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The Alex Crow
The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith
March 2015 Book of the Month  Andrew Smith’s novel Grasshopper Jungle, a wild and totally original adventure about giant killer bugs terrorizing a small US town, is on the longlist for the Carnegie Medal. Here again he puts adolescent...
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The Dreamsnatcher
The Dreamsnatcher
Abi Elphinstone
March 2015 Debut of the Month   Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel plunges the reader into a world of magic and adventure. Twelve-year-old Moll lives in a gypsy camp in the Ancientwood.  She has no parents but the gypsies’ extended family take...
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Love Bomb
Love Bomb
Jenny McLachlan
Flirty Dancing author Jenny McLachlan has her finger firmly on the pulse of teen girls! Love Bomb is the second book in the Ladybirds series, and the good news is that it’s just as funny, smart and current as the...
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Harry and Hope
Harry and Hope
Sarah Lean
Any new book by Sarah Lean is a treat, and this is very special indeed. Hope lives in the Pyrenees with her mother, who is an artist, and her mother’s boyfriend, Frank. Frank gives Hope the space to think and...
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Grasshopper Jungle
Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal  - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 *** Suitable for 15+ due to explicit content   Across a huge canvass...
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The Dolls
The Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
March 2015 Debut of the Month  This is a delicious treat of a book, the equivalent of a bar of your favourite chocolate, a guilty pleasure to be indulged every once in a while! Eveny Cheval returns to Carrefour, the...
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Kjartan Poskitt
The second in this dangerously funny new series for boys from bestselling author Kjartan Poskitt and with lively illustrations by Philip Reeve.
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Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
Simon Cheshire
This creepy story is a great addition to the Red Eye horror series for teens. Sam moves into a new neighbourhood when his family come into some money. Everything looks lovely, but on their very first night in their new...
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Stone Cold
Stone Cold
Andrew Lane
This is your chance to play a crime solving sleuth alongside one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, because the clues are there, ready for you to unravel them. Even if you haven't come across Young Sherlock...
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The Sons of Scarlatti
The Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc.  Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small.
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Demon Dentist
Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Winner of the Red House Children's Books for Younger Readers Award 2014. Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has rotten teeth and he hates the ghastly...
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Nightbird
Nightbird
Alice Hoffman
Best-selling Alice Hoffman makes the impossible seem real in this tender story which cleverly interweaves the magic from an old curse with a modern love-story against a background of small town prejudice. Twig’s life has always been constrained by the...
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The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer whose Artemis Fowl series gave the fairy world a brilliant makeover will enthral his readers with this action packed and gadget rich new series. Riley is a Victorian orphan, Chevie Sevano is the FBIs youngest agent....
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Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up...
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's enduring classic tale, which has enchanted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years, is brought alive for a new generation in this exquisite picture book by the highly-regarded illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.  She has carefully...
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I Love My Mum
I Love My Mum
Gaby Morgan
Gaby Morgan has gathered together a really wonderful selection of poems about mums. There are over 50 in this little volume, some will make you smile, some will probably turn you a bit teary, but each one contains something true...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
The story of Alice's fall down the rabbit hole and the extraordinary experiences she has there is one of the best known of all the classics. Everything is Wonderland is curious and different; there's the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the...
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
William Sutcliffe
Roll up, roll up! Shank's Impossible Circus is back in town in this hilariously wacky adventure from bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story   From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings...
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Chasing the Dark
Chasing the Dark
Sam Hepburn
June 2013 Debut of the Month  An excellent  page-turning adventure for all those who, like Joe, the hero of the story, are passionate about uncovering the truth. After Joe’s mum is mysteriously killed by a hit-and-run driver, Joe is sent...
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Debut of the Month    *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content  An enormous family saga unfolds in...
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Half Bad
Half Bad
Sally Green
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 - March 2014 Debut of the Month  Important questions...
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Stormbreaker
Stormbreaker
Anthony Horowitz
A fabulous story that crackles with suspense and daring and shows that a bit of cheek will take you a very long way. Alex Rider is fourteen when his whole world is turned upside down. Already an orphan, his guardian...
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I Was Here
I Was Here
Gayle Forman
February 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling Gayle Forman’s I Was Here explores the complicated repercussions of suicide on all those who are left behind. Cody and Meg have been best friends forever. Surely they have no secrets between them? ...
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Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Rob Stevens
February 2015 Book of the Month  A touching and funny story about thirteen year old Stanley wrestling with his insecurities and his place in his family. Stanley is adopted and, although he knows his parents love him very much, he...
