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Theodore Boone: The Scandal (Hardcover): John Grisham Theodore Boone: The Scandal (Hardcover)
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R372 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R66 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"I'm the lawyer, and you're the client. My advice to you is to bury this and not tell a soul. Never. Got it?"

Theodore Boone, courtroom hero and the only kid lawyer in town, is facing a tough week at school with his exams. But things take a turn for the worse when a huge scandal is revealed - by none other than his best friend, April. And when April makes a decision that Theodore advises against, the scandal suddenly blows up and is all over the news. Their futures are on the line and April's running scared.

Can Theodore find a way to reverse the damage and save several lives from ruin?

The Hate U Give (Paperback, Movie Tie-In): Angie Thomas The Hate U Give (Paperback, Movie Tie-In)
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R271 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R71 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner, now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg.

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

The Treatment (Paperback): C.L. Taylor The Treatment (Paperback)
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R185 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R54 (29%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

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.

What The Ladybird Heard At The Seaside (Hardcover): Julia Donaldson What The Ladybird Heard At The Seaside (Hardcover)
Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Lydia Monks 2
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) In stock

With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of seaside fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, featuring glitter on every page.

The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they're up to their wicked ways again. This time they're planning to steal the mermaid's long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves!

Enjoy other stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

The Parker Inheritance (Paperback): Varian Johnson The Parker Inheritance (Paperback)
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R177 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R41 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback): Carly Anne West Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback)
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R172 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second pulse-pounding original story based on the hit video game HELLO NEIGHBOR. Unwind the mystery at the heart of the game! It's been four months since Nicky Roth has seen his best friend and neighbour, Aaron Peterson. Aaron's father, a reclusive theme park designer, told the town that Aaron and his sister Mya are living with a relative far away, but Nicky can't seem to accept it. Plagued by terrifying nightmares of robotic mannequins, rotting theme parks, and a dark basement, Nicky teams up with his friends from school to find out what really happened to Aaron and Mya. Together, they start piecing together a picture more disturbing than they could have imagined. The screams coming from the neighbor's house can't be nothing, and Nicky is determined to get to the bottom of where his friends went, and what-if anything-can be done to save them. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Candy (Paperback): Mark Beech Candy (Paperback)
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R205 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R50 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY meets BUGSY MALONE for 9+ readers. In a city where candy is a crime and biscuits have been banned, Nelle Faulkner is a 12-year-old private detective looking for her next client. So when a notorious candy gangster asks for her help, Nelle is on the case. Swept into a secret world of sweet smugglers and chocolate crooks, can Nelle and her friends find a way to take the cake. Or will they come to a sticky end...

Adventures On Trains 1: The Highland Falcon Thief (Paperback): M G Leonard, Sam Sedgman Adventures On Trains 1: The Highland Falcon Thief (Paperback)
M G Leonard, Sam Sedgman; Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli 1
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) In stock

Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from the prize-winning M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop, The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve.

Harrison Beck is reluctantly joining his travel-writer Uncle Nat for the last journey of the royal train, The Highland Falcon. But as the train makes its way to Scotland, a priceless brooch goes missing, and things are suddenly a lot more interesting. As suspicions and accusations run high among the passengers, Harrison begins to investigate and uncovers a few surprises along the way. Can he solve the mystery of the jewel thief and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line?

'A chuffing triumph' The Times, Children's Book of the Week

'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!' Frank Cottrell Boyce

Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library, and unknown passengers among the luggage as you help Harrison to solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains. Fast-paced and packed with illustrations and clues, Adventures on Trains is a stop you won't want to miss!

Theodore Boone 7: The Accomplice (Paperback): John Grisham Theodore Boone 7: The Accomplice (Paperback)
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R195 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist' - New York Times

Woody Lambert is in trouble. He comes from a broken family, suffers bad grades at school and his older brother, Tony, is on probation for a drug offence. When Woody inadvertently gets caught up with Tony and one of his friends, Garth, cruising around Strattenburg in a beaten-up Mustang drinking beer, one thing leads to another and Garth holds up a convenience store with a fake gun.

Though he had no involvement in the crime other than being in Garth's car, Woody is arrested as an accomplice. He's going to need serious legal advice to avoid juvenile prison.

Enter Theodore Boone: after all, Theo has already decided that he will become the best courtroom lawyer in the state. It's just that, at the age of thirteen, Theo is years from being a qualified lawyer - and Woody needs help right now . . .

