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Reader ReviewedThe Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson
April 2017 MEGA Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury bring the very best of their award-winning The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedChasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | 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... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedMrs Mole, I'm Home!
Jarvis
April 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Morris Mole can't find his glasses anywhere at the end of a long day at work. Luckily, he is sure he can... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Books! Books! Books!
Mick Manning
April 2017 Book of the Month Who better to take young readers on a guided tour of the British Library than Mick Manning and Brita Granström? Words and pictures work perfectly together to give children a vivid sense of the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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What's My Name?
Wendy Finney
April 2017 Book of the Month | The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she ever was. Now that she's not so little her family... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Cream Buns and Crime
Robin Stevens
April 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a tasty treat for would-be sleuths and fans of Wells and Wong | Young readers everywhere are hooked on Robin Stevens's Murder Most Unladylike series starring schoolgirl sleuths Daisy Wells... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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Can I Join Your Club?
John Kelly
April 2017 Book of the Month Great fun to read out loud this funny story deftly celebrates inclusivity and the importance of openness and friendship. Duck wants to make new friends so he decides to join a club, but he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Triangle
Mac Barnett
April 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Barefoot Book of Children
Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma
April 2017 Book of the Month Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about the different lives of children around the globe. Whilst being gently encouraged to ponder their own place in the world -... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2017
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Beetle Queen
M.G. Leonard
April 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: irresistible creep-crawly adventure | M.G. Leonard's book Beetle Boy was one of the liveliest, most original and enjoyable debuts of 2016, and the follow up will have fans waving... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir
Polly Faber
April 2017 Book of the Month Here are four more adventures for Mango and her best friend Bambang the tapir and they are if anything even more appealing than previous stories, perfect fiction for young readers. In this set of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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The Earth Book
Jonathan Litton
April 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This beautiful information book explores all aspects of our planet, this ‘tiny sphere that orbits an ordinary, middle-aged star in a quiet backwater of the Milky Way'. It examines the inner workings... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedGood Dog McTavish
Meg Rosoff
April 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: dog to the rescue in witty domestic satire | This characteristically sharp and witty comedy of modern life by Meg Rosoff stars a rescue dog who... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can be
Gemma Cairney
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Utterly invaluable, gloriously gracious guide to life | This heartfelt handbook for young adults by an inspirational presenter and producer...
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Reader Reviewed Following Ophelia
Sophia Bennett
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautiful young maid catches the eye of the Pre-Raphaelites | Mary leads a Cinderella life: by day she's blacking grates...
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Reader Reviewed Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
Lara Williamson
March 2017 Book of the Month A touching and amusing story about belonging and the search for an heroic identity. Adam has always known that he was adopted and it...
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Sunk!
Rob Biddulph
March 2017 Book of the Month | No child's bookshelf is complete without one, and preferably more than one of Rob Biddulph's joyful, dazzling picture books. Sunk! is a new...
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Black Moon
L. A. Weatherly
March 2017 Book of the Month A fitting and truly fabulous end to the breathtaking Broken Trilogy. It's 1942, nearly two thousand years after time was reset and war...
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Reader Reviewed Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: how to hope for the best even when you've been through the worst | Susin Nielsen puts her protagonists through...
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Reader Reviewed My Name is Victoria
Lucy Worsley
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month March 2017 | Revered and deservedly popular as a Queen, Victoria was much less successful or celebrated when she was still a princess....
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Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Romancing the Bones | There's rivalry, romance and skullduggery galore in this rip-roaring read following two epic expeditions to unearth...
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Hamish and the Gravity Burp
Danny Wallace
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: original, clever, fast-paced and very, very funny | With no messing about at all, Danny Wallace gets straight into...
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Life on Earth: Farm
Heather Alexander
March 2017 Book of the Month Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on...
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Women in Science
Rachel Ignotofsky
March 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month | In a nutshell: an inspiring introduction to 50 pioneering women scientists | Hopefully everyone has heard of Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Witch's Tears
Katharine Corr, Elizabeth Corr
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: spell-binding drama of teenage witch faced with life-or-death choices | Readers who loved authors Katherine and Elizabeth Corr's supernatural romance
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Reader Reviewed The Dark Days Pact
Alison Goodman
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Supernatural Regency Extravaganza | This second book in the lavishly entertaining Lady Helen trilogy - think Jane Austen meets contemporary...
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Reader Reviewed A Girl Called Owl
Amy Wilson
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: icicle-beautiful story of a girl touched by magic | In a story of magic and ancient beings, Amy Wilson allows...
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Reader Reviewed We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
February 2017 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: unputdownable story, beautifully told | Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan are two of our most garlanded YA authors: she...
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Big Picture Thesaurus
Rosie Hore
February 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Children will find this book useful, effective and helpful, as well as fun, entertaining and stimulating. Busy, colourful spreads themed by subject...
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Reader Reviewed The Misadventures of Max Crumbly Locker Hero
Rachel Renee Russell
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: meet the comic new dork on the block | From the creator of the hugely popular Dork Diaries series comes...
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Norton and Alpha
Kristyna Litten
February 2017 Book of the Month A sweet, comical tale about little robots, Norton and Alpha will make children look at the world around them with new eyes. Norton lives...
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Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure
A. L. Kennedy
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gentle badgers versus greedy farmers, no contest! | Could badgers take the place of penguins at the top the charts of...
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Reader Reviewed The Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on...
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Flip Flap Dogs
Nikki Dyson
February 2017 Book of the Month Open the book and turn its divided pages carefully, top and bottom half together, and you'll discover bright pages of favourite dogs, each with...
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Reader Reviewed Mind the Gap
Phil Earle
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Mikey thinks the world of his Dad even though...
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Broken Heart Club
Cathy Cassidy
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...
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different...
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Dalmatian in a Digger
Rebecca Elliott
February 2017 Book of the Month This is a book to delight all young fans of heavy machinery. A little puppy gets a dream wake-up call: ‘Dugger Dugger Digger'. Sure...
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Reader Reviewed I Can Only Draw Worms
Will Mabbitt
February 2017 Book of the Month Will Mabbitt has created a counting book and picture book like no other. Though his subject is worms, generally regarded as rather boring, this...
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All About Mia
Lisa Williamson
February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: unmissable, the teenage trials and tribulations of a middle child | In Mia Campbell-Richardson, Lisa Williamson has created one of...
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