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A fair go  by Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

A fair go

Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

Book

Elliot is the new School Captain, and his first act is to hold a School Fair Fundraiser. Each of the new clubs will host a stall and compete to raise the most funds for Disadvantaged Wrestlers. But Bethany Blaze is still upset about being beaten by Elliot...

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The Crims at sea  by Kate Davies

The Crims at sea

Kate Davies

Book

The hapless Crim family sets sail on their final adventure in the zaniest installment of the Crims series, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Caroline Carlson! Imogen Crim has been terribly bored since she returned to Blandington. So when her...

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North to Benjamin  by Alan Cumyn

North to Benjamin

Alan Cumyn

Book

Eleven-year-old Edgar and his mother move to Dawson, a town in Yukon, Canada, for a new start, but when Edgar fears his mother's destructive behavior will force them to leave, he turns to a dog named Benjamin to help him stop the worst from happening...

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Comet rising  by MarcyKate Connolly

Comet rising

MarcyKate Connolly

Book

Shadow weaver Emmeline and her best friend Lucas, a light singer, must try to use their powers to stop evil Lady Aisling, the magic eater, once and for all.

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Meet Yasmin!  by Saadia Faruqi

Meet Yasmin!

Saadia Faruqi

Book

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

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Queen of cats!  by Dennis R. Shealy

Queen of cats!

Dennis R. Shealy

Book

With a little help from her friend Chloe, Gidget the dog goes undercover as a cat.

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Samantha Spinner and the spectacular specs  by Russell Ginns

Samantha Spinner and the spectacular specs

Russell Ginns

Book

Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fa...

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The night's realm  by Nick Ward

The night's realm

Nick Ward

Book

Billy has a secret. A secret he doesn't want anyone to know. He is absolutely terrified of the dark. And things are about to get scary. Because Billy finds himself trapped in a land where it is always dark. And he is the only one who can remember home....

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Invasion of the living ted  by Barry Hutchison

Invasion of the living ted

Barry Hutchison

Book

Grizz, the world's most evil teddy bear, is back, and he's out for revenge! It's been three days since Grizz almost took over the world - again. Lisa Marie and Vernon have been interrogated by the police, and Bearvis and the Duds have been taken away...

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The midnight unicorn  by Alice Hemming

The midnight unicorn

Alice Hemming

Book

In a faraway kingdom, two girls live separate lives. Growing up in the wilderness of the west, Alette is the daughter of a sorcerer. In the warmth of the east, Audrey is the daughter of a baker. The girls could not be more different and yet something...

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Thea Stilton and the Black Forest burglary  by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Black Forest burglary

Thea Stilton

Book

The Thea Sisters are invited to the Festival of Time in Germany! They arrive in the Black Forest and find that a famouse clock has been stolen. The mouselets are on the case. Can they find the thief and return the clock before time runs out?

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Project Middle School  by Alyssa Milano

Project Middle School

Alyssa Milano

Book

Hope Roberts is a confident eleven-year-old girl who plans to be an astrophysicist, and who loves swimming, Galaxy Girl comic books, her best friend Sam, and her two rescue dogs (not necessarily in that order); but then she starts middle school, and ...

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Curse of the dead-eyed doll  by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Curse of the dead-eyed doll

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Book

Strange things start to happen to Al after visiting a Key West, Florida, museum and taking a photograph of Robert the Doll.

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Picklewitch & Jack and the cuckoo cousin  by Claire Barker

Picklewitch & Jack and the cuckoo cousin

Claire Barker

Book

Jack's new best friend Picklewitch is still causing marvellous mischief at St Immaculate's School for the Gifted. When she receives a letter from her cousin Archie Cuckoo, telling her he's coming to stay, Jack worries that she'll lose interest in him....

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Under Earth  by Ellen Renner

Under Earth

Ellen Renner

Book

As the island's new Weather witch, Storm must sail with the fleet into dangerous waters. The Drowned Ones are out for revenge, and the sea itself is treacherous. But it's Bellum Town that brings Storm her first real test. And where she learns that her...

