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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
April 2018 Book of the Month There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her dog Roger, on a day out in London. Outside Buckingham... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery
Alexander Mccall Smith
April 2018 Book of the Month In a nutshell: heart-warming story of good guys versus Mr Big The Champions are poor but happy. Each of them - Mum, Alex and Grandpa Gus - has their own job and works hard. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
Christopher Edge
April 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a brief and enthralling time-bending mystery | Maisie Day is ten years old and should be celebrating her birthday but something very odd has happened: not only has her family... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedI Have Lost My Way
Gayle Forman
April 2018 Book of the Month A heart-wrenching and powerful YA story exploring themes of loss, love and discovery, from award-winning, bestselling author, Gayle Forman The story is told over the course of one day with flash backs to the... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Book Case
Dave Shelton
April 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 A deliciously exciting story with a great boarding school setting which weaves together reading and mystery in a most engaging way. Exclusive St... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedBeyond the Odyssey
Maz Evans
April 2018 Book of the Month The penultimate in the series, Beyond The Odyssey continues with poor Elliot's life becoming more difficult by the day. The situation with his mum is desperate and poor Hermes is still in a coma,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedHappy Hatchday
Rob Biddulph
April 2018 Book of the Month Rob Biddulph's new picture book is another typically happy reading experience. Nine dinosaur eggs (count them) are ready to hatch: out pop Otto, Winnie, Hector, Sue, Nancy, Martin, Wilf and Boo. But what about... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedFirecrackers
Zaro Weil
April 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated by Jo Riddell, this collection of poems and stories is a perfect gift book. It's ideal for dipping into, for quiet reading and for reading aloud; indeed, unusually amongst the stories, haikus... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedTo the Edge of the World
Julia Green
April 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping and moving adventure story set in a wild seascape Jamie lives on an island in the Outer Hebrides. He loves its wild beauty and the remoteness too, though he's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedEncounters
Jason Wallace
April 2018 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of Zimbabwean schoolchildren... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Big Bones
Laura Dockrill
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Hearty hope-filled ode to food-love, self-love and living out loud As energising as a super food salad, as satisfying and...
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Reader Reviewed The Nothing to See Here Hotel
Steven Butler
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: hilarious adventures in a very unusual hotel Any young reader who enjoys funny, surprising, brilliantly inventive stories should check into...
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Reader Reviewed Peace Lily
Hilary Robinson
March 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated and with a touching rhyming text this is another excellent book to give young children a real sense of World War One....
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Reader Reviewed Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords
Laura Ellen Anderson
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gothic fun and games with gorgeous cast of characters There's a wonderfully eccentric Addams-family-esque cast of characters in Laura...
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Flamingo Boy
Michael Morpurgo
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: classic Morpurgo story of war, nature, bravery and love | Flamingo Boy is vintage Michael Morpurgo, just the kind of story...
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The Lost Penguin
Claire Freedman
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A story of friendship and empathy, of escape and return, or teamwork and reconciliation, this picture...
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Reader Reviewed Tender
Eve Ainsworth
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Young carers learn to live for today Tender in both name and tone, this involving debut tackles tough themes with...
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Reader Reviewed Hamish and the Baby BOOM!
Danny Wallace
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: wildly comic adventures | Danny Wallace is a very funny man, and his Hamish stories, brilliantly illustrated by Jamie Littler,...
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Juniper Jupiter
Lizzy Stewart
March 2018 Book of the Month | Little Juniper Jupiter is a wonderfully bold heroine and her adventure is a real celebration of play and the imagination. Juniper is a...
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Reader Reviewed The Lotterys Plus One
Emma Donoghue
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A funny and touching family story with a difference just because the Lotterys themselves are a...
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Molly Mischief Saves the World
Adam Hargreaves
March 2018 Book of the Month Molly Mischief is irrepressible! She loves making mischief but in this lively, funny new story indulges in some day-dreaming, imagining all the good deeds...
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Myth Match
Good Wives and Warriors
March 2018 Book of the Month | Myth Match is more than a wonderful guide to mythical creatures, because there are different ways to read this handsomely illustrated book. You...
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Rose's Red Boots
Maura Finn
March 2018 Book of the Month | Rose and her dog Banjo are heading off for a day of adventures flying Rose's kite. Rose's bright red boots splash through streams,...
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Splish, Splash, Ducky!
Lucy Cousins
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A watery celebration for a little duckling who loves the rain! Lucy Cousins' bold and brightly...
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A Big Garden
Gilles Clement
March 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | Graphic novel, information book, horticultural history, A Big Garden is beautiful to look at, totally original and rather remarkable. Beginning in May,...
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Reader Reviewed More Than We Can Tell
Brigid Kemmerer
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping YA thriller | Two damaged young people are the central characters in this gripping novel. Rev, who lives with...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Begone the Raggedy Witches
Celine Kiernan, Victoria Semykina
February 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: well-written, enthralling magical adventure The age-old theme of good versus evil is given a lively reworking in Celine Kiernan's new...
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Reader Reviewed Hari and His Electric Feet
Alexander Mccall Smith
February 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: joyful story of a boy and his dancing feet Hari lives in a biggish city in India with his sister...
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Reader Reviewed A Lion Is a Lion
Polly Dunbar
February 2018 Picture Book of the Month All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce...
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
February 2018 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a riveting character-driven read, and an outstandingly rich account of...
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Reader Reviewed Middle School: Escape to Australia
James Patterson
February 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Rafe Khatchadorian heads down under In this special episode of the hugely popular Middle School series, Rafe Khatchadorian, surely everyone's...
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Wave Me Goodbye
Jacqueline Wilson
February 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: an evacuee story as imagined by the one and only Jacqueline Wilson Queen of contemporary fiction, Jacqueline Wilson is now...
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Zebra Crossing Soul Song
Sita Brahmachari
February 2018 Book of the Month The story of a young man and the special relationship he forms with the lollipop man who once saved his life, Zebra Crossing Soul...
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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
February 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the...
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