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Thunder rising  by Erin Hunter

Thunder rising

Erin Hunter

Book

"The cats from the mountains completed their journey and have settled in the forest at the end of the sun trail. But tensions have reached a breaking point--and a young cat named Thunder is caught helplessly in the middle"--Publisher's description.

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Grounded for all eternity  by Darcy Marks

Grounded for all eternity

Darcy Marks

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"Mal and his friends break out of Hell and find themselves in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night, and in order to return to their dimension, they must capture the escaped soul of one of the architects of the Witch Trials before he permanently upsets the...

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Escape to the river sea  by Emma Carroll

Escape to the river sea

Emma Carroll

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"In 1946, Rosa Sweetman, a young Kindertransport girl, is longing for her family to claim her. The war in Europe is over and she is the only child left at Westwood, a rambling country estate in the north of England, where she'd taken refuge seven years...

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Captain Awesome vs. the evil ice cream jingle  by Stan Kirby

Captain Awesome vs. the evil ice cream jingle

Stan Kirby

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"When Bob shows up in his ice cream truck something is different about him, and Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad are convinced that this can only mean one thing--Bob has an evil Ice Cream Clone"--Publisher's description.

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Louisa June and the Nazis in the waves  by Laura Elliott

Louisa June and the Nazis in the waves

Laura Elliott

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"In 1941, after Hitler declares war on the United States, unleashing U-boat submarines to attack American ships, Louisa June, with the waves outside her house carrying dangerous enemies, must help her mother after her father and brother are caught in the...

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Case file: Pangolin Pop Star  by Eliot Schrefer

Case file: Pangolin Pop Star

Eliot Schrefer

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"After a frigid arctic rescue, Esquire and Mr. Pepper get the perfect opportunity to warm up an invitation to Beatle the Pangolin's private island concert. Sun and sand await! But when Esquire and Mr. Pepper arrive, the island is in chaos. Field agent Alphonse...

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Just Harriet  by Elana K. Arnold

Just Harriet

Elana K. Arnold

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"Harriet Wermer is unhappy about having to spend her summer with her grandmother on Marble island until she discovers a mystery involving her Dad from when he was a boy living on the island"--Publisher's description.

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Super Fun World  by Alan Katz

Super Fun World

Alan Katz

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"It's Spring Break! Milton Worthy and his family are off on a vacation to Super Fun World. It's a week filled with roller coasters, rides, and fried food--and no super-sub missions for seven whole days. Everything is going according to plan until Milton gets...

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Revenge of the sequel  by John (John M.) Cusick

Revenge of the sequel

John (John M.) Cusick

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"Phineas T. Fogg and Lola Ray may have just saved the universe without really trying, but it's going to take a lot of work to get Lola back home to the twenty-first century. Their only hope is to find Dimension Why. Good thing Lola's father left her a map...

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The circus at the end of the sea  by Lori R. Snyder

The circus at the end of the sea

Lori R. Snyder

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"Maddy Adriana knows that magic is real. All her life, her heart has pulled her toward things too perfect to be ordinary, things no one else can see. And then there's the bracelet she's worn since she was a baby; a bracelet that grows as she grows and doesn't...

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I don't like chocolate  by Jackie Walter

I don't like chocolate

Jackie Walter

Book

"The animals just don't like the same food as Holly"--Publisher's description.

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Cat on the magic mat  by Karen Wallace

Cat on the magic mat

Karen Wallace

Book

"When Cat sits on the mat, she has a big surprise!"--Publisher's description.

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Thank you, Spot!

Thank you, Spot!

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"Say "thank you" with Spot"--Publisher's description.

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Monsters go to hospital  by Zanna Davidson

Monsters go to hospital

Zanna Davidson

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"Billy's going to hospital and he's nervous about staying the night... "Don't worry," say the Mini Monsters. "We'll be there with you!" But while Billy's making anew friend, the monsters are busy exploring. Will they get back in time for Billy's...

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Stellarlune  by Shannon Messenger

Stellarlune

Shannon Messenger

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"Sophie Foster changed the game. Now she's facing impossible choices... When to act. When to trust. When to let go. Her friends are divided and scattered, and the Black Swan wants Sophie to focus on their projects. But her instincts are leading her somewhere...

