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Kids fiction new titles

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This is Luke  by Nate Millici

This is Luke

Nate Millici

Book

Luke lives on a sandy planet, but he wants to leave. One day, Luke meets two droids who change his life forever. Luke becomes a pilot, a Jedi knight, and a great hero!

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The pug who wanted to be a pumpkin  by Bella Swift

The pug who wanted to be a pumpkin

Bella Swift

Book

Peggy the pug's family are getting ready for Halloween, but Peggy's friend Chloe is too scared of monsters to look forward to trick-or-treating. Peggy can't let her best friend miss out on all the Halloween fun. She'll just have to conquer her own fears...

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When secrets set sail  by Sita Brahmachari

When secrets set sail

Sita Brahmachari

Book

Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away. Not quite fitting in at school, with her best friend moving away, and with an annoying new adoptive sister arriving, Usha feels lost. That is until Kali Ma's ghost appears...with a task for...

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The adventures of a girl called Bicycle  by Christina Uss

The adventures of a girl called Bicycle

Christina Uss

Book

Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off...

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The Big Island burglary  by Carolyn Keene

The Big Island burglary

Carolyn Keene

Book

Nancy is ready for fun in the sun when she joins Bess and George’s families on a trip to Hawaii. The girls are excited to take surfing lessons, swim with manta rays, and experience the beautiful sights of the Big Island. At a luau one night, the girls...

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The plunder Down Under  by James Patterson

The plunder Down Under

James Patterson

Book

Cross a vast desert full of deadly creatures, find long-lost treasure, and save their parents? All in a day's work for the Kidds! The Kidd family is on the hunt for Lasseter's Gold, one of the legendary lost treasures of Australia. But when their ship...

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Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit  by Philip Reeve

Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit

Philip Reeve

Book

Bumbleford has been hit by a series of biscuit thefts. All the clues lead straight to the only roly-poly flying pony in town, and Max's best friend, Kevin! Max and Kevin are forced to go on the run. Will they find the real culprit before Kevin ends up...

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Glaki spear of the depths  by Adam Blade

Glaki spear of the depths

Adam Blade

Book

In the prison kingdom of Vakunda, a wicked wizard has kidnapped Queen Aroha's nephew. In the sea surrounding the wizard's island lair Tom and Elenna must battle a ferocious water snake-Beast which has the power to freeze water with its eyes!

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Diprox the buzzing terror  by Adam Blade

Diprox the buzzing terror

Adam Blade

Book

In the prison kingdom of Vakunda, a wicked wizard has kidnapped Queen Aroha's nephew. Tom and Elenna have defeated three of the wizard's four Beasts but there's a terrible surprise in store as they tackle the last, a gigantic hornet. Who can our heroes...

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Alphabet resort  by Karen McMillan

Alphabet resort

Karen McMillan

Book

Four children discover a magic island in the South Pacific that can send them to various tropical destinations. On Alphabet Resort they join a hunt to find a missing princess bride.

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Fern and Otto  by Stephanie Graegin

Fern and Otto

Stephanie Graegin

Graphic novel

"Best friends Fern the bear and Otto the cat meet various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters on a walk through the forest to gather story ideas."--Provided by publisher.

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Sadiq and the pet problem  by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq and the pet problem

Siman Nuurali

Book

Sadiq's third grade class has no classroom pet! Not only that, but Sadiq has never had a pet of his own. So Sadiq gathers some classmates to help him solve this problem. What kind of pet would be perfect for their class? A lizard? A bunny? A parakeet?...

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Pedro goes wild!  by Fran Manushkin

Pedro goes wild!

Fran Manushkin

Book

Pedro and his father go on a hike in the woods--where it turns out that Pedro knows a lot more about the plants and animals then his father does, but they both have fun anyway.

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Sadiq and the fun run  by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq and the fun run

Siman Nuurali

Book

Sadiq's friends are all signing up to play football. When Sadiq asks his parents to sign him up too, they say he's too young. They suggest he try a different sport, running. From the start, Sadiq has a bad attitude about Run Club. Can his coach convince...

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Sadiq and the green thumbs  by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq and the green thumbs

Siman Nuurali

Book

When Sadiq's Dugsi teacher can't take care of his yard because of an injury, Sadiq reluctantly agrees to help out. To make it more fun, Sadiq gathers together some friends to help. Can they care for their teacher's garden and have fun at the same tim...

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The Puffin book of big dreams.

The Puffin book of big dreams.

