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Coyote's wild home  by Lily Hopp Kingsolver

Coyote's wild home

Lily Hopp Kingsolver

"The book takes us into the woods, meadows, and streams of an Appalachian forest where a girl and a coyote pup each have their first woodland adventures. On their separate journeys into the wilderness with a beloved family member, the intertwined paths of...

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The bread pet  by Kate DePalma

The bread pet

Kate DePalma

"Cora promises to keep Uncle JB's Bread Pet alive but didn't anticipate its exponential growth! She needs to come up with a solution -- and fast! ... Includes sourdough starter and sourdough bread recipes"--

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Monster-scared  by Betina Birkjær

Monster-scared

Betina Birkjær

"There's a monster living in the attic. Not a loud monster but a quiet one. It's probably making a kid trap. Each night, it grows in the dark. Everyone knows monsters feed on darkness. This is Monster-Scared. With humor and charm, award-winning author Betina...

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I'll see you in Ijebu  by Bunmi Emenanjo

I'll see you in Ijebu

Bunmi Emenanjo

"A Catholic girl growing up in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria takes a trip to spend a week with her Muslim extended family in the countryside town of Ijebu to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Her days in Ijebu are filled with celebrations, traditions and special...

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Jerry's window  by Y. K. (Yvette K.) author. Willemse

Jerry's window

Y. K. (Yvette K.) author. Willemse

"Ten-year-old Jerry Ronden is a walking nightmare who can make grown men cry. He sets off firecrackers in his parents' bed, deploys stink bombs in his own house, and soaps the aisle of the school bus. But his mischief making days are numbered. He discovers a...

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Vaea the gentle giant = O Vaea le sau'ai agamālū  by David Riley

Vaea the gentle giant = O Vaea le sau'ai agamālū

David Riley

Vaea is one of the most famous giants in Oceania. One day some men came to test Samoa to test him out. Vaea knew what to do with these men. Find out what happened in Vaea the Gentle Giant, a bilingual Samoan legend retold by David Riley and illustrated by...

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City of horses  by Frances Moloney

City of horses

Frances Moloney

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Pirates and sea monsters  by Gill Lewis

Pirates and sea monsters

Gill Lewis

"Tia and her mum start an adventurous new life on Gull Haven Island, finding lots of animals who need their help along the way. Tia's mum has a new job as the vet on Gull Haven Island and there are a lot of animals who need her help. When she's called away to...

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The Area 51 files  by Julie Buxbaum

The Area 51 files

Julie Buxbaum

"When Sky Patel-Baum is sent to live with her mysterious uncle, she didn't imagine she'd end up here: Area 51. A top-secret military base with a bajillion rules and so classified not even the President knows its secrets. Also, it turns out the place is full of...

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Jayben and the star glass  by Thomas Leeds

Jayben and the star glass

Thomas Leeds

"Jayben has realised his destiny as the Ninth Dreamer: he is the only one with the power to defeat Null, the villain who has been making everyone in the Elf World forget, but the Golden Torch has been stolen. Without it, Jayben must find another way to harness...

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Ruptured  by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz

Ruptured

Joanne Rossmassler Fritz

"Phoebe navigates fear, grief, and hope for recovery about when her mother has a ruptured brain aneurysm while their family is on vacation, and right after her mother shares that she's planning to leave Phoebe's father"--

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Sand filly  by Linda Chapman

Sand filly

Linda Chapman

"The Moonlight Stables friends are heading to the seaside for a week long pony training camp, and Willow's coming too! Unfortunately, the Storm Stables riders aren't far behind and they're determined to ruin the week for Willow and Amara after they bested them...

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Paddington's finest hour  by Michael Bond

Paddington's finest hour

Michael Bond

Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no...

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Peanut Jones and the end of the rainbow  by Rob Biddulph

Peanut Jones and the end of the rainbow

Rob Biddulph

"Notorious villain Mr White will stop at nothing to wipe out colour and creativity everywhere. But he's gone too far! This time he's lured Peanut's mum into terrible danger and only Peanut and her friends can save her. An action-packed mission to the heart of...

