Books of the Month - <b>September</b> Books of the Month - September

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Reader ReviewedAs I Descended
Robin Talley
September 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Deadly Ambition | Scheming with Spirits | Descent into Darkness Thrilling, chilling, supernaturally-charged retelling of Macbeth set in a prestigious southern state high school. While Lily can't wait to try out... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2016
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Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Young cooks will love first to create and then to feast on delights such as Fox's Sandwiches, Scrambled Snake and the awesome Gruffalo Cake and. The twenty four recipes are easy to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Wide-Awake Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
September 2016 Book of the Month Isaac the hedgehog made his debut in The Very Helpful Hedgehog which was much liked at Lovereading4kids. He's back in a new adventure just right for this time of year, the pages saturated... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Time After Time
Judi Curtin
September 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: touching, gentle timeslip adventure | Judi Curtin has been described as the Irish Jacqueline Wilson and it's easy to see why: she writes warm, convincing contemporary stories about girls, friendships... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedAmazing Abby: Drama Queen
Emma Moss
In a nutshell: friendship | fun | growing up in the 21st century | Bubbly Abby takes centre stage in the second book in this new series for young girls. Abby has a starring role in the school's production of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedGrandpa Was an Astronaut
Jonathan Meres
September 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Grandparents | Fun | Poignant | Interest Age 5-8 Best known for his hilarious World of Norm books, Jonathan Meres has here written a very different sort of book. Grandpa... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble
Polly Faber
September 2016 Book of the Month Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy's Mango and Bambang stories are perfect for newly independent readers. There are four funny, entertaining stories in each collection, short enough to be read easily in one go and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
September 2016 Book of the Month This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit. Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Such Stuff A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo
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: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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A Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedSir Dancealot
Timothy Knapman
September 2016 Book of the Month Little Sir Dancealot would fit right in on Strictly! This nimble-toed young knight has a novel approach to combat – he dances his enemies into submission, waltzing or jiving with them until the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedShadowsmith
Ross MacKenzie
September 2016 Book of the Month In a nutshell: good versus evil, spiders, finding courage Ross MacKenzie won the Blue Peter Best Story Award for The Nowhere Emporium and Shadowsmith is another heart-racing adventure. Kirby's mum was hurt when... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Again!
Emily Gravett
Prize-winning Emily Gravett has hit the jackpot again with a brilliant and original picture book that will delight adults as much as children. Everyone knows that the best bedtime stories can be read again and again and again... But sometimes,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Destination: Space
Christoph Englert
September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Astrophysicist and illustrator, both leaders in their field, here work together to give children a revealing and eye-opening tour of space. Beginning with the beginning of time itself, the Big Bang, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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 in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair
Philip Reeve
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Bestselling Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have created a fabulous feisty new heroine in Emily who is determined to be as helpful as she possibly can be to Jinks and O'Hare the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Super Skills: How to Create Animation in 10 Easy Lessons
William Bishop-Stephens
September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Anything you can imagine, you can animate says this stimulating book, and it explains clearly and simply the ten key skills readers need to become expert animators, starting with flipbook loops and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/08/2016
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Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel
Philippa Pearce
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Philippa Pearce's classic novel of the 1950s is newly minted for today's readers while retaining its sense of wonder and its ability to make the unbelievable – including travelling through time -... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Wolf Wilder
Katherine Rundell
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and September 2016 Book of the Month Wolves, wildness and freedom are at the heart of this thrilling story. Wolf wilders are employed to reintroduce wolves unfortunate enough to be brought up as pets... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Haunting of Jessop Rise
Danny Weston
September 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Historical haunting | Eerie intrigue | Sinister secrets Chilling historical novel in which an orphan becomes entangled in a web of supernatural goings-on and family secrets. It's 1853 and, following the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedBeck
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
*** Suitable for ages 16+ Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 In turns brutal and passionate, Beck is an utterly compelling story of survival and romance which will catch the breath of all readers and inspire them to fight... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/08/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Hattie's life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria...
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Reader Reviewed The 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...
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Reader Reviewed Dotty 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...
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least,...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Wonderboy
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...
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Reader Reviewed 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...
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Reader Reviewed Nothing!
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...
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The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Survival | Friendship | Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this...
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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...
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More 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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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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