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How Do You Feel?
Mandy Stanley
A brilliant way to talk with your toddler about feelings, from being excited and sad to being happy and scared. Simple but very effective bright, bold illustrations and the deserving winner of the ‘Early Years – Baby Book Award'. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board Book | Released 07/04/2006
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This is the Bear
Sarah Hayes
Fun to read aloud and fun as a very first book to read alone, This Is the Bear is tragic story of what happens to a much-loved teddy bear after he’s pushed into the dustbin by the dog. It’s a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2006
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The Sheep-Pig
Dick King-Smith
The magic of a special animal is perfectly captured in the heroic antics of Babe, a piglet with a difference. The runt of a litter, Babe arrives on the farm where is he trained by the sheep dog along with... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 06/02/2003
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The Elephant and the Bad Baby
Elfrida Vipont
A smashing cumulative story which parents and babies can gleefully share as the elephant and the Bad Baby get up to one bad thing after another as they go rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta through the town on a spree of madness.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/12/1971
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Reader ReviewedColin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 3-6 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Debut of the Month Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/06/2016
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Over the Line
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 10+ Reading Age 8 Football never dies – even during the darkest days of the First World War. Tom Palmer tells the true story of the Footballers' Battalion.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedPrivate Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it the most of all the 90 or so he has written so far. That's because it's the one that most touched a nerve with him, that... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2016
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A Song for Ella Grey
David Almond
Winner of the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize -Winner of the 2015 Peters Book of the Year 'Teen Fiction' Award Award-winning David Almond is at his lyrical best in this eloquent, tender and ultimately devastating contemporary teenage love story... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedStormbreaker
Anthony Horowitz
A fabulous story that crackles with suspense and daring and shows that a bit of cheek will take you a very long way. Alex Rider is fourteen when his whole world is turned upside down. Already an orphan, his guardian... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedLittle Manfred
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning author and illustrator duo Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have created a touching story about the way lives become entangled during conflict and how, unexpectedly, those ties can lead to enduring friendship. When Alex and her little brother Charlie... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Blood Red Road
Moira Young
Winner of the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award. The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious love story make this a truly sensatonal YA debut... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2012
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Letters to Anyone and Everyone
Toon Tellegen
Winner of the 2011 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation [translated by Martin Cleaver]. Discover an extraordinary treasury of letters in this wonderful collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen and beautifully illustrated with Jessica Ahlberg's delicate touch. Whether... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2009
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Shadow Forest
Matt Haig
Winner of the overall Blue Peter Book of the Year 2009 and category winner of ‘the book I couldn't put down'. A dramatic adventure story set in an enchanted magical world. Samuel Blink's life changes forever when a giant log... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2007
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Anila's Journey
Mary Finn
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. A stunning debut novel, Anila's Journey captures a girl with an amazing talent for drawing who is swept up in an epic journey up the Ganges where she hopes she may find... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2008
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The Bower Bird
Ann Kelley
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2007. What the Judges said - "The world of life and death, beauty and truth seen through the eyes of a 12 year old girl. A rare and beautiful book of lasting quality... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/12/2007
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Style Sisters
Liz Elwes
Shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex 'New Writers' Award. Please don't read too much into the pink and glittery cover! This book is well written, sharply funny somewhere between Carrie Fisher and Sophie Kinsella. I really enjoyed it and... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/03/2006
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Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn't disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You'll be gripped to the... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Reader ReviewedPrivate Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade & One of our 'Must Reads'. It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it the most of all the 90 or so he has... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2004
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Grk and the Pelotti Gang
Joshua Doder
Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Book I couldn't put down.The exciting and energetic second instalment in this popular series. Tim finds himself chasing the most dangerous criminals in Brazil – the notorious Pelotti brothers.... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2006
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Reader ReviewedThe Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award category, ‘the book I couldn't put down' The Story of Adolphus Tips is told in a diary. It tells the story of one brave cat and movingly brings to life a true story of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 06/02/2006
