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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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The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Reader Reviewed The Baking Life of Amelie Day
Vanessa Curtis
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 compete in the competition. Amelie has no fears about...
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Format: Paperback - 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Nights Before Christmas
The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
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 Christmas – one for every night...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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 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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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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Fire Storm
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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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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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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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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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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
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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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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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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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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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 Eye of the Falcon
The Eye of the Falcon
Michelle Paver
August 2014 Book of the Month The third adventure for Hylas, now landed on the plague ridden island of Keftiu which is also gripped by the coldest winter ever known and covered in ash from the eruption of the enormous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
Reader Reviewed Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
John Matthews
August 2014 Book of the Month Henry Hunter is a most unusual boy – even among the boys at St Grimbold’s School. He has a private jet and an appetite for finding things that possibly comes from living up to his...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Reader Reviewed The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
Julia Lee
 August 2014 Book of the Month   Rich in atmosphere and with a great cast of characters, this is an exciting Victorian adventure in which the unexpected can always happen! Gully Potchard is an ordinary kind of boy who tries his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Castle
Reader Reviewed The Castle
Sophia Bennett
August 2014 Book of the Month   In a fast-paced and richly imagined adventure Peta Jones risks her life when she recklessly embarks on a deadly dangerous adventure following a clue that might reveal that he father is still alive. Stowing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Battle of the Beach Freaks
Battle of the Beach Freaks
Sam Hay
Ghouls, ghosts, zombies, witches and a human canon ball all star in this wedding-with-a-difference. Jess Pocket is all ready to be a bridesmaid to her favourite aunt – and she has been taking her duties very seriously! When the wedding...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
The eventful ups and downs of  the life of Charles Dickens, the best-selling author of his day, are told in words and pictures in this excellent introduction to the man and his works. Many of the scenes that Dickens includes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The City of Fear
The City of Fear
Andrew Beasley
The final instalment in this epic trilogy, The Battles of Ben Kingdom.  An action-packed adventure series which will appeal to boys and girls, combining the timeless theme of good versus evil with steampunk gadgetry and free-running angels.   Some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth
Suzi Moore
A roller-coaster of a book full of tears and laughter as the lives of two unhappy children – Zack and Alice – become entangled in ways that allow both of them to be set free from the secrets and mysteries...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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The Girl Who Walked On Air
Reader Reviewed The Girl Who Walked On Air
Emma Carroll
All the excitement of the circus is captured in this exciting story about one girl’s exceptional talent and tenacity as she does everything she can to become the new star of the show. Everyone knows ‘the bigger the danger, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Boxtrolls Novelization
The Boxtrolls Novelization
Elizabeth cody Cody Kimmel
The Boxtrolls dwell in the vast and intricate caverns under the cobblestone streets of Cheesebridge. Human legend has it the creatures are carnivorous monsters. In reality, though, they're just misunderstood oddballs who've raised an orphan human boy named Eggs.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Knightley and Son: K-9
Knightley and Son: K-9
Rohan Gavin
Under-age detective Darkus is back for a second and very doggy adventure as he helps his father solve a very doggy mystery. Darkus is only thirteen but he has an exceptionally rational mind which makes him an invaluable collaborator with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Robot's Revenge
Robot's Revenge
Clive Gifford
A thrilling adventure in which you the reader decide the route of the adventure, using your knowledge and learning more from the book about robotics and inventions.  You may have to sneak past sensors, pull the power on a monster...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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The Story of Scotland Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland
The Story of Scotland Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland
Allan Burnett
Stitching the history of Scotland is a wonderful project which shows scenes from the formation of Scotland when the mountainous land first took shape right up to the present day which is represented by the sporting hero – Andy Murray!...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
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Stick Dog Chases a Pizza
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza
Tom Watson
A new and hilarious doggy adventure for Stick Dog and his four entertaining friends Stripes, Poo-Poo, Mutt and Karen. Stick Dog is always hungry and this time what he is most hungry for is - a pizza. How can Stick...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Two Weeks with the Queen
Two Weeks with the Queen
Morris Gleitzman
Best-selling Morris Gleitzman has a rare ability to write about great sadness with unforced and infectious humour. Colin’s brother Luke is dying of cancer in Australia and no doctors there are able to make him better. Colin has been sent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Captain
Captain
Sam Angus
Under age at the outbreak of war, fifteen year old Billy Bayliss manages to join up by pretending to be his older brother. Soon he is shipped off to Egypt to play his part in the terrifying fighting in Gallipoli....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Nadine Dreams of Home
Nadine Dreams of Home
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  A beautiful story which captures the dreams and hopes of Nadine, newly arrived in the UK from Goma and still traumatised by the terrors of the war from which her family has fled. And...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Mozart's Banana
Mozart's Banana
Gillian Cross
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tells a thrilling and funny story about the taming of a wild horse. Mozart’s Banana is a horse who is a daft as his name. Even Sammy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Deadly Letter
