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  • 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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  • Asterix the Gaul

    Author: Renné Goscinny Illustrator: Albert Uderzo Translator: Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

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  • Asterix the Gaul

    Author: Renné Goscinny Illustrator: Albert Uderzo Translator: Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

    In a tiny corner of Brittany, one small village of indomitable Gauls hold out against the almighty, all-conquering Romans.

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  • The Beast Player

    Author: Nahoko Uehashi Translator: Cathy Hirano

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  • The Beast Player

    Author: Nahoko Uehashi Translator: Cathy Hirano

    Elin's mother has a very special job - caring for the magical Toda which protect their kingdom. But when something goes wrong, Eli…

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  • Pippi Longstocking

    Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child

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  • Pippi Longstocking

    Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child

    Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase …

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  • Mr Leon's Paris

    Author: Barroux Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

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  • Mr Leon's Paris

    Author: Barroux Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

    Paris is beautifully rendered in moody beige, blue and orange in this retro-styled tale of French taxi driver Mr Leon and his mult…

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  • Starring Carmen!

    Author: Anika Denise Illustrator: Lorenza Alvarez Gomez

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  • Starring Carmen!

    Author: Anika Denise Illustrator: Lorenza Alvarez Gomez

    Carmen is a one-girl theatre company. She sings, acts, dances and makes the costumes! Her little brother Eduardo is desperate to b…

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  • The New Football Coach

    Author: Dominique Demers Translator: Sander Berg Illustrator: Tony Ross

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  • The New Football Coach

    Author: Dominique Demers Translator: Sander Berg Illustrator: Tony Ross

    The Black Duck Brook Football Club are hoping their new coach Miss Charlotte will help lead them to victory - but she seems to hav…

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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 Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

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  • The Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

    An air pilot makes a forced landing deep in the Sahara Desert. There, he makes a mysterious Little Prince, who tells him a series …

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  • The Raven’s Children

    Author: Yulia Yakovleva Translator: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp from Russian

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  • The Raven’s Children

    Author: Yulia Yakovleva Translator: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp from Russian

    It’s 1938 and siblings Shura and Tanya are good Soviet citizens and comrades. But there are spies and enemies everywhere. Gri…

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