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Artemis Fowl


COLFER, Eoin

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FANTASY | MAGIC

Colfer’s series is entertaining, full of wacky ideas and strange and hilarious characters. It has been compared to the Harry Potter series—but it’s also a mixture of Fantômas, Arsène Lupin, James Bond, Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones.

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Millions


COTTRELL BOYCE, Frank

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FANTASY | RELIGION

Damian is an endearing character with a poignant history, but the story is also fast-paced and very funny.

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away


BOYNE, John

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FAMILY | RELATIONSHIPS

This is a delightful fairytale with lots of weird and wacky ideas, full of humour and sadness. Even though Boyne’s writing could be seen as a bit too much like Collodi’s (Carlo Collodi, author of Pinocchio), Noah is a delightful new take on the theme of leaving home.

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The Book Thief


ZUSAK, Markus

Level 1

DEATH | FRIENDSHIP | HISTORY | WAR

This is a unique novel that has it all - tragedy and comedy, moving and courageous actions, displays of loyalty and friendship - and utter stupidity and cruelty. Above all, it has a truly unusual narrator, who casts his eye over the events without feeling any empathy at all.

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The Princess Diaries


CABOT, Meg

Level 1

FRIENDSHIP | GROWING UP | HUMOUR

Cabot cleverly combines fairytale with a normal teenager’s diary, creating a deftly told and funny story with lots of references to everyday culture. Add the films, and you’ve got a very popular series for kids (girls mostly) to get their teeth into.

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