By David Grimstone
Self-named The Outcasts; Jake (Dealmo) and his friends Kellogg, Lemon and Fatyak like to spend their spare time playing role playing games. But things are about to get a little more interesting ... as the group sit down to play Destiny, a brand new RPG, they realise that this is no ordinary game. What they really have their hands on is the ancient Pandora's Box, containing superpowers for each of them.On the other side of town is an organisation called the Reach, who hunt down precious artefacts. They want Pandora's Box back for themselves. With their new superpowers, just what have The Outcasts unleashed on the world - and themselves?
Gargoyles Gone AWOL
By Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne
Where have all the gargoyles gone? Sesame Seade is slightly spooked ...She's Cambridge's number one supersleuth. And now she's taking to the rooftops to tackle her most puzzling mystery yet. 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 SCAM ON THE CAM.
By Robert Muchamore, Julian Rhind-Tutt
The world's largest urban warfare training compound stands in the desert near Las Vegas. Forty British commandos are being hunted by an entire American battalion. But their commander has an ace up his sleeve: he plans to smuggle in ten CHERUB agents, and fight the best war game ever. CHERUB agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that kids are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
By Helen Dennis, Bonnie Kate Wolf
What if a teenage boy washed up on the banks of the River Thames, soaked to the skin and unable to explain who he is?What if the only clue to the boy's identity is a sketch he made of a strange symbol?Who would help him? Who would hunt him? Who is River Boy?When a mystery teenage boy emerges from the River Thames drenched, distressed and unable to remember anything about himself, he becomes the focus of worldwide media speculation. Unable to communicate, the River Boy is given paper and a pencil and begins to scribble. Soon a symbol emerges, but the boy has no idea why he has drawn it even thought it's the only clue to the mystery of his identity... As the boy begins to build a new life under a new name, the hunt for his real identity begins.A hunt which will lead him on a dangerous QUEST that he has only one year to complete ...Introducing the first in a thrilling new series packed with adventure: this book has an illustrated narrative running through it, helping readers to solve the mystery alongside the characters in the story.
Georgina The Giraffe
By An Vrombaut
Perfect for preschool children, 64 Zoo Lane had the highest viewing figures on CBeebies in 2011. With six classic 64 Zoo Lane stories now reissued, Lucy and her animal fans are bound to win yet more young fans.Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Georgina the Giraffe. She is very talented and wants everyone to know. But things don't quite go according to plan.Have fun with 64 Zoo Lane at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/64-zoo-lane/
By David Melling
Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quickly, and speak softly, in case the goblins spot you...Drysniff, Sludge and Gusset have been squashed by a pig and turned into ghosts. They've been given a fine new home, but there's just one problem: the Windy Nibblers are living there already. Sounds like the only answer is a haunting competition. May the scariest ghosts win!A riotous, laugh-out-loud funny series for younger readers from the bestselling author of Hugless Douglas, David Melling.
By Jenny Oldfield
It's snowing in springtime! Out tobogganing with friends, Keira spots a ghostly horse and rider high on the frozen mountain.She's worried. Are the mysterious pair on the run? Are they even real? And if they are, how long can they survive in the icy wilderness?
The Ghost Library
By David Melling
The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories borrowed from unsuspecting children - until they try to borrow a book from Bo... Bo unable to let her book go travels with the ghosts to the ghost library and there she teaches them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books.This spooky picture book from bestselling author-illustrator David Melling has sold over 300,000 copies and continues to enchant children.'A humourous tale with friendly ghosts... and images that will inspire your child to take on the role of story-teller.' Junior
The Ghost Sea
By Damian Harvey, Mark Oliver
Meet Crank and Al ... robots on the run.When their spacecraft crashlands in the middle of the Ghost Sea, the four friends think things can't get any worse - but they're wrong. Not everything in the Ghost Sea is as dead as it seems, and our heroes soon find themselves running for their lives ...A refreshed cover look for this well-loved series, illustrated by the incomparable Mark Oliver. Read on with The Tin Man, Tunnel Racers, Razorbites, Powerball and Aquanauts.
