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ELECTRIGIRL
(with Jo Cotterill)


ELECTRIGIRL and the 
Deadly Swarm
(with Jo Cotterill)


ELECTRIGIRL and the
Invisible Thieves
(with Jo Cotterill)

EMBER FURY
Having celebrity parents isn't as hot as it sounds.  Yes, there's money to burn, fame and some smoking guys... but when your dad's more interested in blazing a trail to the top of the charts than why you got kicked out of school, again, It can make you seriously angry.  And if there's one thing Ember knows, it's that the smallest spark of anger can ignite a whole heap of trouble...
"A wonderful book about tragedy, family, loss, reconciliation and friendship! 
It's as much a work of art as it is an awesome story." teenlibrarian.co.uk 
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SCARLETT DEDD
I'm dead!  Which, in case you're wondering, totally sucks!  
Left in limbo, bored to death and fearing her friendless state is terminal, an ominous idea pops into Scarlett's head.  Can Scarlett really execute her grim plan?  Or will it turn out to be a fatal and very messy mistake?
"Brilliantly written and belly-achingly funny."  Empire of Books
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VERITY FIBBS
Real life doesn't come with a replay button.  
Verity means truth.  Fibs are lies.  And Verity Fibbs is an expert at twisting both.
My mum is glamorous fashion designer, Saffron Fibbs (true) and I can do what ever I like while she's in New York (false) I look exactly like her (true) and it's totally fine for me to pretend to be her at a celebrity night spot to impress a  boy (false) I love playing online role-play game, Demon Streets (true) but I'm not addicted to it (false)
"A thriller which will have you on the edge of your seat." The Bookbag
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'Everything is Fine (And Other lies I Tell Myself)'
Esther's family is falling apart and her summer is stretching ahead of her full of, well, nothing. So when she discovers the beginnings of a mystery hidden in her family's crumbling guest house (letters from a soldier in the trenches of WW1) she can't help but investigate. Maybe piecing together the jigsaw of someone else's life and the devastation of lost love will help her see how to reassemble her own troubled family...
"Unforgettable" The Book Nook
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GRAPHIC!

Joe is a keen artist, a keen artist with a massive crush on Honey. Unfortunately Honey is dating Cal and he is nothing but a bully. When Joe imagines all the horrible things that could happen to Cal and draws them, horrible things begin happening - and other drawings start to appear before his very eyes. Is it possible he could literally draw his dreams into reality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

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Surrey Artists' Open Studios

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I had lots of visitors over the first two days and can't wait 'till next Saturday. I'll be open 11am - 5pm on the 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th June, so come along if you can. www.surreyopenstudios.org.ukClick HERE for details of all the other studios, maps and trails.