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Blackman, Malorie

Apps, Roy

The adventures of Captain Underpants: an epic novel
Pilkey, Dav, 1966

The adventures of Marco Polo

Smalley, Roger; Bascle, Brian

The graphic novels in this series tell the story of important events in a narrative format that will capture kids' imaginations and teach them key facts and details

After the storm
Brooke, Lauren

Alice in the spotlight
Higgins, Chris, 1950-
Join the girls in 'The Secrets Club' series as they begin their new lives at Riverside Academy; making friends, facing their fears and choosing which secrets they share

The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents
Pratchett, Terry, 1948-
Book. English. Humorous stories. Fantasy fiction. Children's stories.
Published London: Corgi Childrens, 2004

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McKay, Hilary; Phillips, Mike, 1961-
Peter is the boring one. His family are dull and he never has exciting adventures! Even his ghost is hardly scary at all! This is a laugh-out-loud comedy starring the quiet one - for once

Ancient Egypt: tales of gods and pharaohs
Williams, Marcia, 1945-
Full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. From the creation myth to the curse of Tutankhamen and the fall of Cleopatra, Marcia Williams' classic comic strip retellings bring new life to the myths and wonders of this ancient civilization

Andy Murray
Apps, Roy; King, Chris
An inspirational set of biographies focusing on the skill and determination needed to break through into the world of top-class sport

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angel cake
Cassidy, Cathy, 1962-
Anya used to dream of moving to Britain to start a brand-new life. But as she sits in a school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the place where she once belonged. Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. He's no angel but she's sure there's a sweeter side to him

Animal homes
Wilkes, Angela

Gilpin, Daniel

These are impactful and dramatic, high-interest, low reading age titles for children aged ten and above. This book looks at record breaking animals

The story of Anne Frank
Pipe, Jim

The ant colony
Valentine, Jenny

Number 33 Georgiana Street houses many people and yet seems home to none. Life there is a kind of ordered chaos. Like ants, they scurry about their business, crossing paths, following their own tracks, no questions asked. But it doesn't take much to upset the balance. Dig deep enough and you'll find that everyone has something to hide

Are all brothers foul?
Pielichaty, Helena

The under 11 girls' league is well underway and Lucy Skidmore is her team's best defender. Bright, sporty and happy-go-lucky, her parents' divorce doesn't seem to have affected her at all. The same is not true of her older brother, Harry

Are you tough enough?: body systems
Mason, Paul, 1967-

The Arctic incident
Colfer, Eoin;

Someone has been supplying Class A illegal human power sources to the goblins. Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit is sure that her arch-enemy, 13-year-old Artemis Fowl, is responsible. But is he? Artemis has his problems to deal with: his father is being held to ransom and only a miracle will save him
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As you like it
Matthews, Andrew
This series presents accessible re-tellings of William Shakespeare's stories, including lively illustrations

Arthur: at the crossing-places
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Bad girls
Wilson, Jacqueline
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Bad times, big crimes
Keene, Carolyn
One minute Nancy is sitting in a lecture with Ned, and the next, she's in a town hall meeting listening to advice about how to get through the beginning of the Great Depression. As if being stuck in time isn't bad enough, how about finding out that someone's robbing the local banks and making the economic Depression even worse

Batpants and the vanishing elephant

Strong, Jeremy, 1949-; Clifford, Rowan

When the Lovehart family receive a mega-massive delivery, there's only one thing it can be: an elephant of course! A gentle giant named Fudge has come to live with them - he can be a friend for their pet orang-utan, Batpants. But then Fudge mysteriously vanishes - he's been elephant-napped for a ransom of two million pound.
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Strong, Jeremy, 1949-; Clifford, Rowan
Batpants the orang-utan is completely, wildly hairy. She loves swinging through trees, and apple crumble and roast chicken. But most of all she loves her family, the Loveharts, and all their madcap adventures. Mrs Lovehart is a stuntwoman and so the whole family is off to watch her in action in her latest film

Bears in the barn
Daniels, Lucy

Behind the curtain
Abrahams, Peter
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Benny and Babe
Colfer, Eoin
When Benny is visiting his grandfather in the country he meets Babe. Babe is the local tomboy and runs her own business. She may be willing to let Benny have a slice of the action but when a local disco transforms Babe can they still be friends?

