By Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
The unicorns disappeared long ago. There is a rumour, a legend that they all died out through their own foolishness, because they would not come when they were called to the safety of the ark. But perhaps the unicorns had their reasons. Perhaps we were more to blame than they. And maybe, just maybe, the unicorns live on, if you simply know where to look...
The Utterly Otterleys
By Mairi Hedderwick
The Utterly Otterley family live in a cosy burrow near the river where everything is just about perfect. Until Pa Utterly Otterley wakes up one morning and decides it's time to find a new home.
Ultravores, Rimes and Wattwatts
By Kes Gray
Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!
Ugly Duck Thing
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
There was once . . . a mummy duck who laid six eggs. But when they hatched, one of the ducklings was definitely not a duck!
By Adrian Mitchell
Lavish, gift collection of children's poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.
The Undrowned Child
By Michelle Lovric
It's the beginning of the 20th century; the age of scientific progress. But for Venice the future looks bleak. A conference of scientists assembles to address the problems, among whose delegates are the parents of twelve-year-old Teodora. Within days of her arrival, she is subsumed into the secret life of Venice: a world in which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts good and bad patrol the streets and librarians turn fluidly into cats. A battle against forces determined to destroy the city once and for all quickly ensues. Only Teo, the undrowned child who survived a tragic accident as a baby, can go 'between the linings' to subvert evil and restore order.
Ultimate Fan Guide
By L J Smith
ALL THE SECRETS AND LORE OF THE NIGHT WORLD - NOW IN ONE SPELLBINDING BOOK!You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Test your Night World knowledge with questions from the series; get the inside information about the clans, the soulmate principle, Circle Daybreak, and the four Wild Powers; and take quizzes to find out how you fit in to the Night World.Best of all, L. J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you've been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide. Plus, look for the sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to the series, Strange Fate!
Unhooking the Moon
By Gregory Hughes, Gregory Hughes
Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old. When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head for New York. Meet her older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and the Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers. But is their Uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he is something more sinister, true? Like I Capture the Castle, Breakfast at Tiffany's or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Hughes' story and characters will resonate for many and for years to come.
By Alan Gibbons
The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard, but Kev acts swiftly when too many of the lads just aren't playing the game and let pressures off the pitch threaten the team's future.
Unknown Spy, The
By Eoin McNamee
In Book Two in the Ring of Five trilogy, Wilsons Spy Academy has called back their most brilliant trainee spy: Danny Caulfield. Danny is to be sent on an urgent mission: to find the treaty stone that protects the Upper World before the Ring of Five, leaders of the Cherbs, destroy it and wage war. Danny and his friend Dixie - a spy who can appear and disappear at will - must set off the Kingdom of Morne to save the stone. But the Cherb children have got there first, and the King of Morne pits Danny against them in a contest for the stone. Lily, a Cherb, reveals to Danny that she is his sister: she urges him to join the Ring of Five with her. Danny is locked into a battle between the two worlds and with himself. Who's side is he on? Wilsons or the Ring of Five? And how much can he truly trust Lily? A high-stakes spy adventure, complete with double crossings, brilliant spy inventions, and a hero who has everything to learn about who he really is.
By Alan Durant, Simon Rickerty
When you are walking through the jungle, almost anything can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes it's bad, but fortunately, sometimes it's good . . .Children will love this funny and original story full of different twists and turns with a fabulously unexpected ending! Written by an award-winning author, the story is brought to vivid and vibrant life by the illustrator of the bestselling, award-winning illustrator of Ten Little Pirates.
Undead Ed and the Howling Moon
By David Grimstone
Forget everything you've ever seen or heard about werewolves, zombies and vampires because Ed Bagley's going to tell you the single most important fact you'll ever learn: BEING UNDEAD SUCKS ... especially if you're a kid.On his 13th birthday, Ed Bagley is hit by a truck and killed. But things go from tragic to freaky when Ed wakes in the sewers beneath the town of Mortlake with only a note from his missing left arm to explain that he's undead: a zombie, a walking corpse whose skin rots and oozes. And as if all this misfortune wasn't enough, there's a lunatic killer on the loose in Mortlake ... and only Ed can stop him.
By R J Anderson
Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.This is not her story.Unless you count the part where I killed her.Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori - the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
Unlock the Mystery
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 third adventure as they run away to Kirrin Island - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Find the mysterious trunk and help whoever let out that chilling scream - but don't run into the mysterious intruder. You choose how to unlock the trunk, but will you help in time or be held up by a false trail on the way?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Run Away Together. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.
The Ugly Duckling
By Anne Walter, Sarah Horne
Mother Duck is impatient for her eggs to hatch. When they do she's very excited! But one of the ducklings looks very different ...Hopscotch Fairy Tales retell classic fairy tales in accessible language of no more than 400 words, with bright colourful supporting illustrations by our top authors and illustrators.
Undead Ed: Undead Ed and the Demon Freakshow
By David Grimstone
Forget everything you've ever seen or heard about werewolves, zombies and vampires because Ed Bagley's going to tell you the single most important fact you'll ever learn: BEING UNDEAD SUCKS... especially if you're a kid.As if Ed hasn't enough problems, he's now being hunted by a demented clown, an evil midget and a girl with a sewn up eye. You'd think he wouldn't have much to worry about, being damned to start with, but Ed's beginning to learn that there's something a lot worse than the flames of hell ... An undead circus.
Undead Ed and the Devil's Fingers
By David Grimstone
Forget everything you've ever seen or heard about werewolves, zombies and vampires because Ed Bagley's going to tell you the single most important fact you'll ever learn: BEING UNDEAD SUCKS ... especially if you're a kid.Despite Ed's death, he's finding it really hard to actually ... pass on. Mainly because he's been cursed by an evil clown who made a sick pact with the devil, a pact that has lumbered him with four of Satan's fingers. And now he's killed Evil Clive - the head of Mortlake's dead community, and none of his undead friends can ever forgive him. Ed has no choice but to return these fingers to the devil himself. Then maybe he can get on with the rest of his death in peace ...
By Ellie Boswell
Sophie and Katy should be the worst of enemies - witches and witch hunters just aren't supposed to be friends! So they've got to try and keep their special powers a secret from their friends and family if they want their BFF-dom to last. But when Sophie's grandmother goes missing in mysterious circumstances, the girls are willing to try anything to find her. Even if it means risking revealing themselves. Can they keep their magic undercover and get back to Turlingham Academy in one piece?
Una the Concert Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical clef necklaces, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.Una is the fairy in charge of all concerts. But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen her magical clef, and unless Rachel and Kirsty can get it back, the climax of the Rainspell Island Music Festival will be a total flop!
By Rosie Banks
Enter a magical world of friendship and fun!In the second book of the series, Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are very excited to visit the Secret Kingdom again! Wicked Queen Malice has hidden a thunderbolt in Unicorn Valley. Can the girls help their unicorn friends save the magical land from hundreds of greedy caterpillars...? Secret Kingdom is a brand new series full of the things girls love most: special friendships, secrets and magical adventures. Newly confident readers will be swept away by the magical stories of three children whose courage and resourcefulness save a fantastical land from disaster.Full of all the things little girls love best: special friendships, secrets and magical adventures, all set in an incredible kingdom!Eye-catching illustrations throughout.Become best friends with Ellie, Summer and Jasmine - plus Trixi the pixie!Help Ellie, Summer and Jasmine save the Secret Kingdom from wicked Queen Malice and her naughty storm sprites. A new exciting adventure in each and every book.