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The Summer of Us

Cecilia Vinesse
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Cecilia Vinesse
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Invictus

Ryan Graudin
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Ryan Graudin

From the author of the Carnegie Medal nominated Wolf by Wolf, comes an epic new story - A fast-paced, heart-stopping journey through time that will leave you breathless.Time is running out . . .Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into the past.When he collides with Eliot - a mysterious, secretive girl, whose very appearance raises questions about time itself - Far immediately distrusts her.But he must take a leap of faith, following Eliot on a race against time, if he is to protect everything he's ever loved from disappearing forever . . .

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Shadows of the Lost Sun

Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
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Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis

The much-anticipated third title in an epic adventure series from husband-and-wife team, John Parke Davis and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Carrie Ryan. Beautifully illustrated by Todd Harris.Fearless adventurers Marrill and Fin have just barely stopped the Iron Tide and the evil wizard Serth from destroying the Pirate Stream. Now they're on a mission to find Fin's missing mother, but before they can blink, Fin's people have found him - and they're not as friendly as he'd hoped. In fact, they're after a powerful wish orb that could resurrect the treacherous Iron Tide and end the world as we know it. Without their captain Coll and wizard friend Ardent to guide them, are Marrill and Fin brave enough to take on the magic (and evil) of the Pirate Stream on their own?

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Bird Girl

Maudie Smith
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Maudie Smith
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Shark Seas

Steve Backshall
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Steve Backshall
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Saint Death

Marcus Sedgwick
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Marcus Sedgwick

A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by PRINTZ MEDAL winning and CARNEGIE MEDAL, COSTA BOOK AWARD and GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE shortlisted novelist, Marcus Sedgwick. Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez. Twenty metres outside of town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one of them, trying desperately to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding, and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them all the while is Saint Death. Santissima Muerte. She of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian.

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Hug Time

Patrick McDonnell
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Patrick McDonnell
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The Map to Everywhere

Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
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Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
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City of Thirst

Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
Authors:
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis

The second in a rip-roaring adventure series from a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, this is THE NEVERENDING STORY for a new generation.When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, she must return to the Stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend Fin - who has been forgotten all over again - Marrill must make the treacherous trek to the impossible world of Monerva and uncover the secrets of its long-lost wish machine. Only there can Fin wish to finally be remembered. Only there can Marrill wish to save her world and the people she loves. But to get everything they've ever wanted, Marrill and Fin may have to give up on the most important thing they already have: each other.An epic adventure series from husband-and-wife team, John Parke Davis and Carrie Ryan. Beautifully illustrated by Todd Harris.

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Wolf by Wolf: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice

Ryan Graudin
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Ryan Graudin

What would the world look like if the Nazis had won the war? Wolf by Wolf is a gripping thriller about one girl's extraordinary mission to kill Hitler. "Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogyThe year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool - Adele's brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? The future on the world is depending on her . . .A fast-paced, clever story that will leave you breathless.

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The Dragon's Dentist

John McLay, Martin Brown
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John McLay, Martin Brown

It's never too early to share a good story with these easy-to-use Early Reader iBooks. Press on the pictures to make them move. Read on your own or use the 'read aloud' function. Enjoy sound effects that bring the text to life. Read, watch and listen to the story of Harry and his horse, Oats. Harry wishes he was a knight. All his family are. So, one morning, as he sits cleaning the shields after a very muddy battle, he decides to do a great deed. He decides to capture Eric the Dragon.This iBook contains audio on every page and 26 animated pictures. It is written by John McLay and illustrated by Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.The Dragon's Dentist is one of seven 'touch and listen' Early Reader iBooks containing animation, sound effects and unabridged audio.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. A yellow Early Reader is a Touch and Listen iBook.You can follow John McLay on twitter @DragonsDentist.

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The Ghosts of Heaven

Marcus Sedgwick
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Marcus Sedgwick

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016, this mesmerising and mysterious novel by Printz Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick is written in four cleverly interlinked parts and can be read in 24 different ways. Spanning thousands of years, The Ghosts of Heaven can tell us a secret as old as time, about survival, discovery, and the effect of the spiral - a symbol that has no end - on all our lives. It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny. Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. Follow the ways of infinity to discover its meaning.

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Wilds of the Wolf

Steve Backshall
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Steve Backshall
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If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch
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Emily Murdoch

What happens in the woods, stays in the woods. . .Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn't, will she ever be free?For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in a camper van in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa. Her mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey's only priority - until strangers arrive and everything changes . . .Jenny Downham, author of BEFORE I DIE, says that IF YOU FIND ME is "a beautiful book about survival, identity, family, love and so much more."

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The Hunting Ground

Cliff McNish
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Cliff McNish
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