Malice in Underland (Paperback): Jenni Jennings Malice in Underland (Paperback)
Jenni Jennings; Illustrated by Hannah Peck
R195 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R37 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A gorgeously gothic debut series. Packed with wonderful characters, witty writing and thrilling adventure. STARFELL meets THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Meet Malice Morbid Malign. She's from Underland, land of sorcery, spooks and skulduggery. But, she and her family live in Topside and mischief is their business . . . And the business of mischief is a very serious matter! The Malign family hate books, they hate bathing, and they especially HATE helping. But when grandad ghosts mysteriously start disappearing, including her own beloved grandad, Malice has no choice but to help. She partners up with her Uncle Vexatious, to solve the case of the missing grandad-ghosts. The perfect next read for Amelia Fang fans. This funny, warm-hearted, spooky series - stunningly illustrated by Hannah Peck, and beautifully packaged - will delight and enchant middle-grade readers aged 9-12.

Legacy of the Inventor - A Timmi Tobbson Children's Adventure Book (Paperback): J I Wagner Legacy of the Inventor - A Timmi Tobbson Children's Adventure Book (Paperback)
J I Wagner; Illustrated by J G Ratti
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Maple Murders (Riverdale, Book 3) (Paperback): Micol Ostow The Maple Murders (Riverdale, Book 3) (Paperback)
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R227 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R58 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This third original novel features a story not seen on the hit NETFLIX show! During the Riverdale Revels festival, Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica find out that the dark roots of the Town with Pep go even deeper than they could have imagined... Riverdale is clamouring with excitement over news that an old town tradition is suddenly being revived: the Riverdale Revels. The festival supposedly has a long history, dating back to the town's settlers' first successful maple tapping. But there's no record of the Revels anywhere. Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead think there must be more to the story. And when a skeleton is uncovered in a 75-year-old time capsule on the first night of the festival, they know they're right. But a dead body in a maple barrel isn't the only drama surrounding the Revels. The Royal Maple pageant (open to all Riverdale teens) is in full swing, but 'accidents' keep befalling the contestants, including the gang's friends. Someone is clearly trying to put an end to the Revels once and for all - but who? And more importantly, why? Can Archie and his friends put a stop to the sabotage before someone puts a stop to them?

One of Us Is Lying (Paperback): Karen M McManus One of Us Is Lying (Paperback)
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R275 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R62 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Jasper Die Speurder - Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback): C.F. Beyers-Boshoff Jasper Die Speurder - Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
C.F. Beyers-Boshoff
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Die Jasper-jeugreeks is die eerste keer uitgegee in 1959 en daar was verskeie herdrukke van die gewilde reeks. Hierdie is die vierde titel in die Jasper-reeks. Vir enige kind sal dit ure se genot verskaf, want dit is 'n boek om te lees en te herlees. Saam met die Viermanskap is die leser bly oor die sukses wat behaal word en saam met die vriende word daar getreur oor die brandende sitvlakke! Leliesvlei se boere word deur skaapdiewe geteiken en die polisie sukkel om die skuldiges vas te trek. Jasper besluit dis die ideale geleentheid om sy speursin op die proef te stel – hy wou tog nog altyd ’n bobaasspeurder word. Kan hy die nodige inligting vir die polisie in die hande kry? En kan hy die speurder-sersant en sy vrou uit die kloue van die boewe red? Kom deel in die avonture van Jasper!

Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts (Hardcover): Dianne K Salerni Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts (Hardcover)
Dianne K Salerni
R446 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets (Paperback): Alex T. Smith Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets (Paperback)
Alex T. Smith; Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
R259 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R41 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The LEGO Batman Movie: Build Your Own Story: Rogue City (Paperback): Tracey West The LEGO Batman Movie: Build Your Own Story: Rogue City (Paperback)
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R171 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

LEGO(R) Batman(TM) needs his newest junior sleuth's help to stop the Joker(TM). That sleuth is YOU, the reader! Team up with Batman(TM), Batgirl(TM), and Robin(TM), to explore Gotham City, find clues, nab bad guys, and help stop the Joker(TM) and his gang!

My Secret Lies With You (Paperback): Faye Bird My Secret Lies With You (Paperback)
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R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R40 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Three close friends… Two unforgettable summers… One girl’s deepest secret…

Alys appeared last summer, and then she vanished without a trace.

Ifan fell in love with her.

Hannah hated her.

And Marko regrets what they did.

This summer Cait is new in town, and a girl has been reported missing. Cait needs to uncover the truth. What happened last summer? And who is Alys?

