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"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.
The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.
Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.
There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.
There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.
Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .
A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!
This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!
Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!
They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! Gabe is exploring the tunnels of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. Unfortunately, he's also lost! And Gabe is not alone. Someone else is in the pyramid, too. Someone. Or something. . .
Join young investigator and shield maiden Alva as she goes a-viking around the medieval world in search of adventure! Alva clings to her sleeping wolf as the Viking longship pitches and rolls over the North Sea's crashing waves. Soon she will reveal herself as a secret stowaway, but only when there's no chance of turning back. This is her opportunity to put her shield maiden spirit to the test - exploring strange new lands, solving mysteries, and most importantly finding her father . . .
Weet jy wie almal in Droomland bly? ’n Reus wat nie soos ander reuse is nie, ’n verwaande kat wat te lui is om te spin, ’n haan wat nie wou kraai nie en Andries Olifant wat nie in ’n winkel kan werk nie … Ontmoet al hierdie karaktertjies en nog vele meer! Deel in hulle avonture en ontdek die wonderwereld van stories … Stories op die CD: Die boeke se opstand; ’n Besonderse vriendskap; Flippie Vis gaan see toe; Pompom en die groen parkiete; Die Engelprinses; Die haan wat nie wou kraai nie; Die drie maats; Andries Olifant; Die slang en die aap.
Lulu is 'n sagte hond wat onder harde omstandighede grootgeword het. Na haar geboorte in 'n klein buitekamertjie word sy van eienaar tot eienaar aangegee. In die proses ontmoet sy 'n klomp vreemde kreature en beleef die een avontuur na die ander. Eindelik vind Lulu 'n goeie huis by Ingie en Jack op die klein groenteplasie Pampoenkop. Hier kry sy liefde, genoeg kos en speel van ligdag tot saans laat saam met haar nuwe boeties en sussies. Maar dan gebeur daar iets wat als kan verander...Van avontuur tot avontuur vind Lulu Lerulu die dapperheid in haarself om te wys hoe 'n groot hart in een hond klop.
With 9 collectible game cards that put YOU inside the dragon battle! There was a time when our world was full of dragons,and they lived alongside humans in harmony. But after a rogue group called the Raptors tried to gain power and ruleover Earth, all dragons were banished to another realm. Years passed, and then decades, and then centuries. And most humans forgot about the dragons. It was almost as ifthey had never existed. But some still new the truth, and the legend stayed alive. Eleven-year-old Sirin grew up with the stories, but the magic of those tales seemed hard to believe. That is, until Sirin saw a mysterious streak of silver in the night sky and decided to find its source. But when Sirin becomes the first child to "lock"with a dragon in centuries - forming a deep bond unlike anything she's ever known - she learns that not all dragons have returned with good intentions. And soon she finds herself at the centre of a terrifying battle... Written by bestselling author Angie Sage, Rise of the Dragons is perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series.
The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series!
Weet jy wie almal in Droomland bly? ’n Reus wat nie soos ander reuse is nie, ’n verwaande kat wat te lui is om te spin, ’n haan wat nie wou kraai nie en Andries Olifant wat nie in ’n winkel kan werk nie … Ontmoet al hierdie karaktertjies en nog vele meer! Deel in hulle avonture en ontdek die wonderwereld van stories … Stories op die CD: Rooikam; Die reus wat nie ’n reus wou wees nie; Waarom die tongvis plat is; Pompom maak sy dierevriendjies gesond; Die ou vroutjie en Myro, die kat; Jakkals volg ’n spoor; Pikkie Pikkewyn; Die sandglas van Vader Tyd; Die pers drakie.
The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories! Devin and his sister Violet are visiting their Uncle Jack for the summer. He lives in an old house by the seashore. Jack was a sailor and he has collected strange and fascinating items from the sea. Exploring a back room, Devin and Violet discover a locked trunk. A pirate's chest. The trunk is wrapped in old, heavy chains and locked with a huge rusted lock. But they manage to get it open. They lift the lid slowly-and see that it's filled with antique jack-in-the-boxes. Huh? One box is hidden under the others, covered in dust. It plays an odd unpleasant song. Up pops a very ugly, mean-looking puppet, an old pirate with a dirty red bandana over his long greasy hair, scars on his cheeks, and a beard, and one eye missing. "Thanks for letting Sailor Jack out!" he rasps, bouncing on his spring. Devin and Violet now face new and troubling questions: Will Jack return them to their uncle? Just how much is a pirate's promise worth?
