The Story of Tracy Beaker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Recounts the thoughts and hopes of ten-year-old Tracy who lives in a Children’s Home, but dreams of having a real family one day. I’m Tracy Beaker. This is a book…

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How to Survive Summer Camp

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

My new T-shirt said I LOVE EVERGREEN ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS. My new T-shirt was a liar. Dumped at Evergreen Summer Camp while her mum’s off on a swanky honeymoon, Stella just…

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The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams

Well written, funny, touching. A passionate celebration of individuality Since Dennis’s Mum left, it is just him, his Dad and his big brother in the house.  There is no talking about…

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Miss Potter: A Novel

Author: Richard Maltby Jr

A novelisation of the movie Miss Potter, written by the film’s scriptwriter Richard Maltby. A novelisation of the movie Miss Potter, written by the film’s scriptwriter Richard Maltby. Set during the…

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Dirty Bertie – Pants!

Author: Alan MacDonald

Dirty Bertie is a very stinky boy… but that’s nothing compared to his whiffy underpants! Step back and hold your nose if you value your life! What with Bertie’s pant-tastic…

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Author: Michelle Magorian

This is the story of a young boy called William and his unusual relationship with a widower named Tom William is sent to stay with Tom after the outbreak of…

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Mary Poppins

Author: PL Travers

When Mary Poppins is about, her young charges can never tell where the real world merges into make-believe. Neither can the reader, and that is one of the hallmarks of…

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The Hobbit

Author: JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life,…

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Out of the Depths

Author: Cathy MacPhail

‘I saw my teacher in the queue at the supermarket last Christmas. Miss Baxter. I was surprised to see her. She’d been dead for six months’ When Tyler moves to…

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Liar and Spy

Author: Rebecca Stead

Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Follows a boy as his family circumstances change and deals with friendships and enemies at home and…

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Zombies

Author: R McGeddon

Ever wondered how to identify a zombie? Ever wanted to know how to defend yourself using only a whisk and a piece of string? Welcome to Disaster Diaries, where Sam,…

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Trolls go Home

Author: Alan MacDonald

After a nasty incident with a goat, the Troll family are forced to leave their native Norway and make a new home somewhere else. Unfortunately they choose the quiet suburb…

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You’re a bad man Mr Gum

Author: Andy Stanton

Shabba me whiskers! It’s that bestselling and award-winning first ever Mr Gum book by Andy Stanton. The Mr Gum books are only the craziest, funniest most best books for children in the…

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Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

Author: Andy Stanton

A wickedly funny story!! This adventure in the Mr Gum series takes you into the forest to investigate a mysterious cherry tree where a creature called the Runtus supposedly lives….

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Diary of Dorkius Maximus

Author: Tim Collins

Dorkius knows there’s a mighty warrior inside him, just waiting to get out … isn’t there? Dorkius Maximus, is a young boy, growing up in Ancient Rome. His diary tells…

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How to be a Pirate

Author: Cressida Cowell

A humorous account of a Viking warrior’s training and early experiences. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a Viking hero, brave and clever. In this adventure, he tells of his early…

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Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

The internationally best-selling story of survival against the odds. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes….

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Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes

Author: Louis Sachar

Can Gary win the school talent show and scoop the $100 prize? Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It’s just the rest of the…

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Earth to Daniel

Author: Gwyneth Rees

A boy has to cope with his mother’s re-emerging mental illness. Daniel knows that his mum was very ill with mental illness when his sister was a baby. Although Daniel…

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Dork Diaries

Author: Rachel Renee Russell

Follows the diary of a 14-year-old teenager when she moves to a new school. Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular; she’s a…

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Dirty Bertie: Worms

Author: Alan MacDonald

Meet Dirty Bertie – a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He’s full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it’s trouble you’re after, look no further –…

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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Author: Christopher Edge

Three friends venture into the woods to discover what secrets lie at the heart of it. This is so much more than an adventure story. Discussing time and quantum physics,…

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Casper Candlewack’s in Death by Pigeon

Author: Ivan Brett

Casper is a bright boy, who lives in a village full of idiots, making him a bit different! Everyone, except Casper, is very excited when famous magician, The Great Tiramisu,…

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Ella on the Outside

Author: Cath Howe

Ella is starting a new school, but she is missing her old home, her friends and her dad. Ella would love to make friends, but she has a family secret,…

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Mary, Queen of Scots and All That

Author: Allan Burnett

“Mary, Queen of Scots and All That” is packed with historical facts about Scotland’s headless heroine. Follow hot-blooded Mary’s lifelong rivalry with her frosty cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England –…

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Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret

Author: Janis MacKay

Can Magnus Fin complete his mission before the selkie secret is revealed and his selkie family are forced to leave the bay forever? On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin…

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Hello Charlie

Author: Hilary McKay

Four stories in one.  A good read for fans of Horrid Henry. Charlie, his brother Max and best friend Henry have crazy adventures in this book, involving a teddy bear,…

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Divided City

Author: Theresa Breslin

A gripping tale about two boys who must find their own answers – and their own way forward – in a world divided by differences. Graham and Joe meet whilst…

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No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Author: Catherine Bruton

A girl finds comfort in ballet lessons as she adjusts to life in Britain after fleeing Syria with her family. Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in…

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Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams

Alfie is very suspicious of Miss Root, the dentist. Is she behind the mystery of the horrible things (slugs, spiders and earwigs) that children are finding under their pillows, when…

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Time Hunters: Gladiator Clash

Author: Chris Blake

Can Tom and Isis defeat the Gladiator hero, Hilarus, and discover the amulet that will help to release Isis from the curse of Anubis? Ten-year-old Tom accidentally smashes a statue…

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Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet

Author: Wendy Meddour

“When I grow up I want to be a vet but mum doesn’t like things that poo in the house which means I’ll never be allowed another pet. Not even…

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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Author: John Boyne

When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of…

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Stitch Head

Author: Guy Bass

In the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew, the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiments on living things. His very first creation has been long forgotten – a small,…

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Malice’s Madness

Author: Guy Bass

Part story, part graphic novel, this is a great adventure read. Jonny and Tommy Atomic are the sons of the most famous superhero in the world. So far they have…

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Horrid Henry and the Mummy’s Curse

Author: Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry is up to his usual awful pranks, getting himself into trouble again and again! Horrid Henry is up to his usual awful pranks, getting himself into trouble again…

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Ghostyshocks and the Three Mummies

Author: Laurence Anholt

When Ghostyshocks messes with some mad, mangy and murderous mummies, she’s BOUND to get TANGLED up in all sorts of trouble! Ghostyshocks has been told many times by her parents…

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Dragon

Author: Hilary McKay

When Max leaves his room in a mess, his aunt flies off in a rage …and on a broomstick! Max is left on his own, except for a dragon’s egg…

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Hero

Author: Sarah Lean

Leo has a brilliant imagination and he uses it to daydream about being a heroic Gladiator in a Roman Amphitheatre. In the real world, Leo feels anything but heroic but…

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Trouble According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G Birney

This is Humphrey’s third adventure with the pupils of Longfellow School and this time Humphrey is up to his furry, chubby cheeks in trouble. There’s trouble for Pay-Attention-Art as his…

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