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Kelpie chaos  by Deb Fitzpatrick

Kelpie chaos

Deb Fitzpatrick

"Eli's new puppy is Zoom by name, and zoomy by nature! He's everywhere, all at once and really smart. Eli just loves him. But as he grows into an older pup, Zoom develops a few challenging habits. On a family bushwalk, Zoom disappears. As the sun goes down,...

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Into the blue  by Cristy Burne

Into the blue

Cristy Burne

"Blair takes his brothers GoPro without permission. Snorkelling on the wreck of the Omeo with his cousin, he loses it. Blair wants to confess but is scared of the consequences. When his mother discovers the camera is missing, she blames Blair's brother for...

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Winnie Zeng shatters the universe  by Katie Zhao

Winnie Zeng shatters the universe

Katie Zhao

"Winnie and David join shamans from around the world to participate in the Shaman Youth Tournament, but while all the competitors are away, evil spirits threaten to overrun the defenseless human world. If awards were given for multitasking, then Winnie Zeng...

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The beast of Skull Rock  by Matt McMann

The beast of Skull Rock

Matt McMann

"While visiting their grandfather in a small New England town, twelve-year old twins Jade and Simon investigate a series of mysterious creature attacks."--Publisher.

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Talent quest  by Anh Do

Talent quest

Anh Do

"Lily and JJ want to give Dad the perfect birthday present, but they don't have enough money. When their school puts on a talent quest with a big cash prize, Lily and JJ enter as a singing duo. There's just one problem-- JJ can't sing! What will they do...

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Porky pies  by Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Porky pies

Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

"Porky Pies is always telling lies, trying to terrify his brothers and sisters into believing that the Big Bad Wolf is back. But when the biggest fibber in the litter tries to plan his most daring prank yet, the joke is on him this time. So who will have the...

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Fergus and Zeke and the great farm field trip  by Kate Messner

Fergus and Zeke and the great farm field trip

Kate Messner

"Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's class, and they do everything the students do. So when Miss Maxwell tells the class they're going on a field trip to a local farm to help with the farm animals, pick apples, and learn about where...

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A spy in the jam factory  by Chrissie Sains

A spy in the jam factory

Chrissie Sains

"The jam factory is under surveillance by the Alien Intelligence Agency - will they succeed in finding a reason to evict Fizzbee from Earth? Scooter and Fizzbee are experts when it comes to making out-of-this-world jam inventions. But lately there have been a...

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The daredevil princess and the fire dragon  by Belinda Murrell

The daredevil princess and the fire dragon

Belinda Murrell

Princess Tillie and Honey Blossom are ready for another magnificent adventure when a greedy fire dragon causes endless trouble in the Queendom of Blumenfeld. First, it dries up the river, then causes trouble for the villagers. Can Princess Tillie outwit the...

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Stink and Webster go to Mars  by Megan McDonald

Stink and Webster go to Mars

Megan McDonald

"Three, two, one . . . sleepover! Stink can't wait for Webster to arrive and sleep over for the very first time . . . When Webster shows up in his outer-space pj's, it doesn't take long for a theme to emerge. Stink's race-car bed doubles as a spaceship and an...

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Mammoth stampede  by Ash Stone

Mammoth stampede

Ash Stone

"A giant woolly mammoth comes back to life in this action-packed adventure story. Time is running out! Barron Fox's hunting lodge is opening soon, and Jeevan discovers that he's planning a very big surprise for his guests - a woolly mammoth, brought back to...

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Diary of a taekwondo master by Shamini Flint

Diary of a taekwondo master

Shamini Flint

"Marcus heads off to taekwondo class when his dad decides it is the perfect sport to show off his son's kicking skills."--Publisher.

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Afternoon on the Amazon  by Mary Pope Osborne

Afternoon on the Amazon

Mary Pope Osborne

Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.

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Wicked!  by Paul Jennings

Wicked!

Paul Jennings

Dawn and Rory are being attacked, but their parents don't believe them! Gramps does, but he's a bit off the planet. With slurping slobberers, steel sheep and giant frogs after them, how will Dawn and Rory survive on their own?

