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100 Most Feared Creatures
Anna Claybourne
August 2016 Book of the Month This book is definitely not for those of a nervous disposition! It features hundreds of different creatures from big cats and bears to the tiniest creatures. They all have one thing in common: they... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/07/2016
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The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Survival | Friendship | Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this tells the extraordinarily powerful tale of unforgettable Alice, whose “soul is filled with songbirds”, and who refuses to... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedNothing!
Yasmeen Ismail
August 2016 Book of the Month Full of life, energy and a wild sense of freedom, Nothing is a marvellous celebration of the imagination, and that special relationship between child and grandparent too. ‘What are you doing?' Mum asks exasperated, as... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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Good Night, Everyone
Chris Haughton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Here I Stand
Amnesty International UK
August 2016 Book of the Month This powerful collection of stories commissioned by Amnesty International features contributions from a stellar line up of authors, including Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Kevin Brooks and Neil Gaiman. Human rights abuses of... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying to get back… Duncan is at home happily colouring, when a strange set of postcards... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedDotty Detective and the Great Pawprint Puzzle
Clara Vulliamy
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Dot loves a good mystery! So, when she hears noises in the night she just has to find out what is causing them. Dot is sure there must be a ghost but... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedWhat's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Feminism * Friendship * Fighting back Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in the Normal trilogy is a motivating must-read manifesto for young women, not... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedHow Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
August 2016 Book of the Month Hattie's life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and glorious by nature, this headstrong former actress, who likes a gin sling (or three), is... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Railhead
Philip Reeve
August 2016 Book of the Month Set in a shining future world, where trains rumble not just through towns and countryside but across whole galaxies, Philip Reeve's new novel drenches its readers with extraordinary scenes, images and ideas. Zen Starling... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Other Alice
Michelle Harrison
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Award-winning Michelle Harrison's The Other Alice is a fast-paced, tautly woven story stuffed full of imagination, magic and adventure which gives life in the world outside to characters who should remain safely... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedWonderboy
Nicole Burstein
August 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ways to change the world Joseph is not classic super-hero material: he's asthmatic and rubbish at sports, bullied regularly and nicknamed Wilco because he always complies when someone demands he... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Rent A Bridesmaid
Jacqueline Wilson
June 2016 Book of the Month A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather and more recently...
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Reader Reviewed Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception and monstrous creatures awaits in...
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Reader Reviewed Wave
Paul Dowswell
July 2016 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 World War One didn't just affect those involved in the fighting but those left at home, and...
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
July 2016 Book of the Month Young readers will love searching for the mischievous, mystery cat Macavity as they peek under the flaps to hunt for the cat who's never...
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
July 2016 Book of the Month The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist...
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The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth
Hollie Hughes
July 2016 Book of the Month Picture book heroes come in all shapes and sizes but seldom has there been a pair of friends quite as eye-catching as Bug and...
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Reader Reviewed Strange Star
Emma Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month July 2016 Rich in thrilling details, Strange Star is a cleverly told story-within-a story that draws together true stories with an original adventure. Italy,...
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Such Stuff A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month July 2016 Award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo gives all those who love his books a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to how he came to...
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Blame
Simon Mayo
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : tense, unusual thriller Set in a not-too-distant future in which, following the collapse of the EU and a major recession...
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Baby Zebra Rescue
Tamsyn Murray
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : animals – friendship – looking after animals Readers who like animals are going to love Tamysn Murray's new series...
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My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
David Solomons
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : aliens invade Bromley The follow-up to David Solomon's prize-winning sci-fi comedy My Brother is a Superhero delivers just...
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Reader Reviewed The Moonlight Dreamers
Siobhan Curham
July 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Awesome Empowerment * Sisterly Support * Pursuing Passions This inspirational story about following dreams and the power of female friendship...
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Reader Reviewed Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Sally Nicholls
July 2016 Book of the Month Meet the Buttons. Mrs Button runs a shop – the nicest thing about it, she says, is the people – Mr Button runs the...
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More Featured Books

The Secret Pirate
Elli Woollard
June 2016 Book of the Month Lil might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but under her jumper and vest she's a pirate! When the thoroughly rotten Stinkbeard arrives Lil flies...
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Reader Reviewed Nightwanderers
C. J. Flood
June 2016 Book of the Month From the Branford Boase award-winning author of Infinite Sky comes this smartly-plotted page-turner about intense friendship and discovering unexpected strengths. Shy Rosie had “never...
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries, Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl
June 2016 Book of the Month Dictionaries don't come more fun than this celebration of Roald Dahl, his books and the joy he took in gobblefunking (ie playing with words,...
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The World's Worst Children
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams's amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained...
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Reader Reviewed Five Hundred Miles
Kevin Brooks
June 2016 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 8 In a Nutshell: mysteries – urban jungle - escape With typical intensity, Kevin Brooks presents readers with...
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Unrivalled
Alyson Noel
June 2016 Book of the Month. Oozing with ambition, glamour and more ruthless Hollywood backstabbing than you can shake a designer stiletto at, this is the sassy first instalment of...
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Reader Reviewed The Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom McLaughlin's new...
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Reader Reviewed The Book of Pearl
Timothee De Fombelle
June 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Timeless fairytale • Eternal love • Lyrical quest An enchanting, beautifully written novel about how first love can shape...
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Reader Reviewed The Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
June 2016 Book of the Month A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child...
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How to Look After Your Human
Kim Sears
June 2016 Book of the Month Though it's primarily aimed at dogs, humans too – particularly those who share their home with a canine companion – will find lots to...
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Racing Manhattan
Terence Blacker
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: Awe-inspiring • Odds-defying • Dream-chasing • Horse-racing Exhilarating equine epic about following your dreams and overcoming obstacles, set in the...
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Reader Reviewed The Wilderness War
Julia Green
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: protest – friendship – the great outdoors At a time when children are accused of disconnecting from the natural world...
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Reader Reviewed Home
Carson Ellis
June 2016 Book of the Month Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun...
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