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Books of the Month

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
David Solomons
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : aliens invade Bromley The follow-up to David Solomon's prize-winning sci-fi comedy My Brother is a Superhero delivers just as much in the way of tension, adventure and laughs.... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedStrange Star
Emma Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month July 2016 Rich in thrilling details, Strange Star is a cleverly told story-within-a story that draws together true stories with an original adventure. Italy, 1816, Felix works as a servant to the Lord Byron... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedRent A Bridesmaid
Jacqueline Wilson
June 2016 Book of the Month A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather and more recently Katy, the retelling of Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Horatio Clare
Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015. This is a special and unusual book. It features some beautiful writing, and conjures up the sights, sounds and smells of the English countryside with... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/09/2015
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Malkin Moonlight
Emma Cox
In an Nutshell : cats – adventure - friendship Readers who enjoy Michael Morpurgo's stories of animals facing challenges in the natural world will find lots to like in Emma Cox's debut, which was the first recipient of the National... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedVoyage to Magical North
Claire Fayers
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3 words : pirates – magic - fellowship In what is hopefully the first in a long series, Voyage to Magical North mixes together orphans, pirates, spells and an evil magician and in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Apprentice Witch
James Nicol
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3: magic – underdogs – proving your worth Young readers who've ever felt second best will identify strongly with apprentice witch Arianwyn. After she fails her witch assessment, horribly publicly, she is sent to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
This is a stunning celebration of both Peter Rabbit and the 150th birthday of the author whose legacy is still delighting children and adults alike. Beautifully presented with a gold-foiled jacket and illustrations of Peter on the end papers this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Handsprings and Homework
Jane Lawes
In 3 : gymnastics – hard work – team work In this special gymnastics-centred story the emphasis is all on the importance of hard work and teamwork in sporting success. Fresh from their triumph at the regional championships, Tara and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Friendships and Backflips
Jane Lawes
In 3: gymnastics – friendships – competition Junior gymnast Tara has a lot to juggle when she's asked to take part in a regional competition. There are all the moves to learn with her partner Lindsay, but Tara has just... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Sanitized for Your Protection
Stephan Pastis
‘To the best of my knowledge', announces Timmy Failure at the start of this book, in a chapter called Let's Do the Timmy Warp Again, ‘everyone on earth has now read the prior three volumes about my life.' That's one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Hunting of the Snark
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A perfect celebration of Alice Day 2016, this beautiful, fully illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's great comic masterpiece which comes complete with gilt-edged pages and a ribbon for a marker, is the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/06/2016
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The House on March Lane
Michelle Briscombe
Flora dreams of becoming a female Sherlock Holmes but the only detective work she gets to do is sorting reclaimed tiles in her father's Salvage and reclamation yard best friend Archie. That is until ghostly happening begin to interfere with... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/04/2016
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Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets

Who better to ask for survival tips than the Survivors? Written by the Chief - the leader of the group - this book contains their most cunning plans and their most ingenious inventions. It helps you learn what kind of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/06/2016
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Holiday Ha Ha Ha!
Various Authors
If there's any likelihood of rainy days on your holiday, be sure to pack a copy of this sparkling collection of stories written by some of our wittiest and most inventive authors, as it's certain to brighten the mood until... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Invisible Inc.
