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The peace bird  by Eleitino Paddy Walker

The peace bird

Eleitino Paddy Walker

Book

"Tama saw the Peace Bird flying in over the ocean. 'Look Tiana, here comes the Peace Bird,' singing 'Peace peace our magic word, the more it's said the more it's heard.' 'I love those words Tama, they remind us that Peace is about being kind and loving...

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Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa  by June Allen

Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa

June Allen

Book

Learn to count up to five in Samoan and English.

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Walter the lazy mouse  by Marjorie Flack

Walter the lazy mouse

Marjorie Flack

Book

Walter is a lazy mouse. He is so lazy that he always misses school and spends all his time in bed. He is so lazy that eventually his family forgets about him and moves away without him. Alone and scared, Walter heads out into the world to search for ...

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The half-court hero  by Mike Lupica

The half-court hero

Mike Lupica

Book

"Someone is secretly renovating the basketball court at the local park, and Zach and Zoe are determined to find out who"--

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The missing baseball  by Mike Lupica

The missing baseball

Mike Lupica

Book

Eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe follow clues to find Zach's missing baseball, signed by his favorite major league player, while competing in Spirit Week events at school.

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Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa  by Joan Holub

Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa

Joan Holub

Book

Perseus and the Olympians face off against the Monstrous Medusa in this Heroes in Training adventure.

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Ninja kid!  by Anh Do

Ninja kid!

Anh Do

Book

Nelson's a nerd! Unfit, uncool...totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he's a Ninja! the last ninja on earth! How's he going to save the world when he can't even get his undies on the right way?! With the help of G...

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Fox girl and the white gazelle  by Victoria Williamson

Fox girl and the white gazelle

Victoria Williamson

Book

Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost. Under the grey Glasgow skies, twelve-year-old refugee Reema is struggling to find her place in a new country, with a new language and without her brother. But...

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The chocolate factory ghost  by David (Children's author) O'Connell

The chocolate factory ghost

David (Children's author) O'Connell

Book

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-...

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Iguana Boy saves the world with a triple cheese pizza  by James Bishop

Iguana Boy saves the world with a triple cheese pizza

James Bishop

Book

Dylan has wanted a superpower for as long as he can remember, especially since his brother and sister have got really cool ones. But when his wish finally comes true, Dylan is mightily disappointed. For Dylan has become Iguana Boy. He can talk to Iguanas...

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Eve and the hidden giant  by Jess Black

Eve and the hidden giant

Jess Black

Book

Eve is back in Marigold for holidays. On a bushwalk with Oscar, she finds a crystal in the shape of giant and the two friends are snatched up by a gale and blown to an island where giants make their homes. Their world is being destroyed by a band of ...

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Eve and the Griffith's gold  by Jess Black

Eve and the Griffith's gold

Jess Black

Book

Eve knows that life of a crystal keeper is filled with danger, but this time it's close to home. When Eve's grandmother and her best friend Oscar visit Eve at home, a griffin calls for their urgent help. In Dracburn, the griffins are terrorised by gr...

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Chasing Helicity  by Ginger Zee

Chasing Helicity

Ginger Zee

Book

Thirteen-year-old Helicity, not a victim of a horrific tornado but a survivor, connects with a local meteorologist and other stormchasers who support her plan to become one of them.

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The key to Skull Rock by Bill Scollon

The key to Skull Rock

Bill Scollon

Book

"A note from Peter Pan sends Jake and his crew on a treasure hunt to Skull Rock. A special treasure is locked away there, and Peter has given Jake the key! But that old codfish Hook takes the key and leads Jake on a chase across the Never Sea. Will Jake...

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Bugging Out  by John Kloepfer

Bugging Out

John Kloepfer

Book

The only thing worse than monsters? Bugs. Billions of them. Just when Freddie Liddle thought he could catch a break, a new kind of terror infests his town: slimy, disgusting, man-eating, self-replicating bugs. But these aren't just any pests - these bugs...

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This book is not good for you  by Pseudonymous Bosch

This book is not good for you

Pseudonymous Bosch

Book

"Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, members of the top-secret Terces Society, are on a mission to track down a cursed Aztec tuning fork that has the power to recreate any flavour its user has ever tasted. But when an evil chef uses the fork to create a de...

