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Recommendations - Cars and Sport

The Motor Bike Book

The Motorbike Book chronicles the story of two-wheeled grit and glory in stunning visual detail, with more than 1,000 of the world's greatest and latest motorbikes, trail-blazing engines and best-loved brands. Whether it's the good looks of a Guzzi or the roar of a Harley-Davidson that gets your motor running, this book is the ultimate, full-throttle road trip for bike enthusiasts everywhere.

My First Football Handbook

This colourful, action-packed and practical handbook with clear, accessible text is an introduction to football. Everything you need to know about the game of football is packed into this handbook, including controlling and passing the ball, shooting and scoring, tackling, defending, keeping and much more!

Recommendations - Mystery / Crime

The Secret of the Night Train

hen Max is sent to Istanbul to stay with her boring Great Aunt-Elodie, little does she expect to be plunged into a thrilling nighttime adventure across Europe. Max must find her feet in a whirling world of would-be diamond smugglers, thieves and undercover detectives. Will she discover the real diamond thief before they reach their destination?

The Name of This Book Is Secret

Two eleven year olds try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.

Arkie Spark Bk 5: Untold Gold

leven-year-old Arkie Sparkle's archaeologist parents have been kidnapped.
With the help of her genius cousin TJ and basset hound Cleo, she must find
seven treasures across the seven continents in seven days. The biggest
treasure hunt in the world is nail-bitingly tense

The Last Thirteen Bk 1 [710L]

Sam makes a shocking discovery about the last 13 that will change everything. The shattering revelation will set the race on a dangerous course, more terrifying than even his worst nightmares. With the world in
turmoil and their enemies circling closer, the last 13 assemble in Egypt to take their place in the prophecy. Can they make it to the end or will the power beyond the Dream Gate be lost to evil forever?

Recommendations - Humour

The Poppa Plattoon in World War Chew

Major Poppa, Abbie, and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter The Showbag Pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies, and somehow get to the other side to buy a Chunky Choco Cherry Chew Showbag. Will The Poppa Platoon win this battle?

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

When Jacques Papier discovers he's imaginary, he sets off on a journey to find his true home.

Cartboy and the Time Capsule

Hal hates history class - it literally bores him to tears. But his father is a big history buff, and unless Hal gets a good grade this year, he'll never get his own room. Sixth grade gets off to a horrible start when history teacher Mr Tupkin gives the class an assignment to write journals that will be buried in a time capsule at the end of the year. Things get even worse when his dad makes him take his neighbours old shopping cart to school, earning him the nickname Cartboy. What else could possibly go wrong?

Derek 'Danger' Dale: The Case of the Really, Really Magnetic Magnetid [640L]

Evil Doctor Evil MacEvilness has created a magnet so powerful it can attract anything. Now he's using it to steal whatever he wants. To stop him, Secret Agent Derek Danger Dale must go undercover and apply for the job as one of MacEvilness' own goons. But can Derek really fool the evil doctor? And can he really survive his close encounters with Petunia the Giant Piranha and the Notoriously Nasty, but Nevertheless Nifty, Ninjas?

Muncle Trogg [670L]

Not all giants are big. Muncle Trogg is so small that he's laughed at for being human-sized. Fed up, he decides to take a look at humans for himself. What he discovers is very surprising.

Recommendations - Fantasy

Lily Gets Her Wings

Tisa and Lily are both trying out for the one place at Angel Academy. Tisa throws Lily's wings out of the window so she cannot complete the flying test. In her attempt to find alternative wings, Lily gets into
all manner of trouble before finally winning a place.

How to Train Your Dragon Bk 1

he adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

Recommendations - Graphic Novel

Freak Street: Extra-Ordinary Collection

Meet the Vampiresons. They're vegetarian vampires with super-sharp teeth. Meet the Supersons. They have super-strange superpowers. Meet the Piratesons. They're always on the lookout for buried treasure. Meet the Werewolfsons. They're covered in hair and howl at the full moon.

For Whom the Ball Rolls

The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doing good.

Recommendations - Science Fiction


It's a spaceship from the past - can it change the future? Aquila has been found by boys bunking off a geography field trip. They have
no idea where it came from or what it does. But Geoff has discovered that
when you sit in it these little coloured lights come on, and if you push one of the big blue ones...Whoosh!

Aquila 2

Tom and Geoff still can't believe what they found on their school trip. Aquila is the lifepod from an alien starship that crashed to Earth 6,000 years ago - but it still works, and it can fly them anywhere! After their trip to New York, the boys are eager for more fun, but with almost endless possibilities for excitement, will they be able to keep Aquila a secret for long? Or will a simple mistake reveal everything and ruin the fun forever?

Star Wars: Wild Card : The Steal [670L]

Still on the hunt for their kidnapped parents, Milo and Lina Graf head to Lothal in search of an ally. But when something precious is stolen from them, they have to embark on their most dangerous mission yet.

Captain America: The Tomorrow Army [740L]

Steve Rogers spends his days trying to catch up to modern times, which isn't easy when you've been buried in ice for 70 years. When S. H. I. E. L. D. learns HYDRA agents are on the rise, Nick Fury calls on Steve to suit up as Captain America and put an end to HYDRA's evil plans. But even with the help of his friends, Sam and Natasha, aka Falcon and Black Widow, Cap may not be able to stop HYDRA's newest initiative: the Tomorrow Army!