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Starry night  by Yvette Poshoglian

Starry night

Yvette Poshoglian

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"Ella and Olivia love looking at the stars. They can't wait to look through the giant telescope at the observatory. But will the sky be clear enough to see the stars?"--Publisher's description.

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The messengers  by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The messengers

Margaret Peterson Haddix

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"In the dazzling conclusion to the Greystone Secrets series from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix, the Greystones and their doubles, the Gustanos, must team up to save the alternate world--before both worlds are lost. All secrets are...

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Mouse heart  by Fleur Hitchcock

Mouse heart

Fleur Hitchcock

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"Mouse, a foundling, loves her pieced-together family at the Moth Theatre fiercely. When their leading man, Walter, is wrongly arrested for murder, Mouse swears she'll free him. But another member of the cast has a secret identity - as a ruthless killer. As...

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Cat Crew  by Chris Grabenstein

Cat Crew

Chris Grabenstein

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"Fred, a stray dog who became the star of the show Dog Squad, is working on a new show called Cat Crew-but when he notices the felines acting strange, he wonders if the cat crew is being electronically controlled"--Publisher's description.

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Mrs. Lizzy is dizzy!  by Dan Gutman

Mrs. Lizzy is dizzy!

Dan Gutman

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"Ella Mentry School's newest teacher, Mrs. Lizzy, has some very strange ideas about learning during recess"--Publisher's description.

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Seed  by Caryl Lewis

Seed

Caryl Lewis

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"Marty doesn't have much. Unlike his mum, who has billions of things: newspapers, holey shoes, rusty lawnmowers, broken picture frames she keeps everything! It's hard to leave the house. Marty does his best to look after her and wonders if anything will ever...

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Loyalty  by 1937- author. Avi

Loyalty

1937- author. Avi

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"When his father is killed by rebel vigilantes, Noah flees with his family to Boston. Intent on avenging his father, Noah becomes a spy for the British and firsthand witness to the power of partisan rumor to distort facts, the hypocrisy of men who demand...

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A comb of wishes  by Lisa Stringfellow

A comb of wishes

Lisa Stringfellow

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"Twelve-year-old Kela is still mourning her mother when she finds a mermaid's comb while she and her friend are looking for sea glass on her Caribbean island; such combs have magic in them, and touching it opens a connection to the mermaid Ophidia who can...

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Candidly Cline  by Kathryn Ormsbee

Candidly Cline

Kathryn Ormsbee

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"Born in Paris, Kentucky, and raised on her gram’s favorite country music, Cline Alden is a girl with big dreams and a heart full of song. When she finds out about a young musicians’ workshop a few towns over, Cline sweet-talks, saves, and maybe fibs her...

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Where is Bella?  by Jackie Walter

Where is Bella?

Jackie Walter

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"Where is Bella the puppy hiding? Can Ana find her?"--Publisher's description.

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Bad Kitty school daze  by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty school daze

Nick Bruel

Book

"When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it's time to ship her off to obedience school"--Publisher's description.

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Foxspell  by Gillian Rubinstein

Foxspell

Gillian Rubinstein

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"Twelve-year-old Tod's mystical links with a spirit, half man and half fox, and with the natural world surrounding his grandmother's house in the Australian countryside challenge his attempt to adjust to the real world"--Publisher's description.

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President of the whole sixth grade  by Sherri Winston

President of the whole sixth grade

Sherri Winston

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"Brianna Justice, the new president of her middle school's sixth grade class, sees her efforts to fundraise for the class's field trip to Washington, D.C. get off to a rocky start and struggles to relate to her old friends"--Publisher's description.

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Search for treasure  by Mary Alice Monroe

Search for treasure

Mary Alice Monroe

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"Jake Potter is back on Dewees Island for another summer with his beloved grandmother, Honey. This time, Jake is excited that his dad will be there as he continues to recover from his injuries sustained in Afghanistan. But Jake also knows they both need get...

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The secret of Flittermouse Cliffs  by Zöe Billings

The secret of Flittermouse Cliffs

Zöe Billings

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"Following on from their thrilling summer adventure in The Mystery of Tully Hall, the four Jenny, James, Barrie and Liz are back together again at Grey Owls for the autumn term of year 8. An outdoor activity week in Northumberland promises to be an exciting...

