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Books of the Month - April

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Half Wild
Reader Reviewed Half Wild
Sally Green
April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month  Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against...
Featured in: 13+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2015
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Tangled Secrets
Reader Reviewed Tangled Secrets
Anne-Marie Conway
April 2015 Book of the Month  Poor Maddie, her much-loved Nan dies suddenly of a stroke when the two are out together, and it hits her very hard.  It’s not the first time Maddie has had to cope with sadness...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Pizza for Pirates
Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
April 2015 Book of the Month  From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the Yeti comes a brand new picturebook, and it’s another tasty treat! This time young George has a wonderful plan to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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I'll Give You the Sun
Reader Reviewed I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson
April 2015 Book of the Month A rollercoaster story that will pick all readers up and sweep them along in a story that is romantic, tragic, funny and profound. Twins Noah and Jude live their lives in the shadow of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Reader Reviewed You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Slug Needs a Hug
Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just longing for a hug! How...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Fiona Watt
April 2015 Book of the Month   This chunky, colourful little board book is just the thing to develop early faculties including hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.  Cheerful animals are depicted in bright colours on each page, and sturdy sliders...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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If You Were Me
Reader Reviewed If You Were Me
Sam Hepburn
April 2015 Book of the Month Two young people from very different backgrounds star in this crime mystery. Aliya’s family have fled to England from Afghanistan, chased out by the Taliban. Dan lives in London with his parents, reluctantly helping...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School
Simon Mayle
April 2015 Book of the Month  Harry Riddles, aka the Shoutykid, is back for a new adventure. How can he solve all the problems of his family? Most urgently, with twins imminent, how can he get his sister a job...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Looking-Glass Girl
Reader Reviewed Looking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy’s sleepover because she...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Alice 150th | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Free Prize Draws
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then the Dinosaurs and Pirates showed that they do too. And now it turns out that even though the Monsters come from...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Hay Fever
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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The Hangman's Revolution
Reader Reviewed The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
April 2015 Book of the Month   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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Reader Reviewed The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce
April 2015 Book of the Month   Frank Cottrell Boyce is at Hay Fever!   What would you do if your skin suddenly turned a bright, broccoli shade of green? Join...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Alex Crow
The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith
March 2015 Book of the Month  Andrew Smith’s novel Grasshopper Jungle, a wild and totally original adventure about giant killer bugs terrorizing a small US town, is on the longlist for the Carnegie Medal. Here again he puts adolescent...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Creaturepedia
Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
March 2015 Book of the Month - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece  Beautifully illustrated, this is an original and entertaining introduction to the curious facts about 600 iconic and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
Justin Miles
March 15 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  There’s a huge amount of information, and inspiration, contained in this rucksack-pocket-sized guide. Author and real-life explorer Justin Miles covers all the basics, including essential kit and how to pack it, and the...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Out and About
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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The Glory
Reader Reviewed The Glory
Lauren St. John
March 2015 Book of the Month  For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That’s why, inspired by tales of the Old West, he comes up with the idea of The Glory, an endurance race for rider and horse...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Pony Mad
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Save Rafe!
Reader Reviewed Save Rafe!
James Patterson
March 2015 Book of the Month  Save Rafe! gives struggling middle school student Rafe Khatchadorian another chance to prove himself. In this adventure he is spending a week on an outdoor survival expedition in order to be accepted back into...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty’s great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Lydia Monks
March 15 Book of the Month It’s great to see Mungo Monkey having a new adventure, and this time he and his little sister Mimi are going on a train with their grandparents – how exciting! Pre-school children will love...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Novelty book - Released: 26/02/2015
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Colours
Colours
Aino-Maija Metsola
March 15 Book of the Month  First concepts books don’t come more stylish than this. Aino-Maija Metsola is a Finnish designer, well known internationally for her iconic textile and ceramic designs. Her bold colours, geometric shapes and flat lines look...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Fiona Watt
March 15 Book of the Month  Cloth books are the perfect thing to tuck into baby’s buggy or cot, a lovely way to introduce the very, very young to books, and perfect for sharing. Bright colours and silky soft pages...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Reader Reviewed The Songbird Cafe Girls Mollie Cinnamon is Not a Cupcake
Sarah Webb
March 15 Book of the Month  When her TV presenter mum flies off to Australia for two months, thirteen year old Mollie is sent to stay with the great-grandma she hardly knows on the tiny island of Little Bird. She feels...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
March 15 Book of the Month  Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty rabbit he prepares to gobble it up by slipping...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Holly Smale
****Holly Smale is appearing alongside Arabella Weir in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!  Holly Smale, creator of the award-winning and bestselling Geek Girl books, talks...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Author of the Month | Books of the Month | Hay Fever
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Under My Skin
Under My Skin
James Dawson
****James Dawson is appearing alongside fellow YA authors, Non Pratt and Malorie Blackman in a special event at Hay Fever, sponsored by Lovereading4kids!  An unmissable line-up of YA talent for...
Featured in: Books of the Month | Hay Fever | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Pip Jones
February 2015 Book of the Month   A mischievous story featuring Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy - this is the fourth in the Squisky McFluff series. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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I Was Here
Reader Reviewed I Was Here
Gayle Forman
February 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling Gayle Forman’s I Was Here explores the complicated repercussions of suicide on all those who are left behind. Cody and Meg have been best friends forever. Surely they have no secrets between them? ...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Reader Reviewed Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Rob Stevens
February 2015 Book of the Month  A touching and funny story about thirteen year old Stanley wrestling with his insecurities and his place in his family. Stanley is adopted and, although he knows his parents love him very much, he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Remarkable Animals
Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
February 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’...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Butterfly Club
The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson
February 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson unfolds a compelling new story about the importance of both family and friends. Tina is the youngest and the smallest of the triplets. She was so little when she was a...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Hay Fever | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Devil's Angel
The Devil's Angel
Kevin Brooks
February 2015 Book of the Month - Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 8   Award-winning Kevin Brooks tells a gripping and thoughtful story about the irresistible appeal of a dangerous friendship. Jack is cruising along in year 10; not part of...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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The Earth is Singing
Reader Reviewed The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
February 2015 Book of the Month  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...
Featured in: Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | The World Wars | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2015
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