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Wish for a witch  by Kaye Umansky

Wish for a witch

Kaye Umansky

"Local witch Magenta Sharp needs help with her mail order magic service, Sharp Spells on Tap, and once again mischief and marvellous magic are about to transform Elsie's life. Because with a grumpy genie on the loose set on causing trouble, getting M...

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The last bogler  by Catherine Jinks

The last bogler

Catherine Jinks

"Ned Roach becomes a bogler's apprentice as Victorian London seeks to banish its bogle infestation once and for all in this conclusion to the trilogy featuring young assistants to Victorian London's best monster catcher, Alfred Bunce."--Publisher's.....

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Knights and bikes  by Gabrielle Kent

Knights and bikes

Gabrielle Kent

"Welcome to the sleepy island of Penfurzy, where nothing exciting ever really happens. OR DOES IT? Adventure awaits Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights....

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Dave Pigeon (racer!)  by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon (racer!)

Swapna Haddow

"Have you ever sat in a shoebox? Of course you have. But have you ever sat in one when your best friend Dave has spread his feathery self out so wide that his cheesy feet are right up your beak and there also happens to be an old banana in the corner...

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Count Karlstein  by Philip Pullman

Count Karlstein

Philip Pullman

"All Souls' Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . . This year, however, the Huntsman doesn't need...

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Max and the millions  by Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Max and the millions

Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

"Max discovers an entire, living world on the floor of the bedroom of the eccentric janitor who disappeared from his boarding school, and must protect from the evil headmaster."--Publisher's description.

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Forgotten footprints  by Rosemary Hayes

Forgotten footprints

Rosemary Hayes

"It is August 1711 and Annie Jansz is sailing from Zeeland with her family to a new life in Java on board the East Indian ship Zuytdorp, cooped up in a tiny stinking cabin with her feckless father, pregnant mother and their servant, May. The voyage takes...

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Big Foot and Little Foot  by Ellen Potter

Big Foot and Little Foot

Ellen Potter

"Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends"--

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Dominic  by William Steig

Dominic

William Steig

"Dear friends, I am leaving in rather a hurry to see more of the world, so I have no time to say goodbye to you individually. I embrace you all and sniff you with love. I don't know when I'll be back. But back I will be. Dominic"--Publisher's descrip...

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On holiday

On holiday

It's nearly time for school holidays, and Tiny Timmy just can't wait! He's been planning on going to soccer camp, seeing his friends and playing every day! But then Dad tells the family they're going away on an island holiday... It sounds like fun, but...

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Yasmin the painter  by Saadia Faruqi

Yasmin the painter

Saadia Faruqi

"Yasmin's painting for the art contest is due Friday, but she has lots of excuses for putting it off. She doesn't know what to paint, she doesn't think she's any good, and painting is messy. Turns out a mess is just what Yasmin needs for...

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The secret of the crystal fairies  by Geronimo Stilton

The secret of the crystal fairies

Geronimo Stilton

"The Thea Sisters are just about to head off on their separate family vacations when they receive a call from Will Mystery. Once again, there is trouble in one of the imaginary kingdoms! A crack has been discovered in one of the maps in the Hall of Roses....

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The secret garden  by Geronimo Stilton

The secret garden

Geronimo Stilton

"When young Mary loses her parents, she is sent to live with her uncle in Misselthwaite. His house is very sad and gloomy, but soon Mary discovers a forgotten garden. It has long been kept a secret, and Mary can't wait to plant new flowers and bring it...

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The hotel between  by Sean Easley

The hotel between

Sean Easley

"Twelve-year-old Cameron discovers a magical hotel through which, with the help of new friend Nico, he hopes to find his long-lost father and help for his twin sister Cass's spina bifida."--Publisher's description.

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Aleca Zamm travels through time  by Ginger Rue

Aleca Zamm travels through time

Ginger Rue

"For Aleca Zamm, being friends with Ford, a fellow Wonder, means even more magical adventures! Ford can see things from the past and future, and when he sees a bridge that no longer exists in the present, Aleca can't wait to investigate. Hand in hand...

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The assassination of Brangwain Spurge  by M. T. Anderson

The assassination of Brangwain Spurge

M. T. Anderson

"Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom -- from which no elf has r...

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You don't know everything, Jilly P!  by Alex Gino

You don't know everything, Jilly P!

Alex Gino

"When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the world for people who are different from her." --Publi...

