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Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy

Published: 3 Mar 2016

Paperback / softback, 336 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By M.G. Leonard

Published by Chicken House Ltd

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Darkus can't believe it when a huge insect drops out of the trouser leg of his horrible new neighbour. It's a giant beetle - and it seems to want to communicate. But how can a boy be friends with a beetle? And what does a beetle have to do with the disappearance of his dad and the arrival of Lucretia Cutter, with her taste for creepy jewellery?

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M G Leonard talks to Nikki Gamble about her novel, Twitch, which does for birds what Beetle Boy did for beetles. Listen here...

The Teachers Treasures Year 5 pack

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A collection of 20 Teachers' Favourite books Year 5. These classic children's books have stood the test of time.  You can purchase books individually too.

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Grimms Fairy Tales
  • The Railway Children
  • Moondial
  • The Last Wild
  • Five Children and It
  • Cosmic
  • How To Live Forever
  • The Dam
  • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown
  • Coming to England
  • Letters from the Lighthouse
  • Who Let the Gods Out?
  • Beetle Boy
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Coraline
  • Cogheart
  • Varmints
  • Asha & the Spirit Bird
  • Boy In The Tower
  • The Silver Sword