The Bookbuzz books

Here are the amazing Bookbuzz titles for 2018! Students in Bookbuzz schools can choose their own book to keep from this list – and all schools who sign up are given two sets of the Bookbuzz books for their library.

There really is something for everyone, with funny books, fact books, fast-paced action and mystery – and much, much more.

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Accidental Superstar

Author: Marianne Levy

Katie's world feels like a mess: horrid new house, annoying new step-dad, and a mum who just won't listen. Things are weird with her best friend too. Katie's only escape is music and she loves writing her own songs, but then a film of her singing winds up online – and goes viral! Is this Katie's chance to make her dreams of pop stardom come true? Or will it …

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Amazing Animals

Author: Guinness World Records

Have you ever heard of Bini the basketball-playing bunny? What about Koko the gorilla, who speaks in sign language? Or the elephant that paints? These are just a few of the record-breaking animals in this fact-filled book about incredible creatures around the world. From the world's ugliest dogs to the silliest celebrity animals, and animal superpowers to an…

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Boris Babysits

Author: Sam Lloyd

Join Boris as he tries his best to look after monster baby when monster mummy takes a trip to the shops. Kids will love this book with its adorable illustrations and the brilliant addition of a stick-on monster baby.

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Bus Stop Baby

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Amy is totally shocked when she finds a baby abandoned at the local bus stop. The police and hospital quickly take over, but Amy’s determined to find the mother and begins investigating. An emotionally powerful and thought-provoking story.

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Car-Jacked

Author: Ali Sparkes

Ross McAllister has just robbed a bank, is on the run and must get to London with £100,000 by Wednesday or his brother will die. But when he steals a car, the last thing he expects is to find 12-year-old genius Jack in the back seat. Jack is shocked too, and even though he knows it's a bad idea, he decides to stay and help Ross. London is hundreds of miles a…

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Chasing Danger

Author: Sara Grant

When 14-year-old Chase Armstrong is sent to visit her grandmother at a remote tropical island, she thinks it's going to be the most boring holiday, ever – but then pirates attack the resort. An exciting and high-action mystery thriller.

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Defenders: Killing Ground

Author: Tom Palmer

Seth has a special ability: to see things from the past. He's at a football match when flickering flames and a screaming, wild-haired man appear on the pitch. A storm hits from nowhere and the crowd panics. No-one's hurt, but more odd things happen over the following days and Seth learns he's seeing a 1000-year-old, brutal Viking massacre. Except the past is…

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Fortunately, the Milk

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell

When Dad goes out to get some milk from the corner shop, a host of completely unexpected adventures befall him.

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Haunt: Dead Scared

Author: Curtis Jobling

When Will dies and becomes a ghost, the only person who can see him is his best friend Dougie. Together, they try to discover why Will is still here. This book is funny, touching and exciting all in one go, and much more than a regular ghost story.

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Oi Frog!

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field

Bright, bold, expressive illustrations add to the fun in this hilarious picture book with a knockout ending. A must for the under 5s.

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Shadowsmith

Author: Ross Mackenzie

Kirby's life is turned upside down after a terrible storm hits his hometown, leaving his mum fighting for her life.

Soon, a mysterious girl warns him that he is in grave danger. This brilliant page-turner is full of suspense and intrigue.

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Sky Dancer

Author: Gill Lewis

The moorland where Joe lives has been traditionally managed for generations as a grouse moor. It's Joe's whole world and he loves it. But a storm is brewing and Joe's stuck in the middle: his brother and tradition are on one side, while much of the local community, including his school friends, are on the other. The problem? The hen harrier – or 'Sky Dancer'…

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The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens (based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd)

When Ted Spark's Aunt Gloria is framed for the theft of a painting from the Guggenheim Museum, he must race through the streets of New York to find the real culprit. An exciting and heartwarming tale from Robin Stevens, continuing the legacy of late author Siobhan Dowd.

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The Mystery of Me

Author: Karen McCombie

A touching story about identity and how something horrific, like an accident, can actually be life-changing in a positive way.

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The Wolf Wilder

Author: Katherine Rundell

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.

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Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle

Author: Rick Riordan

Greek god Apollo is having a bad day: he's been stripped of all his powers and banished to earth in the body of a 12-year-old boy. He can't quite remember what he's being punished for, but is determined to get it over with quickly so heads to Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demi-gods. Except when he arrives, the camp is in chaos: kids are going missing and …

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Zebra Crossing Soul Song

Author: Sita Brahmachari

Otis, the zebra crossing man, has been part of Lenny’s life for as long as he can remember. But now Otis is gone. What caused his meltdown? This lyrical, super-readable book is a joyful reading experience that will provoke tears as well as laughter.

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