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Goblins

Philip Reeve (Scholastic) In the midst of Clovenstone, an abandoned fortress, live seven clans of blood-thirsty and dim-witted goblins, lead by King Knobbler, a ferocious leader with a secret fondness for frilly knickers. But Skarper is different; he is clever, and cunning and after teaching himself to read using the Goblins’ bumwipe heaps (which turn …

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The Messenger Bird

Ruth Eastham (Scholastic) When Nathan’s father is arrested suddenly, accused selling confidential information from the Ministry of Defence, he gives Nathan a message which leads him to a riddle, written in 1940 by a Bletchley Park code-breaker named Lily Wilson. Within days, things take a turn for the worst and Nathan’s dad is charged for breaking the Official Secrets Act. But how …

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SPOOKY READS FOR HALLOWEEN (10): The Haunting of Charity Delafield

Ian Beck(The Bodley Head) Charity Delafield has been cocooned inside her father’s mansion house for as long as she can remember. She has been told her mother died in childbirth, and her father, in the name of some unknown condition she is supposed to suffer from, has prevented her from mixing with anybody else but …

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The Wide-Awake Princess

E.D. Baker(Bloomsbury Children’s Books) What if Sleeping Beauty wasn’t an only child? What if she had a younger sister whose only gift from the fairies was that she could not be touched by magic, and that in fact magic recoiled from her? Princess Annabelle has not had a great childhood; her family hold a distance …

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Shadow

Michael Morpurgowith illustrations by Christian Birmingham(Harpercollins Children’s Books) When Matt goes to spend the summer with his grandfather and his dog, he has no idea that he is very close to his friend Aman, who was suddenly taken from his home with his mother weeks ago and is now imprisoned in a nearby detention centre, Yarl’s Wood, …

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