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From sturdy board books to Young Adult epics, reading is a fundamental part of growing up and here you will find a whole world of books to accompany children on their journey through life. Classic picture books like The Tiger Who Came to Tea enchant successive generations, whilst reference books expand horizons and authors such as David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman come to feel like the reader’s personal property. Dive into our unbeatable, diverse range of children’s books where reading is celebrated for all.
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Our Bestselling Children's Books

Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm
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Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza!
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde (Book 17)
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Wonka
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£7.99
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The Baddies
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£7.99   £6.49
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Impossible Creatures
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer (Book 18)
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Heartstopper Volume 5
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£12.99   £10.99
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Powerless
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£9.99
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Shatter Me
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£8.99
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Cat Kid Comic Club 5: Influencers
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£12.99   £9.99
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Lottie Brooks's Totally Disastrous School-Trip
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Dog Man 11: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea (PB)
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The Clockwork Conspiracy
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The World’s Worst Teachers
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Skandar and the Phantom Rider
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Our Favourite Paperbacks for Half Term

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde (Book 17)
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Lottie Brooks's Totally Disastrous School-Trip
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Dog Man 11: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea (PB)
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Spaceboy
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The Swifts
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Bunny vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem
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The World’s Worst Teachers
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The Clockwork Conspiracy
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Tom Gates 20: Happy to Help (eventually)
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The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Phantom Thief
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Looshkin: Oof! Right in the Puddings!
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Greenwild: The World Behind The Door
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The 156-Storey Treehouse
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The Boy Who Fell From the Sky
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Megamonster
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Unicorn Academy: Sophia's Invitation
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Murray the Viking
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Our Best Activity Books for Half Term

Bluey: Hooray, It’s Easter!
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Where's Wally?
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Step-by-step Drawing Book
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Pokémon Where’s Pikachu? A search & find book
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Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Unicorns
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Unicorns
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Build Your Own Dinosaurs Sticker Book
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Little First Sticker Book Easter Bunnies
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Football Sticker Book
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Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Princess
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First Sticker Book Jungle
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£5.99   £4.99
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Have You Seen the Gruffalo?
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£7.99   £6.49
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Step-by-Step Drawing Animals
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Build Your Own Superheroes Sticker Book
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Little Children's Puzzle Pad
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100 Children's Puzzles and Games: Holiday
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Little First Stickers Jungle
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Bluey: More Easter Fun!: A Craft Activity Book
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Our Best New Books for Half Term

If Only I Had Told Her
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Bluey: Hooray, It’s Easter!
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Murray the Viking
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The Other Edie Trimmer
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Gigantic
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There’s a Little Chick In Your Book
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When I Feel Red
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£7.99   £6.49
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All This Twisted Glory
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Lenny Henry Volume 106
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Blood Flowers
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£8.99   £7.49
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ASAP
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£14.99
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Mind Fuel for Young Explorers
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Peng and Spanners
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The Goblin's Revenge
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Things That Go Bump
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Spot Goes to a Party
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Cross My Heart and Never Lie
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Dim Sum Palace
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Signed & Special Editions

Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm
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Wrath of the Triple Goddess
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Shatter Me
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Girl, Goddess, Queen
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The Reappearance of Rachel Price
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The Vanquishers
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Tyger
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Wisteria
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The Grandest Game
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The Boy Who Fell From the Sky
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£7.99   £6.49
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A Mind Full of Murder
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Feather
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Which Way Round the Galaxy
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If You'll Have Me
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£12.99
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Finding Hope
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£12.99
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Grimwood: Attack of the Stink Monster!
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The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge
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Modern Classics for Half Term

Bunny vs Monkey
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Dog Man
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£9.99
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Murder Most Unladylike
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Howl’s Moving Castle
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The Last Bear
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£7.99
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Rooftoppers
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£7.99
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The Boy At the Back of the Class
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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
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Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the World
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The Worst Witch
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits
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The School for Good and Evil
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Our Best Children's Books for Mother's Day

Bluey: My Mum Is the Best
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Peppa Pig: My Mummy is Amazing
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Mummy and Me
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Bluey: Queens
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When I Became Your Mummy
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Grandmas Are the Greatest
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I Love My Mummy Board Book
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When I Became Your Granny
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Peppa Pig: My Amazing Mum
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Spot Loves His Mum
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Grandma Bird
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£7.99
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My Mummy's Bag
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£13.99
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Amazing Mum
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I Love My Mummy
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£6.99
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My Mum
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£6.99
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Mr. Men Little Miss: My Mummy
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Superhero Mum
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Superhero Gran
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Our Best Children's Easter Books

The Dinosaur that Pooped Easter!
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Bluey: Hooray, It’s Easter!
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Winnie-the-Pooh Easter Hunt
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There’s a Little Chick In Your Book
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Greg the Sausage Roll: Egg-cellent Easter Adventure
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Little First Sticker Book Easter Bunnies
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Peppa Pig: Easter at the Farm
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Can You Find The Easter Bunny?
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Peter Rabbit: Easter Fun
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Ten Minutes to Bed: Where’s the Easter Bunny?
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Bluey: More Easter Fun!: A Craft Activity Book
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The Easter Story
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Pick a Perfect Egg
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Spot's Easter Egg Hunt
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Hey Duggee: Easter Egg Hunt
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Where's the Easter Poo?
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Can You Catch the Bunny?
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There Was a Young Bunny Who Swallowed an Egg
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Our Best Children's Toys & Games

Dobble
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5 Second Rule Mini Game
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My Discovery Telescope
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Make Your Own Unicorn
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Who Did This Poo?
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Dobble Disney 100
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£16.99
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Bluey Mini Memory Game
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Mould & Paint Dinosaurs
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Pooper Heroes
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Who Did This Poo?
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Connect 4 New
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£14.99
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Poetry for Neanderthals Card Game
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Usborne Dinosaur 4Pc Jigsaw
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Sound Camera
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£15.99
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My Feelings Bingo
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Minecraft 300Pc Jigsaw Puzzle
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Our Best Children's and YA Books Coming Soon

Wrath of the Triple Goddess
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Powerful
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Reckless
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The Reappearance of Rachel Price
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Burning Crowns
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Skandar and the Chaos Trials
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Wisteria
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The Prisoner's Throne
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Compass and Blade
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The Grandest Game
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A Mind Full of Murder
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The Reappearance of Rachel Price
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The Light That Blinds Us
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Dog Man 12: The Scarlet Shedder
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Where the Dark Stands Still
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hot Mess
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The Crimson Moth
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Astrochimp
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