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140631191X
Paperback:Indie Kidd's (most excellent) guide to fun for free:2010
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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1848669062
Paperback:Wilf the Mighty Worrier is king of the jungle:2016
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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1781125287
Paperback:Clare and her Captain:2017
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrator: Rayner, Catherine
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Conkers
Resource type: Physical
Note: On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare is bored by her parents' squabbling and longs for an adventure of her own. But her summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and his reclusive owner. 8+. Ages 5 - 12
86 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1782952608
Paperback:Pea's book of holidays:2014
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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1781124353
Hardback:Clare and her Captain:2015
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrator: Rayner, Catherine
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Conkers
Resource type: Physical
Note: On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare is bored by her parents' squabbling and longs for an adventure of her own. But her summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and his reclusive owner. 8+. Ages 5 - 12
86 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm (hbk)
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0192738232
Paperback:I'm a nobody, get me out of here!
Author: Cousins, Dave
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford U P
Resource type: Physical
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1405226676
Paperback:The sandman and the turtles:2006
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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191107783X
Paperback:Our castle by the sea:2019
Author: Strange, Lucy
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Chicken House
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone. Ages 5 - 12
321 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405275111
Paperback:Lost in the caves:2015
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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1406361445
Paperback:Jake Atlas and the tomb of the emerald snake:2017
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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140885273X
Paperback:Spooks and scooters:2016
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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1509894942
Hardback:The skylarks' war:2018
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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191008008X
Paperback:The Shiver Stone:2014
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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1408819449
Paperback:Shadows under the sea:2012
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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1408896885
Paperback:The storm keeper's island:2018
Author: Doyle, Catherine
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Fionn Boyle and his older sister Tara have been sent to stay with their grandfather on the remote island of Arranmore for the summer. Though Fionn has never met his grandfather before - an eccentric old man who lives in a tiny cottage filled to the brim with candles - he knows he comes from a long line of brave lifeboat men, who wear the sea behind their eyes. Fionn is scared of the sea. He has no interest in adventure or shipwrecks or the restless wind that rustles through the island, as though in search of something. But an old magic is stirring deep inside the layers of Arranmore, and it is calling out to Fionn. Ages 5 - 12
xi, 299 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444003275
Paperback:Kidnap in the Caribbean:2012
Author: St. John, Lauren
Author: Dean, David
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when Tariq, and Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Laura Marlin mysteries
228 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141385421
Paperback:My brother's famous bottom makes a splash!:2017
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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1408805731
Paperback:Operation Eiffel Tower:2011
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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147112262X
Hardback:Violet and the hidden treasure:2015
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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1782501800
Paperback:The mixed-up summer of Lily McLean:2015
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
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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1847155987
Paperback:A home for Molly:2015
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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1509894969
Paperback:The skylarks' war:2018
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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1910080500
Paperback:Aubrey and the terrible ladybirds:2017
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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0571250904
Paperback:Holidays according to Humphrey:2010
Author: Birney, Betty G.
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Humphrey is off on holiday and he wants to tell you all about the fun adventures there are to be had along the way! Ages 5 - 12
191 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This is a really good book. There is not just a hamster in this book theres also other animals!! This was the first book of Humphrey books i ever read; its really good!
26/09/12
victoria bateman
Staffordshire
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