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Killer Clone

Author: Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

Title: Killer Clone

Publisher: Barrington Stoke | ISBN: 9781842996928

You Said: I love the two Steves' books and I thought this one was really funny and exciting.

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What's it about? It's 2036. Cloned humans are used as slaves to do the jobs no one wants. There's been a brutal murder and there are 30 suspects, all with the same DNA. Zac Taylor, PI, has his work cut out... Futuristic noir-style detective story investigating the politics of cloning and the science of crime detection.

The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43

Author: Harriet Goodwin

Title: The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43

Publisher: Stripes | ISBN: 9781847150905

You Said: I love the way that you never know what is going to happen next. This is my favourite book!

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What's it about? For a millionth of a second the car grazed the drenched moorland. If it had come down on any other patch of ground Finn would simply have been another statistic. Death by dangerous driving. But the car hit the surface of the Earth at Exit 43. It slid through the membrane like a hot knife through butter, plunging into the darkness and catapulting Finn from its shattered windscreen as it fell. Finn Oliver knows he'll never come to terms with his father's death, but joy-riding over the moors in his mum's beat-up old car is a quick fix of freedom and forgetting. Until the accident happens - and Finn finds himself hurtling through the wafer-thin divide between the worlds of the living and the dead. Adventurous, charming and poignant by turns, "The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43" is a quirky debut novel laced with humour and a dollop of magic.

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Author: Elen Caldecott

Title: How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Publisher: Bloomsbury | ISBN: 9780747599197

You Said: This is a brilliant book, I would recommend it to anybody

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What's it about? Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise. After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died. A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts

Author: Emma Kennedy

Title: Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts

Publisher: Macmillan | ISBN: 9780330469517

You Said: This is another great book in the Wilma Tenderfoot series. I love the way Wilma wins through despite all the opposition!

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What's it about? A stolen jewel. Some frozen hearts. And a fish scale. Sounds like a case for Wilma Tenderfoot!
Wilma Tenderfoot dreams of one day becoming assistant to the world-famous and very serious detective Theodore P. Goodman. But the last thing Mr Goodman wants is a small and slightly accident-prone sidekick – especially one with an over-friendly beagle called Pickle who keeps eating all the clues.
Still, be warned - Wilma Tenderfoot may be small, but she is very determined!

The TV Time Travellers

Author: Pete Johnson

Title: The TV Time Travellers

Publisher: Corgi Yearling | ISBN: 9780440868620

You Said: I really enjoyed this, though it wasn't quite what I expected from the title!

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What's it about? Zac and Izzy win a place on a new reality TV show, but they have no idea where they're going or what to expect... They must live as if it's 1939, the start of World War Two. One by on they will be voted out by the viewing public. It's a hard life and, since each contestant is desperate to be the final winner, problems occur. When the live final arrives, the contestants and the audience will all be stunned by what occurs.

Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky

Author: Philip Ardagh

Title: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky

Publisher: Faber | ISBN: 9780571242320

You Said: This is a really funny and zany book which I couldn't put down

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What's it about? You won't find Grubtown on any maps. The last time any map-makers were sent anywhere near the place they were found a week later wearing nothing but pages from a telephone directory, and calling for their mothers. It's certainly a town and certainly grubby - except for the squeaky clean parts - but everything else we know about the place comes from Beardy Ardagh, town resident and author of these tales. Grubtown is full of oddballs - from the singing Grumbly girls to a family of duck-haters, and an out-sized mayor who's knitting a new house - but Manual Org is too repulsive even for them. Getting him to leave town is top priority, until the discovery of a humongous diamond changes everything...

Lily on The Shade of Hettie Daynes:

The book was average and quite boring. It was an easy read and got through it quickly. It was not that good and not enjoyable. I wouldn\'t suggest it.


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