This month's 'featured books'
Books Reviewed by Children
Wilds of the Wolf
Wilds of the Wolf
Steve Backshall
August 2014 Book of the Month  TV presenter Steve Backshall tells a cracking adventure set in a remote and treacherous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The Jewel
The Jewel
Amy Ewing
A fascinating and entirely captivating young adult dystopian romance full of spirit, spark and tenacity. Step into another world, one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Moment Collector
The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
August 2014 Book of the Month  Best-selling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Model Under Cover Stolen with Style
Carina Axelsson
Fashion's most stylish detective is on the case of an uber-glam mystery to solve in New York. With an effortlessly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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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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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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This month's 'featured books'
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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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler
August 2014 Book of the Month A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family and...
Format: Novelty book - Released: 07/08/2014
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
August 2014 Book of the Month  Percy Jackson, hero and demi-god, is the best guide you could have to the...
Format: Hardback - 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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Wilds of the Wolf
Wilds of the Wolf
Steve Backshall
August 2014 Book of the Month  TV presenter Steve Backshall tells a cracking adventure set in a remote and treacherous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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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 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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Carnegie/Greenaway
Ghost Hawk
Ghost Hawk
Susan Cooper
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014   In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
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Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
David Almond
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Award-winning David Almond is at his most lyrical and imaginative in this story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Brock
Brock
Anthony McGowan
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2013
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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
Gemma Merino
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? He...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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Heroic
Heroic
Phil Earle
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  'For the past five weeks I'd prayed that I'd never see my brother's name...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
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Oliver
Oliver
Birgitta Sif
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  A wonderful celebration of being different. Oliver lives in his own dream world;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
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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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