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The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield

Oi Frog – Kes Gray and Jim Field

Zog – Julia Donaldson

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Journey – Aaron Becker

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Leon and the Place Between – Graham Baker-Smith

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Alex Rider – Anthony Horowitz

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