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A hitchhiker who isn't what he seems, a mobile phone that lets you contact the dead…just a sample of the sinister stories that you’ll wish you hadn’t read!
This ‘choose your own adventure’ book allows you to join characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and prove yourself worthy of your Jedi training! Includes links to online scenes and games.
A spooky story of Coraline, a girl who finds a parallel world beyond the door of her new house – complete with parents who have buttons for eyes…
Another one of our read-aloud favourite, this clever, thrilling and very funny book tells the story of a little girl who gets lost on the beach, from ‘her’ dog’s point of view.
The story of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III's rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits. Packed with lively diagrams and jokes, this is a popular choice for older or more confident readers.
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