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Annie B., made for TV  by Amy Dixon

Annie B., made for TV

Amy Dixon

Book

Eleven-year-old Annie, who always feels not quite as good as her best friend, feels her time to shine has come when she gets to audition for a local show.

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Waste of space  by Stuart Gibbs

Waste of space

Stuart Gibbs

Book

In 2041 on Moon Base Alpha, thirteen-year-old Dash must solve the mystery of how Lars was poisoned before the base loses oxygen, forcing the colonists to return to Earth.

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A legend of starfire  by Marissa Burt

A legend of starfire

Marissa Burt

Book

The Land of Nod used to be just a name in a nursery rhyme to Wren. But when she discovered the secret magic of stardust, she learned that some of those rhymes had secrets of their own -- and the Land of Nod is real. A few months ago, the evil Magician...

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Patrick Griffin's last breakfast on earth  by Ned Rust

Patrick Griffin's last breakfast on earth

Ned Rust

Book

"A 12-year-old boy sets out on a crazy adventure through parallel worlds and learns he and a giant bunny are the key to saving the universe"--

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Secret of the Oracle  by Saviour Pirotta

Secret of the Oracle

Saviour Pirotta

Book

The second book in the ancient Greek Mysteries series, a thrilling follow up to Mark of the Cyclops, is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and ancient Greece from bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, with stunning illustrations from up-and-coming illustrator Fr...

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The secrets of the Superglue Sisters  by Susie (Susanna Mary) Day

The secrets of the Superglue Sisters

Susie (Susanna Mary) Day

Book

Georgie's mum and Jem's dad have finally bought a house together, and they get to share a home at last, just like they always wanted. School is a bit more challenging. Miss Eagle wants the whole class to start a self-esteem project. They'll write their...

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A storm of strawberries  by Jo Cotterill

A storm of strawberries

Jo Cotterill

Book

Darby is twelve and has Down's syndrome. Her favourite things are music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. It's nearly time for the annual chocolate hunt, the highlight of Darby's year, but Kaydee has brought a friend home for the weekend. Suddenly...

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Shine mountain  by Julie Hunt

Shine mountain

Julie Hunt

Book

On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical button-box. It's a musical instrument from the Gleam country - a land far from Spit Farm and the mountains, with talking goats, sweet grass and corn that grows so high you have to fell it with...

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Fly me home  by Polly Ho-Yen

Fly me home

Polly Ho-Yen

Book

Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away. London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there's concrete everywhere. But Leelu is not ...

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The WingsnatchersWingsnatchers  by Sarah Jean Horwitz

The WingsnatchersWingsnatchers

Sarah Jean Horwitz

Book

Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances.

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Kitten rescue  by Lucy Daniels

Kitten rescue

Lucy Daniels

Book

With exciting animal rescues and real-life care tips, this is the perfect series for young animal lovers! Animal-mad Amelia is sad about moving house, until she discovers Animal Ark, where vets look after all kinds of animals in need. When they discover...

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Nightbooks  by J. A. White

Nightbooks

J. A. White

Book

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now...

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The turning  by Emily Whitman

The turning

Emily Whitman

Book

"Aran has never truly fit in with his selkie clan. He was born in his human form, without a pelt to transform him into a sleek, strong seal. Each day he waits, left behind while his selkie family explores the deep ocean. What if his pelt never comes?...

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Isabel and cloud  by Julie Sykes

Isabel and cloud

Julie Sykes

Book

"Isabel loves racing around Unicorn Academy with her wonderful unicorn, Cloud. She can't wait for him to discover his magical power! Someone has cast a bad spell on Sparkle Lake.Isabel and Cloud will have to learn to trust each other as they go on a ...

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The haunted mask 2  by R. L Stine

The haunted mask 2

R. L Stine

Book

Steve Boswell gets a mask that looks like a creepy old man. Too bad he's starting to feel so old, so tired, and so evil!

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Just breathe  by Andrew Daddo

Just breathe

Andrew Daddo

Book

Hendrix's father has a vision - to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. Hendrix's days are completely mapped out - what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps - even the air he breathes. A girl was never meant to part of that vision, es...

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Attack of the zombie bunnies  by Steve Barlow

Attack of the zombie bunnies

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.YOU live in a small, dull town with your ma and pa, and while they are perfectly happy growing fruit and veg for the ever-expanding population,...

