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The strangers  by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The strangers

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book

Told from separate viewpoints, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, ages twelve, ten, and eight, investigate why their mother went missing and uncover their ties to an alternate world.

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Home from the Homer  by Anya Forest

Home from the Homer

Anya Forest

Book

"Some family holiday memories last a lifetime... The Homer Tunnel has vanished, and with it the last link to life as the Williams family know it. Fiordland has them trapped, leaving their car - and cellphone - useless. Their only hope is to make it by...

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The rise of winter  by Alex Lyttle

The rise of winter

Alex Lyttle

Book

Centuries ago, the world, Terra, was nearly destroyed by humans. As she recovered, Terra created the Guardians - a group sworn to protect her. But humans have returned to their plundering ways and Terra needs the Guardians. She calls on them only to find...

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Masters of silence  by Kathy Kacer

Masters of silence

Kathy Kacer

Book

The second book in the middle grade series Heroes Quartet brings to light the little-known story of Marcel Marceau's heroic work for the French Resistance during WWII. Desperate to save her children from the Nazis, Henry and Helen's mother takes them...

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The world's greatest detective  by Caroline Carlson

The world's greatest detective

Caroline Carlson

Book

Toby enters a contest that will determine the world's greatest detective and teams up with amateur sleuth Ivy to solve the mystery, but the pretend murder turns into a real one, and all of the participants become suspects.

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Polaris  by Michael Northrop

Polaris

Michael Northrop

Book

In the 1830s Owen Ward is cabin boy on the "Polaris," a ship on a voyage of scientific exploration, when illness and a mutiny off the coast of Brazil cause the adult crew to abandon the ship, leaving the handful of young cabin attendants and deckhands...

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The color of my words  by Lynn Joseph

The color of my words

Lynn Joseph

Book

When life gets difficult for Ana Rosa, a twelve-year-old would-be writer living in a small village in the Dominican Republic, she can depend on her older brother to make her feel better--until the life-changing events on her thirteenth birthday.

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Charlie Bumpers vs. the end of the year  by Bill Harley

Charlie Bumpers vs. the end of the year

Bill Harley

Book

Charlie springs into action when he learns that one of his best friends, Hector, who will move back to Chile at the end of fourth grade, is being bullied.

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A dog's porpoise  by M. C. Ross

A dog's porpoise

M. C. Ross

Book

When a bad storm throws Bangor, a harbor porpoise, off course, he finds himself all alone in the harbor of a seaside town. And he's not the only one who's lost in these wayward waters: Lars, a rowdy pup, is knocked overboard a nearby boat. With the help...

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Eight times up  by John Corr

Eight times up

John Corr

Book

In this middle-grade novel, Riley's dad signs him up for aikido to help him manage his anxiety.

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Voyage of the dogs  by Greg Van Eekhout

Voyage of the dogs

Greg Van Eekhout

Book

Lopside the rescue mutt and his canine crew are working alongside their humans onboard the spaceship Laika. Then the dogs are abandoned, millions of miles from civilization, and survival seems impossible. But these are all good dogs--and good dogs al...

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The giant from the Fire Sea  by John Himmelman

The giant from the Fire Sea

John Himmelman

Book

When a giant named Newton emerges from the Fire Sea, where Jat is gathering coal, they begin a friendship and an adventure in which both try to protect Jat's village.

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Sick bay  by Nova Weetman

Sick bay

Nova Weetman

Book

A brave and uplifting story about friendship and acceptance from award-winning Nova Weetman. Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the death of her father, and struggling with changes at home, she...

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A tale Magnolious  by Suzanne Nelson

A tale Magnolious

Suzanne Nelson

Book

Nitty Luce, an orphan thief, befriends a fugitive elephant named Magnolious and finds refuge in Fortune's Bluff, a town ravaged by dust storms and whose inhabitants have seemed to lose all hope.

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Secrets of a schoolyard millionaire  by Nat Amoore

Secrets of a schoolyard millionaire

Nat Amoore

Book

Finding a million dollars in your backyard, every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best friend Toby thought too. Jumping castles at school. Lollipops for our adoring fans. Wearing sunglasses indoors ('cos that's what all the millionaires do)....

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Night walker  by Ali Sparkes

Night walker

Ali Sparkes

Book

Spin has always dwelled in the darkness. He was happy to lurk alone, until Elena, Matt and Tima came to disrupt his night-time world. Elena, Matt, and Tima are Night speakers. They wake up at the same time, every night, and since the beginning of these...

