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The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods by Hannah Witton - £9.99
An honest, funny and feminist take on living with your period (and hormones!), by the award-winning sex education and body positivity vlogger, and author of Doing It!, Hannah Witton.  When it comes to periods, we’re often expected to cope w ... more
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The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla - £7.99
Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he’s just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after ... more
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"I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour by gal-dem - £7.99
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.   gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people ... more
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The Deepest Breath by Me Grehan - £6.99
The Deepest Breath is a beautifully written, poetic, lyrical and insightful story of one girl’s coming into full awareness of who she is, and who she might want to love.   Stevie is eleven and loves reading and sea- creatures. She lives wit ... more
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Free To Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride and Finding Your Inner Rainbow by Dom&Ink - £7.99
An LGBTQ+ journal for anyone from 13 to 103 - by writer, illustrator and utterly fabulous merman, Dom&Ink.  Every rainbow-coloured page is packed with LGBTQ+ activities, advice and attitude.  With spreads to colour, scribble, design a ... more
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Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan - £7.99
A powerful, compelling novel from the critically-acclaimed author of I Am Thunder, about making friends, and breaking them too.   Fifteen-year-old Ilyas is under pressure from everyone: GCSE's are looming and his teachers just won't let up, hi ... more
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Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life by Riyadh Khalaf - £8.99
Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different... in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself ... more
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The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews - £7.99
Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story.   Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's eve ... more
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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas - £7.99
The highly anticipated second novel from one of the literary voices of a generation.  The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds ar ... more
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Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.   Charlie and Nick are at the same sch ... more
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The Burning by Laura Bates - £7.99
A rumour is like a fire. You might think you’ve extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames...  New sch ... more
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To Be Perfectly Honest by Jess Vallance - £6.99
The second book in a brilliantly funny YA series featuring the trials and embarrassing tribulations of teenager Gracie Dart. 'Gracie Dart is the screamingly funny YA heroine I've been waiting for' – Harriet Reuter Hapgood   Uncovering a fami ... more
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - £7.99
Will opposites attract when Dimple meets Rishi? A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy as joyfully refreshing as The Mindy Project and perfect for Rainbow Rowell fans.  A New York Times bestseller A Goodreads Choice YA finalist  The ... more
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All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins - £7.99
A warm, witty, important story about being a young woman today, and what it's like to find a real connection amid all the noise. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Laura Steven's The Exact Opposite of Okay.   With Pez, the days felt endless ... more
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Speak Up! by Laura Coryton - £8.99
Use your voice to change the world! Don't just read about inspiring women: become one!Launching in time for International Women's Day 2019 - Speak Up! is the must-have empowering book to inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls.  Speaking u ... more
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Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride by Juno Dawson (Editor) - £7.99
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. C ... more
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Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan - £7.99
A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.   Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progress ... more
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The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis - £6.99
My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, ... more
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Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Alphona Adrian, Jake Wyatt and Ian Herring - £10.99
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!   Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly ... more
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Beyond the Volcano by Julie Lamin - £7.99
Liverpool writer and teacher Julie Lamin's first novel for young adults is inspired by her visits to Latin America, and in particular to Nicaragua. "Think about it, Walter. The National Army has declared war on every young person in Sharrowland. Wha ... more
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The Colour of Shadows by Phyllida Shrimpton - £7.99
A moving portrayal of a teenager coming to terms with a secret about her mother that her father decided to keep from her... was he right to do so? Saffron must work that out...  Seventeen year old Saffron discovers a secret in the attic – a sec ... more
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Feminism Is... by DK Children, illustrated by Gemma Cairney - £9.99
A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today.   What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young ... more
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Peach by Emma Glass - £7.99
Peach is a teenage girl like any other. She has college, and her friends, and her parents and the new baby, and her gorgeous boyfriend Green. She has her friend Sandy, and Sid the cat, and homework to do.   But something has happened – somet ... more
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The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake - £8.99
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent winner, now reissued with a striking new cover and a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds.   Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her c ... more
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi - £7.99
"This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. The prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of tho ... more
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Period. by Natalie Byrne - £9.99
