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  • Viper

    By Bex Hogan
    Authors:
    Bex Hogan
    Marianne has been training to be the Viper for her entire life - to serve and protect the King and the citizens of The Twelve Isles - but to become the Viper and protect the islands she loves she must find the strength to defeat her father. A new fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas.He will make me a killer.Or he will have me killed.That is my destiny.Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.He's the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne's father.She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves - and perhaps even her life?A brave heroine. An impossible dilemma. An epic new fantasy trilogy set on the high seas.
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  • Vet

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    What's it like to be a vet? Perhaps one day you might like to become a vet too? In this book you will meet our vet, Nafisa - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out about the types of animals she looks after - from cats to cows! - the equipment she uses to do her job and what it is like to work with animals.The Here to Help series of books are for very young readers aged 5 and upwards. The books follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.
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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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  • Vampire

    By Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
    Authors:
    Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
    Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.YOU are the Monster Hunter, protector of the living, and curse of the undead. Vampires have snatched a group of tourists. You are sent on a mission to find them and stop the vampires...Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve SkidmoreAge appropriate for 8+. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.
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  • Volcanic Eruptions

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst volcanic Eruptions in this book from Vesuvius to Krakatau.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • The Valley of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton, Thomas Judd
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Read by:
    Thomas Judd
    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?Perfect for fans of the Famous Five looking for their next adventure.(P) 2018 Hodder Children's Books
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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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    Vote for Me!

    By Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    From ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments, find out how different systems and beliefs have developed across the globe.Introduce children to the concept of politics and find out who's in charge across the world from presidents, prime ministers and dictators, to kings and queens.This book will look at different systems of leadership that exist globally, looking in particular at how democracies work and what voting and elections are.It looks at the seven main types of governments/ways of ruling - Anarchy; Dictatorship; Monarchy; Theocracy; Totalitarian; Republic; Democracy. It looks at the set-up of democratic governments, in particular the UK and US and what they do, for example making laws, funding armies, providing services and how they make these things happen and why we pay taxes.We talk about the different political ideologies that different governments have, such as capitalism and communism, and the spectrum of ideologies from the far left to the far right, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and fascism - and in between. How do elections work? What types of elections are there, for example, local, state, for a leader, or national/general, how candidates are chosen, what voting systems are in place, such as PPR and FPP, who is entitled to vote and how votes are cast and counted. Finally, find out what it takes to become a leader and get people to vote for you. Learn how to get involved by joining school councils or running school elections.For children aged 9+ and a useful resource for children studying PSHE and Citizenship.
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  • Vehicles

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Take a look at how aeroplanes are designed, how they take off and how engineers make sure they stay up in the sky. Find out about cars, trains, boats and helicopters, explore remarkable vehicles from self-driving cars to maglev trains and space rovers, and admire some of the world's most iconic cars. Test your understanding with fun projects such as making your own mini-maglev from plastic bricks and magnets.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
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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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  • Viking

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Viking (Norse) mythological stories. From wolves and giants to the gods themselves there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.It is part of the Stars of Mythology series, which explores great myths from around the world.
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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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