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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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ISBN/EAN: 9780141332444

Adorable silver-blue bunny Arrow is the keeper of the magic key that keeps Moonglow Meadow lush and beautiful so that many bunnies can live there happily. But the key is under threat and so Arrow must flee the meadow to keep it safe and hide in our world. Can Arrow find a little girl to look after him and be a special friend?
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Pub. Date: August 5 2010
Author: Bentley, Sue
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Classroom Chaos

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141320151

Flame is prince and heir to the Lion throne, but he is not yet strong enough to stand up to the evil uncle who killed his parents. So he travels from family to family in various kitten guises. Abi has just joined a brand new school as a boarder. But Keera Moore, the school bully, decides that Abi is going to be her target this year.
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Pub. Date: July 25 2006
Author: Bentley, Sue
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Magic Kitten: Firelight Friends

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141321998

Kara is so excited to be at adventure camp for the summer - she'd thought about it every day at school. But when some bullies at the camp start playing mean tricks on both Kara and her new dorm mates, she starts to wish she hadn't left home this summer after all. Then Kara discovers cute tiny white kitten, Flame.
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Pub. Date: May 3 2007
Author: Bentley, Sue
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Magic Puppy: Party Dreams

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141323794
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Pub. Date: June 5 2008
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Magic Puppy: Sparkling Skates

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141324777

Lauren is biggest wish is to be an ice skater and wants to join the Ice Skating Academy with her friends to practice and become the best she possibly can. But her mum and dad don't think that she will be dedicated enough. How can Lauren prove them wrong? A magical twinkle of hope appears in the form of fluffy Scottie Dog puppy, Storm...
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Pub. Date: April 2 2009
Author: Bentley, Sue
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Magic Puppy: Classroom Princess

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141324791
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Pub. Date: January 1 2009
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Magic Ponies: A New Friend

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141325934
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Pub. Date: March 5 2009
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Magic Ponies: Seaside Summer

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141325972

Jessie Starkling is really worried when no one turns up to her family's circus by the sea. But when lovable spotted pony Comet comes ashore, Jessie's seaside summer looks like it might turn out to be a real splash.
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Pub. Date: July 2 2009
Author: Bentley, Sue
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Magic Ponies: Riding Rescue

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141325989
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Pub. Date: July 2 2009
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Magic Kitten: A Christmas Surprise

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141323237

Molly is dreaming of a perfect Christmas this year with snow, yummy food and lots of presents! In fact, Molly's so overexcited that she seems to keep getting in trouble with everyone. But then fluffy snow-white kitten Flame appears and suddenly it looks like Molly's biggest Christmas wish might possibly come true.
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Pub. Date: September 6 2007
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