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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
THE NO 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NEWBERY MEDAL WINNEREvery year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon.
From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy's pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart).
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.
11-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. He never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure. Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder, while being haunted by ghosts.
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 ...
Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it.
.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
This is a tale about the importance of being yourself. In it's third edition, the fable describes a peacock who struggles to be himself while surrounded by penguins who want him to change in order to fit in. This expanded edition includes self-quizzes, how-to's, resources, and strategies.
The answer to this will take Auden and Vivi on a thrilling journey of discovery as they seek to find out just what exactly Paragon is - and what link he has to Auden - and find that the truth is bigger and more wonderful than either of them could have imagined.
From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel-the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
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.
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field's witty, stylish illustrations.
A baby donkey is a wonderful Christmas surprise for Lucy and her friends and family. But will it also bring the good fortune they need to save the harvest mice and bring them back to the nearby fields? A heartwarming story which is perfect for Christmas.
Thirteen-year-old Jack Morrow is haunted by the past. For Jack is a Timesmith, someone with the ability to travel through Sorrowlines, the channels that connect every gravestone with the date of the person's death. Desperate to help his family, Jack finds himself in a secret world deep under the streets of 1940's London.
Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake: opportunities for laughter, forgiveness and even love.
Hours after running away from home, 15 year old Danny is stranded at a motorway service station when he is befriended by an 18 year old who has strong Neo Nazi views. They seem to get on and together they journey through England. But wherever they go, a mysterious trail of death follows them.