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 Staff Picks -Children's

Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A j... read more

The Murderer's Ape

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Nevermoor

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide.
But as Morrigan... read more

Nevermoor : The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

The first story in a magical adventure series, from the multi-million copy selling author of How to Train Your Dragon.
I am a character in this story who sees everything, knows everything I will not tell you who I am.
See if you can guess.

The Wizards of Once

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 Staff Picks -Children's

A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Ji... read more

The Birthday Boy

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Storey Treehouse

Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your... read more

The 91-Storey Treehouse (PB)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Harry Potter House Gift Editions
Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ...Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed fro... read more

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Gryffindor Edition #1 HB)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:The World's Worst Children

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.
If you... read more

The World's Worst Children (#2)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raid... read more

Letters from the Lighthouse

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6

A gust of wind, an elephant, a dive bomb, a spell: this funky "before" and "after" book will have you chuckling! What happens to a lion after the storm? His mane is swept into a dishevelled mess. What becomes of a pear after an elephant passes by? Pear jam! A... read more

My Pictures After the Storm

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

Worlds collide spectacularly when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub ...and what happens... read more

Maybe a Fox

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Darkmouth
Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Younger Fiction 2016.

A monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure. THEY'RE COMING! Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter - Finn - will p... read more

Darkmouth (#1)

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 Picture Books

If I was a banana, I would be that one, so beautifully yellow and full of banana...This boys-eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads. It beautifully captures the magic that a child can find in common objects and d... read more

If I Was a Banana (HB)