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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
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Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat but, when some famous works of art go missing, Atticus Claw – once a cat burglar but now a police...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Reader Reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
November 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning!  From the start everything...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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The Book of Storms
Reader Reviewed The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Nights Before Christmas
The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross has gathered together 24 of the most popular stories about Christmas to make a celebratory volume of the time of year. The 24 stories are designed as a countdown to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Imaginary
Reader Reviewed The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they play in children’s lives. Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger have the best of times playing together. While Amanda’s mother...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant book in its own right as well as a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Feel the Fear
Reader Reviewed Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
November 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of War Horse...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy’s problem is that not everyone –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Reader Reviewed Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first book in a new series which is set on a different world, one where humans link with particular animals in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with a rare gift for understanding animals, thought he had saved the animals from his cruel world where nature has been...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
This a special 10th anniversary edition of Dragon Rider, a terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas.  We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
A.A. Milne
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
A.A. Milne
This is the ultimate numbered and boxed edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh. The stylishly designed outer box has a sumptuous matt finish with gold and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Impossible!
Impossible!
Michelle Magorian
Best-loved for her classic Second World War title Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian brings the excitement of being part of a theatre company to life in this action-packed and rip-roaring adventure.  Twelve year old Josie comes from a theatrical family...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Jacqueline Wilson
With is chunky size and gloriously bright and glossy cover, this good-looking volume is the perfect gift for Jacqueline Wilson’s younger fans. The treasury includes favourite stories such as Lizzie Zipmouth and The Cat Mummy which are ideal for newly...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of which focuses on different aspects of World War 1, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with brilliant Christmas stories, including a brand-new tale from Jacqueline, and classic favourite Starring Tracy Beaker, in which Jacqueline's most famous heroine gets the lead part in her Christmas play! There are festive...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Where's Wally Now?
Where's Wally Now?
Martin Handford
Best-selling Where’s Wally? is back in a sumptuous new format. In addition to the familiar spreads, this edition has the addition of flaps which open to reveal all kinds of hidden surprises which have never been seen before including some...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Faery Tales
Faery Tales
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, brings her gifts as a poet to this enchanting collection of all kinds of fairy stories. Familiar favourites such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and Rumpelstiltskin are vigorously and freshly told while also conveying a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Love from Paddington
Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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How Watson Learned the Trick
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A charming and exquisite recreation of the miniature Sherlock Holmes story from the library of Queen Mary's famous Dolls' House, on display at Windsor Castle. Alongside the miniature book, which measures just 38.5 x 30 mm, the edition also contains an...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Winter Wolf
The Winter Wolf
Holly Webb
Best-selling Holly Webb tells a touching time-slip story set against an evocative wintery background. It’s Christmas and Amelia’s family are staying in an old house with lots of unused rooms. When Amelia goes exploring in the attic she finds a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Beverley Naidoo
Witty and wise, Aesop’s fables are perfect short stories with a powerful message for readers of all ages. In this beautifully illustrated edition Beverley Naidoo includes favourites such as The Lion and the Mouse in which a tiny mouse begs...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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A Perfectly Ordinary School
A Perfectly Ordinary School
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Bestselling Jeremy Strong wittily dreams up the perfect way for Frankie to see off the school bullies. Frankie would like school – except that everyone teases him just because he is so tall. Changing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Minecraft Blockopedia
Minecraft Blockopedia

From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters.   Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far from where the queen lives, a princess is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug. ” Christmas calls for a reading of A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’s story of mean old Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas and refuses to celebrate or even allow others to celebrate. But then, one year, he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd
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 advice about changing the gender balance in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Parent Agency
Reader Reviewed The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
November 2014 Debut of the Month  A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry is not the first boy in the world to say “I wish I had better parents” but in his case,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Rosemary Sutcliff
The Odyssey, Homer’s second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Frozen Fish Fingers
Reader Reviewed Frozen Fish Fingers
Jason Beresford
For mad-cap adventure that really is side-splittingly funny then go no further than this, the second in the Fish Fingers series featuring four superheroes.  But, when they win a holiday to a far off place can their special talents save...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Watership Down
Watership Down
Richard Adams
A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Iliad
The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Letter for the King
The Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Gripping from its opening moment onwards, this award-winning book that doesn’t miss a beat from its thrilling beginning to its satisfying ending. Disturbed during the night of contemplation before he is made a knight, sixteen-year-old Turi is handed a letter...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Find out for yourself all about the life of Jesus in this excellent interactive and thought- provoking book which encourages the reader to do a lot of finding out! The famous scenes from the life of Jesus are shown in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Christmas Art Ideas
Christmas Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
A delightful way of keeping excited children busy in the run-up to Christmas.  There are a wealth of ideas for gifts and decorations, all accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Christmas Craft
Christmas Craft
Danielle Lowy
An excellent introduction to easy-to-make crafts which are perfect for adding a home-made touch to Christmas. Heavily illustrated to show just how good the finished items can look, young and old can easily follow the instructions. Decorations for the home...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2014
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Adventivity
Adventivity
Gina Carpenter
A wonderfully creative and inspiring resource for all the family! Paper angels, finger puppets, gift tags, iced-cookie gifts – these are just some of the 25 fun to make or do activities to occupy a family in the days before...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Christmas Poems
Christmas Poems
Gaby Morgan
A joyful selection of poems of all kinds that celebrates the many and varied aspects of Christmas. There’s U.A. Fanthorpe on the all-important subject of the delivery of presents in Reindeer Report or Ted Hughes on the wondrous properties of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Bomber Dog
Reader Reviewed The Bomber Dog
Megan Rix
August 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category.  The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Red Leaves
Red Leaves
Sita Brahmachari
October 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adoloescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished. Three young people are trying to find a way...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Hero Pup
The Hero Pup
Megan Rix
October 2014 Book of the Month   Can training Patch, a loveable Labrador puppy, help Joe find some happiness after the death of his father? Joe and his dad have always wanted a dog but, when his dad is killed Joe...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Reader Reviewed The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
October 2014 Book of the Month  A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect for all fans of the Wimpy Kid. A mouldy old sandwich has a remarkable impact on the life of Compton...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Shouldn't You Be in School?
