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Frozen In Time

Author: Ali Sparkes

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2013)

1956 Freddy and Polly are used to helping their father with his experiments. So they don't mind being put into cryonic suspension - having their hearts frozen until their father wakes them up again. They know it will only be for an hour or two, so there's nothing to worry about . . . Present Day Ben and Rachel have resigned themselves to a long, boring summer. Then they find a hidden underground vault in the garden containing two frozen figures, a boy and a girl. And when Rachel accidentally presses a button, something unbelievable happens . . . Can Polly and Freddy adapt to the twenty-first century? Will their bodies survive having been in suspension for so long? And most important of all, what happened to their father - and why did he leave them frozen in time?

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Fun For The Secret Seven

Author: Enid Blyton

Part of a series: Secret Seven

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2006)

The Seven are very fond of Tolly and his horse, Brownie, so they're determined to help out when Brownie is sick. But they need to find Tolly and Brownie somewhere to hide out - somewhere that dangerous horse thieves will never find. But where?

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Ghosts Of India

Author: Mark Morris

Part of a series: Doctor Who

Publisher: BBC Books (2008)

India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos - a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events. Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of 'half-made men', who roam the streets at night and steal people away. These creatures, it is said, are as white as salt and have only shadows where their eyes should be. With help from India's great spiritual leader, Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, the Doctor and Donna set out to investigate these rumours. What is the real truth behind the 'half-made men'? Why is Gandhi's role in history under threat? And has an ancient, all-powerful god of destruction really come back to wreak his vengeance upon the Earth? Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.

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Girl Wonder And The Terrific Twins

Authors: Malorie Blackman, Jamie Smith

Publisher: Tamarind (2014)

When Maxine has a plan, you can be sure it involves her twin brothers Anthony and Edward. You can also be sure it involves BIG TROUBLE! Nine fantastically funny short stories, perfect for building confidence in new readers, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

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Girl Wonder To The Rescue

Author: Malorie Blackman

Part of a series: Girl Wonder

Publisher: Tamarind (2014)

"We're being burgled, so this is definitely a job for Girl Wonder . . ." "And the Terrific Twins?" Anthony whispered. "Isn't this more a job for the police?" When Maxine, also known as Girl Wonder, hears a burglar one night, she knows she can catch him with the help of her brothers, the Terrific Twins. But things aren't always what they seem, and soon the superhero siblings are in seriously serious trouble! Seven super-duper stories, perfect for sharing and reading aloud.

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Go Ahead, Secret Seven

Author: Enid Blyton

Part of a series: Secret Seven

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2013)

In book five, a sinister-looking man gets George in trouble with the police. The Secret Seven are outraged. Spying on him, the gang are certain he's bad news, but what exactly is he up to? They need to investigate, and solve the mystery, once and for all

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Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books (2010)

The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number one storyteller.

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Golden Soak

Author: Hammond Innes

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (1973)

From the author of TARGET ANTARCTICA and ISVIK, a story of a man who fakes his own death and starts out for a new life prospecting for gold in Australia, only to find that he is not the only person with an interest in the derelict Golden Soak mine

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Good Old Secret Seven

Author: Enid Blyton

Part of a series: Secret Seven

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2006)

There are strange happenings indeed at Torling Castle! Someone is hiding out in the ruined tower, making the resident jackdaws very unsettled. Who is it, and what do they want? The Secret Seven are on it...

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Goodly And Grave In A Deadly Case Of Murder

Authors: Justine Windsor, Becka Moor

Part of a series: Goodly and Grave

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (2017)

When reports come in that valuable magical objects are being stolen, Goodly and Grave are on the case, but just when they think they know whodunit their prime suspect turns up – murdered! Will Lucy be able to track the real villain without putting herself in deadly danger…?

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