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Books of the Month - July

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Four: A Divergent Collection
Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth
July 2014 ebook of the Month  Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2014
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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Reader Reviewed Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month  Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story about two very different sisters, Eliza and Lavender. While Eliza dreams of being a hero, Lavender thinks only of being...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Scarlett Fever
Reader Reviewed Scarlett Fever
Maureen Johnson
 Queen-of-Teens Maureen Johnson captures Scarlett’s hectic and fluctuating life in this third story about the goings on at  Hopewell Hotel, Scarlett’s family hotel in Manhattan. Scarlett combines studying with working for the unpredictable Mrs Amberson and both bring constant upsets...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Supertato
Supertato
Sue Hendra
July 2014 Book of the Month  A terrific joke lies at the heart of this high action drama. When one badly behaved pea escapes from the freezer, chaos ensues. Luckily, there is a super hero to hand. Supertato, the potato...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Reader Reviewed Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Kjartan Poskitt
July 2014 Book of the Month  Be careful where you read this savagely funny new series for 8+ year olds as you'll struggle to contain yourself! From the author of Agatha Parrot, Kjartan Poskitt and with illustrations by the one...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

July 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  What did living through the First World War feel like for relatives at home, especially children, as well as for the soldiers fighting at the Front? Eleven stories inspired by objects from the...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Free Prize Draws | World War One
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month  For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Bluebird
Bluebird
Bob Staake
July 2014 Book of the Month  Echoes of the classic story of The Red Balloon shape this stunning wordless picture book. When a bluebird befriends a lonely boy playing out in a city park after school he brings hope and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Hangman's Revolution
The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
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 and change the future. Chevie has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
June 2014 Mega 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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon
Frank Cottrell Boyce
June 2014 Book of the Month  Time-travelling Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the best-loved car in fiction, has been stolen! It is now in the hands of Tiny Jack, the biggest criminal in history, and its owners, the Tootings, are stranded...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Louder Than Words
Louder Than Words
Laura Jarratt
June 2014 Book of the Month  A powerful story exploring the confusing and challenging choices that teenagers may have to make. Fourteen year old Rafi is a selective mute. She hasn’t spoken for years. But it is not that she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Chicken Clicking
Chicken Clicking
Jeanne Willis
June 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross go to the heart of a modern predicament in this cautionary tale about a young chick who hops into the farmer’s house and starts exploring the delights of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Everest Files
The Everest Files
Matt Dickinson
June 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest, it follows 18-year-old Ryan Hart, on a gap year adventure working for a charity in Nepal. Dark forces are at play on the lethal slopes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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The Yoghurt Plot
Reader Reviewed The Yoghurt Plot
Fleur Hitchcock
June 2014 Book of the Month    This is a completely hair-brained family-friendly adventure in which the combination of Bugg and Dilan, two brothers together with time-travel, yoghurts and gerbils...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Russian Roulette
Reader Reviewed Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
June 2014 Book of the Month   Best-selling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Chicken Mission: Danger in the Deep Dark Woods
Reader Reviewed Chicken Mission: Danger in the Deep Dark Woods
Jennifer Gray
June 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning Jennifer Gray launches a new series about chickens with a taste for adventure and some very unusual skills! When young Amy Clutterbuck gets a call to join the Elite Chicken Squad starting with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Goblin Quest
Reader Reviewed Goblin Quest
Philip Reeve
June 2014 Book of the Month   The award-winning Goblins are back for a third adventure and this time they venture forth from Clovenstone Castle. Having seen off the thieving dwarves the goblins are now on a bold quest to solve...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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One Wish
Reader Reviewed One Wish
Michelle Harrison
June 2014 Book of the Month   Enter an extraordinary magical world in which wishes can cause no end of trouble. When Tanya encounters the magical wishing tree she understands completely that she can only have one wish. Tanya already has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Lunchtime
Lunchtime
Rebecca Cobb
June 2014 Book of the Month   Winner of the Waterstones Best Children's Picture Book 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013       Acclaimed new illustrator Rebecca Cobb injects the unexpected into this pleasingly imaginative and un-preachy...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Summer Reading
Format: Board book - Released: 05/06/2014
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Saving Sophia
Reader Reviewed Saving Sophia
Fleur Hitchcock
July 2014 Book of the Month  An utterly absorbing, hilarious, mysterious and brilliantly told new novel, that will make you both laugh and cry, from the author of Dear Scarlett.  Lottie, who yearns for adventure but never gets it and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
David Almond
June 2014 Book of the Month - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  Award-winning David Almond briefly tells a story which packs a big punch. Locally, known as the Bad Lads the boys from Felling are not really...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books of the Month | Dyslexia-friendly | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2013
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Department 19: Zero Hour
Reader Reviewed Department 19: Zero Hour
Will Hill
June 2014 Book of the Month  Department 19 is utterly addictive. Packed with great characters and brilliantly plotted, the series sets a new benchmark for YA thrillers. This is book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill. ...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

June 2014 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month  Adventurous kids, both boys and girls, will love to read about how to face a number of extreme dangers, whether the're animal dangers such as escaping from crocodiles or sharks, natural dangers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2014
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More Than This
Reader Reviewed More Than This
Patrick Ness
May 2014 Mega Book of the Month  This exceptional new novel from multi-award-winning Patrick Ness will, once again, delight his readers with a superbly written, enthralling and provocative story that raises the most profound questions of adolescence – and answers...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Seven Second Delay
Reader Reviewed Seven Second Delay
Tom Easton
May 2014 Book of the Month  A story that crackles with tension as Mila tries to outwit her captors whose technology has her in their grip. Living on Isles, a vividly imagined futuristic world, Mila had hoped to find a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Cuckoo Song
Reader Reviewed Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
May 2014 Book of the Month  Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls into the Grimmer. Something that causes...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Sugarlump and the Unicorn
Sugarlump and the Unicorn
Julia Donaldson
May 2014 Book of the Month  Julia Donaldson, former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo tells a magical tale of a horse whose wishes come true – thanks to the magic of a unicorn. Sugarlump is a rocking horse;...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil
Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil
Jill Lewis
May 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Simon Rickerty illustrates this deliciously dotty story. Four cavemen find a pencil and have absolutely no idea what they should do with it. After some discussion and several false starts, the cavemen come...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
The classic story of Ratty, Toad and Badger – three friends who live on the riverbank – is full of adventure, excitement and wonderful characters. David Roberts’ illustrations bring a touch of sophistication to the familiar story and capture perfectly...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Audio Books | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
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Scarlet Ibis
Reader Reviewed Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
May 2014 Book of the Month  Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis is an emotional story about how befriending birds can help to heal Red, a little boy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Brilliant
Reader Reviewed Brilliant
Roddy Doyle
May 2014 Book of the Month  A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes out of the clouds and settles itself in Dublin...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
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My Brother's Secret
Reader Reviewed My Brother's Secret
Dan Smith
May 2014 Book of the Month Growing up in Germany at the beginning of the Second World War, Karl Engel imagines the role he might play in fighting for his country. Joining the Hitler Youth movement will be his first...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Alex As Well
Alex As Well
Alyssa Brugman
May 2014 Book of the Month  This is an incredibly tender, funny, and powerful novel about questioning identity, exploring gender and sexuality and navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. It's a novel that you will want to talk...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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We Were Liars
Reader Reviewed We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month  A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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