Benny and Omar
Colfer, Eoin
Benny's family move to Tunisia from their home in Wexford. Here he teams up with Omar, a local boy who learned English whilst watching Sky television. Their escapades and the trouble they get into, eventually lead them to a heartbreaking challenge

Best friends
Wilson, Jacqueline; Sharratt, Nick
Gemma and Alice, born on the same day, have been devoted friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter character, the two are inseparable - until that is, Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland!

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Beyond the grave
Watson, Jude
Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, 14 year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 clues that lead to a source of an unimaginable power

Big Tom

Ure, Jean,

Bill's new frock
Fine, Anne

By Williams, Brenda, 1946-
Book. English. Published Tunbridge Wells: Ticktock, 2007
This is one in a series of books filled with science vocabulary and easy-to-understand natural world information. Each book includes fantastic animal...

A bit of a hero
By Phinn, Gervase
Book. English. Published London: Andersen, 2009
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bully joins his class at school...

The blurred man
By Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-
Book. English. Published London: Walker, 2007

By Eldridge, Jim, 1944- author 2013
Rob's the army's youngest bomb disposal officer, he's also the best. But when he's called into a school to defuse a bomb planted by terrorists he must...
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The boy in the dress
By Walliams, David, 1971-
Book. English. Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2008
The debut children's novel from David Walliams, co-creator and co-star of the multi-award-winning Little Britain. It is a timeless and hilarious fable...

The boy who lost his face
By Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Book. English. Published Bath : Galaxy 2004 Large print ed

The bully
By Needle, Jan
Book. English. Published Harmondsworth: Puffin, 1995 

Buried alive!
By Wilson, Jacqueline
Book. English. Published London: Corgi Yearling, 1999

Calf in the cottage
By Daniels, Lucy, 1953-
Book. English. Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 1996 

Call of the deep
By Naidoo, Beverley, 2008
This book contains two tales of the sea: in the first, an evil princess persuades her father to build her a palace by the sea - but strikes a terrible...

By Hamilton, Janice
Book. English. Published London: Lerner, 2009 Updated ed
An introduction to the geography, people and culture of Canada

A candle in the dark
By Swindells, Robert, 1939-
Book. English. Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 1974

By Schmatz, Pat
Book. English. Published London: Walker, 2013
13-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel...

Blood captain
By Somper, Justin
Book. English. Published London: Simon & Schuster, 2007
Twins Connor and Grace Tempest are no strangers to adventure and mystery. Since being shipwrecked, each has discovered a new world of sea-faring friends...

The brilliant world of Tom Gates
By Pichon, Liz
Book. English. Published London: Scholastic, c2011
All Tom Gates wants to do is get tickets to see his favourite band when they come to town. It's not easy when he's up against Delia, his weirdo big sister...

Castle of shadows
By Renner, Ellen
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2010
Charlie is no ordinary princess. Since her mother disappeared five years ago, she has run wild & neglected in the corridors of Quale Castle. Her father...

The case of the stolen sparklers
By Read, Anthony
Book. English. Published London: Walker, 2012
When Lady Mountjoy's diamond tiara goes missing, Polly, one of the maids, is accused of the theft. But Polly didn't do it. Discovered by the Baker Street...

The cat kin
By Green, Nick
Book. English. Published London: Faber, 2007

Dangerous reality
By Blackman, Malorie
Book. English. Published Bath : Chivers Children's Audio 2005
Dominic is captivated by the fascinating possibilities of virtual reality. His mum, a scientist, develops the Virtual Interactive Mobile System, but a...

By Chancellor, Deborah
Book. English. Published Edinburgh: Barrington Stoke, 2009
Jack and Harry love codes, and can't believe their luck when they find a mobile phone with a cryptic message on it. They set out to decode it, and it...