Steve Cole
In 3 : invisible goodies – dastardly baddies – killer chickens (poultry-geists!) Steve Cole is a national treasure: creator of series such as Astrosaurs and Magic Ink, and now writing the Young Bond books, he's delighted huge numbers of young... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Enid Blyton's Summer Stories
Enid Blyton
The summer holidays are made for reading Enid Blyton; no writer better understands the sheer pleasure of being out of school with empty days stretching ahead. There are all sorts of stories in this collection, lots of pixies and magic,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Mind Writer
Steve Cole
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In 3 words : accessible – edgy - sinister Branded super-readable Steve Cole's short novel is just that, and the action moves as fast as thought. Luke has always been good at guessing... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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50 Things You Should Know About Space
Raman Prinja
The Universe is huge – it stretches further than we could ever imagine or explore, and contains everything in space, from super stars to galaxies to tiny pieces of dust. Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2016
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Spitfire
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Tom Palmer combines football with a dramatic story of the Second World War, plus a touch of the supernatural, to catch readers' attention in this stirring short novel. Greg is at football camp but... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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Sniper
Chris Bradford
Fictional superheroes don't come much more appealing than Troy, one of a group of teenagers with awesome super powers recruited by secret agency SPEAR to protect society against a gang of ruthless terrorists, and the premise for the Bullet Catcher... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius
Stacey Matson
In a nutshell: the agony and the ecstasy of the pre-teen The return of Arthur Bean, self-proclaimed creative genius and star of one already highly successful diary-based narrative is to be welcomed. Arthur is a rather special voice in fiction... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World
James Patterson
In 3 words : in it together The Kidd family, stars of some of James Patterson's liveliest and most boisterous adventures are back and centre stage in the latest episode in his globe-trotting series, Treasure Hunters. This time the Kidds... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Sandrider A Todhunter Moon Adventure
Angie Sage
A story of sorcerers, wizards, dragons and, of course, Magyk, Sandrider, the second book in Angie Sage's Todhunter Moon series, is another enthralling piece of storytelling from an author whose invention never flags. Apprentice wizard Tod has an important task:... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Wildings
Nilanjana Roy
July 2016 Debut of the Month The streets and alleys of the Nizamuddin quarter of Delhi provide the backdrop for this thrilling story of warrior cats. There's a real sense of unease and danger in the opening chapters when a strange... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedNed's Circus of Marvels
Justin Fisher
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In three words: monsters – robot mice – hidden talents Adventures don't come more action-packed than Ned's Circus of Marvels and anyone who enjoys Harry Potter will find that it hits the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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I Funny TV
James Patterson
In the expert hands of James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein middle school is the funniest place on earth, especially in this series starring Jamie Grimm, the wheelchair-using kid with the super-sharp line in banter. Things should be looking good for... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Katy
Jacqueline Wilson
In her new book Jacqueline Wilson retells one of her own childhood favourites, Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did. She echoes the original closely: both Katys are bright, headstrong, daydreamers with big imaginations, unable to avoid trouble. Like the original,... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Crooked Sixpence
Jennifer Bell
June 2016 Debut of the Month Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems. If you enjoy adventure, mystery and an avalanche of magic, then you've come to the right place! This is an uncommonly good and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Summertime and Somersaults
Jane Lawes
In 3 words : gymnastics – friendships – rivalries Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle's endorsement will draw readers to this story of Tara, a talented young gymnast whose dreams seem to have come true when she joins a new gym club. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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The Lion Roars
Alan Gibbons
The story of a young footballer from Africa who achieves his dream of winning a place at one of the top UK clubs, this short novel is both a satisfying story of hard work, dedication and talent, plus all-important family... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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Olympic Sport: the Whole Muscle-Flexing Story 100% Unofficial
Glenn Murphy
As all eyes turn to Rio this summer, a lot of us will be sitting on the sofa thinking about sport and very probably dreaming about being better at it. Science superstar Glenn Murphy's witty, fact-filled and very child-friendly book... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Olympic Poems - 100% Unofficial!
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens
Sport – winning, losing, taking part – is celebrated in this typically skilful collection from two of our most popular poets for young people. There are funny poems, story poems, contemplative ones to make you see things clearer or differently,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Private Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade & One of our 'Must Reads'. It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it...
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The Rescuers
Margery Sharp
This tale of three daring and heroic little mice is as enchanting for children today as when it was first published in 1959. The three - pampered, beautiful Miss Bianca,...
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Reader Reviewed The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - This book, with a Foreword by Tim Peake who in December 2015 became the first British astronaut to go to the...
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The Wonder Garden
Jenny Broom
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 7-11 category | Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books |...
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Archie Greene and the Alchemist's Curse
D. D. Everest
In a Nutshell: magic dragons alchemy Archie Green is a book whisperer and just about to start as an apprentice at the Museum of Magical Miscellany hidden beneath the Bodleian...
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Reader Reviewed Edge of Extinction
Laura Martin
Here's a premise and a half: one hundred plus years ago, hubristic scientists decided to bring dinosaurs back from extinction, a la Jurassic Park. No-one expected that the dinosaurs would...