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The Butterfly Club
The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson
February 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson unfolds a compelling new story about the importance of both family and friends. Tina is the youngest and the smallest of the triplets. She was so little when she was a...
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The Sky Is Everywhere
The Sky Is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten.  It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears!  It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful. ...
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children’s favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he’s just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen...
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The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Linda Coggin
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Can three children and a bear keep themselves free from the authorities who are determined to track them down? When...
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Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton
Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton
Jim Smith
February 2015 Series of the Month - Barry Loser  What to say about the Barry Loser series to recommend it to the uninitiated? Well, if burps, characters with smelly breath, bogey-eating schoolboys and poo jokes make you double up, then...
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Zom-B Bride
Zom-B Bride
Darren Shan
From the master of horror comes the 10th Zom-B instalment.  B Smith has been reunited with the murderous maniac clown, Mr. Dowling. To her shock and consternation, he's desperate to make B his partner in crime. Mr. Dowling disgusts her,...
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Zom-b Clans
Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed… Once again,...
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Love Hurts
Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
February 2015 Short Story Collection of the Month   Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today.  For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved again -...
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My Heart and Other Black Holes
My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga
Provocative, insightful and stimulating, this is a surprisingly simple yet captivating story featuring a deep and harrowing subject that is often avoided. It initially feels as though a story about suicide shouldn't work, yet it emphatically does and on so...
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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies...
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Brilliant
Brilliant
Roddy Doyle
One of our Books of the Year 2014   A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes out of the clouds and settles...
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I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story
James Patterson
Another welcome return for Jamie Grimm, wisecracking wheelchair-using star of best-selling author James Patterson’s Middle School series for kids. In this episode Jamie is off to Hollywood to take part in the national finals of the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic...
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Bad Magic
Bad Magic
Pseudonymous Bosch
Fans of Lemony Snicket will feel themselves in good authorial hands with Pseudonymous Bosch. Dire warnings about calamities to come, knowing asides, footnotes and appendices abound, giving the book a distinct feel and putting the reader on the inside of...
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Tape
Tape
Steven Camden
One of our Books of the Year 2014  This stunning debut novel by acclaimed spoken-word artist Steven Camden tells two stories which take place twenty years apart but which are connected by one old cassette tape. Ryan and Ameliah each...
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Apple and Rain
Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when that happens she is sure that everything in her life will be good again. But when Mum does return, Apple finds that...
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Just One Year
Just One Year
Gayle Forman
This book comes from the author of the international bestseller, If I Stay, now a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Twenty-four hours can change your life... It is perfect for fans of John Green and David Levithan.
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The Land of Green Ginger
The Land of Green Ginger
Noel Langley
A welcome reissue of a classic title that is perfect for reading aloud to all those who enjoy magical adventure laced with knockabout humour. Aladdin, hero of the story of the magic lamp, has a son Abu Ali who is...
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13-Storey Treehouse
13-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It’s a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be...
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Hard Luck
Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
Hard Luck, book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is now out in paperback. Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children’s, said: “Millions of...
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The Wolf Princess
The Wolf Princess
Cathryn Constable
Exciting, atmospheric, romantic and stylish, The Wolf Princess marks a welcome return to the comfort of traditional storytelling.  Steeped in history and nostalgia, but delicious in its telling, The Wolf Princess is a celebration of innocence, friendship and resourcefulness.  For...
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Blackout
Blackout
Peter Jay Black
Fans of Robert Muchamore’s Cherub books will love this fast-paced adventure as a gang of ordinary kids doing extraordinary things take the law into their own hands. Charlie, Jack, Slink, Obi and the diminutive Wren have an impressive set of...
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
A remarkable and heart warming story of survival that avoids sadness or sentimentality because of its original story telling and brilliant black humour. Junior relates the complicated journey of his life travelling from the poverty and lack of opportunity on...
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The Dogs
The Dogs
Allan Stratton
February 2015 Debut of the Month   Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life,...
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Insurgent
Insurgent
Veronica Roth
This is heart-pounding dystopian fiction at its very best.  Insurgent is the thrillingly dark sequel to the New York Times bestselling debut, Divergent.  No teenager should miss these great reads. Will have fans of The Hunger Games, Matched and Blood...
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Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Elen Caldecott
With a great theatre background, this is a gripping adventure of a lost diamond necklace, a false accusation and a desperate race to find out the truth. Piotr’s dad is on security duty at the theatre when the great Hollywood...
