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Astrosaurs 4: Riddle Of The Raptors; The Hatching Horror; The Seas Of Doom; The Mind-swap Menace (Astrosaurs #4)

by Steve Cole

Another action-packed adventure from the astro-nomically popular Steve Cole.Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Some cunning carnivore crooks have the power to swap places with other dinosaurs - and Teggs and Iggy become their first victims! Trapped in the wrong bodies and lost in space, can the two astrosaurs survive to put things right?

Athlete vs. Mathlete (Athlete Vs. Mathlete Ser.)

by W. C. Mack

Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn't be more different. They've long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is about to change. The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen has to fight to stay in the game. When someone tries to steal Russell's spot as captain of the mathlete team, will the two be able to put aside their differences in order to save his position? Or will they be sidelined?Don't miss the other books in the Athlete vs. Mathlete series:Athlete vs. MathleteAthlete vs. Mathlete: Double DribbleAthlete vs. Mathlete: Time Out

Athlete vs. Mathlete: Time-Out (Athlete Vs. Mathlete Ser.)

by W. C. Mack

There's only one slot left at the local basketball camp, and both Russ and Owen Evans want it, but it goes to Owen. Russ's only option is the "Multi-Sport Sampler†? camp, and he's anything but enthusiastic.When the twins arrive at camp, though, things take an unexpected turn. From the moment he sees the grit and natural gifts of the other guys, Owen suspects he's in over his head. Meanwhile, Russ is inspired. He studies the science of soccer, volleyball's variables, and the principles of pole vaulting, delighted to discover that it all makes perfect sense.But when he sees how bummed-out his brother has become, Russ knows it's his job to snap Owen out of it. Can he convince his ever-competitive twin to let down his guard and learn from the Hoopster hotshots?

The Audition (Maddie Ziegler Ser. #1)

by Maddie Ziegler

Dance has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember: that's why I'm so excited to have collaborated on this series for you with Julia DeVillers! I can't wait for you to meet the DanceStarz. Twelve-year-old Harper is a top dancer at her studio, when her parents drop the bombshell: they are moving, so she'll have to say goodbye to her beloved team. At her new ?studio, the competition is fierce. And it doesn't help that her new team, the DanceStarz, aren't exactly welcoming. Thankfully, Harper meets Lily, a fellow newbie who is just as eager to find a friend. Slowly, the girls begin to gel. At their first competition as a team, they are ready to show everyone what they are made of. But disaster strikes right before they are about to compete. The DanceStarz must work together, and discover what friendship and teamwork are all about...I hope Harper and the DanceStarz inspire you to pursue your passions and follow your dreams!Happy reading!Love,Maddie Ziegler

Bad Girls ((adaptation) Ser.)

by Nick Sharratt Jacqueline Wilson

Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

Bad Mermaids

by Jason Cockcroft Sibéal Pounder

Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are enjoying a summer on land with legs when they receive a strange CRABAGRAM ordering them to return home at once. Some seriously BAD MERMAIDS are on the loose and the girls are the only ones who can stop them. If they're going to save the day, they'll need answers. And a clam car. Definitely piranha-print nail polish. Possibly not the talking seahorse.CAN THEY DO IT?Filled with magical mysteries, fabulous fashion, and a serious piranha problem, Bad Mermaids brings a whole new twist to the underwater world of mermaids. If you enjoyed The Little Mermaid, you'll love this too!

Bad Mermaids: On the Rocks (Bad Mermaids)

by Ms Sibéal Pounder Jason Cockcroft

Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda, along with Steve the talking seahorse, are trapped aboard the spooky ship the Merry Mary, heading for the legendary (and super-stylish) Crocodile Kingdom. On land, Paris Silkensocks, ice-cream seller and GADGET QUEEN, has uncovered a plot to destroy the mermaid world.Can Paris find the mermaids in time? Can Beattie avert a Crocodile Kingdom crabtastrophe? Can seahorses get seasick? All this and more will be revealed!Featuring magical mysteries, fabulous fashion and a snappier than average transport system, the second Bad Mermaids adventure brings a whole new twist to the underwater world of mermaids. If you enjoyed Witch Wars or The Little Mermaid, you'll love this!

