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The Lost Magician

Piers Torday
Authors:
Piers Torday

'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere' The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a magical library door, they walk into an enchanted kingdom of fresh adventure and danger. A bewitching wonderland of fairies, bears and tree gods, which is now under threat from the mysterious silver robots of the Unreads. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find the mysterious Librarian. What they discover will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever ... 'One of the best writers for children working today'The Guardian

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The Starman and Me

Sharon Cohen
Authors:
Sharon Cohen

E.T. meets Stig of the Dump in a page-turning adventure for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and David Almond'A proper adventure story for all curious middle graders ... heartily recommended' The BookbagHe wasn't an alien, I was sure of that. It was more like he'd walked in through an ancient door from the past ... except he was here, in my bedroom and his misty forest was somewhere real on Planet Earth.Twelve-year-old Kofi first spots the prehistoric human on a supermarket roundabout. He is small and dark and curled into a tight ball. His name is Rorty Thrutch and he has zero memory of how he ended up in the unexceptional village of Bradborough, or why he's being hunted... Kofi soon finds out that Rorty can do amazing things. He can copy, paste and delete objects, using only the power of his mind. This is the discovery of the century and mad, greedy scientists will stop at nothing to track him down.Kofi and best friend Janie are on a mission. Not only must they protect Rorty, but they have to find his missing girlfriend Pogsy Blue, too. Our prehistoric ancestors have crashed headlong into the 21st century and time is running out to save them...THE STARMAN AND ME explores where we have come from and where we are moving to - it's about the magic of DNA, the power of identity, and the importance of caring for each other.

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Wilf the Mighty Worrier Rescues the Dinosaurs

Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
Contributors:
Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
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There May Be a Castle

Piers Torday
Authors:
Piers Torday

A remarkable story about love and death from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction PrizeEleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters. But it's snowing, and visibility is bad, and the car goes off the road, and crashes. Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he's not in his world any more. He meets a sheep named Bar, who can only say Baaa, and a sarcastic horse named Nonky, who is a surprising mix of his beloved toy horse and his older sister.So begins a quest to find a castle in a world of wonder - a world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.But why are they looking for a castle? As the cold grows, we realise it might just have something to do with the family he's left behind; and that Mouse's quest is more important than ever. This is a novel about love and death. It's about the power of stories to change the way we view the world - and it's about the power of a child to change their own world. Emotionally arresting but ultimately uplifting, this is a remarkable novel for our times.

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We Are Giants

Amber Lee Dodd, Amber Lee Dodd
Authors:
Amber Lee Dodd, Amber Lee Dodd
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Wilf the Mighty Worrier Battles a Pirate

Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
Contributors:
Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
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The Wild Beyond

Piers Torday, Piers Torday
Authors:
Piers Torday, Piers Torday

AS SEEN ON BBC'S COUNTRYFILEFROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine RundellThis is the story of a boy named Kester. He has rescued the last wild animals in the world, and saved his capital city from destruction. But now he must face his greatest challenge yet, because:1. The only blue whale on the planet has brought news from across the ocean2. A mysterious steel dome has risen from the Four Towers3. Out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future...

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Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World

Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
Contributors:
Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler

SHORTLISTED FOR THE LAUGH OUT LOUD BOOK AWARDS!Meet Wilf. He worries about everything. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now the most evil man in the world has moved in next door...When Alan, a self-styled Evil Lunatic, moves in next door with his grumpy robot sidekick and his silent right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips, Wilf knows he will have to find a way to overcome his fears. And soon he realises: only he can stop Alan's ridiculous yet still Quite Evil plan to destroy the world...Join Wilf for a fantastically funny adventure, illustrated throughout!

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Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton
Contributors:
Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton
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Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Yeti Rescue

Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
Contributors:
Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly

Eleanor Hawken worked as a children's book editor for many years and was part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Her popular children's series Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird chronicles the hilarious adventures of a boy who spends his time with the furry and ferocious tenants of the zoo his family runs. Ever since Sammy discovered that there are crazier animals in the world than just lemurs and lions, his life has become pretty weird. So when a Mongolian Death Worm turns up at his zoo, he's not that surprised. The Death Worm needs help: his best friend, Bert the Yeti Chief, has gone missing. Can Sammy summon the Ministry of Yetis and rescue Bert? He's going to need help from his old friends Donny and Red, not to mention a very reluctant Wish Frog.(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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Guinea Pigs Online 1 (Unabridged

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray
Authors:
Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray

Fuzzy and Coco are guinea pigs who live with their kindly owners, Ben and Henrietta Bliss. Coco likes to spend her days pampering herself and listening to harp concertos. Fuzzy is much more down to earth - he is a passionate cook who wants nothing more than to learn to make delicious meals for Ben and Henrietta. So when Fuzzy spots an ad run by glamorous local chef Scarlet Cleaver stating 'Guinea Pigs Wanted', he is enormously excited - what a chance to learn some cooking skills! Coco warns him that the ad is not what he thinks, but he won't listen; when she's not looking, he sneaks off to find the restaurant. And so Coco has to get online to try track Fuzzy down. But when Micespace reveals that guinea pigs from all over town have been taken away in a van by Scarlet Cleaver herself, Coco must set off on a rescue mission to prevent Fuzzy from ending up as main course on The Meat Cleaver's menu! (P)2013 WF Howes Ltd

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Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Hell Hound Curse

Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
Contributors:
Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
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Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird

Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
Contributors:
Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly

Sammy Feral is a lucky boy. His family run a zoo and so he spends his spare time hanging out with orangutans, crocodiles and snakes. But his luck has just run out - his entire family has been infected with a werewolf virus! Now his mum, dad and sisters are howling at the moon, craving raw meat and, worst of all, trying to infect Sammy! Luckily, Donny and Red - a crack team who investigate animals that don't exist - are on hand to help. But with an evil professor determined to take over Feral Zoo and no known cure for the virus, things aren't looking good for Sammy!

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Raised by Wolves

Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Quercus
Authors:
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Quercus

Pack life is about order, but Bryn is about to push all the limits, with hair-raising results. At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule. Little fazes her. But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her parents come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences. A thrilling new YA adventure, with an electrifying link between a tough heroine and an exciting boy-were at its heart, Raised by Wolves will leave you howling for more.

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