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'I won't be full up until I've eaten at least three juicy children'. The Enormous Crocodile is the greediest creature in the whole jungle and he loves eating children! He's a terrible boaster and thinks he's really smart with his secret plans and clever tricks. But he's not as clever as the other animals and they plan to ruin... read more

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This is a wonderful colour edition of one of Roald Dahl best-loved stories, now a major film. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are nasty, mean farmers who hate Mr Fox. They are determined to get him, so they lie in wait outside his hole, each one crouching behind a tree with his gun loaded, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. But cl... read more

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Author: Odo Hirsch
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 Fiction (8 to 12 years)

Awards:Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 1999. Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 1998.

Winner, Patricia Wrightson Prize for children's literature, New South Wales Premier's Awards 1999 Honour Book, Book of the Year Younger Readers, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1998 Shortlisted, National Children's Literature Award, Festival Awards for Literature 1998 Antonio S is a boy who knows all sorts of ... read more

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Ohh, a Chocolate Dipper! Toffee, caramel, strawberry, cinnamon, chocolate ...Hazel took a bit of the pastry, closed her eyes, and let the flavours fill her senses. Suddenly she opened her eyes again. If Mr Volio was forced to leave, there would be no more Chocolate Dippers. No more Strawberry Combers, no more Caramel Crunches... read more

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Charles Dickens is not only the author of some of the best-loved stories in the English language, but also the creator of some of its most memorable characters. Meet them all between the pages of this splendid book, which retells, in lively comicstrip style, five of Dickens' most popular stories: "Oliver Twist", "Great Expect... read more

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Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea with her father Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica and a satellite dish for her email. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone. But when Jack disappears in his sailing boat,... read more

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Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window Cleaners! Who need ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there's a chanc... read more

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The Bell family is in danger of losing their honourable name. Can Darius step up to the challenge and uphold it? A warm, wise story from one of Australia's master storytellers about a boy, his friends, his family, and the way a bit of luck and a lot of determination can turn the worst day of your life into the best.

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This collection of poems introduces a menagerie of comic animals. Meet the poor toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders on the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and the porcupine with it's painful prickles.

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In Once, Felix escapes from an orphanage, only to learn that Poland is a dangerous place for a Jewish boy on his own. He manages to look after himself and another young orphan, Zelda, until they are taken under the protection of a kind Polish dentist. But when the Nazis uncover their hiding place, Felix and Zelda must once ag... read more

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Author: Morris Gleitzman
Category:

 Fiction (8 to 12 years)

Series:Once
Awards:Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2010.

Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is...Now. Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him... read more

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Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotso... read more

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Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping thinks she is safe hiding in the shadow of the Tai Shan mountains. Here she struggles to care for Kai, the baby dragon she is responsible for. But even in her remote mountain hideout, Ping's enemies find her. It is Kai they want. Who can Ping trust? It is impossible to distinguish friend from ... read more

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Ancient China. Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far, but their journey is not yet over. Danger stalks them. Ping must find Kai a safe place. But how? When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand lives begins with a single step.

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Hazel Green is a free spirit - independent, mischievous and charming. She lives on the 12th floor of the grand old Moodey Building. Once a year, on Frogg Day, the whole city celebrates with a fabulous parade and Hazel is determined that the children of the building will join in.

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Amelia Dee lives in a house on Marburg Street, with a rare Peacock Lamp outside her bedroom door. Her father is an inventor, her mother is a sculptor, and the enigmatic L K Vishwanath practises yoga in her garden. Amelia herself has a lively curiosity and a talent for writing. Intrigued by Mr Vishwanath and his one-and-only s... read more

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Frankel Mouse is a resourceful, independent character who lives in the London Underground. He imagines that Baker Street Station will provide crumbs aplenty, and so he journeys there to set up home in a danger 100,000 volts cupboard. He is joined by his cousin Berrel, a timid mouse called Michael, and Cousin Ruthie. This work... read more

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If you were a mouse looking for colour and adventure, where would you look? 'In the Bestish Lair, of course,' says Cousin Ruthie. 'The Bestish has the most enormous imagination in the world. Every night when he goes to sleep, he dreams. And every day, he makes exactly the colours and shapes he dreams about, and anyone can ta... read more

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Early in the morning, while the Moodey Building sleeps, a man is shouting at the caretaker. He thinks no else will hear him - but he hasn't reckoned with Hazel Green! She can hardly believe the awful things she hears - or who is saying them. 'Yakov,' announced Hazel to the Yak, 'we have to teach him a lesson. I've got the per... read more

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When a thief steals two splendid lobsters - kings of the sea - and leaves a secret message on the empty tank, Mr Petrusca is more upset than anyone can understand. Hazel Green knows there's something fishy going on, but it takes all her ingenuity, plus a little help from the Yak, to crack the code and solve the mystery. And e... read more

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