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  • Running Wild

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: RWI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
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  • Artemis Fowl

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AFX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Artemis Fowl is an award-winning novel from Eoin Colfer and kick-starts a series starring the 12-year-old anti-hero of the title.

    Artemis is the kind of boy who likes to use his brilliant mind to exploit and upset folk, so it's no surprise when he hatches a plot to kidnap a leprechaun. The question is, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

    Artemis Fowl is a wickedly fast-paced read guaranteed to delight readers from 9+.
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  • Hetty Feather

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: HET2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.

    It's London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
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  • The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Product Code: JBO2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Jungle Book is a classic children's book that older generations will love to share with young readers.

    In it, Rudyard Kipling weaves an extraordinary tale of one child's friendship with the animals in the Indian jungle.

    The characters of Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and evil tiger, Shere Khan, roar off the page and will captivate the hearts and minds of young readers from 9+.
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Product Code: CCO2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and he learns he will be visited by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come - who reveal to him his miserable existence, the opportunities he squandered in his youth, the current cruelties he visits upon those around him, and the fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with a choice: death or redemption. Now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.
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  • Noughts & Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: NOU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
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  • Zom-B Collection - 5 Books

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ZOMB
    Collection 14 years +
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    Even before the zombie apocalypse, B Smith had to deal with a racist father and nightmares about killer babies. Now zombies are around every corner, things are just getting worse...

    In her hunt for safety, B finds herself stuck in an underground prison but soon learns things above ground are far more dangerous and deadly. She also turns her back on Dr Oystein only to come across the baby from her nightmares... She's also offered the chance to join the revitalised Angles but isn't sure if siding with them is the right move.

    Written by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan, the Zom-B books are grisly, gruesome and awesome. Teens who love action-packed reads with plenty of gore will race through them as they join B Smith on her epic tale of survival.
    This collection includes books 1-5 in Darren Shan's Zom-B series.
    Format: paperback
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  • Five Children and It

    E. Nesbit

    Product Code: FVI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Adored by the likes of J. K. Rowling and Kate Saunders, The Railway Children author Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It is honoured in this beautiful Faber Classics edition of the enchanting story.

    Anthea, Robert, Cyril Jane and their baby brother make a trip to the gravel pit and what they find there is quite incredible: an enchanted creature that is able to grant them wishes. But unfortunately for the five of them, the grouchy Psammead often causes hilariously unpredictable mistakes with their wishes and it isn't long before the children find themselves in all kinds of trouble...
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  • The White Giraffe

    Lauren St.John

    Product Code: WGR2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Lauren St John vividly evokes the smells, sounds and landscape of South Africa in this fabulous children's book, The White Giraffe. Martine's life changes forever on the night she turns eleven.

    This is just the start of her adventures as she is transported to a new life on a game reserve, living with a remote, unfriendly grandmother. Slowly Martine makes some amazing discoveries and launches into a bewitching world.

    The White Giraffe is an evocative and heartwarming story that will appeal to animal lovers from 9+.
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  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: EAK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    10-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: LOH2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Greg Heffley is back - and this time he's heading on the road with his family... could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter.

    Suitable for children aged 9 and over, the Wimpy Kid books have not only delighted keen readers but also those who have been reluctant to discover the joys of reading and this book finds the Heffleys taking in an epic road trip.

    We think Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul might just be Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's funniest book yet - your children will love it, and you'll be chuckling along, too.
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  • Chelsea Walk Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: CWLK
    Collection 9 years +
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    Meet the residents of 6 Chelsea Walk (a real-life address!) and learn all about the historical achievements of women in these enlightening books.

    Covering feminist history in an inspiring way, these books blend facts with storytelling and look at how women won the right to vote and make sure their voices are heard. Books also look at women at war and those who have made an impact behind the camera.

    The perfect series for fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.
    Format: paperback
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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: RYE2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    The Catcher in the Rye has an enduring attraction that puts it at the top of a must-read list for young adults. The cynical observations of J. D. Salinger's central character, Holden Caulfield, condemn the phony posturing and hypocrisy of those around him.

    Holden is driven by vague, unspecified angst and unhappiness and manages to get caught up in a series of uncomfortable encounters with a prostitute, her pimp, an old girlfriend and a former teacher.

    The Catcher in the Rye is as thought-provoking and compulsive as the conflicts of its central character. Recommended for readers 14+.

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  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: JNP2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    The book that introduced Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the all-time classic novels and is presented here with cover artwork by Emily Sutton.

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' At least that's what Mrs Bennet thinks as she tries to push her five daughters into marriage. But things don't always go to plan...
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  • Flash

    Kate Ling's Ventura Saga - 3 Books

    Kate Ling

    Product Code: KLVS
    Collection 13 years +
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    Readers of Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Beth Revis (Across the Universe) will love this compelling saga that tackles themes of mental health, forbidden romance and what it takes to be human.

