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.
ONLY AVAILABLE AS 50 COPY PACK (USE ISBN: 9781406347609) Tim Diamond is the world's worst detective. In this title, two mysteries will test his nerves to the limit. What does strawberry yoghurt possibly have to do with Paris? Why on earth are Tim and his kid brother Nick invited to a remote Scottish island?
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).
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 ...
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.
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
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.
Rue, his new apprentice, travels with him - keen to learn his trade - and hear the next installment in the legend of Podkin One-Ear . Armed with the Gift of Dark Hollow, Podkin learns to moonstride, and Paz is rewarded with a magical gift of her own .
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.
Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla.As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings.Ella seeks refuge from this reality, and from haunting memories, in her work and in the world of fashion and fabrics.
From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005.Stacey Woods has been raped and now she has to go through a different ordeal - the court trial. if so Stacey will need to find a way to rebuild her life again .
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.
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.
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.
Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.
It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer - tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk - but Stella really, really didn't want that to happen, just the same. In this book, Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies.
Innis Munro is walking home across the bleak wilderness of Nin Island when he hears the chilling howl of a wolf. But there are no wolves on the island - not since they were hunted to extinction, centuries ago. As long-buried secrets resurface, Innis's adventure truly begins ...
Olga meets Boris, a Russian guinea-pig. Olga and Boris become friends and Olga is surprised to discover that Boris can tell taller tales than she can! Soon, the time comes for her to return to her garden, but Olga doesn't mind - she can't wait to tell all the other animals about her trip and to give them a demonstration of her dancing skills.
Michael Grant also has a World Book Day book, Dead of Night, which is set in the Front Lines universe and written exclusively for World Book Day 2017.Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. Michael is a World Book Day author for 2017.