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A scythe is a sharp tool used for cutting down long grass or crops. It has a wooden handle and a long curved metal blade.
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Set in New York at the beginning of the American Revolution, Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains is all about the importance of freedom both for a new nation and for one young girl...
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Ali Sparkes's Frozen in Time has an intriguing plot - a combination of comedy, science fiction, adventure and good old-fashioned mystery...
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Carl Hiaasen's Scat, is a cleverly plotted nail-biter that won't disappoint any of his avid readers, no matter their age...
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Only a very imaginative writer like Louis Sachar could make a sparkling novel out of a paper-thin plot. Pig City is one such book...
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Sherlock Holmes has been converted into a manga hero in British publisher SelfMadeHero's The Hound of the Baskervilles...
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The Eyeball Collector is F. E. Higgins' third novel. It is mix of Gothic nastiness, black humour and good, old fashioned story-telling...
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Michael Morpurgo's new novel Running Wild is a thrilling and thought-provoking epic adventure set in the jungles of Indonesia.
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Carol Ann Duffy's New and Collected Poems for Children is as bright, entertaining and energetic as any novel. It's just something different...
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If you are a teenage fashionista with an eye on what is happening in Vogue and on the catwalk, Sophia Bennett's Threads is definitely for you...
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Geraldine McCaughrean's The Death-Defying Pepper Roux is a witty, fast-moving story of an engaging teenager who suddenly becomes determined to escape his destiny.