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The maker of monsters  by Lorraine Gregory

The maker of monsters

Lorraine Gregory

Book

Brat has always lived in the isolated castle on the island, taking care of the vicious creatures that his master creates. But then the unthinkable happens. The monsters get out. Now Brat must overcome his fears, and venture into the world he has hidden...

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Extraordinary birds  by Sandy Stark-McGinnis

Extraordinary birds

Sandy Stark-McGinnis

Book

Eleven-year-old December knows everything about birds, and everything about getting kicked out of foster homes. All she has of her biological mum is the book she left behind, The Complete Guide to Birds, Volume One, and a photo with a message: 'In flight...

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The legends of Greemulax  by Kimmy Schmidt

The legends of Greemulax

Kimmy Schmidt

Book

Penn dreads becoming a monster, but it's inevitable. He knows that as boys in Greemulax become men, they turn into powerful, hairy blue creatures called Grabagorns, and that their solemn vow is to never again be weak. Legend has it that dragons all b...

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The scary library shusher  by Andres Miedoso

The scary library shusher

Andres Miedoso

Book

When Desmond and Andres go to the Kersville Library for a school assignment, they encounter a ghost who insists they be quiet.

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Duckworth, the difficult child  by Michael B. Sussman

Duckworth, the difficult child

Michael B. Sussman

Book

"Duckworth is a difficult child. At least that’s what his parents think. So when Duckworth tries to explain that a gigantic snake slithered out of his closet, his parents insist it’s all in his head—he is far too old to be imagining such nonsense. (And...

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TBH, IDK what's next  by Lisa Greenwald

TBH, IDK what's next

Lisa Greenwald

Book

Best friends Cecily, Gabby, and Prianka set out to have the best summer ever. For Cece and Gabby, this means going to camp, but Prianka wants to forget about sleeping in the woods and hang out at the pool before her big family trip to India. Told entirely...

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The umbrella mouse  by Anna Fargher

The umbrella mouse

Anna Fargher

Book

1944, and London is under attack. Young mouse Pip Hanway's safe and quiet world is turned upside down when her home, umbrella shop James Smith &​ Sons, is destroyed by a bomb. Orphaned and alone, she must begin a perilous quest to find a new home. But...

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The remarkable inventions of Walter Mortinson  by Quinn Sosna-Spear

The remarkable inventions of Walter Mortinson

Quinn Sosna-Spear

Book

Against the wishes of his mortician mother, Hadorah, twelve-year-old Walter and classmate Cordelia take a hearse on a road trip to meet legendary inventor Flasterhorn, who once mentored Walter's long-dead father.

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The great bake off  by Poppy Green

The great bake off

Poppy Green

Book

When her mother enters the town's baking competition, Sophie is excited to be her mother's assistant and tries to come up with some new recipes to prepare for the contest.

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When fairies go bad  by Ursula Vernon

When fairies go bad

Ursula Vernon

Book

Danny's mother has disappeared into a fairy ring growing in her backyard vegetable garden, and Danny and his friends, Wendell and Christiana, must go to Faerie to try to save her.

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The tumbling tigerdillo  by Nova Weetman

The tumbling tigerdillo

Nova Weetman

Book

With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wonderful animal mash-up creations - and then bring them to life! But sometimes their mash-imals love being alive just a little too much. In The tumbling....

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Surface tension  by Megan McKinlay

Surface tension

Megan McKinlay

Book

On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. Twelve years later, she and her classmate Liam are drawn to the man-made lake and the mysteries it hides. As summer heats up and the lake waters become lower and lower, secrets are slowly uncovered. Can...

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The second adventures of Princess Peony  by Nette Hilton

The second adventures of Princess Peony

Nette Hilton

Book

Princess Peony has zero interest in waiting for a unicorn, a fairy princess or a silly prince until the Troll (her brother) tells her she'll never get one because she's not even a real princess. Then, The lovely Princess decides a Prince on a horse, with...

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Rumblestar  by Abi Elphinstone

Rumblestar

Abi Elphinstone

Book

Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts. All...

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The marvellous moleon  by Nova Weetman

The marvellous moleon

Nova Weetman

Book

With the help of a magical book, Noah Wriggle and his best friend Blue like to design weird and wonderful animal mash-up creations - and then bring them to life! But sometimes their mash-imals love being alive just a little TOO much...

