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Summer Reads for babies and toddlers

Dear Zoo Buggy Book (Buggy Buddy)
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/06/2010
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Million Dollar Mates
Cathy Hopkins
This is perfect young teenage escapist reading written in an engaging and witty style that really gets under the skin of teenagers today. Jess's move with her family into a really smart apartment block in Knightsbridge, London sounds really exciting... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2010
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Baby Einstein: Touch and Feel Wild Animals
Julie Aigner-clark
Curious babies will love this new Baby Einstein board book, featuring stunning full colour photos of wild animals with touch and feel panels. Babies will be introduced to animals that live in the wild through the simplest of text and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/03/2010
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Commotion in the Ocean (Board Book)
Giles Andreae
This classic picture book is beautifully reformatted in this board book version. The joyful rhyming verse perfectly matches the exuberant illustrations of a host of happy crabs, sharks, jellyfish and the like at play under the sea. Perfect for toddlers... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/02/2010
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The General
Michael Foreman
As relevant as when it was first published, Michael Foreman's very first book is beautifully reissued in this 50th anniversary edition. General Jodpur loves to train his soldiers making them the best fighting force in the world. But, one day,... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2010
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Monkey and Me (Board Book)
Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett was selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008 And since her launch onto the children's book scene she has made a considerable name for herself with children with her stunning and clever... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 02/04/2010
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Mog's Kittens (flocked cover - Mog's 40th anniversary)
Judith Kerr
Mog's Kittens are utterly irresistible! How Mog looks after her gorgeous kittens, including when they hide, is both touching and fun! This 40th anniversary title is a board book with flocked cover. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 27/05/2010
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Dot and Dash Go to Bed
Emma Dodd
Bedtime rituals are invested with some sparkle as Dot and Dash get ready for bed. Dot is happy with it all but Dash's not so sure and needs some help to get into it! Dash doesn't want a bath but... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2010
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Under the Sea, 1 2 3 (board book and building blocks)
Rebecca Finn
A chunky board book that reveals bright and bold images of creatures from the undersea world alongside some fun counting text, plus packed with it are nine chunky, colourful blocks to match the pictures of the sea creatures. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/01/2010
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Nursery Rhyme Rainbow (board book)
Alison Jay
Beautiful illustrations with a delightful nostalgic feel bring to life the stories of a host of favourite nursery rhymes selected for their reference to different colours. Little Boy Blue dozes contentedly under a hay stack, the Owl and the Pussy... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2010
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Baby's Very First Noisy Book
Stella Baggott
A very simply designed tab board book complete with noises for each image – there's a dog, a car, a cat, a duck and a monkey. With rounded edges it's suitable for even the youngest toddler. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 27/11/2009
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The Way Back Home
Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008.This is an absolutely delightful book that is sure to capture the imagination of toddlers. Jeffers' illustrations are an absolute delight and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2007
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Aliens Love Underpants! (board book)
Claire Freedman, Ben Cort
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Early" 5+ Category. The best-selling, underpants-loving Aliens are given a new look in this attractive and robust board book version. No underwear is safe when the Aliens are around and the jaunty rhyming... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Other book format | Released 06/08/2009
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Animal Music
Julia Donaldson
Clap and dance to the beat of Julia Donaldson's lively and simple phrases which encourage the sounding out some of the important phonological sounds underpinning an introduction to reading. Different animals play a range of instruments so ‘Bulldogs blow high... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2015
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Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch!
Paul Bright
With his big, big mouth and big, big claws, Ty is the biggest and baddest of all the Tyrannosaurus dinosaurs. But Ty has a tiny, tiny sister called Teri who loves and looks up to her big brother very much. ... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Wishing for Tomorrow
Hilary Mckay
A new chapter to the story of Sara Crew has been cleverly crafted by Hilary McKay who picks up the threads at Miss Minchin's after Sara has left and, in particular, the loneliness of Sara's friend Ermengarde who is teased... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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At the Seaside
Germano Zullo
An absolutely gorgeous large format board book. Each spread is crammed full of fun and humorous illustrations. You and your toddler can share in the excitement of finding one of the many characters in the book and follow that character... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board Book | Released 01/05/2009
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The Loon in the Moon
Chae Strathie
An inventive space fantasy tells how the Loon powers the lights on the Moon by sucking up all the dreams that leak from children. Suddenly, disaster strikes! Earth children are producing no more dreams! The Loon sets off to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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One, Two, Cockatoo!
