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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Catherine Storr
The first in a collection of stories for young children in which the resourceful and kind Polly outwits the enthusiastic but dim wolf over a number of encounters which are close enough to be alarming while funny enough to be... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Joan Aiken
A wonderful adventure as two children flee from the yranny of their wicked guardian and bravely set out on the road to London. Miss Slighcarp is as chilling as her words sound and she is now in charge of Bonnie... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Village by the Sea
Anita Desai
Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award, this story of life in village India, where children are forced so young to be adult, will appeal to a wide range of ages. Hari and Lila are the eldest of a poor family... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Sword and the Circle
Rosemary Sutcliff
The roots of this wonderful retelling of the story of Arthur and his knights can be found mostly in Sir Thomas Malory, but also in sources as rich as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Mabinogion and old Irish... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Silver Sword
Ian Serraillier
A classic story from World War Two, this tells how three children, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are helped by the young orphan Jan to escape from the horrors of Warsaw after the arrest of their parents. How the children travel... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll
Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
A tiny doll, unloved by her owner, is accidentally dropped into a freezer in a shop. There she stays, bored and lonely, until another little girl spots her. This one is kind, and immediately goes home to make the doll... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
Norman Hunter
The book that Chris Riddell has described as the one that made him a reader, The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm deserves a place on every child's bookcase. The archetypal absent-minded professor, Branestawm spends his time happily creating bizarre inventions,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Emil and the Detectives
Erich Kastner
A classic detective story told at a cracking pace, this features one of the first fictional child detectives. When Emil is robbed of his mother's hard earned savings from right out of his pocket as he is asleep on a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Cue for Treason
Geoffrey Trease
Geoffrey Trease is the master of historical fiction for children, and for many this is his best book. Set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 15th century it tells the story of fourteen year old Peter Brownrigg who,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Chinese Cinderella
Adeline Yen Mah
This is a unique story of triumph over adversity, told against the background of the Nationalist/Communist struggle for control of China. Adeline Yen Mah's family considered her to be bad luck because her mother died shortly after giving birth to... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Bogwoppit
Ursula Moray Williams
Best known for Gobbolino and The Adventures of The Little Wooden Horse, Ursula Moray Williams also wrote this funny, inventive story of fantasy, suspense and magic, now reissued as A Puffin Book. Orphan Samantha sets off in high spirits... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedWatership Down
Richard Adams
Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It tells the story of a group of rabbits - of Fiver,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedGoodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian
A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between Willie Beech, evacuated to the country to avoid the Blitz on London, and Tom Oakley, the reserved old man who takes him in. Willie has been... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. _____________ Puffin Fact! After graduating from the University of Toledo, Mildred D. Taylor spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Neverending Story
Michael Ende
The international bestselling fantasy adventure of a lonely boy's quest to save a magical land from evil. Puffin Fact! The first word in each chapter following the Prologue is in alphabetical order. Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
A wonderful fable which makes readers reconsider any prejudices they may have about rats! Mrs Frisby needs to move home quickly when the farmer threatens to plough up the field where her home is. But everything goes wrong and she... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Trumpet of the Swan
E. B. White
Louis the cygnet may be unable to utter a sound unlike her siblings and his parents but Louis is determined to overcome this impediment by learning to read and write. If at first you don't succeed then try again and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedTarka the Otter
Henry Williamson
This is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Stuart Little
E. B. White
This is the enchanting tale of no ordinary mouse, Stuart Little, who is small in size but enormous in spirit. Funny and touching, it is a story that can be read on many levels - aloud to a very small... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedStig of the Dump
Clive King
When Barney falls down the cliff of the chalk pit he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who turns what he finds to good use.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Smith
Leon Garfield
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams
A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Family from One End Street
Eve Garnett
Winner of the 1937 CILIP Carnegie Medal The seven Ruggles children grow up in a household with little money but a lot of action! There's Kate who spoils her expensive and brand new school uniform on a trip to the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child's longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedCharlotte's Web
E. B. White
How a wise spider saves a young pig from slaughter is the most touching of animal stories. Fern saves Wilbur, the runty little piglet of the litter from her... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Cay
Theodore Taylor
Beautifully written, this novel won every award imaginable in the USA when it was published. It is a tense, dramatic and compulsive survival adventure that rivals Robinson Crusoe. This though also touches heavily on prejudice and how the young white... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
When bombs start falling on London, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales. Living with Mr Evans, who has little interest in children, and his kind sister Lou, everything about their new life is strange and different... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Borrowers
Judith Elkin, Sian Bailey, Mary Norton
A magical adventure story of an alternative, small-scale life as lived by Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty who could be any family - except that they are so tiny that they can live under the floorboards. Protected by a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Back Home
Michelle Magorian
Intensely moving this is the story of a young girl coming to terms with getting to know her family again, including a little brother, having been evacuated to America for the duration of WW2. Sometimes sad but also uplifting as... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Annie
Thomas Meehan
A timeless tale that despite its 1933 setting resonates so brilliantly with kids reading it today. Not only beautifully written but the characters are handled with great sensitivity and aplomb. _____________ Puffin Fact! The iconic character Annie first appeared as the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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