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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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0008158886
Paperback:How Harry Riddles totally went wild:2016
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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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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1474903053
Paperback:Eddy Stone and the epic holiday mash-up:2016
Author: Cherry, Simon
Illustrator: Blake, Francis, (Illustrator)
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Usborne
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Eddy finds a pirate in his gran's bath, his miserable summer holiday becomes a treasure hunt! Setting sail in a ship-shaped shed, crewed by an old lady and a grumpy penguin, what could possibly stop their quest for booty? Apart from the world's most evil shopkeeper, a man-eating beast, and the maddest, baddest villain in all the seven seas. Ages 5 - 12
292 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1407117920
Paperback:Lulu and the dog from the sea:2011
Author: McKay, Hilary
Author: Lamont, Priscilla
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Lulu's family go on holiday to the seaside, the last thing they expect to find is a stray dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure that all he needs is a friend. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Lulu loves animals
108 p., ill. ; 20 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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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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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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0440868564
Paperback:Buried alive!:2009
Author: Wilson, Jacqueline
Author: Sharratt, Nick
Author: Heap, Sue
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tim's quiet holiday in Wales unexpectedly turns into a dangerous adventure. An encounter with two local bullies threatens to disrupt Tim's and Biscuits's fun but their friendship is also threatened by the arrival of Tim's ebullient friend, Kelly. Ages 5 - 12
158 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1910611034
Paperback:Through the mirror door:2016
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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1444000217
Hardback:Kidnap in the Caribbean:2011
Author: St. John, Lauren
Author: Dean, David
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
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: The Laura Marlin mysteries
217 p., ill. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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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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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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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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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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1471146227
Paperback:Holiday ha ha ha!, super silly stories:2016
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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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
Paperback
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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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1408330180
Paperback:The lost children:2014
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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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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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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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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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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0007545231
Paperback:Nathalia Buttface and the most epically embarrassing trip ever:2015
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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