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The Phantom Lollipop Man

The Phantom Lollipop Man
Pamela Butchart

Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9781788000482

Izzy and her friends are shocked when their lollipop man disappears! Maisie thinks he's gone to Rome - but could he really be a phantom that has come to spook them all?!


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Max and the Millions

Max and the Millions
Ross Montgomery

Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571333486

Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a large school when you're deaf. Then, his only friend, the school caretaker, goes missing, and Max discovers something unbelievable...


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Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure
Vashti Hardy

Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407181707

Twins Arthur and Maudie are helping to crew an exploration attempt, hoping to discover more about their father's disappearance during a failed attempt to reach South Polaris.


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50 Ways to Feel Happy: Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills

50 Ways to Feel Happy: Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills
Vanessa King

QED Publishing
ISBN: 9781784930851

Between the good days and the bad days, how do you stay happy? This book has loads of brilliant tips and ideas to help keep the smile on your face.


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The Children of Castle Rock

The Children of Castle Rock
Natasha Farrant

Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571323562

Alice Mistlethwaite doesn't want to be sent to boarding school in Scotland, but once she arrives, she soon makes unexpected friendships. Then her dad goes missing and she must run away to find him. Can she persuade her new friends to help?


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Night Speakers

Night Speakers
Ali Sparkes

Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192749956

Night after night Elena, Matt, and Tima wake at exactly the same time, with no idea why. When they venture out into the dark and find each other, they discover their astounding power - they can speak any language; they can even communicate with animals.


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Flamingo Boy

Flamingo Boy
Michael Morpurgo

HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008134631

Set in the South of France during WW2 where a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats, and the flamingos that live there. Then war arrives things start to fall apart. But can a kind soldier among the Germans help mend what is br


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The Stig Plays a Dangerous Game

The Stig Plays a Dangerous Game
Jon Claydon

Piccadilly Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781848126459

The Stig, Top Gear's legendary racing driver Sam Wheeler, may be the new boy in Bunsfold, but he's got a feeling that all is not well either in the town or at Bunsfold High. A local boy, Buster Mustang, has recently gone missing, but no one seems to care.


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The Nothing to See Here Hotel

The Nothing to See Here Hotel
Steven Butler

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781471163838

Frankie Bannister is part troll and his parents run The Nothing to see Here Hotel - a hotel for fantastical beasts! But a king dwarf is proving to be their most troublesome guest - ever!


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Meet the Twitches

Meet the Twitches
Hayley Scott

Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474928120

The Twitches are a family of toy rabbits who live in Teapot House. But although they are toys, they come to life when no one is looking - and that's when the adventures start!


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Running On Empty

Running On Empty
S. E. Durrant

Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9780857637406

AJ loves running - he runs to keep away the worries about his family, and he runs because he dreams of making it to the Olympics...


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Battle of the Beetles

Battle of the Beetles
M.G. Leonard

Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781910002780

Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late?


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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole
Michelle Cuevas

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781471170188

11-year-old space mad Stella Rodriguez returns home from a visit to NASA with a pet 'black hole'. It's fun at first, but soon it is eating everything in sight...


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Sky Chasers

Sky Chasers
Emma Carroll

Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781910655535

A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. Now there's a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.


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