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Winnie's Great War

By Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut, Sophie Blackall
Authors:
Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut
Illustrated by:
Sophie Blackall
Everyone has heard of Winnie-the-Pooh, but not everyone knows about the real Canadian bear who lent him her name. This is a wonderful tale of courage and friendship, for fans of Michael Morpurgo.Come on a heart-warming adventure, inspired by the journey undertaken by an extraordinary bear called Winnie during World War One. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, Winnie has a remarkable wartime story to tell. And when she meets a little boy called Christopher Robin Milne in London Zoo, he loves her so much that he names his teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh in her honour. Sophie Blackall's wonderful black and white artwork brings Winnie to life and will capture young readers' imaginations. The author, Lindsay Mattick, is the great grand-daughter of Captain Harry Colebourn - who originally rescued Winnie as a cub - and the story contains entries from his real wartime diaries from WW1. The book also includes a selection of artefacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one astonishing bear.
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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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    We Are Giants

    By Amber Lee Dodd, Amber Lee Dodd
    Authors:
    Amber Lee Dodd, Amber Lee Dodd
    'A total page-turner...very moving and touching.' JACQUELINE WILSONA brilliantly funny and wonderfully warm-hearted story about love, family, and what it means to be different. Sydney thinks her mum Amy is the best mum in the world - even if she is a bit different. When everyone else kept growing, Amy got to four feet tall and then stopped right there. The perfect height, in Sydney's opinion: big enough to reach the ice cream at the supermarket, small enough to be special. Sydney's dad died when she was only five, but her memories of him, her mum's love and the company of her brave big sister Jade means she never feels alone . . . But when the family are forced to move house, things get tricky. Sydney and Jade must make new friends, deal with the bullies at their new school and generally figure out the business of growing up in a strange new town.And Sydney doesn't want to grow up - not if it means getting bigger than her mum...
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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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  • The Wishing-Chair Again

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A classic children's story from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton - be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair stories.Mollie and Peter are home for the holidays and they long to see their pixie friend Chinky and their magic Wishing-Chair. Together they have wonderful adventures, but what happens when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and then gets its wings cut off by the naughty Slipperies?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover by Kate Hindley (2014).
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  • The Water Horse

    By Holly Webb
    Authors:
    Holly Webb
    An enchanting tale of magic, friendship and adventure for readers aged 9 and up - from bestselling author, Holly Webb.Olivia is the princess of Venice. So when the waters start to rise, she knows only her magic can prevent disaster befalling the city. Desperate for help, and for a friend, Olivia discovers something incredible: a water horse, hidden in the canals of the city. Invisible to most, Lucian knows the deepest secrets of the sea - secrets that could hold the key to saving the city. But can their friendship overcome those plotting against Olivia, and against Venice itself?The Magical Venice books are all share the same beautiful setting, but can be read as standalone stories. The series includes: The Water Horse, The Mermaid's Sister, The Maskmasker's Daughter, and The Girl of Glass. Discover more by Holly Webb with her Rose and Lily series - also filled with magical adventures.
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  • The Wild Beyond

    By Piers Torday, Piers Torday, Oliver Hembrough, Oliver Hembrough
    Authors:
    Piers Torday, Piers Torday
    Read by:
    Oliver Hembrough, Oliver Hembrough
    This is the story of a boy named Kester. He has rescued the last wild animals in the world, andsaved his capital city from destruction. But now he must face his greatest challenge yet,because:1. The only blue whale on the planet has brought news from across the ocean2. A mysterious steel dome has risen from the Four Towers3. Out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future...(P)2015 WF Howes Ltd
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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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    When Darkness Comes

    By Robert Swindells
    Authors:
    Robert Swindells
    Jealousy and ambition divide a tribe so much so that it splits into two communities - each of whom has to strive to become self-sufficient. Their failure almost leads to their destruction. It's up to the chief's son and the other children of the tribe to overcome the adults' prejudices and attempt reconciliation. When they are threatened by raiders from a stronger, more skilful race, survival is all. But will the tribes be able to reunite in time?
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  • A Wonderlandiful World

    By Shannon Hale
    Authors:
    Shannon Hale
    Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with your favorite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-to-be Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone wolf Cerise Hood?Princes, princesses, and wicked queens-oh my! Your happily forever after starts now in this totally legendary third book by bestselling author Shannon Hale!
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    The Wonky Donkey

