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If they like Murder Most Unladylike they'll love Nancy Parker, What Not to Do if You Turn Invisible and St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

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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Reader ReviewedWhat Not to Do If You Turn Invisible
Ross Welford
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: invisible girl finds herself in the spotlight | Ross Welford is making a habit of putting his characters in unusual situations: the star of his prize-shortlisted debut went time travelling,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys
Karen Mccombie
In a nutshell: Highly enjoyable, thoroughly contemporary boarding school story | Eleven-year-old Dani is horrified to hear she's going to spend the next term at St Grizzelda's School for Girls, but there's no option: her zoologist mum is heading off... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Nancy Parker's Spooky Speculations
Julia Lee
In a nutshell: a diary of detection from our favourite 1920s housemaid | With the current craze for historical mysteries and clever girl detectives, readers will be delighted to make the acquaintance of Nancy Parker, bright young maid and experienced... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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If they liked Wonder they'll love The Goldfish Boy

The Goldfish Boy
Lisa Thompson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 A gripping debut middle-grade story skilfully told by debut novelist Lisa Thompson. Trapped indoors by his obsessive fears of germs and much else Matthew watches his neighbours' lives and details their... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award Best Fiction for 5-12s 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 January 2013... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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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 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 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 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 Fault in our Stars they'll love The Memory Book

The Memory Book
Lara Avery
In a Nutshell: Unforgettable heroine confronts adversity head on | Poignant, un-put-down-able jewel of a book about seizing every moment while you can. “You are me, Samantha Agatha McCoy, in the not-so-distant future. I'm writing this for you. They say... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times best seller list, this heart-catching novel is fuelled by the rawest emotions deftly handled but never falsely diluted. The role a book plays in their lives lies at the heart of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/04/2014
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If they like Jacqueline Wilson they'll love Jean Ure

Reader ReviewedRent a Bridesmaid
Jacqueline Wilson
June 2016 Book of the Month A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather and more recently Katy, the retelling of Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Born to Dance
Jean Ure
In a nutshell: the perfect story for keen young ballerinas | Jean Ure understands exactly what makes ballet such an all-consuming passion for young dancers and conveys that excitement perfectly in Born to Dance, the first in a new series. Maddy... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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If they like Percy Jackson they'll love Who Let the Gods Out

Reader ReviewedWho Let the Gods Out?
Maz Evans
February 2017 Debut of the Month Oh my goodness, this is a rollicking good debut from Maz Evans. Who Let The Gods Out is a super, funny adventure story that will have kids reading long past their bedtime. Poor Elliot... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 Waiting for Callback

Reader ReviewedWaiting for Callback: Take Two
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | February 2016 Debut of the Month Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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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 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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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 The Sinclair's Mysteries they'll love Cass and the Bubble Street Gang

The Clubhouse Mystery
Erika McGann
In a nutshell: gang of three have hi-jinks in their very own clubhouse | Cass is super-excited when she and her best friends decide to form a secret club, and even happier when they find the perfect place to build... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Katherine Woodfine
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Debut of the Month An Edwardian department store provides a glamorous setting for this sparkling girls' detective story, and there's something of the Little Princess about its central character... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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