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If they like Patrick Ness they'll love Natasha Carthew

The Light That Gets Lost
Natasha Carthew
In a Nutshell: Raw revenge | Exploitative institution | Brightening bonds | An unforgettable novel about revenge, abuses of authority and the redemptive power of friendship. After witnessing his parents' murder, Trey is sent to bleak Camp Kernow, a correctional institution... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/11/2016
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A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness
Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal Rachel Levy chair of the 2012 CILIP Carnegie judging panel said: "A Monster Calls" is an exquisite piece of writing. It is a beautifully economical, structurally brilliant and lyrically descriptive account of a... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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If they like Dick King-Smith's animal stories they'll love A Piglet Called Truffle

Reader ReviewedA Piglet Called Truffle
Helen Peters
With a realistic farming setting this is a warm-hearted story that will delight all those who love Dick King-Smith's animal stories. When Jasmine finds one of the farm's brand new piglets is too weak to feed from its mother she... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Clever Lollipop
Dick King-smith
Lady Lolliop is back in a second adventure. Having solved the problems of the pouting Princess Penelope, the court's famous pig sees off the Princess's grumpy governess and finds herself teaming up with an amazing conjuror. A clever pig and... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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If they like Roald Dahl they'll love Phil Earle

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour! A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The War Next Door
Phil Earle
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 A pacey new story set in Storey Street featuring a cast of outrageous characters doing a host of amazing and extraordinary things. Masher's dad is determined to get his greedy hands... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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If they like Pride & Prejudice they'll love Lydia

Reader ReviewedLydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice
Natasha Farrant
In a nutshell: Dances | Dreams | Determination Younger sister of Lizzy and Jane, Lydia Bennet is one of literature's great catalysts. Her actions are fundamental to the story of Pride and Prejudice, but there we never learn exactly... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Chosen by the public through a survey to coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations of World Book Day 2007, this title is one of ‘the ten books the nation can't live without'. Have you read them all? Below are links... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 30/01/2003
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If they like My Brother is a Superhero they'll love Spynosaur

Spynosaur
Guy Bass
In a nutshell: scaled ‘n' tailed super-hero saves the world From a land before time comes a hero for today: meet Spynosaur, he's got the mind of a super-spy, but in the body of a dinosaur (a Deinonychus to be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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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 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas they'll love The Bone Sparrow

Reader ReviewedThe Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel
Zana Fraillon
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | In a Nutshell: Refugees | Resilience | Friendship A heartfelt, harrowing insight into life as a Rohingya refugee in an Australian detention centre, told through the unforgettable voice of an unforgettable... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year When Bruno's father is promoted to a new job, the family have to move from their comfortable home in Berlin to a strange new house in the middle... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2010
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If they like Oliver Jeffers they'll love Tom McLaughlin

Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is proud of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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If they like Percy Jackson they'll love Fenn Halflin and Monster Hunter

Reader ReviewedFenn Halflin and the Fearzero
Francesca Armour-Chelu
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2016 Debut author Francesca Armour-Chelu has created a desperate flooded dystopian world in this fast-paced story of one boy's survival. When Fenn's parents are killed by the vicious Terra Ferma who are determined... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Monster Hunter
Curtis Jobling
May 2016 Debut of the Month Max Helsing is seriously cool – a dab hand with a yo-yo, with a great line in banter, and he rides a Chopper. Oh yes, and he's descended from Professor Van Helsing, of Dracula... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes
Rick Riordan
The fabulous Percy Jackson himself takes the reader back, to roughly 4,000 years ago and tells the stories of twelve Greek Heroes. This isn't about Percy, however his unique voice shines through as he tells the tales in his own... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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If they like Eva Ibbotson they'll love Sam Angus

Reader ReviewedThe House on Hummingbird Island
Sam Angus
In a Nutshell: family secrets – ghosts – loss and love This story of a young orphan girl feels part of a tradition going back to Eva Ibbotson, or even Frances Hodgson Burnett. It's 1912 and Idie is a fierce... Featured in: 11+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson
A new cover edition of this award-winning classic adventure from Eva Ibbotson in which orphaned Maia travels from England to the Amazon with her governess. August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John "To me, Eva Ibbotsen is a genius. You... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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If they like Geek Girl they'll love Star Struck and Girl Out of Water

Reader ReviewedGirl Out of Water
Nat Luurtsema
In a nutshell: (the loneliness of the long distance swimmer) comedy – romance – synchronised swimming Perfect for the summer holidays or as revision comfort reading, Girl Out of Water is a sparkling comedy, with a great central character.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Star Struck
Jenny McLachlan
This fourth and final book in the hugely entertaining Flirty Dancing series tells the story of bad-girl Pearl, who knows what she wants and always gets it, like the leading role in the school production of Romeo and Juliet. Except... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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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 The Gruffalo they'll love Wolfish Stew

Wolfish Stew
Suzi Moore
Yikes but Wolfish Stew has a twist in the tale! Little Grey the rabbit has to be constantly on his guard as he skips through the woods, and must always keep watch for the bushy tail, not to mention the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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If they like The Hunger Games they'll love The Diabolic

Reader ReviewedThe Diabolic
S. J. Kincaid
In a Nutshell: Intergalactic Identity Epic Action and intrigue abound in this high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi thriller from the acclaimed author of Insignia. Nemesis is a Diabolic. They ‘look like us, but they aren't truly human beings.' They're predators who must... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2016
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
***Limited Foiled Collector's Edition of The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. In a dark vision of the near future, The Hunger Games is set in the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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If they like The Worst Witch they'll love Malkin Moonlight

Malkin Moonlight
Emma Cox
In an Nutshell : cats – adventure - friendship Readers who enjoy Michael Morpurgo's stories of animals facing challenges in the natural world will find lots to like in Emma Cox's debut, which was the first recipient of the National... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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