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    Mortal Engines

    MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile ... More

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    Buddy

    A new puppy to love in every story. Lizzie and Jack are fostering a whole family of dogs, but then little B... More

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    Wilderness

    A novel of mothers lost and found, "Wilderness" is part roaring adventure, part family drama - with a charm that's... More

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    Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Bo... More

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    Carrie's War

    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. Th... More

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    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor is reissued under the new Puffin Modern Classics series, A Puf... More

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    Gangsta Rap

    Ray has given up school. He sees no point in education and despises authority. And then he has no choice about school as... More

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    The Time Machine

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Wells's classic science-fiction story. Strapped on his time ... More

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    Stories from Shakespeare

    Ten of Shakespeare's best-known tales retold in a lively, easy-to-read style with enchanting illustrations by Elena Temp... More

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    The Black Book of Secrets

    When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinkin... More

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    From Hereabout Hill

    A spell-binding collection of short stories from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo. Explore fri... More

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    Across The Barricades

    Winner of the West German Award, Buxthuderbulle.... More

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    Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh ... More

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    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole seri... More

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    Danny the Champion of the World

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Danny and his father outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, M... More

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    Treasure Island

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    Fetch (School Edition)

    What's the hook? A new play by Carnegie medal winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. What are the themes? Jealousy, birth... More

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    Until the Last Light Fades (School Edition)

    What's the hook? A new play from Tom Becker the author of the best-selling novel Darkside also available in New Windmill... More

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    The Witches

    A REAL WITCH gets the same pleasure from squelching a child as you get from eating a plateful of strawberries and ... More

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    Matilda

       "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams        "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to gr... More

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    Ruby Tanya

    This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European ... More

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    Shakespeare Stories

    Twelve Shakespeare plays presented afresh by Leon Garfield in narrative form. These are not simple retellings, but more ... More

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    Tins

    Fergal is a self-confessed nerd with an eccentric hobby: tin collecting. He likes the lucky dip aspect of buying tins ... More

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    Red Sky in the Morning

    Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother. Ben arrives, but is disabled and will never ... More

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    Billy Elliot

    Billy Elliot's tough, funny and heart-warming story is given new depth by best-selling author, Melvin Burgess. ... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    The Goalkeeper's Revenge

    The Goalkeeper's Revenge is comprised of stories of a Lancashire childhood: of football on the streets, fishing, fightin... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The War of the Worlds

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Wells's classic science-fiction tale in which Martians desce... More

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    Friedrich

    Friedrich and his best friend were growing up in Germany in the early 1930s. At first, Friedrich seemed to be the more... More

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    The Whale Rider

    A mystical story of Maori cultureThe birth of a daughter - Kahu - breaks the lineage of a Maori tribe. Rejected by her g... More

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    The Silver Sword

    Read & Respond: The Silver Sword provides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach The Silver Sword by Ian Ser... More

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    The Old Man and the Sea

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Hemingway's Nobel Prize-winning story of a Cuban fisherman's... More

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    The Enchanted Island

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. These retellings of Shakespeare stories focus on "The Taming of the ... More

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    The Ghost Of Thomas Kempe

    Carnegie Medal Winner.... More

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    The Other Side of Truth

    This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a politic... More

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    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

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    Kensuke's Kingdom

    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to su... More

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    Men And Gods

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a retelling of 32 legends from Greek mythology.... More

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    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of Roald Dahl stories covering a wide variety o... More

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    The Lost NW

    Shortlisted for Bolton's Children's Book of the Year.... More

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    Spies

    It's wartime Britain, and Stephen's friend Keith makes the momentous announcement that his mother is a German spy. Deter... More

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    Book 42

    Wuthering Heights

    Rollercoasters are popular with boys, girls and mixed-ability classes. Valued for their durable and accessible format, t... More

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    Beowulf: Dragonslayer

    Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard ... More

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    Whispers in the Graveyard

    Whispers in the Graveyard is the gripping, haunting story from Carnegie Medal winner Theresa Breslin. Solomon is ... More

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    Underground to Canada

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this novels tells how, for the black slaves of 19th-century America,... More

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    A Christmas Carol

    This classic seasonal tale of self-discovery has become one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works. On Ch... More

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    The Yellowcake Conspiracy

    Fourteen-year-old Haroun divides his time between herding cows and working in a uranium mine. When the director of the... More

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    Boy

    "I sat down in assembly one day and started to read this book to my two hundred and forty students, deciding that I woul... More

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    The Road To Canterbury

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of retellings of some of Chaucer's stories and ... More

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    Book 50

    The New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

    This selection of 16 Greek myths provides tales of adventure, courage and mystery. Geraldine McCaughrean's re-telling ma... More

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    Stone Cold

    Carnegie Medal Winner.... More

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    Fighting Back

    Winner of a Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award.... More

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    The Guardians

    One of a series of fiction for schools. The moral of this story, set in the 21st century, is that freedom has to be won ... More

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    I am David

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the story of a young boy's journey through Europe after esca... More

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    Montmorency

    Smarties Award Winner.... More

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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is an illustrated edition of Mark Twain's American classic.... More

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    Book 57
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    Artemis Fowl

    A NEW EDITION of AS English Literature for AQA A to cover the new set texts and provide a complete match to the specific... More

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    Book 58

    Frankenstein's Aunt

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is an hilarious horror story based on the Frankenstein legend. ... More

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    White Fang

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. White Fang is the offspring of an Indian wolf-dog and a wolf. After ... More

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    Treasure Island

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story.... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    Welcome to the Real World

    This series offers classic and contemporary fiction for schools to suit a range of ages and tastes. In this book, five t... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    The Last Vampire

    This lively, engaging story will keep your lower Key Stage 3 classes enthralled. Lost on a camping holiday abroad, Henry... More

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    Arthur, High King of Britain

    Miraculously rescued from drowning, a boy awakes from unconsciousness to find himself in a deep cave with Arthur Pendrag... More

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    The Best of Bernard MacLaverty

    One of a series of fiction titles for schools, this is a selection of ten short stories by Bernard MacLaverty which are ... More

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    Book 65
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    Me and My Shadow

    When Emily realises she is being followed, she is determined to find out who is lurking in the shadows. Coming face to f... More

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    Tell the Moon to Come Out

    Issues of loyalty and trust in this Spanish Civil War-set adventure story The Spanish Civil War has left the country sha... More

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    Salt on the Snow

    On joining the local volunteer agency, Julie is apprehensive when she is asked to teach English to an Asian woman. The f... More

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    Ruby Holler

    Carnegie Medal Winner.... More

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    Book 69
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    Moonfleet

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a classic tale of smuggling and adventure, set on the Dorset... More

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    Locomotion

    Lonnie's life changed forever when his parents died. He and his sister were separated and live very different lives on o... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    The Village by the Sea

    A story of survival set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay. Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the fam... More

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