This month's 'featured books'
Carnegie/Greenaway
The Paper Dolls
The Paper Dolls
Julia Donaldson
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - June 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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The Positively Last Performance
The Positively Last Performance
Geraldine Mccaughrean
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  Award winning Geraldine McCaughrean spins a brilliantly fanciful yarn in the magical setting of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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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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Jemmy Button
Jemmy Button
Alix Barzelay
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button – a native of Tierra del...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2014
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & August 2013 Book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2013
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Sidney, Stella and the Moon
Sidney, Stella and the Moon
Emma Yarlett
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014   Twins Sidney and Stella love doing everything together - everything except sharing. When...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2013
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Horrid Henry 20th Anniversary
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Francesca Simon
Introducing Horrid Henry, the boy who throws food, snatches,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup
Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup
Francesca Simon
Best-selling Francesca Simon tells four terrific new stories about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Horrid Henry's Biggest and Best Ever Joke Book - 3-in-1
Horrid Henry's Biggest and Best Ever Joke Book - 3-in-1
Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry is back with this bumper 3-in-1 collection...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
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A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports
A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports
Francesca Simon
Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Horrid Henry's Wedding
Horrid Henry's Wedding
Francesca Simon
Henry goes to a very Horrid wedding in this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Horrid Henry's A-Z of Everything Horrid
Horrid Henry's A-Z of Everything Horrid
Francesca Simon
Best-selling Horrid Henry has never been one to conform so it is not a surprise that his A-Z is full...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2011
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This month's 'featured books'
Miffy
Miffy and the New Baby
Miffy and the New Baby
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Miffy has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy's Birthday
Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna’s iconic picture books about the little white bunny called...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy at the Zoo
Miffy at the Zoo
Dick Bruna
A pair of parrots, a zebra and a kangaroo - these are just some of the animals Miffy sees for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Miffy's Garden
Miffy's Garden
Dick Bruna
How do flowers grow? What can Miffy do to help? Miffy experiences the pleasures of gardening for the first time... Small,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy on Holiday!
Miffy on Holiday!
Dick Bruna
Meet Miffy - a lovable little bunny who likes to discover the wonder in everyday things. Miffy and her parents...
Format: Novelty book - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy at the Gallery
Miffy at the Gallery
Dick Bruna
A great way to introduce young children to the modern art world. Simplifies forms of modern art to toddlers while...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Books of the Month
The Hangman's Revolution
The Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2014
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Scarlett Fever
Scarlett Fever
Maureen Johnson
 Queen-of-Teens Maureen Johnson captures Scarlett’s hectic and fluctuating life in this third story about the goings on at  Hopewell Hotel,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Four: A Divergent Collection
Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth
July 2014 ebook of the Month  Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2014
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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month  Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Supertato
Supertato
Sue Hendra
July 2014 Book of the Month  A terrific joke lies at the heart of this high action drama. When one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month  For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Debuts of the Month
Head Over Heart
Head Over Heart
Colette Victor
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Boys, homework and family – Zeynab has all the usual concerns of any girl...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Luck Uglies
The Luck Uglies
Paul Durham
Rye’s life is saved by a mysterious stranger on the night of the Black Moon, an event which leads her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Savage Kingdom
The Savage Kingdom
Simon David Eden
July 2014 Debut of the Month  An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Rain
The Rain
Virginia Bergin
July 2014 Debut of the Month   A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour....
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Jumblecat
Jumblecat
Archie Kimpton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Introducing a fantastically funny new voice in children's fiction.  Think David Walliams meets Franck...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Glimpse
Glimpse
Kendra Leighton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  A poem from the past is woven into this haunting contemporary story in which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Books Reviewed by Children
Twit
Twit
Stephen Cole
Poor little Twit is always having mean tricks played on him by his big brothers, Boggle, Bumf and Baffle.  One...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2013
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Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
****Michelle Magorian will be appearing at the Puffin Exhibition, Waterstones Piccadily, on 23rd July talking about the inspiration behind her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast
Kjartan Poskitt
July 2014 Book of the Month  Be careful where you read this savagely funny new series for 8+ year olds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Rain
The Rain
Virginia Bergin
July 2014 Debut of the Month   A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour....
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Borrowers
The Borrowers
Judith Elkin, Sian Bailey, Mary Norton
A magical adventure story of an alternative, small-scale life as lived by Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty who could...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month  Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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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 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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