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140631191X
Paperback:Indie Kidd's (most excellent) guide to fun for free:2010 Paperback
Author: McCombie, Karen
Author: Monks, Lydia
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Walker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Stuck indoors? Run out of pocket money? Only the pets to play with? Find yourself in a fun-free zone? Banish boredom with Indie's most excellent guide. Faced with a boring holiday looming ahead of her, Indie comes up with a whole load of mad, brilliant and wacky ways to have fun. And she's written them all down! Ages 5 - 12
157 p., ill. ; 19 cm (pbk)
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0007545231
Paperback:Nathalia Buttface and the most epically embarrassing trip ever:2015 Paperback
Author: Smith, Nigel
Illustrator: Horne, Sarah
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Most Embarrassing Dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on holiday in France but everything is far from 'bonne'! 9+. Ages 5 - 12
353 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1910611034
Paperback:Through the mirror door:2016 Paperback
Author: Baker, Sarah
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Catnip Publishing Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: Life hasn't been great for Angela since tragedy took her family away. But Angela is given one last chance when she is invited on holiday with her Aunt Cece and her bratty cousins Kitty and Fliss. Angela tries to behave herself, but she knows secrets lie in the walls of their crumbling French holiday home. Soon night time foot steps, flickering candlelight and shadows in windows lead Angela to Julian. Who is he? Why is he trapped in the house? And what happended there over 100 years ago? Julien needs her help. Through saving him can Angela herself? Ages 5 - 12
297 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1782952608
Paperback:Pea's book of holidays:2014 Paperback
Author: Day, Susie
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Red Fox
Resource type: Physical
Note: Pea's family are separating for the summer holidays. Big sister Clover is off to Drama Camp, Mum is staying at home to finish her new book, and Pea and Tinkerbell are going camping. But things don't go quite to plan, and Pea finds her summer suddenly filled with Enid Blyton, castles, ghosts and mysteries. Ages 5 - 12
301 pages ; 18 cm (pbk)
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1509894942
Hardback:The skylarks' war:2018 Hardback
Author: McKay, Hilary
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war? Ages 5 - 12
302 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Great book for older children.It is a great story and keeps you guessing until the end.
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Paperback:Wilf the Mighty Worrier is king of the jungle:2016 Paperback
Author: Pritchett, Georgia
Illustrator: Littler, Jamie
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Things Wilf was worried about before: fish sucking his toes when he goes for a paddle, garden gnomes coming to life, losing his 'How to Stop Worrying' leaflet. Things Wilf is worried about now: Alan coming on holiday to Africa with him, Alan raising an army of terrifying animals in his quest for world domination, being the only person who can stop Alan. As usual. Ages 5 - 12
180 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1471146227
Paperback:Holiday ha ha ha!, super silly stories:2016 Paperback
Author: Solomons, David
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Get ready to laugh your summer socks off with this collection of eight hilarious short stories - from disastrous car journeys to super-powered grannies to gruesomely funny ghost hunters - there's something for everyone in this side-splitting anthology. Ages 5 - 12
309 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405275111
Paperback:Lost in the caves:2015 Paperback
Author: Cooper, Chris
Illustrator: De la Rue, James
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rascal isn't the bravest dog in the world. His playful nature sometimes gets him into trouble. Luckily his owner Joel is always there to stand up for him. But when exploring on holiday puts them in great danger, Rascal knows that only he can save his best friend. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Rascal
120 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408330180
Paperback:The lost children:2014 Paperback
Author: Philip, Gillian
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orchard
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Molly and her little brother Jack visit their rich relatives on Ravenstorm Island, Molly feels immediately on edge. An elderly butler gives them bizarre warnings, eerie statues of children are dotted around the island, and - worse - she's expected to be friends with her moody cousin, Arthur. But things become much worse when Jack disappears - and no one else on the island remembers he ever existed! Molly and Arthur must work together to save Jack. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Mysteries of Ravenstorm Island
263 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405226676
Paperback:The sandman and the turtles:2006 Paperback
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mike can't wait for his summer holiday with his grandad. He enjoys listening to his grandad's stories, although he thinks Polly is silly for saying they are true. But this summer Dadci's stories really do come alive, and Mike has his best summer ever. Ages 5 - 12
93 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408805731
Paperback:Operation Eiffel Tower:2011 Paperback
Author: Caldecott, Elen
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lauren, Jack, Ruby and Billy live by the seaside with their mum and dad. But their parents are always arguing, and then their dad moves out. Lauren and Jack decide they have to get them together again. And so begins Operation Eiffel Tower - in which they try to raise money to give their mum and dad a treat in an attempt to make them happier. Ages 5 - 12
200 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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140885273X
Paperback:Spooks and scooters:2016 Paperback
Author: Caldecott, Elen
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie - true friends and even better mystery-solvers! Flora and Sylvie are going on the holiday of a lifetime with their dad. But Dad cancels the trip only hours before the flight because someone has stolen precious blueprints of his latest invention: an amazing new scooter. But who? And why? Time to call on the only five people who can possibly solve the crime! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The Marsh Road mysteries
213 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008158886
Paperback:How Harry Riddles totally went wild:2016 Paperback
Author: Mayle, Simon
