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A wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure fromthe extraordinary imagination of Philip Reeve. The squabbling goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. From the lands of men come fortune-seekers - and trolls, giants, cloud-maidens, boglins, swamp monsters, tree-warriors and bloodthirsty goblins are swept into a fabulous magical conflict to thrill all fantasy fans.
In this fifth instalment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie, Agatha, and their friends must find a way to overthrow the sinister evil that twists lies into the truth and seeks to rewrite their story. A false king has claimed the throne of Camelot, sentenced Tedros to death, and forced Sophie to be his queen. Only Agatha manages to escape. Now Agatha and the students at the School for Good and Evil must find a way to restore Tedros to his throne and save Camelot . . . before all of their fairy tales come to a lethal end.
When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, post-apocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they'll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK. Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!!
Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy! It's hard to believe this is Roan's last year at Jedi Academy. He's been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones -- don't ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn't find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can't school just be easy. . . This incredible, original story captures all of the humour, awkwardness, fun and frustrations of school -- all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails and more.
Sammy Baker is a quiet kid who wishes he wasn't so shy and timid. He is frightened but eager to prove he can be brave. On Halloween night, he follows his friends to the Marple House, an abandoned mansion on the other side of town. Just past midnight, he feels a cold tingle at the back of his neck. The cold seeps down, a heavy chill he has never felt before. Soon, his whole head feels like a block of ice. He's about to scream-but the cold feeling vanishes. Sammy doesn't realize that he has just met The Haunter, and that his nightmares are only just beginning.
Maya kan nie glo hulle trek Bloemfontein toe nie en dit omdat haar ma 'n langverlore tante se huis en katte geërf het. Simon is gewoond daaraan om met mishandelde perde te werk, maar Lynx lyk nie asof sy ooit haar slegte ervaring sal afskud nie. Dalk sal Lynx se nuwe stalmaats haar help beter word? Maya pas ook moeilik aan by die nuwe skool en stalle. Dit help nie dat tante Jacquette maar 'n vreemde karakter was en haar ongewone huis en tuin boonop in Bloemfontein berug is nie.
The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, fromthe brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture from Peter Jackson's studio,WingNut Films and stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan & Hugo Weaving.
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them all, undead or alive! The Most Wanted list continues with Dr. Maniac, the strangest doctor of them all. When a group of comic book characters appear in the real world, twelve-year-old Richard Dreezer, must track down Dr. Maniac to save the day. Straight from the comic book of your worst nightmares, this evil genius will make sure you leave sicker than when you arrived.
Superman and The Flash can't decide who is faster. So they decide to have a race across the world! But will a bunch of super-villains and their dastardly deeds get in the way of finding out who is the Fastest Man Alive? Featuring Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and more!
Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was 'n swaardvegter, draak¬fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Die draakrebellie het begin. Harwarrus is stoksielalleen en in ballingskap. Mense sowel as drake maak jag op hom - sy enigste hoop is dat hy die draakjuweel sal opspoor. Maar waar moet hy begin soek?
Danny works at Belle Vue Zoo, where - alongside training the famous elephant Maharajah - he helps out with the day-to-day tasks of caring for the animals. But when animals start escaping, Danny is the prime suspect: after all, he was a former street urchin and pickpocket. When a man turns up claiming to be his father, the plot thickens. Can Danny untangle the mystery of the animal escapade - and find out where he really belongs - in order to clear his name?
The third fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magicfrom the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS & GOBLINS VS DWARVES continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishingmysteries to be solved. They've fallen from the tower and battled the dwarves, now Skarper and his troop of hapless goblins must save the Westlands from a terrible fate: they're just not sure exactly what that terrible fate might be. Wannabe-hero Prince Rhind is trying to raise the long-lost land of Elvensea, unaware that it holds a terrible, dark power, and he's not going to let a bunch of goblins stop him from getting his glory. Chasing Rhind across land and sea, the goblins are off on the quest of their lives in this fantastically exciting and brilliantly funny final book in the GOBLINS series from the celebrated author of MORTAL ENGINES.