Sarah Garson
Count from one to ten through the entertaining activities of these endearing cockatoos. A bouncy rhyming text makes it fun to read aloud and easy for all listeners to join in too. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2010
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The Grunt and the Grouch (Picture Book)
Tracey Corderoy
Meet The Grunt - if you dare - the grumpiest troll in the world! When The Grunt finds a party invitation on his doormat, he is furious - he hates Tuesdays, he hates visitors, and he hates parties. But then... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2010
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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Limited Edition Hardback)
Lauren Child
Greenaway Award winner in 2000. Special edition hardback book.Witty, colourful and unpredictable this is a delightful picture book that has a very original presentation. With a fussy eater at its core we discover that various vegetables come from... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/06/2010
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Summer Reads for 3+ readers

Dog Loves Books
Louise Yates
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Six and Under). Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. The magic of books and reading is perfectly illustrated in this joyful picture book. Dog... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Hold on Tight, Stripy Horse!
Jim Helmore, Karen Wall
A prize-winning author/illustrator team bring back the loveable Stripy Horse. This time Stripy Horse and his friends in the junk shop have to try and control the weather that threatens to overwhelm them and the shop. But where is all... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Giraffes Can't Dance (book and DVD)
Giles Andreae
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom. So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/01/2010
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Little Mermaid Counts to Ten
Hannah Wilson
An introduction to numbers through following a little mermaid as she searches for her friends under the deep green sea. Softly washed greeny-blue illustrations capture the seascape while delicate flaps that reveal the hidden objects make the search more fun. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2010
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The Terrible Plop
Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner
This is a great read-aloud storybook for parents and children alike. It has funny, clever, rhyming text about a little rabbit who learns that some things aren't as scary as they first seem and a bad-tempered bear who isn't as... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure
Michael Foreman
An awfully big adventure for the Littlest Dinosaur when a little walk turns into a night time drama. Alone in the middle of a big, dark forest the Littlest Dinosaur needs to be as brave as he can be. The... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear, Angela McAllister and Kevin Waldron
The classic nonsense rhyme introducing the eccentric and loveable Owl and Pussycat are given a new adventure in an extra verse which tells what happens after they have danced on the edge of the sand by the light of the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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Are We There Yet? Great Car Games to Keep Families Sane !
Jo Pink
This is a book that is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and hilarity on long journeys. From Spotting Games, Guessing Games, Action Games and Word Games, to Imagination Games and General Knowledge Games there is something her to appeal... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2010
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The Grunt and the Grouch: Big Splash
Tracey Corderoy
Grunt and Grouch are well known characters in picture books and now they're available for slightly older readers who are just beginning to read chapter books rather than just picture books. Grunt is the grumpiest troll around until he meets... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Dinosaur Cove Backpack
Rex Stone
A great summer treat for 5+ year olds. Packed in a sturdy backpack perfect for little children to carry are four Dinosaur Cove titles, Flight of the Winged Serpent, Stampede of the Giant Reptiles, Rescuing the Plated Lizard and Swimming... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Quantity pack | Released 01/04/2010
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Brownies: Circus Camp
Caroline Plaisted
Perfect for summer reading for all those Brownie mad children as a group of Brownies go off on a circus themed camping weekend. They get up to all sorts of adventures, enjoy themselves enormously. Perfect material to enthuse young girls... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Horrid Henry's Horrid Holidays
Francesca Simon
A perfect holiday pack for kids of 5+ includes a copy of Horrid Henry, the very first book and featuring Henry and his brother perfect Pete. There's also a terrific Puzzle Book that's packed with brilliant puzzles – mazes, word... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Picture Kelpies: You Can't Play Here!
Angus Corby
A lovely story set in Scotland. When Gregor is given a set of bagpipes he's desperate to play them but he's constantly told ‘you can't play here'. His parents tell him to go outside, so he goes off into the... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/04/2010
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Marvin Redpost 1: Kidnapped at Birth
Louis Sachar
The first of 8 great adventures about an ordinary boy with a big heart and a strong desire to work things out even when they're complicated. Meet Marvin Redpost. He has red hair and blue eyes. And he is left... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2010
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100 Games to Play on Holiday

Inside this pack of cards are 100 fun games to play on holiday. All you have to do is follow the instructions on each card and hours of entertainment will follow. From musical statues on hopscotch to some lesser known... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Cards | Released 28/05/2010
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Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs: A Pocket Money Puffin
Jeanne Willis
Highly entertaining, this is a touching story about an unlikely friendship between two cats. Stuck up Sir Cecil aspires to the higher way of life – such as the one his master leads; Cubby is a scruffy down to earth... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Summer Reads for 5+ readers

Ms Wiz RULES OK!