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Biscuits, bands and very big plans  by Liz Pichon

Biscuits, bands and very big plans

Liz Pichon

Book

"This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world." --Publisher description.

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The lifters  by Dave Eggers

The lifters

Dave Eggers

Book

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the...

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The nerdiest, wimpiest, dorkiest I funny ever  by James Patterson

The nerdiest, wimpiest, dorkiest I funny ever

James Patterson

Book

Comedian Jamie Grimm, accompanied by Uncle Frank, New Aunt Flora, and friends, circles the globe as host of regional competitions, then competes, himself, in the Planet's Funniest Kid Worldwide contest.--Provided by Publisher.

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Baxter and Danny stand up to bullying  by James M. Foley

Baxter and Danny stand up to bullying

James M. Foley

Book

Buford Blue Jay's bullying drives Baxter and Danny to an open field, where they meet Queen Beth of the Bees who calms them and guides them in helping their friends.

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A stone for Sascha  by Aaron Becker

A stone for Sascha

Aaron Becker

Book

"This year's summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the...

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Message in a sock  by Kaye Baillie

Message in a sock

Kaye Baillie

Book

Tammy and her mum are safe at home, but their hearts are at the warfront. When the call comes, they volunteer to knit socks for the soldiers in the trenches, binding love and hope into every stitch. Tammy's Dad is a soldier too. With each message she...

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The flying girl  by Margarita Engle

The flying girl

Margarita Engle

Book

"Six months before the famous Wright Brothers' first flight, Aida de Acosta became the first woman to fly a powered aircraft."--

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The winning team  by Chris Hoy

The winning team

Chris Hoy

Book

The fifth story in the fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy. The Hercules' Hopefuls are going to the Nationals, and not even Wallace's Winners competing too can wipe the smiles off their faces. But then disaster strikes...

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The best detective  by Carolyn Keene

The best detective

Carolyn Keene

Book

Who is the best detective of all? Nancy Drew's special detective notebook is gone! And, boy, is she in trouble. Inside were three passes to the most popular movie of all time, Star Quest 2 that she was going to give to her best friends. Will they forgive...

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Trouble at Camp Treehouse  by Carolyn Keene

Trouble at Camp Treehouse

Carolyn Keene

Book

Nancy's treehouse plans with her best friends are spoiled when Lauren's camera is stolen, and Nancy must find the camera in order to keep a reluctant Lauren from giving up on Camp Treehouse altogether.

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Planet Stan  by Elaine Wickson

Planet Stan

Elaine Wickson

Book

"Stan loves a calming, ordered environment. His dinosaur-loving younger brother Fred is the opposite: chaotic, messy, prone to leaving snails under Stan's bed. As Stan struggles to cope with his high maintenance brother and his hair-brained schemes he...

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Dionysus and the Land of Beasts  by Tracey West

Dionysus and the Land of Beasts

Tracey West

Book

Zeus and his friends discover another Olympian who might be able to help in their quest to defeat King Cronus in this Heroes in Training adventure. With a clue from their trusty oracle, Pythia, Zeus and his Olympian friends are off to the Land of Grapes,...

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The prints of thieves  by Steven Korté

The prints of thieves

Steven Korté

Book

Two very rare Shakespeare books have been stolen from the Gotham City Library! But a fingerprint left behind may hold the key to unraveling the crime. Join Batman and Robin as they use fingerprint analysis to crack the case and bring one of their mos...

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Wind charm  by Zanna Davidson

Wind charm

Zanna Davidson

Book

When Zoe visits Unicorn Island she mistakenly opens the box of winds, unleashing a terrible storm over the island. Can Zoe and her best friend Astra, the fairy unicorn, stop the winds before it's too late? Fairy Unicorns is an exciting addition to Series...

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Payback on Poplar Lane  by Margaret Mincks

Payback on Poplar Lane

Margaret Mincks

Book

Sixth-grader Peter Gronkowski is tired of the clichéd lemonade stands that line his block, and decides to start a better business with the help of an intern. But his intern of choice, quiet Rachel Chambers, turns out to be innovative, resourceful, driven--...

