Funny books

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Wendy Quill front coverWendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom

by Wendy Meddour and Mina May

All Wendy Quill wants is to be a little bit famous! But a career as a crocodile’s bottom (in Peter Pan) and a tap-dancing munchkin really wasn’t what she planned! Three hilarious stories in one book with fantastic drawings by Mina May, aged 11

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by Sophia Bennett

Fashion fairy tales really can happen. When Nonie, the trend setter, humanitarian Edie and budding actress Jenny meet a young African refugee called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they discover a common passion and somehow find a way to make all of their dreams come true.

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Opal MoonbabyOpal Moonbaby

by Maudie Smith

It’s the summer holiday and Martha’s decided to spend it alone. She never wants to make another friend, ever! But then a strange furry creature leads her to Opal Moonbaby, an alien girl who just won’t take no for an answer.

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Opal Moonbaby 2About Zooming Time, Opal Moonbaby!

by Maudie Smith

Opal Moonbaby is spending a year on Earth. A whole year! Martha can’t wait to take her to school and introduce her to her friends, but Opal disappears without warning, and even when she comes back, things don’t turn out quite as Martha expected.

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Suzy P 2Suzy P & the Trouble With Three

by Karen Saunders

The sequel to Me, Suzy P.

Suzy’s off camping. As if being stuck in a caravan in rainy Wales with her entire family, bezzie Millie and Mum’s best friend’s daughter, Isabella, wasn’t rough enough, Millie’s started spending all her time with Isabella. Suzy’s devastated. Can her friendship with Millie survive? 

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Prim ImproperPrim Improper

by Deirdre Sullivan

Primrose Leary has just started secondary school.

Likes: her pet rat, Roderick; her best friend, Joel; being a little bit different

Dislikes: living with Fintan; not having her mum around any more.

A funny book about being very sad indeed.

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Improper OrderImproper Order

by Deirdre Sullivan

Things are getting a bit DRAMATIC for Primrose Leary. Can she defeat the evil Karen, find True Love (and cake) but without losing her best friend – and get to be a cruciverbalist? And how come the dog is called Wayne Rooney? It’s all most improper. 

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by Fleur Hitchcock

SHRUNK! is the story of Tom Perks, who after finding a meteorite, develops the ability to shrink things.  Unfortunately, he shrinks Jupiter, shortly followed by the school bully, and discovers that the Solar System is a delicate mechanism, as indeed, is friendship. 

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Diary of a Mall GirlDiary of a Mall Girl

by Luisa Plaja

Molly lives in the residential block of her local shopping centre, on the doorstep of all the best shops and entertainment – and right where most of the school gossip starts. But is being at the heart of everything as much fun as it sounds? Find out in Molly’s private diary!

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KDLHKiss Date Love Hate

by Luisa Plaja

When Lex creates profiles for herself and her friends in a mysterious computer game, she makes a few wishful adjustments. If only these changes could come true in real life! And then they do…

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My Big Fat Teen CrisisMy Big Fat Teen Crisis

By Jenny Smith

When Sam’s best friend Gemma moves away, she feels like a tragic loner. She’s in love with the new boy in History, but she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance.

It’s time, she decides, for a radical change of image. 

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DownsideUpDownside Up

by Hayley Long

Ronni feels thoroughly fed up. 

Her mum is mad at her, her teachers think she’s trouble and the coolest boy in school thinks she’s a joke.   

Then something weird happens… and all her dreams suddenly come true.

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Celeb Next DoorThe Celeb Next Door

by Hilary Freeman

Rosie has lived in Paradise Avenue, Camden Town all her life. As well as the market to hang out at and gigs to go to, there are celebrities to spot, and TV studios where she and her best friends Sky and Vix might get noticed.

When Rosie finds out that the drummer from a chart-topping group is moving into the house next door, she makes it her mission to befriend him.

But things don’t turn out quite the way she expects …

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Year of Big DreamsThe Year of Big Dreams

by Karen McCombie

Flo’s mum is in the final of the Big Dreams TV talent competition. She’s the nation’s favourite new star.

Their lives are about to change forever – just NOT in the way Flo expected…

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How to Keep a Boy As a PetHow To Keep A Boy As A Pet

by Diane Messidoro

Can taming a gorgeous boy really be as easy as walking a dog? 

Circe Shaw must discover the amazing truth about boys. Urgently. But life is beyond complicated, thanks to a poisonous rival. Will Circe’s daring investigation help her to finally catch a boyfriend?

Or will it break her heart?

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Peony PinkerHow To Get What You Want, by Peony Pinker

by Jenny Alexander

Peony Pinker badly wants a bit of TLC from Mum, a bit of peace from Dad (the world’s worst agony aunt) and for her sister’s horrible new best friend to stop being mean to her.

Luckily, Mr Kaminski next door knows the secret of how to get what you want…

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Peppermint KissRainbow Beauty: Peppermint Kiss

by Kelly McKain

Abbie’s life feels like one big rain cloud since her parents split up and she moved into a grotty flat, in a strange new town.

Could opening a new business – the Rainbow Beauty parlour – bring her family a pot of gold and heal their hearts too?

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Me Suzy PMe, Suzy P

by Karen Saunders

I’m Suzy Puttock, fourteen years old and a total disaster magnet. I embarrass myself ALL THE TIME.

I’ve had my boyfriend, Danny, since forever, but there’s this hot new guy, Zach, just started at school. And I kind of think I like him.

So now I’m all kinds of confused!

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Alice Next DoorAlice Next Door

by Judi Curtin

Poor Megan! Not alone is she stuck with totally uncool parents, but now her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now Megan has to face school and the dreaded Melissa all on her own.

The two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together. But can their secret plan work?

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Amy GreenAsk Amy Green: Boy Trouble

by Sarah Webb

Ask Amy Green – any problem solved!

When Amy’s crazy aunt Clover lands her dream job as agony aunt on teen mag The Goss, Amy quickly realises that this will be no ordinary column. Clover wants to solve the problems in person and she needs a real teenager to help her – Amy!
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