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By Ward, Gareth
"Discovered picking pockets at Coxford's Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace, Sin l...earns spy craft while trying not to break the school's Cast-Iron Rules. Befriended by eccentric Zonda Chubb, together they endeavour to unmask a traitor causing havoc within the palace. After an assassination attempt on the founder of COG, Sin realises that someone closest to him could be the traitor. With no other option, Sin is forced into an uneasy alliance with the school bully, Velvet Von Darque. But can he trust her? And will COG try to bury him with the secrets he discovers?"--Back cover. Secrets, spies and steampunk gadgets abound in this adventure story!Read more
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By Grochowicz, Joanna
The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, with evocative photographs, and illustrations by Sarah Lippett.
By Smith, Pauline
What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the...ir rights.Read more
By Merriman, Eileen
"Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but thats when things really fall apart. Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and ...piece her life back together; but thats before he shatters it all over again"--Publisher information.Read more
By Donohue, Erin
"Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Calebs world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. Hes barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat. But he has Casey. ...Maybe she can save him" -- Provided by publisher.Read more
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