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The Mountain’s Blood
Lari Don
The Mountain’s Blood
Read by Rita Sharma

Inanna’s bored of being the goddess of love – how dull! When a volcano begins to make her people’s lives a misery she decides to take it on. None of her brothers will help her so she faces it single-handedly, and her victory inspires her to become the goddess of war. Thrilling re-telling of an ancient Sumerian myth. Illustrated by Paul Duffield Interest age: 10-14 Reading age: 8 ... More >

Jack and the Dragon’s Tooth
Lily Hyde
Jack and the Dragon’s Tooth
Read by Jilly Bond

Jack doesn’t go looking for trouble, but trouble is very fond of him. So when Jack offers to help a prince with his quest, they both get more than they bargained for! Cue an army of mice, a cursed tooth, a bad-tempered dragon and more fun than is possibly advisable! A funny, fast-moving and thrilling folk-tale from the Ukraine. Illustrated by Tom Percival Interest Age: 9-12 Reading Age: 8... More >

The Jaws of Death
Malachy Doyle
The Jaws of Death
Read by Alistair Petrie

Kwang-su must embark on a perilous journey so that he can marry Ling-Ling. He must cross monster-infested rivers and outwit the powerful genii that live on the mountain-top. With a little help from some magic gifts, he manages to return home in time to save Ling-Ling from marrying an old mandarin. Action packed re-telling of an ancient Chinese myth. Illustrated by Nana Li Interest age: 10-14 •... More >

The Lambton Curse
Malachy Doyle
The Lambton Curse
Read by Tim Bruce

A wild young man brings down a terrible curse on the land, and must risk his life to kill the monster he has let loose. Classic English myth. Interest age: 10-14 Reading age: 8... More >

Hostage
Malorie Blackman
Hostage
Read by Zoe-Anne Phillips

Can you imagine how frightened you would be if you were kidnapped? Would you stay cool and calm? When Angela is held to ransom she needs all her skill and bravery to survive. Illustrated by Derek Brazell Interest age: 8-12 Reading Age: 8+... More >


Black Death
Martyn Beardsley
Black Death
Read by Neil Grainger

1348. When Will comes home from France, a terrible disease arrives with him. The Black Death starts killing most of the village, and those who are left think it’s all Will’s fault. Can Will and his sister escape the angry villagers ... and the Black Death itself? Interest age: 10-14 • Reading Age: 8... More >

The Genie
Mary Hooper
The Genie
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Fudge wasn’t exactly expecting to find a Genie in the box – it was just supposed to be a present for her dad! The Genie promises he can make all of Fudge’s wishes come true and she just can’t resist. But Fudge is about to find out that when it comes to Genies, you have to be very, very careful what you wish for ... A fun, magical story. Illustrated by Tom Bonson Interest age: 8-12 Reading age... More >

Danger Signs
Michael Coleman
Danger Signs
Read by Daniel Philpott

Alan is impatient with Jeff’s deafness. Jeff hates being different. But when Alan is trapped underwater, Jeff is his only hope. This is the story of sibling love and rivalry, as well as containing lots of information on deafness. Illustrated by Nigel Dobbyn Interest age: 10-14 • Reading Age: 8 ... More >

Young Blackbeard
Michael Lawrence
Young Blackbeard
Read by Tim Bruce

Young Edward Teach doesn’t have the makings of a great pirate. He gets seasick, hates the taste of rum, and wishes his ship-mates weren’t so nasty to everyone. But – yo-ho-ho-ho! – things are about to change. Find out how, thanks to a dead parrot and a buried treasure chest, Edward becomes Blackbeard, terror of the high seas. Illustrated by Donough O’Malley Interest age: 9-12 Reading Age: 8... More >

Young Dracula
Michael Lawrence
Young Dracula
Read by Nigel Carrington

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Some day, Wilfred will become Count Dracula – the greatest, most feared vampire of them all. But his father, the old Count, doesn’t think Wilfred is up to the job. He thinks Wilfred is a wimpire! Can Wilfred show his father what he is really made of? The book which inspired the hit CBBC show. Illustrated by Chris Mould Interest age: 8-12 Reading Age: 8... More >


Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Young Wizards
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Brin and Arlo are just two normal boys. Or so they think. But today is a very special day. A day when weird things start to happen. Things can only get weirder when there are young wizards about ... A laugh-out-loud comedy from the author of Young Dracula. Illustrated by Chris Mould Interest age: 9-12 Reading Age: 8... More >

Wartman
Michael Morpurgo
Wartman
Read by Nigel Carrington

Dilly’s got a wart called George. Right on his knee. Everyone starts calling him ‘Wartman’ and laughing at him. Dilly doesn’t know what to do – until he meets old Mr Ben, then everything changes! A heart-warming and sensitive story. Illustrated by Joanna Carey... More >

Fox Friend
Michael Morpurgo
Fox Friend
Read by Penelope Rawlins

Clare has lived her whole life on a farm, but she’s never seen a fox – until she finds a tiny, injured cub who’s lost his mum. Clare cares for him herself, but has to keep him hidden from her father, who thinks foxes are vermin. Can she keep the cub safe? A beautifully crafted story from a multi award-winning and bestselling author.... More >

Respect
Michaela Morgan
Respect
Read by Jane McDowell

Walter Tull (Tully) is one of Britain’s unsung heroes.This fascinating biography tells of his life as an orphan, as a Premier League football player and finally, as an army officer during the First World War. An incredible and moving story that describes how a poor orphan became the first black officer in the British army. Non-fiction Interest age: 12+ Reading age: 7... More >

Curses
Nicola Morgan
Curses
Read by Christopher Naylor

Do you believe in curses? From Tutankhamun’s tomb to the Curse of Superman – this is a light- hearted look at how curses work, and why people think they exist. Non-fiction Interest age: 8-12 Reading age: 8... More >


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