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  • The Speed of Darkness

    By Catherine Fisher
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    Catherine Fisher
    Science fiction, myth, time travel and Shakespearean wit and playfulness combine in a stunning sequence of huge imaginative power - the Shakespeare Quartet ...The Speed of Darkness concludes the series which began with The Obsidian Mirror, then moved on through The Box of Red Brocade and The Door in the Moon.In this final volume, a great storm brews out at sea and batters the Devon coast, flooding vast swathes of land. At Wintercombe Abbey the preceding weeks have been spent in a ferment of experimentation, as Jake Wilde's father, David and Maskelyne work furiously on Operation Leah. They have been practising changing tiny events in the past, in preparation for the rescue of Venn's wife Leah from death, the culmination of their work with the Obsidian Mirror. But in the aftermath of the storm, the Abbey is a drowned house. Where is the Mirror? What has happened to the two halves of the Janus coin? Whose is the mysterious boat wrecked up on the nearby beach? And what plans of mischief and mayhem lay in store for Halloween - the day chosen for Leah's return?
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  • The Secret of Moon Castle

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora, Jack and Prince Paul are staying in the remote, mysterious Moon Castle. But weird things begin happening almost immediately - paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make noises when no one is touching them! Can the children discover the truth behind the spooky goings-on inside Moon Castle?First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret Island

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.In Enid Blyton's very first full-length adventure novel, meet siblings Peggy, Mike and Nora. They live with their cruel uncle and aunt and long to escape, so when their friend Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island, they run away to live there. But not all is as it seems on the island and the children soon find their adventures are only just beginning ...First published in 1938, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret Forest

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora and Jack have been invited to the kingdom of Baronia for the holidays! In their friend Prince Paul's home, hidden away in the heart of the mountains, they stumble into their greatest adventure yet. Can the children defeat the robbers in the Secret Forest?This titles was first published as The Secret of Killimooin in 1943. This edition contains the classic text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret of Spiggy Holes

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Mike, Peggy, Nora and Jack are having a lovely summer at the Cornish seaside. While out exploring the Spiggy Holes caves, they discover a secret passage leading to the Old House on the cliff. But when they encounter the Old House's horrid new owner, the children are convinced he is hiding some secrets of his own ...First published in 1940, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • Seaside Family

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.This summer holiday Mike, Belinda and Ann are taking their caravans to the wonderful seaside town, Sea-Gull Cove. Right at the edge of the sea, this will surely be the best holiday ever! Only miserable Benjy is unhappy. Will the Caravan family find a way to cheer Beny up and enjoy sand and sea, or will he ruin the children's holiday?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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  • Saucy Jane Family

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.There's a beautiful houseboat on the canal, and Mike, Belinda and Anne are very lucky to spend their holidays on it. They have the best holiday treats, take a trip on a real canal boat and learn to swim. This holiday will be the best!First published in 1948, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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    A Song for Ella Grey

    By David Almond
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    David Almond
    Winner of the Guardian children's book prize 2015I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both... knew how they lived and how they died. Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
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  • Secret Seven Top Secret Detective Notebook

    By Enid Blyton, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.What makes a good detective? Strong intuition, patience, good observational skills, a logical mind, and the help of others to discuss clues and scenarios. Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin, George and Scamper (the dog) have all these skills - and so can you, if you follow the tips and advice in this handy guide. There's plenty of space for you to practise finding your way out of mazes, quickly sketching faces you might need to remember, and honing your powers of observation. With this book, no crime or strange goings-on will ever escape your notice. Every Secret Seven club and detective will want a copy.The perfect addition to the Secret Seven novels, illustrated by Tony Ross.
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  • The Secret Seven Collection 2