    Set in the near future, this coming-of-age YA crossover features an epic love story and a heartbreaking journey that touches on family and friendship. The Loneliness of Distant Beings sees Seren's life change in ways she can barely comprehend after meeting Dom - she can't help but stay in his orbit.

    In The Glow of Fallen stars, Seren and Dom flee their old lives on board spaceship Ventura and end up crash-landing on an uninhabited planet that appears to be paradise. To survive, they must uncover the secrets of the mysterious planet - but at what cost?

    And in The Truth of Different Skies, Bea is chosen to go on a mission in space and must leave Earth forever. No matter what it takes, her life has to matter. But she didn't plan on falling in love before she left...
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  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams

    Product Code: OYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...
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  • Sky Hawk

    Gill Lewis

    Product Code: AWK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Gill Lewis combines believable and likeable characters with a heart-warming and bittersweet tale of friendship and loss. Callum and Iona live in the wilds of Scotland and become close friends when they make an amazing discovery that will change their lives forever.

    Sky Hawk is a beautiful and thought-provoking tale and sure to appeal to readers who love Michael Morpurgo's The Butterfly Lion and Running Wild.

    Contains some mild swearing.
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  • My Sister Jodie

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Product Code: JOD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In Jacqueline Wilson's My Sister Jodie, Pearl and Jodie are sisters with very different personalities. Pearl is quiet and studious and used to letting her brash sister Jodie lead the way.

    When the family moves to a large boarding school where the children's mum and dad become the cook and the caretaker, however, the balance is dramatically altered and things may never be the same again... Jacqueline Wilson fans aged 9 + will love My Sister Jodie.
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  • Blue Door Collection - 5 Books

    Pamela Brown

    Product Code: BLUE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Take a bow! These are the stories that inspired Maggie Smith to take up acting...

    Written in 1941 when author Pamela Brown was just 14 years old, The Swish of the Curtain has inspired generations of children to take to the stage. Set in the town of Fenchester, the books follow seven resourceful children who want nothing more than to see their names up in lights.

    One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much they try, won't "swish" as stage curtains ought to), the chapel becomes a theatre - and The Blue Door Theatre Company is formed.

    The children go from strength to strength, writing, directing and acting in their own plays. But their schooldays are numbered, and their parents want them to pack it in and train for sensible jobs. But with a bit of luck, and the help of some influential friends, perhaps this might not be the end...

    Format: paperback
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  • Watership Down

    Richard Adams

    Product Code: WDV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Richard Adams' Watership Down has been a worldwide bestseller for over 40 years and is now established as one of the most beloved children's books of all time.

    The 1978 animated adaptation certainly left its mark on a generation - and last Christmas's BBC (in association with Netflix) adaptation featured the voices of John Boyega, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Colman and James McAvoy.

    The Berkshire Downs was once an idyllic and rural landscape but now a developer is destroying it - and the band of rabbits that call it home embark on a journey laced with danger around every corner as they search for a safe haven...
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  • The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

    Christopher Edge

    Product Code: LNG2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Don't get lost in the wood... Old Crony will get you!

    Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth about the wood: What secrets does it hold? Do spies stay there? Could there even be a monster lurking?

    When they get lost and have to spend an entire night there, they realise they're going to have to solve this mystery fast. There are strange dangers and impossible puzzles everywhere they look...

    The Many Worlds of Albie Bright author Christopher Edge's timeless tale will appeal to any young reader who has ever felt lost...
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  • Swallows and Amazons

    Arthur Ransome

    Product Code: SAZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons has all the key ingredients for a great children's book and has appealed to generations of young readers.

    The story centres on four children who spend their summer holiday sailing and camping in the Lake District with hardly any adults anywhere in sight. The plot thickens as they launch into a fierce competition with two young pirates, also sailing on the lake.

    Swallows and Amazons is an absorbing adventure tale for readers from 9 plus.
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  • Eragon

    Christopher Paolini

    Product Code: EGN2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Overnight, the simple life of young farm boy, Eragon, is changed forever. After finding what appears to be a polished stone in the forest, a dragon is born and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power.

    With only a sword and the advice of an old storyteller to guide him, Eragon and the dragon must navigate dangerous terrain and battle the dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a evil king. Can Eragon become the next legendary Dragon Rider? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

    A tale of affection, adventure and ancient magic, Christopher Paolini's Eragon is a compelling and action-filled story brilliantly suited for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • Peter Pan

    JM Barrie

    Product Code: ETE2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Don't miss this timeless classic! JM Barrie's Peter Pan has charmed generations of children and their parents and the adventures of the mischievous Lost Boys, adventurous Darling children and courageous Peter Pan are sure to enchant generations more! Perfect for reading aloud.
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