Newbery, Linda; Benfold Haywood, Ian P
It's a time of change for everyone in Josh's family. Josh's younger brother refuses to speak, & develops an obsession with wild cats. It's up to Josh, to keep the family together & to unravel & find a cure for his brother's strange behaviour

Deep waters
Larry, H. I
Book. English. Spy stories. Children's stories.
Published London: Egmont, 2007

Coming home
By Gee, Sue, author
Book. English. Published London : Headline Review 2013
A family story following an English couple coming home from India in 1944 and attempting to make their way in a changed Britain

The Considine curse
By Jones, Gareth P
Book. English. Published London: Bloomsbury, 2011
14-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother's funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby...

By Hutton, Sam
Book. English. Published London: Collins, 2003

Dark tower rising
By Dahl, Michael
Book. English. Published London: Raintree, 2012
A palace of nightmares rises from the ground just outside the small town of Zion Falls. Four young heroes must prevent the dark tower from reaching the...

Demon thief
By Shan, Darren
Book. English. Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2006

Escape from Shangri-La
By Morpurgo, Michael
Book. English. Published London: Egmont, 2001
A man who looks like a tramp turns up on Cessie's doorstep and says he is her grandfather. She loves Popsicle immediately, but her father is less willing...

Blackout in the Blitz
By Deary, Terry
Book. English. Published London : Scholastic 2009
It's 1940 and Coventry is being targeted by German bombers. Alf Turner and Sally Midwell are both evacuated to Wales, but when Sally finds herself in...

The curse of King Tut's tomb
By Burgan, Michael
Book. English. Published London: Raintree, 2011
This series brings history to life with high-interest topics. Graphic novels tell the story of important historical events in a narrative format designed...

By Jones, Carrie, 1971-
Book. English. Published London: Bloomsbury, 2012
Zara is back from Valhalla after successfully rescuing Nick. Bedford needs their best warrior now more than ever, as the evil pixie regime is causing...

Fault line
By Ryan, Chris, 1961-
Book. English. Published London: Red Fox, 2005

By Steventon, John, 1975-
Book. English. Published Tunbridge Wells : Ticktock 2009
This title explains what equipment you need to get bookings and make a demo tape. Filled with great tips and insider anecdotes, it is essential reading...

The dragon and the warlord
By Bloor, Thomas
Book. English. Published Edinburgh: Barrington Stoke, 2008
Sheng's village is dying of thirst, and the evil Lord Zuka has control of the water supply. When Sheng stumbles upon a strange pearl, he begins to change...

Eye of the tarot
By Coville, Bruce
Book. English. Published London: Hodder Children's, 1998

Extreme survival
By Brush, Jim
Book. English. Published London: Franklin Watts, 2009
This book is about extreme survival, featuring everything from bushcraft to wild weather. It includes a story called 'Field Trip Terror'

Final shot
By Hutton, Sam
Book. English. Published London: Collins, 2003

Farm boy
By Morpurgo, Michael
Book. English. Published London: Collins, 1999
This touching story of the close relationship between grandson and grandfather, and the special secret they share, is enhanced by factual illustrations...

The evil eye
By McGann, Oisin
Book. English. Published Edinburgh : Barrington Stoke 2009
Balor's been told that one of his grandchildren will kill him, so he throws them all into the sea. One, Lug, survives and vows to kill him. But Lug's...

The eleventh orphan
By Lingard, Joan
Book. English. Published London: Catnip, 2008
Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington already look after ten children. When Constable O'Dowd brings her an 11th orphan he found on...

Everything's amazing (sort of)
By Pichon, Liz
Book. English. Published London: Scholastic, c2012
Tom Gates is back at school, but it's not all bad: sport's day, the school fair and his birthday are coming up, so this term's going to be amazing! What...

Dog lost
By Lee, Ingrid, 1948-
Book. English. Published Frome: Chicken House, 2008
A shivering wet bundle, Cash arrives in the life of 12-year-old Mackenzie. From that moment, boy and dog share a love neither has ever known before. When...

Eye of the wolf
By Olsen, Theodore V
Book. English. Published Bath: Gunsmoke, 2008
Sheriff Frank Ulring had hollowed out many a gut to get what he wanted, and what he wanted now was Bethany McAllister. He killed her husband, and Will...

Flood child
By Diamand, Emily
Book. English. Published Frome: Chicken House, 2009
Flooded England, 2216. England has changed for ever: most of it is under water. Worse, bloodthirsty pirates prowl the shores, & when they kidnap the Prime...

