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Construction – Sally Sutton

Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadworks and Demolition returns to the building site with another winner for pre-school fans of machines and building sites! Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood. Chain and hook and strap. Swing it round, then lower it down. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! Build the frame. Build the frame. Hammer all day long. Make the stairs and …

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Pathfinder

The brand new blockbuster series from bestselling author Angie Sage. Fantastic storytelling will transport you to breathless action, adventure, and one amazing heroine. Tod has grown up a Pathfinder, one of an ancient seafaring tribe. Her mother, who died when Tod was young, had a very different history. She was from a mysterious magykal desert-dwelling family. When Tod’s father disappears …

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The Sleeper and the Spindle

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess …

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Will you remember me – Amanda Prowse

How do you say goodbye to your children for the last time? A mother battles cancer in the new novel from bestselling author Amanda Prowse Poppy has two children with her adored husband Mart, a soldier. This December, for the first time in years, he came home for Christmas. It was perfect: the family were all together, and Poppy and …

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Crystal Venom – Steve Wheeler

A superb space adventure from a fresh new voice. This is the second book in the Fury of Aces series and follows on from the action-packed BURNT ICE. In our future worlds the Administration rules the Sphere of Humankind, the Games Board sanctions and funds wars and conflicts, and the Haulers’ Collective roams the space routes like the caravanners of …

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Emperor of Thorns – Mark Lawrence

To reach the throne requires that a man journey. Even a path paved with good intentions can lead to hell, and my intentions were never good. The Hundred converge for Congression to politic upon the corpse of Empire, and while they talk the Dead King makes his move, and I make mine. The world is cracked, time has run through, …

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The Little Yellow Digger

“The little digger working next door gets stuck in the mud so the workmen bring in a bigger digger, but it too gets stuck in the mud, so they bring in a bigger, bigger digger. The original story was drawn after a real event, when one of Betty and Alan’s grandchildren excitedly told them about a digger getting stuck in …

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Tom Hassler and Snake Haven

“As Tom Hassler, Hope of the Sea People, races to an oil spill from a wrecked ship to help the terrified, oil-soaked birds, his mind is already on a holiday. Somewhere nice and warm. After all, his grandmother has promised – and he knows he’s earned it. But when he finds himself on a tropical island with his best friend …

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Tom Hassler and The Whale Killers

“Tom Hassler is no ordinary boy. He can fly, for a start, and talk to sea creatures. But can he stop the slaughter of innocent whales and their calves in the Great Southern Ocean? Is he brave enough to stand in front of their harpoons, if that’s what it takes? In the Antarctic, a group of dastardly whale hunters are …

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Fool’s Assassin – Robin Hobb

“FOOL’S ASSASSIN – Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the …

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