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The mystery of Tully Hall  by Zöe Billings

The mystery of Tully Hall

Zöe Billings

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"Trapped in an underground cavern, terrified of a heartless thief who has left them in fear of their lives, escape for four brave young friends hangs on a malfunctioning mobile phone, a plastic bag and a stroke of genius. The Mystery of Tully Hall is an award...

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The last weave  by Andrew Zurcher

The last weave

Andrew Zurcher

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"With time running out as the twelve nights come to an end, Kay must puzzle out the riddles laid before her in this new land of Bithynia--and help restore the world to order--before her dad and sister are gone forever"--Publisher's description.

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The greatest kingdom  by Francesca Gibbons

The greatest kingdom

Francesca Gibbons

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"When Anneshka's hunt for the greatest kingdom brings her into our world, Imogen and Marie know it's bad news. But Anneshka isn't their only problem. Mum's boyfriend, Mark, is sick and getting sicker, thanks to the monsters he accidentally carried home. Can...

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Virtually Christmas  by David Baddiel

Virtually Christmas

David Baddiel

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"It used to be the most WONDERFUL time of the year, but for years Christmas has been taken over by Winterzone. All the things that made Christmas special are gone: the human connection, the baubles passed down through generations, even the rubbish cracker...

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Obby challenge  by Ari (Fictitous character) Avatar

Obby challenge

Ari (Fictitous character) Avatar

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"Ari can't believe his luck. Zeke's dad is taking them to see the epic new obby he has built for the army! But the school bully, Trip, is there too. When Trip climbs the obby and dares Ari to join him, Ari thinks it's just harmless fun. But the design of the...

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Sister to a star  by Eloise Smith

Sister to a star

Eloise Smith

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"Evie is forever crossing swords with her twin. While she practices her after-school fencing, Tallulah is winning movie auditions. Neither of them could have imagined how their worlds would collide, but when Tallulah goes to Hollywood Evie goes too - as her...

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Disenchanted  by Steve Behling

Disenchanted

Steve Behling

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"Seeking a change from their busy lives in New York City, Giselle and Robert relocate their family to the suburb of Monroeville, a charming town reminiscent of Andalasia, the fairytale land where Giselle grew up. Their teenage daughter, Morgan, however, is...

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New Dragon City  by Mari Mancusi

New Dragon City

Mari Mancusi

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"No one predicted the dragon apocalypse. The dragons came suddenly and decimated the world as we knew it, including New York City. Now, three years later, Noah, his hardcore survivalist father, and a ragtag group of survivors are barely scraping by in this new...

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Time to celebrate!  by Tim Cahill

Time to celebrate!

Tim Cahill

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"Uh oh, bad news - it looks like Tiny Timmy is out of form! It seems the harder he tries, the less chance he has of scoring a goal! What's going on?! Then Coach Cruz, a new assistant, joins the team, and he's got some great ideas to get Timmy scoring again!...

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The poisoned pie mystery  by Nicki Thornton

The poisoned pie mystery

Nicki Thornton

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"Is Oakmoss Hornbeam the unluckiest boy in the world? Or has someone cursed him? When a black cat crosses his path, mysteriously blown in with a storm, Oakmoss believes it's his worst omen yet. But Nightshade, a cat of considerable talents, sets out to become...

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The map of leaves  by Yarrow Townsend

The map of leaves

Yarrow Townsend

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"Since Ma died, Orla has lived alone in a woodshed by the river. Her garden provides everything she needs. But when people begin to fall sick, Governor Atlas decrees that the plants are the cause and must be destroyed. Armed only with her mother's book of...

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Kitty and the vanishing act  by Paula Harrison

Kitty and the vanishing act

Paula Harrison

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"Kitty is a superhero-in-training with feline superpowers. She dreams of being just like her superhero mum one day, but she's still got a lot to learn. Join her for a series of enchanting adventures by the light of the moon. In Kitty and the Vanishing Act,...

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The super cup face-off  by Geronimo Stilton

The super cup face-off

Geronimo Stilton

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"Every mouse on Mouse Island was squeaking about The Super Cup! My two favourite soccer teams, the Squeakers and the Turbo Cheese, had made it to the finals. But something suspicious was happening on the field. The Mighty Mice and the Sewer Rats seemed to be...

