Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds. But he has a terrible secret - he is only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognises Furgul's impure origins he takes him to be killed, but Furgal manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, and ferocity of the greater world.
Includes forty-eight favourite nursery rhymes and eight timeless first nursery story classics: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Henny-Penny, The Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs, The Enormous Turnip, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks.
Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is too strange. And Mum's not here any more. So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favourite pie.
After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her relationship with childhood friend, Declan.
16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor's twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and best friend Henry on a search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life.
Elizabethan London: a teeming city of traders and thieves, courtiers and preachers, riff-raff and quality, cut-throats - and demons. When scrunty Jack the 'Judicious Nipper' picks the wrong pocket at the Globe Theatre, he finds himself mixed up in an altogether more dangerous London than he could have imagined.
In the "What Katy did..." series the reader meets the high-spirited and rebellious American girl Katy Carr, following her trials, adventures, and scrapes which are all interwoven with a sense of fun and humour.
Boggis is a fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
Frazhin the evil sorcerer has returned and is hiding deep in the Quetzal forest. From here, he plans his revenge on the Singers of Echorium, to obliterate them from the memories of all. But one of his half-creatures breaks free and flies across the seas to join forces with the Singers.
Fourteen year-old Gerry and his parents are returning to the African savannah after six months in London when their plane crash lands in the jungle, killing the pilot. When Gerry wakes, he has a terrifying shock. He is now a baboon. Using his human intellect and powers of reason, he ensures his survival and growing acceptance by a baboon troop.
Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora where fish fly out of the sea and everyone knows everybody's business. There he makes coffins for the great and small, but being the only coffin maker in town can be lonely. That is until a little boy and a magical bird enter his life and change it forever.
Matthew's American cousin comes to live with them: Sam's small, blond and wild - with a giant attitude problem. School is about to start and Matthew and his friends don't want these problems to continue, so they come up with a plan for Sam to prove his loyalty to their gang and to trick the mean girls at school.
Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? I'm going to: 1. Write more songs. (Not about teachers.) 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video. (Easy.) 3. Get some sleep. (Tricky when you're being kept awake by LOUD NOISES.) 4. Annoy Delia. (Nothing to do with DOGZOMBIES but always FUN.)
Deep in the forest of Hagwood, the dark forces of magic are gathering. The High Lady of the Hollow Hill is seeking to trap a thief who has stolen her most treasured posession. She summons the nightmarish Thorn Ogres to help her but has reckoned without the Werlings.
Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory.
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children's writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.
It is 2050. When Kari's mother brings home an old woman she found wandering in the road, Kari is appalled but begins to realize there is more to Rachel than she first thought. When the police take Rachel away for questioning, Kari goes to look for her, embarking on a life-changing adventure.
When Jess goes to stay with her aunt in the country, she feels that someone or something is watching her. Cattle and sheep are being slaughtered by a savage creature. What has Luc, the boy she meets at her aunt's, got to do with all this? Why is he so interested in the forest beast? And what can only be done the night after tomorrow?
After the excitement of Borderland and Outland, the adventures continue for the world-travelling teenagers. Alex and Morgan have been sent back to Earth in disgrace. Can they be reunited with their friends, and disaster averted? This is book three of the "Borderland" trilogy.
The course of true love never did run smooth. Especially for Cyrano, cursed with a monstrosity of a nose, and in love with Roxane, the most beautiful woman in town. Worst of all, Roxane loves another, and Cyrano, craving her happiness above all things, finds himself helping his rival to woo the woman they both love.
When there's an outbreak of diphtheria in Cissy's hometown she is sent to stay with her old schoolteacher, Miss Loucien, on board an old showboat with the Bright Lights Theatre Company. A motley crew of actors, inventor, teacher, preacher, barber, and dogs steam along the river, head-long into adventure.
The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the most celebrated children's books of the twentieth century and is now the subject of a major film. This new edition, with its movie tie-in cover, is being published to coincide with the film's release.
A twisting, turning thriller from the author of With MaliceTwo girls, one fatal reading . Skye however can only see the opportunity to make money - and happily fleeces her gullible classmates into handing over their cash to hear their futures through Skye's well-worn tarot cards.
'Wise and wondrous' - Holly BlackGarth Nix is on hilarious form as he spins his very own fairy tale, featuring Princess Anya, who, with her loyal dog, must embark on a terribly important (capital Q) Quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item needed to change a frog back to a prince .
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground.
Alex Jennings is a boy with a problem. His mum's sent him away to boarding school because his father, the most famously failed explorer in the history of the Cusp, has escaped from hospital again, yelling 'squiggles'.
When Owen Underwood's family move to Barrow, it's because there's nowhere safer in the Valleys - and safety is very important. Especially when the threat of tornadoes, and giant bears, is constant. But in Barrow, safety is taken to extremes. Children have to wear bright yellow at all times and are never allowed outside except to go to school.
Abducted from her wedding to Argul, Claidi finds herself crossing an ocean to a strange land, menaced by giant flowers, mysterious animals, and the Rise. At dusk each night there is the rising of the flaming "Wolf Star" and the landscape becomes a-lurk with Vrabburrs. Is she lost to Argul for ever?
Jill finds herself in a story-world of magicians and dragons and floating castles and the most gruesome giant of all time. She finds good Jack, bad Jack and good-for-nothing Jack but not the one she is looking for.