While out riding, schoolgirl Merry Owen finds a chest containing an ancient Welsh text that leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets and danger. But it's her skill with the Longbow, an old family tradition, that will save her future.
Maths-whizz Alice Jones has already solved a mystery or two. Persuaded by super-fan and wannabe sidekick, Sammy, to investigate a disappearing scientist, she's soon entangled in her trickiest case yet. Is whacky science really to blame for his vanishing? Or is something more sinister afoot?
Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her yellow ladybird spies - and she has a devious plan. Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt are determined to stop her, but Darkus's dad is dead set against their involvement. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia's daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead ...
With his mother missing and his father dead, 12-year-old Flip's new home becomes the distant Dutch island of Mossum. Lost and lonely, menaced by the bullying Mesman Boys, his whole life changes the day he rescues a drowning stallion from the waves of the cold North Sea.
Dara is a born actress, or so she thinks - but when she doesn't get any part in the school play, she begins to think it's because she doesn't look like the other girls in her class. She was adopted as a baby from Cambodia. So irrepressible Dara comes up with a plan, and is determined to change not just the school, but the whole world too.
When Isabella's friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search party. As a mapmaker's daughter, she's equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, eager to navigate the island's forgotten heart. But beneath the mountains a legendary fire demon awakens, and her journey is fraught with danger...
Billy's mother is dead, and his father and brother are fiercely involved in a bitter miners' fight that has split the local community. Billy's father wants his son to learn boxing, like he did and his father before him. But Billy is fascinated by the grace and magic of ballet and is determined to dance his way to a different future.