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A World Book Day Book 2016

Harper And The Sea Of Secrets

Authors: Cerrie Burnell, Laura Ellen Anderson

Publisher: Scholastic Press (2016)

The Songs of the Sea festival is about to start, but disaster has struck! The royal musicians will be performing, but all their instruments have disappeared...Harper and her friends use her flying umbrella to come to the rescue, and that very night they start hearing beautiful music coming from Melody Bay. Will they have the courage to walk along the pitch-black smugglers' tunnels passing under the sea to find out who has stolen the instruments? A captivating adventure story all about friendship, creatures of the sea and magic.

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Supertato Hap-pea Ever After

Authors: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's (2016)

A super world book day book from the Sue Hendra's crime fighting superhero - Supertato! Supertato is back and facing his nemesis in a new adventure!

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Kipper's Visitor

Author: Mick Inkpen

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (1999)

Kipper has a visitor - a slightly dirty gosling in need of a bath. But the gosling doesn't say very much. 'Honk!' is about all he can manage! Created for World Book Day 2016 and starring the much-loved Kipper, this charming story follows Kipper and an adorable gosling through a bubbly bathtime. 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

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Daisy And The Trouble With Jack

Authors: Kes Gray, Gary Parsons

Publisher: Red Fox (2015)

Daisy can't believe it! Mrs Peters is making her sit next to Jack Beechwhistle - the worst boy in the school, and possibly the whole world! Jack is so mad! Mrs Peters is making him sit next to Daisy Butters - she's such an annoying blabber! As the school day goes on, Daisy and Jack think of more and more ways to get one up on each other. Then they both have a brilliant idea! Trouble is, Daisy and Jack might be more alike than they realized . . .

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The Great Mouse Plot

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books (2016)

Every day the boy and his friends visit a sweet-shop to buy delicious gobstoppers and sticky treacle toffee. But there is one terrible problem. The shop is owned by a disgusting old hag who hates children. She is so mean they long to teach her a lesson. That's when the boy finds the dead mouse and comes up with the perfect plan ...

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Welcome To The World Of Norm

Author: Jonathan Meres

Publisher: Orchard Books (2016)

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up to find a half-Polish Cockapoo sat on his head. But that's OK. Because at least there's biking with his best friend Mikey to look forward to. Or at least there was until Norm discovers he has to stay in and wait for some stupid parcel to arrive. Just as well he hasn't got two irritating little brothers and the world's most annoying next door neighbour. Oh wait a minute. He has. Welcome to the world of Norm? ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY!

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Star Wars: Adventures In Wild Space - The Escape

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Egmont (2016)

When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire, the children must undertake a perilous journey across the unknown reaches of Wild Space to rescue them - and to discover hope for the future.

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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

Author: David Baddiel

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books (2016)

Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines. But then one day Alfie’s babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie’s parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn’t do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And that’s when things start to go weird. Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes. Does Alfie learns a valuable lesson? Nah. This isn’t that kind of story…

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Spot The Difference

Author: Juno Dawson

Publisher: Hot Key Books (2016)

Sometimes beauty really is only skin-deep… Avery has always suffered at the hands of bullies, so when she's given a seemingly-miraculous opportunity to join her school's 'A-list', she grabs at it with both hands. But appearances can be deceiving, and soon Avery's not so sure she likes this new version of herself. And it's only by overcoming her fears that she can learn the true meaning of being comfortable in your own skin. An exclusive World Book Day story from UK Queen of Teen Juno Dawson.

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Kindred Spirits

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Macmillan (2016)

If you broke Elena's heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she's expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she's not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.

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