Please click on an age range to see our selection of summer treats. The titles will be refreshed throughout the summer months so it will be well worth coming back to take a peek.



Babies and Toddlers

My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo! Buggy Book
Julia Donaldson
A first introduction to the best-selling Gruffalo for little hands. All the deliciously scary features of The Gruffalo are laid bare before the happy ending of his very unfriendly self is revealed. An ideal addition to any buggy. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 03/06/2011
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Peter Rabbit My First Little Library
Beatrix Potter
Beautifully boxed, this little library contains concept books for numbers, colours, shapes and words. Beatrix Potter's classic characters of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Squirrel Nutkin and the little mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester introduce the different concepts. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2011
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Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book
Beatrix Potter
This interactive book allows little fingers to help Peter Rabbit to enjoy his adventures as he wriggles his way through the holes on the pages. An attractive introduction to the classic Beatrix Potter story. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 06/01/2011
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I Like Peas (Petit Collage)
Lorena Siminovich
A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. Irresistible ‘touch and feel' books, these two chunky board books - I Like Peas and I like Toys - offer a wonderfully tactile experience to the very youngest readers... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2011
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Alison Jay's My First Board Books Slipcase
Alison Jay
A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. Four stunning board books introduce the alphabet, numbers, nursery rhymes and fairy stories to the very youngest readers. The books are very robust and are presented in an equally robust... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2011
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Thank You for Looking After Our Pets
Tim Hopgood
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. There's a great joke at the heart of this book which is brilliantly captured in the big and bold illustrations showing the wonderful menagerie that needs looking after. The simple,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Stripy Horse, Off We Go!
Jim Helmore, Karen Wall
Already a well-loved character, Stripy Horse is beautifully served in this board book version. Rhyming couplets gently capture Stripy Horse and his friends as they cheerfully hop and skate and glide. Click here to see lots more Stripy Horse... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/07/2011
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Rod Campbell's Nursery Book Lift-the-Flap Rhymes and Games
Rod Campbell
Classic nursery rhymes and some fresh new ones, too, are given extra zest in this attractive lift the flap version. Young readers can enjoy engaging with the poems through the flaps and finding the things that are hidden. This is... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Rod Campbell's Animal Book Lift-the-Flap Rhymes and Games
Rod Campbell
An entertaining first introduction to a host of different animals. Simple rhymes and games will entertain young listeners who can explore the book in greater detail and engage with the rhymes about the animals by opening flaps and joining in... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Tigger Buggy Book

A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. A board book that lets you take Tigger - and his bounces - wherever you go. A perfect buggy book. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/1970
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A Bit Lost
Chris Haughton
A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. Winner of the top children's book award in Ireland in 2011 - the Bisto Award. Babies and Toddlers +. When Little Owl... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2011
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Up and Down
Oliver Jeffers
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A touching story of how two friends feel when they separate and try to manage without each other. Prize-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers specialises in spare illustrations which are warm hearted... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea Buggy Book
Judith Kerr
A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. The classic story of the greedy tiger who arrives unannounced and eats up everything in the house is attractively presented in this chunky buggy book. Sophie and her mother are... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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Summer Reads for 3+ readers

Hullabaloo
Gordon Volke
A wonderfully humorous picture storybook in which kids will have great fun joining in with the animals. From a donkey called Drew, to hopping bunnies with grass to chew, this rowdy group of animals at the zoo are making a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Here Comes the Poo Bus
Andy Stanton
Prize-winning funny book author Andy Stanton of Mr Gum fame has created a gleefully gruesome picture book celebrating just about everything that is nasty! When Uncle toad invites and all to hop aboard his bus they think they are in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories
Lucy Cousins
Big and bold illustrations portray the title of this large format collection in no uncertain terms whilst also capturing the big dramas that lie at the heart of these eight favourite nursery stories. Grandmother is dramatically gulped down by the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2011
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Dog's Dinner (Jack Splat)
Lou Kuenzler
Follow Jack Splat, a fearless fly, on his eventful day out enjoying as many disgusting things as possible. The weather is hot and sticky and the park is the perfect place for every kind of tasty treat including fleas, frogs... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Otto the Book Bear
Katie Cleminson
When Otto's book is left on the shelf when the family he lives with move house, Otto must set off on his biggest adventure yet - to find a new home. But where is the best place for a Book... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Will Solvit : Will Solvit and the T-Rex Terror
