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Books of the Month

Letters from the Lighthouse
Emma Carroll
July 2017 Book of the Month Lovereading4kids are big fans of Emma's books. Her stories continue to delight and move me, and Letters from the Lighthouse does not disappoint at all. It's 1941 and the Second World War rages on... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Accidental Billionaire
Tom McLaughlin
July 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: action-packed, laugh-out-loud inventor adventure Tom McLaughlin had readers in stitches with The Accidental Prime Minister and The Accidental Secret Agent, but The Accidental Billionaire is possibly his funniest yet.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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My Evil Twin is a Supervillain
David Solomons
July 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning David Solomons' hero Luke is back for a sizzling new adventure and this time he has acquired Stellar, a super-powered twin from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

School for Skylarks
Sam Angus
Another stunning historical novel from the author of Soldier Dog. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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The Sands of Shark Island
Alexander Mccall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith gives the boarding school story a refreshing nautical makeover in this second dashing adventure for twins Ben and Fee. The twins attend School Ship Tobermory, a boarding school on a boat in Tobermory harbour. Having uncovered a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedMiddle School: Escape to Australia
James Patterson
In a nutshell: Rafe Khatchadorian heads down under In this special episode of the hugely popular Middle School series, Rafe Khatchadorian, surely everyone's favourite reformed troublemaker, has won a special art competition, first prize an all-expenses paid trip to Australia. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedRubies and Runaways
Janine Beacham
In a nutshell: magical crime drama with orphans, chimney sweeps and secret societies! Rose Raventhorpe is a girl with a talent for solving mysteries. When she hears that a young orphan has gone missing, she's determined to find out what's... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Kiss the Dust
Elizabeth Laird
A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children. The genocide of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein was to most people brutal and barbaric and given the current situation in the Middle East and the wars there... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Travels with My Sketchbook
Chris Riddell
A beautiful illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lovereading Review to follow. Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/07/2017
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The Demon Headmaster
Gillian Cross
One of the great characters of children's books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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The Demon Headmaster: Total Control
Gillian Cross
Surrender yourself to the new hypnotic spell of the Demon Headmaster, with new kids, a new school, and a new thrilling scheme for world domination. Fast paced and action packed adventure, written by the award-winning Gillian Cross. Resistance is not... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm
Insight Editions
Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the Harry Potter films at home with a torch. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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Killing Ground
Tom Palmer
In a nutshell: exciting mix of football, ghosts and heroics Seth's not like other boys, he can see people from the past wherever he goes. The installation of new floodlights at his football team Halifax Town's ground seems to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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Reader ReviewedKid Normal
Greg James, Chris Smith
July 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: hapless heroics from a wimpy kid in a Harry Potter world Imagine what it would be like if you were you, an ordinary kid, but by complete accident you enrolled in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Lift the Flap Periodic Table
Alice James
A lively and dynamic introduction to the periodic table, an essential topic to grasp when studying chemistry. Learn what the periodic table is, how it is used, what each element is made of and more in this entertaining information book,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedSchool Ship Tobermory
Alexander Mccall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith has taken the ever-popular set up for a proper children's story – group of plucky kids, no parents – and added to the scope for adventure tenfold by setting it on a tall ship. Twins Ben and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Truly Foul & Cheesy Science Jokes and Facts Book
David Antram
This hilarious, fact-packed joke book will have young readers laughing as they're learning. It features dozens of gut-busting gags that children can share with their friends, themed around the gross and gruesome aspects of science, along with bite-sized information about... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2017
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Truly Foul & Cheesy History Jokes and Facts Book
David Antram
This hilarious, fact-packed joke book will have young readers laughing as they're learning. It features dozens of gut-busting gags that children can share with their friends, themed around the gross and gruesome aspects of history, along with bite-sized information about... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2017
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Super-Sonic Submarine
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Fresh from their triumph in the Science Club Soap Box Derby would-be super-inventors Danny Dingle and his best friend Percy are back and even more determined to one day... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/06/2016
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The Lost Treasure
Holly Webb
In a nutshell: gentle, heart-warming story of friendship and ghost animals The second book in this charming new series takes us back to Penhallow Hall in Cornwall. It's the new home of ten year old Polly, who is now friends... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that's Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and Betty, Uncle Tony whom they rescued from a safari park... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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The Long Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Pirate
Tim Collins
