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Deeplight
Frances Hardinge

Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN 9781509836956

The gods of The Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Now the gods are dead, but their remains are stirring beneath the waves . . . On the streets of the Island of Lady's Crave live 14-year-old street urchins Hark and his best friend Jelt. They are scavengers: diving for relics of the gods, desperate for anything they can sell. But there is something dangerous in the deep waters of the undersea, calling to someone brave enough to retrieve it. When the waves try to claim Jelt, Hark will do anything to save him. Even if it means compromising not just who Jelt is, but what he is . . .

Deeplight
Furious Thing
Jenny Downham

David Fickling Books

ISBN 9781788450980

Anger was something to believe in when the world let her down. FURIOUS THING roars with justifiable anger at an unfair world, as one girl fights to claim back the spaces that belong to her and battles to be heard . . . Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her step-father would accept her, her mum would love her like she used to and her step-brother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly she determines to swallow her anger and make her family proud. But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt. There'll be fireworks when it does.

Furious Thing
A House Without Walls
Elizabeth Laird

Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN 9781509880720

A House Without Walls is a powerful story of family, hope and redemption amidst the refugee crisis in Syria from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Lucy Eldridge. 13-year-old Safiya and her family have been driven out of Syria by civil war. Safiya knows how lucky she is – lucky not to be living in a refugee camp, lucky to be alive. But it's hard to feel grateful when she's forced to look after her father and brother rather than go back to school, and now that she's lost her home, she's lonelier than ever. As they struggle to rebuild their lives, Safiya realizes that her family has always been incomplete and with her own future in the balance, it's time to uncover the secrets that war has kept buried.

A House Without Walls
FloodWorld
Tom Huddleston

Nosy Crow

ISBN 9781788004343

Floodworld is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone's after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld's walls come tumbling down...

FloodWorld
Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver
Michael Morpurgo

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008347918

War has forced Omar and his mother to leave their home in Afghanistan and venture across the sea to Europe. When their boat sinks, and Omar finds himself alone, with no hope of rescue, it seems as if his story has come to an end. But it is only just beginning. Because in the end, a little hope makes a big difference… A thrilling adventure inspired by the classic story of Gulliver’s Travels, this is also a gripping modern narrative of rescue and refuge, from a writer at the height of his powers. A book about breaking down walls, at a time when many are trying to build them. And a timeless reminder of humanity’s infinite capacity for good… even when those humans are very small indeed.

Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver
Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairytales (Pages & Co., Book 2)
Anna James

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008229900

Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly’s powers are put to the test when fairytales start leaking book magic and causing havoc . . . On a wintery visit to Paris, Tilly and her best friend Oskar bravely bookwander into the land of fairytales to find that characters are getting lost, stories are all mixed-up, and mysterious plot holes are opening without warning. Can Tilly work out who, or what, is behind the chaos so everyone gets their happily-ever-after?

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairytales (Pages & Co., Book 2)
The Night's Realm
Nick Ward

David Fickling Books

ISBN 9781788450430

Billy has a secret. A secret he doesn't want anyone to know. He is absolutely terrified of the dark. And things are about to get scary. Because Billy finds himself trapped in a land where it is always dark. And he is the only one who can remember home. Can Billy step up, face his fears and save all the other children? It's time to believe in yourself!

The Night's Realm
Shadows of Winterspell
Amy Wilson

Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN 9781529018967

Sparkling with frost and magic, Shadows of Winterspell will sweep you up in a world of friendship and magic, to uncover family secrets and find out who you really are. Stella has been living behind the magic of the forest for most of her life. Lonely, she enrolls at the local school, and as she begins to make friends, she discovers that she is even more different than she thought. But as autumn turns to magical winter, Stella realizes that uncovering her own family secret is the only way to release the forest from the grip of a dark and old magic. A wintery magical adventure from the critically-acclaimed Amy Wilson, author of A Girl Called Owl.

