Daren King - Hachette Children's Group

Daren King



Daren King's first adult novel BOXY AN STAR was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and his first children's book MOUSE NOSES ON TOAST won the Nestle Children's Book of the Year Award. He was born in Essex in 1972 and now lives in Dublin.
Quercus Children's Books

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

Comprising Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, Ghostly Holler-Day and School of Meanies, this collection introduces readers to Humphrey Bump, Wither, Charlie Vapour, Pamela Fraidy and Tabitha Tumbly. Follow the ghosties' adventures as they try to convince us still-alives that though they may be dead, they are in fact frightfully friendly!

Quercus Children's Books

Phantom Pirates

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

It's holler-day time again, but things never run smoothly for our ghosties. Intead of a luxury cruise, the friends find themselves aboard a ship of phantom pirates - how frightful! And when the friendly ghosties discover that the pirates plan to invade a still-alive ship, they simply have to help - after all, it is the polite thing to do!

Quercus Children's Books

Ghostly Holler-Day

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

It's winter, and what better than a ghostly holler-day by the sea? But how are the ghosties to decide between Frighten-on-Sea and Scare-borough? A postcard from their friend Headless Leslie decides for them: Headless is in Frighten and cannot remember how to get home. He wrote the address on the postcard, then he forgot what the address was. So the friends set of on an exciting ghostie caper involving a haunted Frighten pier, a fun fair, and a mysterious phantom magician. But wil it all end in spooky fun or devilish disaster? And will Leslie keep his head?

Quercus Children's Books

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts
Quercus Children's Books

School of Meanies

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

'Ghost School is stupid and rubbish, and, um, I'm not going to Ghost School ever again!' Bumping is Humphrey Bump's best thing - even better than cakes and lollipops! But the nasty headmaster at ghost school doesn't agree. He expels Humphrey for - you've got it! - bumping. So the other ghosties - Agatha, Tabitha and Wither -find Humphrey a place at still-alive school. They are also on hand to help him make friends. Wither invisibly writes a spooky poem on the board, Agatha sends children whirling into the clouds, and they all whisp out of Humphrey's satchel during lessons. The still-alive children are so mean they only run away. But they are nothing compared to the still-alive headmaster who is the biggest bully ever. Can Humphrey gather all the ghosties together to fight the bully, save the school and make lots of new friends?