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This Month's Featured Books

Rowan Oakwing A London Fairy Tale
E. J. Clarke
September 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: discover a secret fairy world under Hyde Park | London's parks are the starting point for this lively story of adventure and enchantment. Rowan's mother disappeared suddenly seven years ago... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love the museums,' she says, and she does, finding... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Building Boy
Ross Montgomery
September 2016 Debut of the Month There's an air of fairy tale in this beautiful and touching picture book, but its foundations are firmly in family relationships. A young boy lives with his grandma, who was an architect. She's old... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: glamour | scandal | romance Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee's slick, savvy debut explores an age-old theme: money doesn't make... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting for main character, Max, and intoxicated by its exquisite style. When people start vanishing from... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Samson The Mighty Flea
Angela Mcallister
September 2016 Debut of the Month How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says this circus caper. Samson... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Cat and the King
Nick Sharratt
September 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: living like a king in a bungalow | Nick Sharratt's picture books are instantly recognisable to every child and parent in the country, and much loved; this new book, astonishingly the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedCogheart
Peter Bunzl
September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: tick-tocking frequently airborne adventure From its opening scene aboard an airship harpooned in mid-air, Cogheart is filled with fabulous visual images and a tangible sense of adventure. It follows the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

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!
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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...
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Reader Reviewed They 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,...
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More 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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