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Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine by James Campbell
Hodder ISBN 9781444922073

Boyface dreams of following in his father's footsteps as a stripemonger - someone who buys and sells stripes, and removes and adheres them to other things. But he is not allowed to enter The Shop until he is 10 and on the very day he reaches that age he has quite a challenge to overcome. What will happen when he finally reaches for the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine? And how will he deal with a suitcase of irritable tigers? Boyface is a fantastic character created by this original storyteller. The book is brilliantly illustrated - and is a real page-turner!

 
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Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St John
Orion ISBN 9781444009453

Laura and her best friend Tariq are fascinated by a film being made in their village in Cornwall. When Laura's husky Skye saves an actress's life, the two friends and Skye are invited to join the film crew in St Petersburg. The movie is about an art theft from The Hermitage that surely couldn't really happen - could it? Laura has to use all her skills as an ace detective to counteract the criminals and stop them having their evil way. This action-packed adventure can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The gripping story is full of energy and will have you on the edge of your seat.

 
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