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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedYou Are Awesome
Matthew Syed
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April & May 2018 Table tennis champion Matthew Syed offers his very best advice on how all children can help themselves to become better at anything... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedSpirit
Sally Christie
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: old magic in the real world of today A game of Truth or Dare in the humdrum setting of a school trip coach journey is the starting point for Sally... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Magical Mix-Up
Zach King
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: fast-moving mix of magic, first crushes and knockabout humour | Zach King's family have magical powers, and for a glorious short couple of weeks he did too. Now though, he's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedHow to Bee
Bren MacDibble
May 2018 Book of the Month How To Bee is unlike any story I have ever read. The narrative voice is heartfelt and the author uses a mild form of dialect to bring both her characters and setting to life. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedRose Rivers
Jacqueline Wilson
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: new and old friends united in classic Jacqueline Wilson story Jacqueline Wilson's historical novels tell vivid, enthralling stories about young girls in testing situations, and Rose Rivers is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Burning Maze
Rick Riordan
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gods and monsters, heroism and humour | The Burning Maze is book three in Riordan's The Trials of Apollo series, and the best yet. It opens with Apollo, trapped... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2018
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Hoakes Island
Ian Friel
May 2018 Book of the Month Not only is it lovely to look at, but Hoakes Island gives the brain a really good work-out too. Readers are challenged to find out what happened to Henry Hoakes, owner of Hoakes Island... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/05/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedThe Company of Eight
Harriet Whitehorn
All her life Cass has dreamt of joining the circus to become an acrobat and travel the islands on the Circus Boat. Once a year the boat visits her home, the Great City of Minaris, and offers auditions to hopeful... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe House with Chicken Legs
Sophie Anderson
May 2018 Debut of the Month | This sparkling debut weaves the captivating folklore of Baba Yaga with the thrills of a classic venturing-out-into-the-world quest, replete with primal conflicts, tantalising twists and an unforgettable protagonist that readers will truly root... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
Liz Pichon
The bestselling fully-illustrated Tom Gates series is back with a new book! This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world. MY VERY BIG PLAN:... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Starman and Me
Sharon Cohen
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | Twelve-year old Kofi thinks he's seeing things when he spots a tiny human being on a roundabout near his home. But Rorty Thrutch is real, and he needs Kofi's help to get... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Match! Football Puzzles
Match
This book of quizzes, wordsearches, puzzles and more will really test your knowledge of football and the top teams and players. There's something fun to do on every page, from answering questions, to working out the identity of mystery players... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Llamas Go Large
Scott Allen
In a nutshell: llama football stars called up for England at the World Cup | Llamas United took the footballing (and book) world by storm in their first adventure, and will win more readers still with their second. Real llamas,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Little Book of Football Jokes
Joe King
Compact enough to fit into a ref's top pocket, this little book is filled with enough football jokes, songs and limericks to see you through the World Cup. There are old favourites, such as the one about the difference between... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
Football crams dynamic action, breathtaking skills and heartstopping tension into 90 minutes of play. It is sport as drama, making heroes and villains out of its players, managers and officials. So says author Clive Gifford in his introduction to this... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedFootball School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World
Spike Gerrell, Alex Bellos
This clever, hugely entertaining book is further proof, if it were needed, that football is the best game in the world, and that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, you can't learn from studying it. Authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Fantastic Footballers
Jean-Michel Billioud
This is football done as a super-cool picture information book. Forty footballers are introduced over stylish double-page spreads, each one represented in graphic, stylish illustration that picks out distinctive characteristics. Blocks of text integrated into the opposite page fill you... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Humanatomy
Nicola Edwards
The human body is amazing, ‘the most incredible machine on Earth' says this book, which explains exactly how it works, from the inside out. Over colourful, clearly designed pages, featuring detailed illustrations, it peels back the layers of the human... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding
There's a new mystery afoot in this entertaining sequel about Noble Warrior and his owner. Everything seems calm. Young horse lover Charlie Bass is getting her life back on track and her horse Noble Warrior is safely back in his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Spangles McNasty and the Diamond Skull
Steve Webb
In a nutshell: anarchic fun and adventure in Bitterly Bay Spangles McNasty is one of those children's book characters readers just love to hate. He's irredeemably horrible – indeed, he prides himself on his nastiness – and his sidekick Sausage-face... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedKat Wolfe Investigates
Lauren St.John
In a nutshell: animals, adventure and an irresistible cast of characters This new series has everything that marks out the best, most satisfying and enjoyable children's books. For a start there's a smart but impulsive, ready-for-anything central character in Kat... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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The Mystery of the Colour Thief
