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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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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Heaven Eyes
by David Almond picture of book cover
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 - 14 published by Hodder
Whitegates is a children's home full of sadness, even Maureen who runs it seems lost and alone in the world. Erin fights the system unwilling to pretend she needs help. Her running away friend is January Carr, they often run away but this time January has built a raft and with little Mouse Gullane they sail off down the river. Stranded in the dark they are rescued on the Black Middens by Heaven Eyes and her Grampa. A strange little girl with webbed hands and a complete innocence of the world, looked after a mad old man. What is the strange story behind this odd couple and what will the three runaways do stranded out on the derelict island across the river. ...more 514/124
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* 3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Kit's Wilderness
by David Almond picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 13 published by Hodder Children's Books
The old pits are closed in Stoneygate, but memories live on. When Kit moves into his grandpa's house he is drawn into the game of death, with some of the local children. The group lead by the almost outcast John Askew play a disturbing game which seems to link the present with long dead children, trapped in the mines above the town. ...more 364/124
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* 4.79, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
The Fire Eaters
by David Almond picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 10 - 16 published by Hodder & Stoughton Educational
Bobby first meets McNulty, the fire eater when he is out with his mam. Nothing is ever going to be the same again, he must leave his old friends and start a new school, where the teachers are often bullies and seem to get away with anything. Bobby's father is ill, and must visit the hospital for tests, he is worn out and wheezy. Only Ailsa Spink stays the same, her family collect coal from the sea and she refuses to attend any school. Slowly the bonds that tie all of these different parts of Bobby's life together, start to pull towards each other and the world waits for the Nuclear bomb to drop! ...more 1793/124
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* 7.69, usually dispatched within 24 hours.
Secret Heart
by David Almond picture of book cover
Real Life Drama for ages 9 - 14 published by Hodder Children's Books
Everyone who knows Joe Maloney thinks he's batty, except his mum, who has always believed he's special and just needs care and understanding. He truants from school to wander the countryside, hearing songs and whispers that others have forgotten how to hear. He also sees things they cannot. One night a tiger walks through his town and he knows it is coming for him, and his life will never be the same again. ...more 1359/124
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* 8, Usually dispatched within 24 hours

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