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  • Darkest Minds Collection - 4 Books

    Alexandra Bracken

    Product Code: DRKM
    Collection 12 years +
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    Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds was adapted into a film starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie and now you can read all four books from the breathtaking series. We'd recommend it for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Mortal Instruments.

    A mysterious disease has killed most of America's children but it hasn't yet claimed 16-year-old Ruby. In fact, she and many of her fellow survivors now have something worse than a virus - incredible abilities that they just can't control.

    After pressure by the government, Ruby's parents send her to a brutal 'rehabilitation camp' where she'll learn to suppress her new power. But Ruby has other ideas...

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  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: RJP2
    Paperback 11 years +
    (13)
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank

    Product Code: 6DYG
    Paperback 11 years +
    (4)
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    • The definitive edition of Anne Frank's diary
    • First-hand account of the suffering of Dutch people under German occupation
    • This diary was written between 1942 and 1944
    • One of the most enduring documents of the 20th century
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  • Penguin Originals Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: PNGN
    Collection 14 years +
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    Featuring original and thought-provoking novels by the likes of John Steinbeck, Beverley Naidoo and Anne Fine, this collection celebrates the books that inspired generations.

    S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is the original teenage rebel story; Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is a cult classic that tackles the issues schoolchildren face on a daily basis; and Steinbeck's The Pearl is a haunting novella about the perils of wealth.

    This collection also includes Carnegie Medal-winning author Naidoo's No Turning Back, a groundbreaking account of life in South Africa; Fine's The Tulip Touch asks what turns children to the criminal life; and Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness is a fantasy classic with a feisty heroine at its heart.

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  • Noughts & Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: NOU2
    Paperback 12 years +
    (1)
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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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  • Philip Pullman Audio Collection - 7 MP3 CDs

    Philip Pullman

    Product Code: PPUL
    Audio 13 years +
    (5)
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust... Now is the perfect time to listen to these thought-provoking and captivating stories before the BBC adaptation starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Clarke Peters arrives on our screens later this year.

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
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    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
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  • Little Women Collection - 4 Books

    Louisa May Alcott

    Product Code: LTLW
    Collection 12 years +
    (1)
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    One of the all-time classics, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the touching and heartbreaking tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy.

    It follows the girls as they grow up and deal with life's various issues. From squabbles to struggles to make ends meet and missing their father to the perils of sickness, it's a novel that captures the feelings of impending adulthood.

    This collection contains Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

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  • 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 Lie Tree

    Frances Hardinge

    Product Code: FHT2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree was shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

    Product Code: KMK2
    Paperback 14 years +
    (5)
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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
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  • Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Collection - 3 Books

    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

    Product Code: SRHM
    Collection 12 years +
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    Three stunning and emotional family stories from Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week Winner, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. We'd recommend them for readers of Annabel Pitcher, Anne Cassidy and Sara Barnard.

    Cosmo keeps his promise to his granddad to return to Blackbrick, but he finds himself in the forgotten corner of a distant past. Here friendships come to life, there are new beginnings, a lifetime of memories and everything is still possible...

    Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world's most perfect apple tarts, is missing and presumed dead. His best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie set out to find out what happened and together learn about the importance of friendship.

    Set in Dublin and Siena, Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the mysterious boy from school - and she discovers he can ride wild horses. He also knows things about the human race that will save her!
    Format: paperback
    Please note that our current Schools catalogue has the incorrect jacket for The Apple Tart of Hope. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Product Code: AWI2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
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  • Susin Nielsen Collection - 3 Books

    Susin Nielsen

    Product Code: NIEL
    Collection 12 years +
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    Susin Nielsen writes fresh and contemporary teen tales that are warm-hearted and cover tricky subjects with wit and candour. Perfect for fans of Wonder and Annabel Pitcher, these heartfelt stand-alone stories cover themes of families, inclusivity and fitting in.

    My Messed-up Life finds Violet's dad leaving her and her mum for a 'new' and improved family. She's not impressed with her mum's new boyfriend so sets her sights on a man who will be the perfect partner and stepdad: George Clooney.

    We Are All Made of Molecules finds Stewart missing his late mum. His loneliness is even more apparent now he's moved in with the popular Ashley and her mum. Stewart can't quite fit in at school and Ashley can't get used to her awkward new home. And then they both attract the attention of the school hunk, Jared...

    Word Nerd is about a friendless nerd called Ambrose Bukowski and what happens when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich...
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  • Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

    Sue Townsend

    Product Code: DAM2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    For a pimples-and-all look at teenage life, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 has it covered. Spots, embarrassing parents, unrequited love, bullies and bad poetry feature in abundance in Sue Townsend's modern classic.

    Loveable outsider Adrian Mole's pseudo-intellectual observations on all aspects of teenage life will have young adult readers in stitches, but there are some thoughtful and sensitive observations that will strike a chord, too.

    A simply fantastic and very funny book from the much-missed Sue Townsend that introduced one of the most-loved characters of recent times.
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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    JD Salinger

    Product Code: RYE2
    Paperback 13 years +
    (1)
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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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  • Alex Rider Missions 1-10 MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: ARCD
    Audio 11 years +
    (4)
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    The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.

    After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...

    Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.

    Ages 11 plus
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    Format: MP3 CD. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
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  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

    Philip Pullman

    Product Code: DUU2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is one of the most compelling and influential series of modern times and The Book of Dust finds the acclaimed author returning to the world of these novels.

    Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn, near Oxford. Just across the River Thames is the Godstow Priory, where the nuns live. Malcolm knows the River Thames well through his canoeing (his boat is called La Belle Sauvage) and soon learns the priory has a guest staying - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua...

    An intelligent read that touches on all the vital and important themes Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass, if you prefer), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass covered, this is a must-have for readers of all ages who enjoy thought-provoking fiction.
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  • Holly Bourne's Spinster Club Collection - 3 Books

    Holly Bourne

    Product Code: HBSC
    Collection 14 years +
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    Evie wants nothing more than to be considered 'normal'. But what does that actually mean?

    She's nearly off her meds and just started at a new college where no one knows her as the 'girl who went nuts'. She's determined to enjoy a fresh start, but soon her secrets start to spill...

    Amber is hoping to reconnect with her mother over a long summer break and finds herself falling for the prom king; and Lottie is determined to call out every instance of sexism she sees - but this comes at a price.

    Three fresh and contemporary young adult novels by Holly Bourne with important and timely messages about mental health, relationships and cyber bullying.

    For fans of authors like John Green, Jenny McLachlan and Sophia Bennett.
    Please note these books contain mature themes (e.g. sexual content) and language that may not be suitable for readers aged under 14.
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  • Potion Diaries Collection - 3 Books

    Amy Alward

    Product Code: PTND
    Collection 12 years +
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    A combination of The Hunger Games and The Princess Diaries, Amy Alward's (Zoella's editor) The Potion Diaries series is a funny, fresh and action-packed read that follows Sam as she heads off on a magical quest...

    The Princess of Nova has accidentally poisoned herself with a love potion and has now fallen head over heels in love with her own reflection. There's a nationwide hunt to find the cure and competitors all over the world are searching for rate ingredients in locations ranging from magical forests to frozen tundras...

    Samantha Kemi is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Hailing from a family of respected alchemists who have now fallen on hard times, she knows winning this competition would restore their reputation. But how shall we compete with the power of the ZoroAster megapharma company? She's also having boy trouble and, of course, the quest is all over social media...

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  • Theodore Boone Collection - 6 Books

    John Grisham

    Product Code: TBOO
    Collection 11 years +
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    John Grisham, one of the world's favourite authors, turns his attention to children's books with Theodore Boone - a high-intensity legal drama for readers aged 11 and over.

    This six-book collection introduces Theodore, a 13-year-old who wants nothing more than to swap his home life for a career in the courtroom. He lives for big trials and now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin. A husband is awaiting trial for the murder of his wife and Theo is captivated. But then Theo uncovers a surprise witness. Will he be able to find a way to bring the killer to justice?

    The son of two lawyers, Theo knows the criminal justice system better than anyone and often performs his own investigations - he looks into the disappearance of his friend, April; chases down a thief who has set him up; faces a moral dilemma when he illegally uncovers a terrible secret that could put a stop to some shady developers' plans; and gets caught up in the hunt for a serial killer...

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    Mark Haddon

    Product Code: URI2
    Paperback 13 years +
    (1)
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    The narrator of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is 15-year-old Christopher who has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome.

    His obsessive and unusual take on life creates lots of hilarious situations but also brings incredible poignancy to the story. Christopher finds it hard to relate to people, particularly their emotions and feelings, so when he finds a dead dog and decides to solve the mystery of its death, his quest leads him into a difficult and unfamiliar territory that threatens to upset his carefully ordered existence.

    This is an intriguing and insightful novel that will appeal to readers from 13+.
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  • Trash

    Andy Mulligan

    Product Code: HSA2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Andy Mulligan's novel Trash reveals a shocking and unforgettable landscape with a thrilling, thought-provoking and intense plot.

    Raphael, Gardo and Rat are dumpsite boys who spend their days wading through mountains of steaming trash in search of anything that they can sell in order to survive. Then, one day a small leather bag falls into their hands and soon they are running for their lives.

    Readers from 11+ will be enthralled by this thought-provoking and fast-paced novel.

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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    John Green

    Product Code: FUL2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    John Green, the author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, is one of the most popular voices in contemporary young adult fiction and The Fault in Our Stars became an instant classic.

    You will probably have been in tears watching the big-screen adaptation that starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Engort as the devoted teenage lovers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters and the book is just as heart-wrenching and poignant, but keeps a fine line in self-depreciating humour - especially from the wise-beyond-her-years Hazel.

    After meeting at a cancer support group, the cynical sufferer Hazel unexpectedly finds herself falling for the charms of Augustus and the novel follows the two as their relationship develops - taking in a romantic trip to Amsterdam in the process.

    Full of wit, sensitivity and observations about life and illness, this profound book will make readers of any age (especially teens) laugh and cry in equal measure.
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  • Of Mice and Men: Dyslexia-Friendly Edition

    Product Code: OFM2
    Paperback 12 years +
    (1)
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    Savvy George and gentle giant Lennie are drifters, hustling for a living in a string of dead-end jobs. George looks out for Lennie as they move from town to town, running from trouble and dreaming big. A place of their own, a piece of land, a bit of money. But trouble follows Lennie like a shadow, and George has his work cut out to keep him safe.John Steinbeck's classic novel in a super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features that more readers can access and enjoy.
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