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My Swordhand Is Singing
Marcus Sedgwick
My Swordhand Is Singing
Read by Stephen Thorne

In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and settle there as woodcutters. Tomas digs a water channel around their hut, so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, nor why he carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know. But Tomas is a man with a past; a past that... More >

Fawn
Margi McAllister
Fawn
Read by Helen Bourne

Kirsty Weaver isn’t like most ten year olds. She doesn’t spend her time watching TV or shopping for clothes. Kirsty longs to be as free as the deer, but her home life is difficult. Then Kirsty discovers an abandoned fawn on the hill and has to help it. As Kirsty battles to keep Fawn safe, she realises she can’t keep doing everything alone ... Interest Age: 9+... More >

A Home for Teasel
Margi McAllister
A Home for Teasel
Read by Helen Bourne

Gwen’s has always dreamed of having a pony, but there’s no way her parents can afford one – and there’s no point waiting for money to drop out of the sky! So Gwen does odd jobs, adding pennies to her pony fund. But when she meets Mrs Tilney, everything changes. Gwen’s elderly neighbour has a pony that needs looking after. Spending time with Teasel is Gwen’s dream come true. A natural with horses, ... More >

Ellie May Would Like to be Taken Seriously for a Change
Marianne Levy
Ellie May Would Like to be Taken Seriously for a Change
Read by The Author

Dear Everybody, I’m an incredibly famous film star! I get to sign autographs and be in magazines and I have my very own chaperone. Hooray! But I am also a very serious person. I love nature. I have a bag decorated with butterflies. Did you know that butterflies turn into caterpillars? Amazingly amazing! And that’s why I’m helping to save a nature reserve. I’ve never saved anything before, but it ... More >

Magnificat
Marilyn Edwards
Magnificat
Read by Charlotte Strevens

From the instant his fingers touched her back the little cat knew. The boy was someone she would trust. Homeless and hungry, Magnificat is desperate for someone to take her in, so when she sees a kindness in local boy Ben, she is happy to give herself over to him. But a cat isn’t something Ben wants. He’s got enough problems with a prickly relationship with his mum and an absent father besides, he... More >

Space Lizards Stole My Brain!
Mark Griffiths
Space Lizards Stole My Brain!
Read by Daniel Philpott

When Admiral Skink, an alien-lizard warlord from the planet Swerdlix, is attacked by The Hideous and Unimaginably Vast Comet Creature of Poppledock he faces a certain death ... but luckily his underlings have installed the BrainTwizzler 360 Mind Migration SystemTM.This nifty invention safely transfers Skink’s mind on to a memory wafer and jettisons it through space to find a suitable temporary “ho... More >

The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life
Mark Lowery
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life
Read by David Thorpe

A jam-fuelled week of disaster starts with a single doughnut! Roman Garstang is obsessed with food – particularly Squidgy Splodge doughnuts – but things are not always as sugar-coated as they seem. Because of his Monday-morning jam doughnut, Roman’s week takes a sticky turn. By Friday he has been banned from eating for 24 hours, accidentally shoplifted, had a lift in a getaway van, styled his teac... More >

The Chicken Nugget Ambush
Mark Lowery
The Chicken Nugget Ambush
Read by David Thorpe

An outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet? Roman is all set for his class trip to Farm View outdoor survival centre. There are only three issues: 1. With Darren Gamble as his new ‘BFF’ how can Roman make friends with funny, cool girl Vanya? 2. Roman will be sharing a tent with Kevin, ‘The Pukelear Missile’, for THREE DAYS and 3. Mum has presc... More >

Olaf the Viking
Martin Conway
Olaf the Viking
Read by Martin Conway

Olaf is desperate to find his father It’s been a long time since he disappeared, and it could be Olaf’s big chance to be a hero. So when his uncle makes it clear that he is more interested in carousing, marauding, and pillaging than in finding his long-lost brother, Olaf decides to take matters into his own hands.... More >

Opal Moonbaby
Maudie Smith
Opal Moonbaby
Read by Chris Barrie

Martha’s decided friends are stupid. Especially if they’re anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever. But it’s the first day of the summer holidays, and there’s not that much to do ... until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal’s been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness ... More >

A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond
A Bear Called Paddington
Read by Stephen Fry

‘A bear on Paddington Station?’ said Mrs Brown in amazement. ‘Don’t be silly – there can’t be.’ The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things – like having a bath, travelling undergrou... More >

Paddington Races Ahead
Michael Bond
Paddington Races Ahead
Read by Jim Broadbent

Paddington Bear – the beloved bear from Darkest Peru – is back! ‘My legs are a bit short for the pole vault!’ repeated Paddington hotly.‘But they’ve always been that way.’ Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Per... More >

Paddington Here and Now
Michael Bond
Paddington Here and Now
Read by Stephen Fry

‘A bear? On Paddington station?’ Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement.‘Don’t be silly, Henry. There can’t be!’ Fifty years ago, Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same ...... More >

More About Paddington
Michael Bond
More About Paddington
Read by Stephen Fry

‘Bears like Paddington are very rare,’ says Mrs Brown, ‘and a good thing too, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade.’ The Brown Family first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact – and now he is just another member of their family, if a slightly unusual one. With his attempts at home decorating, detective work and photography, the Brown family soon find ... More >

The Odd Squad: Zero Tolerance
Michael Fry
The Odd Squad: Zero Tolerance
Read by David Thorpe

The Odd Squad are back! After taming the school’s biggest bully, Nick, Molly and Karl expect to bask in Safety Patrol glory. But without a bully to set straight, all they’re left with is helping sixth graders cross the hall and reminding everyone that Jell-o meat stains. Enter new kid Simone, who shakes up the team. Soon Nick is facing trouble. Big trouble. Explusion-level trouble. Which would m... More >


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