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Revenge of the living Ted  by Barry Hutchison

Revenge of the living Ted

Barry Hutchison

Book

Just when Lisa Marie and Vernon thought they'd seen the last of Grizz and his terrifying army of Halloween teddy bears, they're kidnapped by megalomaniac Ursine Kodiak, who has an army of evil bears of his own. But there's worse to come - Ursine has created...

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The creeper attack  by Winter Morgan

The creeper attack

Winter Morgan

Book

After returning home from his travels through time, Brett is invited to build a new farm in the cold biome. But as he gathers crops, he falls down a portal that carries him to a terrifying future where he and his friends live in constant fear of cree...

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Meet Ruby  by Penny Matthews

Meet Ruby

Penny Matthews

Book

It's 1930 and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she gets ready for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier. But the world she knows is collapsing, and people everywhere are ...

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The search for treasure  by Geronimo Stilton

The search for treasure

Geronimo Stilton

Book

"Once again Geronimo Stilton is pulled into the Kingdom of Fantasy, where he is needed to fulfill the ancient Gemstone Prophecy, and prevent Scorcher, the evil Empress of Witches, from obtaining the Royal Sapphire which will give her immense power."-...

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Darcy  by Whitney Sanderson

Darcy

Whitney Sanderson

Book

Born on a windy hill off the coast of Ireland in 1917, a Connemara pony named Darcy is sold to a farm family and trained to pull a cart and plow.

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The Slither sisters  by Charles Gilman

The Slither sisters

Charles Gilman

Book

Twins Sarah and Sylvia Price, two monsters in disguise at Lovecraft Middle School, are campaigning for student council with a secret plan to abduct the entire seventh grade. The only ones brave enough to stop them are twelve-year-old Robert Arthur and...

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Goblins  by Philip Reeve

Goblins

Philip Reeve

Book

"Always busy squabbling, the goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend all their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. From the lands of men ...

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Four tales  by Philip Pullman

Four tales

Philip Pullman

Book

The firework-maker's daughter: What Lila wants to be more than anything else is a firework-maker. But every firework-maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend. Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fi...

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Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Book

Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global wa...

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Judy Moody goes to college  by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody goes to college

Megan McDonald

Book

When her substitute teacher realizes she is struggling in math, Judy is sent to a math tutor at the local college and soon is completely into the spirit of college life.

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狼的故事  by Véronique Caplain

狼的故事

Véronique Caplain

Book

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Dungeons & detectives  by Franklin W. Dixon

Dungeons & detectives

Franklin W. Dixon

Book

Frank and Joe have been hanging out at Sir Robert’s Comic Kingdom, the local comic and gaming shop, and got the exclusive invite to this year’s Halloween costume ball at Bayport’s one and only castle. Sir Robert plans to use the big event to unveil his...

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The battle for the castle  by Elizabeth Winthrop

The battle for the castle

Elizabeth Winthrop

Book

Twelve-year-old William uses the magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of ravenous rats.

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The great brain robbery  by P. G. (Peter Gwilym) Bell

The great brain robbery

P. G. (Peter Gwilym) Bell

Book

Eleven-year-old Suzy Smith and the crew of the Impossible Postal Express must race through the Uncanny Valley and the Cloud Forge to save the Union--and Trollville--from a new threat.

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Witch in Winter  by Kaye Umansky

Witch in Winter

Kaye Umansky

Book

Magenta Sharp has vanished from her magical tower in Crookfinger forest and no one knows how to find her. But with a mysterious stranger setting his sights on the empty tower and an unexpected snowstorm causing chaos, Elsie and her friends need to track...

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Beneath the weeping clouds  by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Beneath the weeping clouds

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Book

Storm Herd will have to join forces with the humans they have long-feared to save Rahkki and defeat the giants.