Ewa Jozefkowicz
In a nutshell: grief and loss turned into hope and resilience | Izzy feels as if colour is leaching from her world, and literally. Plagued by nightmares of a shadowy, threatening figure, when she wakes in the morning colours appear... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Wonderling
Mira Bartok
In a Nutshell: Half-human, half-fox foundling seeks true destiny Sparkling with the wit and wonder of a children's classic, this exuberant quest-driven debut is a treat for readers of ten and over. Wonderling Arthur is a quiet kind of soul,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever
James Patterson
In a nutshell: laughter makes the world go round and the pages turnJamie Grimm is back, and if you don't know why that's cause for celebration then it's time to wise up. Jamie is the star of the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Boy Underwater
Adam Baron
Boy Underwater is a heartbreaking story about family, friends and secrets. And it's very, very funny. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2018
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Journeys
Jonathan Litton
This fine, beautifully illustrated book does everything an information book should. Its subject is the amazing expeditions taken by men and women over the centuries. Some subjects will be familiar – Shackleton, Marco Polo, Amelia Earhart – while others will... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Girls for the Vote
Linda Newbery
Brings the past brilliantly to life and introduces inspirational women to today's girls. Historically strong, this is a dramatic story with a real sense of atmosphere which in turn sheds an impressively wide light on the social and economic picture of its time. Girls for... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Knighthood for Beginners
Elys Dolan
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | In a nutshell: hilarious courtly adventure from one of our funniest, most inventive writer-illustrators Elys Dolan fills her first adventure story for young readers with the madcap invention and humour that are... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Atlas of Football
Clive Gifford
An absorbing gift for avid football fans aged 7+ years, perfect for the next David Beckham. Kick off your footballing journey and see the world in a whole new light! Discover fascinating facts and stats - from record-breaking goals to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Splat the Fake Fact! Doodle on them, laser beam them, lasso them
Adam (Author) Frost
Some incorrect facts have escaped from author Adam Frost's imagination into this book...Can you figure out which fact is untrue in a sea of brilliantly weird, wonderful and unusual facts? Once you find them make sure you SPLAT them, lasso... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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In the Mouth of the Wolf
Michael Morpurgo
One soldier. One spy. A true story of two brothers in a terrible war. Michael Morpurgo's wonderful storytelling and Barroux's stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael's uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Ella on the Outside
Cath Howe
A gripping story of lies, friendship, and blackmail... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Child I
Steve Tasane
An extraordinary novella with echoes of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Road; set in an otherworldly plain with hints of magical realism. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!
Jim Smith
The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning Barry Loser LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Rhythm and Poetry
Karl Nova
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 The first published collection from Hip Hop poet Karl Nova has a refreshing directness, honesty and authenticity. Many of the poems are drawn from the workshops he does with children... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Overheard in a Tower Block
Joseph Coelho
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 This second solo collection from Joseph Coelho, Overheard in a Tower Block, explores further some of the themes from Werewolf Club Rules (which won the CLiPPA in 2015). More suited... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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The Rainmaker Danced
John Agard
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 John Agard's poems display an intense integrity, never talking down to children, encouraging them to question, while being playful in tone, witty or satirical. They focus on social observations, play... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Plantopedia
Adrienne Barman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | A stunning and original book and a useful one too. Subtitled ‘A Celebration of Nature's Greatest Show-offs' in glorious pictures it introduces over 600 different plants grouped together under all kinds... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Migration
Mike Unwin
Imagine: you're flying high over the Himalayan mountains, on a journey filled with danger. The temperature is far below freezing, the air is thin, and golden eagles swoop out of the sky to attack you. This is just one of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/05/2018
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50 things you should know about Football
Aidan Keir Radnedge
Football is the world's most popular sport, and the world cup will see millions of people across the globe united in their love of the game. This book will fascinate any fan. It covers all aspects of the game, from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedDog Diaries
James Patterson
In a nutshell: It's a (very funny, very readable) dog's life Narrated at breathless speed by super-excited puppy Junior, this new series is spot-on for newly confident readers. Junior's honest, direct, puppy's-eye-view account of his life with new owner Ruff... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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A Boy Called Bat
Elana K. Arnold
The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. The Lovereading Comment will follow. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedIguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza
James Bishop
In a nutshell: can one boy and four iguanas save the world? You betcha There might be a lot of superhero books around at the moment, but Iguana Boy proves that there's plenty of wear yet in the genre's... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Dream Team
Alan Gibbons
With the World Cup coming up, football stories are even more appealing than usual, and Alan Gibbons knows just how to win and hold young readers' attention. There are two halves to the story: interspersed with the tale of youth... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Lucky Break