Bad Mermaids Make Waves (Bad Mermaids)

by Jason Cockcroft Ms Sibéal Pounder

A trio of smart and stylish mermaids are about to make a splash in this hilarious start to a new middle-grade series that's The Little Mermaid meets My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish.Mermaids Beattie, Mimi, and Zelda's summer on land with temporary legs is going swimmingly-until they receive a strange message ordering them to return home at once. The beloved queen of the Hidden Lagoon has been fishnapped, and some seriously bad mermaids have taken over instead! Now, the girls are the only ones who can stop them.If they're going to save the day, they'll need a clam car, some piranha-print nail polish, and possibly a talking seahorse named Steve. Can they do it?Filled with magical mysteries, fabulous shell fashions, and three fin-tastic protagonists to root for, Bad Mermaids Make Waves is a hysterical new middle-grade adventure that will have readers begging for the sea-quel.

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch (The Worst Witch #3)

by Jill Murphy

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is the 3rd title in the Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy, the original story of a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 -9. Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . .A new term spells disaster for Mildred!After a disastrous first year, Mildred is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch Miss Cackle's Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand when her arch-enemy Ethel turns her into a frog...Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage (The\shoe Bks. #25)

by Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, was rescued from a shipwreck as a baby. She longs to be an actress.Petrova, is a Russian orphan. She is happiest when playing with cars and engines.Polly was handed over with just a pair of ballet shoes to her name. If she could, she would dance all day! But one thing they DO have in common is, that with money running out at home and Great Uncle Matthew missing, the sisters want to stay together. Whatever it takes.As they prepare for a dazzling life on stage, the dreams and fears of the fossil girls are about to come true…

Barnaby Grimes: Curse Of The Night Wolf (Barnaby Grimes #1)

by Chris Riddell Paul Stewart

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and 'high-stacking' around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog. He kills it - but that's not the end of this particular mystery . . . as Barnaby finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs... Could there be more to the seemingly respectable Dr Cadwallader and the tonics he doles out to the poor? Is there a link between the tonic and the huge dogs - or possibly wolves - that are roaming the city at night? When Barnaby's old acquaintance Benjamin goes missing, Barnaby fears the worst for him, and decides to dig deeper... A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. This new series from the bestselling dream team of Stewart and Riddell is a must for all fans of the Edge Chronicles - but also for fans of Horowitz and Shan, as they move into new territory and deliver a brilliantly exciting thriller-horror for boys.

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom Of Blood Alley (Barnaby Grimes #4)

by Chris Riddell Paul Stewart

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him.In the fiercely competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air . . .

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead (Barnaby Grimes #3)

by Paul Stewart Chris Riddell

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In LEGION OF THE DEAD, Barnaby finds himself embroiled in a plot that includes a legion of zombies raised from the dead. In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, and so were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell, running from above the ground, down through the earth and the lid of the coffin, and tied to the little finger of the buried body. Those who found themselves awake in the darkness of their coffin could wiggle their finger and summon help. And so one night, Barnaby makes a shortcut through a graveyard and is horrified to hear the tinkling of dozens of little bells...

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

by Philippa Pearce

Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle results, and it's clear life is never going to be quite the same again. But after a near fatal encounter between Bubble and Ginger the cat, Mrs Sparrow begins to see that life with a pair of gerbils might not be so bad after all.

The Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years #2)

by John Flanagan

THE SAME WORLD. BRAND NEW STORIES.The peace in Araluen is under threat and newly crowned King Duncan must prepare for war. Morgarath is in hiding, recruiting an army of savage beasts known as Wargals for his next attack.Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task – to scale the Mountains of Rain and Night to spy on the enemy and uncover their plans.He knows that one wrong move could be deadly, for at the Battle of Hackham Heath the fate of a kingdom will be decided. THE ORIGIN STORY OF ARALUEN’S MOST FAMOUS RANGER BY JOHN FLANAGAN, AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING RANGER’S APPRENTICE SERIES.

