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By Jack Gantos
The waiting is over for Joey Pigza fans! In this brilliant third book Joey is attempting a breath-taking balancing act as he tries to keep a handle on his wild, wired behaviour without letting his hyperactively helpful ways spin him out of control - again.
Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
By Joe Sacco
In late l991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. He captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image, with great insight and remarkable...
A group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful pleasures. All too soon, the horror of what is to become known as The Great War engulfs them, their friends and the whole village.
By Helen Cooper
Molly's toy rabbit, Tatty Ratty, is lost again. Might he be driving a train?... or sailing on a pirate ship? An imaginative and heart-warming story, with glowing illustrations from Helen Cooper, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Secure in the knowledge that their friendship is constant - and the symbol of it need never be more than a parcel-delivery away - the girls survive their summer and return home with a wealth of new experiences to share.
By Pete Johnson
Tom, Mia and Oliver are the victims of a gang of bullies - who waylay them on the way home from school. It's not at school, so the teachers wouldn't be able to help, and they don't want to tell their parents, so there's only one option - to pay...
By Roald Dahl
After Sophie is snatched from her bed by the Big Friendly Giant, she discovers to her relief that the BFG is a dream-maker, not a man-eater. Together they go on a roller-coaster of an adventure to prevent the BFG's neighbours - Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater - from gobbling any more human...