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The Wild Folk by Sylvia V. Linsteadt

The Wild Folk by Sylvia V. Linsteadt

In the land of Farallone, the City dwellers' greed for stargold threatens to destroy the mystical Wild Folk.

A timeless adventure filled with wonder and a crucial environmental message, this series concludes with The Wild Folk Rising.

The Wild Folk

The Wild Folk

In the land of Farallone, the City dwellers' greed for stargold threatens to destroy the mystical Wild Folk. Their only hope rests with two young hares and their human companions – Tin, a City boy with a passion for invention, and curious Country girl Comfrey. To protect the stargold Tin and Comfrey face impossible tasks, each stranger than the last. And every creature they meet on their extraordinary journey, from the tiniest ant to the grizzliest witch, has a crucial role to play in saving the land they love. A timeless adventure filled with wonder and a crucial environmental message, this is the first book in the magical Stargold Chronicles.

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The Wild Folk Rising

The Wild Folk Rising

The City Brothers thought the Country a barren place. Now they know it’s teeming with stargold, Country girl Comfrey and City boy Tin must save the magical Wild Folk from their evil clutches. On a journey from the deadly Underworld to the highest mountain, they’ll need all their courage and ingenuity to stop the devastation of the land they love. A timeless adventure filled with wonder and a crucial environmental message, this is the second and final book in the magical Stargold Chronicles.

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An epic quest in a beautiful, troubled world Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

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Scavengers by Darren Simpson

What happens when you break the rules? Scavengers by Darren Simpson is a unique coming-of-age story about what it means to be free and what it means to be human.

Scavengers

Scavengers

Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 Landfill has lived his whole life as a scavenger, running with wooflers, swimming with turtles and feasting on fresh gull. Old Babagoo has always looked after him, on one condition – follow his rules. NEVER COME LOOKING OUTSIDE. NEVER RISE ABOVE THE WALL. But despite the dangers, Landfill longs to see Outside. And some rules are made to be broken. Read an extract and find teacher's notes for Scavengers under the 'Resources for this book' tab below.

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A book unlike any other – I was totally unprepared for the twists! Alex Wheatle, Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

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Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers
Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin

Are you ready for a most peculiar fairytale? The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods is a spectacular debut by Samuel J. Halpin, with illustrations by Hannah Peck.

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods

This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darking and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery?

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A thrilling read...flavoured with fairytales, drizzled with a syrup of fear and sprinkled with heart... M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy

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Usborne fiction books have won major awards in 2018 and 2019, including The CILIP Carnegie Medal and The Branford Boase Award.

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

This enchanting story of Marinka and Baba Yaga, her grandmother who guides spirits between this world and the next, has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.

The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas...

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Enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities. Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

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The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Where impossible becomes possible... 

The Train to Impossible Places is a wild ride of an adventure from debut author P.G. Bell, with glorious illustrations from Flavia Sorrentino – available in paperback and hardback.

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The Train to Impossible Places

The Train to Impossible Places

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 Shortlisted for the IBW Book Awards 2019 All aboard for a magical journey... When Suzy hears a strange rattling noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for The Union of Impossible Places. Whisked onboard by a troll boy called Wilmot, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's given the job of delivering a cursed package to the fearsome sorceress, Lady Crepuscula. Except when the mysterious package begs not to be delivered, Suzy discovers the fate of the Impossible Places might just be in her hands...

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Great fun, fast-moving and inventive Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines

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