Pirate Gran Goes for Gold
by Geraldine Durrant
A picture book which is great fun: lots to look at in the illustrations and plenty of giggles from the text
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Hero on a Bicycle
by Shirley Hughes
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Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
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Mockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine
A fascinating and charming portrayal of a girl with Aspergers struggling to come to terms with tragedy.
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Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
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Theodore Boone
by John Grisham
Best-selling American author, John Grisham has written his first book for children with this tale of Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old who can't wait until he can become a lawyer.
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Life: An Exploded Diagram
by Mal Peet
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Stan and Mabel
by Jason Chapman
A dog and a cat, fed up with life in their block of flats, decide to follow a neighbour to Europe to hear her play in a music competition. Along the way they meet other animals who can play musical instruments and together they form an orchestra to appear at the competition themselves.
Cosmic
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A group of children win a prize to go on a trip into space - but this is no theme park ride...
Millions
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A family's dilemmas when they discover they have stumbled across millions of pounds.

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