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Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine by Anna Kemp
Simon and Schuster ISBN 9781847389367

'F' for Frankie, 'F' for Failure. When Frankie Blewitt's parents receive yet another school report not up to their expectations they decide to send him to boarding school. Although relieved to get away from his parents, he soon becomes aware of the weird goings-on at Crammar Grammar where the Headmaster plans to use his brain-drain machine on the pupils. Can Frankie be saved by his loving but crazy French nanny, Alphonsine? This is a hilarious action-packed story that will be devoured by boys and girls alike!

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Mean Streets: The Chicago Caper by Graham Marks
Usborne Publishing ISBN 9781409522522

After his exciting adventure in Constantinople, Trey is now staying at his grandparents' ranch in Kansas. Trey's ambition is to be a hot-shot detective and with the mysterious happenings near the ranch perhaps his dream will become real. His holiday photographs take on a new significance and Trey is thrown into a frightening and dangerous world on the mean streets of Chicago. This page-turner of a book is the new adventure in the series of 'Capers' by the brilliant best-selling writer, Graham Marks.

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