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Debuts of the Month
Denton Little's Death Date
Denton Little's Death Date
Lance Rubin
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Teenager Denton Little is about to die. In his society, everyone knows the day...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Seed
Seed
Lisa Heathfield
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Fifteen year old Pearl has lived all her life at Seed, a nature-worshipping cult...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2015
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The Accidental Prime Minister
The Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
April 2015 Debut of the Month  We’ve all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP’s job at least...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Lily and Bear
Lily and Bear
Lisa Stubbs
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Lily and Bear – two wonderful new characters who love to play together – and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Meet Ivy Pocket, junior lady’s maid, and one of the most delightful fictional creations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Crow Talker
The Crow Talker
Jacob Grey
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Caw is an orphan, or might as well be. His parents threw him out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Books Reviewed by Children
Russian Roulette
Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling Anthony Horowitz doesn’t miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Hangman's Revolution
The 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - May 2014 Book of the Month  Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Hercufleas
Hercufleas
Sam Gayton
Greta needs a hero, someone to defeat the murderous giant Yuk. She goes to see Mr Stickler, proprietor of Happily...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Dying of the Light
The Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. This is it; this is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Guardian Fiction Prize
The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby After Iris
The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby After Iris
Natasha Farrant
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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The Dark Wild
The Dark Wild
Piers Torday
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014.    In The Dark Wild, Kester, a twelve year old with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Phoenix
Phoenix
S. F. Said
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   The supernova is coming ...one boy alone can save the galaxy!...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Shine
Shine
Candy Gourlay
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   This is not a ghost story even though there are plenty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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The Lost Gods
The Lost Gods
Francesca Simon
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   Best-selling Francesca Simon tells a second hilarious story about what happens...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Blue Peter Book Awards
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
Andy Seed
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts      This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Boy in the Tower
Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Corpse Talk
Corpse Talk
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts   Meet some of history's most famous, infamous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
See Katie Scott at Hay Fever!   Join illustrator Katie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
Pamela Butchart
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story - October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Books of the Month
Slug Needs a Hug
Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Pizza for Pirates
Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
April 2015 Book of the Month  From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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I'll Give You the Sun
I'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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Half Wild
Half Wild
Sally Green
April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month  Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2015
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Looking-Glass Girl
Looking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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