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.
Robin and Meric are the sons of neighbouring squires. One day, on a fishing trip into the woods, Meric disobeys the orders of the witch, Granny Shaftoe, and shortly after, disappears. Robin occupies himself telling stories to his son, Alan, and the foundling, Margaret. Before long, these two are old enough to go fishing at the well in the woods.
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a story of friendship and young love in the face of prejudice and hostility. A young teenager moves with his parents to a town in the American South, where "a nigger may be lynched" for speaking to a white girl.
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.
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.
When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he's found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might not be showing the best judgment.
Mary's little brother Billy seems perfectly normal, until one moonlit evening she finds him floating above his bed, with his nose, tummy and toes touching the ceiling. Mary is astounded. Never before has anyone in Mary's family been able to fly - even though their name is bird!
Some years have passed since Myrina reassembled the Moon Riders as a strong and potent force after the fall of Troy. During that time the brave warrior women that survived have lived in peace. But now once again, Myrina's life is savagely disrupted, this time by Neoptolomus, avenging son of Achilles.
For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected a small role in the regular, orderly operation of the City within the Wall. She expected to do her part to maintain the refuge for the last survivors of the Wars.
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.
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym.
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.
The seventh title in the lively Ballerina Dreams series, written by trained dancer and successful author, Ann Bryant. The Central School of Ballet has been involved in the creation of these realistic stories capturing the dreams and dramas of three budding ballerinas.
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 ...
This is the author's first collection of poems for younger children. It aims to demonstrate how poetry can be funny, sad, scary, exhilarating and full of relevance to the way we live - all at the same time!
This tells the story of nine-year-old Sam Kellow. His father is a compulsive gambler relentlessly pursuing the "big bazoohley" - the jackpot to end all jackpots. But it is Sam who looks like winning it when he enters the Perfect Kiddo competition.
Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids an explosion, a hot-air balloon and arrest, only to find himself falling for a girl with a face like a camel's, and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts who have a little job for him to do.
Addlesbury Tower is haunted by Rich King Cole, a mean old man who fell off it long ago. Enter Mandy, a spiteful, greedy girl - much feared by her own family - determined to claim the tower for her own. As the two lock horns in a battle for supremacy, neither realizes how much they have in common.
Sam Palmer hates living in the country, he has no friends and life is dull. Until a bizarre bicycle crash leaves his body in a coma. Now he has far bigger problems. Sam wakes in Aurobon, a world similar to his own, and discovers that his accident was part of an elaborate abduction...
Petra has a sixth sense - she can predict events that haven't happened yet. It's a talent that she's grown to hate. People think she's weird and she knows that if she wants her classmates to like her she will have to keep her gift a secret - until her visions take a sinister turn.
Kier glanced around and decided things didn't look good. He'd put two armed bank robbers on the floor in less than a minute and he hadn't even broken sweat. If word got back to Jackson about this, he'd be furious... His father is dead, the police want to arrest him and the bad guys want to kill him.
Tom would do anything not to have to stay on Aunt Millie's farm while his parents are away. But once there, he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes, living with her cubs in the forest. Suddenly, the summer is full of excitement. That is, until Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox - will Tom save her and her family in time?
Tolly's great grandmother isn't a witch, but both she and her old house, Green Knowe, are full of a special kind of magic. There are other children in the house - children who were happy there centuries before. Running around Green Knowe's moat, gardens and mysterious rooms, Tolly slowly discovers them, their toys and animals, and their stories.
Alone and on the run from Social Services, fourteen-year-old Berry has nowhere to go. Until she meets an old man who entrusts her with a package containing a mysterious item with unbelievable powers. It is a meeting that will change her life. For others also want the item and will stop at nothing to get it.
Jon knows what he has to do. If he isn't strong, everyone in his school is going to die. Or so he's been told by Jeremiah, the manipulative, deluded leader of the Brotherhood of Hebetheus - a group of lonely, damaged boys. But when the boys become convinced that a classmate is involved in a plot to blow up the school, they know they must act.
One dark night, a pirate is washed ashore with a box tied around his lifeless neck. It bears a warning to Isiah Lovelock, the town's most prominent mouse collector, from Mousebeard, the most feared pirate on the Seventeen Seas. Soon Emiline, mousekeeper to Lovelock's prized collection is pitched aboard Captain Drewshank's ship to hunt Mousebeard.
At last! At last! I will have my revenge! Ditta wants to be a detective - and when her best friend Max tells her that his new bedroom is haunted she has her first mystery to solve. But as the spirit starts to communicate through Max's computer, Ditta discovers they could all be in terrible danger.
This is the sequel to the hugely popular debut "The Inventors". Nate and Cat thought they had destroyed the evil inventor Ebenezer Saint. But they were wrong. Now everybody seems to be acting strangely. It's only when Nate and Cat witness their friend Allan being struck by a car that their worst fears come true.
I am no longer trapped in the darkness. But the darkness is still trapped inside me. We did it. We cracked the gates, escaped from Furnace. We're out, but we're not free. Not yet. Now the whole city is in lockdown - the roads sealed, the police scouring every building.
This is a novel in three parts - the story of a culture clash betwen American immigrants to an unnamed planet, and the culture of the few remaining inhabitants, the Crowlings. When an unlikely intermarriage takes place, three generations are affected.