Terence Blacker
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 The classroom will never be the same again for those who love the stories about Ms Wiz, a teacher with a difference. Her unusual ways of running her class are hilarious, chaotic,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree
Andy Stanton
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures* Hilarious, delightful and utterly, utterly absurd, prize-winning Andy Stanton's truly revolting hero Mr Gum and the extraordinary town of Lamonic Bibber where he lives are back... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2010
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Create Your Own Animal Stories
Woody Fox
It's not often here at Lovereading4kids that we select a book of this kind, but this one along with its sister book, Create your own Superhero Stories, is a great way to get kids inspired to write and draw... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/04/2010
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Create Your Own Superhero Stories
Paul Moran
It's not often here at Lovereading4kids that we select a book of this kind, but this one along with its sister book, Create your own Animal Stories, is a great way to get kids inspired to write and draw... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/04/2010
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Raven Mysteries 3: Lunatics and Luck
Marcus Sedgwick
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures*. As told by a raven, this Gothic horror richly laced in humour is a delicious read – especially when the moon is full! Castle Otherhand is beset... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2010
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Titch and Mitch 3: The King of the Castle
Garth Edwards
Titch and Mitch are minding their own business flying back to their island on their magical bicycle when they are swept up by the biggest bird they've ever since and taken to a king in a castle. Locked up with... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Titch and Mitch 1: Shipwrecked!
Garth Edwards
Titch and Mitch are two delightful pixies who survive being shipwrecked and end up on an island that's full of extraordinary animal characters. As they meet more and more friends they go off on some wonderful but sometimes frightening adventures... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Pain and the Great One: Going Going Gone
Judy Blume
The Pain (aka Jake Porter) is six years old. His sister, The Great One (aka Abigail Porter), is eight. Like any siblings, they drive each other mad but they have fun adventures. In funny, warm and characterful episodes, the Porter... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2010
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Humphrey's Book of Fun-fun-fun
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the hamster loves the adventures he has as the classroom pet in Room 26 Longfellow School. And he loves puzzles and riddles, too. Here are all kinds of fun activities from riddles through spelling quizzes to join the dots... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Stage Fright
Meg Cabot
A new title in this best-selling series full of appeal for all cool and clever girls who like to be sure they are doing the right thing. This time Allie Finkle sets out her rules for how everyone should behave... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2010
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Winnie Goes Batty
Laura Owen
A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011- Reading Together category Well-loved Winnie the Witch is back in four new adventures each as madcap as the one before! Entranced by a visit to the circus, Winnie decides she'll have... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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The Case of the London Dragonfish
Joan Lennon
This is the first in an intriguing new series featuring Slightly Jones, a little girl with red hair, lots of freckles and a flyaway temper who is determined to become the next Sherlock Holmes. When a fossil goes missing from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Seaside Adventure
Emily Bearn
Widely loved for their charming nature and warm-hearted adventures, Tumtum and Nutmeg embark on their most daring trip yet. This time the two little mice are off to the seaside. They are going to keep an eye on Arthur and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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The Babysitters' Club: The Summer Before
Ann M. Martin
The bestselling ‘Babysitters Club' is given a prequel in this brand new title capturing the hopes and fears and above all the friendship of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey. Each has their own family and personal issues; all... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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How To Survive Summer Camp
Jacqueline Wilson
Special Anniversary Edition. Bestselling Jacqueline Wilson's classic How to Survive Summer Camp is out in a brand new edition for a new generation of readers. It brilliantly and hilariously captures the dramatic intensity of living 24/7 with your peers. Stella... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/06/2010
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Spook School: Lair of the Mothman
Pete Johnson
A fantastically humorous series from a widely admired children's author who really knows how to get readers hooked on reading. With black and white illustrations throughout the series can't fail to inspire. Dare you join Charlie and his friend Lewis... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2009
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Spook School: Curse of the Rat-beast
Pete Johnson
In this the second in the series Charlie loves being a spook but his latest mission is his most baffling too because he must work out what a giant rat that's haunting boys down on Earth is really up to.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2009
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Spook School: Horror from the Deep
Pete Johnson
In this, the third spook school, Charlie and Lewis have been so successful in their Spook Squad assignments that it's earned them a holiday on Earth but when they get there they find themselves on the trail of a very... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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Dinkin Dings and the Double from Dimension 9
Guy Bass
