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Redwall

Redwall

Brian Jacques

Matthias is just one little mouse but he knows it'll take more than stones and mouse-sized arrows to keep the rats at bay. Enlisting the help of a military hare, wild sparrows and argumentative stoats, Matthias sets out to defend...

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The Book of Complete Nonsense

The Book of Complete Nonsense

Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in...

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Fattypuffs and Thinifers

Fattypuffs and Thinifers

Andre Maurois

Edmund is a little on the plump side and Terry is a bit of a rake. When they discover the countries under the Earth they are divided and sent to the warring kingdoms of the Fattypuffs and the Thinifers. The Fattypuffs eat six...

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The Wind on the Moon

The Wind on the Moon

Eric Linklater

When the wind on the moon blew straight into Dinah and Dorinda's hearts it meant that they couldn't help but behave badly for a whole year. Transformed into kangaroos, they terrorise the sleepy town of Midmeddlecum with glee. But...

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The Dark is Rising

The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

It's Christmas time in the Stanton family house: carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can't decipher. Then on...

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Haroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka

Salman Rushdie

Haroun: What's the use of stories that aren't even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can't tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks...

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.

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Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

On a stormy night off the coast of Scotland, young David Balfour faces his terrifying test yet. He's been double - crossed by his wicked uncle, tricked into a sea voyage and sold into slavery. When the dashing Alan Breck Stewart...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A classic story filtered through a boldly theatrical imagination.

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Five Children and it

Five Children and it

E. Nesbit

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day....

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Winter Holiday

Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

Follows the adventures of two groups of children who spend a winter holiday by a great lake next to the mountains.

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Peter Duck

Peter Duck

Arthur Ransome

The Swallows and Amazons are sailing with Flint when the hired deckhand tells them tales of his younger days. Soon their boat is on its way to a Caribbean treasure hunt and they find themselves up against shark, storm, earthquake...

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The Worry Tree

The Worry Tree

Marianne Musgrove

Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing 'The Irritating Song' all day long. Juliet's friends, Lindsay and Gemma, are competing to see which of them is Juliet's best...

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A Certain Music

A Certain Music

Celeste Walters

A fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen - heart-warming and enchanting. It is 1821 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins...

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Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kastner

If Mrs Tischbein had known the adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she'd never have let him go. Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up...

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The Railway Children

The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. Each day the children wave at the passing London...

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Narrated by Huckleberry Finn himself, this exciting and action-packed adventure is the latest welcome addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series.

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Swallowdale

Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

The Swallows return to the lake for another summer camping on their island alongside their allies, the Amazon pirates. But the Swallows find themselves marooned ashore by the shipwreck of their boat. If they can't have the island,...

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the way to Captain Flint's treasure, he and Squire Trelawney set sail on the Hispaniola to search for the gold. Little do they know that among their crew is the dastardly pirate Long...

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book shows Kipling's writing for children at its best. It is a collection of short stories and poems, revolving round the boy Mowgli, who was raised by a pack of wolves in India. We meet the tiger, Shere Khan, who...

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The Wind in the Willows: Book 5

The Wind in the Willows: Book 5

Kenneth Grahame

Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the...

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What Katy Did

What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge

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The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

Having lost their parents in the chaos of war, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city. They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a...

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

A narrative that is filled with vivid characters, epic battles, pirates, and fairies. It presents Peter Pan's adventures that capture the spirit of childhood - and of rebellion against the role of adulthood in conventional...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

In the nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.

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