An important, tender and vital story about dealing with and overcoming worry from Sita Brahmachari and illustrated by the legendary Jane Ray. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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.
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.
Dazzling entertainment, seamless storytelling - Torak swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends, and learns about love, vengeance and the power of sacrifice, in his fifth adventure to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters.
Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...
An extraordinary novel about loss, understanding and the importance of speaking up when all you want to do is shut down, from an incredible new talent, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, Jennifer Niven and Nikesh Shukla.
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!
Sid the Kid is not a nice man. He is also dead. Calamity Kate is singing her way round the bars of the old Wild West not far behind the fearsome Big Bart. When Sid the Kid and Big Bart join forces to rob the mail train - Kate's life is in danger.
Was it true, they could really never die, these Tucks? When Winnie stumbles across a spring that can bestow the gift of everlasting life, she also stumbles across the unforgettable Tuck family. They have kept the spring a secret for years but now it is in danger of being revealed.
Ben and Rachel can't believe their eyes when they find a hidden underground vault at the bottom of their garden. Inside are two frozen figures, a boy and a girl, whose scientist father left them there in cryonic suspension over fifty years ago. Then Rachel accidentally presses a button, and something incredible happens . . .
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 ...
Eleven-year-old Maxwell is always, always in trouble. While visiting an elderly neighbour, he comes across a mysterious cabinet of curiosities and suddenly finds himself erased from his life: it's as if he's never existed. Maxwell needs to find a way to reverse his erasure, with the help of his best friend Charlie and his sister Bex.
Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bullies at school.
When Sally turns out to be not-so-mean after all, they strike up a friendship and are suddenly spending all of their time together.
Kitty is a superhero-in-training with feline super powers. She dreams of being just like her superhero mum, but she's still got a lot to learn. In Kitty and the Great Lantern Race, Kitty must catch a dastardly thief before he ruins the magic of the lantern parade.
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.
Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world...
Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered where she is from. When she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
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.
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.
Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! How strange! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn't exist. A garden that only he can enter . . .
Hilde is furious when her peace-campaigner mother sends her to live with her father on a USAF base. Refusing to go to school, she joins an archaeological dig, where she meets Friedman. He's the son of an American fighter pilot. War with Iraq looks inevitable, and Hilde is against it, but believes that protesting is futile.
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.
When Tom and Hester's scrapyard aircraft is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, they seek sanctuary in the speeding ice city of Anchorage. But it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague and haunted by ghosts, Anchorage is heading for the Dead Continent... The second instalment of Reeve's critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet.