Children's Summer Reading 2015 Children's Summer Reading 2015

Please click on an age range to see our selection of summer treats and once you've chosen your story pick the format that suits you best; paperback, CD audio and some of the most popular are in eBook formats. The titles will be refreshed throughout the summer months so it will be well worth coming back to take a peek.



Summer Reading Baby

Reader ReviewedI'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson
April 2015 Book of the Month A rollercoaster story that will pick all readers up and sweep them along in a story that is romantic, tragic, funny and profound. Twins Noah and Jude live their lives in the shadow of... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedGirl Online
Zoe Sugg
Vlogger Zoella's fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an amazing fairy tale trip to New York with her wedding-planner... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Miffy at the Seaside
Dick Bruna
Miffy is off to the seaside - she can't wait to play in the sand, collect some pretty shells and build a castle. She might even swim in the sea! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Paper Towns
John Green
Award winning author John Green's fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at its heart is the powerful relationship between Quentin and Margo,... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Fiona Watt
April 2015 Book of the Month This chunky, colourful little board book is just the thing to develop early faculties including hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Cheerful animals are depicted in bright colours on each page, and sturdy sliders... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2015
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
A new board book edition of this best-selling picture book. Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 12/03/2015
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Missing Jack
Rebecca Elliott
Jack is just a lovely cat: not snooty, like some; never angry; fun to play with! As Jack gets older though, it's like he's fading away. When Jack dies, his family have a little funeral for him, and – after... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/06/2015
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None the Number
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers unusual and delightful family have a typically original approach to counting- including introducing the concept of none. The Hueys love numbers from 0-10. The kind of things they love include 1 light blue phone, 5 party hats,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer
Sam McBratney
From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful summertime tale about colours. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will also have... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Spotty Lottie and Me
Richard Byrne
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015 Stuck at home with chicken pox, Joey needs a spotty friend to play with. Surely leopard, giraffe, snake, cheetah or even ladybird would all be fun to play with? But no one wants... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Summer Reading 3+

Busy Swimming Push, Pull and Slide the Scenes to Bring the Swimming Pool to Life!
Rebecca Finn, Ruth Redford
A novelty board book for young children about swimming with push, pull and turning mechanisms. Children will love playing with the easy-to-handle mechanisms in this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 26/02/2015
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Early Starters: What's That?
Rod Campbell
The Early Starters series is perfect for curious toddlers everywhere! This sturdy board book will take you to the farm, the park and exciting other places too and comes complete with rhyming text and colour matching interaction. Rod Campbell, the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 27/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Broken King
Philip Womack
One of our Books of the Year 2014 When Simon is really annoyed with his sister Anna he summons up the Broken King from a favourite poem and asks him to take her away. Of course, he doesn't really believe... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2014
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Little Alice Busy Alice in Wonderland
Christelle Ruth
This is a perfect introduction, for young children, to the magical story Alice in Wonderland. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters, Alice, the White Rabbit, the March Hare, Mad Hatter,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2015
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/07/2015
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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Mr Men on Holiday

Little Miss Sunshine is organising Little Miss Scatterbrain's summer holiday for her and to make it really fun, she has invited along lots of Little Miss Scatterbrain's friends as well! Will Little Miss Sunshine help them to enjoy the perfect... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Horace and Hattiepillar
Steve Wilson
Best friends Horace and Hattie find an egg under a leaf. The two little hedgehogs watch a caterpillar crawl out, and keep watching as it eats and eats, and turns into a chrysalis. They are there to see the butterfly... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2015
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Read it Build it Skyscraper
Susan Hayes
Are you ready to get to work? This innovative adventure box set contains a book and six stacking boxes that can be built into five fantastic scenes. It lets you join a busy construction team as they build the tallest... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 07/05/2015
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Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/03/2015
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Go, Go, Gorilla
Lydia Monks
When a gorilla comes to stay, the little girl wants to make sure her friend has a great time. She selects the menu carefully – lots of bananas – and takes him out in the snow. Skiing and skating isn't... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 3-4

