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The Boy At the Back of the Class

By Onjali Q. Rauf
Authors:
Onjali Q. Rauf
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . .With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick
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B is for Bear

By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Authors:
Sally Gardner
Illustrated by:
David Roberts
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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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    The Bone Sparrow

    By Zana Fraillon
    Authors:
    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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    The Borrowers

    By Mary Norton
    Authors:
    Mary Norton
    A beautiful hardback gift edition of Mary Norton's classic children's story, THE BORROWERS, including the original artwork by Diana Stanley and a stunning cloth-bound cover with ribbon feature. 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 from above, and the family's incredible adventure begins. The perfect Christmas gift for readers young and old.
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  • Best Friends Forever

    By Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    Authors:
    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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  • Beastly Beasts

    By John Mclay, Martin Brown
    Authors:
    John Mclay
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Brown
    It's never too early to find out about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures with this brand new green Early Reader factbook.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Did you know that and that people used to believe in fire-breathing dragons and that no one has ever seen the Loch Ness Monster up close?Learn fascinating facts about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from John McLay, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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  • Belinda and the Bears go to School

    By Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
    Authors:
    Kaye Umansky
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Jevons
    A brand new red Early Reader about Belinda and the Bears' day at school, from bestselling author, Kaye Umansky, and illustrator, Chris Jevons.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.There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! It's time for Baby Bear to go to school. Can Belinda help him learn all about making new friends, sharing and having fun?
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  • Belinda and the Bears Go Shopping

    By Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
    Authors:
    Kaye Umansky
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Jevons
    A brand new red Early Reader about family and friendship, from bestselling author, Kaye Umanksy, and illustrator, Chris Jevons.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears!Baby Bear has his very own room, but nothing to put in it! Can clever Belinda persuade the bears to go on their first shopping trip?
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  • Belinda and the Bears and the New Chair

    By Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
    Authors:
    Kaye Umansky
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Jevons
    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.There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! Goldilocks has broken Baby's chair, and Daddy Bear doesn't know how to fix it. Can Belinda help make it Just Right again?Kaye Umansky's new series for Early Readers is just as warm and delightful as her Algy's Amazing Adventures books. Every page is illustrated in full colour by Chris Jevons.
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  • Burn

    By Paula Weston
    Authors:
    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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  • 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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  • Black Horizon

    By M. G. Harris
    Authors:
    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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  • Belinda and the Bears and the Porridge Project

    By Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
    Authors:
    Kaye Umansky
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Jevons
    Belinda lives in Honeybear Lane with her mum and dad. The house next door is empty ... until, one day, The Three Bears move in. Their house in the woods has been knocked down to make way for a motorway, and now they need Belinda's help to cope with the outside world. After all, bears can't live on porridge alone. Kaye Umansky's new series for Early Readers is just as warm and delightful as her Algy's Amazing Adventures books. Every page is illustrated in full colour by Chris Jevons.
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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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  • The Boy Who Made Things Up

    By Margaret Mahy, Jenny Williams
    Authors:
    Margaret Mahy
    Illustrated by:
    Jenny Williams
    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.Michael loves to make things up, and when he and his dad go for a walk, they can't believe what they see. Islands. Giants. Even mermaids...A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this favourite story, with charming illustrations by Jenny Williams, illustrator of the beautiful and classic picture book, A LION IN THE MEADOW.
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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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