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Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald (Paperback, 25th reprint): Herge Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald (Paperback, 25th reprint)
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When Captain Haddock meets a gipsy palm reader, he dismisses a forewarning about a beautiful lady's stolen jewels. But when the famous opera singer Bianca Castafiore suddenly descends on Marlinspike Hall, the gipsy's prediction seems to be all too real. Can Tintin catch the emerald thief?

Princess of Pets Book 6: The Runaway Rabbit (Paperback): Paula Harrison Princess of Pets Book 6: The Runaway Rabbit (Paperback)
Paula Harrison; Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
R162 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R26 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ruby Palace is no place for pets! But Princess Bea won't let royal rules stop her from helping animals in need. A lost and frightened rabbit needs a safe place to stay. Bea is sure the palace will be perfect, and her best friend, Keira, is coming for a royal sleepover too! But when the rabbit runs away in the middle of the night, Bea and Keira must find her before she runs into trouble... From Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses and Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue series. With a shiny foil cover and beautifully illustrated throughout by Olivia Chin Mueller, this is the perfect book for animal-mad young readers aged seven and up. Related activity sheets are available on the Nosy Crow website. Check out Princess Bea's other adventures: The Lost Puppy, The Lonely Pony, The Snowy Reindeer and more!

White Fox (Paperback): Chen Jiatong White Fox (Paperback)
Chen Jiatong 1
R211 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R63 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first novel in the Chinese bestselling White Fox series, translated by Jennifer Feeley. A young white fox called Dilah returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him about a treasure with the power to make animals human. The clues to its location are contained in a moonstone buried beneath their den. But wicked blue foxes seek the treasure too and Dilah must race to find it first. Along the way, he meets all sorts of other creatures: a friendly seal, an ancient tortoise and a fierce leopard - but can he stay one step ahead?

The Great Animal Escapade (Paperback): Jane Kerr The Great Animal Escapade (Paperback)
Jane Kerr 1
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Danny works at Belle Vue Zoo, where - alongside training the famous elephant Maharajah - he helps out with the day-to-day tasks of caring for the animals. But when animals start escaping, Danny is the prime suspect: after all, he was a former street urchin and pickpocket. When a man turns up claiming to be his father, the plot thickens. Can Danny untangle the mystery of the animal escapade - and find out where he really belongs - in order to clear his name?

The Worst Class In The World Gets Worse (Paperback): Joanna Nadin The Worst Class In The World Gets Worse (Paperback)
Joanna Nadin; Illustrated by Rikin Parekh
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A brand new, laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin. Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry and the Trouble with Daisy series.

According to head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt, 4B is the WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or FUN. It is about LEARNING and it is high time 4B tried harder to EXCEL at it.

But Stanley and Manjit didn't LITERALLY mean to flood the toilets when they should have been monitoring the playground. And they definitely didn't LITERALLY mean to bring a penguin home from the zoo on their school trip. These things just happened even though they had a FOOLPROOF plan to get away with them.

Grilgrypers 4: Die Meisie in die Maanlig (Afrikaans, Paperback): De Wet Hugo Grilgrypers 4: Die Meisie in die Maanlig (Afrikaans, Paperback)
De Wet Hugo
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Babette se pa gaan oorsee en sy moet by die vreemde tannie Theodora op Rustfontein gaan bly. Sy voel gou tuis, veral toe sy die aantreklike Tiaan en tannie Theodora se oulike hondjie ontmoet. Sy kan boonop haar sangtalent uitleef in die plaaslike teater se musiekproduksie. Maar alles is nie pluis in die dorp nie. Dit het iets te doen met die geskiedkundige begraafplaas op die bult en die legende van die meisie in die maanlig. Wie is die vrou in die swart lykswa wat Babette agtervolg? En waarom sien haar nuwe vriendin, Avani, ook die aaklige toneel wat een middag haar kamer afspeel? Babette moet veg vir haar lewe wanneer sy haar vasloop in 'n horde grillige zombies. Maar sal sy haar grootste vrese kan oorkom?