The Battle Of Passchendaele: Band 18/Pearl (PDF) (Collins Big Cat Ser.)

by David Long Collins Uk Staff Collins Big Cat

In 1917, during World War I, the battle of Passchendaele was fought on the Western Front in Belgium. Find out why the battle was important and what life was like for the soldiers who fought and died there. • Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. • Text type: an information book • Curriculum links: history

Beatrix Potter's Letters: Selected Letters

by Beatrix Potter Judy Taylor

Beatrix Potter was a very private person, yet, luckily for us, she was a prolific letter writer. Through her own words to friends, working colleagues and children we can discover the observant, energetic, affectionate and humorous personality she kept hidden from her public. Her life covers a period of immense social change. The restricted existence of a dutiful Victorian daughter, the background against which she first wrote the story of Peter Rabbit, was very different from that of war-time England where she continued to pioneer countryside conservation until her death.

Beauty: A Retelling Of The Story Of Beauty And The Beast (A\trophy Bk.)

by Robin McKinley

When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise - to send one daughter to the Beast's castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries. This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley, an award-winning American author.

Beaver Towers: The Witch's Revenge (Beaver Towers Ser.)

by Nigel Hinton

The first adventure in the BEAVOR TOWERS series. A magic spell whisks Philip away on his new kite to a far-off island where he meets the beavers - Mr Edgar and his grandson, Baby B. They tell him of the terrible danger that threatens them. The wicked witch Oyin has imprisoned most of the island's inhabitants in Beaver Towers, and when her powers are complete she will put them to death and rule the island. Philip has to get her spell book in order to save them.

Begging Letter (Wired Up)

by Judy Waite

Connie doesn't stand a chance with Josh - not when he worships the wonderful Megan. Fed up, she writes a letter to the universe asking for Josh to fall in love with her, and for Megan's hair to fall out. The next day, Megan's hair is almost shaved off, and Josh is all over Connie like a rash. It's like a miracle - except it's totally unfair! Consumed with guilt, Connie has to put things right...Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, aged 11+, at a manageable length (80 pages) and reading level (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

The Bell Family (Vintage Children's Classics Ser.)

by Noel Streatfeild

'Well, little people, what's the news?’Meet the big, happy Bell family who live in the vicarage at St Marks. Father is a reverend, Mother is as kind as kind can be. Then there's all the children – practical Paul, dancing Jane, mischievous Ginnie, and finally the baby of the family, Angus, whose ambition is to own a private zoo (he has already begun with his six boxes of caterpillars). And not forgetting Esau, a sure fire competitor for the most beautiful dog in Britain.Follow their eventful lives from tense auditions to birthday treats; from troubled times to hilarious escapades. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out which one of the Bell children you most resemble!Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Bellmaker (Redwall #7)

by Brian Jacques

When Joseph the Bellmaker is warned in a dream that his daughter, Mariel, is in danger, his hopes of saving her are slim. For the evil Foxwolf and his horde of rats are coming to Southsward and Mariel is his prisoner. But Joseph and his four young warrior friends lead a crusade against Foxwolf and his invading grey rat army. And can the legendary Martin the Warrior return from the past to save them. Or is it too late . . .?

Best Friends

by Nick Sharratt Jacqueline Wilson

Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?

Beyond the Bright Sea

by Lauren Wolk

'Harper Lee has a worthy successor. Wolk is a big new talent' - The TimesCrow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family.Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.

The BFG (New Windmills Ser.)

by Quentin Blake Roald Dahl

The much-loved Roald Dahl story now in full colour format.When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant with a stride as long as a tennis court she is sure she's going to be eaten for breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, the BFG is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours, whose favourite pastime is guzzling up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. Sophie is determined to stop all this, and so she and the BFG cook up an ingenious plan to rid of the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever.

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