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The Boy at the Back of the Class

There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!

But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.

That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. ..


Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School 

Marshall Armstrong is new to our school. He looks different to me. His laces are straight, not criss-crossed like mine, And his eyes are always looking at the blackboard.


Marshall Armstrong doesn't fit into our school. Not one bit!


But it doesn't take long for Marshall to prove that you don't have to follow the crowd to be the most popular kid in the playground.




Crater Lake 

Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach? Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre?

But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save their classmates from an alien fate far worse than death.


But whatever happens, they must Never. Ever. Fall asleep!


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Prince George Goes to School 

Prince George is starting school!


There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns!


How will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure?





All the Things that Could go Wrong 

Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left and he's taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex.
Alex is struggling. His OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school.
Then the boys' mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays - what could possibly go wrong?




My Teacher is a Monster! 

Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class... what a monster!

One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye.






Oh, the places you'll go! 

The good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us all to take life in our stride!








The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates  (Grey Reading Level)

Freddie Yates loves facts. A fact can't leave you and no one can take it away. But when he learns the surprising fact that his biological dad might be living in Wales, Freddy and his best friends sneak off to find him, unwittingly causing a chain of 'miraculous' events involving an onion-eating contest, superhero scarecrows and life-saving sheep.







You Choose

Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything.

Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on... you choose!

With the help of Nick Sharratt's wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun!



Molly is in her final year of primary school, with secret dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Having always lived in the shadow of her manipulative friend, Chloe, Molly finally has the chance to compete in a regional swimming contest and define herself on her own terms. But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, will she give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity?


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Michael was . . . different.


His teachers said he was the worst boy in the school. He was always late and he was a little scruffy.  


Is there no hope for him at all? Or is it good to be different?


It's possible that the disruptive Michael could be doing something more interesting than his assigned reading. 


Once Upon an Ordinary School Day 

It was an ordinary day, just like any other, and an ordinary boy made his ordinary way to his ordinary school.

He had no idea that something extraordinary was about to happen...






My First Day at School 

First experiences can be exciting, but they can be frightening too.


In this book Roshaurn Lee tells you about his first day at school.

Think - Believe - Persevere - Succeed