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If they like The Hunger Games they'll love Scythe

Reader ReviewedScythe
Neal Shusterman
Wow! This was a gripping, thought-provoking read. Totally compelling, Scythe is a dark, original take on the ultimate power – the power over life and death. Death and disease have been eradicated and life can continue quietly without fear of... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "I don't usually go for blockbuster dystopian stories - but this trilogy is imaginatively conceived and well written and a genuine page-turner. Sixteen year old Katniss takes part in a terrifying annual televised game where teenagers fight... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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If they like Wimpy Kid they'll love Beaky Malone

Weirdest Show on Earth
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: laugh-out loud adventures with the boy who can't lie Poor Beaky Malone's life was thrown into chaos when an encounter with the mysterious Madame Shirley robbed him of his ability to tell a lie, making school and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney
The 1st in the brilliant Wimpy Kid series that has taken the US, and now the UK by storm. The illustrations and story hillariously chart Greg's life at a new school. Jeff Kinney comments on his Best Children's Book of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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If they like Squishy McFluff they'll love The Travels of Ermine

Reader ReviewedTrouble In New York
Jennifer Gray
In a nutshell: stoat-ally wonderful story; friendship, fun, upsets Young readers will love Ermine, star of this new series by Atticus Claw author Jennifer Gray. Ermine is a stoat which, in fictional terms, gives her carte blanche to behave as... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/11/2017
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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 David Solomons they'll love Jo Simmons

Reader ReviewedI Swapped My Brother On The Internet
Jo Simmons
In a nutshell: very funny, very true story of family dynamics Be careful what you wish for, and blood is thicker than water – both lessons to be learned from this very funny story of sibling rivalry and love. Jonny... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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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 Wigglesbottom Primary they'll love The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

The 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 Pippi Longstocking they'll love Astrid the Unstoppable

Astrid the Unstoppable
Maria Parr
A modern classic in the making, this hilarious and heartwarming story explores the true meaning of family and friendship. Reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking, Heidi and Anne Shirley, Astrid is a feisty and irrepressible heroine who will help readers navigate the complexities... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Not to be missed, this is a newly translated edition of this classic story about a wonderful little girl. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old; she lives alone with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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If they like Paddington they'll love Mango and Bambang

Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir
Polly Faber
Here are four more adventures for Mango and her best friend Bambang the tapir and they are if anything even more appealing than previous stories, perfect fiction for young readers. In this set of self-contained but interlinked stories Mango is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond
One of our Books of the Year 2014 The classic story of Paddington Bear, so called because the Brown family first meet him on Paddington Station and decide to take him home. Paddington Bear has travelled all the way from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 10/07/2014
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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 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: 7+ readers | 9+ 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 Neil Gaiman they'll love A. F. Harrold

The Song from Somewhere Else
A. F. Harrold
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Award-winning A.F. Harrold blends reality and imagination in a moving and thought-provoking story about friendship, loneliness and being brave when things are difficult.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman
Prize-winning Neil Gaiman tells a witty and touching story about gods and magic in Viking times. Having run away from home, Odd finds shelter in a little hut in the forest. Here, he meets a bear, a fox and an... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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