Book

Stories to spark your imagination in this beautiful collection of stories, poems and illustrations to celebrate Puffin's 80th birthday! A brand new anthology featuring extracts from classic family favourites and brand new stories about BIG dreams from...

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The gladiators from Capua  by Caroline Lawrence

The gladiators from Capua

Caroline Lawrence

Book

Suspecting their friend Jonathan is alive, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus go to Rome for the Colosseum Games, facing wild beasts, criminals, conspirators, and gladiators, and where Nubia is called upon to make a terrible choice.

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The theory of hummingbirds  by Michelle Kadarusman

The theory of hummingbirds

Michelle Kadarusman

Book

"Hummingbirds and angels don’t need two good feet. They have wings." That's what Alba's mother always says. Of course, Alba doesn't have wings or two good feet: she has Cleo. Cleo is the name Alba has given to her left foot, which was born twisted in...

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Magical fairy tales  by Enid Blyton

Magical fairy tales

Enid Blyton

Book

Hold on to your lucky charms and delve into this bewitching collection of 30 fairy tales and magic stories, retold by the world's best-loved storyteller. Watch out for cats in boots, three bears who live in the woods and strange unicorns in this magi...

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Molly of Denali  by Princess Daazhraii Johnson

Molly of Denali

Princess Daazhraii Johnson

Book

In Crane Song, Molly can’t wait to help her scientist friends study baby cranes. They head out into the wilderness to put bands on the baby cranes’ legs, so they can keep track of where the cranes go. But every time they get close, the baby cranes get...

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Brianna the Bee Fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Brianna the Bee Fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Brianna the Bee Fairy helps to look after all the bees in Fairyland and the real world. But when her special items are stolen, the bees are in danger! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Brianna to save the bees and protect their homes from destruction.

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The peculiar thing with the pea  by Kaye Umansky

The peculiar thing with the pea

Kaye Umansky

Book

Prince Pete isn't ready for marriage - he's only eleven! And this peculiar business with the pea is the daftest thing he's ever heard. Mother reckons she can find him the perfect royal bride and thinks the pea is the one true test. But when scruffy-l...

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I stole my genius sister's brain  by Jo Simmons

I stole my genius sister's brain

Jo Simmons

Book

After Keith's best friend Tom repeatedly tells Keith he is a genius, Keith starts to believe he just might be one! Maybe at last his parents will start paying him attention. The catch is Keith's older sister Minerva really is a genius. She solved the...

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The fire star  by A. L. Tait

The fire star

A. L. Tait

Book

A maid with a plan. A squire with a secret. A missing jewel. A kingdom in turmoil. Maven and Reeve have three days to solve the mystery of the Fire Star. If they don’t, they’ll lose everything. This could be a complete disaster or the beginning of a....

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Zombierella  by Joseph Coelho

Zombierella

Joseph Coelho

Book

The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas. A yellow moon hangs in a satin sky the night Cinderella, barefoot and in hand-me-downs,...

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My dog is a winner  by Elizabeth Fensham

My dog is a winner

Elizabeth Fensham

Book

Eric Bright and his doggy best mate, Ugly, are back. They're up against their biggest challenge yet- solving the serious problem looming over Eric's mean and miserable big sister, Gretchen. It's lucky Ugly is the friendliest dog ever. He's a star com...

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Barbie princess adventure  by Elle Stephens

Barbie princess adventure

Elle Stephens

Book

Barbie and Princess Amelia trade places. Can Barbie save the princess when she disappears?

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The campaign  by Laurie B. Friedman

The campaign

Laurie B. Friedman

Book

Amanda Adams has always dreamed of running for class president. Her mom is a member of Congress and her dad is a political strategist who manages her mother's campaigns. Politics is in her DNA. She has the perfect VP in mind for the school ticket: her...

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The sound of danger  by Mac Barnett

The sound of danger

Mac Barnett

Book

This is a story of stolen violins. It's got mummies, museums, sandwiches, hostages, and a dangerous showdown with the Russian Red Army Choir. Open this book to find out more about my adventures. But beware--this mission is top secret and very dangero...

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The rise of the Arch-Illager  by Matt Forbeck

The rise of the Arch-Illager

Matt Forbeck

Book

Learn the tragic origins of the wicked Arch-Illager in this official Minecraft novel, a prequel to Minecraft Dungeons! Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-torn Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his form...

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Haunted  by Susan Cooper

Haunted

Susan Cooper

Book

In this title, Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you ten ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York;...