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/10/2014
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Summer Reading 5+

Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat
Jason Hook
An inspirational picture book for children for as they turn each page they can imagine all sorts of unusual things as the wallpapers in the picture book come to life before their eyes and for Wendy, the little girl in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2015
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams
Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There's a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Fender's Day at the Harbour
Veronica Lamond
A lovely and pleasing addition to the tales of Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender takes Dan, Jack and Scamp the dog fishing for the day to catch some fish for the local cafe. Fender runs into some difficulties when... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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Eddie's Tent And How to Go Camping
Sarah Garland
Eddie has a great adventure when his family go camping, learning how to make a fire, campsite cooking and simple survial skills such as knot-tying and map reading. Great preparation for an adventure this summer! A delightful addition to the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool
Pamela Butchart
The pupils at Wigglesbottom Primary have very active imaginations and are quick to believe that there's a shark in the swimming pool, a dinosaur skeleton under their vegetable garden and that Miss Ranger's play parachute bestows invisibility. Their poor teachers... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can stop the building of a new superstore and so save... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/06/2015
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The Funny Fingers are Going on Holiday
Nikalas Catlow, Matthew Morgan, David Sinden
I can't look at the Funny Fingers without smiling. It's a bonkers idea – photographs of fingers are turned into dramatis personae via the addition of inked in faces, arms and items of clothing - but it really works. The... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun, including ice cream served by a dextrous octopus, but when... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/05/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 4-5

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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A Home for Molly
Holly Webb
Anya loves playing with Molly, the gorgeous cockapoo, on her holiday at the seaside. But when Molly's owners head home and leave their cute pup behind, it's up to Anya to get them back together again. This is a wonderfully... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Flock to the Seaside
Martin Howard
With illustrations throughout, plus comic strips and activity pages fans of CBBC's Shaun the Sheep will adore it. In this the third in the series of early reader stories, the Mossy Bottom sheep are at a sheepdog trial in a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Wedding Crashers
Clementine Beauvais
There's a Parisian setting and decided air of chic to this singular adventure story. Anna and Holly Burnbright and their friend Prince Pepino urgently need a holiday job so when the elegant Mademoiselle Malypense asks them to help with arrangements... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
Dick King-smith
Interest Age 7-10 The rats of Meadowsweet Farm are a pretty ugly lot, but their leader, the King Rat, is gruesome. He's as big as a small dog and twice as vicious. The farmer is revolting in a different way... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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Summer Reading 7+

The Monster from the Blue Planet
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8 Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She's fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little girl she captures,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedSquishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Pip Jones
A mischievous story featuring Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy - this is the fourth in the Squisky McFluff series. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to older fiction and to inspire... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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My Stinky New School
Rebecca Elliott
Toby's little brother Benjamin goes to nursery and loves it. His big sister Clemmie goes to special school, and she loves it too. But Toby is starting at a new school, and he hates it. He hasn't any friends, doesn't... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/06/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 5-6

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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Rugby Academy: Deadlocked
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Tom Palmer really gets the drama of sport and competition and no-one writes about it better. The Borderlands team have reached the finals of the World Schools Rugby Trophy and are in New Zealand... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2015
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How Harry Riddles Got Nearly Almost Famous
Simon Mayle
You've got to love Harry Riddles. A boy who faced with the challenge of the Aqualand Kamikaze slide emails Alan Eustace, holder of the world record for free-falling from space, for advice! Harry's life is a series of challenges but... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
In this special edition there's a page of disgustingly smelly scratch-and-sniff stickers to decorate Mr Twit's beard included too! Yuck!. Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2007
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Creature Teacher Goes Wild
Sam Watkins
Something's out of control in the classroom! Jake and his class are going to the opening of Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. Things get a bit too wild, though, when Jake's teacher - Mr Hyde - ends up turning into... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedTed Rules the World
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Interest Age 5-8 Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that's certainly the case here. Ted's birthday starts quietly – he finds his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2015
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Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo deftly captures the devastating and long lasting impact of war in this stunning and beautifully produced short story. Michael's grandfather is badly disfigured by his horrific experiences in the war. One of only three to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2015
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Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren
One of three delightful stories featuring the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking. Spot-on for both boys and for girls for reading aloud and for reading alone and this edition is illustrated throughout... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard
Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking has been in print continuously since first publication, making Pippi one of the most popular children's characters ever. Over 145 million copies of Astrid Lindgren's books have been... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Star Wars Joke Book

