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CBC Online Catalogue : Books for 8 to 12 years : Authors M to O
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The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald. The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald.(Reference #0140367462)
Princess Irene's discovery of a secret stair to the top turret of the castle leads to a wonderful revelation. At the same time, the miners son, Curdie, overhears a fiendish plot by the goblins who live below the mountain. It will take all Princess Irene's and Curdie's wit and courage and also Irene's magic ring to foil the goblins schemes.

Price: £4.99


The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michelle Magorian.(Reference #0749726202)


Price: £3.99

The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michelle Magorian.


Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.(Reference #0140315411)
A powerful novel about a young boy from the city is evacuated to the counrty during the Second World War. He goes to stay with lonely old Tom. Winner of the Guardian Award.



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Why the Whales Came by Michelle Magorian.(Reference #074970537X)


Price: £3.99

Why the Whales Came by Michelle Magorian.


A Little Love Story by Michelle Magorian. A Little Love Story by Michelle Magorian.(Reference #0749710616)


Price: £4.99


Cuckoo in the Nest by Michelle Magorian.(Reference #0749717564)


Price: £2.99

Cuckoo in the Nest by Michelle Magorian.


Where Do I Come From? by Peter Mayle. Where Do I Come From? by Peter Mayle.(Reference #0330331132)
The facts of life as they are, without any nonsense and in a way that children can understand and parents enjoy.

Price: £5.99


What`s Happening to Me? by Peter Mayle.(Reference #0330331124)
Answers to big questions about the body changes during puberty. Presented with sympathy and a sense of humour.

Price: £5.99

What`s Happening to Me? by Peter Mayle.


You just don't listen by Sam McBratney. You just don't listen by Sam McBratney.(Reference #0749716991)
"You're rubbing out every single thing I've grown up with. I'm not going."

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Anne of Green Gables by L. K. Montgomery.(Reference #0140367411)
When old Marrhew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla ask the local orphanage for a boy to help out at their farm, Green Gables, they are sent 11 year old Anne by mistake. Anne is outspoken and upsets everyone at Green Gables but soon she settles in and everyone ends up liking her.

Price: £3.99

Anne of Green Gables by L. K.  Montgomery.


Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.(Reference #0749736399)
A modern day Robinson Crusoe.

Price: £4.99


Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo(Reference #morpurgo)
Olly's brother Matt decides not to become a vet, but to go to Africa to work in an orphanage. Olly misses him dreadfully, but is comforted by caring for the family of swallows in their garage. Matt comes home, but he has had an encounter with a landmine and has lost a leg. Michael Morpurgo doesn't flinch from hard realities, and he has the wonderful gift of making them intelligible to children.

Price: £9.99

Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo


The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit.(Reference #0140366717)
When father goes away expectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children find comfort in the activities of the nearby railway station, but, where is father?

Price: £2.99


The Borrowers by Mary Norton.(Reference #0140301100)
A classic story about a race of tiny people - the Borrowers.

Price: £3.99

The Borrowers by Mary Norton.


The Borrowers Avenged by Mary Norton. The Borrowers Avenged by Mary Norton.(Reference #014039043X)
A classic story about a race of tiny people - the Borrowers.

Price: £3.99


The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton.(Reference #0140390413)
Classic story about a tiny race of people - the Borrowers.

Price: £3.99

The Borrowers Afloat by Mary Norton.


Kensuke¬ís Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.(Reference #kensuke)
Twelve-year-old Michael becomes a modern Robinson Crusoe when he is washed overboard from his family’s boat and finds himself washed up on a desert island. The only other inhabitant is an ancient Japanese ex-soldier who has renounced the world. Out of initial hostility they find companionship in one another. But Michael still misses his mum and dad. A beautiful story and a real page-turner. Illustrations by Michael Foreman

Price: £8.99