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Mariella, Queen of the Skies

Mariella, Queen of the Skies

Eoin Colfer, Katy Halford

Super-smart inventor Mariella doesn't have time for sleep in this funny and life-affirming gem from award-winning beloved author Eoin Colfer, featuring colour illustrations from rising star Katy Halford.

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 Read reviewDino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Mac Park, James Hart

Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It's up to D-Bot Squad to catch them

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Hari and His Electric Feet

Hari and His Electric Feet

Alexander McCall Smith, Sam Usher

The story of Hair and his unusual talent is a feel-good story of young kids chasing big dreams that shimmers with all of Alexander McCall Smith's trademark optimism and joy - an outlook on life that makes him one of the world's...

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 Read reviewDog Man

Dog Man

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold have created a new super-hero who digs into deception. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history. With the head of a dog and the...

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Second Best Friend

Second Best Friend

Non Pratt, Kate Alizadeh

Stunning novella by a hot talent in YA, in a gorgeous collectable edition. Two best friends are pushed to breaking point as a dark secret is revealed, and the pressures of excellence threaten to destroy their friendship forever....

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Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard

Free Lance and the Dragon’s Hoard

Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

The final installment in the hilarious daring adventures of Free Lance the courageous mercenary knight, from the bestselling duo behind The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Particularly suitable for struggling,...

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The White Fox

The White Fox

Jackie Morris

A beautiful and evocative tale of an Inuit boy and a lost Arctic fox, accompanied by the gorgeous artwork and storytelling of award-winning Jackie Morris.

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Who's a Big Bully Then?

Who’s a Big Bully Then?

Michael Morpurgo, Catherine Rayner, Joanna Carey

A brand new edition of the humorous tale of a boy, a bully, and a serious case of mistaken identity, now with cover artwork by the award-winning Catherine Rayner. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers...

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The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Mal Peet, Emma Shoard

An utterly stunning, powerful and unforgettable novella by the highly acclaimed and much missed Mal Peet. Featuring sensitive full colour illustrations by talented rising star, Emma Shoard. Particularly suitable for struggling,...

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Houdini and the Five Cent Circus

Houdini and the Five Cent Circus

Keith Gray

A thrilling reimagining of Houdini's childhood years and the life that made him master of escape. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Quark's Academy

Quark’s Academy

Catherine Pelosi

Quark's Academy is a junior fiction adventure complete with humorous dialogue, mad plotting and peculiar characters for readers aged eight to twelve.

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The Last Days of Archie Maxwell

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell

Annabel Pitcher

Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella from the multi award-winning author of Ketchup Clouds and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a compassionate and distinctive tale of modern family life...

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Grave Matter

Grave Matter

Juno Dawson, Alex T. Smith

A Gothic YA novella of love, obsession and the supernatural from Queen of Teen Juno Dawson, collaborating for the first time with prize-winning illustrator Alex T. Smith.

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 Read reviewThe Bolds

The Bolds

Julian Clary

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle.

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Freaks on the Loose: The Whole Scary Story

Freaks on the Loose: The Whole Scary Story

Leigh Hobbs

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Rook

Rook

Anthony McGowan

A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky and Kenny. Particularly suitable for...

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Geek Girl

Geek Girl

Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.

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 Read reviewSamurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Samurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg

Nick Falk, Tony Flowers

In the Edo Period of Japan, two teams fight for supremacy -- the serious samurai and the scheming ninja. To determine who is the best, a deadly contest is held. The prize is the Golden Egg, the most magnificent treasure in all of...

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The Ghost In Annie's Room

The Ghost In Annie’s Room

Philippa Pearce, Cate James

Wonderfully atmospheric yet tender ghost story, firmly rooted in the children's magical tradition, and now available with brand new full-colour artwork by rising star Cate James. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read...

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Danny Best: Me First! (Danny Best #3)

Danny Best: Me First! (Danny Best #3)

Jen Storer, Mitch Vane

Best by name, Best by reputation...Danny Best is always first.

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The Mystery Of Me

The Mystery Of Me

Karen McCombie, Cathy Brett

A wonderfully warm and wise story about identity, fresh starts and coming face-to-face with yourself, from top notch tween writer Karen McCombie. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Jasper Zammit Bindup

Jasper Zammit Bindup

Deborah Abela

Three Jasper Zammit books in one big edition! Jasper Zammit is a soccer legend - in his own head. Bestselling author Deborah Abela teamed up with Australian soccer legend and former Socceroo captain Johnny Warren to write this...

