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The Last of the Spirits

The Last of the Spirits
Chris Priestley

Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9781408854136

Sam and Lizzie are cold and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When a rich man refuses to help them, Sam vows he will get revenge - but a ghostly figure appears, asking Sam to change his mind... The story is inspired by Dickens's A Christmas Carol


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The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408859643

This is a retelling of the traditional Sleeping Beauty fairy tale - but with a twist, as this sleeping princess has a slightly different agenda. Look out for feisty queen, lots of sleepy people and some very helpful dwarves.


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The Matchbox Mysteries

The Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN: 9781444010145

Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity... Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Em


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Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson

Doubleday Children's Books
ISBN: 9780857531094

Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book, set in the Edwardian period, follows Opal Plumstead as she is forced to leave school and begin to work, to save her family from financial ruin...


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Moone Boy: the Blunder Years

Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd

Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781447270942

Martin Moone is 11 and fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. So when his best mate suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go. Chaos follows as Martin takes on more than he can handle....


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The Map to Everywhere

The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN: 9781444010541

Fin is a master thief - the perfect career when no one can remember you. Then he receives a letter and meets a girl who can't get home and the two of them set off on a fabulous adventure in a world bursting with pirates, magic and wonder!


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Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis

Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406356748

If you're looking for something very funny, try the Timmy Failure books. Timmy Failure runs a detective agency and he is sure it is on the verge of global domination! But before he can think about that, he really needs to improve his school grades....


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Mountwood School for Ghosts

Mountwood School for Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson

Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781447271000

Three Great Hagges have set up a school for ghosts, to bring haunting back up to its old standards but when their ghostly students are asked for help to save a street from demolition, they take on more than they can handle...


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Must Be Washed Separately

Must Be Washed Separately
Jonathan Meres

Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781408329511

As if a trip to see his perfect cousins isn't bad enough, it turns out they have got the brand new Call Of Mortal Battle! Not that Norm could play anyway what with being banned off Xbox due to a curious incident of a stinky dog at bath time...


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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell

Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9780230759824

Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party are under way and Ada has her hands full, with Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, acting suspiciously, while Ghastly-Gorm has received a marriage proposal. And has everyone really forgotten her birthday?!


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The Lost Children

The Lost Children
Gillian Philip

Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781408330180

When Molly and her little brother Jack visit relatives on Ravenstorm Island, Molly feels on edge and wonders about the strange statues of children around the island. But things become worse when Jack disappears - and no one on the island remembers him!


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Frog the Barbarian

Frog the Barbarian
Guy Bass

Stripes Publishing
ISBN: 9781847154644

Having saved the world from a bunch of aliens, Frog is now looking for a new career that doesn't involve fighting - but The King and Queen of Everything want to flatten anyone who gets in their way, and they want Frog as their royal champion.


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Shouldn't You Be in School?

Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket

Egmont Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405256230

Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson in Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? And why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Read an extract.


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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown

Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409567783

Compton Valance can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. But his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. Can Compton stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes?! Extract.


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Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie: The One with the Zealous Zombees

Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie: The One with the Zealous Zombees
Jeff Norton

Faber Children's Books
ISBN: 9780571308095

Adam's family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door... three months after his funeral. He's come back as a zombie, and is doing his best to fit in at school but the undead have a few surprises in store....! Extract.


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