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Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper picture of book cover
Early Years for ages 3 - 6 published by Doubleday
Cat, Duck and Squirrel always cook their pumpkin soup together, in exactly the same way, but when Duck decides things should be done differently the three friends fall out and Duck leaves. Cat and Squirrel are so worried about their friend that they really think about the importance of friendship and set out to find Duck. ...more 74/88
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Skellig
by David Almond picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 - 17 published by Signature
When Michael and his parents move to an old run down house his baby sister becomes dangerously ill. In an old derelict out building Michael finds a half dead creature, gradually with the help of a new friend, Michael brings Skellig back to life. All the time his baby sister is fighting for her own life, is there anything Michael can do to her? ...more 184/124
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The Dark
by Marianne Curley picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 10 - 16 published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
After the death of Marduke Lathenia, the Goddess of Chaos is determined to punish the Guardians in any way she can. The Order begin to gain the upper hand in the battles between the two sides and slowly Ethen and Isabel notice changes in their every day lives. Isabel is also experiencing flashes of second sight and Rochelle has returned to the school, much to the annoyance of Ethan. Matt is still very concerned that he has no special powers yet and thinks the prophecy is wrong and then suddenly everything gets a thousand times worse! Arkarian is captured by the Order and the Immortal Lorian forbids anyone from saving him. As Isabel realises the full extent of her feelings for the ageless guardian she travels into the dark to carry out a daring rescue plan that at best will see her expelled from the Order and at worst will bring about her own death and those who she loves most! ...more 1745/745
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The Illustrated Mum
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 14 published by Corgi Yearling
Dolphin and her older sister Star, live in a council flat with their eccentric mother, Marigold. Neither girl has ever met their real fathers, but both think about them at times. Marigold is bright and beautiful, covered in tattoos and Dolphin adores her. So did Star until recently, but that is changing, as Star has grown up she has become more critical of her mother's appearance and behaviour and is willing to say so. Dolphin is quite used to looking after her mother, a job which Star used to do, as well as looking after her little sister, but Dolphin sometimes wonders what it would be like to live in a family where your mother doesn't stay out all hours or cover herself with tattoos and you had some friends to talk to. ...more 310/44
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The Rinaldi Ring
by Jenny Nimmo picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 10 - 14 published by Mammoth
After the awful death of his mother, Eliot moves to England to live with his cousins. Very soon he realises that he is being haunted by Mary-Ellen who once lived in the house, and gradually he begins to unravel her sad story. Down through the years everyone had assumed she had been driven insane by the loss of her fiancé, so why does Eliot feel part of the story is missing? ...more 301/8
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury picture of book cover
Early Years for ages 3 - 6 published by Walker
Follow the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of the bear. What a surprise awaits in the cave on the other side of the dark forest. ...more 367/142
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Abomination
by Robert Swindells picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 10 - 14 published by Yearling
Martha and her parents are members of a strict religious group. It dominates her life, they have no t.v. or computer and Martha is kept away from most of the things other twelve year olds are familiar with. At school she is bullied because of her differences but will do nothing to stop the other children. Her only hope is that one day when she is older she will be able to escape from both school and her parents! ...more 192/119
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Bumface
by Morris Gleitzman picture of book cover
Humour for ages 10 - 14 published by Puffin Books
Angus dreams of being a brave pirate, called Bumface, but in reality he is a twelve year old school boy who also looks after his younger brother and sister. His life is one long round of childcare and school work. His mother is a busy actress and his father and two step fathers are models and actors. Angus knows he cannot cope anymore, he has no support from any of the parents in his life and is afraid to tell anyone else because of the consequences. Suddenly there is anew man in his mother's life and she starts talking about babies. Angus has got to make sure she doesn't get pregnant again! In his desperate search through family planning clinics and birth control fairs Angus meets a girl called Rindi who seems to be on a similar mission. Angus realises that he is not the only kid with this kind of problem. ...more 245/154
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Double Act
by Jacqueline Wilson picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 8 - 11 published by Yearling
Twin sisters learn to cope with their father's new partner and their own individuality. ...more 33/44
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Dustbin Baby
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 15 published by Doubleday
April's 14th birthday is not a happy day, let's face it she's not happy with her life. Left in a dustbin at birth, she feels a growing need to know about her birth mother. She has experienced a lot of unhappiness and betrayal by those who were supposed to be caring for her and everything is coming to a head today, but can she find her future path by retracing the past? ...more 1372/44
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