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Picture 1 Wonder
Recommended for 9+, this would be a great book for higher attaining readers and those who want to challenge themselves!

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
Picture 1 Desirable
A hilarious comedy from award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce. George is so unpopular that even his own grandad won't come to his birthday party. Instead, his grandad sends him a bottle of aftershave that expired years ago. But the aftershave seems to have developed extra properties since its sell-by date...Now George is irresistible to all the girls in school - and even the teachers can't get enough of him! Particularly suitable for reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+.
Picture 1 The 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy and Terry live in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster . . . Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble . . . !
Picture 1 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

A great choice for animal lovers and also links quite nicely to this term's topic!

 

A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat!

Picture 1 Dinosaur Cove Collection
These books are great and can easily be found for quite cheap in The Works and also sometimes Poundland!

When Jamie and Tom discover the secret of Dinosaur Cove a whole new world awaits them. Come and join them on four fantastic adventures and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes with these four fantastic books and cool backpack to keep them safe in! Books include Swimming with the Sea Monster, Rescuing the Plate Lizard, Stampede of the Giant Reptiles and Flight of the Winged Wizard.