Shadows of Winterspell
The Leap of Death (Rory Branagan (Detective), Book 5)
Andrew Clover

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008265953

Meet RORY BRANAGAN – he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. Fifth in a hilarious comedy-crime series for readers of 8+. Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective. Me and Cat are at the most AWESOME event ever – Car Bonanza, where people are doing epic car stunts, jumping out of planes and breaking world records. It is amazing.

The Leap of Death (Rory Branagan (Detective), Book 5)
A Giant Dose of Gross: Discover the World's Most Disgusting Animals!
Andy Seed

QED Publishing

ISBN 9780711243507

Nature's most disgusting creatures take centre stage, in this humorous but enlightening collection of downright disgusting creatures. From puking vultures and farting goats to stinky opossums who pretend to be dead, this title will include disgusting facts exploring each animal’s unusual skills and how they use them to survive. Humorous illustrations celebrating weird and wonderful creatures will delight any child with an interest in animals and nature, particularly those with a fondness for the grosser things in life.

A Giant Dose of Gross: Discover the World's Most Disgusting Animals!
The Impossible Boy
Ben Brooks

Quercus Children's Books

ISBN 9781786540997

Believe in the impossible this Christmas - a magical story celebrating the power of imagination, from the bestselling author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy. 'My name's Sebastian Cole,' he said. 'But you already know that.' When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears - very much real - in their secret den. Sebastian isn't like the rest of their classmates. He's never eaten pizza, he's not sure what goose bumps are, and he has a satchel that seems to hold an endless supply of hot ice cream. But as the trio begin their adventures, more impossible things keep happening, from a runaway goat appearing at school to a sighting of some snowwomen walking down the road. Things soon take a turn for the dangerous when the three friends are pursued by the mysterious Institute of Unreality, who want to capture and erase Sebastian, restoring order to the world. With the help of a cowboy gardener, an imprisoned scientist, and the rest of their class, can Emma and Oleg protect their new friend and keep the magic of the impossible alive, just in time for Christmas?

The Impossible Boy
The Somerset Tsunami
Emma Carroll

Faber & Faber

ISBN 9780571332816

A sinking boat. A girl in disguise. A disappearing sea. When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she's only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent away to find work dressed as a boy. Luckily a rich manor house is hiring. Yet Barrow Hill's inhabitants harbour dangerous secrets of their own, the suspicious owner is hunting for witches, and the house itself is a little too close to the sea.

The Somerset Tsunami
The Collective
Lindsey Whitlock

Pushkin Children's Books

ISBN 9781782692171

Stuck in the traditional community of Badfish Creek, Elwyn longs for change. When his uncle offers him the chance to leave his rural roots behind, he jumps at the opportunity, eager to move to Liberty to gain an education and become part of a flourishing world. Finally, life seems to be opening up to him. But it is not long before he understands that all that glitters is not gold: there are things going on in Liberty that Elwyn cannot ignore. Things that profoundly threaten the world he has rejected and things that he has to fight against.

The Collective
The Space We're In
Katya Balen

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781526601940

Frank is ten. He likes cottage pie and football and cracking codes. Max is five. He eats only Quavers and some colours are too bright for him and if he has to wear a new T-shirt he melts down down down. Sometimes Frank wishes Mum could still do huge paintings of stars and asteroids like she used to, but since Max was born she just doesn't have time. When tragedy hits Frank and Max's lives like a comet, can Frank piece together a universe in which he and Max aren't light years apart?

The Space We're In
All Fall Down
Sally Nicholls

Andersen Press Ltd

ISBN 9781783449316

Isabel and her family have nowhere to run from a disease that has killed half of Europe. When the world she knows and loves ends for ever, her only weapon is courage. The Black Death of 1349 was the deadliest plague in human history. All Fall Down is a powerful and inspiring story of survival in the face of real-life horror.