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Reader Reviewed The Bubble Boy
Stewart Foster
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May/June 2016 Deeply moving and utterly gripping, Bubble Boy is a stunning novel that makes you laugh and cry. And think. Joe lives in...
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How to Fight a Dragon's Fury
Cressida Cowell
This is the twelfth book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series and she brings it to a tremendous and fitting finale. The fate of the dragon world...
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Reader Reviewed Little Bits of Sky
S. E. Durrant
May 2016 Debut of the Month This moving story of looked-after children describes the difficulties they face, but is nonetheless uplifting. Ira and her little brother Zac live in Skilly...
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Circus of Thieves and the Comeback Caper
William Sutcliffe
The Austen of audacity, Armitage Shanks, circus master and dastardliest of villains is back and up to no good, to the delight of fans of these wacky, inventive and hugely...
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
June 2016 Book of the Month Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words,...
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Spangles Mcnasty and the Fish of Gold
Steve Webb
To the canon of disgusting, disreputable villains loved by children – the Twits, Mr Gum, Armitage Shanks – can now be added Spangles McNasty and his sidekick Sausage-face Pete. To...
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Thimble Monkey Superstar
Jon Blake
Jams Cogan's life changes when his next door neighbours arrive at his family bungalow – or Castle as his dad, a not-terribly successful children's author calls it – with a...
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The Mighty Dynamo
Kieran Crowley
In a Nutshell: football – family – fair play Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, but as Bill Shankly said, it's much more...
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The World's Worst Children
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams's amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained...
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Reader Reviewed The Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom McLaughlin's new...
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How to Look After Your Human
Kim Sears
June 2016 Book of the Month Though it's primarily aimed at dogs, humans too – particularly those who share their home with a canine companion – will find lots to...
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Reader Reviewed The Wilderness War
Julia Green
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: protest – friendship – the great outdoors At a time when children are accused of disconnecting from the natural world...
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Reader Reviewed Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up
Simon Cherry
June 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: pirates – penguins – enchantments Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up is an epic story indeed, and possibly the most...
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The 65-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
In a Nutshell: Mind-boggling adventures – ants - craziness Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are experts in the crazy, surreal humour that kids love and there seems to be no...
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
John Boyne
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 Bestselling John Boyne returns to the Second World War for The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the story of the...
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City Trails - London
Lonely Planet Kids
Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff guaranteed to blow your mind, that are definitely off the tourist trail from the comfort of your own...
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Gunpoint
Jim Eldridge
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 6+ “Put your hands up! If anyone moves we shoot!” The action starts on page one of this heart-stopping thriller and doesn't let up until...
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Reader Reviewed The House on Hummingbird Island
Sam Angus
In a Nutshell: family secrets – ghosts – loss and love This story of a young orphan girl feels part of a tradition going back to Eva Ibbotson, or even...
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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
Christopher Edge
In a Nutshell: time travel – family – stardust Even physicists struggle to understand quantum theory but Christopher Edge makes a very fine attempt at an explanation, though the most...
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Seacrow Island
Astrid Lindgren
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 When the Melkerson family rent a holiday home on the far away Seacrow Island they have no idea of the wonderful adventures...
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The Shapeshifter: Feather and Fang
Ali Sparkes
In three words: surprises psychic thrills Ali Sparkes's super-readable Shapeshifter series reaches book six, and a thrilling climax. Sparkes assembles all the characters from the series and its spin...
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Ultimate Guide to Mapping
Justin Miles
Maps are wonderful things and this practical and inspiring book explains to children perhaps too used to relying on satnavs and iPhones how to use maps, and even how to...
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Reader Reviewed Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking over their school, and Uncle...
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Walter Brown and the Magician's Hat
Karen Inglis
London-based children's author Karen Inglis is back with another illustrated page-turner, this time for ages 7-9. Karen has made a name for herself with teachers, reading charities and librarians for...
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The World of David Walliams: Super-Tastic Box Set
David Walliams
Seven hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams, in one Super-tastic box-set! A Review for Gangsta Granny Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl,...