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 When Dinkin is told he needs to wear glasses, he can barely contain his terror, for he knows that there's more to a pair of glasses than meets the eye... In his... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Oli and Skipjack's Tales of Trouble: Mirror Mischief
Ceci Jenkinson
There are jokes aplenty in this fourth entertaining adventure about Oli and Skipjack who have an uncanny knack of getting into the deepest trouble. Oli's magic mirror seems like the perfect solution for turning the tables on the mean maths... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/12/2009
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Ernest
Catherine Rayner
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 A useful book about friendship. A brilliant joke lies at the heart of prize-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner's Ernest. Ernest is a LARGE Moose. So large that, even though he tries squashing and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Summer Reads for 7+ readers

Badlands 2: Range Wars
Eldridge James
Book two in a thrilling new adventure series for boys. Billy Joe Ford is just 11 years old when his father is shot dead in front of him. His future looks bleak until he hooks up with a gang of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2010
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The Bear's Water Picnic
John Yeoman
Best-loved illustrator Quentin Blake brings to life this lyrical, watery story. Pig, squirrel, hedgehog and hen are excited to join bear for his water picnic. They all love the quiet of the lake until they meet the noisy frogs! Searching... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2010
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Jordan Stryker Bionic Agent
Malcolm Rose
When a massive explosion is detonated in the Thames estuary the whole of the neighbouring area is blown to smithereens along with the people in it. Although Ben Smith survives he is considerably damaged so when he's offered the chance... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2010
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Corvus: Oath of Vengeance
James Thomson
An epic, action-packed tale of bravery, honour and revenge, particularly suitable for reluctant boy readers. It is the first title in an action-packed new series featuring a young Viking boy who returns home to discover his family have been murdered.... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Beswitched
Kate Saunders
One minute Flora is dreaming on a train heading back to boarding school and the next a magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She's mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! What a nightmare: no iPod, no... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Princess for Hire
Lindsey Leavitt
A light-hearted comedy about whether dreams can really ever come true… Desi's chirpy first person narrative tells the story of how her oh-so-boring life is transformed when she is accepted to be the substitute princess. Surely then, she can leave... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Day of the Assassins (A Jack Christie Adventure)
Johnny O'Brien
A thrilling war-time adventure that is a perfect mix of historical fact and fictional adventure, in which two boys are swept back in time and thrown into the real event of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Putrid Poison
Emma Kennedy
Wilma Tenderfoot, the feisty and determined assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman, is faced with a peculiar, and pongy, case to crack. Full of madcap humour and dangerous escapades no reader can fail to be enthralled by... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2010
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Jamie Johnson: Man of the Match
Dan Freedman
For footie mad children this series by Dan Freedman are the perfect books to get kids reading and may be to becoming a brilliant footballer too. They're real page-turners as well as being realistic and believable. On a penalty... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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The Elephant's Tale
Lauren St John
This is the fourth thrilling African adventure featuring Martine, her beloved giraffe Jemmy and Martine's best friend Ben. With just 13 days to investigate the mysterious goings on at the Game Reserve and the fate of 20 missing elephants, Martine... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2010
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Striker 1: Sudden Death
Nick Hale
Football and international espionage fuse brilliantly together in this tense and action packed story. When Jake's father, England team coach Steve Bastin moves to Russia to train a top price, top quality team, he is suddenly at the centre of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Boy Zero Wannabe Hero The Petrifying Plot of the Plummeting Pants
Peter Millett
Hair-raising super deeds are Charlie Applejack's speciality. Or, so he thinks. But, his skills are not enough to get him into Super School. Poor Charlie! Luckily, he has the chance to show his skills when general Pandemonium captures the world's... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2010
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The Eyeball Collector
F.E. Higgins
Dark secrets continue as the story begun in The Black Book of Secrets and continued in The Bone Magician moves on in all its Gothic glory. Determined to track down the man who swindled his butterfly collecting father,... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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The Willoughbys
Lois Lowry
A really quirky and completely original tale of villains, benefactors, abandoned infants, winsome orphans and diabolical plans. The kids in the Willoughby household – four of them, plot how best to become orphans, for their parents are not what they'd... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files
Rick Riordan
Take a fantastic look behind the scenes of the famous Percy Jackson, schoolboy and Demi god. Theses archives include a guide to Percy's most important backup team, Percy's own introduction to the greatest gods and goddesses in mythology, an interview... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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Sea Wolf
David Miller
This gripping adventure on the high seas pulls no punches about the dangers of international piracy in a story of three children's terrifying experience when they get caught up in it. Searching for the Moon Pearl, Hannah, Ned and Jik... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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Frozen In Time