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Song of the dolphin boy  by Elizabeth Laird

Song of the dolphin boy

Elizabeth Laird

Book

"Finn has always been different and in the tiny Scottish fishing village of Stromhead, he sticks out like a sore thumb. One day he dives into the sea and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, feels completely like home. But his new friends are in danger...

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Mascot!  by Alan MacDonald

Mascot!

Alan MacDonald

Book

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans, who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie...

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Making the band  by Martha Maker

Making the band

Martha Maker

Book

After their teacher announces that there will be an upcoming talent show, eight-year-old Maddie and her best friends are inspired to form a band and use their craft skills to make their own instruments.

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The un-friendship bracelet  by Martha Maker

The un-friendship bracelet

Martha Maker

Book

Best friends Emily and Maddie spend all their time together making crafts, but when Maddie begins spending more time with gadget whiz Bella, Emily worries that she is losing her best friend.

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Dragonfly  by author Ellis-Pegler Bridget

Dragonfly

author Ellis-Pegler Bridget

Book

"Sylvie wakes up in a gorgeous purple and blue forest, with no idea where she is or how she got there. Soon she meets Willabella, surely the most infuriating girl in the entire universe. Willabella claims she is a Zingeral from a planet called Zingos...

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The slithery shakedown  by Tracey Hecht

The slithery shakedown

Tracey Hecht

Book

Bismark the sugar glider and his friends, Tobin the pangolin and Dawn the red fox, stand together to scare off a snake who would like to make Bismark its lunch snack.

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The girl with more than one heart  by Laura Geringer

The girl with more than one heart

Laura Geringer

Book

Briana, devastated by the sudden death of her dad, imagines she has a new heart growing deep inside her belly that gives advice in her father's voice, providing her with the support she needs to navigate through her grief.

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Twelve nights  by Andrew Zurcher

Twelve nights

Andrew Zurcher

Book

"Eleven-year-old Kay's father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband's Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever...

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Just Jack  by Kate Scott

Just Jack

Kate Scott

Book

"Jack knows lots about starting a new school. Since Dad left, he and his mum have moved house five times. He also knows all about fitting in. The trick is to act exactly like everyone else and make sure no one ever notices him. But it's hard work trying...

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The infinite lives of Maisie Day  by Christopher Edge

The infinite lives of Maisie Day

Christopher Edge

Book

"How do you know you really exist? It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a ter...

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Serafina and the splintered heart  by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the splintered heart

Robert Beatty

Book

When a mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, bringing with it violent storms and flooding, Serafina must fight to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.

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Every shiny thing  by Cordelia Jensen

Every shiny thing

Cordelia Jensen

Book

Seventh-grader Lauren begins stealing to help children who, like her brother, are on the autism spectrum, and Sierra, in foster care in Lauren's neighborhood, fears she will enable Lauren's lawbreaking. Told half in prose, half in verse.

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Bob  by Wendy Mass

Bob

Wendy Mass

Book

Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.

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The creature of the pines  by Adam Gidwitz

The creature of the pines

Adam Gidwitz

Book

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

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Best buds under frogs  by Leslie Patricelli

Best buds under frogs

Leslie Patricelli

Book

"For Lily, it's the worst first day of school ever. Who would want to be friends with the new girl, whose debut act is to throw up on the playground (on somebody's shoes!)? Fortunately, quirky Darby comes to the rescue. Darby likes frogs and candy and...

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In the mouth of the wolf  by Michael Morpurgo

In the mouth of the wolf

Michael Morpurgo

Book

"One soldier. One spy. A true story of two brothers in a terrible war. Michael Morpurgo's wonderful storytelling and Barroux's stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael's uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Francis and...

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The burning maze  by Rick Riordan

The burning maze

Rick Riordan

Book

"The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has...

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Sideways stories from Wayside School  by Louis Sachar

Sideways stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar

Book

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

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Brave Danny  by Robin Adolphs

Brave Danny

Robin Adolphs

Book

"Danny is frightened of his dad. Every night he goes to bed and pretends to be asleep. He listens to his dad mistreating his mum. Danny thinks his life is normal until he goes on a sleepover at his best friend Alex’s house. Alex’s dad is kind and fun...

