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They Saw Too Much

By Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons
Two teenagers witness a murder - and now they're the next targets. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat YA thriller from bestselling author, Alan Gibbons. Gripping and gritty, perfect for fans of Kevin Brooks, Patrice Lawrence and Malorie Blackman.Sixteen-year-old John has moved away from the tough inner-city neighbourhood he grew up in and started afresh. Ceri James is the guarded girl from the children's home who has captivated his attention. But when their lives are thrown together, it's not in the way John had hoped. They witness a man die.Not only are they eye-witnesses of the fatal shooting, but John caught the whole thing on camera - and the culprits know it. Now, John and Ceri must run for their lives in a deadly, heart-stopping chase that leads them in dark and ever more dangerous directions.So why does John refuse to call the police? As secrets are revealed and loyalties doubted, John and Ceri's world hinges on one question - when it's a matter of life or death, who can you really trust?
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  • Tiger Rescue

    By Louisa Leaman
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    Louisa Leaman
    Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the story of one of their incredible rescues ... During an undercover investigation, Born Free rescued five month-old tiger Roque from a pet shop in Barcelona. On completion of the Bannerghatta sanctuary in 2002, Roque was re-homed to India. Almost immediately, the friendly, outgoing youngster showed signs of the wild tiger he might once have been.
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  • The Tapper Twins Go Viral

    By Geoff Rodkey
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    Geoff Rodkey
    Music videos, internet stars, and blackmail - join Claudia and Reese in the fourth hilarious TAPPER TWINS tale from author and scriptwriter, Geoff Rodkey.The time is right for Claudia to share her music with the world, to take her career to the next level, to become a star! But why is no one watching her video? And how did her brother Reese become internet-famous - overnight - without even trying? The Tapper Twins are at war again and this time it's going viral. An up-to-the-minute middle-grade comedy with integrated illustrations, perfect for fans of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID.
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    The Trap

    By Alan Gibbons
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    Alan Gibbons
    Terrorism, heroism and everything in between...THE TRAP is a teen thriller about espionage, a missing brother and the ever-raging war on terror by million-copy-selling author, Alan Gibbons.MI5 agent, Kate, receives a tip-off about an asset, who seems too good to be true. Amir and Nasima are trying to make friends at their new school but struggling to keep a terrible secret. A group of jihadists are planning something. And behind it all stands Majid. Brother. Son. Hero. Terrorist.Spanning Iraq, Syria and England, THE TRAP grapples with one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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  • The Tapper Twins Run for President

    By Geoff Rodkey
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    Geoff Rodkey
    Two kids. One spot for class president. It's election time. The third hilarious Tapper Twins tale from author and scriptwriter, Geoff Rodkey.This is the official account of Claudia and Reese Tapper's battle to be elected president of Culvert Prep Middle School's sixth grade class. Or, more specifically, how Reese made some very powerful enemies and Claudia ended up hiding from an angry mob in the girls' toilets.Nobody said politics was pretty.What really happened when the votes were counted? It depends on who you speak to . . .An up-to-the-minute middle-grade comedy with integrated illustrations, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
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  • The Three Little Astronauts

    By Georgie Adams, Emily Bolam
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    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    A brand new Early Reader adventure in THE THREE LITTLE. . . series from author and illustrator team Georgie Adams and Emily Bolam. Join the Three Little Astronauts on their first journey into space!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.Meet the Three Little Astronauts - Rikki, Jenna and Leo, and join them on an out of this world adventure where they take a wrong turn, meet a space dinosaur and come face to face with evil villian Zarl!
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  • Three Pickled Herrings

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
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  • Traitor's Game

    By Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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    Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
    The second instalment in this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling Beast Quest series.Jack Briars, apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master Thomas Cromwell, is enjoying his new life of excitement and adventure. But the King's enemies are becoming ever more resourceful. The seemingly simple mystery of a few missing items soon leads to something much more sinister - and Jack finds himself at the heart of a deadly plot, where he and resourceful seamstress, Cat Thimblebee, must crack the code and save the King.A thrilling addition to the Spy Master series, perfect for fans of history and adventure.
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  • Twit Twoo

    By Steve Cole, Jane Porter
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    Steve Cole
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Porter
    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.Twit, the owl who wasn't wise, is in trouble again. Not only are his brothers always playing tricks on him but now a lion called Chomp and a crocodile called Snippy are after him too!This is the second charming, heart-warming Early Reader story in the series from Steve Cole, author of the ASTROSAURS books, the YOUNG BOND series and the MONSTAR Early Readers.
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    Thank You and Good Night

