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Framed The Perfect Crime - It's a Work of Art

Framed by Frank Cotrell Boyce
One boy + two ninja chickens =the greatest art heist in history, probably! Meet Dylan Hughes, the only boy in his village, he knows all the cars that come and what each driver’s favourite crisp flavour is. He is definitely not about to get...

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Am I Normal Yet?

Am I Normal Yet? Holly BourneEvie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in...

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Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie by David Walliams
Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky weapon up her sleeve.

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles DickensDickens had already achieved renown with The Pickwick Papers. With Oliver Twist his reputation was enhanced and strengthened. The novel contains many classic Dickensian themes - grinding poverty, desperation, fear, temptation and the eventual triumph...

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Broccoli Boy

Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell-BoyceRory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean...

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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick NessThe bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness, soon to be a major motion picture (filmed on Rivington Moors!!). Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since...

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We are all made of Molecules

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin NielsenMeet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She’s popular, cool and sees things...

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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley by Ben DavisThe brilliantly funny and cringe-worthy secret blog of 14-year-old Joe Cowley (wannabe comic artist and self-confessed repeller of girls)

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Shelter by Harlan CobenWhen tragic events tear him away from his parents, 15-year-old Mickey Bolitar is sent to live with his estranged uncle, Myron. For a while, it seems his train wreck of a life is finally improving - until his girlfriend, Ashley, goes missing without a trace. ...

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Mockingbird by Kathryn ErskineThis is a heart-warming story of loss and recovery that won the American National Book Award 2010 - one of the most moving books you'll ever read. 11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the...

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