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Beatrix the Bold and the curse of the Wobblers  by Simon Mockler

Beatrix the Bold and the curse of the Wobblers

Simon Mockler

Book

Ten-year-old Beatrix is very good at telling jokes, dancing and throwing knives. She also happens to be a queen of a distant land - though she doesn't know that yet. She also happens to be the queen who is quite possibly destined to lead the Wobblers...

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Cloud boy  by Marcia Williams

Cloud boy

Marcia Williams

Book

Harry Christmas and Angie Moon are best friends and almost-twins. Ever since they were born two days apart they've been partners in cloud-spotting, sweet-eating and treehouse-building. But when Harry is taken to hospital for headaches that won't go away,...

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The Rose Cottage adventures  by Emily Bearn

The Rose Cottage adventures

Emily Bearn

Book

Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg have a series of adventures as they try to help the impoverished human children, Arthur and Lucy Mildew, to have a good Christmas, enjoy a seaside holiday, and celebrate Arthur's birthday.

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Malory Towers. Collection 2  by Enid Blyton

Malory Towers. Collection 2

Enid Blyton

Book

For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers. Upper Fourth : Darrell is very pleased to be head girl, but Alicia and Betty are determined to ruin her good work. Meanwhile, Darrell's...

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The Cloak Society  by Jeramey Kraatz

The Cloak Society

Jeramey Kraatz

Book

Alex Knight, a twelve-year-old in training to be a supervillain in the elite Cloak Society, becomes friends with a young superhero and begins to question where his loyalty lies.

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Sea-ing is believing!  by Steven Butler

Sea-ing is believing!

Steven Butler

Book

Frankie Banister and his family are preparing to celebrate Grandad Abraham's 175th birthday - an occasion that's going to be even more HONKHUMPTIOUS now that Abe's ghost has showed up! When the unexpected spook reveals a secret UNDERWATER wing of the...

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Claws of the Genestealer  by Cavan Scott

Claws of the Genestealer

Cavan Scott

Book

Having crash-landed on a remote ice planet, Zelia Lor and her friends Talen, Mekki and the super-intelligent alien-ape Fleapit must do whatever they can to survive. A distress beacon offers some hope of rescue, but what else lurks in the ice and snow,...

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The spongy void  by Andrew Hansen

The spongy void

Andrew Hansen

Book

A Fish Mummy sucked down a garbage chute. And a chamber of purple magic, that absorbs people like a sponge! On a rescue mission, boy Pharaoh Bab Sharkey becomes trapped in Egypt's greatest pyramid. What is the terrible truth about the Unpharaoh's past?...

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Training camp  by Wesley King

Training camp

Wesley King

Book

Magic doesn't seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They're the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret ...

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The reckless rescue  by Adrienne Kress

The reckless rescue

Adrienne Kress

Book

After nefarious, nameless thugs have separated Sam and Evie, the pair must travel the globe to reunite and piece together the remaining clues about the missing explorers from the Filipendulous Five.

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Game of stars  by Sayantani DasGupta

Game of stars

Sayantani DasGupta

Book

Months after Kiranmala's adventure in the Kingdom Beyond, a vision of the Demon Queen starts showing up in her bedroom, trying to tell Kiran something, but getting cutoff before she can finish; then she starts seeing an advertisement for an archery contest...

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A fiend in need  by Jamie Thomson

A fiend in need

Jamie Thomson

Book

Sooz, a 13 yr old girl from Surrey has become the Dark Mistress of Dirk's otherworldly kingdom, the Darklands and immediately sets about redecorating Dirk's Dark Tower to the taste of a young girl. But Sooz has to face her toughest challenge when an army...

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Gribblebob's book of unpleasant goblins  by David Ashby

Gribblebob's book of unpleasant goblins

David Ashby

Book

When Anna and Nils meet Bob Gribble after school one night, little do they know that his true identity is Gribblebob, a goblin from the other side of the veil. As the mystery of his presence in their village unfolds, Anna and Nils's after-school routine...

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You won't believe this  by Adam Baron

You won't believe this

Adam Baron

Book

Someone is doing terrible things to Mrs Martin, Cymbeline Igloo's favourite teacher of all time. If they carry on she'll leave the school. Cymbeline has to find out who the culprit is (after he's found out what ‘culprit' means). He's also got to help...

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The witch's warning  by Joseph Delaney

The witch's warning

Joseph Delaney

Book

Crafty and his friends have already faced dozens of horrifying aberrations during their time as Castle Gate Grubs - assistants to the mysterious guild of Gatemancers, who fight against the terrifying Shole. But the real battle is only just beginning....

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Poppy field  by Michael Morpurgo

Poppy field

Michael Morpurgo

Book

In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades...

