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The Lost Magician

By Piers Torday
Authors:
Piers Torday
'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere.' The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find their creator - a magician who has been lost for centuries. What they find will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever ...An ode to the world of Narnia, The Lost Magician is a classic in the making from one of the UK's most talented children's authors. Praise for Piers Torday:'the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure' - The Times
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier Rescues the Dinosaurs

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
    Authors:
    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Laugh your socks off with Wilf on a dino-tastic adventure! Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, David Baddiel, Danny Wallace and Phil Earle.Meet Wilf. He worries about everything. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now Wilf's evil next-door-neighbour Alan is determined to rule the world ... from the very beginning of time! But on the way to prehistoric Earth in Alan's time machine, Wilf is desperate for a wee, so they stop off in the 16th Century. There they meet Henry VIII - a very shouty man, who hitches a ride. Now Alan AND Henry want to be King of the World. Can Wilf stop them with the help of his new dinosaur friends?Join Wilf as he travels back in time to walk with dinosaurs and save the world from Alan ... again!Look out for more Wilf adventures: Wilf Saves the World, Wilf Battles a Pirate, Wilf is King of the Jungle, Wilf and the Alien Invasion.
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  • Wayfarer

    By Alexandra Bracken
    Authors:
    Alexandra Bracken
    The epic sequel to the New York Times bestselling Passenger, perfect for fans of Outlander and Red Queen.'Riveting, romantic ... Fans of Outlander will see so much of Claire in Etta.' - VICTORIA AVEYARD, #1 New York Times best-selling authorTexas, 1905Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveller until the day she found herself not just miles, but years from home. Now, Etta is stranded in time and separated from the boy she loves. At the mercy of a family she once thought her enemy, Etta learns of a new Ironwood plot, more dangerous than she could have imagined: to destroy the future she longs to return to.The Bahamas, 1776Devastated by Etta's disappearance, Nicholas enlists the help of Sophia Ironwood. But after a deadly mistake derails their search, an ancient power emerges, more frightening than the Ironwoods' plot - a power that threatens to eradicate time altogether.Into the UnknownFrom New York City to San Francisco, Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, Etta and Nicholas must desperately fight to reach each other...The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Passenger series.
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier and the Alien Invasion

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
    Authors:
    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Fantastically funny Wilf is now shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards!Meet Wilf. He worries about everything. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now his next door neighbour Alan, the most evil man in the whole world, has decided he wants to be the most evil man in the whole UNIVERSE, with the help of his new rocket ship. When Wilf discovers some angry aliens from Mars in his back garden, he can tell that Alan's trip to outer space has not gone well. Can Wilf get over his fears long enough to help the aliens fight back?Join Wilf as he travels into space for his most out-of-this-world adventure yet!
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier is King of the Jungle

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
    Authors:
    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    'A total delight of a, what I call, book' MIRANDA HARTWilf the Mighty Worrier: Saves the World is shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book AwardsMeet Wilf. He worries a lot. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now his evil next door neighbour is taking his quest for world domination on holiday to Africa! Can Wilf save the day again?Join Wilf on an animal-tastic jungle adventure, with laughs on every page and exuberant illustrations by the talented Jamie Littler.
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  • Passenger

    By Alexandra Bracken
    Authors:
    Alexandra Bracken
    'Riveting. Romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight' - Victoria AveyardNew York City, present dayIn one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.The Atlantic, 1776Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.The Edges of the WorldTogether, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.
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  • Ghost Plane

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, Steve May
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    Steve May
    As every respectable scientist knows, messing with the space-time continuum is more trouble than it's worth. That's why Felix Frost, secret child genius, has locked up his time machine for good. Yes, sir. But, when your best friend is an adventure-loving bossy pants and you've got a history project to do. Well, that changes things. When Missy and Felix visit Bill Hudson, Missy's great grandfather, to ask him about his years as a pilot in WW2, he tells them the story of the ghost plane: a fighter jet that went out on a routine mission, and when it came back, its pilot had vanished. Join Felix, Missy and Einstein as they dust off the time machine to travel back to England, 1943. Can they solve the mystery of the ghost plane without getting caught out as time travellers? Or worse, spies!
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier Battles a Pirate

