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  • Silver Spur

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...The ranch's new wrangler, Troy Hendren, is full of stories of his years spent cowboying in Montana and his faithful horse, Silver Spur. According to Troy, Silver Spur can spin on a ten-cent piece and understand every word he says. But oldtimer Hadley Crane is suspicious of this flashy cowboy. When a guest mislays an antique gold locket, is Hadley right in pointing the finger at Troy?
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  • Steamboat Charlie

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...Steamboat Charlie, a big black gelding, arrives at Half-Moon Ranch with a bad reputation for bucking off his riders. But Kirstie likes the black gelding's playful nature and happily works with him, until a random gunshot during a forest ride shatters the peace. Was the shot an accident or deliberate? Can Kirstie uncover the mystery - and find out the truth about Steamboat's past?
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  • Skylark

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range... Kirstie is pleased that Skylark and her foal Hummingbird become the favourite subject of artist Leon Powell during his visit to Half-Moon Ranch. But tragedy strikes when a freak snowstorm traps the bay mare and her foal freezes to death. An outraged Powell sets about exposing the Scotts for their "cruelty". But Matt Scott isn't convinced that Hummingbird's death was quite so clear-cut. Meanwhile, poor Skylark pines for her dead foal...
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  • Saffy's Angel

    By Hilary Mckay
    Authors:
    Hilary Mckay
    From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family!After Saffron discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she stows away on a car trip to Italy. The rest of the family are engaged in their own wacky projects: Caddy, a hopeless student, is revising for her A levels and desperately trying to pass her driving test. Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family, is determined to rid himself of his fear of heights. And the youngest, Rose, a budding artist, has a knack for baiting her pompous dad, with entertaining results . . .'This book truly is a masterpiece' GuardianSaffy's Angel won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.
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  • Summer Special: Diamond Charm

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    This is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...It's midsummer and a busy time at the ranch. So why does Sandy Scott let Taryn West stay for free? Kirstie soon learns that Taryn's life has recently fallen apart - her mom is missing presumed dead and her dad is the chief suspect. When novice rider Taryn disappears on her favourite horse, Diamond Charm, Kirstie sets off to track her down - before they find themselves battling to save the life of another member of this torn and tragic family ...
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    Skellig

    By David Almond
    Authors:
    David Almond
    When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .
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  • Sniff The Wonderdog

    By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Ian Whybrow
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Sniff: the dog whose hobbies are biting bees and chasing motorbikes!Ben's parents are hoping for a relaxing family holiday. With Sniff around? No chance!But, brainless though he is, Sniff still manages to save the day!
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  • Sniff Bounces Back

    By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Ian Whybrow
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Sniff: big-hearted, brainless and untrainable! Has Sniff been dog-napped by mad scientists? Or "eated by a moocow"? And why are Ben and his family hiding in the bushes with no clothes on ...?Welcome back to the puzzling world of the most hilarious and chaotic canine ever!
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  • Sniff

    By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Ian Whybrow
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Large, slobbery and lost, Sniff picks up Ben in the playground - and after that, there's never a dull moment for the Moore family.He's nuts! He's adorable! He's hopeless! Well, OK, he might save the day - but only by accident ...
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  • Stoneheart

    By Charlie Fletcher
    Authors:
    Charlie Fletcher
    'Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look...' When George breaks the dragon's head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power. This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning... The taints and spits - statues with opposing natures - are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the city landscape. The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary. But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse - they are quite alone. The rest of London is oblivious to their plight. This epic adventure exposes forces long-layered in the fabric of London. After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same!
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  • St Clare's: The Twins at St Clare's & The O'Sullivan Twins

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.The Twins at St Clare's Pat and Isabel find life at St Clare's is not as easy as they thought. They have several surprises and arguments before they admit their troubles are of their own making, and settle down to make friends.The O'Sullivan TwinsIt's the start of the Easter Term and the twins are looking forward to meeting all their friends at St Clare's once more. They are determined to be obedient and studious, but the new girls prove to be so much fun.Poor Mam'zelle had better watch out.Expect mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This audio download is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all St Clare's fans. Each story is one hour. (P) Hodder Children's Books 2006
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  • St Clare's: Claudine at St Clare's & Fifth Formers at St Clare's

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.Claudine at St Clare's Eileen's mother is the new Matron and Mam'zelle's niece, Claudine, joins St Clare's and causes havoc wherever she goes. The twins are enchanted by rebellious Claudine and her mad-cap plans, but will she last the term?Fifth Formers at St Clare'sThe girls are in the fifth form, about to reach the sixth, but they are not too old for tricks and escapades, jokes and excitement. Especially amusing is French girl Antoinette who, like her sister Claudine, doesn't always understand the ways of St. Clare's.Expect more mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This audio download is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all St Clare's fans. Each story is one hour. (P) Hodder Children's Books 2006
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    Shakespeare's Tales

