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Award-winning & Shortlisted Books

  • Real-Life Mysteries

    Susan Martineau

    Product Code: BHAER
    Paperback 7 years +
    Have you ever wondered what exactly does go bump in the night? From mysteries like Shackleton's ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, read the amazing evidence about these mysterious cases and make up your own mind. Things are not always what they seem - until they are, then you might wish you had never asked!

    Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Book Award 2018
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  • Julian Is a Mermaid

    Jessica Love

    Product Code: BUHWV
    Paperback 3 years +
    A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. "Every choice Jessica Love makes imbues the story with charm, tenderness and humor" New York TImes Book Review While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes - and even more importantly - what will she think about how Julian sees himself?

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Salt to the Sea

    Ruta Sepetys

    Product Code: AQWVK
    Paperback 12 years +
    It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore's The Siege will be totally absorbed. This inspirational novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Ruta Sepetys, acclaimed author of Between Shades of Grey, brilliantly imagines their story.

    Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017
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  • The Lost Words

    Robert Macfarlane

    Product Code: BKJDJ
    Hardback 5 years +
    From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane -- a gorgeous, illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of childrenAll over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives -- words from the natural world, from the countryside and the landscape. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn should be familiar to every child: they are the simple, beautiful symbols of nature as seen by a child. They represent a space of discovery and imagination, of play and freedom. Yet this rich landscape is rapidly fading from children's minds.The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our plant- and animal-filled countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

    Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

    Joint winner of the British Book Award Children's Book of the Year 2018.
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  • Goodbye, Perfect

    Sara Barnard

    Product Code: BMRYZ
    Paperback 14 years +
    Goodbye, Perfect is a beautiful and emotional contemporary YA novel, with a powerful friendship at its heart, by bestselling author Sara Barnard. When I was wild, you were steady . . . Now you are wild - what am I? Eden McKinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it's a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. And it's the last person she would have expected. Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie's location, and that's the way it has to stay. There's no way she's betraying her best friend. Not even when she's faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts. As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.

    Winner of the YA Book Prize 2019.
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  • The Skylarks' War

    Hilary McKay

    Product Code: BWTHU
    Paperback 11 years +
    Hilary McKay's The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One. It is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.

    Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms closer.

    When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
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  • The Colours of History

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BQDRD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the `colourful' history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.

    Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Book Award 2018
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  • You're Safe With Me

    Chitra Soundar

    Product Code: BQESN
    Hardback 3 years +
    Deep in the Indian forest, it is bedtime, but the baby monkey, loris, pangolin and tiger cub can?t sleep as the skies turn stormy, Mama Elephant?s words of wisdom bring comfort through the strange sounds and night visions of the dark, ?You?re safe with me...?

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Suffragette

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BPKWG
    Hardback 12 years +
    An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength. David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement - from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison. Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift. This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • The Book of Dust - Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage Audio

    Philip Pullman

    Product Code: BKWLQ
    Audio 12 years +
    Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua ...

    Winner of the British Book Award Audiobook of the Year 2018
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  • The Song from Somewhere Else

    AF Harrold

    Product Code: BKOCK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells - or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there's something nice about Nick's house. There's strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there's more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn't the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help ...A poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about the power of the extraordinary, and finding friendship where you least expect it. Written by the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold, this is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • A Skinful of Shadows

    Frances Hardinge

    Product Code: BPPGT
    Paperback 12 years +
    Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2017 'A Skinful of Shadows confirms Hardinge's status as one of our finest storytellers. It's rare to find a book which is every bit as intelligent and stylish as it is riveting - I was enthralled' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent Frances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree. When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding. Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment. And now there's a ghost inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • Orangeboy

    Patrice Lawrence

    Product Code: AUDKD
    Paperback 13 years +
    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2016, Patrice Lawrence's Orangeboy is all about a boy who has never been cool enough, clever enough or street enough to be noticed - until now...

    Marlon promised his mum he would never follow his big brother down the wrong path and so far it's been easy. But then a date ends in tragedy and Marlon ends up being hunted. They want the mysterious Mr. Orange, but they're determined to use Marlon to get to him.

    Marlon is left with no choice but to break his promise to his mother and become the person he never wanted to be to protect everyone he loves.