They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the dead rabbit. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?
This is it. Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her ragtag crew must take a stand against a fully trained army, knowing the odds are impossible, knowing each of them could die for nothing.
But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight.
David Baldacci's The Stars Below is the fourth novel and the epic conclusion to his Vega Jane series.
Daar wag donker dae vir die Barbaarse Argipel – dis amper asof die wereld vervloek is! Kan Harwarrus sy swaard behou, ’n draakrebellie stopsit en keer dat Alvin die volgende koning van die Wilderweste word? 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!
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty in this absorbing series about family and friendships. Perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember!
What makes you you?
The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best--acting silly and being adored. They've been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.
But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They're the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers?
Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.
The Second book in the OFFICIAL Minecraft fiction series for readers age 7+
Morgan, Ash and friends are back for another adventure.
Woodsword Middle has been infested by bats, bringing chaos and disorder into Ms Minerva's classroom.
The friends continue to explore Doc Culpepper's virtual reality world of Minecraft, venturing beyond the safety of their castle. When they arrive at a village which is terrorised by a hostile mob each night, they know they must help out. But will the kids work out how to stop the mob and save the villagers? And why is Ms Minerva's classroom full of bats?
"Lightning Chase Me Home has all my favourite things: storms, islands, myths, and family. Amber Lee Dodd writes with tenderness and thunder, and her storytelling is a bolt of brilliance." Kiran Millwood Hargrave Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum's favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn't always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and silent since her mum left them, and her absent-minded grandpa suddenly seems convinced something strange is about to happen to her. When Amelia makes a birthday wish to be reunited with her missing mum, a wild magic is stirred from the sea... A novel of courage and strength, packed full of adventure and heroics but also with warmth and heart. "Adventure, mystery and a zap of magic - this is a warm-hearted, engaging story with a heroine you'll love" Robin Stevens
A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring! Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has been accused of stealing fuel before he died! The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to join a new attempt to reach South Polaris. It's their only hope of learning the truth ... and salvaging their family's reputation. As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?
When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks?
The bestselling middle-grade supervillain series is back! Victor Spoil realizes he's not cut out for life as a supervillain and instead decides to be...a librarian. Little does he know that librarians are a secret society who will stop at nothing to control---and shush---the world! It's time for Victor Spoil to hang up his cape. After trying to be the supervillain his diabolical parents always wanted, it's time he followed his own dream to become a librarian. As a nice guy who likes quiet and order, Victor knows he'll be happy reading books for the rest of his life. But when his library is suddenly attacked by robot ninjas and he sees his boss leap into battle, Victor learns that librarians are actually a secret league working to bring order to the whole world. It all sounds wonderful to Victor...until he finds out that his friends are planning to destroy the librarians' plan for peace. Who's right and who's wrong? Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're a good guy...or a supervillain.
Two tigers. One city. Two very different lives. A compelling story about friendship, brotherhood and battling against the odds. In Ancient Rome Caesar is almighty and his power is played out in the gladiatorial arena, where animals and men are baited, challenged and destroyed. Two tiger cubs have been kidnapped from the jungle. One is tamed and de-clawed for pampered life as an exotic pet for Aurelia, Caesar's daughter, but the other is cruelly caged and made even more brutal, trained to fight and kill. Princess Aurelia loves her pet tiger, Boots, and grows ever more fond of his keeper, Julius. But when a childish prank goes awry, Boots escapes. Furious Caesar sentences Julius to death in the arena... and Boots is to face the same fate. So the two tigers are reunited in the gladiatorial ring, one a cosseted pet, the other a vicious predator. In a world dominated by Caesar's will, all must fight for freedom.
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