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Split Second
Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Winner of for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, older readers category. Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of an adventure which pulls no punches about the dangers of terrorism. Charlie’s mother is killed in a bomb blast in...
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Before I Die
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would you want to do? Imagine this from...
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Forever
Forever
Judy Blume
Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes a first love affair and a first sexual experience. Michael and Katherine are in their last year at school when they begin going out together. They...
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The Earth is Singing
The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
February 2015 Book of the Month  Of the many stories of the Holocaust, that of the Jews of Riga in Latvia is among the less well known. This book tells their story for young people, clearly and honestly, emphasising its...
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All the Bright Places
All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there...
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Trash
Trash
Andy Mulligan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal. ***Now a major film by Stephen...
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The Art of Being Normal
The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 Debut of the Month  This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms with who they are. It’s easy to think in these liberal times that anything goes, but teens will be...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original...
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This Book Just Ate My Dog
This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne
A little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book! Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page when something odd happens. Her dog disappears and it becomes apparent to Bella, her friend Ben, and the...
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties like it's 1985, watch Valkyrie Cain...
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Just Henry
Just Henry
Michelle Magorian
From the award winning author of Goodnight Mister Tom comes a page turning tale. Warmhearted and full of period detail, Just Henryis a wonderful story of growing up and seizing life’s opportunities. It’s post war Britain and life should...
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I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story
James Patterson
I Even Funnier is a welcome return for Jamie, wheel-chair-using wannabe comedian and star of James Patterson’s new series.  Once again, Jamie’s preparations for a comedy competition give the plot an impetus that will get and keep kids turning the...
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The Year of the Rat
The Year of the Rat
Clare Furniss
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014  Heartbreak is made bearable by humour in this gripping and touching story of sixteen year old Pearl, struggling to keep going after the death of...
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The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
This stunning debut has a fascinating premise that 'The earth is slowing down' and it provides a unique framework for this memorable, haunting and bittersweet coming of age novel.  It is seen through the eyes and experiences of Julia, an...
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Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis is an emotional story about how befriending birds can help to heal Red, a little boy...
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
January 2015 Book of the Month The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince’s life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was...
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The Door That Led to Where
The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and...
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Frozen Charlotte
Frozen Charlotte
Alex Bell
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Sophie hopes that spending the summer with family on a remote Scottish island will be just what she needs. But the old schoolhouse, with its tragic history, is anything but an escape....
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There Will be Lies
There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
January 2015 Book of the Month  Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she guesses it is partly...
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Ratburger
Ratburger
David Walliams
Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger, available here in a special book and CD set, with the story read by the author.  Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible...
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Haatchi and Little B
Haatchi and Little B
Wendy Holden
When Haatchi was injured by a train, he lost one of his legs and his tail - a huge problem for such a big dog. He needed some serious love; he needed to find his perfect Forever Home. And then...
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The Good Little Devil and Other Tales
The Good Little Devil and Other Tales
Pierre Gripari
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight...
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I Funny
I Funny
James Patterson
Jamie Grimm, he funny. He very funny in fact. Book one in this new series by James Patterson follows his progress as he enters a local comedy competition for kids. The plotline allows for jokes a-plenty, while Jamie’s comical observations...
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House of Robots
House of Robots
James Patterson
James Patterson knows just how to write page-turning stories, and he puts that skill to excellent use in his books for children. House of Robots is the first in a new series created with Chris Grabenstein and tells the story...
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The Letter for the King
The Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight...
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Five Children on the Western Front
Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant...
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Big Game
Big Game
Dan Smith
As boys’ own adventures go, Big Game takes some beating! Thirteen year old Oskari sets out into the wilderness of his Finnish homeland as part of an ancient trial of manhood. He’s small, a bit clumsy and no-one expects him...
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Urban Outlaws
Urban Outlaws
Peter Jay Black
Fast-paced and high tech, this is page turning thriller as the Urban Outlaws, a group of five kids on a mission to make the world a better place, take on some of the worlds richest and slipperiest criminals. Benito Del...
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Coram Boy
Coram Boy
Jamila Gavin
The harsh realities of 18th century life, of slavery, of prejudice, of tragedy, of corruption, of the haves and the have-nots are woven together incredibly intricately and yet quite simply told too.  Rest assured this book will have...
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Sleepless
Sleepless
Lou Morgan
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and manipulative Tigs supplies the group of friends with a tiny...
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The Winter Horses
The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
January 2015 Book of the Month  A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to...
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