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Books of the Month

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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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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, science, medicine, even philosophy: who'd have thought that holes could... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedGirls 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, Hermione and Jessie, are enjoying a special week camping, and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 kids in this country, Budi lives for football, training with... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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The Wordsmith
Patricia Forde
Speculative fiction with a powerful political premise. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2018
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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
Paola Peretti
In a Nutshell: Tender tale of darkness, loss, light and hope for all ages 10+ “All children are afraid of the dark,” says ten-year-old Mafalda sagely, and she knows this more than most, for her world is misting over. At... Featured in: YA readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/08/2018
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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 St John (Kat Wolfe Investigates) and Robin Stevens ( Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 her big brother Matthew move to the town of Wyse,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedWelcome 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 an excellent book for young people who want to know... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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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 summer day. In classic Gothic tradition, the narrative is passed... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/06/2018
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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 old Fidelia Quail has grown up with the sea in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2018
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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 about young people facing really difficult situations. Sami's story is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/06/2018
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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 her mum and brother, and a big secret. Ella has... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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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 is an ebullient adventure story that compels its readers to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2018
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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 intrigue, all set in the luxurious surroundings of a top... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedNever 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 literary news of the last year. Now the book is... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2018
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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 people who don't want anyone to build on their cemetery.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2018
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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. ALL Hero. This title tells the author story. Like Percy... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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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 father he is ruining her life when he announces that... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2018
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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 book. Against her parents' wishes, Sofia has a tiger head... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Walls
Emma Fischel
In a nutshell: family dynamics and friendships changed by a touch of magic Any young person faced with family break-up will understand the frustration that Ned, hero of Emma Fischel's...
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Where the World Ends
Geraldine McCaughrean
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling In the summer of 1727...
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Boy Underwater
Adam Baron
June 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: boy untangles his family story of loss and love | Boy Underwater is one of those rare books that...
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Reader Reviewed The Wild Folk
Sylvia V. Linsteadt
In a nutshell: magical quest adventure story with a strong sense of the natural world | Perfect for readers who enjoy magical adventures set in the wild world, Sylvia Linsteadt's...
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Reader Reviewed Midnight
Derek Landy
In a Nutshell: Can a coldblooded killer be curtailed as time ticks down? Following hot on the heels of Resurrection, this eleventh instalment of Skulduggery Pleasant's incomparable exploits offers everything...
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The Dark Prophecy
Rick Riordan
In a nutshell: epic adventure, story-telling genius It's not easy being immortal in Rick Riordan's Greek-myth inspired sagas, and Apollo has every right to feel fed up in this one....
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Reader Reviewed The Hippo at the End of the Hall
Helen Cooper
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 Award-winning illustrator Helen Cooper's debut novel is a richly imagined and cleverly crafted story perfectly matched by her own illustrations....
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Rhythm and Poetry
Karl Nova
Winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 The first published collection from Hip Hop poet Karl Nova has a refreshing directness, honesty and authenticity. Many of the...
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Rising Stars
Ruth Awolola, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme, Amina Jama
Highly Commended in the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 Five emerging writer-performers are showcased in a book which is a blend of anthology & individual collections. Ruth Awolola...
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Reader Reviewed The Knights and the Best Quest
Kaye Umansky
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 A masterly and hilarious retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from award-winning queen of funny Kaye Umansky. Lovereading Comment...
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Reader Reviewed Lou Out of Luck
Nat Luurtsema
In a nutshell: sharp, witty school and family based comedy | Nat Luurtsema made a splash with her first story about Lou Brown in Girl Out of Water, which saw...
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Reader Reviewed The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Philip Pullman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 | Master story-teller Philip Pullman is as brilliantly creative in this gripping, multi-narrative graphic novel story as ever. In...
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Dog
Andy Mulligan
In a nutshell: gripping, sometimes heart-breaking story of a dog and his boy Guardian award-winner Andy Mulligan brings his own sensibility to a much-loved model - boy and dog form...
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Suffragette The Battle for Equality
David Roberts
Of all the books about the campaign for women's suffrage in this the centenary year of some women being given the vote, David Roberts's is the most beautiful to look...
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Philip Pullman
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017...
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Reader Reviewed You Are Awesome
Matthew Syed
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April & May 2018 Table tennis champion Matthew Syed offers his very best advice on how...
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Reader Reviewed Fish Boy
Chloe Daykin
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award March 2017 Debut of the Month In a sparely written but richly...
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Reader Reviewed How to Bee
Bren MacDibble
May 2018 Book of the Month How To Bee is unlike any story I have ever read. The narrative voice is heartfelt and the author uses a mild form of...
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Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Branford Boase Prize 2006 Fly By Night is a wholly original fantasy peopled with a cast of unusual characters whose adventures unravel at a breathtaking pace. Mosca...
