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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
The Maker of Monsters
Lorraine Gregory

Oxford University Press

ISBN 9780192768834

Brat has always lived in the isolated castle on the island, taking care of the vicious creatures that his master creates, waiting in terror for the moment when they are ready to be put to use... But then the unthinkable happens. The monsters get out. Now Brat must overcome his fears, and venture into the world he has hidden from his whole life. For the fate of everyone rests on his shoulders alone. . . This is a thrilling new standalone adventure from Lorraine Gregory, author of Mold and the Poison Plot.

The Maker of Monsters
Jasper and Scruff
Nicola Colton

Stripes Publishing

ISBN 9781788950695

Jasper and Scruff is a heart-warming story about friendship and its gorgeous illustrations, short chapters and simple, warm message make it a great choice for developing readers. Jasper is a smart, sophisticated cat who is looking for friends like himself. He decides to invite the Sophisticats for dinner, in the hope of being asked to join their very exclusive club, but on the day of the dinner, Jasper is adopted by a scruffy pup, Scruff. Scruff is everything the Sophisticats aren't - messy, energetic and troublesome. When the Sophisticats arrive, they behave appallingly and Scruff adds to Jasper's problems by tripping him up and frightening his guests. But as the Sophisticats rush to leave, Jasper realises that it's not their kind of friendship he needs; Scruff would be a much better friend, but has Jasper been kind enough to Scruff to make him want to stay? As well as its warm message, there are lots of funny moments in this book that will keep children turning the pages looking for more - I liked the 'Poke more holes in the gouda' comment, and all the famous pictures in the gallery that have been revisited with cats instead of humans. A lovely message, beautifully packaged!

Jasper and Scruff
Music and Malice in Hurricane Town
Alex Bell

Stripes Publishing

ISBN 9781847159601

Jude Lomax scrapes a living playing the trumpet on the neon streets of Baton Noir. Then she is invited to play at the funeral of the infamous cajou queen, Ivory Monette. Passing through the cemetery gates, Jude finds herself possessed by the murdered queen's spirit. And Ivory won't rest until she's found the person responsible for her death. If Jude wants to be rid of the vengeful spirit, she must take a journey deep into the dangerous underbelly of the city, from the swampy depths of the Black Bayou to the velvet opulence of the vampires' secret jazz clubs. But as Jude untangles Ivory's web of secrets, she is confronted with a few dark truths from her own past... The first in an eagerly awaited series from the author of Frozen Charlotte.

Music and Malice in Hurricane Town
All the Invisible Things
Orlagh Collins

Bloomsbury YA

ISBN 9781408888339

With Pez, the days felt endless - cycling, climbing trees, sucking sour sweets till our tongues burned. I'd give anything to be that girl again. For four years Vetty Lake has been keeping her heart in hiding. Since her mum died and her family moved out of London it's felt so much safer not to tell people how she really feels. She's never even told anyone she's attracted to girls as well as boys. But now Vetty's seventeen and coming back to London she's determined to start living out loud. She's convinced that reconnecting with her childhood best friend Pez is the key. She was always fearless around him. But when she sees Pez again, he's different. Guarded. It's like their special connection never existed. And suddenly Vetty's sure he's been hiding too...

All the Invisible Things
We Are Blood And Thunder
Kesia Lupo

Bloomsbury YA

ISBN 9781408898055

We Are Blood and Thunder is an epic fantasy read for those aged 14+, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and author Leigh Bardugo. In a city where magic is feared and the dead are worshipped, life is overshadowed by a powerful and devastating storm cloud. One young woman is running for her life. Another is trying to return home. Both are looking for a place where they belong. But what Lena and Constance don't realise is that the storm cloud binds them. Without it, neither can get what she desires.

We Are Blood And Thunder
Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express
Laura James

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

ISBN 9781408889343

In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives the world's greatest flamingo detective. His name is Fabio. He's not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he's very, very clever. It's the height of summer and Fabio and his associate Gilbert are taking a relaxing holiday journey on the fastest train in the world! But no sooner does the conductor call 'All aboard' than a very expensive ruby necklace disappears and the great detective is back on the case! This is the second book in the hilarious illustrated mystery series by the author of Captain Pug, perfect for young readers aged 6+.

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express
The Middler
Kirsty Applebaum

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788003452

11-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam. Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig - everyone loves Trig. But Maggie's just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head. Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family. This is a gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal.

The Middler
All The Lonely People
David Owen

ATOM

ISBN 9780349003207

Everyone tells Kat that her online personality - confident, funny, opinionated - isn't her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she? She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat's world. It's different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen - but he's in too far to back out now. As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.

All The Lonely People
The Quiet at the End of the World
Lauren James

Walker Books Ltd

ISBN 9781406375510

How far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure – until a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity's entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the whole human race...

