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Billionaire Boy

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: HarperCollins (2011)

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...

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Blob

Author: David Walliams

Part of a series: A World Book Day Book 2017

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (2017)

This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob… And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship – and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant World Book Day Book from one of today’s favourite children’s authors.

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Cakes In Space

Authors: Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

Publisher: OUP Oxford (2015)

Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoons.

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Captain Pug

Author: Laura James

Publisher: Bloomsbury (2016)

Pug is going on a seafaring adventure. He's had jam tarts for breakfast. He's wearing a smart sailor suit. There's just one problem . . . Pug is afraid of the water!

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Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People

Author: Dav Pilkey

Part of a series: Captain Underpants

Publisher: Scholastic (2010)

THE WAIT IS OVER!!! Dav Pilkey's beloved Captain Underpants returns to face his nemesis - the evil Captain Blunderpants - with the help of two new superheroes, Great-Granny Girdle and Boxer Boy!

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Captain Underpants And The Terrifying Return Of Tippy Tinkletrousers

Author: Dav Pilkey

Part of a series: Captain Underpants

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (2012)

The Bully Battle Begins! What could be worse than being sent to jail for the rest of your life? How about being pulled from prison by a time-travelling tyrant named Tippy Tinkletrousers! Now our heroes, George and Harold, are going back in time to when the scariest thing they had to face was a bully named Kipper Krupp. And because George and Harold haven't invented Captain Underpants yet, they are on their own. Will their brains be enough to beat the bully?! FEATURING FLIP-O-RAMA! The world-famous cheesy animation technique that lets YOU animate the ACTION! Have you read your UNDERPANTS today?

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Cartoon Kid

Author: Jeremy Strong

Part of a series: Cartoon Kid

Publisher: Puffin Books (2011)

You'll never GUESS what Mr Butternut said at school today: 'This is your first day with me and I can see that there is something amazing about you . . .all of you are hiding a BIG SECRET.' And do you know what it is? We are all SUPERHEROES! Then we had to choose our superhero names. I'm CASPER THE CARTOON KID, my best friend's BIG FEET PETE and moaning Noella Niblet - she's the INCREDIBLE SULK! Now we can fight injustice AND GORY and TORY the Vampire twins. They've stolen something that belongs to us and we want it back . . .

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Cartoon Kid: Emergency!

Author: Jeremy Strong

Part of a series: Cartoon Kid

Publisher: Penguin Group (2012)

'TEACHER, TEACHER, there's a cow in our playground! What are we going to do?' WHAM-BAM-JELLY-AND-JAM! 3 SUPER-FUNNY SUPERHERO STORIES IN 1 CASPER and friends have a not-so-well-kept secret . . . they're all SUPERHEROES! That's right - no emergency is moo, sorry, TOO big for Mr Butternut's class, not even a herd of playground-invading COWS! And when the school lunch trolley is raided by some pesky PACKED-LUNCH ROBBERS, can Casper the Cartoon Kid save the day?

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Cartoon Kid: Strikes Back!

Author: Jeremy Strong

Part of a series: Cartoon Kid

Publisher: Puffin Books (2012)

CASPER and his friends have an amazing ZEEOWWW! WHIZZ! SPLATT! secret . . . THEY ARE ALL SUPERHEROES! Which will come in very handy this Sports Day when a dog named JAWS is let off his lead . . . AARRGHHH! And what happens when Casper's vacuum cleaner swallows the class HAMSTER? Find out in not just one but THREE CARTOON KID ADVENTURES!

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Catch Your Death

Author: Lauren Child

Part of a series: Ruby Redfort

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (2013)

Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius – there’s nothing average about her. Only this time it’s an adventure in the wild, and it’ll take all Ruby’s got just to survive…

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