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Reader ReviewedPrivate Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade & One of our 'Must Reads'. It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it the most of all the 90 or so he has... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Reader ReviewedLooking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy's sleepover because she hopes it might be a genuine... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedFlo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Historical Association's ‘Young Quill's Award for Historical Fiction' (primary school category) | One of our Books of the Year 2015 | The stories of the many animals involved in the First World War make a great... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/10/2008
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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon
Cressida Cowell
Jokes flow thick and fast from this most original and inventive Viking adventure, which launched the career of a Viking with a difference. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock grew up at a time of dragons but he was not always a hero.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Where The Poppies Now Grow
Hilary Robinson
Shortlisted for the Education Resources Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014 This moving poetic text matched with warm-hearted illustrations captures the lives of two friends and the parts they played in the enormous military campaign... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Hit
Melvin Burgess
April 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Melvin Burgess sets out a thrilling proposal: what if there were a drug which gave you the chance to have the very best time of your life for one week after which is... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2013
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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Andy Stanton
Chosen by Michael Rosen. Winner of The Blue Peter book award 2009 'most funny book with pictures' category - Mr Gum is off on his fifth best-selling adventure. And it is as zany and ridiculous as any that have gone before.... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2008
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The Great Paper Caper
Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. Touching and funny, this is also a visually sophisticated picture book which lightly carries an important message about the use – and misuse - of resources. All is not well in the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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The Pencil
Allan Ahlberg
Winner of the Younger Children category - Red House Book Award 2009. This book is an hilarious and unmissable treat! One day there is just a lonely pencil…It begins to draw – a boy, a dog, a cat and then... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Frozen Fire
Tim Bowler
Non-stop tension and utterly compelling are the hallmarks of a Tim Bowler thriller; so much so, that you'll be drawn into the characters and the story from the very start. He is pre-eminent in the field of psychological thrillers in... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2007
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Note Of Madness
Tabitha Suzuma
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007. What the judges' said:It reads as if it must have happened to the author; a book that will expand horizons and counter narrowmindednessFlynn is one of the top... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2007
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Just Like Tomorrow
Faiza Guene
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award 2006. While set in Paris and focusing on Moroccan immigrants every teenager will relate instantly to all that Doria is experiencing and feeling. With shades of a young Bridget Jones she is determined... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2006
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Mouse Noses on Toast
Daren King
Shortlisted for the Nestle Children's Award 2006 in the 6-8 category. When you are a mouse hearing that mouse noses on toast is being served at a local restaurant can be quite disturbing. Perhaps it's a joke or... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2006
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The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Mini Grey
Mini Grey has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Winner of Greenaway Award 2007. Everybody knows that the Dish ran away with the Spoon but who knows why or what happened... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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The Diamond of Drury Lane (A Cat Royal Novel)
Julia Golding
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Winner of Nestle Children's Award 2006. Cat Royal, the feisty little orphan-girl brought up in a theatre, is a brilliant narrator of this terrific action-packed adventure. There's intrigue, politics,... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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Oi Dog! Board Book
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children Category All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedYou Are Awesome
Matthew Syed
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April & May 2018 Table tennis champion Matthew Syed offers his very best advice on how all children can help themselves to become better at anything... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder
Alom Shaha
Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder: Adventures in Science round the kitchen table will help families appreciate the wonders of science together. This is not a book just for children, it's a book for the grown-ups too who want to enthuse and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedPeace Lily
Hilary Robinson
March 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated and with a touching rhyming text this is another excellent book to give young children a real sense of World War One. Lily, Ben and Ray are childhood friends, spending long summer... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/03/2018
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The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the special moment in his childhood that sparked his fascination with space and started the journey that has so far taken him to the International Space Station three times.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Covers of My Book are Too Far Apart (And Other Grumbles)
Vivian French
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child | Whisper it, but not everyone automatically loves reading. Some people think they're too busy to read, or... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2017
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Life on Earth: Farm
Heather Alexander
March 2017 Book of the Month Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on the supermarket shelves or in their fridge with a cow... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/03/2017
