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October 06
Old School by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney
 

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?​

That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world.
With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg?

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September 26
WONDER BY R.J. PALACIO

Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
 

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' ​

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

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September 11
SUPER GOOD SKILLS BY LIZ PICHON

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Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever?​

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August 30
FOOTBALL SCHOOL: WHERE FOOTBALL RULES THE WORLD BY ALEX BELLOS AND BENN LYTTLETON

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This book teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. 

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August 09
EMILY'S SURPRISING VOYAGE BY SUE PURKISS

Emily's Surprising Voyage by Sue Purkiss

Emily is anything but excited. A long journey to Australia aboard the SS Great Britain with her upper class, snobbish father and melodramatic mother sounds dreadful. That is until Emily finds she has secrets to keep! There is the secret friendship with Thomas, a boy from the lower deck, to whom she mustn’t speak. There is the  secret of the bright-eyed furry friend that Thomas smuggled on board.  It seems even the ship has a secret of its own, with rumours of a ghost on board.  Maybe the journey won’t be so boring after all? 

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Thanks to Grace for sending us her review.​​

August 04
THE ACCIDENTAL PIRATES – VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH  BY CLAIRE FAYERS

Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers

Brine Seabourne wakes up on a rowboat with a piece of magical starshell round her neck… and no memory of how she got there.  She is forced to become a servant for the ill-tempered magician, Magnus, and his irksome apprentice, Peter.  Suddenly, in a change of fate, Brine and Peter are forced to escape and accidently find themselves part of the crew on the legendary pirate ship, the Onion.  They begin a dangerous quest to the magical north, a place shrouded in secrets and mystery. If they want to make it there and discover Brine’s past, they must navigate the treacherous northern waters, battle terrifying fantastical creatures, and outwit the ultimate villainous magician - Marfak West!

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Thanks to Grace for emailing us this review.

 

July 28
THE PARENT AGENCY BY DAVID BADDIEL

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel

“I wish I had better parents!” Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…

Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.

But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.

For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…

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July 18
WINTER HOLIDAY BY ARTHUR RANSOME

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A group of children plan an ill-advised boating expedition to the North Pole. 

'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'
 
Or so Nancy thinks. Then the lake ices over completely and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea -'the D's' - plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can't sail? By sledges of course!
 
But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D's disappear into the Arctic night. Disaster looms. Can the Swallows and Amazons save their friends?

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June 23
COMBAT ZONE BY TOM PALMER

Combat Zone by Tom Palmer
 

When his fighter pilot dad has to go to war, football-mad Woody is sent to a boarding school where he learns to play rugby.

Woody's mad on football and dreams of playing for his country one day. But Woody's dad is a fighter pilot, and when his squadron goes to war, suddenly Woody finds himself in a boarding school for armed forces kids where everyone is rugby mad.

As Woody's dad does his duty thousands of miles away, Woody finds himself in a new world. Will rugby be his saviour?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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June 16
TIGER DAYS AND THE SECRET CAT BY SARAH LEAN

Tiger Days by Sarah Lean 

When nine-year-old Tiger Days visits her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen - new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve. No day is ever dull for Tiger!

In the first Tiger Days story, Tiger must help look after an orphaned baby warthog who is an escape artist. She will also need lots of Tiger Bravery to discover what, or who, is making a strange sound upstairs at Willowgate House.

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