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One of the real treats of working in the book world is being one of the few who get to read books before they are officially published.

Uncorrected proofs, as they are termed, are the editions of the books produced in small numbers and sent to book reviewers and the book buyers of large book chains.
Well through Lovereading4kids you can now get on the inside track with our ‘Exclusive Pre-publication’ genre.

Each month we will feature a small selection of books that are due to be published officially in the coming months.

You will be able to download and print off an opening extract of these 'not even on the presses' books and decide whether your children will like it enough to pre-order it and be sent it the minute it’s published.

There will also be opportunities to win uncorrected proof copies signed by the author - for any reader this really is something to treasure.




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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
A beautiful tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of Private Peaceful. What was once lost may sometimes be found, washed up again on the shore...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Pre-Publication | World War One
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Mountwood School for Ghosts
Reader Reviewed Mountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson
The Great Hagges have come to the conclusion that ghosts have gone soft and just can’t scare anyone anymore.  So, in the hope they can bring some terror back to the world, they set up a school for ghosts.  Soon...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Reader Reviewed Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humour.
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Reader Reviewed Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor

It's talent-show time on the farm, and all the roosters and chickens are flocking together in hopes of beating their rivals, the sheep. Meanwhile, Shirley, a sheep whose flair for singing is as large as her frame, has a big...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Winter Horses
The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Pre-Publication | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Reader Reviewed Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
Young Ophelia rescues a magical boy, battles the Snow Queen and saves the world. A modern day fairy tale about the power of friendship, courage and love. Stunningly illustrated...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Lies We Tell Ourselves
Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of the American school integration struggle in the late 1950’s. The author has clearly done her research and written a provocative and yet somehow irresistibly beautiful novel....
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
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Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Elli Woollard
Hilarious rhyming verse coupled with full colour illustrations throughout for children aged four and up, starring Woozy the Wizard and his pet pig.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
Fantastically funny and delightfully disgusting time-travel fiction with hilarious black-and-white illustrations by Lizzie Finlay.  This is the 2nd Compton Valance adventure - we asked some of our readers to review the 1st in the series, The Most Powerful Boy in...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Shouldn't You Be in School?
Reader Reviewed Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
This is Book three in Lemony Snicket’s highly anticipated, critically acclaimed four-part series!
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Reader Reviewed The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
A hilarious, laugh-out-loud look at teen life from the bestselling author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Piper
The Piper
Danny Weston
When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home,...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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A Little in Love
Reader Reviewed A Little in Love
Susan E. Fletcher
Taking up the story of the tragic heroine of Victor Hugo’s literary classic, A Little in Love is a mesmerising story of love, sacrifice and redemption. As a young child Eponine never knew kindness, except once from her family's kitchen slave,...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Crocodile Under the Bed
Reader Reviewed The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
From the creator of the iconic picture books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, comes a brand new story about joy, parties...and crocodiles!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Book
Reader Reviewed Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told from person to person, to writings on clay tablets to the development of parchment, right up to modern day and...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Bears Don't Read!
Reader Reviewed Bears Don't Read!
Emma Chichester Clark
An exquisite feel-good story of determination and friendship - sure to encourage a lifelong love of books from renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Blue Kangaroo. The picture book centres on a magical story of friendship between a bear...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Dread Eagle
Reader Reviewed Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
This breathtaking steampunk adventure introduces an alternative 19th century of giant airships soaring through the skies above the English Channel, fantastical, steam-powered automata, aerial steam carriages, floating cities, giant...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Royal Babysitters
Reader Reviewed The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers.
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Afterworlds
Reader Reviewed Afterworlds
Scott Westerfeld
A clever, stimulating novel painting a picture of first loves and first drafts. Darcy, at eighteen, moves to New York City after her book wins a publishing deal. As her story unfolds, with writers block and deadlines galore, we also...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
Timmy Failure and his sidekick polar bear, Total, return once again for this third instalment into the trials and tribulations of running a detective agency on the verge of global domination.  This could well be his most important case so...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
Get ready, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is coming! For the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, I’m taking the Heffleys out of their home environment and sending them out on the road,” says Jeff Kinney. “Writing...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Pre-Publication
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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Five Children on the Western Front
Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up - war will change their lives for ever.
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Pre-Publication | World War One
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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