Forbidden island
By Rose, Malcolm
Book. English. Published London: Usborne, 2009
When Mike and his friends decide to go for a day's cruising around the coast of Scotland, they are surprised to come across a mysterious barren island...

By Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Book. English. Published London: Macmillan Children's, 2005

The ghost dog
By Johnson, Pete
Book. English. Published London: Yearling, 1996

The forsaken
By Stasse, Lisa M
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2012
Alenna is a 16-year-old orphan growing up in a police state formed from the ashes of Canada, the US and Mexico after an economic meltdown. But when she...

The fire within
By D'Lacey, Chris
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2001

Finding Sky
By Stirling, Joss
Book. English. Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
Sky is drawn to Zed just like every other girl. But Zed sees something special in Sky that the other girls don't have. Zed tells her they both have psychic...

Gatty's tale
By Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Book. English. Published London: Orion Children's, 2006

Fly, cherokee, fly
By D'Lacey, Chris
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2008
'Fly, Cherokee, Fly' is an engrossing tale of a young boy who discovers an injured racing pigeon and fights to help her fly again

The Geek, the Greek and the Pimpernel
By Gatti, Will
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2007
Staleways School is dominated by a gang of thugs - Jaco's Bins they're called, because they're led by Jaco and their favourite pastime is sticking other...

The enchanted wood
By Blyton, Enid, 1897-1968
Book. English. Published London: Egmont, 2007 [New] ed. / illustrated by Jan McCafferty
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the country, they find a wood nearby. In the wood stands the magic faraway tree where the Saucepan Man, Moon-Face and...

The horned viper
By Harvey, Gill
Book. English. Published London: Bloomsbury, 2009
In this story, Isis and Hopi find themselves on the banks of the River Nile, pitting their wits against dangerous servants. Step back in time with 'Egyptian...

Into the storm
By Potts, Stephen, 1957-
Book. English. Published Edinburgh: Barrington Stoke, 2008
A fire on board changes a normal father-son sailing trip into a nightmare. With his dad knocked out, David will need to use all the skills his father...

Into the dark
By Abrahams, Peter, 1947-
Book. English. Published London: Walker, 2008
An idyllic day of snowshoeing on Grampy's land with Joey Strade turns out to be less than idyllic when 13-year-old super-sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill stumbles...

By D'Lacey, Chris
Book. English. Published London: Orchard, 2003

The mark of Zorro
By Francis, Pauline
Book. English. Published London: Evans, 2005

By Boyce, Frank Cottrell, author
Book. English. Published London: Macmillan, 2014 10th anniversary edition
Unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro, brothers Anthony and Damien suddenly find themselves with a vast...

Lost riders
By Laird, Elizabeth
Book. English. Published London: Macmillan Children's, 2008
Taken to work in a strange country, Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. They are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative...

Lord Loss
By Shan, Darren
Book. English. Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2006

The memory cage
By Eastham, Ruth
Book. English. Published London: Scholastic, 2011
Alex's grandfather is sick. His memory is failing, and Alex's parents want to put him in a home. Alex has promised his grandad that he won't let that...

By Wooding, Chris, 1977-
Book. English. Published London: Scholastic, 2009
Everyone's heard the rumours. Call Tall Jake and he'll take you to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. A place most kids never...

The hostage
By McKenzie, Sophie
Book. English. Published London: Simon & Schuster Children's, 2010
14-years-ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought...

The maze of bones
By Riordan, Rick
Book. English. Published New York ; London : Scholastic 2008
What would happen is you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family...

King in the forest
By Morpurgo, Michael
Book. English. Published Hemel Hempstead: Simon & Schuster Young Books, 1993

Merlin and the ring of power
Bradman, Tony
Merlin's a wizard now and the Lady in the Lake has told him that he must use a ring of power to make himself stronger. Problem is, he has no idea what she means. Can he find out in time to stop the useless king starting a war?
Wilson, Jacqueline; Sharratt, Nick
Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will. Violet retreats further into her fantasy world, built around the fairy characters created by her favourite author. Then the arrival of a new girl at school seems to promise change. But is Jasmine a true friend? your mouth
Nick Shadow