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Books of the Month - January

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Lift-the-Flap General Knowledge
Lift-the-Flap General Knowledge
Alex Frith, James Maclaine
January 2015 Factual Book of the Month   Children love collecting fascinating facts and this lift-the-flap book is packed full of them. From Living Things, Science and The World, to Entertainment, When did it Happen? and a Treasure Trove spread and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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I am Henry Finch
Reader Reviewed I am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon
January 2015 Book of the Month All finches make a lot of noise! Henry Finch has grown up with a terrible racket all around him from morning until night. But he is sure that there could be more to life –...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Remarkable Animals
Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
January 2015 Book of the Month   Beautiful illustrations make this witty book of  ‘heads, bodies and legs’ a delight. What starts as a Platypus can be swiftly altered into a ‘Tratypus’ or a ‘Tratysh’ while a regular Opossum with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Oliver and Patch
Oliver and Patch
Claire Freedman
January 2015 Book of the Month  Claire Freedman’s story of Oliver and Patch is guaranteed to warm hearts! Oliver is lonely in the big city until he finds a lost little dog and takes him home. In no time at...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
January 2015 Book of the Month  Harriet Manners, heroine of the best selling Geek Girl, is back for an equally engaging third adventure. On the brink of her sixteenth birthday, Harriet is still juggling the vast gulf between her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Children's Book of Baking Bread
Children's Book of Baking Bread
Abigail Wheatley
January 2015 Non-fiction Book of the Month  There is something incredibly satisfying about baking your own bread and this book is a great introduction to the art of bread-making, perfect for children and beginners of any age. This is a...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Spiral bound - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Winter Horses
Reader Reviewed The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
January 2015 Book of the Month  A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
January 2015 Book of the Month The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince’s life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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River Daughter
River Daughter
Jane Hardstaff
January 2015 Book of the Month  Moss, the river daughter of the title, first appeared in Jane Hardstaff’s much-praised debut The Executioner’s Daughter, a thrilling novel that cleverly mixed the supernatural with a convincing historical background. In this new adventure,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Earth is Singing
Reader Reviewed The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
Of the many stories of the Holocaust, that of the Jews of Riga in Latvia is among the less well known. This book tells their story for young people, clearly and honestly, emphasising its importance and relevance to us all....
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2015
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The Door That Led to Where
Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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There Will be Lies
Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
January 2015 Book of the Month  Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she guesses it is partly...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Boy in the Dress
The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking a risk...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Audio Books | Book Awards | Books of the Month | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2009
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The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Jackie Morris
December 2014 Book of the Month With over forty traditional nursery rhymes, personally chosen by the illustrator and laid out in colour-drenched double spreads, this is a beautiful collection of rhymes that has the makings of a classic. The pictures...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Marcia Williams
December 2014 Book of the Month  In brilliantly created strip-cartoon versions, Marcia Williams has breathed new life into everything from Greek myths to Oliver Twist. Now she brings the huge canvas of Victor Hugo’s epic nineteenth century story about good...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Queen Alone
Reader Reviewed The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
December 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James and Princess Alice are the guides through this fast-paced time slip adventure in which...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Once Upon an Alphabet
Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - December 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond the traditional expectations of such a book. In additional to each...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Reader Reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
December 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning!  From the start everything...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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Feel the Fear
Reader Reviewed Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
December 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014
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The Bane Chronicles
Reader Reviewed The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which acts as the perfect encore. The start of...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
November 2014 Book of the Month   Bree hides away behind her blog that few people read.  So, if she writes about things people do want to read will it change her life to one of excitement and popularity? That's when...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Rita's Rhino
Rita's Rhino
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month  A funny tale all about the joys and perils of keeping a pet in a flat when animals aren't allowed.  How Rita manages to do this is brilliant and it makes for an hilarious...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Circus of the Unseen
Reader Reviewed Circus of the Unseen
Joanne Owen
November 2014 Book of the Month   Excitingly different and weirdly wonderful, this feels as though Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Eastern European folklore have vividly blended together into a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Reader Reviewed Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat but, when some famous works of art go missing, Atticus Claw – once a cat burglar but now a police...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
November 2014 Book of the Month  Every child needs a collection of nursery rhymes and this collection of favourites with their clear and unfussy illustrations makes an excellent starting point for parents and children alike. Helpfully, the rhymes have been...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2014
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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
Reader Reviewed The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
November 2014 Book of the Month  A deliciously funny version of the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood. Cat tries to read Little Red Riding Hood, one of his most-favourite stories, to his friend Dog. But Dog is a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy’s problem is that not everyone –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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The Matchbox Mysteries
Reader Reviewed The Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month  Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Book of Storms
Reader Reviewed The Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month  Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Nights Before Christmas
The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross has gathered together 24 of the most popular stories about Christmas to make a celebratory volume of the time of year. The 24 stories are designed as a countdown to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Imaginary
Reader Reviewed The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold
November 2014 Book of the Month   A richly visualised story which explores imaginary friends and the very special role they play in children’s lives. Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger have the best of times playing together. While Amanda’s mother...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month -One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The House of Hades
Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in every corner of the universe. Hazel is back from the Underworld and she has a...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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