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  • Diary of an (Un)Teenager

    Pete Johnson

    Product Code: AQIUU
    Paperback 12 years +
    Spencer is disgusted at the idea of being a teenager. He's not interested in girls, skateboards or huge trainers - so he decides he'll be an (un)teenager instead! A comical take on the highs and lows of being a teenager, from a hugely popular teen author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Dream on

    Bali Rai

    Product Code: ALRVD
    Paperback 12 years +
    A warm and witty football tale from teen favourite Bali Rai. Baljit works in his dad's chippy but dreams of football stardom. When the chance of a lifetime comes along in the form of a national team's rep, Baljit works in his dad's chippy but dreams of football stardom. When the chance of a lifetime comes along in the form of a national team's rep, he is sure that his parents will disapprove and so a chain of lies begins. Will Baljit's fibs mean the end of his potential football stardom, or will his dreams win out? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Typhoon

    Tom Palmer

    Product Code: AZELC
    Paperback 12 years +
    Sisters Maddie and Jess are new to the football school. They bicker all the time, they never agree and they constantly try to score points against one another. Steve and Esther are keen to get the girls working together, and it's an uphill struggle. But the airfield has other ideas...Maddie and Jess wake up in twin Typhoon fighters and must learn to cover each other's backs. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • Getting Away with it

    Anne Cassidy

    Product Code: BAJKY
    Paperback 8 years +
    They thought the joyride would be a bit of a laugh. They weren't meant to crash. No one was meant to get hurt. But now Mark's caught up in the worst possible scenario - he left Katie behind and now she's dead. The police can't prove he had anything todo with it, so he's got away with it, right? Wrong. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Mind the Gap

    Phil Earle

    Product Code: BNHLA
    Paperback 8 years +
    When Mikey's dad died, something in Mikey died too. He loved his old man and he never stopped dreaming that one day his dad would land the role of a lifetime, prove them all wrong, and rock back up to the estate in the flashiest car anyone had ever seen. Now there's just numbness, and not caring, and really, really stupid decisions. He says the worst of it is that he can't evenremember his dad's voice any more. Eventually Mikey's best mate can't bear it any more, and so he sets out to give Mikey the memories - and his dad's voice - back.
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  • Awesome

    Pete Johnson

    Product Code: BBWAU
    Paperback 12 years +
    When Ben starts at a new school, the last thing he expects is to be mistaken for a TV star! Can he stop pretending to be someone he's not before things spin out of control? Light-hearted comedy. Suitable for dyslexic, struggling and reluctant reader teens. Ben is just the new boy - until the most beautiful girl in school, Jasmine, mistakes him for the star of TV show 'Awesome!' He doesn't have the heart to tell her the truth! As his lie escalates and more and more people begin to believe it, will Ben do the right thing and come clean?
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  • Unboxed

    Non Pratt

    Product Code: AZDWP
    Paperback 8 years +
    Four friends meet up at their old school to open the memory box they stowed there years ago - with five letters inside for four of them, because their friend Millie has died. When they open the box they find a new letter from Millie and discover that she has left them special instructions: permission to open her letter only if they all read aloud the letters they wrote to their older selves, revealing their deepest secrets. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+
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  • Smile

    Mary Hoffman

    Product Code: BLVXE
    Paperback 12 years +
    A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest work. Renaissance Italy is a world of riches open to any man who dares to conquer it. In the life of young Lisa the doors to this world remain closed. Promised in her youth to a widower as a loving wife and mother, she is resigned to an unremarkable existence clinging only to the memory of being "Lovely Lisa" to the now great Leonardo Da Vinci. But when their paths cross again her portrait will become his masterpiece and her smile will capture the imagination of the world. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+
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  • The Crystal Stair

    Catherine Fisher

    Product Code: AYWDM
    Paperback 12 years +
    Life in the Settlement is not as perfect as Caz and Will had hoped - they live apart in the Boys' and Girls' Towers and rarely see each other. Searching for her father, Caz is told that he never arrived at the Settlement. But then she finds his name on a secret list of a missing Search and Rescue team that set out to investigate a mysterious signal and never came back. She can't rest until she finds out what's happened to him. Even though Will is convinced it's too dangerous. Even though it means leaving and heading back out onto the endless ice. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Five Hundred Miles

