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Books of the Month

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition
J. K. Rowling
September 2018 Book of the Month | Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Bloomsbury has published a paperback edition of the number one bestselling Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by by the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/08/2018
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The Moon
Hannah Pang
September 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | This sumptuous book, packed with gorgeous full and double-page illustrations by Thomas Hegbrook, will appeal to a very broad audience. Its subject – of course – is the Moon, our nearest and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Dollmaker of Krakow
R. M. Romero
September 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: An enchantingly heartrending conjuration that weaves folklore magic with the darkness of Nazi-occupied Poland | Karolina is a living doll who's been transported from the Land of the Dolls on... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback / softback | Released 06/09/2018
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Philip Pullman
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | Author of the Year, British Book Awards 2018 | More than two decades after Northern Lights the first book of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback / softback | Released 06/09/2018
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Music Legends Meet 40 pop and rock stars
Herve Guilleminot
The greatest hits... The most iconic sounds... The top 40 black musicians of all time are here! Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/07/2018
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Greek Gods and Heroes Meet 40 mythical immortals
Sylvie Baussier
Angry gods... Divine goddesses... Mere mortals in peril... The top 40 Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/07/2018
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The People Awards
Lily Murray
Celebrate equality with this beautiful book of biographies, illustrated by Ana Albero. Fifty historical figures are awarded prizes to celebrate their famous (and less-well-known) achievements. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/07/2018
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Sportopedia
Adam Skinner
Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field, aquatic sports and much more. Featured in: 11+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2018
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The Skylarks' War
Hilary Mckay
The Skylarks' War is an evocative and heart breaking story of love, loss, family and friendship set in the golden years before the war and in the horrors of the trenches. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/09/2018
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City of Ghosts
Victoria Schwab
In a Nutshell: Ghostly goings-on | Epic adventure | Cool characters | “Ghosts are everywhere...Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.” So claims Cass, the awesomely amiable heroine of this atmospheric treat for pre-teen readers. But, in Cass's... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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You've Got A Friend
Judi Curtin
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me. Lovereading Comment to follow. Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September: The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/08/2018
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My Secret Dragon
Debbie Thomas
In a nutshell: a rollicking mix of sci-fi, fantasy and mythology | Lively and cannily told, this rollicking adventure mixes sci-fi, fantasy and ancient mythology. Aidan and his mum have a secret, a very unusual one: she is part dragon,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2018
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The Black Amulet
J.R. Wallis
In a nutshell: exciting, original magical adventures | In the second of the Badlands adventures, J.R. Wallis creates another tense, exciting story, underpinned by thoughtful questions about courage, free will and the temptations of power. Our three central characters, Ed/Jones,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Atlantis United
Gerard Siggins
In a nutshell: spy story adventure and sporting action in one exciting package | A submarine ingeniously disguised as a floating island, and a state of the art training programme designed to turn five ordinary kids into sporting superstars –... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/08/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Girl with the Dragon Heart
Stephanie Burgis
In a nutshell: delicious mix of intrigue, dragons, fairies – and chocolate! | Like the first adventure in this series, The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, this is a clever and inventive fantasy, with characters readers will love. This... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/08/2018
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Johnny and the Bomb
Terry Pratchett
Rib-tickling, thought-provoking, wonderful fun with a little history thrown in for good measure. Johnny returns, with his quirky gang of friends, this time hurtling into the past on board a slightly dysfunctional time travelling shopping trolley. First published in 1996,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/08/2018
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Poems to Live Your Life By
Chris Riddell
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Illustrator and author Chris Riddell has created a rich anthology of poems from the past to the present all of which have a special meaning for him. Grouping them under... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/09/2018
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Armistice Runner
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-10 Reading Age 8 | Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful intergenerational tale of the fell-running messengers on the front-line of war. Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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A Dangerous Game
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2018 | Former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman tells a gripping adventure story of a school trip that goes horribly wrong. Sam longs to go on... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Three Cheers for Women!
Marcia Williams
Three Cheers for Women is a hugely inspirational book for children. It is full of facts, quotes and jokes brought together in a really fun way to ensure you remember them....
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Reader Reviewed The Village at the Edge of the World
Stuart Fryd
August 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Mystery and monsters that emerge from the mist | Alexander is apprentice to Professor Cordite, the kind of man who...
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Reader Reviewed The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
Paola Peretti
August 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Tender tale of darkness, loss, light and hope for all ages | “All children are afraid of the dark,” says...