Prepare to have your ribs tickled as you relive the humour from the Star Wars universe. A title that is packed with jokes about all your favourite characters from Star Wars universe. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Araminta Spook: Skeleton Island
Angie Sage
If you haven't discovered Angie Sage's marvellous Araminta Spook series yet you are in for a treat. Araminta is a feisty character, fond of bats and ghosts, and there's always a spooky element to her adventures. In this story, the... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedShouldn't You be in School?
Lemony Snicket
Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series. Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Phoenix's Flame
Claire Taylor-Smith
Little girls who enjoy the Rainbow Magic books will love these gentle stories of magic and animals. Hattie B is quite ordinary except when she is summoned to the magical kingdom of Bellua. There she's able to help its... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Murray the Horse
Gavin Puckett
Murray comes from a family of champion racehorses and dreams of winning trophies. But there's a problem: he's just not fast. The other horses laugh at him until one amazing day his dreams come true, though in a totally unexpected... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Maze of the Minopaw
Robin Price
The Olympuss Games series, of which this is book three, is set in ancient Rome, the twist however is that cats rule the world and people have never existed. Hero and narrator of the stories is Son of Spartapuss, a... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis
There is no end to the wisecracks and wit as the world's worst detective returns for a new adventure to follow up his best-selling experiences in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Timmy Failure, president of a world famous detective agency... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedCompton Valance Super F.A.R.T.s versus the Master of Time
Matt Brown
Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon are unlikely heroes, but they managed to create a time machine out of a mouldy cheese sandwich and save the universe from certain destruction. Now the sandwich is safely in a museum,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Will Mabbitt
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Debut of the Month Mabel Jones is sleeping soundly when a sudden noise wakes her up. It's Omynus Hussh, silent loris and pirate,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 6-7

Brain Factor are a new series of picture quizzes that introduce children to the world around them. The unique fan design allows you to read a question and then simply slide out the next card to see the answer. Brain... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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Summer Reading 9+

Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Book of the Month Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Write Your Own Adventure Stories
Paul Dowswell
Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see just how much fun it can be. There are pages... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2015
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Mum Never Did Learn to Knock
Cathy Hopkins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Cathy Hopkins is a truly gifted author for tweens, with an ability to connect with her readers that she makes look effortless. In this story she uses her light touch to write about a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedDarkmouth
Shane Hegarty
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - May 2015 Debut of the Month Darkmouth might appear to be a normal seaside town, but it's really not the kind of place you'd want to go on holiday. In fact... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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By Hook or by Crook
Jan Mark
There are two stories by Jan Mark in this hugely attractive little book in Barrington Stoke's new Conkers series, both set in Medieval England. The Abbot of Canterbury needs the help of a poor shepherd boy to solve puzzles set... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month 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: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedPrecious and the Zebra Necklace A New Case for Precious Ramotswe
Alexander Mccall Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2015 Precious Ramotswe's career as a detective began when she was just nine, long before she set up the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Her early adventures are described in this lovely series... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedCircles of Stone
Ian Johnstone
The epic fantasy saga that began with The Bell Between the Worlds is continued in this exciting new episode. Young Sylas Tate was drawn into the Other on his mother's death, a strange parallel world that is both very like... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Hook's Daughter
Heidi Schulz
Hook's Daughter is an extraordinarly fun and swashbuckling adventure. Not a contemporary retelling of Peter Pan but a delightful mix of Neverland and Malory Towers with a twist in the tail. 12 year old Jocelyn, who just happens to be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - This book, with a Foreword by Tim Peake who in December 2015 became the first British astronaut to go to the International Space station, should go to the top of any... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Glass Bird Girl
Esme Kerr
An engrossing school adventure story packed full of mystery and rich in atmosphere. Orphaned Edie is rescued from a miserable stay with cousins because she can be useful in discovering exactly what is happening at the exclusive Knight's Haddon School... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Rising
Tom Moorhouse
This thrilling follow-up to the highly-acclaimed novel, The River Singers, will transport readers into a vivid world of riverbank creatures, where excitement and danger are never far away. With beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Simon Mendez these... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever
Nigel Smith
Another helping of super-cringe-worthy adventures for Nathalia Bumole, mostly courtesy of her dad, who really is an expert in embarrassing his daughter. It starts off when Dad uploads onto his website a video of Nat dancing, and being stung by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedFeel the Fear
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such a first class agent that he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Candy Girl
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Lucky Dixie gets to do work experience at the offices of her favourite teen magazine Candy. But it turns out to be a massive disappointment: instead of meeting models and pop stars, she's the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedMiddle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5)
James Patterson
Sibling stars of the Middle School series Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian go head to head in this interactive book, each giving their very different advice on how to get the important aspects of school life right – from homework, bullies... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays
Jacqueline Wilson
How are you going to spend your summer holiday? Will you be going on a sunny beach holiday, meeting your friends at the park, or relaxing in the garden with an ice cream? This title is packed with short stories,... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Dick and Dom's Whoopee Book of Practical Jokes
Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood
A brilliantly bonkers joke book brought to you by children's tv personalities Dick and Dom. Fool your friends, trick your teachers and prank your parents! Packed with rip-roaring practical puns, side-splitting jokes and nuggets of complete and utter madness, if... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Sun Thief
Jamie Buxton
Ancient Egypt provides the setting for this gripping story, more precisely Thebes and the court of Akhenaten. The central character has no name: he's referred to in the main as Boy, later variously as Boy Who Did Not Bow to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Parent Agency
David Baddiel
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016, 9-13 years Category. A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry is not the first boy in the world to say “I wish I had better... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson's feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Chocolate Box Secrets
Cathy Cassidy
Young readers who love Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series will devour this too! The five Tanberry-Costello sisters are super-creative, that's part of the fun of the series, and this book encourages readers to do some of the crafty,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedArchie Greene and the Magician's Secret
D. D. Everest
September 2014 Debut of the Month An unexpected present, a very old book with unusual powers and a twelve-year-old with an inquisitive mind are at the heart of this exciting adventure. When Archie Greene is given a dusty old book... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedCircus Mirandus
Cassie Beasley
June 2015 Debut of the Month Micah has grown up with his grandfather Ephraim, and the two have had great fun together. Ephraim has always had time for Micah, talking to him and sharing stories from his own childhood of the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedJonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom
Malcolm Judge
June 2015 Debut of the Month The Hamburgers of Doom is exactly the kind of nutty adventure that fans of sci-fi comics will love. Jonny Jakes is undercover editor of a scurrilous school newspaper, regularly dishing the dirt on teachers.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Forever Man
Eoin Colfer
The heroes of Eoin Colfer's wonderful time-travelling W.A.R.P. series, Victorian orphan Riley and Shawnee FBI juvenile consultant Chevie are back for another adventure, once again coming face to face with the evil – and now apparently immortal - Albert... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Runaways
Megan Rix
Shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award Two elephants and an old Border collie are the stars of Megan Rix's wonderfully heart-warming new animal story. It's 1917 and as the First World War rages, Cullen's Circus is forced... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Summer Reading 11+

