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JUST PEACHY is about Peaches McBride, the middle one in a large and exuberant family who all seem to be geniuses – except for Peachy.   She is “Just Peachy”, always overlooked and hardly ever listened to.   If she wants to be heard she’s going to have to find her voice and SHOUT like all the rest of them.

 

 

Just Peachy

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“As soon as I opened my eyes, I knew that something was wrong.   Where was Mum?   Why hadn’t she woken us?”

 

Ruby, Tizz and Sam are sisters.     When Mum disappears they’re left to cope on their own – and it’s up to Ruby to hold things together.    But she’s only twelve!   It doesn’t help that Tizz, who is ten, keeps challenging her authority, while five-year old Sammy is scared and confused and can’t  understand where her mum has gone.  It’s going to be Sammy’s birthday very soon and Ruby desperately wants to give her a good time,  but how can she buy her a present when they haven’t any money?  And how are they going to feed themselves until Mum comes back?    Cos Mum will come back.   Sooner or later.   Won’t she?

 

 

Lemonade Sky

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“Everyone seemed to think it was my fault that Rags ate the rissoles. I get the blame for everything! Like when I encouraged one of my best friends to try and trace her birth mother. Mum told me off for interfering. But I wasn’t interfering! I just wanted to help.”

 

Frankie Foster just can’t resist helping people with their problems. Her help might not always be welcome, she might even cause the odd total disaster, but Frankie always manges to fix things … eventually!

Frankie Foster: Fizzy Pop

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“I didn’t mean to cut a hole in my bedroom carpet ...”

 

There are so many things Frankie doesn’t actually mean to do!   All she wants is to be helpful, so she jumps at the chance to look after Emilia when Emilia comes to stay for a few weeks while her mum is in hospital.    However, looking after Emilia is not quite as simple as Frankie thinks it would be ...

Frankie Foster: Pick 'N' Mix

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“All I can say is, it wasn’t my fault!   I wasn’t the one that let Rags in from the garden with muddy paws.”

 

Nothing is ever Frankie’s fault!   Poor Frankie, she means so well.   She really, really wants to help her best friend Skye when Skye is unhappy.  She can’t help it if things sometimes go a bit wrong ...

Frankie Foster: Freaks Out

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Now that Mum’s no longer with us, it’s just me and Mr Pooter. Even though he is only a cat, I know that Mr Pooter loved Mum every bit as much as I did. We both miss her so much …

 

Things would be easier if I could just stop feeling. If I could freeeeze, like an ice lolly, it mightn’t hurt so much.

Ice Lolly

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So this is it; it’s happening. I’m sitting here between Auntie Ellen and Uncle Mark in this room that’s called a chapel, though it isn’t my idea of what a chapel ought to be. Chapels should be beautiful, I think; this is just plain and ordinary. Maybe that is what you get for not believing. In God, I mean. But you can’t be a hypocrite just for the sake of a stained glass window. You can’t say you believe when you don’t. Not however much you would like to. Mum wouldn’t have wanted me to do that. She used to say, “You have to face up to things, Lol.” So that is what I am doing. I am facing up.

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Sal (Salvatore d’Amato) has one big ambition:  to kiss a girl.  “ And when I say kiss, I mean KISS.   Not just a peck on the cheek. Though as a matter of fact I haven’t even done that.  I’m 12 years old and I haven’t even pecked a girl on the cheek! I am seriously worried that there may be something wrong with me."

 

The Kissing Game

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JUST PEACHY is about Peaches McBride, the middle one in a large and exuberant family who all seem to be geniuses – except for Peachy.   She is “Just Peachy”, always overlooked and hardly ever listened to.   If she wants to be heard she’s going to have to find her voice and SHOUT like all the rest of them.

 

 

Jelly Baby

When Zoe’s dream of going to boarding school becomes a reality, she can’t wait for her life there to begin – but sometimes things don’t turn out the way we expect, and when one of Zoe's new friends reveals a secret too big to share with the others in the group, Zoe finds herself caught in the middle. Will she be able to keep the Daisies together? Staying loyal while ‘fitting in’ has never seemed harder…

Secrets and Dreams

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Hannah moves to a new school where she must decide who is her real true friend - the Queen of Cool or Zoe 'Freaky' Frost. A funny and touching story about friendship and fitting in. Hannah has to start at a new school in the middle of term, when everybody has already made their own cosy group of friends - will anyone be willing to befriend Hannah? Michelle, the Queen of Cool, says she will be her friend, but only if she stops talking to Zoe 'Freaky' Frost. Should she ignore Zoe to hang out with the popular girls? A hilarious, cleverly written read, with a reading age of 8 so also suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

Real True Friends

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A warm and wise tale about the unique challenges of pre-teen life from a master of the genre. Lucy has lived her entire life in her sister's shadow - Lola is always the centre of attention and constantly in need of new clothes for a party or kit for her dancing, meaning Lucy often goes without. But when a talent show comes to town, an unlikely ally helps Lucy step into the spotlight for once. Will Lucy discover her own star quality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Real True Friends

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