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  • Lucky Button
    Lucky Button (Hardback) Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

    A moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum, written by acclaimed children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman.From award-winning master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, author of the acclaimed War Horse, comes a moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum. A lonely boy struggles to cope with school bullies and caring for his mother, until a...

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  • Private Peaceful
    Private Peaceful (Paperback) Michael Morpurgo

    A stunning edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring an introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers.

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  • Maybe
    Maybe (Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    A powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman's bestselling series about Felix and Zelda which takes place in 1945, following directly on from the story told in Soon. This intensely affecting story will move readers of all ages. It will be welcomed by the many Holocaust educators who use Once, Now, Then, After and Soon to teach upper primary and lower secondary children and embraced by any...

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  • Once
    Once (English, Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    Tells the story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis in the occupied Poland of the Second World War.

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  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood
    The Secret of Nightingale Wood (Paperback) Lucy Strange

    1919. Henry moves to the countryside with her family, scarred by her brother's untimely death. Her only friends are characters from her favourite books - until, one day, she wanders into the woods and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. Together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family and overcome her grief.

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  • Soon
    Soon (Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    The Second World War has officially ended, but the streets are still a battleground - for food, for shelter, for protection... Felix is in hiding to stay safe, but finds he has been left holding the baby - literally. An orphaned infant has been left in his care and he will do everything he can to protect the child.

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  • After
    After (Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    After - The Nazis took my parents I was scared. After - They killed my best friend I was angry. After - They ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined to get to the forest, to join forces with Gabriek and Yuli, to be a family, to defeat the Nazis after all.

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  • Brownstone's Mythical Collection: Arthur & the Golden Rope
    Brownstone's Mythical Collection: Arthur & the Golden Rope (English, Hardback) Joe Todd Stanton

    He is the keeper of the world's greatest mythical treasures, and today, Professor Brownstone will reveal all of his secrets!

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  • Gaslight
    Gaslight (Paperback) Eloise Williams

    1899. All Nansi knows is that her mother has disappeared and with no other family to turn to, she must work for Sid at the Empire Theatre. But everything changes when she meets Constance who realises who her mother must be - and soon she is on the run for her life!

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  • Now
    Now (Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    Sometimes facing the past is the bravest act of all... Once I didn't know about my grandfather Felix's scary childhood. Then I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda. Now I understand why Felix does the things he does. At least he's got me. My name is Zelda too.

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  • Hetty Feather
    Hetty Feather (Paperback) Jacqueline Wilson

    The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Featuring a brand-new feisty Victorian heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a compelling, moving, funny and totally fascinating Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill and captivate readers.

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  • Clockwork
    Clockwork (Paperback) Philip Pullman, Paul Bailey

    From the master storyteller comes a tale of gothic mystery as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork. A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour.

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  • Wonderstruck
    Wonderstruck (English, Hardback) Brian Selznick

    Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, both children risk everything to find what's missing.

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  • The Painted Dragon
    The Painted Dragon (Paperback) Katherine Woodfine

    When a priceless painting is stolen, our dauntless heroines Sophie and Lil find themselves faced with forgery, trickery and deceit on all sides! Be amazed as the brave duo pit their wits against this perilous puzzle! Marvel at their cunning plan to unmask the villain and prove themselves detectives to be reckoned with no matter what dangers lie...

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  • The War That Saved My Life
    The War That Saved My Life (Paperback) Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room flat; her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. But wartime evacuation from London is the start of a new life for Ada, as she learns to read, to ride a pony, and to watch for German spies.

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  • The Boy with the Bronze Axe
    The Boy with the Bronze Axe (English, Paperback) Kathleen Fidler

    Set in the Stone Age village of Skara Brae on Orkney. A strange boy arrives in the village with a sharp axe of a type never seen before. Conflict soon arises, and a deadly storm threatens the village.

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  • The Great Fire Dogs
    The Great Fire Dogs (Paperback) Megan Rix

    London 1666 - A terrible plague has swept through the city and people live in fear of animals carrying the disease.Woofer is a loveable stray who works in the palace kitchen and Tiger Lily is the pampered pet spaniel of King Charles II. They come from very different worlds but this hasn't stopped them becoming the best of friends and looking out for each other. When Woofer finds himself in trouble...

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  • The Pearl in the Attic
    The Pearl in the Attic (Paperback) Karen McCombie

    Scarlet finds a real treasure in her grandma's flat: a novel that her gran wrote, imagining the life of a girl just like Scarlet. But as Scarlet reads about Ruby's life in Victorian London, she begins to realise this is no piece of fiction - Ruby was real! A real life, facing real danger - and a mystery that rumbles on to the present day.

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  • Then
    Then (Paperback) Morris Gleitzman

    A little hope goes a long way. I had a plan for me and Zelda. Pretend to be someone else. Find new parents, be safe forever. Then the Nazis came. My name is Felix. This is my story.

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  • Hero at Dunkirk
    Hero at Dunkirk (Paperback) Vince Cross

    HERO AT DUNKIRK is the true story of the heroic fleet of little ships who saved the British Expeditionary Forces at Dunkirk in 1940. The story follows Joe Read who was only 15 years old when he crossed the English Channel in his father's lifeboat, Brittanic, and braved artillery fire and German bombing to help rescue British Expeditionary Forces.

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