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  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
    Swallows and Amazons (English, Hardback) Arthur Ransome

    A master storyteller, sympathetically in touch with real children and their interests, has created characters who are accepted as friends by children everywhere, not to mention plots which are eminently plausible and unexpected.' SUNDAY TIMES, in an article listing Swallows and Amazons among '99 Best Books for Children.

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  • Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg
    Kicking a Ball (Paperback) Allan Ahlberg, Sebastien Braun

    First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. This book takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship ...and football.

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  • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
    Salt in His Shoes (English, Paperback) Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan

    Written by the basketball superstar's mother, this book offers young readers the story of how a young Michael Jordan overcame his difficulties as one of the shortest players on the court by practicing with his father and learning to play the best game he could. Reprint.

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  • Pitch Invasion: Defenders by Tom Palmer
    Pitch Invasion: Defenders (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Action-packed finale to the enthralling Defenders trilogy, a series of spine-tingling spooky adventures with a sporty twist.

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  • Missee Lee by Arthur Ransome
    Missee Lee (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    Nancy Blackett, the terror of the seas, has finally met a real pirate - the tiny, pistol-carrying Missee Lee, who has rescued them after their shipwreck off the coast of China. The only trouble is she wants to keep them. forever.

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  • Foul Play: Own Goal by Tom Palmer
    Foul Play: Own Goal (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Meet Danny Harte. Football fan and crime detective. Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So when everyone starts supporting the Italian team Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team.

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  • Over the Line by Tom Palmer
    Over the Line (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    A poignant and powerful tale based on the real life of a World War One soldier in the Footballer's Battallion, told with clarity and depth. This special anniversary edition marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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  • Drone Racer by Andy Briggs
    Drone Racer (Paperback) Andy Briggs

    An action-packed novel perfect for fans of drone racing! Carson, Trix and Eddie find a discarded drone that has a mind of its own - and a personality! And she's fast. Really fast. Soon they are winning races on the international circuit. But when the military takes notice, how can three kids protect their new friend?

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  • Rugby Spirit by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Spirit (English, Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    Eoin has just started a new school ... and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn't even held a rugby ball before! And why does everybody seem to know more about his own grandad than he does?

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  • Running On Empty by S. E. Durrant
    Running On Empty (Paperback) S. E. Durrant, Rob Biddulph

    AJ's grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges. Round and round the Olympic Park, aiming for the cross country trials, running to escape, AJ only seems to be heading ever closer to disaster.

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  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
    Swallows and Amazons (Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    'Swallows and Amazons for ever!'The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures.

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  • Splash by Charli Howard
    Splash (Paperback) Charli Howard

    But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, willshe give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity? A hugely exciting debut with a classic underdog story, a wonderfully relatable protagonist, and an important message of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are.

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  • The Chicken Nugget Ambush by Mark Lowery
    The Chicken Nugget Ambush (English, Paperback) Mark Lowery

    An outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet? Roman Garstang is all set for his class trip to Farm View outdoor survival centre. Mum has prescribed a strict chicken nugget-only diet (Seriously?!) It's time to put his new survival skills to the test .

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  • Foul Play: Off Side by Tom Palmer
    Foul Play: Off Side (Paperback) Tom Palmer

    When Danny Harte finds out there's been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favorite club, City, he's furious - the fans were about to buy it themselves. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what's going on - until he's caught staking out the club by the police and cautioned. His parents are furious, and his friends too.

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  • Diary of a Basketball Hero by Shamini Flint
    Diary of a Basketball Hero (Paperback) Shamini Flint

    Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to ... with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

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  • Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Roar
    Gerard Siggins

    School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks. But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?

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  • Slam Dunk, Vol. 19 by Takehiko Inoue
    Slam Dunk, Vol. 19 (English, Paperback) Takehiko Inoue

    Book reads from right to left in the traditional Japanese format.

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  • World Class by Dan Freedman
    World Class (Paperback) Dan Freedman

    It's the big one! The World Cup Finals beckon for Jamie Johnson but first he must answer a huge question: Which country will he play for? With brand new characters and all the trademark jaw-dropping footy action, Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson return on very top form for the fifth book in the series.

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  • Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
    Rugby Roar (Paperback) Gerard Siggins

    School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks. But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?

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  • Football Academy: Striking Out by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: Striking Out (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Yunis can't believe that he's United leading scorer. It should be the happiest time of his life, but his father wants him to give up football and work hard at school. Can Yunis convince his dad that he can do both, or will he have to hang up his boots forever? Stay on the ball this season with all the action from Football Academy.

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