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Alofa tele atu  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Alofa tele atu

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

Alofa tele atu, sending all my love, conveys a Pasifika parent's dreams, hopes, and cultural wishes for their Pasifika child as they embark on life's journey. The book unfolds as a personal letter expressing deep love and pride, incorporating cultural wisdom...

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The apprentice witnesser  by Bren MacDibble

The apprentice witnesser

Bren MacDibble

Bastienne Scull is a young orphan who lives with the local Witnesser of Miracles, Lodyma Darsey, who investigates 'miraculous events' and spins them into stories she tells at the night markets. After Lodyma's husband and oldest son died of a sickness that...

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Brown bird  by Jane (Poet) Arthur

Brown bird

Jane (Poet) Arthur

"Eleven-year-old Rebecca tries to make herself invisible so people won't call her weird. Resigned to spending the holidays by herself in a new neighbourhood while her mum works long hours at the supermarket, she meets Chester, who has come to stay for the...

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Brave kāhu and the pōrangi magpie  by Shelley Burne-Field

Brave kāhu and the pōrangi magpie

Shelley Burne-Field

"Poto is the perfect fledgling - the apple of her father's eye and a natural at hunting and flying. Anything a kāhu is supposed to be good at, Poto can do best of all. She can't understand why her sister Whetū gets cross with her - its not her fault she's good...

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Twintastic  by Zoe Antoniades

Twintastic

Zoe Antoniades

Cally has a twin brother Jimmy, and he is always getting into some kind of mischief - which usually means double trouble! Thankfully their Greek granny is usually on hand to help - or add to the mayhem! In these four fab stories, the twins make a splash on...

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Unreal!  by Paul Jennings

Unreal!

Paul Jennings

The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Thirty years and eight million books later, children all around the world continue to devour his stories. This special anniversary edition contains thirty stories, hand picked by the...

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Buchanan bandits  by Marcus Emerson

Buchanan bandits

Marcus Emerson

"As always, there's trouble brewing in the school halls, and you'll never guess who wants to team with me. There's a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it-- but staying out of trouble...

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The snow pony  by Alison Lester

The snow pony

Alison Lester

"Only Dusty can ride the Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her. Three years of drought have reduced the Rileys' farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but...

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Father Christmas and me  by Matt Haig

Father Christmas and me

Matt Haig

"Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of...

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Restart  by Gordon Korman

Restart

Gordon Korman

"Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids-- trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the...

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From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E. L. Konigsburg

"When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere she wants to run "to" somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New...

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Bronte Tempestra and the lightning steeds  by Bex Hogan

Bronte Tempestra and the lightning steeds

Bex Hogan

"Bronte Tempestra of the Storm Kingdom is the first-ever princess at knight school! But Sir Sebastian's School for Squires isn't the fun-filled adventure Bronte expects - the knights don't seem interested in saving... anything! When Bronte discovers that the...

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Ellie's spooky surprise  by Callie Barkley

Ellie's spooky surprise

Callie Barkley

"Ellie and the girls plan a costume party for pets. Let the cute parade begin! Ellie's favorite holiday is coming up: Halloween! She and friends plan to decorate the Critter Club barn and throw a costume party for neighborhood pets! But they soon realize...

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Tallstar's revenge  by Erin Hunter

Tallstar's revenge

Erin Hunter

"After a tragedy leaves the young warrior Talltail filled with bitterness and an all-consuming hunger for vengeance, he sets off on a dangerous quest for revenge-far outside the bounds of the warrior code."--Publisher.

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Tweet  by Morris Gleitzman

Tweet

Morris Gleitzman

"Birds. Lots of birds.The people of the world are puzzled. Their feathered friends are trying to tell them something, and they're not sure what it is. Then a boy and his pet budgie discover the secret. Join Jay and Clyde, and their friends Maxine and Dora, on...

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Over the mountains and through the desert  by Samantha-Ellen Bound

Over the mountains and through the desert

Samantha-Ellen Bound

"Celeste Barden is about to face her biggest challenge yet. Celeste, Esme, Logan and Ferd are summoned to the Realm of Mountains to answer for the part they've played in the growing rebellion, and Celeste soon finds herself in a brand-new kind of trouble....

