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  • Return to Rome

    By Caroline Lawrence
    Authors:
    Caroline Lawrence
    The fourth and final book in the new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.AD 96. Bouda, an orphaned British girl with a troubled past, has been helping Juba and his siblings since they first arrived in Britannia. For almost two years they have been in hiding from the Emperor Domitian's agents. But now information has come to light that could bring down the tyrant. When Juba and his sister decide to return to Rome with the man who has this evidence, Bouda goes with them. But is it ever right to kill a tyrant?From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.
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  • Robbie and the RAAAH

    By Steven Butler, Nigel Baines
    Authors:
    Steven Butler
    Illustrated by:
    Nigel Baines
    A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler.Robbie always behaves. He always does what he's told. Until one day, when he just doesn't want to anymore. That's when the RAAAH appears...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.
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    Running on the Roof of the World

    By Jess Butterworth
    Authors:
    Jess Butterworth
    Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9-12. There are two words that are banned in Tibet. Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought. I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them. 'Dalai Lama.' Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet, a country occupied by Chinese soldiers. But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldiers seize Tash's parents, she and her best friend Sam must break the rules. They are determined to escape Tibet - and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in India. And so, with a backpack of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side, their extraordinary journey across the mountains begins.
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    Read Me Like A Book

    By Liz Kessler
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    'An important contribution to the YA literary canon and a welcome reminder that love is love, no matter what.' - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling authorThe first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story that follows one girl's exploration of love, identity and sexuality.Ashleigh Walker is having a difficult year. She's struggling at school, and coming home to parents who are on the verge of divorce. She knows she should be happy spending time with her boyfriend - but, for some reason, being around him just makes her worry more. It's only in her English teacher, Miss Murray, that she feels she's found a kindred spirit. Miss Murray helps Ashleigh develop her writing skills and her confidence - but what happens when boundaries begin to blur? What will the repercussions be for Ashleigh? And how will she navigate her own sexuality?
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  • Robots

    A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Enjoy and out of this world creative adventure with planets, rockets and robots of all shapes and sizes, all ready to fill with colour.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
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  • Ruin and Rising

    By Leigh Bardugo
    Authors:
    Leigh Bardugo
    Enter the Grishaverse with Book One of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the number one New York Times-bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Soldier. Summoner. Saint.The nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend's power - but claiming the firebird may be her ruin. Praise for the Grishaverse: "Utterly, extremely bewitching." The Guardian "There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." Vanity Fair "Unlike anything I've ever read." Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent "This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." RT Book Reviews Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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  • Rocket Ride

    By Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
    Authors:
    Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Paterson
    Blast off on a cosmic new adventure with the PETS FROM SPACE!The super Satniks take friends Tom, Zack and Daisy on a museum misson and test their out-of-this-world skills at the school pet show - but will their tricks put them top of the class? They may be naughty, but the best pets are always the PETS FROM SPACE!Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.
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  • Rendezvous in Russia

    By Lauren St John
    Authors:
    Lauren St John
    Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth gripping mystery, from award-winning author Lauren St John. When Laura Marlin's Siberian husky, Skye, saves an actress's life, she and her best friend, Tariq, receive a surprise invitation to spend time working on a film set in St Petersburg in Russia. But what promises to be the coolest holiday ever quickly turns deadly as a series of accidents threaten both cast and crew and Laura finds herself at the centre of a lethal game. Could art be about to imitate life?
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    Raining Fire

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    The gun is the coward's fist. The gun is power.Alex and Ethan are growing up on an estate where there are just two choices: sport or crime. Ethan is selected for a football training programme in the US, his chance to escape the gangs that terrorise his neighbourhood. But Alex is drawn into an explosive feud with a gun at its heart.In this gripping and absorbing real life thriller, Alan Gibbons explores the complex issue of gun crime, and the far reaching consequences it can have.
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  • Royal Flame the Police Horse

    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! There's a special guest at Silver Shoe Farm - retired police horse, Royal Flame. Tilly has heard amazing stories about police horses, but when a party at the stables goes terribly wrong, Royal Flame proves just how special he really is.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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  • Rusty the Trustworthy 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! When gentle pony, Rusty, arrives at Silver Shoe Farm, Tilly senses something special about him. Soon Rusty forms a close bond with a young autistic boy called Edward, and Tilly is sure this is the beginning of a lifelong friendship.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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    Robin Hood

    By Richard Brassey
    Authors:
    Richard Brassey
    From medieval times to the modern day, people have been fascinated by tales of the famous outlaw who allegedly robbed the rich to give to the poor. But who was Robin Hood really - aristocrat or commoner, hero or villain? Myths abound and in this book, with all the humour and affection of the bestselling NESSIE, Richard Brassey gently pokes fun at the falsehoods while pursuing the truth.
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  • Roman Mysteries Complete Collection

    By Caroline Lawrence
    Authors:
    Caroline Lawrence
    A bumper eBook collection of all 17 Roman Mysteries adventures including The Thieves of Ostia, The Secrets of Vesuvius, The Pirates of Pompeii, The Assassins of Rome, The Dolphins of Laurentum, The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina, The Enemies of Jupiter, The Gladiators From Capua, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Fugitive From Corinth, The Sirens of Surrentum, The Charioteer of Delphi, The Slave-Girl From Jerusalem, The Beggar of Volubilis, The Scribes From Alexandria, The Prophet From Ephesus and The Man From Pomegranate Street.Packed with action, mystery and adventure!
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    Robin Hood

    By Antonia Fraser
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    Antonia Fraser
    Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, Friar Tuck and the rest of the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest are all here, in stories packed with excitement, drama and romance. Antonia Fraser's masterly retelling is a classic.
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  • A Rainbow Shopping Day

    By Vivian French, Selina Young
    Authors:
    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 go shopping, help wash the car, and splash about in the bath in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.
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    Red Necklace/Silver Blade omnibus

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Enter the boy Yann Margoza, destined to be a hero; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him.Written with Sally Gardner's characteristic vividness and passion, these are two thrilling tales of secrets, murder, revenge and romance, set against the vivid historical background of the French Revolution.
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  • Rosie

    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! Tilly spends every spare minute at Silver Shoe Farm getting to know rescue horse Magic Spirit. But she longs for a pony of her own. Then her friend Cally has some surprising news and Tilly realises that sometimes good things happen when you least expect...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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  • Red Admiral

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Tilly's special gift draws her to an injured young thoroughbred racehorse, Red Admiral . Red might never compete again - unless Tilly can find a way to help him. 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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  • Rampage in Prince's Garden

    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.Prince the poodle is away, leaving his secret garden free for the rest of the Buffin Street Gang to explore. After all, he'll never even know they've been there . . . will he?
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  • Runaway Duckling

    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.Mother Duck warns her ducklings about the dangers that lie in wait outside the gates of Potter's Barn Farm. But one little duckling is determined to go exploring...
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