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Reader ReviewedThe 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 fetches first Mole – who thinks it's a balloon –... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedPick 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. There are multiple strands to her new adventure, which involves... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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 eternal teenage cry, ‘It's not fair' been more justified. Offspring... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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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 is star of this new series, though he's not very... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2016
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The Secret Pirate
Elli Woollard
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 into battle against him, because Lil is a pirate who'll do what is right, if it... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
May 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the Moon.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedDotty 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 ‘HQ' (Dot's bedroom) and clues that Dot finds and sticks... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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 real princess! Life changed hugely for twelve-year old Olivia when... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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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 supermarket when the peas – evil to their core –... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 has a gift for capturing the turbulent emotions of young... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedChasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
May 2016 Book of the Month An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set epic that tingles with romance,... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2016
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Unrivalled
Alyson Noel
May 2016 Book of the Month. Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedWhisper 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 murderer on the loose in Cassie's New Jersey hometown, the... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedCaptain Pug
Laura James
May 2016 Book of the Month A deliciously madcap doggy adventure for Pug, the pampered dog of the even more pampered Lady Miranda. When Lady Miranda determines that Pug will be the ship's captain when they go for an outing... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe 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 being brave. Tiger Days is nervous when her mum and... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedOff 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 colour illustrations that exude the feel-good nostalgic ambiance of traditional... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedPugs of the Frozen North
Philip Reeve
May 2016 Book of the Month Award winning author partners Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre head north for their latest adventure. Shen the cabin boy is abandoned by... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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 of suggestions for practical – and enjoyable – things children... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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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 can explore the world of dinosaurs and pick up a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/04/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Chaos Descends
Shane Hegarty
April 2016 Book of the Month The third book in the monstrously funny and action-packed new series: Darkmouth. It's going to be legendary. Lovereading Review to follow....
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Reader Reviewed Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
April 2016 Book of the Month Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed' are branded and ostracised, Celia Ahern's debut YA novel will talk directly to its readers....
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Reader Reviewed Jolly Foul Play
Robin Stevens
April 2016 Book of the Month Gosh, but the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries are jolly good reads! After their adventures on the Orient Express, crime-solving friends Daisy Wells and Hazel...
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Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
April 2016 Book of the Month From the creator of the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy comes this epic first instalment of the author's highly anticipated The...
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Desolation
Derek Landy
April 2016 Book of the Month No-one writes teen horror with anything like the wit, gory panache and comic timing of Derek Landy. His Demon Road stories are definitely not...
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Reader Reviewed Half Lost
Sally Green
April 2016 Book of the Month This epic, high-stakes conclusion to the record-breaking Half Bad trilogy will more than satisfy the legions of aficionados desperately awaiting its release. Consumed by...
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Reader Reviewed Flyboy
Tom Palmer
April 2016 Book of the Month Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Tom Palmer's new story starts on a football pitch and then, via a clever bit of ghost story, gives...
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Before I Wake Up...
Britta Teckentrup
April 2016 Book of the Month A little girl's dreams take her and a friendly lion on a magical journey. Together they fly over meadows, swim deep in the sea...
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce
April 2016 Book of the Month With all the invention, originality and insight that is typical of his writing for children, Frank Cottrell Boyce takes the sad story of Laika,...
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Reader Reviewed Knights of the Borrowed Dark
Dave Rudden
April 2016 Book of the Month Move over Harry Potter, there's a new orphan on the block, ready to take on monsters and stand up for what's right and...
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Reader Reviewed A Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so...
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The Hole Story
Paul Bright
April 2016 Book of the Month Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag,...
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Reader Reviewed Love Song
Sophia Bennett
April 2016 Book of the Month Though she transports her readers into glamourous worlds Sophia Bennett fills her stories with warm, believable characters and always keeps the emphasis on the...
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Reader Reviewed A Seven Letter Word
Kim Slater
April 2016 Book of the Month Finlay is articulate, an excellent Scrabble player, which makes it so frustrating that the seven letter word that defines him is stammer. He's always...
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Let's Play!
Herve Tullet
April 2016 Book of the Month Hervé Tullet subverts the idea of touchscreen technology with characteristic playfulness and invention in his new book. In Let's Play a spot of paint,...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Sleeping Prince
Melinda Salisbury
This spellbinding sequel to The Sin Eater's Daughter heralds a welcome return to Salisbury's rich realm of fantastical fiction.“It's hard to remain on the side of reason...
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Reader Reviewed Broken Sky
L. A. Weatherly
March 2016 Book of the Month Broken Sky is the stunning start to ‘The Broken Trilogy', an intriguing and wonderful mix of dystopian fantasy linked with disconcerting reflections of history...
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The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
March 2016 Book of the Month A truly exceptional, uniquely unsettling work in which the stinging clarity and poignancy of Oppel's writing is exquisitely echoed by Jon Klassen's haunting illustrations....
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Reader Reviewed The Shadow Keeper
Abi Elphinstone
March 2016 Book of the Month Fabulous, feisty Moll returns with the ever faithful and courageous Gryff by her side in their quest to save the old magic and stop...
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Reader Reviewed The Bolds to the Rescue
Julian Clary
March 2016 Book of the Month The Bolds are back, cause for celebration! Written by Julian Clary and illustrated with élan by the incomparable David Roberts, this is a book...
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Reader Reviewed We are Not Frogs
Michael Morpurgo
March 2016 Book of the Month - A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child New on Barrington...
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Reader Reviewed Radio Silence
Alice Oseman
March 2016 Book of the Month Frances' life has been mapped out since forever. She's set on reading English Literature at Cambridge and getting a good job. That's the path...
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Reader Reviewed The Best Birthday Bike
Chris Hoy
March 2016 Book of the Month For action-packed stories, combining real-life adventure with a touch of magic, Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus series is hard to beat. He's collaborated with accomplished...
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Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
March 2016 Book of the Month Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber's parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing...
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Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 -Picture Book Category Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero....
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Reader Reviewed Perijee & Me
Ross Montgomery
March 2016 Book of the Month You can rely on Ross Montgomery to put an unexpected twist and an extra helping of humanity into his stories, no matter how zany....
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month Leigh Hodgkinson's picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety...
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