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Gullstruck Island
Frances Hardinge
A hugely imaginative and inventive fantasy, Gullstruck Island is the wonderful creation of a whole new world in which some of the strangest things happen. Arilou is a Lost, a...
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Girls for the Vote
Linda Newbery
Brings the past brilliantly to life and introduces inspirational women to today's girls. Historically strong, this is a dramatic story with a real sense of atmosphere which in turn sheds an impressively wide light...
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Reader Reviewed The House with Chicken Legs
Sophie Anderson
May 2018 Debut of the Month | This sparkling debut weaves the captivating folklore of Baba Yaga with the thrills of a classic venturing-out-into-the-world quest, replete with primal conflicts, tantalising...
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Reader Reviewed Spirit
Sally Christie
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: old magic in the real world of today A game of Truth or Dare in the humdrum setting of a...
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COPA90: Our World Cup A Fans' Guide to 2018
Copa90
Preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can begin right now with this handsome and thoroughly comprehensive guide to the tournament. Over 170 colour pages it details the teams and...
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Journeys
Jonathan Litton
This fine, beautifully illustrated book does everything an information book should. Its subject is the amazing expeditions taken by men and women over the centuries. Some subjects will be familiar...
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A Good Day for Climbing Trees
Jaco Jacobs
In a nutshell: quirky treetop adventure with a streak of activism Cape Town is the setting for Jaco Jacobs' quirky adventure, but the emotions described will be familiar to all...
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The Beast Awakens
Joseph Delaney
In a Nutshell: Fresh folkloric frights from a master of spine-tingling storytelling This first timelessly terrifying tale in a new series from the creator of The Spook's Apprentice confirms...
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Reader Reviewed The Burning Maze
Rick Riordan
May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gods and monsters, heroism and humour | The Burning Maze is book three in Riordan's The Trials of Apollo...
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Reader Reviewed The Company of Eight
Harriet Whitehorn
All her life Cass has dreamt of joining the circus to become an acrobat and travel the islands on the Circus Boat. Once a year the boat visits her home,...
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Reader Reviewed Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls into the Grimmer....
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A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles...
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The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever
James Patterson
In a nutshell: laughter makes the world go round and the pages turnJamie Grimm is back, and if you don't know why that's cause for celebration then it's...
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Lucky Break
Rob Stevens
In a nutshell: comic capers deliver sensitive story of grief and recovery Arnold is unlike anyone Leon has ever met before. He's honest to the point of rudeness, takes everything...
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The Wonderling
Mira Bartok
In a Nutshell: Half-human, half-fox foundling seeks true destiny Sparkling with the wit and wonder of a children's classic, this exuberant quest-driven debut is a treat for readers of ten...
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Aru Shah and the End of Time
Roshani Chokshi
In a nutshell: Hindu folklore provides the background for a thrilling adventure story with a sharp, funny protagonist | Aru Shah is an average twelve-year old, not particularly attentive at...
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Reader Reviewed McTavish Goes Wild
Meg Rosoff
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | A new story for that best of all dogs, McTavish, and another delicious helping...
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The Mystery of the Colour Thief
Ewa Jozefkowicz
In a nutshell: grief and loss turned into hope and resilience | Izzy feels as if colour is leaching from her world, and literally. Plagued by nightmares of a shadowy,...
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The Sand Dog
Sarah Lean
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Full of hope and wonder but also shot through with deep feelings of sadness this is a beautiful story about the...
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Reader Reviewed William Wenton and the Secret Portal
Bobbie Peers
In a nutshell: code-breaking child genius versus villainous robots | William Wenton is something of a bionic boy; half of his body is a hi-tech metal called luridium, and this...
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Child I
Steve Tasane
An extraordinary novella with echoes of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Road; set in an otherworldly plain with hints of magical realism.
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Humanatomy
Nicola Edwards
The human body is amazing, ‘the most incredible machine on Earth' says this book, which explains exactly how it works, from the inside out. Over colourful, clearly designed pages, featuring...
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Dream Team
Alan Gibbons
With the World Cup coming up, football stories are even more appealing than usual, and Alan Gibbons knows just how to win and hold young readers' attention. There are two...
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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
Football crams dynamic action, breathtaking skills and heartstopping tension into 90 minutes of play. It is sport as drama, making heroes and villains out of its players, managers and officials....
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The Wheel of Surya
Jamila Gavin
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK....
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Reader Reviewed The Faceless Ones
Derek Landy
Prize winning Skulduggery Pleasant is back for a third thrilling adventure. Along with his side-kick Stephanie, Skulduggery, the skeleton detective, must stand up to the Faceless Ones in a typically...
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