The Curse of the Pampered Poodle
By Kate Pankhurst
The fourth novel from winner of the MacMillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration Kate Pankhurst. The perfect book for 7-9 yr olds who love funny stories with quirky illustrations like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the DORK DIARIES and CLARICE BEAN.Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Is there really a cursed poodle terrorising the people of Puddleford? Mariella and the Mystery Girls are determined find out. A funny, fresh new take on a detective story, packed with illustrations and top tips for budding detectives - perfect for fans of Clarice Bean and Dork Diaries.
The Curse of the Wolf
By Chris Mould
The island of Crampton Rock has emerged from pirate battle. But something far more sinister is on the move ...What claim does the Darkling family have on Stanley Buggles' home?And do the Darkling twins really keep a two-headed snake as a pet?Originally published under the title 'The Darkling Curse'.
The Curse of the Poltergoose
By Michael Lawrence
Something's after Jiggy McCue! Something big and angry and invisible. Something which hisses and flaps and stabs his bum and generally makes his life a misery. Where did it come from? Jiggy calls in his best pals, Pete and Angie, and together the Three Musketeers - one for all and all for lunch! - set out to send the poltergoose back where it belongs.
By Fiona Dunbar
Lulu's best friend, Frenchy, wants Lulu to play cupid to her own dad and Frenchy's mum. Lulu isn't so sure, until Dad's evil ex, Varaminta, starts lurking about. But when Lulu coops up the Cupid Cakes recipe, disaster strikes...
Cupcakes and Contests
By Linda Chapman, Kate Hindley
Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett has loved baking all her life and is endlessly coming up with amazing new ideas. Her mum's just the same - and now she's moved the whole family to the countryside so she can pursue her dream of opening her own bakery!Hannah's favourite TV programme - JUNIOR BRILLIANT BAKER - is open for auditions! Hannah knows that she'd be the perfect contestant, and she can't wait to apply with best friend Mia. But what will the girls do when only one of them gets through to the show? Will the reality of TV stardom be too much to handle? And which is more important, baking or family?
A Cupcake Conundrum
By Kate Pankhurst
The second novel from winner of the MacMillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration Kate Pankhurst. The perfect book for 7-9 yr olds who love funny stories with quirky illustrations like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the DORK DIARIES and CLARICE BEAN.Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast.Someone is trying to sabotage the Great Puddleford Bake-Off, 'Bake or Break'. It's up to Mariella and her Mystery Girls to work out who, to save the Victoria sponges and pavlovas and prevent the entire contest from turning into a veritable Cupcake Catastrophe and Kitchen Nightmare.
Cudweed's Time Machine
By Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson
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.Cudweed comes face to face with Roman soldiers, dinosaurs and Vikings in this funny, quirky story, perfect for beginner readers, from the bestselling Raven Mysteries team, Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson.
Cudweed in Outer Space
By Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson
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.Cudweed encounters aliens and a time machine in this funny, quirky story, perfect for beginner readers, from the bestselling Raven Mysteries team, award-winning and multi-award-nominated author Marcus Sedgwick and illustrator Pete Williamson. With short, accessible chapters with full-colour illustrations on every page, these stories are perfect for bridging the gap from picture books to fiction.
The Crystal Run
By Sheila O'Flanagan
The gripping children's debut from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author is a page-turning fantasy quest novel for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman.'I am proud to die for Carcassia,' said Kaia. 'All Runners have a special place in our world, in our history.'Kaia Kukura has been awarded the great honour of protecting her country, and is determined to bring wealth and glory to her family. She must travel through enemy territory to replace the precious Kerala crystals that power Carcassia's protective shield. But no Runner is permitted to return after their mission. When Kaia hasfulfilled her Runner's oath, she knows her life must end.But sometimes it takes an outsider, someone from a different world, to question the truth.Fourteen-year-old Joe can barely outrun the school bullies who torment him daily. Cornered yet again, he tries to escape - and finds himself falling through a portal into another world. There, he meets fierce and strong Kaia. Together they discover that not everyone in Carcassia can be trusted - and that there are terriblelies at the heart of Kaia's beloved home.Can their combined strength and skill help Kaia save her country and herself? And will Joe ever find a way back to his own world?
Crystal The Snow Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Jack Frost has promised not to trouble the Rainbow Fairies again, but he didn't say anything about the Weather Fairies! Now he has stolen the feathers from Doodle, the weather-vane cockerel in charge of the weather. It's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get each of the feathers back from Jack Frost's goblins, with a little bit of help from the weather fairies.Rachel and Kirsty know that Crystal's snow feather is nearby, but can they find it and persuade the goblin to give it back...?
