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  • Go on a movie-making journey of epic proportions in The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter

    Making a movie is a lot like going on a road trip. There are twists and turns and lots of surprises along the way.

    Hit the road with author and illustrator Jeff Kinney and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the latest 20th Century Fox movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. In cinemas from the 20th May.

    Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a mini-van. Learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old. And discover everything that goes into making a feature film.

    Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered how a movie gets made and an ideal companion to the bestselling series. But buckle up: You’re in for a wild ride.

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  • Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters – with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then disappeared, leaving them in the care of his niece Sylvia. The girls grow up in comfort until their money begins to run out and nobody can find Great Uncle Matthew.Things look bleak until they hit on an inspired idea: Pauline, Petrova and Posy will take to the stage. But it’s not long before the Fossils learn that being a star isn’t as easy as they first thought…

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  • Max wants to be just like his dad – fun, loud and strong. He loves their trips to the fair and Dad’s no-nonsense attitude when Max gets in trouble at school. But everything changes when mysterious boxes and even more mysterious wads of cash start turning up at their house, and when Dad disappears it’s up to Max to look after his three sisters until Dad comes home.

    Determined to keep the family together, Max takes his sisters to a remote village in Wales, where he’s convinced that no one will find them. What Max doesn’t expect to find is new friends, new questions, and a very old legend. Just how easy is it to look after three kids with no grown ups around? Where did Dad go, really? And what are the whispers Max keeps hearing, of a golden dragon, asleep under the mountain…?

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  • Summer will never be the same again for Cedar. Desperate to outrun their grief, her family move to their mother’s hometown for the long holiday. Despite the change of scene, Cedar can’t escape her memories, and then strange gifts start to appear in the night as if by magic.

    When Leo appears, everything changes. Together, Cedar and Leo explore the town of Iron Creek and find a twenty-year-old mystery they might have the key to solving.

    Along the way, they discover the power of friendship to mend a broken heart.

    Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.

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  • I had a plan for me and Zelda.

    Pretend to be someone else.

    Find new parents.

    Be safe forever.

    Then the Nazis came.

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  • I’ll be different, I won’t break the rules . . . I promise’ Scarlett has got herself in trouble so often, her Mum no longer believes her promises. Sent off to stay with Dad, the message is behave or else!

    Can Scarlett mend her ways, or will she die of boredom? Perhaps gorgeous and mysterious local boy Kian can supply some of the answers . . .

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  • What silently waits in the shadows at night? What’s under your bed, keeping just out of sight?

    Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises?
    Lucy Dungston always did.

    Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared – as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy’s town run riot. It’s mayhem. It’s madness. To most kids, it’s amazing!

    But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she’s determined not to lose her mum too. She’s going to get her back – and nothing is going to stop her . . .
    . . . except maybe the Creakers.

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  • I never sleep, the night before my birthday . . . it’s the only day of the year I hear from her . . .’
    Dizzy’s mum left when she was small. But every year, on her birthday, something arrives in the post – a present or a card with her mum’s loopy writing on it. Dizzy has kept everything.
    This year is different. Nothing comes in the post, but something amazing is about to arrive on Dizzy’s doorstep. Something that will whisk her away – and put Dizzy’s world in a spin.

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  • Before she had arrived at Green Gables, Anne Shirley had a difficult early life. Orphaned as a baby, she was sent from one foster-home to the next, caring for other people’s children even though she was but a child herself, and escaping from her dark reality through the power of her vivid imagination. Curious, inventive and outspoken, even at a young age, Anne battles to make a life for herself by searching out kindred spirits, finding solace in her books, and dreaming of the day she has a family of her own.

    Budge Wilson has developed the seeds of L. M. Montgomery’s ideas into a fully realized, beautifully written story.

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  • A collection of the last three Kevin and Sadie titles: Into Exile, A Proper Place, Hostage to Fortune. Each book can be enjoyed on its own as a stand alone story and, together with Across the Barricades and The Twelfth Day of July, these books make up the full story of two children, Kevin and Sadie, whose love crosses the barriers of conflict-torn Belfast.

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  • Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign.

    When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright’s class don’t get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies – sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.

    Funny and poignant, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.

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  • Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller, but also the World’s Greatest Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. Particularly when there’s a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathers…

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  • Kitty Killin is not just a brilliant story-teller, but also the World’s Great Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwelcome boyfriends. So it’s no surprise that she’s the one chosen to sort out classmate Helly, who’s gone into meltdown. Kitty decides to share her story about old Goggle-eyes – possibly one of the worst episodes in her life…

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  • Welcome inside the world of the Chocolate Box Girls!

    Cherry, Summer, Skye, Coco and Honey may be very different – but they all love crafting and creating! From hosting a chocolate-themed sleepover to designing a flower headband and concocting a cupcake-sensation, each Chocolate Box sister shares her secrets.

    With ideas for every season – there’s a whole year of Chocolate Box inspired ideas waiting – which will you make first?

    A brilliant collection from bestselling author Cathy Cassidy. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls.

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  • I need a seriously brilliant daydream . . . because everything is far from OK . . .’
    When Indigo’s mum announces that they’re moving – just Indie, Mum and baby Misti – Indie doesn’t understand. Why the hurry? Where are they going? Will her best friend, Jo, still be there for her?

    In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realize that her mum’s got a reason for running away – a secret no one can admit . . .

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  • Coco is the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but she’s as headstrong as any of them. Coco is crazy about animals and loves her riding lessons. When Caramel, her favourite pony at the stables, is sold, Coco scopes out the new owner – and she’s not happy about what she discovers. With big sister Honey going off at the deep end and Summer only just recovering from her eating disorder, there’s no-one at Tanglewood to help Coco out. Can Coco save Caramel alone – or will a new friend help her?

    A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.

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  • Before I used it, the key had infinite possibilities.

    Eleven-year-old Elise feels stuck. Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day. She doesn’t want to go to school – and her best friend Franklin just makes things worse.

    Now I was ready for something to be different. Anything, really.

    One day Elise discovers an incredible secret. A secret that might just help her unlock her past, and take a chance on the future.

    I decided that tomorrow I would see what that key opened up. It had my name on it, after all . . .

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  • Phoenix is a firebrand and a fire starter. After burning down a dormitory at her prestigious boarding school, Phoenix is sent to live with her grandmother, the owner of Greystones mansion. But Phoenix struggles to settle in . . .

    Will the band accept Phoenix, despite her spiky personality? And can Phoenix finally find true friends in the Lost & Found?

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  • Jude’s family are crazy, quirky, bizarre . . . her mum brings her nothing but trouble and her dad thinks he’s Elvis! All she wants is a hassle-free life – but it’s not easy when she’s chasing a trail of broken promises. Things go from bad to worse, but could the floppy-haired boy from school be her knight on shining rollerblades . . .?

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  • Sasha has it all. She’s the lead singer of an amazing band and the coolest boy in school has a crush on her. Nobody notices that Sasha’s starting to feel overwhelmed.

    When a world-famous rock star invites the band to record music at his country mansion and Sasha starts having blackouts, she knows she won’t be able to keep her anxiety hidden for much longer.

    With the fate of the Lost & Found in her hands, will Sasha’s secret tear them apart?

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