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Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks! (Paperback): Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks! (Paperback)
Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang; Illustrated by Nathan Reed 1
R162 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world

Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam refuses to dip even a toe in the water. Nothing could go wrong now, could it?

A wonderful belly-laugh of a book, perfect for young fans of Tom Gates and Pamela Butchart.

Also look out for Sam is NOT Afraid of Ghosts and Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark!

Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together.

Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood. Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust and also writes YA as Katherine Webber.

Katie and Kevin currently live in London. Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks is the second book they have written together.

Beauty Sleep (Hardcover): Kathryn Evans Beauty Sleep (Hardcover)
Kathryn Evans 1
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Laura was dying. There was no cure for her illness. So her family decided to grasp a desperate last hope - Laura was frozen until she could be cured.

But what happens when you wake up one day and the world has moved on forty years? Your best friend is middle-aged, your parents presumed dead. Could you find a new place to belong? Could you build a new life - while solving the mystery of what happened to the old one?

Dark secrets lurk in the future of the girl from the past…

Alex Rider 12: Secret Weapon (7-in-1) (Paperback): Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider 12: Secret Weapon (7-in-1) (Paperback)
Anthony Horowitz
R195 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.

Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider and also includes three never-before-seen stories.

Serengeti Safari (Paperback): Elle Matthews Serengeti Safari (Paperback)
Elle Matthews
R80 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R14 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Serengeti safari is the second book in the popular Animal adventures in Africa series following on the release of the highly acclaimed An elephant’s tail in 2008. With the global focus on the environment and ‘going green’, this series is extremely popular with parents, educators and children alike. It is printed on 100% recycled paper and is aimed at children between 8 and 11 years old. The story follows the same five little animal friends who set out on another big adventure to see the migration of the Serengeti.

Please Don't Feed the Vampire! (Paperback, 2nd edition): R . L. Stine Please Don't Feed the Vampire! (Paperback, 2nd edition)
R . L. Stine 1
R156 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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! A Goosebumps 'Choose Your Own Horror' Adventure! This Halloween you're stuck with a lame costume called "vampire in a can": a cheesy vampire costume stuffed inside a can. But then you finds a strange packet of red goo inside that will turn anyone who swallows it into a vampire. Will you swallow it and turn that lame costume into the real thing? Or will your adorable poodle Fifi wind up with a bite that's worse than her bark?

Die Lewe Volgens Wim Vermaak (Afrikaans, Paperback): William Oosthuizen Die Lewe Volgens Wim Vermaak (Afrikaans, Paperback)
William Oosthuizen
R165 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R23 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wim Vermaak se lewe is onderstebo. Hy is op die punt om Graad 9 te dop, omdat sy aandag in die LO-klas afgetrek word deur 'n meisie. Sy tweelingsussie wil opsluit deel word van Mars One sending na Mars. Hul verstrooide ouma val vir 'n internetslenter en dan is daar Harold, sy ma wat kuns doseer se menslike geraamte, wat die studente in opstand bring en konflik tussen sy ouers saai. Dalk is Wim se LO-taak die antwoord om dinge weer op koers te kry.

The Boy And The Poacher's Moon (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pamela Newham The Boy And The Poacher's Moon (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pamela Newham
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Billy is one of four teens chosen as the finalists in the Wild2Save Eco competition. They get to spend a long weekend in the Kruger National Park, competing to win a bursary to study conservation. But even on their first night in the bushveld, they run into a group of rhino poachers and land in grave danger. With the help of a mysterious "boy" and the Whistleblower, the four friends are able to thwart the poachers' plan and expose the villains.

The Giants' Tea Party (Paperback): Vivian French The Giants' Tea Party (Paperback)
Vivian French; Illustrated by Marta Kissi 1
R189 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R49 (26%) Pre-order

A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast and The Dragon's Breakfast.

Prince Max is on a mission. The royal family are down to their very last penny, so the king and queen have sent him away to the valley of the giants – with only a grumpy old donkey for company. According to legend, the giants are rich beyond all imagining: they live in gold palaces, drink from gold goblets and brush their teeth with gold toothpaste. But are the legends true and, even if they are, will the giants be willing to share their treasure? With the help of his donkey companion and Caromel, the talking cat, Max is about to find out. And he must keep his wits about him ... there are worse dangers than giants, lurking in the shadows!

