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Bodyguard 4: Target (Paperback): Chris Bradford Bodyguard 4: Target (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A prequel and new entry point in the bestselling Bodyguard series.


Ash Wild is the most successful teen rockstar in history. Millions of fans adore him. But one fanatic wants him dead.

Surf champion and top bodyguard recruit Charley Hunter is assigned to protect the superstar on his sell-out US tour. But Ash isn't pleased to discover his new bodyguard is a girl.

Faced with a growing number of death threats, several suspicious accidents and an unruly rockstar, Charley has her work cut out keeping Ash alive on the tour. How will she spot a killer in a crowd of 50,000 screaming fans?

Matilda and Pearl (Paperback): Matilda and Pearl (Paperback)
R138 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island.

Disney Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (Hardcover): Aisha Saeed Disney Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (Hardcover)
Aisha Saeed
R368 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R112 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine. A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times Bestselling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and beyond.

The Hurting (Paperback): Lucy van Smit The Hurting (Paperback)
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R191 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nell's family arrives in Norway in financial disgrace. She is dominated by her family - her religious father and her sister, whose cancer stops Nell from embracing her dreams of a musical career. She doesn't believe in love, either, until she falls for Lukas. But Lukas has his own dark agenda, and in this tale of hidden secrets and shocking twists, he manipulates Nell closer to the point of no return. How far is she willing to go for love?

Murder Most Unladylike (Hardcover, Anniversary Edition): Robin Stevens Murder Most Unladylike (Hardcover, Anniversary Edition)
Robin Stevens 1
R319 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R95 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

*A signed anniversary edition of the first award-winning mystery, with an exclusive, brand-new chapter!*

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have started their own detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, but they're struggling to find any real mysteries to solve (Lavinia's missing tie doesn't count).

All that is about to change when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress lying dead in the Gym. And the mystery only deepens when the body disappears before the girls can alert anyone.

Can the detective duo not only solve the murder, but prove that there was a murder in the first place - before the police get there first?

The first thrilling story in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

'Ripping good fun' - The Times

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam 4: The Aliens Are Coming! (Paperback): Tracey Corderoy Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam 4: The Aliens Are Coming! (Paperback)
Tracey Corderoy; Illustrated by Steven Lenton 1
R146 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R29 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Three more slapstick adventures from our favourite doggy detectives, all set in the summer sun. And things are HOTTING UP! Someone is CHEATING in the SANDCASTLE competition! There's something FISHY about the new CAFE! But it's the ALIEN INVASION that REALLY makes Shifty and Sam lose their COOL! Anyone for an ICED bun?!

Brilliant stories hilariously told by Tracey Corderoy and beautifully brought to life by Steven Lenton's illustrations. The much-loved picture book pair of pooches appear for the fourth time in a two-colour fiction format, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to read alone.

Have you read Shifty and Sam's other fiction adventures? The Spooky School Up, Up and Away! Jingle Bells!

Dragon Rider (Paperback, 3rd edition): Cornelia Funke Dragon Rider (Paperback, 3rd edition)
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R193 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R70 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The very first dragon adventure from the legendary Cornelia Funke - over 1 million English language copies sold worldwide! 'A warm-hearted dream of a book.' THE GUARDIAN Firedrake, a brave young dragon, embarks on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way, he discovers extraordinary new friends and a courage he never knew he had. But the greatest enemy of all is never far behind - a heartless monster intent on destroying the last dragons on earth ...

Stories from Moominvalley (Hardcover): Alex Haridi, Tove Jansson, Cecilia Davidsson Stories from Moominvalley (Hardcover)
Alex Haridi, Tove Jansson, Cecilia Davidsson 1
R361 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R81 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stories From Moominvalley is a beautiful collection of three classic Moomin stories, based on Tove Jansson's original works. Join Moomintroll, his charming family and his eclectic band of friends on a series of adventures in a picturesque land where anything can happen: a father can be washed away in a flood, electric Hattifatteners can appear on a desert island, and a hat with magical powers can transform a house into a jungle! Moomin lovers of all ages will delight at the stunning artwork that accompanies the lively, witty writing, and become fully immersed in the beautiful Moominvalley. Sensitively adapted for a younger audience by Alex Haridi and Cecilia Davidsson, Stories From Moominvalley is both perfect as a gift and is a must-have for fans of Tove Jansson's enchanting world.

Tunnels of Blood (Paperback, Reissue): Darren Shan Tunnels of Blood (Paperback, Reissue)
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R161 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Darren Shan, the Vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque du Freak with Evra and Mr Crepsley – but so it seems, does someone else. When corpses are discovered – corpses drained of blood – Darren and Evra are compelled to confront a foul creature of the night who may be the end of them all.

Has Darren made a fatal mistake which will cost him the lives of his friends? And can he escape the lure of the Tunnels of Blood?


'. . .a plot full of twists and turns which leaves the reader hungry for more.'
J. K. ROWLING, 'author of the Harry Potter books'

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey? (Paperback): Timothy Knapman Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey? (Paperback)
Timothy Knapman; Illustrated by Tom Knight 1
R164 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Who's afraid of the BIG BAD BOGEY? Every one of you! The Big Bad Bogey is a BADDIE. He's BIG, NASTY and GREEN and doesn't care whose story he ruins. He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can ANYONE stop him? A riotous tale with a hilarious twist by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.

The Best Lies (Hardcover): Sarah Lyu The Best Lies (Hardcover)
Sarah Lyu
R353 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gone Girl meets Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls in this mesmerizing debut novel about a toxic friendship that turns deadly.

Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.

She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soul mate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world.

But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest…

And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.

Was it self-defense? Or something darker than anything Remy could have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her.

Told in alternating timelines, this twisted psychological thriller explores the dark side of obsessive friendship.