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Reader Reviewed Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero
Francesca Armour-Chelu
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2016 Debut author Francesca Armour-Chelu has created a desperate flooded dystopian world in this fast-paced story of one boy's survival. When Fenn's parents...
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A Stitch in Time
Penelope Lively
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 Award-winning Penelope Lively's classic story humorously captures the dreamy and imaginary world of eleven year old Maria. An only child, Maria is...
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Street Child
Berlie Doherty
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 Twice the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, here Berlie Doherty movingly captures the life of an orphan in Victorian London. Based...
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City Trails - New York
Lonely Planet Kids
This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover New...
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City Trails - Paris
Lonely Planet Kids
Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff guaranteed to blow your mind, that are definitely off the tourist trail. This book is perfect for anyone...
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Whistling in the Dark
Shirley Hughes
Best-selling Shirley Hughes brings alive how it felt to be growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War. In a gripping and touching story which draws on her own...
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Beaky Malone: The World's Greatest Liar
Barry Hutchison
In a Nutshell: the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth! If they gave out black-belts for telling fibs, Beaky Malone would be a seventh Dan master. All...
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Rewards and Fairies
Rudyard Kipling
Set in the surroundings of his Sussex home, Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's sparkling storytelling perfectly captures the myth and mystery of the English countryside.
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Puck of Pook's Hill
Rudyard Kipling
A beautiful paperback edition of Rudyard Kipling's magical collection of stories and poems. Plucking figures from history to weave his magical stories, Puck takes the children from the Norman conquest...
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Legends' Lair
Joe O'Brien
In a nutshell: football – rivalry - community Football – it's always about so much more than just what happens on the pitch, exciting and, if you're lucky, beautiful as...
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Reader Reviewed The Secrets of the Wild Wood
Tonke Dragt
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has been acknowledged as a classic of Dutch literature since its publication over fifty years ago, but it took until 2013 for it...
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Wings The Third Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
The final book in the Bromeliad Trilogy is a little stunner. ‘Wings' the third book of the Nomes runs concurrently in time with ‘Diggers', yet focusses on the three Nomes...
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Truckers The First Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
A truly wonderful kick of escapism, ‘Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes' may be aimed at children, however you don't have to be a kid to read this...
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Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett does it again, the second book in the ‘Bromeliad Trilogy' or ‘Book of the Nomes' is another confection of delight, wit and fantastical storytelling. Terry Pratchett really...
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Jennie
Paul Gallico
Gallico's story of a young boy who metamorphoses into a white cat following an accident is both an exciting adventure and a moving story of friendship. It is also one...
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More Featured Books

Harriet The Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
Although it was written four decades ago, Harriet the Spy is still a thoroughly modern story. Harriet - bossy, determined, prone to shouting things like ‘I'll be damned if I'll...
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Friendship According To Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Another delightful story about Humprey the Hamster and his freinds full of relatable life lessons that help young readers deal with growing up.
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Mary Poppins
P. L. Travers
Mary Poppins has been the world's most famous nanny for the last 80 years and her success remains undimmed. Jane and Michael Banks need a new nanny so they set...
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi...
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Reader Reviewed My Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
Children's Book of the Year, The British Book Industry Awards 2016 - Overall winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 - Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. July 2015...
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House of Secrets
Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
Hold onto your hats. Acclaimed film director, producer and screenwriter Chris Columbus has swapped the big screen for books with House of Secrets, the first book in a brand new...
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Mick Manning and Brita Granström have developed a picture book approach to non-fiction that brings their subjects to vivid life. Beautifully illustrated...
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Reader Reviewed The Broken Heart Club
Cathy Cassidy
May 2016 Book of the Month A new book from Cathy Cassidy is always a treat, and her many fans are going to love The Broken Heart Club. Cathy Cassidy...
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Eliza Rose
Lucy Worsley
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 TV historian Lucy Worsley is gifted at bringing the past to life and shows it to great effect here. Her detailed knowledge...
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Super Skills: How to be a Blogger & Vlogger in 10 Easy Lessons
Shane Birley
Welcome to the world of blogging! It?s never been easier to share and express ideas, and lots of young people are keen to join the world of bloggers and share...
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The Saga of Erik the Viking
Terry Jones
The fantastically brilliant and amazingly adventurous Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones returns in this new edition with an exclusive foreword from Terry who is of course, most...
