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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce

Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9780230771376

When Sputnik arrives on the Blythe family's doorstep, everyone things he's a dog, except Prez - who discovers Sputnik is there to write a guidebook about Earth!


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Knitbone Pepper and the Last Circus Tiger

Knitbone Pepper and the Last Circus Tiger
Claire Barker

Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409580386

Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, who looks after his human family's home, Starcross Hall. When the circus arrives, the spooks are so excited! But amidst the acrobats and the clowns, Knitbone senses danger...


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Rent A Bridesmaid

Rent A Bridesmaid
Jacqueline Wilson

Doubleday Children's Books
ISBN: 9780857532725

Tilly's favourite daydream is to be a bridesmaid but, since her parents are unlikely to get married, she decides she'll put her bridesmaid services up for hire.


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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer

Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander McCall Smith, illus Kate Hindley

Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9781408865859

Freddie is an ordinary boy who joins the circus one day. He can't believe his luck as he is asked to understudy some of the acts. But is he brave enough to go into the lions' cage?!


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Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Knights of the Borrowed Dark
Dave Rudden

Puffin
ISBN: 9780141356600

Ambushed by a shadowy monster, orphaned Denizen is given a dramatic introduction to the Knights of the Borrowed Dark, who save him. Their job is to keep us safe; is Denizen willing to join their ranks?


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The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat
Paul Tobin

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408869970

When Liz and Nate become friends, Liz doesn't realise she's about to discover a talking dog, and an invisible cat... That's the kind of thing that happens when your best friend is a genius.


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The Boy and the Globe

The Boy and the Globe
Tony Bradman, illus Tom Morgan-Jones

Barrington Stoke Ltd
ISBN: 9781781125038

Young Toby is an orphan and a street-child who lives in Elizabethan London, but when he stumbles into the Globe theatre, he helps inspire one of Will Shakespeare's great plays....


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We are Giants

We are Giants
Amber Lee Dodd

Quercus Children's Books
ISBN: 9781784294212

Sydney thinks her mum is the best mum in the world - even if she is only four feet tall. But when the family are forced to move house, things get tricky. Sydney and Jade must make new friends, deal with the bullies at their new school and generally figure


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My Brother is a Superhero

My Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons

Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9780857634795

My Brother is a Superhero won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize - and you can read the first three chapters here. It is about a boy who just misses out on being a superhero - because he needed the loo!


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Witch Watch

Witch Watch
Sibeal Pounder

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408852699

Tiga Whicabim loves her new life in the witchy, glitzy, black and white world of Sinkville. But there is trouble afoot in Ritzy City - colour is back! Can Tiga and her friends save Sinkville?


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Claude Going for Gold!

Claude Going for Gold!
Alex T. Smith

Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444926484

Claude and Sir Bobblysock are excited to discover a Sports Competition at their local sports centre, but the competition is tough. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and it's Claude's chance to shine!


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Superhero Street

Superhero Street
Phil Earle

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN: 9781444013887

Mouse is desperate to be a superhero, to find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd. But when it does happen, it's not at all how Mouse imagined it would...


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Dreaming the Bear

Dreaming the Bear
Mimi Thebo

Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192745880

When Darcy is caught in the snow, she knows it's serious, but an injured bear comes to her rescue. Now, she must try to save the bear.


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Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy
M.G. Leonard

Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781910002704

When Darkus Cuttle's father disappears from a locked room, Darkus will do everything in his power to find him - but it will mean seeking the help of some rather special beetles...


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The Great Drain Escape

The Great Drain Escape
Chris Mould

Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444923681

In an old junk shop sits a dusty ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew comes out to explore.


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