warming new animal story. It’s 1917 and as the First World War rages, Cullen’s Circus is forced...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Darkmouth
Reader Reviewed Darkmouth
Shane Hegarty
May 2015 Debut of the Month   Darkmouth might appear to be a normal seaside town, but it’s really not the kind of place you’d want to go on holiday. In fact Darkmouth is a Blighted Village, one of the last...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil's Hound
Vicki Lockwood
Exploring the adventure and thrill of the Victorian circus setting, the series is exceptionally well written, leaving the reader hanging for every page, and desperate to see Lizzie triumph in the face of adversity. It’s got a rich mix of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne
In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket’s parents want only thing – to lead an utterly normal life. But when Barnaby,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Sparks
Sparks
Ally Kennen
The best kind of headlong, page turning adventure, Sparks races along at breakneck speed as three children set abut the audacious task of fulfilling their grandfather’s dreams by giving him a Viking funeral! Hilariously funny and also full of deeply...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson, hero and demi-god, is the best guide you could have to the Greek gods and goddesses. As he is half-god - his father is Poseidon - and half-mortal – he is also a schoolboy in Manhattan - Percy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Cakes in Space
Cakes in Space
Philip Reeve
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Best-selling Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s space adventure with a difference sees Astra, a young girl travelling to a new life in Nova Mundi, setting in motion a gigantic cake catastrophe.  Astra...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Forbidden City
Reader Reviewed The Forbidden City
John McNally
Infinity Drake – Finn for short – is still… well… short. Only 9mm tall, in fact. But before Uncle Al can figure out how to return him to his normal size, another threat materialises that sends the gang to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Reader Reviewed The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
It is no longer fantasy to think that children born now really could be space travellers. Space travel is becoming more and more achievable so kids of today can seriously consider becoming an astronaut just like Tim Peake, European Space...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2015
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Young Houdini: The Demon Curse
Young Houdini: The Demon Curse
Simon Nicholson
This is the second book in Simon Nicholson’s adventure series about street-wise orphan and aspiring magician Harry Houdini, and invents a young life for the world’s most famous escapologist. It hasn’t come a moment too soon! Book one ended with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Write Your Own Adventure Stories
Write Your Own Adventure Stories
Paul Dowswell
Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see just how much fun it can be. There are pages...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
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The Order of the Furnace - Rebellion
Reader Reviewed The Order of the Furnace - Rebellion
Alex Keller
An exciting, rip-roaring, action packed book set in a time and place where fantastical machines exist alongside humans. The squires (made up of boys and girls) in the Order of the Furnace are young but they are treated equally, are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
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Jaguar Trials
Reader Reviewed Jaguar Trials
Ruth Eastham
An expedition along the Amazon to find the legendary El Dorado provides an exotic setting for this rewarding adventure story. Thirteen-year-old Ben is in Brazil with his archaeologist father, but they are separated when their boat capsizes. Swept downriver Ben...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Galactic Hotdogs: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway
Reader Reviewed Galactic Hotdogs: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway
Max Brallier
To describe Cosmoe Wiener’s adventures as action-packed is a bit like calling a red giant star quite big. With titles such as Black Hole Joystick Battle Heroes each of the book’s short chapters is a crack-a-lacking ding dong of daring...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs
Reader Reviewed Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs
Sarah Forbes
Elspeth Hart lives with her horrible aunt, Miss Crabb, at the Pandora Pants School for Show-offs.  It is the first adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern heroine with doodles on her Converse trainers and unstoppable determination.  But when...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2015
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Catherine Certitude
Reader Reviewed Catherine Certitude
Patrick Modiano
From her apartment block in New York, Catherine Certitude thinks back to her childhood and growing up with her father in Paris.  The life she describes is uneventful: adult conversations half-understood; dance school; her Papa’s shop and his slightly shady...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2014
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Yes! No (Maybe...)
Yes! No (Maybe...)
