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    Book 1

    Bulletcatcher

    They say you can't outrun a bullet - what if you could stop one? When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes... More

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls

    Free Lance has no master - he journeys from village to village and castle to castle, competing in tournaments and work... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Sniper

    There's been no stop to the violence as the Army of Freedom terrorists continue their assault on Terminus City. Now a sn... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Free Lance and the Field of Blood

    Free Lance has no master - be journeys from village to village and castle to castle, competing in tournaments and work... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Red Dragons of Gressingham

    The green men of Gressingham are on a quest to find a dragon! The hilarious follow up to The Green Men of Gressingham. B... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Mad Iris and the Bad School Report

    Pudding Lane Primary's favourite ostrich mascot is back for another adventure! Mad Iris is up to her usual mischief, but... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Deadlocked

    Final title in a rugby trilogy. The Borderlands team has made it to the World Championships in New Zealand, but the stra... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Blowback

    Would you stand in the line of fire? That's exactly what Troy has been doing as a member of super-skilled team SPEAR, ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Cyborg

    Scott and his gang of techno-hackers barely escaped with their lives when they planted the virus that destroyed Virtua... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Viruses

    Readers learn about viruses, including their life cycle, the ways they affect their hosts, and the challenge their abili... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Wings!

    The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING... except Penguin. "I wish I could fly!" says P... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Daisy and the Unknown Warrior

    November 1920. The body of an unknown soldier is to be buried at Westminster Abbey. The war has claimed the lives of t... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Storm Cloud

    When horse-loving Kami is invited to spend the summer at best friend Macy's family ranch, Kami is shocked to discover ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The Wickford Doom

    When Harry and his mother inherit a house from a mysterious relative of his father's following his death in the War, the... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Dragon

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Robot Girl

    A futuristic drama full of suspense from the UK Children's Laureate 2013-2015. Claire is keen to find out what her dad h... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    White

    Early Years Foundation stage books that introduce colours and their different shades by exploring features of the world ... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Gold and Glory: Team GB 2012

    Jessica Ennis grabs Gold in the Heptathlon...Sir Chris Hoy makes it into the record books...Andy Murray faces down Fede... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Honey and Me

    Things haven't been great for Kirsten recently - she's had to start at a new school where she doesn't know anybody, and ... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Annie's Choice

    A chillingly atmospheric story. Kamal loves his new country, his new city, his new school - it's a fresh start. The on... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Jason Banks and the Pumpkin of Doom

    Jason Banks is a bully. No one likes him and even the teachers are scared of him! It's time that someone taught Jason ... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Tales from Weird Street

    The children of Weir(d) Street are lazing about one sunny day when they challenge each other to tell stories of all th... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    The Fiendish Revenge of Leroy Jones

    Leroy Jones is a very ordinary boy blessed with a truly ridiculous name - one that he is determined to keep hidden fro... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Still Water

    Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is n... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

    The year is 1885 and Erik Weisz, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for pic... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    A Perfectly Ordinary School

    A laugh-out-loud tale of blood, guts and monsters! At school they call Frankie 'Lanky Frankie' and Molly 'Molly the Doll... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Zombie!

    Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another he... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    The Blue Moon

    Yellow clouds, purple deserts, pink trees, a blue moon - These are what the little girl saw in that alien world - a pe... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Combat Zone

    First title in a rugby trilogy. Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Noah Scape Can't Stop Repeating Himself

    Noah Scape loves dinosaurs and spaghetti with tomato sauce. But Noah doesn't always get what he wants and when school ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    My Dog Daisy

    Lily is absolutely desperate for her very own dog. She's wanted one for as long as she can remember and no other pet wil... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    King John and the Abbot

    Greedy King John has set the Abbot three impossible riddles. If he can't solve them,he's ruined. Surely a simple shepher... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    The Lion Roars

    Jimi dreams of playing in the all-white kit of the Lions of Senegal but he can't see how his dream will ever come true. ... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The Evil Within: How Young Henry Jekyll Became Mr Hyde

    What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time? This vividly imagined ... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Aidan Abet, Teacher's Pet

    Aidan Abet knows the key to surviving at school - it's making himself indispensable to the teacher. Unfortunately there'... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Meet the Weirds

    The Weird family move in next door and Pinchton Primm is fascinated by their very unconventional way of life! Re-jacke... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    The Pitt Street Pirates

    Will these modern-day pirates be able to outwit the rich golf club kids? Hare-brained schemes and clever wisecracks abou... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Ghost Garden

    SUMMER 1914 In the first of a series of unsettling coincidences, Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Long B... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

    Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Magicat

    It's Halloween night and the streets are full of witches, ghouls and tricks - but the biggest surprise of all falls fr... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    The Knights of the Drop-Leaf Table

    The six knights clanking round the castle corridors are driving King Artie up the wall. He can't even visit the privy ... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Queen of King Street

    Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It's the last in a long line of disasters,... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    The Two Jacks

    Jack Baker and Jack Barker have their lives turned upside down in this funny, touching, story of mistaken identity at ... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Fox Friend

