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September 2017
Dragonsitter Trouble
Josh Lacey
Dragonsitter Trouble
Read by David Thorpe

Dear Uncle Morton, The McDougalls are here. Mr McDougall won’t stop shouting. He has lost three sheep in a week. Now he wants to take your dragons away.’ In these three stories, The Dragonsitter’s Island, The Dragonsitter’s Party and The Dragonsitter to the Rescue, Eddie has yet more trials by fire. This time, he’s dragonsitting on his uncle’s remote Scottish island home, getting some unexpected b... More >

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How to Fool Your Parents
Pete Johnson
How to Fool Your Parents
Read by Joe Coen

What can you do when your parents turn into SUPER-VILLAINS? I just took one tiny POWER NAP in a VERY BORING lesson and they totally over-reacted – banning me from appearing on the most awesome vlog in the universe! I tried everything I could to change their minds – even doing my HOMEWORK! – but NOTHING worked. Then my best friend Maddy told me about a SECRET way to FOOL YOUR PARENTS into doing ANY... More >

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Letters from the Lighthouse
Emma Carroll
Letters from the Lighthouse
Read by Victoria Fox

February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own... More >

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Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship & Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis
Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship & Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Read by Ashleigh Cheadle

Pip is friendly, patient and loyal, that’s why he’s training to be a service dog! The only thing standing in his way is his one weakness: if a ball is thrown, he has to chase it. So when Pip the labrador puppy gets assigned to a young girl in a wheelchair will he prove himself a worthy assistance pup? Puppies to the rescue! Murphy the leonberger puppy faces his biggest challenge when he is sent to... More >

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August 2017
The Secret Kitten
Holly Webb
The Secret Kitten
Read by Victoria Fox

Moving to a new house and school is hard for Lucy. Then she finds a family of stray kittens in an alleyway, and doesn’t feel quite so lonely. She especially loves the shy black-and-white one, and calls her Catkin. Catkin doesn’t like it when the other kittens are taken away. Then Lucy makes her a new home in their greenhouse. But the kitten can’t stay there forever. Just how long can Lucy keep Cat... More >

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The Everything Machine
Ally Kennen
The Everything Machine
Read by Joe Coen

Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery – a 3D printing machine stamped with PROPERTY OF THE M.O.D. and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT TAMPER. It’s a machine with magical properties, it has a name, it speaks and it can print ANYTHING Olly asks it to, from the coolest new toy to a room full of chocolate cake. But what Olly really really wants is ... his Dad. Interest Age 9+... More >

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Pet Defenders: Attack of the Alien Dung!
Gareth P. Jones
Pet Defenders: Attack of the Alien Dung!
Read by David Thorpe

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK – you’ll need it… Secret agent Biskit is not happy when he discovers his new partner Mitzy is a cat – everyone knows cats and dogs don’t mix. But saving the Earth from alien invasions must come first and the planet is under attack! A cluster of cow pats has flown into town and they’re... More >

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The Bookshop Girl
Sylvia Bishop
The Bookshop Girl
Read by Ashleigh Cheadle

This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a secret – she can’t actually read! So Property doesn’t see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, a magical place filled with books and a very bad... More >

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July 2017
Thunderstruck
Ali Sparkes
Thunderstruck
Read by Rosie Jones

What if your new best friend was a ghost? Getting struck by lightning isn’t exactly how Alisha and Theo planned to get out of sports day. Surviving the strike makes them see life differently. It also makes them notice Doug and Lizzie. Struck by lightning under that same tree in 1975, the two teenagers have been hanging out there ever since. But something sinister is going on at school – although o... More >

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Dirty Bertie: Smash! & Fame!
David Roberts and Alan McDonald
Dirty Bertie: Smash! & Fame!
Read by Evelyn McLean

Dirty Bertie – the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits – is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Smash! his 22nd adventure, as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, tries his hand at a round of golf and joins Gran in a winning game of Bingo. In F... More >

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Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Fairy’s Wing
Claire Taylor-Smith
Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Fairy’s Wing
Read by Penelope Rawlins

