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The Dark is Rising
Susan Cooper

Struggle between good and evil called The Light and The Dark – blurb to follow.
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4.5

Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson

When thirteen-year-old Maia journeys to her only remaining family in the Amazon, instead of finding the friendly people she’d imagined […]
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4.4

BadJelly the Witch: A Fairy Story
Spike Milligan

Crazy adventure from Spike Milligan – blurb to follow
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3.8

A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond

Paddington is a bear from darkest Peru.  He has to leave because his aunt, who looks after him, has retired. […]
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4.7

Zagazoo
Quentin Blake

A very funny look at growing up and the cycle of life – blurb to follow.
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3.8

The Railway Children
Edith Nesbit

Written more than  100 years ago, three children have to move away from their home in London to a house […]
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4.2

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell

Based on a true story of a young girl abandoned on a remote and uninhabited island off the coast of […]
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4.4

The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynn Reid Banks

A cupboard with a magic key: a brilliant and unique book based on an old idea – blurb to follow.
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4.5

The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams

I live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street in an ordinary town and go to an ordinary school. […]
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4.5

Mortal Engines
Philip Reeve

A mad story set in a crazy world where cities move and eat other smaller cities.  Girl with a scar […]
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4.7

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

When a giant hound is loose on the Devon moors, and terrorising the residents of Baskerville Hall,  Sherlock Holmes is […]
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3.8

Flat Stanley
Jeff Brown

When Stanley gets flattened by a large bulletin board, his brother Arthur is jealous because he can do all sorts […]
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3.9

Mulan

The daughter and the warrior – blurb to follow.
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4.2

The Land of Green Ginger
Noel Langley

Super funny but rather queer with lots of different crazy characters. My favourite is a magician who has been turned […]
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5

Journey to the West
Wu Ch'êng-ên

Classic Chinese story of the pilgrimage of the monk Tripitaka, together with his companions Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy, to obtain […]
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3.7

How to be Brave
Louise Beech

What do you do when your daughter is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness?  Nine-year-old Rose and mother Natalie trade blood […]
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4.3

Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders

A beautifully written book based on the story of Five Children and It.  It’s about five children who grow up […]
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4.6

Utterly Me
Lauren Child

The hilarious opinions and observations of Clarice Bean – blurb to follow.
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4

Peter Pan
J M Barrie

Have you ever read a book as magical as Peter Pan?  Peter Pan takes Wendy, John and Michael on a […]
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4.7

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L Frank Baum

The brilliant original story, from 1900, set in the Land of Oz – blurb to follow.
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4.8

One Thousand and One Nights
Traditional

Folk tales from the Middle East and Asia.   A young girl tells the tales to the king over 1001 […]
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3.6

Matilda
Roald Dahl

Matilda had always been different to her family.  At the age of one, she could write her name.   But […]
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4.9

The Mitten
Jan Brett

Ukrainian folk tale in which animals of all shapes and sizes squeeze into a mitten dropped in a snowy forest […]
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4.2

The Giant Jam Sandwich
Janet Burroway, John Vernon Lord

I love this book more than a wasp loves jam! Cyrus Quraishi Nash, 6ND (2016)
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4.4

The Doubtful Guest
Edward Gorey

Picture book for all ages about a very strange and enigmatic ‘guest’ who arrives at a family’s house one day […]
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3.4

The Blue Balloon
Mick Inkpen

It looked like just a deflated and soggy old blue balloon but…. – blurb to follow.
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4.2

The Diddakoi
Rumer Godden

Story of an orphaned gypsy living in the English countryside – blurb to follow
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain

Published in 1884, and considered one of the great American novels, the story of Huck Finn’s adventures on the Mississippi and […]
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4.5

The Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Controversial book by Nobel Prize winning author about a group of  boys stranded on an uninhabited island – blurb to […]
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3.9

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Alan Garner

Ancient magic in the countryside around Alderley Edge in Cheshire – blurb to follow.
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3.7

Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson

An old sea captain and pirate named Billy Bones comes to stay at the Admiral Benbow, an inn where a […]
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4.1

My Family and other Animals
Gerald Durrell

About a crazy family who move to Corfu. Gerry the youngest in the family is obsessed with animals and collects […]
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4.5

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret
Judy Blume

This is probably one of the best books that I have ever read in fact my favourite. The only thing […]
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4.8

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

A baby boy manages to escape from a murderous man named Jack by crawling out of his house to a […]
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3.2

Smith
Leon Garfield

Smith was a pickpocket with no parents, living in the bottom of a pub with his two sisters.   Little […]
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4

Tom’s Midnight Garden
Philippa Pearce

Slipping through time, memory, childhood, growing up, young and old…. a beautiful book – blurb to follow.  
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4.4

Skellig
David Almond

Imagine this: you’ve just moved to a new house, away from your friends, and your newly-born baby sister is gravely […]
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4.4

Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss on the many possibilities in life – blurb to follow.
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4.2

Anansi the Spider

The cunning spider of West African and Caribbean folklore – blurb to follow
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4.1

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