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler
    Authors:
    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Things Wilf was worried about before: 1. Lion dentists. 2. Creepy crawlies wearing wigs. 3. Marmite. Things Wilf is worried about now: 4. The most evil man in the world. 5. Anyone called Alan. 6. Alan deciding to become a pirate and destroy the world. Alan is Wilf's self-styled evil lunatic next-door-neighbour. He has a grumpy robot sidekick and a silent right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips. He is ridiculous. But when Alan decides that pirating is an excellent way to destroy the world, Wilf knows he will have to overcome his fear of parrots and walking the plank to stop him...
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  • Roman Riddle

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, Steve May, Lee Maxwell Simpson
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    Steve May
    Read by:
    Lee Maxwell Simpson
    How to build an accidental time machine: 1. Activate your homemade particle accelerator 2. Fail to supervise your pet chameleon 3. Watch in horror as he kicks a quartz rock in front of the particle ray... and BAM! Let the adventures begin! Join Felix Frost, secret boy genius, his chameleon Einstein and his classmate Missy as they travel back in time to Ancient Rome, where terrifying danger and embarrassing togas await. But can they solve the riddle of a mysterious gladiator skeleton without getting themselves skewered in the gladiator arena? Funny, fast-paced and full of you-won't-believe-it facts, Felix Frost: Time Detective will have readers hooked on history and sold on science!
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  • Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol

    By Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton
    Authors:
    Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton
    Einstein, Bounce and Puzzle are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighthouse for another holiday. There are lots of other pups staying there this time which means fun for everyone! But when the local beach is covered in dog poo, the pals find themselves in a sticky situation. It gets so bad that even the puffins - who visit every year - are staying away! And then the local people start to blame the kennels, even though the pups know that Jackie and Trevor always clean up after them. Who is behind the smelly secret of Sandcliff Beach? Can the pups uncover the stinking truth in time to save Trevor's kennels and persuade the puffins to come back?
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  • Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World

    By Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler, Mel Giedroyc
    Authors:
    Georgia Pritchett
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Read by:
    Mel Giedroyc
    Things Wilf was worried about before: 1) Stuffed animals. 2) Peanut Butter. 3) Creepy crawlies that have waggly feeler things instead of eyes. Things Wilf is worried about now: 4) The most evil man in the world. 5) The most evil man in the world living next door. 6) Anyone called Alan. When Alan, a self-styled Evil Lunatic, moves in next door with his grumpy robot sidekick and his silent right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips, Wilf knows he will have to find a way to overcome his fears. And soon he realises: only he can stop Alan's ridiculous yet still Quite Evil plan to destroy the world...(P)2015 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon

    By Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder
    Authors:
    Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout
    Illustrated by:
    Charlie Alder
    Penelope Crumb is not having a very good week. First she accidentally comes to school dressed as an elephant. Next, in gym class she's made to dance with a boy who is known as Lippy Gordon because of how sweaty his lip is. Penelope is mortified. And she's extra mortified when she discovers that Lippy doesn't want to dance with her either! When Grandpa tells Penelope that he sings to the moon when he's having trouble, Penelope grabs onto this plan. But sometimes you need more than the moon to fix things...
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  • The Ice Factor

    By Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    The weather outside is cold and snowy, but Fuzzy and Coco are as warm as toast in the house, enjoying their favourite TV shows. Fuzzy loves the cookery programmes, while Coco is a huge fan of The Ice Factor, a celebrity skating competition. But some of their furry friends are not so lucky - it's freezing out in the copse, and someone has been stealing the animals' food! Fuzzy and Coco have to do something - can they use the skills they've learnt from their favourite TV shows to help their friends?
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  • Christmas Quest