Hattie B knows there’s no time to lose when her charm bracelet calls her back to the Kingdom of Bellua. Evil King Ivar of the Imps wants to fly, so he’s stolen the magic from a fairy’s wing. Hattie must find an enchanted thread to fix the wing, but someone is determined to stop her . . . Interest Age 7+... More >

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Hide! The Tiger’s Mouth is Open Wide!
Adam Frost
Hide! The Tiger’s Mouth is Open Wide!
Read by Thomas Eyre

A tiger with toothache is terrifying, as Tom and Sophie are about to find out . . . But when your dad is a zookeeper and your mum’s the zoo vet, there’s also grrrreat fun to be had. An animal-packed zoo caper with stacks of behind-the-scenes peeks at London Zoo. Written with the help of the brilliant team at ZSL London Zoo. Interest Age 7+... More >

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June 2017
Tanglewood Animal Park: The Troublesome Tiger
Tamsyn Murray
Tanglewood Animal Park: The Troublesome Tiger
Read by Rosie Jones

Zoe loves living at Tanglewood Animal Park. Zoe can’t wait to meet the park’s newest arrival, Tindu the tiger. But Tindu seems sad, and refuses to leave his den. Can Zoe dream up a plan to help Tanglewood’s tiger feel happy in his new home? Interest age 7+... More >

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The Island at the End of Everything
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Island at the End of Everything
Read by Victoria Fox

Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants, including her mother, have leprosy. Ami loves her home – with its blue seas and lush forests. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: all the islanders untouched by leprosy, like Ami, are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she’s desperate to return before her mother’s death. She finds... More >

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Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up
Simon Cherry
Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up
Read by David Thorpe

When Eddy Stone meets an alien cat on a mission to destroy earth, his rainy weekend suddenly takes off. Shooting into outer space with his annoying cousin Millie, can Eddy stop the crazy kitty? 3-2-1: counting down to an adventure that’s out of this world … Interest age 7+... More >

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Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern
Roland Chambers
Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern
Read by Max Dowler

Sometimes secrets are hidden in the most obvious places. When Nelly returns home to discover that her mother has mysteriously disappeared, she vows to stop at nothing until she’s found her. Climb to the tops of the clouds in a laundry basket? Why not? Dive to the depths of the ocean in an oversized tin can? Of course! Leave her turtle, Columbus, behind? CERTAINLY NOT! He’s her best friend, what an... More >

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May 2017
Harper and the Circus of Dreams
Cerrie Burnell
Harper and the Circus of Dreams
Read by The Author

Harper and her friends are flying on her magical scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running on air, skipping along a tightrope. She leads them to the wondrous Circus of Dreams, suspended in the clouds by hot air balloons. As the children meet the circus baker, the sea-singer and the puzzling fortune teller, they begin to realise something about Harper’s mysterious past … Interest age 7+... More >

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Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom
Steve Webb
Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom
Read by Alex Wingfield

Spangles McNasty is horrible to everyone and does vile things like eat cold chips out of bins and pull faces at old ladies. And would you believe it, Spangles has inherited a rollercoaster called the Tunnel of Doom! When Spangles and his bonkers friend Sausage-face Pete go to see it, they realise it’s a good for nothing piece of junk. If they want to make any lovely money from it, they’ll need to ... More >

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Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Vanishing Emerald
Holly Webb
Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Vanishing Emerald
Read by Victoria Fox

Maisie Hitchins longs to be a detective. She’s sure there are lots of mysteries to solve on the streets of Victorian London – if only she weren’t so busy running errands for her grandmother …When a star-of-the-stage Sarah Massey comes to visit, Maisie senses a mystery. Sarah is distraught – her fiancé has given her a priceless emerald necklace and now it’s gone missing. Maisie sets out to investig... More >

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Gladiator School Book 3: Blood & Sand
Dan Scott
Gladiator School Book 3: Blood & Sand
Read by David Thorpe

Lucius is back in Rome, reunited with his friend Isidora. Together they look after the wild beasts that will hunt, fight – and die – in the arena. Emperor Titus has decreed a hundred days of games to celebrate the opening of his new amphitheatre, so Lucius’s brother, the famous gladiator Quintus Felix, will once again have to face death or glory. Meanwhile, Lucius’s father is still on the run. Can... More >

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