Ghosts on the Loose
By Tim Healey, Chris Mould
A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this second book in the series sees Mortimer Keene and his phantom machine up to no good again!When the school is overrun with ghosts and ghouls from the past, it's up to Mortimer Keene to blast them back in time and save the school.'Hilarious' - The Guardian
Ghosts of Shanghai
By Julian Sedgwick
A powerful teen thriller with echoes of J G Ballard's Empire of the Sun and Miracles of Life ...Obsessed with martial arts and ghost stories, Ruby is part of a gang of Chinese and ex-pat children who hide out in ruined White Cloud Temple. But the world of Shanghai in the late 1920s is driven with danger: disease, crime, espionage and revolution are sweeping the streets. And since the death of her younger brother Thomas, Ruby is stalked by another anxiety and fear. Faced with a series of local hauntings, and armed with a lucky bookshop find - The Almanac of Distant Realms - Ruby forms the Shanghai Ghost Club to hunt down restless spirits. When best friend Faye is kidnapped by the Green Hand, Ruby must trust a mysterious stranger - and face her worst fears - in order to save her friends, and her own life. And in the ensuing fight she will catch a glimpse of the one spirit she has longed to see ...The secrets that Ruby's father and friends have kept from her are coming back to haunt them all.
By Mij Kelly, Nick Maland
Sweet Pea and Boogaloo are walking and talking through the forest one day. When Swea Pea stops and suddenly asks: 'Giants! Do they look like you and me? Except bigger?' And so begins a discussion about what giants are... until Boogaloo discovers that giants are not at all how he has imagined them!An original and timely story about the nature of stereoptyes and jumping to conclusions.
Girl at Sea
By Lucy Courtenay
Prepare to fall in love this summer and join Precious and Harry on their road trip to the end of the world and back ... Your summer crush starts here! For fans of Zoella, Geek Girl and Holly Bourne.Precious is spending an awkward August in an Algarve villa while her parents fight dirty over an expensive divorce. When she misses her plane home, Precious finds herself on the run along the coast of Portugal. Along the way she meets Harry, travelling Europe before he starts uni. But Precious and her problems are the last thing Harry needs as he struggles to shake off the ghost of his drowned father and get back to something resembling a life. As it turns out, Precious is EXACTLY what Harry needs. Until the complicated but dreamy Nathan shows up, and matters take a darker turn ... Join Precious, Harry and Nathan on a summer road trip with a twist!
The Girl with the Lost Smile
By Miranda Hart, Kate Hindley
This is a story guaranteed to make you laugh and cry: the first children's book from award-winning, bestselling author and comedian Miranda Hart. Chloe Long has lost her smile. She's looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.)She's tried everything to bring it back. (Her favourite cake. Her favourite gran. Her favourite joke. Obviously.) But nothing seems to be working! Until one night, something utterly magical happens - and Chloe finds herself on an adventure that is out of this world ... With fabulous illustrations by Sainsbury's Book of the Year winner, Kate Hindley, THE GIRL WITH THE LOST SMILE takes you on an action-packed, magical journey that celebrates the power of the imagination, the wonder of true friendship and is guaranteed to make you smile. 'That personality and voice belong to a uniquely cherished comedian ... there's nobody like Miranda.' Daily Mail
By Theresa Cheung
It's tough out there in Girl World. One minute you're in the gang, the next you're out... your best friend has stopped talking to you for no apparent reason... you find out that someone has been spreading nasty rumours about you... a girl is making your life a misery by picking on you... and everyone seems to be so much cooler and confident than you. What's a girl to do?Girl World lets you into the secret and complicated world of girls and their friendships. It shows you how you can survive the scary girl, the snob, the gossip, the joker and the backstabber. Packed with straightforward and sensible advice Girl World will help girls deal with everyday situations and gain real confidence. It makes sense of the sometimes bewildering and unpredictable behaviour of girls and gives the reader the courage to stand up for themselves and hold their head high. As a former secondary school teacher, the author, Theresa Cheung, has seen for herself just how powerful girls' friendships and cliques are - shaping what they wear and say, how they feel about school, how they respond to boys and how they feel about themselves.This is an absolute must for girls everywhere!
