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If they like The Girl of Ink & Stars they'll love The Company of Eight

Reader ReviewedThe Company of Eight
Harriet Whitehorn
All her life Cass has dreamt of joining the circus to become an acrobat and travel the islands on the Circus Boat. Once a year the boat visits her home, the Great City of Minaris, and offers auditions to hopeful... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Girl of Ink & Stars
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | Winner in the Young Fiction category and the overall Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 ‘Here be dragons' it says on old maps, but Isabella finds creatures even more terrifying in... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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 Sarah Dessen they'll love Morgan Matson

Save the Date
Morgan Matson
In a Nutshell: Sibling wedding rings the bells of change Everyone loves a wedding, right? Especially when you're Charlie and your beloved big sister is about to get hitched with all your siblings reunited for the big occasion. Focusing on... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & July 2013 Book of the Month A sun drenched and poignant new story from the best-selling US novelist captures one long, last, high school summer vacation for Emaline in her small... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2013
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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 Burglar Bill they'll love Baby's First Bank Heist

Baby's First Bank Heist
Jim Whalley
Baby Frank, immediately distinctive in a stripy black and white Babygro, wants a pet. In fact he really, really wants a pet. But his parents won't allow it, pets are too expensive to keep they say. It leaves Frank with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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The Boyhood Of Burglar Bill
Allan Ahlberg
Sixty-six boys, two footballs, two sets of shirts, one madman and a whistle – that's the basis of the Malt Shovel Rovers. They're a football team put together to try their luck in the Coronation football competition. A wonderful story... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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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: 7+ readers | 9+ 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 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

Open Road Summer
Emery Lord
In a Nutshell: Road-trip, romance, fame and friendship Surely one for fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell, this smart coming-of-age story reels with romance, life lessons and big questions about finding your way. Seventeen-year-olds Reagan and Dee... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedI'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson
April 2015 Book of the Month A rollercoaster story that will pick all readers up and sweep them along in a story that is romantic, tragic, funny and profound. Twins Noah and Jude live their lives in the shadow of... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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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 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 Maggie Harcourt they'll love Kim Culbertson

The Wonder of Us
Kim Culbertson
In a Nutshell: Rollercoaster road trip, relationships and forging fresh paths Brimming with coming-of-age dilemmas, romance and tonnes of transformative on-the-road experiences, this is an ideal summer read for fans of friendship-driven contemporary YA. Introverted history fanatic Abby has... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Unconventional
Maggie Harcourt
In a Nutshell: The buzz of conventions, fangirling and falling in love | Fabulous feel-good feast following the rollercoaster ride of running conventions, and finding love when you least expect it. Lexi Angelo is High Priestess of the Order of... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2017
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If they like Rainbow Rowell they'll love Jenn Bennett

Starry Eyes
Jenn Bennett
In a Nutshell: Summer of romance, revelations, friendship and feuds Stars collide and sparks fly in this electrifying story of a wildly unforgettable summer. Thought-provoking, funny and flooded with energy, this is contemporary YA at it's finest. After discovering an... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
Zoella Book Club title Summer 16 An utterly captivating love story about opening your heart by major US bestselling author, Rainbow Rowell, whose debut novel in the UK, Eleanor & Park was a huge hit and her ever-growing... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2014
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If they like Terry Pratchett they'll love Sebastien de Castell

Shadowblack
Sebastien de Castell
In a Nutshell: Magic | Murder | Mystical plague | This satisfying sequel to Spellslinger sizzles with sorcery, secrets and a slathering of swindle and comes highly-recommended for fans of funny fantasy. Though darker than its predecessor, this is still... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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I Shall Wear Midnight
Terry Pratchett
A chilling, plucky yet playful novel for older children, and adults. Tiffany Aching's magic has woken an evil being who has a intense loathing for all things witch. The Cunning Man is something that Tiffany has to face on her... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/05/2017
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If the like Lisa Williamson they'll love Karen Gregory

Reader ReviewedSkylarks
Karen Gregory
In a Nutshell: Falling in love, taking a stand, and standing tall Exploring an unforgettable relationship between two young women and obstructive social inequalities, this is a thoroughly thought-provoking, engaging read. I was mightily impressed by the author's debut... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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All About Mia
Lisa Williamson
In a nutshell: unmissable, the teenage trials and tribulations of a middle child | In Mia Campbell-Richardson, Lisa Williamson has created one of the stroppiest, most self-absorbed heroines ever to grace the pages of a novel. The middle of three... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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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
May 2018 Debut of the Month | 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.... 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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