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This Month's Featured Books

Reader ReviewedThe Secret Cooking Club
Laurel Remington
August 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: cake baking | works | magic A delicious concoction of friendships, family and food and a worthy winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2015. Oh my goodness,... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
April 2016 Debut of the Month Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then watch as he rampages through not just his book but... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Ready Steady Mo!
Mo Farah, Kes Gray
From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book debut that will get kids reading, and running too! Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThey Didn't Teach This in Worm School!
Simone Lia
August 2016 Debut of the Month This story of an unusual friendship is exactly the sort of barmy, surreal comedy adventure that reduces young readers to hysterical giggling. Marcus, a worm, strikes up an alliance with Laurence, a nondescript bird, initially... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
July 2016 Debut of the Month Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different vegetables. Lee is a very green pea and...
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Reader Reviewed The Hawkweed Prophecy
Irena Brignull
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Old world witches * Potent prophecy * Firm friendship Fairytale witch-magic melds with the modern world in this captivating debut....
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The Loose Ends List
Carrie Firestone
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Trip of a lifetime • Seize the day • Perfect endings Always heartwarming, often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is a sublime...
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Reader Reviewed Ned's Circus of Marvels
Justin Fisher
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In three words: monsters – robot mice – hidden talents Adventures don't come more action-packed than Ned's Circus of Marvels and anyone...
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original picture book that at times feels dreamy,...
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The Apprentice Witch
James Nicol
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3: magic – underdogs – proving your worth Young readers who've ever felt second best will identify strongly with apprentice witch Arianwyn. After she...
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Reader Reviewed The Otherlife
Julia Gray
July 2016 Debut of the Month Absolutely compelling. I have to admit to being rather surprised by ‘The Otherlife', I think I was expecting a rollicking fantasy adventure, instead a...
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Reader Reviewed The Wildings
Nilanjana Roy
July 2016 Debut of the Month The streets and alleys of the Nizamuddin quarter of Delhi provide the backdrop for this thrilling story of warrior cats. There's a real sense of...
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Reader Reviewed The Witch's Kiss
Kate Corr, Elizabeth Corr
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Witchcraft * Vengeance * Dream Boy Melding ancient witchery with modern-day dilemmas of the heart, this deliciously dark tale is a...
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Reader Reviewed Voyage to Magical North
Claire Fayers
July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3 words : pirates – magic - fellowship In what is hopefully the first in a long series, Voyage to Magical North mixes...
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The Hippopandamouse
Jools Bentley
July 2016 Debut of the Month Perfection is in the eye of the beholder says this funny picture book, and we should be slower to write off things judged imperfect. There's...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Crystal Run
Sheila O'Flanagan
June 2016 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...
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Reader Reviewed Little Bits of Sky
S. E. Durrant
May 2016 Debut of the Month This moving story of looked-after children describes the difficulties they face, but is nonetheless uplifting. Ira and her little brother Zac live in Skilly...
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Reader Reviewed Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up
Simon Cherry
June 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: pirates – penguins – enchantments Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up is an epic story indeed, and possibly the most...
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Reader Reviewed If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo
June 2016 Debut of the Month Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is...
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The Deepest Cut
Natalie Flynn
June 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Boundless friendship • Real-life rawness •Surviving loss A gripping, emotionally authentic debut about grief, guilt and the tragic reality of knife...
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Orangeboy
Patrice Lawrence
A young man has an impossible choice to make, in this powerful coming of age urban thriller. The action is uncompromising and powerful, yet punctuated by moments of extraordinary tenderness...
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