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  • Six Dinner Sid

    By Inga Moore
    Authors:
    Inga Moore
    Sid is a cat who is addicted to having six meals a day and glories in this lifestyle. Manipulative, persuasive and a charmer he has wrapped everybody round his little paw - each owner believes that Sid belongs to them only . . . until the day he is found out!
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  • Six Dinner Sid: A Highland Adventure

    By Inga Moore
    Authors:
    Inga Moore
    Six Dinner Sid has been settled at Pythagoras Place for some time - but what happens when all his six owners decide to go on holiday at the same time? How will Sid get his six dinners a day....? This Sid adventure has joined the original story and become a much-loved classic picture book.'The appetite for Sid's cheeky charisma has never dulled.' - BooksellerIllustrated in Inga Moore's classic watercolour style, and told with gentle humour, this book is a must-have companion title to the classic bestseller Six Dinner Sid.Sid's first adventure, Six Dinner Sid is a Smarties Award winner and is in the Daily Telegraph's top 50 children's books of all time.
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  • Six O'Clock Tales

    By Enid Blyton, Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Read by:
    Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    Twenty-seven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.Sheila is astonished when her toys walk themselves home, poor Prickles the Hedgehog thinks the moon has fallen out of the sky, and find out just how mischievous Twinkle the elf is when he paints the walls of a dragon's cave.Ideal for bedtime, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales with: Five O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.First published in 1942, this edition contains the following stories: When the Moon fell down!Jean's little ThrushYou can't please Everybody!The King of the TrainsPixie PinsThe Adventurous ClownThe Money that flew awayWhen the Toys walked HomeTwelve little PigsThe Little Pop-Gun Quizzy, the GoblinThe Kind HedgehogThe Cold Snow-ManThe Big Green HandkerchiefThe Tale of SnowballFoolish Mister WopThe Golden PeacockThe Brownie and the GnomeThe Inside-Out StockingThe Clockwork Mouse and the BirdThe Dirty Old ChairThe Spotted CowThe Boy Who Dropped His H'sDickie Gets a JobThe Cross CaterpillarWhat a Mistake!The Cookie SwanWhy Did the Giant Laugh?Twinkle Gets Into MischiefHow Untidy!Three Cheers For John!Good Old Joey!Cuckoo!(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton LimitedEnid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
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  • The Sixth Form 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.In book nine the unimaginable has happened - the twins made head girl! It's a tough job - cheeky first formers and cruel Priscilla keep the girls on their toes.It's the twins last year and there definitely will be mischief!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. Books 5, 6 and 9 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox and feature storylines set in between the original Blyton novels. These books were published in 2000/2008 and are unillustrated.
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    Skellig

    By David Almond
    Authors:
    David Almond
    The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of todayWhen 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 . . .Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.
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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    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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    Skins 2: Summer Holiday

    By Jess Britain
    Authors:
    Jess Britain
    Want to know what happened to Mini, Liv, Grace, Alo, Rich and the rest of the Roundview crew the summer before the start of Series 5?With brand new, exclusive storylines this new Skins novel takes you on a rollercoaster journey from Bristol to Newquay and back again. Nothing and no one is quite what they seem ...A must-read for the millions of fans of Skins - the BAFTA-winning, cult E4 TV series.
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    Skins: The Novel

    By Ali Cronin
    Authors:
    Ali Cronin
    This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college summer break. Brand new storylines, that don't feature in the series, or the upcoming film. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3. Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction comes in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie. Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education. Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. Language and sexual references are graphic.
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    Sky on Fire

    By Emmy Laybourne
    Authors:
    Emmy Laybourne
    Trapped inside a superstore, fourteen kids have worked together to create a refuge while a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and a terrifying chemical weapons spill, mean they cannot leave. Then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, but also bringing a glimmer of hope. Knowing that the polluted air outside will turn them into bloodthirsty rage monsters, some of the kids decide to stay in the safety of the store. But their sanctuary has already been disturbed once ... The others, determined to find their parents, head out into the darkness and devastation in their recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected . . . 'Riveting' New York Times'A post apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post
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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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  • The Sleepwalker

    By Robert Muchamore, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    Authors:
    Robert Muchamore
    Read by:
    Julian Rhind-Tutt
    An airliner explodes over the Atlantic leaving 345 people dead. Crash investigators suspect terrorism, but they're getting nowhere. A distressed twelve-year-old calls a police hotline and blames his father for the explosion. It could be a breakthrough, but there's no hard evidence and the boy has a history of violence and emotional problems. Only CHERUB agents can unearth the truth. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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  • Sleepy Cheetah

