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Gift books for Babies and Toddlers

Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/09/2012
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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
David Almond
Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize & Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story Award-winning David Almond tells a deliciously funny and refreshingly original story of Stanley, a boy who takes off on... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Where My Wellies Take Me
Michael Morpurgo, Clare Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the English Association 2013 Prize (Fiction 7-11) September 2012 MEGA Book of the Month.Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo's touching story of a young girl's exploration of the countryside provides a lyrical... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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I Want a Pet
Lauren Child
This beautiful new mini hardback of Lauren Child's first picture book, is celebrating 15 years in print. The deliciously droll riddle of a story captures the essence of Lauren Child at her best – her ability to understand children, their... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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I am Cat
Jackie Morris
In bold pictures and a simple text, Jackie Morris brings alive Cat who, when asleep in the day, dreams of being all kinds of other cats. Sometimes she's a lion lounging in the heat of the day; sometimes she's a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Baby's Very First Touchy-feely Animals Play Book
Fiona Watt
Lots of touchy feely and visually stimulating things for toddlers to enjoy in this delightful board book. Every page is animal themed. A wonderful sensory experience. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2012
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Old Bear
Jane Hissey
November 2012 Book of the Month Old Bear was first published in 1986 and became one of the bestselling picture books ever with spin off merchandise that ensured he became a household name for a whole generation of children. Now,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day
Axel Scheffler
Best-selling Axel Scheffler's delightful characters Pip and Posy are back for a new adventure. The two friends love playing in the snow together until a difference of opinion causes them to start to quarrel. How will they get back to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish
Rebecca Harry
An entrancing story of friendship. Bunny is sad because she doesn't think she has any friends so she packs her bags one winter's day and heads off to find Santa to fulfill her wish. But on the way she ends... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Room on the Broom Sound Book
Julia Donaldson
September 2012 Book of the Month. The witch and her cat are a delightful duo and their cheerful story is given terrific additionality by the wonderful sounds that accompany them in this edition. Listen to the cat purr, the wand... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/09/2012
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Superworm
Julia Donaldson
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Awards Best Book for Younger Children - September 2012 Book of the Month. Award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, tell a romping story of Superworm, a new hero... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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I Spy on the Farm
Edward Gibbs
Learn as you play, explore letter sounds, colours and animal noises as you play I spy on the farm. This is the third book in the series, so there's even more to spy in I Spy With My Little Eye... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2011
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Matilda's Cat
Emily Gravett
Award-winning Emily Gravett has come up with another witty gem. Specialising in simplicity and relying on readers taking their cues from her characters, here Matilda's cat makes it plain that she does NOT like all the things Matilda wants her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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Gift books for 3+ readers

Archie
Domenica More Gordon
June 2012 Debut of the Month. From an important and exciting new author/illustrator - a hugely original new talent - comes a riot of canine fun, bound to attract appreciative tail-wagging from dog fans! Featuring a royal guest star at the end... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/05/2012
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Little Beaver and the Big Front Tooth
Amy MacDonald
A touching story which will entertain all those anxious about losing their front teeth! Little Beaver is very worried when his front tooth becomes wobbly. How will he be able to chew bark? And, if he can't chew bark, how... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2012
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Meg and Mog
Helen Nicoll
A stunning 40th anniversary edition of one of THE classics of the 20th century that will remain timeless forever. Available in both hardback and paperback in this anniversary edition. Great for sharing or reading alone, this edition celebrates their special... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Princess and the Pea
Hans Christian Andersen
A young girl claiming to be a princess is put to the test: will she feel the pea underneath the pile of mattresses? A classic fairy tale with beautiful, soft illustrations. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/01/2012
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The Tobermory Cat
Debi Gliori
Once upon a time…best-selling illustrator Debi Gliori tells a witty story about cats poking fun at fame and asking if it really has any merit. All the towns on Mull have cats with special attributes, such as being able to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/11/2012
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The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore
Highly acclaimed artist Angela Barrett captures all the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve with her magical version of this popular festive verse. Her detailed illustrations depict a nostalgic, snow-covered world that sparkles with elegance and flair. A classic book... Featured in: 7+ readers | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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The Diggers are Coming!