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Bridesmaid-In-Training
Meg Cabot
May 2016 Book of the Month Being a bridesmaid is a dream come true for lots of young girls, but imagine if you were going to be bridesmaid to a...
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Reader Reviewed The Diamond Brothers in the Falcon's Malteser
Anthony Horowitz
This reissue of Anthony Horowitz's hugely entertaining crime caper comes with a brand new introduction by Tim Diamond, who is probably – in fact almost certainly – the most incompetent...
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Get Coding
Young Rewired State
Published in association with Young Rewired State, a worldwide community of digital-makers aged eighteen and under, this book sets out to teach children how to code, and to show them...
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23 Ways to be an Eco Hero
Isabel Thomas
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month The planet is under threat, but there are things we can all do to change that says this attractive guide book. It's full...
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Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan
May 2016 Book of the Month In the hands of Rick Riordan, aka ‘Storyteller of the Gods', Greek myths provide the starting points for the very best contemporary adventures. Apollo...
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Reader Reviewed Lucy Locket: Online Disaster
Emma Moss
May 2016 Debut of the Month A brand new, innovative and fun series that's pitch-perfect fiction for aspirational vloggers, digital devotees and readers with a passion for all things online! ...
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Amber's Song
Gillian Cross
From the author of The Demon Headmaster and other classics of contemporary children's literature comes a story of how working together can bring a peaceful solution no matter how much...
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Bigger and Better
Kaye Umansky
Characters don't come bigger or better than Vi, the star of this fabulously funny new story by the inimitable Kaye Umansky. Vi is wife of that giant at the top...
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Clash of the Worlds
Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini, Chris Rylander
This is the concluding part of the thrilling adventure that began with House of Secrets and, as readers have come to expect, the pace does not let up for a...
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In at the Deep End
Michelle Magorian
There is real depth to Michelle Magorian's story of a young boy taking part in a sponsored swim at his local pool. Ben is set to swim 100 lengths, then...
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Reader Reviewed Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
Here we have another episode in the life of hapless eleven-year-old Martin Moone, related by his imaginary best-friend and sidekick Sean Murphy in as fine a free-fall stream-of-consciousness narrative as...
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Peace Maker
Malorie Blackman
In a short book of less than 80 pages Malorie Blackman delivers an exciting, incisive story with a credible, interesting central character and powerful message about the importance of taking...
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes
Rick Riordan
The fabulous Percy Jackson himself takes the reader back, to roughly 4,000 years ago and tells the stories of twelve Greek Heroes. This isn't about Percy, however his unique voice...
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Monster Hunter
Curtis Jobling
May 2016 Debut of the Month Max Helsing is seriously cool – a dab hand with a yo-yo, with a great line in banter, and he rides a Chopper. Oh...
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The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid Banks
Lynne Reid Banks's much-loved book has all the ingredients of a perfect children's story. Nine-year old Omri is given two important gifts for his birthday: a plastic Indian figure from...
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Booked
Kwame Alexander
Nick is football mad, finding more poetry, more to stimulate him on the soccer field and with a ball at his feet than he ever does in books. This doesn't...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of Alfie Onion
Vivian French
If you love fairytales – and who couldn't? – you'll love this brand new adventure written by one of our most inventive and entertaining children's authors. Magnifico Onion might be...
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Reader Reviewed Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck
James Patterson
James Patterson continues to do sterling work turning reluctant readers onto books, and this latest instalment in the ongoing trials of Rafe Khatchadorian will more than satisfy his young fans....
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Reader Reviewed Pick Your Poison
Lauren Child
May 2016 Book of the Month You've got to be really smart to keep up with 13 year old secret agent Ruby Redfort, as her enemies know to their cost....
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Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
The irresistible Ivy Pocket bounces back after the adventures recounted so brilliantly in Anyone But Ivy Pocket, as self-willed and gloriously self-deluded as ever! She believes she's been adopted by...
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The Tree That Sat Down
Beverley Nichols
Part of a magical series loved by readers for generations, Beverley Nichols's gentle fantasy adventure will entrance and entertain today's children just as it did their parents and grandparents. Judy...
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