Crownchasers (Hardcover): Rebecca Coffindaffer Crownchasers (Hardcover)
Rebecca Coffindaffer
R419 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Purrmaids 4: Search for the Mermicorn (Paperback): Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Purrmaids 4: Search for the Mermicorn (Paperback)
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Illustrated by Vivien Wu
R135 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R25 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part kitten, part mermaid and TOTALLY purrfect! Meet the purrmaids, the CUTEST kitten-mermaids you've EVER seen! The purrmaids can't wait to work on their school projects about creatures in the ocean, but there are so many animals - how can they possibly choose just one? Then Angel remembers a creature she read about - a mermicorn! That would be just perfect. But are mermicorns real?

Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles 1: Into the Game (Paperback): Nick Eliopulos Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles 1: Into the Game (Paperback)
Nick Eliopulos 1
R186 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R58 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first OFFICIAL Minecraft novel for young readers 7+

It's Ash's first day at Woodford Middle School and she's very nervous. But fellow student, Morgan, isn't doing a good job of making her feel welcome. He liked things before Ash arrived.

When Doc Culpepper, the science teacher, asks Morgan and his friends to test her new Virtual Reality Minecraft Project, they can't wait! Inside the world of Minecraft, the friends build and gather to make a castle and survive the night.

But something isn't right. Morgan and his friends are in trouble and Ash might be the only person that can help.

For fans of the Minecraft game, Jumanji and Wreck it Ralph.

Spylark (Paperback): Danny Rurlander Spylark (Paperback)
Danny Rurlander 1
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A boy. A drone. And the danger below ... Ever since the accident, Tom's struggled with his mobility. But he has a secret escape: Skylark, his drone - through this technology, he can fly above his Lake District home, exploring his world from a totally different perspective. But when he stumbles upon a terrorist plot, he knows no one will believe him. Maggie and Joel, a sister and brother on holiday in his aunt's cottage, are the only ones who can help ... but can they stop the plot in time?

The Lost Book of the White, Volume 2 (Hardcover): Simon and Schuster, Wesley Chu The Lost Book of the White, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Simon and Schuster, Wesley Chu
R572 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Night Of The Living Dummy 2 (Paperback, 2nd edition): R . L. Stine Night Of The Living Dummy 2 (Paperback, 2nd edition)
R . L. Stine 1
R156 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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! He's still walking. He's still stalking. Amy's ventriloquist dummy, Dennis, keeps losing his head -- for real. So Amy begs her family for a new dummy. That's when her dad finds Slappy in a local pawnshop. Slappy's kind of ugly, but at least his head stays on! And besides, Amy's having fun practising her new routine. It's like this dummy knows what she's thinking. Like he can move on his own. And it's great - until Slappy starts a routine of his own. A nasty, horrible routine. And Amy can't control him...

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Paperback): Herge Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Paperback)
R261 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hergé’s classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children’s books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures.

The world’s most famous travelling reporter heads for Russia. Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow’s secret police . .

The Adventures of Tintin are among the best books for readers aged 8 and up.

Hergé (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time.

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Paperback): Chris Grabenstein Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Paperback)
Chris Grabenstein
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) In stock

It's the biggest livestream event ever--Mr. Lemoncello is going live with his first-ever televised BREAKOUT game!

Discover what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" in the fourth fun-filled, action-packed adventure in the bestselling series from the much-loved coauthor of Max Einstein and I Funny!

Greetings, boys and girls, gamers of all ages--are you ready to play Mr. Lemoncello's BIGGEST, most dazzling game yet? After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and going LIVE across the nation on the world-famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Everyone's invited to audition, but only a lucky few will compete in front of millions of viewers in a completely immersive live-action breakout game--with real kids as the playing pieces!

Each of the winning teams must make it through five different rooms by solving a puzzle to unlock each room and BREAK OUT! But nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello, and the surprises in store just might stump even the game master himself. The clock is ticking! Can Kyle and his friends crack the codes in time to win Mr. Lemoncello's ultimate game show?

Arthur en die voels: Boek 3 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Daniel Joris Arthur en die voels: Boek 3 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Daniel Joris; Illustrated by Gauthier Desimont; Fantasi
R53 Discovery Miles 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arthur is net so oud soos jy. Nadat hy 'n towerboek in die solder ontdek het, beleef hy die ongelooflikste avonture. Elke keer as hy die towerformules lees, verander hy in die een of ander dier. Ontdek saam met Arthur en sy maatjie, Sarel, die wonderlike wereld van die voels!

