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Category: Adventure

Adventure

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    For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. But Felix is different from the other orphans. He is convinced his parents are still alive and will come back to get him. When a group of Nazi soldiers come and burn the nuns’ books, Felix is terrified that his Jewish, bookseller parents will also be in danger. After escaping from the orphanage, Felix embarks on a long and dangerous journey through Nazi occupied Poland, befriending a little orphan girl called Zelda and a kindly dentist, Barney, who hides and cares for Jewish children. But when the Nazis discover them, Barney makes the ultimate sacrifice for the children.

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    Limpy can’t understand why humans hate all cane toads so much – they even squash them with their cars. He is determined to save his own family from ending up as flat as place mats. He sets off on a ‘mucas-chillingly dangerous and wart-tinglingly daring journey’ and risks everything to make humans see that cane toads are really very nice.

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    It’s not easy being part of Ginger’s family when you¹re allergic to cats ­- three of them love cats and five of them are cats.

    Ginger tries to be good, but it’s not easy when your new best friend is a fierce looking stray dog. It gets even harder when the school principal starts trying to kill your best friend. But Ginger manages to save the dog and expose Mr Napier for the phoney he is.

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    Hylas and Pirra return to Akea for their final confrontation with their arch-enemies, the Crows. They must recover the dagger of Koronos if they are to end the warriors’ brutal rule. Only if old and new friends join forces can they hope to triumph – but the price of victory may be higher than either Hylas or Pirra has dreamed . . .

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  • The Lost War Dog

    The brave, difficult and ultimately hopeful journey across wartime Germany of two best friends and the dog who brought them together.

    Tilly and Gretchen have been best friends all their lives, and Gretchen adores Tilly’s beloved pet dachshund Wuffly like he’s her own.

    But tensions are high in Germany in 1938. Tilly’s Jewish family are in danger – and Gretchen’s father is a train driver in the employ of the Nazis. Before long, Tilly is sent to England as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission. Heartbroken, she has to leave Wuffly and Gretchen behind.

    So begins an epic adventure as Gretchen makes the decision to follow her best friend and reunite her with her beloved dog – but when they touch down in England, Wuffly is immediately taken away.

    How will each of them fare, as German evacuees in England? And will the three friends ever be reunited in safety…?

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    GREY is just a puppy when he arrives at the War Dog Training school.
    NATHAN, his handler, is a brave young soldier.
    WOLF is a war dog who’s seen it all.

    Grey and Nathan soon become inseparable. Until the day a parachute jump goes tragically wrong . . .

    As the Second World War rages, Grey faces his most important mission yet: to find his best friend. With Wolf at his side, he must journey across France and behind enemy lines. His path is fraught with danger.

    Can he reach Nathan before it’s too late?

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    London 1666 – A terrible plague has swept through the city and people live in fear of animals carrying the disease.

    Woofer is a loveable stray who works in the palace kitchen and Tiger Lily is the pampered pet spaniel of King Charles II. They come from very different worlds but this hasn’t stopped them becoming the best of friends and looking out for each other. When Woofer finds himself in trouble he has to escape the palace grounds and Tiger Lily isn’t far behind him.

    It’s not long before a new danger emerges – a great fire is sweeping across London destroying everything in its path. Can these two brave dogs survive the blazing fire and make their way to safety?

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    The brilliant sequel in the Legend trilogy – perfect for The Hunger Games fans!

    Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic’s most wanted traitor.

    Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots – a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

    Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.

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  • Seasons of Splendour

    India is particularly rich in colourful folkore. These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, make a rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from a great heritage of Hindu epics – from the life of the great god Krishna to how the monkey god Hanuman helped defeat the Demon King Ravan and a host of other magical and spectacular creatures. The stories are arranged according to the sequence of the Hindu year and each is prefaced with a short personal anecdote from the author’s childhood. Beautifully illustrated throughout in black line and tone by Michael Foreman.

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    When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a ‘wrinkle in time’ for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as ‘It’. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

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    Lizzy Baxter is thrilled when her family moves to Cornwall – she’s always loved the beach. Lizzy doesn’t realise, but she has a special connection with the sea – and the mysterical mermaids and silver dolphins who swim there. But there’s much more to the beautiful blue-green world than magic. The evil sea queen is plotting to steal something precious – something that belongs to Lizzy.

    The Mermaid Curse quartet is a perfect blend of fantasy and reality for readers aged 8–10.

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    The second book in the exciting new DC Super Hero Girls™ fiction series!

    Supergirl™ is the new kid at Super Hero High School – and she also happens to be the most powerful teen in the galaxy. But after losing her parents and her home planet, Supergirl struggles with her fresh start on planet earth. Invading alien armies, bad dreams and inter-dimensional portals are making it tricky for her to settle in at Super Hero High. Can she learn to control her superpowers? And how can she know who to trust on this strange new planet?

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  • Hilo: The Great Big Boom (Hilo Book 3)

    When we last saw our INTREPID TRIO, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who-knows-where.

    But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It’s up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her! Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY!

    With the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, the friends will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, terrible knock-knock jokes, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?

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  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1)

    D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. Until a mysterious boy comes crashing down from the sky and nearly blows up their club house!

    Hilo doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth (or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) but he’s starting to think he might not be the only alien to have crash-landed on our planet.

    Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?

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  • Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World (Hilo Book 2)

    D.J. and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo…isn’t. He’s an alien robot from another world!

    Hilo is just settling into life on Earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town and even STRANGER creatures are coming through them!

    But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few million KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo. Er, won’t it…?

    Can Hilo, D.J. and Gina figure out how to send these creatures back to their own worlds before they DESTROY the Earth?

    Find out in HILO: SAVING THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Hazzah!

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    An official tie in to the new Fantastic Beasts movie, which takes readers behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world film.

    The eagerly awaited sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will transport fans once again to the wizarding world. Written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, the film follows the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne.

    Packed with captivating facts and incredible images from the making of the film, this book features kid-friendly behind-the-scenes profiles on the characters, magical locations, beasts, and artifacts seen on-screen. This interactive volume will also come filled with bonus inserts-from maps and posters reproducing props from the film to lift-the-flaps and stickers.

    This book is the ultimate guide for any fan of J.K. Rowling!

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  • The Whispering Mountain (Prequel to the Wolves Chronicles series)

    In the small town of Pennygaff, the legendary Harp of Teirtu is found – and lost again. For young Owen Hughes and his friend Arabis, it is the start of a hair-raising race to save the harp from sinister Lord Malyn. As they struggle to keep it out of his hands, they are plunged into a wild adventure involving murder, kidnapping, underground worlds, savage beasts, floods, avalanche, the mysterious children of the Pit – and above all, a man who will stop at nothing to get the harp back again.
    Winner of the 1969 Guardian Fiction Award.

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  • Frostheart 2

    Ash and the rest of the Frostheart’s brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora – and Ash’s mind is blown. It’s an extraordinary place – unlike anything he’s ever seen – and he can’t wait to solve the next clue that will lead him to his parents. But it’s quickly clear that even Aurora isn’t safe for Song Weavers. A fanatical Pathfinder captain has turned the city against Ash and his kind – and it’s not long before the Frostheart has to make another break for freedom.

    But when a vicious Wraith attack leaves Ash, Lunah, Rook and Tobu stranded on the ice, they will have to use all their strength and cunning to reach safety. But what they find is even more incredible…

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    Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them… and doing his best to avoid his very, VERY grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu.

    But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash. When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he’s whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family . . . ?

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    Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland – the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles . . .

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