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    Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol

    $21.00

    Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Hardback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 204 mmISBN: 9780241411193 Published by Puffin Books

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    Abigail Balfe

    A Different Sort Of Normal

    $19.00

    I'm not like the other children in my class... and that's an actual scientific FACT. Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was an adult-sort-of-person. This is my true story of growing up in the confusing 'normal' world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself. There'll be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains, heart-warming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including my dad and a mysterious tub of...

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  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    $24.00

    Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and genorosity are all the riches she truly needs?Hardback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 184 mmISBN: 9780147513991Published by Puffin Books

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    Bill Bryson

    A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything

    $32.00

    Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something? Or thought about how we can weigh the earth? Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe? Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between. And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and ...

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    Madeleine L'Engle

    A Wrinkle In Time

    $16.00

    When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.Paperback: 288 Pag...

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  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    $17.00

    On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute... Paperback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780241430651 Published by Puffin Books

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  • L. M. Montgomery

    Anne Of Green Gables

    $24.00

    Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.Hardback: 464 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 184 mmISBN: 9780147514004Published by Puffin Books

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  • Michelle Obama

    Becoming: Adapted For Younger Readers

    $29.00

    What's important is our story, our whole story, including those moments when we feel a little vulnerable... Michelle Robinson started life sharing a bedroom with her older brother Craig, in their family's upstairs apartment in her great-aunt's house. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. She would go on to become Michelle Obama, the inspirational First Lady of the United States of America. Now adapted for younger readers, with new photographs and a ...

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    Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    $28.00

    Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive....

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  • Temple Grandin

    Calling All Minds

    $17.00

    Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts? In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue...

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    Sabina Radeva

    Charles Darwin's On The Origin Of Species

    $27.00

    For most of human history, people believed that everything in the world was created at once. But scientists started to challenge that idea and in 1859 Charles Darwin, a naturalist and biologist, wrote a famous book called On the Origin of Species that revolutionised the way that we have understood evolution ever since. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva has recreated Darwin's most famous work as a beautifully illustrated book. The stunning pictures bring the theory of evolu...

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  • Roald Dahl

    Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

    $24.00

    illustrated by Quentin Blake Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious...

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  • Varsha Bajaj

    Count Me In

    $13.50

    Karina Chopra would have never imagined becoming friends with the boy next door--after all, they've avoided each other for years and she assumes Chris is just like the boys he hangs out with, who she labels a pack of hyenas. Then Karina's grandfather starts tutoring Chris, and she discovers he's actually a nice, funny kid. But one afternoon something unimaginable happens--the three of them are assaulted by a stranger who targets Indian-American Karina and her grandfather because of how they l...

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  • E. Nesbit

    Five Children And It

    $17.00

    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, but the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause... Paperback: 256 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780241435076 Published by Puffin Books

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  • Paul McCartney

    Grandude's Green Submarine

    $29.00

    As the Chillers explored, Lucy spotted a picture of Nandude, their adventurous grandmother. "When will we see her again?" asked Bob. "Perhaps we could go on an adventure to find her!" said Em... Grandude and the Chillers are back! Jump aboard Grandude's magical green submarine and join the quest to find Nandude, following her musical trail around the world and deep beneath the sea. From the legendary Paul McCartney's unique imagination comes this action-packed, rip-roaring adventure. Packed f...

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    Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels

    $17.00

    In the strange countries of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and the land of the Houyhnhnms, Gulliver meets some extraordinary people and remarkable creatures. From a race of miniature folk to some surprisingly gentle giants and wise horses, Gulliver sees society from many different perspectives. Back in England life seems very ordinary after all his experiences, but Gulliver's fantastic adventures change his views on human behaviour forever. Paperback: 432 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmI...

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    Naomi Lewis

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    $10.50

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales is an enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, and contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories including Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. Paperback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780141329017 Published by Puffin Books

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  • Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    $24.00

    At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, wh...

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  • Paul McCartney

    Hey Grandude!

    $17.00

    illustrated by Kathryn Durst Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe... Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches! Beautifully imagined in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers. This is a new paperback edition with an accompanying CD...