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The heartsong of Wonder Quinn  by Kate Gordon

The heartsong of Wonder Quinn

Kate Gordon

Book

Wonder Quinn is a lonely orphan who lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she watches the other girls return to school, hoping to find a friend among them. And every year her heart breaks when she doesn't....

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The stone giant  by Anna Höglund

The stone giant

Anna Höglund

Book

"A read-aloud storybook about cunning, courage and survival in which a girl sets out to save her father from the giant who turns everyone she meets to stone."--publisher

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Graystripe's vow  by Erin Hunter

Graystripe's vow

Erin Hunter

Book

During a time of great turmoil and amid silence from StarClan, respected ThunderClan warrior Graystripe must break a promise from his past and leave his Clan behind for a quest to heal his past and uncover his future.

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Whale, hello there  by Annie Auerbach

Whale, hello there

Annie Auerbach

Book

It's the biggest baby T.O.T.S. has ever seen: Wyatt the blue whale! It will take more than one bird to deliver that baby.

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When this bell rings  by Allison Rushby

When this bell rings

Allison Rushby

Book

In London's Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author of the 'London of the Bells' series of graphic novels. With the series' tenth and final novel overdue, Tamsin offers her idol help and discovers that Edie can literally draw...

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Enemy at the gate  by Philippa Werry

Enemy at the gate

Philippa Werry

Book

It's December 1936 when the first polio cases are suspected. Soon a polio epidemic is sweeping the country. Schools are closed, swimming pools and movie theatres banned to children, and travel is restricted. 12-year-old Tom Mitchell is the best runner...

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The great chocolate cake bake off  by Philippa Werry

The great chocolate cake bake off

Philippa Werry

Book

"Nicholas has never thought he's much good at anything - until he discovers he can bake the most amazing cakes. But are they amazing enough to get him into the finals of the Great Chocolate Cake Bake-Off? His dad thinks they are. So does his little b...

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Call to the wild  by Steve Behling

Call to the wild

Steve Behling

Book

Young readers can revisit the Disney Channel Original Movie Zombies 2 and the characters they love at an appropriate reading level. Return to Seabrook High follows the budding romance of Addison and Zed after a group of werewolves arrive in Seabrook.

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One small ruff for pup-kind  by Kelsey Sullivan

One small ruff for pup-kind

Kelsey Sullivan

Book

Bingo, Rolly, and Keia are on an adventure in space!

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Artemis & the awesome animals  by Joan Holub

Artemis & the awesome animals

Joan Holub

Book

Longing for the gift of courage, young Artemis teams up with new friends Athena, Persephone, and Aphrodite to ask Zeus to help her be less afraid in the face of things that scare her during a journey to Sparkle City.

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The wolves of Greycoat Hall  by Lucinda Gifford

The wolves of Greycoat Hall

Lucinda Gifford

Book

When Boris and his parents learn that Scotland is re-introducing wolves, they leave their mansion in Morovia for their Scottish homeland. But these wolves aren't planning to settle in the wild, oh no! Instead, they book into the exclusive Highland Hotel,...

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Havoc!  by Rebecca McRitchie

Havoc!

Rebecca McRitchie

Book

When magic darkens ... Cora Bell has discovered she is full of magic. But without her protection bracelet, she is struggling to hold onto all the powers she has gained, especially the dark magic she took from the warlock, Archibald Drake. When Cora begins...

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From Stella Street to Amsterdam and everything that happened  by Elizabeth Honey

From Stella Street to Amsterdam and everything that happened

Elizabeth Honey

Book

When Henni's stubborn old neighbour Willa insists on returning to her childhood home in the Netherlands for a wedding, Henni leaps at the chance to be her travelling companion. 'Lucky duck! Fantastic opportunity!' That's what everyone in Stella Street...

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Naughty dragons make trouble!  by Natalie Jane Prior

Naughty dragons make trouble!

Natalie Jane Prior

Book

In the Laidley Hundreds, dangerous wild dragons roam the Highlands. But dragons aren't born bad - just naughty! When Ava and Jack's parents agree to foster two young dragons, the siblings can't believe their luck. But teaching a mischievous pair of dragons...

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Funny kid  by Matt Stanton

Funny kid

Matt Stanton

Book

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Max and Abby hardly ever agree on anything until now! They are both desperate to get out of this Friday's swimming carnival. Max is the funny kid, and there's a swimming carnival that...

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School for nobodies  by Susie Bower

School for nobodies

Susie Bower

Book

Claudia doesn't know where she comes from. Sonia and Claude, her adoptive parents, don't want her knowing anything about her past - they won't even tell her how she got the burn that covers most of her face. But when she receives a mysterious message...