Crusher the Creeping Terror
By Adam Blade
Far beneath the waves, Max's Quest grows ever more challenging as he encounters mythical sea creatures. Max must tackle Crusher the Creeping Terror, or the evil Professor and his Robobeast will ruin the precious Crystal Forest!Don't miss the other books in this series: Shredder the Spider Droid, Stinger the Sea Phantom and Mangler the Dark Menace.
By Juno Dawson
A compelling psychological thriller with a dash of romance from award-winning writer Juno Dawson. Perfect for fans of Sue Wallman and E. Lockhart.One year after the suicide of their friend Janey, the rest of the group decide to spend the summer together in a holiday villa in the Mediterranean. They're hoping to get over the terrible events of the previous year, but then a new guest arrives, claiming to have evidence that Janey's suicide was actually murder. When the guest is found dead, it becomes clear that the killer must be one of the group ... but who is it? And will they strike again?
Crown of Acorns
By Catherine Fisher
In an absorbing mystery thriller, a teenage girl with a past arrives in a city: new name, new identity, new foster family. She has chosen the city herself, and is fascinated by its harmony and beauty, but is clearly in fear of discovery. She is nursing a secret from her early childhood, a secret that produces new terrors for her the moment she fears her identity has been spotted. A parallel narrative tells of a young architect's apprentice, Zak, in 1750 - working with Jonathan Forrest, a man obsessed with past Druidic mysteries and a new architectural vision for the city. He plans to create the world's first circular terraced street, the King's Circus - a plan greeted with scorn and derision. Zac soon realises there's more than just obsession with an architectural vision; there is some secret associated with building a hidden chamber in the centre of the Circus. But Zac himself has his own confused and highly destructive agenda ... These narratives are framed by the voice of Bladud - mythical first builder of the city, destined to die in trying to fly. And ultimately his narrative brings all together in a clever and brilliantly intriguing climax.
By Anna McKerrow, Anna McKerrow
Danny is a fun-loving 16-year-old looking for a father figure and falling in love with a different girl every day. He certainly doesn't want to follow in his mum's witchy footsteps. Just as his community is being threatened by gangs intent on finding a lucrative power source to sell to the world, Danny discovers he is stunningly powerful. And when he falls for Saba, a gorgeous but capricious girl sorceress, he thinks maybe the witch thing might not be such a bad idea... But what cost will Danny pay as, with his community on the brink of war, he finds that love and sorcery are more dangerous than he ever imagined? Wickedness and passion combine in this coming-of-age adventure.
Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy
By Ally Carter
There I was: Cammie the Chameleon--the Gallagher Girl who had risked the most sacred sisterhood in the history of espionage. For a boy. But I was through with lying. And sneaking around. I was going to be...myself.Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. Cammie and her friends must clear her name by discovering the truth about some mysterious guests...but this time the stakes for Cammie's heart - and her beloved school - are even higher.
By Leigh Bardugo
The hotly-anticipated sequel to SIX OF CROWS, this is GAME OF THRONES meets OCEAN'S ELEVEN in a fantasy epic from the number 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.Welcome to the world of the Grisha.Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets - a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.As gripping, sweeping and memorable as the Grisha trilogy - SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM and RUIN AND RISING - this novel is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Laini Taylor, Kristin Cashore and GAME OF THRONES.Winner of the Teen Choice Book Award for Book of the Year.
By Geoffrey Malone
Visiting his uncle's cattle station in the Australian outback, Tom is thrilled when old Sam offers to take him and his cousin, Greg, walkabout. But trekking through the wilderness, the trio are appalled to stumble across an illegal drug laboratory experimenting on animals. Suddenly their lives are in jeopardy. Greg is captured, and Sam must forge onwards in an attempt to get help. Tom finds himself alone under the unforgiving sun, his food supplies dwindling. Meanwhile the lab workers plot to flee the country, and to dispose of Greg along the way.But the outback holds dangers that even scheming criminals cannot avoid. Kyrek the crocodile watches from the riverbed, assessing his prey. And when finally they take to the water, Kyrek moves in for the kill ...
Creta the Winged Terror
By Adam Blade
Evil Wizard Malvel has conjured up Creta, a terrifying creature that can unleash thousands of vicious insects from its colossal body!? Tom must find a way to defeat Creta before the Beast destroys both him and Avantia...
Creta the Winged Terror
By Adam Blade
Evil Wizard Malvel has conjured up Creta, a terrifying monster that can unleash thousands of vicious insects from its body! Can Tom defeat Creta before the Beast destroys the whole kingdom?Beast Quest Early Readers are perfect for children learning to read and for families to enjoy together, with text vetted by a literacy expert and bright new colour illustrations.Also available: Beast Quest Early Reader 3: Arax the Soul Stealer!
A Creepy Crawly Story
By Vivian French, Selina Young
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.When naughty Wizz Bee and Buzz Bee come home without any honey, Queen Bee is very cross. Can they cheer her up with a story?