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A fabulously funny first chapter book from a series retelling fairytales in a modern setting. Cinderboy is heartbroken when he can’t go to the cup final, that is until his TV godmother appears!
This humourous but gory illustrated murder mystery featuring two girl sleuths is a Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winner, and is highly recommended for 7-10 year old Dahl fans (but not for particularly sensitive readers!)
Simple language and Manga style pictures tell the story of 14 year-old genius Rick Shaw, who vows to use his brains to fight evil - as Boffin Boy!
A sweet and funny take on the problem of being yourself and finding new friends. Jerry Bee has always had trouble making friends - people are scared until one day he picks up a wig!
A quirky, fun tale for confident readers aged 8+, featuring another outrageous adventure for Clarice Bean and friends. In this story Clarice wants a role in the school play and to impress her teacher.
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