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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Reader ReviewedDemolition Dad
Phil Earle
May 2015 MEGA Book of the Month Jake Biggs's dad works in demolition. All week long he knocks down buildings from the cockpit of his crane, but at weekends he becomes Demolition Man, twenty stone of Man Mountain in a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
April 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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ANZAC Boys
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+ Children are hyper-sensitive to unfairness, and the lives described in this Barrington Stoke World War One novel are full of episodes of arbitrary cruelty making for compulsive reading. When brothers Bert and Frank are... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedChocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush
Cathy Cassidy
All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life. Cherry tells what it feels like to arrive in a new family. Her dad has fallen in love with an... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Cherry Blossom Dreams
Gwyneth Rees
A satisfying, original story of family and growing up. Sasha's home life is complicated: her father died suddenly when she and her twin brother Sean were very young and her granny thinks Mum should concentrate all her attention on her... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Island
Nicky Singer
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2015 - December 2015 Book of the Month Island is a powerful and vivid new story from Nicky Singer, the prize-winning author of Feather Boy. London... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2015
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The Snake Trap Travis Delaney Investigates
Kevin Brooks
This is the third adventure for Kevin Brooks' teen private investigator and it starts with an almighty bang. Terrorists lob a grenade into the offices of Delaney & Co leaving one man dead. Then they kidnap Travis. The action continues... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Being a Girl
Hayley Long
‘There is no right way to be a girl or rubbish way to be a girl', says Hayley Long, explaining the purpose of this positive and hugely reassuring guide... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Potion Diaries
Amy Alward
Zoella Book Club title Summer 16 | July 2015 Book of the Month When the princess of Nova accidentally bewitches herself with an illegally brewed love potion, resulting in the biggest self-crush since Narcissus, there's an urgent need... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Deadly by Design
Carina Axelsson
This series puts a stylish, modern spin on the Nancy Drew format. Teen model Axelle Anderson is a fan of Ms Drew and indeed Miss Marple, in fact she's been obsessed with the idea of being a detective since she... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince's life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was a baby. Placed in an orphanage... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Diamond Brothers in the Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday
Anthony Horowitz
Fun doesn't come more hardboiled! Anthony Horowitz's Diamond Brothers adventures, starring gormless private eye Tim Diamond and his much sharper kid brother Nick, have all the excitement of the Alex Rider books plus first-class jokes, lots of them. Adult readers... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Summer Reading 13+

Reader ReviewedHoles
Louis Sachar
Wholly original and brilliantly plotted, Holes is a funny and poignant story about surviving. When Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of trainers, he is sent off to Camp Green Lake which is not a camp, not... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedChocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie
Cathy Cassidy
June 2015 Book of the Month Fortune Cookie is a typically sweet, soulful story from the excellent Cathy Cassidy. There's a surprise in store for the Tanberry sisters. Staying with their father in Australia, Honey discovered the existence of a half-brother... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
Frank and fabulous, Arabella Weir is utterly brilliant on tricky teen life in the hilarious follow up to The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird. Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Bomber
Paul Dowswell
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month May 2015 Young New York born US serviceman Harry Friedman signs up for the United States Army Air Force determined to fight for justice for fellow Jews. Still only 17 he is soon a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into.Clary is your typical girl next... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Phoenix Rising
Bryony Pearce
A world where a devastating series of manmade and natural disasters have destroyed civilisations, leaving communities walled in and fearful, and the seas choked with mankind's accumulated junk – plywood, shopping-carts and cheap tin trays. That's the setting for Bryony... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedWe are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Staff Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Charlotte Carus - May 2015 Debut of the Month Stewart and Ashley are about as different as it's possible to be. ... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Killer Game
Kirsty McKay
The pupils of Umfraville School are super-bright, super privileged but pretty well cut-off from the outside world, stuck on a windy Welsh island with no internet connection. Who can blame them then for spicing up their life by devising a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedDarkest Night
Will Hill
The epic conclusion in the blood-poundingly brilliant Department 19 series, from bestselling author, Will Hill. Since 1891 when Abraham Van Helsing and a group of friends faced Dracula, the world's first vampire and won, the survivors of that battle founded... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedMinus Me
Ingelin Rossland
July 2015 Debut of the Month Intriguing, stimulating and full of energy, this is a thought provoking read…it also contains a hidden sting in the tale. 12 year old Linda lives in Norway, she is popular, athletic and fast approaching... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Last Soldier
Keith Gray
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 The Lost Soldier is lots of things: a genuinely creepy ghost story, and a gripping tale of loss, conflict, revenge and redemption. The ghost takes the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedThere Will be Lies
Nick Lake
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 12 - 16 year old category. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 Award-winning Nick... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedClariel
Garth Nix
The long awaited prequel to the original ‘The Old Kingdom' trilogy will cause glee for fans, as it lays down a satisfying foundation for the stories yet to come... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words
Andy Seed
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 - Best Book with Facts All the best people, says Andy Seed in the introduction to his book, play with words. The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words certainly proves how much... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Summer Reading Young Adults