Ali Sparkes
Book of the Year in the 2010 Blue Peter Award and winner of the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' category Award. A page-turning mystery-adventure with a pleasingly old-fashioned feel as two children, frozen by cryonic suspension by their father in... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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Auslander
Paul Dowswell
Shortlisted for the prestigious Teenage Book of the Year Award 2009. Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. A tense and dramatic story of growing up in Berlin during World War Two. When Piotr's parents are killed he... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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The Spook's Nightmare (Wardstone Chronicles 7)
Joseph Delaney
This is the terrifying seventh title in the Wardstone Chronicles about a young 13 year old boy training to be an exorcist. Ideal for readers who have outgrown Harry Potter, but be prepared the titles are very scary so for... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/05/2010
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Follyfoot
Monica Dickens
A pony lover's dream, Follyfoot is a great adventure story which will also touch the heart of all who care about animals. Full of drama and action which shows children acting resourcefully to protect their beloved horses; this is a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2010
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Paradise Barn
Victor Watson
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010 With bombers flying overhead, an evacuee arriving to live among them and several mysterious adult visitors, too, life for Molly and Abigail is transformed during the Second World War. The two girls, helped... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/08/2009
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Secrets at St Jude's 4: Rebel Girl
Carmen Reid
The four feisty friends from St Jude's are back for a new term of dramas. These girls have glamorous homes and loads of money but it doesn't protect them from the ups and downs of new relationships, the ubiquitous desire... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Summer Reads for 9+ readers

Operation Ocean Emerald
Ilkka Remes
A tense, action-packed thriller, this will grab the reader's attention from the first moment and hold them spell bound as the dramatic action unravels. Luke is hoping for a small reward when he boards the luxury cruise ship Ocean Emerald... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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The Adventurer's Notebook
Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
From the authors of London Adventure Walks, The Adventurer's Notebook has heaps of white space for creative young minds to fill with drawings, stories and ideas inspired by all the wonderful things you can see and do while out and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Two Good Thieves
Daniel Finn
Highly Commended for the Teenage Book Prize 2010. A terrific, nail-biting thriller, Two Good Thieves captures the harsh world of a gang of child pickpockets surviving on the streets of a South American city and the terrible danger that they... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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Where I Belong
Gillian Cross
Prize-winning author Gillian Cross tells a nail biting and fascinating story that'll make readers think hard about how the lives of individuals connect and the wide ranging impacts they can have. Told in the voices of three teenagers who become... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Conspiracy 365: January
Gabrielle Lord
The launch title in a page turning adventure which kicks off when 15 year old Callum is hunted down by a crazed man who carries a deadly warning. Now Cal is on the run from both ruthless criminals and the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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The Thirteen Curses
Michelle Harrison
Sequel to the award-winning The Thirteen Treasures, this shows just about how disagreeable fairies can get! Red returns determined to find her brother and get him back. To do so she must find a way to enter the fairy... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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The Carbon Diaries 2017
Saci Lloyd
Laura's witty diary entries cleverly combine the important events in her own life – managing her boyfriend and dealing with her attempts to be in a successful band – with the major and serious issues of climate change in a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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Life, Interrupted
Damian Kelleher
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010 Sorrow and happiness course through this book of huge emotions, which gives lots of room for optimism despite dealing with tragedy. Fourteen-year-old Luke is used to coping with things, especially his accident-prone younger... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2009
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And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
Eoin Colfer
And Another Thing, the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather ‘double trilogy' as it has now become, has been written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Colfer is not... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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The Summer That Changed Everything
Ann Brashares
An addictive and understanding read which charts one summer in the lives of three girls and captures the importance of friendship and in particular of weathering the changes to it on the cusp of adolescence. Ama, Polly and Jo were... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Double Trouble Another Year in the (not So) Simple Life of Rachel Riley
Joanna Nadin
Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny from the first page, this double helping of Joanna Nadin's brilliant funny and immensely engaging protagonist Rachel Riley featuring The Meaning of Life and My (not so) simple Life, will be devoured by teenagers and adults in... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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Airhead: Being Nikki
Meg Cabot
Step right into the celebrity life of teenage supermodel Nikki. Apparently the golden girl of the catwalk Nikki looks like an absolute airhead but that's just the surface. Underneath there's nerdy Emmerson Watts who somehow got trapped in the wrong... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/07/2009
