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Jackdaw Summer

By David Almond
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David Almond
Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget...A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
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Jake and Lily

By Jerry Spinelli
Authors:
Jerry Spinelli
For almost as long as they can remember, Jake and Lily have shared a "special sense". But their bond seems to be weakening as, at age 11, Jake starts spending more time with new friends than with Lily; upset and rejected, Lily has no one to confide in except her grandfather. Lily tries to find out who she is without her brother, but it's hard work. Her feeling of abandonment is as sharply felt as Jake's need to test his independence. Spinelli celebrates each child's individualism and growing self-awareness.
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  • Jewel Cavern

    By Rosie Banks
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    Rosie Banks
    Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine travel to Jewel Cavern, where a huge fire-breathing dragon is running amok - and worst of all, he's got the magic storybook! Can the girls and their dream dragon friends rescue the book and get the last of the fairytale baddies back into it before the wonderful land is ruined for ever?
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  • Jive and Street Dance

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the jive and street dance. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
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  • Joe and the Lightning Pony

    By Victoria Eveleigh
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    Victoria Eveleigh
    Joe is delighted that his pony, Lightning, is brilliant at mounted games. The two of them make a great pair and Joe can't wait for them to try out for the Prince Phillip Cup team. There's just one problem - Lightning seems quite small now that Joe is growing so fast. What will he do when he's too big to ride her? And what will happen to Lightning if she is sold?The second in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the Katy's Ponies trilogy.
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  • Jinx: The Wizard's Apprentice

    By Sage Blackwood
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    Sage Blackwood
    It's not every day that your evil stepdad abandons you in the deep, dark forest of the Urwald. And it's not every day that a wizard rescues you from the clutches of gnarly trolls. But for Jinx, this isn't turning out to be a very normal sort of day... The bubbling cauldrons and coloured potions of the wizard's house are a world away from the life Jinx has left behind. Even the walls are soaked in magic, and it's not long before Jinx begins to unlock his own rare powers. But Simon Magus is no ordinary wizard. He seems to need something from Jinx - something dark. And Jinx begins to wonder: can he trust Simon... at all?
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  • Joey The Kangaroo

    By An Vrombaut
    Authors:
    An Vrombaut
    Perfect for preschool children, 64 Zoo Lane had the highest viewing figures on CBeebies in 2011. With six classic 64 Zoo Lane stories now reissued, Lucy and her animal fans are bound to win yet more young fans.Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Joey. Joey is a little kangaroo who lives in Australia. But Joey has problems doing the one thing all kangaroos are famous for - jumping! Will he learn to jump like a proper kangaroo before the Junior Jump Competition?Have fun with 64 Zoo Lane at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/64-zoo-lane/
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  • Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe

    By Victoria Eveleigh
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    Victoria Eveleigh
    There are lots of things Joe would wish if he had the chance - that his family hadn't moved from the city to the country, that his mum hadn't bought two ponies no one could ride, and that one day he might have a dog of his own. So when he finds a lucky horseshoe in his garden, he makes some wishes just for fun. After all, there's always a chance they might come true... The first in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the KATY'S PONIES trilogy.
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  • Jungle Survival

    By Tracey Turner
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    Tracey Turner
    Have you ever:Paddled down the Amazon River?Been stung by a scorpion?Gone without food for a day?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you!Terrified of bugs? Great! Feel sick about travelling? Fantastic! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it.Love your inner wimp!Inside:Surviving - Water, Shelter, FoodJungle Animals - Creepy Crawlies, Spiders, Big Cats, Gorillas, Killer Birds, Piranha, Electric Eels, Toxic Frogs, Snakes, Crocs, Alligators and CaimansDisgusting and Deadly Diseases - Your Guide to Fatal Diseases, Jungle Sickness, Unpleasant ParasitesThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Jennifer the Babysitter Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Jennifer the Babysitter Fairy keeps all babies safe and happy. That is, until her three magical objects disappear! With Jennifer's precious items missing, all fairy and human children are naughty and upset. Can Kirsty and Rachel help Jennifer make all babies happy again?Join Rachel and Kirsty, and see if Jennifer finds her three magical objects: a toy box, a snack pack and a nightlight!
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  • JK Rowling

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.
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  • Jack to the Rescue!

    By Katie Dale
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    Katie Dale
    Beanstalks, giants, hills with Jill,that's what you've heard, you know the drill!But wait, my friend, there's more than that...Got a problem? Just call Jack!
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  • Jumping Jive

    By Chloe Melody
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    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When Bella is picked to dance in a movie starring Jet Rogerson, the most famous, most gorgeous young Hollywood star in the world, she is completely star struck! But when word gets out of the secret studio location the set gets mobbed with screaming fangirls who all want a glimpse of Jet. It looks as if they might have to call off the scene and Bella is devastated. Will she get her moment to dance with the super dreamy star? It's lights, camera... jiving!A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert."It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6
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    Jack and Jill

    By Kate Willis-Crowley
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    Kate Willis-Crowley
    A wonderful book to read aloud and share, this favourite nursery rhyme is brought to life by Kate Willis-Crowley.Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after...With instructions for making your own Jack and Jill finger puppets at the end of the story, this book is one to treasure.
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    The Jungle Run

    By Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
    Authors:
    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    Here come the animals, one by one.They're all getting ready for the Jungle Run.Cub turns up to take her place but the others say, 'You're to small to race . . . 'Cub may be little compared to the other animals, but she's quick and clever and she knows just how to show the rest of the jungle what a winner she is.
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  • Jessie the Lyrics Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical notes, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.In this opening book of the magical series, the girls must help Jessie the Lyrics Fairy to get her note back, so performers everywhere can remember the words!
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  • Jogger's Big Adventure

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Jogger the hamster is on an adventure, nibbling on books and climbing on chairs. But mean old Sour Puss is about - will Jogger make it back to his cage in time?
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  • Japan

    By Susan Crean
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    Susan Crean
    Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
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  • Jump for Glory

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys' Jumping Competition, but he just can't seem to go far enough! To make matters worse, his sister, Chloe, is better than him too! Can Olly use his brains to triumph over Spiro's strength?
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    Jack Draws Anything

    By Jack Henderson
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    Jack Henderson
    After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to "draw anything" in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £22,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a "dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly" (#1) to "my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man" (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
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