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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Five Ancestors 5: Eagle

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340902349
More than 350 years ago in China, a 16-year-old renegade monk called Ying led a brutal attack on his former temple. Only five young warrior monks managed to escape. Each young monk specialized in a different style of animal kung fu that reflected both his body type and personality. These young monks are known as The Five Ancestors.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Pub. Date: July 17 2008
Author: STONE, JEFF
Format: Paperback
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PUCCA & GARU FIRST MEETING

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340893937
PUCCA is aged 10 and her birthday is July 7th. A rebel tomboy, she has mastered Kung-fu and created the chopstick dance. She loves zzazzangmyun noodles and pickled radish, but most of all she loves GARU. GARU is torn between family and love. So far, he has withstood PUCCA's affection attacks, with his Ninja skills, but how long can he resist?
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Pub. Date: November 18 2004
Author: VOOZ
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Illmoor Chronicles 1: Ratastrophe Catastrophe

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340873977
The first in a hilarious and exciting new fantasy sequence from a fresh new talent.
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Pub. Date: January 15 2004
Author: STONE, DAVID LEE
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SAHARA SPECIAL

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340883716
Sahara is thrilled to be moving out of the special education class and into repeat fifth grade - at last she is 'normal dumb' and not 'special dumb'. Then her new teacher arrives and, with the aid of some unusual teaching methods, shows Sahara just how clever she actually is.
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Pub. Date: July 15 2004
Author: CODELL, ESME RAJI
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MIDNIGHT LIBRARY THE GAME

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340894071
A story of evil twin sister; Simon, who can't stop playing his destructive computer game, even when he realises that it's real; and Juliet, who's receiving text messages from a boy who died over a year ago.
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Pub. Date: October 13 2005
Author: SHADOW, NICK
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Oscar Wilde Stories For Children

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340894361
Award-winning illustrator P J Lynch illustrates Oscar Wilde's classic tales. Includes The Happy Prince , The Selfish Giant and many more.
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Pub. Date: March 2 2006
Author: WILDE, OSCAR
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Five Ancestors 1: Tiger

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340902301
Over 350 years ago in China, five young warrior monks escaped a brutal attack on their temple. Each monk specialised in a different style of "animal" kung fu. Their teachings are rumoured to be the foundation for many martial arts systems. This book follows Fu, Tiger-style kung fu master - as he learns the importance of self-control.
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Pub. Date: May 19 2005
Author: STONE, JEFF
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MIDNIGHT LIBRARY THE CATCH

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340930229
This is the petrifying eighth volume of the Midnight Library collection, compiled from the darkest, most dusty shelves of Nick Shadow's bookroom ...
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Pub. Date: October 19 2006
Author: SHADOW, NICK
Format: Paperback
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Cherub 8 The Sleepwalker

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ISBN/EAN: 9780340931837
A new cover look for the number one bestselling CHERUB series! In the ninth title, James is getting into trouble on campus, while Lauren has an air crash to investigate ...
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Pub. Date: February 7 2008
Author: MUCHAMORE, ROBERT
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Imaginary Veterinary: The Lonely Lake Monster

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ISBN/EAN: 9780349001425
In this irresistible new series, bestselling author Suzanne Selfors takes readers on a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.
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Pub. Date: September 17 2013
Author: SELFORS, SUZANNE
Format: Paperback
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Price: €6.99