"A thrilling read... flavoured with fairy tales, drizzled with a syrup of fear and sprinkled with heart." --M.G. Leonard
This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace…
Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the dark and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery?
Perfect for fans of STAR WARS or comic-book fiction such as CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Story and illustration are combined within this fun graphic novel. After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all - or are they?
Die Jasper-jeugreeks is die eerste keer uitgegee in 1959 en daar was verskeie herdrukke. Hierdie is die tiende titel in die Jasper-reeks. Vir enige kind sal dit ure se genot verskaf, want dit is 'n boek om te lees en te herlees. Saam met die Viermanskap is die leser bly oor die sukses wat behaal word en saam met die vriende word daar getreur oor die brandende sitvlakke! Saam met ‘n groep kinders van Leliesvlei se hoerskool, en onder toesig van meneer Basson, gaan Jasper die Wildtuin besoek. Maar op pad daarheen - en nogal op ‘n steil bergpas en in gietende reen van ‘n Laeveldse donderstorm - raak die bus waarmee hulle reis onklaar. En lank nadat die donderstorm bedaar het, staan die logge ou rooi gevaarte nog al die tyd langs die pad, te steeks om ‘n wiel te verroer. Intussen begin dit reeds donker word en meneer Basson word onrustig. Nou nie heeltemal met meneer Basson se toestemming nie, besluit Jasper en sy drie maats dat hulle die wereld moet gaan verken en kyk of hulle nie hulp kan kry nie. En ja werklik, voordat hulle baie ver gevorder het, hoor hulle die gedreun van ‘n vragmotor, wat hulle na ‘n afgesonderde plaashuis lei. Omhul deur die waas van geheimsinnigheid, le die huis tussen die bosse, sonder ‘n lig of enige ander teken van lewe, behalwe die vragmotor wat daar staan. Jasper se kort hare gaan staan nog regopper as gewoonlik, maar hy besluit om deur te druk met sy ondersoek. Hy is immers die leier van die Viermanskap. Maar hy moes liewer net daar omgedraai en teruggestap het skoolbus toe. Dit sou beter gewees het vir almal … Kom deel in die avonture van Jasper!
Wrede kewermodebaas Lucretia Cutter het ’n plan om die wêreld voor haar kewerkloue te laat buig. Hierdie keer behels dit ’n besoek aan die jaarlikse Filmtoekennings in Los Angeles, ’n stel pragtige maar gevaarlike kewerrokke vir bekende aktrises en ’n weermag van bose lieweheersbesies. Darkus, Virginia en Bertold is vasbeslote om ’n stokkie voor haar planne te steek, maar Darkus se pa het hom verbied om verder ondersoek in te stel, die gruwelike skelms, Humphrey en Pickering is weer uit die tronk en die kewers van Kewerberg se lewens word ernstig bedreig.
Karl Kielblock het verskeie boeke geskryf, waaronder die Lafras Cuyper-reeks baie bekend is en wyd versamel word. Dit handel oor seeavonture in diens van twee oorlogvoerende moondhede vroeg in die 19de eeu. Hierdie is die sewende en laaste boek in die reeks, propvol opwinding, spanning en avontuur! Lafras begin al hoe meer hunker na standvastigheid: met ’n vrou en kinders in ’n huis van hul eie – sonder die gevare wat die lewe op see inhou. Gaan Lafras se seeavonture in hierdie laaste titel van die reeks tot ’n einde kom? En belangriker – sal hy uiteindelik die groot liefde vind waarna hy nog al die jare smag? Die verhaal van Lafras Cuyper is op feite gebaseer.
From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS comes this fully-illustrated new hardback edition of SUPER DIAPER BABY. George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two amazing kids. Not only did they create Captain Underpants, but they've saved the world five times! Now George and Harold bring you a superhero who's faster than a speeding stroller, more powerful than diaper rash, and able to leap tall buildings without making poopy stinkers. Meet Super Diaper Baby - the most powerful peewee to ever pack a punch. This superheroe is sure to make kids laugh until drink comes out of their noses!