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Amelia Fang and the barbaric ball  by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the barbaric ball

Laura Ellen Anderson

Book

"Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (don't call her ...

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Doctor Who. The day she saved the Doctor

Doctor Who. The day she saved the Doctor

Book

"Four fantastic new adventures with the Doctor, starring Rose, SarahJane, Clara and Bill, publishing on International Women's Day in March 2018. ... These stories are a celebration of the Doctor's fantastic female friends, packed with heroic action and...

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Thea Stilton and the Niagara splash  by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Niagara splash

Thea Stilton

Book

The Thea Sisters are taking a trip to Canada! They have been invited to do some bird-watching with a group of friends. The girls are enjoying learning more about Canada and their love for hockey. But during their trip, one of their group members myst...

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Edward  by Ellen Miles

Edward

Ellen Miles

Book

This puppy is quite a handful. He doesn't listen, he's obsessed with his toy sheep, and he can't ride in the car without...um...getting sick. Has Lizzie met her match, or will she be able to train this pugnacious pug?

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PramBusters!  by Anne Fine

PramBusters!

Anne Fine

Book

When the rain threatens to ruin the fun at summer camp, Malik and his friends are tasked with inventing a pram that any baby would love. But when ideas start flowing, tensions run high and it turns out that not everyone agrees on exactly what a baby ...

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When the mountains roared  by Jess Butterworth

When the mountains roared

Jess Butterworth

Book

When Ruby's dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only are they living in a run-down building in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards, but Ruby is sure that...

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Left out  by Tim Green

Left out

Tim Green

Book

A heartfelt and moving story about a deaf boy's journey to change how others see him--both on and off the football field.

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Deep water  by Watt Key

Deep water

Watt Key

Book

When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

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The dragon's eye  by Sarwat Chadda

The dragon's eye

Sarwat Chadda

Book

"Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are prisoners. Framed for a crime they didn't commit, the four young Greencloaks have been captured by the ruthless Oathbound. Rather than facing trial with the rest of their order, the friends and their spirit animals...

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Dinner ladies of doooooom!  by Tommy Donbavand

Dinner ladies of doooooom!

Tommy Donbavand

Book

"There's something weird going on at Penny Bridge School. Kids are asking for extra homework, demanding to stay in at break time to solve maths problems, and running their own spelling tests over lunch. It's unnatural! Two pupils set out to discover...

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Sunny  by Jason Reynolds

Sunny

Jason Reynolds

Book

Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

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The beast player  by Nahoko Uehashi

The beast player

Nahoko Uehashi

Book

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Meghan the wedding sparkle fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Meghan the wedding sparkle fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Join best friends Rachel and Kirsty for a very magical Royal Wedding! Meghan's special magic looks after the magic of matrimony everywhere. But when naughty Jack Frost steals her magical triple-jewelled engagement ring (that she wears on a charm round...

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The Harlem charade  by Natasha Tarpley

The Harlem charade

Natasha Tarpley

Book

"Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to a...

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King Flashypants and the Boo-Hoo Witches by Andy Riley

King Flashypants and the Boo-Hoo Witches

Andy Riley

Book

"King Edwin Flashypants is back for his fourth hilarious adventure! Minister Jill has a secret. And it's something to do with the weird meadow in Edwinland. King Edwin always thought Minister Jill was a bit boring, like most grown-ups, but when she i...

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Keep your paws off!  by Mark Parisi

Keep your paws off!

Mark Parisi

Book

When Marty gets a hold of a page from the diary of his sister, Erica, he expects to find a bunch of brags about what it's like to be the better Pants sibling. But what he discovers instead is something HUGE. Erica's written a secret about who or more...

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Code word courage  by Kirby Larson

Code word courage

Kirby Larson

Book

In September 1944, eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo ...

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Tarantix the bone spider  by Adam Blade

Tarantix the bone spider

Adam Blade

Book

Tom and Elenna must follow the shadow path to find and defeat the third deadly Netherworld Beast. How will they stop the giant spider Tarantix from poisoning Avantia's precious river?

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Grymon the biting horror  by Adam Blade

Grymon the biting horror

Adam Blade

Book

The Dark Wizard Malvel is using ancient magic to summon four Beasts from the Netherworld! First, Tom and Elenna must tackle Grymon, a Beast that can claw its way through solid earth...

