This month's 'featured books'
Books Reviewed by Children
The Matchbox Mysteries
The Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner
November 2014 Book of the Month  Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Feel the Fear
Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
November 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014
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Hacked
Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Ghosts of Heaven
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Queen Alone
The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Shortlisted 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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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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Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo
Shortlisted 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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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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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Circus of the Unseen
Circus of the Unseen
Joanne Owen
November 2014 Book of the Month   Excitingly different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month   Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
November 2014 Book of the Month  Every child needs a collection of nursery rhymes and this collection of favourites with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2014
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
November 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
October 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014    A beautiful and captivating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
The Parent Agency
The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
November 2014 Debut of the Month  A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Legacy of the Claw
Legacy of the Claw
C. R. Grey
November 2014 Debut of the Month  Discover the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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 role as Editorial advisor to Lovereading4kids and Lovereading4schools, she is the children's editor of the Guardian and Head of Public Lending Right (PLR) Policy and Advocacy at the British Libary.

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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