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Great adventure books 5-8

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Does your child adore adventure? Then these books are sure to keep them entertained.

From a magical little girl stopping pollution to a heroic super potato, these books are full of mazing adventures. 

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  • The Dress and the Girl

    Author: Camille Andros Illustrator: Julie Morstad

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Dress and the Girl

    Author: Camille Andros Illustrator: Julie Morstad

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

    Emigrating to America, a girl loses the trunk that contains her beloved dress. The dress then embarks on an epic around-the-world …

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  • Hello World!

    Author: Paul Beavis

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Hello World!

    Author: Paul Beavis

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

    Monster is bored as Mr and Mrs Mo are too busy to play with him. He decides to pack his bag, and sets off to see the world. Warmth…

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  • Sky Song

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Sky Song

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Abi Elphinstone's magical adventure is full of close calls, fantastical creatures and deliciously evil villains to savour in a tal…

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  • Knights and Bikes

    Author: Gabrielle Kent Illustrator: Rex Crowle and Luke Newell

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Knights and Bikes

    Author: Gabrielle Kent Illustrator: Rex Crowle and Luke Newell

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Knights and Bikes is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure mixing together myth and magic, ghosts and curses, and starring tw…

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  • Dave Pigeon

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-7

    Reading age: 6-7

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  • Dave Pigeon

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-7

    Reading age: 6-7

    Dave Pigeon, the brilliant pigeon mastermind, is determined to find and eat all of your biscuits. The expressive illustrations com…

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  • Supertato

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Supertato

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

    Interest level: 3-6

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    It’s night-time in the supermarket and all is quiet and still. But wait. Something has escaped from the freezer, something with ev…

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  • A Roman Rescue

    Author: Kelly Gerard Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • A Roman Rescue

    Author: Kelly Gerard Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    Charlie and his trusty dog Bandit fall down a sinkhole and are transported to ancient Rome where he meets Cosmo and goes on an adv…

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  • Little Monkey

    Author: Marta Altés

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Little Monkey

    Author: Marta Altés

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Humorous illustrations in pencil and watercolour fill every page of this amusing tale, which is sure to strike a chord with any fe…

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  • The Story of King Arthur

    Author: Siân Lewis Illustrator: Graham Howells

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Story of King Arthur

    Author: Siân Lewis Illustrator: Graham Howells

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A comprehensive and illustrated retelling of the story of King Arthur and his knights, from the years before his birth to his fina…

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  • The Secret Railway

    Author: Wendy Meddour Illustrator: Sam Usher

    Interest level: 5-9

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Secret Railway

    Author: Wendy Meddour Illustrator: Sam Usher

    Interest level: 5-9

    Reading age: 7+

    A magical, thrilling and slightly scary ‘first chapter’ book featuring the adventures of a brother and sister who stum…

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  • Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: David Wyatt

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: David Wyatt

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    Geraldine McCaughrean's much anticipated sequel to Peter Pan finds Wendy and the lost boys now grown-up and leading respectable li…

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Sunny lives on an arid plain with his extensive and loving meerkat family; they work together, play together and together do their…

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