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SCRS 7 years +7 years +
The evil Sir Fitzroy wants to steal all sorts of magical creatures in a land far, far away. Can a small group of secret rescuers keep them safe from his nasty plans?
- RRP £35.94
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- Just £1.33 per book
As the girls keep these animals (including a firebird, a storm dragon and a sky unicorn) safe, they have to pass their secret challenge along to a new generation of girls so that the adventures never stop - and the creatures stay safe.
With six magical books to read through, Paula Harrison's stories combine adventure, magic and secrets. The stories are all complemented by Sophy Williams' beautiful illustrations.
HET2 8 years +8 years +
Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.
- RRP £6.99
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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.
BUI2 9 years +9 years +
The Butterfly Lion by award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo is a powerful tale that is guaranteed to capture its young readers' hearts.
- RRP £5.99
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At the centre of the story is a moving friendship between a young boy and an orphaned lion cub, but the novel also raises issues of bullying through the experiences of the present day narrator Michael.
Winner of the Smarties Book Prize, this is a sensitive story that Morpurgo fans aged five and over will absolutely love.