Liz Pichon
*** Lovereading4kids are sponsoring Liz Pichon at Hay Fever 2015.  Expert doodler, maker of excuses and hilarious storywriter Tom Gates is back in Yes! No… (Maybe), the eighth amazing...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Glass Bird Girl
Reader Reviewed The Glass Bird Girl
Esme Kerr
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 at the exclusive Knight’s Haddon School...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Cuckoo in the Nest
Cuckoo in the Nest
Michelle Magorian
The lure of the theatre draws Ralph but acting is not what his family wants for him. Can he persuade them? A wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy’s determination to see his dreams come through and a fascinating and vivid...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Just Henry
Just Henry
Michelle Magorian
From the award winning author of Goodnight Mister Tom comes a page turning tale. Warmhearted and full of period detail, Just Henryis a wonderful story of growing up and seizing life’s opportunities. It’s post war Britain and life should...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
There's a Monster in the Garden The Best of David Harmer
David Harmer
School life, families, football, aliens - these are some of performance poet David Harmer’s favourite things, all popular themes for his poems. Like the title poem to this collection, they are often presented with something of a ‘what if?’ warning,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Penguin in Lost Property
The Penguin in Lost Property
Jan Dean, Roger Stevens
A super new collection of poems featuring a vast range of animals, birds and fish, from the penguin in lost property making a bid for freedom, to the cat that would rather be eating spiders than lapping up milk.  Funny...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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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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Midnight Pirates
Midnight Pirates
Ally Kennen
Three children, whose parents have gone to America, try to run a secluded West Country beach hotel on their own. The chaos mounts as they pretend there are adults in charge. A sinister guest brings danger. A ship is grounded...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Boy with Two Heads
The Boy with Two Heads
Andy Mulligan
How would you feel if you woke up and found another head growing out of your neck? Andy Mulligan won the 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and his international bestseller, Trash, is now a major film - directed by Stephen Daldry...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Squirrel Boy vs. the Squirrel Hunter
Squirrel Boy vs. the Squirrel Hunter
Dave Lowe
Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes...Squirrel Boy! With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Reader Reviewed Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!
Dave Cousins
The under-12’s football team known as The Misfits are looking forward to a week at a football training camp, but their manager clicked the wrong link on the website and booked them into a bush survival skills camp instead. Challenged...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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Scarlet Ibis
Reader Reviewed Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
Winner of the Little Rebels Book Award 2015  - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - 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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Dog Ears
Reader Reviewed Dog Ears
Anne Booth
There are apparently 700,000 young carers in the UK and this sensitively-told, compassionate story puts them in the spotlight. Anna tries hard at school and at home, where things are not easy. Though it’s not directly said, her mother is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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My Dad's a Birdman
My Dad's a Birdman
David Almond
Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Reader Reviewed Moone Boy: the Blunder Years

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: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper
You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
For lovers and haters of Maths the You Do the Maths series of four books will ensure that haters dislike maths less once they've got involved in solving problems in a range of exciting activities and from everyday life. There...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2015
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I Never Liked Wednesdays
I Never Liked Wednesdays
Roger Mcgough
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7  “When I was young, I lived in Liverpool and my best friend was a boy called Midge.” In this lovely little book Roger McGough describes a couple of the adventure he had with Midge....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space
You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
One of four new titles which uses maths to help solve problems in a range of exciting activities and helps show how useful maths is in everyday life. There are answers at the back and a glossary explains clearly what...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2015
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Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Cathy Hopkins
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+ Cathy Hopkins is a truly gifted author for tweens, with an ability to connect with her readers that she makes look effortless. In this story she uses her light touch to write about a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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Holes
Holes
Louis Sachar
Wholly original and brilliantly plotted, Holes is a funny and poignant story about surviving. When Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of trainers, he is sent off to Camp Green Lake which is not a camp, not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 7+ Malorie Blackman is adept at writing thought-provoking books as full of ideas as they are of action and adventure. This futuristic drama is set in a world where humans are banned from touching one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Kenny Wright Superhero
