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If they like Holly Smale they'll love Jenny McLachlan

Reader ReviewedTruly, Wildly, Deeply
Jenny McLachlan
The brilliant, irresistible and gorgeously romantic new novel from Jenny McLachlan, the breakout star of young, laugh-out-loud teen fiction. Annie is a teenager. She's feisty, passionate about life and her independence, doesn't want to depend on anyone oh and she... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedGeek Girl
Holly Smale
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There's laughter and tears... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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If they like How to Train Your Dragon they'll love The Dundoodle Mysteries

Reader ReviewedThe Chocolate Factory Ghost
David O'Connell
In a nutshell: rags to riches ghostly mystery story Roald Dahl would surely approve of this exciting story, which rivals Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the importance it places on delicious sweets! Archie is astonished to learn that... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
Cressida Cowell
Jokes flow thick and fast from this most original and inventive Viking adventure, which launched the career of a Viking with a difference. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock grew up at a time of dragons but he was not always a hero.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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If they like Cogheart they'll love Brightstorm

Brightstorm
Vashti Hardy
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: thrilling, original adventure story Brightstorm is everything a proper children's adventure story should be: it's exciting, funny and surprising, and stars two young people who show real courage, loyalty and resilience.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedCogheart
Peter Bunzl
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | 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... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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If they like David Solomons they'll love James Bishop

Reader ReviewedIguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza
James Bishop
In a nutshell: can one boy and four iguanas save the world? You betcha There might be a lot of superhero books around at the moment, but Iguana Boy proves that there's plenty of wear yet in the genre's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedMy Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
Children's Book of the Year, The British Book Industry Awards 2016 - Overall winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 - Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. July 2015 Debut of the Month Oh the anguish! Luke is a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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If they like Oliver Jeffers they'll love Benji Davies

The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed the night after she has heard the scary rhyme about a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created a deeply touching introduction to the world as a physical... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/11/2017
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If they like Dystopian novel Only Ever Yours they'll love I Stop Somewhere

Reader ReviewedI Stop Somewhere
T. E. Carter
In a Nutshell: Intense exposé of extreme misogyny and male privilege An unflinching novel about brutally toxic masculinity, male collusion and how justice systems and society at large are still appallingly rigged against women. Life is tough for Ellie and her... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Only Ever Yours
Louise O'Neill
Winner of The Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015 - Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 In a dystopian future women are created to 'perfection' for the pleasure of men for beauty... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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If they like Tom Gates they'll love Lyttle Lies

Lyttle Lies: The Stinky Truth
Joe Berger
In a nutshell: terrific comic-strip style comic adventures Seamlessly mixing text and comic strip, this new adventure for Sam Lyttle is a great bit of storytelling. Sam has real trouble negotiating the swamp of truth, so when his mum challenges... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
Liz Pichon
Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2012 (Younger Readers Category). Winner of 7 - 14 category of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. "These two books are master... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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If they like Leigh Bardugo they'll love Rebecca Ross

The Queen's Rising
Rebecca Ross
In a Nutshell: High Fantasy | Hidden Heritage | Political plotting | This exuberantly ambitious fantasy debut set in an alternate 16th century sees seventeen-year-old Brienna embroiled in treasonous plots and passionate encounters galore. With her mother dead and... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/03/2018
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Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
In the final episode of the powerful and all-consuming The Grisha sequence, Alina has one last chance to destroy the Darkling. To do so she needs to find the firebird. She must also decide whether her loyalties are to Mal... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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If they like A Murder Most Unladylike they'll love Cass and the Bubble Street Gang

Making Millions
Erika McGann
In this, the second book in this fun and friendly series, Cass and her friends in the Bubble Street Gang are back! Just as Cass begins to investigate the new boy in school (who just happens to be invisible), fellow... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedMurder Most Unladylike
Robin Stevens
Winner of the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 The first in a fabulous and exciting new detective series set during the 1930's. Daisy Wells (not just a perfect English Miss) and Hazel Wong (astute and observant) have started... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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If they like The Art of Being Normal they'll love She, Myself and I

Reader ReviewedShe, Myself and I
Emma Young
A story about identity, courage and searching for the truth of who you are. This book made me cry, it made me feel, it made me think and it made me want to read on. Emma Young brings us a... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. Winner of the Older Fiction category of The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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If they like Wimpy Kid they'll love Beaky Malone

Weirdest Show on Earth
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: laugh-out loud adventures with the boy who can't lie Poor Beaky Malone's life was thrown into chaos when an encounter with the mysterious Madame Shirley robbed him of his ability to tell a lie, making school and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney
The 1st in the brilliant Wimpy Kid series that has taken the US, and now the UK by storm. The illustrations and story hillariously chart Greg's life at a new school. Jeff Kinney comments on his Best Children's Book of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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If they like Wigglesbottom Primary they'll love The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

Reader ReviewedThe Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains
Tom McLaughlin
In a nutshell: very funny cartoony alien invasion story The imminent destruction of Earth is the subject of Tom McLaughlin's typically hilarious new book, though he manages to slip in a few comments on our world and those who run... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!
Pamela Butchart
Here are three more very funny stories of primary school life perfectly pitched for young readers. Wigglesbottom Primary year twos find excitement in all sorts of things – things that adults wouldn't regard as out of the ordinary at all.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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If they like The Hunger Games they'll love Scythe

Reader ReviewedScythe
Neal Shusterman
Wow! This was a gripping, thought-provoking read. Totally compelling, Scythe is a dark, original take on the ultimate power – the power over life and death. Death and disease have been eradicated and life can continue quietly without fear of... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "I don't usually go for blockbuster dystopian stories - but this trilogy is imaginatively conceived and well written and a genuine page-turner. Sixteen year old Katniss takes part in a terrifying annual televised game where teenagers fight... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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