All Fall Down
The Space We're In
Katya Balen

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781526601940

Frank is ten. He likes cottage pie and football and cracking codes. Max is five. He eats only Quavers and some colours are too bright for him and if he has to wear a new T-shirt he melts down down down. Sometimes Frank wishes Mum could still do huge paintings of stars and asteroids like she used to, but since Max was born she just doesn't have time. When tragedy hits Frank and Max's lives like a comet, can Frank piece together a universe in which he and Max aren't light years apart? This heartbreaking and hopeful novel from debut author Katya Balen will remind you we are all made of stardust. For fans of thought-provoking, moving middle grade from Wonder to Skellig

The Space We're In
The M Word
Brian Conaghan

Bloomsbury YA

ISBN 9781408871560

Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But, please, never mention it … Maggie Yates tells her best mate Moya everything. She tells her about Mum losing her job - how Mum's taken to crying in secret. She even tells her about her foolproof plan to cheer Mum up: find her a fella with cash to splash. Moya's with her every step of the way. I'll help, she smiles. Though you're surfing a rainbow if you think someone like that exists round here. But at the back of her mind Maggie knows that Mum's crying is more than sadness. That there are no easy fixes. And that she shouldn't be speaking to Moya any more. Because Moya died months ago. An unforgettable novel about grief and healing from Costa Children's and Irish Book Award-winner Brian Conaghan

The M Word
I, Cosmo
Carlie Sorosiak

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788003872

The story of one dog's attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon. Cosmo's family is falling apart. And it's up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There's only one problem. Cosmo is a Golden Retriever. Wise, funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte's Web meets Little Miss Sunshine - a moving, beautiful story, with a wonderfully unique hero, from an incredible new voice in middle grade fiction.

I, Cosmo
The Lost Tide Warriors
Catherine Doyle

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781408896907

Fionn Boyle has been Storm Keeper of Arranmore for less than six months when thousands of terrifying Soulstalkers arrive on the island. The empty-eyed followers of the dreaded sorceress Morrigan have come to raise their leader and Fionn is powerless to stop them. The Storm Keeper's magic has deserted him and with his grandfather's memory waning, Fionn must rely on his friends Shelby and Sam to help him summon Dagda's army of merrows. But nobody else believes the ferocious sea creatures even exist. And how can he prove he's right without any magic? As Fionn begins his search for the lost army, the other islanders prepare for invasion. The battle to save Arranmore has begun.

The Lost Tide Warriors
You Won't Believe This
Adam Baron

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008267049

From the author of bestselling and Carnegie-nominated debut Boy Underwater comes another moving, hilarious novel of friendship and family secrets, which shows that people are people, no matter where they’re from. Here's something you won't believe: someone is doing TERRIBLE things to Mrs Martin, Cymbeline Igloo's favourite teacher of all time. Cymbeline has to find the culprit (after he's learned what 'culprit' means). He's also got to help his friend Veronique, whose grandma is dangerously ill. It seems Nanai has a secret, connected to her arrival in the UK as a Boat Person from Vietnam, a traumatic journey in which she lost her twin sister. Can Cymbeline figure out the mystery in time? One thing is for sure: even the most unexpected people can change your life in wonderful ways . . .

You Won't Believe This
Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice
Sibeal Pounder

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781408877166

In the kingdom of Frostopia, mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda have come to the aid of Maritza Mist, a famous water witch who supplies magic spells to the underwater kingdoms. Two notoriously bad mermaids have escaped from Viper View prison and stolen Maritza's map that shows the locations of twelve magical objects. When brought together, these objects will create the most powerful water witch the world has ever known. Beattie, Mimi and Zelda set off to travel the underwater kingdoms to stop them. But they haven't counted on meeting a bunch of over-zealous spies, the oldest shark in the world or their faithful companion Steve the seahorse going rogue ... On Thin Ice is the third book in the hilarious Bad Mermaids series from the superbly witty and creative Sibéal Pounder, author of Witch Wars and a World Book Day author for 2019.

Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice
Jemima Small Versus the Universe
Tamsin Winter

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474927284

Jemima Small is funny and smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she's made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn't know is how that can be true and yet she can still sometimes feel like nothing... Or how being made to join the school's "special" healthy lifestyle group - aka Fat Club - could feel any less special. But Jemima also knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest. And maybe it's her time to shine...

Jemima Small Versus the Universe
Anna at War
Helen Peters

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788004718

As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents put her on a train leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in a web of betrayal and secrecy. How can she prove whose side she's on when she can't tell anyone the truth? But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan...

Anna at War
The Garden of Lost Secrets
A. M. Howell

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474959551

The Garden of Lost Secrets, aimed at readers aged 9+, is set during The Great War in 1916. Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle who work on a large country estate. On arriving her Aunt, Mrs Gilbert, is colder than Clara had remembered and she is treated quite brusquely. Clara is warned to stay away from the Earl's hothouses and summer house, where the Earl's precious pineapples are grown - but which are being stolen. As the mystery of the stolen fruit unfurls, there is also a secret locked room which Clara is told to leave alone and a letter from the war office that she daren't open and has kept secret from her mum. To add to these mysteries there is Will, an intriguing boy who only appears at night time and appears to vanish magically - is he a ghost? Can Will help Clara capture the pineapple thief?

The Garden of Lost Secrets
The Dragon In The Library
Louie Stowell

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788000260

Kit can't STAND reading. She'd MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she's dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery - and soon it's up to Kit and her friends to save the library... and the world.

The Dragon In The Library
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
Christopher Edge

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788004947

Author CHRISTOPHER EDGE is well known for intriguing adventures (The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day, The Jamie Drake Equation) that explore the nature of our universe, and in his latest book, THE LONGEST NIGHT OF CHARLIE NOON, Christopher Edge turns his attention to questions about time. Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to find out what lies in the woods near their home - a monster, a spy or some other mystery? But when night falls they realise they are lost, they can't find a way out of the woods and things start to happen that they can't explain. Will solving the mystery of the woods help them to escape?

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
The Good Thieves
Katherine Rundell

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781408854891

This is the new novel from master storyteller Katherine Rundell. When she and her mother travel to New York in the 1920s, Vita is heartbroken to see how unhappy her grandfather is as he has been cheated out of his family home. Vita decides that she, and a group of super-talented friends from the circus, can outwit the criminal gang behind the theft and get her grandfather's home back. This novel is packed with adventure, fabulous characters and a surprising animal or two...recommended!

The Good Thieves
My So-Called Bollywood Life
Nisha Sharma

Stripes Publishing

ISBN 9781788951463

Bollywood film fanatic Winnie has grown up believing the future is written in the stars. Her family's pandit predicted she would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday. So when her relationship with Raj collapses, despite him meeting all the criteria, Winnie is lost. This is not how her perfect ending is scripted. Then fellow film geek Dev challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope: is taking the future into her own hands the way to find her happily ever after? To get the perfect ending, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family and, of course, a Bollywood movie star...

My So-Called Bollywood Life
Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Alexandra Stewart, illus Joe Todd-Stanton

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781526600769

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever ... Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the roof of the world was Everest. This narrative tells the story of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their mark on the world from birth right up to their final days and the impact they've had on Nepal today. It is a breathtaking story of how two very different yet equally determined men battled frost-biting temperatures, tumbling ice rocks, powerful winds and death-defying ridges to climb the world's highest mountain. With a foreword by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, this book combines contemporary illustrations by Joe Todd-Stanton with Alexandra Stewart's captivating writing, and is published in time to celebrate the centenary of Edmund Hillary's birth.

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Level Up
Tom Nicoll

Stripes Publishing

ISBN 9781788950718

LEVEL UP is a fast-paced video gaming space adventure, perfect for enticing both reluctant and developing readers (girls and boys) aged 7+ to keep turning the pages! Flo is obsessed with gaming - but ending up inside her favourite game, together with her best friend Max, wasn't quite what she'd planned. Now she has to find a way for them to get back into the real world and - since they're being chased by armies of soldiers - soon!

Level Up