Susan Steggall
November 2012 Book of the Month Machine-mad readers will love this dramatic picture book which brings to life all the action and especially the noise of a building site. Susan Steggall's brilliantly created 3D collage illustrations of wreckers wrecking and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas
Alison Uttley
Packed full of Christmassy warmth, this busy story about Little Grey Rabbit and her friends Hare and Squirrel is a welcome reissue of a delightful classic. All three have fun sledging with their friends in the snow until Hare scares... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Little Grey Rabbit: Squirrel Goes Skating
Alison Uttley
Hare is the star of the show as he leads a skating party out onto the snow. Despite complaining of bumps and bruises he ends up having a very good time indeed and the three friends return home triumphant. But,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Old Bear Stories
Jane Hissey
Five classic bestselling picture books have been put together in this handsome edition which displays Jane hissey's beautiful illustrations perfectly. Jane Hissey's loveable Old Bear and the very special friends Bramwell Brown, Little Bear, Rabbit and Duck have the most... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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Winnie-the-Pooh's Christmas Adventure Winter Story Book
Andrew Grey
This is the perfect stocking filler for fans of The Bear of Little Brain! It's a very snowy day in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Pooh Bear realises that some of the other animals might be snowed in to their... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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Christmas at the Toy Museum
David Lucas
One very special Christmas Eve, Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree - but what's this? There are no presents! What can they do? The normally reserved Bunting has a wonderful idea.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Gift books for 5+ readers

Goldilocks
Allan Ahlberg
‘One of Julia Eccleshare's Stand-out Children's Book of the Year 2012'A brilliant book which is full of original stories all of which are variations on the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Each retelling becomes more... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Arlo Needs Glasses
Barney Saltzberg
November 2012 Book of the Month This inventive, interactive picture book will charm young readers and their parents with a perfect light touch and joyful spirit as the reader gets to do just what Arlo does to solve his problem... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/08/2012
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Jolly Snowman
Emma Goldhawk
Meet the Jolly Snowman. It's cold outside in the snow, but Snowman and his animal friends are keeping warm playing in the snow. Come and play with the Jolly Snowman and his friends with this wonderful hand puppet novelty book.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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My Carry-along Santa Activity Book Activity Book with Stickers
Jocelyn Miller
Carry this brilliant make-and-do book of Santa themed activities wherever you have to go this Christmas and it comes complete with a distinctive cut-out handle. Bright and effective results quickly and easily including the making of Christmas stockings, treat boxes... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 21/09/2012
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My Carry-along Angel Activity Book Activity Book with Stickers
Jocelyn Miller
A Christmas make-and-do book with a distinctive cut out handle and adorable angel theme to carry about wherever you have to go this Christmas. There are puzzles to ponder, stickers to stick, templates to help you and a fabulous array... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 21/09/2012
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What's the Time, Mr Wolf?
Debi Gliori
Shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Children's Book Award - September 2012 Book of the Month This enchantingly original story inspired by the well-known playground tag game, this is also perfect for practising telling the time. Mr Wolf is revealed to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/09/2012
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
September 2012 Book of the Month. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales and this title is inspired by the original title. Thompson has a talent for creating engaging narratives with... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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My Story Time Bible
Sophie Piper
Twelve of the most popular stories from the Bible - six from the Old Testament and six from the New Testament - are simply retold in this edition. The power of stories such as Noah and the Flood, David and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2012
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Have You Ever Ever Ever?
