Early Reader: The Ant's Pants
By Lydia Ripper
A red Early Reader full of humour, with a message about facing your fears, from writer and illustrator Lydia Ripper.Scaredy Pants is an ant who is scared...of EVERYTHING. When his younger sibling gets into a dangerous situation, will Scaredy be able to drum up his courage to save her?Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
Embassy of the Dead
By Will Mabbitt
The first book in a spookily funny new series, where the living meets the dead and survival is a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant and Who Let the Gods Out.Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it's as fatal as it sounds) and now he's running for his life! But luckily Jake isn't alone - he can see and speak to ghosts.Jake and his deadly gang (well dead, at least) - Stiffkey the undertaker, hockey stick-wielding, Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox - have one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek protection. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for . . .
By Linwood Barclay
Don't stop running . . . the second edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay for ages 9+12-year-old Jeff and genetically engineered spy dog Chipper are on the run from the mysterious and sinister government organisation knows only as The Institute. Due to a combination of bravery, luck and some of Chipper's more useful modifications, they've managed to evade their pursuers so far. But The Institute is closing in and Chipper and Jeff will have to be stay one step ahead if they want to stay alive..Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed series for children.
Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island
By Liz Kessler
Meet Emily Windsnap! Ordinary girl on land, magical mermaid in water... Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and new heights of adventure, a must-read for girls aged 8-12. Emily Windsnap, an ordinary girl on land and a magical mermaid in water, is overdue a break from excitement - as her exhausted best friend Shona keeps reminding her! So, promising Shona she'll stay free of trouble and just 'swill out' ('chill out' for mermaids), Emily invites her best friend and her boyfriend Aaron along for a relaxing family holiday in the sun . . . But it seems adventure is hot on her heels - and her tail.Soon, Emily discovers a hidden world beyond the falls of mysterious Forgotten Island - but it's not quite the paradise it seems. With a curse hanging over the island and a catastrophic disaster looming, Emily finds herself suddenly entangled in an ancient Prophecy. She must embark on a dangerous mission to seek the legendary giant the islanders believe will save them all, before it's too late.But how can Emily save the day when rifts are forming between her and the very people she needs by her side? Must promises always be kept? And what happens when they are broken?The brand new, eagerly awaited seventh book in the five-million-copy-selling Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler.
Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Christmas
By Vivian French, Mark Marshall
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Emily Mouse is having her friends over for Christmas dinner, but she's left her shopping until the last minute. When she gets to the shops on Christmas Eve, everything is gone! It will take some Christmas kindness for Emily's dinner to go to plan, but is there any to be found? Join Emily Mouse in some festive fun with this charming blue Early Reader from bestselling author, Vivian French and illustrated by Mark Marshall.
Escape from Rome
By Caroline Lawrence
The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.His task: To avoid capture and death. His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.His destiny: To save the children. Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.
By Louisa Leaman
Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing elephant rescue, as they invite you to share in their incredible story. Pinkie and Nina are two elephants lucky enough to be rescued. Read their heart-warming stories and, through Born Free's lion character, discover how they should be living in the wild with interesting facts interspersed throughout the text.
Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin
By Phil Earle, Jamie Littler
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Elsie's always known that there's something a little bit magical about her Grandma's biscuit tin, and when she discovers that it can grant wishes, there's only one thing she wants - chocolate! But Elsie's wish to turn everything she touches into chocolate (even Grandma!) soon causes chaos.Can she get the magic biscuit tin to grant her one last wish to help change everything back? The second Early Reader story from a talented and unique voice in children's fiction. Phil Earle is a CARNEGIE MEDAL shortisted author whose hard-hitting YA novels have been widely acclaimed. His first Early Reader, ALBERT AND THE GARDEN OF DOOM, and his first middle-grade title, DEMOLITION DAD, were released in 2015.
Emily Mouse's Birthday Party
By Vivian French, Mark Marshall
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important!A charming new blue Early Reader story from bestselling author, Vivian French.
Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls
By Liz Kessler
Welcome back to the world of Emily Windsnap! A school trip to a beautiful island plunges Emily and her friends into a new adventure. What is the secret of the mysterious ship that sometimes appears on the horizon, and does the answer lie in the lost city of Atlantis?Emily's adventures have been captivating fans for more than ten years, and this is the eagerly awaited sixth book in the bestselling series.
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun
By Liz Kessler
Emily and Aaron are sent on a top secret mission by King Neptune. The king has been having nightmares he doesn't understand and he knows only that Emily and Aaron must go to the Land of the Midnight Sun to avoid catastrophe. But when the friends arrive in this icy world of mountains and glaciers, they uncover a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.A magical adventure about the power of friendship.
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret
By Liz Kessler
Emily is delighted when her family returns to Brightport, but their attempts to follow Neptune's orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed.Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, Mandy Rushton, Emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by Neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens' true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together.A magical adventure, featuring the power of friendship and told with Liz's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch.
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
By Liz Kessler, Natacha Ledwidge
The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and an angry Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon... Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship!
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
By Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
Emily Windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home - a secret island near the Bermuda Triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn't a problem. But, being Emily, she can't resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken - the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!Emily tries to undo the damage as the kraken's terrifying tentacles rise from the deep!Mermaid magic and a fabulous adventure focused on the power of friendship make this a real page-turner.
A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Let your imagination run wild with shapes, patterns and designs from the world's most marvelous magical mandalas, all ready to be filled with colour.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
Emily Windsnap Complete Five Book Collection
By Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids - and even makes a mermaid best friend, Shona Silkfin! With Shona and her other friends by her side, Emily embarks on a series of exciting and magical adventures, tackling everything from an angry sea god to a monstrous kraken.
By Allan Jones
Zak and his fellow Project 17 agents are undercover in Greece, working to bring down the boss of an international terrorist organization known as World Serpent. The sixth in this gripping new series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails
By Liz Kessler
'Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails' brings together the first three Emily Windsnap books in one volume. In her first adventure Emily discovers that she is a mermaid, she finds her long lost merman father and reunites him with her land-bound mother. In her next adventure she swishes through an underwater world and inadvertently wakes the Kraken - legendary monster from the deep. And in her third adventure Emily finds a ring belonging to Neptune, who decrees in fury that her life as both mermaid and human must end!An enchanting fantasy series with vivid scenes of a brilliantly realised underwater world and a delightful and wholly believable heroine. With a lightness of touch Liz Kessler writes about universal themes for families, friendship, love and luck.
By Alan Gibbons
Winner of the Angus Book Award, THE EDGE is crackly with tension. How will this mother and son escape their abuser and start a new life? We've got to go. Now. It's early morning and Danny's mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They're on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won't let them go. Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge. A tense and chilling story with terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character and the understanding of the predicaments of children today that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.