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Recommendations - Cars and Sport


Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before, like kabaddi and boccia.

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 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?

Daisy Malone and the blue glowing stone

Someone has to save the world and that someone is Daisy Malone. It's Daisy's 12th birthday but she's got more earth-shattering things on her mind. Her mother is missing and she and her dog Ben (a highly intelligent, talking dog -- his words!) have just found a mysterious blue glowing stone
in the attic. But two shady characters are also searching for the stone and,
soon, Daisy and Ben are fleeing to Gloomy Gulch, the archaeological site where Daisy's mother has vanished on a dig. But what they find is not what they expect!

The Hidden Staircase

Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.

Code Black: January [680L]

A NEW story told in Winter's voice, following the footsteps of the explosive 12-book, race-against-time, series Callum, Boges and Winter lived through the 365 days it took to solve the Ormond Singularity. Now a deadly secret from Winter.s mysterious past has come to haunt them. The countdown begins again.

Recommendations - Humour

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.

Cartboy goes to camp

Hal Rifkind, a k a Cartboy, is off to summer camp. And not just any old camp, but a history camp. Welcome to Cape Jamestown, where nothing has changed in four hundred years.

Dirty Bertie: Monster! [480L]

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie as he turns Know-All Nick into a monster, gets stuck on a mountain with Dad and comes face to face with his French double!

They didn't teach this in Worm School [650L]

Marcus is a worm. Laurence is a bird that looks like a chicken. Laurence wants to gobble up Marcus for breakfast, but the worm surprises him with "Good morning!" Marcus tries to keep the conversation going, and it goes in a very unexpected direction: Laurence seems to think he's a flamingo (he's definitely NOT), and Marcus soon finds himself on a journey to Africa, where Laurence believes he can finally be happy.

Attack of the giant robot zombie mermaid: Bk 2 Epic fail tales

Bonus Seven ninjas origin story inside,
Summary: Once upon a slime-covered planet, there lived a robot zombie mermaid who would stop at nothing and sacrifice everything in the hilarious intergalactic quest for her one true love -- brains.

How Harry Riddles got nearly almost famous

So I've joined a band with Jess and this new kid, Kevin, who is pretty annoying but also a REALLY talented guitar player. We've got a good shot at winning the Battle of the Bands competition for our school as long as Kevin doesn't get expelled first. But here's the thing, my dad has this crazy idea to take me, my mum, my EVIL sister and my twin brothers sailing round the world. For TWO years!!!! Swimming with dolphins, and scuba diving would be pretty cool, but how am I meant to reach rock stardom if I'm stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean?

Just crazy!

Is this the right book for you?Take the CRAZY TEST and find out:Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling?Do you ever look in the mirror and see a crazy maniac staring back at you?Do you like to read stories about kittens, puppies and ponies getting mashed and pulverised?Do you sometimes get the urge to take your clothes off and cover yourself in mud?Do you often waste your time taking crazy tests like this one?SCORE: One point for each 'yes' answer.3-5 Congratulations. You are completely crazy. You will love this book.1-2 Congratulations. You are not far off completely crazy. You will love this book.0 Congratulations. You are 100 per cent sane, normal and well adjusted. You must be crazy!

Recommendations - Fantasy

The wishing spell: Bk1 The Land of Stories [720L]

Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

The Magic Bookshop

Anything can happen in the magic bookshop ... On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more happening at the magic bookshop than Ben bargains for. 

Recommendations - Graphic Novel

Recommendations - Science Fiction

The Search for Wondla

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures, a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word WondLa.

The List [HL600]

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words. Everyone that is, except Letta. As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. Forbidden words like freedom, music, and even pineapple tell her about a world she's never known. Letta's faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom . . . or banishment.

Iron man : the book of the film

When billionaire Tony Stark is captured by the enemy, he secretly builds a high-tech suit of armour. He hopes it will save him - and the world - from the forces of destruction. But when his designs are stolen and used for evil, Tony has to master his powers and become Iron Man. Will his suit of armour be enough to save the city from disaster, or will Tony's days as Iron Man be his last?