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Quest for crusty crater  by Dexter Green

Quest for crusty crater

Dexter Green

Book

Gooey and green - the ultimate team! Meet the Goozillas! Max and the Goozillas take a leap of faith in their quest to banish the evil Sicklies from their World of Slime home. But these baddies are never far behind and they've got a mesmerizing secret...

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Going bananas  by Benjamin Harper

Going bananas

Benjamin Harper

Book

"When a priceless yellow diamond is stolen from the museum, Superman, Batman, and the other Super Friends follow the clues and discover that Gorilla Grodd is using the diamond to create an army of yellow gorillas."--Provided by publisher.

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Harry and the horse  by Sue Graves

Harry and the horse

Sue Graves

Book

"Harry takes a magical ride on a carousel horse at the fair."--Provided by publisher.

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The dragonfly kite  by Liss Norton

The dragonfly kite

Liss Norton

Book

"When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. They find a little girl sitting all by herself in the playground and resolve to help her!"--Provided by publisher.

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I like fish  by Margaret Wise Brown

I like fish

Margaret Wise Brown

Book

"In brief rhyming text, lists all the types of fish the narrator likes."--Provided by publisher.

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Feeding time at the zoo  by Sherry Shahan

Feeding time at the zoo

Sherry Shahan

Book

"What's for dinner at the local zoo? Find out in this buffet of fun food facts. This photo essay takes kids behind the scenes at a community zoo to see what and how their favorite animals eat."--Provided by publisher.

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The little rabbit  by Judy Dunn

The little rabbit

Judy Dunn

Book

"Sarah's Easter gift rabbit becomes her constant companion and eventually gives birth to seven little bunnies."--Provided by publisher.

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Little Owl  by Jillian Powell

Little Owl

Jillian Powell

Book

"Little Owl can't fly! Big Owl tries to help, but Little Owl won't stop looking down ..."-Back cover.

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The croc takes the cake  by Melinda La Rose

The croc takes the cake

Melinda La Rose

Book

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates bake a cake for Captain Hook's birthday, but before they can deliver it to him, Hook tries to steal the cake, with disastrous results."--Provided by publisher.

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Just one of the princes  by Jill Baer

Just one of the princes

Jill Baer

Book

"After being told that joining the Royal Prep's Flying Derby team is not a "princess thing," Sofia is encouraged by her mother to prove her critics wrong and try out for the team."--Provided by publisher.

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Ape's great escape  by Russell Punter

Ape's great escape

Russell Punter

Book

"Ape's in chains for stealing grapes. He has a cunning scheme to escape, but will the prison guards catch him? Find out in this entertaining story for beginner readers, with simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share...

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To the edge of the world  by Julia Green

To the edge of the world

Julia Green

Book

A beautifully written tale of courage, friendship, and survival. Jamie had thought that if he could just reach the boat then he could convince Mara to stay, but now he was on board and along for the ride. There was no going back, they were in this together...

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Koron the clawed menace  by Adam Blade

Koron the clawed menace

Adam Blade

Book

"Tom faces his toughest Beast Quest yet he must find the Tree of Being to rescue Freya and Silver from Tavania. But Sanpao the Pirate King controls six deadly Beasts, which seek to thwart Tom. Can our hero outwit cunning Koron?"--Cover.

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The little broomstick  by Mary Stewart

The little broomstick

Mary Stewart

Book

First published 45 years ago, this is a beautiful new edition of Mary Stewart's beloved magical classic illustrated by Shirley Hughes - soon to be adapted into an animated film by the producer of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. 'The little broomstick...

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Dog town  by Luīze Pastore

Dog town

Luīze Pastore

Book

Jacob Bird lives in Riga with his father. Jacob loves maps like his dad, and is fascinated by the legend which warns that no one must say `Riga is ready' or the river will flood the town, tall ships will sail down the main street, and the city will have...

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Get me out of witch school  by Em Lynas

Get me out of witch school

Em Lynas

Book

Daisy Wart is now Twinkle Toadspit, the witchiest witch of all, and she is still an amazing actress! How can she do all her school stuff and tour her play? By doing all the magic spells really, really fast and without practising first, that's how! Even...

