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Bravest Princess Ever

Author: Rebecca Lim

Part of a series: Five-minute Tales

Publisher: Ladybird (2009)

These lively stories are perfect to help build young readers confidence. Each book contains three delightful stories with beautiful illustrations throughout. The interesting and exciting stories are ideal for parent and child to enjoy together. Perfect for little princesses!

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Brutus The Hound Of Horror

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Orchard Books (2012)

Peril Stalks the Good Beasts of Avantia as Kensa the Sorceress plans to invade Avantia with her new Evil Beasts. Tom must do battle with a ravening, winged hound who thirsts for his blood!

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Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton

Publisher: Puffin Books (1984)

His mum stayed there, crying, for a few minutes then she wiped her face roughly and went to the door. She didn't look back but Buddy heard the one word she said, quietly but full of bitterness, 'Thief! Its all gone wrong time to do something Its up to Him Buddy is scared and alone Why has his mum left home? Do the police know he's a shoplifter? What's the mysterious job his dad has found? The answers are in that lonely boarded up house in Croxley Street.

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Buffy An Adventure Story

Author: Bob Graham

Publisher: Walker (2008)

Buffy is a performing dog with HUGE talents. He can play the harmonica, tap-dance and do magic tricks. But when he outshines his master the magician, Buffy is in the doghouse. Kicked out onto the street to fend for himself, Buffy has the blues ... until sweet Mary Kelly bursts into his life like a fanfare from Heaven! At last, after all his wanderings, he finds someone who really appreciates his extraordinary talents.

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Butterfly Grave

Author: Anne Cassidy

Part of a series: The Murder Notebooks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (2013)

Joshua's uncle has survived a near fatal accident and Rose and Joshua drive to Newcastle to visit him, along with their friend Skeggsie. Joshua is convinced they are being followed. Can it be true, or is it just his paranoia? Rose and Joshua do not know who to trust - even Joshua's uncle has a dark past, touched by murder. And then the precious murder notebooks are stolen and it is Skeggsie who pays the price for Rose and Joshua's so-called meddling. Somebody out there really does not want Rose and Joshua to find their parents. But who? And why? A taut and pacy thriller, perfect for teens.

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By The Shores Of Silver Lake

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (2004)

It is time for Laura Ingalls and her family to leave Plum Creek after two poor harvests and an outbreak of scarlet fever, which has left her sister Mary blind. Pa Ingalls finds a job on a new railroad and the family head out West to Silver Lake. Settling in to Silver Lake, Pa finds the perfect place to build a house and it seems as though the Ingalls’ travelling days may be over.

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Cannibal Adventure

Author: Willard Price

Part of a series: Adventure Series

Publisher: Knight Books (1972)

Hal and Roger Hunt are visiting New Guinea, one of the wildest islands in the world. But their adventure becomes deadly when the brothers discover that man-eating crocodiles and deadly snakes aren't the only things after their blood. They are pursued by an old enemy, who is out for revenge . . .

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Captain Pugwash

Author: John Ryan

Publisher: Puffin Books (1999)

Captain Pugwash is the bravest and most handsome pirate on the seven seas. So when his trusty cabin boy Tom spots some jewels, Pugwash is sure he's struck it rich. However, Pugwash's arch enemy Cut-throat Jake has a nasty trick up his sleeve.

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Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Part of a series: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Publisher: Scholastic (2009)

After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

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Catriona

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher:

This is the sequel to Kidnapped and is equally exciting, following the trials and tribulations of David Balfour. As if being kidnapped wasn't enough, he was shipwrecked, and then had to walk for miles and miles through the Scottish highlands that went from pouring rain to scorching sun. There is a strong element of romance in this story but it doesn't detract from the power of the adventure. You may find it hard to read because it was written in Scottish tongue, which could be challenging to the modern non-Caledonian reader but overall a very fun read!

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