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Jake Atlas and the quest for the Crystal Mountain  by Rob Lloyd Jones

Jake Atlas and the quest for the Crystal Mountain

Rob Lloyd Jones

Book

Jake Atlas and his family are searching for their fifth emerald tablet, which will reveal the secret to the history of humankind. At China's Terracotta Army Museum, Jake retrieves a clue to a safe passage into a nearby tomb, where the tablet is believed...

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Into the wild  by Erin Hunter

Into the wild

Erin Hunter

Book

"For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. N...

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Klawde  by Johnny Marciano

Klawde

Johnny Marciano

Book

Klawde is not your average cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's about to become Raj Banerjee's best friend. Whether he likes it or not. Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine...

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In the zone  by Alex (Alexandra Patricia) Morgan

In the zone

Alex (Alexandra Patricia) Morgan

Book

Devin, a seventh-grader and co-captain of the soccer team, is worried that her friends' issues will keep them from being "in the zone" while playing.

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The naughtiest pixie in disguise  by Ailsa Wild

The naughtiest pixie in disguise

Ailsa Wild

Book

It's not easy being the only pixie at a human school, especially when you have to keep it a secret but if anyone can do it, Jenifry Star can! Jenifry Star is a very loveable, very naughty young pixie who decides to go to human school to make some fri...

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Masters of mischief  by Rachel Renee Russell

Masters of mischief

Rachel Renee Russell

Book

When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the...

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The clockwork ghost  by Laura Ruby

The clockwork ghost

Laura Ruby

Book

It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs' cipher further than anyone had in its century-and-a-half history -- and destroyed their beloved home in...

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Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark  by Katie Tsang

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark

Katie Tsang

Book

Sam Wu is not afraid of anything. Except for quite a lot of things. Like ghosts. Sharks too and also the dark. And so when Sam goes camping in the woods with his friends and cousin Stanley, who knows what scary kind of things they'll face.

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The secret diary of Kitty Cask, smuggler's daughter  by Philip Ardagh

The secret diary of Kitty Cask, smuggler's daughter

Philip Ardagh

Book

Fact meets fiction in this thrilling story of 18th century smuggling and intrigue! Kitty Cask is a smuggler's daughter. In the Cornish coastal village of Minnock, Kitty and her family make their living as free traders - secretly bringing contraband goods...

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The spectacular revenge of Suzi Sims  by Vivian French

The spectacular revenge of Suzi Sims

Vivian French

Book

Sports Day is coming up soon and Suzi's in a great mood - until her class get saddled with mean old Miss Grit as their supply teacher. Miss Grit has it in for Suzi from day one, and worst of all, Suzi's rival Barbie Meek is Miss Grit's class favourite!...

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Lightning Mary  by Anthea Simmons

Lightning Mary

Anthea Simmons

Book

One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby - Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within her. Growing up poor but proud on the windswept Dorset coast, Mary follows after her father, hunting...

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Phantom, one last chance  by Belinda Rapley

Phantom, one last chance

Belinda Rapley

Book

"Saddle up for the Pony Detectives' fourth equine adventure! Charlie's horse has become tricky to ride, and when he bolts one day, Charlie is left injured. To make matters worse, strange things are happening at the yard A-- - tack is being moved and ...

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Puzzle the runaway pony  by Belinda Rapley

Puzzle the runaway pony

Belinda Rapley

Book

"Come down to Blackberry Farm and meet four horse-mad best friends, Rosie, Alice, Mia and Charlie. The girls stable their ponies at Blackberry Farm's yard, and spend every moment they have with their ponies and each other. But the foursome aren't just...

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Winterling  by Sarah Prineas

Winterling

Sarah Prineas

Book

Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity.

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A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so stories. by Rudyard Kipling

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so stories.

Rudyard Kipling

Book

A beautifully illustrated collection of Rudyard Kipling's timeless animal tales. How did the rhinoceros get his wrinkly skin? Why won't cats come when they're called? How did one curious elephant with a nose for trouble change the lives of all elepha...

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Sunset of the sabertooth  by Mary Pope Osborne

Sunset of the sabertooth

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

The magic tree house transports Jack and Annie on a mission to the Ice Age where they encounter Cro-Magnons, cave bears, sabretooth tigers and woolly mammoths.

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Goldie the sunshine fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Goldie the sunshine fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Goldie the sunshine fairy is all hot and bothered without her shimmery sunshine feather. Can Rachel and Kirsty seek it out and put a stop to a sticky situation.

