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Amy Peppercorn: Starry-Eyed and Screaming

Amy Peppercorn’s chaotic life becomes even more confusingwhen her amazing voice leads to a deal with a record company. By succumbing to trashy manufactured pop, Amy knows she is betraying her principles. Family and friends begin to act differently towards her and she feels carried along by forces stronger than herself. All the while Amy…

Arnie…the Accidental Hero

Arnie the armadillo lives on a tropical island with every kind of jungle creature imaginable. On his way across the island to meet his friends, Arnie braves everything from thunderstorms to bats. However, it is crocodiles that really make Arnie shake. While hurrying to warn his friends of a nasty crocodile lurking nearby, Arnie trips…

Bloodline

Part of Barrington Stoke’s ‘Dyslexia Friendly’ series of books for teenagers, Bloodline tells the story of Finbarr, who is enduring a normal Saturday with his father, his granddad and ‘Grag’, his great-grandfather. As they eat chips and watch TV in silence, a girl bursts into the house. She has stolen cash and decides to hold them hostages…

Everwild

Everlost is where children go when they die – a kind of middle-ground between the living world and the ‘light’. Everlost is in the midst of a power struggle between the sinister Mary Hightower and Nick the Chocolate Ogre. Thrown into the mix is Allie, a ‘skinjacker’ who can possess the bodies of the living…

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek is part of Barrington Stoke’s ‘Dyslexia Friendly’ series of books for teenagers. The story is one that would interest teens, while the book is printed on thick cream paper and in a particular layout and font to minimise any interference with reading the words on the page. It is a fast-moving tale of…

Love, Shelley

An account of a 14-year-old girl’s life in a series of letters to her favourite singer Ziggy. Shelley, the narrator, feels she can be truly honest with her idol. Her letters reveal the neglect and verbal abuse that she and her delicate younger brother, Jake, suffer due to their mother’s alcoholism. School also presents problems…

Night of the Living Veg & The Big Freeze

The ‘Buster Bayliss’ series is made up of fast-paced adventure stories told with energy and humour. In both Night of the Living Veg and The Big Freeze, Buster and his Fake Cousin Polly must save their town of Smogley from being taken over by manic evil forces. Their heroics save the town and the citizens…

Vlad the Drac

When Paul and Judy rescue a baby vampire from the lonely Transylvanian mountains and hide him in their London home, they don’t realise the awkward situations he will present for them. Vlad the Drac is a harmless but difficult vampire who, in his continuous bid to make himself heard, gets the children into all sorts…

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