This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Eye of the Falcon
The Eye of the Falcon
Michelle Paver
August 2014 Book of the Month The third adventure for Hylas, now landed on the plague ridden island of Keftiu...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
Gareth P. Jones
August 2014 Book of the Month  A rip-roaring dinosaur romp from a Blue Peter Book of the Year winner teamed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month  This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
John Matthews
August 2014 Book of the Month Henry Hunter is a most unusual boy – even among the boys at St Grimbold’s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
Josephine Angelini
September 2014 Book of the Month    Fabulously different, this wonderfully exciting novel captures your imagination and allows it to soar...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Isla and the Happily Ever After
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Stephanie Perkins
August 2014 Book of the Month   Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Books Reviewed by Children
Lucky
Lucky
Chris Hill
An inspiring, lovely read, containing a classic storyline told in an imaginative way. Lucky the red squirrel finds himself living...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
John Matthews
August 2014 Book of the Month Henry Hunter is a most unusual boy – even among the boys at St Grimbold’s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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The Castle
The Castle
Sophia Bennett
August 2014 Book of the Month   In a fast-paced and richly imagined adventure Peta Jones risks her life when she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Half a Creature from the Sea
Half a Creature from the Sea
David Almond
An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller and author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, David...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom
Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom
Jim Smith
This is the 5th madcap book in the Barry Loser series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Carina Axelsson
The theft of the ‘Black Amelia’, the most famous black diamond in the world, gives Axelle, one of the world’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Debuts of the Month
City of Halves
City of Halves
Lucy Inglis
August 2014 Debut of the Month  Beautifully told, this is a gripping story which flows effortlessly across boundaries which typically...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Solitaire
Solitaire
Alice Oseman
August 2014 Debut of the Month  Teenage debut author Alice Oseman’s high-octane story captures the passion, anger, frustration and cynicism...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Carnegie/Greenaway
This is Not My Hat
This is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014- Winner of the
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2014
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Time for Bed, Fred!
Time for Bed, Fred!
Yasmeen Ismail
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  It's time for bed. But will Fred go to bed? You bet he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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All the Truth That's In Me
All the Truth That's In Me
Julie Berry
April 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  A deeply romantic story set against a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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The Lemur's Tale
The Lemur's Tale
Ophelia Redpath
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014   A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar, and eventually...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2013
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Mysterious Traveller
Mysterious Traveller
Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  This tale begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Too Noisy!
Too Noisy!
Malachy Doyle
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Sam’s family all love noise. And they make a lot of it! When...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
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Who is Julia Eccleshare ?

Julia Julia Eccleshare M.B.E. has spent her working life to date within children's books as a critic, an editor, an author and a commentator. And this was recognized when she was made an M.B.E. in the Queen's Honours list in June 2014 for services to Children's Literature. Apart from her current role as Editorial contributor and advisor to Lovereading4kids, she is the children's editor of the Guardian.

She has co-edited and is the author of a number of books including the Rough Guide to Teenage Literature, the fascinating and insightful Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers, which is a celebration of a century of children's literature, as well as Treasure Islands: the Woman's Hour Guide to Children's Books. She also spent some considerable time as a children's fiction editor in UK publishing. She has been a selector to the Children's Books of the Year, a guide to the best books published annually, a member of the advisory board of a children's book club and for some while was children's books editor of The Bookseller. She regularly appears as a judge or Chair of judges on some of the major children's book prizes including the Whitbread (now called the Costa) and the Nestle among others.

From this engagement with the field she has encyclopaedic knowledge of what has been published for children over the last twenty five or thirty years, how fashions have changed, what has worked and how best to help children and their parents find the book that they will most enjoy. Julia was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon Prize in 2000 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to children's books. She is married with four children and lives in London.




















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