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This Month's Featured Books

Reader ReviewedDrop
Katie Everson
August 2015 Debut of the Month Carla has had to move a lot and is used to changing schools, but doesn't like it. She's shy, unconfident, ‘a bit sad'. Faced with another new school for sixth form, she finds like-minded people... Featured in: YA readers | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Black Lotus
Kieran Fanning
August 2015 Debut of the Month Ghost, Cormac and Kate are from different continents and would seem to have little in common other than the fact that they are ‘Hinin' – living on the streets. But they each have special powers:... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Lion Practice
Emma Carlisle
August 2015 Debut of the Month Emma Carlisle brings the world of a little girl's imagination gloriously to life in this truly lovely picturebook. Laura loves her practice sessions – she practices being a kangaroo, a parrot and an elephant, but... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
Jenna Harrington
August 2015 Debut of the Month ‘I want a pet' will be a familiar refrain in many households. Katie McGinty has her heart set on one pet in particular – not for her a hamster, cat or dog – not even... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/08/2015
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The Secret Throne
Peter F. Hamilton
August 2015 Debut of the Month Taggie and Jemima seem like perfectly ordinary girls, though twelve year old Taggie has an unusual talent for cloudbusting… The cloudbursting is a portend of things to come when the girls' usual summer fortnight with... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedKitchen Disco
Clare Foges
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, August 2015 A laugh-out-loud story told in a bouncing, rhyming text about the very unexpected things that can happen while you are sleeping…There are rapping lemons, partying pears, wriggling apples, grapes doing the conga... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedFire Girl
Matt Ralphs
August 2015 Debut of the Month Hazel Hooper is a Fire Witch but she doesn't know it until a demon snatches away her mother. To save Hecate, Hazel must leave the enchanted glade that's been her home and go into a... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Coming Soon | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedNight Owls
Jenn Bennett
August 2015 Debut of the Month A chance meeting between two teenagers on San Francisco's night bus sparks one of the most luminously-drawn relationships in contemporary YA. When Beatrix (‘too weird for jocks and not weird enough for hipsters')... Featured in: YA readers | Debuts of the Month | If They Like...They'll Love
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed My Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
July 2015 Debut of the Month Oh the anguish! Luke is a comic-reading super-hero expert, but he's gone for a wee at the crucial moment when an alien arrives in...
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Reader Reviewed Minus Me
Ingelin Rossland
July 2015 Debut of the Month Intriguing, stimulating and full of energy, this is a thought provoking read…it also contains a hidden sting in the tale. 12 year old Linda...
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Reader Reviewed Because You'll Never Meet Me
Leah Thomas
July 2015 Debut of the Month The story of an unusual but increasingly close friendship, this is a totally original and engrossing novel. Ollie and Moritz strike up a friendship...
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Reader Reviewed The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle
July 2015 Debut of the Month Each October Cara's family must endure the accident season when for four weeks, no matter how much their mother tries to protect them, covering...
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A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
Stacey Matson
July 2015 Debut of the Month Arthur Bean seems pretty sure of himself, in no doubt that he's a brilliant writer with a life of prizes, fame and adulation ahead...
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Reader Reviewed The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Katherine Woodfine
June 2015 Debut of the Month An Edwardian department store provides a glamorous setting for this sparkling girls' detective story, and there's something of the Little Princess about its central...
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Reader Reviewed Mindwalker
A. J. Steiger
June 2015 Debut of the Month An enthralling and profoundly exciting dystopian novel; set aside plenty of reading time, as once you start you just won't want to stop. It's...
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Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella
June 2015 Debut of the Month Audrey's family life is reassuringly normal. There's her Daily Mail reading mum, computer game addicted big brother, and well-meaning dad trying, and generally failing,...
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Reader Reviewed Circus Mirandus
Cassie Beasley
June 2015 Debut of the Month Micah has grown up with his grandfather Ephraim, and the two have had great fun together. Ephraim has always had time for Micah, talking to...
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Reader Reviewed The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Will Mabbitt
June 2015 Debut of the Month Mabel Jones is sleeping soundly when a sudden noise wakes her up. It's Omynus Hussh, silent loris and pirate, there to press gang her into...
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