Zed Storm
Fast-paced time-travel action adventure featuring Will Solvit, a young boy who is called upon at any time of the day or night to solve a problem in another era. Boys aged 6+ in particular will love. Lots of collectability as... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Errol and His Extraordinary Nose
David Conway
Everyone has something special about them! That's the important message at the heart of this charming pre-school story about Errol the little elephant who thinks that he has is hopeless at everything. Like many others before him, Errol finds that... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Busy Day
Sally Grindley
A bright, boldly illustrated and action-packed picture book ideal for reading aloud on any kind of journey including the one to bed. This story takes 5 kids on a bus to the sea. There are speech bubbles throughout with simple... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2011
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Boris Goes Camping
Carrie Weston
A follow-up to best-selling Oh Boris! this warm-hearted and lively story captures all the excitement of an outdoor adventure. The big bear Boris and his classmates are off camping. Luckily, Boris is not only very big but also very strong... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Pandamonium
Dan Crisp
STOP PRESS... Pandamonium has also been shortlisted for this Autumn's People's Book Prize. You can vote now until 30th November 2011 by clicking here. Fantastic illustrations and humorous text follow the antics of the escaped zoo animals as... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Reader ReviewedThe Queen Must Die: Chronicles of the Tempus
K.A.S. Quinn
Completely gripping, this rollercoaster time travel adventure takes Katie, a contemporary New York teenager, back right into the heart of Queen Victoria's reign. Landing unexpectedly in the Buckingham Palace bedroom of Alice, Queen Victoria's younger daughter, Katie is swiftly caught... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2011
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One Fluffy Baa-Lamb, Ten Hairy Caterpillars
Nick Sharratt
Open the flaps to find loads of jokes in this witty and surprising counting book which makes thinking about numbers fun! The lambs and the caterpillars get up to all kids of unexpected fun to entertain readers with their driving,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Lost in the Toy Museum An Adventure
David Lucas
What do toys do when no humans are about? A fabulous night time adventure as all the toys in the museum come to life and play a wonderful game of hide and seek. David Lucas's illustrations are full of detail... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/03/2011
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Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell
Sue Hendra
Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn't such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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Ninja Meerkats 2 : The Eye of the Monkey
Gareth P. Jones
The meerkat members of the Clan of the Scorpions are back. This time they are investigating the theft of an Indian Emerald with magical powers which vanished from right under the noses of the monkeys who were guarding it. Even... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Three By the Sea
Mini Grey
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011. Prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey tells a tender and thought-provoking fable about friendship. Cat, Dog and Mouse live happily together; while Cat... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Can You See Sassoon?
Sam Usher
Shortlisted for The Red House Children's Book Award 2012. This is Sassoon. He likes to hide. Can you find him? Look inside! Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-and-seek with his friends. Filled with fun and silly things to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2011
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Sometimes
Rebecca Elliott
A going-to-the-hospital book in which Toby and Clemmie never let illness and disability get in the way of fun. Toby and Clemmie first appeared in the award-winning Just Because, in which Toby paints us a picture of his super big... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2011
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The Tiger-Skin Rug
Gerald Rose
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A welcome return of a deliciously witty classic. How an aging tiger, tired of hunting for his prey, manages to improve his life by disguising himself as a tiger skin... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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The Little Penguin (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
How the little penguin learns to be brave will give heart to all anxious children. Little penguin is frightened of the water. His father can't believe he is so foolish but his mother is understanding; through her gentle coaxing, little... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Little Bee
Edward Gibbs
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A perfectly constructed picture book with a terrific, table turning ending is beautifully produced in this handsome edition. The Little Bee hurries through the pages pursued by a frog, a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2011
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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: The Thinga-ma-jigger is Coming Today!
Tish Rabe
Hop on board the Thinga-ma-jigger in this riotous rhyming adventure with The Cat in the Hat! Packed with wonderfully zany rhyming words and bright and exuberant illustrations inspired by Dr Seuss's original books and by the TV series The Cat... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Zou and the Box of Kisses
Michel Gay
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A truly special picture book. It's the story of Zou the Zebra as he spends his first night away from his parents. Both endearing and reassuring for both parent and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2011
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Stan and Mabel
Jason Chapman
Brilliantly told in words and pictures, this is the entertaining adventure of best friends Stan and Mabel, a dog and a cat, who share a passion for music. Teaming up with their animal friends the two indulge their passion and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2011
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Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo?
Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen
Join the loveably lively Zoe and her devoted dog Beans in a world full of fun, friendship and magical adventures. It's a case of hide and seek as Beans loses his favourite toy. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2011
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Bluebell Woods : Honey's Summer Ball
Liss Norton
It will soon be time for the Bluebell Woods Summer Ball and everyone is preparing for the festivities. Honey the dormouse cannot wait. This time she'll be old enough to join her big sister Hattie in the grand parade. But... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2011
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Summer Reads for 5+ readers

Bluebell Woods : Florence's Birthday Wish
Liss Norton
Welcome to Bluebell Woods, where an enchanting cast of woodland creatures secretly live...Spring is here and Florence the rabbit has a birthday coming up. She's so excited! But it seems that everyone is very busy and no one will be... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/05/2011
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Flat Stanley -The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
Jeff Brown
Classic character Stanley - made flat when a billboard fell on him - is back for an exciting new adventure inspired by the original Flat Stanley titles. This time Stanley responds to an archaeologist who wants some help. So Stanley... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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Flossie Crums and the Royal Spotty Dotty Cake A Flossie Crums Baking Adventure
Helen Nathan
A brand new Flossie Crums adventure! Flossie Crums is back with a brilliant adventure, interspersed with some amazing new recipes for children to make, in Flossie Crums and the Royal Spotty Dotty Cake, the third book in the very successful... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 22/08/2011
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A Greedy Gulp of Horrid Henry
Francesca Simon
Everybody's favourite bad boy, Henry is back with vengeance in this bumper volume of three of the funniest and best-loved books. Here Henry tangles with the Abominable Snowman, gets involved with bank robbery and sets about waking the dead…As ever,... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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The Parent Swap Shop (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
A brand new story perfect for early readers, particularly those who are sick and tired of being told what to do! Nag nag nag. Why can't she have the kind of parents that let her eat sweets all day? Or... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Snow White (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story, perfect for early readers. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Mr Gumpy's Motor Car Book and CD
John Burningham
Award-winning illustrator John Burningham's classic adventure of a delightful day's jaunt in a car. It is a beautiful summer's day when Mr Gumpy decides to set off in his car. The children and all the animals want to join him.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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My Summer Fair Surprise!
Betty G. Birney
A message from Humphrey, hamster extraordinaire: Dear friends, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE sharing my adventures as a classroom hamster with all my friends. In fact I'm unsqueakably excited to share my new stories with you and I think Humphrey fans and new... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Zoo Girl
Rebecca Elliott
Highly commended in the Junior magazine Design Awards in the Picture Book of the Year category and shortlisted for Most Promising New Talent. A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. This striking picture book containing just 19... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/2011
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The Little White Sprite
Gillian McClure
This is an absolutely enchanting picture story book with a magical yet haunting story involving a boy who is drawn into a tree by something. That something turns out to be a spirite who wants to play and show the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2011
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Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster
Joanna Nadin
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A bundle of awfulness! Penny Dreadful (not her real name) has an unfortunate habit of creating mayhem wherever she goes and whatever... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2011
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How To Survive Summer Camp
Jacqueline Wilson
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 is dreading going... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Ian Fleming, John Burningham
The world's best-loved flying car takes off on its fantastical adventures in this handsome new edition brought to life by John Burningham's stunning illustrations. With Commander Potts at the controls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang takes off into the stratosphere…You can... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/05/2008
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Ninja Meerkats 1 : The Clan of the Scorpion
Gareth P. Jones
Bravery propels this entertaining adventure of how the four meerkat members of the Clan of the Scorpions fight to the death to prevent the evil ringmaster's plan for world domination. A Big Cat is missing from the Hong Kong zoo;... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Superfly Pest (Jack Splat)
Lou Kuenzler
This is a hilarious new series, told from the fly-on-the-wall perspective of our death-defying hero Jack Splat as he goes about his daily business - landing on tasty bits of food and spreading germs. But there is danger everywhere for... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2011
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Summer Reads for 7+ readers

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star
Cathy Cassidy
Daizy's finally found her star quality - modelling. Will Dad's latest crazy scheme ruin her big break? Can Daizy save her family from becoming castaways on a remote island and discover how to be a top model in time for... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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The Clumsies Make a Mess of the Zoo
Sorrel Anderson
The Clumsies are back in their fourth hilarious and very messy adventure ... Quality writing and side-splitting humour combine in these brilliant stories that will be loved by children and adults alike. Click here to see more Clumsies titles. Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2011
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When Bunnies Turn Bad
Philip Ardagh
The prize-winning Grubtown series is back with a new ludicrous adventure which shows exactly why its predecessor won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. This time Bunny Rabbits – far too many of them – paper aeroplanes and the Sun-Ripe Raisin... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Sophie and the Shadow Woods : The Goblin King
Linda Chapman, Lee Weatherly
Exciting new six book character-led series for 7+ girls who love adventure! Very few people ever enter the Shadow Woods, for these woods are like no others. Hidden deep within them is the Gateway to the Shadow Realm, a dark... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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How to Get What You Want by Peony Pinker
Jenny Alexander
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Peony wants a lot of things. She wants a dog, she wants her dad to stop being an agony aunt and she really wants to get rid of her sister's... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2011
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A Million Angels
Kate Maryon
This is the third novel from Kate Maryon - a sparkling new voice for tween girls. Jemima has a wonderfully close relationship with her dad so when he's posted off to Afghanistan how will she cope and who will look... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2011
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Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2011
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Night on Terror Island
Philip Caveney
Shortlisted for the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2012. This thrilling nightmare of an adventure, tells how Kip's dream of being in the movies comes true when he is projected right into the heart of a film! Soon the dream turns... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon!
