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A funny and moving story of life during the First World War, told through the eyes of schoolboy Archie Albright. When 10-year-old Archie Albright is given a scrapbook for his birthday in April 1914, he thinks he’ll fill it with comics, souveniers and funny stories about his family. But then, on 3 August 1914, war […]

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One day, a little boy called Sam wakes up to find it has snowed. But before he can go to the park to play, Sam has to wait for Granddad to get ready – despite telling him that everyone, including the zoo animals, are already there. Only when they eventually get there does Granddad realise […]

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Rafe is back in this hilarious new Middle School adventure from bestselling author James Patterson. After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that’s not bad enough, Rafe’s learned that he’s going to be held […]

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Fans of Holly Webb will love these wintry stories of animals, friendship and enchanted journeys. In The Winter Wolf, Amelia discovers a diary written by a young boy, Noah, living in Wisconsin in the 1870s. She stays up long into the night, reading how he secretly cared for a wolf cub during the long winter months. But when Amelia finds […]

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His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It’s dirty business. It’s best you know nothing. But […]

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. Packed with amazing […]

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Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun. Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality… until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who […]

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A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone. Barry said, a third time, “I wish I had better parents!” And then suddenly the entire room started to shake… Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 […]

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Zoo-Wee Mama! The biggest children’s book of the year – the must-have new instalment in this hilarious, globally bestselling, award-winning series. A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. […]

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When Bailey enters the prestigious Fairmount Academy as a freshman, he is the only member of his class who doesn’t yet have an Animas. And in a world where the bond between human and animal is the guiding principle to life, this makes him an outsider both at school and in the world at large. […]

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THE WALLED CITY is a dark YA thriller set within the walls of a lawless slum city where Jin Ling searches for her lost sister and Dai struggles to complete an impossible mission. A fantasy setting inspired by Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, Ryan’s novel has a rich authenticity and an intense atmosphere, and its […]

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The Map to Everywhere is the first in a fantastical new series filled with adventure, magic, and heart-pounding escapades across treacherous skies and the dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Master thief Fin and school girl Marril are on a wild chase to find the Map to Everywhere, but can they escape the Oracle – a dark and […]

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A little girl is desperate for a pet, but her mother says she can only have a pet which doesn’t need to be walked or bathed or fed.  Undeterred the girl finds the perfect pet – a sloth called Sparky. But there’s a problem… Sloths don’t know how to fetch. Or roll over. Or play.  […]

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For your chance to win one of ten copies of Deadly Pole to Pole Diaries by Steve Backshall just email your name and address to competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject heading POLE . The ten winners will be picked at random after the closing date of 30th November 2014.

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The first 500 people to pre-order a copy of Waterfall by Lauren Kate will receive a free signed bookplate! More details and terms and conditions here

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Young Bond is back – in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet; something terrible is happening in Tinseltown… For your chance to win one of ten copies of Young Bond: Shoot To Kill by Steve Cole just email your name and address to rhcpcompetitions@randomhouse.co.uk with the subject heading Young Bond WBD Competition. The ten winners will be picked at […]

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Itchcraft is the third book in BBC broadcaster Simon Mayo’s series about a teenage element hunter. Itch’s deadly rival is out for revenge – can Itch outsmart him once more? For your chance to win one of ten Itch bundles (including the full book series and a T-shirt) just email your name and address to childrenspublicity@randomhouse.co.uk with […]

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Join Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch’s evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut really can work wonders!) Featuring a host of favourite fairytale characters including Red Riding Hood, the Wicked Witch, […]

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Cerrie Burnell is a well-loved children’s television presenter, and she brings that same warmth and understanding to her writing. In Snowflakes, Mia goes to live with her Grandma in a land of forests and snow. It isn’t at all like her old life in the city, and at first she feels very different from the […]

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Rubber-band-mad kids all over the world have been obsessed by looping together these brilliant wristbands and other creations since the invention of Rainbow Loom back in 2011. You’ll see children looping like mad in playgrounds everywhere, but it’s never too late to join in the fun! Make your own incredible rubber-band bracelets with this brilliant how-to […]

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Celebrate some of the greatest stories ever written with these gorgeous new editions. Featuring Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Five Children and It, Little Women, Oliver Twist, Wind in the Willows, and White Fang, this collection of classics is a must for your bookshelf. For your chance to get your hands on one of three sets […]

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In 2015, Philip Pullman’s stunning adventure trilogy will reach its twentieth anniversary. These newly-designed editions pay tribute to the beauty of the series. Two children, cunning Lyra and determined Will, are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds. Stunningly imaginative and profoundly compelling, this multi-award-winning trilogy has sold several […]

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The Last of the Spirits is a masterful (and brilliantly clever!) twist on a perennial classic. Step into the world of ‘parallel’ Dickens and be transported by a tense, gripping story of greed, revenge and the ghosts of past, present and future. Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When […]

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Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move! Bloomsbury Children’s Books are giving away 3 sets of festive […]

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Cuddle up with Kipper this Christmas. To celebrate Kipper’s 25th birthday, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead is bringing a wonderful treat for families and children this Christmas: a stage adaptation of Mick Inkpen’s Kipper’s Snowy Day! This has been specially created for Norden Farm by theatre company Slot Machine, who have previously […]

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We’re in for a horribly fun time this Christmas when HORRIBLE HISTORIES: HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS comes to The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham from 13 Nov to 17 Jan. (Box office: 0121 245 4455  www.birmingham-box.co.uk.) Christmas is under threat from a jolly man dressed in red,  one young boy must try & save the day! From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, […]

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Pollockmania is set to skyrocket this month with the much-anticipated arrival of the compelling third instalment in the epic series, Oksa Pollock: The Heart of Two Worlds. The earth is in turmoil. Fleeing a flooded London, Oksa and her family along with the Runaways, head off in the search of the entrance portal of Edefia. […]

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World Book Day are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership for 2015! To commemorate their 60th anniversary, Guinness World Records, the global authority in record breaking achievement will be working with World Book Day! We are teaming up to to make YOU, your class or your school, a record breaker! Guinness World Records will […]

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