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever. (Paperback): Amy Sparkes Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever. (Paperback)
Amy Sparkes; Illustrated by Ben Cort 1
R159 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can the worst pirate ever win the Pirate of the Year Award...? 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. Mum is making me take part in the stupid Pirate of the Year Award. All I have to do is fight an enormous sea monster, (doom), beat my oh-so-brilliant brother at something (please please please) and find the legendary treasure that no one has ever found EVER in the history of EVER (easy peasy, then). Wish me luck! Pirate Blunderbeard. Blunderbeard might be the worst pirate ever but he's also the funniest - laugh-out-loud fun for young readers of 7+

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat (Paperback): Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat (Paperback)
Enid Blyton; Illustrated by Alex Paterson 1
R125 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R25 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+ Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to call upon to help them find her! 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.

'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

The Clockwork Sparrow (Paperback, 2nd edition): Katherine Woodfine The Clockwork Sparrow (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Katherine Woodfine 1
R191 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Katherine Woodfine's bestselling debut novel. A fast-paced historical mystery adventure for readers aged 9+, with gorgeous Edwardian period detail. Perfect for fans of Enid Blyton, Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and Robin Stevens' Murder Most Unladylike series. You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of Sinclair's department store! Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and MYSTERIES around every corner. WONDER at the daring theft of the priceless CLOCKWORK SPARROW! TREMBLE as the most DASTARDLY criminals in London enact their wicked plans! GASP as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, CRACK CODES, DEVOUR ICED BUNS and vow to bring the villains to justice... *** Cover and interior illustrations by Julia Sarda 'A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure' - Katherine Rundell, award-winning author of Rooftoppers Katie, age 10 for lovereading4kids.co.uk - 'A brilliant historical detective novel - I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down! The characters were really believable and the story was so exciting. My new favourite!' Celeste, age 13 for lovereading4kids.co.uk - 'An incredible read full of mystery, wonder and adventure...This is now one of my top ten.'

The Lost Puppy (Paperback): Clara Vulliamy The Lost Puppy (Paperback)
Clara Vulliamy 1
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the case and save the day . . .

(This ebook is optimised for Kindle tablets and the Kindle App. It is not suitable for e-Ink kindle devices, such as the PaperWhite. We recommend you download a sample to your device before purchase if in doubt.)

It’s the last week of school term and the children are looking forward to the School summer fair. Dotty and best pal Beans will be looking after pet’s corner, starring McClusky and his two canine pals: Geoffrey and the little sausage dog puppy, Chipolata. But just days before the fair disaster strikes – Chipolata has gone missing.

Dotty and Beans get on the case. Can they solve the mystery of the missing puppy?

Robin Hood 2: Piracy, Paintballs & Zebras (Paperback): Robert Muchamore Robin Hood 2: Piracy, Paintballs & Zebras (Paperback)
Robert Muchamore
R175 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R55 (31%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Robin and Marion are back! Second in the brand-new, action-packed series from international bestseller Robert Muchamore.

Robin Hood lives...

When Clare Gisborne and Little John return to school after the Locksley Riot, there's rebellion in the air and Robin Hood's name graffitied on every wall. Power dynamics are shifting - now, instead of being a feared bully, the daughter of Locksley's most hated criminal finds herself shunned by classmates and pelted with yoghurt and rotting fruit.

Meanwhile at Sherwood Designer Outlets, Robin has plans of his own. He is determined to hack Sheriff Marjorie's office so that the rebels know her every move - and to work with animal rights activists to end a cruel trophy hunt inside the grounds of Sherwood Castle...

Order of Darkness 4: Dark Tracks (Paperback): Philippa Gregory Order of Darkness 4: Dark Tracks (Paperback)
Philippa Gregory 1
R215 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R61 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join the Order of Darkness in their quest to witness the end of the world in the fourth volume of Philippa Gregory’s epic adventure series.


‘…attractive characters, several layers of mystery, and as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail’ The Daily Mail

‘The plot is deftly conceived…and the setting richly detailed.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘This is still one of the most enthralling historical series of recent years, with Gregory's descriptions bringing 15th century Venice vividly to life’ The Bookbag

Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked by his master to uncover the truth behind strange happenings. Together with Lady Isolde, her friend and confidant Ishraq, Luca’s manservant Freize, and Brother Peter, Luca travels across medieval Europe – seeking out the signs of the end of days, judging the supernatural and testing the new science.