    By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
    Authors:
    Mwenye Hadithi
    Illustrated by:
    Adrienne Kennaway
    An African tale with a traditional feel, celebrating the speed and grace of the Cheetah - a brand-new title in this successful series of African folktales.Long ago, Cheetah was sandy-coloured and lay snoozing all day on the Great African Plain. There was no need to run to hunt because animals tripped over her. But one day there is a fire, and all the other animals are fleeing. This is the story of how Cheetah got her markings, and discovered that she can run as fast as the wind. The first book in the series - Greedy Zebra - was published in 1984 and the series has stayed in print ever since.Praise for the series: 'Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perect for reading aloud.' School Librarian'A delightful book.' Books For Keeps
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  • Sleuth on Skates

    By Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Clementine Beauvais
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Armed with a pair of purple rollerskates and a brain with as many connections as there are stars in the universe, eleven-year-old Sesame Seade is more than qualified to be Cambridge's number one self-made supersleuth. All she needs now is a mission. So when a student ballerina and aspiring journalist vanishes into thin air, some serious sleuthing begins. Very much against her parents' wishes, but with help from her friends Toby and Gemma and a conspiratorial duck, Sesame slips into the wings and solves the mystery of the missing dancer.Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL and SCAM ON THE CAM.
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  • Slinging the Bling

    By Grace Dent
    Authors:
    Grace Dent
    The divine Shiraz Bailey Wood is back to enlighten us on the multi-layered, rich tapestry that is her life in Goodmayes Essex. Shiraz is astonished to discover that she has passed eight GCSE's and is actually clever! Emboldened, she decides she can't waste her brain power on a job at 'Mr Yolk', the local greasy spoon. No, she'll stay on at the Mayflower Sixth Form 'Centre of Excellence' and get even brainier. Best friend Carrie is of a like-mind and so, armed with text books and pencil cases, the intrepid pair set forth into the heady world of academia. Soon Shiraz is hanging out with other boffin types, amongst them the gorgeous Joshua, with the sharp cheekbones and the whopping allowance. But will Shiraz really dump the devoted Wesley Barrington Bains II for a smooth-talking lad with an Oxbridge future? Read SBW's hilarious, heart-rending, irresistible diary to find out...
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    Small Billy and the Midnight Star

    By Nettie Hilton, Bruce Whatley
    Authors:
    Nettie Hilton, Bruce Whatley
    Every night, the smallest bilby looks up at the midnight sky and searches for his favourite star - the smallest one that hangs close to the edge of the sky. Every night she shines down on him. But one night, fearful that she may go away and never come back, the smallest bilby decides to give her something that will make her remember him forever and always.
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    Smile with Splosh Board Book

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    Is Splosh happy or sad? Find out in this fun adventure from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Splosh and his fluffy duck friends are exploring the countryside. On the way they get lost - and a bit scared. Will Splosh be brave enough to ask for help? This adorable story will help introduce the idea of emotions to the youngest of readers.
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    Smoke Trail

    By June Oldham
    Authors:
    June Oldham
    Cora lives with her mother and grandmother in a hamlet in the Yorkshire dales. The three are close, but Cora longs to meet her father, whom she has never seen. She likens him to an unknown man who is reported to have disappeared - 'vanished in a puff of smoke'. Chance events lead Cora to build a fantasy that, in the past, her father has come back to the neighbourhood in order to contact her. A burnt-out car on the moor; burglaries; stolen food - all convince her that her father is nearby and wants to meet her. But the moor is prohibited, and to search for him she has to ignore her loyalty to her mother and grandmother, the warnings given by her mother about her father, and the sensible caution of her friend, Emma ...
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  • The Smugglers' Secret

    By Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Chris Mould
    Stanley Buggles holds the key to the smugglers' map.But does he dare to uncover its ancient secrets? What will happen if he ventures down into the treacherous tunnels?And who is following behind...?Originally published under the title 'The Smugglers' Mine'.
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    Snail Mail

    By Sharon King-Chai
    Authors:
    Sharon King-Chai
    Sam the Seashell Snail is too young to go surfing around the world with his brother, Tiger. Not wanting Sam to miss out on the adventure, Tiger sends him Snail Mail from Brazil, America, India, Japan and France. Tiger's last Snail Mail has a very special birthday surprise! With pull-out postcards to pore over, this fun and charming picture book will captivate even the most tech-savvy of children. A Jolly Postman for this generation, from the illustrator of Julia Donaldson's Animalphabet.
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    Snap

    By Patrice Lawrence
    Authors:
    Patrice Lawrence
    From the award-winning author of Orangeboy and Indigo Donut, a new short story written especially for World Book Day 2019.When Soraya's younger brother Farhad runs off into the freezing night, Soraya and her friend, Austin, are in a race against time to find him. High above the streets, Farhad's guilt closes in. He doesn't want to be found.A story of two friends, one missing boy and a secret as precious as gold.
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