Rob Stevens
In a nutshell: comic capers deliver sensitive story of grief and recovery Arnold is unlike anyone Leon has ever met before. He's honest to the point of rudeness, takes everything said completely literally, yet still has a way of identifying... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
Megumi Iwasa
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedWilliam Wenton and the Secret Portal
Bobbie Peers
In a nutshell: code-breaking child genius versus villainous robots | William Wenton is something of a bionic boy; half of his body is a hi-tech metal called luridium, and this gives him special mental powers. But something – or someone... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Sand Dog
Sarah Lean
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Full of hope and wonder but also shot through with deep feelings of sadness this is a beautiful story about the importance of belonging. Azi's home is with his grandfather on... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedMcTavish Goes Wild
Meg Rosoff
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | A new story for that best of all dogs, McTavish, and another delicious helping of wry, insightful observation on human and family life. McTavish's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/04/2018
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Aru Shah and the End of Time
Roshani Chokshi
In a nutshell: Hindu folklore provides the background for a thrilling adventure story with a sharp, funny protagonist | Aru Shah is an average twelve-year old, not particularly attentive at school, but keenly aware of the importance of fitting in,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Wizards of Once
Cressida Cowell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story Best-selling Cressida Cowell launches her new series with a title that will delight all fans of the How to Train Your... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedRace to Kangaroo Cliff
Alexander Mccall Smith
In a nutshell: exciting children's adventure story on a tall ship Twins Ben and Fee will be the envy of children everywhere: their school is a tall ship and alongside ordinary lessons they learn seamanship and how to sail. No... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedFish Boy
Chloe Daykin
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award March 2017 Debut of the Month In a sparely written but richly imaginative story, Chloe Daykin sensitively explores what it feels like... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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A Good Day for Climbing Trees
Jaco Jacobs
In a nutshell: quirky treetop adventure with a streak of activism Cape Town is the setting for Jaco Jacobs' quirky adventure, but the emotions described will be familiar to all young readers. It's the holidays and Marnus is bored, fed... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/04/2018
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COPA90: Our World Cup A Fans' Guide to 2018
Copa90
Preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can begin right now with this handsome and thoroughly comprehensive guide to the tournament. Over 170 colour pages it details the teams and the players, not just today's but the best from the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Laugh Out Loud
James Patterson
In a nutshell: lively, comic story celebrating kids' reading and determination James Patterson creates books kids love, and his latest book is all about a boy who decides to create...
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Leonardo Da Vinci in 30 Seconds
Paul Harrison
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Me and Mister P
Maria Farrer
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In a nutshell: an unusual friend makes things better | Arthur is understandably surprised when Mr P turns up at his door...
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The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Gullian
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder...
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Reader Reviewed Lesser Spotted Animals
Martin Brown
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In a nutshell: not your average animal book | This is no ordinary animal book, you won't find the usual suspects in...
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Reader Reviewed Welcome to Nowhere
Elizabeth Laird
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In a nutshell: the lives of a Syrian family brought vividly and sympathetically to life for young readers | This is an...
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The White Fox
Jackie Morris
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Interest Age 8-12 | In a nutshell: a wild creature leads a boy home | Full of magic, myth and a wonderful...
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Rory Branagan (Detective)
Andrew Clover
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: in his own words, quirky, super-readable saga of a ten-year-old ‘detective' Ten-year-old Rory is pretty satisfied with his life. He lives...
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Paddington's Finest Hour
Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum
In a nutshell: one of our national treasures back and on splendid form There are seven brand new Paddington stories in this lovely collection and the little bear is the...
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Reader Reviewed Artie Conan Doyle and the Vanishing Dragon
Robert J. Harris
In a nutshell: enthralling new mysteries for a young Holmes Artie Doyle can't resist the temptation offered by a mysterious invitation to an evening of magic, and, fresh from their...
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Reader Reviewed Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke
James Patterson
Spending time with the eponymous Jacky (Ha-Ha because she's both funny and a stammerer) is always great fun and, as ever, there's lots to hold the attention and keep the...
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The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower
Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
In a nutshell: brave, loyal, upstanding rabbit hero versus despicable rats Fans of rabbit hero Shylo Tawny-Tail will be delighted to hear that he is back for another exciting adventure. ...
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Reader Reviewed The Chocolate Factory Ghost
David O'Connell
In a nutshell: rags to riches ghostly mystery story Roald Dahl would surely approve of this exciting story, which rivals Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the importance it...
