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Book 10 - The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien (illustrated by David Wenzel)


The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen treasure. 


It is a journey fraught with danger - and in the end, Bilbo alone must face the guardian of this treasure, the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth...


Book 9 - Survivors by David Long 


Hold onto your chair legs and stay away from that volcano!


Survivors contains the remarkable true stories of adventurers, heroes and 'people in the wrong place at the wrong time' who overcame the odds.


Just think of a sailor whose ship is torpedoed, whose survival is dependent on drinking shark's blood!


Book 8 - The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen 


When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily, as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way.


Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him.


But one day, other tower blocks start falling down around him. Strange, menacing plants begin to appear and no one knows where they came from.


Now their tower isn't safe anymore, Ade and his mum are trapped and there's no way out...


Book 7 - Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson


The girl's in Maia's class told her what to expect when she reached the Brazilian jungle. 'There are huge mosquitoes which bite you. You turn as yellow as a lemon and then you die'. But Maia, an orphan, can't wait to start the long sea voyage. She is to begin a new life with relatives she has never met, a thousand miles up the Amazon river. And Maia's classmates could never, even in their wildest dreams, imagine the adventures that await her on the shores of the River Sea. 




Book 6 - Beetle Boy by MG Leonard


Darkus can't believe his eyes when a huge insect drops out of the trouser leg of his horrible new neighbour. It's a giant beetle - and it seems to want to communicate. 


But how can a boy be friends with a beetle?


And what does a beetle have to do with the disappearance of his dad and the arrival of Lucretia Cutter, with her taste for creepy jewellery?


Book 5 - The Arrival by Shaun Tan


In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another country. We experience his journey, his struggles to communicate, find accommodation, a job and food, as well as following the stories of other immigrants. 


Book 4 - After the War by Tom Palmer


Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horror of the Nazi concentration camps, they've finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. 


But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of the loved ones he has lost and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news of his missing father, he fears that Mordecai and Leo - the closest thing to family he has left - will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful shores of Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?


Book 3 - Escape Room by Christopher Edge


When Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. But as the Host locks Ami and her teammates inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game and the stakes are sky-high...


Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late?


Book 2 - When The Sky Falls by Phil Earle


1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. 


As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis rampaging free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love?


Book 1 - The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie 


The Nowhere Emporium is open for business. Bring your imagination. 


The mysterious shop from nowhere can appear at any time, in any city. Its magical labyrinth of rooms contains wonders beyond belief. But to enter, you must pay a price...