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New Windmills KS3 Series

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Book 1
Book 1

Darkside

Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've st... MoreDarkside

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Book 2
Book 2

Across the Barricades

Part of a series of dramatizations of well-known novels, selected for Key Stage 3 students, this play examines condition... MoreAcross the Barricades

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Book 3
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Book 4
Book 4

Fetch (School Edition)

What's the hook? A new play by Carnegie medal winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. What are the themes? Jealousy, birth... MoreFetch (School Edition)

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Book 5
Book 5

Until the Last Light Fades (School Edition)

A dark, dystopian mystery - in print for the classroom and online for student home access.... MoreUntil the Last Light Fades (School Edition)

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Book 6
Book 6

The War of the Worlds

This is Wells's classic science-fiction tale in which Martians descend on Earth.... MoreThe War of the Worlds

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Book 7
Book 7

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... MoreThe Whale Rider

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Book 8
Book 8

The Old Man and the Sea

This powerful and dignified story about a Cuban fisherman's struggle with a great fish has the universal appeal of a str... MoreThe Old Man and the Sea

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Book 9
Book 9

The Enchanted Island

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

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Book 10
Book 10

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and ch... MoreThe Ghost of Thomas Kempe

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Book 11
Book 11

Kensuke's Kingdom

I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggle... MoreKensuke's Kingdom

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Book 12
Book 12

Men And Gods

This is a retelling of 32 legends from Greek mythology.... MoreMen And Gods

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Book 14
Book 14

The Lost NW

Shortlisted for Bolton's Children's Book of the Year.... MoreThe Lost NW

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Book 15
Book 15

Spies

Horrible Histories Spies is the indispensable guide for aspiring secret agents in blood-curdling colour. From crac... MoreSpies

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Book 16

Wuthering Heights

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

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Book 17
Book 17

Underground to Canada

Literature for life... MoreUnderground to Canada

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Book 18
Book 18

The Yellowcake Conspiracy

An exciting teenage spy adventure story set in Africa... MoreThe Yellowcake Conspiracy

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Book 19
Book 19

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... MoreBoy

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Book 20
Book 20

The Road To Canterbury

Very readable re-tellings in modern English of some of the best stories and character sketches from Chaucer's Canterbury... MoreThe Road To Canterbury

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Book 21
Book 21

The New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

This selection of sixteen Greek myths provides tales of adventure, courage and mystery. Geraldine McCaughrean's re-telli... MoreThe New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

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Book 22
Book 22

Stone Cold

Carnegie Medal Winner.... MoreStone Cold

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Book 23
Book 23

Fighting Back

Amita and her family have moved to a new town after her father's business was destroyed in a fire. Hoping for a better l... MoreFighting Back

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Book 24
Book 24

The Guardians

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Book 25
Book 25

I am David

'You must get away tonight,' the man had told him. David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his enti... MoreI am David

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Book 26
Book 26

Montmorency

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Book 27
Book 27

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The classic tale of a young boy's adventures on the Mississippi in the nineteenth century. Mark Twain's classic The... MoreThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Book 28
Book 28

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... MoreArtemis Fowl

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Book 29
Book 29

Frankenstein's Aunt

Literature for life... MoreFrankenstein's Aunt

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Book 30
Book 30

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 ... MoreWhite Fang

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Book 31
Book 31

Treasure Island

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

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Book 32
Book 32

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... MoreWelcome to the Real World

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Book 33
Book 33

The Last Vampire

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

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Book 34
Book 34

Arthur, High King of Britain

Miraculously rescued from drowning, a boy awakes from unconsciousness to find himself in a deep cave with Arthur Pendrag... MoreArthur, High King of Britain

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Book 35
Book 35

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 ... MoreThe Best of Bernard MacLaverty

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Book 36
Book 36

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... MoreTell the Moon to Come Out

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Book 37
Book 37

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... MoreSalt on the Snow

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Book 38
Book 38

Ruby Holler

Carnegie Medal Winner.... MoreRuby Holler

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Book 39
Book 39

Moonfleet

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

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Book 40
Book 40

Locomotion

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

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Book 41
Book 41

A Christmas Carol

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

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Book 42
Book 42

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 ... MoreIsland of the Blue Dolphins

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Book 43
Book 43

Tins

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

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Book 44
Book 44

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 is one ... MoreThe Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

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Book 45
Book 45

Billy Elliot

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

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Book 46
Book 46

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... MoreThe Black Book of Secrets

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Book 47
Book 47

The Garbage King

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The... MoreThe Garbage King

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Book 49
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SaOf Mice & Men

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Book 52
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SaRed Pony

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Book 54
Book 54

Carrie's War

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. Th... MoreCarrie's War

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Book 57
Book 57

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. Set in Mississippi at the heig... MoreRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Book 58
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SaAnimal Farm

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Book 61
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SaThe Pearl

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Book 65

The Time Machine

Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish this beautiful edition of the classic tale, The Time Ma... MoreThe Time Machine

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Book 66
Book 66

The Other Side of Truth

Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child. Not a speck, not a stain on her gray s... MoreThe Other Side of Truth

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Book 67
Book 67

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... MoreGangsta Rap

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Book 68
Book 68

Shakespeare Stories

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

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Book 69
Book 69

From Hereabout Hill

A spell-binding collection of short stories from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Exp... MoreFrom Hereabout Hill

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Book 70
Book 70

Stories from Shakespeare

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

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Book 71
Book 71

The Silver Sword

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

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Book 72
Book 72

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Frid... MoreThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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Book 73
Book 73

The Machine Gunners

'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no peashooter. It'll go through a brick wall... MoreThe Machine Gunners

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Book 74
Book 74

Buddy

Carnegie Medal Shortlist.... MoreBuddy

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Book 75
Book 75

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... MoreMe and My Shadow

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