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0552565970
Paperback:Wonder:2013 Paperback
Author: Palacio, R. J.
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Wonder' is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. For children
315 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571310958
Hardback:Five children on the Western Front:2014 Hardback
Author: Saunders, Kate
Author: Nesbit, E.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Based on the novels written by Edith Nesbit Have you ever wondered what happened to the 'Five Children and It' characters when the First World War began? Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories - until he suddenly reappears. Ages 5 - 12
318 pages ; 19 cm (hbk)
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1407145452
Paperback:Oliver Twist:2014 Paperback
Author: Dickens, Charles
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: The story of orphaned Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves and plunged into a dark criminal underworld of vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Scholastic classics
545 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141319992
Paperback:Tom's midnight garden:2005 Paperback
Author: Pearce, Philippa
Year: 2005
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
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000815631X
Paperback:Time travelling with a hamster:2016 Paperback
Author: Welford, Ross
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Time Travelling with a Hamster' is a race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his father's life. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
390 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141365463
Paperback:Matilda:2016 Paperback
Author: Dahl, Roald
Illustrator: Blake, Quentin
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, as well as discovering that she has a very special power. Ages 5 - 12
229 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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074754459X
Paperback:Holes:2000 Paperback
Author: Sachar, Louis
Year: 2000
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: When sent by mistake to a boys' detention centre, Stanley Yelnats discovers a plot to find some lost treasure, using the boys as manual labour.
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Driffield Older Teen Reading Group Review - easy to read with short chapters. A good ending and very interesting. Much better than the film!
03/07/15
driffield teen reading group
0099572923
Paperback:Alice's adventures in Wonderland, and, Through the looking glass:2012 Paperback
Author: Carroll, Lewis
Author: Carroll, Lewis
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: #GULITWLK12 In Alice's extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Vintage classics
348 p., ill. ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1406317489
Paperback:Jonathan Swift's Gulliver:2009 Paperback
Author: Jenkins, Martin
Author: Riddell, Chris
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Martin Jenkins has adapted Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver', remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers. Illustrator Chris Riddell brings to life the people, creatures and kingdoms of Swift's searing imagination. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Walker illustrated classics
167 p., ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 21 cm (pbk)
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0571323189
Paperback:Five children on the Western Front:2014 Paperback
Author: Saunders, Kate
Author: Nesbit, E.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Based on the novels written by Edith Nesbit Have you ever wondered what happened to the 'Five Children and It' characters when the First World War began? Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories - until he suddenly reappears. Ages 5 - 12
318 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0192792423
Paperback:Tom's midnight garden:2008 Paperback
Author: Pearce, Philippa
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist. Ages 5 - 12 Carnegie Medal 1958
227 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0192737449
Paperback:The jungle book:2014 Paperback
Author: Kipling, Rudyard
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Mowgli is discovered in the jungle by wolves, they bring him up as one of their own. However, the jungle is not always easy for a man-cub and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, especially if he is to avoid the Monkey-People and the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Oxford children's classics
217 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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140714362X
Paperback:The railway children:2013 Paperback
Author: Nesbit, E.
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: When their father is accused of being a spy, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are forced to move to a house in the country with their mother. Though they miss their father, they come to love their new home and have many exciting adventures. Then, with the help of an Old Gentleman, they prove their father's innocence and the famiy is reunited at last. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Scholastic classics
245 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141354852
Paperback:Stig of the dump:2014 Paperback
Author: King, Clive
Illustrator: Ardizzone, Edward
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures. Ages 5 - 12
242 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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019274576X
Paperback:The Demon Headmaster:2017 Paperback
Author: Cross, Gillian
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: On Dinah's first day at school she senses something is wrong. The kids work even during playtime, and are neat and behave well but what is the secret of the Headmaster's control over them, and why are they afraid? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The Demon Headmaster
146 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857634798
Paperback:My brother is a superhero:2015 Paperback
Author: Solomons, David
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Resource type: Physical
Note: My brother is a superhero, and I could have been one too, except that I needed to go for a wee. My name is Luke Parker, I'm 11 years old and I live in a mild-mannered part of London with my mum, dad and big brother, Zack. He wasn't always a superhero, but with a name like Zack you've got to wonder if my parents had a hunch that one day he'd end up wearing a mask and cape and saving orphans from buring buildings. I mean, come on! It's what you get in a comic when a superhero punches a supervillain. Pow! Blam! Zack! Ages 5 - 12
301 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO was a super funny book. It makes you think about superhero's and comic books and the end of the world.... I thought the way that Luke still supported even if he turned into a superhero the exact time he need a pee was lovely. And I have to agree with Luke if you are a superhero you might as well wear a cape or a mask to make sure your identity keeps a secret cause common what's the point of being a superhero if you can't look cool while saving the day?
26/08/20
Eva Roberts
140526425X
Paperback:Kensuke's kingdom Paperback
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont Books
Resource type: Physical
Paperback
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Paperback:Millions, the not-so-great train robbery:2015 Paperback
Author: Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Illustrator: Lenton, Steven
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro, brothers Anthony and Damien suddenly find themselves with a vast amount of cash and a huge dilemma - how to spend it before it becomes worthless. Ages 5 - 12
250 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141343370
Paperback:Silverfin:2012 Paperback
Author: Higson, Charles
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Part of the 'Young Bond' series. The dark waters around a remote Scottish castle hold a sinister secret - one man with a thirst for power will use it, whatever the cost. Silverfin must be stopped, and there is only one boy who can do it. Bond. James Bond. 11+. For children
Title series: Young Bond
371 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1910989436
Hardback:Wed wabbit:2017 Hardback
Author: Evans, Lissa
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: You're called Fidge and you're nearly 11. You've been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham. You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues. You need to deal with a cruel dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly). And the whole situation - the whole, entire thing - is your fault. Ages 5 - 12
242 pages, map (black and white) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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1908435119
Paperback:Inkheart:2011 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Translator: Bell, Anthea
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Chicken House
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: Frome: Chicken House, 2004 Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives for ever. Ages 5 - 12
544 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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014036451X
Paperback:The Borrowers:1993 Paperback
Author: Norton, Mary
Year: 1993
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
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1405266066
Paperback:The bad beginning:2012 Paperback
Author: Snicket, Lemony
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny, are exceedingly unlucky. Their parents have been killed, and they are forced to go and stay with their Uncle Olaf. It soon turns out that Olaf has evil plans for the children. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: A series of unfortunate events
162 p., ill. ; 19 cm (pbk)
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0192738275
Paperback:The secret garden:2014 Paperback
Author: Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Enter the secret world of the garden. If you like a story that's full of intrigue and mystery then 'The Secret Garden' is for you! Not only does this edition include the complete, unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other adventures you might enjoy. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Oxford children's classics
314 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099572877
Paperback:The wolves of Willoughby Chase:2012 Paperback
Author: Aiken, Joan
Author: Marriott, Pat
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Even the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase are not as cruel and merciless as governess Miss Slighcarp. Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia must use all their wits if they are to escape from her evil clutches. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Vintage classics
223 p., ill. ; 19 cm (pbk)
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