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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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Agent 21: Book 1

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849410076
When Zak Darke's parents die in an unexplained mass murder he's left alone in the world. That is until he's sought out by a mysterious man: 'I work for a government agency,' the man tells him. 'You don't need to know which one. Not yet. All you need to know is that we've had our eye on you.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: January 6 2011
Author: RYAN, CHRIS
Format: Paperback
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Deadfall: Agent 21

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ISBN/EAN: 9781849410106
Zak Darke is sent on what seems like a straightforward surveillance op in South Africa but it soon turns into the toughest, most dangerous mission he has ever faced. An old enemy has teamed up with a terrifying gang of child soldiers and Zak is caught in the middle. Having travelled to the heart of the African jungle, will he make it out alive...?
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: April 10 2014
Author: RYAN, CHRIS
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Scarecrow and his Servant

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ISBN/EAN: 9780440863762
A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: November 1 2005
Author: PULLMAN, PHILIP
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Guard Dog

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552554336
There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home - or worse...?
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Pub. Date: February 2 2006
Author: KING-SMITH, DICK
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Adventurous Snail

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552567411
One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America!There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador and Mr President, finds a new home in a sandwich box - and also meets the lovely Peggy Sue . . .
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Pub. Date: May 2 2013
Author: KING-SMITH, DICK
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Just Imagine

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552563567
Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse; or as big as a house. Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future - or something even stranger. This book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time.
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Pub. Date: June 6 2013
Author: GOODHART, PIPPA
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Mr Ape

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ISBN/EAN: 9780440863571
Abandoned by his bossy wife and children, old Mr Ape finds himself living all alone in his huge and rambling house. But pets have a habit of increasing and increasing and soon every room is stuffed to the brim with animals.
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Pub. Date: March 4 1999
Author: KING-SMITH, DICK
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Animal Tales

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552565387
All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they are people she once knew reincarnated in feline form!The Guard Dog - The story of a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog.
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Pub. Date: July 5 2012
Author: KING-SMITH, DICK
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George and the Big Bang

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552559621
Meet George. He's an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures! Join him as he battles a sinister rebel-scientist, who's hell bent on sabotaging the most exciting - and dangerous - experiment of the century. A deadly bomb is ticking. The whole world is watching. Can George stop the second big bang?
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Pub. Date: August 30 2012
Author: HAWKING, LUCY
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Sun is also a Star

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ISBN/EAN: 9780552577564
The internationally bestselling love story from Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything. Now a major film starring Yara ShahidiNatasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Falling in love with him won't be my story.
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Pub. Date: April 16 2019
Author: YOON, NICOLA
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