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Dragon by Jeff Stone Book 7 in the five ancestors series Long, the dragon-style warrior, saw his temple burned, his brothers killed, and his novice siblings fleeing to the four winds. But that was many months ago. Now the five young warriors have reunited with Ying, the redeemed renegade who put all of these events in motion, and ShaoShu, the mousy street thief, to prevent the wily mantis Tonglong from taking over China. Time is short and distances are great, and the future of China lies in the hands of five young monks.

Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow One boy’s daring adventure to save an entire race of dogs The Second World War has just ended for Russia when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous - some say traitorous - to own a German dog after the war, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive. But how long can he get away with it? Mikhail's inspiring journey to save his best friend forces him to face some of life's hardest lessons about war, hate, forgiveness and hope.

How to survive Middle School By Donna Gephart Going from bullied to being the coolest kid in school David Greenberg has troubles: even before the first day at Harmon (aka “Hormone”) Middle School, he has become a feared bully’s victim of choice. Though his father is distant, his livein grandmother is a reliable provider of food and support and he has really hit it off with new classmate Sophia—a smart, peppermint-scented, and unselfconscious ex-homeschooler. Best of all (maybe), the Daily Show–style videos he has been posting on YouTube have gone viral, and suddenly he is a local celebrity.

Vidia and the Fairy Crown by Laura Driscoll Disney Fairies series -Tales of Pixie Hollow, # 2 When Queen Clarion’s fairy crown goes missing, everyone in Pixie Hollow thinks sourtempered Vidia is to blame. Now it’s up to Vidia to clear her name. But time is running out. Vidia has only two days to solve the mystery of the missing fairy crown. If she doesn’t, she will be banished from the fairy kingdom–forever.

B magical #4: The Cat-astrophe by Lexi Connor Another of B’s fast paced magical adventures B's favorite band, the Black Cats, is coming to town, and B and her best friend George have tickets to the show! Meanwhile, the two friends meet a mysterious new girl at school. Trina is shy and secretive ... could she be a witch, just like B? And maybe even ... a S-T-A-R?

Vampire Breath by R.L Stine Goosebumps series # 49 Exploring his basement, Freddy and his friend Cara discover a mysterious bottle labeled ""Vampire Breath"" and accidentally break it open, unleashing a very thirsty Count Nightwing on the town. Another thriller from the master of children and teen horror fiction.

Reader beware - you’re in for a scare! Esio Trot by Roald Dahl A classic story by one of the worlds greatest of childrens authors. Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, until one day he comes up with a brilliant idea to win her heart. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. But it's going to take one hundred and forty tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic

Pirate Underpants by Tom Easton

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The Poor Pirates is a series of four books at Gold Band 9 of the Start Reading programme. The stories follow Captain Flint and his Poor Pirates as they get into all sorts of trouble on the Seven Seas.

Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent are in trouble again. Escaping disaster by the skin of their teeth, they find refuge in Toll, the strange gateway town where visitors may neither enter nor leave without paying a price. By day, the city is well-mannered and orderly; by night, it's the haunt of rogues and villains. Wherever there's a plot, there's sure to be treachery, and wherever there's treachery, there's sure to be trouble - and where there's trouble, Clent, Mosca and the web-footed apocalypse Saracen can't be far behind. But as past deeds catch up with them and old enemies appear, it looks as if this time there's no way out ...


Northwood By Brian Falkner


Lightsabers by Pablo Hidalgo

A guide to weapons of the force

The first and only guide to the galaxy's most fascinating weapons. Each lightsaber is as unique as the Jedi (or Sith) who wields it. Design techniques, hilt length, power source: all of these choices can add up to very different results, suited to particular applications. From ObiWan's modification of his Padawan lightsaber to Darth Maul's double-welded model, this book examines each lightsaber in detail, revealing the secrets of its construction.

Instant expert self-defence By Gary Freeman Amaze your friends (and annoy your enemies) with your expert knowledge of a massive range of subjects! Instant Expert takes the hottest topics for ages 12+ and turns readers from novices into knowledge-gurus. Jam-packed with information, each book offers practical, hands-on advice from insiders - people who know the subject best. Want to know how to stop your bike's brakes squealing? The best compound wheels to use for ramp skating? Or how to defend yourself if you are attacked? Instant Expert guides will show you how. Illustrated with a combination of high-impact images and step-by-step photos, these books are designed as a resource that readers will be able to return to again and again

Crackling Chemistry by Steve Parker

Science crackers series- Fantastic Hands– on activities

Learn about the exciting world of atoms and how we use them every day. Bursting with amazing images, fascinating facts and cool cartoons, CRACKLING CHEMISTRY is a great book for all budding chemists wanting to understand the chemical world. Why does chocolate melt? - Why does a sponge have bubbles?