It's the early 18th century and young Thomas is on board a merchant ship with his parents sailing for the Caribbean. He's convinced that life as pirate would be more exciting though, and that swashbuckling is in his blood. His... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Pirate Mcsnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage
Paul Whitfield
Debut of the Month July 2017 | In a nutshell: Pirates, dinosaurs, zombies, big brothers in an irresistible comic adventure There are so many pirate stories you'd think it impossible to write one that's fresh and original, so congratulations to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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How to Fool Your Parents
Pete Johnson
In a nutshell: non-stop laughs with Louis Pity poor Louis, things at home should be looking up now that his dad's got a new job, but after a particularly disastrous parents' evening, everything takes a turn for the really bad... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2017
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The Foolish King
Mark Price
In a nutshell: ingenious mix of horticulture, fairy tale – and chess! What an inventive and clever introduction to chess! Mark Price takes an almost Lewis Carroll approach to explaining the game for children: the story begins in a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Chase
Linwood Barclay
Get ready to run ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds. Lovereading Review to follow. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson
In a nutshell: friendship, growing up and superheroes on skates! Roller derby, a contact sport played by teams, isn't very well known in the UK but boy, it looks great fun in Victoria Jamieson's graphic novel. A rough-and-tumble sport, unusually... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2017
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Stunt Double
Tamsin Cooke
In a nutshell: fast-paced movie set action and adventure Finn has such a cool job: he's the stunt double for the teenage hero of a hugely popular action film franchise, but it's not the dream come true you might expect.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Creative Writer's Handbook
Katie Daynes, Megan Cullis
An engaging handbook with all the help you need to write better stories, blogs, scripts and poetry, with lists of inspiring words and tips on editing and grammar. See how well-known writers put techniques into practice, and try out ideas... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedDragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
A terrific magical adventure that will set your imagination off on a rollercoaster of emotions and ideas. We were captivated and spellbound by the power of the story and the quality of the narrative and I'm confident that children from... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink
Jennifer Killick
In a Nutshell: Humour | Adventure | Superpowers Laugh your socks off with this brilliantly funny fantasy adventure from a debut author whose passions are writing and running. Alex Sparrow has always wanted to have a super-power and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedBlowback
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: edge-of-the-seat stuff that puts comradeship at the heart of the action As ever, Chris Bradford begins his story explosively, and then keeps the tension super-taut until the very last chapters.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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Reader ReviewedWelcome to Nowhere
Elizabeth Laird
In a nutshell: the lives of a Syrian family brought vividly and sympathetically to life for young readers | This is an excellent book for young people who want to know what is happening in Syria and why – serious,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever
Rachel Renee Russell
In a Nutshell: School exchange shenanigans | Eleventh awesome-packed instalment of a sensationally sidesplitting series. Nikki goes into mega meltdown mode when she has to spend a week at North Hampton Hills International Academy as part of an exchange scheme.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedDragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather
Cornelia Funke
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘When I first started flying on a dragon's back in Cornelia Funke's amazing Dragon Rider, I couldn't catch my breath. Now, I'm ready to embark on new adventures: extraordinary animals and devious... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: magic, knights and double-dealing Free Lance is a knight for hire, and sometimes has to take jobs he really shouldn't, which is definitely the case here. The local lord offers him... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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Truly Foul & Cheesy Body Jokes and Facts Book
John Townsend
In a nutshell: warts and all joke-book guide to the human body The introduction to this book contains a warning: reading it might make you LOL, but it could also make you GOL (groan out loud), or even SEL (scream... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed An Eagle in the Snow
Michael Morpurgo
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2017 - Overall Winner and Winner in the Books for Younger Readers Category | November 2016 Book of the Month A ‘what if' story...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of...
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I Funny: School of Laughs
James Patterson
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: more fast, funny, heavily illustrated adventures with everyone's favourite junior comic Lots has happened since Jamie Grimm's first appearance in...
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The Smoking Hourglass
Jennifer Bell
In a Nutshell - Uncommonly good magical mystery With wild imagination the second book in The Uncommoners trilogy launches straight into adventure as Ivy, her brother Seb and their unusual...
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Reader Reviewed Good Dog McTavish
Meg Rosoff
April 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: dog to the rescue in witty domestic satire | This characteristically sharp and witty comedy of...
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The Beautiful Game
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: the highs and lows of our national obsession | Football has the power to excite passions like no other sport....
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: fart-powered non-stop adventure, part book part comic-strip | Danny Dingle and his best friend Percy Mcduff are just normal boys – if normal boys dream of becoming...
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Reader Reviewed Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds
Horatio Clare
June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 A sequel to the award winning Aubery and the Terrible Yoot, Horatio Clare tells an entertaining...