Welcome to Elvendale . . . When Emily Jones was walking through her grandmother's garden, she never dreamed she would end up in another world. But after crossing through a secret portal, Emily finds herself in Elvendale, the land of the elves . . . with no way to leave! Luckily, she meets the elves of fire, earth, wind, and water. Together they set off on a quest to find four legendary keys that have the power to open the portal to Emily's world. But it will take imagination and courage for them to succeed as they encounter riddles, talking animals and powerful magic on their way. Can they unlock the mystery and get Emily back home?
'One of a kind. Utterly fantastic.' Eoin Colfer on Tin David and Penny's strange new home is surrounded by forest. It's the childhood home of their mother, who's recently died. But other creatures live here ... magical creatures, like tiny, hairy Pog. He's one of the First Folk, protecting the boundary between the worlds. As the children explore, they discover monsters slipping through from the place on the other side of the cellar door. Meanwhile, David is drawn into the woods by something darker, which insists there's a way he can bring his mother back ...
Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love's bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn't playing Cupid. Instead, they're turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren't bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn't find the arrow by the next full moon, she'll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. But, for better or worse, she won't be going it alone. Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will team up with Brynne, an ultra-strong girl who knows more than she lets on, and Aiden, the boy wholives across the street and is also hiding plenty of secrets. Together they'll battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy isn't at all who they expected.
A YA coming-of-age road trip novel about obsession, self-discovery, female power, and the people we meet along the way - by Costa Award shortlisted author Kit de Waal. The perfect read for anyone who's ever wondered where they came from and where they might be going next.
Dinah's whole world is upside down, dead things and angry men and cuts all over her head that are beginning to sting...
Seventeen-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home, the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity, starting with how she looks, starting with shaving off her hair, her 'crowning glory'. She has to do it quickly, because she has to go now.
Dinah was going to go alone and hitch a ride down south. Except, she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles, accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn't the plan.
But while she's driving, Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here, everything that will finally show her which direction to turn...
In her first YA novel, Costa-shortlisted author Kit de Waal responds to the classic Moby Dick with entirely new characters, a VW campervan, and by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl who's determined to find a new life, far away from her unconventional upbringing.
The breathtaking sequel to Grace and Fury. A fierce tale of sisterhood, courtly intrigue, and heart pounding action, perfect for fans of Red Queen and The Selection.
Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again.
Nomi's sister, Serina, is far away on the prison island of Mount Ruin - but it is in the grip of revolution and Serina leads. The women there have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They will stop at nothing to gain freedom for the entire kingdom. But first they'll have to get rid of Asa, and only Nomi knows how.
Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must forge their own paths as they aim to tear down the world they know, to build something better in its place.
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. "I ain't afeared of nuthin." Saba's twin is golden. She is his living shadow. He is strong and beautiful. She is scrawny and dark. Nothing will separate them... Raised in isolated Silverlake, Saba is ignorant of the harsh and violent world beyond her home. But when her twin is snatched by black-robed riders, red rage fills her soul. How will Saba find him in a wild, scorching and lawless land? Racing across the cruel dustlands to find him, she can spare no one. Not even the boy who saves her life. She must silence her heart to survive. Blood will spill. Every step of Saba's journey sizzles with danger in this futuristic thriller, which beats with a powerful, red-blooded heart. "A shot of pure adrenalin. Exuberant, exciting and charged with emotion... If a better book for teenagers is published this year, I'll be surprised." The Times "Has an elemental power, unfolding across achingly barren landscapes, full of blistering hotwinds and swirling clouds of orange dust." New York Times
Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was 'n swaardvegter, draak¬fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Maar die reeks gaan oor toe hy nog gesukkel het om 'n held te wees. Kinders wat DreamWorks se film How To Train your Dragon uit 2010 onthou, kan Hiccup (oftewel Harwarrus) se avonture nou in Afrikaans lees!. Harwarrus moet die koning van die Wilderweste word. Kan hy die heks se Vampier-spioendrake uitoorle en boonop voor Joelfees se Dag van Doem die koning se verlore toebehore by Alvin terugsteel? En is daar 'n bedrieer in Harwarrus se kamp wat hulle almal op die ou end gaan verraai?
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