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The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
The National Archives: World War I Unclassified
Nick Hunter
WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind one of the most terrible wars in history.  With full-colour graphics and photographs throughout this is an invaluable source for those studying the World...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Brave
Reader Reviewed Brave
Wendy Constance
April 2014 Debut of the Month - Winner of The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013  Set some 17000 years ago where tribes fought tribes and rubbed shoulders with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Stories
The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Stories
Andrew Matthews
A beautiful new edition, reissued and reformatted to celebrate 450 years since William Shakespeare's birth - an ideal first introduction to eight of his most-loved stories that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Shakespeare 450th Anniversary
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
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Landing On My Feet The Adventures of Poohka the Cat
Landing On My Feet The Adventures of Poohka the Cat
Adelaide Godwin
Written by debut author Adelaide Godwin, it’s an odyssey of a feline kind, packed full of feline bravery, endurance and epic adventure that will delight early readers everywhere but equally a tremendous story for parents to share with their kids....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2014
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
David Almond
With his typical brilliance, award-winning David Almond weaves magic and reality together in this touching and inventive story about how Paul, a lonely boy living in a basement flat in a huge tower block, plans his great adventure. Paul believes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Get Into Art: People Discover great art - and create your own!
Get Into Art: People Discover great art - and create your own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art! People explores a fascinating array of portraiture artworks from artists as diverse as Leonardo, Suerat, Picasso, Breughel and Munch. Each artwork is paired with an art activity for children to do themselves from the inspiration they gain...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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Get Into Art: Animals Discover great art - and create your own!
Get Into Art: Animals Discover great art - and create your own!
Susie Brooks
Get into Art! Animals explores a fascinating array of animal artworks from artists as diverse as Degas, Matisse and Braque. Susie Brooks has come up with a brilliant new way for active young artists aged 7+ of all abilities, as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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Ironheart
Reader Reviewed Ironheart
Allan Boroughs
Packed full of steampunk, this is a thrilling adventure set in a dystopian future world – after The Great Rains. India Bentley needs little encouragement to change her life when tech-hunter Verity Brown turns up with her deadly dangerous but...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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How to Draw England
How to Draw England
Mark Bergin
How to Draw England features step-by-step instructions showing how to draw many of England's most recognised landmarks, including Stonehenge, Angel of the North, Hadrian's Wall, Eden Project and even people such as the iconic England cricketer as well as some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
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How to Draw Scotland
How to Draw Scotland
Mark Bergin
How to Draw Scotland is part of the Art School in a Book series and features step-by-step instructions showing how to draw many of Scotland's well-known landmarks. Including Edinburgh Castle, Balmoral and Holyrood Palace as well as some well-known Scottish...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
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Tanks and Military Vehicles
Tanks and Military Vehicles
Mark Bergin
This comprehensive drawing handbook which is part of Mark Bergin's Art School in a Book, How to Draw series, covers all aspects of drawing tanks including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. There is even details of a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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London
London
Mark Bergin
With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing some of London's best-loved landmarks and icons including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Introduction to Modern Art
Introduction to Modern Art
Rosie Dickins
This book details the main features of Modern Art from the 1870's to the present day. Stunning illustrations as well as excellent explanations as to how different types of art developed and how they related to the events going on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Book of Famous Artists
Book of Famous Artists
Rosie Dickins
This book tells the story, both lives and works, of 35 of the world's most famous artists, including van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. It includes reproductions of the artists' creations, as well as photographs of the artists...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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Mars Evacuees
Reader Reviewed Mars Evacuees
Sophia McDougall
Alice Dare is a fearless kind of a girl. Not surprising really since her mum is a famous space-fighter and she’s been brought up to cope with danger. When the polar ice looks like enveloping her boarding school in Nottingham,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
Reader Reviewed Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
William Sutcliffe
A funny and fast-paced adventure with a brilliant cast of eccentric characters and a great setting in a circus. Adventurous Hannah lives in a very, very dull village with parents who think safety comes before excitement. When she meets Billy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Minecraft: the Official Combat Handbook
Minecraft: the Official Combat Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. With tips from many Minecraft experts, you'll be a formidable Minecraft warrior in no time!
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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What's So Special About Shakespeare?
What's So Special About Shakespeare?
Michael Rosen
So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2007
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Little Celeste
Little Celeste
Dawn McNiff
Shelley desperately needs help to get her mother’s attention back. Maybe the baby who turns up on her bed one day can help. But how? Shelley has no idea...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories
The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories
Taffy Thomas, Helen Watts
This is a collection that brings together folk tales, legends and ghost stories that grew up around the First World War.  Fascinating, moving, sometimes scary, these are the stories told by soldiers and the people they left behind, on both...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.
