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Like Father Like Son Tony Bradman (ed) Kingfisher pounds 5.99

Twelve different and new short stories from the best children's writers all about boys and their dads. With digital dads of the future and dads with dark secrets, devoted dads and dads who know everything, superdads and dads with disgusting habits, this is a fabulous collection of stories. Some of them will make you smile and some of them will make you think. All of them will show you how amazing dads really are.

AMY FORSTER

Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke Chicken House pounds 5.99

With his friend Ben and Brownie Sorrel, an enchanting young dragon, Firedrake, sets off, armed with a map and some old dragon tales, on a magical adventure to find a mythical land.

Silver dragons can live there in peace for ever and will therefore save the whole of dragonkind from the dragonhunters and from Nettlebrand, a deadly gold-plated monster.

This is an exciting read you'll not be able to put down.

DANIELLE LUMLEY

The Supernaturalist Eoin Colfer Puffin pounds 5.99

Unwanted by his parents, 13-year-old Cosmo suffers the fate of all orphan children in Satellite City in the not-too-distant future when he is dipped in a vaccine vat and whisked off to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, where the only chance of escape is adoption or death.

Cosmo grabs his chance when he can and gets away, but is soon tracked down, has his lifeblood sucked out by spooky blue parasites and is recruited by a group of children on a death-defying mission.

This is a funny and fast-paced read to leave you speechless.

MATTHEW ATKINSON
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 7, 2008
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