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Books from around the world

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Enjoy some of our recommended books for older children from around the world.

These books range from translated stories from other countries to adventues set in far flung places. Covering many genres some are great for engaging reluctant readers while others are perfect to entertain those reading above their age.

  • Toby Alone

    Author: Timothee de Fombelle Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

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  • Toby Alone

    Author: Timothee de Fombelle Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

    Winner of the 2009 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, this exciting adventure has a serious message about the w…

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  • Dragon Dancer

    Author: Joyce Chng Illustrator: Jeremy Pailler

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  • Dragon Dancer

    Author: Joyce Chng Illustrator: Jeremy Pailler

    Young Yao and Shen Long - a powerful sky dragon - battle with the past year's bad luck and usher in good luck from the skies of Si…

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  • Danza!

    Author: Duncan Tonatiuh

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  • Danza!

    Author: Duncan Tonatiuh

    Danza! explores the life of one of the most celebrated dancers and choreographers in the 20th Century, Amalia Hernandez, and …

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  • Inkheart

    Author: Cornelia Funke

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  • Inkheart

    Author: Cornelia Funke

    12-year-old Meggie and her father, Mo, a bookbinder, both love reading, but since the disappearance of Meggie's mother, they no lo…

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    Author: Hergé Translator: Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    Author: Hergé Translator: Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper

    Resourceful junior reporter Tintin embarks on a series of exciting international adventures, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy…

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  • The Journey

    Author: Francesca Sanna

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  • The Journey

    Author: Francesca Sanna

    What is it like to leave everything behind and travel somewhere strange? This incredibly poignant story introduces the concept of …

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  • The Arrival

    Author: Shaun Tan

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  • The Arrival

    Author: 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 count…

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