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Jacqueline Wilson supports new schools web site

"Jacqueline WilsonI loved reading when I was at school, frequently racing through a book a day, but my choice of books was rather hit and miss. I started off with Louisa M.Alcott’s at the top of the shelf and worked my way round to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s at the other end of the library room, never quite knowing what I was doing. I was always in a rush and there weren’t even any comfy chairs in the library where you could curl up and browse. I often lugged books home to discover they weren’t my cup of tea at all.

Lovereading4schools.co.uk would have been an enormous help! It’s such an easy fun way to access heaps of suggestions for good reads. I love the way you can download extracts so you can see if a book appeals. It’s great that each school can have its own Homepage for special favourite books. So many parents will enjoy being involved. It’s a fantastic way to get as many child"ren as possible to love reading!

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Lovereading4Schools - Reception

  My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
Eve Sutton, Lynley Dodd

Cats from many different countries may like to do all kinds of strange and exotic things, but my cat, an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/1978
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  Dog Loves Books
Louise Yates

Dog loves books! Dog loves books about dinosaurs and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books!...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2010
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  Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers

Ten years after the publication of his first book, How to Catch a Star, Oliver Jeffers delivers a new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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  One World Together
Catherine Anholt, Laurence Anholt

I want a friend but who will I choose? Take a trip around the world, meet children from lots of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 1 (age 5-6)

  The Dark
Lemony Snicket

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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  The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Jill Tomlinson

This is a timeless picture book starring Plop, a beautiful baby barn owl who is fat and fluffy, with big,...
Format: Novelty book - Released: 09/10/2014
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  This is the Bear
Sarah Hayes

The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. But one day the bear gets lost and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2006
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  Leon and the Place Between
Angela Mcallister

Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2008
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 10 (age 14-15)

  Unbecoming
Jenny Downham

Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story.Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal.Her mother...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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  The Help
Kathryn Stockett

The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett. Enter a vanished and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2011
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  Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith

It's Clara who's desperate to enter the labyrinth and it's Clara who's bright, strong and fearless enough to take on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
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  We Were Liars
E. Lockhart

We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken....
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 2 (age 6-7)

  Claude at the Circus
Alex T. Smith

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2012
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  Lord of the Forest
Caroline Pitcher

Everything in the forest is new and exciting for little Tiger - grass growing long after rain, snakes slithering, Monkey...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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  The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Dav Pilkey

George and Harold create the greatest super-hero in their school's history and now they're about to bring him to life....
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2000
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  Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Jessica Barrah

Wilfred Wolf can't tell the time, big hands and little hands are too confusing! Wilfred Wolf can't tell the time,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 3 (age 7-8)

  An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and Many More Classic Stories
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's classic tales of foolish emperors, lonely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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  War Boy A Wartime Childhood
Michael Foreman

The award-winning illustrator of "Eric the Viking" and "Nicobobinus" looks back on his own wartime childhood, in this book which...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 28/10/2004
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  Ivan The Terrible
Anne Fine

It's Ivan's first day at his new school, and Boris is told to look after him, and translate for him,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2008
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  The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid Banks

This text is the first of five stories about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2003
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 4 (age 8-9)

  Raven Mysteries 3: Lunatics and Luck
Marcus Sedgwick

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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  Oliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve

Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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  Stuart Little
E. B. White

Stuart Little's daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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  Invisible Fiends: Mr Mumbles
Barry Hutchison

Kyle's imaginary friend from childhood is back! with a vengeance. Kyle hasn't seen Mr Mumbles in years. And there's a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2010
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 5 (age 9-10)

  The Girl Who Walked On Air
Emma Carroll

Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase's Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a 'Showstopper', but Mr Chipchase keeps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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  Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson

It's 1910 and Maia, orphaned at 13, travels from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2002
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  Toby Alone
Timothee De Fombelle

An awards-laden adventure of heroism, friendship and survival - with a powerful ecological message - set in a captivating miniature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2008
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  Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo

The stunning new novel of World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller. May,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 6 (age 10-11)

  A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle

Scarlet, Mary, Tansey, Emer.  Mothers and daughters heading off on a car journey.  one of them dead, one of them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
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  The Death-defying Pepper Roux
Geraldine McCaughrean

Pepper Roux has a charmed life, not only because he confounded his mad aunt's prediction that he was going to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2010
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  The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters
Sue Townsend


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 31/10/2002
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  The Imaginary
A. F. Harrold

Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 7 (age 11-12)

  My Swordhand Is Singing
Marcus Sedgwick

In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2007
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  My Name is Mina
David Almond

A message from Author David Almond about why he wrote My Name is Mina.