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    The Secret Seven are ready to solve any mystery, any time! This 3-in-1 collection contains books 4-6 in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 novels, perfect for young fans of mystery, adventure or detective series.Book 4: Secret Seven on the Trail (first published in 1952)Something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Seven are intrigued. When Jack overhears a strange conversation, it's time for the Seven to leap into action ...Book 5: Go Ahead, Secret Seven (first published in 1953)What exactly is the sinister-looking man up to and why does he want to get George into trouble? Will the Seven get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late?Book 6: Good Work, Secret Seven (first published in 1954)A car is stolen and Peter and Janet are the only witnesses. But have the Seven got themselves too deep into a mystery that is beyond their powers to solve?This collection features the original text. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013,
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  • The Ship of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. All aboard for a quiet cruise among the Greek Islands! But when Philip's pet monkey breaks a birthday present, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are plunged into an exciting quest to find the lost treasure of the Andra - with some ruthless villains hot on their trail.First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Sea of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. A mysterious trip to the desolate northen isles leads to another exciting adventure for Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack. Bill is kidnapped, and the children are marooned far from the mainland. Will they rescue Bill in a dangerous game of hide-and-seek with an unknown enemy?First published in 1948, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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    Shhh! Lift-the-Flap Book

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
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    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    Shhh! You are about to enter a giant's castle. Can you get through the book without waking up the enormous scary giant? What will you do if he wakes up? Why shut the book of course!An interactive retelling of a classic fairy tale with flaps and peepholes that will keep children hooked!'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer
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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
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    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    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. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. "An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverRead more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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  • The Shadow of Mordican

    By Louise Lawrence
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    Louise Lawrence
    Desperate to reach Seers' Keep, Carrie is nevertheless overwhelmed by the peace and enchantment of the land of Irriyan. But the opportunity to settle there vanishes with the appearance of the mysterious White Mage, Gerwyn, who has a thoroughly different destination in mind. Both Carrie and he call upon the elements in their battle for supremacy, but Carrie's power is too new and untried to be a match for Gerwyn's, and soon she and Craig are unmistakeably being drawn towards Mordican ...
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    The Spring On The Mountain

    By Judy Allen
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    Judy Allen
    Peter, Michael and Emma are strangers, each despatched by their parents for a week's holiday with the Myers in their cottage at the foot of a Welsh mountain. Coincidence? Or has the strange neighbour, Mrs White, somehow lured them to enact an awesome quest? They are an uneasy trio, uncomfortable in their forced alliance, and they face their circumstances in very different ways - Mrs Myers anxious 'mothering', the enigmatic Mrs White, and the swirling sense of fear that seems trapped in the lane running past her house, her stories of Arthur's Way, the old straight track shrouded in legend that leads straight to the peak of the mountain, and her obsession with diverting the spring at the top. There are peculiar visitors and strange warnings, yet the children feel compelled to set off up Arthur's Way at the most dangerous time of year. What they discover, about unseen forces on earth, about the price of disturbing nature, about themselves, leads to a gripping climax in a spell-binding tale. First published in 1973 by Jonathan Cape Ltd.
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  • Shut Out

    By Kody Keplinger
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    Kody Keplinger
    The girls of Hamilton High are going on strike. Sick of the rivalry between their boyfriends' American football and soccer teams, Lissa and her friends are determined that the boys won't see any action from them until they put an end to their immature pranks. But Lissa hasn't counted on a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to first. And Lissa finds that it's much harder than she ever thought it would be. From the author of The Duff - now a major film starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney, out in DVD in Summer 2015.
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  • Sunburst

    By Nicholas Fisk
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    Nicholas Fisk
    The Starstormers - Vawn, Ispex, Tsu and Makenzi - hurtle through space in Starstormer, the spacecraft they've built themselves, seeking their destination Epsilon Cool. Under constant threat from the evil Octopus Emperor, whose immense powers reach throughout the galaxy, their senses are alert to all dangers. In the depths of space they come across a huge abandoned spacecraft - a ghost ship with a chilling signal: Plague ship! Keep away! But the Starstormers desperately need spare parts for their own stricken craft. Despite the warning, they must venture aboard. But too late, they discover the ship's chilling secret - and they are destined for a terrifying journey towards the centre of the sun . . .
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    Savage Drift

    By Emmy Laybourne
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    Emmy Laybourne
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    Sports Day

    By Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
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    Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
    A much-loved classic with a great new cover from the creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper.It's Sports Day! There's games and hoops and bean bags, eggs and spoons - lots of fun to have - excitement, cheers and occasional tears. It's going to be a day to remember!'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' The Independent
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