    By Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne, Oliver Hembrough
    Authors:
    Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Read by:
    Oliver Hembrough
    In this hilarious adventure for elementary school readers, a team of lovable, fuzzy guinea pigs go online to solve mysteries. "A really amusing story, with irresistible characters, that will delight readers age 5+, in a chunky format that is just right for small hands," says Parents in Touch.In a new adventure, it's Christmas in Strawberry Park and the guinea pigs are decorating the hutch and rocking around their broccoli Christmas tree. But when Henrietta's mother is called to investigate the mystery of missing Inca gold, the furry friends find themselves on their way to . . . Peru!Eduardo is thrilled to be heading back home to see his family. But when he discovers that their precious Christmas Cocoa Bean has been stolen, he realizes he has a mission, too. As Peruvian guinea pig legend has it, if the traditional Cocoa Bean is not on the table for Christmas dinner, a gigantic condor will swoop down and eat the guinea pigs. Can the pals find the Cocoa Bean in time to save Christmas and keep the condor at bay?(P) 2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Vampire Attack

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Sammy Feral's special talent for investigating weird creatures takes a turn for the terrifying when an army of vampire bats invade his hometown... and local children start going missing! Then, Sammy's own little sister disappears. Can he track down the evil Count Batcular and save Natty... before it's too late?
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring, Stephen Perring
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Read by:
    Stephen Perring, Stephen Perring
    Eleanor Hawken worked as a children's book editor for many years and was part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Her popular children's series Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird chronicles the hilarious adventures of a boy who spends his time with the furry and ferocious tenants of the zoo his family runs. "This is a hilarious story." Parents In Touch said of Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird. Sammy Feral is a lucky boy. His family runs a zoo, where he spends his time cheerfully hanging out with (to name just a few) orangutans, crocodiles, and snakes. But his good luck has just run out--the entire Feral family has been infected with a mysterious virus that causes them to turn into werewolves. Now his mom, dad, and sisters are howling at the moon, craving raw meat, and worst of all, trying to infect Sammy! Worse, it seems there is an evil professor trying to take over the Feral Zoo--could he have anything to do with the werewolf virus? Fortunately for Sammy, a crack team of cryptozoologists are on hand to help. But even with their expertise in animals that don't (or shouldn't) exist, things look pretty hairy for the Feral family!(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Penelope Crumb Never Forgets

    By Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder, Penelope Rawlins, Penelope Rawlins
    Authors:
    Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout
    Illustrated by:
    Charlie Alder
    Read by:
    Penelope Rawlins, Penelope Rawlins
    Patsy Cline is becoming best friends with another girl! It looks like Penelope is going to lose Patsy to Vera Bogg... forever. So Penelope starts a secret museum full of things that remind her of the people she loves, in case she loses them too. Lizzie Maple, who loves adventures, is on board to help. But other people seem to think 'taking their things for a museum' is the same as 'stealing'... and Penelope is suddenly in a whole lot of trouble! Can Penelope win back Patsy Cline? And can she figure out a way to create her memory museum without stealing things?(P) 2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

    By Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton, Jot Davies
    Authors:
    Amanda Swift, Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton, Steven Lenton
    Read by:
    Jot Davies
    Meet the Puppies Online! Einstein the brainy dachshund, Puzzle the snoozy sheepdog and Bounce the speedy spaniel spend their holidays at a very special kind of kennels - a lighthouse by the sea! But there's no time for sunbathing. The woof-tastic trio meet the evil Mike Dodger, discover an ancient treasure map and find themselves caught up in a race against time. Luckily the pups are equipped with all the latest online gadgets and tech know-how. But will their super skills be enough to sniff out the treasure before Mike does?(P) 2015 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Hell Hound Curse

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring, Stephen Perring
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Read by:
    Stephen Perring, Stephen Perring
    Eleanor Hawken worked as a children's book editor for many years and was part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Her popular children's series Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird chronicles the hilarious adventures of a boy who spends his time with the furry and ferocious tenants of the zoo his family runs. To make some extra money for the Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business: investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog,Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Dragon Gold

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And, it seems to think he's its dad! Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast - who sent the dragon, and why? It's not long before Sammy realises he's in more danger than he could ever imagine...
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