    From the multi award-winning and bestselling author, a beautifully re-packaged, 4u2read version, of this moving story ... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Noodle the Doodle

    Someone new is joining the class at Wigley Primary ... He's got four legs, a big bark and shaggy golden curls! Nora, L... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    A Remarkable Ear

    Everyone's always telling Will to stop making so much noise. That is, until he meets music teacher Mr Brand. He thi... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Wartman

    A brand new 4u2read edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of this touching tale by Michael Morpurgo. Dilly's life w... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Assassin

    Non-stop action meets breathtaking revelations in the stunning final instalment of Chris Bradford's Ninja trilogy. Taka,... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Young Monsters

    Comedy horror. It's Lon's first day at his new school - the Dr Ffelix Ffurter School for Young Monsters, where boys wh... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    The Animals of Madame Malone's Music Hall

    Summer by the seaside with Gran isn't exactly what Callie expected. Instead of sunshine and ice cream, she's stuck ... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Eagle Warrior

    Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled in the forest near her family's farm. She loves to walk the hills w... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    Norman the Norman from Normandy

    Little Norman the Norman from Normandy loves fighting. All Normans do. When he inherits the broad sword that belonged ... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Hostage!

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Tin Boy

    Mining for tin in deep, dangerous trenches is the only life that Tono has ever known. Worked to the brink of exhaustio... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    A Bad Day for Jayden

    Mum won't get out of bed. His best friend has dumped him. And school work is just too difficult. Jayden wants to do th... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard

    Annie's dad is a private investigator. She's used to mysterious things going on, but when a string of visitors come to h... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Sequin and Stitch

    Sequin's mum is a talented seamstress and their little flat is overflowing with beautiful silks, fabrics, buttons and ... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Lost Diary of Sami Star

    Being at home is hard for Hannah. With Mum, Dad and Vix always fighting they've got no time for her or her worries, sh... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Monster Slayer

    The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified. Even the King has abandoned his great Hall. Hero after... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    Prince Frog Face

    Prince Valentine of Romantica is absolutely outraged - some raggedy old witch has had the audacity to turn him into a fr... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    Mad Iris

    Ross and Katie attempt to hide an escaped ostrich in the school toilets. A hilarious adventure! Barrington Stoke speci... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    Surface to Air

    Second instalment of Tom Palmer's action-packed rugby trilogy set against the backdrop of war. The Borderlands boarding ... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    The Spectacular Revenge of Suzi Sims

    Sports Day is coming up soon and Suzi's in a great mood - until her class get saddled with mean old Miss Grit as their... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard

    It should have been an easy job for Free Lance; protect the wealthy merchant and his jewels on a journey home, nothing... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    The 13th Fairy

    Grimbleshanks just wanted to be invited to the Royal Christening. All the other fairies had been invited. But not her -... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies

    Fascinating historical fiction. Five strangers meet in the crowds to watch Dick Turpin hang. Each has a fascinating stor... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    Butterflies for Grandpa Joe

    Grandpa Joe is butterfly bonkers. There's nothing he loves more than photographing the fluttering, colourful creatures... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    The Last Viking

    Adventure story, packed with facts about Vikings. When Emma spies the Viking ships on the horizon, she runs to warn her ... More

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    The First Hunter

    Tan's tribe must steal meat like jackals to live. Scavenging's dangerous, but they have no other way to get food. Unti... More

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    Book 64
    Book 64

    Secret of the Stones

    Maglos and his High Priest father control the access to the sacred site of Stonehenge where the worlds of the living a... More

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    Bigger and Better

    Vi the Giantess loves little things - her thimble collection is almost out of control. So when a little chap called Jack... More

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    Book 66
    Book 66

    The Ghost Tower

    The night Dot and Ryan take a sneaky Halloween visit to a condemned tower, they discover more than they bargained for ... More

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    Book 67
    Book 67

    The Dirty Dozen

    Will Robbie's secret mission mean that he will lose more than just a game of football? Or can his friends unite to overc... More

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    Owen and the Soldier

    A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is. At home, Owen and hi... More

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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Anty Hero

    Ant isn't like many other boys. His clothes are always dirty, there are often bugs in his hair and he doesn't even kno... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    The Sticky Witch

    Tom, Ellie and Whiskers the Cat have to go and live with witchy Aunt Tab when their parents set off on a raft around the... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds

    Ever-punctual Anna Gain is never late, and she's certainly never late for the school bus. Every day she catches it in ... More

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    Book 72
    Book 72

    Five Ways to Make a Friend

    It's Ella's first day at her new school and that can only mean one thing: making new friends. But the challenge is eve... More

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    Book 73
    Book 73

    Film Crew

    It's Art Camp Week and Lara's class is off for an adventure in a big house in the middle of the woods. Mr Mac is keen ... More

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    Book 74
    Book 74

    Young Werewolf

    Fun supernatural tale. Matt is returning home from the cinema when a yellow-eyed monster bites his hand and his whole wo... More

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    Book 75
    Book 75

    The Dog that Saved Christmas

    Jake is different from the other kids at school. He struggles when routines change and people's emotions are so hard t... More

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    Book 76
    Book 76

    Mum Never Did Learn to Knock

    A moving tale of laughter and loss from bestselling Cathy Hopkins. Emily and her Dad have been on their own since her mu... More

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    Book 77
    Book 77

    Master Will and the Spanish Spy

    Young Will Shakespeare knows that his family's existence hangs by a thread. His father's business often struggles, and h... More

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    Book 78
    Book 78

    Seven Ghosts

    Jake and the other finalists in a writing competition have been invited to a stately house for a tour like no other. A... More

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    Book 79
    Book 79

    Respect!