The Crowham Martyrs
Jane McLoughlin
Maddy Deeprose sees dead people: ghosts accompany her wherever she goes. Her mother has always warned her to keep this secret, but when Maddy starts at Crowham Martyrs School, her sixth sense seems to call up something evil and truly... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Calling
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
Chosen from across the world, a fight to the death is the destiny of the twelve young people who have been selected to represent their families in the Endgame. The Players know who they are and they know which line... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Debut of the Month Audrey's family life is reassuringly normal. There's her Daily Mail reading mum, computer game addicted big brother, and well-meaning dad trying, and generally failing, to... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedBlack Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick's riveting romantic thriller, set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Whether you're new to Becca's writing or a fan of the Hush, Hush series, Black Ice is... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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True Face
Siobhan Curham
In chapters dealing with body image, bullying, social media, love, sex and more, Siobhan Curham encourages young women and girls to be honest, dream big, and create lives that are happy and fulfilling. Keep Calm and Carry On is replaced... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe it Girl
Katy Birchall
May 2015 Debut of the Month Geek Girl meets Notting Hill in Katy Birchall's sparkling debut. Central character Anna is a lovable dork: the school misfit, she's given to spontaneous tap-dancing, accidentally sets fire to the hair of the most... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedTape
Steven Camden
This stunning debut novel by acclaimed spoken-word artist Steven Camden tells two stories which take place twenty years apart but which are connected by one old cassette tape. Ryan and Ameliah each tell their story. Both are suffering unhappiness following... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedSeven Days
Eve Ainsworth
February 2015 Debut of the Month Life at home is horrible for Jess since her father left. There's very little money and her mum struggles just to keep the family going. But she has even worse problems at school where... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Darkmere
Helen Maslin
Helen Maslin cleverly weaves together two gripping stories in this gothic ghost story. Modern day Kate is delighted when Leo, the boy she is sort of in a relationship with, asks her to spend the summer with him and a... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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I Knew You Were Trouble
Paige Toon
August 2015 Book of the Month This entertaining sequel to The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson sees Jessie return to her ordinary life in England after enjoying a whirlwind summer in the Hollywood Hills with her newfound father, international... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Last Summer of Us
Maggie Harcourt
May 2015 Debut of the Month Three young friends set out on a summer road trip, each one carrying secrets and sorrows. Squashed into a battered old car, fuelled by warm beer and pub pies, they bicker and tease, with... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedLorali
Laura Dockrill
A magical adventure of mermaids, pirates, myth and romance. Rory is on Hastings beach the night before his sixteenth birthday when he stumbles across a naked girl. This is... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Better Left Buried
Emma Haughton
Emma Haughton's debut won her comparisons with Sophie McKenzie – high praise indeed. Her new book, Better Left Buried, confirms her reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers. Sarah's brother has died, which is terrible enough, but then Sarah realises she... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2015
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In Another Life
Laura Jarratt
Laura Jarratt writes excellent thrillers, wrapping mysteries in the sort of issues and concerns that will be familiar to her teen readers. Hannah's big sister Jenny left her home and family in the States for a summer job in England.... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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How to be Bad
Emily Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
A provocative, stimulating and ultimately heartwarming story about three girls on a weekend road trip in Florida, who develop their friendship as the miles tick by. Each chapter is... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedMindwalker
A. J. Steiger
June 2015 Debut of the Month An enthralling and profoundly exciting dystopian novel; set aside plenty of reading time, as once you start you just won't want to stop. It's fascinating when an author explores a possible future, this particular... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedConversion
Katherine Howe