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award February 2017 Debut of the Month This beautiful book demands and repays careful reading. Grimloch Lane is a quiet place and its residents hurry up and down in silence. At night it... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Word of Mouse
James Patterson
December 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: you'll believe a mouse can be a hero! | There are fast-moving, grab-you-by-the-eyeballs-first-page-in reads, then there's James Patterson! Boy, does this man know how to tell a story in a way... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2016
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It Starts with a Seed
Laura Knowles
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award The life cycle of a tree is beautifully described in this outstanding book. A narrative poem alongside exquisite illustrations describes all the different stages, from the moment a sycamore seed falls onto the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2016
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Winner of the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Vikings in the Supermarket
Nick Sharratt
Six bouncy poems each of which is richly illustrated by award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt. Burt, Cora, Charlie, Selwin, Ida and Quentin are the six Vikings let loose on a delightful shopping spree in a supermarket in the title poem. More... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedBeetle Boy
M.G. Leonard
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and March... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
Alex T. Smith
Winner of the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. Little Red Riding Hood transposed to an African town setting where a lion is really no match for a clever small girl. The inventive layout... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedI Was Here
Gayle Forman
February 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Gayle Forman's I Was Here explores the complicated repercussions of suicide on all those who are left behind. Cody and Meg have been best friends forever. Surely they have no secrets between them? ... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedBuckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-dragon
Sarah Courtauld
July 2014 Book of the Month Knights and princesses and swords and dragons all feature in this hugely entertaining story about two very different sisters, Eliza and Lavender. While Eliza dreams of being a hero, Lavender thinks only of being... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedSeven Second Delay
Tom Easton
May 2014 Book of the Month A story that crackles with tension as Mila tries to outwit her captors whose technology has her in their grip. Living on Isles, a vividly imagined futuristic world, Mila had hoped to find a... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Reader ReviewedBoys Don't Knit
T. S. Easton
January 2014 Book of the Month An entertaining diary told in the authentic teenage voice which captures the mind set of humorist and risk-taker Ben Fletcher. Following a run-in... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Ways To Live Forever
Sally Nicholls
Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award. Winner of Glen Dimplex Prize for New Writers 2008. Winner of Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2008. Winner of Luchs Prize (Germany) for best children's book published in Germany in the... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Man on the Moon
Simon Bartram
Looks at a day in the life of Bob. Find out what he does on the moon: cleaning and tidying, welcoming vistors, performing tricks for tourists and much more. He knows almost everything there is to know about the moon... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2004
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Farther
Grahame Baker-Smith
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011. You can see some beautiful artwork images from the book by downloading the free extract. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Graham Baker-Smith's debut Leon and the Place Between... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2010
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Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2008. Original and understated, this charming depiction of modern-day family life in west Africa is the debut from a fresh, new storytelling voice. Pacy and engaging Anna Hibiscus is perfect for the newly independent... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2007
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Gatty's Tale
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Carnegie. A gripping historical adventure that is dramatic, touching and compelling. Servant girl Gatty has an unusually beautiful voice which leads her to being swept up in a Crusade to the Holy Land. Her courage... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2007
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Ruby Red
Linzi Glass
Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Carnegie Medal. A touching love story set against the turbulence and danger of a world divided by apartheid. Brought up to stand against everything that divides the society in which she lives, Ruby finds herself... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Finding Violet Park
Jenny Valentine
Highly commended in Branford Boase 2008 Award. Told with a delightfully light touch, this thoughtful and introspective novel for teens tells how hearing the story of Violet Park, leads Lucas on a moving and thought provoking mission that helps him... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
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Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times
L Brittney
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is an incredibly original novel full of high drama and adventure, which is likely to transcend both the teenage and adult markets. This really does have everything as it is a very... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2007
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Orange Pear Apple Bear
Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett was selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Shortlisted for the Greenaway Award 2007. One can only be in awe of the talent of this delightful author and illustrator. Her... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2007
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On Sudden Hill
Linda Sarah
Highly Commended in the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. A compelling story about accepting someone new, from the Benji Davies, the bestselling illustrator of The Storm Whale. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2014
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An Away Day
Benedicte Guettier