    Winner of the YA Book Prize 2017.
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  • Bone Talk

    Candy Gourlay

    Product Code: BUZVG
    Paperback 13 years +
    The Philippines, 100 years ago. A boy called Samkad wants to become a man. He is desperate to be given his own shield, spear and axe. His best friend, Luki, wants to be a warrior too - but she is a girl and that is forbidden. Then a new boy arrives in the village and everything changes. He brings news that a people called 'Americans' are bringing war right to his home . . .

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • The Land of Neverendings

    Kate Saunders

    Product Code: BQJMK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Emily watched, in a trance of astonishment, as the bear opened the picnic basket, took out a tartan rug and spread it on Holly's bed. And then the penguin spoke. Actually spoke. 'What's going on? This isn't Pointed End!' The bear said, 'It looks like a human bedroom. We must've come through the wrong door.' 'But there aren't any doors to the hard world in Deep Smockeroon! And we don't have a human bedroom any more. We're in a box in the attic.' What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken? Welcome to the Land of Neverendings. Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • A Sky Painted Gold

    Laura Wood

    Product Code: BQJLQ
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    Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer - a handsome, dashing brother and sister - Lou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her own ambitions... and is there something darker lurking at the heart of the Cardew family? A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against a stunning Gatsby-esque backdrop, this is perfect for fans of I Capture the Castle and Eva Ibbotson.
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  • Rebound

    Kwame Alexander

    Product Code: BOJBO
    Paperback 11 years +
    `Hoop kings SOAR in kicks with wings. Game so sweet it's like bee stings.' It's 1988. Charlie Bell is still mourning his father, and struggling to figure out how he feels for his best (girl) friend, CJ. When he gets into trouble one too many times, he's packed off like the Fresh Prince to stay with his grandparents for the summer. There his cousin Roxie introduces him to a whole new world: basketball. A legend on the courts is born. But can Charlie resist when trouble comes knocking once again? From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself. A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and follow-up to Booked, highly commended for the CLiPPA prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. With comic-book illustrations from award-winning graphic novel artist Dawud Anyabwile.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • The Poet X

    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Product Code: BOLAK
    Paperback 12 years +
    A powerful novel with an unforgettable voice, perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur, The Hate U Give and Sarah Crossan's One. Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But X has secrets - her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight. Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent. A novel about finding your voice and standing up for what you believe in, no matter how hard it is to say. Brave, bold and beautifully written, this is perfect for fans of Orangeboy, Nicola Yoon's Everything Everything and Zoella Book Club choice Moxie. ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city's tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has performed internationally and her poetry has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. Elizabeth is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.

    Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.
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  • A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

    Yaba Badoe

    Product Code: BMJKS
    Paperback 12 years +
    A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees. Her people. Fourteen years on she's a member of Mama Rose's unique and dazzling circus. But, from their watery grave, the unquiet dead are calling Sante to avenge them: A bamboo flute. A golden bangle. A ripening mango which must not fall... ... are these the missing pieces of the jigsaw which will tell Sante's story?

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's Branford Boase Award.
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  • It Only Happens in the Movies

    Holly Bourne

    Product Code: BKHLT
    Paperback 13 years +
    The greatest love story ever told doesn't feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy cliches. Oh, and zombies...YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's YA Book Award.
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  • Indigo Donut

    Patrice Lawrence

    Product Code: BGJMT
    Paperback 13 years +
    The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Readers and shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and the YA Book Prize. Praise for Orangeboy: "A truly brilliant book." Malorie Blackman "Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction." Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown) Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey meet at sixth form, serious sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make. A life-affirming story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's YA Book Award.
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  • Beyond the Bright Sea

    Lauren Wolk

    Product Code: AZNHZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family. Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • Saint Death

    Marcus Sedgwick

    Product Code: AYDNM
    Paperback 13 years +
    A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by PRINTZ MEDAL winning and CARNEGIE MEDAL, COSTA BOOK AWARD and GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE shortlisted novelist, Marcus Sedgwick. Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - twenty metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • The One Memory of Flora Banks

    Emily Barr

    Product Code: AWOKA
    Paperback 13 years +
    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF? I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE. Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can't remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is. Then she kisses someone she shouldn't, and the next day she remembers it. It's the first time she's remembered anything since she was ten. But the boy is gone. She thinks he's moved to the Arctic. Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust? THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is the unforgettable YA novel to take home in 2017.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's YA Book Award.
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