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Reader Reviewed Planet Stan
Elaine Wickson
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: brotherly love under the microscope Space, family relationships, friendships – they're all cleverly and vividly described in this highly entertaining...
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Reader Reviewed To the Edge of the World
Julia Green
April 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping and moving adventure story set in a wild seascape Jamie lives on an island in the Outer Hebrides. He...
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Reader Reviewed Twelve Nights
Andrew Zurcher
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Mystery | Magic | Otherworldly wraiths | An ambitious and atmospheric fantasy adventure in which an eleven-year-old girl discovers an...
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Reader Reviewed Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island
Liz Kessler
In a nutshell: exciting new adventure for the deservedly popular Emily Windsnap An idyllic holiday in the sun with her parents and best friends turns into a testing adventure for...
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Bubbles & Balloons 35 Amazing Science Experiments
Susan Akass
Who doesn't like playing with balloons and bubbles? Now you can have all the fun and learn about science...
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How Does a Lighthouse Work?
Roman Belyaev
Join a group of school children on this voyage of discovery and discover the answers to lots of questions as well as fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. How Does a...
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Reader Reviewed Beyond the Odyssey
Maz Evans
April 2018 Book of the Month The penultimate in the series, Beyond The Odyssey continues with poor Elliot's life becoming more difficult by the day. The situation with his mum...
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Reader Reviewed The Book Case
Dave Shelton
April 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 A deliciously exciting story with a great boarding school setting which weaves together...
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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
Christopher Edge
April 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a brief and enthralling time-bending mystery | Maisie Day is ten years old and should be celebrating her birthday but...
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Reader Reviewed The City of Secret Rivers
Jacob Sager Weinstein
April 2018 Debut of the Month | Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | In a nutshell: breath-taking magical adventure on the banks of London's underground rivers Hyacinth Hayward, newly...
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Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Even people who don't much like football will love this book, and if you are a fan of the beautiful game it will provide hours of fun. The authors, creators...
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Noah Scape Can't Stop Repeating Himself
Guy Bass
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8 Guy Bass's hilarious story is a lesson to be careful what you wish for and why making everything all about you is not the...
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Shona, Word Detective (4u2read)
John Agard
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 Shona loves words and discovering new ones, so she's fascinated by the professor on TV talking about her campaign to protect dying languages. Shona's...
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Story of Art Picture Book
Sarah Courtauld
The Story of Art Picture Book is a great way to foster children's interest in art. With masses of colour reproductions of paintings and artworks, it's full of information on...
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Top Of The League
Andrea Mills
The 2018 World Cup is approaching but that still might not be enough football for some young fans; Top of the League will keep them happy until the season starts...
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Lyttle Lies: The Stinky Truth
Joe Berger
In a nutshell: terrific comic-strip style comic adventures Seamlessly mixing text and comic strip, this new adventure for Sam Lyttle is a great bit of storytelling. Sam has real trouble...
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Dog Town
Luize Pastore
In a nutshell: quirky and unusual adventure with traces of myth and magic Riga is the setting for this fairy-tale like adventure, and the city is depicted so clearly that...
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The Tale of Angelino Brown
David Almond
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 Award-winning David Almond's new story for younger reader is a delightfully lightly told, warm-hearted story...
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Reader Reviewed Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Unusual Adventure
A. L. Kennedy
In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win...
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Get Me Out of Witch School!
Em Lynas
Even if it means CHAOS and DISASTER, the show MUST go on! The second in the spellbinding, spine-tingling school series in which Twinkle Toadspit tests out her new powers with...
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute first adventure in the international bestselling series. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Declares Independence!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute sixth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute second adventure in the international bestselling series. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Predicts the Future
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute fourth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody Saves the World!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute third adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute seventh adventure in the international bestselling series.
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Reader Reviewed Judy Moody: The Doctor Is In!
Megan McDonald
Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest best, in this laugh-a-minute fifth adventure in the international bestselling series.
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The Bolds in Trouble
Julian Clary
In a nutshell: another charming, joke-filled adventure for everyone's favourite hyena family The Bolds, for those who don't know, are a family of hyenas living disguised as humans in a...
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Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds
Simon Holland
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Earth in 30 Seconds
Anita Ganeri, Dr. Cherith Moses
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Great Art in 30 Seconds
Wesley Robins, Susie Hodge
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Maths in 30 Seconds
Anne Rooney
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn' approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each...
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Myths in 30 Seconds
Anita Ganeri
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