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Camp Castaway  by Belinda Murrell

Camp Castaway

Belinda Murrell

Book

The students in class 5M are heading off to school camp. Pippa has never been away on camp before, at least not to a deserted tropical island. The Sassy Sisters look forward to five blissful days together exploring Shipwreck Island's beaches and lagoon....

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Lucy out of bounds  by Nancy N. Rue

Lucy out of bounds

Nancy N. Rue

Book

Eleven-year-old tomboy Lucy feels betrayed by everyone when a bobcat stalks the neighborhood, her friend Mora suddenly becomes boy-crazy about Lucy's best friend, and the town considers selling the soccer field where she plays.

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Lucy's "perfect" summer  by Nancy N Rue

Lucy's "perfect" summer

Nancy N Rue

Book

Facing up to a cheater at an elite soccer day camp and some difficult events at home helps eleven-year-old Lucy do some growing up during a summer which, while very different from the one she imagined, turns out to be just right.

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Lucy finds her way  by Nancy N Rue

Lucy finds her way

Nancy N Rue

Book

As Lucy prepares for the Olympic Development Program soccer try-outs, she struggles with the complexities of middle school, her relationship with her best friend, and Aunt Karen, who is trying to take over her life while her father is away.

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Lucy doesn't wear pink  by Nancy N Rue

Lucy doesn't wear pink

Nancy N Rue

Book

Lucy, an eleven-year-old tomboy, loves caring for her father, who was blinded by the bomb that killed her mother, but she begins losing control when housekeeper Inez assumes her chores and starts teaching Bible lessons.

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You go first  by Erin Entrada Kelly

You go first

Erin Entrada Kelly

Book

Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.

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The night diary  by Veera Hiranandani

The night diary

Veera Hiranandani

Book

Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her dia...

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Escape  by Linwood Barclay

Escape

Linwood Barclay

Book

Twelve-year-old Jeff and genetically engineered spy dog Chipper are on the run from the mysterious and sinister government organisation knows only as The Institute. Due to a combination of bravery, luck and some of Chipper's more useful modifications,...

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A spoonful of murder  by Robin Stevens

A spoonful of murder

Robin Stevens

Book

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are paying a visit to Hazel's family estate in hot, sultry Hong Kong. It may be the holidays, but the Detective Society is never far away from a mystery - and soon they are mixed up in a truly terrible crime. Hazel's little...

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A wrinkle in time  by Kari Sutherland

A wrinkle in time

Kari Sutherland

Book

The journey of a lifetime! The world of A Wrinkle in Time is full of surprises, as Meg Murry discovers on her adventure to rescue her father from a dark intergalactic source. Along with her brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin, and under t...

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Beyond the odyssey  by Maz Evans

Beyond the odyssey

Maz Evans

Book

Elliot's life is spiralling out of control. He's been suspended from school, his ex-convict dad is useless around the house and his mum's health is worsening. What's more, the gods are determined to forge on with the quest for the third chaos stone. ...

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The great rabbit rescue  by Katie Davies

The great rabbit rescue

Katie Davies

Book

When Joe goes to live with his father across town and must leave behind his beloved pet rabbit, his friends Anna and Suzanne try to take care of it for him, but when the rabbit becomes ill and then Joe follows suit, the girls are certain that both will...

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The rescued kitten  by Holly Webb

The rescued kitten

Holly Webb

Book

Edie and her friend Tayla are on their way home from school when they discover a tiny ginger kitten caught up in some barbed wire. She looks weak and has a cut on her leg from the wire, so they rush her home to Edie's mum, a vet. Edie's mum isn't sure...

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Dark tricks  by Linda Chapman

Dark tricks

Linda Chapman

Book

Do you believe in magic? Sita and her friends do! When they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of adventure unfolds. Sita and her star animal, a deer called Willow, must use their special powers to stop the forces of dark magic. As the Star Fri...

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Skrar the night scavenger  by Adam Blade

Skrar the night scavenger

Adam Blade

Book

Tom and Elenna have tackled many Beast Quests before, but evil never rests and the kingdom of Avantia needs their help again. Join them as they fight a new set of Beasts and battle to save the kingdom...There are SIX thrilling adventures to collect in...

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