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The missing tooth fairy  by Poppy Green

The missing tooth fairy

Poppy Green

Book

Sophie Mouse has never lost a tooth before. But it looks like that's about to change because Sophie's tooth sure is wiggly! She's a little scared... until a friend tells her that when you lose your tooth and put it under your pillow, the tooth fairy brings...

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Knight  by Steve Barlow

Knight

Steve Barlow

Book

In KNIGHT, you must be prepared for battle as the evil sorceress Morgan Le Fay tries to destroy the company of the round table. Will your decisions help you to save Camelot? It's in your hands. In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects...

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Pirate queen  by Steve Barlow

Pirate queen

Steve Barlow

Book

Exciting, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero! In Pirate Queen, you're on a quest across the seas to fight the notorious rival pirate Redhand Radcliff. Will you succeed in restoring your father's rightful place as chief?...

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Top gear  by Colin Thompson

Top gear

Colin Thompson

Book

"While the Floods were on holiday with their human friends the Hulberts, the Hearse Whisperer totally destroyed their home back in Acacia Avenue. So now they're on the run again . . . To avoid detection they are, like, totally heavily disguised, man....

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Outcast  by Erin Hunter

Outcast

Erin Hunter

Book

Firestar's grandchildren--Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw--progress in their training to become warrior cats and are drawn for different reasons to the mountains and the Tribe of Rushing Water.

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Rodrick rules  by Jeff Kinney

Rodrick rules

Jeff Kinney

Book

"Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley about his summer vacation. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the events of the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Greg knows that his survival in middle school depends...

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Trouble in New York  by Sylvia Bishop

Trouble in New York

Sylvia Bishop

Book

Jamie Creeden has always wanted to be a reporter - so when he is given a tour of the famous Morning Yorker newspaper, he can't believe his luck. But that day draws him into a world of infamous villains, double-crosses and carefully planted clues - a world...

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An owl called Star  by Helen (Children’s fiction writer) Peters

An owl called Star

Helen (Children’s fiction writer) P...

Book

When Jasmine and Tom discover an injured barn owl in the woods, they race to save his life. But as Star recovers, Jasmine realises that this beautiful bird is also a deadly hunter. Has Jasmine taken on more than she can handle?

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Rose Campion and the Christmas mystery  by Lyn Gardner

Rose Campion and the Christmas mystery

Lyn Gardner

Book

It's pantomime season at Campions' Palace of Varieties and Wonders - but Rose Campion and her friends have more to worry about than who'll be filling the role of Cinderella. The Duchess - the deadly ruler of the London criminal underworld - has been ...

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The Stig and the silver ghost  by Jon Claydon

The Stig and the silver ghost

Jon Claydon

Book

Dark days, just before Christmas. A thick fog descends on the town of Bunefold and refuses to disperse. Is a malign spectre really afoot in the town? Or just mass paranoia? The junior Top Gear gang - Sam, Buster, Cabriola and Ford - have a theory. Four...

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#Tumeke!  by Michael Petherick

#Tumeke!

Michael Petherick

Book

"In the boundary-riding tradition of the Annual project, Annual Ink's latest title #Tumeke! brings you the lives, loves and larrikin spirit of an inner-city neighbourhood. The story is told through texts, Instagram posts, emails, fliers, committee mi...

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A house full of rabbits  by Alice Pantermüller

A house full of rabbits

Alice Pantermüller

Book

Lotta has just started middle school-but life isn't going very smoothly. First of all, she has a teacher named Mrs. Crabbert-who is very, well, crabby. Then, her mom gives her a recorder that seems to make mysterious things happen. Lotta also wants to...

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The Vanderbeekers to the rescue  by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers to the rescue

Karina Yan Glaser

Book

For the Vanderbeeker kids of Harlem’s 141st Street, spring break couldn’t be off to a better start. Isa’s back from band camp, Oliver’s building his first-ever treehouse in the backyard of the brownstone, and Laney, Jess, and Hyacinth are excited to help...

