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  • Arrowheart

    By Rebecca Sky
    Authors:
    Rebecca Sky
    What if you had the power to make any boy fall in love with you? Addictive romance with a fantasy twist for fans of Holly Smale, Ally Carter, and Zoe Sugg.The gods are gone. The people have forgotten them. But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake's disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realises there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .Prepare to fall under the spell of Wattpad star Rebecca Sky, in this compulsive romance.
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  • Attack of the Snack

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Julian Gough
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
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    The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

    By Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Richard Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Alex T. Smith
    From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.
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    Aliens Stole My Dog

    By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Ian Whybrow
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms.What's out there? First David finds the mysterious CD-rom in the school playground. Next, there's a spaceship in his garden, and his dog, Hairy Spice, disappears. Who else have the aliens kidnapped? Why have they chosen David to help them? And will he be able to save the world?This book provides the ideal first step into longer fiction for fans of Ian Whybrow's HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS stories.
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    Albert the Alphabetical Elephant

    By Roger Hargreaves
    Authors:
    Roger Hargreaves
    Join Albert the Elephant as he romps through the alphabet, showing his new friend that letters can be fun! Enjoy learning about letters with Albert the elephant and his very flexible trunk. Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Albert the Alphabetical Elephant was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
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  • Amelia Jane is Naughty Again

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane causes mayhem with a boomerang, defaces the nursery walls and plays all sorts of tricks on poor Mr Up-and-To! The toys have enough and Amelia Jane promises to be behave. But can the world's naughtiest toy ever learn to behave?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
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  • Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Not only have the toys got to beware of the terror of the toy cupboard - Amelia Jane - they now have to put up with Sidney, the selfish teddy bear. The toys are desperate to teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
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  • Amelia Jane Again!

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! First Amelia upsets the toys terribly with her mischief and then she gets poor Teddy to carry her home without him having a clue. Will the toys get their own back?First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
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  • The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A classic children's story from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton - be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair stories.When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures - to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island!First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover by Kate Hindley (2014).
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    The Arrival

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown. This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey.THE ARRIVAL has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. Sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. It has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide."An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverShaun Tan is an internationally and critically acclaimed prize winning author/ illustrator. Amongst others, he has won the Astrid Lindgren prize, the Crichton Award and the World Fantasy Best Artist Award.Read more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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    Aquarius

    By Jan Mark
    Authors:
    Jan Mark
    Viner lives in a land that constantly floods - his skill as a water diviner has lead to ridicule. But when he is kidnapped all this changes. His murderous captors force him to work for them in their drought-stricken country - and to challenge the Rain-King whose failure to provide the necessary rainfall is sorely trying all those around him. But instead of ridiculing the King, Viner befriends him - perhaps more ... Aquarius is a deeply humane story of power, manipulation, ambition, and burgeoning sexuality. Viner is a complex character - easy to like and despise in equal measure. His story will not easily be forgotten.
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  • Alien Abduction

    By Tim Healey, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Tim Healey
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this third book in the series sees Mortimer Keene up to no good again with an alien ray gun machine!When the school is invaded by aliens and Mr Bevan the English teacher is abducted, everyone suspects the young genius Mortimer Keene!'The illustrations are hilarious and the whole thing is one funny story!' - The Guardian
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    Adaptation

    By Malinda Lo
    Authors:
    Malinda Lo
    Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. Millions are stranded. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On Reese's long drive home, along a stretch of empty highway at night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened.For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can't remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she's different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust? This is the long-awaited new novel from the author of ASH: read on with the eBook novella NATURAL SELECTION (for all fans of Reese and Amber!) and the sequel, INHERITANCE.
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  • Animal Ark Pets Christmas Collection

    By Lucy Daniels
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    Lucy Daniels
    The Animal Ark Pets is the younger sister of Animal Ark - they are shorter novels, with more illustrations, but they still feature Mandy and James and all the regulars at Animal Ark. KITTEN KISSES - Can Mandy find a home for an abandoned kitten found in the snow?PETS' PARTY - How can Mandy and James stop a playful pup from being sent away at Christmas?SPANIEL SURPRISE - the exciting story of the search for the perfect pet ...
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  • Amazing Esme and the Pirate Circus

    By Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes
    Authors:
    Tamara Macfarlane
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Fowkes
    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 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.
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  • Attack of the Slime

    By Tim Healey, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Tim Healey
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    A wickedly funny series featuring Mortimer: the small kid with big ideas! In this book, Mortimer covers his whole school in slime. With slimy facts and activities at the back, perfect for young readers. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters ideal for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack!When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime...Created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.
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  • Around the World

    By Katherine Lodge
    Authors:
    Katherine Lodge
    Follow Mimi as she travels around the world visiting a host of exciting sights from Big Ben in London and the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Statue of Liberty in New York and the coral reefs of Australia! The challenge is on to find Mimi and her family who are hidden in every country! Can you spot her? Preschoolers will find the ordinary extraordinary with Mimi! Every page is packed with colourful activity as Mimi enjoys common first experiences in a familiar and comforting world. With a board game and over 50 fun stickers!'A lovely, fun book for little ones that follows the Where's Wally? format.' The Bookbag
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  • Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus

    By Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes
    Authors:
    Tamara Macfarlane
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Fowkes
    Esme is seriously bored of all the work and practice her mother keeps insisting she does in order to perfect her circus performance. So when an idea forms in Esme's head of adding some fun animals to her performance, she knows just who to call ... her cousins at Maclinkey Castle who have all manner of odd pets. With little rehearsal Esme and her act perform on the high wire. But disaster strikes and her co-stars tumble to the ground. Donk won't wake up and now everyone in town thinks that Circus Miranda is cruel to animals. What can Esme do to stop the crowds from leaving the circus? The answer lies in her punishment of being made to run the lowly sweet treats stand and being banned from performing. With a little bit of maple syrup, chocolate, caramel and a dash of teamwork, surely the kids can tempt the crowds back...?
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  • Amazing Esme

    By Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes
    Authors:
    Tamara Macfarlane
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Fowkes
    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!
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  • At Home

    By Katherine Lodge
    Authors:
    Katherine Lodge
    Follow Mimi from morning to night as she munches her breakfast, gets dressed in her favourite outfit, bakes a cake, enjoys a lunchtime snack, splashes in the bath and, after a fun-filled day, falls fast asleep! The challenge is on to find Mimi and her family who are hidden in every scene! Can you spot her? Preschoolers will find the ordinary extraordinary with Mimi! Every page is packed with colourful activity as Mimi enjoys common first experiences in a familiar and comforting world. With a fun rhyming story, a snakes and ladders game and over 50 stickers!'A lovely, fun book for little ones that follows the Where's Wally? format.' The Bookbag
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