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The shrieking serpent  by Kris Humphrey

The shrieking serpent

Kris Humphrey

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"As the Apprentice Guardian, Leo Wilder's duty is to protect his village from the monsters that lurk in the surrounding forest. To do that, he needs magical stones that can only be found in the depths of the Endless Mines. When the stones run out, Leo will...

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Skyclan's destiny  by Erin Hunter

Skyclan's destiny

Erin Hunter

Book

"Leafstar struggles to maintain control of her Clan as she figures out how Skyclan can survive in the gorge"--Publisher's description.

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Feather and fang  by Ali Sparkes

Feather and fang

Ali Sparkes

Book

"Dax Jones will not be tamed. The Children of Limitless Ability can do all sorts of amazing things. Terrifying things too. Some can move things with their minds. Some can make themselves vanish. Dax Jones can change his form; can hurtle through the sky at...

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Destination earth  by Ali Sparkes

Destination earth

Ali Sparkes

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"Imagine you are the only survivor from another planet. You've spent ten years on a spaceship learning how to be human, and now the end of your journey is in sight ...All you have to do is land safely, convince the earthlings that you're a real teenager, and...

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The crooked banister  by Carolyn Keene

The crooked banister

Carolyn Keene

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"While helping the police find the owner of a mysterious house with a crooked staircase and an unpredictable robot, Nancy Drew, girl detective, also helps capture a swindler"--Publisher's description.

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The reckless club  by Beth Vrabel

The reckless club

Beth Vrabel

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"On the last day of middle school, five kids who couldn't be more different commit separate pranks, each sure they won't be caught and they can't get in trouble. They're wrong. As punishment, they each have to volunteer one beautiful summer day-the last one...

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That's what friends aren't for  by Jim Benton

That's what friends aren't for

Jim Benton

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"Dear Dumb Diary, So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is automatic friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things.See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a deep pit of...

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The forest wolves  by Alex Milway

The forest wolves

Alex Milway

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"Rosa is getting used to life on Big Sky Mountain with Grandma Nan, Albert the moose and Little Pig the pygmy owl. It's busy work living in the wilderness, and there seems to be an adventure round every corner. When a storm rages over the mountain one night...

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The book of legends  by Lenny Henry

The book of legends

Lenny Henry

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"Bran and Fran love living with their mum, who is the storyteller at the Once Upon a Wow bookstore in their small Midlands town. But when mum goes missing and her stories turn out to be a portal to another world, they're going to have a huge, magical adventure...

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Sidney makes a wish  by Lisa (Lisa Anne) Thompson

Sidney makes a wish

Lisa (Lisa Anne) Thompson

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"When Sidney spots a wishing well in the long grass on his way to school, he thinks he might have found the answer to the problems he's having with his friend Billy. If he can just wish for exactly the right thing, then surely Billy will want to be friends...

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Deer in danger  by Julie Sykes

Deer in danger

Julie Sykes

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"Young Keepers Cora and Jax are trainees who need to prove themselves or risk being sent back to school. Intent on their task of building a hedgehog highway by making holes at the bottom of fences on a new housing estate, they come upon a deer trapped in the...

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Edie and the Flits in Paris  by Kate Wilkinson

Edie and the Flits in Paris

Kate Wilkinson

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"The second delightful story featuring Edie and her friends the Flits - the little winged people only children can see. A must for all fans of HARKLIGHTS as well as classics like THE BORROWERS. When Edie's dad, who is in charge of London Underground's Lost...

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The valley of the strange  by Dashe Roberts

The valley of the strange

Dashe Roberts

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"Lucy Sladan has made the biggest, most bizarre discovery of all time … but still no one believes her. Even her best friend Milo Fisher is not convinced. But his father knows she is on to something. Soon Lucy is in a race to stop Mr Fisher's monstrous efforts...

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Battle to the end  by Emer Stamp

Battle to the end

Emer Stamp

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"Meet Stix ... a small mouse facing a very big challenge. It's the summer term and that means the annual 'sports night' competition with PESTS local rivals, VERMIN. These 'outdoor' pests are a tough bunch. Their waspy headteacher, Sir Sting-a-lot, runs their...

