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Umpteen Pockets

By Adrian Mitchell
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Adrian Mitchell
Lavish, gift collection of children's poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.
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Unhooking the Moon

By Gregory Hughes, Gregory Hughes
Authors:
Gregory Hughes, Gregory Hughes
Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old. When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head for New York. Meet her older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and the Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers. But is their Uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he is something more sinister, true? Like I Capture the Castle, Breakfast at Tiffany's or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Hughes' story and characters will resonate for many and for years to come.
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  • Under Pressure

    By Alan Gibbons
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    Alan Gibbons
    The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard, but Kev acts swiftly when too many of the lads just aren't playing the game and let pressures off the pitch threaten the team's future.
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  • Unlock the Mystery

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.Join the Famous Five on their third adventure as they run away to Kirrin Island - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Find the mysterious trunk and help whoever let out that chilling scream - but don't run into the mysterious intruder. You choose how to unlock the trunk, but will you help in time or be held up by a false trail on the way?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Run Away Together. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Anne Walter, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Mother Duck is impatient for her eggs to hatch. When they do she's very excited! But one of the ducklings looks very different ...Hopscotch Fairy Tales retell classic fairy tales in accessible language of no more than 400 words, with bright colourful supporting illustrations by our top authors and illustrators.
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    Undead Ed: Undead Ed and the Demon Freakshow

    By David Grimstone
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    David Grimstone
    Forget everything you've ever seen or heard about werewolves, zombies and vampires because Ed Bagley's going to tell you the single most important fact you'll ever learn: BEING UNDEAD SUCKS... especially if you're a kid.As if Ed hasn't enough problems, he's now being hunted by a demented clown, an evil midget and a girl with a sewn up eye. You'd think he wouldn't have much to worry about, being damned to start with, but Ed's beginning to learn that there's something a lot worse than the flames of hell ... An undead circus.
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  • Understanding Grammar: Verbs and Adverbs

    By Ann Riggs
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    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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  • Understanding Grammar: Common Grammatical Mistakes

    By Ann Riggs
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    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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  • The Ultravores

    By Kes Gray
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    Kes Gray
    Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!Flies are on the menu for dinner tonight in the Ultravore home. Little does Nelly know that she might be too...
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  • The Unfairest of Them All

    By Shannon Hale
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    Shannon Hale
    It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story - and putting everyone else's in jeopardy.The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories.But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Who's the Unfairest of Them All?Don't miss the first book, Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends!
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  • Unravel

    By Imogen Howson
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    Imogen Howson
    In a world far from our own, Lissa has exposed a dangerous secret. Captive twins, known as Spares, have been the subjects of dark government experiments. And Lissa's own twin was one of their first victims. Running for their lives, Lissa and Lin discover another rebel faction of twins, and they believe they've found allies at last. But a terrifying threat they could never have expected is waiting in the shadows... Can Lissa protect Lin in a world that wants to destroy her?
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  • Up the Faraway Tree

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    The fourth book in the magical Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.Joe, Beth and Frannie are joined by Robin and Joy, two children who have read all about the magic Faraway Tree and The Enchanted Wood. Join the children and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Jackie Walter, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • The Ugly Duckling: El Patito Feo

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • The Ugly Duckling: Le Vilain Petit Canard

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • The Ugly Duckling – English/Polish

    By Anne Walter
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    Anne Walter
    A beautiful billingual English-Polish picture book of The Ugly Duckling.An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers present well known fairy tales with parallel text in English and Polish. Stories are told in approximately 400 words and are supported by modern artwork. The two languages are in different fonts to help distinguish them clearly on each spread. As well as a perfect approach to learning a new language for the first time, these books will be a useful tool for EAL teaching as well. The texts are perfectly pitched for children aged 5-7 and up.
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