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This Month's Featured Books

Reader ReviewedThe Girl in Between
Sarah Carroll
May 2017 MEGA Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: powerful and moving story of love, loss and redemption | ‘I'm invisible' says our narrator; and certainly no-one sees her hiding out in the old abandoned mill she calls... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Clare Balding
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: follow your dreams | Young readers will gallop through Clare Balding's utterly delightful book – in fact, they'll be smiling from the very first sentence. Steeped in farm and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Just Like Daddy
Lucy Freegard
May 2017 Debut of the Month This charming picture book delivers messages that children always need to hear: that daddy loves them no matter what they do; that grown-ups are playful and sometimes silly too; that everyone makes mistakes, and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Crystal Run
Sheila O'Flanagan
May 2017 Debut of the Month | High-octane, high-stakes fantasy quest in which a teenage boy finds himself embroiled a world of warring lands and self-sacrificing teenagers. At first, “gangly” Joe might seem an unlikely hero. The gripping opening scene... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Llama United
Scott Allen
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daft and thoroughly entertaining football adventure with llamas | There aren't enough good football books and this is definitely a good one even though it's also very silly. Tim and his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
Winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, Illustrated Books category | February 2017 Debut of the Month Grandma's back garden turns into a jungle full of adventure in this striking...
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Reader Reviewed The Hate u Give
Angie Thomas
April 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Fighting for Justice | Black Lives Matter | Stunning, vital wake-up call of a novel about racism, social inequality and not...
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Reader Reviewed Sky Thieves
Dan Walker
April 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: classic good versus evil tale with a colourful cast of flying thieves and unlikely heroes | Original, exciting and full of interesting...
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Reader Reviewed William Wenton and the Luridium Thief
Bobbie Peers
April 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: cybernetic adventure galore as boffin boy hero takes on the bad guys | There's something special about William Wenton: he...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
Anne Michaels
April 2017 Debut of the Month | There is something quite wonderful about indulging in your favourite cake, beautifully decorated with sweet delectable icing. Well the same can be said for...
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Old MacDonald Heard a Parp
Olaf Falafel
April 2017 Debut of the Month There are lots of laughs in this reworking of an old favourite! Old MacDonald hears a lot of Parps from all over his farm....
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Beautiful Broken Things
Sara Barnard
Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Zoella Book Club title Summer 16 | February 2016 Debut of the Month ...
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards...
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Reader Reviewed Voyage to Magical North
Claire Fayers
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3 words : pirates – magic - fellowship | In what...
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in...
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Reader Reviewed The Fearless Travellers' Guide to Wicked Places
Pete Begler
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daughter's quest to save her mother from a dangerous fairy world | Nell Perkins has a special gift, or curse:...
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Reader Reviewed Fish Boy
Chloe Daykin
March 2017 Debut of the Month In a sparely written but richly imaginative story, Chloe Daykin sensitively explores what it feels like to see the world just a...
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Reader Reviewed See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: hopeful, inspiring story of one boy's brave journey to find the truth | Space-obsessive Alex Petroski is an unusual eleven-year-old,...
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Reader Reviewed Black Cats and Butlers
Janine Beacham
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Fun to read, this is a sprightly told tale of murder and trickery with a twisty plot and a cast of...
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The Silver Unicorn
Jessica Ennis-Hill & Elen Caldecott
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: gentle but inspiring stories of a little girl's brush with magic | Jessica Ennis-Hill is best known as an Olympic...
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Henry and Boo
Megan Brewis
March 2017 Debut of the Month An unexpected friendship is at the heart of this quirky, thoroughly charming picture book. Henry is having a nice cup of tea when suddenly...
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