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    Book 1
    Book 1

    The Case of the Vanishing Granny

    Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent ... they're exp... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Great Clown Conundrum

    Roll up! Roll up! A new season is about to begin at the Shortbread family's circus! The big-top is ready and everyone ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    McTavish Takes the Biscuit

    The Peachey family enjoy fine meals each night now that everyone takes turns cooking. Everyone, that is, except grumbl... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The OMG Blog

    Four 'good' girls meet in detention and are encouraged to take part in a school blogging competition together. Ideas are... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    The Boy And The Globe

    Young Toby lives on his wits. An orphan and a street-child, he navigates Jacobean London like an old hand. Meanwhile the... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    The Ostrich of Pudding Lane

    Pudding Lane may be the only primary school in the UK with a real, live ostrich for a mascot. She comes to the school as... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The Seal's Fate

    School's out, and Bobby Parrish is spending the summer on his dad's boat. Job number one is to deal with the seals infes... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Clare and her Captain

    On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare's summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    The Unlikely Outlaws

    Join author Philip Ardagh, assistant Dotty and harrassed editor Adrian as together they craft the entertaining escapades... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Hook or by Crook

    Fun and quirky tales of Medieval Merry England. Two stories combine in one gorgeous package with tons of extras such as ... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Over the Line

    It's the proudest moment of Jack's life - his debut as a professional footballer. Now he has a chance to achieve his d... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    The White Fox

    The day the fox came things began to change for Sol. Lost, alone and far away from home, Sol feels a deep connection w... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    The Girl With No Nose

    Alice Peasbody was born with no nose. People laugh and jeer at Alice and call her 'Pancake Face'. Even when she is given... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Just Plain Weird

    A silly and riotous tale of the craziest family you know from the master of laughs and fun, Kaye Umansky! The Primms m... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Hari and His Electric Feet

    Hari is a dreamer with an unusual talent. He spends the few coins he earns washing cars on cinema trips to watch (and ... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Armistice Runner

    Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she's losing her gran to A... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    S.P.E.A.R.

    When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers an amazing power - bull... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    The Truth of Things

    "All of the bad things that were in my mind - the bad memories, the regrets, the pain - they all got blown away by the... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Fairy Tales: The Villain's Version

    A curse involving a spindle goes terribly wrong for poor old Grimbleshanks. The Queen decides it's time for silly, sop... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    D-Day Dog

    Jack can't wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It's his chance to learn more about the war heroes h... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Rugby Academy

    Borderlands First XV have their sights set on becoming the best school rugby team in the world. But while the boys foc... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

    Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arr... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Arctic Star

    Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of t... More

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