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The Bone Sparrow

By Zana Fraillon
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Zana Fraillon
Winner of the CILIP Amnesty Honour 2017.Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and the power of a story to speak for anyone who's ever struggled to find a safe home.'...a special book' - Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE seriesBorn in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie.Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.
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  • Burn

    By Paula Weston
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    Paula Weston
    Gaby thought her life couldn't get more complicated. She was wrong.She's not the teenage backpacker she thought she was. She is one of the Rephaim, descended from fallen angels. The brother she thought she'd lost is alive. And the heavenly war is escalating.Now Gaby's remembered everything. But as she struggles to come to terms with her new memories, will what she knows save the people she loves . . . or doom them?If you loved Becca Fitzpatrick's HUSH, HUSH, this is the perfect book for you.
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  • Black Horizon

    By M. G. Harris
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    M. G. Harris
    After the tragic death of his father, Ben Carrington's mother teams up with a wealthy entrepreneur to form an elite, top-secret rescue organisation - Gemini Force.Ben is determined to become part of the team, but can he prove he has what it takes to face dangerous situations and save lives?Impossible rescues. Maximum risk. This is Gemini Force 1.
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  • Bracken and the Wild Bunch

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    Something mysterious has come to the Ripple River Valley! When Bracken hears a whistling noise, none of his family believe him, so he decides to run away to prove them wrong. Soon he's tracking some very odd looking paw prints. But who do they belong to?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Berry and the Amazing Maze

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
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    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    There are strange goings-on at Fairweather's Farm Park! The maize field is ripe - but the people-folk have decided to cut patterns into it and fill it with terrifying monsters! What will happen when Berry, Fern and their friends Tansy and Teasel get lost inside it? Will Wisher's special ears be able to save the day?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Barley and the Duck Race

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
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    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    The Longears family are enjoying a beautiful spring day when danger strikes! Burdock the buzzard attacks, and Barley finds himself taking an unexpected dip in the river - and then an even more unexpected flight with Hazel Heron! He lands in Fairweather's Farm Park, in the middle of a Pet Show - but can Barley get home before he's mistaken for one of the pets?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Bramble and the Treasure Hunt

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
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    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    The twins Tansy and Teasel have come to stay! All of the young rabbits are very excited to see their friends again. When Mellow tells the story of a ghostly rabbit and a golden treasure, Bramble and his brothers and sisters decide to go exploring on the moor. Can they escape a barn owl and a yellow-eyed beast to discover the golden apples for themselves?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Bracken Finds a Secret Tunnel

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
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    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    On a misty morning in Ripple Valley, Bracken and his sister Wisher decide to go exploring - and end up getting very lost! Then Bramble discovers a mysterious tunnel in the forest. Where does it go? And who is waiting for them on the other side?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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    Britannia: Great Stories from British History

    By Geraldine McCaughrean
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    Geraldine McCaughrean
    King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.
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    Back to Blackbrick

    By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
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    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
    The stunning debut novel from DUBRAYS No.1 Bestseller and SUNDAY TIMES Children's Book of the Week Winner Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Partnered with ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH this is a compassionate, humorous and moving story which tackles some big questions. 'The ghosts in your life don't ever really go away. Every so often they will whisper to you ... Don't worry about it too much.'When Cosmo keeps his promise to his granddad to go to Blackbrick, he finds himself in the forgotten corner of a distant past, one that his granddad has, strangely, never really talked about. Here friendships come to life, there are new beginnings, a lifetime of memories and everything is still possible...An extraordinary debut novel with a fantastic voice perfect for fans of Annabel Pitcher and Siobhan Dowd.
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  • The Boy with the Magic Numbers

    By Sally Gardner
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    Sally Gardner
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  • Blood and Guts and Rats' Tail Pizza

    By Vivian French, Chris Fisher
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Fisher
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Hank can't work out where all his customers have gone. They usually queue for miles for a taste of his rats' tail pizza and special guts pie with blood sauce. And when he finds them all at a newly opened cake shop, sitting at tables and sipping tea, he can't believe it! He's got to find a way to win his customers back. But how?
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  • The Big Sticky Bun

    By Vivian French, Selina Young
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    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Selina Young
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Jason and his little sister Daisy B help Mum and Dad with the shopping, the gardening and eating cakes in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.
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    Boobela and Worm to the Rescue

    By Joe Friedman, Sam Childs
    Authors:
    Joe Friedman
    Illustrated by:
    Sam Childs
    Boobela and Worm are off on their toughest mission yet. First they must fly by balloon to the Dabushta Jungle, and then they must venture deep into the forest to free Boobela's parents from their jungle prison. Boobela will need all the skills she learnt on her other adventures to succeed. But with a little help from friends, and plenty of courage, Boobela is sure to save the day.Sam Childs warm and wonderful colour illustrations bring Boobela's adventures to life in these heart-warming tales for young readers.
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  • Blood Alchemy

    By Benjamin J. Myers
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    Benjamin J. Myers
    Chess Tuesday is on the run...And the deadly Twisted Symmetry isn't far behind.They've already hunted down and imprisoned her brothers, Box and Splinter. In a world where neither friends, enemies nor family are what they seem, trust is not an option. And Chess is about to discover that the truth may be more dangerous than she ever thought possible.
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    Blood Pressure

    By Alan Gibbons
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    Alan Gibbons
    Aidan has it all - a happy home in leafy suburbia with two cars parked on the drive, and all a boy could ask for in terms of designer labels and gadgets. He's top of the class, captain of the swimming team and has the gorgeous Emily hanging on his every word. So a trip up North with Mum to visit his dying Grandfather doesn't go down well. But it does teach Aidan a thing or two about real life - and friendships, trust, loyalty and survival. He's shattered to discover his real father is a gangland drugs dealer recently released from prison and out to regain his scrap of turf whatever it takes. He's surprised and confused to find he's falling in love with the intriguing Jade even though she's already pregnant after a fling with one of the bad lads who hangs out on the estate. He's humbled by his grandparents, how little they have, but how much wisdom and love they offer him. In a crackingly paced, hard-hitting, real life thriller that deals with drugs and crime, Alan Gibbons also describes the summer of one boy who must grow up super-fast - from hormonal to responsible - in one huge leap of faith.
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    Blood Red, Snow White

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
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    Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    The Russian Revolution. Fairy tale, spy thriller, love story. One man's life during the last days of the Romanovs, beautifully imagined by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Set in the rich and atmospheric landscape of Russia during the revolution that sent shockwaves around the world, this is the partly true story of Arthur Ransome - a writer accused of being a spy. Fictionalising history and blending it with one man's real life, Marcus Sedgwick expertly crafts this innovative and stimulating novel of three parts - a fairy tale full of wise and foolish kings, princesses, wishes and magic; a bleak and threatening spy thriller, and a love story . . .
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    Breathe

    By Cliff McNish
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    Cliff McNish
    Jack is used to danger. His asthma has nearly killed him more than once. But his new home has a danger he's never known before - the spirits of the dead. They can't breathe, but in Jack's house they CHASE, HIDE and SCREAM.Only Jack can see them. Only he can hear them. And only he can learn their secrets in time to save himself. But first he must confront the terrifying Ghost Mother...'Breathe' is the multiple-award winning ghost story which was voted one of the top 100 novels of all time by British school librarians in April 2013.
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