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. An Away Day is the new title in the fantastic new The Dad With 10 Children series: a series of charming picture story books about... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Wriggle and Roar
Julia Donaldson
Giggle along to these wonderful rhymes whether you're with your toddler in the nursery or the car. Full of action and noise it's guaranteed to get kids engaged and stimulated to love poetry. Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Something
Rebecca Cobb
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category - Shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2015 A little girl, a big dog,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters. Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/10/2014
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Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Elizabeth Hammill
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.A fine collection of poems and rhymes from all... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2014
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Out and About A First Book of Poems
Shirley Hughes
From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood. It is a beautiful gift edition of the classic picture book, with a new introduction by Shirley Hughes. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedLucky
Chris Hill
September 2014 Debut of the Month An inspiring, lovely read, containing a classic storyline told in an imaginative way. Lucky the red squirrel finds himself living amongst the confusing, bigger and stronger Cloudfoot grey squirrels. The age old themes of... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Executioner's Daughter
Jane Hardstaff
February 2014 Debut of the Month Set in the underbelly of the Tower of London and on the Thames in Tudor times, with a cast of brilliant characters, including feisty heroine Moss and lovable rogue Salter. A nail-biting drama and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2014
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 3-6 years category. Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt's highly-entertaining new book means that colouring will never be the same again! When Duncan goes to take out his crayons one day he... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2013
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The Language of Cat
Rachel Rooney
Winner of the CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Poetry Award 2012. Age 5+. With wordplay, riddles and poems that are funny, fast-paced, lyrical and thought-provoking, this is an exciting debut from an outstanding new poet. Awarding the... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Originally published well over 150 years ago this classic from Charles Dickens remains as important in the world of children's literature as ever. It has captured the hearts and minds of children everywhere over generations and this marvellous new edition complete... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2006
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Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
This is, according to the worldwide publishers the biggest new publishing phenomenon of 2007. Well, that's quite a statement, and although we don't go quite that far yet, mainly because it is only published in the fourth month of the... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2007
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Winnie the Witch
Valerie Thomas
As special now as it was when first published over 25 years ago and the millions of children who have enjoyed the adventures of the wackiest witch on earth are testament to that. If you enjoyed this then check out... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Reader ReviewedAlone on a Wide Wide Sea
Michael Morpurgo
A touching and tender story about an unusual childhood. Arthur is shipped off to Australia as a six year old orphan during World War Two. He suffers physical and emotional hardship as well as some rarer moments of kindness and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2006
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Kiss The Dust
Elizabeth Laird
A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children. The genocide of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein was to most people brutal and barbaric and given the current situation in the Middle East and the wars there... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2007
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Montmorency
Eleanor Updale
9-12 years. An introduction to the loveable Montmorency – an extraordinary character whose double life sometimes as a criminal and sometimes as a gentleman leads him into all kinds of adventures. Dressed in tattered rags and travelling by his own very... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/10/2005
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The Wheel of Surya
Jamila Gavin
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. A beautiful new edition of the first volume in the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
Award-winning Frances Hardinge is spellbinding is this hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith's father dies suddenly she knows she must try to find out exactly what he was hiding in the local caves she had recently visited with... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedCuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls into the Grimmer. Something that causes her to change in all kinds of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Miss Molly's School of Manners
James Maclaine
A badly behaved little racoon Algernon learns all about manners and why they're important when he enrols at Miss Molly's school, and readers will too. Algernon has lesson in listening carefully, in sharing, in being polite and in good sportsmanship,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Young Dracula (4u2read)
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Count Dracula's heir should have the best life in the world! Set to inherit a huge castle, a grand title and the fame of being the greatest vampire in the world, Wilfred should have... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Reader ReviewedMy Name Is Victoria
Lucy Worsley
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 Revered and deservedly popular as a Queen, Victoria was much less successful or celebrated when she was still a princess. TV historian Lucy Worsley spins a wonderful adventure around the childhood... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Fly By Night
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Branford Boase Prize 2006 Fly By Night is a wholly original fantasy peopled with a cast of unusual characters whose adventures unravel at a breathtaking pace. Mosca runs away from home with a manic goose called Saracen... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Who's a Big Bully Then?