Ivan Brett
As hilarious and ridiculous as its title might lead you to expect, this is a rollercoaster of a ride as Casper Candlewick sets out to ‘save the day'! Why the day needs saving and how it is done is a... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words
Jonathan Meres
An entertaining introduction into some big words and what they mean. The approach is refreshing as there is no usual logic to the book, apart from the fact that words are listed alphabetically. Learning the meanings, usage and opposites of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Dirty Bertie : Ouch!
Alan McDonald
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping in A&E after an accident with a door, forgetting his swimming trunks on a visit to Splash City, and proving that Know-All Nick doesn't actually... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2011
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Too Much Trouble
Tom Avery
Winner of the 2010 Frances Lincoln / Seven Stories Diverse Voices Children's Book Award. Click here to read author and teacher Tom Avery's Q&A with one of the judges, Geraldine Brennan. This prize-winning story will grab readers' attention... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Pull Out All the Stops!
Geraldine McCaughrean
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. With a huge and original cast and a never ending supply of witty and original incident, this is a thoroughly enjoyable story from an award-winning writer. Cissy escapes from the... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Summer Reads for 9+ readers

The Da Finchi Code (Krow Twins)
J. D. Smith
This has to be one of the most mad-cap books that's come through Lovereading in a long time! It will be loved by boys in particular and a great one for reluctant readers as well with its short chapters and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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The Shadowing : Hunted
Adam Slater
The Shadowing sequence is not for the faint-hearted but for those who dare it's utterly compelling and jaw-droppingly brilliant. Every hundred years the gateway opens between their world and ours. the hunt is on, No one is safe, the Shadowing... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2011
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One Dog and His Boy
Eva Ibbotson
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011 Award winning Eva Ibbotson's poignant and beautiful last book celebrates a boy's passion for a dog. All Hal has... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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Ravenwood
Andrew Peters
A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. 9+. Set high up in the last of the forest worlds, this is a powerful fantasy adventure fuelled by an eerie magic written by a dramatic storyteller. Ark knows too much... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Sky Hawk
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. 9+. Rich in atmosphere and full of heart, Sky Hawk is an intense and touching story of how protecting a rare... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Day of Deliverance (A Jack Christie Adventure)
Johnny O'Brien
The exciting second installment of the Jack Christie adventures (following Day of the Assassins) sees time-travelling Jack and Angus back in the fray of history – this time they must save Queen Elizabeth I from an early death! Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2011
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The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles book 2)
Rick Riordan
From the author of the phenomenally successful Percy Jackson novels comes a terrific series set in Ancient Egypt rather than in Ancient Greece. Rick really has his finger on the pulse when it comes to delivering what 9+ kids... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2011
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Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me
Joanna Nadin
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Lovereading4kids comment: Billy Grimshaw thinks the world of his dad. He hasn't seen him for ages, but Billy knows he'll be home as soon as he can get away from... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/12/2010
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The Dragon Whisperer
Lucinda Hare
Silver medal Winner at the International Moonbeam Children's Awards 2013 for Best Book Series & shortlisted for the Scottish Book Award 2010. A delightful, frothily fanciful story full of dragons, superstitions, epic battles and the kind of adventure that becomes... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Time Riders (Book 1)
Alex Scarrow
Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. This is a thrilling action adventure which hurtles across time and place at breakneck speed. Three children are on the bring of death: Liam is about to drown as the Titanic sinks in 1912,... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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Momentum
Saci Lloyd
One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011. Momentum is an action-packed thriller with a warm heart but a disturbing message of what can happen in a broken society. The setting is a disintegrating London... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Lula Does the Hula
Samantha Mackintosh
Laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously romantic, Lula Does the Hula is the perfect summer read. Click here to see Kisses for Lula by the same author. Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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Enemy Invasion
A.G. Taylor
Superpowers and conspiracy collide in this unmissable action-packed sci-fi thriller, sequel to Meteorite Strike and Alien Storm (click here). Sarah and Robert Williams are no ordinary brother and sister. With superhuman powers originating from the mysterious Fall Virus that... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2011
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Buttercup Mash
Joanna Nadin
