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If they like The Hunger Games they'll love I am Traitor

I am Traitor
Sif Sigmarsdottir
In a Nutshell: Killer concept sci-fi with contemporary kick Extra-terrestrial invasions, an honourable teen girl fighting to save the human race, this UK debut for a much-admired, bestselling Icelandic author is a Pandora's box of page-turning action, with added... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
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 ruins of a place once known as North... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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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: 9+ readers | 7+ 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 Frank Cottrell Boyce they'll love Joanna Nadin

The Incredible Billy Wild
Joanna Nadin
In a nutshell: story of a boy and a dog that will tug the heartstrings When Billy Wild finds a greyhound hiding in his garden shed it feels like a miracle, and as Billy is already writing to God... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Astounding Broccoli Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 Best Story - Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 This is Frank Cottrell Boyce's first standalone novel since Cosmic in 2008 and it's been well worth the wait. The smallest and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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If they like Jenny Downham they'll love Catherine Barter

Reader ReviewedTroublemakers
Catherine Barter
In a nutshell: politics and the personal combine in a thoughtful, well-told and moving story Catherine Barter's excellent novel is primarily the story of a girl's search to find out more about her mother, but that's just part of a... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. 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... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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If they like Holly Bourne they'll love Virginia Bergin

Who Runs the World?
Virginia Bergin
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: rollicking, thought-provoking dystopian adventure | As the TV series of The Handmaid's Tale sets everyone thinking, publication of Who Runs the World? seems very timely. It imagines a very different... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Reader ReviewedAm I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
August 2015 Book of the Month Evie is starting sixth form college and like any normal young person wants to fit in and make friends, and she'd like a boyfriend too. It's challenging for Evie though because she's also coping... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2015
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If they like Squishy McFluff they'll love Cowboy Pug

Reader ReviewedCowboy Pug
Laura James
Pug is exactly the kind of hero young children happily identify with: he's a good friend, sometimes bemused by the grown-up world but a quick learner, and always at the centre of the action. In this story Lady Miranda and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedSquishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!
Pip Jones
February 2014 Debut of the Month From unravelling jumpers to filling boots with newts, from unlucky spills to jungles in the bathroom, Ava and Squishy are inseparable. But Squishy is not impressing everyone and his behaviour is getting worse –... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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If they like Sarah Crossan they'll love Karen Gregory

Reader ReviewedCountless
Karen Gregory
In a Nutshell: Compelling and compassionate account of a pregnant teen fighting an eating disorder | Insightful, authentic and profoundly moving story of a teenager facing the double struggle of discovering she's pregnant while fighting an eating disorder. Hedda's initial... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedApple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - Longlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/02/2015
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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 Katherine Rundell they'll love Jess Butterworth

Reader ReviewedRunning on the Roof of the World
Jess Butterworth
June 2017 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Spirit of survival abounds on an epic Himalayan journey A captivatingly classic adventure in which two children battle extreme political and environmental hostilities as they journey from Tibet to India. By... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby, Sophie's... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2013
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If they like Rainbow Rowell they'll love Non Pratt

Truth or Dare
Non Pratt
In a Nutshell: Race against time unites two brave, beautiful hearts How far will a person dare to go? What does it take to face the hardest truths? This gripping, heartfelt novel explores emotional depths and oh-so many vital themes... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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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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