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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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Beaver Towers

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ISBN/EAN: 9780140370607

A magic spell whisks Philip away on his new kite to an island where he meets the beavers - Mr Edgar and his grandson, Baby B. They tell him of the danger that threatens them. The wicked witch Oyin has imprisoned most of the island's inhabitants in Beaver Towers, and when her powers are complete she will put them to death and rule the island.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: July 27 1995
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.5
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Price: €8.32

Buddy

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141319209

Buddy has a hopeless father who is an aging rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. When Buddy's mum walks out, the two manage to strike up some kind of relationship - until Buddy realizes that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: October 6 2005
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: 10 – 99 copies in stock
Upper Years,
Book Level: 4.7
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Price: €9.51

Heart of the Valley

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ISBN/EAN: 9780897333603

Here is the extraordinary story of one year in the life of a hedge-sparrow, a novel in which structure and plot are nature itself; in which the drama and violence spring from nature's one imprerative: survival.
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Pub. Date: July 15 1992
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Price: €11.85

2 Die 4

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ISBN/EAN: 9781781120804

Brand new edition of this popular horror from the Carnegie-shortlisted author, Nigel Hinton. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
Pub. Date: February 1 2012
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
Upper Years,
Book Level: 4
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Until Proven Guilty

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ISBN/EAN: 9781781120880

Brand new edition of a bestselling thriller.Nathan's world is turned upside down when his dad's falsely accused of a murder. He sets out to prove the police is wrong, but time is not on his side. Can he convince them that his dad's not guilty? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers.
Pub. Date: April 1 2012
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Upper Years,
Book Level: 4
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Partners in Crime

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ISBN/EAN: 9781781120897

Brand new edition of a top selling thriller. Toddie, Marco and Perry have been mates since childhood. They've grown up from being mates at school to managing a drugs gang together. But one day Perry meets Nadia, and this sets off a series of events which can only end in tragedy. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic teens.
Pub. Date: April 1 2012
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
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Upper Years,
Book Level: 3.3
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Beaver Towers: The Dark Dream

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ISBN/EAN: 9780140383898

Philip and old Mr Edgar set off on their travels so that Philip can learn how to use his powers to fight evil. But while they are away, the island itself is under threat from a strange creature named Retson. This time it is up to Baby B, the little beaver and Nick, the hedgehog, to save the day.
Pub. Date: September 25 1997
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
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Ghost Game

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ISBN/EAN: 9780435045951

Danny and his dad have barely begun unpacking in their rented Victorian house when Danny feels the deathly chill of an evil presence. It's the last thing he needs after the recent deaths of his brother and mother. A haunting tale of terror unfolds as Danny must battle the malign forces in the house to free himself, and his family.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Pub. Date: April 1 2011
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Hardback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.5
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Price: €12.99

Buddy

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ISBN/EAN: 9780435122751

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a sympathetic look at the confusions of adolescence. Buddy's father, still dreaming of his teddy-boy youth, turns to crime, and his mother leaves home to make a better life for herself.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Pub. Date: December 12 1983
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Hardback
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Collision Course

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ISBN/EAN: 9780582095557

When Ray stole a motorbike from a pub car park, he could not have foreseen how this one crime would change his life.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Pub. Date: August 3 1992
Author: Hinton, Nigel
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €14.00