The sensational, laugh-out-loud new stand-alone novel from Joanna Nadin, author of the bestselling Rachel Riley novels. Perfect for 10+ readers it's written in diary form and it's the story of Buttercup who has to cope with an entirely dysfunctional family... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Brisingr
Christopher Paolini
Oaths are sworn, loyalties tested and forces collide in this unmissable fantasy epic. Brisingr means fire and was the first word that came out of the mouth of the dragon. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2009
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Eragon
Christopher Paolini
For those teenagers and adults alike who've enjoyed The Lord of the Rings or indeed The Dark Materials trilogy we think you'll really enjoy the magic, the power and the storytelling of Eragon and its sequels Eldest and Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2006
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Eldest
Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini can only be described as a precocious find. He began his debut novel, Eragon, the first in The Inheritance trilogy, at 15 and now at only 21, Eldest, the second in the trilogy has been published and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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The Island of Thieves
Josh Lacey
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A cracking thriller packed full of treasure, intrigue, danger and daring. When Tom finds himself jetting to Peru with his uncle he has no idea what lies in store. Nothing... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Million Dollar Mates : Catwalk Queen
Cathy Hopkins
The exciting new arrival at the posh residence Porchester Park is pop diva Tanisha. Jess and Pia are longing to get to know her especially when they discover she is judging a modelling competition. Soon Jess gets her chance to... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Forgive My Fins
Tera Lynn Childs
A hugely entertaining love story - with a difference! Lily Sanderson has huge, enormous and gigantic crush on Brody Bennett, a handsome hunk at school. Endlessly goaded into making a move by her friend Shannen, Lily has something that will... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Wereworld : Rage of Lions
Curtis Jobling
When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. His flesh tears, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms .... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Troubletwisters
Garth Nix, Sean Williams
Two best-selling authors have teamed up to create this highly inventive, fast-paced new series. When twins Jack and Jaide receive a strange letter from Grandma X, a Grandma they have never heard of, they have little idea that they are... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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Undead Ed and the Howling Moon
David Grimstone
A hilarious and freaky new series from David Grimstone, featuring a one-armed zombie, a werewolf with a difference and a renegade arm with a mind of its own. Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Journey to the River Sea 10th Anniversary Edition
Eva Ibbotson
August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John "To me, Eva Ibbotsen is a genius. You can pick up any of her books – The Dragonfly Pool and One Boy and His Dog are also fantastic – and be guaranteed a... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2011
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Summer Reads for 11+ readers

Reader ReviewedChocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush
Cathy Cassidy
All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life. Cherry tells what it feels like to arrive in a new family. Her dad has fallen in love with an... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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The Midnight Zoo
Sonya Hartnett
Award-winning Sonia Harnett's poignant magical realism story set in World War Two speaks powerfully about freedom and its importance. When the Germans attack their home, Tomas and Andrej escape carrying their baby sister Wilma in a sack. Travelling on foot... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2011
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The Deeping Secrets
Victor Watson
It's six months later, and the children who featured in the author's debut, Paradise Barn, find themselves in the midst of another intriguing set of events. After a train is blown up, the people in the village of Great... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Angel's Fury
Bryony Pearce
A gripping psychological drama that captures the absolute terror that the past can have on the present. Cassie is haunted first by nightmares and then even in the daytime when her thoughts seem to be taken over by terrors from... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2011
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Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Morgan Matson
A classic coming-of-age road trip novel from a stunning debut author. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control
Joanna Nadin
A fantastically fat and sparkly bind-up of two riotous Rachel Riley books ... Back to Life and The Facts of Life. You can also read a Rachel Riley blog - click here. Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Forgotten
Cat Patrick
A teen story with a difference. London Lane seems like any normal high school student except that she can't remember the past – her brain is wiped clean at 4.33 every day – and worse, she can see what is... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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Evermore (The Immortals)
Alyson Noel
The first in a powerful new series, this is a spellbinding love story fuelled by overwhelming supernatural powers and the conflicting forces of good and evil. The sole survivor of a car crash in which her parents, younger sister and ... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/09/2009
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The Radleys
Matt Haig
