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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths and Legends of India

    India is particularly rich in colourful folkore. These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, ... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Sword and the Circle

    Rooted in folklore, medieval ideals of chivalry, and the last gallant struggles of the British against the Saxon invad... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

    The ingenious Professor Branestawm is always inventing weird and wonderful things, such as a burglar-catching machine, o... More

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    Book 4

    Emil and the Detectives

    EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES by Erich Kastner has been in print ever since it was first published in 1928. Young Emil is r... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Brendon Chase

    Three brothers run away from home to live like Robin Hood and his merry men, deep in the forest of Brendon Chase. They... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    The Country Child

    THE COUNTRY CHILD is a semi-autobiographical story about a girl growing up in the country. Alison Uttley has drawn on ... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The House in Norham Gardens

    No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. The house is a huge V... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Thunder And Lightnings

    When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thin... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Theatre Shoes

    Every family has its secrets, but it was a huge surprise to the three young Forbeses, fresh from a country vicarage, t... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Ordinary Princess

    Once upon a time, there was the most beautiful, extraordinary princess. At least, until the day of her christening, ... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Bogwoppit

    THE BOGWOPPIT is a light-hearted, lively story, brilliantly told by Ursula Moray Williams, author of GOBBOLINO (also a... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Tennis Star

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Christmas with the Savages

    CHRISTMAS WITH THE SAVAGES by Mary Clive is based on real events and people. It is the story of a small girl's Christmas... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf

    Twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on we... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Polly And the Wolf Again

    Polly and the Wolf Again by Catherine Storr is a second book of stories written for the author's daughter, who wa... More

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    Book 16

    Sounder

    SOUNDER by William H. Armstrong is set in the 19th-century American South. It is the story a poor African-American share... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    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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    Book 18
    Book 18

    The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

    There was once a tiny doll who belonged to a girl who did not care for dolls. One day when the little girl was shopping ... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Cue for Treason

    Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law. On the run to Lon... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    The Cay

    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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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Annie

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Smith

    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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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Watership Down

    "Watership Down" by Richard Adams is a true classic. This stirring tale of courage and survival against the odds has bec... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    A Wrinkle in Time

    A WRINKLE IN TIME is a classic sci-fi adventure for children by bestselling US author, Madeleine L'Engle and is now ma... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

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

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    A Dog So Small

    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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    Book 27
    Book 27

    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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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Stuart Little

    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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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Back Home

    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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    Book 31
    Book 31

    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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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

    Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle result... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    The Peppermint Pig

    Johnnie was only the runt of the litter, a little peppermint pig. He'd cost Mother a shilling, but somehow his great nau... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    A Thief in the Village

    Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coc... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    The Viking Saga

    Into this breathtaking trilogy is woven the true spirit of the Vikings, who great thirst for travelling the seas took ... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    A Vicarage Family

    A Vicarage Family is the first part in a fictionalized autobiography in which Noel Streatfeild tells the story of ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Bunchy

    Little Bunchy lives all alone with her grandmother in a cottage in the country. It's quite a long walk to the village ... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket

    Every night when the children were tucked up in bed, the Old Nurse would pull out a pair of stockings from the mending... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    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 an o... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    A Hundred Million Francs

    A bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of fr... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Mistress Masham's Repose

    Ten-year-old orphan Maria lives in her ancestors' crumbling mansion. Exploring the grounds one day, Maria discovers a ... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins

    ANIMALS OF FARTHING WOOD: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS by Colin Dann is the prequel to The Animals of Farthing Wood which ... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

    Originally published as Last Stories of Polly and the Wolf , the wolf is back again and determined to eat Polly. He s... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

    In TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, the wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can ... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Goodnight Mister Tom

    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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    Book 46
    Book 46

    The Neverending Story

    Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an ... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Circus

    From the Astounding Agile Acrobats and the Elephant Ballet, to terrific trapeze stunts and high-wire acts at dizzying he... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Oxford Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild

    Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, B... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    Ballet Shoes

    When Sylvia and her old nurse Nana agree to keep house for Gum, they know they will be looking after his fossil collecti... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Carbon

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Kingdom of Carbonel

    Rosemary and John are proud to be entrusted with Carbonel's royal kittens while he is away from his kingdom, but it is... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    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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    Book 54
    Book 54