Period. is everything you need to know about periods. PERIOD.   Period. is a book for everyone – children and adults, mums and dads, womb-owners and ex-womb-owners. Overflowing with practical tips and advice, from what a period actually is ... more
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Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell - £7.99
Based on the characters Simon and Baz who featured in Rainbow Rowell's bestselling Fangirl, Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – bu ... more
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Pulp by Robin Talley - £7.99
From the award-winning author Robin Talley comes an inspiring new novel about the power of love to fight prejudice and hate.   Two women connected across generations through the power of words.  In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must ... more
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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill - £15.99
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of ... more
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Dear Katie: Real Advice on Real Life Problems by Katie Thistleton - £7.99
Real answers to real problems! Advice on life's tough stuff from children's TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton.  Growing up is hard. This book makes it a little bit easier.   Exploring the sometimes challenging issues everyone fac ... more
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Scribble Yourself Feminist by Chidera Eggerue, illustrated by Manjit Thapp - £7.99
This is the dream journal for every feminist babe out there!   This book is dedicated to the woman who wants a better world.   The woman who's a lover, a learner but most importantly, a leader.   Finally, here's your chance t ... more
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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager, illustrated by Zoe More O'Ferrell - £7.99
This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!   World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, ... more
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My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner - £7.99
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.  Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear – she jumped off a ... more
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She Believed She Could, So She Did: A Journal of Powerful Quotes from Powerful Women by Flora Waycott (illustrator) - £12.99
An illustrated journal to inspire tween and teen girls! Every girl needs a little inspiration — especially when the going gets tough or someone tries to convince her she can’t reach her dreams. This journal full of quotes from successful women w ... more
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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab - £7.99
Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead... and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.  So things ... more
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Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan - £8.99
The highly acclaimed, multi-prize-winning collection of retold fairytales; Tangleweed and Brine from Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan is now available in paperback and includes an exclusive new short story, ‘Waking Beauty’.  ... more
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Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Marieke Nijkamp (Editor) - £13.99
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen ... more
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Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan - £19.99
A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.   Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowne ... more
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Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano - £10.99
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestse ... more
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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil - £6.99
Video game villains and real-life dictators dominate daily life for eleven-year-old Ali.   Ali Fadhil has very simple likes and dislikes. It is 1991 in Iraq and all Ali wants to do is read his comics and play football and video games. But Pres ... more
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Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell (illustrator) - £10.99
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.   This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six ... more
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Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon - £7.99
"They can't send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie."   Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes ... more
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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls by Sonya Renee Taylor - £11.99
Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow.  For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its ... more
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Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Rich - £11.99
An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality.   Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to ev ... more
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Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay - £10.99
More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, sp ... more
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham - £6.99
An uplifting story of friendship, unity and hope that highlights the important and topical issues surrounding young carers and young refugees.   Fourteen-year-old Stevie lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum ... and her mum's d ... more
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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - £7.99
AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight.   Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us.   After Will's brother is shot in a gang c ... more
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(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai - £7.99
Reissued in Penguin's Originals series of powerful teenage fiction.   Manny wants to be a footballer. Or a pop star. Or write a bestseller. He doesn't want to get married...   'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me ... more
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Payback by M.A. Griffin - £7.99
Payback, an enigmatic anticapitalist group staffed by teens, has one mission: to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Its dramatic heists create a sensation. But when excitable Payback fan Tom is recruited, he accidentally brings with him a shad ... more
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Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley - £13.99
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!   Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. ... more
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Rebound by Kwame Alexander - £7.99
WHO’s the SUPER-duper BOSS? The baddest you ever seen A razzle-dazzle mean machine Who’s that in the house today? What did you say? Doctor Doom aka The Fantastic Chuck Bell bringing down the Boom!   It's 1991. Charlie Bell i ... more
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