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24 Hours - It Begins now...

Margaret Mahy

2009    192 Pages    (Collins Flamingo)

Compelling drama in which 17-year-old Ellis comes to terms with the meaning of death...Ellis is an ordinary 17-year-old; someone who's planning to finish school and go to university like any other teenager. The difference is that four months ago, his best friend Simon killed himself. Still - that was four months ago. Ellis has now 'got over it'. Except, of course, he hasn't. Returning to his home town, he gets drawn into a situation in which the 'old' Ellis would never have become embrangled. He [...]

Compelling drama in which 17-year-old Ellis comes to terms with the meaning of death...Ellis is an ordinary 17-year-old; someone who's planning to finish school and go to university like any other teenager. The difference is that four months ago, his best friend Simon killed himself. Still - that was four months ago. Ellis has now 'got over it'. Except, of course, he hasn't. Returning to his home town, he gets drawn into a situation in which the 'old' Ellis would never have become embrangled. He gatecrashes a party and persuaded to 'rescue' two sisters - Ursa and Leo, driving them back to the Land of Smiles - the ex-motel where they live. From that moment on, nothing is the same again. The story is narrated hour-by-hour, as Ellis packs a life-time of experiences into the next twenty-four hours. Giving in to high spirits and booze, Ellis wakes next morning in a strange bed, with a stonking hangover and a shaven head! He learns that a child has been kidnapped, and is persuaded to help in her rescue...This is a bizarre, surreal and powerful novel in which the reader is taken on the same roller-coaster ride as Ellis. [less]

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100 (The Hundred, #1), The

Kass Morgan

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501 Things for Little Girls to Spot. Activity Book.

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2014    28 Pages    (Igloo Books Ltd)

with over 500 exciting things to spot, little girls will love to join Ella and Freya as they explore lots of different places. Search for cupcakes at the Teddy Bears' Picnic, find magical fairy dust with the flower fairies and spot beautiful tiaras at the royal princess ball!

with over 500 exciting things to spot, little girls will love to join Ella and Freya as they explore lots of different places. Search for cupcakes at the Teddy Bears' Picnic, find magical fairy dust with the flower fairies and spot beautiful tiaras at the royal princess ball! [less]

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1001 things to spot at Christmas

Alex Frith

2009    32 Pages    (Usborne Publishing Ltd)

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas A puzzle book stuffed full of Christmas things to find and count. It features busy scenes, including Christmas Land, a snowball fight and Santa's workshop, that burst with things for children to find, count and talk about. It helps develop vital word and number skills. Full description

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas A puzzle book stuffed full of Christmas things to find and count. It features busy scenes, including Christmas Land, a snowball fight and Santa's workshop, that burst with things for children to find, count and talk about. It helps develop vital word and number skills. Full description [less]

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Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

2013    32 Pages    (Egmont)

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Holly Webb

2013    128 Pages    (Stripes Publishing)

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Abby: Calamity and Chaos

Margaret Ryan

2006    160 Pages    (Hodder & Stoughton)

Abby can't wait for the arrival of her wild Grandma Aphrodite from Oz--and when they meet, she's not disappointed! In her sheepskin coat, crocodile boots, and 60s clothes, Aphrodite walks into Abby and her mum's life and turns it upside down. Soon, they're dancing to The Beatles, bringing chaos to the neighborhood, and hatching a brilliant plan to find Mum a man.

Abby can't wait for the arrival of her wild Grandma Aphrodite from Oz--and when they meet, she's not disappointed! In her sheepskin coat, crocodile boots, and 60s clothes, Aphrodite walks into Abby and her mum's life and turns it upside down. Soon, they're dancing to The Beatles, bringing chaos to the neighborhood, and hatching a brilliant plan to find Mum a man. [less]

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Abel's Moon

Shirley Hughes

1999    32 Pages    (Random House)

A richly-textured tale about family and storytelling. Abel Grable's work takes him into remote jungles with only the moon to guide the way. His children love to hear about his moonlit adventures and when he's back home, he decides to write them down. After he's gone away again, the children use his writing table and transform it into a moon machine to create their own imaginary exploits. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

A richly-textured tale about family and storytelling. Abel Grable's work takes him into remote jungles with only the moon to guide the way. His children love to hear about his moonlit adventures and when he's back home, he decides to write them down. After he's gone away again, the children use his writing table and transform it into a moon machine to create their own imaginary exploits. "From the Trade Paperback edition." [less]

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accidental time traveller , The

Janis Mackay

2013    240 Pages    (Kelpies)

The Accidental Time Traveller Saul has to work out time travel to return Agatha Black to 1812. A fun adventure. Full description

The Accidental Time Traveller Saul has to work out time travel to return Agatha Black to 1812. A fun adventure. Full description [less]

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Alchemist's Apprentice, The

Kate Thompson

2003    208 Pages    (Random House Children's Books)

Tells the rags to riches story of Jack, the blacksmith's boy. Jack's quest leads him on a quixotic set of travels which have a rollicking Tom Jones feel to them. Eventually, after both hardship and luxury, Jack finds himself with the alchemist himself dabbling in alchemy, until finally, he holds in his hand the precious and long awaited nugget.