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Dinosaurs before dark  by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs before dark

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

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Mr Majeika  by Humphrey Carpenter

Mr Majeika

Humphrey Carpenter

Book

As a rule, magic carpets don't turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump.

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Abigail the breeze fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Abigail the breeze fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Abigail the breeze fairy has been blown off-course without her wispy wind feather. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to find the feather and bring calm to the blustery village fete?

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The hideaway deer  by Holly Webb

The hideaway deer

Holly Webb

Book

When Lola moves house she can't help feeling sad to leave her old friends and life behind. She's always been shy and worries it'll be hard to make friends at her new school. It's not all scary, though. Lola loves her new home with its rambling garden...

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Toad attack!  by Patrice Lawrence

Toad attack!

Patrice Lawrence

Book

It's another normal morning for Leo - until a toad lands on his head. A flying toad. Before Leo knows it, the toads are everywhere, munching through gardens and causing chaos around town. Upper Dab's angry residents are ready to take matters into their...

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Home ground  by Alan Gibbons

Home ground

Alan Gibbons

Book

Sam's team are edging closer to the bottom of the league this season and team captain Jordan's bad attitude isn't helping anyone. When Sam spots Hasan playing on the refugee team, he can see that Hasan's got talent and invites him along to practice. Hasan...

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The boy who flew  by Fleur Hitchcock

The boy who flew

Fleur Hitchcock

Book

Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible danger. What will...

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A kind of paradise  by Amy Rebecca Tan

A kind of paradise

Amy Rebecca Tan

Book

Thirteen-year-old Jamie Bunn made a mistake at the end of the school year. A big one. And every kid in her middle school knows all about it. Now she has to spend her summer vacation volunteering at the local library—as punishment. What a waste of a summer!...

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Space chase  by Steve Barlow

Space chase

Steve Barlow

Book

Join the intrepid Galaxy Warriors Jet, Tip and Boo Hoo on their quest to save the universe from destructive baddies Lord and Lady Evil and Dr Y. In Space Chase, big baddie Mr Butt Hedd is in hot pursuit of the space cadets and has tracked them down for...

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Lizzie flying solo  by Nanci Turner Steveson

Lizzie flying solo

Nanci Turner Steveson

Book

A lyrical, poignant middle grade novel about embracing change, accepting help from others, and finding a place to call home. Perfect for fans of Raymie Nightingale. Lizzie St. Claire wants to be invisible. Forced to move out of her home, she and her mom...

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The secret of Zoone  by Lee Edward Födi

The secret of Zoone

Lee Edward Födi

Book

When a bright blue winged tiger appears on his aunt's sofa, Ozzie can tell he's in for an adventure. He's thrilled to follow Tug--a skyger--through a secret door in the basement and into Zoone, the bustling Grand Central Station of the universe, where...

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Spy School British invasion  by Stuart Gibbs

Spy School British invasion

Stuart Gibbs

Book

Follows the spies-in-training on a hunt to find the leader of the evil organization SPYDER and take them down once and for all.

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Diary of a golf pro  by Shamini Flint

Diary of a golf pro

Shamini Flint

Book

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to - with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will h...

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Diary of a basketball hero  by Shamini Flint

Diary of a basketball hero

Shamini Flint

Book

"Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to ... with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will...

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Must be washed separately  by Jonathan Meres

Must be washed separately

Jonathan Meres

Book

"Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was woken by the sound of an elephant breaking wind in the next room...Not the best start to a day, but it's about to get a whole lot worse. As if a trip to see his perfect cousins isn't bad eno...

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Stump Smash crosses the bone dragon  by Onk Beakman

Stump Smash crosses the bone dragon

Onk Beakman

Book

The Giggling Forest has been reduced to tears, the Skylanders have been double-crossed and Master Eon has been kidnapped! Step forward Stump Smash to head into battle - against one seriously angry dragon! Based on the characters from the smash hit Sk...

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Super Soccer Boy and the monster mutants  by Judy Brown

Super Soccer Boy and the monster mutants

Judy Brown

Book

Plants are growing out of control in Middletown and beginning to attack people - who then go green! It's not long before these green people start behaving oddly, and even sprouting leaves. Are they becoming plants too? Harry Gribble, also known as Super...

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I, Coriander  by Sally Gardner

I, Coriander

Sally Gardner

Book

The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher....

