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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

By Mary Norton, Anthony Lewis
Authors:
Mary Norton
Illustrated by:
Anthony Lewis
A beautiful hardback gift edition of Mary Norton's classic children's book BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, comprised of two stories, THE MAGIC BEDKNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS. Includes artwork by Anthony Lewis and a stunning cloth-bound cover with ribbon feature. Carey, Charles and Paul are staying in the country with their aunt when they find Eglantine Price lying on the ground after an injury. The children discover that Miss Price is a witch in training, and in order to keep them quiet about her secret she makes them a magical bed-knob that allows them to travel around on the bed. And so their adventures begin...
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  • Bear Rescue

    By Jess French
    Authors:
    Jess French
    Keep wildlife in the wild! Support the Born Free charity and join Virginia McKenna and her team behind the scenes in this full colour gift book about an incredible bear rescue.Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the story of one of their incredible rescues ... Meet Mollie, Georgia and Louisa - three bear cubs stranded by terrible floods. Following a 24-hour rescue operation by Born Free that saved them from the raging waters, the cubs were taken more than 1,500 miles to Greece where they were released in a Bear Sanctuary in the mountains.
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    Bird Girl

    By Maudie Smith
    Authors:
    Maudie Smith
    A magical story about following your dreams - perfect for fans of Holly Webb.Pink-haired Finch Field has always felt different. She dreams of flying - not in a plane, but swimming through the sky like a bird. Her classmates laugh, and call her Dream Bird. But when Finch goes to stay with her beloved Granny Field for the summer, she finds herself face-to-face with a monster intent on stealing people's dreams. Finch must find a way to believe her own dreams can come true if she is to save the dreams of everyone in Sunview on Sea.A story full of magic, fantasy and friendship, perfect for younger readers of Jacqueline Wilson and Holly Webb.
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  • Best Friends Forever

    By Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
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    Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    Join schoolgirl detectives Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally for more mystery and glamour in Holly and Kelly Willoughby's final adventure set in a contemporary school for the Performing Arts.Twin sisters Molly and Maria are first class detectives with a flair for uncovering adventure - there's no mystery too big for the Fitzfoster duo. But, alongside their crafty clue-hunting, there's also the small matter of a school camping trip in the big outdoors. The girls are ready to roll up their sleeves but nothing could prepare the friends for what awaits them en France . . . The sparkling finale to the much-loved contemporary detective series for fans of Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine.This book is GLEE for 9+ and is perfect for fans of BALLET SHOES and MALLORY TOWERS.
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  • Birthdays and Biscuits

    By Linda Chapman, Kate Hindley
    Authors:
    Linda Chapman
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Hindley
    Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett has loved baking all her life and is endlessly coming up with amazing new ideas. Her mum's just the same - and now she's moved the whole family to the countryside so she can pursue her dream of opening her own bakery!It's the summer holidays, and now that JUNIOR BRILLIANT BAKER is over, Hannah can finally relax and enjoy herself with her best friends! They're baking biscuits for the launch of George's mum's new shop, Natural Beauty.Then Hannah meets mysterious new girl Abi at the launch, and hears that the local animal shelter, PAWS, is struggling. She realises that there are people - and animals - in Ashingham who need help. Can the best friends work out what's wrong with Abi and save PAWS at the same time?
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  • Berry Goes to Winterland

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    Snow has come to the Ripple River Valley! But when Berry and Wisher go exploring, a mix-up with Father Christmas's bag of toys brings them to Fairweather's Farm Park and makes them a part of the Christmas celebrations. Can they find their way home safely?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 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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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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  • The Boy with the Magic Numbers

    By Sally Gardner
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    Sally Gardner
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  • The Boy with the Lightning Feet

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    From the Costa Children's Book Award winner and bestselling author Sally Gardner comes THE BOY WITH THE LIGHTNING FEET, a MAGICAL CHILDREN ADVENTURE.Timmy Twinkle is chubby. That means he gets bullied at school and hasn't any friends. He longs to play football, but he's hopeless at games. He's miserable. And it doesn't help when Gramps tells him about Great-Uncle Vernon, a chubby boy who grew up to be a famous footballer.Then his gran's friend May comes to stay. May is a fitness fanatic who knocks Timmy and Gramps into shape in no time, and Timmy discovers there's magic in his toes - he can kick a ball just like Great-Uncle Vernon. And when Timmy performs on the football field, everyone wants to be friends with him.A lovely story of a child whose unhappiness is dispelled by the discovery of a magical gift.
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  • The Boy Who Could Fly

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes.This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.
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  • Birthday Wishes

    By Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
    Authors:
    Sara Grant
    Illustrated by:
    Erica-Jane Waters
    It's Trix's best friend Holly's tenth birthday and Trix can't wait for Holly to discover her own magical powers. Instead, Holly actually discovers that Trix is a witch! Now that Trix has let this slip, will it end her dream of becoming a real 'fairy' godmother?
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  • Buttons the Naughty Pony

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Naughty pony Buttons is coming to Silver Shoe Farm because his owner, Tim, just doesn't know what to do with him. They need Tilly's help - and fast! From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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  • Barnyard Hullabaloo

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    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.Naughty Fox is on the prowl again, and the animals of Potter's Barn must come up with a plan to get rid of him once and for all. It's time to create a Barnyard Hullabaloo!
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    The Borrowers 2-in-1

    By Mary Norton
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    Mary Norton
    Deep beneath the floorboards lives the tiny Borrower family - Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the humans above them, even their names are not quite their own. There is just one rule: they must never be seen. Then one day Arrietty meets the boy, and the family's incredible adventure begins. A great value hardback edition of the first two classic BORROWERS books to tie in with this year's BBC 90-minute family Christmas special.
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  • Blubbers and Sicksters

    By Jamie Rix
    Authors:
    Jamie Rix
    Read and weep . . . Six brand-new accounts from the Hothell Darkness's Visitor's Book (a.k.a the Book of Grizzly Tales). There's no love lost between the baddest children of all - blubbing brothers and sickening sisters or, as the Night-night Porter so fondly thinks of these rotten relations . . . the blubbers and sicksters!
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