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Debuts of the Month
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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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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Seen and Not Heard
Seen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
October 2014 Debut of the Month   Children's imaginations will run wild after reading this delightfully spooky story. Katie May Green...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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The Crocodile Under the Bed
The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
October 2014 Book of the Month   From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to tea comes a wonderful new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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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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Black Ice
Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
October 2014 Book of the Month   Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Books Reviewed by Children
Black Ice
Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
October 2014 Book of the Month   Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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Terror Kid
Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
October 2014 Book of the Month   Perceptive, provocative and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Winter Horses
The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Catch Your Death
Catch Your Death
Lauren Child
Super-special bubblegum-scented hardback! Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird
Arabella Weir
October 2014 Debut of the Month  New-to-school thirteen-year-old Tabitha Baird is determined to be super-cool, to make some great best-friends....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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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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