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Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third. If Hiccup can't beat Alvin the Treacherous then the entire human AND dragon race will become extinct. The time has come to prove himself, once and for all. Will Hiccup - with the help of his friends Fishlegs, Camicazi and Toothless the dragon - finally be crowned KING? And will the dragons survive? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award 2017 for Best Middle Grade & Children's!
Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok.
It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons . . .
Callum Hunt's summer break isn't like other kids'. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren't heading back to school in the magical world of the Magisterium . . . It's not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc. Call escapes to the Magisterium but things only intensify there. The Alkahest - a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic - has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes - and get closer to an even more dangerous truth. As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy's conflict -and a whole world's fate.
This is the first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice.
Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight and death is never far away...
Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here, punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die. But the country is terrorized by the creature Hob, an evil being who delights in torturing its people, displaying his devasting power by challenging an Arena 13 combatant in a fight to the death whenever he chooses. And this is exactly what Leif wants...
For he knows Hob's crimes well, and at the heart of his ambition burns the desire for vengeance. Leif is going to take on the monster who destroyed his family. Even if it kills him.
A striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self-perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior-and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter's future king-she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter's magic, Meira decides to go after it herself-only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics-and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
The mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from the bestselling author of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.
Full of Landy’s trademark wit, action and razor-sharp dialogue, Demon Road kicks off with a shocking opener and never lets up the pace in an epic road-trip across the supernatural landscape of America. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers: they’re all here. And the demons? Well, that’s where Amber comes in… Sixteen years old, smart and spirited, she’s just a normal American teenager until the lies are torn away and the demons reveal themselves.
Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life. Her only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be…
Cecelia Ahern's Flawed meets Never Let Me Go in the pulse-pounding YA thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape. "You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed." All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she's almost relieved. Everything changes when she's followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the `treatment' he is undergoing. The school is changing people. Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Before it's too late.
I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family's good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever's survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars-they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it's Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they've never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn't belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
It has been almost a month since Kwan and Reed rescued Rebecca Davis from certain death at the hands of the self-proclaimed President of NUSA, the man who took the life of her unborn child and left her to die.
What her tormentors did to her threatens to set her on a new path, one steeped in hatred and vengeance. Rebecca now walks a fine line between right and wrong, between good and evil, between love and hate. With her soul cleaved apart only the bonds forged in the crucible of war can bring her back.
"My name is Rebecca Davis. I am the leader of The Legion and I am prepared to fight to the death to secure freedom for my people".
The Legend is the final volume in The Legacy Trilogy. It is a tense and gripping conclusion and, as in all wars, sacrifice is inevitable.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning…
When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward – and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic – and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone’s Christmas.
Adelina Amouteru's heart is set on revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends at the Dagger Society want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears.
At first Mallory thinks the twins are pulling some kind of prank, but when it becomes obvious that he's been snatched by goblins, Jared and his sister, Mallory, have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, not to mention a loudmouthed hobgoblin, to get Simon back (and uncover why he was snatched in the first place).
With the aid of a seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is now revealed.
Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand.
As if being attacked by vile, smelly goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggart, Thimbletack, is out to get Jared. Simon has a very hungry griffon recuperating in the carriage house, and Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to get rid of Spiderwick's Guide. But with all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have...If only they could work out why the faeries are stalking them? Could it be the Guide that they want?
There's only one person who might know the answer - their crazy old Aunt Lucinda.
Trust Us' the Kindreds tell Pearl and so she does. A thrilling story of life in a cult. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it's too late. A chilling and heartbreaking coming-of-age story of life within a cult, Seed was shortlisted for the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize in 2016. Fans of Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places and Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal will love Lisa's haunting debut. 'We are obsessed with Seed' - YA Loves magazine 'Compelling and exciting ... I would give it 5 stars' - Guardian Children's Books Look out for Lisa's heartbreaking new title, Paper Butterflies. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS returns for an eleventh adventure in this highly illustrated comic book style series. Just when you thought it was safe to flush... When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning... The Turbo Toilet 2000 is back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite ... for REVENGE! Join Captain Underpants for another epic showdown of Wedgie Power vs. Potty Power.
Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that's what Cameron's been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren't possible. Soon he's questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity. `It's about ghosts and terrifying danger and going mad all at once. I didn't know what was real and what was imagined until the very last page. I loved it!' Melvin Burgess `Brilliant, page-turning and eerie. Had me guessing to the very end' Joseph Delaney
The third book in the mesmerizing RAVEN CYCLE quartet from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the SHIVER trilogy will love this new quartet. For the first time in her life, Blue Sargent has found a place where she feels at home. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own and she is sure that this is where she belongs. But certainties can unravel. Visions can mislead. And friends can betray. The trick with found things is how easily they can be lost...
Die klassieke Huppel-stories is weer beskikbaar in een pragtige bundel. Wie onthou die Slaapkouse en die Nuuskierige Agies wat moet help dat Storieman sy storie vertel in Wip-Huppel-Wip? In Vrolike Huppelkind besoek hy saam met Fiefman die Land van Wol en Hare, en wanneer Huppel verjaar, kry hy 'n regte koekoek in 'n klok! Die kleurvolle, komiese karakters en die vrolike Huppel, tesame met Dorothy Hill se bekoorlike illustrasies, steel kinders se harte sommer gou weer in 2018.
It's time to face the final trial . . .
The battle for Camp Jupiter is over. New Rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow Apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the Hunters of Artemis.
But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over.
Now Apollo and Meg must get ready for the final - and, let's face it, probably fatal - adventure. They must face the last emperor, the terrifying Nero, and destroy him once and for all.
Can Apollo find his godly form again? Will Meg be able to face up to her troubled past? Destiny awaits . . .
Die koninkryk van KornukopiŽ was eens op ’n tyd die gelukkigste in die wÍreld. Daar was baie goud, ’n koning met die spoggerigste snor, slagters, bakkers en kaasmakers wie se uitsonderlike kos mense laat jubel en juig het.
Alles was perfek – behalwe vir die mistige Moerasland in die noorde wat, volgens legende, die tuiste van die monsteragtige Ickabog was. Mense met gesonde verstand weet dat die Ickabog net ’n mite is, ’n bangmaakstorie vir kinders. Maar soms neem so ’n storie ’n lewe van sy eie aan.
Kan ’n mite veroorsaak dat ’n geliefde koning sy titel kwyt raak? Kan ’n mite ’n eens gelukkige land op sy knieŽ bring? Kan ’n mite twee brawe kinders op ’n avontuur stuur waarvoor hulle nie gevra het nie en wat hulle nooit sou kon verwag nie?
You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before – an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!
From the imagination of Wimpy Kid’s Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions! Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mum from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!
And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.
Greg Heffley is in groot moeilikheid. Skool- eiendom is beskadig en hy is die hoofverdagte in die saak. Maar hy is redelik onskuldig. Al hou ‘n frats sneeustorm die Heffley-familie binnenshuis, weet Greg dat hy die saak moet hanteer wanneer die storm bedaar het. Maar kan enige straf erger wees as om met jou familie ingehok te wees vir die vakansie?
A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max's daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive... until a destiny that's perilously close to her mother's forces her to take flight.
‘Has all the characteristics of his work ... pace, action, mystery and cool’ SUNDAY TIMES
Maximum Ride lost her fight to save the world. But from the ashes of the old world, a phoenix has risen… she calls herself Hawk. Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her parents were, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that they told to wait on a street corner until they came back for her.
That was ten years ago.
The day that she finally gives up waiting is the moment her life changes for ever. Because the promise becomes reality: someone is coming for her.
But it's not a rescue. It's an execution.
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