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Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship - and cake. Strange things are happening. A man comes into Pages & Co looking for a book... then suddenly can't remember it. Tilly and her family feel like the world is changing - but can't quite put their finger on why. Meanwhile, the Underwoods are expanding their control over bookwandering - and they still have their sights set on Tilly. Leaving the safety of the bookshop, Tilly heads to America to find the legendary Archivists and save bookwandering... ... or at least, that's the plan. Wandering in layers of story, Tilly and her friend Oskar come up against dangers they could never have expected, team up with an unexpectedly familiar face, and ultimately find themselves taking on the biggest threat to stories there has ever been - with only their courage and ingenuity to help them. As well as some of their dearest fictional friends...
I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone ... Kensuke's Kingdom is a gripping adventure from the author of War Horse. Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. 'A dazzling adventure' - The Times Loved by children, teachers and parents alike, Michael Morpurgo, the former Children's Laureate, has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.
When Dreary Inkling Primary School's headmistress buys some new vending machines, she never imagined that a freak electrical storm would turn them into killer robots... Suddenly, the vending machines are on the rampage! Can whizz-girl Drishya Samode step in to save the day - and unite the Tech-Heads and the Cool Girls at the same time?
The first book in the ROARsome DRAGON REALM series for 9+ readers! Perfect for readers who love fantasy, magic, adventure and DRAGONS!
Deep within the mountain, a great creature stirred in its sleep. Its eyes rolled back in its head, and its wings jerked wide open…
When 12-year-old Billy Chan finds out his parents are sending him to a summer camp in middle-of-nowhere China he doesn’t know what to expect. There he meets fellow campers Dylan, Charlotte and Ling-Fei and together they stumble upon an age-old secret: four powerful warrior dragons, hidden deep within the mountain behind the camp. They have been trapped since an epic battle with the Dragon of Death and need the children’s help to set them free before terrible evil is unleashed on the earth. Billy and his friends must set off on a dangerous adventure that will take them to the heart of the Dragon Realm. But can they save the dragon and human worlds from destruction?
DRAGON MOUNTAIN is the first book in the DRAGON REALM series by Katie and Kevin Tsang, co-authors of SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID
The riveting third book in the bestselling School for Good and Evil series - a darkly magical fantasy adventure that delivers action, romance and more twists than ever before. Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their fairy tale's ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, each in the arms of a boy. But their storybook is about to be rewritten, and, this time, theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to turn the world of Good and Evil upside down. With the forces of Good in deathly peril, Agatha and Sophie must work together to restore balance. Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for?
The epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the nation's favourite storyteller Michael Morpurgo. For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running. With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he's not completely alone... He's got Oona.
Veronica Roth’s breathtaking fantasy captures an unusual friendship, an epic love story, and a galaxy-sweeping adventure.
CYRA and AKOS grew up in enemy countries on a vibrant yet divided planet. Cyra’s ability to transfer extraordinary pain with a simple touch makes her a dangerous weapon for her tyrannical brother. When Akos is kidnapped and forced to serve Cyra, it’s clear that their hatred is mutual. But as Akos fights for his survival, he recognises that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift – resilience – might be what saves them both.
Their world is on the brink of political chaos, and Akos and Cyra must decide if they will fight for what’s right, even if it means betrayal of their families and countries.
When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love?
An exclusive extra story for DIVERGENT fans WE CAN BE MENDED, A Divergent Story will be included in this paperback. Veronica Roth tells the story of Four 5 years after the events of ALLEGIANT.
Everyone is talking about the latest TV show, Hunky Parker. It's the latest craze and soon everyone in school is completely hooked on it. Ingrid tries to convince her friends to watch, but they're just not interested. At last she manages to persuade them and once they start watching it, something very weird happens . . . and it could involve the Demon Headmaster! Great fun and just a little bit frightening, Gillian Cross's beloved characters still holds readers under his hypnotic spell. Exciting and page-turning adventures. The Demon Headmaster series is impossible to resist.
From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy's pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart). "I was there," Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. "Dorothy and me were both there." We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting. Then Papa Toto began... When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house - only to be plucked into the air and whisked away! Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is. But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home - after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along... Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an unforgettable telling of a classic story, and a must for every bookshelf.
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!