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Tariq and the drowning city  by Sarwat Chadda

Tariq and the drowning city

Sarwat Chadda

"Driven from their home by drought and disease, Tariq and his river tribe travel to the great capital city of Ethrial. But once they arrive, Tariq realises that they are still in grave danger - and time is running out! Tariq is a seer, and he's had a troubling...

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Flora Stormer and the golden lotus  by Isabella Harcourt

Flora Stormer and the golden lotus

Isabella Harcourt

"Flora Stormer, a talented young artist with Tourette's Syndrome, is helping her father prepare for an expedition to search for the legendary golden lotus, a plant with magical healing properties. But when her dad falls ill, Flora bravely sets sail in his...

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The letter with the golden stamp  by Onjali Q. Rauf

The letter with the golden stamp

Onjali Q. Rauf

"Deep in the heart of Swansea, Wales, lives a small girl with some big secrets to keep. Secrets that make her one of the best actresses on the planet - because no-one would ever think that, away from school, Audrey is the sole carer for her increasingly sick...

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Fledgewitch  by Lian Tanner

Fledgewitch

Lian Tanner

"Here are the three Laws of Quill, carved in stone outside every town hall, and learnt by every schoolchild: There shall be No Witches. There shall be No Dragons. There shall be NO SECRETS. Ten-year-old Brim has been sent to the Quillian School for Prevention...

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Mia Megastar  by Ada Nicodemou

Mia Megastar

Ada Nicodemou

"Meet Mia! Her life is pretty interesting and amazing. She's the only kid in her class who lives above a shop. And not just any shop - everyone knows Costa's is the best place for groceries and the yummiest pastries. She has a cute-but-annoying little brother,...

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Swimming into trouble  by Angela Ahn

Swimming into trouble

Angela Ahn

"When she is sidelined by an ear infection, Julia Nam, the youngest member of the Vipers Swim Team, is desperate to get back in pool, but when she goes behind her parents' backs to do so, she gets into hot water."-- Provided by publisher

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The clockwork conspiracy  by Sam Sedgman

The clockwork conspiracy

Sam Sedgman

"Aspiring inventor Isaac Turner lives with his dad, the horologist in charge of Big Ben. But when his father vanishes from the belfry on the night the clocks go back, leaving behind only a smashed pocket watch and a cryptic message, Isaac determines to find...

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Oscar's lion  by Adam Baron

Oscar's lion

Adam Baron

"Oscar is a little terrified to find that a lion is going to be looking after him for the weekend. But when the lion lets him eat as many biscuits as he wants, and reads him his favourite story ten times, Oscar realises he might be on to something good. Soon,...

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Mysterious mishaps  by Linda Chapman

Mysterious mishaps

Linda Chapman

Ava and her friends have been practising magic so that they're ready to protect the powerful curios left by her great aunt. But when her mum's friend Jo comes over to take a picture of them, Ava is nervous. The artefacts can be unpredictable! Then the town is...

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Puppet  by David Almond

Puppet

David Almond

"What should a puppet master do when he's old and alone and all his puppets are gone? Silvester decides to make one last puppet. But this one is different. When the old man speaks to him, Puppet speaks back. And then he starts to walk... While Silvester shows...

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The great piratical rumbustification  by Margaret Mahy

The great piratical rumbustification

Margaret Mahy

"Yo ho ho! All across the city, the pirates are getting restless and long for a party. So when a retired pirate comes to babysit for the Terrapin family, they are in for quite a surprise."--Publisher's description.

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Lei and the fire goddess  by Malia Maunakea

Lei and the fire goddess

Malia Maunakea

"Curses aren't real. At least, that's what twelve-year-old, part-Hawaiian Anna Leilani Kama'ehu thinks when she listens to her grandmother's folktales about sacred flowers and family guardians. Anna's friends back home in Colorado don't believe in legends,...

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The house before falling into the sea  by Ann Suk Wang

The house before falling into the sea

Ann Suk Wang

"Every day, more and more people fleeing war in the north show up at Kyung Tak and her family's house on the southeastern shore of Korea. With nowhere else to go, the Taks' home is these migrants' last chance of refuge "before falling into the sea," and the...