Everything you wanted to know about Frogs—and other slippery creatures by Dorling Kindersley All sorts of amphibians and reptiles! This book is crammed to the gills with fascinating facts about frogs; staggering statistics on snakes; The Lowdown on lizards and turtles— Amazing stories abound, all backed up with hard facts on anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

Arms and Armour (DK Eyewitness Books) by Michele Byam From stone age axes to Samurai battle gear!

Be an eyewitness to awesome and bloody weapons such as swords, knuckledusters, and pistols—and the equipment used to deflect deadly slashes, blows, and bullets. For example, see a ceremonial knife from the Sudan. How about discovering why gunpowder flasks were made out of cow horns? Or even find out how far a Crossbow could fire an arrow!

Killer Spiders by Alex Woolf

Animal attack series

An exciting book that looks in colourful close-up, at the way animals attack their prey and defend themselves against predators. You will discover which spider throws its web over its victims and learn which spider disguises itself as bird droppings. Also be amazed by the spider which can jump 20 times its own length! Find out if you dare, how these beasts hunt, kill and eat their prey.

No incy-wincys here!!

Ice dancing: by Anna Claybourne

The skaters, the stars, the glitz

The glamour and glitz of ice dancing is spicing up the ice on rinks all over the world. Make sure it’s on your radar… Inside you will find a Blog spot to read about a week in the life of international ice skater, Jono Partridge. There is a Cameo star story about Olympic ice dance sweethearts Virtue and Moir and their rise to fame. Zone in and prepare to be amazed by dramatic lifts, jumps and spins!

Beetles by Clare Hibbert “Really weird” animals series In this book you will encounter the world’s most bizarre beetles, from dazzling jewel beetles to disgusting flesh-eaters. Are you ready to be really weirded out by beetles? With cool close-up photography, hair-raising facts and figures, The Really weird Animals books introduce you to the strangest creatures of the natural world.

Coasts— Geography corner series by Ruth Thomson What causes tides, How coastlines change shape, Protecting Coasts Discover the world's most beautiful coastlines. Find out about waves and tides, rock-pools and rocky cliffs, beaches and dunes, sea birds and animals, harbours and ports and how people are protecting coasts.

Wild Age: Discover the Prehistoric world By Steve Parker

Little Nino the Firefly by Sueli Menezes Nino, the little firefly lights up every night so bright it can shine. Only the moon shines even brighter. But what happens when the moon is tired and wants to rest? Nino and his fireflies decide on a magical idea. Together, they make possible what seems unattainable at first. A lovely story about teamwork.

Messy Martin by Neil Griffiths Poor Martin! He just can't seem to help being messy. It was all right when he was a baby and nobody minded but now the poor boy daren't eat anything messy - spaghetti and tomato ketchup are definite no nos! He has no clean clothes and as for eating out... But Gran comes up with a wonderful idea that solves Martin's problems - and makes her very rich!

Scoop! An exclusive by Monty Molenski Monty Molenski's SCOOP! tells of a 'mole on a mission' who wants to uncover a scoop for his paper The Daily Roar. He's always on the lookout for news and even tries to follow his coworkers to discover what they do after work...but his spy tactics leave a lot of confrontations in this funny story packed with strong visuals by John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell.

Dillon’s Party by June Crothers


An enchanting Kiwi tale—All the friends of Dillon the giant Land snail are helping to prepare for him the most special birthday party that he will never forget. Helped by his best friends Albert the Albatross and Possum, a great feed of piko piko, puha and punga is prepared.

Rabbit & the big red scooter by Mark Chambers

Rabbit loves his blue bicycle, until he spots Hare on a big, green scooter. Envious, Rabbit buys himself a big, red scooter, but it's so powerful, he crashes it! Once Rabbit learns that he doesn't need to copy others to be special, life goes back to normal - except on Sundays, when Rabbit drives a big, white stretch-limousine which is much more his style.

When I woke up I was a Hippopotamus by Tom MacRae

What would a boy's day be like if he was actually a Hippopotamus... a Robot... a Statue... a Monster... a Monkey... a Rocket... a Giant... a nightmare for his parents that's for sure! So what will they be?

Zoozical by Judy Sierra Winter weather is keeping children from visiting the zoo. So the animals are out of sorts—listless, grumpy, and no longer fun. All except two little friends, a very small hippo and a baby kangaroo. Their hip-hopping, toetapping, and rap-rocking soon has the other animals joining in the hip-aroo beat. "Racoons danced in pairs, baboons danced in troops, and snakes joined the dancers as live hula-hoops."


Goodnight Pumpkin by Belinda Smith Polly keeps waking up and getting out of bed and her mother keeps putting her back. Finally she lets Polly into bed with her. But is it really Polly?

The Hairiest Pirate that ever lived- Blackbeard : Pirate For Hire by Matthew McElligott

When the Pirate Council catches wind of Backbeard and his crew's stylish new look, they threaten to kick him out if he doesn't start wearing proper pirate attire. Unwilling to give up his new birthday suit, Backbeard chooses to leave his swashbuckling pirate life behind and search for new employment. But who will hire a dirty, smelly ex-pirate?

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