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Revisiting beloved classics is dangerous territory for any author, but Kate Saunders brings her trademark warmth and intuitive storytelling to this timely revival of Nesbit’s characters in one of this year’s stand-out books for children.

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Since the adventures of The Screaming Staircase, life hasn't exactly slowed down for Lockwood, George and Lucy. Having received notable fame after their last exploits the trio have had case after case headed their way.

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Living up to Morpurgo's previous successes, Listen to the Moon oozes charm and cinematic promise. At first a simple story of a loving family on the Scilly Isles with Mary the patriarch, husband Jim and son Alfie at the centre of what soon develops into a mystery.

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Who doesn't love robots - and the robots in this novel are particularly lovable. What's more, they are fully schooled in Asimov's three laws of robotics. But before we get to the robots, we have our main character: Frank Einstein, child genius and science enthusiast.

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Oli moves to the country as his life starts to unravel. There are lots of unanswered questions surrounding why his mum made them leave London and whenever the subject of his dad is mentioned it evokes a cold response.

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The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth is the witty and extraordinary creation of successful actor Mackenzie Crook. Benjamin Tooth is 11-years-old and a self-proclaimed scientist, in fact, "the greatest scientist that the world has ever known".

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Cal has always been warned by his father that magicians are dangerous, and that at all costs Cal must hide his talent and not be accepted by the formidable Magisterium. Despite Cal's best efforts to fail he is taken to be trained in using the magical elements.

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I love a bit of baking and with The Great British Bake-Off around the corner I decided to see if my inner teen could be persuaded to get off the couch and into the kitchen to try one of the several recipes in this heartwarming story.  

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For Grace Becker a sixth-form student studying art at the prestigious Clifton Academy, the 100 Society is more then just a game; it is an obsession.

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This brand new YA novel from bestselling crime writer and controversial columnist Carl Hiaasen is a surprising mix of crime thriller and teen fiction.

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A new book by Harlan Coban is always a delight: tight plotting, strong characters and unfathomable mysteries are the norm.

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Twelve years ago Jodie witnessed something truly horrifying, something so terrible she managed to block it from her memory entirely.

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