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One Half from the East

The Remarkable True Story of the Pirate Of the Pacific Internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi’s first novel for young readers is an emotional, beautiful, and riveting coming-of-age journey to modern day Afghanistan that explores life as a “bacha posh”-a pre-teen girl dressed as a boy. “Like its young protagonist, One Half from the East dances between hope and hard realities. …

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The Notorious Captain Hayes

The Remarkable True Story of the Pirate Of the Pacific The incredible true story of William ‘Bully’ Hayes, the so-called ‘Pirate of the Pacific’: a story that separates the myth from the man. Famous throughout the Pacific, from the US to Australia and all points in between, Captain Bully Hayes has been the inspiration for writers ranging from Robert Louis …

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Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

  Joy is the root of happiness. Joy is a sustainable state that fuels our creativity and inspiration for innovation. It strengthens our ability to attract friends and to get along with others. Learning to cultivate joy is the fundamental secret to success. In this long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan shows us …

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Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

  The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns – and Nat is more embarrassed than ever! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat’s class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and other totally boring geography-related stuff – all the things that Nat hates…and Dad loves! Of course …

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The Singles Game

The new novel from the author of the bestselling THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA It’s a match made in hell. Sweeping from Wimbledon to the Caribbean, from LA to mega yachts in the Med, The Singles Game is a brilliantly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high – and no-one plays by the rules.When Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Silver makes …

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The Lynching

The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan   On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could …

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Unrivaled

Everyone wants to be someone.   Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her ‘we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.’ Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his …

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The Nose Pixies

The hilarious debut picture book from the award-winning and bestselling author of GIRT. This is a book with a grossness that kids will love, and with a message that parents will adore   Oliver has a bad habit. A very bad habit. He just can’t keep his fingers out of his nose, which is a big problem for the tiny …

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Disruption and Corruption

Disruption The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption series. What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation’s M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it. …

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Awful Auntie

Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve….                   Awful Auntie ISBN: 9780007453627 Author: David Walliams Ages: 9-11years HarperCollins Publications   Since …

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