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Funny Kid Stand Up (Funny Kid, #2)

Funny Kid Stand Up (Funny Kid, #2)

Matt Stanton

FROM THE AUTHOR OF NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER, FUNNY KID FOR PRESIDENT! Being funny is a good gig and it's pretty much the only thing Max Walburt is good at. At least he thinks he's good at it . . .

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 Read reviewThe Wave

The Wave

Morton Rhue

The Wave is based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, when a teacher wanted to demonstrate the dangers of propoganda and group-think.

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Free Lance and the Field of Blood

Free Lance and the Field of Blood

Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

The second in a stunning trilogy of highly-illustrated Medieval derring-do from the bestselling duo behind The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant...

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500 Minutes of Danger

500 Minutes of Danger

Jack Heath

10 stories. 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 50 minutes to escape. 

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Bali Rai

A heart-warming and thought-provoking story of family, friendship and foodbanks, from an award-winning author well-known for his gritty realism for teens. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged...

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Trash

Trash

Andy Mulligan

Raphael lives on a dumpsite, eking out a living sifting through rubbish. One unlucky-lucky day, he makes an extraordinary and deadly discovery. Now he and his two friends, Gardo and Rat, are wanted by the corrupt forces that run...

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Secret Fc

Secret Fc

Tom Palmer, Garry Parsons

A fun football story from one of the UK's top writers of sports fiction for children, in an appealing chunky edition with lots of fun extras, activities and quizzes.

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Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls (Book 1)

Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls (Book 1)

Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

The first in a trilogy of hilarious fantastical adventures about a mercenary knight from the best-selling duo behind The Edge Chronicles. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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My Name is Not Refugee

My Name is Not Refugee

Kate Milner

A touching, timely and tender exploration of refuge and migration for the youngest readers, this picture book offers a moving insight into the real journeys being made by children today. From the winner of the V&A Student...

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The Beautiful Game (#1)

The Beautiful Game (#1)

Alan Gibbons, Chris Chalik

Fact and fiction intertwine in this heartfelt tribute to football, honouring victims of Hillsborough and other disasters, and celebrating trailblazing black players. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic...

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The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

Siobhan Dowd, Emma Shoard

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Siobhan Dowd's moving story of prejudice and violence, the uncertainty of lives lived on the fringes of society, and of love in its many forms.

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

A superb story of power and beauty, critically acclaimed across the world and now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.

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 Read reviewThe Bad Guys: Episode 1

The Bad Guys: Episode 1

Aaron Blabey

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys ... and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first...

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Glenn Maxwell 1: Lucky Break

Glenn Maxwell 1: Lucky Break

Patrick Loughlin, Glenn Maxwell

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The Story of the Dancing Frog

The Story of the Dancing Frog

Quentin Blake

Wonderful, witty and wise, this classic Quentin Blake tale will warm hearts of the young and old alike in a gorgeous new full colour gift format. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for...

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The Liar's Handbook

The Liar’s Handbook

Keren David

Raw and compelling drama from the award-winning author of When I Was Joe, this captivating thriller questions the perceptions of identity. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Senseless

Senseless

Steve Cole, Neil Evans

Slick fantasy meets heart-pounding action in this exhilarating adventure, guaranteed to grip readers until the very last page. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+

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The Moonshine Dragon

The Moonshine Dragon

Cornelia Funke, Monica Armino

Absolutely delightful Little Gem favourite, now with full-colour illustrations. A perfectly pitched story of moonshine magic for early readers, from a master of the market. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font...

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Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Cornelia Funke, Kasia Matyjaszek

International bestseller Cornelia Funke and rising picture book star Kasia Matyjaszek join forces in this laugh-out-loud swashbuckling adventure that celebrates empowered girls everywhere.

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Clare and her Captain

Clare and her Captain

Michael Morpurgo, Catherine Rayner

A beautiful gift edition by a stunning author-and-illustrator combination.

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Fox Friend

Fox Friend

Michael Morpurgo, Joanna Carey

From the multi award-winning and bestselling author, a beautifully re-packaged, 4u2read version, of this moving story of a girl and an injured fox cub.

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The Unlikely Outlaws

The Unlikely Outlaws

Philip Ardagh, Tom Morgan-Jones

Hilarity and chaos abound in this quirky tale of a band of Robin Hood-esque outlaws. From Grubtown Tales comedy legend Philip Ardagh.

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Bright Star

Bright Star

Jenny Oldfield, Gary Blythe

A powerful story about the connection between an isolated girl and a terrified wild pony. When Morgan visits her aunt's ranch in the Rockies, she befriends a wild horse and comes to realise that she is not as alone as she thinks...

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