By Hilary Mckay
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family!After Saffron discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she stows away on a car trip to Italy. The rest of the family are engaged in their own wacky projects: Caddy, a hopeless student, is revising for her A levels and desperately trying to pass her driving test. Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family, is determined to rid himself of his fear of heights. And the youngest, Rose, a budding artist, has a knack for baiting her pompous dad, with entertaining results . . .'This book truly is a masterpiece' GuardianSaffy's Angel won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.
By Chloe Melody
Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!Mega famous pop diva, Britney Sparkle, wants one of the Strictly Dance Academy girls on her tour. Bella is super excited to meet her in the flesh! They have only one day to rehearse so Bella must focus on learning to salsa her way to get the star role. But vile Veronica is desperate for the part, and seems determined to put Bella off. Will Bella rise above the competition and salsa in style?A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
The Salvation: Unseen
By L.J. Smith
Now that the lethal properties of Elena's blood have been discovered, Stefan has been risking it all to destroy the almighty Old Ones. But when Elena is almost killed in a car accident--one that was very clearly not an accident at all--she realizes that the most deadly Old One is determined to take her down. And he just might be powerful enough to do it...
The Salvation: Unmasked
By L.J. Smith
Ruthless scientist and vampire creator Jack Daltry is dead, killed by Damon and Elena. But now Elena is dying, and the Guardians have given her one chance to save both herself and Damon. She must go back into the past, back to before she met the Salvatore brothers and the point everything started.Elena must ensure the destruction that was started with Stefan and Damon's obsession with her will never begin. But she doesn't know the Damon she first met all those years ago, and he doesn't know her. He's dangerous. And can she bear to create a future where she's not with Damon or Stefan?
The Salvation: Unspoken
By L.J. Smith
An epic battle looms - one that will not only determine Elena's own fate, but that of her entire world.Since her true love Stefan was staked through the heart, everything has changed for Elena. Stefan was hunted down by a scientist who has created a new race of genetically-engineered vampires to take over the paranormal world. Intent on eliminating all the natural vampires left on earth, Damon is the scientist's next target. It's a race against time to find the kryptonite of these strange creatures, before they hurt everyone Elena loves.
By Chloe Melody
Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When four lucky Strictly Dance Academy pupils are chosen to dance on a carnival float with gorgeous boy band New Ride, Bella is beside herself. Her favourite band and a chance to samba in style! With lots of hard work, Bella is ready for her moment in the spotlight and is chosen to dance with the lead singer. But when a costume disaster threatens to spoil the day will Bella sink or sparkle? A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.'Sure to be a hit with star-struck little girls.' The Scotsman'It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!' Grace, 7'The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!' Aimee, 10'It made me think I was really at Strictly!' Lucy, 7'I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters.' Josie, 7'The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching.' Sigalia, 7'I can't wait to read the next book.' Susan, 8'I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book.' Eden, 8'Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!' Levana, 8'I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters.' Mira, 8'So much fun - especially the dancing bits!' Janine, 7'ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!' Sterrett, 7'It's really good!' Leora, 6
By Jenny Oldfield
Santa Ana is a wounded yearling, whose fierce mother won't accept human help. Kirstie turns to a local Cherokee boy, Three Birds, who patiently tracks the wounded horse. But just as he discovers her refuge, a rattlesnake spooks Three Birds' own horse and he is thrown and injured. Now Kirstie and Lisa must tend the Cherokee boy as well as the weak and dying Ana - can they save them both?
By Alex T. Smith, Simon Callow
Claude is no ordinary dog ...Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight...(P) 2017 Hodder Children's Books
By Catherine Fisher
Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don't even know who you areInside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique.This refers to the newly jacketed edition available 2 May 2013.
By Allan Frewin Jones, Gary Chalk
Many a windship has foundered on the deadly skyreef known as Sargasso Skies. Our three brave adventurers are on their way to Hammerland, home of the sinister steammoles, to find the fifth lost crown: the Crown of Wood. But now they're trapped, at the mercy of savage beasts and the eccentric Count Leopold. When the Count discovers how vital Trundle, Esmeralda and Jack will be in helping to build his amazing opera house, he'll never let them go!Will their quest come to a dismal end amid the wreckage of the Sargasso Skies?
By Nick Lake
The Martian for teens - an epic, highly original space thriller with real science and heartbreaking beauty.Leo has never set foot on Earth. Born and raised with twins Orion and Libra on the Moon 2 Space Station, they have grown up together in the most extraordinary of ways. Now, they are preparing to make their first trip home - their first journey to Earth. But Leo, Orion and Libra cannot possibly imagine the irreversible consequences that their return will set into motion...
Saucy Jane Family
By Enid Blyton
Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.There's a beautiful houseboat on the canal, and Mike, Belinda and Anne are very lucky to spend their holidays on it. They have the best holiday treats, take a trip on a real canal boat and learn to swim. This holiday will be the best!First published in 1948, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
By Emmy Laybourne
Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have even been reunited with their families and are making tentative plans for the future. Then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived ...For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O blood types and traumatized by her experiences,she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid - along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake - flees the camp to join Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.In a stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even more for a group of kids who have already survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?'Monument 14 is raw, honest, gritty, and full of emotionally taut storytelling. I had to hug so many kittens after reading it that the pet store asked me not to come back." Lish McBride, author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer 'Riveting' New York Times
Save the Island
By Enid Blyton
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Join the Famous Five on their sixth adventure for their top secret project at Kirrin Cottage - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Find Uncle Quentin and explore the mysterious tower - but don't give away any secrets! You choose where to search, but will you save Kirrin Island from destruction or figure it out too late?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five On Kirrin Island Again. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.
Say Sorry Sidney
By Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be!When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners!Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others.'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian
The Scallywags Blow Their Top!
By David Melling
The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. It's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals. A brilliant follow-up to The Scallywags that shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn't pay to lose your temper.From the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper.' - Junior
By David Melling
The Scallywags are a bunch of messy, noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners...By the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages. Find out more about David Melling at http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/Check out the sequel - The Scallywags Blow Their Top - in which the rambunctious wolves learn to control their tempers.'David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline.' - Guardian
Scam on the Cam
By Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne
Sesame Seade is suspicious. There's something fishy going on by the river: a case for a number one supersleuth!Sesame's parents insist that there are no pirates in Cambridge, but she's determined to prove them wrong ...Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: SLEUTH ON SKATES and GARGOYLES GONE AWOL.
By Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
A much-loved classic from the creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper.Are you ready for the school trip? There'll be dinosaur bones and giant blue whales, buttons to press, lunches to swap and money to spend. The coach is waiting to go. But where is Matthew Tibbs?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' Independent
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
By Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?