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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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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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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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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
August 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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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 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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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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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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Here be Monsters
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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Half a Creature from the Sea
Half a Creature from the Sea
David Almond
An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller and author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, David Almond, inspired by his childhood in the North-East of England. It features coming of age stories on the theme of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Grunts in a Jam
The Grunts in a Jam
Philip Ardagh
The third book in this superlatively silly series.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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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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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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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!...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles at home, Honey is determined to make a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A world wide best-seller, The Little Prince was originally published over seventy years ago but it remains as original, imaginative and entertaining as ever. The Little Prince’s plane crashes as he travels from an asteroid far, far away. On his...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Frank Cottrell Boyce
June 2014 Book of the Month  Time-travelling Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the best-loved car in fiction, has been stolen! It is now in the hands of Tiny Jack, the biggest criminal in history, and its owners, the Tootings, are stranded...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Yoghurt Plot
Reader Reviewed The Yoghurt Plot
Fleur Hitchcock
June 2014 Book of the Month    This is a completely hair-brained family-friendly adventure in which the combination of Bugg and Dilan, two brothers together with time-travel, yoghurts and gerbils...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
Jim Eldridge
In 1914 a war broke out that was to touch every corner of the globe.  By 1918, the year the war ended, more than 16 million people were dead from almost every nationality.  See how events unfolded chronologically, meet key...
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Format: Other book format - Released: 02/06/2014
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Smart
Reader Reviewed Smart
Kim Slater
June 2014 Debut of the Month  Kieran watches the world carefully. He’s good at noticing things that others don’t which makes him an excellent detective. Born with learning difficulties and living with a violent stepfather, Kieran has a lot to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Story of World War One
The Story of World War One
Richard Brassey
It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong. Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Reader Reviewed How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Simon Mayle
June 2014 Debut of the Month   Harry's an optimistic kid who never gives in but when Harry's dad loses his job he fears his mega-amazing film idea, without any money isn't going to happen. But Harry is resilient and is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
Nick Hunter
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing stories behind this devastatingly terrible war that shook the world and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Football Jokes Fantastically Funny Jokes for Football Fanatics
Football Jokes Fantastically Funny Jokes for Football Fanatics

A fantastically funny collection of hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around!  Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland
Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland
Lari Don
Lari Don is a superb storyteller and she has collected together here a lovely collection of ten magical, funny and spellbinding stories from all over Scotland.  Some are Scottish versions of stories you know well already and others are uniquely...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Goblin Quest
Reader Reviewed Goblin Quest
Philip Reeve
June 2014 Book of the Month   The award-winning Goblins are back for a third adventure and this time they venture forth from Clovenstone Castle. Having seen off the thieving dwarves the goblins are now on a bold quest to solve...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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When Did You See Her Last?
When Did You See Her Last?
Lemony Snicket
In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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George and the Unbreakable Code
George and the Unbreakable Code
Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Marianne Dreams
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
A welcome reissue of an original and highly imaginative classic. Marianne is stuck in bed for six weeks following an illness. Seemingly with nothing to do, she is sure she’ll be terribly bored. But then she finds a special pencil...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A-maze-ing Minotaur
A-maze-ing Minotaur
Juliet Rix
Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus escape through the maze. Will Theseus kill the Minotaur? Will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Tiny Bit Lucky
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Liz Pichon
Me, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCKWEKLY BANDBATTLE AUDITION. But I'm not panicking because we have LOADS of time...(I think?)
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
June 2014 Book of the Month   Best-selling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Incomplete World of Dragons
Incomplete World of Dragons
Cressida Cowell
Best-selling Cressida Cowell adds a must-have new title to her series. All kinds of facts about dragons and their world and advice about how to manage the big creatures are included. The whole dragon world is brought gloriously to life...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
Cressida Cowell
Jokes flow thick and fast from this most original and inventive Viking adventure, which launched the career of a Viking with a difference. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock grew up at a time of dragons but he was not always a hero....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Saving Sophia
Reader Reviewed Saving Sophia
Fleur Hitchcock
July 2014 Book of the Month  An utterly absorbing, hilarious, mysterious and brilliantly told new novel, that will make you both laugh and cry, from the author of Dear Scarlett.  Lottie, who yearns for adventure but never gets it and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Serpent House
Reader Reviewed The Serpent House
Bea Davenport
June 2014 Debut of the Month   A chilling, time-slip story with a strong sense of the past and full of magic and mystery. Summoned out of her life of poverty after her mother’s death, Annie finds she has the extraordinary...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis
Wimpy Kid fans will love this new boy-diary with a difference. Saddled with the name Timmy Failure, our narrator has clearly been dealt a tough hand. Luckily, he has a perky temperament and is not easily deflected from his ambitions....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Boy Called Hope
Reader Reviewed A Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
March 2014 Debut of the Month  A Boy Called Hope is a joyous, heart-breaking and life-affirming story of one boy and his messy, muddled and madcap family. Dan Hope may be an ordinary boy, in an ordinary home, in an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Zen Doodling
Zen Doodling
Carolyn Scrace
Zen doodlers come in many different guises; some hide their passion for zen doodling under a bushel whilst others are happy to tell the world.  But, if you're new to this ever more popular activity (it's not a craze as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2013
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Zen Doodle Mandala
Zen Doodle Mandala
Carolyn Scrace
Zen Doodling not only releases creativity, the repetitive nature of the designs focus one’s mind and encourages a sense of inner calm and tranquillity, thereby aiding meditation.  This book is full of inspiration and ideas to take your doodles further...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

June 2014 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month  Adventurous kids, both boys and girls, will love to read about how to face a number of extreme dangers, whether the're animal dangers such as escaping from crocodiles or sharks, natural dangers...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2014
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