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Picking Pickle
Polly Faber
June 2018 Book of the Month | Has there ever been a book with a more adorable cast of characters? Meet the dogs of the dogs' home, as introduced by the dog who's been there longest and knows them best:... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2018
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Ocean Meets Sky
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
June 2018 Book of the Month | From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedKat Wolfe Investigates
Lauren St.John
June 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: animals, adventure and an irresistible cast of characters This new series has everything that marks out the best, most satisfying and enjoyable children's books. For a start there's a smart... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Mr Pegg's Post
Elena Topouzoglou
June 2018 Book of the Month | A story of kindness and the unexpected friendships that result from it, Mr Pegg's Post will charm readers young and old. Anna lives in a lighthouse by the edge of the sea with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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Tyrannosaurus Rex Prehistoric Beasts Uncovered - King of the Dinosaurs
Dougal Dixon
June 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating for children and this new book, one of a series, uses the latest research and scientific discoveries to bring young readers right up to date on the tyrant... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Twitches Bake a Cake
Hayley Scott
June 2018 Book of the Month | More delightful small-scale fun and big adventure in this new story starring toy rabbit family the Twitches and their owner, Stevie. Two stories run parallel: Stevie and her mum are having a party... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedDog Diaries
Steven Butler & James Patterson
June 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: It's a (very funny, very readable) dog's life Narrated at breathless speed by super-excited puppy Junior, this new series is spot-on for newly confident readers. Junior's honest, direct, puppy's-eye-view account... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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The Family Tree
Mal Peet
June 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: themes of fatherhood, memory and guilt explored in haunting YA novella Mal Peet, who died in 2015, wrote with extraordinary sensitivity and insight and this novella, freshly published by Barrington... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedMy Messed-Up Life
Susin Nielsen
June 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Problem parents | Dealing with change | Loads of LOLs | Hilarious and heartfelt Judy Blume-brilliant tale of a girl who's struggling to come to terms with her parents' divorce. Oh,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2018
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Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart
June 2018 Book of the Month | Wonderfully chilling, this is another thrilling treat from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars. Two girls, in an intense relationship are both looking for escape but at what cost? When... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed You Are Awesome
Matthew Syed
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April & May 2018 Table tennis champion Matthew Syed offers his very best advice on how...
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Reader Reviewed The Magical Mix-Up
Zach King
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: fast-moving mix of magic, first crushes and knockabout humour | Zach King's family have magical powers, and for a glorious...
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Reader Reviewed How to Bee
Bren MacDibble
May 2018 Book of the Month How To Bee is unlike any story I have ever read. The narrative voice is heartfelt and the author uses a mild form of...
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Reader Reviewed Rose Rivers
Jacqueline Wilson
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: new and old friends united in classic Jacqueline Wilson story Jacqueline Wilson's historical novels tell vivid, enthralling stories...
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Reader Reviewed Spirit
Sally Christie
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: old magic in the real world of today A game of Truth or Dare in the humdrum setting of a...
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Reader Reviewed The Burning Maze
Rick Riordan
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gods and monsters, heroism and humour | The Burning Maze is book three in Riordan's The Trials of Apollo...
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A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles...
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The Girl in the Broken Mirror
Savita Kalhan
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Fight to forge a happily ever after | When Jay's father died, her life imploded in every way imaginable....
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The Great Telephone Mix-Up (Little Gem)
Sally Nicholls
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell; Communication chaos bringing a community closer | Interest Age 5-8 | The villagers in this charming story rely on...
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Hoakes Island
Ian Friel
May 2018 Book of the Month Not only is it lovely to look at, but Hoakes Island gives the brain a really good work-out too. Readers are challenged to find...
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My First Elmer
David McKee
May 2018 Book of the Month | All children should grow up with Elmer and this abridged version...
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Reader Reviewed Release
Patrick Ness
***Recommended for 16+ due to content. Book of the Month for May 2018 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 |In a Nutshell: love, truth and the power...
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Square
Mac Barnett
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 Square builds a beautiful sculpture from the blocks in his secret cave. Square's friend...
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The Uncracked Code
Tamara Macfarlane
In a nutshell: comic-book inspired crime story | The action in this exciting crime story is set in a comic shop, and come-strip sensibilities inspire the whole adventure. The Cosmic...
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The Wildest Cowboy
Garth Jennings
May 2018 Book of the Month | Wonderful rhyme carries you through this rollicking ride through the wild west and a town they called Fear, whose scary inhabitants wear rattlesnake...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed To 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...
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Reader Reviewed Firecrackers
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...
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Reader Reviewed Happy 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,...
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Reader Reviewed Beyond 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...
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Reader Reviewed The 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...
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Reader Reviewed Encounters
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...
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Reader Reviewed I 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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