For me, Mina was always the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
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  Brilliant
Roddy Doyle

When Uncle Ben's Dublin business fails, it's clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn't his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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  The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

Incredible adventures along the banks of the Mississippi! Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure, and is forever getting into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2005
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 8 (age 12-13)

  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


Some thing's are just sitting there, minding their own business and waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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  The Savages
Matt Whyman

Sasha Savage is in love with Jack Greenway - a handsome, charming, clever ...vegetarian. Which would be acceptable if it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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  The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Dave McKean)
Neil Gaiman

CILIP CARNEGIE Medal SHORTLIST 2010: Judges’ comments

A fantastic story full of humour, humanity and wonderfully drawn characters....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2009
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  The Knife of Never Letting Go: Book 1 in the Chaos Walking Trilogy
Patrick Ness

Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2008
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Lovereading4Schools -Year 9 (age 13-14)

  Junk
Melvin Burgess

This is the love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction. Melvin Burgess'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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  The Otherlife
Julia Gray

I always get away with it when I try stuff like this. Partly it comes down to sort of assuming...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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  Tinder
Sally Gardner

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
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  Boys Don't Knit
T. S. Easton

Ben Fletcher must get to grips with his more 'feminine' side following an unfortunate incident with a lollipop lady and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Lovereading4Schools Chris Riddell Books

  The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Neil Gaiman

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2009
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  The Snow Merchant
Sam Gayton

This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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  Mr Underbed
Chris Riddell

When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
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  Witchworld
Emma Fischel

The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Lovereading4Schools Diverse Voices

  Apache
Tanya Landman

Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2007
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  So Much
Trish Cooke

Mum and the baby are at home, doing nothing spectacular, when the doorbell rings. It's Aunt Biba, and she wants...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2008
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  A Nest of Vipers
Catherine Johnson

Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins' 'family' - a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets. There's Addy,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
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  The Weight of Water
Sarah Crossan

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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Lovereading4Schools KS1 (5 - 7 yrs) - Reluctant Readers

  The Legend of Spud Murphy
Eoin Colfer

During the holidays, Will and his big brother Marty are packed off to the library, the home of the dreaded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2005
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  Unbearable! More Bizarre Stories
Paul Jennings

It's unbearable ...The bird's perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/1994
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  The Iron Man
Ted Hughes

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
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  The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble
Angela Mitchell

A tasty tale about how jelly and ice cream came to be!

It is Princess Lolly’s 89th birthday and she is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2012
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Lovereading4Schools KS2 (7 - 11 yrs) - Reluctant Readers

  The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton

Hilarious story with trademark Stanton-esque nonsense. Matthew Buzzington has a superpower - he can turn into a fly! It's just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
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  Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Jo Nesbo

Doctor Proctor has finally created something to help him fulfil his dream of becoming a famous inventor - a super-strength...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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  Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy

Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in Moone Boy: The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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  Karate Princess In Monsta Trouble
Jeremy Strong

The Karate Princess is not enjoying her relaxing honeymoon - she's bored and desperate for an adventure. Luckily, her uncle,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2001
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Lovereading4Schools KS3 (11 - 14 yrs) - Reluctant Readers

  Troy
Adele Geras

Marpessa is gifted with God-sight, Xanthe has the healing touch. But then, Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, decides to play with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2006
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  A Swift Pure Cry
Siobhan Dowd

After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
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  Shivers
Bali Rai

Meeting Cassie was the best moment of Sam's life. So why has everything fallen apart since? Can he really trust...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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  Little Soldier
Bernard Ashley

Kaninda is an ex-child soldier from East Africa, orphaned and living in London. When a child from a nearby estate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/1999
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Lovereading4Schools Michael Morpurgo Month

  My Friend Walter
Michael Morpurgo

Sir Walter Raleigh laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across. Now, Bess meets his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2007
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  Not Bad for a Bad Lad
Michael Morpurgo

A powerful and inspiring tale of redemption from the author of War Horse. I know a good sort when I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
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  Shadow
Michael Morpurgo

A powerful novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller...Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2011
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  Kaspar Prince of Cats
Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket - Johnny Trott knows, because he was the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2010
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Lovereading4Schools Poetry Over 7's

  A Laureate's Choice: 101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has chosen her favourite poems for children for , exquisitely illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2013
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  1066 and Before That - History Poems
Brian Moses, Roger Stevens

There are poems about prehistoric times, mammoths, the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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  A Poem for Every Night of the Year
Allie Esiri

A Poem For Every Night of the Year is a collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
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  One
Sarah Crossan

Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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Lovereading4Schools Poetry Under 7's

  I'm a Little Alien
James Carter

Rush rocket

roar rocket zip about some more rocket

let me climb aboard rocket

ZIM ZAM ZOOM

Zoom around this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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  A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen

Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection.

