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Reader ReviewedWave
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 subsequent generations too as this novel shows. Charlie joins up,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 is as rich, warm and cheering as being curled up... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 in the UK (that must feel much more prescient now... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 write twenty of them. While each story and the inspiration... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 his best friend Mammoth. With huge pink and orange ears,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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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 in this delightful picturebook. Miss Hazeltine takes in all shy... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 there, following the clues until they discover the feisty feline... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 post office. The story is set in the days before... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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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 as much in the way of tension, adventure and laughs.... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 set in Tanglewood Animal Park. It's a dream come true... Featured in: 7+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedStrange 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, 1816, Felix works as a servant to the Lord Byron... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedRent 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 Katy, the retelling of Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedChildren 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 this intense coming-of-age fantasy about fighting to survive. Being chosen... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Last Month's 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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Reader Reviewed How 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...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | May 2016 Book of the Month An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her...
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Reader Reviewed Off the Page
Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
May 2016 Book of the Month This companion novel to the bestselling Between the Lines also works wonderfully as a life-affirming standalone novel, and features a sprinkling of full-page...
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Reader Reviewed The Broken Heart Club
Cathy Cassidy
May 2016 Book of the Month A new book from Cathy Cassidy is always a treat, and her many fans are going to love The Broken Heart Club. Cathy Cassidy...
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Supertato Veggies Assemble
Sue Hendra
May 2016 Book of the Month You won't find a dafter or more entertaining picture book than this new outing for Supertato, the spud with super powers! It's anarchy in the...
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The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives
Maggie Li
May 2016 Book of the Month Attractive, friendly illustrations and an interactive approach make this a fun introduction to dinosaurs. In the company of a group of ‘dinosaur detectives' readers...
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Bridesmaid-In-Training
Meg Cabot
May 2016 Book of the Month Being a bridesmaid is a dream come true for lots of young girls, but imagine if you were going to be bridesmaid to a...
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23 Ways to be an Eco Hero
Isabel Thomas
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month The planet is under threat, but there are things we can all do to change that says this attractive guide book. It's full...
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Reader Reviewed Dotty Detective
Clara Vulliamy
May 2016 Book of the Month Dot's story is told in a unique diary format of hilarious Tweet-style observations, selfie pics (artworked by Clara), under the duvet moments back at...
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas....
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Reader Reviewed The Secret Cat
Sarah Lean
May 2016 Book of the Month This lovely story is about a little girl who finds the courage to go on an adventure and learns about animals, making friends and...
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Reader Reviewed Captain Pug
Laura James
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 A deliciously madcap doggy adventure for Pug, the pampered dog of the even more pampered Lady Miranda. When Lady Miranda determines...
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Reader Reviewed Whisper to Me
Nick Lake
May 2016 Book of the Month This electrifyingly smart story of a teen girl's struggle with a tormenting voice in her head is a masterwork of contemporary YA. There's a...
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Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan
May 2016 Book of the Month In the hands of Rick Riordan, aka ‘Storyteller of the Gods', Greek myths provide the starting points for the very best contemporary adventures. Apollo...
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The Monstrous Child
Francesca Simon
May 2016 Book of the Month Francesca Simon has chosen a singular heroine for her first novel for teenagers. Hel is Queen of the Norse underworld, but never has the...
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Reader Reviewed Pick Your Poison
Lauren Child
May 2016 Book of the Month You've got to be really smart to keep up with 13 year old secret agent Ruby Redfort, as her enemies know to their cost....
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Reader Reviewed The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
May 2016 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so...
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