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Last Updated: Wednesday August 24 2005 16:43 GMT

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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo - The story of a farm cat set in World War 2, just before D Day.

Ark Angel, book six

Anthony Horowitz -14-year-old MI6 spy Alex Rider meets with eco-warrior terrorists and a Russian billionaire.

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Eoin Colfer - The fourth in the series about the boy-genius-criminal who is once again needed to save the fairy world.

Bollywood Babes

Narinder Dhami - The third in the series about three fun-loving sisters; Amber, Jazz and Geena by the author of Bend it Like Beckham.

Clean Break

Jacqueline Wilson - A sad but hopeful story about Em and her family and how they cope when her mother's partner leaves them for someone else.

The Chronicles of Narnia

C S Lewis - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and othher classic titles set in the magical land of Narnia.

Dangerous Reality

Malory Blackman - A thought-provoking adventure story about inventors spying on one another. Dominic's mother's creation, the Virtual Interactive Mobile System, is under threat.

The Grim Grotto

Lemony Snicket - Number 11 in the Series of Unfortunate Events. The Baudelaire children go underwater in a desperate search for something lost.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J K Rowling - The sixth part of the Potter series sees Harry and Dumbledore trying to recover a very dark object.

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien - The classic tale of Bilbo Baggins who lives in a very comfortable Hobbit hole until Gandalf the Wizard takes him off on an adventure to steal treasure from a dragon.


Louis Sachar - Stanley is sent to a correction camp for something he did not do and made to dig holes.

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott - A year in the life of the four March sisters whose father is away in the American Civil War. Many of your parents will have read this.

The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot - A series into its sixth title about Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia. Enjoyed by young teenagers.

The Shadow of the Minotaur

Alan Gibbons - Where Greek mythology meets computer games and fantasy becomes scary reality.


David Almond - Is the creature in Michael's garage an angel? A story about love and families.


Jeremy Strong - The story of Simon (nicknamed Stuff) and the ups and downs of his family and love life. A book for teenagers.

Sugar and Spice

Jean Ure - The story of two girls starting at secondary school and making friends.

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