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Unhooking the Moon

Gregory Hughes(Quercus) When their father dies unexpectedly, Marie-Claire (better known as the Rat) and her older brother Bob find themselves orphaned. Desperate not to be separated, they would rather walk from the Canadian prairies to downtown New York to find their only remaining family member, an uncle they have never met, than to be discovered and taken in by …

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The Truth is Dead

Marcus Sedgwick (editor)(Walker Books) Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if things had worked out differently during significant moments in history? If a minute little detail had been changed? The smallest change could, after all, alter the world as we know it. This is what this anthology tackles with eight short …

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Artichoke Hearts

Sita Brahmachari(Macmillan Children’s Books) Mira Levenson has just turned twelve and feels like her life has been tipped upside down. It already felt quite chaotic, with her lively, loud and nosy family and her outspoken larger-than-life grandmother. Sometimes Mira just feels that she could do with a little more privacy of thoughts and actions. But …

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Vampire Academy Contest!!

The FINAL, highly-anticipated heart wrenching book in the Vampire Academy series is finally here! Vampire Academy is the dark and delicious New York Times bestselling series with over a million and a half copies sold in the US alone. A fantastical combination of high school life, forbidden love and the supernatural makes this the perfect …

11+ fairy tales manga

Telling Tales

Featuring: Svetlana Chmakova, Emma Vieceli, Joanna Zhou, Irina Richards, Rebecca Burgess, Marubelle Sinclaire, Sonia Leong & Faye Yong.(Sweatdrop Studios) UK-based Manga studio Sweatdrop Studios presents us with a beautiful anthology of fairy tales from across the world; some you might know (The Snow Queen, The Prince & the Pauper), some you might not (The Three Feathers, The …