Gladiator Boy: Rescue and Rebellion
By David Grimstone
Captured and sold into slavery, Decimus Rex is trained to fight as a gladiator in the infamous Arena. Our young hero must take on the might of Rome in order to survive.The Rebels' AssaultDecimus Rex has escaped Arena Primus in the company of a fellow slave, Olu Umbika. Together, they manage to board a slave ship and sail away from the trials and Slavious Doom. But can they rescue four friends they left behind?Rescue MissionDecimus Rex is once more back in the clutches of the evil Slavious Doom. Tasked with entering the catacombs beneath the arena to bring back the fabled Blade of Fire, Decimus immediately demands the release of all his friends in return for agreeing to take on the mission. Doom, however, has other plans ...The Blade of FireDecimus Rex is fighting his way through the perilous maze beneath the arena to locate the blade of fire, a legendary sword that Doom is intent upon possessing. But before he can retrieve the sword, Decimus must first rescue his friends. Will he save them, or is his time about to run out?
Gladiator Boy: The Blade of Fire
By David Grimstone
Decimus Rex is fighting his way through the perilous maze beneath the arena to locate the blade of fire, a legendary sword that Doom is intent upon possessing. But before he can retrieve the sword, Decimus must first rescue his friends. Will he manage it, or is his time about to run out?
Gladiator Boy: Dead or Alive
By David Grimstone
Five old friends, one dangerous new enemy ... and a voice from beyond the grave! Decimus Rex may have escaped slavery, but he cannot escape his destiny! Vs The Living DeadDecimus Rex reunites with his five friends to follow a message sent to them all from Teo - a friend they know to be dead. It begs them to risk dangers and rescue him. Is it really from Teo, or is the evil Slavious Doom behind it? The only way to find out is to work out what it means ...Vs The Raging TorrentDecimus Rex and his four friends sail to China on the trail of the Golden Warrior and in search of Teo, but they are captured by the King of Yelang and imprisoned in his Water Maze. Will they ever escape?Vs The Three NinjasThe five friends now have a new enemy - three ninjas, the most deadly warriors in Japan. But Decimus Rex and his friends won't give in that easily.
Gladiator Boy: Quest's End
By David Grimstone
Five old friends return home expecting peace, only to face their worst nightmare yet. Will Decimus Rex ever defeat the evil Slavious Doom?Vs The Screaming VoidOver two hundred children have vanished. There are rumours that the cruel Mirror Master and his black-hearted sidekick, Captain Lich, have something to do with it ... But where are the children being taken and why? It seems Decimus and his friends have a new battle on their hands ...Vs The Clone WarriorsDecimus and his friends must overcome the demons lurking within the Screaming Void. But even if they defeat these fearful monsters, can they survive a battle against the undefeated Clone Warriors?Vs The Ultimate EvilAn old enemy has returned and will stop at nothing in his quest for power. But when he kidnaps Decimus' parents and captures his friends, Decimus is forced to go and face his only undefeated enemy yet.
Gladiator Boy: Fight for Survival
By David Grimstone
Five old friends, one dangerous new enemy ... and a voice from beyond the grave! Decimus Rex may have escaped slavery, but he cannot escape his destiny! Vs The Insane FuryDecimus Rex has been badly wounded. Gladius goes in search of help, but in the meantime Decimus disappears. The friends must return to the Winter Palace and try to rescue Decimus. But there is more than one surprise in store ...Vs The White SnakeCaptured once again by the evil Slavious Doom, the slaves are bound for Pin Yon Rock. There, Decimus is ordered to capture the White Snake in return for his friends' lives. Once again they are all embroiled in a battle of life and death ...Vs The Golem ArmyDecimus Rex and Ruma are surrounded by statues on Pin Yon Rock and are horrified when they come to life. Will they be cut down by this new enemy, or will they persuade them to fight together and take a final stand against the evil Slavious Doom?