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For the more experienced readers

 


SERIES


 

wondla‘The Search for WondLa’

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word "WondLa". The Story contines in 'A Hero for WondLa' and concludes in 'The Battle for Wondla'


mission-survival

‘Mission Survival’

Author: Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls series features Beck, who has all Bear’s survival know-how. Each book finds Beck in different situations he needs to make his way out of. ‘Way of the Wolf’ - Mission: Survival. Location: The Alaskan mountains. Dangers: Blizzards; grizzly bears; white-water rapids. A fatal plane crash. A frozen wilderness. The world's youngest survival expert is in trouble again...Beck Granger must find help across the mountains - but even if he survives the deadly cold, can he escape the hungry wolf that is on his trail?


 diamond drury‘The Diamond of Drury Lane’

Author: Julia Golding

I am Cat Royal - Orphan, Adventurer, Actress ...Meet the feistiest heroine in children's historical fiction Reader, you are set to embark on an adventure about one hidden treasure, two bare-knuckle boxers, three enemies and four hundred and thirty-eight rioters. I was brought up in Drury Lane, so I have become accustomed to a life less than ordinary. But this turn of events, I have to say, surprised even me.


 stormbreaker‘Alex Rider’

Author: Anthony Horowitz

When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. Sayle has offered to give one free to every school in the country - but there's more to the gift than meets the eye.

 


skulduggery

‘Skulduggery Pleasant’

Author: Derek Landy

Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead.

Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough.


wild-boy

‘Wild Boy’

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

London, 1841. A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy.


laura marlin‘Laura Marlin Mysteries’

Author: Lauren St John

When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for a life of excitement just like the characters in her favourite detective novels. A real life adventure is on hand as she is deposited at her uncle's spooky house ...Why does her uncle, Calvin Redfern, forbid her to go to Dead Man's Cove? What's the truth about Tariq, the silent Indian boy who lives with the flamboyant Mukthars? Who is J? Who has left the message in a bottle for Laura to discover?

Mysteries abound and who better to solve them than Laura Marlin, ace detective? Accompanied by her trusty companion, Skye, a three-legged husky, the dog she's always wanted, Laura's adventures begin in this first captivating mystery.

 


Great stand-alone titles


OneDogBoy

‘One Dog & his Boy’

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Hal wants a dog. But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal's glamorous home, and his wealthy parents refuse to consider one. Then they discover ‘Easy Pets’, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away. Hal and Fleck are joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from ‘Easy Pets’ - among them is Otto, the wise and sombre St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee. A large reward is offered for the missing boy, and soon Hal and his dogs are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers.


car jacked‘Car-Jacked’

Author:Ali Sparkes

I first discovered Ali Sparkes when we read 'Frozen in Time' in Junior Book Club, about 6 years ago.  It was a big hit and I have been recommending it ever since - it just doesn't age at all.  She has had a few since then, but it's her most recent one that grabs my attention again.  So much so, we did it as summer read for the book club, and it was a massive hit.  Action packed, fast paced and perfect for all between the ages of 8 & 13

Jack Mattingly is a genius. He has an IQ of 170. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Latin and he can calculate the square root of 1,673,549 in his head. But when Jack's parents' car is hi-jacked, with him inside it, for once he's as clueless as the rest of us. The car-jacker doesn't know Jack's in the car - yet.

But it's only a matter of time before he's discovered. And then anything could happen. Only one thing's for sure: Jack's in for the thrill-ride of his life


sweet pizza

‘Sweet Pizza’

Author: G.R. Gemin

When Joe tasted a mouthful he was amazed how delicious it was - a dense taste, better than any pasta he'd eaten before. Food was suddenly different - he felt as if his taste buds were doing the cha-cha-cha on Strictly.Joe loves his Italian heritage: the language, the opera, the lasagne! But it's hard to celebrate his Italian roots in Bryn Mawr, South Wales, where his mam is sick of running the family's tatty cafe. Just like his great-grandfather who opened the cafe in 1929, Joe is an entrepreneur.

He vows to save the family business, and to spice up the tired High Street with a little Italian flavour!

 


little biys sky

‘Little Bits of Sky’

Author: S.E. Durrant

It's 1987 and Ira and Zac are being uprooted once again, this time to Skilly House, a home for social care children. Their lives over the next few years are beautifully realised amongst the antipathy of the authorities, the drama of the poll tax riots and the moments of peace and hope Ira finds at Skilly and further afield. This is memorable and moving tale about growing up, making friends and finding a home.

 


beatrice-peabody

‘The Daring Escape of Beatrice & Peabody’

Author: Kimberly Newton Fusco

Bee is an orphan who lives with a travelling carnival. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her cheek - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost. Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both.

Like that? You'll love this...


girl who walked air'The Girl Who Walked on Air’

Author: Emma Carroll

Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase's Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a 'Showstopper', but Mr Chipchase keeps her hidden, tucked away in the ticket booth. No Death-Defying Stunts for her. But Louie has been secretly practising her act - tightrope-walking - and dreams of being the Girl Who Walked on Air ...she just needs to be given the chance to shine.

 

 


letter king‘The Letter for the King’

Author: Tonke Dragt

It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help. A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the GreatMountains - a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends.

Book 2 - 'The Secrets of the Wild Wood' is out now

For fans of ‘The Hobbit’, or for those wishing to read the hobbit & want to try something a little easier first.


how look lost‘How to Look for a Lost Dog’

Author: Ann M. Martin

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for him


brother superhero‘My Brother is a Superhero’

Author: David Solomons

Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world

Book 2 - 'My Teacher is an Alien Overlord' is out now


 

Young teen


smart‘Smart’

Author: Kim Slater

'I found Jean's friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk.  He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.' There's been a murder, but the police don't care. It was only a homeless old man after all. Kieran cares.  He's made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you're going to do it, for real. He's going to find out what really happened. To Colin.  And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day. It's a good job Kieran's a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade. But being a detective is difficult when you're Kieran Woods.

When you're amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in. And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof.


apple rain'Apple & Rain'

Author: Sarah Crossan

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question - why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager - unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom.

It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.


apple tart hope'Apple Tart of Hope'

Author: Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world's most perfect apple tarts, is missing, presumed dead. No-one seems too surprised, except for Meg, his best friend, and his little brother Stevie. Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope

 

 

 

 


 


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