The Flying Carpet Thief
By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .
Fern and the Fiery Dragon
By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
It's been a long hot summer in the Ripple River Valley. The grass is all dry and the Longears family are hungry. But their adventure to a nearby cabbage field is interrupted by a fire at Fairweather's Farm Park! Fern gets lost - but then she's found by the dog Toby. Can Fern trust her new friend? And will the frightening Red Dragon make things worse ... or save the day?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
Fern and the Dancing Hare
By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
Fern and her brothers and sisters are on a visit to meet their grandparents, Grandmarr and Grandparr, who live beneath a huge old castle! When Grandmarr tells the young rabbits a story about a beautiful lost pendant in the shape of a hare, Fern can't resist going to look for it. With the help of her sister Wisher's unusual talents, can Fern solve the mystery of the pendant's disappearance?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
Free Spirit the Mustang
By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Tilly can't believe she's going to the Kentucky Horse Trials to see her brother Brook compete. There, she meets a beautiful wild Mustang called Free Spirit. Does he hold the key to her past?From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
By Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Trix can't wait to learn how to fly - maybe this will turn her into a real witch! But it isn't as easy as it looks. As she and her magic kitten, Jinx, grapple with broomsticks and try to help their friend while outwitting mean girl, Stella, Trix finds her whole world turned upside down - literally!
By Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson
Eep . . . the adventure begins!Raven Boy has short black spiky hair, amazing night vision and can talk to animals. Elf Girl is light of foot, sharp of mind and . . . elfish all over. She hadn't expected to meet Raven Boy; it's not that often someone falls out of the trees and squashes your home flat like Raven Boy did. Before they know it they are plunged into some very strange, creepy, altogether spooky and hilarious adventures as they save their world from trolls, ogres, witches and things that slither and slide in the fiendish forest.From the creators of the Blue Peter award-winning Funniest Book with Pictures RAVEN MYSTERIES team, this is the first in a humourous and magical adventure series, RAVEN BOY AND ELF GIRL, perfect for readers of 8+.
Freaks of Nature
By Jamie Rix
Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. We have completely reinvented Grizzly Tales for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!The wicked children in the fourth book thought they'd take on Mother Nature, but as they learned to their eternal cost, she is not the sort of mother you can easily challenge!
The Frog Castle
By Jostein Gaarder
The magical adventures of a small boy who helps a frog turn back into a prince, and is rewarded with a visit to the Frog Castle. Here, in an Alice-in-Wonderland story where dreams and reality are intertwined and time is turned on its head, he meets a little princess called Aurora, a wicked lord chamberlain, a bold queen and a kind king whose heart is stolen away. In THE FROG CASTLE nothing is quite what it seems. As in all Gaarder stories, there is more to this than meets the eye: the subtext is a gentle exploration of birth and death, and a child learning to comprehend the loss of his beloved grandfather. Characterized by the charm and innocence that so many readers loved in HELLO? IS ANYBODY THERE?, THE FROG CASTLE confirms Jostein Gaarder as a wonderful storyteller whose special gift is to open children's eyes to the great mysteries.
By Terry Jones, Terry Jones
13 stories of mischief and magic, dragons and dinosaurs, monsters and mermaids, cruelty and courage. Would you like to meet the Slow Ogre, who takes three days to just eat his breakfast, or a boy called Tom who finds a dinosaur in his shed, making a noise like a pillar-box? There is also a juggling dog, a flying king, a magical mirror and a baby made only of snow...They are all here among the magic and mystery, the sadness and the silliness of these adventures by Terry Jones that incorporate bizarre characters (dragons and dinosaurs, mermaids and monsters) with a special blend of fantasy, morality and humour to produce an irresistible collection of tales that will be enjoyed over and over again.In this extraordinary world of surreal lands and eccentric characters absolutely anything can happen...and usually does.Unabridged edition, read by the author.