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A story about circus, family and finding your way, Circus Mirandus is a fun introduction to the joys of a good circus story.

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At last! A swashbuckling pirate heroine! Will Mabbitt’s uproariously rambunctious debut novel is a side-splitting, action-packed delight for eight to 12-year-olds. It introduces the fantastically resourceful and spirited Mabel Jones. 

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Shirley Hughes is known for her ability to evoke a sense of time and place through her illustrations. This time she is evoking time and place in a novel. It’s wartime in the Wirral. Nearby Liverpool is suffering nightly bombing raids so danger is in the air constantly.

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Quiet and conscientious Edie is looking forward to a new term at all-girls’ boarding school Knight’s Haddon, especially after spending the holidays with distant relations on a run-down farm.

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Ally Kennen is the master of the emotionally literate teen and upper middle grade adventure story. She writes about dark subjects in a touching, sensitive and sometimes very funny way.

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A middle grade adventure for children who love tales of nature, animals and the great outdoors, Wild Song is a treat for those who like their stories with a sprinkle of something that's almost magic.

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Ten-year-old Tim Hart lives with his adoptive parents at the Dawn Star Hotel. He loves to draw, using his imagination to create new worlds.

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The latest addition in Liz Pichon’s hugely popular Tom Gates series sees the boy hero feeling somewhat indecisive while his sister Delia is grumpy as ever.

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Ever felt like you stick out too much, that the world is a cruel place and that it would be better if you hid away in your burrow - sorry, bedroom? If so, meet your kindred spirit in rabbit form: Fuzz McFlops.

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Ivy Pocket is a 12-year-old maid of no importance. She is the girl that everyone seeks to avoid yet she finds herself mixed up in a most unlikely adventure.

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