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Journey to Dragon Island
Claire Fayers
In a nutshell: swashbuckling adventure with added fun (dragons and magic!) Readers of Claire Fayer's debut Voyage to Magical North will be delighted to climb back on board the...
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The Fox and the Ghost King
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning Michael Morpurgo weaves a charming and witty story around sport and history as they have come together in the recent twin triumphs of the City of Leicester with the...
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Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds The Jet of Justice
Angie Lake
In a nutshell: comics-inspired madcap adventure with the irrepressible Danny Dingle Would-be inventor and comics-obsessive Danny Dingle and his best mate Percy McDuff are back in a raucous new adventure....
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Wave Me Goodbye
Jacqueline Wilson
June 2017 Book of the Month In a nutshell: an evacuee story as imagined by the one and only Jacqueline Wilson Queen of contemporary fiction, Jacqueline Wilson is now...
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The Prehistoric Times
Stella Gurney
Published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, The Prehistoric Times is a clever and creative way of exploring a topic that continues to fascinate children, dinosaurs and...
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St Grizzles School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies
Karen Mccombie
In a nutshell: fun and friendship at 21st century boarding school Eleven-year-old Dani is a few weeks into life at her new boarding school, St Grizelda's, aka St Grizzle's. She's...
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Super Creepy Camp
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: enormously funny story about boy compelled to tell the truth Ever since his encounter with an old lady who might just have been a witch, Beaky Malone...
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Unicorn in New York: Louie Makes a Splash
Rachel Hamilton
In a Nutshell - A fishy tale of fame and friendship Everyone's favourite Unicorn is back in another laugh-a-minute caper. There's a new show in town and the students of the New York...
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Reader Reviewed Bad Mermaids
Sibéal Pounder
June 2017 Book of the Month Sibéal Pounder has won herself a band of dedicated young followers for her series Witch Wars, a mix of junior witch adventures,...
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Reader Reviewed Love from Lexie
Cathy Cassidy
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: families lost and remade through love, friendship and music Lexie is a rescuer: it starts when she finds a lost...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 Book of the Month This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 Book of the Month This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 Book of the Month This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
June 2017 Book of the Month This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Philip Pullman
June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Master story-teller Philip Pullman is as brilliantly creative in this gripping, multi-narrative graphic novel story...
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The Amber Pendant
Imogen White
June 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: danger and mystery and magic! One minute Rose Muddle is a lowly housemaid to the wealthy Miss Templeforth of Hove, the...
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Reader Reviewed The City of Secret Rivers
Jacob Sager Weinstein
June 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: breath-taking magical adventure on the banks of London's underground rivers Hyacinth Hayward, newly arrived in the UK from the US, is...
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The Dragonsitter Detective
Josh Lacey
In a nutshell: one of our dragons is missing! More hi-jinks with Uncle Morton and his dragons As fans of this excellent series will know, young Edward Smith-Pickle is often...
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Black Ships Before Troy
Rosemary Sutcliff
Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce the inaugural Greenaway award-winning Black Ships Before Troy. Rosemary Sutcliff brings Homer's epic poem The Iliad to life. A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer's...
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The Misfits Club
Kieran Crowley
In a nutshell: thoroughly modern Famous Five style adventure full of humour and excitement Five children (no dog), members of the Misfits Club, come across some suspicious activity and even...
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and this time it has a topical...
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Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure: The Book You're Not Supposed to Have
Stephan Pastis
In a nutshell: absurd comedy genius | Timmy Failure is the best worst detective in children's fiction, and a wonderful comic creation. In this adventure he's having to ply his trade...
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Help! I'm a Genius
Jo Franklin
In a Nutshell: Guffaws, giggles and gags aplenty By a curious twist of fate Daniel Kendal - the self-confessed NOT-brainiac - has been chosen to represent his school at the...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy but a wizard of great reknown, as well as expected at Hogwarts School of...
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Reader Reviewed The Last Duchess
Laura Powell
In a nutshell: upstairs downstairs mystery with added magic Pattern, lady's maid and the central character in this excellent new series, is a heroine in the Jane Eyre mould: quiet, invisible...
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Reader Reviewed Running on the Roof of the World
Jess Butterworth
June 2017 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Spirit of survival abounds on an epic Himalayan journey A captivatingly classic adventure in which two children battle extreme political and...
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Knighthood for Beginners
Elys Dolan
In a nutshell: hilarious courtly adventure from one of our funniest, most inventive writer-illustrators Elys Dolan fills her first adventure story for young readers with the madcap invention and humour...
