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Jack has always known his little sister, Annie, is bright. By the time she's five, she's reading Hamlet and the Financial Times, and has an extremely active imagination. Her odd behaviour doesn't make life easy at school for Jack, especially when Annie insists that she has an invisible but very real friend called Sarah, who accompanies her everywhere. Jack is desperate to prevent Annie's obsession causing problems at school - good behaviour is vital if they're to be allowed to go on the long-promised trip to America to meet their absent father.
When they are finally aboard the plane for America, Jack is thinking quietly, maybe drifting off to sleep, when he is rudely interrupted by the crystal clear voice of a girl - not Annie, but Sarah!
A perceptive, amusing and moving novel about sibling relationships, absent parents and the borderline between truth and imagination, which will be eagerly enjoyed by boys and girls of 8+.
Amber, Jazz and Geena are three sisters on a mission. They really want to have something to act as a memorial to their mum, but what could go for? They eventually settle on a great idea - they'll get the new library at school named after her. They take the idea to their teachers but there's a fly in the ointment - for the teachers to agree, the girls must first raise some money to help the library and stock it with books!
Now the Babes have a real task ahead of them - and they love a challenge! They come up with a genius plan - they're going to stage an amazing reality experiment in their school and turn it into Big Brother for one week only! With Bollywood stars and love-struck boys in the mix, they know it's not going to be easy but surely the Babes can handle it - can't they?
When Sanjay gets a bump on his head from the school bully, he wakes up to find that everyone in the playground has turned into an animal! The headmaster's a polar bear and Sanjay's best friend is a sheepdog. Even the ambulance that comes to take him to hospital is driven by a gorilla and the paramedic is a penguin...
Seeing his schoolmates in a new light gives Sanjay a clever idea about how to defeat the bully... Will Sanjay's wily plan work, or has the whole world gone animal crackers?