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My First Pocket Library
Nick Sharratt
Nick Sharratt's trademark bold illustrations and sense of humour make this the really fun way for kids to learn about counting, patterns, colours and opposites. The slipcase contains four colourful and sturdy board books, which will keep children entertained for... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Quantity pack | Released 01/01/2010
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The Poison Diaries
Maryrose Wood
A dark and deadly Gothic fantasy set among plants which have the power both to give life and to take it away. Jessamine has always tended her father's poison garden and knows the plants intimately. She knows what can kill... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Big and Clever
Dan Tunstall
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010 This is a modern, gritty and thrilling morality tale about belonging and about loyalty. It brilliant captures teen life as it really exists in so many places up and down the country. With... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2009
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Devil's Kiss
Sarwat Chadda
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010 A fresh voice, Sawat Chadda has written a tough street story capturing the violence that is out there in most cities. Fifteen year old Billi is facing the last test before she follows... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2009
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What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell
Winner of the prestigious American National Book Award - Utterly gripping and beautifully told, this is a stunning rite of passage novel, set just after WW2, full of powerful and conflicting emotions, which captures the dramatic shift from child to... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
The violence of the werewolf is everywhere in this powerful story of two sisters' fight to stop the death of other girls. Scarlett and Rosie are only young when they are savagely attacked by a werewolf, an encounter that leaves... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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The Summer I Turned Pretty
Jenny Han
One girl, two boys…How can Isabel, Belly to the boys, choose as she grows up with them through one glorious summer holiday after another? Belly has always yearned for the inaccessible, cool Conrad. But what does he feel for her?... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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The Bride's Farewell
Meg Rosoff
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011 Meg Rosoff has written another superb book for young adults, although this will be equally enjoyed by the more mature adults out there too! Pell leaves home determined not to get caught in... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Mary E. Pearson
Nominated for the Nebula Andre Norton Award 2009 A brilliant, haunting thriller which probes chilling psychological depths. Jenna has one year missing from her life: she's moved from sixteen to seventeen in a coma. As she gradually comes back to... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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Numbers 2 The Chaos
Rachel Ward
A gripping thriller set in a not too distant future tells of Adam's secret and his dreaded power – he can tell the date of people's death. As the waters rise and conditions in the countryside worsen, Adam and his... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Kisses for Lula
Samantha Mackintosh
A hilarious, hectic, full-on diary saga as Tallulah Bird, aka Lula, faces up to turning sixteen in just five days without ever having been kissed! And it is not for lack of trying. Lula seems to be jinxed. At least,... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Summer Reads for 11+ readers

London Adventure Walks for Families Tales of a City
Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
From the authors of the highly successful Adventures Walks for Families In and Around London comes London Adventure Walks, offering 25 carefully devised, imaginative explorations of London - all starting from points easily accessible by public transport - specifically designed... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Black Ops: Jungle Kill
Jim Eldridge
A terrific new series for teen boys who want something that bridges the gap from Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson to authors such as Chris Ryan and Andy McNab. This, the first in the series is a high-octane, adrenalin-fuelled combat... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Vintage
Maxine Linnell
This is a cleverly charted time-slip novel that's also a real pageturner that will make you laugh, think and cry. Two girls swap lives – Holly lives now, and Marilyn lives in 1962. Holly is sexy and has attitude. Marilyn has... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2010
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The Prince of Mist
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Utterly gripping, this is a deliciously haunting and chilling tale of dark magic and treachery which reaches out across time threatening all who cross its path. A move to a house by the sea is designed to give Max and... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/05/2010
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The Island
Sarah Singleton
Put simply this is The Beach for teens. Three friends are on the start of their gap year in India but when one of them discovers a body of a girl he becomes the prime suspect. And, when he... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Guantanamo Boy
Anna Perera
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010 Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "An important and moving story of an ordinary teenage boy innocently caught up in a modern-day nightmare which exposes... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
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Zelah Green, Queen Of Clean
Vanessa Curtis
Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Award 2010 Told in an upbeat, teenage first person narrative, this is a moving and insightful story about coping with a compulsive disorder. Zelah Green describes herself as a Cleanaholic. She spends her... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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