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All the Things That Could Go Wrong
Stewart Foster
Alternating between the point of view of The Bullied (Alex) and The Bully (Dan). Alex has really severe OCD and Dan has various home problems, but you find yourself rooting...
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Reader Reviewed Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
In a nutshell: intriguing, sometimes scary and totally original adventure with the one and only Ivy Pocket As her many fans will testify, anything is possible with Ivy Pocket, and...
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Summer Holiday Stories
Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's short stories are made for summer reading: whether they are about magic, fairies and pixies, or set in the real world of fields, woods and meadows, they exude...
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Tender Earth
Sita Brahmachari
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 A sharply observed and warm-hearted story about change and transition in adolescence, Tender Earth also carries a powerful message to all...
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Finding Gobi
Dion Leonard
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: inspiring true story of the love between a little dog and a long distance runner A retelling of marathon runner...
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Archie Greene and the Raven's Spell
D. D. Everest
In a nutshell: another fast-paced story, and thrilling conclusion to a magical series Archie Greene, apprentice at the world's most magical museum and descendant of the Flame Keepers of Alexandria...
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Reader Reviewed Clover Moon
Jacqueline Wilson
In a nutshell: gripping historical drama with an irresistible heroine | Clover Moon is a typical Jacqueline Wilson heroine: she's bright, more than able to think for herself and...
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories
Terry Pratchett
In a nutshell: inventive | readable | hilarious | This collection of 14 rip-roaringly funny stories is a great way to introduce children to Terry Pratchett – indeed, each story is just...
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Violet and the Mummy Mystery
Harriet Whitehorn
In a Nutshell - Move over Miss Marple, Violet's on the case! For Violet Remy-Robinson there's a mystery around every corner! Her Aunt Mathilde, a renown Egyptologist, is visiting London to investigate a mummy which...
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Animalcolm
David Baddiel
In a nutshell: four-legged comedy capers | The starting point for David Baddiel's new children's book is a zany ‘what if' scenario that sets up a very funny story of self-discovery....
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Clare Balding
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: follow your dreams | Young readers will gallop through Clare Balding's utterly delightful book – in fact, they'll be...
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Reader Reviewed Beetle Boy
M.G. Leonard
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards...
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Violet and the Smugglers
Harriet Whitehorn
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 Violet Remy-Robinson's adventures are gathering her a growing band of fans, and no wonder. Violet is one...
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Reader Reviewed The Bubble Boy
Stewart Foster
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May/June 2016 Deeply moving and utterly gripping,...
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Reader Reviewed Little Bits of Sky
S. E. Durrant
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | May 2016 Debut of the Month This moving story of looked-after children describes the...
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Reader Reviewed The Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | June 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story...
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Reader Reviewed Cogheart
Peter Bunzl
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: tick-tocking frequently airborne adventure From its opening scene aboard an airship harpooned...
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Mistletoe and Murder
Robin Stevens
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 |Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | One of our Books...
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Murder in Midwinter
Fleur Hitchcock
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 A roller-coaster adventure packed full of action...
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The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth
Katherine Woodfine
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | Features Sophie and Lil from Woodfine's debut The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. They don cunning disguises,...
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J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Creatures

Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...
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Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants
Stephan Pastis
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Hilarious sleuthing with boy detective and his sidekick polar bear… | A new Timmy Failure book is always a cause...
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New and Collected Poems for Children
Carol Ann Duffy
A stunning collection of poems for children by the Poet Laureate. Carol Ann Duffy's collection opens with ‘The Words of Poems', which is a perfect introduction to the feast of...
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Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle
Rover, star of The Giggler Treatment and others, is back for a new and equally hilarious dog-poo centred adventure. As ever, Rover needs to collect dog poo to keep...
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Reader Reviewed King Coo
Adam Stower
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | A glorious romp of a story full of confusion and chaos but with...
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Reader Reviewed The Lotterys Plus One
Emma Donoghue
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | A funny and touching family story with a difference just because the Lotterys...
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Flesh and Blood
Chris Priestley
Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: creepy war-time horror story | There are all sorts of horrors to be encountered in this thoroughly unsettling wartime story....
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Lena Lenik S.O.S.
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age 7 Reading Age 7 | In a nutshell: the surprise arrival of a new baby | Bernard Ashley's exciting contemporary story throbs with real voices, real situations, and real heart. Lena...
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The Owl Service
Alan Garner
Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords." Carnegie Medal winner, 1967. An all-time classic, combining mystery,...
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A Song for Will and The Lost Gardeners of Heligan
Hilary Robinson
May 2017 Book of the Month | This deeply moving story perfectly conveys the devastating impact of the First World War both on those who took part and those...
