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A View from Beyond

By John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura
Authors:
John Agard
Illustrated by:
Satoshi Kitamura
A modern re-telling of the stories of the Underworld from the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award 2016.
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Vesuvius Poovius

By Kes Gray, Chris Mould
Authors:
Kes Gray
Illustrated by:
Chris Mould
Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration...This hilariously original story is full of visual humour and more poo than anyone can handle!
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  • The Very Worst Wizard

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Max is learning to be a Wizard at Wizard school, and although he loves helping others, he often forgets to get his own spells right! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Verak the Storm King

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Don't miss this new bumper special edition of the bestselling series, in which our heroes return to the realm of Gwildor to battle an old enemy and a terrifying new sea Beast - Verak the Storm King!Have you read any other Beast Quest books? Grymon the Biting Horror is a great place to find more adventures!
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  • Viking Kong

    By Tommy Donbavand
    Authors:
    Tommy Donbavand
    What do you get when you cross a monster Viking baby who won't stop growing, two kids, a Viking clan and a very big stinky nappy? This book of course! Hold on to your nose as Erik and Freya battle to keep Olf under control, feed him and stop him crying (because he floods the village). Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of full-colour, rip-roaring reads for kids that will have them bawling with laughter. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get kids reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Vetrix the Poison Dragon

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Tom and Elenna can't let Evil Wizard Jezrin reach the Well of Power - if he drinks its water, his dark magic will know no bounds. But a deadly bite from Vetrix the Poison Dragon could mean the end of their Beast Quests for ever!There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Quarg the Stone Dragon; Korvax the Sea Dragon; Vetrix the Poison Dragon and Strytor the Skeleton Dragon
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    The Violin Man

    By Colin Thompson, Colin Thompson
    Authors:
    Colin Thompson
    Illustrated by:
    Colin Thompson
    For as long as anyone can remember, Oscar has played his violin outside the theatre. Every night, as the people queue for their tickets, Oscar fills the air with his music and the echo of his lost dreams. In the old days, his daughter, Marietta, had been there as well, dancing. For just as Oscar dreams of being a famous violinist, it was Marietta's dream to be a famous ballet dancer. But Marietta became ill and now Oscar plays alone. Some nights, though, he catches sight of Marietta's ghost, dancing under the street light.One night, Oscar's dream comes true and he is invited to play in the theatre in front of an audience. They are swept away by his music and his skill. But under the glare of the spotlight, Oscar can't see Marietta dancing. He decides to play only outside on the pavement, where he and Marietta can perform together. 'Don't worry,' he says. 'I won't leave you again.'
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  • The Very Clever Cat

    By Vivian French, Abeer Al-Taher
    Authors:
    Vivian French, Abeer Al-Taher
    A charming new full colour Early Reader story about friendship and a long journey home, from bestselling author, Vivian French.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.Friendship can be found in the most unlikely places. A heartwarming story about a very clever cat who always finds its way home.
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    A Very Good Chance

    By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
    Authors:
    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
    The third novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Set in Dublin and Siena, with its dizzying, dare-devil Palio horse race, this is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world. Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that will save her. Or there's a very good chance at least.This book follows Sarah Moore Fitzgerald's debut novel BACK TO BLACKBRICK and Waterstones Prize shortlist THE APPLE TART OF HOPE.
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  • Vislak the Slithering Serpent

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom's Quest to find the ingredients for a potion to save the Cursed Dragon continues. Next, he must face Vislak - a terrifying Beast which traps his victims with sticky venom!Don't miss the other titles in Series 14 - The Cursed Dragon:- Raffkor the Stampeding Brute- Tikron the Jungle Master- Falra the Snow Phoenix
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  • Vermok the Spiteful Scavenger

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Deep in the tunnels under the Warrior's Road lurks a hideous Beast... Tom must brave the darkness to rescue his best friend Elenna. Is he brave enough to win, or will he be trapped in the shadows forever?
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  • Vigrash the Clawed Eagle

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger!Six new Evil Beasts have been sent to destroy the Good Beasts of Avantia! Tom and his faithful companion, Elenna, must hunt down the invaders and destroy them. If he fails, the kingdom will face ruin, death and destruction.
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  • The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
    'Agatha Christie for kids' - the third in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts. The famous detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually.There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show.Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet!Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues.Previously published under the title THE VANISHING OF BILLY BUCKLE.
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  • Voltrex the Two-headed Octopus

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    The Good Beast Sepron is in danger! Malvel has sent Voltrex -­ a hideous Octopus-Beast - to kill him. If Sepron dies, Malvel will be closer to conquering Avantia. Tom must dash to Sepron's rescue before it's too late!
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  • Veloth the Vampire Squid

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Can Max and Lia defeat Veloth the Vampire Squid, and return the four elements that power Aquora before the whole city dies of thirst? The first thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 7: The Lost Starship. Don't miss the rest of the series:Glendor the Stealthy Shadow, Mirroc the Goblin Shark and Blistra the Sea Dragon!
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  • Vespick the Wasp Queen

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom has nearly reached the end of his most challenging Beast Quest! The fate of his mother and the land of Kayonia depend on him and his faithful companions. Can he defeat the deadliest of his foes, Vespick the Wasp Queen, and wicked Wizard Velmal?
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    A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story

    By Neil Tonge
    Authors:
    Neil Tonge
    It's the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For young John Elliot and his family, life in the shadow of the grinding colliery wheel has always been hard, but there is no alternative for them. The risks are huge and the rewards are few. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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  • A Very Bothersome Bear

    By Vivian French, David Melling
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    David Melling
    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt, uncle and cousin Prune while his parents are away. But Sam's discovered a magical scroll listing the six quests to be completed to become a knight, and with his True Companion Prune's help, he's already managed two! Now Sam must find a goodly sword, but he keeps getting distracted by noble deeds that need doing. Helping a grumpy dwarf, a dunderheaded bear and an island of tiny elves might mean he'll never find his sword, but isn't that what a Very Noble Knight would do ...?
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  • Vipero the Snake Man

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    The evil wizard Malvel has stolen the golden armour and a fearsome new Beast guards each piece of it. To defeat Malvel and save the kingdom, Tom needs to collect all the pieces. Join Tom as he journeys into the deadly heat of the desert, where he must do battle with Vipero the Snake Man...Don't miss: ZEPHA THE MONSTER SQUID, CLAW THE GIANT MONKEY, SOLTRA THE STONE CHARMER, ARACHNID THE KING OF SPIDERS, TRILLION THE THREE-HEADED LION
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  • The Valley of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery.Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are going for a night flight on Bill's plane and soon find themselves flying into a truly amazing adventure. What has happened to Bill? Who are the two strange pilots, and what is the secret treasure hidden somewhere in the lonely valley the children have landed in?First published in 1947, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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