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The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour - £6.99
Dreamer. Rebel. Hero.   Wadjda has one simple wish - to race her friend Abdullah on her very own bicycle. But in Saudi Arabia, it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes and her parents forbid her from having one. Sick of playing by the ... more
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Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary by David Crystal and Ben Crystal - £14.99
* Best for content - over 4000 age-appropriate entries on difficult Shakespearean words and meanings help to build extensive Shakespearean vocabulary  * Best for context - carefully levelled example sentences from the twelve most studied play ... more
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History Makers: Gay People Who Changed History by Adam Sutherland - £8.99
Learn all about the actions of gay history-makers, from Henry Gerber and Larry Kramer to the Stonewall community and Oscar Wilde, Ellen DeGeneres and Sir Elton John.  Learn about the actions of gay history makers in this book, ranging from the ... more
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Am I Depressed and What Can I Do About It? A CBT Self-Help Guide for Teenagers by Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson - £9.99
An age-appropriate self-help guide based on current research that fills a significant gap in the market.  Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their lif ... more
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The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett - £20.00
A SHIVERING OF WORLDS   Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.   This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends ... more
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M is for Autism by The Students of Limpsfield Grange School and Vicky Martin - £8.99
Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange School for girls with autism, M is for Autism is a truly authentic coming-of-age novel that shows what it's really like to grow up feeling a bit different.   Why is being normal so easy for everyon ... more
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All of the Above by James Dawson - £6.99
A funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery by the Queen of Teen 2014.   When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are, all in a crazy whirl of worry, exam ... more
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Only We Know by Simon Packham - £6.99
What is the secret of Lauren's past?   Lauren's family have moved house very suddenly, and she and her sister Tilda have to go to a new school. Lauren's determined to reinvent herself, but she's panic-stricken when she sees Harry, who she kne ... more
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The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew - £7.99
A shocking story of rebellion and revelation set in a contemporary Nazi England.   Jessika Keller is a good girl: she obeys her father, does her best to impress Herr Fisher at the Bund Deutscher Mädel meetings and is set to be a world champion ... more
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Counting Stars by Keris Stainton - £6.99
A new life in a new city - would could possibly go wrong . . . ?   When eighteen-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to Liverpool, she feels like her life is finally beginning. She's landed her dream job at a theatre, and she's moving into a ... more
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The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner - £6.99
When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past.  AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hope ... more
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The Dark Light by Julia Bell - £6.99
A girl growing up in a sinister cult on a remote island falls in love with a girl who is there to be saved - based on a true story.   'Ten minutes to midnight!' Jonathan shouts over the sound of the blazing fire. Sparks rise into the sky and m ... more
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The Silent Striker by Pete Kalu - £6.99
Book two in the STRIKER series has arrived   Marcus is a 14 year old footballing genius who keeps getting into deep trouble at his school. He is the best player by far at Ducie High, in a tough, ethnically diverse, inner city area. The tea ... more
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The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet - £7.99
Philip Murdstone is a writer.  He writes subtle YA books about sensitive boys. Subtle books which don’t sell.   He does NOT write fantasy. He HATES fantasy - even the faintest whiff of goblins and elves brings him out in hives. But - h ... more
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Noughts and Crosses (Graphic Novel version) by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by John Aggs - £12.99
Callum is a nought - an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses.   Sephy is a Cross - and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country.   In their hostile, violent world, noughts and ... more
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Being a Girl by Hayley Long, illustrated by Gemma Correll - £6.99
A funny, frank and fearless guide to being a girl.   Being a girl is not all sugar and spice. How can you possibly survive school and even think about talking to your crush when you have spots in places you didn't even know you had, your boobs are ... more
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Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies - £7.99
Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali.   Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah.   Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. T ... more
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A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond - £6.99
I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both... knew how they lived and how they died.   Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape ... more
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story by Michaela and Elaine DePrince - £7.99
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistr ... more
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Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson - £7.99
Paris, 1871. Four young people will rewrite their destinies.   Paris is in revolt. After months of siege at the hands of the Prussians, a wind of change is blowing through the city, bringing with it murmurs of a new revolution. Alone and pover ... more
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Gypsy Girl by Kathryn James - £7.99
Sammy Jo has a secret; it's how she's paying for her sister's extravagant wedding. But all her plans go wrong after she gets in a fight with some local thugs to save rich-boy Gregory. Now local bad guy McCloud is after her.  Gypsy Girl Sammy Jo ... more
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This is Not a Love Story by Keren David - £6.99
This is not a love story. It's complicated. The brand new novel from the bestselling author of Salvage, set in Amsterdam.  Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's un ... more
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We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen - £12.99
Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum.   Meet Ashley. She’s popular, cool and sees things very di ... more
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Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose - £8.99
Brunt Boggart is a tapestry of folktales, myths and storytelling. The connecting thread follows Greychild, abandoned in the woods by his mother. Mistaken for a wolf, he is taken to Brunt Boggart, a village of primal energies where people live close t ... more
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The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman - £7.99
WINNER OF THE ANDRE NORTON AWARD.   When Sophie enters her grandmother's maze one sweltering Louisiana summer in 1960, she does not expect to emerge 100 years in the past, on to her ancestors' sugar plantation, mistaken for a slave. So ... more
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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - £7.99
