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The most spellbinding new children's fantasy series of 2019, in a stunning hardback edition with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . . Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow's door and asks for her help. A whole day - last Tuesday to be precise - has gone missing. Completely. And, without it, the whole universe could unravel. Now Willow holds the fate of Starfell in her rather unremarkable hands . . . Can she save the day - by finding the lost one? Step into Starfell, a world crackling with warmth, wit and magic, perfect for readers aged 8-12.
Vir twee dekades reeds swaai Lillie die heksie haar towerstaffie oor kinderboekrakke dwarsoor die wereld. Met totale wereldwye verkope van meer as 20 miljoen eksemplare en vertalings in 40 tale is geen towerformule nodig om te voorspel dat sy ook Afrikaanse harte gaan verower nie! Die selfleesboekies is gemik om agtjariges en ouer. Lillie is uit haar vel uit van blydskap toe sy ’n mikroskoop vir haar verjaarsdag kry. Sy wil dit al so lank he! Wanneer sy ’n sneeuvlokkie onder die lens plaas, is sy stomgeslaan oor die prag en wil noodgedwonge ’n land van sneeu en ys besoek. Met die heksesprong beland sy in Wonderland. Maar iets is daar nie pluis nie. Die koning het vermis geraak en Somer- en Lenteland word stadig maar seker al hoe kouer. Winter neem oor. En gerugte van ’n wrede vors doen die rondte. Lillie en Hektor, haar draakvriendjie, gaan ondersoek instel.
Three close friends… Two unforgettable summers… One girl’s deepest secret…
Alys appeared last summer, and then she vanished without a trace.
Ifan fell in love with her.
Hannah hated her.
And Marko regrets what they did.
This summer Cait is new in town, and a girl has been reported missing. Cait needs to uncover the truth. What happened last summer? And who is Alys?
It's pantomime season at Campions' Palace of Varieties and Wonders - but Rose Campion and her friends have more to worry about than who'll be filling the role of Cinderella. The Duchess - the deadly ruler of the London criminal underworld - has been released from prison, and she has her sights set not only on Rose, but also on a pricesless emerald necklace that has just arrived in the city. Meanwhile, Campions' is playing host to the mysterious hypnotist Madame de Valentina - but how is she able to communicate with the souls of departed loved ones . . . before they've died?
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents.
Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in.
List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.
Thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove is the youngest member of The Blood Guard - an ancient order sworn to protect the Pure, thirty-six truly good souls who will one day be called upon to save the world from a terrible fate. Now that terrible fate is looming and three of the Pure are missing. Can Ronan save them so that they can save the world?
Vir die vyf dapper vriende wat hulleself die Uile noem, is dit opwindend om na die skatte van 'n geheimsinnige, verlore stad in die Kalahari te gaan soek. Opwindend, ja, maar ook lewensgevaarlik. Want in die Kalahariwoestyn is die enigste bedreigings nie net die roofdiere en sandstorms nie, maar ook vyande wat self 'n oog op die buit het. Sal die Uile hierdie gevaarlike manne kan uitoorlę? En is daar werklik 'n verlore stad en skatte diep in die woestyn?
Owen, Javier and the rest of the Last Descendants teens uncover their destiny in this epic third book in the trilogy based on the hit Ubisoft videogame. The stunning conclusion to the Last Descendants Trilogy! Only one piece of the Trident of Eden remains. Isaiah, a rogue Templar agent, has discovered both the faith prong and the fear prong of this powerful relic. Should he possess the devotion prong, there is little that can stop him. For the time being, Owen and his fellow teens have established an uneasy alliance across Assassin and Templar lines in order to stop Isaiah while they still can. Over a thousand years earlier, Styrbjorn the Strong, a Danish warrior, leads the Jomsvikings against the Danish king, Harald Bluetooth. It is on those Viking battlefields that the secrets of the devotion prong lie. It is there that the fate of the world, the truth behind the teens' collective unconsciousness and their ancestral links to one another lie. History has already been written. The rest is up to Owen, Javier and the other members of their unlikely alliance. The actions they take will change the world of Assassin's Creed forever.
Laugh-out-loud and fully illustrated Ninja Kid is the start of a brand new series from bestselling comedian Anh Do! Nelson is a nerd! Unfit, uncool...totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he is a NINJA! THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH! How is he going to save the world when he cannot even get his undies on the right way?! With the help of Grandmas inventions and his wild cousin Kenny, can Nelson master his new ninja skills AND save Duck Creek?
Wat niemand ooit sou glo nie, het toe wel gebeur: 'n skeuring onder die Uile-geledere. Berrie is die een wat uit die hegte kringetjie wegbreek het. Met krieket kan hy en Philip nog saam speel sonder om werklik saam te werk. Maar toe breek die rugbyseisoen en daardie belangrike naelbyterwedstryd teen Excelsior aan.
A gripping heart-in-your-mouth adventure told by Eve, a Tudor girl who sets out on a dangerous journey to change her life for the better. Voices: Diver's Daughter - A Tudor Story brings Eve and her mother, who was stolen from her family in Mozambique as a child, from the Southwark slums of Elizabethan London to England's southern coast. When they hear from a Mary Rose survivor that one of the African free-divers who was sent to salvage its treasures is alive and well and living in Southampton, mother and daughter agree to try to find him and attempt to dive the wreck of another ship, rumoured to be rich with treasures. But will the pair survive when the man arrives to claim his 'share'? Will Eve overcome her fear of thewater to help rescue her mother? In this thrilling adventure based on real events, Patrice Lawrence shows us a fascinating and rarely seen world that's sure to hook young readers. VOICES: A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.
Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS 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. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are a dangerous enemy.
