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Hazel Green - Odo Hirsch
Call Number: JF HIR
ISBN: 1864489618
Publication Date: 1999
'"Sometimes you are really terrible, Hazel Green." Good, thought Hazel. Everyone should be terrrible sometimes.' A tender, funny tale of determination and discovery, independence and friendship, with the most endearing young heroine you've met in a long time.

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The bad beginning - Lemony Snicket
Call Number: F LEM
ISBN: 0064407667
Publication Date: 1999
Poor Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire! They have the misfortune to lose their parents and despite their intelligence, charm and resourcefulness they are exceptionally unlucky. This leads to many difficult and dangerous experiences, which inevitably amuse and entertain.This irreverent and twisted tale should prove popular in the classroom and there are several sequels.

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Eustace - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: STF JIN
ISBN: 174114079x
Publication Date: 2003
After Eglantine vanished, I thought I was through with ghosts. That was before I went on a school excursion to Hill End, and found myself investigating a whole bunch of them.

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Eglantine - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: STF JIN
ISBN: 1865088447
Publication Date: 2002
We moved into our new house because my brother and I wanted rooms of our own. So what happened? Bethan's room turned out to be haunted, and we ended up having to share again!

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A single stone - Meg McKinlay
ISBN: 9781925081701
Every girl dreams of being part of the line – the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest. No work is more important.

Jena is the leader of the line – strong, respected, reliable. And – as all girls must be – she is small; years of training have seen to that. It is not always easy but it is the way of things. And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew. Or a first.

But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question the world she knows? What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?

 

Mystery and Crime

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At Yellow Lake - Jane Mcloughlin
Call Number: F MCL
ISBN: 9781847803603
Publication Date: 2012-06-07
As Jonah, Peter, and Etta take shelter in a cabin by the shore of Yellow Lake in rural Wisconsin, they soon understand that they have stumbled onto the scene of a horrifying crime. Will they leave the lake alive?

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Diviner's son - Gary Crew
Call Number: F CRE
Publication Date: 2002
Horse-trainer Christopher Mansell has lost his wife and his daughter, as well as his memory of the night they were brutally murdered. He is tormented by the thought that he is to blame. A chance encounter with a fairground diviner and his captive "son", who is said to talk to the dead, pricks his curiosity. Although originally sceptical, his dreams and his troubles make finding this boy a necessity and he begins to search him out in the neighbouring towns.

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Holes - Louis Sachar
Call Number: F SAC
ISBN: 0747563667
Publication Date: 2003
In a Texas wasteland at Camp Green Lake, in a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, boys are forced to dig countless holes to improve their character. Stanley Yelnats findshimself at Camp Green Lake, the innocent victim of mistaken identity. He discovers that the character building is a cover for the warden (who paints her fingernails with rattlesnake venom) and her search for something hidden in the desert.The novel moves between time with humour and craft. It has a wonderfully twisted ending and its deep understanding of friendship and compassion make it an outstanding classroom text. Winner of the Newbery Award in 1999.

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The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the ghost ship - Vicki Lockwood
ISBN: 9781782020660
The adventures of The Magnificent Lizzie Brown continue as the traveling circus heads to the English coast, invited by the mysterious Maharaja Duleep Singh. But something s amiss at the small seaside town fishermen claim a ghost ship haunts the harbor. And soon after they arrive, Lizzie has a vision of a theft. Sure enough, a valuable necklace goes missing, and several of Lizzie s friends are among the suspects. It s up to Lizzie and her friends to find the thief and uncover the hidden secrets of the costal town."

 

Mystery and Crime

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The pelican brief - John Grisham
Call Number: F GRI
ISBN: 9780099993803
Publication Date: 1993
The Pelican Brief is a legal-suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. It is his third novel after A Time To Kill and The Firm. The hardcover edition was published by Doubleday in that same year. Two paperback editions were published, both by Dell Publishing in 1993. A film adaptation was released in 1993 starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.

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Death on the Nile (Amended) - Agatha Christie
Call Number: F CRI
ISBN: 9780007250585
Publication Date: 2007
The detective Hercule Poirot is on holiday in Egypt when he is drawn into the mysterious affair of the newly wed couple: society's beauty, Linnet, and Simon Doyle. Linnet had allegedly stolen Simon from his former fiancee, Jacqueline de Bellefort, who is enraged. As a method of revenge, Jacqueline follows the Doyles anywhere they go, and when Linnet and Simon arrive at their honeymoon destination in Egypt, Jacqueline is waiting for them. She follows them onto the river cruise up the Nile, just when the Doyles had believed that she'd stopped. Linnet is extremely scared, and speaks to Poirot of how she is surrounded by enemies. Some days later, Linnet is found shot through the head in her cabin and Poirot is under pressure to find the killer, before they strike again...

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Time catcher - Cheree Peters
ISBN: 9781925272215
In a post-apocalyptic world of rigid rules, Althea's luxurious life is turned upside-down when she is kidnapped by the dreaded Variants. Betrayed by those she trusts most, Althea is forced to question everything she thought she knew - including who she is and what she's capable of. Are the Variants dangerous insurgents or a new breed of human, fighting for freedom? Althea must separate deception from truth to claim her own power.

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