The stage is set for a thrilling mystery! Gracie Fairshaw is delighted to get a sneak preview of the Children’s Ballet’s Christmas spectacular. But when the curtain rises, things go horribly wrong for the young dancers. Accidents, pranks and a poison pen letter make Gracie wonder if someone is trying to spoil the show.
‘I could feel it coming. War, I mean. Creeping up on us, into our town, down our street, into our house. Smiling like a friend, like it was Batman come to save us when really it was the Joker all along.’ With far-right Albion on the brink of war with Europe, ten-year-old Alan and his little
Going to the Moon is SO last century, so how difficult can it be—even for a ten-year-old—to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo astronauts? Meet Matilda, the girl who’ll give it her best shot to learn everything she needs to learn in order to get there herself. From how to pee
Ahoy there! The Nine Sails is casting off for Madagascar so all aboard for a treasure hunt you’ll never forget! Kintana has grown up listening to stories of life at sea from her pa, an ex-pirate turned pet shop owner. So when a tall ship – The Nine Sails – berths at Pirate Island she
It’s time to take a side… A bloody war ravages the oceans. Already, many on both sides have given their lives. Many more will do so before the final ceasefire. Grace Tempest proves her healing powers, working alongside Mosh Zu and Darcy at Sanctuary. She discovers an ancient book, foretelling a shattering prophesy. One twin
Everything is about to change… Sidorio and Lola return from their icy honeymoon with plans to accelerate their reign of terror. Grace and Connor each receive an invitation to spend time with their true father and self-styled wicked stepmother. The twins find themselves drawn into an exotic new realm, as filled with temptations as it
Grace and Connor Tempest discover the shocking truth of their true identity. What they learn creates a deep rift between the twins and casts a dark shadow over their future. Rebel Vampirate Sidorio is intent on expanding his empire but finds himself distracted by the bewitching Lady Lola Lockwood, aka Black Heart. With her love
Lace up your boots and get ready for kick-off – it’s time discover the true story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team, courageous pioneers of women’s football in the UK. From the founding of the team in World War One to the eventual ban of the women’s game by the FA, join the team
The second book in the series, based on the remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies. With the end of WW1 being declared, Hettie’s brother Freddie should be feeling relieved, but unfortunately his personal war has only just begun. He is still crippled by nightmares and guilt about a mistake that led to a man’s
Tamar held up one hand, as though hailing a bus. Her purple cardigan billowed around her. She pinched her finger and thumb together, and the wind stopped… What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What would happen if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to,
“Believe me, Kian Reader without librarians, the world is doomed!” He said. “Doomed to be ruled by me! Mwaahahahahahahaha!” Evil genius, and a bit too bonkers, Doctor Badd isdetermined to create a bigger more powerful F.A.R.T. than the world has ever seen – Fellowship Against Reading Texts. With Martin Marvello, the famous local, best-selling, award-winning children’s
The third book in a gripping fantasy adventure series from bestselling & Carnegie nominated author, A. J. Hartley. The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out … Mr. Peregrine has been kidnapped! Now it’s up to Darwen, Rik, and Alexandra
The remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies is brought to young readers for the very first time by award winning and CILIP Carnegie nominated Eve Ainsworth. Hettie has always known her place. From a young age she has been taught that girls stay at home and keep their ambitions limited. So despite being a
Strange things are afoot at The Majestic … Check yourself in for a mystery beside the seaside. Gracie Fairshaw and her family have barely moved into The Majestic, a Blackpool boarding house, when her Ma mysteriously vanishes. Gracie teams up with her younger brother George, siblings Violet and Tom, and maid Phyllis. They must work out why one of the
We all know about the Great White, but did you know about the shark that can glow in the dark? Or the one that can trump to lose buoyancy? Shark Super Powers is the perfect guide for any shark fanatic. Dive right in with marine biologists Jillian and Duncan as they take you into the depths
A brand new middle grade adventure from the author of Sebastian Darke, Philip Caveney. Boy rides across the desert on a ‘borrowed’ horse. His destination? The great city of Cherabim. He carries with him The Book of Secrets, which contains his late father’s brilliant inventions, one of which could change the world forever. But Boy falls
The year is 2512. The oceans have risen. A new dawn of piracy has begun. Following the sudden death of their father, twins Grace and Connor Tempest hastily depart the suffocating small town of Crescent Moon Bay in their dad’s old sailing boat. Caught in a vicious storm, they are shipwrecked and separated in the
Orphaned twins Grace and Connor Tempest might now be travelling on the same ship, but that doesn’t make for plain sailing… When a textbook pirate attack goes awry, Molucco Wrathe loses one of the most prized members of his crew. It’s a wake-up call to Connor and Grace concerning the violence of life aboard a
Grace journeys with Lorcan Furey to Sanctuary, the mountaintop retreat run by Mosh Zu Kamal, which offers healing for troubled Vampirates. At Sanctuary, Grace discovers amazing new powers but falls prey to fresh dangers and temptations – including charismatic “Vaquero Vampirate” Johnny Desperado. Back on The Diablo, Connor is caught up in plans for a
The first in a new electrifying Middle Grade series from author of SKY THIEVES, Dan Walker. “You ask me what Light is, Lux? Light is everything. Every single thing. The very fabric of our world is made up of this force – people, trees, the chair I am sitting on, this pen I am writing
Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright’s ordinary life changed forever when he was given a magical mirror, a portal to the wonderful world of Silbrica. Darwen defeated the terrible monsters released from the mirror once. Now, an even more terrifying beast has escaped through the mirror. Darwen and his friends, Rik and Alexandra, must journey to Costa Rica
From Imagination to Reality. Produced in association with BIS (British Interplanetary Society) and NASA. Based on the original NASA Press Kit (Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission) this is full of exclusive never before seen content from the BIS archives. Including an introduction written by Helen Sherman, the first woman to visit the Mir Space Station!
Darwen Arkwright’s world is turned upside down when he is forced to move from a small English town to Atlanta in the United States of America. Feeling out of place and struggling to fit in at school, Darwen seeks solace in a mysterious shop full of mirrors. It’s there that he discovers the ability to
“Letters to Africa”, is a new way to learn about Africa and will of interest to parents and children wanting to learn about the continent and also to teachers as a resource. Profits from the book sales will buy desperately needed educational resources for the African children featured in the book.Letters to Africa is split
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