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  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande

    How To Be Extraordinary

    $15.00

    illustrated by Annabel Tempest Could you be extraordinary? This book will inspire you with the real-life stories of extraordinary people, showcasing a total variety of personalities and talents. Whoever you are, and whoever you want to be, read about the extraordinary stories of these 15 people, and decide how you will be extraordinary too! From around the world and throughout history, discover unsung heroes - and some well-known faces - brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illu...

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  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande

    How To Change The World

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Annabel Tempest Could you and your friends change the world? This book will inspire you with 15 true stories of groups of amazing humans who've changed the world. Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women's votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer. Or travel back to the start of democracy in Ancient Greece, and into space to see the incredible teamwork on the international space station. Above all, uncover just some of the many ways we...

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  • Roald Dahl

    James And The Giant Peach

    $24.00

    illustrated by Quentin Blake James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and grow and grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their giant peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if th...

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    Eiko Kadono

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    $23.00

    Translated by Emily BalistrieriIllustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton Kiki is a trainee witch. On her thirteenth birthday she must follow tradition and leave home to find a new village. She knows she has to use only her powers to make a living, but Kiki's no good at potions or spells... can she use her flying abilities to make her own way in the world? She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way. Hardback: 208 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 1...

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    Louise May Alcott

    Little Women

    $23.00

    Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely? Hardback: 816 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 184 mmISBN: 9780147514011 Published by Puffin Books

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  • Jonathan Stutzman

    Llama Destroys The World

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Heather Fox Meet Llama, a true hero for the ages, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves cake way more than you. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing trousers, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young ...

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  • Roald Dahl

    Matilda

    $24.00

    illustrated by Quentin Blake Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson ...

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  • Susie Day

    Max Kowalski Didn't Mean It

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    Max wants to be just like his dad - fun, loud and strong. Instead, he always seems to be accidentally getting into fights and breaking things. But when his dad starts bringing home mysterious boxes, even more mysterious wads of cash starts turning up. Then Dad disappears. And it's up to Max to look after his sisters until he comes home. When they run away to a remote village in Wales, he's convinced that no one will find them. He's Max Kowalski. Of course he can look after three kids with no ...

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  • David Line

    Mike And Me

    $20.00

    "My heart practically stopped. I felt myself freeze up. Two of them, then. One coming up the stairs; one below." There was just one piece of evidence those greedy, ruthless speculators needed to get rid of. And that was the roll of film that Jim Woolcott and his cousin Mike and just discovered. There had already been a burglary and a coshing to prove the hired thugs would stop at nothing. But the film had to be preserved, and it was up to Jim and Mike to stop it falling into the hands of that...

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  • Charles Dickens

    Oliver Twist

    $17.00

    After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back... Paperback: 400 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780241430644 Published b...

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  • Anna James

    Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers

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    Illustrated by Paola Escobar Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, start showing up at the shop,Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their books, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly's new ability leads her to fun and exciting adventure...

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  • Anna James

    Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales

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    Illustrated by Paola Escobar Tilly and her best friend Oskar are bookwanderers: a remarkable group of people who, using the magical power of books, can travel inside any story they choose. But on a wintry visit to Paris, the friends wander inside a book of fairy tales to find that peculiar things are happening: characters are getting lost, stories are all mixed up, and mysterious plot holes are opening without warning... It's up to Tilly and Oskar to figure out what--or who--is behind the cha...

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  • J. M. Barrie

    Peter Pan

    $22.00

    Over the rooftops of London, Peter Pan and the fairy Tinkerbell lead Wendy, Michael and John Darling to Neverland to start a new life with his gang of Lost Boys. There, they will encounter mermaids, princesses, a ticking crocodile and the fearsome Captain Hook and his terrible crew of pirates. What will their new life be like in Neverland? If Captain Hook has his way, they won't live long enough to find out...Hardback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 184 mmISBN: 9780241359921Published by P...

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    J. M. Barrie

    Peter Pan

    $17.00

    When Peter Pan loses his shadow in the Darling children's nursery, things will never be the same again... Over the rooftops of London, Peter Pan and the fairy Tinkerbell lead Wendy, Michael and John Darling to Neverland to start a new life with his gang of Lost Boys. There, they will encounter mermaids, princesses, a ticking crocodile and the fearsome Captain Hook and his terrible crew of pirates. What will their new life be like in Neverland? If Captain Hook has his way, they won't live long...

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  • Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Shouting At The Rain

    $14.00

    Delsie loves tracking the weather–lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too–the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured...

