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If they like Murder Most Unladylike they'll love Goodly and Grave and Artie Conan Doyle

Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers' Club
Robert J. Harris
In a nutshell: ingenious and atmospheric adventure story starring a young Arthur Conan Doyle | Sending its young protagonists creeping round Edinburgh's graveyards at dead of night and posing all sorts of mysteries for them to solve and codes... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/02/2017
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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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Reader ReviewedGoodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap
Justine Windsor
In a nutshell: Harry Potter meets Agatha Christie in magical new mystery series | Young Lucy Goodly is not happy when she's forced into employment as ‘boot girl' for the mysterious Lord Grave. She misses her parents and cat, and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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If they like Holly Smale they'll love Rae Earl

Help: My Cat's a Vlogging Superstar!
Rae Earl
In a nutshell: vlogging comedy with irresistible central character | The new book from the author of My Mad Fat Diary is aimed at slightly younger readers and tells the story of Millie, accidentally catapulted into stardom when her vlog... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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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 Gecko's Echo

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: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Gecko's Echo
Lucy Rowland
A very small but very brave Gecko needs to think up a way of protecting her gecko eggs from nasty predators. How can she trick Snakey and Rat into thinking that she is not alone? Clever gecko comes up with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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If they like Louise Rennison they'll love Jenny McLachlan and Emma Chastain

Reader ReviewedStargazing for Beginners
Jenny McLachlan
In a Nutshell: Reaching for the stars | Astronomically uplifting treat in which witty, loveable, space buff Meg works to realise an out-of-this-world ambition. Meg has a burning desire to become an astronaut, and is in the running to win... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Chloe Snow's Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster
Emma Chastain
**Recommended for 14+ In a Nutshell: High school hijinks (with a double side of heart 'n' hormones!) | This hilarious diary-format account of a year in a 14 year-old girl's life is a madcap, modern day mash-up of Louise Rennison,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/04/2017
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Withering Tights
Louise Rennison
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Laugh out loud at this launch title of a brilliant new series by Queen of Teen author Louise Rennison. Tallulah Casey, cousin of the irrepressible Georgia Nicholson, signs up for... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2011
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If they like Jon Klassen they'll love Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

I'm Going to Eat This Ant
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Bored of his diet of ants, a scheming ant-eater thinks of the all the ways he can make eating his next meal a little bit more exciting. An ant simmered... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month October 2016 Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2016
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If they like Nicoloa Yoon they'll love Brigid Kemmerer

Reader ReviewedLetters to the Lost
Brigid Kemmerer
In a Nutshell: Grappling with grief | Facing the truth | Forging new paths | Intensely moving, uniquely premised story of two strangers torn apart - and brought together – by deep loss.Juliet's mother was killed in a... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedEverything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A great new debut about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love. “Love makes people crazy,” observes Maddy, the eighteen-year-old... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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If they like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time they'll love See You in the Cosmos

Reader ReviewedSee You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: hopeful, inspiring story of one boy's brave journey to find the truth | Space-obsessive Alex Petroski is an unusual eleven-year-old, caring single-handedly for his depressed mother and his puppy Carl... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Mark Haddon
Mark Haddon's best-selling story of how Christopher, a boy with Asperger's syndrome, sees the world and makes sense of it in his own particular way became a success for children and adults alike. When Christopher finds a dead dog on... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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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 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 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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