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Doctor Who: Lights Out:
Twelfth Doctor

Holly Black

A new regeneration means another eShort – this time from author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black. Holly joins the intergalactic ranks of Neil Gaiman, Malorie Blackman and Eoin Colfer who each wrote a new adventure to celebrate 50 years of the TimeLord.

Readers aged 10 +

The Hero Pup

Megan Rix

11-year-old Joe is dreading his first Christmas without Dad. But when mum tells him about the Helper Dog Training programme, he meets Patch, the Labrador puppy in need of a home. Can Joe teach him to become a Helper Dog?

Readers aged 7 +

Snow Day

Richard Curtis

The last thing Danny expected on that snowy morning was to find his school deserted except for his least favourite teacher. But what starts as the worst day imaginable, ends completely unexpectedly. An incredibly moving story about friendship from Richard Curtis (writer of Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral).

Readers aged 5 +