Grilgrypers 3: Kamp vir Monsters (Afrikaans, Paperback): De Wet Hugo Grilgrypers 3: Kamp vir Monsters (Afrikaans, Paperback)
De Wet Hugo; Illustrated by Shan Fischer
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Volgens Clayton se pa en sy nuwe verloofde is hy 'n probleemkind. Hy word na 'n eksklusiewe rehabilitasiekamp vir tieners gestuur, maar dis nie net die streng sekuriteit en geheimsinnige personeel wat aandui iets is nie pluis nie. Clayton is vreesbevange vir die digte bome wat die kamp omring en snags sluip vreemde gediertes in die woud rond. En dan begin van die tieners verdwyn . . .

My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dan Smith My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
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R168 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R48 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching across places he's never seen. Until the night it comes to him. A German plane is shot down over the woods that his Dad looked after, before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to find something exciting to keep. But what he finds instead is someone: a young and injured German airman. The enemy. Here. And in trouble. Suddenly, helping him seems like the right thing to do ... An exciting and thought-provoking World War 2 adventure from acclaimed author Dan Smith.

Never Touch a Shark (Board book): Rosie Greening Never Touch a Shark (Board book)
Rosie Greening; Illustrated by Stuart Lynch
R197 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R33 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Murder Most Unladylike - A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery (Paperback): Robin Stevens Murder Most Unladylike - A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery (Paperback)
Robin Stevens 1
R189 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R72 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
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R193 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies-a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last

Drie Jong Jagters (Afrikaans, Paperback): P.J. Schoeman Drie Jong Jagters (Afrikaans, Paperback)
P.J. Schoeman
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Fanie, Japie en Piet kan beswaarlik hulle geluk glo toe oom Gert vra of hulle saam met hom mag gaan jag in die Bosveld en hulle pa sy toestemming gee. Dis soos 'n lewensdroom wat waar word! Die Bosveldervaring beteken groot avontuur! Die seuns kry geleentheid om jag te maak op rietbokke, waterbokke, sebras, vlakvarke en buffels. Fanie laat selfs n krokodil sneuwel. Dis voorwaar meer opwindend as die voeljagtogte van vroeer. En wanneer die leeu snags brul, weet hulle: n ontmoeting met die koning van die Bosveld is onvermydelik.

Neverworld Wake (Paperback): Marisha Pessl Neverworld Wake (Paperback)
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R235 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R84 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A compulsive, read-in-one-sitting suspense novel for fans of One Of Us Is Lying and The Hazel Wood. Trust no-one.Fear everything.

Five friends - the beautiful elite at their exclusive prep school - reunite a year after graduation. After a night out, they narrowly avoid a collision with a car on a deserted road. Back at the mansion belonging to one of the girls, a storm rages and a mysterious man knocks on the door, announcing something world-shattering. The friends must make a choice: one of them will live, and the rest will die. And the decision must be unanimous. So begins the Neverworld Wake. The nightmare. The nothingness. Time backbends and they are fated to repeat that day, but fears are now physical and memories come alive in horrifying ways. How will they vote? And will they be able to escape the Neverworld?

The Nothing to See Here Hotel (Paperback): Steven Butler The Nothing to See Here Hotel (Paperback)
Steven Butler; Illustrated by Steven Lenton 1
R184 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R54 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell 'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon `This hotel gets five stars from me' Liz Pichon 'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong `What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!' Kaye Umansky Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret... The first book in a fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of whacky characters brought to life with illustration from the wonderful Steven Lenton!

A Twisted Tale 6: Mirror, Mirror (Hardcover): Jen Calonita A Twisted Tale 6: Mirror, Mirror (Hardcover)
Jen Calonita
R343 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale poses the question, what if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?

Following her beloved mother's death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White's stepmother, commonly referred to as "the Evil Queen" by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.

But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she'd never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power... including going after the ones Snow loves?

Trace (Hardcover): Pat Cummings Trace (Hardcover)
Pat Cummings
R317 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Harry Griesel 4: Die Zombie-Ontvoerder (Afrikaans, Paperback): Sonja Kaiblinger Harry Griesel 4: Die Zombie-Ontvoerder (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Sonja Kaiblinger
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Otto en Emily het ’n nuwe onderwyser wat baie vreemd optree en gedurig vrae vra oor Otto se vermiste oom Archibald. Harry Griesel het ook probleme: Iemand het ’n onwettige deurgang na Die Oorkant oopgesluit en nou krioel die stad van zombies! Die SBI moet dadelik uitvind wie die skuldige is en Otto en sy vriende is op die punt om die raaisel op te los, wanneer tannie Sharon haarself skielik in groot gevaar bevind.

Die Avonture van Anna Atoom (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elizabeth Wasserman Die Avonture van Anna Atoom (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elizabeth Wasserman
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Die lewe op 'n eiland in die Indiese Oseaan is op die oog af idillies, maar Anna Atoom is eintlik nogal eensaam. Haar ma is dag in en dag uit aan die werk in die laboratorium, van waar sy die aarde monitor vir dreigende omgewingsrampe. Dis juis so 'n krisis wat Anna van haar pragtige eiland na die verste uithoeke van die planeet neem. Net sy kan die wreld red!

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure (Paperback): Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure (Paperback)
Enid Blyton; Illustrated by Alex Paterson 1
R100 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R21 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - the perfect companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers of 5+ When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! And on a stiflingly hot summer day in the playroom, what better adventure to have than to fly high above the mountains and seaside in search of the Land of Goodness Knows Where! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.

The Devouring Gray (Hardcover): Christine Lynn Herman The Devouring Gray (Hardcover)
Christine Lynn Herman
R360 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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