    By Patrick McDonnell
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    Patrick McDonnell
    Feel-good bedtime story book about simple joys and from bestselling author and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. This is a read along Apple iBook - look out for the non-read along edition in the iBooks store. The sun set, the moon rose, and Clement buttons his favourite pyjamas, ready for bed. But then his friends arrive for a surprise pyjama party! Together they play, snack and practice yoga before wishing on a shooting star and finally getting tucked into bed. But not before saying thank you for all of the wonderful and simple joys they've shared. Inspired by the internationally acclaimed MUTTS series, this warm and engaging picture book is perfect for sharing at bedtime. Introducing bestselling author and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell to the UK for the first time.
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    Tinder

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
    Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.
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  • The Tapper Twins Tear up New York

    By Geoff Rodkey
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    Geoff Rodkey
    This is the true oral history of the First (and last) Annual Culvert Prep Middle School Scavenger Hunt. You shouldn't believe what you read in the New York Post. All of that was completely made up. Well, most of it. Read on to discover what happened on the day the Tapper Twins and their friends (and enemies) were let loose on New York City. . .Claudia: Honestly, I think Mrs. Bevan overreacted. Nobody actually filed a lawsuit. Those were just empty threats.Reese: All I can say is, none of the bad stuff that happened was my fault. Most of the laws we broke, I didn't even know were laws. So those shouldn't count.
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  • The Three Little Vampires

    By Georgie Adams, Emily Bolam
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    Georgie Adams
    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.Meet the Three Little Vampires, Verity, Vikki and Vaz! They're planning a SPOOKY Hallowe'en party - but will the villainous Count Bagel's tricks stop the fun? Can the clever Little Vampires save the night, and will everyone be able to have a good time after all?
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  • The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

    By Geoff Rodkey
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    Geoff Rodkey
    Wars are terrible things. I know this because I've read about a lot of them on Wikipedia. And also because I was just in one. It was me against my brother, Reese. That might not sound like a war to you. Trust me. It was.This is the story of the terrible war between twins, Reese and Claudia Tapper. It began with a cruel and senseless sneak attack in the school cafeteria on Monday, September 8th, at approximately 8:27 a.m. Or possibly it began in the Tapper family kitchen, earlier that morning, with the greedy guzzling of the last brown sugar cinnamon toaster pastry. What really happened? It depends on who you speak to . . .
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  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap

    By Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
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    Liz Kessler
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Gibb
    Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids, and, best of all, she finds a best friend! With mermaid Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret and embarks on a quest to reunite her mum and dad. This enchanting fantasy deals with universal themes of family, friendship, love and justice - all handled with the lightness of touch for which Liz Kessler is so well known.
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  • Team Magic

    By Pippa Funnell
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    Pippa Funnell
    Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too!Tilly's over the moon when she's picked for the Novice Championships. She and Magic are perfect together. But the pressures take their toll and her dreams die when Fred Webb takes Magic away from her. Will Tilly ever be reunited with the horse she can't bear to live without?Packed with expert advice from champion rider and Grand Slam winner, Pippa Funnell, on everything you ever wanted to know about horses, and perfect for all fans of NATIONAL VELVET and Lauren St John's One Dollar Horse trilogy.
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  • Tulsa Goes to the Ball

    By Tony Ross
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    Tony Ross
    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.A second hilarious new Early Reader story from bestselling Horrid Henry illustrator, Tony Ross, about Tulsa, a little girl who dreams of being in a fairytale.
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  • Tilly and the Blue Pearl

    By Angela McAllister, Maxine Lee
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    Angela McAllister
    Illustrated by:
    Maxine Lee
    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.Tilly is a mermaid, and it's her best friend Marina's birthday soon. Tilly wants to find her the perfect present. When she sees a beautiful blue pearl in the spooky Seaweed Forest, she knows exactly what to give Marina - a necklace! But getting the pearl is more difficult than it seems - will Tilly be brave enough to do it?A delightful story from the author of THE PIRATES' PICNIC, set in a beautiful underwater world brought to life by illustrator Maxine Lee.
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    Tale of a Tail

    By Margaret Mahy, Tony Ross
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    Margaret Mahy
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Strange and exciting things are in store when Tom and his mum move to Prodigy Street one ordinary Thursday. There's a man with a magical name, a friendly dog with a powerful, waggy tail, and some remarkable surprises when anyone makes a wish. Includes more than 50 hilarious black and white illustrations by Tony Ross, who also illustrates Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books and David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
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  • Team Work

    By Pippa Funnell
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    Pippa Funnell
    Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too!Top eventer, Livvy James, asks Tilly to groom for her at Luhmuhlen where she is competing on her three-star horse, Seasonal Seer. Tilly's thrilled to be at an international event with so many famous horses and riders, but she's sad to be apart from Magic Spirit. Then disaster strikes and Tilly realises just how important team work is at every level, every second of the day!Packed with expert advice from champion rider and GRAND SLAM winner, Pippa Funnell, on everything you ever wanted to know about horses, and perfect for all fans of NATIONAL VELVET and Lauren St John's One Dollar Horse trilogy.
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