Jack has always known there was something not quite right about his parents: they move him every year, never seem to sleep,and what is that beeping from the attic? But when Jack goes to investigate the beeping and accidentally sets off an inter-galactic distress signal, things get CRAZY quickly. Turns out that every baddie and bounty hunter in the galaxy thinks HE'S an interstellar super thief. Can Jack convince everyone who's out for him that he's NOT who he says he is? And can he do so in time to get home for tea?
Tydens een van die koudste en natste somers in jare, besluit Polly en Digory om die soldervloer van hulle ou ry verdiepinghuise te gaan verken. Versigtig klouter hulle oor die dakbalke en al met die lang tonnel af wat hulle blyplekke aan die lee huis langsaan verbind. Digory is seker hulle gaan 'n bende gevaarlike misdadigers daar betrap en dan 'n beloning kry. As 'n huis al vir soveel jare leeg staan, moet daar tog een of ander geheim wees, nie waar nie? Dis daarom amper 'n teleurstelling toe hulle maar net op Digory se oom Andrew in 'n geheime werkkamer afkom. Maar dan laat 'n wilde eksperiment vir Polly soos mis voor die son verdwyn – en ontaard die vervelige somer in 'n naelbytavontuur.
Meet RORY BRANAGAN - he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. Fifth in a hilarious comedy-crime series for readers of 8+. Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective. Me and Cat are at the most AWESOME event ever - Car Bonanza, where people are doing epic car stunts, jumping out of planes and breaking world records. It is amazing. But then one of the stunts goes TERRIBLY WRONG. But was it really an accident, or did someone meddle with the car?! It's a good job me and the Cat are here, because this is a CRIME, and it needs to be solved... There are seven books in the RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the fifth.
Mylo knows there's no such thing as Martians - at least, until a flying saucer crash-lands next to his family's New Mexico farm. And then he starts to hear the voice, like someone's trying to communicate with him, asking for help. Desperate to be as brave as his older brother Obie - who passed away over a year ago - Mylo has to investigate the crash. Along the way, he ends up discovering more about the universe than he ever could have imagined.
Written by Toby Ibbotson, son of the bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, this exceptional middle grade epic is captivating, heartfelt and brilliant in equal measure. When a storm hits a small and sleepy town, it ravages every living thing. But storms don't just destroy, they uncover. Andwhen a young boy discovers a mysterious object that has lay hidden beneath a centuries-old tree, he instantly knowsthat it's special. What he doesn't know is that his unexpected find will unite him with a girl searching forher missing father and trigger a series of events that will see them travelling across Europe under the most unusual circumstances. Beautifully written, The Unexpected Find is Toby Ibbotson's break-through masterpiece that's a classic in the making.
Toe die Tweede Wereldoorlog uitbreek, word Edmund, Peter, Susan en Lucy uit Londen weggegestuur om by 'n ou familievriend op die Engelse platteland te gaan woon. Met die dat ou professor Kirke skynbaar heeltemal in sy eie wereld leef, kan die kinders ongestoord na hulle eie vermaak soek in sy yslike ou huis in die middel van nerens. Eers is daar die opwinding van die huis verken: lang gange, eindelose spaarkamers, vertrek op vertrek vol boeke en dan een enorme kamer waarin daar niks behalwe 'n groot klerekas staan nie. Dit, dink Lucy, verdien nadere ondersoek. Terwyl sy nog haar pad deur die rye jasse binne-in die kas oopdruk, voel sy meteens iets sag en poeierig en yskoud op haar val en ontdek dat sy in die middel van 'n woud staan. Dis aand, en daar’s sneeu onder haar voete en sneeuvlokkies dwarrel deur die lug. Lucy het sowaar in die vreemde towerwereld van Narnia beland. Die tweede avontuur in die opwindende Kronieke van Narnia ¬– meesterlik vertaal deur Kobus Geldenhuys.
Kan Harwarrus ’n onmoontlike taak verrig, teen Berserks baklei, keer dat hy en Visbene vir die Gedrog gevoer word EN die geheim van die verlore troon ontrafel? Dis moeilik om ’n held te wees! 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!
The wise-cracking Masters of Spinjitzu are back with an all-new adventure based on the latest season of the hit LEGO NINJAGO show on Cartoon Network! Step into the action-packed world of LEGO NINJAGO and discover everything there is to know about the legendary Ninja. Join the LEGO NINJAGO heroes in their fierce battles and dangerous quests. Discover their amazing weapons, vehicles, and dragons and learn how to become a powerful warrior just like Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Lloyd, Nya and their wise leader Sensei Wu.
TRA-LA-LAA! The fourth CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS adventure, now in colour for the very first time! Professor Pippy P. Poopypants is a brilliant scientist, but his ridiculous name means no one takes his fantastic inventions seriously. And now he's on the rampage... He's armed with the fiendish Shrinky-Pig 2000 and he's prepared to use it! This is definitely a job for the world's only superhero with WEDGIE POWER!
Die dorp word bedreig. Vreemde goed gebeur in die middel van die nag. Kinders sit slapenstyd ’n tand vir die tandfeetjie onder hulle kussing, en soggens word hulle wakker en kry … ’n dooie slak, ’n lewendige spinnekop, honderde oorkruipers wat onder hulle kussings kriewel en krioel.
Daar is bose magte aan die werk. Maar wie of wat sit daaragter?
Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead on the grounds of his home. Could he have been killed by the mysterious hound that is said to haunt the Baskerville family? Can Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson unravel the mystery? Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework nd include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. The Hound of the Baskervilles, a Starter level Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework. Starter level is ideal for readers who are learning English for the first time. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, using the present simple and continuous tenses, possessives, regular and irregular verbs, and simple adjectives. Illustrations support the text throughout, and many titles at this level are graphic novels.
Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase.
Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.
Contains Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
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