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Squirm  by Carl Hiaasen

Squirm

Carl Hiaasen

"Billy Dickens discovers that his mysterious father lives in Montana, so this summer Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, and save his own father." --Publisher description.

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Shine of the silver dragon  by Tracey West

Shine of the silver dragon

Tracey West

"Diego is under the spell of the wizard Maldred who wants to control the Naga, an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth, and plans to use Diego to steal the two keys necessary for that purpose; the first key is guarded by Argent, the silver...

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What Monster?  by Liz Pichon

What Monster?

Liz Pichon

"This book contains monsters, mystery, a music festival, missing stuff, me and Marcus (not necessarily in that order). And a very strict supply teacher, but don't let that put you off." --Back cover.

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The Vanderbeekers and the hidden garden  by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers and the hidden garden

Karina Yan Glaser

"When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem--in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate...

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Gruesome ghosts  by Barbara Mitchelhill

Gruesome ghosts

Barbara Mitchelhill

"When the new girl, Annabelle, begs Damian to investigate her grandparents' haunted house, he and his group of trainee detectives take on the case of tracking the ghosts that have been causing so much trouble."--Publisher's description.

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The second story  by Neil Patrick Harris

The second story

Neil Patrick Harris

"Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and...

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The ghost of Slappy  by R. L. Stine

The ghost of Slappy

R. L. Stine

Slappy's back as a ghost! And this time, the only thing you'll play is hide-and-go-shriek!

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It's the end when I say it's the end  by Stephan Pastis

It's the end when I say it's the end

Stephan Pastis

"Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the ...

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The phantom bandit  by Geronimo Stilton

The phantom bandit

Geronimo Stilton

"While vacationing at Skull Castle Geronimo stumbles on a mystery. A ghost cat is threatening the special pumpkins that grow in the Von Cacklefurs' garden! Can Geronimo find out who wants to steal the pumpkins?" --Publisher description.

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26 Fairmount Avenue  by Tomie DePaola

26 Fairmount Avenue

Tomie DePaola

"Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy."--Publisher's description.

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Hypno hounds!  by Michael Broad

Hypno hounds!

Michael Broad

Young secret agent Amelia investigates three new cases, involving an evil genius who makes dogs howl, a sneaky science teacher who buys too much cereal, and a psychotic criminal picking the pockets of toy shoppers.

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Ghost diamond!  by Michael Broad

Ghost diamond!

Michael Broad

"Elementary school secret agent Amelia continues her efforts to save the world from evil geniuses and criminal masterminds, this time foiling a jewel thief, identifying some unusual cat burglars, and evading a weed army." --Publisher description.

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The golden tower  by Holly Black

The golden tower

Holly Black

A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved- the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum ...

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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach  by R. A. Spratt

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach

R. A. Spratt

"Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that are rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, the...

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The enchanted ruby  by Paula Harrison

The enchanted ruby

Paula Harrison

"Princess Scarlett has always longed for adventure. When two princesses come to stay at Bearbrook Castle, she takes her new friends to a secret island in the river to meet a special otter family. When a speeding boat injures a fluffy baby otter, the ...

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Scout and the mystery of the marsh ponies  by Belinda Rapley

Scout and the mystery of the marsh ponies

Belinda Rapley

Alice and her pony Scout are on a winning streak but when Scout's owner puts him up for sale the Pony Detectives decide to investigate and soon discover some shady goings-on.

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The safari challenge  by Bear Grylls

The safari challenge

Bear Grylls

Once they are given the magical compass, they meet the inspirational adventurer in an amazing place and learn new skills and facts they can take with them back to their real life.

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The volcano challenge  by Bear Grylls

The volcano challenge

Bear Grylls

"Charlie loves a challenge he's addicted to video games and an expert at figuring our how to get to the next level. But sometimes the real world can seem a bit dull. Then he finds himself on the slopes of an active volcano, with red-hot lava heading his...

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Only you can save mankind  by Terry Pratchett

Only you can save mankind

Terry Pratchett

"Johnny Maxwell is just an ordinary boy, with an ordinary life and ordinary friends. And he loves video games. But as he plays at becoming humanity's last hope, shooting invading aliens out of a pixelated sky, a message comes from the last remaining ...

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The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents  by Terry Pratchett

The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

Terry Pratchett

"Even wizards produce leftovers. But a wizard's rubbish is laced with magic, and for the rats that forage this rubbish, the magic has changed them -- they can speak and read, and have rather grand ambitions for a comfortable retirement. Which is perfect...

