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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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Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea

Joan Aitken

Simon is determined to become a painter when he grows up so he sets off to London to make his fortune. But the city is plagued by wolves and mysterious disappearances. The Twite household, where Simon is lodging, seems shifty....

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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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Good Wives

Louisa May Alcott

When Little Women came to its last chapter Meg was engaged and the other three March girls, Beth, Jo and Amy, were at the threshold of young-womanhood. This book opens three years later, with Meg and her family happily preparing...

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Heidi

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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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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A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara always dreams up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When...

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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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To Die for

To Die for

Mark Svendsen

For his birthday, Christos takes his father's mackerel dory on his first solo trip. But things go terribly, terrifyingly wrong when Christos runs the dory aground on a reef, attracting a four-metre tiger shark as company for the...

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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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The Wish Pony

The Wish Pony

Catherine Bateson

When the balloon was born I was going to tell it exactly what I thought about it, how sick it made my mother and how it had ruined my life. Ruby's mum is having a baby, but why does she need one of those when's already got a Ruby?...

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I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has...

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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 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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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new...

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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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Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon...

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A Brief History of Montmaray

A Brief History of Montmaray

Michelle Cooper

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John....

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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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Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1989.

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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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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1987.

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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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 Special priceThe Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen

The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen

Deborah Abela

Aurelie Bonhoffen adores her family. On her twelfth birthday, she stumbles on her family's remarkable secret. It's hard to accept at first, but when her new friend at school reveals a dangerous plot against Bonhoffen's Seaside...

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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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