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.   Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. & But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the ... more
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Liccle Bit by Alex Wheatle - £6.99
Voice-driven debut YA novel, full of humour and friendship, about a teenage boy who gets caught up in gang culture on an inner city estate. "A gripping tale of family and friends, love and loyalty"(Malorie Blackman, Children's Laureate) What's wors ... more
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Dreams of Gods and Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3 by Laini Taylor - £7.99
The incredible final novel in Laini Taylor's breathtakingly imaginative Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Dreams of Gods and Monsters   By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on ste ... more
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My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga - £6.99
A brilliant and heartbreaking new novel for fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park, about two strangers who want to die... and, in meeting each other, learn how to live.   I'm getting higher and higher and I ... more
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Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein - £7.99
Em and Teo are the children of stunt pilots Rhoda and Delia, who perform daring aerobatics to appreciative audiences. But while the sight of two girls wingwalking – one white, one black – is a welcome novelty in some parts of the USA in the 1920s, it ... more
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Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? by Rob Stevens - £6.99
Stanley ‘Carrot’ Harris is ginger, tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he’s adopted, and this makes him feel like he’s never quite fitted in.   On his thirteenth birthday, he receives the one thing he’s been waiting his whole l ... more
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Diamond Boy by Michael Williams - £7.99
'Diamonds for everyone.'   That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields, leaving his previous life, school and friends behind with hopes for a better life. Soon Patson is working in the mines ... more
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Close to the Wind by Jon Walter - £6.99
A war torn country - a town that is burning. A single ship waits at the port for those who can escape. How can a boy and his grandfather hope to get on board? And will they find his mother before it leaves?   When Papa meets two old friends, ... more
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7 Days by Eve Ainsworth - £6.99
A week can change everything.   Beautiful and popular, Kez is a bully who doesn't care who she hurts.   Overweight and awkward, Jess is an easy target.   But then Jess discovers someone who will stand up for her.   The pro ... more
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Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton - £6.99
Unspoken secrets and dangerous lies . . . Abbie Rushton brings us intrigue and unexpected romance with her thrilling debut novel Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months.   Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price ... more
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Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman (Editor) - £7.99
Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds.   Featuring short stories and extracts - both brand-new and old favourites - about modern star-crossed lovers fro ... more
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie - £7.99
'Son,' Mr P said, 'you're going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation.'  So Junior, who is already beaten up regularly for being a skinny kid in glasses, goes to the rich white school ... more
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Changers: Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper - £8.99
Changers Book One: Drew opens on the eve of Ethan Miller’s freshman year of high school in a brand-new town. He’s finally sporting a haircut he doesn’t hate, has grown two inches since middle school, and can’t wait to try out for the soccer team. At ... more
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Adrian and the Tree of Secrets by Hubert, illustrated by Marie Caillou - £13.99
A bittersweet graphic novel about a nerdy teenaged boy who falls in love with the cool kid at school.  Adrian isn't very happy these days. He lives in a small town and goes to a Catholic high school. He wears glasses, secretly reads philosophy ... more
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The Anti Journal by David Sinden and Nikalas Catlow - £8.99
A journal with a difference - for those who want to be creative and follow their own rules.  Anti Journal is no ordinary journal, it's an anarchic, therapeutic route to personal and artistic discovery packed with partially illustrated pages to com ... more
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Corpse Talk: Season 1 by Adam Murphy - £6.99
The first comic book EVER to be shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award for Book with Facts - an extraordinary achievement!  The dead are rising!  Up out of the mouldering pages of history comes the chat show that digs the dirt on some o ... more
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Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton - £6.99
Sometimes the greatest love stories happen behind the scenes...   Kitty's keeping secrets.   Like how she's struggling to cope with things at home.   And how she can't stop thinking about the girl the purpley-red hair...   A fun film competit ... more
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One Red Shoe by Karin Gruss and Tobias Krejtschi - £12.99
You’re about to go to a place where thousands, even millions, of kids live every day. You’re about to enter a war zone.   There’s been an attack. Grabbing his camera, a newspaper photographer rushes to the nearest clinic. What he finds there will ... more
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Forever by Judy Blume - £6.99
Judy Blume's classic novel, now available with a brand-new cover look to celebrate the 40th anniversary  Do you remember the first time?  Still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first he ... more
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Graphic Canon of Children's Literature: The Definitive Anthology of Kid's Lit as Graphics & Visuals by Russ Kick (Editor) - £25.99
In this follow-up volume to the lauded Graphic Canon series, master anthologist Russ Kick shows adults everywhere that great children's literature is great literature, period. And that it's not just for children.  The original three-volume an ... more
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Peace and Conflict by Irene Sabatini - £7.99
This is the story of a young boy's adventures as he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery of an 'evil' old neighbour in Geneva, and a missing auntie in Zimbabwe. Charming, funny and resonant, this is a novel about how one boy comes to understand ... more
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Circus of the Unseen by Joanne Owen - £6.99
We went deeper into the forest, faster and faster, with the mist chasing at our heels. We swerved sharply to the right and stopped on the edge of a crater. There were clouds beneath us, forming... Staying alive isn't easy in the world of the dea ... more
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The World Beneath by Janice Warman - £6.99
One boy's struggle for freedom during South Africa's anti-apartheid movement.  1970s South Africa.   Eleven-year-old Joshua lives with his mother, who works as a maid for the Malherbes in a white middle-class area in Cape Town. We see this e ... more
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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer - £7.99
I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me.  A group of emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers gather at a therapeutic ... more
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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £12.99
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more
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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang - £12.99
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make fr ... more
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