Deadly Letter
Mary Hoffman
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7+  Prity is newly arrived in England and new to her school in Tottenham. She has learnt English at school in India but, even though she speaks the same language as her classmates, she can’t...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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All Sorts to Make a World
All Sorts to Make a World
John Agard
Interest Age 7-12   Reading Age 7+ A magical story about bringing people together. Shona has met a lot of apparently very different people on her day out with her Dad. At the Natural History Museum she meets Lucy who actually lived...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Wilds of the Wolf
Reader Reviewed Wilds of the Wolf
Steve Backshall
August 2014 Book of the Month  TV presenter Steve Backshall tells a cracking adventure set in a remote and treacherous corner of Siberia as Saker and Sinter do everything they can to sabotage an illegal oil pipeline. Their mission is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Reader Reviewed Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Jeff Norton
With a great twist to it, this is a witty story of growing up and all the complications and unfairness of family and friends that go with it. Adam Meltzer is on an unusual mission. He wants to find out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Ghost Soldier WW1 Story
Theresa Breslin
The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in action and they are terrified they'll never see him again. Then one night, deep in the woods, Rob and Millie see an eerie figure in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Summer Holiday Mystery
Summer Holiday Mystery
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
The fourth story in the School for Stars series and a summer holiday special.  A glamorous and appealing series of stories about dance, drama and friendship written by popular TV presenter and personality Holly Willoughby and her sister Kelly....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Frog the Barbarian
Frog the Barbarian
Guy Bass
Frog is back for a second hilarious and outrageous adventure following his triumphs in The Legend of Frog. Frog has already saved a princess. What on earth can he do next? This time, the King and Queen of Everything want...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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The Spaghetti Yeti
The Spaghetti Yeti
Kate Pankhurst
Is there really a spaghetti-loving yeti stalking the woods next to Limpet Rocks Campsite? Mariella and the Mystery Girls are determined to find out.  She may only be nine years old (and a bit), but Mariella Mystery is a totally...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
Reader Reviewed Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month  This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind.  It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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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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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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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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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Reader Reviewed Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month  Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story about two very different sisters, Eliza and Lavender. While Eliza dreams of being a hero, Lavender thinks only of being...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

July 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  What did living through the First World War feel like for relatives at home, especially children, as well as for the soldiers fighting at the Front? Eleven stories inspired by objects from the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Savage Kingdom
Reader Reviewed The Savage Kingdom
Simon David Eden
July 2014 Debut of the Month  An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of nature. Michelle Paver meets Michael Morpurgo meets Homeward Bound in this unforgettable story between a girl and her cat.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Boy on the Porch
The Boy on the Porch
Sharon Creech
Award-winning Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. In this touching modern fairy story she captures the rewards of love freely given to children. When John and Marta find a little boy asleep on their porch one morning...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Unicorn's Horn
Reader Reviewed Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Unicorn's Horn
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Unicorn's Horn, is the second book in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Mermaid's Tail
Hattie B, Magical Vet: the Mermaid's Tail
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Mermaid's Tail is the fourth title in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Faery's Wing, is the third book in a magical new series for girls. Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where do unicorns and dragons go when they're unwell?'...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Cube Countdown
Cube Countdown
Dan Green
Can Maths be fun?  Yes definitely when it involves any of the Rubik's Cube books, of which this is one.  Go off on an adventure with you, the reader, choosing the route, throughout outer-space and solve the series of shape,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Pattern Puzzle
Pattern Puzzle
Sarah Khan
Packed full of puzzles, Pattern Puzzles is guaranteed to bend your brain! With puzzles that explore a different theme from the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition, the puzzles become more challenging as the book progresses, ensuring there's a wide range of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Number Puzzle
Number Puzzle
Sarah Khan
Packed full of puzzles, this four-book series is guaranteed to bend your brain! Each book features puzzles that explore a different theme from the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition: numbers, shapes, patterns and logic. The puzzles become more challenging as the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Billy's Blitz
Billy's Blitz
Barbara Mitchelhill
Award-winning Barbara Mitchelhill brings Billy’s war-struck childhood vividly to life in this dramatic story of survival. Billy’s dad is away fighting and Billy’s mum thinks that the war will always be far away from their home in South London. As...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Pilot and the Little Prince
The Pilot and the Little Prince
Peter Sis
Fully illustrated, this is a beautiful and intriguing biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the highly original author of the classic French story, The Little Prince. In his detailed and illuminating illustrations, Peter Sis brilliantly conveys the story of this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
Ewan McVicar
A treasure trove of an anthology, this is a brilliant collection of Scots songs and rhymes for children suitable for singing or chanting on all occasions. Many have been gathered from visits to schools across Scotland especially in the 1990s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Watership Down
Reader Reviewed Watership Down
Richard Adams
Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan
E. B. White
Louis the cygnet may be unable to utter a sound unlike her siblings and his parents but Louis is determined to overcome this impediment by learning to read and write.  If at first you don't succeed then try again and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tarka the Otter
Reader Reviewed Tarka the Otter
Henry Williamson
This is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams
A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Charlotte's Web
Reader Reviewed Charlotte's Web
E. B. White