Colin McNaughton
Talented duo Colin McNaughton and Emma Chichester Clark have teamed up to create a witty and original introduction to some very favourite characters from nursery rhymes and popular songs. The cat and the fiddle, incy wincy spider, the four and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 & the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good - with hilarious results! This is the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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Fantastic Christmas Stable Illustrated by Steve Smallman
Juliet David
This unique book opens out to reveal the bright and colourful scene of the nativity, complete with Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus. The Angel, the shepherds and the wise men, complete with opening flaps, amazing pop up visuals and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 24/08/2012
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The Jolly Christmas Postman
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
Everyone's favourite postman is now 20 years old and celebrates with a brand new cover look. The Jolly Postman books have won The Children's Book Award, The Emil/Kurt Maschler and The Kate Greenaway Medal. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/10/2011
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Michael Morpurgo Christmas Collection
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning master storyteller Michael Morpurgo tells four magical Christmassy stories, each fully illustrated by a different artist, in this beautifully illustrated book. There's sadness before great happiness in The Best of Times, the story of how a prince discovers that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2012
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The First Christmas
Georgie Adams
A clearly written telling of the story of the birth of Jesus and how a bright star guides the shepherds, the angels and the three kings to the lowly stable where he is born. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/11/2012
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Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents
Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry loves getting Christmas presents but he's not so keen on giving them. That's because, he hasn't got them to give! However, Henry comes up with a very clever plan firmly based on the principle, it's the thought that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 08/11/2012
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Beyond the Page
Quentin Blake
Both a memoir and a treasury, this is the perfect book for adults this Christmas, particularly those who have an interest in children's illustration and those who have or are still sharing Quentin Blake picture books with children or grandchildren. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/11/2012
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Winnie-the-Pooh and the Grand Christmas Surprise
Andrew Grey
A wonderful Christmas gift with five special letters from pooh to all his friends, a Christmas card and some press-out decorations for your tree this Christmas. This beautiful Christmas gift book will delight all fans of Winnie-the-Pooh and one to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2011
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The Christmas Eve Ghost
Shirley Hughes
When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Twelve Days of Christmas
Jane Ray
A truly perfect and utterly timeless version of the much-loved festive song, The Twelve Days of Christmas from an incredibly talented artist. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Nutcracker
Geraldine McCaughrean
A retelling of the story of Marie, who is given a special nutcracker doll for Christmas. The nutcracker comes alive, turns into a handsome prince, and the marvellous adventures begin. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Cinderella
Jane Ray
Award-winning Jane Ray has created a stunning version of Cinderellawhich unfolds in six beautiful three-dimensional scenes. Cinderella, herUgly Sisters, her mean step-mother, the Prince - all are brought vividlyto life against equally striking backgrounds of a drab... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular - Sticker Book
Martin Handford
This Santa themed sticker activity book features 24 pages of wintry sticker-based activities (spot the differences, jigsaws, games, mazes, searches and more) and six sticker sheets bursting with hundreds of stickers to complete them. With new art from Martin Handford... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Winnie's Dinosaur Day
Valerie Thomas
Hilarious goings on at a museum full of dinosaur skeletons make this one of Winnie's best adventures. Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are not equally excited by the dinosaurs they encounter in the big museum! While Winnie longs... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Winnie the Witch 6 Stories to Share & 2 CDs
Valerie Thomas
Describing Winnie and her erstwhile side-kick Wilbur requires only one word - MAGIC. It's no surprise then that Winnie is fast becoming everyone's favourite character! In this edition, not only are there six Winnie picture books, illustrated by Korky Paul... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/10/2012
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The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book
Bob Hartman
A wonderful collection of celebratory stories from around the world retold by a master storyteller who knows exactly how to recreate magic and wonder for his listeners. In addition to the familiar Christmas stories of Joseph and Mary's journey, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2012
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Bible Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Are you a super sleuth? Have you got an eagle eye? This book is perfect for budding detectives. Each page is a treasure trove of fabulously detailed pictures from the world of the Bible. Children and parents will have hours... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/07/2012
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Little Red Riding Hood
Lari Don
A stylish and witty re-telling of this popular classic tale matched by equally fresh feeling illustrations which are a clever blend of timelessness and modernity. It's a story full of cruelty which both the storyteller and the illustrator relish while... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/10/2012
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Pinocchio
Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio is the classic story of the little wooden puppet who longs to become a human boy and strives to achieve his ambition. Pinocchio is a delightful character who is full of both humour and pathos. He has the unfortunate... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Pirates Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 ‘Pants ahoy!' in this hilarious new adventure by the best-selling author /illustrator duo of Aliens Love Underpants. Armed with a map, the pirate captain and his crew are off... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde
Joyce Dunbar
Cat lovers everywhere will relish this beauty of a book. Jill Barton's glorious large scale illustrations capture the different moods of this changeable feline star. Good cat or bad cat? Joyce Dunbar's lyrical and rhythmic text beautifully describes the many... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
Simon Bartram
A must-have for all fans of Bob, the very much loved man in the moon, who is back for a brilliantly entertaining new adventure. Bob knows every inch of the moon which he looks after so carefully. Imagine his surprise... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2012
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How Dinosaurs Really Work
Alan Snow
The must-have book of dinosaurs from the creator of How Santa Really Works. Have you ever wondered what colour dinosaurs really were, what they had for breakfast or even whether you could beat one in a running race? You have!... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2012
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George and the Knight
Sue McMillan
A touching story of how a timid dragon saves the day when he defends the villagers against a cruel and heartless knight. George is such a kind and gentle creature that all the other dragons who are fearsome and mighty... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/09/2012
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Callum's Incredible Construction Kit
Jonathan Emmett, Ben Mantle
When Callum is given a construction kit for his birthday he immediately gets busy building. Callum's constructions start small but soon he is building bigger and bigger things with surprisingly useful results. But, as Callum's construction kit grows, the house... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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How We Make Stuff
Christiane Dorian
Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 7-11) Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2012
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Winnie's Sticker Book
Valerie Thomas
Abracadabra! It's time for some sticker magic! This fantastic sticker book has all you need for hours of fun with Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur. Find the re-usable stickers to complete the pictures and create your very own... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Big Book of Big Bugs
Emily Bone
Love bugs or hate them, you'll love this... It reveals the world's biggest bugs, including spiders bigger than a dinner plate, a stick insect longer than your arm, a beetle the same size as a rat, and moths and butterflies... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2012
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The BFG 30th Anniversary Edition
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Gift books for 7+ readers

The Fearsome Beastie
Giles Paley-Phillips
April 2012 Book of the Month. Winner of The People's Book Prize 2012, a national competition aimed at discovering new and unknown works: a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public. Also Winner of 2013 Heart... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2011
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The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense
Edward Lear
The best-loved nonsense rhymes of Edward Lear including The Jumblies and The Dong with the Luminous Nose are beautifully presented in this handsome edition. Each of the nine rhymes is lavishly illustrated by the award-winning Australian illustrator. There is additional... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2012
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Where's Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book Two
Martin Handford
Following the popularity of the Where's Wally? Phenomenal Postcard Book, this second postcard book contains 30 extraordinary scenes in which to search for Wally and his friends. It's a new selection compiled from each of the seven classic titles so... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Postcard book or pack | Released 01/03/2012
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The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore
This beautiful new edition of a christmas classic, perfect to read aloud to children both young and old, brings together the classic verse with enchanting illustrations by Robert Ingpen that perfectly capture the magic of Christmas for old and young... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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Barefoot Books World Atlas
Nick Crane
This is a visually stunning Atlas - more so than any we've seen before. Kids will embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet with pull-out maps, fact-filled booklets and fold-outs on most pages. It's a book that can be... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Reader ReviewedThe Grunts In Trouble
Philip Ardagh
Meet the Grunts! Mr and Mrs, their cat Ginger Biscuit, two donkeys Clip and Clop and Sunny, a child Mr Grunt stole off a washing line as a present for Mrs Grunt. The Grunts roam the land in a ramshackle... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Big Questions From Little People ... Answered By Some Very Big People
Gemma Elwin Harris
Children have a knack of asking great questions which we as parents often can't answer. Big Questions such as: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why did dinosaurs go extinct and not other animals? What is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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One Hundred Illustrated Stories
Various Authors
A beautifully illustrated collection of one hundred of the best-loved stories ever told, from Grimm's Fairytales to Aesop's Fables, from Arthurian Legends to Greek Myths and from Hans Christian Andersen's Ugly Duckling to Aladdin from the Arabian Nights. Perfect for... Featured in: 9+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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Horrid Henry's Fearsome Four
Francesca Simon
Four best-selling Horrid Henry stories, each richly illustrated by Tony Ross, are gathered up in this bumper volume making a perfect gift book. The chaos of Horrid Henry's birthday party; the shock of Horrid Henry's underpants – as supplied by... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/11/2012
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Letters from Father Christmas
J. R. R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings fans of all ages will love this witty and charming collection of letters from Father Christmas to the children of J.R.R. Tolkien. In them Father Christmas describes aspects of the ups and downs of his wintry... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney
