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The Dark Behind the Curtain
by Gillian Cross picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 10 - 15 published by Scholastic
Jackus did not want to have anything to do with the school play, but he made a bargain with the headmaster. No police if Jackus was in the play. What choice did he have? Jackus gets off to a bad start with the other children in the play and makes no real attempt to become friends. However as the rehearsals for Sweeny Todd progress, Jackus begins to realise that other forces are at work in the theatre. Ghosts of misery and fear are back and out to exact a terrible revenge upon those performing the play. ...more 78/92
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* 2.39, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 11 - 99 published by HarperCollins
Bilbo Baggins is just a quiet ordinary Hobbit, until a wizard and several dwarfs cart him off on an adventure that will not only change his life for ever but also have grave effects upon the whole of their world. ...more 27/43
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The HodgeHeg
by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Linda Birch picture of book cover
Nature and Animals for ages 6 - 9 published by Puffin Books
Max and the hedgehogs with whom he lives would love to get across the road to the park, but they cannot find a safe place to cross. So Max sets out to find a way by watching the different ways that humans get across. Some of his attempts leave him rather dazed and unsure of exactly who he is. ...more 235/118
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The Lottie Project
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt picture of book cover
Historical Fiction for ages 9 - 10 published by Corgi Yearling
Charlie lives with her young mother in a very small flat which they both love dearly. Her mom, Jo has to work really hard to earn the money to stay there. Things start going wrong in the new school year, Charlie's new teacher doesn't seem very friendly and Jo loses her job. Another problem is having to sit next to a boy in class, especially when all the other girls can't stop talking about boys! Everything is changing for Charlie but she begins to find a release for her feelings in a diary for her school project, where she writes about a Victorian girl called Lottie who has to go to work as a nursery maid for a wealthy family. ...more 229/44
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The Mousehole Cat
by Antonia Barber, illustrated by Nicola Bayley picture of book cover
Early Years for ages 3 - 8 published by Walker
Mowzer has a very happy life, Old Tom loves her and takes care of her. She has children all over the village and eats fresh fish every day. One winter the sea is very rough and non of the fishing boats are able to get out of the harbour to catch anything. Finally Old Tom decides that he must go out into the storm and try to save the village from starvation. Mowzer decides to go with him and see if she can help quieten the Great Storm Cat. ...more 315/205
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The Nature of the Beast
by Janni Howker picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 10 - 15 published by Walker
Farmers around Haverston are losing sheep, people are saying there is a killer dog on the loose. The children are all talking about monsters and big cats, but the adults are too worried about losing their jobs to care about a few sheep. Bill Coward believes he has seen the beast and is desperate to track id down and kill it. ...more 212/19
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The Whitby Child
by Robin Jarvis, illustrated by Robin Jarvis picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Macdonald Young Books
Miss Boston is now a complete invalid, cared for by Ben, Jennet and the dithering Miss Withers. But a visit from a long dead friend makes her realise she must use her special knowledge to heal herself in order to face the danger. Jennet, feeling isolated and resentful after her infatuation of the evil Crozier moves further away from her family. Ben watches as those he loves change and fall into despair, but it is Nelda the Aufwader who is hiding the most terrible secret. What will Ben be able to do to help his friends? ...more 338/203
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Two Weeks with the Queen
by Morris Gleitzman picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 12 published by Puffin Books
When Colin's brother Luke is diagnosed with cancer, the doctor's in Australia don't seem to be able to help him. Sent to London to visit relatives, Colin decides the Queen is the one person who can help him find the best Cancer doctor in the world to take home to Luke. So begin his crazy adventures to save his brother's life. ...more 341/154
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Animal Fair
by Anthony Browne, illustrated by Anthony Browne picture of book cover
Early Years published by Walker Books Ltd
A line from the song is written on each page and the child has to pull the tabs, lift the flaps, etc so see the animals doing the actions. ...more 1599/217
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Art Fraud Detective
by Anna Nilsen picture of book cover
Miscellaneous for ages 8 - 99 published by Kingfisher
The security guard at the Town Gallery needs your help, he has realised that some of the most famous paintings in the world have been stolen and replaced with forgeries. He needs someone with sharp eyes to compare the paintings and decide which are real and which are fake. There are also clues as to who has stolen the paintings, can you help? ...more 1325/648
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