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0552565970
Paperback:Wonder:2013
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
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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0141319992
Paperback:Tom's midnight garden:2005
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
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
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
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
East Riding
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0230771378
Hardback:Sputnik's guide to life on Earth:2016
Author: Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Illustrator: Lenton, Steven
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise. But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life. Carries minimum age warning. Not suitable for children under 9 years of age. Ages 5 - 12
338 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0571323189
Paperback:Five children on the Western Front:2014
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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140526425X
Paperback:Kensuke's kingdom
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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0192792423
Paperback:Tom's midnight garden:2008
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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1406317489
Paperback:Jonathan Swift's Gulliver:2009
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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0192738275
Paperback:The secret garden:2014
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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0192737449
Paperback:The jungle book:2014
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
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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1908435119
Paperback:Inkheart:2011
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
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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0007554486
Paperback:The parent agency, pick your perfect mum and dad:2015
Author: Baddiel, David
Illustrator: Field, Jim
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Barry has always hated being called Barry. In fact, its number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1. 'being boring' and 3. 'always being tired'. But then one day Barry makes a fateful wish, and finds himself in a world where everything is upside down. Ages 5 - 12
380 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406360198
Paperback:Stormbreaker:2015
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, Alex Rider goes from schoolboy to superspy within days as his world is turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex must discover the truth about the Stormbreaker computer. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The Alex Rider series
237 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This action-packed adventure will definitely be your favourite if you love action and fast-paced adventure.
05/06/17
Vish27
Redbridge
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1447265688
Paperback:Journey to the river sea:2014
Author: Ibbotson, Eva
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Maia, orphaned at 13, is unhappy to be staying with relatives hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She becomes friends with an English boy who lives with the locals. They are forced to flee upriver, pursued by an assortment of eccentric characters. Ages 5 - 12
291 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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019275582X
Paperback:The Demon Headmaster:2009
Author: Cross, Gillian
Year: 2009
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
158 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099572877
Paperback:The wolves of Willoughby Chase:2012
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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1405266066
Paperback:The bad beginning:2012
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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0141359803
Paperback:Ballet shoes:2015
Author: Streatfeild, Noel
Illustrator: Gervis, Ruth
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Adopted as babies by great uncle Matthew, Pauline, Petrova and Posy lead a sheltered life until the money runs out, and then everyone has to do something to make some more. But what can three small schoolgirls do to help? Ages 5 - 12
325 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141354852
Paperback:Stig of the dump:2014
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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1910989436
Hardback:Wed wabbit:2017
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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