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Kung fu kitten  by Steve Barlow

Kung fu kitten

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.YOU live in a small, dull town with your ma and pa, and while they are perfectly happy growing fruit and veg for the ever-expanding population,...

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Miss Communication  by Jennifer L. Holm

Miss Communication

Jennifer L. Holm

Book

After finally getting a cell phone, Babymouse tries to increase her popularity in middle school by becoming the queen of social media.

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Isadora Moon has a birthday  by Harriet Muncaster

Isadora Moon has a birthday

Harriet Muncaster

Book

Half-fairy, half-vampire Isadora Moon wants a normal human birthday party, but will her parents be able to meet her request?

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Finding home  by Perdita Finn

Finding home

Perdita Finn

Book

"When a huge storm makes a mess in the land of Junglewood, Patter Peacock and her animal bestie, Flap, are washed away from their home and all the way to Wonderwood! But their day starts to look sunnier when Patter and Flap are welcomed by the Enchantimals...

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Evie Brooks in Central Park showdown  by Sheila Agnew

Evie Brooks in Central Park showdown

Sheila Agnew

Book

Evie Brooks is having the time of her life in New York, despite having to start her first day of school with a stye on her eye and a skirt so short it shows off her baby giraffe legs. Nevertheless, Evie makes new friends - maybe even a boyfriend, although...

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In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson  by Bette Lord

In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Lord

Book

Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens....

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Space fortress  by Stephanie Bendixsen

Space fortress

Stephanie Bendixsen

Book

Welcome to Level 4: Space fortress, a game of exploration, aliens and angry robots with lasers! After only just managing to escape Level 3, gaming heroes Rip and Mei now find themselves drifting through the galaxy in a leaky spaceship! Their only chance...

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Goal power  by Meredith Costain

Goal power

Meredith Costain

Book

Amethyst has started a soccer club for girls only and Ella is super excited to be part of it! She is on the club committee and dreams of being a striker and scoring all the goals. But then Ella discovers something that fills her with desperating despair....

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A wild adventure  by Yvette Poshoglian

A wild adventure

Yvette Poshoglian

Book

Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?

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Splash day!  by Nick Sharratt

Splash day!

Nick Sharratt

Book

Splish, splosh, splash! It's Splash Day and everyone is ready for a water fight! They've got their trunks and wetsuits, some wellies and rubber rings, and Mrs Rose even has a great big hose! Join in with all the splashing fun in Nick Sharratt's beautiful...

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Grandpa Bert and the ghost snatchers  by Malorie Blackman

Grandpa Bert and the ghost snatchers

Malorie Blackman

Book

Grandma Gertie is rather strange with her big square glasses and a talking parrot on her hat. Anna and Kasper don't know what to make of her. But Grandma's got a secret... Grandpa Bert is a ghost and he's travelled all the way from Barbados squished inside...

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Fairy-in-waiting  by Sophie Kinsella

Fairy-in-waiting

Sophie Kinsella

Book

Hello. I'm called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into...

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The Storm Keeper's Island  by Catherine Doyle

The Storm Keeper's Island

Catherine Doyle

Book

Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear, and seems to be restless again.

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Attack of the Zombees  by Tony De Saulles

Attack of the Zombees

Tony De Saulles

Book

Half Bee. Half Boy. Melvin Meadly is . . . Bee Boy! When a strange sickness bug strikes at school, Mel has his suspicions - could this have something to do with the new kid, Berty Crump? More questions arise when Mel and his bees discover a factory in...

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The turnkey of Highgate Cemetery  by Allison Rushby

The turnkey of Highgate Cemetery

Allison Rushby

Book

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery. As turnkey, it's Flossie's job to ensure that all the souls buried in the cemetery stay at rest. Not an easy job for a young ghost, but a task made especially difficult by World War II:...

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The golden sands  by Jessica Ennis

The golden sands

Jessica Ennis

Book

"What if you had a magic bracelet that meant you could see golden magic everywhere?Evie's grandma has sent her another parcel. Inside layers of tissue and colourful ribbons is a beautiful bracelet! And when Evie and her friends find themselves on the...

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Once upon a pet  by Suzanne Selfors

Once upon a pet

Suzanne Selfors

Book

A collection of stories about Ever After High characters and their pets.