The girl who... survived
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is a timeless classic. The unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit who embarks on a strange and magical adventure, is brought to life by Jemima Catlin’s charming and lively colour illustrations in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers.
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J. R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, ‘The Hobbit’. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction.
Die verskil tussen Arboreta en al die ander hekse in die wereld is dat sy nie 'n bose of nare heks is nie: Sy het nie moesies of ’n haakneus nie en vang ook nie kindertjies om in haar swart pot te kook later hulle beentjies af te suig nie. Sy wil veel eerder he dat kinders veilig en gelukkig in haar woud rondspeel. Arboreta is ’n gelukkige heks – maar daar is tog twee goed waaroor sy haar baie bekommer: Wie sal eendag die boomheks van die groot groen woud wees wanneer sy nie meer daar is nie? En wat sal gebeur as die houtkappers aanhou om so vreeslik baie bome af te kap, sonder om nuwes te plant? Miskien kan die groen dogtertjie wat op ’n dag die woud besoek, Arboreta help om die woud te red … maar hoe?
Harwarrus het drie maande, vyf dae en ses uur om terug by Berk te kom, sy pa te red, teen Ysslange te veg EN die jaarlikse vriendskaplike interstam-swemgala te wen. Gaan hy dit regkry? 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!
To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical Kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. But the kingdom is in trouble - evil Lord Astor has a plan to capture and cage the tiniest residents, the hummingbirds - and as Keeper of the Book it's up to Maya to protect them. Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and includes a special colouring page!
Meet a girl who fights dragons, a brave warrior queen, and a daughter in search of her Samurai father... This beautifully illustrated collection brings you eight fantastic fairy tales from around the world. Full of wit, charm, compassion and courage, these heroes will inspire and empower a new generation of readers.
Darkus kan sy oe nie glo toe hy ’n reuseinsek by sy aaklige nuwe buurman se broekspyp sien uitval nie. Die dierasie het sewe bene – of ses bene en ’n horing – en dit lyk of hy wil kommunikeer. Maar hoe kan ’n seun vriende wees met ’n gogga wat so groot soos ’n hamster is? En wat presies het hierdie kewer te doen met sy pa se geheimsinnige verdwyning en die verskyning van die bose Lucretia Cutter met haar voorsmaak vir lewendige juweliersware? Die antwoord is dalk iewers tussen die berg muwwe teekoppies in die bure se woonstel – as Darkus en sy nuwe vriend dapper genoeg is om ondersoek in te stel … Hierdie is die eerste boek van ’n kewertrilogie van die jong skrywer M.G. Leonard.
Just Stupid! is the third book in a hilarious series of short stories about the world's smartest, craziest and most annoying practical joker from the creators of the bestselling Treehouse series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Is this the right book for you? Take the stupid test and find out! 1) Do you push doors marked 'pull' and pull doors marked 'push'? 2) Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? 3) Do you automatically turn around when someone shouts 'Hey, Stupid!'? 4) Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? 5) Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5 You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0 You think you're smart but deep down you're as stupid as the rest of us. You will love this book.
TRA-LA-LAA! The third CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS adventure, now in colour for the very first time! Harold and George's crazy creation is back - in an adventure that's WEDGIER than ever! He defeated the diabolical Dr Nappy... He terminated the terrible Talking Toilets... But is Captain Underpants ready to take on three massive, tentacled space aliens (in disguise)? And has he finally met his match in a battle with the giant man-eating Dandelion of Doom...?
Boer Frans se plaas le lekker knus langs 'n klein stroompie ver van die stad af. Op die plaas bly baie diere gelukkig saam. Lochner de Kock vertel van al die diere se avonture op boer Frans se plaas. Stories op die CD: Gertjie se uitstappie; Hansie vlieg weg!; Manie Muis skrik groot; Boel en Dolla; Ses stoute varkies; 'n Indringer op die plaas.
Deidre Anker se lewe raak verstrengel met die van ’n bende van vyf seuns wat berug is vir die lewensgevaarlike en ekstreme stunts wat hulle uitvoer en video's daarvan op youtube post. Deur haar ontstuimige verhouding met Louw, begin sy die Branderjaers se geheime ontrafel - soos die feit dat hulle Bloedskuld moet betaal deur dit uit te baklei in die Kring se arena. Daar is ’n prys om te betaal as jy met ’n Branderjaer deurmekaar raak . . .
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