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Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 8 - 99 published by Viking
After the disappearance of his father, twelve-year-old Artemis takes over as head of the family business. He forms a wicked plan to kidnap a fairy, one of the 'People', and demand a ransom. But the fairies stop playing by the rules and the tables are turned. ...more 965/518
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* 8.99, 
Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 8 - 11 published by Collins
At her birth a good fairy gave Ella a gift, obedience. She will always obey when she is told to do something. As you can imagine this is not very nice for Ella and she is desperate to break the spell. When her mother dies things get much worse for Ella and even when she begins to fall in love with a lovely prince, her problems only get worse. What can she do to break this awful curse before it's too late and someone tells her to do something dangerous? ...more 768/396
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* 3.19, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
The Machine Gunners
by Robert Westall picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 9 - 14 published by Piper
Chas McGill and his friends were always on the lookout for souvenirs of the war; spent cartridges, bullets, bits of bombs or planes. When Chas found the machine gun in the crashed German plane, he knew he had to add it to his collection. So begins a desperate adventure, which puts everyone's life in danger. ...more 166/62
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
The Wreck of the Zanzibar
by Michael Morpurgo picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 8 - 11 published by Mammoth
Laura and her twin brother Billy live on Brhyer, one of the Scilly Isles. Their life is very hard, the sea savages the islands and family after family move to the mainland. Billy doesn't help, constantly arguing with his father, until finally he runs away to sea. As Laura's father admits defeat and decides to leave the island, one further wreck occurs, the wreck of the Zanzibar. ...more 182/10
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Whispers in the Graveyard
by Theresa Breslin picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Mammoth
Everyone has failed Solomon, his mother has left him, his teachers are bullies and his father is a drunk. When things get too much he takes refuge in the Kirkyard, in a hidden corner where nothing grows and nobody else walks. When workmen come to move the graves they dig up the rowan tree, the only thing which has ever grown at that end of the kirkyard. As it dies a terrible force is unleashed, a force that wants revenge on mankind. ...more 162/110
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Bad Girls
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 7 - 11 published by Corgi Yearling
Mandy is an only child with an over-protective mother. She has always been bullied at school and worries that if teachers or parents get involved, the bullying will get worse. When Tanya comes to stay at the house over the road, Mandy's dreams come true, or so it seems. Tanya is older, bigger, brighter and likes Mandy. Surely everything will be OK now? ...more 303/44
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Gulf
by Robert Westall picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 - 15 published by Mammoth
Tom's younger brother has often become seemingly obsessed with certain people or events in the news. Just before the start of the Gulf war he starts having nightmares and talks in a strange language. As the weeks pass, Tom realises that Figgis is in terrible danger, he is becoming someone else, a boy called Latif who is fighting in the Gulf. ...more 169/62
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* 3.19, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Stone Cold
by Robert Swindells picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 14 published by Puffin Books
Link wasn't born homeless, after his parents split up he couldn't bear living in the same house as his mother's new boyfriend. But after he leaves he has a run of bad luck and no choice but to end up on the streets of London. Life is hard, cold and unfriendly, until he meets Ginger. His new friend shows link how to survive, where to go for shelter and where the best begging places are. Then Ginger disappears and Link makes a new friend, Gail, He stops worrying about everything else, but other kids are still vanishing. Will it be Link's turn next? ...more 210/119
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Tell me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Debi Gliori picture of book cover
Early Years for ages 2 - 6 published by Picture Corgi
Willa doesn't want to go to sleep in case she has bad dreams. So her brother Willoughby tells her to think of all the happy things that are waiting for her in the morning, like her toys and slippers. Will these thoughts help Willa get off to sleep? ...more 355/173
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* 8.49, We expect to be able to find this title for you within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock.
The Story of Tracy Beaker
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Humour for ages 7 - 11 published by Yearling
Tracy is keeping a diary about herself and her life in the children's home. She is candid and witty, but desperate to find some new foster parents. She has already had several but they never seemed to want her to stay. When a young writer called Cam comes to visit the children's home, Tracy sees a possible future for herself, all she needs to do is convince everyone else, including Cam. ...more 308/44
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