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Merlin and the ring of power  by Tony Bradman

Merlin and the ring of power

Tony Bradman

Book

'Merlin must find a Ring of Power in order to save the kingdom! A gripping sequel to Young Merlin, plotting Merlin's journey from his youth to his mastery of magic. Merlin is doing everything he can to keep Britain from being captured by the Saxons. But...

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Bug Girl. Fury on the dance floor  by Benjamin Harper

Bug Girl. Fury on the dance floor

Benjamin Harper

Book

"After discovering her bug powers and saving the town of Oyster Cove, Amanda "Bug Girl" Price and her ex-best friend Emily have spent the entire summer together in superhero training. But when the first day of seventh grade arrives, nothing has changed...

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Over my dead body  by Kate Klise

Over my dead body

Kate Klise

Book

"In this story told mostly through letters, busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories, as well as to break up the popular writing team of I.B. Grumply, ghost Olive C. Spence, and eleven-year-old illustrator Seymour Hope." --Publish...

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Heartseeker  by Melinda Beatty

Heartseeker

Melinda Beatty

Book

"When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court"--

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The troll heart  by Jack Henseleit

The troll heart

Jack Henseleit

Book

'After their chilling encounter in Transylvania, Anna and Max just want to stay out of trouble, but trouble has other plans. Their father, the Professor, has taken them to the cold and foggy fields of England, where a new mystery is afoot. A small boy...

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The gates of death  by Charles Higson

The gates of death

Charles Higson

Book

"In this brand new addition to the multi-million-copy-selling Fighting Fantasy series, you - the hero - must respond to a call for help from the people of Allansia. Your quest to the Temple of Miracles in the Invisible City will be challenging and da...

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Isadora Moon gets in trouble  by Harriet Muncaster

Isadora Moon gets in trouble

Harriet Muncaster

Book

"Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. When Isadora's cousin, Mirabelle, comes to stay, Isadora is really excited. Mirabelle, who...

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Threads of blue  by Suzanne M. LaFleur

Threads of blue

Suzanne M. LaFleur

Book

Mathilde escapes war-torn Sofarende and reunites with Megs and the other children who are working for the army to retake Sofarende from the enemy, but Mathilde must come to terms with her past treasonous actions and determine what she must do in order...

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Pearl the magical unicorn  by Sally Odgers

Pearl the magical unicorn

Sally Odgers

Book

Meet Pearl. She is a magical unicorn. But Pearl doesn't quite know how to use her magic. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Olive, can Pearl believe in her magical self? And what happens when Pearl and her friends stumble upon three naughty, sti...

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Game time!  by Anh Do

Game time!

Anh Do

Book

"Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for game day! They want to win the BIG prize - an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That's where Kev's mum lives! They'll need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?" --

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Tooth bandits  by Sam Hay

Tooth bandits

Sam Hay

Book

"Stella hopes to use her magic glasses to see the Tooth Fairy, but instead she sees Piper, the Tooth Bandit, a type of night sprite that steals the coins left for children and uses them to decorate their scooters--so Stella comes up with a different kind...

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Knit-knotters  by Sam. author. Hay

Knit-knotters

Sam. author. Hay

Book

"Stella discovers that her new glasses are magic, allowing her to see the knit-knotters--night sprites that are flitting around town tyeing knots in children's hair so they need haircuts--and when a conversation with one of them, Trixie, reveals the ...

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Yael and the party of the year  by Tamsin Lane

Yael and the party of the year

Tamsin Lane

Book

Yael is dreadin her bat mitzvah. Her loving but clueless mother insists on throwing an epic birthday extravaganza, even though Yael hates the spotlight. Despite herself, Yael grows more excited, especially when her crush, Cam, accepts the invitation....

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Tara takes the stage  by Tamsin Lane

Tara takes the stage

Tamsin Lane

Book

"When a local theater announces a casting call for "The Wizard of Oz," Tara is determined to win the role of Dorothy, in a book where the reader chooses the main character's path." --Publisher description.

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Kit-napped  by Donovan Bixley

Kit-napped

Donovan Bixley

Book

"In Kit-napped, Claude and Syd are off to Egypt to rescue C-For, who has been kit-napped by the dastardly DOGZ.

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Slug days  by Sara Leach

Slug days

Sara Leach

Book

"Seeing the world very differently because of her Asperger Syndrome, young Lauren struggles to navigate the challenges of school life and masters tricks to stay calm, understand others' feelings and let her personality shine. By the award-winning author...