    Kevin Brooks

    Product Code: AYVKS
    Paperback 11 years +
    For brothers Cole and Ruben it's another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage - and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Brock

    Anthony McGowan

    Product Code: BCMNR
    Paperback 12 years +
    A bleakly poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub from the destructive hands of a local gang. When Nicky finds Jezbo and his gang digging up a badger set, there's not a lot he can do to save them. But one badger cub has escaped - can Nicky save it? Another stunning and moving novella in the spirit of Kes from award-winning Anthony McGowan. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+
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  • I See You Baby

    Kevin Brooks

    Product Code: AZZKA
    Paperback 8 years +
    Teen drama about mistaken identity with a touch of romance. Sally Mack is fed up - with her job, with her boss, with her life. Keith Scully's feeling pretty low too - his friends have stood him up and now he's on his way to the rock festival of the year alone. Sally and Keith both wish they could be someone, anyone, else. Well, today's their lucky day...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • ANZAC Boys

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: AZSJX
    Paperback 11 years +
    A gripping historical tale based on a tragic episode of World War One. Bert and his little brother Frank are orphans. Determined to stay together, tragedy strikes when they are transported out of the country to serve as cheap labour in the British colonies and end up separated; Bert to Australia and Frank to New Zealand. Years pass. As the Great War dawns in Europe, the ANZACs send their soldiers to storm Gallipoli, but can the battlefield also serve as a reunion for the two brothers? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+
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  • A Dark Trade

    Mary Hooper

    Product Code: AQRLL
    Paperback 12 years +
    Gina knows that Victorian London is no place for an orphaned girl - there are those that would literally steal the hair off her head. And so Gina finds work with Thread and Spider as 'George', selling burial outfits stripped off rich corpses. The work is dangerous and illegal, but it is better than starving. But then Thread and Spider's demands increase and friendship with blind beggar girl Annameans that Gina has something to lose. Mary Hooper weaves her trademark spell on her readers with this enchanting book. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Car Wash Wish

    Sita Brahmachari

    Product Code: AQRLK
    Paperback 12 years +
    Hudson is a skilled reader of books, but not so much with people. Mum's new bloke Louis is keen to help, and in turn Hudson passes on what he learns to future sibling Zed (for zygote). This all comes in useful at granddad's funeral as Hudson deals with grief, his dad's feelings of guilt and his own sadness about his parents' separation. Hudson's self-awareness about his Asperger's and how it affects him (and others) gives him a distinctive and insightful voice that offers an astute and ultimately uplifting take on the world. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Blindside

    Aidan Chambers

    Product Code: AMBPG
    Paperback 12 years +
    An emotionally challenging and beautifully written drama that confronts the messiness of life head-on. Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom - but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • The Night Raid

    Caroline Lawrence

    Product Code: AJXIR
    Paperback 8 years +
    A powerful novel inspired by Virgil's tale of the ill-fated night raid of Euryalus and Nisus, from Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence. The Trojan War is over. The survivors must find new land on which to settle, and there is war. Euryalus and Nisus, two teenage warriors among Aeneas's Trojan refugees, make a disastrous decision to raid the camp of their enemy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+
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  • Jon For Short

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: AGFCE
    Paperback 7 years +
    Jon keeps waking up from a recurring bad dream to find that he is missing his arms and parts of his legs. Kept constantly sedated, as Jon's body disappears his nightmare gets worse. The nurses seem to hate him and the doctor won't answer his questions. Who is Joe? Why do they keep calling him by that name? Tense and horrifying, this story compels the reader to its chilling climax. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 14+
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  • Crow Girl Rises

    Kate Cann

    Product Code: ADLZS
    Paperback 12 years +
    Brimming with confidence after her spooky display at the Halloween party and with love on the horizon, Lily and her best friend Marsha decide to take on the bullies so they know she is not a girl to be messed with any more. But when they start picking on the younger girls instead, Lily vows to stop them forever. Gripping sequel to the bestselling Crow Girl.
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