Jo Nesbo
With crazy inventions, disappearing socks, half-men half-frogs, a moon chameleon invasion and, of course, plenty of super-sonic bottom burps, this is the gang's most explosive adventure yet! Can they stop an alien invasion in its tracks, or is this actually...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot
Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot
Christopher G.C. Vine
This series of books entitled Peter's Railway is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts.  Each book tells the story of a young boy, Peter who lives with his family at the edge of his Grandpa’s farm. ...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2013
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Young Wizards
Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   On the day before their sister’s thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come from and why? After some hilarious adventures, Brin and Arlo...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Young Monsters
Young Monsters
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  A school story in which strange and often hilarious things happen. Lon is sent away to his father’s old boarding school with a view to stop him being quite such a monster. Dr Ffelix...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby,  Sophie’s determination to find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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Minecraft: the Official Beginner's Handbook
Minecraft: the Official Beginner's Handbook

If you are new to the world of Minecraft gaming or know someone who is then these books are a terrific addition to this online gaming sensation but in book form.  And, according to some of the gaming fans, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude
Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude
John Chambers
Granny Samurai is back for a second hilarious and thrilling adventure. And she is still not to be messed with! As before, Samuel Johnson tells the story of his unusual next door neighbour who drives a truck and keeps a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
Gillian Cross
Interest Age 8-12   Reading Age 8+  The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tackles mystery and sleuthing in this exciting story about a missing dad. Annie’s dad is a Crime Buster; he is always following clues and solving mysteries. But...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Annie's Choice
Annie's Choice
Catherine MacPhail
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Catherine McPhail gives a spine tingling and ghostly edge to a hard-hitting story about a school bully. Karam has changed schools often and is used to making friends easily. But then he meets Alex....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Food Fright
Food Fright
David O'Connell
Meet the amazing monster customers and try the foul-food at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in the hilarious 'Monster and Chips' series from author and illustrator, David O'Connell. We asked a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Stories of World War One
Stories of World War One
Various
A poignant and fascinating anthology of tales to remember and commemorate the fallen of The Great War and those who survived the conflict and its aftermath. Collaborating with a wealth of experienced writers including Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Edge of the Cloud
The Edge of the Cloud
K. M. Peyton
K.M. Peyton won the Carnegie Medal for this romantic and passionate story set in the run up to World War 1. A sequel to Flambards, it tells how Christina, now seventeen, fleeing her raging uncle and his plans for her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Young Dracula
Young Dracula
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+   Count Dracula’s heir should have the best life in the world! Set to inherit a huge castle, a grand title and the fame of being the greatest vampire in the world, Wilfred should have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
Minecraft is a BAFTA award winning online gaming sensation with over 41 million registered users.  There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start? And how will you ever match the creative...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Hero
Hero
Sarah Lean
Lonely Leo dreams of being a hero with the crowds cheering him on – like a Roman gladiator. Secretly, what he really wants is to be a hero in real life. But Leo is always seen as an outsider by...
Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Dandelion Clocks
Reader Reviewed Dandelion Clocks
Rebecca Westcott Smith
March 2014 Debut and Mega Book of the Month  The big emotions at the heart of this story will grab readers’ attention and guide them through a painful and heart-warming story. Liv’s life is pretty typical: there are the ups...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti
Reader Reviewed Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month  Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc.  Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Archie's War
Archie's War
Marcia Williams
Archie's War provides an astonishing insight into what it was like to be a 10 year old child in one of the most important moments in history - the First World War that began in 1914. With its striking scrapbook...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Lilliput
Reader Reviewed Lilliput
Sam Gayton
March 2014 Book of the Month  How can a little girl who is only three inches tall survive after her capture by the giant Gulliver? Poor Lily, dressed in handkerchiefs which have been sewn together with spider thread, has always...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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City of Fate
City of Fate
Nicola Pierce
March 2014 Book of the Month  Emotionally taut and empathic, this novel will transport the reader into the very heart of the Second World War and the lives of children caught in the middle of history.  Yuri is celebrating his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2014
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Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis
March 2014 Book of the Month  There is no end to the wisecracks and wit as the world’s worst detective returns for a new adventure to follow up his best-selling experiences in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Timmy Failure, president...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Steampunk Characters
Steampunk Characters
Mark Bergin
Create your own cast by following the advice in this easy-to-follow guide to drawing favourite steampunk characters. Steampunk, with its fantastic technology powered only by steam and clockwork, is such a clever and creative idea. The characters of who inhabit...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2014
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Steampunk Machines
Steampunk Machines
Mark Bergin
Steampunk worlds where old and new technologies are fused to create fabulous new opportunities have been delighting readers in titles such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines as well as in classics by the likes of H.G. Wells. This guide shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2014
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Dream on, Amber
Reader Reviewed Dream on, Amber
Emma Shevah
March 2014 Debut of the Month  A funny and heart-warming novel about modern-day families, starting school, being mixed-race and celebrating your uniqueness.  Amber is facing up to life without Dad. He left when she was little, but now she really...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Harvey Drew & the Bin Men from Outer Space
Reader Reviewed Harvey Drew & the Bin Men from Outer Space
Cas Lester
March 2014 Debut of the Month  Fun and lively this will appeal to fans of David Walliams.  Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
The Lion Book of Poems and Prayers for Easter
Sophie Piper
A collection of poems for the season. Some such as Edward Thomas’s Thaw and William Wordsworth’s famous I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud are on secular themes but most are poems celebrating the events around the crucifixion of Christ.
Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Sun Catcher
Sun Catcher
Sheila Rance
Debut author Sheila Rance has richly created a vivid and complex world in which a young girl must seek and find her true destiny. Maia and her grandfather the Weaver live a simple existence in the margins of a world...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Victoria Eveleigh
Horses of all kinds and their amazing and very different characteristics have always excited Joe. He has already had much excitement with pony club champion Lightening and Fortune in stories set in the Hidden Horseshoe Sanctuary. Now, at a visit...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Third Term at L'Etoile
Third Term at L'Etoile
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
This is number three in a tremendous little series which young girls in particular will love. Full of fun, friendship and adventure as the girls determine to fulfil their dreams of stardom.  The Willoughby sisters have worked together to create...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Fire Storm
Fire Storm
Lauren St.John
March 2014 Book of the Month  Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Hank Zipzer: Who Ordered the Baby? Definitely Not Me
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.  Twelve-year-old Henry Hank Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down
Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero.  In this story, Hank is the star in the school play, but...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Girl with a White Dog
Girl with a White Dog
Anne Booth
A thoughtful and emotionally charged story in which different generations are linked by their common cause of dealing with bullies and hatred. Jessie’s life has been full of changes. She has found it hard to adjust but the one constant...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Blood Guard
The Blood Guard
Carter Roy
March 2014 Debut of the Month  The Da Vinci Code meets Alex Rider in a wildly imaginative and non-stop present day adventure series. Thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove has just discovered he's a member of The Blood Guard - an ancient order...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
The Lion Bible to Keep for Ever
Lois Rock
Fifty Bible stories are retold here from both the Old and the New Testaments in this fine hardback with lovely, gentle watercolour illustrations throughout.  Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining its place in the Bible, so children...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2014
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The Dark City The Last Apprentice
Reader Reviewed The Dark City The Last Apprentice
Imogen Rossi
Bianca will have to be at her plucky, bright and adventurous best if she wants to find the answers to all the mysteries lurking in the dark city of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Mysterious Traveller
Mysterious Traveller
Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  This tale begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little baby from a violent desert storm whipping up all around him. He is rescued by Issa - the desert guide...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Itch Rocks
Itch Rocks
Simon Mayo
Sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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The Haunting of Uncle Ron
The Haunting of Uncle Ron
Anne Fine
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7+  Award-winning Anne Fine always writes brilliantly about annoying family members. Ian’s Uncle Ron has a habit of just turning up on the doorstep with a big suitcase. No one knows how long he will...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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The 13th Fairy
The 13th Fairy
Kaye Umansky
Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Poor Sleeping Beauty! Everyone knows she was cursed by the wicked fairy out of spite because she wasn’t invited to the christening and so fell asleep for 100 years. But it all turns out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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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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War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)
War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)
Michael Foreman
It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a game of football instead. For one day, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 14/03/2014
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Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
W. E. Johns
Peril in the skies! In this game of cunning, Biggles and his comrades must use all their wit and skill to stay ahead of the fight against the German air force but will Biggles' daring and bold schemes keep them...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Ratburger
Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012   Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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The Accidental Time Traveller
The Accidental Time Traveller
Janis Mackay
Winner of the Younger Readers Category (8-11 Years) Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013 A pacy, time-travelling adventure from the award-winning author Janis Mackay (Magnus Fin series).  Agatha Black has somehow time-travelled from 1812 to 2012 and Saul and his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2013
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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
David Almond
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize & Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story  Award-winning David Almond tells a deliciously funny and refreshingly original story of Stanley,...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Book Awards | Carnegie/Greenaway | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
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The Burning Shadow
The Burning Shadow
Michelle Paver
February 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Michelle Paver, creator of the Wolf Brother series, continues her equally richly created and atmospheric Gods and Warriors series set in the sun-baked Greek countryside. Although separated by a wide social gulf, Hylas...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Reader Reviewed Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Jim Eldridge