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. How do you see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken' the narrator of this story thinks up a dare to show up Darren Bishop, the school bully. A... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2018
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Teacher's Dead
Benjamin Zephaniah
If the first page doesn't make you want to read on then this isn't the book for you. It's violent and to the point – it's psychological suspense at its best and provides a window into a school where respect... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Words and Your Heart
Kate Jane Neal
One of our special picks for Valentine's Day | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 Beautifully produced, words and your heart is a charming book with a touching message about the importance of the heart and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/01/2018
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Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Wonder was a sensation when it was first published in 2012, and the story of Auggie and his fight to be accepted as a normal boy has now hit the big screen in a movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young. ... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2017
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Kiss the Dust
Elizabeth Laird
A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children. The genocide of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein was to most people brutal and barbaric and given the current situation in the Middle East and the wars there... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award June 2017 Book of the Month Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all... Featured in: 7+ readers | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Once Upon a Jungle
Laura Knowles
Visually stunning, this book vividly demonstrates the circle of life. Once upon a jungle, it begins, marched some ants … The busy ants fall prey to a mantis, almost luminous even in the glowing greens of this jungle; next the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/05/2017
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Above and Below
Patricia Hegarty
Children are invited to explore eight different habitats in this appealing and very attractive information book, clever split page design allows them to examine the creatures that live there both above and below ground or sea and it also deftly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2017 | Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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The Owl Service
Alan Garner
Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords." Carnegie Medal winner, 1967. An all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. The... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | March 2016 Book of the Month A truly exceptional, uniquely unsettling work in which the stinging clarity and poignancy of Oppel's writing is exquisitely... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Monkey Puzzle
Julia Donaldson
This wonderful picture book with brilliant rhyming text coupled with stunning illustrations will have you and your toddler laughing and laughing and laughing time and time again as you read and reread it because your child wants you to reread... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Blood Red Road
Moira Young
The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious love story make this a truly sensatonal YA debut novel. Much of the author's inspiration came from... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Straight Outta Crongton
Alex Wheatle
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit and Crongton Knights, comes another story from the South Crong council estate. Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Write Your Own Mystery & Ghost Stories
Louie Stowell, Megan Cullis
Full of really useful tips and fun writing activities this is a great book for any youngster who enjoys telling stories. As well as breaking them down into the component parts that make up a successful ghost or mystery story,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Spiral bound | Released 01/04/2017
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Little Lemur Laughing
Joshua Seigal
Joshua Seigal is a rising star in the children's poetry world and this new collection of his poems will be a real crowd-pleaser. Many of them are crying out to be read aloud, Brontosaurus for example, with its Stomp... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedMaresi
B.B
What an unusual and powerful novel. The setting is an island in an unspecified fantasy world inhabited by a community of women who live separate from men, dedicating themselves to the worship of the Triple Goddess. Maresi is a young... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 A great collection of simple semi-scientific experiments perfect for curious children to do at home. In Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/02/2017
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard is scared so, clutching his toy Lionheart, he runs out... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedMabel Jones and the Doomsday Book
Will Mabbitt
In a nutshell: the fate of the ‘hooman' race in the hands of incorrigible nose-picker and pirate Mabel Jones | For daring adventures, desperate deeds, and decidedly nasty ends, look no further than the unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones. Two... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's eager to find gold and when her friend Crocodile warns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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Coming to England
Floella Benjamin
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Floella Benjamin's touching, well-observed and generously un-judgemental memoir is a classic which is a pertinent now as when it was first published 21 years ago. In a simple story Floella recounts... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
Helen Stephens' bestselling story is now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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The Great Fire Dogs
Megan Rix
In a nutshell: upstairs downstairs puppies at the court of Charles II Megan Rix takes young readers to the London of 1666 in a typically exciting and heart-warming novel, and gives them a puppies' eye-view of life at the court... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Unbearable! More Bizarre Stories
Paul Jennings
A collection of eight quirky and bizarre short stories. Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 27/10/1994
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John Le Carre
In le Carre's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 29/11/2011
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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 16/08/1993
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Poems of the Decade An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry
Forward Publishing
Bringing together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century, this book offers an introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry. Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 19/03/2015
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The Rattle Bag An Anthology of Poetry
Ted Hughes
With writers ranging from Shakespeare and Blake to Sylvia Plath and T S Eliot, this title brings together an inspired and diverse selection, ranging from undisputed masterpieces to rare discoveries, as well as drawing upon works in translation and traditional... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 17/03/2005
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Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier
A 2012 World Book Night selection.“ Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” is probably one of the most famous first lines from a novel and captures the readers interest immediately.... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 26/07/2015
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Flambards
K. M. Peyton
A totally absorbing novel about twelve-year-old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards. Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding but finds herself part of a strange... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2004
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All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
November 2012 Guest Editor Kate Mosse on All Quiet On the Western Front... I write about war and the consequences of war, the way ordinary people are caught up in events larger than themselves. Written by a veteran of the First... Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/1998
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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
A special 10th Anniversary edition with exclusive extra behind-the-scenes material from the author. This is the story of a street of ordinary German people living in the horrors of the Nazi regime. Interestingly it is narrated by Death but the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 08/01/2016
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My Family and Other Animals
Gerald Durrell
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has come up with the perfect scam. Inspired by the Pied Piper tale, cat and kid lead a band of rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin. The rewards to get the rats... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/05/2011
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Hill of the Angels
Sue Mayfield
Breath-taking yet at times brutal, this is a story based on real historical events in the 17th Century. Abigail and Grace are living in a country consumed by evil and hate as the conflict between King Charles I and... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Please Mrs. Butler Verses
Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare
A collection of poems about school, which are full of typical classroom events such as the candid revelations in a pupil's newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams and forming gangs. Featured in:
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2003
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The Woman In Black
Susan Hill
When Arthur Kipps attends the funeral of Alice Drablow he is unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind her house. It is not until he glimpses a woman dressed all in black at the funeral that a creeping... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2015
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man' but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man'. There's a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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Listen and Learn First Chinese Words
Sam Taplin, Mairi Mackinnon
As much a game as a teaching tool, Usborne's Listen and Learn books are an ingenious and entertaining way for children to start learning a language. Here children can choose one of four double-sided cards featuring topics such as animals,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2016
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Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo deftly captures the devastating and long lasting impact of war in this stunning and beautifully produced short story. Michael's grandfather is badly disfigured by his horrific experiences in the war. One of only three to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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See Inside the World of Shakespeare
Rob Lloyd Jones
An illustrious and detailed look into the inventive and wonderful world of William Shakespeare. With lots of flaps, children can discover more about the world's most famous playwright and poet within this colourful book. Explore Shakespeare's London, the famous Globe... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedAnd I Darken
Kiersten White
In a Nutshell: Ruthless anti-heroine * Epic alternate history * Loyalty and love Epic and intense, this rich reimagining of Vlad the Impaler as a young woman will have fans of dark history hooked from the outset. Think Game of... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedUnbecoming
Jenny Downham
Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that could easily be sensationalised. In Unbecoming she adopts... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Above and Below
Patricia Hegarty
Children are invited to explore eight different habitats in this appealing and very attractive information book, clever split page design allows them to examine the creatures that live there both above and below ground or sea and it also deftly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 05/05/2016
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Shakespeare Sticker Book
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is a great, fun way to introduce William Shakespeare to younger children. With interesting bite-sized pieces of information on a variety of aspects of Shakespeare's life including the Globe Theatre and what London was like during the Elizabethean age,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2016
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World of Shakespeare Picture Book
Rosie Dickins
An illustrated guide to the life and times of William Shakespeare. Readers can discover his famous plays, see where he lived and worked and find out why he is one of the world's greatest writers. With index and contents pages... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2015
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1066 and Before That - History Poems
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens
A fantastic collection of history poems that conjure up the sights, sounds and smells of the past - both the great events and battles, and ordinary day-to-day activities. Ties in with the history curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Keeper
Mal Peet
A reissue of the extraordinary debut novel from multi-award winning author Mal Peet. Set in South America, this compelling adventure is told as an interview between a top sports reporter and the world's greatest goalkeeper. Not just for football fiction... Featured in: YA readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look too spick and span.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Jessica's Ghost
Andrew Norriss
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Children's Book Award Francis is a bit of an outsider and doesn't really have friends. But he finds it really easy to talk to Jessica. They've got lots in common and are firm friends within... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Astounding Broccoli Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 Best Story - Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 This is Frank Cottrell Boyce's first standalone novel since Cosmic in 2008 and it's been well worth the wait. The smallest and... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedKensuke's Kingdom
Michael Morpurgo
Michael's parents buy a yacht, and take him off to sail round the world. Washed overboard in a fierce storm, Michael finds himself on the shore of a remote island - and soon discovers he's not alone. Kensuke, a former... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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The Something
Rebecca Cobb
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl finds the hole just beside the cherry... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 10/03/2016
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What's So Special About Shakespeare?