    By Beverley Birch, Stephen Lambert
    Authors:
    Beverley Birch
    Illustrated by:
    Stephen Lambert
    'The barge she sat in like a burnished throne, burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold, purple the sails...'A lyrical re-telling of Shakespeare's plays; Hamlet, The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra and Othello by respected children's author Beverley Birch, partnered with sublime illustrations by Stephen Lambert. A perfect introduction to these landmark plays.
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  • Silvertongue

    By Charlie Fletcher
    Authors:
    Charlie Fletcher
    George and Edie are travelling through unLondon, a world of danger on the city streets, and they are quite alone. Time is standing still, and the rest of London is unaware of their plight, unaware of the hidden world of living statues, of Shackleton and the Queen of Time. In the concluding part of the breathtaking and critically acclaimed Stoneheart trilogy, Edie and George look deeper into Edie's past, and her future.
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  • The Shadow of Evil

    By Tim Pigott-Smith, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Tim Pigott-Smith
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    Sabotage at sea. Sherlock Holmes dead. Queen Victoria's grand-daughter kidnapped.The national chaos that ensues can only add up to one man: the evil Professor Moriarty.Can the Irregulars foil the evil Professor's diabolic schemes in time?
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    SOS Adventure: Tusk

    By Colin Bateman
    Authors:
    Colin Bateman
    Deep in Africa, Michael and Katya are in desperate danger. The SOS team is having a spot of rest and relaxation - all except its two newest members. Michael and Katya are on a trek through the jungle, where they are threatened by lions, elephants, ivory poachers ... and someone much more unexpected.
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    SOS Adventure: Fire Storm

    By Colin Bateman
    Authors:
    Colin Bateman
    Michael and Katya have travelled with the SOS team to bring fresh water to a small island in the Phillipines. But a series of small earthquakes bring warning that the long-dormant volcano that dominates the island is about to explode back into life. Michael and Katya are in for the most thrilling adventure of their lives ...
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    SOS Adventure: Icequake

    By Colin Bateman
    Authors:
    Colin Bateman
    Baring Island, the Canadian Arctic.Michael and Katya are alone, in the middle of a blizzard.There are wolves snapping at their heels, and somewhere ahead of them, a gigantic polar bear with the taste for human blood.They've come with the SOS team in search of a missing satellite, but now they're just struggling to stay alive.
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    Storm-Voice

    By Judy Allen
    Authors:
    Judy Allen
    For some months, Katie's mother has woken screaming from a recurring nightmare. Katie becomes convinced the dream is a buried childhood memory, and that her mother needs to remember to overcome it. She finds out where her mother grew up and persuades her to go back, ostensibly for a holiday, in reality for Katie to track down her estranged grandfather. The seaside town is out-of-season, bleak, beset by storms and high spring tides, and the subject of a legend that the beach and waters are haunted by the crying of a child and the howling of a grief-stricken man. What emerges are the events of a terrible accident fifty years before, when a cliff fell into the sea, taking cottages and their inhabitants with it. The failure to rescue a small child has haunted Katie's family ever since - an incident depicted in photographs in the museum - the child and a lifeboatman vainly reaching out as a wave sweeps her away. As real and supernatural events build to a stormy climax, Katie uncovers that her mother was the small child used in a filmed re-enactment of the tragedy, terrified at being forced by her father to play the part of the drowning child again and again and again. An uncompromising story of a young child's abuse through the greed and insensitivity of adults, and of the destructive power of guilt.
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    The Stones Of The Moon

    By Judy Allen
    Authors:
    Judy Allen
    It is mid-July, the time of year governed by Cancer - the moon's sign. David's archaeologist father is excavating a Roman mosaic found in Yorkshire. David becomes fascinated by an ancient stone circle on a nearby hillside, but his interest turns to a pervading fear when he touches the stones and gets a powerful electric shock. He befriends Westwood, who has a theory that the stones were used in ancient times to call forth water by chanting 'til the vibrations hit a powerful resonating note. Hence the name 'weeping stones'. And after centuries asleep, something has re-activated them. David's father dismisses Westwood as an eccentric dabbler, and the townspeople throw him out as suspicious and untrustworthy. But Westwood's theory predicts a catastrophic flood - unless David can convince everyone of the stones' extraordinary force, find out what has woken them and turn the power back ...
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