This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Once Upon an Alphabet
Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - December 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
The Cat and the Fiddle A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Jackie Morris
December 2014 Book of the Month With over forty traditional nursery rhymes, personally chosen by the illustrator and laid out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Marcia Williams
December 2014 Book of the Month  In brilliantly created strip-cartoon versions, Marcia Williams has breathed new life into everything from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Bane Chronicles
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Queen Alone
The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
December 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Feel the Fear
Feel the Fear
Lauren Child
December 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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This month's 'featured books'
Books Reviewed by Children
The Parent Agency
The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
December 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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The Queen Alone
The Queen Alone
K. A. S. Quinn
December 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus.  As ever, the characters of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Bane Chronicles
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Map to Everywhere
The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
December 2014 Debut of the Month An epic new magical adventure series featuring a modern artful dodger called Fin who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2014
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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
December 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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Girl Online
Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story....
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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This month's 'featured books'
Guardian Fiction Prize
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
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014- Winner of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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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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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
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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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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This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
The Parent Agency
The Parent Agency
David Baddiel
December 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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The Map to Everywhere
The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
December 2014 Debut of the Month An epic new magical adventure series featuring a modern artful dodger called Fin who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2014
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Girl Online
Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story....
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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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 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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