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Maggie & Abby's neverending pillow fort  by Will (Children's literature author) Taylor

Maggie & Abby's neverending pillow fort

Will (Children's literature author)...

A sparkling middle grade magical realism debut duology about two best friends who discover a portal through their living room pillow fort.

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Milla takes charge  by Erin Soderberg

Milla takes charge

Erin Soderberg

"Like Belle, Milla loves nothing more than imagining bold adventures in the great wide somewhere. It's up to the rest of the Daring Dreamers Club--Piper, Zahra, Mariana, and Ruby--to help Milla prove she is ready for a real grand adventure!"--

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UFO spotted!  by Hilde Lysiak

UFO spotted!

Hilde Lysiak

"Selinsgrove is in the grip of alien fever because people saw a UFO, but nine-year-old reporter Hilde is skeptical about aliens--however when she and her photographer sister Izzy find evidence that something crashed near Grove Pond they are intrigued,...

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The last chance hotel  by Nicki Thornton

The last chance hotel

Nicki Thornton

"Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel, owned by the nasty Bunn family. His only friend is his black cat, Nightshade. But when a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, kindly Dr Thallomius is poisoned by Seth's...

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Wish  by Barbara O'Connor

Wish

Barbara O'Connor

"A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are"--

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Cody and the rules of life  by Tricia Springstubb

Cody and the rules of life

Tricia Springstubb

"Baffled by her best friend's urging to swap favorite toys, Cody sadly gives away her Gremlin toy and finds herself struggling to trust when her older brother's beloved bicycle goes missing."--Publisher's description.

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The troublesome tiger  by Tamsyn Murray

The troublesome tiger

Tamsyn Murray

"Zoe can't wait to meet Tindu, the magnificent tiger who's just arrived at Tanglewood. But Tindu's having problems settling into his new home and refuses to leave his den. With the Terrific Tigers weekend just two weeks away, the pressure is on! Can Zoe...

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Elephant emergency  by Tamsyn Murray

Elephant emergency

Tamsyn Murray

"Tanglewood's Savannah Safari is complete, and Zoe can't wait to meet its newest inhabitants - six African elephants. But when the head of the herd stops eating, Zoe and the keepers face an elephant emergency."--Publisher's description.

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Baby zebra rescue  by Tamsyn Murray

Baby zebra rescue

Tamsyn Murray

"Every day Zoe helps take care of the animals. She splashes with penguins, feeds the lemurs - she even sees baby zebra, Flash, being born. It's a dream come true. Then Flash goes missing. Now Zoe has to find him, and soon! Where can that baby zebra b...

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Maxwell Mutt and the squirrel without a story  by Steve Voake

Maxwell Mutt and the squirrel without a story

Steve Voake

"Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs are ready for another adventure when they meet Ant, a small squirrel in search of a story. Luckily, the city has a new mystery - animals are disappearing from the zoo. Soon the gang are dealing with grumpy lions,.....

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Splashy weird  by Anh Do

Splashy weird

Anh Do

"The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be FUNNY!"--Publisher's descr...

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Nate expectations  by Tim Federle

Nate expectations

Tim Federle

"When E.T.: The Musical closes, Nate reluctantly returns home to begin high school and, with his best friend, Libby, makes a project of turning Dickens' Great Expectations into a musical."--Publisher's description.

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Giraffe problems  by Jory John

Giraffe problems

Jory John

"Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes ... anything he can think of. But just...

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Saving Winslow  by Sharon Creech

Saving Winslow

Sharon Creech

"When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive."--Publisher's description.

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Winnie's great war  by Lindsay Mattick

Winnie's great war

Lindsay Mattick

"An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin...

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The way to Bea  by Kat Yeh

The way to Bea

Kat Yeh

"Recently estranged from her best friend and weeks away from shifting from only child to big sister, seventh grader Beatrix Lee consoles herself by writing haiku in invisible ink and hiding the poems, but one day she finds a reply--is it the librarian...

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The elsewhere emporium  by Ross MacKenzie

The elsewhere emporium

Ross MacKenzie

"The Nowhere Emporium has been stolen. The shop from nowhere has vanished without a trace. Will it ever reappear? As they search for the lost Emporium, Daniel and Ellie encounter magical bookshops, deserted islands in the dead of night, and an array ...

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My mum Tracy Beaker  by Jacqueline Wilson

My mum Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

"Tracy Beaker is back! Hand in hand with her daughter Jess, she's ready to make her childhood dreams come true. Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at h...