Pirate Blunderbeard 3: Worst. Mission. Ever. (Paperback): Amy Sparkes Pirate Blunderbeard 3: Worst. Mission. Ever. (Paperback)
Amy Sparkes; Illustrated by Ben Cort 1
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with brilliant pictures throughout from ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS illustrator Ben Cort

Pirate Blunderbeard is on a voyage with his cousin Redruth and Grandpa Greybeard. Blunderbeard hopes it will be like a holiday cruise, ice-cream, deck chairs and maybe a bit of swimming. But Grandpa Greybeard is on a mission. He wants to get his favourite ship back from the Scariest Pirate on the high seas he wants Blunderbeard to help. What could possibly go wrong?

Pirate Blunderbeard on might be on the worst mission ever but it’s also the funniest – laugh-out-loud fun for readers of 7+

The Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker (Paperback): Lauren James The Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker (Paperback)
Lauren James 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What if death is only the beginning?

When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers – shape-shifting, hypnosis, even the ability to possess the living. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome her into their world, eager to make friends with the new arrival. Yet Harriet is more interested in unleashing her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her. But when all of eternity is at stake, the afterlife can be a dangerous place to make an enemy.

The Magic Faraway Tree 3: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (Paperback): Enid Blyton The Magic Faraway Tree 3: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (Paperback)
Enid Blyton
R189 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The third book in the magical Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.

The mischievous Connie comes to enjoy a few days with Joe, Beth and Frannie while her mother is sick. Connie refuses to believe in the Faraway Tree or the magical folk who live in it, even when the Angry Pixie throws ink at her! Join the children and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree.

Will it be the Land of Secrets, the Land of Enchantments, or the Land of Know-Alls? Discover the magic!

First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).

The Trials of Apollo 2: The Dark Prophecy (Paperback): Rick Riordan The Trials of Apollo 2: The Dark Prophecy (Paperback)
Rick Riordan 1
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The second title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.

The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.

He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done.

Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again . . . if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate - a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame.

To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of a now-mortal goddess, a bronze dragon, and some familiar demigod faces from Camp Half-Blood. With them by his side, can Apollo face down the greatest challenge of his four thousand years of existence?

Everdark (Paperback): Abi Elphinstone Everdark (Paperback)
Abi Elphinstone
R205 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R66 (32%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The stunning prequel to Abi Elphinstone's mesmerising The Unmapped Chronicles series. Magic, adventure, and a whole new world is waiting to be discovered! The perfect series for adventurers aged 9+ and fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Jamie Littler. The Unmapped Chronicles will not only leave children entertained, but will also empower them to battle climate change and environmental issues.


Where the map ends, the adventure begins . . .

It is midnight in Crackledawn – a midnight full of magic. Sea dragons stir in the depths of the ocean, silver whales surface beneath the moon and sand goblins line the shores. Everyone is waiting for the phoenix, the guardian of the kingdom’s magic, to rise up from the forests of Everdark.

But there is no sign of the phoenix tonight. Something else surges up out of Everdark instead: a harpy bent on stealing Crackledawn’s magic.

It is up to an eleven-year-old girl called Smudge and a grumpy monkey called Bartholomew to set sail beyond the legendary Northswirl and stop the harpy before it’s too late.

So, grab your compass and roll down your sail – the first adventure in THE UNMAPPED CHRONICLES is about to begin . . .

Skulduggery Pleasant (Paperback): Derek Landy Skulduggery Pleasant (Paperback)
Derek Landy 2
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick, Stephanie. She's... well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like this on the case, evil had better watch out... "So you won't keep anything from me again?" He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die." "Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said. "I know." "And technically, you've already died." "I know that too." "Just so we're clear." Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture... Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
Scott Westerfeld 1
R218 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R45 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 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. A storming return to the Uglies universe from the always-surprising Scott Westerfeld. What's real? What's not? It's up to you to decide... First in a brilliant new series set in the dark world of Uglies A gripping story of sisterhood, danger, rebellion and intrigue Explores sweeping ethical questions about the future of science Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

Blink and You Die (Paperback): Lauren Child Blink and You Die (Paperback)
Lauren Child 2
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Say goodbye to Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The mind-blowing conclusion to the thrilling series by award-winning author Lauren Child. Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - you can count on her when the ice starts to crack. All good things come to an end... Ruby Redfort is running scared, a whole bunch of people want her dead and worst of all one of them is on her team. But just who is this agent of doom? You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide...

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