Trapped in a village possessed by a dancing madness, the group fights to keep their own sanity. When Isolde dances away in red shoes and Ishraq takes dramatic revenge on their covert assassin the young people discover that the greatest danger is in the men who have come to their rescue. These are the truly dangerous madmen of Europe who carry a dark hatred that will last for centuries.

Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear in this powerful series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.

Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns (Paperback): R . L. Stine Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns (Paperback)
R . L. Stine 1
R162 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

PUMPKIN POWER! Nothing beats Halloween. It's Drew Brockman's favorite holiday. And this year will be awesome. Much better than last year. Or the year Lee and Tabby played that joke. A nasty practical joke on Drew and her best friend, Walker. Yes, this year Drew and Walker have a plan. A plan for revenge. It involves two scary pumpkin heads. But something's gone wrong. Way wrong. Because the pumpkin heads are a little too scary. A little too real. With strange hissing voices. And flames shooting out of their faces...

Maya se Musketier (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marga Jonker Maya se Musketier (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marga Jonker
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Maya kan nie glo hulle trek Bloemfontein toe nie en dit omdat haar ma 'n langverlore tante se huis en katte geŽrf het. Simon is gewoond daaraan om met mishandelde perde te werk, maar Lynx lyk nie asof sy ooit haar slegte ervaring sal afskud nie. Dalk sal Lynx se nuwe stalmaats haar help beter word? Maya pas ook moeilik aan by die nuwe skool en stalle. Dit help nie dat tante Jacquette maar 'n vreemde karakter was en haar ongewone huis en tuin boonop in Bloemfontein berug is nie.

Dogchild (Paperback): Kevin Brooks Dogchild (Paperback)
Kevin Brooks 1
R265 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R90 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Jeet was raised by a pack of wild dogs. Recaptured and ‘rehumanised’, Jeet now lives with the last of his people in an ancient walled town in the vast expanse of the Deathlands, besieged by a much larger enemy clan. They are preparing for the final battle and it’s Jeet’s task to record the events. But Jeet is struggling to come to terms with his half-human, half-dog identity. Can the impending conflict, and his relationship with another rehumanised dogchild, shed any light on what it takes to be a survivor?

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014.

The Magpie Society 1: One For Sorrow (Paperback): Amy McCulloch, Zoe Sugg The Magpie Society 1: One For Sorrow (Paperback)
Amy McCulloch, Zoe Sugg
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement. But tragedy strikes when the body of a girl, a student, is discovered - on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie.

For new student Audrey, it is just another strange and unsettling thing about her new surroundings. And for her roommate Ivy, well, she's just annoyed she has to share with the new girl from America.

As an unlikely friendship develops, the two are drawn deeper into the mystery of this strange and terrible murder. They will discover that something dangerous is at the heart of their school.

Welcome to The Magpie Society.

The Choice Between Us (Paperback): Edyth Bulbring The Choice Between Us (Paperback)
Edyth Bulbring
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A story of two girls living in Johannesburg. Two acts of betrayal, set more than fifty years apart.†Jenna Moore, a troubled fifteen-year-old, is packing up her Aunt C-C's Johannesburg house. She pries open a locked drawer and finds an old letter addressed to her aunt. One of a few words stands out clearly: MURDERER.†As Jenna discovers the clues which reveal the secret her aunt has attempted to keep hidden all her life, she is forced to confront her own shameful act of betrayal.†

Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback): Michael Morpurgo Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo 1
R186 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R40 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. 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 ... From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. 'A dazzling adventure' - The Times

The Three Little Pigs And The Big Bad Book (Paperback): Lucy Rowland The Three Little Pigs And The Big Bad Book (Paperback)
Lucy Rowland; Illustrated by Ben Mantle
R211 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R35 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A wonderfully witty take on a much-loved fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book celebrates the magic of reading and storytelling, and being kind to others.

