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Defenders Pitch Invasion
Tom Palmer
Action-packed finale to the enthralling Defenders trilogy, a series of spine-tingling spooky adventures with a sporty twist. Lovereading comment to follow soon. The Defenders is a spooky new series that combines the thrills of football, history and supernatural sleuthing and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/11/2017
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Deluxe Illustrated Edition
J. K. Rowling
This deluxe edition is a must-have for any Potter fan. It comes with a gorgeous art print in a beautiful slipcase and features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2017
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2017
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition
J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts. This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2017
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Christmas Dinner of Souls
Ross Montgomery
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Not for the faint-hearted this is an utterly gripping but also terrifying collection of gruesome stories told round the disgusting dinner table at Soul's College where young Lewis finds himself trapped... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Lucky Button
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Award-winning Michel Morpurgo's warm-hearted time slip story cleverly interweaves the lives of two boys, Jonah and Nathaniel. Struggling to cope with his own complications and finding solace in music, contemporary Jonah... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Norse Myths
Kevin Crossley-Holland
In a Nutshell: Ice-fresh retellings of the Scandinavian myth cycle Ancient magic abounds, great gods and goddesses grimace, and timeless truths teem in this enthralling reimagining of Norse mythology. In his foreword, Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland explains that “Norse... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
Alex Bell
In a nutshell: magic, friendship, adventure Like a crisp layer of new snow in sunshine, Alex Bell's novel sparkles with excitement and adventure. In the tradition of fairytale heroes Stella is an orphan, brought up by the explorer who discovered... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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The Hippo at the End of the Hall
Helen Cooper
Award-winning illustrator Helen Cooper's debut novel is a richly imagined and cleverly crafted story perfectly matched by her own illustrations. ‘Come now or come never!' reads the mysterious invitation that arrives with the milk one day. Despite his mother's protest,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Three Cheers for Women!
Marcia Williams
Three Cheers for Women is a hugely inspirational book for children. It is full of facts, quotes and jokes brought together in a really fun way to ensure you remember them. You may even feel having read about some of these... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Magnificent Birds
Narisa Togo
It isn't often that a non-fiction picture book has been so admired here in the Lovereading office. The stunning, stylish lino-cut prints capture the beauty and the drama of a whole host ofwinged creatures but in the writing the reader... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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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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Reader ReviewedThe Snow Sister
Emma Carroll
Full of sadness but also hope and ultimately happiness this is a heart-warming story for Christmas with a strong Victorian setting. When Pearl makes a snow sister on Christmas Eve to remember her own dead sister Agnes she brings a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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Bad Dad
David Walliams
November 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: a comic crime caper to delight dads and lads It's all about boys and their dads in David Walliams' new bestseller for children. Frank adores his dad and wants to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?
Jo Nesbo
The fifth book in the fart-tastic Doctor Proctor series! Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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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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Dog
Andy Mulligan
November 2017 Book of the Month In a nutshell: gripping, sometimes heart-breaking story of a dog and his boy Guardian award-winner Andy Mulligan brings his own sensibility to a much-loved model - boy and dog form special relationship - adding... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/10/2017
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Matt Millz
Harry Hill
In a nutshell: dreams-come-true adventure plus comedy advice from the master Harry Hill's new children's book is funny (no surprise), features great characters, particularly would-be comic Matt and his terrifyingly ambitious manager Kitty (age 11), but also offers a mini-masterclass... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Optical Illusions
Gianni Sarcone, Marie-Jo Waeber
Is seeing believing? This book will make you question that it is. Featuring almost fifty amazing optical illusions it explains how playing around with the context of colours, shapes and tones, and by changing viewpoints, your eyes and brain can... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Winter Magic
Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty
I've always thought books were magical. It's always a wonder that a simple combination of words can have such meaning, take us on so many adventures. This short story collection encapsulates that belief perfectly. When I saw that it was... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Road To Ever After
Moira Young
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Moira Young puts her own spin on the Christmas film classic It's a Wonderful Life in this delightful story of friendship and redemption. Young Davy David is an orphan living in a den... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2017
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Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe
Rachel Renee Russell
In a nutshell: dork in love Rachel Rennee Russéll's Dork Diaries are huge favourites with tweenage readers and no wonder, she's completely in touch with how they think, and what they worry about too. Nikki is looking forward to the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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I'm Just No Good At Rhyming And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Chris Harris
A completely refreshing and exciting collection of poetry that will encourage even the most determined poetry avoiders to have a peek and maybe get involved. It's beautifully packaged and filled with close to a hundred illustrations from award winning illustrator,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Christmasaurus
Tom Fletcher
Celebrity Dad, Tom Fletcher brings Christmas and Dinosaurs together in a warm hearted, rollickingly magical story inspired by his love of both. Young William Trundle loves dinosaurs better than anything else in the world and all he wants for Christmas... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/10/2017
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The White Fox
Jackie Morris
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Interest Age 8-12 | In a nutshell: a wild creature leads a boy home | Full of magic, myth and a wonderful sense of family, and illustrated throughout with Jackie Morris's beautiful,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2017
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Secret of the Stones
Tony Bradman
In a nutshell: vivid, thrilling Bronze Age adventure This gripping historical adventure opens in dramatic fashion at Stone Henge: young Maglos and his father the High Priest are preparing for the important mid-summer sacrifice when Maglos's uncle strikes down his... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2017
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Who's a Big Bully Then?
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. How do you see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken' the narrator of this story thinks up a dare to show up Darren Bishop, the school bully. A... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2017
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Father Christmas and Me
Matt Haig
November 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Matt Haig's romping adventure breathes fresh life into everything Christmasy. It is a bustling story full of delightful surprises and some wonderful dollops of magic. Orphaned... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/10/2017
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Matt Haig
In a nutshell: Christmas magic and ho-ho-hope | Matt Haigh follows his best-selling A Boy Called Christmas with another festive treat, a brand new story of Father Christmas, his elf and reindeer friends, that is full of magic and has... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/10/2017
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The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Jessica Townsend
November 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: exciting, original fantasy adventure Unusually, Jessica Townsend's book opens with the funeral of her central character. No-one seems particularly upset, not even her family, and that's because Morrigan Crow is a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/10/2017
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