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  • Chelsea Clinton

    Start Now!

    $15.00

    What can I do to help save endangered animals? How can I eat healthy? Why do I need to cover my mouth when I cough? What do I do if I’m being bullied? With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. With comic drawings t...

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  • Roger Lancelyn Green

    The Adventures Of Robin Hood

    $17.00

    Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw hero, steals from the rich to save the poor with his band of Merry Men in the vast Sherwood forest. He regularly outwits his evil enemies Guy of Gisborne and the immoral Sheriff of Nottingham, but wicked King John and his henchmen are never far behind...Paperback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780241440742Published by Puffin Books

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  • Roald Dahl

    The BFG

    $24.00

    illustrated by Quentin Blake On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be you.Hardback: 208 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138...

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  • Padma Venkatraman

    The Bridge Home

    $16.00

    Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter--and friendship--on an abandoned bridge that's also the hideout of Muthi and Arul, two homeless boys, and the four of them soon form a family of sorts. And while making their living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits...

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  • Jack London

    The Call Of The Wild

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    Life is good for house-dog Buck where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine of Santa Clara Valley. But when he is stolen and forced to work as a sledge dog in the harsh conditions of the frozen North he has to fight hard for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and fulfil his true destiny?Paperback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780241440766Published by Puffin Books

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  • Mary Norton

    The Complete Borrowers

    $21.00

    Arietty Clock isn't your typical little girl. Although she is little. Very little, in fact. She's a Borrower. She lives with her family in a large house that isn't technically theirs- it belongs to the 'human beans'. Arietty and her father, Pod, spend their days borrowing the human beans' possessions- her father is very good at borrowing. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it! The Borrowers are very happy with their life and borrowing ways. Un...

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  • Ian McEwan

    The Daydreamer

    $17.00

    Illustrated by Anthony Browne Peter Fortune is a daydreamer. He's a quiet ten year old who can't help himself from dropping out of reality and into the amazing world of his vivid imagination. His daydreams are fantastic and fascinating - only in the bizarre and disturbing world of dreams can he swap bodies with the family cat and his baby cousin, Kenneth, or wipe out his entire family with vanishing cream. Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780099470717 Published by Pu...

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  • Greg James and Chris Smith

    The Great Dream Robbery

    $25.00

    Unlike most 12 year-olds, Maya Clayton is desperate to go to bed early. Falling asleep is the only chance she has to save her dad - the brilliant but slightly odd Professor Dexter. The Professor invented a device that allows you to visit other people's dreams. But the devious Lilith Delamere has trapped him inside a nightmare and Maya and the mysterious Dream Bandits must find a way to rescue him before it's too late! Maya will face a dangerous journey and some difficult choices. But sometime...

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  • Robin Stevens

    The Guggenheim Mystery

    $15.00

    My name is Ted Spark. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.Paperback: 320 Pag...

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  • Tamzin Merchant

    The Hatmakers

    $27.00

    Illustrated by Paola Escobar Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncl...

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  • Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Book

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    The classic story of friendship between man and beast. Young Mowgli escapes the vicious jaws of the growling tiger Shere Khan, and is adopted by Father Wolf. As he grows up, Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther teach Mowgli the Law of the Jungle, and so his extraordinary adventures begin...Paperback: 240 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mmISBN: 9780241440759Published by Puffin Books

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  • Elissa Brent Weissman

    The Length Of A String

    $15.00

    Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. Anna has left behind her family to escape from Holocaust-era Europe to meet a new family--two journeys, one shared family history, and the bonds that make us who we are. Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift: to find her birth parents. She loves her family and her Jewish community in Baltimore, but she has always wondered where she came from, especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows i...

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  • Kate Allen

    The Line Tender

    $15.00

    Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart’s marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water–thanks in large part to a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a great white–and then ano...

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    Siobhan Dowd

    The London Eye Mystery

    $17.00

    11.32am. Ted and his sister Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. The pod rises from the ground, high above the city. 12.02am. The pod lands and the doors open. Everyone exits - everyone but Salim. Has he spontaneously combusted? (Ted's theory.) Has he been kidnapped? (Aunt Gloria's theory.) Is he even still alive? (The family's unspoken fear.) Even the police are baffled - so it's up to Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, to solve this mystery and fi...

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