The Day I Met Suzie
By Chris Higgins
'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.''Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? 'I wouldn't know where to begin.''At the beginning?' she says. 'In your own words.'So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.The day I met Suzie.Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.
By Kes Gray
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!Nelly knows she's in for an interesting Christmas at the Dendrilegs, when she's greeted at the door by a flurry of purple tentacles. But It's not Father Christmas who'll be coming down the chimney...
By Kes Gray
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!The digdiggs are the smallest monsters Nelly has ever seen, and there are one hundred and twenty three of them! Nelly is going to have her work cut out for her if she's going to look after them all...
The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Iron Eyes
By Jenny Oldfield
Four Winds and his spirit horse, Silver Cloud, now face the second task set down by Ghost Horse - to fetch a feather from the highest mountain. They travel north, crossing forests filled with bears, coyotes and wolves. Along the way they come across their old adversary, Thadodaho, the evil thunder spirit with snake-hair, turtle claws and the feet of a bear. But to get to the summit of Mount Kivioq they must face their most powerful enemy so far, in the shape of Iron Eyes: a treacherous and cruel wolf spirit with an awesome helper . . .
The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Silver Cloud
By Jenny Oldfield
Silver Cloud, a wild horse who is noble, brave, fast and strong, roams the plains. He belongs to a society which is more sophisticated and peaceful than that of the neighbouring human tribe which now, on the verge of extinction, needs his help. Silver Cloud's ruling spirit, Ghost Horse, sets him the task of saving them and, as Red Hawk, the leader of the tribe, is old and dying, his young grandson, Four Winds, is sent to accompany him. Silver Cloud and Four Winds must complete three tasks which will redeem the tribe, but during their journey they must battle against evil animal spirits:the snake-haired monster, Thadadaho, the shape-shifter Yietso, and the flame-eyed Unktehi, as well as face the storms, fires and earthquakes that threaten their quest.
By Robert Muchamore
It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw.But things aren't what they seem. One boy's father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, while another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him.CHERUB kids live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Dog Friday: Dolphin Luck
By Hilary Mckay
It's Christmas, and the inhabitants of Porridge Hall are suffering from the winter blues. The weather is horrible, Mrs Robinson's ill, and, to top it all off, the Brogan's dog, Old Blanket, dies. So when the children hear the tale of a dolphin sword which brings good fortune, they're determined to track it down . . .Unfortunately, however, Mrs Robinson is in decline, so Ant and Perry are shipped off to stay with Aunt Mabel, while Beany and Sun Dance are left with Mrs Brogan. Aunt Mabel, it transpires, is a silver-haired eccentric living in a menagerie - and not at all what the children expect. Then Sun Dance discovers a burglar, and the mystery of Aunt Mabel is revealed . . .
A Dog for Life
By L.S. Matthews
My brother Tom was ill. So ill, they couldn't even say if he was going to get better. But for me and Tom, the worst thing of all was that they wanted to take our dog away. To avoid infection, they said. Well, if anything was going to stop Tom getting better, that was it. I had to save our dog. But once we'd set off, nothing turned out the way we'd planned ...
By Andrew Clover
Colin Hitchin's got problems. He's too short, he's got the highest IQ in his year and he's psychic. He sees things before they happen. He sees dead people too. No one believes him, his mum's too busy with her boyfriends, and his best friend Polly just humours him. It all started a couple of years back, before his dad died. That's when Colin got sent to Dr Juvanji who gave him drugs to calm him down ...Then his Uncle Jimmy turns up on the doorstep. Uncle Jimmy believes Colin, in fact he positively encourages him to pursue his special powers. Turns out Jimmy sees things, too. He sees into people's souls, he knows who they really are. Then Polly goes into a coma, and only Jimmy and Colin know why. Polly's soul - her 'lamia' as Jimmy calls it - has been attacked. And weird things are happening to kids at school, too. Something or someone is trying to suck the life out of them ... and with Jimmy's help, Colin is the one to stop it happening. On top of everything else, he's got to be a superhero, too.
By Catherine Fisher
It is 1900, and Sarah Trevelyan, a pupil-teacher, is desperate to reclaim her family home, Darkwater Hall. Lost by her grandfather in a gambling wager, its present owner, John Azrael, is a mysterious man who draws her into a bizarre bargain ... the fulfilment of her dreams ... if she will only give up her soul.In 2000, Darkwater Hall is a private school for boys. Tom Hughes longs for the education found within its walls, but instead goes to the local school and has trouble with unpleasant bullies. His twin brother, Simon, who died at birth, is his constant companion, unseen or heard by anyone else. When Tom meets the strange girl Sarah, and a new teacher, Azrael, he finds himself embroiled in their deadly deal ...