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The super sloth  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The super sloth

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

"Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Zoe is super-excited to welcome a new animal to the zoo - a sleepy sloth called...

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The haunted house next door  by Andres Miedoso

The haunted house next door

Andres Miedoso

Book

When supernatural things start happening in the house timid Andres and his parents just moved into, next-door-neighbor Desmond Cole, eight, comes to the rescue.

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The polka dot shop  by Laurel Remington

The polka dot shop

Laurel Remington

Book

"When Andy's school announces a new no-uniform policy, her classmates are over the moon - but her heart sinks. All she wants is to dress like everyone else, but her mum's the owner of a run-down kooky vintage boutique, so she's bound to look - well -...

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The accidental president  by Tom McLaughlin

The accidental president

Tom McLaughlin

Book

"On a visit to the US things take a strange turn for 12-year-old Ajay when, completely at random and totally by accident, he is sworn in as the new president. Well, I guess he can't be any worse than that guy who had the job before him, right? Wrong....

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The boy at the back of the class  by Onjali Q. Rauf

The boy at the back of the class

Onjali Q. Rauf

Book

"There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which...

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Ghost of a chance  by Susan Maupin Schmid

Ghost of a chance

Susan Maupin Schmid

Book

Darling Dimple, a young orphan, must use the enchanted dresses to find the ghost that is haunting the castle she calls home.

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The wild chicks  by Cornelia Funke

The wild chicks

Cornelia Funke

Book

"WIld chicks is a middle-grades to YA series about a group of German girls who form the eponymous Wild Chicks gang. Funke began the series after her editor's request for a story without fairies, ghosts, or pirates, and was adamant about creating a re...

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Alien encounters in Angel Grove  by Gabriel P. Cooper

Alien encounters in Angel Grove

Gabriel P. Cooper

Book

"Take a trip across the cosmos with this comprehensive guide to the original alien invasions in Angel Grove. From notoriously nefarious villains like Rita Repulsa to goofball goons like Pumpkin Rapper, discover a world of monsters, mutants, beasts, and...

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The curious kangaroo  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The curious kangaroo

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there is always something exciting going on. And Zoe has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Bouncer the baby kangaroo is new to the rescue zoo, and she's interested in everything...

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The giggly giraffe  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The giggly giraffe

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret: she can talk to the animals. A giraffe has been born. Jamie baby giraffe's wobbly walk on his long legs makes everyone laugh,...

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Raffie on the run  by Jacqueline Resnick

Raffie on the run

Jacqueline Resnick

Book

Raffie has a comfortable home and all the food he needs living in a Brooklyn subway station, but he must face dangerous streets when his brother Oggie is taken away and it is up to Raffie to bring him home.

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Evangeline of the bayou  by Jan Eldredge

Evangeline of the bayou

Jan Eldredge

Book

"Twelve-year-old haunt huntress apprentice Evangeline Clement spends her days and nights studying the ways of folk magic, honing her monster-hunting skills while pursuing local bayou banshees and Johnny revenants. With her animal familiar sure to make...

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Captain Superlative  by J. S. Puller

Captain Superlative

J. S. Puller

Book

Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness.

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Stu Truly  by Dan Richards

Stu Truly

Dan Richards

Book

Sixth-grader Stuart Truly has confusing feelings about new student Becca, and it does not help that he, the son of a butcher, told her that his family, like hers, is vegetarian.

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The starlight slippers  by Susan Maupin Schmid

The starlight slippers

Susan Maupin Schmid

Book

"Darling and her friends locate Queen Candace's wedding slippers, which Princess Mariposa wants to wear on her own wedding day, unaware that they are laced with magic." --Publisher description.

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Mind over magic  by Stefan Petrucha

Mind over magic

Stefan Petrucha

Book

When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Tommy and the rest of the crew as they battle to prevent Rita Repulsa from destroying their world.

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The Peacock Detectives  by Carly Nugent

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Book

"The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie frund them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called 'Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective'. So this time she knows what to do - she'll look for clues and track them...

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Drawn together  by Minh Lê

Drawn together

Minh Lê

Book

"A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy."--Provided by publisher.

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The Stegosorcerer  by Jay Burridge

The Stegosorcerer

Jay Burridge

Book

After leaving the rainforests of Indonesia, and outwitting the terrible Christian Hayter, Bunty Brownlee takes her grandchildren Bea and Carter, and Carter's newly domesticated Black Dwarf Tyrant, to a safari reserve in Kenya, built to protect the en...