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Ready... steady ...itch!  by Adam Wallace

Ready... steady ...itch!

Adam Wallace

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"A pugnacious Pug. A butt-scuttling Greyhound. Pugnacious is witty, wily and wanting to pick a fight! Scuttlebutt would just like the itch on his butt to disappear. An unlikely friendship. IF they can both avoid being captured by infamous dog catcher, S.M....

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Rosie and the friendship angel  by Lucinda Riley

Rosie and the friendship angel

Lucinda Riley

Graphic novel

"It's Rosie's first day at a new school and she's feeling a bit wobbly about not knowing anyone. Luckily, Frederick the Friendship Angel is here to show her that new friends are always around the corner. A reassuring story about making new friends, written by...

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The ever-changing Earth  by Grahame Baker-Smith

The ever-changing Earth

Grahame Baker-Smith

Graphic novel

"A small boy imagines life on Earth when dinosaurs ruled, and the sky boomed with the wild beat of pterosaur wings. Then an asteroid fell, changing the world forever. If Kun could go back further in time, he would witness an even bigger collision, when the...

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Mirabelle in double trouble  by Harriet Muncaster

Mirabelle in double trouble

Harriet Muncaster

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"Mirabelle is going on holiday with her family to a fancy witch resort and she can't wait! She has promised her parents that she will absolutely not get up to mischief this time. And she really means it too. The witch resort is everything Mirabelle had hoped...

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Empty smiles  by Katherine Arden

Empty smiles

Katherine Arden

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"It's been three months since Ollie made a daring deal with the smiling man to save those she loved, and then vanished without a trace. The smiling man promised Coco, Brian and Phil, that they'd have a chance to save her, but as time goes by, they begin to...

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Mirabelle and the naughty bat kittens  by Harriet Muncaster

Mirabelle and the naughty bat kittens

Harriet Muncaster

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"Mirabelle's mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy, and she is a bit of both! Mirabelle and her class are going on a school trip to a magical-creature sanctuary, and Mirabelle can't wait! Even being partnered with annoying goody-two-shoes Lavinia can't ruin her...

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Access denied  by Jason Rohan

Access denied

Jason Rohan

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"When his dad disappears, Arun Lal is amazed to discover that he was secretly working on a classified project and has been kidnapped by people intent on stealing it. Along with his geeky best friend Sam and tough-talking Donna, Arun is plunged into a race to...

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Power of flight  by Hena Khan

Power of flight

Hena Khan

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"You thought you were in for an ordinary summer at science camp--that is, until you sneak into an off-limits area of the Center for Avian Science, get your hand pecked by a weird bird, and suddenly gain the power of flight! Now it's up to you to decide how to...

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The helpful hootpuff  by Tom (Journalist) Huddleston

The helpful hootpuff

Tom (Journalist) Huddleston

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"On planet Vela, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... When Captain Robertson starts drilling in an amazing underground cave, a fluffy hootpuff chick becomes separated from his mum....

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Nessie the mannerless monster  by Ted Hughes

Nessie the mannerless monster

Ted Hughes

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"Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, is tired of being told that she doesn't exist. In this crackling , lolloping story in verse, Ted Hughes describes how she sets out on the road to London for an audience with the Queen"--Publisher's description.

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The mystery of the missing mum  by Frances Moloney

The mystery of the missing mum

Frances Moloney

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"One day, Jake wakes up to a different world: his mum seems to have vanished into thin air! With his Grandma snoring in the kitchen and older sister Rose spending hours getting ready, Jake starts the search for his mum by making a list of places she might be:...

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Dog learns to share  by Laurie B. Friedman

Dog learns to share

Laurie B. Friedman

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"When Farmer Nan sets up a cozy new bed for Dog on the front porch, Duck wants a turn napping in it. But Dog doesn't want to share his new bed. Will Dog discover a good reason to share?"--Publisher's description.

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GIJoe classified  by Kelley Skovron

GIJoe classified

Kelley Skovron

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"In this action-packed series starter, a group of ordinary kids finds themselves facing extraordinary circumstances . . . and with the help of mentors like Duke, Scarlett, and Roadblock, they'll find what it means to be a team, rise to the occasion, and save...

