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Ballet Shoes
Noel Streatfeild
Ballet Shoes is the much loved classic by Noel Streatfeild'I wonder . . . if other girls had to be one of us, which of us they'd choose to be?'Pauline longs to be an actress.Petrova is happiest playing with cars... Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Format: CD-Audio | Released 03/08/2017 Info Buy

The Otterbury Incident
Cecil Day-Lewis
A reissue of a much-loved adventure which has stood the test of time and is as exciting today as when it was first published nearly 70 years ago. It all begins when Nick breaks the classroom window with his football,... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017 Info Buy

The Crowstarver
Dick King-Smith
A reissue of a beautiful story for older readers in which bestselling author Dick King-Smith creates a fascinating picture of rural life at the time of the Second World War. Discovered as a foundling in a lambing pen, Spider Sparrow... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017 Info Buy

The Mona Lisa Mystery
Pat Hutchins
Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School are off on a school trip to Paris! Morgan is the first to spot the bearded man in the black Citroen car, cruising behind their school bus, and feels sure he is following them.... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017 Info Buy

Krindlekrax
Philip Ridley
Who is more likely to get the part of the hero in the school play? Ruskin or Elvis? Under Lizard Street lurks the mysterious Krindlekrax. And when Krindlekrax threatens Lizard Street, Ruskin has the chance to prove he's the stuff...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 30/08/2001
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Uncle
J. P. Martin
The wonderfully eccentric adventures of a kind-hearted elephant, hugely enjoyed by children and adults alike, by J. P. Martin and illustrated by Quentin Blake.Uncle is a millionaire elephant who has a B.A. and wears a purple dressing gown. He lives... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017 Info Buy

The Other Side of Truth
Beverley Naidoo
This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the military rulers in Nigeria. Their mother is killed and they...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2000
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Christmas with the Chrystals & Other Stories
Noel Streatfeild
Christmas with the Chrystals is a gorgeous short story about how an influx of cheery young cousins at Christmas warms the heart of a haughty grandmother and lights up her chilly home. This very special Yuletide story is accompanied by... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016 Info Buy

Brendon Chase
B.B
Three brothers run away from home to live like Robin Hood and his merry men, deep in the forest of Brendon Chase. They make their camp in an ancient oak tree and live like outlaws, loving the dangers and excitements... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

A Thief in the Village
James Berry
Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother patrol the cocnut plantation at night, ready to catch interlopers; Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

Thunder And Lightnings
Jan Mark
When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thing Victor doesn't know about the RAF planes flying overhead and the two boys are soon busy tracking their movements. Then Andrew... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

The House in Norham Gardens
Penelope Lively
No 40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. In the junk room, Clare discovers the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back from New Guinea.... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

The Country Child
Alison Uttley, C. F. Tunnicliffe
A semi-autobiographical story about a girl growing up in the country. It is about the small intense joys and sorrows of life on a small farm: the fun of haymaking, the sadness of favourite animals being slaughtered, and the close... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket
Eleanor Farjeon
Every night when the children were tucked up in bed, the Old Nurse would pull out a pair of stockings from the mending-basket and while she threaded her needle she would look in her memory for a story that fitted... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins
Colin Dann, Matt Jones, Matt Jones
There had always been otters in the stream running through Farthing Wood - and that had never been a problem for the other animals before but when there is a shortage of fish in the stream, the otters are forced... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016 Info Buy

Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf
Catherine Storr
The wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can gobble her up. He has thought of several new ways of getting her into his clutches, but the stupid wolf is no... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016 Info Buy

More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Catherine Storr
The wolf is back again and determined to eat Polly. He set up all kinds of traps to try and get her into his clutches, but Polly is just too clever for him - until one day when things take... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016 Info Buy

Christmas with the Savages
Mary Clive
At Tamerlane Hall, Evelyn finds a horde of children: the gentle Glens, the plaintive Howliboos, and above all, the uninhibited Savages. They are controlled - or not - by a host of parents, supernumerary Uncles and Aunts, Nannies and nurserymaids.... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015 Info Buy

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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Sounder
William H. Armstrong
When Sounder chases after the Sheriff's deputies he is shot and he crawls away, seemingly to die. For weeks the boy thinks that he has lost both his father and his dog, but then Sounder comes back, lame and missing... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Ordinary Princess
M. M. Kaye
Crustacea, Prince Amy's cross Fairy Godmother, gave her goddaughter a curious christening present. 'You shall be ordinary!' she cried. But Her Serene and Royal Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne grew up to have the most extraordinary adventures... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

Theatre Shoes
Noel Streatfeild
Every family has its secrets, but it was a huge surprise to the three young Forbeses, fresh from a country vicarage, to discover that their grandmother was a famous actress. Sent to live with her in bombed-out, wartime London, they... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs faster than him, Jess begins to think Leslie might... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Polly And the Wolf Again
Catherine Storr
The blundering, endearing wolf is still determined to prove himself cleverer than Polly - but the resolute and affectionate Polly outwits him every time! Skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour and are accompanied by the... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

Madame Doubtfire
Anne Fine
Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and from their volatile mother, Miranda, and their out-of-work actor father, Daniel. Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

Ballet Shoes 75th Anniversary Edition
Noel Streatfeild
Chosen by Sally Nicholls, March 2012 Guest Editor: "All of my novels are about families, and Ballet Shoes is at its heart a family story. I loved this book as a child, and it was the family I loved most;...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Tennis Shoes
Noel Streatfeild
There is no doubt about it - the Heath children have tennis in their blood. Their grandfather and father before them had been top players, and the twins are champion material. Then Nicky - cheeky, rebellious Nicky - starts to... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

Circus Shoes
Noel Streatfeild
Gus the clown is Peter and Santa's only living relative, and escape to the circus seems a better idea to them than an orphanage. But Gus will keep the children only if they make themselves useful - and they have... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Carbonel
Barbara Sleigh
Between the cat and the broomstick, Rosemary picked up some useful spells and magic, and the adventures they brought about turned a dull-looking holiday into one long to be remembered for its unexpected excitements and rewards. Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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...
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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,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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A Traveller in Time
Alison Uttley
Penelope lives in the 20th Century, and it is only when she visits Thackers, a remote, ancient farmhouse, that she finds herself travelling back in time to join the lives of the Babington family, and watching helplessly as tragic events... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015 Info Buy

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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor - illustrated by David Kearney
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,...
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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...
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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Stig Of The Dump
Clive King
Published in the early 1960s and yet as relevant today as it was then, this is a book that will captivate the imagination of a 7 or 8 year old – in fact even the most reluctant reader will be...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/1973
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Cay
Theodore Taylor - illustrated by Kenny McKendry
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Smith
Leon Garfield - illustrated by Kenny McKendry
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedTarka the Otter
Henry Williamson - illustrated by Annabel Large
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....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedGoodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian - illustrated by Neil Reed
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "This is a very touching utterly convincing book about three wartime evacuees billeted to Wales. It's very much a children's story, with a mystery to be solved, but Nina Bawden is very subtle with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedWatership Down
Richard Adams - illustrated by David Parkins
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,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Other Side of Truth
Beverley Naidoo
Presents the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Seen through the eyes of Sade, this title explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which come with... Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2000 Info Buy

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