Reader Reviewed Kenny Wright Superhero
James Patterson
Kenny Wright is smart, polite, and really good at chess, none of which does anything to impress the kids at his new Middle School, which is one tough place. But when, he’s forced to teach one of his regular tormentors...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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100 Things to Know About Science
100 Things to Know About Science

Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2015
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The Sons of Scarlatti
Reader Reviewed The Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc.  Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Young Wizards
Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   On the day before their sister’s thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come from and why? After some hilarious adventures, Brin and Arlo...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Fox Friend
Fox Friend
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 8+. This is a wonderfully touching and beautifully crafted story about growing up and learning about real life from an author who is widely considered to be the best teller of stories for children.  He's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2012
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The Story of the Blue Planet
The Story of the Blue Planet
Andri Snaer Magnason
Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 7-11 category 2014   A whimsical fairy tale that will appeal to fans of Maurice Sendak, Dr Seuss and Hans Christian Andersen, The Story of the Blue Planet is a critically acclaimed global hit being...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Young Bond: Shoot to Kill
Young Bond: Shoot to Kill
Steve Cole
Meet Steve Cole at Hay Fever and find out How Bond Are You?  Steve Cole introduces his first explosive Young Bond adventure, Shoot to Kill, and gives a unique...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Big Game Movie Tie-in
Reader Reviewed Big Game Movie Tie-in
Dan Smith
Dan Smith is appearing at Hay Fever alongside fellow author Paul Dowswell  Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling feature in both these books, delivering an edge-of-the-seat reading experience. Dan Smith’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
David Walliams
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year  - 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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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A Spoonful of Jam
A Spoonful of Jam
Michelle Magorian
Best-selling Michelle Magorian brings the magic of theatre and the joys – and terrors – of performance to life in this exciting, funny and touching story about Elie’s first excursion onto the stage. Set after World War Two has ended...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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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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Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year  Minecraft is a BAFTA award winning online gaming sensation with over 41 million registered users.  There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start?...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Python Adventure
Python Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of tracks. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been kidnapped - and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India. Meanwhile...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Willard Price: Leopard Adventure
Willard Price: Leopard Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Deep in the remote forests of Siberia, a mother Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats in the world, senses danger. Something faster than any human and deadlier than any tiger. Meanwhile Amazon Hunt, aged twelve, is recruited from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
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Blitzcat
Blitzcat
Robert Westall
In an extraordinary mix of fact and fiction, Robert Westall describes the Second World War through the eyes of a cat. Blitzcat leaves her home to track down her person, a pilot with the RAF. Her journey takes her through...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War
50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War
Simon Adams
Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this is a perfect introduction to all aspects of the war, covering key events, a who's who of the military and political figures and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
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Poems from the Second World War
Poems from the Second World War
Gaby Morgan
In numbers World War Two is almost incomprehensible – so many countries involved, so many different fronts and campaigns, so many lives affected. By bringing together poems by soldiers, airmen, mothers, civilians and others directly involved, this excellent anthology puts...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Willard Price: Shark Adventure
Willard Price: Shark Adventure
Anthony McGowan
On a remote Polynesian island, Amazon Hunt and her cousin, Frazer, recruits of tracks animal protection agency, are saving rare leatherback turtles. But an international animal smuggler wants the valuable turtles for himself. And, when a huge typhoon strikes, Amazon...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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Willard Price: Bear Adventure
Willard Price: Bear Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been lost in a tragic plane crash - her only hope is that they are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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Tangled Secrets
Reader Reviewed Tangled Secrets
Anne-Marie Conway
April 2015 Book of the Month  Poor Maddie, her much-loved Nan dies suddenly of a stroke when the two are out together, and it hits her very hard.  It’s not the first time Maddie has had to cope with sadness...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Reader Reviewed Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Meet Ivy Pocket, junior lady’s maid, and one of the most delightful fictional creations readers are ever likely to encounter. Sacked by her employer after she has – with the best possible intentions -...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Accidental Prime Minister