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When he's packed off on a school trip to 'Adventure Camp' for half term Harry is less than thrilled. He'd planned to spend his holiday shooting zombies, not kayaking, abseiling and perfecting his archery skills! Even worse than all the outdoor activities, Harry's been put in a dorm with his arch-nemesis Ed Bigstock! And if Ed finds out Harry's deepest secret - that he's afraid of the dark - he'll have a whole lot more to deal with. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Shoutykid
269 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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0192738232
Paperback:I'm a nobody, get me out of here! Paperback
Author: Cousins, Dave
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford U P
Resource type: Physical
Paperback
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191008008X
Paperback:The Shiver Stone:2014 Paperback
Author: Tregenza, Sharon
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Firefly
Resource type: Physical
Note: Carys has a lot on her plate - a mystery to solve, a new friend to help, a dog to look after and her father's girlfriend to ignore. Risking the dangers of the sea and cliffs around her home town, watched over by the Shiver Stone, Carys and her friend Jago must face their greatest fears in this action-packed thriller. Ages 5 - 12
192 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847155987
Paperback:A home for Molly:2015 Paperback
Author: Webb, Holly
Illustrator: Williams, Sophy
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: On holiday at the seaside, Anya is excited when she meets a friendly family with children her own age - playing with them and their gorgeous puppy, Molly, is so much fun! But when she returns to the beach the next day, she discovers the pup all on its own. Anya sets out to look for her owners, but when she eventually tracks down the family, they're very surprised. Molly isn't their dog - they thought she belonged to Anya! With her holiday drawing to a close, can Anya find Molly's real owners? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Animal stories
126 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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147112262X
Hardback:Violet and the hidden treasure:2015 Hardback
Author: Whitehorn, Harriet
Illustrator: Moor, Becka
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making. Violet has spent her holiday exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste's good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special parrot. And when she returns home, only to get a visit from the Maharajah's butler, asking her to look after the parrot, Violet couldn't be more surprised (and her cat Pudding couldn't be less pleased). But as Violet discovers, the parrot holds the key to the Maharajah's fortune, and someone is trying to parrot-nap her! Can she discover who the culprit is before they succeed? Ages 5 - 12
198 pages, illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 19 cm (hbk)
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0552570745
Paperback:First class murder:2015 Paperback
Author: Stevens, Robin
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express. From the moment the girls step aboard, it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: rumour has it that there is a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer is nowhere to be seen - as if they had vanished into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: A murder most unladylike mystery
324 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1782501800
Paperback:The mixed-up summer of Lily McLean:2015 Paperback
Author: Littleson, Lindsay
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Kelpies
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code Lily's got loads going on with her loud, messy family and distracted mum. But when she starts getting warnings about a holiday on the little Scottish island of Millport, her summer gets weirder and weirder. A beautifully written, laugh-out-loud adventure. Ages 5 - 12
191 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784758442
Hardback:My life is a joke:2017 Hardback
Author: Patterson, James
Author: Grabenstein, Chris
Illustrator: Kerascoët
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Young Arrow
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer - but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends - or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents? 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Jacky Ha-Ha series
342 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (hbk)
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1408819449
Paperback:Shadows under the sea:2012 Paperback
Author: Grindley, Sally
Author: London Zoo, London, England
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: At head of cover title: ZSL London Zoo Joe and his sister Aesha accompany their parents as they travel the world helping animals on the verge of extinction. As their parents work alongside international agencies, the children have their own thrilling adventures. In this book, Joe and Aesha travel to a remote island in the Philippines to take part in an intriguing project. Ages 5 - 12
111 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509894969
Paperback:The skylarks' war:2018 Paperback
Author: McKay, Hilary
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war? Ages 5 - 12
305 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141385421
Paperback:My brother's famous bottom makes a splash!:2017 Paperback
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Illustrator: Clifford, Rowan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey. But with Cheese and Tomato causing chaos with stray tortoises, Dad having to be rescued by the lifeguard, and Mum setting off the hotel sprinkler system with her belly-dancing routine, rest and relaxation are not on the cards. Ages 5 - 12
133 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1910080500
Paperback:Aubrey and the terrible ladybirds:2017 Paperback
Author: Clare, Horatio
Illustrator: Matthews, Jane
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Firefly
Resource type: Physical
Note: Aubrey's having a complicated summer. Then the Ladybirds arrive. Ariadne the spider askes Aubrey to help. Something must be done. Add in the Olelisk which moves when no one is looking and Apus Apus, a swift, and you have a stunning, epic tale in which a small boy and a house spider try to save the world. Ages 5 - 12
243 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1406361445
Paperback:Jake Atlas and the tomb of the emerald snake:2017 Paperback
Author: Jones, Rob Lloyd
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, has to conceal her genius, for fear of bullies. The siblings can't stop fighting - with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of ancient history. But Jake's and Pan's lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When the family go to Cairo on holiday, Jake and Pan's parents mysteriously vanish and it's up to the twins to find them. They must team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt. Ages 5 - 12
323 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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