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We’ve all wished we had other parents at some time or another. Barry’s main objections are his name, that his parent’s don’t have a lot of money and they got the wrong version of "Casino Royale" for his birthday.

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Charlie Laird’s life is falling apart. Having lost his mother to an unexpected illness, Charlie has recently had to re-adjust to life since his Dad’s new marriage meant moving into the strange purple mansion on the edge of Cypress Creek. Since the move Charlie couldn’t be less happy.

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A collection of short stories on the subject of schools from one of our best-loved writers for children. Once in a blue moon Sam doesn’t feel like going to school and feigns illness to have a "blue moon day" hanging around at home with mum.

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After losing her boyfriend, Jam has found it impossible to readjust to normal life. With her grades slipping and relationships breaking down, her parents make the decision to send her to the Wooden Barn, an elite boarding school for academically gifted but psychologically troubled teens.

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Ghosts of Heaven is a return to Sedgwick's talent for interlocking stories and symbols last seen in his 2012 novel Midwinterblood. It's an intelligent, ambitious and hugely satisfying novel showing that there's no need to stick with simple for young adult fiction.

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The year is 1832 and Paris is in the midst of a revolution. Too long have the people suffered; starvation, disease and poverty eroding hope and life.

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Set in 1959, this book follows the day-to-day experiences of those who courageously fought for civil rights, and those who so relentlessly resisted it.

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In an age when the very presence of books is under threat, what a joy to find a children’s book dedicated to, well, books!

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Scott Westerfeld's new novel is a split between the creator and the creative, between contemporary and fantasy and between the writer and the reader. Eighteen-year-old Darcy has just sold her first novel in a two book deal for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and dec

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Revisiting beloved classics is dangerous territory for any author, but Kate Saunders brings her trademark warmth and intuitive storytelling to this timely revival of Nesbit’s characters in one of this year’s stand-out books for children.

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