Reader Reviewed The Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
April 2015 Debut of the Month  We’ve all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP’s job at least as well as the present lot, probably better. That’s the premise in Tom McLaughlin’s debut novel, only the twelve-year-old in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Shackleton's Journey
Shackleton's Journey
William Grill
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition. Grill’s beautiful use of coloured pencils...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Framed
Framed
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Framed has been chosen as a favourite book by our Guest Editors Philip Ardargh and Joanna Nadin. Philip Ardagh:  Reviewing children's books for a national newspaper on a fairly regular basis means that I have to read a goodly number...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Cosmic
Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Comic and cosmic, this is a roller coaster adventure that takes Liam Digby up into space with a handful of other children and their parents. It’s an hilarious journey of discovery as Liam hurtles around the world finding out exactly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Mischief at Midnight
Reader Reviewed Mischief at Midnight
Esme Kerr
It’s great to see boarding school stories making a comeback, and Esme Kerr is one of the best proponents of the format. When new girl Janet Stone arrives at Knight’s Haddon School, headmistress Miss Fotheringay asks Edie to look after...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Sound of Whales
The Sound of Whales
Kerr Thomson
Winner of 2014 Times/ Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. This wonderful adventure story, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, is set on a beautiful Scottish island, where two teenagers – a Scottish boy and an American girl – find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Red Moon Rising
Reader Reviewed Red Moon Rising
Paula Harrison
Laney Rivers thinks she’s just an ordinary schoolgirl, how wrong she is! On the first night of the school summer holidays, which happens to be her twelfth birthday, she discovers that she’s really a faerie. Nor is she the only...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Hercufleas
Reader Reviewed Hercufleas
Sam Gayton
Greta needs a hero, someone to defeat the murderous giant Yuk. She goes to see Mr Stickler, proprietor of Happily Ever Afters, motto, ‘You bring the quest, we’ll do the rest’, intending to hire one.  But things don’t go according...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Dying of the Light
Reader Reviewed The Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. This is it; this is the end, the concluding part, the final outcome and as the curtain comes down there is a moment of hush, of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Point Blanc
Reader Reviewed Point Blanc
Anthony Horowitz
High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider.  Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, the exclusive school for rebellious...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Skeleton Key
Reader Reviewed Skeleton Key
Anthony Horowitz
More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children’s fiction.  Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted by the national security services again - this time for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Ark Angel
Reader Reviewed Ark Angel
Anthony Horowitz
Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia Rising
Reader Reviewed Scorpia Rising
Anthony Horowitz
This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead -...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Crocodile Tears
Reader Reviewed Crocodile Tears
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure.  When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Scorpia
Reader Reviewed Scorpia
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Snakehead
Reader Reviewed Snakehead
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Eagle Strike
Reader Reviewed Eagle Strike
Anthony Horowitz
The fourth, thrilling episode in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Big Wish
Reader Reviewed Big Wish
Brandon Robshaw
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Lucky Sam – he makes a wish on a shooting star and it comes true. What’s more, the wish was for one million wishes. Wish rich, Sam can sort out everything that’s wrong in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Dishonour Among Thieves
Reader Reviewed Dishonour Among Thieves
Paul Durham
Rye, the star of The Luck Uglies is back for a second adventure in the richly imagined world of the Isle of Pest. Swept off on a night time adventure through the frozen landscape, as before, Rye discovers that it...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)
Reader Reviewed The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)
Geoff Rodkey
This story of the war between twins Claudia and Rees will strike a chord with anyone who’s got a sibling. It all starts at school when Rees exposes his sister to mass humiliation in the canteen, at least that’s what...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
Simon Mayle
April 2015 Book of the Month  Harry Riddles, aka the Shoutykid, is back for a new adventure. How can he solve all the problems of his family? Most urgently, with twins imminent, how can he get his sister a job...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Girl with a White Dog
Girl with a White Dog
Anne Booth
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015     A thoughtful and emotionally charged story in which different generations are linked by their common cause of dealing with bullies and hatred. Jessie’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddell
***Chris Riddell is appearing in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!   Wildly inventive and richly entertaining, Chris Riddell is the genius behind a vast range of children’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2013
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Look into My Eyes
Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child’s super sleuthing Ruby Redfort is a fast-talking, fast- thinking 13 year olds girl whose sharp eye for the unexpected leads her on some fantastic adventures – especially after she is recruited as a secret agency…The wise cracks...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Reader Reviewed Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
Malcom’s Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework’. When Gobb Education starts taking over their school, and Uncle Gobb sets up the dread ‘Dread Shed’ in their playground,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/06/2015
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A Tiny Bit Lucky
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Liz Pichon
Will Tom and his band DOGZOMBIES be LUCKY enough to win the Rockweekly Bandbattle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Blackberry Blue And Other Fairy Tales
Blackberry Blue And Other Fairy Tales
Jamila Gavin
Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Us Minus Mum
Us Minus Mum
Heather Butler
George and Theo's mum is brilliant. She tells great stories, can wave the fastest of anyone on the planet and, most importantly, she was the one who suggested they adopt a scruffy dog called Goffo. The boys think she's invincible....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
This is Not a Maths Book A Graphic Activity Book
Anna Weltman
Art and maths go hand-in-hand – you just hadn’t realised it! Enter a world of pattern, symmetry and shape and have a go at creating perfect circles and triangles, designing your own tessellations and making marvellous mandalas. But remember – this is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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If You Find This
If You Find This
Matthew Baker
Eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes knows he's weird. He plays the violin far too well to be cool, he collects square roots and prime numbers and, weirdest of all, he talks to a tree who he believes is his brother. Plus, he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Middle of Nowhere
The Middle of Nowhere
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - 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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Itch Rocks
Itch Rocks
Simon Mayo
Sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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By Hook or by Crook
By Hook or by Crook
Jan Mark
Interest Age 6-9  Reading Age 6+  There are two stories by Jan Mark in this hugely attractive little book in Barrington Stoke’s new Conkers series, both set in Medieval England. The Abbot of Canterbury needs the help of a poor...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Beautiful Beasts
Beautiful Beasts
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Large and extremely handsome, this book brings together a host of extraordinary creatures, past and present, on beautifully illustrated double page spreads. Prehistoric monsters share pages with their modern descendants, grouped under intriguing headings: Strange Spikes for example features a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2015
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The Hangman's Revolution
Reader Reviewed The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
April 2015 Book of the Month   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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Take Your Last Breath
Take Your Last Breath
Lauren Child
June 2013 Book of the Month  The second book in the Ruby series which follows the adventures of Ruby, a genius code-breaker, daring detective and gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. Ruby and her slick...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling 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 calculating; he is a contract killer...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Itchcraft
Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo is at Hay Fever!  Author and BBC broadcaster Simon Mayo talks about his latest book Itchcraft and how he came to write a series about a chemistry-mad...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Reader Reviewed The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce
April 2015 Book of the Month   Frank Cottrell Boyce is at Hay Fever!   What would you do if your skin suddenly turned a bright, broccoli shade of green? Join...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2015
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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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Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
Reader Reviewed Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
M. G. Harris
This exciting new series is based on an original idea from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson. Our hero is Ben Cameron, sixteen years old.  His father has been killed in a climbing accident, and the book opens at the funeral, with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Millions
Millions
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winner of the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal   When a bag stuffed full of money falls out of a train and into their camp, Damian and Anthony are suddenly rich. Very, very rich, to be precise. But, there is a problem....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Itch
Itch
Simon Mayo
Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012   A terrific action adventure packed-full of fascinating true science! Itch is making an unusual collection: when it is finished, it will include all the elements of the periodic...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012
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Get into Art: Stories Discover Great Art - and Create Your Own!
Get into Art: Stories Discover Great Art - and Create Your Own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art Stories explores a fascinating array of pictures that tell stories, from battle scenes to fairy tales to timeless myths, from artists as diverse as Edward Hopper, Matisse, L. S. Lowry and the creators of the Bayeux Tapestry....
