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Books Reviewed by Children
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Martin Howard
October 2014 Book of the Month   A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Book
Book
John Agard
Tells us the story of the book! Told by none other than Book himself, this work begins with stories told...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Royal Babysitters
The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Sabriel
Sabriel
Garth Nix
October 2014 ebook of the Month   An otherworldly adventure blending a clever mix of reality and fantasy. You may have already...
Format: eBook - Released: 05/06/2014
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Dread Eagle
Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Worst in Show
Worst in Show
William Bee
A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty of ghosts in it. And it's not a horror...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of the IBW Children's Award 2014  Award-winning Kate diCamillo tells...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
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She is Not Invisible
She is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   When sixteen-year-old Laureth’s father vanishes she is determined to track him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month  A gripping story with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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Books of the Month
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The House of Hades
The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
October 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Royal Babysitters
The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Shouldn't You Be in School?
Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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Dread Eagle
Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
October 2014 Book of the Month   Steampunk at its best with some fantastical inventions that make the impossible possible. Set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Bears Don't Read!
Bears Don't Read!
Emma Chichester Clark
October 2014 Book of the Month   George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting which is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Debuts of the Month
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Karen Foxlee
October 2014 Debut of the Month  The Marvellous Boy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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A Little in Love
A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
October 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month    Eponine tells the heart wrenching story of her own life of suffering and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Piper
The Piper
Danny Weston
October 2014 Debut of the Month   A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
October 2014 Debut of the Month    *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content  An enormous family saga unfolds in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Elli Woollard
October 2014 Debut of the Month  A simple and witty rhyming text tells how Woozy the Wizard sets about trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Lies We Tell Ourselves
Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month    Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
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