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  1. Circus Maximus Rivals on the Track Circus Maximus Rivals on the Track
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  2. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  3. Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair
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  4. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
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  5. The Mapmakers The Mapmakers
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  6. The Elephant in the Room The Elephant in the Room
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  7. Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
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  8. All American Boys All American Boys
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  9. Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story) Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story)
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  10. Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
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BBC Classics Children's Library: A timeless collection of 21 tales for all ages

BBC Classics Children's Library: A timeless collection of 21 tales for all ages

An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn Pickles) 13 Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (read by Jonny Holden) 14 The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm (read by Sam Dale) 15 Too Clever By Half by E Nesbit (read by Helen Capp) 16 Tom Thumb by the Brothers Grimm (read by Shaun Mason) Ages 7+ 17-25 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (read by Michael Bertenshaw) 26 How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling (read by Kenny Blyth) 27 The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (read by Shaun Mason) 28 The Raspberry Worm by Zacharias Topelius (read by Debbie Korley) 29 The Tongue Cut Sparrow by Yei Theodora Ozaki (read by Sean Baker) 30 The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 31 The Magic Bed by Hartwell James (read by Chris Pavlo) 32 How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 33 The Tortoise and the Rain by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 34 The Baba Yaga by Katharine Pyle (read by Susan Jameson) Ages 9+ 35-41 The Call of the Wild by Jack London (read by Joseph Ayre) 42 Finn and the Scottish Giant by Harold F Hughes (read by Paul Hickey) 43 The Children's Joke by Louisa May Alcott (read by Catherine Cusack) 44 The Ants and the Treasure by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 45 The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (read by Tony Turner) 46-59 The Railway Children by E Nesbit (read by Sarah Ovens) Production credits First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 21 December 2018-1 November 2019 Produced by Simon Richardson (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Tortoise and the Rain, The Elephant's Child, The Ants and the Treasure, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Camel Got His Hump, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Happy Prince), Karen Holden (The Wind in the Willows), Martha Littlehailes (The Call of the Wild), Anne Bunting (The Railway Children), Anne Isger (Too Clever By Half, The Tongue Cut Sparrow, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Children's Joke, Finn and the Scottish Giant) and Mabel Wright (Tom Thumb, The Raspberry Worm, The Magic Bed, The Baba Yaga, Peter Rabbit) The Raspberry Worm edited by Andrew Lang © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Narrator: Edward Killingback, Imogen Wilde, Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/03/2021

Esther is a middle child, in her own mind a pale reflection of siblings who are bright, shining stars. Her mother doesn't show the slightest bit of interest, no matter what Esther does. Still, she's content to go back to school, do her best, hang out with her friends, and let others take care of things. But her best friends aren't AT school when she gets there. Why didn't they tell her they wouldn't be coming back? Why were they silent all summer? But stuff like that happens. And it's bad luck that her new teacher makes Esther the butt of all kinds of jokes. Mrs. Pollock is rumored to be an ogre-and maybe she IS one. Could be. Then things go from unfortunate to outright dangerous. The mountains surrounding the school-usually sparkling with glaciers and lakes, alive with Faeries, and sheltering a quaint town with really great bakeries-are now crowded with Shadow Mages, casting a noticeable pall, and clearly-to Esther- signifying something very dark and threatening. As the people she might have depended on to help are either strangely absent or in hiding, it's left to ordinary, middle-child Esther ("just Esther") to act. But she'll have to burst out of the box of mediocrity she's been put in, and do something absolutely extraordinary.

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The Slightly Alarming Tale of Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of Whispering Wars

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Narrator: Edward Killingback, Imogen Wilde, Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/10/2020

I was taken by Whisperers at 2pm, so I never pulled the lever for the laundry chute.That's what bothered me most. This is way ahead in the story, though. A lot happened before that. The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It's also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor, Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school are in an all-out war. And then Whispering Wars break out, and Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen; Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town; and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat. Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers? And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows? From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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Molly Thompson and the Crypt of the Blue Moon

Molly Thompson and the Crypt of the Blue Moon

Author: Nick Tomlinson Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/10/2020

The scariest legends just got scarier! Molly Thompson and her mother are thrilled to learn that highly renowned journalist George Lovage will be visiting Howlfair to write an article for Country Wonders magazine. The mayor has asked Molly to be George's guide and George will be staying at the Excelsior Guest House. But when George goes missing and twins Orson and Lucinda Corches take his place, things start to go awry in the town famous for its ghostly legends. The twins are here to solve the mystery of a local legend, the Silentman, and need Molly to help. But who are they really? Creeps and laughs abound in this second title featuring the indomitable Molly Thompson and her best friend, Lowry.

