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Class Novels Lending Scheme

Novels suitable for 6 to 9 year olds


Clare County Library offers a class novels lending scheme to primary schools in the county.

Each school in County Clare is entitled to at least 2 free school library memberships enabling them to borrow up to a total of 80 items per month from the public library service.


Flat Stanley by Jeff BrownFlat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. Stanley gets rolled up, sent in the post, flown like a kite, and helps catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he’s a hero!

The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin ColferThe Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer
The ghost of wicked cut-throat pirate Captain Crow will not rest until he gets revenge on the cabin boy who got the better of him many years ago. And if he can’t find the cabin boy, any nine-year-old lad will do... At least, that’s what Will’s big brother Marty says. But Will’s not scared. Even if he is the only nine-year-old boy around. Captain Crow is just another of Marty’s scary stories. Isn’t he?

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin ColferThe Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
Will and his brother Marty are doomed to spend their holidays in the library. If they put a foot wrong Mrs Murphy, the legendary librarian, will use her dreaded gas-powered spud gun and they don’t want that – just ask Ugly Frank how he got his nickname! But in Will and Marty, has Spud Murphy met her match...?
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald DahlThe Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend – the greediest croc in the whole river – wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he’s getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy, grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware! He’s looking for someone...someone that looks a lot like you...
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald DahlFantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Baggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.
Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.
Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead.
But just when they think Mr Fox can’t possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own…
George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald DahlGeorge’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
George Kranky’s grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman and he wants to teach her a lesson. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. And when Grandma’s finished drinking George’s marvellous medicine she’ll really have something to grumble about.

The Twits by Roald DahlThe Twits by Roald Dahl
Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits once and for all...

The Rover Adventures by Roddy DoyleThe Rover Adventures by Roddy Doyle
Three howlingly funny adventures in one! Join Rover the Wonder Dog and the hilarious Mack family as they get into one madcap adventure after another...
The Giggler Treatment by Roddy DoyleThe Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle
If adults are mean to children, they get the Giggler Treatment. It’s smelly. It’s squishy. And it sticks to your shoe. But sometimes, just sometimes, the Gigglers make a mistake... Can Robbie, Kayla, Jimmy and Rover the Wonder Dog come to Mr Mack’s rescue before the poo hits the shoe?

The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne FineThe Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine
Barry Hunter is a real bully and Penny, Mark and Marigold are horribly unhappy. But then a girl in a snow-white frock appears at the school gates and everything changes. How does Celeste do it? Is it possible that she’s a real angel?

Bill’s New Frock by Anne FineBill’s New Frock by Anne Fine
One morning, Bill wakes up to find he’s a girl. And, worse, his mum makes him wear a pink frock to school. Can the day get any worse? Bill’s about to discover that everything is very differnt for girls...

Care of Henry by Anne FineCare of Henry by Anne Fine
Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mum’s having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him – and his dog Henry – the best?

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne FineThe Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?

Stranger Danger? by Anne FineStranger Danger? by Anne Fine
Joe is confused. “Never take sweets from a stranger” and “Never go with a stranger” are the two safety rules the nice policeman gave them. But it’s not that easy! Joe soon discovers that a little common sense comes in handy...

The Finger-Eater by Dick King-SmithThe Finger-Eater by Dick King-Smith
Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit – he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

George Speaks by Dick King-SmithGeorge Speaks by Dick King-Smith
George is no ordinary baby. He looks ordinary, with his round face and squashy nose. But his sister Laura soon discovers that he’s absolutely extraordinary. Everyone’s life is turned upside down from the day George speaks!
The Hodgeheg by Dick King-SmithThe Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith
The story of Max, the hedgehog who becomes a hodgeheg and becomes a hero! Max’s family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road. Young Max, who is brighter than the average hedgehog, is determined to solve the problem.
The Queen’s Nose by Dick King-SmithThe Queen’s Nose by Dick King-Smith
Uncle Ginger leaves Harmony clues for a treasure hunt, but the prize is just an old fifty-pence piece. It looks like an ordinary coin, but is it? Sometimes magic can happen – you just have to believe in it.
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-SmithThe Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
When Babe, the orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can’t be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonaldJudy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald
Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods – Judy Moody has them all! Meet Judy, her little “bother” Stink, her best friend Rocky and her “pest” friend Frank Pearl. They’re sure to put you in a very Judy Moody mood!

Stink. The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonaldStink. The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
Meet Judy Moody’s brother! Every morning Stink makes Judy measure him and it’s always the same: one metre, twelve sentimetres tall. Shrimpsville! Even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then one evening the ruler says he’s half a centimetre shorter... Can it be? Is Stink...shrinking

The Evil Hairdo (Forbidden Files) by Oisin McGannThe Evil Hairdo (Forbidden Files) by Oisin McGann
It all started with my favourite girl band: WitchCraft. They were beautiful. They could sing and dance and above all... they were cool. And I wanted the WitchCraft hairdo – more than anything else in the world. But then I got it, and that’s when the trouble started. Because it turned out that my hair was evil... My name is Melanie, I’m ten years old, and this is my story.
The Butterfly Lion by Michael MorpurgoThe Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but the butterfly lion ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! By Andy StantonYou’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! By Andy Stanton
Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book is all about him. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first in a series that has won everything from the Blue Peter Book Award to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. It is now ten years old, and still very funny.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill TomlinsonThe Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Plop is a beautiful baby barn owl, perfect in almost every way, except for just ONE thing... Plop is afraid of the dark!
Buried Alive! By Jacqueline WilsonBuried Alive! By Jacqueline Wilson
Tim, Biscuits and Kelly are back! No more adventure holidays for these three, or at least that’s what they think – until they meet the horrible bully Prickle-Head and his sidekick Pinch-Face. Can Super-Tim and Biscuits-Boy save the day?
The Dinosaur’s Packed Lunch by Jacqueline WilsonThe Dinosaur’s Packed Lunch by Jacqueline Wilson
Dinah feels sad. Her class has gone on a school trip to see the dinosaurs at the museum, and everyone else has a tasty packed lunch – except Dinah. Until a funny new friend decides to help... Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch – but there is an even bigger surprise in store!

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