Reader Reviewed Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.  
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Reader Reviewed Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy has been a good companion to the King. But, when the King marries the evil and wintery Queen, his life...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Shaun Tan
The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Where My Wellies Take Me
Where My Wellies Take Me
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E., Clare Morpurgo
 Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the English Association 2013 Prize (Fiction 7-11)    Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo’s touching story of a young girl’s exploration of the countryside provides a lyrical link for this rich and varied...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Ministry of Ghosts
The Ministry of Ghosts
Alex Shearer
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Five Children and it
Five Children and it
E. Nesbit
Magic and adventure are beautifully combined in this wonderful story about wishes and what ifs? Arriving at the White House for their holiday, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother set about looking for adventure by digging in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Winter's Bullet
Winter's Bullet
William Osborne
A thrilling wartime adventure about two brave and resourceful Dutch teenagers. When Tygo discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monster Mission
Monster Mission
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is the author of numerous award winning novels for children including this, a new cover edition of one of her spookiest and most fantastical adventures in which three kidnapped children must save themselves and their new friends they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is one of those rare authors that really delivers believable and utterly captivating characters.  Her setting is a castle that is quite fantastical, with some incredibly funny ghosts.  And yet readers are drawn in in such a way as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Island of Adventure
Island of Adventure
Enid Blyton
A surprise holiday at Craggy-Tops for Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot should have been perfect! With the sea breaking below them at the bottom of the cliff, Jack’s delight at being surrounded by so many birds and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Reader Reviewed First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Lari Don
A wonderful romp of an introduction to fantasy for the younger reader, delve into and explore the realm of fairy tale and myth alongside Helen. The adventure becomes just a little scary and a little dangerous but importantly along the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Lari Don
Another exciting adventurous read, jammed full of fabled beasts and some pretty perilous moments. This is the second in the Fabled Beast Chronicles, it would be best to read First Aid for Fairies first, to learn how Helen meets and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Lari Don
Thrilling and spirited, the Fabled Beast Chronicles continues to deliver another adventurous tale. In this, the third book in the series, Helen and her friends leave safety far behind to support Rona the selkie in her seaborne quest to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Lari Don
This is the last adventure for Helen and the Fabled Beasts and it’s quickly clear that this is the most frighteningly precarious undertaking of them all. The Master of the Maze is back with world domination on his mind; Helen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Catch Your Death
Reader Reviewed Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
Super-special bubblegum-scented hardback! Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild, and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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The Lily-livered Prince
The Lily-livered Prince
Christopher William Hill
Meet Eugene, the most portly of princes, and Kalvitas, the most courageous of chocolate makers. Theirs is a tale of cakes and cowardice, bullies and battles, as they set out to defeat a terrifying tyrant. The characters are CURSED. The...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a much-loved story by Roald Dahl, full of snozzberries, rainbow drops, luminous lollies and hair toffee! Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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First Light
First Light
Rebecca Stead
Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Children of the King
The Children of the King
Sonya Hartnett
It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Iron Woman
The Iron Woman
Ted Hughes
The late Poet Laureate’s sequel to his iconic The Iron Man is beautifully produced in this new edition which also includes the original illustrations. The Iron Woman comes on a mission blazing with a terrifying anger. She has heard the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Official Detective's Handbook
The Official Detective's Handbook

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

For all those inquisitive youngsters in the family then this 'how to be a good spy' handbook will give them hours of entertainment before putting what they learn into practice.  From cracking secret codes and creating effective disguises to tracking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Jet the Rescue Dog ...And Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime
Jet the Rescue Dog ...And Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime
David Long
September 2014 Book of the Month   An amazing collection of 33 short stories about all kinds of animals and their exceptional feats of bravery in war time. In the title story which is set in the Blitz during the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Wolf Brother
Wolf Brother
Michelle Paver
One of THE top children's books of the last decade is none other than WOLF BROTHER, which is the first in a brilliant series called The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.  Perfect for a new generation of children to enjoy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. But...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling
In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last......even getting...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling
In Book 3 of the series, Harry Potter is a wizard in his third year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With an escaped mass murderer on the loose, the school is being guarded by the prison guards of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Precious and the Case of the Missing Lion A New Case for Precious Ramotswe
Precious and the Case of the Missing Lion A New Case for Precious Ramotswe