Michael Rosen
Shakespeare's writing was extraordinary four hundred years ago, and it's still extraordinary today says Michael Rosen in this splendid and inspiring introduction to the bard. Rosen demonstrates to young people just why Shakespeare is still acted, read and quoted today... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Tales from Shakespeare
Marcia Williams
Marcia Williams's charming retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays are made even more accessible and entertaining by her own distinctive and detailed illustrations. She features fourteen of the plays, a mix of comedy, tragedy and history, telling them with wit and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Mick Manning and Brita Granström have developed a picture book approach to non-fiction that brings their subjects to vivid life. Beautifully illustrated throughout in coloured pencil and watercolour and with pen and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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The National Archives: Shakespeare Unclassified
Nick Hunter
As the nation prepares to celebrate Shakespeare, 400 years on from his death, this book looks at the man behind the plays using original documents and historical artefacts. Items reproduced include the entry in the parish register that records Shakespeare's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 |... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedFrida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination as one person draws a shape and another turns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedMonkey Wars
Richard Kurti
A thrilling debut novel explores tribal behaviour and the dangerous consequences of it in an action packed story of two competing monkey tribes. A troop of aggressive Langur monkeys make a savage raid on the Rhesus monkeys killing them mercilessly.... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Matilda
Roald Dahl
Matilda - Roald Dahl's best-loved story - though now over 25 years old, is as fresh, funny and poignant as when it was first published in 1988. The... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's put the magic finger on them all. And very strange things... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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100 Science Experiments
Kate Knighton, Georgina Andrews
Combine hands-on fun with scientific investigation using this action-packed collection of 100 simple science experiments. Use easily-sourced materials to make crystals, electrical circuits, kaleidoscopes, balloon rockets, and much more. Internet links go to specially selected websites with more activities, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2015
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather than neatly tying up loose ends. Told more through the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Tom's Sunflower
Hilary Robinson
Written and illustrated with warmth, humour and sensitivity, this excellent book, part of the Copper Tree Class series, tackles the subject of family break-up. Hana is confused and upset because her parents are going to live separately, and all the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedNot Bad for a Bad Lad
Michael Morpurgo
This wonderful story was inspired by a conversation that Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman had about a prison at Hollesley Bay in Suffolk that Michael Foreman remembered from growing up nearby. Into this Michael Morpurgo weaves his story of how... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Help A Hamster Copper Tree Class Help a Hamster
Hilary Robinson
The story of a school hamster provides a sensitive and effective way of talking about adoption in the third of the excellent Copper Tree Class series of picture books. Henry the class hamster has returned to school after the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/08/2013
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The Copper Tree
Hilary Robinson
This excellent picture book deals sensitively and truthfully with the subject of bereavement. When their teacher Miss Evans isn't well and can't come to school, her class maker her a get well card, even Alfie Tate who's nearly always... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2012
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The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Shakespeare
Christopher Lloyd, Dr. Nick Walton, Patrick Skipworth
2016 is another big year for Shakespeare and The Wallbook Timeline of Shakespeare will give readers (of all ages) special insight into all his 38 plays, as well as into the man and his time. A colourful 2 metre long... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedMiddle School: Just My Rotten Luck
James Patterson
James Patterson continues to do sterling work turning reluctant readers onto books, and this latest instalment in the ongoing trials of Rafe Khatchadorian will more than satisfy his young fans. Things couldn't look worse for Rafe, he's back at Hills... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/10/2015
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How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! Tips, Tricks and Fun to Turbo-Charge Your Memory
Rob Eastaway
We've discovered a brilliant new edition of a book on memory that has done hugely well for us since it was first published in 2007. Having spent the summer using their minds a little less than while at school, this... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Ogre of Oglefort
Eva Ibbotson
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010. A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Fluent Readers Irresistibly ridiculous, this is a wonderful and enchanting romp from a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedAfter Iris The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby
Natasha Farrant
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - July 2013 Book of the Month Ebullient, life affirming, witty and utterly convincing and tinged with credible sadness, thirteen year... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedSam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen has created a second delightful and surprising picture book with Mac Barnett, author of The Dark. Here two boys dig a hole. It doesn't seem to take... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Willy's Stories
Anthony Browne
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. A Staff Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Louise Weir A stunning picture book with a story to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedMountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson
Best-loved author Eva Ibbotson had a gift for making magical worlds both come alive and be wonderfully credible. Her hand guides this delightful story of a top-secret school for ghosts where anything and everything unusual can – and does -... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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A Swift Pure Cry
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2007. A superb first novel, beautifully written, deeply moving and full of heartbreak. When Shell Talent's mother dies everything around her begins to fall to pieces. Tired of looking after her younger brother and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Solace of the Road
Siobhan Dowd
Shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Children's Book Award 2009, for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 and for the 20th Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Beautifully written and achingly moving, Solace of the Road is the poignant and desperate... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Bog Child
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of Carnegie Award 2009 and the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award 2009. A challenging book full of mystery and shadows. Both terrifying and fascinating from the start, Bog Child is a must-read. The plot follows Fergus, a boy who... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedAll My Secrets
Sophie Mckenzie
July 2015 Book of the Month Sophie McKenzie is the master of psychological thrillers for teens, and this is a typically gripping page-turner. Everything Evie Brown has put her trust in is suddenly revealed to be false, even her parents... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Silver Sword
Ian Serraillier
A classic story from World War Two, this tells how three children, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are helped by the young orphan Jan to escape from the horrors of Warsaw after the arrest of their parents. How the children travel... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Read Me: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Gaby Morgan
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/06/2015
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Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Nicola Davies
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This is simply an outstanding book. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton explain the life and purpose of microbes clearly and lucidly for very young children, through simple language and beautiful illustrations. Using... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedNotebooks of a Middle -School Princess
Meg Cabot
First there was Mia Thermopolis, Manhattan teenager one minute, Princess of Genovia the next; now it's the turn of average middle-school student Olivia Grace to be transformed into royalty. Meg Cabot has revised the plot of her much-loved Princess Diaries... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/05/2015
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The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be. The Yes loves his soft and comfy home. But he has other places to go and other things... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedFrom the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg
June 2015 Book of the Month This is everything a classic children's book should be: it's exciting, funny, has terrific central characters, a mystery to solve, and a truth – particular to childhood – to be revealed. Claudia Kincaid is fed... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedListen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - September 2015 Book of the Month A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Paper Towns
John Green
Award winning author John Green's fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at its heart is the powerful relationship between Quentin and Margo,... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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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: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedSkink No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen
This is a dive in head first and read until you're dizzy book, so utterly brilliant and readable it's scary! The totally bizarre and freakily sane Skink joins detective forces with Richard, who is looking for his cousin Malley after... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Just William
Richmal Crompton
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back. Now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Chris Riddell this is a new edition of Just William, the very first collection of stories about a redoubtable boy who is always in one... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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Poems from the Second World War
Gaby Morgan
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedCosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Comic and cosmic, this is a roller coaster adventure that takes Liam Digby up into space with a handful of other children and their parents. It's an hilarious journey of discovery as Liam hurtles around the world finding out exactly... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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Desirable
Frank Cottrell Boyce
A hilarious comedy from award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce. When George gets an out-of-date aftershave for his birthday, he isn't particularly impressed. But the aftershave seems to have developed some extra properties...and George is now irresistible to every girl around! Particularly... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Jessica Barrah
It's party time soon but poor Wilfred can't tell the time and worries he's going to miss the party but with the help and support of his friends can he tell the time and get to the party on time?... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2015
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Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
Hey you, Mouse needs help! He has to catch the gorilla in the bright yellow car, let's go! On Mouse's instructions, readers follow the path taken by Gorilla, through brightly coloured, super-busy spreads. There he goes, through the town, round... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedShh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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The Adventures of Shola
Bernardo Atxaga
Winner of the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children's book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/10/2013
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Reader ReviewedFrida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination as one person draws a shape and another turns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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