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Art and Artists
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Justin Miles
March 15 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  There’s a huge amount of information, and inspiration, contained in this rucksack-pocket-sized guide. Author and real-life explorer Justin Miles covers all the basics, including essential kit and how to pack it, and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Smart A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective
Reader Reviewed Smart A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective
Kim Slater
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015   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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Honest Truth
Reader Reviewed The Honest Truth
Dan Gemeinhart
March 2015 Debut of the Month Thirteen year old Mark is running away from home. He’s taking his dog Beau with him, and is heading for Mount Rainier. He’s prepared really well, no-one and nothing – certainly not the cancer that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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A Whisper of Wolves
Reader Reviewed A Whisper of Wolves
Kris Humphrey
March 2015 Debut of the Month Rich in atmosphere, this is a powerful story set in a timeless world. Alice has a gift; she is a Whisperer with a special understanding of the wild and therefore a duty to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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The Lost Twin
Reader Reviewed The Lost Twin
Sophie Cleverly
March 2015 Debut of the Month  When Ivy has to step into her dead sister Scarlet’s place at the sinister Rockwood boarding school’s she finds herself thrown into a mystery which she must do everything in her power to unravel....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Dreamsnatcher
Reader Reviewed The Dreamsnatcher
Abi Elphinstone
March 2015 Debut of the Month   Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel plunges the reader into a world of magic and adventure. Twelve-year-old Moll lives in a gypsy camp in the Ancientwood.  She has no parents but the gypsies’ extended family take...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Murder Most Unladylike A Wells and Wong Mystery
Murder Most Unladylike A Wells and Wong Mystery
Robin Stevens
Winner of the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015  When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Hamish and the Worldstoppers
Hamish and the Worldstoppers
Danny Wallace
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Danny Wallace is well-known as comedian, actor and TV presenter. Now he’s a children’s author too, and a very good one. Hamish lives in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Marcia Williams
Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman
The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Amber Spyglass
The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman
The third in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
Glenda Millard
Glenda Millard’s Kingdom of Silk books have won many awards in her native Australia, and no wonder: there are very few books, for children or adults, which describe love so clearly or so lyrically. There are seven books in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Not as We Know it
Reader Reviewed Not as We Know it
Tom Avery
Twins Ned and Jamie spend their spare time – when Ned is well enough – searching the shorelines of the beaches near their home for washed up treasures. That’s where they find the strange, otherworldly creature that Jamie hopes has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Harry and Hope
Reader Reviewed Harry and Hope
Sarah Lean
Any new book by Sarah Lean is a treat, and this is very special indeed. Hope lives in the Pyrenees with her mother, who is an artist, and her mother’s boyfriend, Frank. Frank gives Hope the space to think and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Witch Wars
Reader Reviewed Witch Wars
Sibeal Pounder
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Witch Wars is the first in a charming new series: with the help of a fairy called Fran, nine year old Tiga Whicabim discovers there’s a world of witches, down below the sink pipes....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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A Cage of Roots
Reader Reviewed A Cage of Roots
Matt Griffin
March 2015 Debut of the Month An astonishingly different and chillingly striking tale that envelops the pages in a cloak of darkness and mystery. The author hurls the reader straight into the middle of the story, waiting before making introductions...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
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The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Reader Reviewed The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Sarah Webb
March 15 Book of the Month  When her TV presenter mum flies off to Australia for two months, thirteen year old Mollie is sent to stay with the great-grandma she hardly knows on the tiny island of Little Bird. She feels...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans!
Gary Northfield
March 2015 Debut of the Month  Cartoonist Gary Northfield gives a fresh take on all things Roman in this riotous romp starring Julius, a most unusual zebra. Julius has a knack of getting into trouble! As a result he has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Stone Cold
Stone Cold
Andrew Lane
This is your chance to play a crime solving sleuth alongside one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, because the clues are there, ready for you to unravel them. Even if you haven't come across Young Sherlock...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Jelly Has a Wobble
Reader Reviewed Jelly Has a Wobble
Candy Guard
Totally embarrassing mums, giggling friends and top-secret crushes in this second book in the brilliantly funny illustrated series about Jelly and her friends.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Winner of the Red House Children's Books for Younger Readers Award 2014. Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has rotten teeth and he hates the ghastly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever
Reader Reviewed Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever
Nigel Smith
Nat’s disasters with her dad return for a second hilarious helping. This time, Dad is taking the family on holiday to a farm in the South of France. Nat knows just how terrible her dad can be on holiday – and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Farm Beneath the Water
Reader Reviewed The Farm Beneath the Water
Helen Peters
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. The Secret Hen House Theatre, Helen Stephen’s debut, was a real treat: a hugely successful mix of animal story, stage school caper...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Reader Reviewed The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer whose Artemis Fowl series gave the fairy world a brilliant makeover will enthral his readers with this action packed and gadget rich new series. Riley is a Victorian orphan, Chevie Sevano is the FBIs youngest agent....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens
Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens
Alex McCall