June 2015 Book of the Month A fascinating book that captures your imagination for its entirety and then releases it to explore new thoughts and feelings, this is a wonderfully clever foray into the difficulties faced by young women on... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedIt's About Love
Steven Camden
June 2015 Book of the Month It's About Love is a kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Two young people, from different sides of their town and with different backgrounds, meet studying film at college, and are instantly drawn to... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedDead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming family difficulties. An unlikely friendship between A-grade student and violent bully Dane Washington and Billy D,... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Atlas of Adventures Activity Fun Pack
Lucy Letherland
Based on Lucy Letherland's much-praised and horizon-expanding Atlas of Adventures this new activity book will have children thinking about the wonders of our world as they get busy colouring in, or adding stickers. There are eight different scenes and seven... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book
Francesca Simon
This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer holidays. There are holiday howlers to tell, secret messages to crack, crosswords, mazes, wordsearches and spot the differences... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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My Book of Bike Activities A Wheelie Good Book
Catherine Bruzzone
A great book for boys and girls, experienced cyclists and relative beginners. It is full of fun activities and interesting biking facts - longest bike, fastest bike and much more - as well as practical tips on getting to grips... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Animalium Activity Book
Katie Scott
Following the best-selling Animalium, Katie Scott returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and animal lovers. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2015
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Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
As every Gruffalo fan knows, there's lots to be discovered in the deep, dark wood. This handy little spotters guide is just the thing to take out into the wood, countryside or park and will inject extra Gruffalo-themed fun into... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous sticker activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with this sticker book filled with engaging activities. You might... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2015
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Where's Wally? the Sticker Book!
Martin Handford
This funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! - is one of the best value and almost certainly the most fun sticker books ever published. Not only are there over 1000 stickers based on themes from famous... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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My Dolls' House Activity and Sticker Book

Doodle furniture for the dolls' house, colour in the jars in the larder, decorate the bedroom wallpaper, play spot the difference and much more! Live in the house of your dreams and have hours of creative fun with this colourful... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Make with Maisy
Lucy Cousins
Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax painting, every spread is a feast for the eyes! The... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Maisy at the Seaside Sticker Book
Lucy Cousins
Join Maisy and all of her friends for a sunny day by the sea, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Build sandcastles on the beach, have a picnic, fly a kite and ride on the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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The Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small
Lucy Engelman
A Colouring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe - from fowls and finches to big cats and from incredible butterflies to exotic birds - with information on each species included on the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Drawing Robots
Scrace Carolyn
Featuring all kinds of robots, this title is packed full of inspiring ideas for your child to use to create entirely new artworks of their own. Art Works are a great way to start learning how to draw. Each title... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Drawing Fairies and Mermaids
Carolyn Scrace
From fairies to mermaids, this title is packed full of inspiring ideas for your child to use to create entirely new artworks of their own. Art Works are a great way to start learning how to draw. Each title features... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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Draw it! Animals
Sally Kindberg
The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has fun and quirky doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of awesome things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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