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In the spotlight  by Jackson Pearce

In the spotlight

Jackson Pearce

Book

When Kit's pageant rival Melody loses her rabbit, Ellie believes she can build a contraption to catch him, but she begins to doubt herself when Melody insists that a pageant is no place for messy engineering experiments.

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The wishbone wish  by Megan McDonald

The wishbone wish

Megan McDonald

Book

"The town's annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the...

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Ariba  by Masha Manapov

Ariba

Masha Manapov

Book

"Marcus's joy over a new pair of shoes prompts his grandfather to tell him a story about Ariba, who has an unusual relationship with a persistent pair of shoes."--Provided by publisher.

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The princess rules  by Philippa Gregory

The princess rules

Philippa Gregory

Book

Princess Florizella was friends with some of the princesses who had studied the Princess Rules, and behaved just as the Rules said they should. Florizella thought their hair was lovely: so golden and so very long. And their clothes were nice: so rich...

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The smelly giant  by author Kurahau

The smelly giant

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Artie Conan Doyle and the scarlet phantom  by Robert J. Harris

Artie Conan Doyle and the scarlet phantom

Robert J. Harris

Book

One day Arthur Conan Doyle will create the greatest detective of all -- Sherlock Holmes. But right now, Artie Conan Doyle is a twelve-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy with a mystery of his own to solve. Artie and his best friend Ham are investigating the...

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Butterflies for Grandpa Joe  by Nicola Davies

Butterflies for Grandpa Joe

Nicola Davies

Book

Grandpa Joe is butterfly bonkers. There's nothing he loves more than photographing the fluttering, colourful creatures in his garden. But since Ben's granny passed away, Grandpa Joe has changed. He doesn't want to go outside or talk or smile. It's like...

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Santa's puppy  by Cathy Hapka

Santa's puppy

Cathy Hapka

Book

When eight-year-old Chris discovers a fluffy, white puppy wedged inside his family's chimney on Chrismas morning, he knows exactly how it got there because the dog tells him. It turns out Peppermint Bark stowed away in Santa's sleigh, got left behind...

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The case of maker mischief  by Liam O'Donnell

The case of maker mischief

Liam O'Donnell

Book

Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan's robot has been stolen. Together with his detective partner, the hyper-energetic Hajrah, Myron...

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Olivia's curtain call  by Lyn Gardner

Olivia's curtain call

Lyn Gardner

Book

Olivia and her friends are auditioning for a production of Romeo and Juliet in the West End. It makes Olivia realise just how much she wants to be an actress, like her mum was. But her father asks her to perform with him in a high-wire stunt instead....

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Isabella the Butterfly Sister  by Amber Castle

Isabella the Butterfly Sister

Amber Castle

Book

"When eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon...

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Rainbow street pets  by Wendy Orr

Rainbow street pets

Wendy Orr

Book

What would you do if you lost a pet? Where would you go if you found one? At the Rainbow Street Shelter a cockatoo will greet you and a little round dog will make you welcome. Meet Bear the border collie, Buster the marmalade cat, and Bessy the goat,...

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The hodgeheg  by Dick King-Smith

The hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

Book

The hedgehog family of Number 5A long to reach the park across the road, but the traffic is so busy it is impossible to cross in safety. Young Max had noticed that humans are able to cross the road quite easily so, as he points out to his Pa one evening,...

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Ralph S. Mouse  by Beverly Cleary

Ralph S. Mouse

Beverly Cleary

Book

Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.

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Beyond the edge of the map  by A. L. Tait

Beyond the edge of the map

A. L. Tait

Book

Quinn is back! He finished his race around the world and is living a quiet life on the family farm, until he discovers that the King's enemies want to capture him. Quinn is forced to go on the run, taking to the high seas once more. Can he survive when...

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Noggin and the moon mouse  by Oliver Postgate

Noggin and the moon mouse

Oliver Postgate

Book

Exquisite new hardback editions of the classic Noggin the Nog books about a friendly Viking, based on the beloved BBC series created by Oliver Postgate and BAFTA-award winning Peter Firmin, creators of The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine. A visitor...