The best-selling Wimpy Kid charts new aspects of his life in his trademark frank and highly humorous diary. From reflecting on the time before he was born to his struggles to find a date for the Valentine Day's Dance and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/11/2012
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Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings
Ros Asquith
November 2012 Book of the Month & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, this hilarious series goes from strength to strength. In this forth title, The Aliens exploration of earthlings' speech reveals the foibles of the English language -... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/10/2012
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Illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales
Gill Doherty
A wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales and perfect for parents to share with their children and for older children to read alone. The Brothers Grimm Stories include: The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Little... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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The Misadventures of Winnie the Witch
Laura Owen
A handsome gift volume of eight hilarious stories about Winnie the Witch and her faithful cat Wilbur. Whether it is creating fabulous knickers or causing chaos on the football pitch Winnie has a knack of being at the heart of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/10/2012
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Christmas According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Celebrated class hamster Barney is back for an exciting new adventure. This time, all the action of Christmas is filling Room 26 as everyone gets ready for the Winter Wonderland Show. But not everything is going to plan. As ever,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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The Funniest Christmas Joke Book Ever
Joe King
Scrooges everywhere will benefit from the mass of good jokes stashed in this jolly seasonal collection. Divided into sections for Santa Claus, Elves, Reindeer, Presents and more....it seems there is a humorous side to everything that goes into making Christmas. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
The classic story of Ratty, Toad and Badger – three friends who live on the riverbank – is full of adventure, excitement and wonderful characters. David Roberts' illustrations bring a touch of sophistication to the familiar story and capture perfectly... Featured in: 9+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
Theresa Breslin
A wonderful gift, particularly if you have Scottish connections. This is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime and will be enjoyed by parents and grandparents as well as children. Retelling each in its own individual style,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2012
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The Snow Bear
Holly Webb
A wonderful gentle story featuring a girl who wakes up to find herself in a world of ice with only a polar bear cub for company. Together they lose themselves in an enchanting journey through the wilderness - will she... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
The world-wide smash hit musical is available in full here with wonderful illustrations by Quentin Blake capturing the magic of the story and the brilliant entertainment that the musical version gives. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Gift books for 9+ readers

Just Imagine
Pippa Goodhart
September 2012 Book of the Month. A wonderful array of choices is on offer as this best-selling author and illustrator pair offer children the chance to imagine themselves as a lot of very different things. Try being so big that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2012
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Reader ReviewedThe Grunts In Trouble
Philip Ardagh
September 2012 Book of the Month. Meet the Grunts! Mr and Mrs, their cat Ginger Biscuit, two donkeys Clip and Clop and Sunny, a child Mr Grunt stole off a washing line as a present for Mrs Grunt. The Grunts... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Usborne Christmas Baking for Children
Abigail Wheatley, Fiona Patchett
A feast for Christmas with loads of delicious easy to make recipes topped with special festive decorations. Christmas cookies, mince pies, gingerbread houses and much more are all temptingly illustrated. The instructions are clear and there's useful additional guidance about... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Spiral bound | Released 28/08/2009
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Oblivion
Anthony Horowitz
Best-selling Anthony Horowitz gives his eager fans a roller coaster ride in this thrilling addition to his supernatural Power of Five sequence of stories. Time has moved on, the Five have been separated and the world is now broken possibly... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set
J.K. Rowling
The Hogwarts Library is an essential collection for any wizard or Muggle home. Eager seekers of wizard learning will find within a treasure trove of magical facts, additional notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore, and illustrations from J.K. Rowling.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 08/11/2012
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IF A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility
Allie Esiri
A review by Liam Parkin Poetry for a younger audience is often ‘shunted in the realm of schoolwork' as Allie Esri and Rachel Kelly notice, but this beautiful anthology reminds us of the resonance that particular poems, verses and lines... Featured in: 9+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Ghost Knight
Cornelia Funke
November 2012 Book of the Month A thrilling ghost story set in a boarding school situated right in the heart of Salisbury Cathedral. Eleven year old Jon Whitcroft doesn't want to be packed off to boarding school and is sure... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2: The Race Against Time
Frank Cottrell Boyce
The second official sequel to Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by one of the country's favourite authors, Frank Cottrell Boyce jumps into the driving seat with his trademark wit, warmth and sense of story to bring a new... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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Emerald Star
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson adds a new chapter to her story of feisty Hetty Feather, a foundling child who bounces resiliently through life despite the many knock backs that come her way. Having found her real mother who subsequently dies, Hetty... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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Cool Science Tricks 50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All Ages