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Spider-Man's bad connection  by Preeti Chhibber

Spider-Man's bad connection

Preeti Chhibber

"Peter Parker is still learning the ropes--er, webs?--as Spider-Man, and he has a new partner in crime-fighting in his new girlfriend MJ. But having someone who knows his secret makes this high school romance more complicated, not less--especially when a...

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My guardian angel, my best friend  by Lorna Byrne

My guardian angel, my best friend

Lorna Byrne

"Lorna Byrne says we all see angels when we are young children, but are gradually conditioned to screen them out. Here, for the first time, she has written stories, inspired by real life, of seven children whose lives were transformed and made better by their...

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Fablehaven  by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven

Brandon Mull

"When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discovertheir grandparents are the caretakers of a sanctuary for magical creatures! For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to...

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A mind full of murder  by Derek Landy

A mind full of murder

Derek Landy

"Six years ago, the universe ended. When it restarted, blinking back into existence, it brought with it a darkness that remains hidden from the mortal population. A week ago-- fuelled by unimaginable hatred and unstoppable rage-- a masked sorcerer killed one...

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Brittany & Co. take on Paris  by John Larkin

Brittany & Co. take on Paris

John Larkin

"Brittany and Co. are horse crazy, but when their headmistress, Ms Tralala, bans their actual horses from their extracurricular school horse club, they decide instead to compete in The First Inaugural International Hobby Horse Championships in Paris...

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The lighthouse at the world's end  by Amy Sparkes

The lighthouse at the world's end

Amy Sparkes

"Nine and her friends are headed to the mortal realm in search of the only thing that will shake a very tricky witch off their tail: a priceless stargold locket. It lies hidden in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures, guarded by Nine's old foe-- the formidable...

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Keeping pace  by Laurie Morrison

Keeping pace

Laurie Morrison

A poignant middle-grade novel about friends-turned-rivals training for a half-marathon-and rethinking what it means to win and what they mean to each other. Grace has been working for years to beat her former friend Jonah Perkins's GPA so she can be named top...

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The boy who fell from the sky  by Benjamin (Children's author) Dean

The boy who fell from the sky

Benjamin (Children's author) Dean

"Demons haven't fallen from the sky in years. In fact, many think they're extinct. But twelve-year-old Zed knows otherwise. Zed's dad, the head of a sect of Hunters, has always been prepared for the Demons' return, and he's been training a reluctant Zed for...

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Soccer simulator  by Ari Avatar

Soccer simulator

Ari Avatar

"Ari is not excited. He's accidentally made it onto the Blockville obby soccer team. He doesn't know how to play normal soccer, let alone obby soccer! As training starts and the first game looms, Ari thinks of a way to get an advantage in the game. But is it a...

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Survival  by Skye Melki-Wegner

Survival

Skye Melki-Wegner

"Having dealt the Carrion Kingdom a devastating blow, the heroic outcasts return home to face the herds that cast them out. But Eleri's treacherous brother is now Lord of the Battlefield, and the outcasts are condemned to die as traitors. Meanwhile, an Army of...

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The snow day  by Sally Rippin

The snow day

Sally Rippin

"Billie is going to the snow for the very first time! She wishes her little brother could come too. How can she bring the magic of the snow back home for him?"--Publisher.

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The wonderful wedding  by Sally Rippin

The wonderful wedding

Sally Rippin

"Billie's going to a wedding! She's got the perfect outfit, and she can't wait to see all the fancy decorations. But what happens when the wedding doesn't live up to her dreams?"--Publisher.

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Ferris  by Kate DiCamillo

Ferris

Kate DiCamillo

"A hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother and growing up. It's the summer before fifth grade, and for Ferris Wilkey, it is a summer of sheer pandemonium. Her little sister, Pinky, has vowed to become an outlaw. Uncle Ted...

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Smile  by Lauren Child

Smile

Lauren Child

" The utterly wonderful Clarice Bean is thinking about the endangered things: the big creatures, the little creatures, the plants and the trees. But it's not just the planet that needs help - there's her whole family too."--Publisher.