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The dinosaur's diary  by Julia Donaldson

The dinosaur's diary

Julia Donaldson

Book

Hypsilophodon is finding it hard to find a safe place for her eggs with Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool she finds herself on a modern farm. But it's hard to keep 13 baby dinosaurs a secret and when the farmer catches o...

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Play with me  by Barrie Wade

Play with me

Barrie Wade

Book

I want to play. Except everyone is too busy except... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

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The lost treasure  by Abie Longstaff

The lost treasure

Abie Longstaff

Book

The final book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Tally was once a servant girl at Mollett Manor -...

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Space rap  by Steve Barlow

Space rap

Steve Barlow

Book

Join the intrepid Galaxy Warriors Jet, Tip and Boo Hoo on their quest to save the universe from destructive baddies Lord and Lady Evil and Dr Y. In Space rap the baddies detect the whereabouts of our heroes thanks to their loud rap music. When Jet and...

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Favourite stories of courageous girls.

Favourite stories of courageous girls.

Book

This wonderful anthology features the stories of some of the best-loved heroines in children's books. From Jo March who sells her hair to raise money for her family, to George's single-minded commitment to protecting her island in The Famous Five to ...

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The Grerks at no. 55  by Kes Gray

The Grerks at no. 55

Kes Gray

Book

"Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. Ever played catch with a six-legged Gog, or made pancakes with an oozy orange Squurm? Every time Nelly rings on a new monster family's doorbell she's up for a new challenge. Join her for...

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The pirates' picnic  by Angela McAllister

The pirates' picnic

Angela McAllister

Book

"Jim the cabin boy decides that the pirates of the bad ship Scullywag need cheering up, so he suggests that they should go on a picnic. But he doesn't know that pirates' picnics are not like ordinary picnics at all. Can the Scullywag's crew avoid rain,...

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Emily Mouse's birthday party  by Vivian French

Emily Mouse's birthday party

Vivian French

Book

Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important! A charming new blue Early Reader story.

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The magic sword  by James Mayhew

The magic sword

James Mayhew

Book

"Long ago, in the days of knights and castles and magic, there lived a wizard called Merlin. One night, in a churchyard in London, Merlin casts a spell on a sword. He pushes it into a stone and writes magic words, saying: He who pulls this sword out of...

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There's a king in the cupboard  by Margaret Mahy

There's a king in the cupboard

Margaret Mahy

Book

A family move into a new house. They are just a small family - a mum, a dad and a little girl called Sarah. It is a big old house full of space and echoes. And Sarah is sure there is something very magical indeed about the cupboard under the stairs.....

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Snow Bear Sanctuary  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Snow Bear Sanctuary

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are thrilled to visit the snow brownies' animal sanctuary and help look after all the cute animals. But...

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Evie the mist fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Evie the mist fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Evie the mist fairy is lost in the fog without her magic mist feather. Can a sparkly trail of fairy dust lead Rachel, Kirsty and the frightened fairy out of the shadowy forest?

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Motor Mouse  by Cynthia Rylant

Motor Mouse

Cynthia Rylant

Book

Follows a busy mouse as he drives a delivery car, enjoys Cake Day with friends, goes for a cab ride around town, and shares popcorn with his brother at the movies.

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Runaway robot  by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Runaway robot

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Book

Alfie likes hanging out at the airport everyone has someone waiting for them and they all seems so happy when they arrive back from their holidays. He wishes he had someone as excited to see him. So when he finds Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a...

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Potter's boy  by Tony Mitton

Potter's boy

Tony Mitton

Book

Ryo witnesses a lone warrior scare bandits away from the village in which he has grown up, and sets his heart on training to become like the hero he saw. He sets out on a journey to find his way in the world, and his encounters with the people he meets...

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Witches (un)welcome!  by Kaye Umansky

Witches (un)welcome!

Kaye Umansky

Book

It's summertime in Smallbridge, but, as always, nothing exciting is happening. Smallbridge doesn't do excitement. They do gossip, though. And now Elsie Pickles is the subject of the gossip as rumours spring up about her new magic skills. Things aren’t...

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Beach battle blowout  by Chris Grabenstein

Beach battle blowout

Chris Grabenstein

Book

Welcome to the Wonderland Motel, the funnest place on earth! Contestants, start your engines! The race to be the best on the beach is on, and this year the Wonderland is finally going to win! The competition is fierce! But who needs roller coasters and...

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The folk of the Faraway Tree  by Enid Blyton

The folk of the Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

Book

Jo, Bessie and Fanny have a visit from snooty friend Connie. Connie won't believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there - Moon-face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. There's only one way to prove her wrong - together the children...

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