The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

The Blurb On The Back:

Who runs the world? SQUIRRELS!

Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green just moved from sunny California to the small town of Shady Oaks.  She must start at a new school, make new friends and continue to hide her fluffy tail.  Yep, Doreen has the powers of … a squirrel!

As Squirrel Girl, Doreen rescues cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean and dissuades vandalism.  All is well until a real-life Super Villain declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy.  Is Doreen ready to become a fully fledged Super Hero?  Or will she go … NUTS?

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Nancy Parker’s Spooky Speculations by Julia Lee

The Blurb On The Back:

I am sitting up in bed in my new room.

It’s the middle of the night & I haven’t had a wink of sleep.  My ears are out on stalks & my eyes are peeled – every bit of me is ready to detect another STRANGE OCCURRENCE.

Not that anything has happened.

But I fear it will.

Nancy Parker thinks her luck is in when she finds the perfect job in an old house by the sea.

But strange noises and ghostly appearances soon set Nancy dusting off her detective skills.  And who better to help than her old friend, Ella Otter?  But what spooky secrets will they find as they delve into the mystery?

Who (or what) is making the mysterious creaks and thumps that only Nancy hears?  Does someone (or something) want them out of the house?  And what dangers do the dark, dank cellars hold?  

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Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin

The Blurb On The Back:

People call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I’ve always got my mouth open, but what’s wrong with that? 

Billy is obsessed with swimming in the sea, which is where he goes to wash his problems far, far away. Thanks to his mum’s mystery illness, his dad has ben forced to work extra hours to make ends meet, so Billy is often left to his own devices. Meanwhile at school, bullies mercilessly seize on Billy’s ‘otherness’ and make his life as miserable as possible – but then new boy Patrick Green, with “fingers like steel, strength of a bear” joins Billy’s class. And a mackerel swims up to Billy’s face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear Mask goggles and says: Fish Boy.

And Billy’s whole world changes. 

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