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A Chase In Time
Sally Nicholls
August 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: classic time-slip adventure with some contemporary twists | Sally Nicholls is adept at balancing excitement with humour, creating original page-turning...
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Peril in Paris
Katherine Woodfine
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2018 | With a tremendous cast, a great plot and setting and a catchy style this fast-paced espionage story is a book...
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My [Secret] YouTube Life
Charlotte Seager
August 2018 Debut of the Month An addictive story of love, loss and YouTube from author Charlotte Seager. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Open Your Mind
Gemma Cairney
In a Nutshell: Clued-up, compassionately honest guide to living your best life. This supportive swoosh of fresh air from a former Radio 1 Agony Aunt and all-round brilliant believer in...
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Siobhan Curham
In a nutshell: friendship and understanding can change the world Two young people under extraordinary pressure are at the heart of Siobhan Curham's compassionate, affecting and ultimately uplifting novel....
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The End of the Sky
Sandi Toksvig
11-year-old Slim Hannigan and her family left their home in Ireland to travel to America - in search of a better life. It has been so long and such a...
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The Guggenheim Mystery
Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd
A sequel to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, written by Robin Stevens.
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More Featured Books

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look. Half boy. Half God....
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Reader Reviewed Welcome to Nowhere
Elizabeth Laird
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 7-11 | In a nutshell: the lives of a Syrian family brought vividly and sympathetically to life for young readers | This is...
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Kick
Mitch Johnson
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2018 | October 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: serious issues in a fast-moving, vividly told football story Like lots of...
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The Tiger on His Back
Bernard Ashley
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: tense, contemporary and thought-provoking teenage drama | An eye-catching tattoo of a tiger links four people in Bernard Ashley's new...
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Ella on the Outside
Cath Howe
It's hard to be the new girl but for Ella things are even more complicated. She has recently moved to a new area - and a new school - with...
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Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)
Cathy Cassidy
In a nutshell: a story of survival, friendship and recovery – to a musical soundtrack Cathy Cassidy has a talent for writing positive and life-affirming stories even though they're...
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Holes Discover a Hidden World
Jonathan Litton
July 2018 Book of the Month | This clearly written visually stunning book will have children jumping in to learn all about a wide variety of topics – history, nature,...
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Reader Reviewed Mirror Magic
Claire Fayers
In a nutshell: human and fairy worlds mix in exciting adventures | Mirror Magic is perfect for children who like their stories full of magic and excitement. Orphans Ava and...
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Reader Reviewed Girls Can Vlog: Festival Frenzy
Emma Moss
July 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: 21st century style fun and friendship | In book 5 of this popular series, our gang of friends/vloggers Lucy, Abby,...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Gryffindor Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Hufflepuff Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Ravenclaw Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Slytherin Edition
J. K. Rowling
July 2018 Book of the Month | In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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Mud
Emily Thomas
July 2018 Debut of the Month | Based on the author's own unconventional upbringing on a Thames Barge, Mud is an unusual and touching roman a clef. Lydia tells her...
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Johnny and the Dead
Terry Pratchett
Fantastic, funny and weirdly wonderful, with beautifully apt illustrations by Mark Beech. Johnny can see and talk to the dead, not scary zombie ghostly dead people, just rather ordinary dead...
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Reader Reviewed Never Say Die
Anthony Horowitz
In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism Anthony Horowitz's announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider book was one of the best bits of...
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The Secret Key
Lena Jones
In a nutshell: dastardly crimes for young super sleuth Agatha to solve | The resurgence in crime stories for young readers, led so stylishly by Lauren Child (Ruby Redfort), Lauren...
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Undercover Princess
Connie Glynn
July 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: Cinderella story made for summer reading | An unusual friendship, a chance to live as a princess, mystery, romance and...
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Back on Weird Street
Anne Fine
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | The three stories in Anne Fine's new Weird Street collection are guaranteed to send delicious shivers down the spine, even on the hottest...
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Race to the Bottom of the Sea
Lindsay Eagar
In a nutshell: swashbuckling adventure, sometimes underwater Race to the Bottom of the Sea is a well-written, thoroughly unusual, thought-provoking pirate story, and a rip-roaring adventure. Our hero 11-year...
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Reader Reviewed The Storm Keeper's Island
Catherine Doyle
July 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 Swept along by the wind and sea and suffused with magic and mystery this...
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The Wordsmith
Patricia Forde
Speculative fiction with a powerful political premise. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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