How a wise spider saves a young pig from slaughter is the most touching of animal stories. Fern saves Wilbur, the runty little piglet of the litter from her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders
Brandon Mull
Fans of Percy Jackson will love this brand new fantasy series for 9+ readers from the number one New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull. A brilliant fantasy adventure spliced through with humour, magic and fear.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Phoenix Code
The Phoenix Code
Helen Moss
A thrilling mystery story which crackles with tension as the secrets of a tomb that has closed for 3000 is about to be opened. The Benben Stone looks just like a black rectangular stone but its discovery is one of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Stuart Little
Stuart Little
E. B. White
This is the enchanting tale of no ordinary mouse, Stuart Little, who is small in size but enormous in spirit. Funny and touching, it is a story that can be read on many levels - aloud to a very small...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Stig of the Dump
Reader Reviewed Stig of the Dump
Clive King
When Barney falls down the cliff of the chalk pit he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who turns what he finds to good use....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Dog So Small
A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child’s longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Borrowers
Reader Reviewed The Borrowers
Judith Elkin, Sian Bailey, Mary Norton
A magical adventure story of an alternative, small-scale life as lived by Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty who could be any family - except that they are so tiny that they can live under the floorboards. Protected by a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Deadly Detectives Top Tips to Track Wildlife
Deadly Detectives Top Tips to Track Wildlife
Steve Backshall
Finding wildlife is rarely easy - unless you're Steve Backshall! In Deadly Detectives Steve tells young trackers everything they need to know about the origins of tracking, what you need to become a tracker and how to do it, whether...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in...For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goodnight Mister Tom
Reader Reviewed Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
****Michelle Magorian will be appearing at the Puffin Exhibition, Waterstones Piccadily, on 23rd July talking about the inspiration behind her novels Goodnight Mr Tom and Back Home. A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Carrie's War
Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
When bombs start falling on London, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales. Living with Mr Evans, who has little interest in children, and his kind sister Lou, everything about their new life is strange and different...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Back Home
Back Home
Michelle Magorian
Intensely moving this is the story of a young girl coming to terms with getting to know her family again, including a little brother, having been evacuated to America for the duration of WW2. Sometimes sad but also uplifting as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Beat the Game
Beat the Game
James Floyd Kelly
In Beat the Game readers find themselves trapped inside a computer game. They must apply their knowledge of programming and algorithms to make their way safely through. The reader is responsible for how the plot unfolds and if you successfully...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 07/07/2014
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Mission Invent
Mission Invent
John Farndon
The Rubik's Quest series allows children to achieve a sense of 'creating your own adventure story' using knowledge of machines and engineering to decide how the exciting adventure unfolds.  Complete the mission and the reader will have become an engineering...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 07/07/2014
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Bright Star
Bright Star
Jenny Oldfield
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+  A touching story about the healing friendship between an unhappy girl and a beautiful and wild horse. Following her parents divorce, Morgan is sent to her aunt’s ranch deep in the country. Morgan hates...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
Michael Ende
The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil. Puffin Fact!  The first word in each chapter following the Prologue is in alphabetical order.  Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear readers, dreamers and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
A wonderful fable which makes readers reconsider any prejudices they may have about rats! Mrs Frisby needs to move home quickly when the farmer threatens to plough up the field where her home is. But everything goes wrong and she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising
Kate DiCamillo
This is an exquisitely told story from No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and Newbery Award Winner Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the woods early one morning Rob is stunned to find a tiger locked in a cage. He tells no...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
Annie M.G. Schmidt
A hilarious, charming story of cats, dogs, and learning to dare.  Tibble is a reporter. He only ever writes about cats, and he's about to be fired. Minou is a young woman who has moved into Tibble's flat. She hates...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever
The Funniest Holiday Joke Book Ever
Joe King
Lots of laughs for the whole family in this entertaining anthology with a holiday theme. Divided into sections including Hit the Road, Life’s a Beach and What’s for Dinner? travel, beaches and foreign meals all provide a good supply of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1)
Reader Reviewed Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1)
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1), is the first in a brand new magical series for girls. Discover a secret world of fairy-tale creatures! Hattie B is inspired by a little girl called Harriet, who once asked 'where...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Reader Reviewed Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Kjartan Poskitt
July 2014 Book of the Month  Be careful where you read this savagely funny new series for 8+ year olds as you'll struggle to contain yourself! From the author of Agatha Parrot, Kjartan Poskitt and with illustrations by the one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Ghosts of the Forest
Ghosts of the Forest
Steve Backshall
Saving the rain forest! That’s the vital mission of Saker and his friend Sinter. The precious forest is being cleared by loggers leaving the wild life at risk. The orang-utans will be especially vulnerable if their precious habit is destroyed....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies
Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies
Terry Deary
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This title is part of the Barrington Stoke Reality Check series - true stories that are stranger than fiction. It's a real page-turner and provides a fascinating insight into one of history's most famous...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2014
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Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs
Jane A. C. West
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 6.5+. A thrilling story of courage and survival set in the extreme cold of Alaska. Zeb is determined to win the Iditarod, a terrifyingly challenging dog sled race covering 674 miles. Everyone says that Zeb...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2013
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Sterling and the Canary
Sterling and the Canary
Andy Stanton
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage love affair. From the first moment he sees new girl Lizzie Harris, Sterling Thaxton knows he must go out with her....
Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2014
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Smith
Smith
Leon Garfield
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Share a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Family from One End Street
The Family from One End Street
Eve Garnett
The seven Ruggles children grow up in a household with little money but a lot of action! There’s Kate who spoils her expensive and brand new school uniform on a trip to the seaside, the twins Jim and John who’s...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Share a Puffin Book | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Cay
The Cay
Theodore Taylor
Beautifully written, this novel won every award imaginable in the USA when it was published.  It is a tense, dramatic and compulsive survival adventure that rivals Robinson Crusoe.  This though also touches heavily on prejudice and how the young white...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong
Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong
Wendy Meddour
Wendy seems to be a magnet for trouble! Back for a third set of adventures she is now riding a bike – rather dangerously – which is just one of the ways in which she gets full up of wrong!...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Annie
Annie
Thomas Meehan
A timeless tale that despite its 1933 setting resonates so brilliantly with kids reading it today.  Not only beautifully written but the characters are handled with great sensitivity and aplomb. _____________ Puffin Fact!  The iconic character Annie first appeared as the eleven-year-old heroine...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Share a Puffin Book
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Tiger Wars
Tiger Wars
Steve Backshall
Wildlife specialist Steve Backshall, presenter of the Award winning TV show Deadly, brings the threat tigers are under sharply into focus in this thrilling eco-adventure. Saker and Sinter are two teenagers on the run from the Clan, a brotherhood into...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Rendezvous in Russia
Rendezvous in Russia
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura’s husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is the second in a series of pacy mystery-adventure stories for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London.  Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy and the Black Terror will appeal to fans of...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Bath Kids Book Festival
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The River Singers
Reader Reviewed The River Singers
Tom Moorhouse
In the tradition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows and Richard Adams’s Watership Down, The River Singers captures the desperate adventures of a family of water voles struggling survive as their habitat changes. Sylvan and his younger siblings...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Book of Beasts
The Book of Beasts
John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman
The final book in the Hollow Earth children's fantasy trilogy by actor John Barrowman and his sister Carole, starring Matt and Em Calder, twins divided by time who with the power of animare, people who can animate and bring their...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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In a Glass Grimmly
In a Glass Grimmly
Adam Gidwitz
A brilliant addition to this original series which sprinkles fairy stories with a new kind of fairy dust that turns them upside down and inside out. Familiar stories such as The Emperor’s New Clothes which is one of the funniest...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Jumblecat
Reader Reviewed Jumblecat
Archie Kimpton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Introducing a fantastically funny new voice in children's fiction.  Think David Walliams meets Franck Cottrell Boyce with a smidgen of classics like Dick King-Smith and Richmal Crompton thrown in.  Jumblecat is bursting with quirky...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Luck Uglies
Reader Reviewed The Luck Uglies
Paul Durham
Rye’s life is saved by a mysterious stranger on the night of the Black Moon, an event which leads her into a thrilling adventure that brings her to uncovering the legend of the Luck Uglies. Rye has always heard of...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Tornado Chasers
The Tornado Chasers
Ross Montgomery
This hilarious and liberating story about taking risks and living life to the full. Owen’s parents are anxious to protect him from danger. As they are frightened of almost everything, Owen has few adventures. Right now they are especially frightened...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Hangman's Revolution
The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past and change the future. Chevie has...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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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...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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The Letter for the King
Reader Reviewed The Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Gripping from its opening moment onwards, this award-winning book that doesn’t miss a beat from its thrilling beginning to its satisfying ending. Disturbed during the night of contemplation before he is made a knight, sixteen-year-old Turi is handed a letter...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month  For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty of ghosts in it. And it's not a horror story though some people might be horrified. It's not a monster story either, even though there is a monster in...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Guardian Fiction Prize | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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