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Fantasy and science fiction


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

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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4.4

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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4.6

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

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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4.8

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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4.9

Wolf Brother
Michelle Paver

When his father is killed by a bear, Torak learns to fend for himself.  He meets a loving, playful wolf […]
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4.6

The Giver
Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry’s classic science fiction story about a society with no memory of the past – blurb to follow
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3.7

The Iron Man
Ted Hughes

Poet Laureate Ted Hughes’ extraordinary science fiction novel and modern fairy tale – blurb to follow
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4.3

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen is forced to take part in a live show, the Hunger Games, for the amusement of the capitol, […]
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4.8

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Have you ever fallen through a rabbit hole?  Seen a white rabbit in a waistcoat? Or even seen a cat’s […]
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4.9

The Hobbit
J R R Tolkien

All is going well in Bilbo Baggins’ life.  He has a lovely little hobbit hole in a peaceful village with […]
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4.5

Northern Lights
Philip Pullman

The first part of Pullman’s brilliant His Dark Materials trilogy – blurb to follow
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4.8

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C S Lewis

The first published and best known of the epic Chronicles of Narnia – blurb to follow
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4.6

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
J K Rowling

‘Harry Potter – you are a wizard.’  Harry Potter is just an ordinary boy, living with his ‘muggle’ auntie and […]
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4.6

The Brothers Lionheart
Astrid Lindgren

When Karl meets his older brother in Nangijala (a place you go after you die), everything seems perfect – but […]
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3.3

Finn Family Moomintroll
Tove Jansson

Originally entitled The Magician’s Hat, one of the most popular of the brilliant and utterly unique Moomin books – blurb […]
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4.3

The Little Prince
Antoine de St Exupery

Poetic and philosophical French novella, hugely popular and translated into 250 languages – blurb to follow
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4.3

The Wind on the Moon
Eric Linklater

A tale of great hilarity and adventure.   This book has everything: girls turning into kangaroos, escape from evil villains, […]
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3.4

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