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Undercover robot  by David Edmonds

Undercover robot

David Edmonds

Book

Watch out, Brussells Academy - this robot will outwit you all! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend an entire year masquerading as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize that will enable her creators to continue...

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Elizabella breaks a leg  by Zoë Norton Lodge

Elizabella breaks a leg

Zoë Norton Lodge

Book

It's the end of the year and everything is changing at Bilby Creek. Elizabella and her gang are about to become seniors, cousin Isabeth comes to stay and Toddberry (or "Todd" as he insists on being called now) gets a girlfriend! Not to mention huge news...

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Twins in trouble  by Zoe Antoniades

Twins in trouble

Zoe Antoniades

Book

Four stories in one! I have a twin brother. Everyone calls him Jimmy, which is sort of the English verison of Dimitri, his actual Greek name. Our mum's Greek, you see. I'm Cally, short for Calista, which means, I don't want to sound big-headed or anything,...

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All's happy that ends happy  by Rose Lagercrantz

All's happy that ends happy

Rose Lagercrantz

Book

It's spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father's wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn't been invited to her best friend's dad's wedding?

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Raven wild  by Caitlin Spice

Raven wild

Caitlin Spice

Book

In Raven Wild, a reckless young boy named Hawk transitions into a courageous young woman called Raven. When Raven rescues an injured bird, she learns of an evil poacher's plan to steal a precious gem, a gem with the power to control all creatures great...

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Red edge  by Des Hunt

Red edge

Des Hunt

Book

"Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurch's Red Zone. Although Cassi was only four when earthquakes decimated Christchurch, her memories still haunt her. An obsessive runner, she finds...

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Mindy Kim and the birthday puppy  by Lyla Lee

Mindy Kim and the birthday puppy

Lyla Lee

Book

All Mindy Kim has ever wanted is a puppy of her very own. After all, having all the toy dog plushies in the world isn't quite the same thing as a real one! She wants a dog to take on walks, teach tricks, and cuddle with. She knows she has what it takes...

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The boy who dreamed of dragons  by Andy Shepherd

The boy who dreamed of dragons

Andy Shepherd

Book

We dream of dragons. Soaring, roaring, fire-flickering dragons. While we're tucked up tight in bed, they light up our sleep. Sparking, glittering, aglow. But dreams are only the beginning of an even greater story. Because the truth is, our dragons don't...

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The bird within me  by Sara Lundberg

The bird within me

Sara Lundberg

Graphic novel

"Berta is a twelve-year-old girl growing up on a farm in a small village in northern Sweden in the early twentieth century. She loves drawing and painting more than anything else, and secretly dreams of being an artist. But her mother is sick and Berta...

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Journey to freedom, 1838  by Sherri Winston

Journey to freedom, 1838

Sherri Winston

Book

Winter 1838--Kentucky. Determined to save her toddler son from being sold as a slave, the woman who became known as Eliza Harris trekked through the forest, in the dark of night with wild animals on her heels. Her goal: cross the Ohio River, the boun...

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Coral reef rescue  by Coral Ripley

Coral reef rescue

Coral Ripley

Book

The Sea Keepers are off to Australia to help the Oceania mermaids! Divers are threatening their beautiful coral reef and evil siren Effluvia has enchanted a dangerous shark to spoil the mermaids' tropical talent show. Now all the fish who live there are...

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Jayla jumps in  by Joy Jones

Jayla jumps in

Joy Jones

Book

After learning that her mother was a Double Dutch champion, eleven-year-old Jayla forms a team hoping to stand out in her big, quirky family, and finds her life changed in ways she never imagined.

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Darwin's dragons  by Lindsay Galvin

Darwin's dragons

Lindsay Galvin

Book

1835. Cabin boy Syms Covington is on the voyage of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands with the world-famous scientist Charles Darwin. But when Syms falls overboard during a huge storm, he washes up on an unexplored island. Stranded there, he makes a...

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The haunting of Luna Moon  by Guy Bass

The haunting of Luna Moon

Guy Bass

Book

Greetings! My name is Skeleton Keys and these fantabulant fingers of mine can open doors to hidden worlds... Join me for the strange tale of Luna Moon, whose family is disappearing before her very eyes. Luna is the only one to mourn the death of her....

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The ghosts on the hill  by Bill Nagelkerke

The ghosts on the hill

Bill Nagelkerke

Book

The year is 1884. The place is Lyttelton, a small and bustling harbour town. Elsie is waiting for the fish to bite. She has her reasons for coming down to the waterfront so often, the main one being the memory of the lost boys. She was one of the last...