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The jeweller's apprentice  by Axel Scheffler

The jeweller's apprentice

Axel Scheffler

"When Mr Peacock hires a shy little chicken as a new apprentice in his jewellery shop, he has no idea what awaits him: a royal visit from the Lion Prince, a mysterious robbery, and a miraculous discovery!"--Provided by publisher.

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The last bookwanderer  by Anna (Anna Lois) James

The last bookwanderer

Anna (Anna Lois) James

"When Tilly, Oskar, Milo and Alessia venture into King Arthur's realm in search of the wizard Merlin, they discover that the magic of bookwandering is not at all what they thought. Together, they must journey into myth and legend - to bargain with the...

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Mockingbird  by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

"Caitlin misses her brother Devon. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to...

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Dessert disaster  by Kate Temple

Dessert disaster

Kate Temple

"Step into a top-secret world where frogs don't just eat flies, they eat danger! This is Frog Squad! Frog Squad comes to the rescue of a mega tanker in distress -- and it's full of ice-cream! Will these brave rescue frogs be fast enough to stop Professor Cain...

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Ravenous rooster stake-out  by Sally Sutton

Ravenous rooster stake-out

Sally Sutton

"An all-you-can-eat restaurant, a swinging country and western dance, and a mystery to solve for the Dance Detectives! Lulu and the Silver Star Dancers have an exciting gig dancing at the Ravenous Rooster, but nerves are frayed - notorious criminal Douglas...

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The dream portal  by Jordan Quinn

The dream portal

Jordan Quinn

"There is only one place throughout the entire Kingdom of Wrenly that no one dares explore: the Dream Portal. Hidden beyond the swamps of Bogburb, this strange and ancient circle of stones was built by wizards before time began. Stories of great danger...

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The bridge battle  by Jacqueline Davies

The bridge battle

Jacqueline Davies

"Evan and Jessie Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, unmasked a bell thief, and created a professional magic show. Yet for all their skills and talents, both find themselves being singled out this summer for reasons beyond their...

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Countdown to yesterday  by Shirley Marr

Countdown to yesterday

Shirley Marr

"This is a story about one boy's journey to go back in time to prevent his parents' divorce. The present is the last place James wants to be. Since his parents have separated, he's been living two different lives and neither of them add up to the great one he...

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Test trouble  by Serena Patel

Test trouble

Serena Patel

"Maths test? Nightmare! Arun is determined to get out of a Maths test at school. But how? A school-wide protest against all tests? Pretending to be sick? He's ready to try anything, but maybe he's not the only one who feels this way, and maybe in the end it's...

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Hilda and the laughing merman  by Stephen Davies

Hilda and the laughing merman

Stephen Davies

"Join our beloved blue-haired heroine as she heads to Scout Camp, hoping for the most normal scouting expedition ever. But, when her expedition map gets lost and she encounters a Merman fleeing a vicious sea serpent, Hilda is flung into her next adventure. Can...

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Andromache between worlds  by Gabriel Bergmoser

Andromache between worlds

Gabriel Bergmoser

"All fourteen-year-old Andromache Peters wants is a normal life. But normal is pretty near impossible when your parents were famous adventurers who saved the world and nobody will let you forget it. On top of this, Andromache's father has been missing and...

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Things that go bump  by Kathryn Foxfield

Things that go bump

Kathryn Foxfield

"When Olive and some of her year 6 friends find themselves locked overnight inside Flatpack - new IKEA-style superstore - they quickly realise that they are not alone. A number of things hitched a ride from the forest where Flatpack sources its wood and in...

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Feather  by M. G. (Maya Gabrielle) Leonard

Feather

M. G. (Maya Gabrielle) Leonard

"The Twitchers are on the hunt for a gang of robbers! On a school museum trip, Ava stumbles upon a crime: hundreds of valuable birds of paradise exhibits have been stolen! When she discovers a large jet black feather, she's certain it's a clue. Before long,...

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The curse on Spectacle Key  by Chantel Acevedo

The curse on Spectacle Key

Chantel Acevedo

"A sweetly spooky ghost story about a Cuban American boy who befriends a pair of spirits and tries to break the curse on his island home-- only to discover a seemingly lost piece of his family's history in the process. Frank Fernandez's family never stays in...

