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The Hawkweed Prophecy

Irena Brignull
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Irena Brignull
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The Woebegone Twins

Christopher William Hill
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Christopher William Hill

When twins Greta and Feliks are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed: that is until they are rescued by the glamorous Olga Van Veenen, a fabulously wealthy children's author, plagued by writer's block. But Olga's life is apparently in danger, threatened by a second-rate novelist who wishes to see his rival dead. When Olga and her faithful retainer, Valentin, disappear from the eerie and imposing Castle Van Veenen, many miles north by train from Schwartzgarten's Imperial Railway Station, Greta and Feliks conclude that the murderous novelist has finally exacted his revenge on Olga. Only by using their wits are the twins able to rescue their guardian before it is too late. As if by magic, Olga's writer's block lifts, and she quickly produces and publishes a new book for children. The novel has eerie similarities to the twins' adventures in Castle Van Veenen, and Greta and Feliks begin to question whether their guardian has deliberately placed them in danger for literary inspiration. But Olga Van Veenen has come too far to have her reputation muddied by the allegations of the twins, and will stop at nothing to silence them forever.

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The Dark

Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen
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Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen
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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola board book story about tricky bedtimes, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."This wonderfully imaginative bedtime tale is perfect for sharing with the very youngest Charlie and Lola fans.'Funny, bright and very entertaining' - Daily Mail

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Much Ado About Nothing

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Beatrice and Benedick are perfect for each other - but they're too busy arguing to see it. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero are happily head-over-heels in love... Will these two very different couples find their happy ending? Not if the villain Don John has anything to do with it!A wonderful retelling of this classic Shakespeare story.

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Ultraviolet Shortlisted for Nebula Awards

Orchard Books are delighted to announce that Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson has been shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book as part of The Nebula Awards.

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SLA Second Information Book Award

The School Library Association is delighted to announce the Information Book Award 2012 is opening for submissions on 20th February, sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books.