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All fear the pharaoh  by Neo Edmund

All fear the pharaoh

Neo Edmund

Book

When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Trini and the rest of the crew as they battle evil forces bent on destroying their world.

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AWOL  by Andy Lane

AWOL

Andy Lane

Book

"When Kieron Miller finds a pair of sunglasses and a wireless earpiece in a shopping mall, he thinks he can sell them to make some quick cash. In fact they are a next-generation virtual-reality kit and a vital lifeline to Bex Wilson, secret agent on ...

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Elise and the second-hand dog  by Bjarne B Reuter

Elise and the second-hand dog

Bjarne B Reuter

Book

Elise is lonely. Her mum is far away in Brazil helping to finish the building of a suspension bridge and her dad is busy trying to get by as a musician in the Danish city of Copenhagen where they live. So when Elise asks for a dog to keep her company,...

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The fire bird  by Jessica Ennis

The fire bird

Jessica Ennis

Book

What is you had a magic bracelet that meant you could fly? When Elvie and her friends find a phoenix high above the city, they've got a magical creature to rescue!

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A sticky situation  by Abie Longstaff

A sticky situation

Abie Longstaff

Book

"Ten-year-old Tally is a servant girl at Mollett Manor. She sleeps in the scullery sink, and spends her days scrubbing, polishing and ironing (when she's not secretly reading books). Then Tally and her squirrel friend, Squill, find a secret library h...

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The scent of danger  by Abie Longstaff

The scent of danger

Abie Longstaff

Book

"The second book in an illustrated series by Abie Longstaff, featuring a quick-thinking orphan girl and her pet squirrel. Together, they solve crimes, with the help of a secret library full of magical books. Perfect for readers of Holly Webb or the H...

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The girl who thought her mother was a mermaid  by Tania Unsworth

The girl who thought her mother was a mermaid

Tania Unsworth

Book

"Stella is the odd one out. She's never felt she fits in. She sleepwalks, has a terror of water, yet is obsessed by the ocean. Nobody can give her any answers. Her father is consumed by grief and her grandmother's memories are fading with dementia. Her...

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Where do you go, Birdy Jones?  by Joanna Nadin

Where do you go, Birdy Jones?

Joanna Nadin

Book

"Eleven-year-old Birdy Jones is all alone. She doesn't belong at school, at home, or even with her dad anymore. The only place she feels like herself is at her grandpa's pigeon loft, where the familiar warmth and birdsong block out the world. It's also...

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The frozen telescope  by Jennifer Bell

The frozen telescope

Jennifer Bell

Book

"After the thrilling events which concluded The Smoking Hourglass, Ivy, Seb and Valian think they've vanquished their enemies, and those of Lundinor, forever. It turns out their adventure was only just beginning . . . Ivy and Seb can't wait to join Valian...

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Charlie & Frog  by Karen Kane

Charlie & Frog

Karen Kane

Book

"While staying with his grandparents in Castle-on-the-Hudson, Charlie stumbles upon a mystery but must learn American Sign Language to keep up with Frog, a deaf girl who wants to help solve it." --Publisher description.

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The secret key  by Lena Jones

The secret key

Lena Jones

Book

"Agatha Oddlow has been a detective for as long as she can remember -- she's just been waiting for her first big case. And nothing gets bigger than saving the City of London from some strange goings-on. With a home in the middle of Hyde Park, a room full...

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Whimsy and Woe  by Rebecca McRitchie

Whimsy and Woe

Rebecca McRitchie

Book

"After being abandoned by their thespian parents, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in Apoline's boarding house, slaving at the beck and call of outlandish and demanding guests, and sharpening the...

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Sam Wu is NOT afraid of sharks  by Katie Tsang

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of sharks

Katie Tsang

Book

"Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at...

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Silverlake art show  by Poppy Green

Silverlake art show

Poppy Green

Book

With the help of Hattie Frog and Owen Snake, Sophie Mouse puts together the first Silverlake Art Show but when the big night comes, she finds she is not the star of the show.

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Dinosaur boy saves Mars  by Cory Putman Oakes

Dinosaur boy saves Mars

Cory Putman Oakes

Book

After heroically saving his classmates, fifth-grader Sawyer's life as a dinosaur-human hybrid has gotten a lot easier until Sawyer, Sylvie, who is part Martian, and Elliot head to Mars in search of Sylvie's missing dad and discover that Mars is trying...

