Rory Branagan: Detective by Andrew Clover and Ralph Lazar

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Hello.  I am Rory Branagan.  I am actually a detective.  Now … People always say: “How do you become a detective?” and I say: “Ahhh, you don’t just suddenly find yourself sneaking up on baddies, or chasing them, or fighting them, or living a life of constant deadly danger – you have to want it.”

So why did I want it?

I just wanted to find my dad …

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Horace & Harriet Take On The Town by Clare Elsom

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Harriet is seven.  And a quarter.  Horace is seventeenth century.  And a STATUE!

But after a rather rocky start, their friendship is soon on a very firm footing.  Together they take up the challenge to help Horace (who has come down from his pedestal) get to grips with modern life.

Separated by centuries.  Joined by a common purpose.  Horace and Harriet are rock solid! 

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Amelia Fang And The Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson

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Meet Amelia Fang

A sparky little vampire in a dark and gloomy world … 

Amelia and her friends must venture beyond Nocturnia to the Kingdom of the Light, to rescue Queen Fairyweather.

But with terrifying angel-kittens and unicorns lurking behind every rainbow, who can they trust?  And will they uncover the true villain plotting to take over their world? 

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Star Wars The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein

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Meet the new heroes of The Last Jedi

The evil First Order threatens the galaxy, and only General Leia Organa’s brave Resistance stands in their way.  When the peaceful world Atterra Bravo is under attack, their crack bomber group Cobalt Squadron is called on to help.  Rose and Paige Tico – refugees from the First Order’s devastation, now fighting for freedom with Cobalt Squadron – must devise a daring plan to help the people of Atterra Bravo right under the enemy’s nose.  But will the sisters’ actions save the planet – or lead to all-out war?  A thrilling adventure featuring new heroes from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Nancy Parker’s Chilling Conclusions by Julia Lee

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Dear Q

In case they keep it from The Children – this is to inform you there has been A MURDER!  What’s more – I was the one that found him.  Must meet.  Cannot tell when I will be free to speak to you so try to check this place every hour.  Will do my best to get here soon as I can.

N. P.

Nancy has a new job as a lady’s maid, and is accompanying her new employer on a visit to the grand and mysterious Midwinter Manor.  But things take a turn for the worse when Nancy discovers a dead body in the library.  With a house full of strange guests, who could possibly be the murderer?

What secrets lurk in the walls of Midwinter Manor?  Are all of the guests what they seem?  Who does the dead body belong to? 

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The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

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Do you believe in magic?

Magic comes in all shapes and sizes and colours and tastes and smells and feelings.

Magic may even come in the shape of a book …

When Carter Locke runs away he’s never felt more alone. But then he finds a gang of other young magicians …

and THE MAGIC MISFITS are born!

Street magician Carter knows that magic tricks are just that – tricks. But when he runs away he finds himself alone and in danger from a dastardly carnival ringleader. He could really use some magic now …

A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr Vernon leads Carter to a gang of other young magicians. Can the Magic Misfits use their skills to foil the ringleader’s most evil scheme yet? And will Carter find the real magic hiding in this story?

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The Impossible by Mark Illis

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Bored?  Confused?  Desperate for something – anything – exciting to happen?

So is Hector Coleman.  (And, yes, he does also have the worst name in history).

But unlike you, Hector is hanging from a windowsill five metres up, and his life is about to change in unbelievable ways.

If he doesn’t die first.

Want to find out why?  Open this book.  Hector will tell you.  He’ll tell you that the impossible …

Just got real.

A comic-book-inspired adventure with a graphic-novel twist that will make you grateful your life is not as weird as Hector’s …  

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The Huntress: Sea by Sarah Driver

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In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple.  Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born. 

Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of THE HUNTRESS.

But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across the world … 

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There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday

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Like I said, kid, it’s your story.  Are you ready?

On a frozen Christmas Eve, Mouse Mallory and his family set off across a snow-white valley to visit his grandparents.

They never arrive. 

As the wheels skid off the icy road, Mouse is thrown from the car.  When he wakes, he finds himself in a magical landscape, with only a talkative sheep and a very bossy horse for company.

And they tell him: this is your story now.

So begins Mouse’s extraordinary quest through a world of wonder.  A world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.

All to find a castle, somewhere, beyond.

But why is Mouse looking for a castle?  As thoughts of his family back at the car begin to surface, Mouse realises this might be the most important journey he will ever make … 

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