Four Tales brings together four of Philip Pullman's classic fairy tales for younger readers: The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I Was a Rat!, The Scarecrow and his Servant and Clockwork. all wrapped up in a Gothic story-within-a-story, as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork.
A tale of two friends: a scarecrow made of straw and turnip, and his servant, a clever little boy named Jack. Their journey of discovery takes them into hilarious situations and terrifying dangers, but Jack's common sense always saves the day. This is a story of friendship and love for younger readers.
Master of supernatural adventure Robin Jarvis continues his enthralling new series that began with The Power of Dark and The Devil's Paintbox.
The sinister Mister Dark is more powerful than ever and has enslaved young Verne to his will. Can Lil save her best friend before their enemy unleashes his most audacious and insane plan yet? Even with the help of new, surprising allies - a witch, a mysterious man of many disguises and the secretive aufwaders beneath the cliff - all seems hopeless.
Whitby has never been a more frightening and dangerous place to live, and the murdered dead refuse to rest in peace.
a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . I love the Old Kingdom series' Brandon Sanderson'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom .
A pretty ordinary boy, in most ways - he just wants to hang out in his bedroom, reading his dad's old comics. But somehow it's not - and when David gets involved with the girl next door, gorgeous Holly Harper, he begins to realise just how very complicated it can get.
The tense and thrilling companion to Cell 7.Martha Honeydew has been released from the terrifying Cell 7. Isaac saved Martha's life, it is only right she now saves his. Martha begins to question whether it is ever possible to escape government scrutiny. Will Martha and Isaac ever reunite?
Mr O'Driscoll was the last owner of the house where Felix's mother is caretaker and he was rumoured to be very rich. When O'Driscoll's descendants decide to sell the island, and in doing so deprive Felix's family of a home, the children race against time to search for O'Driscoll's treasure.
A powerfully told story of the love between two brothers in the aftermath of a family tragedyGriff and Dylan are driving into Manhattan with their parents when the worst happens. But Dylan is worried about Griff: whether he is OK, whether he is coping with his grief.
In a fortress-monastery on an island live the warriors of the Nomana. No one knows the secret behind their power. Though there are three who are determined to find out. Seeker, Morning Star and the Wildman are about to become apprentice warriors. But their quest is interrupted when the mighty empire of Radiance threatens to annihilate the Nomana.
In a fortress-monastery on an island live the legendary warriors of the Nomana. The age of the Noble Warriors is over. But questions about the Nomana remain unanswered. Seeker, Morning Star and the Wildman's journeys will lead them to question their loyalties and those they thought they loved.
Heartfelt, funny, clever YA fiction to appeal to fans of Jandy Nelson, John Green, Jennifer Niven and Ava DellairaLenny is preparing for the apocalypse. An infectiously funny story with an unforgettable heroine: a story about having to learn to let go of what you hold most dear - and learning to survive.
A laugh-out-loud magical story featuring witches and fun, the first in a series of three books by Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen.Martha Mayhem (real name Martha May) is always causing chaos!
Darby loves summer on her family's strawberry farm - but is the weather about to turn?Darby is twelve and has Down's syndrome. It's nearly time for the annual chocolate hunt, the highlight of Darby's year, but Kaydee has brought a friend home for the weekend.
With George beginning to feel at home living at Grandma's house, his thoughts turn to having a pet. Lofty and Eave - the Goffins who live secretly in Grandma's attic - discover a lost puppy living in the garden and, with George, set upon hilarious ways to make it their pet. But how can George convince his parents he's able to look after a puppy?
'Isla Fisher is hilarious' DAVID WALLIAMS'Charming, funny, delightful: Marge is the babysitter all children would wish for' DAVID BADDIELWhistles at the ready. Marge is off!Have you met Marge?The third fun family story in the MARGE IN CHARGE series, written by actor &
It's a new term at Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates, and Tommy, Jo, Milton and Spencer are back on board the Rusty Barnacle for another adventure. But something fishy is going on. Someone is stealing sweets from Liquorice Len's tuck shop. They need to find the culprit, but no one is expecting it to be a real-life sea monster!
When a small boy turns up on Bob and Joan's doorstep unable to say much except 'I was a rat', the kindly couple adopt him. It seems strange but Bob reads about odder things every day in his newspaper. To them, the sunny little chap is Roger, and he's trying hard to adapt to human life.
Two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky - a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch's daemon.
In this famous collection of verse for children, we join Christopher Robin and his friends for a trip to Buckingham Palace, learn what a King has for breakfast, and meet a much-loved bear for the very first time.
Includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). This book presents an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin.
It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin.For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas.
The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach but it's not the big one-five that they face now; it's starvation that threatens the FAYZ. In an abandoned mineshaft a faceless animal lurks, pulling the strings, toying with human and mutant alike. And he's hungry - hungry in the darkness.
Becca and Doug back at their old family home in Lucknow, India, where they discover research papers containing clues to their missing parents' expedition route and to the location of Ur-Can - the fabled Storm City. Soon they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat, and airship.
.From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival.Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award.`A dazzling adventure' - The Times
Night falls, the portcullis rises in the moonlight, and young Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can't be used, whispers and cries in the night ...and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But who could it be?
Twins Annalie and Will are sailing halfway across the world to find their missing father, while trying to evade the all-powerful Admiralty that governs their world in this highly original nautical adventure story with a speculative fiction twist.
It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom-if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy.
Twelve-year-old Ben's life is changed forever when a chain-reaction of explosions rips through his home, killing his mother and blowing off his right arm. But where Ben Smith dies, Jordan Stryker is born -a technologically-enhanced, bionic boy built to fight crime.
Savage hyena-like creatures threaten Venice. On the night of 30th June, 1846, Talina's parents disappear and she and her cat, Drusilla, are forced to go and live with her Guardian and his three savage dogs in his tower on the edge of the city. Here she discovers that she has the ability to change herself into a cat.
But i just knew.'Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn't speak any English - by offering her a chocolate bar. Nadima grins and offers back some Turkish Delight, the ice is broken, and a special friendship begins ...