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Books of the Month

Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School
Barry Hutchison
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ghost-busting, gadget-rich adventure with monster laughs The appearance of an apparently malevolent poltergeist in his bedroom (just as he's trying to do his homework too) is the start of a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Making Millions
Erika McGann
In this, the second book in this fun and friendly series, Cass and her friends in the Bubble Street Gang are back! Just as Cass begins to investigate the new boy in school (who just happens to be invisible), fellow... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedPax
Sara Pennypacker
Touching and thought-provoking this is a lyrically-told story perfectly presented in a beautiful book. Peter's life falls apart after his mother dies in a car crash. The only thing that makes him happy and keeps him going is Pax, the... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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The Chess Book
Lucy Bowman
For those brand new to the game of chess this useful book will provide all the information needed to get them playing. For those who've already started playing chess it will test their understanding and help to improve their skills. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2017
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The Spy's the Limit
Guy Bass
In a nutshell: part book, part comic, all action! In this new adventure for dinosaur spy Spynosaur, he and his daughter Amber Gamber save the world again, this time by travelling to the Arctic Circle to take on diabolical villain... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Storm Dog
Holly Webb
In a nutshell: gentle but exciting time slip evacuee story In Holly Webb's careful hands this time-slip evacuee story is filled with excitement, adventure and warmth. Travelling by train to see her grandma and great-grandma, Tilly falls asleep and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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King Flashypants and the Dolls of Doom Book 3
Andy Riley
In a nutshell: more laugh out loud fun with King Flashypants and evil Emperor Nurbison Fans of Andy Riley's brilliantly funny and inventive King Flashypants books will be delighted with this new adventure which once again pits the young king... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Kipling's Jungle Book stories and poems remain some of the best-loved children's literature, his stories of Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo and Shere-Khan, and of Rikki-tikki and Toomai, retaining all their power to fascinate and intrigue young readers. Complete and unabridged, this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a nutshell: a fabulous story for every storey Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton return with another surreal, inventive and comic tale about their adventures in their ever-expanding treehouse which, for anyone who doesn't know, encompasses everything from a human... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Birthday Boy
David Baddiel
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Dragon's Green Worldquake Book One
Scarlett Thomas
In a nutshell: ideas-rich fantasy adventure | ideal for book-loving youngsters | Dragon's Green is the kind of dazzling fantasy adventure that leads readers effortlessly back and forth between different worlds, throwing up mysteries and challenges for the protagonists at every turn.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow
Kieran Larwood
In a nutshell: brave rabbits continue their fight against a terrifying enemy The story of rabbit hero Podkin One-Ear continues in this exciting new adventure. The first book in The Five Realms series won the Blue... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Dark Arena: Defenders
Tom Palmer
In a nutshell: exciting, contemporary story linking past and present injustices Seth isn't like other boys: he can see ghosts. In the second of this new series he is in London staying with his friend Nadiya and her family while... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble
Polly Faber
Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy's Mango and Bambang stories are perfect for newly independent readers. There are four funny, entertaining stories in each collection, short enough to be read easily in one go and full of lively two colour illustrations.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Return to the Jungle
Bear Grylls
In a nutshell: jungle adventures, jungle survival Makur – Mak – star of Bear Gryll's thoroughly entertaining story Spirit of the Jungle is back for a new adventure and it's as gripping as the first. Mak is in India again... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Stand By Me
Judi Curtin
In the second book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back! Judi Curtain returns with another endearing tale featuring time-travelling best friends Molly and Beth. Molly adores her best friend but at times is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedRaymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
Some momentous things happen in the course of this book: a father leaves, buildings are burgled, a cat is lost and found, hearts are broken, good deeds attempted, and someone is saved from drowning. More affecting than all of that... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2017
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Toto
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Master-storyteller Michael Morpurgo adds a witty twist to the classic story The Wizard of Oz in his hugely entertaining re-imagining of the original. Here, Dorothy's pet dog Papa Toto, who accompanied... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe!
Colin Furze
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Packed-full of some of the amazing inventions created by Colin Furze and demonstrated in his YouTube videos, this book will inspire young creators to try their hand at their own versions... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony
Chris Riddell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Best-selling Goth Girl is back for an action-packed new adventure in this stunningly produced volume by former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell which has the additional delight of a mini-book, Fable... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds The Jet of Justice
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: comics-inspired madcap adventure with the irrepressible Danny Dingle Would-be inventor and comics-obsessive Danny Dingle and his best mate Percy McDuff are back in a raucous new adventure. It's the holidays and after a series of accidents and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2017
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A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Allie Esiri
In a nutshell: 366 poems, an inspiring new anthology ‘Poetry powerhouse' Allie Esiri follows up the bestselling A Poem for Every Night of the Year with another lively, inspiring collection. There's a huge range of poems included, by poets old... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Adder, Bluebell, Lobster
Chrissie Gittins
A wonderfully innovative collection bursting with energy, you can't help but read with a smile. Chrissie Gittins is on a mission to save words from extinction, with forty exuberant and informative poems to celebrate amazing animals, birds and plants. The... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2016
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Top 10 of Everything 2018
Paul Terry
Fully updated for 2018, the Top 10 series is back with hundreds more astonishing lists, facts and stats. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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The House in the Tree
Quentin Blake
Inventively illustrated by Quentin Blake, Aglaia's adventures - and her battles with the gruff Signor Brullo and the woodmen who want to cut down the tree - are sure to enchant and inspire the imagination of every child. Lovereading comment... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/06/2017
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words, inventing new words and meanings). Dahl had an extraordinary understanding of what children like and used... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2016
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Cool Coding
Rob Hansen, Damien Weighill
A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/06/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Super-Sonic Submarine
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Fresh from their triumph in the Science Club Soap Box Derby would-be super-inventors Danny Dingle and his best friend...