...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
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  The Language of Cat
Rachel Rooney

Find out who cast the P from a spell; read about the queen who dreams of eating burgers and chips;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2011
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  The Hunting of the Snark
Lewis Carroll

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
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Lovereading4Schools Super Readable books 12+ years

  Persist
Melvin Burgess

A haunting, powerful drama from Carnegie Medalist Melvin Burgess. A girl in a coma. A desperate mother. Marianne has been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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  Gamer
Chris Bradford

Scott is selected as a games tester for Virtual Kombat, the most realistic fighting video game ever invented - so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2015
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  Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari

Abi's week goes from bad to worse when she is fitted for braces and then sent to Magnolia Gardens Care...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2014
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  Shadow Girl
Sally Nicholls

Clare knows she's at least partly to blame for her problems at school, but she's learned that it hurts to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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Lovereading4Schools Super Readable books 7-9 years

  If Only We Had a Helicopter
Roger Mcgough

Midge and co. are back! And this time there's a brand new four-legged friend in tow. New Dog needs a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2015
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  Skulduggery
Tony Robinson

Ben arrives at pirate school ready and raring to learn all about how to be the best pirate he can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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  Wartman
Michael Morpurgo

Funny and touching story from a multi award-winning author for lower reading ages. Dilly's got a wart called George on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2013
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  Deadly Letter
Mary Hoffman

Prity is fed up of England. It's cold, wet and she doesn't understand any of the rules for Deadly Letter,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
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Lovereading4Schools Super Readable books 9-12 years

  The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
Gillian Cross

Annie's dad is a private investigator. She's used to mysterious things going on, but when a string of visitors come...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
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  Who's a Big Bully, Then?
Michael Morpurgo

Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. A boy, a bully and a serious case of mistaken identity from much-loved author...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2012
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  The Wickedest Witch in the World
Kaye Umansky

At last Old Maggit has won the Wickedest Witch Contest! She decorated her house with sweets and gingerbread to entire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2013
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  I Never Liked Wednesdays
Roger Mcgough

Laugh-out-loud adventures of childhood high jinks and rascality. Midge and his friend are always getting up to all sorts of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2015
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Lovereading4Schools Teenage Reading

  The Lord Of The Rings
J R R Tolkien

All three parts of 'The Lord of the Rings' in one paperback, with new packaging and containing the definitive edition...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/06/1995
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  The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2011
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  The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2004
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  Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece. This highly anticipated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2007
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Lovereading4Schools UKLA 2015 Shortlisted Titles

  The Yes
Sarah Bee

In a soft comfy nest in a safe warm place there snoozed a great big orange thing called the Yes....
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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  Looking at the Stars
Jo Cotterill

Amina's homeland has been ravaged by war for many months, but so far she and her family are safe, together....
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2008
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  Z is for Moose
Kelly L. Bingham

Zebra is absolutely certain he'll be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2013
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  Scarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis

Red asks, 'Will we always be together?' 'Always,' I say. 'Just you and me in that little boat, watching the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Lovereading4Schools UKLA 2016 Shortlisted Titles

  The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner

AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
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  The Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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  This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne

In this wonderfully inventive book, Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page but halfway across, he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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  Hercufleas
Sam Gayton

Greta is a girl on a mission: to venture to Avalon and bring back a hero who can save her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Lovereading4Schools UKLA 2017 Shortlisted Titles

  Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis

The thrilling, heartbreaking, and inspirational new story from award-winning storyteller and wildlife expert Gill Lewis. Deep in the heart of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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  Time Travelling with a Hamster
Ross Welford

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. Laugh, cry and wonder at this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
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  The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright

From the creator of the known and loved Bright Side lifestyle brand, Rachel Bright, and the winner of the Roald...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
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  Tidy
Emily Gravett

From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
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Lovereading4Schools World War One (WW1)

  War Horse
Michael Morpurgo

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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  Tilly's Promise
Linda Newbery

Tilly is a young nurse doing her best to help in the war effort. When she hears her brother Georgie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2014
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  Eleven Eleven
Paul Dowswell

Set during the final 24 hours before the armistice at 11 a.m. on 11th November 1918, the story follows a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2012
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  The Pigeon Spy
Terry Deary

Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop of Americans are trapped...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2013
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Lovereading4Schools World War Two (WW2)

  Little Manfred
Michael Morpurgo

A heart-lifting, heartbreaking story by Michael Morpurgo.

In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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  City of Fate
Nicola Pierce

Sunday 23 August 1942 is an important day for Yuri Grossman. It is his fourteenth birthday and also the day...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2014
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  An Elephant in the Garden
Michael Morpurgo

A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2011
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  War Boy A Wartime Childhood
Michael Foreman

The award-winning illustrator of "Eric the Viking" and "Nicobobinus" looks back on his own wartime childhood, in this book which...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 28/10/2004
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