Tells the rags to riches story of Jack, the blacksmith's boy. Jack's quest leads him on a quixotic set of travels which have a rollicking Tom Jones feel to them. Eventually, after both hardship and luxury, Jack finds himself with the alchemist himself dabbling in alchemy, until finally, he holds in his hand the precious and long awaited nugget. [less]

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Alices Adventures in Wonderland

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Alien storm

A. G. Taylor

421 Pages    (Usborne Books)

Granted superpowers by the mysterious Fall virus and chased by the rogue international agency HIDRA, mind-controller Sarah and her band of superpowered kids are in hiding. And they're not the only ones.

Granted superpowers by the mysterious Fall virus and chased by the rogue international agency HIDRA, mind-controller Sarah and her band of superpowered kids are in hiding. And they're not the only ones. [less]

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Alison Hubble

Allan Ahlberg

2016    32 Pages    (Puffin)

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All Afloat on Noah's Boat

Tony Mitton

2007    32 Pages    (Orchard Books)

All Afloat on Noah's Boat A vibrant, rhyming romp aboard Noah's Ark! Full description

All Afloat on Noah's Boat A vibrant, rhyming romp aboard Noah's Ark! Full description [less]

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All Wrapped Up!

Terrance Griep, Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy, Ken Lopez, Bronwyn Taggart

2010    164 Pages    (Panini Publishing)

'All Wrapped Up ' collects comic strip stories about everyone's favourite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, in one handy volume.

'All Wrapped Up ' collects comic strip stories about everyone's favourite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, in one handy volume. [less]

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Allegiant

Veronica Roth

2015    544 Pages    (HarperCollins Children's Books)

What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled [...]

What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. [less]

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Allie's Crocodile (Young Puffin Confident Readers)

Angie Sage

1997    96 Pages    (Puffin Books)

He's large and wet and he's a crocodile. But Allie can't let the traffic warden tow him away, so she takes him home. that's before she realizes just how complicated it is, looking after a fussy and rather grumpy guest. How is Allie going to feed the crocodile, keep him in water and hide him from her mum at the same time? A book for confident readers.

He's large and wet and he's a crocodile. But Allie can't let the traffic warden tow him away, so she takes him home. that's before she realizes just how complicated it is, looking after a fussy and rather grumpy guest. How is Allie going to feed the crocodile, keep him in water and hide him from her mum at the same time? A book for confident readers. [less]

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Amazing Esme

Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes (Illustrator)

2013    176 Pages    (Hachette Children's Group)

Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places - there are porcupines in beds, lizards in drawers and giraffes on the loo. It's all a little wonderful and a lot overwhelming and when her pet donkey, Donk, turns up in a parcel sent from her parents [...]

Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places - there are porcupines in beds, lizards in drawers and giraffes on the loo. It's all a little wonderful and a lot overwhelming and when her pet donkey, Donk, turns up in a parcel sent from her parents, the fun really begins. When hundreds of baby penguins hatch in Esme's top floor bedroom, the children have to figure out how to get them outside. Esme and her cousin have the ingenious idea of building a helter skelter around the castle turret, but this is just the start - soon Maclinkey Castle is turned into a full-on Fairground Circus with a big wheel, Bumper Bears, and the show stopping Flying Tigers starring Esme herself! [less]

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Amazing Esme and the Pirate Circus

Tamara Macfarlane

2013    176 Pages    (Hachette Children's Group)

It's time to send the animals rescued from the pirate circus home. Uncle Mac sets sail with amazing Esme and her fearless cousins on a journey to hot and cold and distant lands - from Scotland to Siberia to Peru! It's a voyage filled with excitement and danger. And dastardly pirates who will stop at nothing to#65533; recapture the animals. This is the third of Tamara Macfarlane's Esme stories which are perfect for newly confident readers to read by themselves, or for parents to read aloud. High [...]

It's time to send the animals rescued from the pirate circus home. Uncle Mac sets sail with amazing Esme and her fearless cousins on a journey to hot and cold and distant lands - from Scotland to Siberia to Peru! It's a voyage filled with excitement and danger. And dastardly pirates who will stop at nothing to#65533; recapture the animals. This is the third of Tamara Macfarlane's Esme stories which are perfect for newly confident readers to read by themselves, or for parents to read aloud. High in action and with plenty of humour, the stories are brought to life by Michael Fowkes' drawings on every double-page spread. [less]

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Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus

Tamara Macfarlane

2013    176 Pages    (Hodder Children's Books)

Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus

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Animal Music

Julia Donaldson

2014    24 Pages    (Macmillan Children's Books)

Animal Music by Donaldson, Julia

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Animals

Catherine Vase (Illustrator)

2013    12 Pages    (Pan Macmillan)

Flip the flaps to change the picture!Flip the flaps and make the picture change in this fun book of opposites. Children will love making the colourful chameleon appear and disappear, or watching the muddy lion turn sparkly clean -- but be careful of the lion's enormous roar! With sturdy round flaps that can be used again and again, this bright and chunky board book is perfect for little hands.