The Quiet at the End of the World
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Brigid Kemmerer

Bloomsbury YA

ISBN 9781408884614

Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his 18th year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper's life has never been easy, but she's learned to be tough enough to survive. She won't let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother's deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen's world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfall ... and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin. This is a modern spellbinding retelling of Beauty and the Beast - and it's completely gripping.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A Crystal of Time (The School for Good and Evil, Book 5)
Soman Chainani

HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN 9780008292201

This is the fifth book in The School for Good and Evil series. Rhian is now King of Camelot and he is forcing Sophie to be his Queen, but she can't understand why he his so determined that they marry. He has imprisoned Tedros, Guinevere, and their friends in the dungeons, with Tedros's execution planned on the date of his wedding to Sophie. Japeth terrorises people across the Kingdom in order for their leaders to take his brother as the true king and destroy their rings, which keep the Storian writing in the School of the Ever and Nevers. They need the Storian to be destroyed so that their own pen, Lionsmane, can write the tales of Camelot's people. This will have devastating consequences, especially after the wedding. Agatha is in despair, she is the only one to have escaped Rhian and she doesn't know who she can turn to or trust. What does she do first, go seek advice from The Lady in the Lake or somehow get back to the school for help? Agatha still has with her the Crystal that belongs to Dean Dovey but she has yet to learn how to use it. When she gains that knowledge, the crystal reveals the answers they are looking for, but they are not reliable as it is damaged. What is the Truth and what are Lies?

A Crystal of Time (The School for Good and Evil, Book 5)
Scavengers
Darren Simpson

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474956024

Scavengers tells the story of a boy called Landfill who lives with Old Babagoo in Hinterland, surrounded by a big wall that separates it from Outside. Landfill's life is regulated by many rules, which are imposed upon him by Babagoo. Landfill's days are filled with tasks and interactions with the many animals in Hinterland, all of whom have literary names. These animals are his playmates since he leads such a solitary existence. At times there are gritty descriptions of the gulls that form the basis for meals in Hinterland and the whole novel has echoes of Lord of the Flies. Babagoo and Landfill communicate using made up and unusual language, giving the story a Dahlesque feel. The most important rule is to NEVER go beyond the wall and when Landfill does, it opens up a whole wealth of questions and situations that he had never dreamt of.

Scavengers
How to Rob a Bank
Tom Mitchell

HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN 9780008276508

Poor Dylan burns down the house of the girl he is trying to impress. The Nepalese scented candle turns out to not be the best gift after all. Inspired by his film-loving Dad's showing of Dog Day Afternoon, Dylan believes he can solve his (and his Emma Stone look-alike would be girlfriends) problems by robbing a bank. Thus ensues a very unfortunate incident with a cat, a failed post office robbery, a massively unwanted Saturday job and you have a very enjoyable quirky read. This is very relatable crime-comedy fun.

How to Rob a Bank
The Stolen Ones
Vanessa Curtis

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474915038

My name is Inge. I am sixteen. I live with Mama and Papa in Munich. Food is still rationed, though the war ended over ten years ago. My boyfriend is Jewish. I have to hide this from my parents. Sometimes I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive every year on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me. They are for a girl named Kasia. This is her story.

The Stolen Ones
Internment
Samira Ahmed

ATOM

ISBN 9780349003344

Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying '15 minutes in the future' United States, 17-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents. With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Internment
Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein
Sharon Dogar

Andersen Press Ltd

ISBN 9781783448029

Mary Shelley was just 16 years old when she ran away from home to travel to Europe to be with the man she loved, Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this remarkable account Sharon Dogar brings to life both Mary Shelley and her step-sister Claire as they navigate life as outcasts, travelling across Europe to meet up with poets and artists. We follow the threads of Mary's life - the loss of her mother, abandonment by her father and her creative and rebellious instincts - leading up to her writing Frankenstein, the novel that birthed one of the most enduring monsters in English literature. It is a detailed, meticulous and powerful account that helps us to recognise in the historical character of Mary Shelley the very real and courageous young woman that she was.

Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein
The Burning
Laura Bates

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

ISBN 9781471170201

The Burning juxtaposes two stories: one of a contemporary teenaged girl being abused over social media; the other, a young woman accused of witchcraft in the 17th century. Anna has had to leave her school suddenly to leave her old life behind - but we are not sure what has happened. The house she and her mother move to is old, and it has ghosts of its own. Gradually, Anna starts to uncover the story of Maggie, a young woman who lived in the house centuries previously, and who was accused of witchcraft. As the two stories become more interwoven, what the women are accused of and subsequently suffer grows exponentially. The reader is reminded, shockingly, of how little has changed in how young women are perceived and treated in today's world compared with what happened centuries ago.

The Burning