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Fans of the Impossible Life
Kate Skelsa
September 2015 Debut of the Month **PLEASE NOTE this title is now classified as an ADULT title due to the content** Told through the eyes of three utterly unforgettable characters, this is a bold and poignant Young Adult... Featured in: YA readers | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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Super Happy Magic Forest
Matty Long
September 2015 Debut of the Month A quest is a quest is a quest, even if the heroes are brightly coloured and quite ridiculously cute picturebook characters, in this case a unicorn called Blossom, a fairy called Twinkle, a gnome... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands
September 2015 Debut of the Month Set in the uncertain, dangerous days of 1665, this is a thrilling tale of alchemy, intrigue and murder! Christopher Rowe is an orphan, apprenticed to an apothecary. He can be reckless, even disobedient –... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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The Bath Monster
Colin Boyd
September 2015 Debut of the Month Did you know that there's a Bath Monster waiting to slurp up your dirty bath water? If you didn't, you do now! Tony Ross brings the Bath Monster to gloriously grubby life in his new picture... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedEverything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
September 2015 Debut of the Month A great new debut about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love. EXCITING NEWS - Ahead even of publication MGM has optioned... Featured in: 13+ readers | Debuts of the Month | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Next Together
Lauren James
September 2015 Debut of the Month At once a sweeping love story and a high-concept page-turner, this ambitious, accomplished debut resonates long after the story has ended. Teenagers Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. And during their... Featured in: 13+ readers | Debuts of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)
Polly Faber
September 2015 Debut of the Month Bambang the tapir makes his way from the jungle to the big city where he is lucky enough to be found by Mango, a very capable little girl. Though by nature he's rather timid,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedLongbow Girl
Linda Davies
September 2015 Debut of the Month Longbow Girl is a romance, in the old fashioned sense of the word, a story full of marvels and heroic deeds. For centuries Merry Owen's family have bred ponies in the Welsh mountains. They... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedPoppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse

September 2015 Debut of the Month - Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing Laura Wood's debut combines favourite genres: it's a boarding school story, a mystery - with a touch of the supernatural, and a circus story. Poppy... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Fire 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...
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Reader Reviewed Kitchen 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...
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Reader Reviewed 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...
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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...
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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...
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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' –...
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Reader Reviewed Drop
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...
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Reader Reviewed Night 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...
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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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