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Louisiana's way home  by Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana's way home

Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

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9 from the Nine Worlds  by Rick Riordan

9 from the Nine Worlds

Rick Riordan

"The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforg...

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Blood and bone  by Erin Hunter

Blood and bone

Erin Hunter

"A new Great Father now rules over the animals of Bravelands, but he is not what he seems, and unless the elephant Sky, the baboon Thorn, and the lion Fearless can fight his lies and unite the animals of the plains, the balance of Bravelands may be d...

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Twice magic  by Cressida Cowell

Twice magic

Cressida Cowell

"This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the sh...

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Edison  by Torben Kuhlmann

Edison

Torben Kuhlmann

When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean and find a missing treasure, the truth turns out to be far more amazing.

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Best friends forever.

Best friends forever.

Meet the Enchantimals of Wonderwood and their animal besties! Keepers of their forest home, they maintain balance, peace and harmony amongst all living things. When Patter Peacock and her bestie, Flap, get washed away from their home, they end up in....

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Superhero squad  by Alesha Dixon

Superhero squad

Alesha Dixon

Aurora Beam is finding this saving-the-world lark isn't all its cracked up to be. World-famous overnight after she foiled the Blackout Burglar's plot to steal a precious stone, she's living in the full glare of the media's flash bulbs: everyone wants...

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Port Mugaloo  by Karen McMillan

Port Mugaloo

Karen McMillan

Four children, Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma and Ethan, discover an èlastic' island that can send them pinging across the ocean to a variety of tropical island destinations. Their last destination spelt trouble, so this time the children are determined to...

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Dear Professor Whale  by Megumi Iwasa

Dear Professor Whale

Megumi Iwasa

Professor Whale is the only whale left at Whale Point. He thinks often of the old days when he and his friends competed at the Whale Point Olympics. One day, he gets a letter from Wally, a young whale, who has heard about the enormous whale who won gold...

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Back on Weird Street  by Anne Fine

Back on Weird Street

Anne Fine

Asim, Laila and Tom like nothing more than spooking each other out with tales of the unexpected. This summer they're back with three more stories to chill you to the bone. Can your dreams really grant you fortunes and riches? What lurks in the shadows...

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Mirror magic  by Claire Fayers

Mirror magic

Claire Fayers

When twelve-year-old Ava and her brother return to their birthplace of Wyse, they discovers that their once magical town has been losing its charms under the control of Lord Skinner. Uncovering a working magic mirror, Ava opens an unauthorized link to...

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The Knights and the best quest  by Kaye Umansky

The Knights and the best quest

Kaye Umansky

What's the point of a daring quest without a little competition? The Knights of the Drop- Leaf Table don't think there is one, so it's time to draw up the rules, find a suitable prize, hit the road on their less-than-trusty steeds and prove who's best!...

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Norman the Norman and the very small Duchess  by Philip Ardagh

Norman the Norman and the very small Duchess

Philip Ardagh

Norman the Norman is at it again! And this time the Duchess of Normandy is determined that her William should have little Norman fighting in his army. After all he is Normandy's bravest broadsword swinging hero! But is Norman really up to the test or...

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Mabel Opal Pear and the rules for spying  by Amanda Hosch

Mabel Opal Pear and the rules for spying

Amanda Hosch

Fifth-grader Mabel (code name Sunflower) wrote the Rules for a Successful Life as an Undercover Secret Agent, so when her parents leave town abruptly she is not too worried--but when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested, and her objectionable Uncle Frank...

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The Monster Detector  by Ellen Potter

The Monster Detector

Ellen Potter

Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.

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The skylarks' war  by Hilary McKay

The skylarks' war

Hilary McKay

Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring...

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Inkling  by Kenneth Oppel

Inkling

Kenneth Oppel

The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school--even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom. So much more than they can say. Enter Inkling. Inkling ...

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Corey's rock  by Sita Brahmachari

Corey's rock

Sita Brahmachari

A story that beautifully weaves together themes of bereavement, identity and hope, alongside the traditional selkie legend. "To enter into another person's story is perhaps the most moving and enlightening journey of life," writes Sita Brahmachari, and...

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The Twitches meet a puppy  by Hayley Scott

The Twitches meet a puppy

Hayley Scott

Open up the Teacup House - and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas! Watch out, Twitches - Stevie's got a furry visitor. The teacup house is turned upside down when a bouncy puppy comes to stay! Silver and Mama Bo hide in the garden, and meet...

