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  • The USA

    By Kathleen Pohl
    Authors:
    Kathleen Pohl
    What's it like to live in the USA? Looking at Countries takes you on a tour so you can find out about the landscape, the weather, the people and the places.With maps and large photos, this colourful series provides lots of information about countries around the world.
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    Undead Ed: Undead Ed and the Demon Freakshow

    By David Grimstone
    Authors:
    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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  • 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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  • The Undead

    By Jim Pipe
    Authors:
    Jim Pipe
    This book encourages readers to imagine themselves as hunters on the trail of vampires and zombies. It describes the characteristics of each, how they look and behave, drawing examples from history and from around the world to explain people's continuing fascination with these mythical creatures.
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  • Unlock the Mystery

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    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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    Ultraviolet

    By R J Anderson
    Authors:
    R J Anderson
    Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.This is not her story.Unless you count the part where I killed her.Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori - the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
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    Unfortunately

    By Alan Durant, Simon Rickerty
    Authors:
    Alan Durant
    Illustrated by:
    Simon Rickerty
    When you are walking through the jungle, almost anything can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes it's bad, but fortunately, sometimes it's good . . .Children will love this funny and original story full of different twists and turns with a fabulously unexpected ending! Written by an award-winning author, the story is brought to vivid and vibrant life by the illustrator of the bestselling, award-winning illustrator of Ten Little Pirates.
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  • Undead Ed and the Howling Moon

    By David Grimstone
    Authors:
    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.On his 13th birthday, Ed Bagley is hit by a truck and killed. But things go from tragic to freaky when Ed wakes in the sewers beneath the town of Mortlake with only a note from his missing left arm to explain that he's undead: a zombie, a walking corpse whose skin rots and oozes. And as if all this misfortune wasn't enough, there's a lunatic killer on the loose in Mortlake ... and only Ed can stop him.
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  • Unknown Spy, The

    By Eoin McNamee
    Authors:
    Eoin McNamee
    In Book Two in the Ring of Five trilogy, Wilsons Spy Academy has called back their most brilliant trainee spy: Danny Caulfield. Danny is to be sent on an urgent mission: to find the treaty stone that protects the Upper World before the Ring of Five, leaders of the Cherbs, destroy it and wage war. Danny and his friend Dixie - a spy who can appear and disappear at will - must set off the Kingdom of Morne to save the stone. But the Cherb children have got there first, and the King of Morne pits Danny against them in a contest for the stone. Lily, a Cherb, reveals to Danny that she is his sister: she urges him to join the Ring of Five with her. Danny is locked into a battle between the two worlds and with himself. Who's side is he on? Wilsons or the Ring of Five? And how much can he truly trust Lily?
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  • Under Pressure

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    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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    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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  • Ultimate Fan Guide

    By L J Smith
    Authors:
    L J Smith
    ALL THE SECRETS AND LORE OF THE NIGHT WORLD - NOW IN ONE SPELLBINDING BOOK!You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Test your Night World knowledge with questions from the series; get the inside information about the clans, the soulmate principle, Circle Daybreak, and the four Wild Powers; and take quizzes to find out how you fit in to the Night World.Best of all, L. J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you've been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide. Plus, look for the sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to the series, Strange Fate!
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    The Undrowned Child

    By Michelle Lovric
    Authors:
    Michelle Lovric
    It's the beginning of the 20th century; the age of scientific progress. But for Venice the future looks bleak. A conference of scientists assembles to address the problems, among whose delegates are the parents of twelve-year-old Teodora. Within days of her arrival, she is subsumed into the secret life of Venice: a world in which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts good and bad patrol the streets and librarians turn fluidly into cats. A battle against forces determined to destroy the city once and for all quickly ensues. Only Teo, the undrowned child who survived a tragic accident as a baby, can go 'between the linings' to subvert evil and restore order.
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    Umpteen Pockets

    By Adrian Mitchell
    Authors:
    Adrian Mitchell
    Lavish, gift collection of children's poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.
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  • Ugly Duck Thing

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    There was once . . . a mummy duck who laid six eggs. But when they hatched, one of the ducklings was definitely not a duck!
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  • Ultravores, Rimes and Wattwatts

    By Kes Gray
    Authors:
    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!
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    The Utterly Otterleys

    By Mairi Hedderwick
    Authors:
    Mairi Hedderwick
    The Utterly Otterley family live in a cosy burrow near the river where everything is just about perfect. Until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it's time to find a new home.
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    Unicorns! Unicorns!

    By Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
    Authors:
    Geraldine Mccaughrean
    Illustrated by:
    Sophie Windham
    The unicorns disappeared long ago. There is a rumour, a legend that they all died out through their own foolishness, because they would not come when they were called to the safety of the ark. But perhaps the unicorns had their reasons. Perhaps we were more to blame than they. And maybe, just maybe, the unicorns live on, if you simply know where to look...
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