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How to host a sleepover  by Jean Reagan

How to host a sleepover

Jean Reagan

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"Providing tips and tricks from kid experts, this sweet story follows a young girl as she prepares for her first sleepover, but when her friend feels homesick, she gets creative to help her feel better"--Publisher's description.

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They were strong and good  by Robert Lawson

They were strong and good

Robert Lawson

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"Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States"--Publisher's description.

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The woman who turned children into birds  by David Almond

The woman who turned children into birds

David Almond

Picture book

"Nanty Solo comes to town. She says she can turn children into birds. The adults think it's balderdash. They tell the children to stay away. But little Dorothy can't resist. Nanty whispers some words and makes some marks and look what happens to Dorothy now!...

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The gardens of Dorr  by Paul Biegel

The gardens of Dorr

Paul Biegel

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"Dorr was once a city of merriment, music and dancing. Now it lies grey and silent under the spell of the witch Sirdis. When a young princess arrives in Dorr on a secret quest, she finds a town full of mystery, magic and danger. As she meets with a succession...

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Fake  by Ele Fountain

Fake

Ele Fountain

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"In a digital world it's hard to know what's real. Imagine a world where your only friends are virtual, and big tech companies control access to food, healthcare and leisure. This is Jess's world. But when she turns fourteen, Jess can go to school with other...

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Space band  by Tom Fletcher

Space band

Tom Fletcher

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"An out-of-this-world new adventure from the bestselling author! George, Neila and Bash are the worst band on Earth. George wants them to be brilliant - but Neila has stage fright, and Bash is too distracted by his obsession with stars, aliens and faraway...

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Fin and the memory curse  by Helenka Stachera

Fin and the memory curse

Helenka Stachera

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"London, 1866. When a foundling called Fin is out selling leeches one day, she discovers an incredible secret: she is the long-lost daughter of a fantastically rich family, and they want Fin to come home. But when she arrives at Castle Kaminski, Fin senses...

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Make it move  by Katie Woolley

Make it move

Katie Woolley

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"Learn about how we make things move by pushing or pulling in this non-fiction reader"--Publisher's description.

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The Famous Five collection  by Enid Blyton

The Famous Five collection

Enid Blyton

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"Five on a treasure island: Julian, Dick, George Anne and Timmy the dog are in their first adventure on Kirrin Island, involving a ruined castle, a submerged wreck and a desperate treasure hunt"--Publisher's description.

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Journey back to freedom  by Catherine Johnson

Journey back to freedom

Catherine Johnson

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"From the horrors of the slave trade to a book that changed the world, Catherine Johnson celebrates the incredible life of Olaudah Equiano in this gripping true story. Born in what is now Nigeria in 1745, Olaudah Equiano's peaceful childhood was brought to an...

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The reindeer and the submarine  by Beverley McWilliams

The reindeer and the submarine

Beverley McWilliams

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"An orphaned reindeer with no antlers, Pollyanna is raised by Igor, a Sámi herder, and is more at home in the company of people than other reindeer. When she discovers Igor is leaving for war, Pollyanna decides to follow, but en route, she is captured and...

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Tomoko takes the lead  by Kit Rosewater

Tomoko takes the lead

Kit Rosewater

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"When they get lost in a strange city during roller derby camp, the Daredevils lose their confidence and their ability to work as a team, but shy Tomoko's wilderness skills and navigational know-how help them escape the urban jungle"--Publisher's description.

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The return of Robin Hood  by Paul Magrs

The return of Robin Hood

Paul Magrs

Book

"The Doctor returns to Sherwood Forest in this incredible new crossover of Doctor Who and the legend of Robin Hood. For the Doctor, this was his first visit to the prince of thieves. For Robin, it's been a long time coming... Robin Hood is disenchanted. Maid...

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Treasure tracks  by Sallie Anne Rodriguez

Treasure tracks

Sallie Anne Rodriguez

Book

"Twelve-year-old Fin drags his reluctant father on a diving hunt for a missing treasure, hoping that finding the family legacy will help his ailing Abuelo"--Publisher's description.

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Madison Morris is not a mouse!  by Kathryn Holmes

Madison Morris is not a mouse!