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Evie's war  by Holly Webb

Evie's war

Holly Webb

Best-selling author Holly Webb returns with a moving story of love, loss and learning to grow up. Set in the seaside town of Whitby, at the moment when the United Kingdom is on the cusp of World War One, Evie and her family have already been touched by...

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A Nancy Drew Christmas  by Carolyn Keene

A Nancy Drew Christmas

Carolyn Keene

Trapped in a beautiful Montana ski resort with someone bent on destruction, can sleuth Nancy Drew, wearing a leg cast, solve the crime in time to save the holiday season?

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The fire stallion  by Stacy Gregg

The fire stallion

Stacy Gregg

Twelve-year-old Hilly has landed her dream job, riding on the set of Brunhilda, an epic film based on the fearless warrior of Icelandic legend. Norse fire ritual tells that on mid-summer's day, animals and humans can shape-shift and one night Hilly f...

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Yasmin the fashionista  by Saadia Faruqi

Yasmin the fashionista

Saadia Faruqi

"While her parents are out to dinner, a bored Yasmin decides to try on some of her mother's clothes, including her new shalwar kameez, which gets ripped--but with the help of Nana, Nani, and a glue-gun, the garment gets fixed, and Yasmin puts on an i...

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Mac undercover  by Mac Barnett

Mac undercover

Mac Barnett

"One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as...

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Dactyl Hill Squad  by Daniel José Older

Dactyl Hill Squad

Daniel José Older

"It's the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive....

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Judy Moody and the right royal tea party  by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody and the right royal tea party

Megan McDonald

"When Judy learns that some of her ancestors lived in England and possibly related to the Queen, her nemesis Jessica Finch finds more surprise relatives that Judy wishes she could hide in a dungeon somewhere."--Publisher's description.

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Weather or not  by Sarah Mlynowski

Weather or not

Sarah Mlynowski

"When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst. Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the...

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Quit buggin' me!  by Nancy E. Krulik

Quit buggin' me!

Nancy E. Krulik

"When Princess Pulverizer and her friends, Lucas and Dribble the dragon, hear about an evil beast capturing townspeople, the trio set out to find and rescue the prisoners, but their mission is imperiled when Lucas and Dribble are abducted."--Publishe...

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Storm clouds  by Jenny Oldfield

Storm clouds

Jenny Oldfield

"Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special...

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Missing  by Jenny Oldfield

Missing

Jenny Oldfield

"Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special...

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Isadora Moon makes winter magic  by Harriet Muncaster

Isadora Moon makes winter magic

Harriet Muncaster

"Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. Isadora loves playing in the snow, especially when her creations come to life! But snow magic can't last forever. Will she be able to...

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Spirit  by Ellen Miles

Spirit

Ellen Miles

"While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find...

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Someone's got a screw loose  by Nancy E Krulik

Someone's got a screw loose

Nancy E Krulik

An invitation to a birthday party becomes a recipe for disaster when Java's secret is nearly exposed by a nosy reporter.

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Red shift  by Alan Garner

Red shift

Alan Garner

"In second-century Britain, Macey and a gang of fellow deserters from the Roman army hunt and are hunted by deadly local tribes. Fifteen centuries later, during the English Civil War, Thomas Rowley hides from the ruthless troops who have encircled his...

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Best Friends Stories  by Yvette Poshoglian

Best Friends Stories

Yvette Poshoglian

Meet Ella and Olivia. Big Sister. Little Sister. Best Friends. Follow Ella and Olivia in six all-new stories as they get ready for a big talent show, have a very messy pet party, learn to ice-skate and lots more! The best adventures are the ones you have...

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Ra the mighty  by Amy Butler Greenfield

Ra the mighty

Amy Butler Greenfield

In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's pampered cat Ra and his scarab-beetle sidekick question the royal palace's animal inhabitants, solve a crime, and exonerate a servant girl falsely accused of theft.

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The Loch Ness lock-in  by Matthew Cody

The Loch Ness lock-in

Matthew Cody

"The ragtag scout troop returns in a new adventure--this time, to solve a mystery surrounding the famed Loch Ness Monster. Some scouts spend their weekends weaving baskets, but if you're a Strange Scout you spend them tagging Massachusetts Pukwudgies...

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The storm runner  by Jennifer Cervantes

The storm runner

Jennifer Cervantes

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his...

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