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  • The Dolphins of Laurentum

    By Caroline Lawrence
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    Caroline Lawrence
    It's October AD 79. The arrival of a ragged man at the Geminus household sets in motion a series of events which take Flavia and her three friends to an opulent villa by the sea at Laurentum, a few miles south of Ostia. Just off the coast is a sunken wreck full of treasure which could be the answer to all their problems. But someone else is after the treasure, too. As the four children try to recover it, they solve the terrible mystery of Lupus's past.
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    The Dark Horse

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
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    Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    A dark and powerful story of conflict, betrayal and magic from award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Carnegie Medal and Blue Peter Book Award. A boy destined to lead his clan. A girl raised by wolves. A stranger with a sealed box. One small community living in dread of the coming of the legendary warrior tribe, the Dark Horse . . . A rich and powerful novel, set on a rocky northern coast in a bewitching, distant time.
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    The Dark Flight Down

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    Authors:
    Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    Sweeping, mesmerising gothic fantasy full of magic and intrigue, from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. The action-packed and enthralling conclusion to THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS.Welcome to a world of dark magic, lurking evil and beguiling mystery. Following their thrilling journey in THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS, Boy and Willow are plunged into a world of gilded finery and splendour as they are held captive in the palace of the Emperor Frederick. But beneath its golden veneer lies cruelty, madness and desperation. They must face terrible danger as they confront the whirlwind furies of the Emperor and the calculating ambitions of his confidante, Maxim. What's more, they must follow a deadly trail which will lead them to the Phantom . . . The truth about Boy's identity is one among many shattering secrets as THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS is opened for the final time.
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    Discover London!

    By Jacqui Bailey, Jan Mccafferty
    Authors:
    Jacqui Bailey
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Mccafferty
    This popular London guide has been fully updated for the 2012 Olympics. A lavishly illustrated and comprehensive guide to England's capital city for children - giving its history and geography and recommending the best places to visit from Royal Palaces and parks to museums and galleries. Packed with suggestions for fun days out and making the most of a family visit to London. Including plenty of practical advice, such as addresses and websites of London's top attractions, alongside handy transport guides, this is a great gift for children aged 8 upwards, before or after a visit to London.
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  • The Dragon Tattoo

    By Tim Pigott-Smith, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Tim Pigott-Smith
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    Sherlock Holmes has disappeared. Billy Chizzell dreams of hitting the headlines: YOUNG HERO LOCATES MASTER DETECTIVE! Billy's search takes him to Limehouse and an encounter with evil. Rescued by Sam Wiggins, Billy agrees to help Sam stop the plans of the infamous Dragon Clan of Shanghai to spread their criminal activities to London.
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  • Dancing For Captain Drake

    By Karen Wallace
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.In this story, the daring tearaway Arthur Knucklebone finds himself working as a cabin boy for Francis Drake on the Golden Hind... but will his dancing really save the Captain's life?
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  • Doctor, Doctor: Doctor, Doctor

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning
    Illustrated by:
    Brita Granström
    An interactive, fun book that explores common illnesses and how they are treated. You, the reader, are the doctor - you make the diagnosis, flip the half-page flap and find out if you are right!
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    The Dirty Great Dinosaur

    By Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Leonie Lord
    Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way!Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm that Dirty Great Dinosaur down . . .Let Hal and Billy show you how to calmly deal with temper tantrums of monstrous proportions!World renowned storyteller Martin Waddell has created a dynamic and action-packed text which perfectly matches this exciting picture book debut from fabulous new illustrator, Leonie Lord.
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  • Drawing Dragons and Other Cold-Blooded Creatures

    By Steve Beaumont, Steve Beaumont
    Authors:
    Steve Beaumont
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Beaumont
    Professional illustrator Steve Beaumont takes readers through a masterclass to discover secrets of how to draw Dragons and Other Cold-Blooded Creatures and to put finishing touches to extraordinary creations.
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  • Drawing the Minotaur and Other Demihumans

    By Steve Beaumont, Steve Beaumont
    Authors:
    Steve Beaumont
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Beaumont
    Professional illustrator Steve Beaumont takes readers through a masterclass to discover secrets of how to draw Minotaur and Other Demihumans and to put finishing touches to extraordinary creations.
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  • Drawing Werewolves and Other Gothic Ghouls

    By Steve Beaumont, Steve Beaumont
    Authors:
    Steve Beaumont
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Beaumont
    Professional illustrator Steve Beaumont takes readers through a masterclass to discover secrets of how to draw Werewolfs and Other Gothic Ghouls and to put finishing touches to extraordinary creations.
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  • Drawing Dungeon Creatures

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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  • Drawing Beastly Beings

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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  • Drawing Magical Beings

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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  • Drawing Heroic Warriors

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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  • Death or Glory

    By Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow, Sonia Leong
    Authors:
    Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
    Illustrated by:
    Sonia Leong
    You are a warrior, part of a tribe at war with the Romans. But what if you are captured -- do you have what it takes to be a gladiator? Or will you choose another path? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite.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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  • Drawing Wicked Tyrants

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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  • Drawing Mighty Rulers

    By Steve Sims, Steve Sims
    Authors:
    Steve Sims
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Sims
    Learn how to draw fantasy art with ease with these high-interest books that take a step-by-step approach to skill development to create favorite fantasy heroes.
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    Dive Bombing

    By Bernard Ashley
    Authors:
    Bernard Ashley
    Life is not easy for fifteen-year-old Charlie Peat. He is living alone in London, while his guitarist father is on tour abroad and his mother is in a care home suffering from the psychological after-effects of a bomb explosion. He has to cope with all the normal problems of everyday life while keeping up the pretence to his grandparents that he is not in fact living alone, and worrying about his father touring in the notoriously unstable country of Trajanov, where terrorism is rife. And this terrorism is about to threaten Charlie far too close to home ...In this thrilling book Bernard Ashley skillfully interweaves Charlie's story and that of his father in Trajanov into a complex multi-layered narrative which sensitively explores the effects of urban terrorism on young people today.
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  • Destroying the Oceans

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    The books look at our interaction with the planet and the interrelationship between humankind and the physical world.The series focuses on the global impact and future implications for the environment of our actions today.
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