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  • The Drop Goes Plop

    By Sam Godwin, Simone Abel
    Authors:
    Sam Godwin
    Illustrated by:
    Simone Abel
    A baby seagull and its mother follow the epic journey of a drop of water from cloud to rain, river, bath, sewer, sea and back to cloud, in this accessible guide to the water cycle for young children. Beautifully illustrated, it makes a simple and enchanting introduction to one of the basic cycles in nature.
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  • Drugs

    By Jacqui Bailey
    Authors:
    Jacqui Bailey
    Growing up involves making decisions and taking responsibility over your life. Each book in this series explores an issue that may affect young people's lives. The books are aimed directly at children and provide support to them and also to parents and teachers. Talk About conveys information about issues in a way that children may experience them first or second hand.
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    The Doomspell

    By Cliff McNish
    Authors:
    Cliff McNish
    In a blaze of light, rush of wind and scrabble of claws, Rachel and Eric are ripped through a wall onto another world. Like thousands before them, they have been snatched by the Witch! Rachel discovers that she has extraordinary gifts - magical gifts similar to the Witch's own. The Witch is excited to have found someone she thinks she can use for her own evil purposes. But, for the Witch's victims, Rachel is the only hope...
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  • Dig Dig Digging

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    All the favourites are here in this bright, bold picture book for machine-mad little ones - from diggers and tractors, to cranes, bulldozers and more!With fun, rhyming text and vibrant artwork, this is perfect for sharing and reading aloud. Children will love spotting all the details on each page and joining in with all the different sounds; as tractors 'squelch' through the mud and dumper trucks go 'crash!'.Part of the best-selling Awesome Engines range.
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  • Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    Daft Jack is such a silly-billy. Who else would swap a cow for some baked beans - and think it's his lucky day?
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  • The Dolphins of Laurentum

    By Caroline Lawrence
    Authors:
    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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  • Ding, Dong Bell What's That Funny Smell?

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    A nutty selection of barmy rhymes and loony limericks. Warning: It'll tickle your funny bone!
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    The Dark Horse

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    Authors:
    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 Beneath

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
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    The Defender

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    Guns, violence, mob rule or defending the cause? We all have choices. Or do we? Who would choose blood, sacrifice and exile? At the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland Ian's dad did. He thought he was fighting for a cause, for his people. But the price was too high - after the murder of his sister's husband and his own wife's death, he's paying for trying to get out. Somewhere along the line the cause got blurred by organised crime and revenge, and all it's left is a bitter taste. He's still a target, still a victim. Now he faces a lifetime of running with nowhere to go and constantly putting at risk the son he loves.This page turner tackles a controversial topic head-on and makes powerful and memorable reading.
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    Don't Cook Cinderella

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. There's Miss Good Fairy teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write - while Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, the Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up. The result? Chaos!Witty, fast-paced and anarchic, this is a complete story with ten short chapters ('C.A.T. Spells Dog', 'What Troll Learned', 'Snakes and Snails for Lunch') that take us through the school day. Originally published as Big Class, Little Class, this freshly illustrated reissue brings Francesca Simon and Tony Ross together again in a wonderful romp that Horrid Henry fans will revel in.
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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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  • Danny Boy

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Danny Boy is an energetic black colt, new to the ranch. Out on the trail, a guest's poor judgement brings Danny down. Trapped on a ledge, there's no way of reaching him - until Kirstie remembers some disused silver mine workings. Could an old site plan help her to carry out a daring rescue?
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  • Dazzling Day Sticker Book

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    There are lots of lovely things in Felicity's world that she would love to share with you in this sticker book. With 50 beautiful stickers including a wishing wand, a heart of stars, a secret diary and magic fairy wings - what little girl could resist?
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  • Dress-Up Fairies

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Being a fashion-conscious fairy, Felicity loves to wear the latest look. Press-out two stand-up Felicity Wishes and then have hours of fun dressing her in a variety of dazzling outfits. Each page is themed: Sweet Dreams, Celebrations, Wishes, Springtime, Wintertime and Hobbie Heaven.
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  • Divine Madness

    By Robert Muchamore
    Authors:
    Robert Muchamore
    The fifth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James and his fellow cherubs infiltrate an Australian cult, in the most exciting CHERUB story yet. CHERUB exists for the simplest of reasons: even a master criminal doesn't suspect that the kid next door is a spy. When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia on an infiltration mission. It's his toughest job so far. The Survivors' outback headquarters are completely isolated, and the cult's brainwashing techniques mean James is under massive pressure to conform. This time he's not just fighting terrorists. He's got to battle to keep control of his own mind.For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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  • Dawn Light

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Krista's dad has lost his job, and they're going to have to leave their home! Krista can't bear the thought of saying goodbye to her beloved ponies. Then an accident leaves her being the one who needs to be saved. Will Shining Star come to her rescue?
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  • Dreamy Daisy

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Felicity and Daisy have lots of flowery fun in these three short stories, perfect for children to read alone.Story 1 - Daisy's obsession with winning Little Blossoming's Best Village displayis clouding her already dreamy outlook. But a little bit of magic shows Daisy what'smost important to her.Story 2 - Having won the Best Village display, Daisy decides to become a celebritygardener! But her search for interesting and exotic flowers leads her into atricky situation...Story 3 - Daisy is reluctant to leave her flowers even for a minute, but when anexciting school trip comes along she doesn't want to miss out on the fun. What will shedo?
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  • The Dinosaur Game

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
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  • Danielle the Daisy Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    The Petal Fairies have a very important job - together with their magic petals they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. But after Jack Frost sent his goblins to steal the magic petals in the hope they would help to grow flowers in his cold and dreary ice castle, the petals have ended up scattered in the human world. Rachel and Kirsty must help the Tia the Tulip Fairy, Pippa the Poppy Fairy, Louise the Lily Fairy, Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy, Olivia the Orchid Fairy, Danielle the Daisy Fairy and Ella the Rose Fairy to find their magic petals before the goblins get their hands on them. But this time Jack Frost has given the goblins a wand to help them - he's determined to get those petals before the fairies do, whatever it takes! Can Rachel and Kirsty help find the daisy petal for Danielle?
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