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    Book 80
    Book 80

    The Knights and the Best Quest

    What's the point of a daring quest without a little competition? The Knights of the Drop- Leaf Table don't think there... More

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    Book 81
    Book 81

    A Most Peculiar Toy Factory

    Shadows of teddy bears flit across windows. Dolls whisper behind closed doors. Something has gone very wrong at Hoggle... More

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    Book 82
    Book 82

    Rock Bottom: A Midsummer Nightmare

    Nick is truly, madly in love with Jessie Stone. And she doesn't even know his name. In a ploy to win her heart, he pla... More

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    Book 83
    Book 83

    Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission

    April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apol... More

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    Book 84
    Book 84

    Void

    A fresh, infectious look at fame from one of the bestselling children's comedy writers in the UK, perfect for fans of To... More

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    Book 85
    Book 85

    Samurai

    This high interest series will offer an introduction to historical warfare and notable warriors from ancient history. Ea... More

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    Book 86
    Book 86

    The Peculiar Thing with the Pea

    Prince Pete isn't ready for marriage - he's only eleven! And this peculiar business with the pea is the daftest thing ... More

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    Book 87
    Book 87

    The House of Clouds

    Tabby's fed up. Fed up with losing her best friend and fed up that Grandad has come to stay. Grandad's always telling ... More

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    Book 88
    Book 88

    Harald Hardnut

    A thrilling Viking adventure from the bestselling Tony Bradman. Harald Hardnut was a Viking outlaw, but he became an emp... More

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    Book 89
    Book 89

    Worry Angels

    Amy May knows about webs of worries - so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly ar... More

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    Book 90
    Book 90

    Who's a Big Bully Then?

    Class bully Darren is challenged to a face-off with Olly the bull. Darren has no idea that Olly's a gentle giant. And ... More

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    Book 91
    Book 91

    Scrum!

    One boy, two codes - How will he decide? When Steven's mother remarries and moves down south, Steven is torn between l... More

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    Book 92
    Book 92

    Game Boy

    JP can't wait to play his new computer game. But the adventure on this game is for real! It'll take all his gaming ski... More

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    Book 93
    Book 93

    Peace Maker

    Michela knows the law - everyone must wear a Peace Maker device at all times, and it must never be tampered with. Non-ag... More

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    Book 95
    Book 95

    The Valentine's Day Kitten

    When Marcie's silver kitten Misty goes missing, her best friend Ellie leaps into action and Operation Find Misty is bo... More

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    Book 96
    Book 96

    The Invasion of Crooked Oak

    Something sinister is happening in Crooked Oak ... Ever since the fracking site closed, Nancy's parents have been ac... More

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    Book 97
    Book 97

    Stars Shall Be Bright

    A poignant and moving story of one small family caught up in the consequences of World War One. Inspired by the true eve... More

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    Book 98
    Book 98

    World Burn Down

    Carlos's mother works for IBAMA, Brazil's Environmental Authority. As head of a specially trained task force, her role... More

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    Book 99
    Book 99

    Laura Norder, Sheriff of Butts Canyon

    Laura Norder lives her life by the Golden Rules and so should everybody else. But being Sheriff of Butts Canyon at the... More

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    Book 100
    Book 100

    Toad Attack!

    After a toad lands on his head as he leaves his house one morning, Leo is determined to find out where it has come fro... More

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    Book 101
    Book 101

    The Mystery of Me

    Ketty was technically dead for two minutes and thirty-nine seconds according to the doctors who saved her. She's on th... More

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    Book 102
    Book 102

    The Griffin Gate

    "Warden Griffin at your service. Can I ask if you've seen a monster in the area ...?" Grace's family ar... More

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    Book 103
    Book 103

    ANZAC Boys

    A gripping historical tale based on a tragic episode of World War One. Bert and his little brother Frank are orphans. De... More

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    Book 104
    Book 104

    Uniform

    A brand new edition of the award-winning story of the victim who stands up for himself, and almost becomes a bully too... More

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    Book 105
    Book 105

    The Beautiful Game

    At an Old Trafford game, Lennie hears Man U fans chanting about Hillsborough. Enraged, he joins in with a retaliatory ... More

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    Book 106
    Book 106

    Fire Mask

    Josh's dad was blown up in Iraq. His family is falling apart. When his best friend gangs up with a bully against him, Jo... More

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