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This Month's Featured Books

Reader ReviewedThe Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
WINNER of the 2015 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR and Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award - Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 - Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | Costa Children's Book Award 2015 | Top Picks of 2015 | All Shortlists and Winners | YA readers | Guardian Fiction Prize | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | UKLA 2016 | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
A film tie-in version of The 5th Wave, a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair in equal measure alongside life and death. It will...
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Macavity!
T. S. Eliot
Illustrated by Arthur Robins
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year The slippery exploits of Macavity, just one of the much-loved cats from the classic Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, is vividly...
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Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup
Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Readers category Best-selling Francesca Simon tells four terrific new stories...
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Reader Reviewed Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month - Winner of the Costa Children's...
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Reader Reviewed Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for 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...
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My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
Pamela Butchart
Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Readers category A third riotous adventure for Jodi, Maisie, Zach and all the rest in 4J including the fast-paced narrator, Izzy....
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Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Readers category - Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award...
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This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category - Shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2015 A little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book!...
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Jessica's Ghost
Andrew Norriss
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Children's Book Award - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Francis is a bit of...
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Ready, Steady, Jump!
Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category Everyone knows that elephants can't jump – it's something to do with their knees. The little elephant in this...
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Reader Reviewed Sophie Someone
Hayley Long
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Children's Book Award - September 2015 Book of the Month Sophie Nieuwenleven's story...
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A Song for Ella Grey
David Almond
Winner of the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize -Winner of the 2015 Peters Book of the Year 'Teen Fiction' Award Award-winning David Almond is at his lyrical best in...
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An Island of Our Own
Sally Nicholls
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Children's Book Award - Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize From the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel...
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for...
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Fabulous Pie
Gareth Edwards
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category Fabulous Pie is shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, the only children's prize selected by children. In the story a...
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