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Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

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Elliot is terrified of almost everything. From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day. It's Christmas Eve, there's a snowstorm and Elliot's medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She'll only be 10 minutes – but when she doesn't come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 400 metres away. It might as well be 400 miles… Born Scared joins the ranks of Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places, Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of A Funny Story, and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why as an example of teen fiction offering a frank and intelligent portrait of mental illness. Buy Born Scared

And Then I Turned Into a Mermaid by Laura Kirkpatrick

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Molly Seabrook’s dull seaside life is turned upside down when she turns 13 and is let in on the family secret: she’s PART-MERMAID! While this does explain why her bonkers Mum is always skinny-dipping, Molly isn’t exactly thrilled. She already has to dress as a haddock to promote the family fish ’n’ chip shop, and now this? Growing up is hard enough without sprouting a fish tail in Double Maths, or disguising your gills from the cute boy at the ice cream kiosk. Join Molly as she navigates the stormy sea of social awkwardness, best friend fallouts and the World's Most Embarrassing Family – all while attempting to hide her (Very Weird) new double identity. Will she sink or swim? You’ll have to wait and SEA … The first in a hilarious new series about family, friendship and one BIG fishy secret. Buy And Then I Turned Into a Mermaid

Go by Train!! Hashiro Yamanote Line

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The Best At-Home Train Operator Experience Densha de GO!! finally appears on consoles! Become a train operator and go around the ever-popular Yamanote Line, now with the addition of the new Takanawa Gateway Station. Enjoy the best at-home train operator experience while maintaining the detail of the arcade version. * Experience various modes including "Operator’s Way" a chapter-by-chapter mode with an eventual ending, and "VR Mode" which is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version * The March 2020-opened Takanawa Gateway Station has been faithfully reproduced in the game! * You can also operate lines and trains that do not appear in the arcade version, such as the Saikyou Line and Narita Express Buy Go by Train!! Hashiro Yamanote Line

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

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From the creators of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes a storybook adventure about a forgotten hero on a quest to save the Greek gods. Embark on a journey to the Isle of the Blessed, taken over by dangerous creatures of mythology. Prove your legendary heroism by taking on their leader, Typhon, the deadliest monster in all of mythology in a face-off for the age. Explore a beautiful fantasy world where tricky puzzles, mysterious dungeons and heroic feats await. The journey will be as challenging and rewarding as the final destination. Will you be the Hero of the legends foretold? * SAVE THE GODS - The gods have fallen victim to the most deadly creature in Greek mythology, Typhon. Embark on an epic journey to help restore their powers * WIELD THE POWER OF GODS - The gods of Olympus have given you special powers. Use them to fight and explore on the ground and in the air Buy Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Outriders

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Outriders is an RPG shooter set in an original, dark, and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across a hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you’ll leave behind the slums and shantytowns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains, and deserts in pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers, along with an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, Outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter studios in the industry. Pre-order Outriders [Day One Edition] includes: - Hell's Ranger Content Pack * INTENSE SHOOTER, DEEP RPG - A true genre-hybrid, OUTRIDERS combines brutal and bloody combat with deep role playing systems – including sprawling skill trees and endless gear modifications Buy Outriders

Pawarumi: Definitive Edition

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In a world where the Council rules the nations with an iron fist, you play as Axo, pilot of the legendary ship Chukaru. Experience her fight with the limitless armies of the Council, become the master of Chukaru’s power, and find the true meaning behind all your actions. A dark secret is yet to be revealed! Pawarumi is a modern shoot’em up set in a retro-futuristic sci-fi pre-Columbian universe. You’ll take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons! Shoot wisely to either do double damage, heal yourself, or charge your Super Attack! * Unique Artistic Direction: Set in a unique pre-columbian inspired sci-fi universe! * Presented in full 3D: Allowing glorious cinematic staging! * Five Unique Levels: All around the world and inspired by classics from the 1990s pop culture! * Three Different Difficulty Levels: Each with a different story ending! Buy Pawarumi: Definitive Edition

The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago

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A dreamer petitions his king for a boat—and gets more than he bargained for—in “this richly enigmatic short story” by the Nobel Prize-winning author (Kirkus). “A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. But the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." So begins this beautifully illustrated and deceptively simple fable. Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will soon discover. In a departure from his linguistically dense and sprawling historical novels, Jose Saramago presents a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire. Buy The Tale of the Unknown Island
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As the old saying goes, “Give a dog a ball, and he'll beg to play for days. But give a dog a treat, and he’ll never stop begging.” In this companion to Mary Sullivan's Geisel Award-winning Ball, there's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. But endless tricks and futile searching (you can't eat Grandma’s dentures!) can be pretty exhausting. Just when he’s about to give up hope . . . what’s this? TREAT! In this hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel/ picture book hybrid, readers will rejoice and laugh as they recognize the silly, but always determined, behavior of man’s best friend. Buy Treat

Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kügler

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Three Stories About Two Friends Geisel Honor Winner In this silly sequel to Snail and Worm, the dynamic duo are back for more fun and giggles in three new comic shorts brimming with quirky humor and unflappable friendship. At turns clever and sweet, these laugh-out-loud stories are perfect for readers coming out of their own shells and making the transition between picture books and chapter books. Buy  Snail and Worm Again

ScourgeBringer [Limited Edition]

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From the developers of NeuroVoider, ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaked havoc on all humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of the deadliest warrior of her clan: Kyhra. Help her to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity. * Dive into fast-paced rogue-platforming gameplay described by Eurogamer as "Dead Cells meets Celeste" * Slash and shoot your way smoothly with super fluid platforming controls * Sharpen your skills with a frantic combat system focused on attacks only Buy ScourgeBringer [Limited Edition]