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Reader Reviewed Moonlocket
Peter Bunzl
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: child-centred adventure where the action runs like clockwork. Peter Bunzl continues the adventures of the stars of the hugely popular...
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The Tale of Angelino Brown
David Almond
May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Award-winning David Almond's new story for younger reader is a delightfully lightly told, warm-hearted...
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Where the World Ends
Geraldine McCaughrean
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling | In the summer of 1727 a group of men and boys, there...
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The Dark Prophecy
Rick Riordan
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: epic adventure, story-telling genius It's not easy being immortal in Rick Riordan's Greek-myth inspired sagas, and Apollo has every right to feel...
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Llama United
Scott Allen
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daft and thoroughly entertaining football adventure with llamas | There aren't enough good football books and this is definitely a good...
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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do
Andy Seed
In typically lively style Andy Seed provides youngsters and their families with loads of ideas for things you can do outdoors, whether that's in the garden, at the beach, in...
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The Big Bird Spot
Matt Sewell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Described as ‘the Bansky of the bird world', Matt Sewell has created a fabulous hide-and-seek guide designed to inspire children to...
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Reader Reviewed Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there's no better way to learn about the...
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddell
Bestselling author/illustrator Chris Riddell creates a fantastical world in which Ada Goth, daughter of the strange Lord Goth of Ghastly-Gorm Hall, is growing up. Ada's mother is dead and her...
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The Imagination Box: A Mind of its Own
Martyn Ford
In a nutshell: mind-expanding, action-packed comedy adventure Timothy Hart has had some amazing adventures in the course of the award-winning The Imagination Box series; thanks to a gadget in his...
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The Incredible Billy Wild
Joanna Nadin
In a nutshell: story of a boy and a dog that will tug the heartstrings When Billy Wild finds a greyhound hiding in his garden shed it feels like...
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Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair
Philip Reeve
Bestselling Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have created a fabulous feisty new heroine in Emily who is determined to be as helpful as she possibly can be to Jinks and...
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Reader Reviewed Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
Gary Northfield
Cartoonist Gary Northfield gives a fresh take on all things Roman in this riotous romp starring Julius, a most unusual zebra. Julius has a knack of getting into trouble! As...
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Murray the Race Horse
Gavin Puckett
Murray comes from a family of champion racehorses and dreams of winning trophies. But there's a problem: he's just not fast. The other horses laugh at him until one amazing...
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Reader Reviewed The 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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National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training
Philip Ardagh
In a nutshell: historical adventures full of facts and fun Not since Horrible Histories has the past been brought to life for young readers so accurately and with so...
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Reader Reviewed The Island at the End of Everything
Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
In a nutshell: beautifully told story of courage and hope and an unforgettable setting Kiran Millwood Hargrave follows up her award-winning debut The Girl of Ink and Stars with a...
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Reader Reviewed Blink and You Die
Lauren Child
In a nutshell: Nobody beats Ruby Redfort! | Blink and You Die is the very last book in Lauren Child's superb Ruby Redfort girl detective series, and what a finale...
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The Dictionary of Dads Poems
Justin Coe
They're all here in this sometimes funny, sometimes touching, often surprising new collection: the Abracadabra Dad; the Jukebox Dad; the Pirate Dad and the Prison Dad; the Refugee Dad and...
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All the Wild Wonders
Wendy Cooling
Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of...
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A Story Like the Wind
Gill Lewis
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Gill Lewis's A Story Like the Wind, a powerful and lyrical story about contemporary refugees, is fuelled by an ancient tale...
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Five on a Treasure Island
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go Adventuring Again
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Run Away Together
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go to Smuggler's Top
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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We are Giants
Amber Lee Dodd
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 For fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Wonder, this is a novel about a girl whose mum has dwarfism. But it's not just about...
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Five on Kirrin Island Again
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go off to Camp
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Get into Trouble
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Fall into Adventure
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five on a Hike Together
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Have a Wonderful Time
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go Down to the Sea
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go to Mystery Moor
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Have Plenty of Fun
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five on a Secret Trail
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go to Billycock Hill
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Get into a Fix
Enid Blyton
Join the Famous Five on adventures that celebrate friendship, heroism and the great outdoors in this beautiful new edition of a timeless classic. It's impossible as an adult to come...
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Five on Finniston Farm
Enid Blyton
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure! It's impossible as an adult to come to Enid Blyton's books without...
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Five Go to Demon's Rocks
Enid Blyton
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Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Enid Blyton
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Five are Together Again
Enid Blyton
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The World's Worst Children 2
David Walliams
The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in...
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