    By Craig Smith, Katz Cowley
    Authors:
    Craig Smith
    Illustrated by:
    Katz Cowley
    This number one bestselling book by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley is based on an award-winning children's song. With over 300,000 copies sold to date.I was walking down the road, and I saw a donkey... hee-haw! And he only had three legs. He was wonky donkey... In this hilarious, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky, wonky donkey who will have children in fits of laughter! Watch Craig Smith perform the song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uQu7uZIFs
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  • Watchers at the Shrine

    By Jean Ure
    Authors:
    Jean Ure
    50 years on from Come Lucky April... April and David have confronted the orthodoxy - they believe girls and boys should be able to grow up together. They determine to send their son away, to spare him the humilation of castration. ' Hal spends several years there, waiting for the ban to be lifted. He befriends the daughters of the family he lives with - but when he challenges his 'father' he is sent from the house, and discovers a new life in the lawless part of the settlement. He realises he needs to help the girls he can to escape and return to Croydon. How can he save them? Life back in Croydon things are changing, too. People are dying. Beliefs are being challenged. Are things any better than they were 150 years ago? Is there hope for the future?
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  • The White Giraffe Series: 4-book EBook Collection

    By Lauren St John, David Dean
    Authors:
    Lauren St John
    Illustrated by:
    David Dean
    Join Martine and her magical giraffe, Jemmy, for four heart-warming adventures set in Africa.Martine will discover her unique destiny as the child who can ride the white giraffe, rescue beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique, race against time to save the world's rarest leopard and uncover a terrible plot in the Namibian desert.This collection includes:The White GiraffeDolphin SongThe Last LeopardThe Elephant's Tale
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  • Weather Fairies Treasury

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    This fantastic story collection features abridged versions of the seven Weather Fairies titles: Crystal the Snow Fairy, Abigail the Breeze Fairy, Pearl the Cloud Fairy, Goldie the Sunshine Fairy, Evie the Mist Fairy, Storm the Lightning Fairy and Hayley the Rain Fairy. Each story is accompanied by wonderful full-colour illustrations. This really is the perfect gift for all fairy fans!
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  • Winterling

    By Sarah Prineas, Sarah Prineas
    Authors:
    Sarah Prineas, Sarah Prineas
    Fer has always felt that she doesn't belong. She hears the call of the wild wood, the secrets it whispers. When her grandmother reveals clues about the disappearance of her father and his mystical bond to her mother, Fer begins to unlock secrets about the parents she never knew. Led to a reflecting pool which uncovers The Way, Fer finds an enchanting and dangerous land. And it is here that she will realise her destiny - to face down the deadly Mor and free this land from its imprisonment in ice and evil.
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  • A Witch in Love

    By Ruth Warburton
    Authors:
    Ruth Warburton
    Anna still finds it hard to believe that Seth loves her and has vowed to suppress her powers, no matter what. But magic - like love - is uncontrollable and soon, Anna is being hunted. Abe wants Anna to embrace her power, while Seth is pushing Anna to accept that his feelings are real. She finally does ... a moment too late. Suddenly, it's like the Salem witch trials all over again: burnings, torture and faceless judgements. In the face of the ultimate betrayal, who will save her?The second novel in the Winter trilogy, this follows the critically acclaimed debut A WITCH IN WINTER.
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  • Willow The Wednesday Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Naughty Jack Frost has stolen the seven Fairyland Fun Day Flags, and the Fun Day fairies need Rachel and Kirsty's help to find them! In this book, Willow the Wednesday Fairy must find her flags before the goblins sabotage the Arts and Craft fair...
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  • Warrior Number One

    By Andy Briggs
    Authors:
    Andy Briggs
    Carl is determined to become Warrior Number One in the online game "Barbarianz". He must face the Dark Lord and his five-headed dragon. But if you think that's the end of the story, then you're in for a big surprise... This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
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    Wild Horses: 2: Santa Ana

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Santa Ana is a wounded yearling, whose fierce mother won't accept human help. Kirstie turns to a local Cherokee boy, Three Birds, who patiently tracks the wounded horse. But just as he discovers her refuge, a rattlesnake spooks Three Birds' own horse and he is thrown and injured. Now Kirstie and Lisa must tend the Cherokee boy as well as the weak and dying Ana - can they save them both?
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    Whose Side Are You On?

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    An exciting and very topical story about racism and bullying in the classroom with a plea to stand up for what you believe in.
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