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 8-11 age category  The city of Aberdeen is being terrorised by giant robot chickens who want to peck out every last sign of human resistance. The streets are empty, the adults have vanished...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2014
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Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Award-winning Anthony Browne, a former Children’s Laureate, adds some fresh touches to the classic story of Alice, the little girl finds herself in the middle of the most amazing new adventure when she falls down a rabbit hole. Anthony Browne’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Call Of The Wild (with an Introduction by Melvin Burgess)
The Call Of The Wild (with an Introduction by Melvin Burgess)
Jack London
This is a classic of all classics.  Melvin Burgess has written an Introduction that will make the reader realise if they haven’t already that we, the human race,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski
This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/1995
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I Love My Mum
I Love My Mum
Gaby Morgan
Gaby Morgan has gathered together a really wonderful selection of poems about mums. There are over 50 in this little volume, some will make you smile, some will probably turn you a bit teary, but each one contains something true...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Heidi
Heidi
Johanna Spyri
Freedom to roam in the high Swiss Alps brings great happiness in this story of Heidi and her unusual childhood high up in the Swiss Alps. When Heidi’s parents...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
The Jungle Book (with an Introduction by Christopher Paolini)
Rudyard Kipling
A magical adventure right in the heart of the jungle, The Jungle Book tells how a little boy child grows up in the care of some of the mightiest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
Peter Pan (with an introduction by Tony Diterlizzi)
J.M. Barrie
The magical idea of never growing up lies at the heart of the story of Peter Pan. When Peter Pan flies in at the bed room window of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table (with an introduction by David Almond)
King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table (with an introduction by David Almond)
Roger Lancelyn Green
One of the best known and best loved stories in mythology, how a small boy pulls the sword from the stone thus proving that he is its rightful keeper...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones)
Jules Verne
A thrilling, science-fiction adventure that takes its readers on a journey of discovery and imagination thousands of feet deep, deep into the centre of the earth. When a priceless...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (with an Introduction by Chris Riddell)
Lewis Carroll
A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March Hare and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
The Secret Garden (with an Introduction by Sophie Dahl)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a book that fires the imagination with its bewitching and magical qualities and one that every young girl will absolutely love.  There’s an Introduction by Sophie Dahl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Treasure Island (with an Introduction by Eoin Colfer)
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a much-loved favourite classic - and here are the thoughts of no less than four of our favourite authors, who all selected it !  June 2011 Guest...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (with an Introduction by Darren Shan)
Mark Twain
This is a wonderful adventure of three boys from very different worlds. At the heart of the story is the relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, white and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
A Little Princess (with an Introduction by Adeline Yen Mah)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson. Step into the shoes of Sara, a girl with a lively imagination who although well-mannered is absolutely no angel, as fate determines her fortune. Transformed...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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The Wizard Of Oz (with an Introduction by Cornelia Funke)
The Wizard Of Oz (with an Introduction by Cornelia Funke)
L Frank Baum
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her dog Toto into a magical world that unfurls before you. A classic with more magic on every page than almost...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Louisa May Alcott
Laugh and cry with the March family. Meg, the sweet-tempered one, Jo, the smart one, Beth, the shy one and Amy, the sassy one.  Despite their lack of money...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
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Black Beauty (with an Introduction by Meg Rosoff)
Black Beauty (with an Introduction by Meg Rosoff)
Anna Sewell
What a ride. No child can fail to laugh and cry in equal measure as they jump on for the ride of a lifetime with Black Beauty. His unbreakable...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2008
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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell
A favourite book chosen by Philip Pullman, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Indispensable. The great classic beginning of English children's literature". Stepping through the Looking Glass, Alice enters a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/1994
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Double Trouble at L'Etoile
Double Trouble at L'Etoile
Holly Willoughby
Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally are back for their second year at L'Etoile and they can't wait to get their skates on at L'Etoile's new Glacier Palace ice-rink! But after the arrival of a new set of twins at L'Etoile,...
Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Cowgirl
Cowgirl
G. R. Gemin
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2015  A gently funny story of a community coming together, this is a tale of happy endings in unexpected places. There were cows in the road - loads of them. I pulled hard on the...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Branford Boase Award | UKLA Book Awards | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Atlas of Adventures A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe
Atlas of Adventures A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe
Lucy Letherland
Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Explore seven continent maps, packed with hundred of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travellers of any age. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine, Tom Sanderson
The magical land of Edefia is dying - and with it, the Earth: floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are putting millions of lives in danger. The one hope is Oksa Pollock, a teenage girl who has recently discovered her astounding...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
Andrea Pinnington, Caz Buckingham
Featured here are amongst the 12 best-known European garden birds that you are most likely to see at a bird table. In addition to the easy to use sound bar, there is a general introduction to each bird that highlights...