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My Favourite Bible Stories

My Favourite Bible Stories

Author: Kelly-Jade Nicholls, Sarah Fletcher Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/08/2020

My Favourite Bible Stories: For Children Around the World takes the child through the most exciting adventures found in the Bible. Each illustrated story reveals the character and nature of a loving and active Father God. My Favourite Bible Storiesis written in a child friendly and dynamic way to encourage and support children in developing their relationship with God through the bible. At the end of each story they will enjoy the Have a Think, Have a Go and Have a Prayer sections to encourage exploration and prayers that will deepen the connection to the story, its characters and key message. Bringing together two highly gifted creatives, with the beautifully vibrant and animated illustrations of Kelly-Jade Nicholls, the stories come to life in an engaging way that all children can relate to. She captures the authenticity of where these stories are told through the characters like no other children’s bible. The stories, written by Sarah Fletcher, bring the child’s imagination to life with a fun and easy to read style, told in a way that will spark their interest to find out more.  Containing over 50 stories from both the Old and New Testament, this new children’s bible will help children from diverse backgrounds get a fun, unique and engaging look at the world and its characters from Biblical times.  Parents, teachers, pastors, and children will love My Favourite Bible Stories in this new and exciting visual and narrative presentation of the bible for children.  · Contains 23 Old Testament Stories. · Contains 33 New Testament Stories.  · Has Have a Think, Have a Go and Have a Pray sections at the end of each story. · Written in an easy-to-read style that parents and children will enjoy. · Full colour illustrations in a style that is dynamic and engaging.  · Reveals the character and nature of a loving Father God.

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I Can't Believe It!

I Can't Believe It!

Author: Dk Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/07/2020

Dive into a world of fascinating facts and cool comparisons about our world, from the very bottom of the ocean - which is as deep as 29 Empire State buildings - to the planets of the solar system, and everything in between! Do you know which flower is taller than a human? Or how many Earths could fit inside Jupiter? Or if it is true that we only use 10% of our brains? Whatever the topic, this fact-tastic compendium will uncover the story behind the weirdest wonders of our world - from intriguing animals and astounding nature, to the mysteries of science, history, geography, the human body, and more! Packed full of myth-busting true-or-false questions, this audiobook tells you all the things you really want to know about our incredible world. A compilation of favourite stories from the four best-selling DK titles It Can't be True!, True or False?, Strange but True, and It Can't Be True! 2, I Can't Believe It! is the ultimate companion for any fact-hungry child. It will astound and amaze you, over and over again! © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK Audio

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Scarlet and Ivy: Audio Collection Books 1-3: The Lost Twin, The Whispers in the Walls, The Dance in

Scarlet and Ivy: Audio Collection Books 1-3: The Lost Twin, The Whispers in the Walls, The Dance in

Author: Sophie Cleverly Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/06/2020

Three spine-tingling mysteries for Scarlet and Ivy to solve in the creepily atmospheric Rookwood School… THE LOST TWIN When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to ‘take her place’. Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister. For only at Rookwood will Ivy be able to unlock the secrets of Scarlet’s disappearance, through a scattered trail of diary pages carefully hidden all over the school. Can Ivy solve the mystery before Miss Fox suspects? Or before an even greater danger presents itself? THE WHISPERS IN THE WALLS The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger… Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr Bartholomew is back, imposing a reign of terror with his threats of epic punishments should any of the pupils step out of line. When possessions and food start going missing, and the finger of suspicion is pointed firmly at troublemaking Scarlet, she knows she must uncover the truth to clear her name. The twins’ investigations through the school in the dead of night reveal a secret hidden deep within the walls, a terrible crime committed many years past, and a very real threat to their present… THE DANCE IN THE DARK Life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother. But after their beloved ballet teacher Miss Finch suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison letters are circulating the school, and 'accidents' are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more… Is someone out for the ultimate revenge?

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Scarlet and Ivy: Audio Collection Books 4-6: The Lights Under the Lake, The Curse in the Candlelight

Scarlet and Ivy: Audio Collection Books 4-6: The Lights Under the Lake, The Curse in the Candlelight

Author: Sophie Cleverly Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/06/2020

