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The mortal instruments. City of bones. Book One

The mortal instruments. City of bones. Book One
Clare, CassandraThe mortal instruments ; 1Shadowhunters

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn aand werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.


Dragonkeeper. Book one. Dragonkeeper

Dragonkeeper. Book one. Dragonkeeper
Wilkinson, Carole, 1950-Dragonkeeper ; Book one

Dragonkeeper is the story of a girl who believes she is not worthy even of a name, but finds within herself the strength and courage to make this perilous journey - and do what must be done.


The maze runner

The maze runner
Dashner, James, 1972-Maze runner trilogy ; 1

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there...


The whisperer

The whisperer
McIntosh, Fiona, 1960-Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 5 and 6



The star-touched queen

The star-touched queen
Chokshi, Roshani

Sixteen-year-old Maya's arranged marriage turns out much better than she expected, but her husband's magic--and her curiosity--may threaten more than her life.



Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban. There are many types of battle in Afghanistan.


The girl who could fly

The girl who could fly
Forester, Victoria (Victoria Lakeman)

Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. Her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities.


Warriors. Into the wild

Warriors. Into the wild
Hunter, ErinWarriors, the prophecies begin ; 1

As prophesized, a young house cat becomes an apprentice warrior in a clan of wildcats, where he faces many dangers and treachery both within and outside of his new clan.


The circle opens. Book 1. Magic steps

The circle opens. Book 1. Magic steps
Pierce, Tamora, 1954-The circle opens ; 1.Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 7 and 8



The golden day

The golden day
Dubosarsky, Ursula, 1961-Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 7 and 8Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 5 and 6




Anderson, R. J. (Rebecca J.)Swift ; 1



Angel : a Maximum Ride adventure

Angel : a Maximum Ride adventure
Patterson, James, 1947-Maximum Ride ; 7Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 7 and 8



The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
Birdsall, JeanneThe Penderwicks ; 2.Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 5 and 6



The sisterhood of the travelling pants

The sisterhood of the travelling pants
Brashares, AnnSisterhood of the travelling pants ; 1
Four very different friends. One pair of special pants. And a summer apart. Four girls share one pair of jeans over the summer holidays and share their adventures.



The inheritance cycle. Book one. Eragon

The inheritance cycle. Book one. Eragon
Paolini, ChristopherInheritance ; 1.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, it brings a dragon hatchling. Overnight Eragon is thrust into a perilous new world of magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain ...


The kingdom of the lost. Book 1. The red wind

The kingdom of the lost. Book 1. The red wind
Carmody, Isobelle, 1958-The kingdom of the lost ; 1



Geek girl

Geek girl
Smale, HollyGeek girl ; 1

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. But she doesn't know why nobody at school seems to like her. So when she's offered the chance to reinvent herself, Harriet grabs it. Can she transform froom geek to chic?


The selection

The selection
Cass, KieraSelection ; 1Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10

Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals! It's the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love. 



Wood, Fiona (Fiona Anna)

For Vân Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar.


The convent

The convent
McCarthy, Maureen, 1953-Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10