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The grand opening  by James Russell

The grand opening

James Russell

Book

"It's all over - The Pitbull has won! He's captured every last dragon from The Island, and brought them to the mainland. The stage is now set for the grand opening of Dragon World. Meanwhile Flynn, Paddy, and Briar are stuck in their new school, powerless...

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A treacherous tide  by Franklin W. Dixon

A treacherous tide

Franklin W. Dixon

Book

Frank and Joe are off to the Florida Keys to work alongside Lookout Shark Lab's Dr. E. Ella Edwards, one of the world's foremost marine biologists. On their first evening, Dr. Edwards paddleboards out to check on a lemon shark nursery. But after a su...

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The BFG  by Roald Dahl

The BFG

Roald Dahl

Book

'On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far...

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Friday, the rebel dog  by Susan Brocker

Friday, the rebel dog

Susan Brocker

Book

"The tale of New Zealand's most notorious sheep-stealer and his loyal working dog. More than 160 years ago, James Mackenzie and his black-and-white collie, Friday, secretly herded 1,000 stolen sheep through rugged, unmapped mountain passes"--Publishe...

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Ansley's big bake off  by Kaitlyn Pitts

Ansley's big bake off

Kaitlyn Pitts

Book

Ansley and her family move to a new city to seek a new start after the death of their mother. But that also means, a new school, new friends, new everything! Fortunately, even though no one could ever take the place of their mom, Aunt Samantha has moved...

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Brain freeze  by Oliver Phommavanh

Brain freeze

Oliver Phommavanh

Book

From a dog who accidentally becomes the first animal on Mars, a hopeless chess player dealing with his sports-mad dad, and a girl whose dreams are getting too big for her bed, to a boy who has had 1000 names - so far. Not to mention, the strange boy who...

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Meet Dooley on the farm  by Sally Odgers

Meet Dooley on the farm

Sally Odgers

Book

Hi! I'm Dooley. My cousin is visiting our farm. We'll swim in the river, feed the calves and collect berries. But best of all, we're going to sleep out in the barn!

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The treasure of treasures  by Andrew Daddo

The treasure of treasures

Andrew Daddo

Book

With the Map of Half Maps finally in the hands of Atticus and his crew, the rest should be easy, right? Wrong! Rattling skeletons, ghosts, monsters from the deep, killer sands and a boiling hot tub are just some of the obstacles between them and cert...

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Nazi prison camp escape  by Michael Burgan

Nazi prison camp escape

Michael Burgan

Book

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? Perfect for fans of the I Survived series, the first installment in a brand-new, edge-of-your-seat series based on real events! In spring 1942, Royal Air Force pilot...

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Rocket boy  by Katie Jennings

Rocket boy

Katie Jennings

Book

Did you know that the sky on Mars is red? Callum Grant does - and he knows a whole lot more about the solar system too. But he doesn't know what it would be like to see a Martian sunset with his own eyes. Until one day Callum sets off on an adventure...

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Little Critter goes to school  by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter goes to school

Mercer Mayer

Book

Little Critter rides the school bus, meets a new teacher, and makes new friends at school.

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Stoop sale treasure  by Corey Ann Haydu

Stoop sale treasure

Corey Ann Haydu

Book

Del loves LOTS of things! The Curious Cousins Secondhand Shoppe. Ginormous family dinners. And of course, her best-friend-cousin, Alma. Alma loves her abuelita's tasty empanadas. Her old home by the lake. And soon, she'll love living in the same place...

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Moon Dog  by Jane (Children's fiction writer) Elson

Moon Dog

Jane (Children's fiction writer) El...

Book

Marcus and Delilah couldn't be more different. He is as big as she is tiny. As angry and lost as she is tremendous and brave. But they share a dream: to own a dog of their own. So when a mystery pup turns up in the empty house next door, Marcus can't...

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How to write the soundtrack to your life  by Fiona Hardy

How to write the soundtrack to your life

Fiona Hardy

Book

Murphy Parker is going to be a songwriter, if she can ever find the courage to let anyone hear her music. When Murphy dares to play one of her songs in a music class, she's shocked by how much her classmates love it. And her. That is, until the next day,...

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Tricky Nick  by Nicholas J. Johnson

Tricky Nick

Nicholas J. Johnson

Book

I'm Tricky Nick. The world's greatest magician. This is my absolutely not-made-up story of magical greatness. Magic changed my life and it could change yours too. I learnt my first trick when I was ten and now I'll teach it to you (plus a whole bunch...