February 2014 Book of the Month  A comic new series from this award winning writer and illustrator - with lively, fun storylines and vibrant drawings.  Each book contains two...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Supercat vs the Chip Thief
Reader Reviewed Supercat vs the Chip Thief
Jeanne Willis
February 2014 Book of the Month   Does your child want to be a super hero, does he or she crave excitement and laugh-out-loud an awful lot?  if so, Supercat vs the Chip Thief is the first book in a super...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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The Executioner's Daughter
Reader Reviewed The Executioner's Daughter
Jane Hardstaff
February 2014 Debut of the Month  Set in the underbelly of the Tower of London and on the Thames in Tudor times, with a cast of brilliant characters, including feisty heroine Moss and lovable rogue Salter.  A nail-biting drama and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Grail of Stars
Grail of Stars
Katherine Roberts
Rhianna Pendragon's quest comes to its shattering conclusion in the final instalment of the Pendragon Legacy quartet. Rhianna and her friends must search for the final magical Light - the elusive Grail of Stars - and harness its power to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2013
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Oksa Pollock: the Forest of Lost Souls
Oksa Pollock: the Forest of Lost Souls
Anne Plichota, Wolf Cendrine
Feisty Oksa Pollock, now queen of the hidden, magical kingdom of Edefia, returns for some darker adventures in which she must follow her destiny which involves facing down some fearsome demons. The forest of lost souls is not a place...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Fyre: Septimus Heap
Fyre: Septimus Heap
Angie Sage
The seventh and final breathtaking instalment in the internationally bestselling series. In this spellbinding finale to an epic series, Septimus Heap must decide once and for all where his heart lies - with Magyk or with Alchemie and Physik.  Prepare...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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See Inside the Universe
See Inside the Universe
Alex Frith
A mind-expanding book sure to fascinate young space enthusiasts. Curious young minds will be fascinated to discover planets, stars and galaxies and explore intergalactic space, with over 70 flaps to lift.  Includes explanations of some of the biggest questions in...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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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: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2014
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Catherynne M. Valente
This witty, original and dark re-working of the ‘fairy story’ continues in a second adventure. On returning to fairyland September is shocked to find that fairies are having their shadows (and thus their magic) stolen by the kingdom of Fairyland-Below....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
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Secrets According to Humphrey
Reader Reviewed Secrets According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Best-selling class hamster Humphrey finds out many fascinating things as a new term begins in Room 26. It all begins when the words ‘pharaoh, papyrus, pyramid and hieroglyphics’ appear on the classroom blackboard… Suddenly, Humphrey finds himself caught up in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Look After Me
Look After Me
Aoife Walsh
When Phoebe and her brother Adam get left with a baby they are determined to keep her a secret. Although their parents have always fostered children they are currently living apart so it just doesn’t seem the right moment to...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Legend of Frog
Reader Reviewed The Legend of Frog
Guy Bass
The Legend of Frog is the first book in a brand new three-part series by award-winning and best-selling author, Guy Bass.  A mash-up of fairy tale, fantasy and science fiction with a hearty helping of humour, The Legend of Frog...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014
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Disappearing Duchess
Reader Reviewed Disappearing Duchess
Imogen Rossi
There’s trickery of all kinds afoot in this sprightly murder mystery with an artistic and historical background. Bianca, the youngest apprentice of the great painter Annunzio di Lombardi, loves...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish
Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish
A. F. Harrold
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. His mum's a clown, his best friend is a bearded boy, and he sticks his head in a lion's mouth every night. Other than that, he's pretty normal. When Fish the sea lion goes...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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A Room Full of Chocolate
A Room Full of Chocolate
Jane Elson
Grace's fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney
The best-selling Wimpy Kid charts new aspects of his life in his trademark frank and highly humorous diary. From reflecting on the time before he was born to his struggles to find a date for the Valentine Day’s Dance and...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Monkey and Me
Monkey and Me
David Gilman
Although tinged with sadness, this is a good-hearted and entertaining adventure story with a good message about animal rights. Beanie is being treated for leukaemia but, when he comes across a young chimpanzee in a deserted house, he knows he...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Blood and Sand
Blood and Sand
Dan Scott
Pacy and fun, this series is a great way to tap into the history, and give your children a real sense of what life was like, in Ancient Rome.  Blood and Sand is the third title in the Gladiator School...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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The Positively Last Performance
The Positively Last Performance
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  Award winning Geraldine McCaughrean spins a brilliantly fanciful yarn in the magical setting of a disused theatre. Every night amazing things happen in the theatre but no one except the resident ghosts can see...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Book Awards | Carnegie/Greenaway | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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