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Nogbad and the elephants  by Oliver Postgate

Nogbad and the elephants

Oliver Postgate

Book

A sad baby elephant exposes the wicked plot of Nogbad the Bad and happily starts the trip home to his mother.

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The crossing of Ingo  by Helen Dunmore

The crossing of Ingo

Helen Dunmore

Book

Sapphy and her brother Conor are to take part in the crossing of Ingo, an ancient and dangerous coming-of-age ritual, but Ervys and his sharks are determined to stop them.

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Awa and the Dreamrealm  by Isa Pearl Ritchie

Awa and the Dreamrealm

Isa Pearl Ritchie

Book

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; after her parents divorce she had to move from her big family home to a small apartment, and now she hardly ever gets to see Dad. She has to start a new...

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Eleven  by Tom (Screenwriter) Rogers

Eleven

Tom (Screenwriter) Rogers

Book

Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new...

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Lily & Kosmo in outer outer space  by Jonathan Ashley

Lily & Kosmo in outer outer space

Jonathan Ashley

Book

Lily Lupino yearns to be an astronaut, so when Kosmo Kidd crash-lands in her Brooklyn kitchen in 1949, she will do almost anything to prove herself to him and his crew.

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Assassins of Allansia  by Ian Livingstone

Assassins of Allansia

Ian Livingstone

Book

After accepting a challenge to survive on Snake Island, a nightmare unfolds when a bounty is placed on your head. From being the hunter, you become the hunted. Now you must find the Assassins before they find you. But who are they? Where are they? Ev...

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My sweet-orange tree  by José Mauro de Vasconcelos

My sweet-orange tree

José Mauro de Vasconcelos

Book

Zezé is Brazil's naughiest and most loveable boy, his talent for mischief matched only by his great kindness. When he grows up he wants to be a 'poet with a bow-tie' but for now he entertains himself playing pranks on the residents of his family's poor...

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Uki and the outcasts  by Kieran Larwood

Uki and the outcasts

Kieran Larwood

Book

From the Ice Wastes beyond the Cinder Wall emerges an unlikely hero. Rejected by his village and left to die, young Uki is given life and unique powers by a long-buried spirit from the time of the Ancients and a life or death mission. Joined by two o...

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Beatrix the Bold and the Riddle town dragon  by Simon Mockler

Beatrix the Bold and the Riddle town dragon

Simon Mockler

Book

Beatrix the Bold is a queen. A very bold queen. And she's also only ten years old. But that's never stopped her from doing anything before, and it's not going to stop her now. She's already averted her own kidnapping and fought off an Evil Army. Now she...

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The witch's lost cat  by Enid Blyton

The witch's lost cat

Enid Blyton

Book

Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to...

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Roll with it  by Jamie Sumner

Roll with it

Jamie Sumner

Book

Twelve-year-old Ellie, who has cerebral palsy, finds her life transformed when she moves with her mother to small-town Oklahoma to help care for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer's Disease.

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Endangered operation  by Sam Nisson

Endangered operation

Sam Nisson

Book

You are a junior zookeeper responsible for the care of an extremely rare Amur tiger cub. Working late one night, you discover your charge has been cub-napped by VILE! Carmen arrives to try to stop them and rescue the cub. Will you team up with her?...

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More to the story  by Hena Khan

More to the story

Hena Khan

Book

As features editor of her school newspaper, thirteen-year-old Jameela Pervaiz wants to impress her father by writing a spectacular story about the new student, but a misunderstanding and family illness complicate matters.

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Class action  by Steven Frank

Class action

Steven Frank

Book

With the help of his older sister, his three best friends, and his elderly neighbor, sixth grader Sam Warren brings a class action suit against the Los Angeles School Board, arguing that homework is unconstitutional, and his case goes all the way to ...