Kathryn Holmes

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"Madison must navigate her insecurities and the unexpected dangers of being a mouse in order to turn back into herself before the end of the day or risk being stuck eating cheese and hiding from cats for the rest of her life. Includes ten fun facts about house...

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Krazyland  by Mar Romasco Moore

Krazyland

Mar Romasco Moore

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"Nathan used to be terrified of Krazyland when he was a young kid. Now that he's 12, the spooky-themed arcade games aren't that bad. He even enjoys stomping on plastic spiders and battling a creepy doll with big plastic eyes. But things become scarier again...

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The hike to home  by Jessica M. Rinker

The hike to home

Jessica M. Rinker

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"In this fun middle grade adventure, a young girl and her two new friends brave the wilderness to find a castle, prove a local legend, and discover the true meaning of home. Lin Moser is not looking forward to this summer. After living on the road all her...

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Golden ticket  by Kate Egan

Golden ticket

Kate Egan

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"Eleven-year-old girl Ash McNulty struggles to keep up keep up with her fellow "Gifted and Talented" classmates, but when her plan to win the Quiz Bowl to show she is still on top backfires, she learns that there are many ways to be special"--Publisher's...

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Camp out quest  by Sam Hay

Camp out quest

Sam Hay

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"Now that she's gotten her happily ever after helping out in her family's café, Evie has one last wish to keep Fudge, the adorable stray puppy she found. Fudge is extra cute, and extra wiggly and may have made a mess of the house. But Evie has a plan. Nothing...

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Bright  by Brigit Young

Bright

Brigit Young

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"After years of trying and trying and feeling like she's always failing, Marianne Blume has mastered the art of turning off her brain whenever questions or lectures arise. She gets by in school on a combination of luck, deflection, and charisma-- until she...

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The big dreams of small creatures  by Gail Lerner

The big dreams of small creatures

Gail Lerner

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"Ten-year-old Eden's quiet life is upended when she saves a paper wasp nest from destruction and discovers, to her awe and amazement, that she and its haughty queen can talk to each other. This first conversation is the start of a grand adventure, leading Eden...

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The exiles  by Hilary McKay

The exiles

Hilary McKay

Book

"The Exiles was the winner of the 1992 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and is the first novel in Hilary McKay's wonderfully witty and warm The Exiles series. Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe Conroy love reading and having fun more than anything else. So the...

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Ravenfall  by Kalyn Josephson

Ravenfall

Kalyn Josephson

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"Thirteen-year-old Annabella Ballinkay has never been normal, even by her psychic family's standards. Every generation uses their abilities to help run the Ravenfall Inn, a sprawling, magical B&B at the crossroads of the human world and the Otherworld. So when...

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A Titanic friendship  by Debbie Dadey

A Titanic friendship

Debbie Dadey

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"Echo's third grade class visit the Titanic and figure out a way of including their new classmate, Anita, who is confined to a wheeled chair"--Publisher's description.

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The honeybee treasure hunt  by Emma Beswetherick

The honeybee treasure hunt

Emma Beswetherick

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"Join Katy, Cassie, Zia and Luca on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet. The friends are eager to learn more about honeybees and what better way than to shrink down to the size of bees themselves? When they find a lost bee...

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Terrific Arctic terns  by Clare Helen Welsh

Terrific Arctic terns

Clare Helen Welsh

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"Look at the Arctic terns!"--Publisher's description.

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Catastrophe  by Sherri Winston

Catastrophe

Sherri Winston

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"Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, are the best detectives in the whole world--or at least their neighborhood. But can they find Mrs. Winters's missing cat before her big trip? Or will the case of the cat-napped kitty be their first unsolved...

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21% monster  by P. J. Canning

21% monster

P. J. Canning

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"When Darren Devlin is arrested for destroying his school with his bare hands, it's not just the police who are after him. Enter Marek Masters, 14 years old, 19% alien, and the most intelligent, most wanted "almost human" alive. Marek is here to tell Darren...

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Wishing upon the same stars  by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman

Wishing upon the same stars

Jacquetta Nammar Feldman

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"Twelve-year-old Yasmeen Khoury is unhappy that her family has moved from Detroit to San Antonio, Texas, leaving her friends and Arab Christian community behind; from the very first day at school Yasmeen feels completely isolated and out of place, but she...

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