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  • Running On Empty by S. E. Durrant
    Running On Empty (English, 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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  • You're Not Proper by Tariq Mehmood
    You're Not Proper (English, Paperback) Tariq Mehmood

    Book one in the STRIKER series. A topical tale of two Muslin schoolgirls in search of belonging and their attempt to come to terms with religious and social identity. Set against a backdrop of seething Islamaphobia.

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  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
    Be Prepared (English, Paperback) Vera Brosgol

    A gripping and hilarious middle-grade summer camp memoir from the author of Anya's Ghost.

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  • Splash by Charli Howard
    Splash (English, 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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  • 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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  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    Ghost (English, Paperback) Jason Reynolds, Selom Sunu

    Running. That's all Ghost has ever known. But he's been running for all the wrong reasons - until he meets Coach who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

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

    Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework - AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. Books, crooks and rucks - it's all to play for this term!

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  • Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
    Swallows And Amazons (English, Paperback) Arthur Ransome

    The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read' - Marcus Sedgwick

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  • Return to Glory by Bob Cattell
    Return to Glory (English, Paperback) Bob Cattell, Bob Linney

    The Glory Gardens cricket team return for their ninth adventure, this time travelling to Australia to play in their own Ashes contest.

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  • War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.) by Michael Foreman
    War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.) (English, Hardback) Michael Foreman

    The classic children's book about the First World war and the legendary Christmas Day cease-fire football match in no-mans-land. Contains a special new introduction from Michael Foreman, additional new illustrations and 4 pages of extra background material on the Christmas Day in the trenches and football during the war.

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  • Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
    Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror (English, Paperback) Chris Priestley, David Roberts

    Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover!...

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  • Football Academy: Boys United by Tom Palmer
    Football Academy: Boys United (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He's worried about his height though - what if he's too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores - he's made it! Jake can't wait to pull on his shirt and join the team. But someone at the club wants to make his life difficult.

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  • The Football Trials: All Out Attack by John Hickman
    The Football Trials: All Out Attack (English, Paperback) John Hickman

    Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font and illustrations, The Football Trials is aimed at readers aged 12+ and has a manageable length (80 pages) and reading age...

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  • The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird
    The Fastest Boy in the World (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Laird

    An immersive and uplifting story, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal

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  • Scoring for the Stasi by Joseph Curry
    Scoring for the Stasi (English, Paperback) Joseph Curry $10.85
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  • Drone Racer by Andy Briggs
    Drone Racer (English, 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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  • Foul Play: Dead Ball by Tom Palmer
    Foul Play: Dead Ball (English, Paperback) Tom Palmer

    Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia's favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie, and Danny soon finds himself caught up with the criminals of the footballing underworld.

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  • Diary of a Rugby Champ by Shamini Flint
    Diary of a Rugby Champ (English, Paperback) Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich

    Marcus Atkinson is a rugby champ (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his legs ...

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  • Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg
    Kicking a Ball (English, 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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  • Llama United by Scott Allen
    Llama United (English, Paperback) Scott Allen

    The beautiful game is about to get hairy!

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