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Danny Dingle and his best friend Percy Mcduff are just normal boys – if normal boys dream of becoming...
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Violet and the Mummy Mystery
Harriet Whitehorn
In a Nutshell - Move over Miss Marple, Violet's on the case! For Violet Remy-Robinson there's a mystery around every corner! Her Aunt Mathilde, a renown Egyptologist, is visiting London to investigate a mummy which...
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Reader Reviewed Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather
Cornelia Funke
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘When I first started flying on a dragon's back in Cornelia Funke's amazing Dragon Rider, I couldn't catch my breath. Now, I'm...
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Reader Reviewed Kid Normal
Greg James, Chris Smith
July 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: hapless heroics from a wimpy kid in a Harry Potter world Imagine what it would be like if you were you,...
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My Evil Twin is a Supervillain
David Solomons
July 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning David Solomons' hero Luke is back for a sizzling new adventure and...
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Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever
Rachel Renee Russell
In a Nutshell: School exchange shenanigans | Eleventh awesome-packed instalment of a sensationally sidesplitting series. Nikki goes into mega meltdown mode when she has to spend a week at North...
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Travels with My Sketchbook
Chris Riddell
A beautiful illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the Children's Laureate 2015-2017 with cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker and beautiful end papers this truly is a book to treasure....
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Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder
Justine Windsor
The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series.
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Reader Reviewed The Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that's Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and...
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Chase
Linwood Barclay
Danger, secrets and suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for 9-12 year olds. Get ready to run ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite.
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School for Skylarks
Sam Angus
Another stunning historical novel from the author of Soldier Dog.
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The Secret Cooking Club: Confetti & Cake
Laurel Remington
After teaching herself how to cook and recording it all in a blog Scarlett has found online fame and her blog is followed by thousands. But her success is shadowed...
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Pottymouth and Stoopid
James Patterson
An important story which delivers more than just laughs - it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.
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Chase
Linwood Barclay
Get ready to run . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright
Chris Riddell
Opening Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is like opening a treasure box. With its gorgeous metallic edges and golden detail it certainly looks like one, and inside are riches!...
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Operation Ouch!: The HuManual
Puffin
August 2017 Book of the Month Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out...
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The Guggenheim Mystery
Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd
August 2017 Book of the Month A sequel to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, written by Robin Stevens.
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Girl Online: Going Solo
Zoe Sugg
In a nutshell: welcome to the wonderful world of Zoella ‘Blogging is all about community' says Penny, the central character in Going Solo, the third novel from Zoe Suggs....
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Winston and the Marmalade Cat
Megan Rix
Winston and the Marmalade Cat is the first in a brand-new series from award-winning author Megan Rix! Full of adventure, fascinating history and super-cute animals, this series is perfect for...
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A Place Called Perfect
Helena Duggan
August 2017 Debut of the Month They've got their eyes on you: a quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.
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Simply the Quest
Maz Evans
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘What I like about the classical gods is that they are so true to life. Wild, naughty, emotional and unpredictable, they carry...
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Coming to England
Floella Benjamin
Floella Benjamin's touching, well-observed and generously un-judgemental memoir is a classic which is a pertinent now as when it was first published 21 years ago. In a simple story Floella...
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More Featured Books

The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
A fabulous and very fitting conclusion to the Tiffany Aching novels, and a wonderful full stop to the much loved Discworld series. Tiffany has to be on her mettle, a...
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I Shall Wear Midnight
Terry Pratchett
A chilling, plucky yet playful novel for older children, and adults. Tiffany Aching's magic has woken an evil being who has a intense loathing for all things witch. The Cunning...
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Wintersmith
Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith is another jewel in the wonderfully absurd crown that is the Discworld. Tiffany Aching grows in knowledge and power as she steps into a dance with winter and begins...
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A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books are a must read (by children and adults), and the second novel in the series is an absolute delight. When Tiffany steps out of her...
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The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett
A rib-tickling, rollicking (all the rollicking it has to be said, is done by the 6 inch high Wee Free Men) adventure with just enough scary fairies to make anyone...
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