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The friendly unicorn  by Sally Odgers

The friendly unicorn

Sally Odgers

Book

Pearl, Olive and Tweet are playing a game in the meadow. When their ball bounces into a hole, they meet a lonely rock troll named Iggy. What happens when Iggy accidentally makes friends with three mean and hungry gobble-uns? Can Pearl and her friends...

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Love, love  by Victoria Chang

Love, love

Victoria Chang

Book

Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American girl, lives in the suburbs of Detroit with her immigrant parents and older sister, Clara. At school Frances copes with bullies and the loneliness that comes with not quite fitting in. At home, she feels a ...

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Going for Gold  by Matthew Dellavedova

Going for Gold

Matthew Dellavedova

Book

Delly's school is hosting an international basketball tournament. Teams are coming all the way from the USA and Japan to compete for the gold medal. But Delly's best mate, Sam, is down in the dumps. And when some players get injured, the teachers want...

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After the worst thing happens  by Audrey Vernick

After the worst thing happens

Audrey Vernick

Book

Twelve-year-old Army is reeling after her thoughtlessness leads to her dog's death, but channels her grief into a plan to help keep the new neighbors' autistic daughter from wandering away.

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Demelza & the spectre detectors  by Holly Rivers

Demelza & the spectre detectors

Holly Rivers

Book

Demelza loves science, she loves it so much that she's been known to stay up late to work on her peculiar inventions! But Demelza discovers she has inherited a distinctly un-scientific set of skills: Spectre Detecting. Like her grandmother, she can summon...

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Holiday adventures  by Yvette Poshoglian

Holiday adventures

Yvette Poshoglian

Book

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big sister. Little sister. Best Friends! Follow Ella and Olivia in six special tales as they make friendship bands, play putt-putt, go down some water slides and lots, lots more! A friend makes every day feel like a holiday!

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Planet weird!  by Anh Do

Planet weird!

Anh Do

Book

Happy birthday to me! Not only is it Planet Day, its also Weir Do's birthday! And his party's going to be so huge you'll see it from space! It won't be easy but it will be funny!

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Unicorn parade  by Meredith Costain

Unicorn parade

Meredith Costain

Book

BOOK WEEK is coming up and I am going to make a super-amazing costume for the parade!!! But I have TOO MANY favourite books. How can I choose just one character to dress up as??? Also, a mystery author is coming to see the parade... I wonder who it is???...

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Pippi Longstocking  by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

Book

Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to...

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The star dunes  by Trudi Strain Trueit

The star dunes

Trudi Strain Trueit

Book

Cruz, Sailor, Emmett, and the gang are on their way to Africa when Nebula misses their intended target and someone close to Cruz ends up on the brink of death. Secrets creep out from the shadows and leave Cruz with more questions than answers in this...

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The haunted backpack  by Michael Dahl

The haunted backpack

Michael Dahl

Book

After school, a young boy is walking home when he hears whispers behind him. He turns, but no one is there. It happens again and again. There's something alive inside his backpack! Is it a ghost? A monster? With short chapters, easy-to-read text and ...

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Sports day fun  by Molly Beth Griffin

Sports day fun

Molly Beth Griffin

Book

Sports day arrives, and Stella the Mouse, Nico the Toad, Delilah the Spider and Bo the Parakeet are excited about joining in the fun. Stella wants everyone to make a team for the relays. But Bo says no. He just wants to sit under a tree with his book....

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Test stress  by Molly Beth Griffin

Test stress

Molly Beth Griffin

Book

Testing week at school is coming and the animal friends are worried. Everyone wants to do well. They know their brains are ready but they still have jitters and tummy aches. Can they learn to calm their nerves.

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Echo Quickthorn and the great beyond  by Alex English

Echo Quickthorn and the great beyond

Alex English

Book

11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Lockfort, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the magical places that exist...

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Grandmother school  by Rina Singh

Grandmother school

Rina Singh

Graphic novel

"This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write."--

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Lift  by Minh Lê

Lift

Minh Lê

Graphic novel

"Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of.....

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Kai and the Monkey King  by Joe Todd-Stanton

Kai and the Monkey King

Joe Todd-Stanton

Graphic novel

"When Kai grows tired of her bookish mum not being adventurous enough for a Brownstone, she decides to seek out the mischievous and rebellious Monkey King - who she's always been told to stay away from. Will he bring her the adventure she craves, or will...

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