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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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Shark Seas

Steve Backshall
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Steve Backshall

Saker and Sinter continue their quest to save the world's endangered animals in the fourth thrilling adventure in TV presenter Steve Backshall's Falcon Chronicles, this time swimming in shark seas. . .Perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson and Bear Grylls. This is the fourth adventure in the Falcon Chronicles, filled with intrigue, danger, exotic wildlife and dramatic locations.

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City of Thirst

Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
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Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
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Hug Time

Patrick McDonnell
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Patrick McDonnell

Join Jules, the kitten, on his discovery of how perfect and simple love can be as he travels the globe to share a hug with everyone he meets. From port to port, from sea to sea, Jules hugs a hippo, a whale, a wombat, a panda, a giraffe and an elephant. But when he arrives in the North Pole, there doesn't seem to be anyone around to hug . . . Or is there?A warm and engaging tale of love for fans of Guess How Much I Love You from internationally acclaimed MUTTS cartoonist, Patrick McDonnell, described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as "One of the best comic strips of all time."

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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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Wolf by Wolf

Ryan Graudin
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Ryan Graudin

NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017Welcome to an alternate history. Over 10 years since the Nazis won the war, 17-year-old Yael has one mission: to kill Hitler. But first she's got to get close enough to him to do it. WOLF BY WOLF is a captivating thriller, perfect for fans of THE BOOK THIEF, dystopia and fantasy.Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them - made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same. Her story begins on a train. Experimented on by scientists during her childhood in a concentration camp, Yael escaped with the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only parts of her which always remain are the five tattooed wolves on her arm, one for each of the people she's lost. Now she is intent on getting revenge and achieving her goal: to kill the Führer and change history forever. But to get close enough she must win an epic and gruelling motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo - disguised as someone else . . .

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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 Walled City

Ryan Graudin
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Ryan Graudin

Disguised as a boy, Jin Ling searches for her missing sister, Mei Yee, who was sold into the brothels of the Walled City. It's a cut-throat world of gangs, drug-dealers and warlords and every day is a struggle to survive. Jin Ling relies on her speed and cunning but how long will her luck hold? When a mysterious boy, Dai, requests her help with a dangerous mission Jin Ling's inclined to say no - this is a world where no one can be trusted - but the mission offers her a vital chance to see inside the brothel where her sister may be being held.Jin Ling and Dai join forces, but will either of them survive the mission? Is Mei Yee still alive? And how will any of them ever escape the stifling city walls?With a fantasy setting inspired by Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, Ryan's novel has a rich authenticity and an intense atmosphere, and its pace will enthral the reader from the very first page.

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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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Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo
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If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch
Authors:
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
Authors:
Cliff McNish

When Elliott and his brother, Ben, move into the old and crumbling Glebe House they don't expect to find themselves sharing it with ghosts.But soon sinister events are unfolding. An old diary reveals glimpses of the mansion's past - and of a terrible tragedy. A mysterious woman talks to the dead. And evil lurks in the East Wing - a hideous labyrinth of passageways devised by a truly twisted mind. Can Elliott and his family escape the clutches of Glebe House? Or will they be trapped in the maze of corridors, forever hunted by the dead?

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The Doomspell

Cliff McNish
Authors:
Cliff McNish
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