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Dripping in blood, this is a story of family secrets so terrible that they shouldn't be uncovered...Rowan and Clara think they are ordinary teenagers. They live quietly with their ordinary... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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The Immortals: Everlasting
Alyson Noel
The sixth and final book in the bestselling The Immortals series, the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Alyson Noel is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today. A Piece of... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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You Against Me
Jenny Downham
Best-selling award-winner Jenny Downham takes readers on a headlong rush into trouble in a teen novel to set readers of all ages thinking. A passionate story about divided loyalties and overwhelming love. Jenny's debut novel Before I Die was... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Matched
Ally Condie
Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be a sensation. The book is... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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The Diary of a Lottery Winner's Daughter
Penelope Bush
Charlotte's diary is funny, warm hearted and sometimes frighteningly honest! Like all other teens, her life revolves around friends and family while her dreams involve wishing something amazing would happen. Something amazing does happen when her mother wins £3.7 million... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/07/2011
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Ultraviolet
R. J. Anderson
From the bestselling author of Knife, Rebel and Arrow comes a mesmerising and fear inducing novel. Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
Francisco X. Stork
Totally unsentimental this is nonetheless an exceptionally moving story that is full of insight and written with a rare tenderness. Two boys in desperate situations come together one summer in St Anthony's Home. Pancho's one ambition is track down and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Swim the Fly
Don Calame
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Swim the Fly is a laugh out loud read for teens everywhere. Whether you're a fan of swimming or not this has all the ingredients needed for a terrific holiday... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2011
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Summer Reads for 14+ readers

Killing Honour
Bali Rai
Thoughtful and deeply moving, this book packs a hard punch. From the moment that his sister Jas disappears, Sat knows that something serious has gone wrong. Accused by her husband of running off with a boyfriend, Jas just vanishes. While... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Starcrossed
Josephine Angelini
Destiny brought them together. The Gods will keep them apart. This is the book of the summer to get love-struck by! 'A gorgeous, haunting saga that completely swept me away. OMGods, I can't wait to read more' - Lauren Kate,... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2011
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It's Not Summer without You
Jenny Han
One girl. Two brothers. Which one will she choose? Isabel's lazy, long hot summers at her family friends' beach house are over. Conrad - sexy and unavailable - is the only boy she's ever loved. He's left for college, taking... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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White Crow
Marcus Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011 Packed full of suspense, this is a tingling and chilling Gothic thriller in which nothing can quite be taken for granted. Rebecca is forced to abandon her bustling life in London for the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Torment
Lauren Kate
This is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller Fallen, a novel that set fans of gothic romance alight when it was published on both sides of the Atlantic. Like Fallen, Torment is the sort of book you'll... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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Wereworld : Rise of the Wolf
Curtis Jobling
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2011 14+. This is an absolutely cracking debut fantasy novel. Every teenager should make time... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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The Rabbit Girl
Mary Arrigan
Touching and cleverly crafted, how the two stories from different times are linked though a picture is ingenious and wholly absorbing. When Mallie buys an old picture at a junk shop for her mother's birthday, she has no idea that... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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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 | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Dead Man's Cove: A Laura Marlin Mystery
Lauren St.John
Overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 and winner of the Favourite Story Category. - A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection - Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/03/2011
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The Wrong Pong : Holiday Hullabaloo
Steven Butler
There are jokes galore in this sequel to the hilarious The Wrong Pong as Neville gets a visit from the Bulches, his Troll hosts on his visit to the Underneath. Looking for a fun time, the Bulches are on holiday... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Just William
Richmal Crompton
October 2011 Guest Editor Roddy Doyle. A rough boy in a posh house – it's a great combination. This book is both quietly and out-loud funny. William's adventures are very funny, but his philosophy and outlook are hilarious and consistently... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/02/2006
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Find Chaffy Now
Jamie Smart
7+. Jamie Smart's cute, fluffy and navigationally challenged creation, Chaffy is back but lost again like never before, looking for his long lost Chaffy friends. This time Chaffy has strayed so far that he's fallen off the map altogether and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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