Alexander Mccall Smith
Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2014
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Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill
Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill
Alexander Mccall Smith
Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith tells a charming detective story for children as Precious, even while still a young girl, shows early signs of curiousity and a determination to find things out. When two new children arrive in school Precious...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2014
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The Beatles
The Beatles
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
The most famous band in history is brought to life in this illustrated history of their life and times. The stories of the ‘fab four’ as schoolboys from the years before they met through how they got together and set...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Central Park Showdown
Central Park Showdown
Sheila Agnew
A warm-hearted new adventure for Evie, star of Marooned in Manhattan. Having moved from Ireland, Evie is now settling in well into her life in New York City where she lives with her uncle Scott who is a vet....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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You Have to Stop This
You Have to Stop This
Pseudonymous Bosch
This is the fifth and final fantastical adventure from the phenomenon that is Pseudonymous Bosch, author of the hilarious bestseller The Name of This Book is Secret. You'll just have to read this! Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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This isn't What it Looks Like
This isn't What it Looks Like
Pseudonymous Bosch
Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked by the stylish, tongue-in-cheek story-telling of Pseudonymous Bosch the author of This Book is not Good for You.Please be advised this book has no magic, no time travel,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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This Book is Not Good for You
This Book is Not Good for You
Pseudonymous Bosch
Mysterious, marvellous, witty, exciting and dangerous.  Here, in this the author's 3rd book that you really shouldn't be reading but few have taken heed, you'll meet a cursed aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inahibited...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Michael Morpugo has created a fresh version of the classic story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet with a terrible habit of telling lies who comes alive and has some incredible adventures. Here, Pinocchio tells his own story which, in his...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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If You're Reading This, it's Too Late
If You're Reading This, it's Too Late
Pseudonymous Bosch
This is the quirky, original and deliciously dark sequel to the hilarious The Name of This Book is Secret.  Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish storytelling of Pseudonymous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Watching Wood
The Watching Wood
Erika McGann
Six girls are practising their still unfinished magic spells when the ground just cracks open and swallows them up! Suddenly, Grace and her friends are in a mysterious and terrifying world of shape shifters and dark faeries. Will their magic...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Viva Alice!
Viva Alice!
Judi Curtin
Three girls and the sun and sand of Lanzarote! What can possibly go wrong?? Megan and Alice have been best friends forever. Now they are off on holiday with their friend Grace and they are looking forward to relaxing by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth
The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth
MacKenzie Crook
An 11 year old self-declared scientist, botanist and genius, Benjamin Tooth keeps a journal in which he records all that his does. These include his strange inventions, some of which will not seem so strange to today’s readers, and the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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The Grimm Conclusion
The Grimm Conclusion
Adam Gidwitz
Brilliantly, in this third part of his ‘Grimm’ series, Adam Gidwitz takes the lid off some familiar fairy tales and turns them into something hilariously gruesome instead. Despite the gore, the jokes come thick and fast. Here Jorinda and her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
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Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret
Reader Reviewed Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret
D. D. Everest
September 2014 Debut of the Month   An unexpected present, a very old book with unusual powers and a twelve-year-old with an inquisitive mind are at the heart of this exciting adventure. When Archie Greene is given a dusty old book...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Here be Monsters
Reader Reviewed Here be Monsters
Alan Snow
Here Be Monsters is the inspiration behind the new Boxtrolls movie.   An enormously inventive, endlessly entertaining, overwhelmingly original and astonishingly illustrated book set in the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge. Eccentric and zany, fast-moving and funny with a Dickensian feel...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Precious and the Monkeys
Reader Reviewed Precious and the Monkeys
Alexander Mccall Smith
If you're a fan of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Detective Agency series or know someone who is then do take a look at this delightful and enchanting children's tale telling how the young Precious Ramotswe became the No. 1...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2012
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling
'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Werewolf Club Rules! And Other Poems
Werewolf Club Rules! And Other Poems
Joseph Coelho
An exciting debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice.  The collection includes a wide range of poems, from funny and fantastical to spooky and spellbinding. Find out the mysterious rules of Werewolf Club, how to look like a rainbow,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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A is Amazing! Poems About Feelings
A is Amazing! Poems About Feelings
Wendy Cooling
To dip in and out of whatever your mood and to savour in longer moments, this is a thought-provoking anthology. How different poems capture different moods and moments unfolds beautifully in both Wendy Cooling’s careful choice of  poems and Piet...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Alice in the Middle
Alice in the Middle
Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton
A best friend is forever, isn't she? Megan can't wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. It will be fantastic - no organic porridge, no school, nothing but fun! But when Alice makes friends with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Alice Next Door
Alice Next Door
Judi Curtin
Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Poor Megan! Not alone is she stuck with totally uncool parents, and a little sister who is too cute for words, but now her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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Don't Ask Alice
Don't Ask Alice
Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton
Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble! It's Easter and best friends Alice and Megan are together in Limerick again. They are both looking forward to their confirmation especially as their two families are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling
It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's evil forces gather it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Fire Storm
Reader Reviewed Fire Storm
Lauren St.John
Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now a champion rider with a wonderful...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been casting its magic spell on readers for over 100 years. Join Dorothy and her dog Toto with their friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on their amazing adventure in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Treasure Island
Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
‘Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!’ The classic swashbuckling story of pirates, buried treasure, shipwreck and much more is vividly brought to life in the glorious illustrations in this volume. Young Jim Hawkins tells the tale from his first meeting...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Oliver and the Seawigs
Reader Reviewed Oliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve
Award-winning Philip Reeve spins a hugely original yarn encompassing moving islands, a short sighted mermaid, a stuck-up boy by the name of Stacey de Lacey and his private army of cheeky, smelly green sea monkeys and a charming hero Oliver...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Illustrated Tales of King Arthur
Illustrated Tales of King Arthur
Sarah Courtauld
Full of mystery, bravery and romance, the legends surround King Arthur and his brave Knights of the Round Table are some of the most exciting and compelling stories of all time. They are freshly told in this collection with characters...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Children's Dinosaur and Prehistorical Animal Encyclopedia A Comprehensive Look at the Prehistoric World with Hundreds of Superb Illustrations
Children's Dinosaur and Prehistorical Animal Encyclopedia A Comprehensive Look at the Prehistoric World with Hundreds of Superb Illustrations
Douglas Palmer
A book to treasure, this is an in-depth look at the creatures of the pre-historic world with stunning, carefully drawn illustrations capturing the details of how they would have looked. Much of the geology and biology of the planet from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2014
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The Grunts in a Jam
The Grunts in a Jam
Philip Ardagh
Award winning Philip Ardagh’s Mr and Mrs Grunt are as disgusting as ever as they trundle into this fourth adventure in their ramshackle caravan which, in a typically unusual way, is drawn by an elephant. Still up their always crafty...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Millions 10th Anniversary Edition
Millions 10th Anniversary Edition
Frank Cottrell Boyce
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. They only have a few days in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Itchcraft
Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Stumbling across an unknown radioactive element and trying to keep it out of the hands of those who want to use it for their own ends was hard enough. But when a school trip to Spain ends in exploding currency...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Name of This Book is Secret
The Name of This Book is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch
Quirky, original and hugely entertaining, this is a debut novel of fantastical proportions. The first in a secretive series, The Name of this Book is SECRET is accompanied by a website, part of which is in code so important information...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Odd Squad: King Karl
The Odd Squad: King Karl
Michael Fry
Full of laugh-out-loud moments - the defeat of bullies, unlikely friendships, peer pressure and the daily nightmare that is the school corridor all coupled with hilarious illustrations, it is the perfect series for readers who enjoy the Barry Loser, Wimpy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Cakes in Space
Cakes in Space
Philip Reeve
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 is ‘definitely peckish’ at the start of her...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This new edition of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. A world of magical adventure awaits! Visit...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Reader Reviewed The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Vanessa Curtis
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - September 2014 Book of the Month   Can Amelie win the Britain’s Best Teen Baker of the Year competition? She’s got through to the quarter-finals and must now go to London in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Reluctant Time Traveller
The Reluctant Time Traveller
Janis Mackay
Award-winning Janis Mackay whizzes her readers back in time and gives them a good introduction to 1914 in the days just before the outbreak of World War One. Agnes is determined to find the deeds of the big house which...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
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365 Days of Wonder
365 Days of Wonder
R. J. Palacio
August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning Wonder. 365 Days of Wonder is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 7: Stone Cold
Young Sherlock Holmes 7: 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: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Dying of the Light
Reader Reviewed The Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
September 2014 Book of the Month   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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
September 2014 Book of the Month  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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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