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Harriet tells the truth  by Elana K. Arnold

Harriet tells the truth

Elana K. Arnold

"There are some things you should know about Harriet Wermer. She used to lie a lot, but not anymore. Seriously, she only tells the truth now. Even though she hadn't wanted to come to Marble Island in the first place, now she doesn't want to leave. It's the...

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Dragon Towers  by Pip Bird

Dragon Towers

Pip Bird

"Ten-year-old Theo loves dragons he knows every dragon type, has every dragon book there is and has even made his own Dragon Rider jacket. So when he gets his letter inviting him to dragon school it's a dragon-y dream come true. At Dragon Towers every child is...

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Tangled up in nonsense  by Merrill Wyatt

Tangled up in nonsense

Merrill Wyatt

"Sloane and Amelia clash with rival detectives when they travel to a secluded mansion in search of a missing fortune. When Sloane Osborn and Amelia Miller-Poe arrive at Tangle Glen mansion, they have one goal: find the two million dollars that went missing on...

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Eiffel Tower emergency  by SJ King

Eiffel Tower emergency

SJ King

"Meet the Timekeepers, a secret organisation of kids who keep the course of history on track-- and history needs them! A villain called DeLay is set on causing chaos. When the hands on their special watches start to spin backwards, the Timekeepers know that...

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The naughtiest unicorn and the ice dragon  by Pip Bird

The naughtiest unicorn and the ice dragon

Pip Bird

"All the pupils at Unicorn School have been given a dragon egg to look after! Class Red can't wait to meet their new pet and Dave the naughtiest unicorn has lots of fun ideas for how to help it hatch... but what will they do when they discover it's a...

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When I feel red  by Lily Bailey

When I feel red

Lily Bailey

"April has always marched to the beat of her own drum, but would life be easier if she learned to fit in? Now that she's in Year 8, things have got even worse. She's much more likely to be trying to rescue an animal in need than worrying about who's dating who...

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The missing bunny  by Holly Webb

The missing bunny

Holly Webb

"Annie is really excited about her new pet rabbits and can't wait to welcome them into the amazing new home her dad has built for them. But when Annie is in a rush to get to school the next morning, she doesn't check that the door to the hutch is shut...

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Scream for the camera  by Lisi Harrison

Scream for the camera

Lisi Harrison

"It's been a month since the Graveyard Girls--Gemma, Whisper, Sophie, Frannie, and Zuzu--discovered Silas Hoke's empty grave. A month, and no answers. That changes when messages from the other side start to creep up on the Graveyard Girls. Who is trying to...

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Liberty and the dream ride  by Stacy Gregg

Liberty and the dream ride

Stacy Gregg

"Issieand Comet are competing at the world-famous four-star horse trials in Lexington, USA! Issie is worried that she is out of her depth - but the offer of a chance to ride on her own dream horse, Liberty, could change everything. Does Issie have what it...

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Motor sports  by Joy Cowley

Motor sports

Joy Cowley

"Join Ari and his motor sports family as they race karts, speed around a formula One track, and tear through a rally"--Back cover.

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The life & times of Eddie McGrath  by Brigid Feehan

The life & times of Eddie McGrath

Brigid Feehan

"Eddie wins a national competition where she can spend a day with her local MP and give a speech in Parliament (where she'll meet the Prime Minister) but it's a prize Eddie doesn't want! When her dad is injured in a workplace accident he sets his sights on...

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Adventures of the Story Girls  by Beverley Dunlop

Adventures of the Story Girls

Beverley Dunlop

Two imaginative girls get involved in an adventure when they see two strange men across the river on their farm.

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A witch alone  by James (James E.) Nicol

A witch alone

James (James E.) Nicol

"Arianwyn is now a fully qualified witch, but what with the war against the Urisians in the northern kingdom of Veersland, the increasing magical activity across the Four Kingdoms, and the Hex driving supernatural creatures out of the Great Wood, the demand...

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Angus is here  by Hadley Dyer

Angus is here

Hadley Dyer

"A young child navigates grief after losing a beloved family pet and learns what it means for a loved one's presence to remain even after they are gone. Angus may be gone, but memories of him are still here: his tail wagging under the dinner table, his nails...

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