Golden Myths and Legends of the World
By Geraldine McCaughrean
These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.
By Sarra Manning
Seventeen-year-old Molly's band was always just about being a girl - singing Hello Kitty Speedboat and pretending to play instruments with her best mates Jane and Tara. But then the arrogant Dean and his sidekickT hijack the band and suddenly the fluffy girl band becomes The Hormones - a real band with a record deal - and they're heading for the big time. Molly slips further and further away from her old life and straight into a tangled love-hate relationship with Dean. Then there are the constant parties, the drugs and the phonies who pretend to like you when they don't...Molly is living her dream, and she's never felt lonelier in her life. But has she got the strength to walk away from the band, and start again?
By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
When the animals discovere a cave full of furs and skins, they discarde their drab skins for glossy new ones. Greedy zebra, arrives late, after a delicious snack, only to find a few stripes of black cloth. He squeezes into them but Greedy Zebra iis too big for them and his new coat bursts open!The story of how all the animals chose their clothing, except for Greedy Zebra, who had to take the left-over pieces . . .
The Gladiators from Capua
By Caroline Lawrence
March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Flavia, Nubia and Lupus take this opportunity to go to Rome and search for their missing friend, Jonathan. Their search leads the young detectives straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts and gladiators to accomplish their mission.
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
Grerks, Squurms and Water Greeps
By Kes Gray
Whether she's trying to keep Slop the squurm entertained, playing bat and ball with real bats, or doing a bit of DIY for a family of Grerks, Nelly's monster sitting is always an adventure!
By Jenny Oldfield
It's Kids' Week at the ranch. Kirstie befriends Lacey, a loner with a natural talent for riding. Besotted with her horse, a blue roan gelding called Gunsmoke, Lacey breaks ranch rules and rides off trail alone. When she fails to return, Kirstie worries that Lacey has had an accident or has run away - unaware a heavy storm is brewing...
By Jenny Oldfield
There's excitement at the ranch when Golden Dawn gives birth to a foal, Tatum. But when flash floods pour down and wreak havoc in the meadow, Tatum goes missing. Could the foal have survived the flood? Kirstie and Golden Dawn set off upriver to find out. Ahead lies danger - sub-zero night temperatures, wild animals, and the ever present threat of another disastrous flood...
Georgia The Guinea Pig Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Fairyland in uproar! Jack Frost has stolen the Pet Fairies magical pets. Without them, the Pet Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. So it's vital that the Pet Fairies get their magic pets back. The pets have escaped from Jack Frost's ice castle and are roaming the human world. Rachel and Kirsty have to help Katie the Kitten Fairy, Harriet the Hamster Fairy, Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy, Lauren the Puppy Fairy, Emma the Bunny Fairy, Penny the Pony Fairy and Molly the Goldfish Fairy - to get the pets back...before it's too late.
Good Knight Sleep Tight
By David Melling
A stunning sequel to the award-winning title The Kiss That Missed. The lovable and haphazard knight is back on another quest to find the finest feathers in the kingdom to fill the royal pillow and stop the little princess making that terrible noise!
Great Pet Sale
By Mick Inkpen
Everything in the pet shop must go, even the rat with half his whiskers missing! 'I'm only 1p. Choose me, ' he calls. But first, the little boy must look through all the other animal bargains...
Grizzly Tales: Nasty Little Beasts
By Jamie Rix, Rupert Degas
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. In this book, unspeakable things happen to pets - but the real nasty little beasts are the children themselves, all of them get their comeuppance in the end, consigned to the Hothell Darkness ...Read by Rupert Degas(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd
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.
George and The Dragon
By Anne Adeney, Peter Kavanagh
Can the young, brave George rescue the Princess from the terrible dragon?The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
Giddy The Great
By Jamie Rix, Lynne Chapman
Giddy the Goat wants to be the greatest climber in the world. But one day he has to make a choice . . . winning the Giant Pinnacle Race ot winning back his best friend, Edmund the sheep. What is a goat to do?
By Kevin Crossley-Holland
From the winner of the Guardian Children's Prize, comes a story of Medieval times, told from an entirely new perspective. Gatty the village girl - steadfast, forthright, innocent and wise - has never been further than her own village. But when she is is picked by Lady Gwyneth of Ewloe to join her band of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem, Gatty's previously sheltered life changes forever. A joyful, heartrending, triumphant novel that creates a magnificently vivid and realistic picture of life and times in 1202, shown through the eyes of a young girl.Shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal, this is a companion novel to the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing Places, King of the Middle March).
Grizzly Tales: Gruesome Grown-ups
By Jamie Rix, Rupert Degas
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. In this book, parents and teachers are to blame for the murk and misery of the children's lives. Luckily, there are top tips for dealing with gruesome grown-ups - although no child is clever enough to defeat the Darkness completely ...Stories: Jamie's School Dinners, Silence is Golden and The Tailor of Pelting MoorRead by Rupert Degas(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd
Grandma's Seaside Bloomers
By Julia Jarman, Roger Fereday
It's the first summer bank holiday and the family are off to the seaside. The children can't wait to go bathing, but Grandma is not so keen ...Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.
Gemma the Gymnastic Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
The Sporty Fairies are in need of Rachel and Kirsty's help. Everyone in Fairyland is preparing for the Fairy Olympics, but Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the magic sporty items so they can win by cheating! What's more, with the items missing, everyone in the human world is playing sports really badly, and so the human Olympics is in danger of being ruined too! Gemma's Magic Ribbon is the last item that Rachel and Kirsty must rescue to ensure the Olympics, both in Fairyland and the human world, will go ahead smoothly. But how can they get it back from Jack Frost?
Go Ahead, Secret Seven & Good Work, Secret Seven
By Enid Blyton
The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.Book 5: Go Ahead, Secret SevenA sinister-looking man gets George in trouble with the police. The Secret Seven are outraged. Spying on him, the gang are certain he's bad news, but what exactly is he up to? They need to investigate, and solve the mystery, once and for all.Book 6: Good Work, Secret SevenPeter and Janet are the only witnesses when a car is stolen. They saw the thieves, and now the whole of the Secret Seven are involved. But when they realise they're on the trail of a dangerous gang, the Seven don't feel quite so brave. Have they taken on too much this time? First published in 1953 and 1954, this audio digital download contains the original text. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2007