When Aubrey is stung by a very polite wasp he realises there is something strange going on in Rushing Wood. With help from his friends Ariadne the house spider, Silvio the silverfish and Lupo the huskey pup, the young warrior sets out to fight the terrible robospiders and their genius creator and, just maybe, save the world.
From hairy jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex's poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the stunning illustrations by Katy Riddell focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems' engagement with the natural world.
A white supremacist group and its violent leader targets teenage Josh, who is struggling to cope with his father's recent death at the hands of terrorists. Will he find the strength to resist, or will unlikely accomplice Dana help him plant something good in the space grief has left inside him?
Max and Peregrine volunteer at an old people's home when strange things happen. One resident is walking on the ceiling, another is riding their wheelchair through walls. And Reggie says his marmalade is haunted (no one listens)! Things don't look good: the Marmalade Ghost is turning into a sticky Godzilla... Time to 'Protect and Do Good Stuff!'
Gripping stories of myth, folklore and magic: Two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throat; a changing room where a stranger asks to swap lives with you; and a ghost in the rain... An expert storyteller weaves nine spells. Fear mixed with wit, heart and magic.
Skrimsli is the second fantasy adventure set in the world of The Song That Sings Us, where animals and humans can sometimes share their thoughts. It traces the early life of Skrimsli, the tiger sea captain who, along with his friends, Owl and Kal, must escape the clutches of a tyrannical circus owner, then stop a war and save an ancient forest!
Dylan was six when The End came back in 2018; when the electricity switched off, and the world he knew disappeared. Now he's 14 and he and his mam have survived in their isolated hilltop house above the village of Nebo in north-west Wales, where mother and son confide their experiences and memories in a found notebook - the Blue Book.
When animals talk, it's time humans listened: Harlon has been raised to protect her younger siblings, twins Ash and Xeno, and their outlawed power of communicating with animals. But when the sinister Automators attack their mountain home they must flee for their lives. Xeno is kidnapped and Harlon and Ash are separated.