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Most valuable puppy  by Carol Kim

Most valuable puppy

Carol Kim

Book

Shawn and Kat Choi must find a way to keep an energetic Jack Russell terrier calm before he's the first, and last, Doggie Daycare customer.

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Library buddy  by Carol Kim

Library buddy

Carol Kim

Book

Shawn and Kat Choi try to find a new activity that a goldendoodle with failing eyesight will love.

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Dog sled star  by Carol Kim

Dog sled star

Carol Kim

Book

Shawn and Kat Choi need to find a way to channel a playful Siberian husky's energy before the dog is banned from the park forever.

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Freckle juice  by Judy Blume

Freckle juice

Judy Blume

Book

Andrew wants freckles. He wants to be like Nicky Lane, who has millions of them. If he had freckles like Nicky, then his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty. He wouldn't have to wash and he'd never be late for school. So when Andrew hears...

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Bramblestar's storm  by Erin Hunter

Bramblestar's storm

Erin Hunter

Book

"As the new leader of ThunderClan, Bramblestar must prepare to weather a storm the likes of which the warrior Clans have never seen--and might not survive"--

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The world's best Karlson  by Astrid Lindgren

The world's best Karlson

Astrid Lindgren

Book

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends. Now, anytime Karlson pops in, Smidge knows that there's fun and adventure in store. In this collection of stories, they flood the...

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Little house in the Highlands  by Melissa Wiley

Little house in the Highlands

Melissa Wiley

Book

An abridged version of the childhood adventures in the Scottish countryside of six-year-old Martha Morse, who would grow up to become the great-grandmother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K. Rowling

Book

"When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing...

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The grim grotto  by Lemony Snicket

The grim grotto

Lemony Snicket

Book

Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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The black stallion returns  by Walter Farley

The black stallion returns

Walter Farley

Book

When his rightful owner repossesses the Black, eighteen-year-old Alec travels across the deserts of Arabia to find the great stallion and helps to solve a tribal feud.

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Lily at Lissadell  by Judi Curtin

Lily at Lissadell

Judi Curtin

Book

When Lily is a young teenager, the time comes for her and her friends to leave school and find work; some are emigrating to America, some going to work in shops. Lily is going into service in the Big House – Lissadell. Lily's employers, the Gore-Booth...

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Rise of the Ghostfather!  by Barry Hutchison

Rise of the Ghostfather!

Barry Hutchison

Book

Of all the ghosts Denzel's met, this is the big one. The granddaddy. The Ghostfather. It's going go to take all his skill to win this battle, the battle for his very soul.

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The conspiracy of magic  by Harriet Whitehorn

The conspiracy of magic

Harriet Whitehorn

Book

The dazzling exploits of The Company of Eight continue in this rich fantasy adventure... In a world where magic is so powerful it has been outlawed, Cass is a rare creature -- an obtuse, someone who is unaffected by magic. But what has always felt like...

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Restricted access  by Victor Appleton

Restricted access

Victor Appleton

Book

Tom has always tried to play down his pseudo celebrity status at the academy. So, the last thing he wants is for a reporter’s son to follow him around for an article on the school. When this extends to one of the biggest field trips of the year—an ov...

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Sam saves the night  by Shari Simpson

Sam saves the night

Shari Simpson

Book

Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can't really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-enter...

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Where the world ends  by Geraldine McCaughrean

Where the world ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

Book

"In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned. And how can they sur...

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Violet ink  by Rebecca Westcott

Violet ink

Rebecca Westcott

Book

Violet Ink is a beautiful and brilliant story of two sisters, which fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson will love. Quiet, contemplative Izzy has always adored her charismatic, confident older sister, Alex. But when Alex starts going out with...

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Smells like dog  by Suzanne Selfors

Smells like dog

Suzanne Selfors

Book

When farm boy Homer Pudding's explorer-uncle dies and leaves him a droopy dog with a mysterious coin hidden on its collar, it leads him to The City, where they meet Madame La Directeur, the conniving head of the Natural History Museum, who is trying to...

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