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Format: Novelty book - Released: 17/02/2015
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Tales of the Greek Heroes
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Roger Lancelyn Green
Chosen by April 2012 Guest Editor, Charlie Higson:  "I’ve always loved myths and legends. Greek, Roman, Norse (not so interested in the Egyptians, it must be said), as well...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Children's Classics | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2009
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We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Amnesty International
An arrestingly original way of informing children of their human rights, We Are All Born Free depicts each of the 30 Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in wonderful illustrations by thirty best known illustrators. Each of the important...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
The story of Alice's fall down the rabbit hole and the extraordinary experiences she has there is one of the best known of all the classics. Everything is Wonderland is curious and different; there's the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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Dreams of Freedom
Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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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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Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Kjartan Poskitt
Hilarious new adventures for Borgon the young barbarian who is determined to make his mark on the world. Borgon is off to watch the Shadow Trials which are widely known to be the most fiercesome challenge in the desert. But,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
William Sutcliffe
Roll up, roll up! Shank's Impossible Circus is back in town in this hilariously wacky adventure from bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Stars Shall be Bright
Stars Shall be Bright
Catherine MacPhail
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  There are all sorts of stories being told about World War One, this one, based on the true story of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster, is particularly unusual and moving. With Dad away fighting, James,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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ANZAC Boys
ANZAC Boys
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9+  Reading Age 8+   Children are hyper-sensitive to unfairness, and the lives described in this Barrington Stoke World War One novel are full of episodes of arbitrary cruelty making for compulsive reading. When brothers Bert and Frank are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+ Good rugby stories for young readers are thin on the ground, but Tom Palmer’s Rugby Academy books are real winners! In this second book in the series, Rory and the other members of the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War I and World War II
Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War I and World War II
Tony Robinson
Award-winning Tony Robinson has an outstanding record for bringing the past to life. Here his books on World War 1 and World War 11 are presented in one bumper volume. Through factual accounts, quizzes, diagrams and a great many pictures...
Featured in: 9+ readers | The World Wars
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Robot Girl
Robot Girl
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke’s dyslexia-friendly format, she’s returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers’ perception...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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Save Rafe!
Reader Reviewed Save Rafe!
James Patterson
March 2015 Book of the Month  Save Rafe! gives struggling middle school student Rafe Khatchadorian another chance to prove himself. In this adventure he is spending a week on an outdoor survival expedition in order to be accepted back into...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - 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...
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Format: Hardback - 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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Northern Lights
Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
Winner of the 1995 CILIP Carnegie Medal  Part one of Philip Pullman’s magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books vs Films | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Glee Club
Glee Club
Jo Cotterill
Interest Age 9  Reading Age 6+  Barrington Stoke specialises in producing books designed and written to be accessible to all readers including those with dyslexia: short extents, carefully chosen fonts and layout, and cream paper help, but good stories are...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2015
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A Boy Called Hope
Reader Reviewed A Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015  - 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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Hagurosan
Hagurosan
Darren Shan
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8  A tale full of wonder from the master story-telling Darren Shan! Hagurosan is sent by his mother to take an offering of cake...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2013
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Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Reader Reviewed Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Elen Caldecott
With a great theatre background, this is a gripping adventure of a lost diamond necklace, a false accusation and a desperate race to find out the truth. Piotr’s dad is on security duty at the theatre when the great Hollywood...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Nowhere Emporium
Reader Reviewed The Nowhere Emporium
Ross MacKenzie
This sparkling fantasy adventure is a glorious hymn to the powers of the imagination. Young Daniel Holmes first stumbles into the Nowhere Emporium as he’s running from a couple of the bullies from the children’s home where he lives. He’s...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | If They Like...They'll Love
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit/Bombs on Aunt Dainty
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit/Bombs on Aunt Dainty
Judith Kerr
Partly autobiographical, these are first and second books in the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr, telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War. Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | The World Wars
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
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