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Return of the Hungry Hamster by Sam Hay
Stripes Publishing ISBN 9781847152572

Joe is fascinated by his uncle's tales of life as an archaeologist and he is thrilled with the wonderful presents he brings from his travels. Uncle Charlie has to explain what his latest gift is - an Egyptian amulet that will grant Joe a wish. But he warns Joe to be careful what he wishes for as it will come true. It is easy for Joe to decide as he has always wanted a pet. But he soon learns that all is not what it seems! This fantastic book is very funny. It is part of the Undead Pets series so if you like it as much as I do, look out for other titles in this series.

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Sammy Feralís Diaries of Weird by Eleanor Hawken
Quercus ISBN 9780857389220

Sammy's family have a zoo so life is fun for Sammy spending his spare time with gorillas and snakes. When he meets Donny who is a cryptozoologist Sammy thinks he would never need to know someone who studies animals that don't exist. How wrong could he be? At the next full moon strange things happen to Sammy's family and he finds himself in a race against time to find a cure for the virus that has afflicted his parents and sisters. This is a brilliant story that will have you on the edge of your seat - a real page-turner!

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