Three more spine-tingling mysteries for Scarlet and Ivy to solve in the creepily atmospheric Rookwood School… THE LIGHTS UNDER THE LAKE It’s summer and as a special treat after the horrors of last term Mrs Knight announces a school trip to Shady Pines Hotel on the shores of Lake Seren. Scarlet and Ivy are thrilled to get away from Rookwood for a break! But the old hotel and the waters of the lake reservoir are covering up dark secrets. And when mysterious things start happening to hotel guests it seems that a malicious new threat is haunting the girls. Locals say that at night you can hear the ringing of the church bells and see lights under the lake, that troubled souls buried in the flooded graveyard no longer rest… THE CURSE IN THE CANDLELIGHT It’s a brand-new term for Scarlet and Ivy, and the girls are intrigued by a fascinating new girl, Ebony. She’s as enchanting as she is mysterious, and she’s began to gather quite the following – in fact, most of the younger girls appear to be under her spell. But rumours swirl like ghosts around Ebony, and not all of them are nice. And when a prank on All Hallow’s Eve goes horribly wrong, it’s Ebony who gets the blame. Ivy and Scarlet aren’t so sure. There might be more to Ebony than meets the eye, but surely she’s not dangerous? But if it’s not Ebony, then who or what is to blame? THE LAST SECRET When Scarlet and Ivy return to school after the holidays, they quickly realise that the school is in danger. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and present if they are to have any chance of it surviving. Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it? The Last Secret is the thrilling finale to the mesmerising Scarlet and Ivy series, perfect for children aged 9 and up and fans of Harry Potter, Holly Webb and Robin Stevens.

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Hotel Flamingo: Fabulous Feast

Hotel Flamingo: Fabulous Feast

Author: Alex Milway Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/04/2020

'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh 'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson On Animal Boulevard the snow is finally melting after a long, quiet winter and Hotel Flamingo is ready to embrace the new season and new guests. Anna knows she needs to come up with a plan to get the hotel buzzing again! And what does Hotel Flamingo have that no one else has? One of the best chefs in town - Madame Le Pig! In a stroke of inspiration Anna decides that the hotel will put on a Battle of the Chefs. Madame Le Pig will go head to head with prestigious Animal Boulevard chefs Peston Crumbletart and Laurence Toot-Toot in a thrilling live cooking show - and there will be an accompanying feast for all who attend. But as ever Anna has a lot to contend with - not just grumpy, demanding chefs but a host of new guests with ever-changing needs, from Simon Suckerlot the flamboyant octopus to Alfonso Fastbeak the stunt pigeon. And when taking centre stage proves harder than expected for Madame Le Pig, the whole team must pull together to buoy her up and pull off the most Fabulous Feast that Hotel Flamingo has ever seen.

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The Hotel Flamingo Collection: Hotel Flamingo, Holiday Heatwave, Carnival Caper, Fabulous Feast

The Hotel Flamingo Collection: Hotel Flamingo, Holiday Heatwave, Carnival Caper, Fabulous Feast

Author: Alex Milway Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/04/2020

Welcome to Hotel Flamingo: the sunniest hotel in town! All four Hotel Flamingo stories now in one Audio Collection. An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends. Hotel Flamingo When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she's determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel - all of her staff and guests are animals! As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more? Hotel Flamingo: Holiday Heatwave The temperature is rising, which can only mean one thing: it's summer! Bookings are up at Hotel Flamingo and the hotel is getting busy. Anna is excited to receive word from King Penguin royalty asking to holiday in their Royal Suite. But there's a lot to get done, and it's not easy to manage the needs of the penguins when there's a heatwave on and a huge ice shortage. Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper It's the end of the summer, which means it's time for CARNIVAL! And Hotel Flamingo is all set to join the party. But disaster strikes! The rainy season comes early, and high winds and torrential rain lash down across the Boulevard. Can Anna save the Carnival and the day? Hotel Flamingo: Fabulous Feast On Animal Boulevard the snow is finally melting after a long, quiet winter and Hotel Flamingo is ready to embrace the new season and new guests. In this last instalment Madame Le Pig will go head to head with prestigious Animal Boulevard chefs Peston Crumbletart and Laurence Toot-Toot in a thrilling live cooking show - and there will be an accompanying feast for all who attend. 'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh 'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson

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The Kid Who Came From Space

The Kid Who Came From Space

Author: Ross Welford Narrator: Chris Coxon, Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/01/2020

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET. A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe - and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But that doesn't mean he's going to give up. Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) Hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back... that will take him further than anyone has ever been before. A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure from the author Kiran Millwood Hargrave called "one of my favourite middle grade writers".

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Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Author: Alex Milway Narrator: Sarah Ovens Release Date: 01/11/2019

Welcome to Hotel Flamingo: the sunniest hotel in town! An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends. It's the end of the summer, which means it's time for CARNIVAL! And Hotel Flamingo, the sunniest hotel in town, is all set to join the party. Animal Boulevard is a riot of colour, and every establishment is preparing a float for the annual procession. Anna is determined to win the prize for Hotel Flamingo for the best display, despite rival hotel the Glitz having won it every year since the Carnival began. But disaster strikes! The rainy season comes early, and high winds and torrential rain lash down across the Boulevard. Can Anna save the Carnival and the day? 'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh 'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson 'Five stars for Hotel Flamingo!' Harriet Whitehorn 'A delightfully sunny new series' Polly Faber

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