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No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep,... Tanya's a girl with a secret - she can see fairies. But these aren't the type of fairies who grant all ... Yes, it sounds childish and boring but actually it's really good! It begins with a midnight visit from the fairies, who leave her in such a state that her mother sends her away to live with her grandmother.


Journey to the river sea is a great book that took me into the deepest, darkest jungles and the open light forests. It brought me down rivers I did not know about. It got me out of my comfort zone. I could not put down this book till I had read all of it. It was an adventure and an exploration. A book of friendship and trust and family. A book about talent and honesty. It brightened up every day ahead of me.

One wish only, understood? There are rules, so listen good . . . The Spinney Wicket Wishing Tree can grant you a wish – just wish out loud, or hang a message from its branches. It sounds as though the Wishing Tree is just a ancient tradition, but Tanya is only too aware how real its magic could be. Tanya can see fairies, and would do anything (except get in trouble with the fairies!)to meet someone else who can see them too. When she meets Ratty and his fairy, Turpin, it seems at last she’s found a real friend. But Ratty has a secret, and a dangerous enemy who’ll stop at nothing to get to him. Tanya must use her one wish to save her new friend, but wishes should be used wisely . . .


This is a really good book by the same author as the secret garden and it is a book about a girl going through lots of hard times being rich and poor and picking friends on the way. 

Desperate for an adventure, Betty plans a secret outing to neighbouring Marshfoot on her 13th birthday, but is furious when Granny stops her. Granny then breaks the devasting news that all Widdershins' girls are trapped by an ancient curse and if they ever leave Crowstone, they will die by the following sunrise. I really enjoyed this book. An original and well-told story about 3 sisters who discover not only have they inherited a series of magical objects, they have also inherited a terrible curse, constricting them to the small island they live on. If they leave, they will die.

For generations, this wonderful novel has inspired young readers to appreciate simple earthly pleasures like skipping rope, planting seeds and watching plants grow, and coming home to a hot meal. 'This book is a classic that your parents have probably read, but don't let that put you off!' This book can be read by anyone over 9, advanced readers at around 7 or 8. The Secret Garden is about a particularly arrogant and unpleasant girl called Mary Lennox.

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Jimmy and his brother leave London to escape to Wales vast, vacant valleys to be safe from the World War, but it is really safe? Jimmy has trouble fitting in and definetely does not like it there. But with Ronnie and Florence, they overcome the hardest and funnest challenges. An indescirbable adventure, back in time. I highly recommend it, one of my favourite books.

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Set during WW2, The Book Thief is about a girl called Liesel Meminger who likes to steal books. It is the story of her life, narrated by death (death is described as a person in the story). Marcus Zusak is an incredible author with a very original writing style. If I am being particular, I would mostly recommend it to people who are all right with a sad ending and are very avid readers. It is my all time favourite book and I think pretty much anyone between the age of 10-13 would enjoy it.

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The Wolf Princess is a wonderful story and Cathryn Constable describes the Russian landscape with amazing detail. Sophie Smith finds herself going on a school trip to St Petersberg, Russia, where the go on an amazing adventure with a princess and ride on a sled pulled by huskies. The book includes a mind blowing twist as well as Russian vocabulary. It is a brilliant read and I think that nine year olds would also enjoy it, along with any age over 10 years. 

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