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The rhino in right field  by Stacy DeKeyser

The rhino in right field

Stacy DeKeyser

Book

"In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team." --Publisher description.

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My year in the middle  by Lila Quintero Weaver

My year in the middle

Lila Quintero Weaver

Book

It is 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, and at Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit on different sides of the classroom. Six-grader Lu just wants to get along with everyone, but growing racial tensions will not let Lu stay neutral about the...

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Pennybaker School is revolting  by Jennifer Brown

Pennybaker School is revolting

Jennifer Brown

Book

Strange things are happening at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted, and sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout must stage a revolution to set them right.

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Willa of the wood  by Robert Beatty

Willa of the wood

Robert Beatty

Book

In the late 1800s, a twelve-year-old nightspirit living in the Great Smoky Mountains despairs as homesteaders destroy her forest habitat, until a chance encounter with a "day-folk" man changes everything she thought she knew about her people--and the...

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Chloe centre stage  by Holly Webb

Chloe centre stage

Holly Webb

Book

"Getting into the Shine School for Performing Arts is a dream come true for Chloe - she'll be taking classes in dance and drama everyday and surrounded by people just as passionate as she is! But while the talented and extroverted Chloe was the star at...

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The little world of Humongo Bongo  by George A. Romero

The little world of Humongo Bongo

George A. Romero

Book

"When everything is easily crushable under well-meaning feet, how can a Humongo ever fit in in such a little world? From the creator of "The Night of the Living Dead" and the Zombie movement that permeates our culture today, comes a sarcastic and cyn...

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Crane fly crash  by Ali Sparkes

Crane fly crash

Ali Sparkes

Book

"How far would you go to save your annoying big bug sister? When Jenny accidentally uses Petty Potts's S.W.I.T.C.H spray on herself, Josh and Danny know that there is only one thing for it. They'll have to change themselves into crane flies to save t...

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Spider stampede  by Ali Sparkes

Spider stampede

Ali Sparkes

Book

"Josh and Danny have lost their dog, Piddle, and sneak next door to try and find him. They get more than they bargain for when they run into their next-door neighbour, Petty Potts—a mad scientist with a gleefully beastly serum. One accidental squirt of...

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Racing the tide  by Alison Lester

Racing the tide

Alison Lester

Book

"Bonnie and Sam are best friends. No one loves horses the way they do. When Bonnie whispers to them, they understand, and Sam always knows if they need a drink, or a hug, or a race around the paddock. The girls ride together whenever they can, and they...

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Escape from Shudder Mansion  by R. L. Stine

Escape from Shudder Mansion

R. L. Stine

Book

Riley Shiner is obsessed with a video game based on a real haunted house in his neighborhood. He has played the game so often he knows it by heart, but there's a level he just can't seem to beat. Riley and his twin sister Scarlet know the haunted house...

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Funny business  by A. J. Stern

Funny business

A. J. Stern

Book

When Frannie and her mother accompany her father on a business trip to Florida, Frannie would rather help him at the conference hotel than go with her mother to Princessland theme park.

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Hug a tree, Geronimo  by Geronimo Stilton

Hug a tree, Geronimo

Geronimo Stilton

Book

"Geronimo decides to buy his aunt's old farm where he used to spend the holidays. It's filled with memories from his childhood! There is a large oak tree in the yard that holds legendary secrets to unlock"--Amazon.

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The exile's journey  by Erin Hunter

The exile's journey

Erin Hunter

Book

Exiled from her pack, Storm, who feels more lost than ever, searches for the two dogs that will never give up on her, Arrow and his mate Bella.

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Alice the tennis fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Alice the tennis fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

While everyone in Fairyland is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics, Jack Frost's goblins steal the Sports Fairies' magic objects, and Rachel and Kristy must snag Alice's magic racquet, the goblins are going to win --- game, set, and match!

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Junie B. Jones  by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones

Barbara Park

Book

With Halloween approaching, Junie B. needs to find a costume that will scare off the real witches and ghosts that she believes will be out on the holiday.

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The snow pony  by Alison Lester

The snow pony

Alison Lester

Book

Dusty lives on a cattle farm in south-east Australia, but times are tough and her family is tearing apart under the strain. Their hope lies in the mountains, on the leasehold land which has been passed down through generations. But danger awaits them...

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