Daniel Tatarsky
Filled to the brim with fantastic science feats that are easy to learn and difficult to forget! It's a book for kids (and for those adults who have never grown up - yes dad that's you!). Hours of entertainment too... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Inventions: A History of Key Inventions That Changed the World
Adam Hart-Davis
TV presenter Adam Hart-Davies turns his attention to some of the key inventions which changed the world. His clear and simple explanations are supported by illustrations including flaps that lift and wheels which vividly demonstrate how toilets flush and the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Who Could That be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket
Bestselling Lemony Snicket's fast-talking writing is brilliantly on display in this wise cracking detective story which is full of references to the great detective writers of the past. Thirteen year Snicket is apprenticed to S. Theodora Markson, a second rate... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/10/2012
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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Gift books for 11+ readers

A Medal for Leroy
Michael Morpurgo
The best-selling author of War Horse tells a deeply moving story which recreates the terribly legacies of both the First and the Second World Wars in the deeply moving story about how a young boy discovers the truth about his... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
September 2012 Book of the Month. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne
In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket's parents want only thing – to lead an utterly normal life. But when Barnaby,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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North Child
Edith Pattou
This is an epic that fans of Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy will thoroughly enjoy. Full of magic, of high drama, of superstitions and of compelling characters, readers will be held spellbound by Edith Patou's lyrical writing. The world of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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Lance of Truth
Katherine Roberts
The quest for Camelot's survival continues in this page-turning and enchanting story of magic, dragons, knights, swords and horses. Lance of Truth is the second part in this four part Aruthian quest based adventure by Katherine Roberts. We meet Rhianna... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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The World of David Walliams
David Walliams
FOUR hilarious and moving novels from Sport Relief swim champion and bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2012
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Liar and Spy
Rebecca Stead
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & Winner of the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize September 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Rebecca Steed tells a wonderfully touching story with great... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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The Wizard of Crescent Moon Mountain Elven Resurrection
Oldman Brook
Inspired by the a number of authors including Tolkien and Pullman the author, Oldman Brook has created a highly original story that will captivate readers aged 10+. It's the story of Elven boys, Finn and Beezle who enter a time... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2012
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Reader ReviewedThe Outsiders
Michelle Paver
Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Award - September 2012 MEGA Book of the Month. By the best-selling author of Wolf Brother, Gods and Warriors is this year's most hotly anticipated children's novel. The first book in a breathtaking adventure... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/08/2012
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Reached
Ally Condie
December 2012 Book of the Month The best-selling Matched trilogy takes off in a dangerous and shattering new direction as Cassia's revolt and her determination to fight for what matters to her most comes to a head. Now the signs... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/11/2012
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Finale
Becca Fitzpatrick
November 2012 Book of the Month The stunning final instalment in the bestselling Hush, Hush sequence that began with Hush, Hush, continued in Crescendo and then Silence. Finale is one of the most hotly anticipated novels of... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/10/2012
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Reader ReviewedZom-B
Darren Shan
The exciting new series from the master of teen horror. Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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The Sacrifice
Charlie Higson
April 2013 Book of the Month. There aren't many authors who are able to conjure up fear and terror in the way Charlie Higson does so brilliantly in his series The Enemy of which The Sacrifice is the fourth. His... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/09/2012
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Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
Winner of the two most prestigious children's book awards - the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 and the Children's Costa Award 2012. And Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2012
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Insignia
S. J. Kincaid
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Alex Rider meets Hogwarts in space in this futuristic action adventure debut! In the first book in this fast-paced and futuristic trilogy,... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Gift books for 14+ readers

Changeling
Philippa Gregory
June 2012 MEGA Book of the Month Best-selling Philippa Gregory's first book for teenagers is a thrilling story of malice and betrayal, courage and passion. Tricked out of her inheritance by her greedy and duplicitous brother, Isolde must swap ruling... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/05/2012
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A Palace Full of Princesses
Sally Gardner
A lovely gift book edition of four much-loved Early Reader Magical Princess stories: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. These universally loved fairy tales are re-told with wit and charm in this beautiful book that makes the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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Reader ReviewedA World Between Us
Lydia Syson
Highly Commended for the Branford Boase Award 2013 and Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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