    The Boggart

    When Emily and Jess Volnik's family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the Boggart -- an in... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths and Legends of India

    A rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from Hindu epics. Each story is told in colour yet simple lan... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    The Other Side of Truth

    The New Windmill Literature File provides photocopiable activities to help you link The Other Side of Truth and other po... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    A Traveller In Time

    When Penelope goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in an ancient Derbyshire farmhouse, she is immediately drawn to the w... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    The Peppermint Pig

    Johnnie was only the runt of the litter, a little peppermint pig. He'd cost Mother a shilling, but somehow his great nau... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    Earthsea: The First Four Books

    One of the classic works of fantasy by renowned writer of the genre, Ursula K. Le Guin. As a young dragonlord, Ged, ... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    The Complete Adventures of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

    All four Clever Polly books in one volume including Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Polly and the Wolf Again, Tale... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    The story of Doctor Dolittle

    Doctor Dolittle has a unique gift: he knows how to talk with animals of every kind. Join him as he uses his special skil... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    Christmas with the Chrystals & Other Stories

    Christmas with the Chrystals is a gorgeous short story about how an influx of cheery young cousins at Christmas war... More

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    Flour Babies

    Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't g... More

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    The Mona Lisa Mystery

    Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School are off on a school trip to Paris! Morgan is the first to spot the bearded man in th... More

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    Book 66
    Book 66

    The Otterbury Incident

    A reissue of a much-loved adventure which has stood the test of time and is as exciting today as when it was first publi... More

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    Book 67
    Book 67

    Uncle

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    The Crowstarver

    A reissue of a beautiful story for older readers in which bestselling author Dick King-Smith creates a fascinating pic... More

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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Krindlekrax

    A very funny school story with weird and wonderful characters by the award-winning author, Philip Ridley. Ruskin Spli... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    The Perfect Hamburger

    THE PERFECT HAMBURGER by the bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith is a wonderfully entertaining story, ideal ... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Unlike other cygnets, Louis, the trumpeter swan, cannot utter a sound. But with the encouragement of his father, Louis s... More

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    Book 72
    Book 72

    Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

    The charming tale of a witch's cat who would rather be a kitchen cat. Gobbolino has one white paw and blue eyes and isn'... More

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    Book 73
    Book 73

    Homer Price

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    Book 76

    The Shadow Guests

    A lonely boy haunted by an ancient family curse, The Shadow Guests is a classic supernatural mystery from the mast... More

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    Book 77
    Book 77

    Mrs Pepperpot Strikes Again

    A collection of fourteen short stories featuring the amazing Mrs Pepperpot. Mrs Pepperpot can't choose when she wil... More

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    Book 79
    Book 79

    Bud, Not Buddy

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    Book 80
    Book 80

    Goggle Eyes

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    Book 81
    Book 81

    Arabel and Mortimer Stories

    Arabel and her notorious raven Mortimer make a welcome return to the Puffin nest! When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jo... More

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    Book 83
    Book 83

    More Arabel and Mortimer

    Arabel and her notorious pet raven Mortimer make a welcome return to Penguin Random House Children's Books When Arabe... More

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    Book 84
    Book 84

    The Borrowers

    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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    Book 85
    Book 85

    The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

    Christmas is coming! A delightful collection of stories by some of the finest writers for children. The Puffin ... More

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    Book 86
    Book 86

    The Grey King: The Dark is Rising sequence

    Following a serious illness, Will is sent to stay with his uncle in the wild, bleak mountains of Tywyd. He is troubled b... More

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    Book 87

    Silver on the Tree: The Dark is Rising sequence

    The six servants of the Light - the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman - have reached their last, d... More

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    Book 88
    Book 88

    The Dark is Rising: The Dark is Rising Sequence

    This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining. It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will... More

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    Book 89
    Book 89

    Greenwitch

    In their desperate quest to find the grail, stolen by the forces of the Dark, the Drew children have returned to Trewiss... More

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    Book 90
    Book 90

    Over Sea, Under Stone: The Dark is Rising sequence

    On holiday in Cornwall, Simon, Jane and Barney Drew discover an ancient map in the attic of the Grey House, where they a... More

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    Book 92
    Book 92

    Stig of the Dump

    [i]Stig of the Dump [/i]is a modern classic that has sold over two million copies since its publication in 1963 and st... More

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