Flip the flaps to change the picture!Flip the flaps and make the picture change in this fun book of opposites. Children will love making the colourful chameleon appear and disappear, or watching the muddy lion turn sparkly clean -- but be careful of the lion's enormous roar! With sturdy round flaps that can be used again and again, this bright and chunky board book is perfect for little hands. [less]

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Annan Water

Kate Thompson

2005    192 Pages    (Red Fox)

Michael first sees Annie one morning on the banks of Annan Water, when he is out exercising two horses from his parents stables. That first impression of her never leaves him. She triggers in him a desire to get to know and understand her and in doing so, to understand himself.

Michael first sees Annie one morning on the banks of Annan Water, when he is out exercising two horses from his parents stables. That first impression of her never leaves him. She triggers in him a desire to get to know and understand her and in doing so, to understand himself. [less]

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Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Celia Bryce

2013    240 Pages    (Bloomsbury Childrens)

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Archie at the Museum (Start Reading: Awful Archie)

Anne Rooney

2012    32 Pages    (Wayland)

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Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl), The

Eoin Colfer

2003    304 Pages    (Puffin Books)

Artemis Fowl - The Arctic Incident

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Are We There Yet?

David Levithan

2011    256 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers)

Two brothers travel through Italy and take a journey of the heart. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, and they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the [...]

Two brothers travel through Italy and take a journey of the heart. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, and they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren't together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed-up, turned-around, never-what-you-expect world of brothers, Italy, and love. [less]

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Arsenic for Tea

Robin Stevens

2015    352 Pages    (Corgi Childrens)

The second brilliantly plotted mystery starring Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, [...]

The second brilliantly plotted mystery starring Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill -- and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem -- and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth... no matter the consequences. [less]

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Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

2006    304 Pages    (Puffin)

Another superb action packed adventure story with the ever poplar Artemis Fowl. (chi)

Another superb action packed adventure story with the ever poplar Artemis Fowl. (chi) [less]

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Arthur, High King of Britain

Michael Morpurgo

2002    256 Pages    (Egmont Books Ltd)

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Astercote

Penelope Lively

1996    166 Pages    (Mammoth)

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Asterix and the Pechts

Jean-Yves Ferri

2013    48 Pages    (Itchy Coo)

Asterix in Scots A World First For Itchy Coo! The 35th Asterix Album, Asterix and the Picts, has now been announced and Itchy Coo is proud to present, for the very first time, a Scots language edition which will be published simultaneously with all other editions on 24th October 2013. And, with Asterix coming to Scotland, the timing of the very first Asterix in Scots couldn't be better! As everyone knows, Asterix lives in an ancient French village and he and his fellow inhabitants are the last [...]

Asterix in Scots A World First For Itchy Coo! The 35th Asterix Album, Asterix and the Picts, has now been announced and Itchy Coo is proud to present, for the very first time, a Scots language edition which will be published simultaneously with all other editions on 24th October 2013. And, with Asterix coming to Scotland, the timing of the very first Asterix in Scots couldn't be better! As everyone knows, Asterix lives in an ancient French village and he and his fellow inhabitants are the last to resist the Roman occupation thanks to the superhuman strength they get from a magic potion brewed by their druid. Now Asterix and his friend Obelix set out on an epic journey to a land rich in tradition and find that the Scottish tribes have troubles of their own. Can Asterix help, and how will this eagerly awaited story unfold? This brand new Asterix story, told in Scots for the first time, brings our hero to a whole new audience and will be a story to savour. [less]

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Asterix and the Picts

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

2013    48 Pages    (Orion Children's Books)

Title: Asterix and the Picts( Album #35) Binding: Hardcover Author: Jean-YvesFerri Publisher: Orion

Title: Asterix and the Picts( Album #35) Binding: Hardcover Author: Jean-YvesFerri Publisher: Orion [less]

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Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix (Orion Hardcover))

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

2004    48 Pages    (Orion Children's Books)

Asterix at the Olympic Games THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERHERO: The relaunch of the re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed Asterix series, now published in the correct order for the first time. Full description

Asterix at the Olympic Games THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERHERO: The relaunch of the re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed Asterix series, now published in the correct order for the first time. Full description [less]

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At the Firefly Gate

Linda Newbery

2005    176 Pages    (Hachette Children's Group)

Henry is not happy when his parents move from London to the village of Crickford St. Thomas. But he soon forms a friendship with an elderly neighbour, Dottie, and she starts to tell him stories about the Second World War and about another Henry who was a navigator in the RAF. Then Henry sees a man standing at the garden gate, smoking a cigarette and surrounded by a cloud of fireflies. He appears to look straight at Henry - could he be the navigator? And what is the significance of the ghost's [...]

Henry is not happy when his parents move from London to the village of Crickford St. Thomas. But he soon forms a friendship with an elderly neighbour, Dottie, and she starts to tell him stories about the Second World War and about another Henry who was a navigator in the RAF. Then Henry sees a man standing at the garden gate, smoking a cigarette and surrounded by a cloud of fireflies. He appears to look straight at Henry - could he be the navigator? And what is the significance of the ghost's appearance? [less]

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