When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem – he can't quite read yet. To Ben's surprise, the three little pigs come knocking on the door, and the big bad wolf isn't far behind ... But this time, will the story have a different ending?

A playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland, with hilarious illustrations from Ben Mantle.

Dinosaur Firefighters (Paperback): Sarah McIntyre Dinosaur Firefighters (Paperback)
Sarah McIntyre; Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre 1
R185 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NEE-NAR, NEE-NAR! Action stations! It's all in a day's work for a dippy Diplodocus who joins the Dinoville firefighters - with comic results! Join in with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles, race to the rescue and untangle a Tyrannosaurus rex. Can our determined Diplodocus go from zero to hero? Following on from Dinosaur Police, this is a fabulously funny new picture book by the terrifically talented, bestselling author-illustrator Sarah McIntyre! OTHER BOOKS BY SARAH MCINTRYE Dinosaur Police Grumpycorn Prince of Pants There's a Shark in the Bath

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball (Paperback): Laura Ellen Anderson Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball (Paperback)
Laura Ellen Anderson 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days


Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball.

And when the King’s spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! In their race against time, they begin to realise things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem . . .

Join Amelia on her very first adventure. She won't bite!

This gloriously ghostly new series from the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN is perfect for 7-9 year olds and fans of THE WORST WITCH and WITCH WARS. Amelia Fang is a modern Wednesday Addams - but much more loveable!

Look out for Amelia's next adventure, AMELIA FANG AND THE UNICORN LORDS, coming soon!

The Holiday Mystery (Paperback): Clara Vulliamy The Holiday Mystery (Paperback)
Clara Vulliamy 1
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dot, her best pal Beans and TOP DOG McClusky are back on the case in a brand-new story!

(This ebook is optimised for Kindle tablets and the Kindle App. It is not suitable for e-Ink kindle devices, such as the PaperWhite. We recommend you download a sample to your device before purchase if in doubt.)

Dotty and Beans are SUPER excited about their summer holiday together. It’s going to be SO much fun. Beaches, BBQs and best of all NO SCHOOL! But there’s no rest for the Join the Dots Detectives who soon have a campsite case to solve…

Sweepslag (Afrikaans, Paperback): Annerle Barnard Sweepslag (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Annerle Barnard
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Paul en Alicia was op die verkeerde plek op die verkeerde tyd - Paul het 'n moord aanskou en Alicia het vir die eerste keer in haar lewe skool ge- bunk omdat sy ontsteld was oor iets wat gebeur het. Die twee hoŽrskoolleerders van Bloemfontein word saam met ander jongmense gevange gehou in 'n luukse huis vol gruwels. Uitkomkans is daar nie, maar dinge raak so erg dat hulle hul lewens gaan waag om weg te kom. 'n Spanningsvolle verhaal met temas mensehandel, dwelmhandel en moord.

Ali Cross (Paperback): James Patterson Ali Cross (Paperback)
James Patterson 1
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Ships in 7 - 10 working days

James Patterson’s blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies–and now he’s bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex‘s son Ali is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?

Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation’s most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve?

When Ali’s best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood—and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend. But being a kid sleuth isn’t easy—especially when your father warns you not to get involved!—and Ali soon learns that clues aren’t always what they seem. Will his detective work lead to a break in Abraham’s case or cause even more trouble for the Cross family?

Bitterbosbende 3: Die Grafsangers (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anzil Kulsen Bitterbosbende 3: Die Grafsangers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anzil Kulsen; Illustrated by Keenan Kulsen, Stephen Wallace
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Die Bitterbosbende besluit om in die skoolkoor te sing. Maar meneer Louw is nie die vriendelikste nie en boonop is daar nuwe koorlede wat Kurt nog nooit in die skool opgemerk het nie en wat blykbaar vir die res van die bende onsigbaar is. Dan ontdek Nieke 'n stuk papier met snaakse simbole, amper soos bladmusiek, in haar geskiedenisboek. Nieke en Kurt besef hulle droom albei oor onaardse aaklige musiek, en 'n koor van kinders geklee in swart, met aardige groot koppe . . .

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