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Paperback): Holly Jackson A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Paperback)
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R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted - my heart literally pounded. I haven't been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise' - Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay

A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial as compelling as Riverdale and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth . . . ?

Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, Gone Girl, We Were Liars and Riverdale

Holly Jackson started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys playing video games and watching true crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder is her first novel. You can follow Holly on Twitter and Instagram @HoJay92

A Series of Unfortunate Events 2: The Reptile Room (Paperback, Netflix Tie-In Edition): Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events 2: The Reptile Room (Paperback, Netflix Tie-In Edition)
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R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dear reader,

There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution…

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In The Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted.

Despite their wretched contents, A Series of Unfortunate Events has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And in the future things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the forthcoming Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned.

Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures?

The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vile Village

The Hostile Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

The Slippery Slope

The Grim Grotto

The Penultimate Peril

The End

And what about All The Wrong Questions? In this four-book series a 13-year-old Lemony chronicles his dangerous and puzzling apprenticeship in a mysterious organisation that nobody knows anything about:

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’

‘When Did you Last See Her?’

‘Shouldn’t You Be in School?’

‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?’

Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else.

Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, grew up in Orem, Utah, and now lives in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University and has been illustrating ever since. His art has appeared in many publications, including Cricket magazine and The New York Times.

Die Tandeterroris (Afrikaans, Paperback): David Walliams Die Tandeterroris (Afrikaans, Paperback)
David Walliams; Illustrated by Tony Ross; Translated by Kobus Geldenhuys
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Die dorp word bedreig. Vreemde goed gebeur in die middel van die nag. Kinders sit slapenstyd ’n tand vir die tandfeetjie onder hulle kussing, en soggens word hulle wakker en kry … ’n dooie slak, ’n lewendige spinnekop, honderde oorkruipers wat onder hulle kussings kriewel en krioel.

Daar is bose magte aan die werk. Maar wie of wat sit daaragter?

The Candy Mafia (Hardcover): Lavie Tidhar The Candy Mafia (Hardcover)
Lavie Tidhar; Illustrated by Daniel Duncan
R420 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tamarind & The Star Of Ishta (Paperback): Jasbinder Bilan Tamarind & The Star Of Ishta (Paperback)
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R197 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R57 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure ...

Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansion in the Himalayas surrounded by luxuriant gardens, she's full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence - and a trickle of intriguing clues: an abandoned hut, a friendly monkey, a glowing star ring, and a strange girl in the garden who calls herself Ishta.

Slowly, Tamarind unravels a mystery at the heart of who she is...

Jungu Josh 1: Die Goue Kalbas (Afrikaans, Paperback): Constant Van Graan Jungu Josh 1: Die Goue Kalbas (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Constant Van Graan
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Josh (13) woon by sy tannie Verona en haar gesin op 'n plaas in OosAfrika nadat sy ma twee jaar gelede skielik verdwyn het. Op 'n dag daag 'n vreemdeling by die plaas op en probeer Josh ontvoer. Gelukkig red Doris, die huishulp, hom uit die kloue van die bose man. Sy vertel hom dat 'n groep mense sy bloed soek en dat hy moet vlug na 'n magiese geheime vallei, Kalimbula, waar hy veiliger sal wees. Hy moet die wyseman, Ngandu, in sy grot gaan spreek. Josh en Njeri, 'n kanniedood 15­jarige meisie, se paaie kruis. Sy help hom om die wyseman te vind – en Josh word met 'n opdrag weggestuur: die opsporing van die goue kalbas. Josh weet dat al sy vrae beantwoord sal word wanneer hy die kalbas kry en hy pak die reis deur Kalimbula alleen aan. Hy ontmoet Masjeba, die heks, wat hom help om die legkaartstukkies van sy ma se verdwyning bymekaar te sit. Wanneer die kalbas uiteindelik oopgemaak word om die naam van die volgende troonopvolger te onthul, kry Josh die verrassing van sy lewe . . .

Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure (Paperback): Fleur Hitchcock Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure (Paperback)
Fleur Hitchcock
R200 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R36 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all - adventure! The lead actress in Frost Castle's winter play is sure she's cursed! A break-in, a car accident, and now her precious locket is missing. But the cousins suspect a ruthless thief. With a blizzard raging outside and a legendary ghost in the castle corridors, unmasking this villain will take all their bravery and skill... Fleur Hitchcock is famous for her excellent "thrillers for beginners". This action-packed series takes 7+ readers on fantastic, realistic adventures. Cover illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole. Don't miss the other Clifftoppers adventures! The Arrowhead Moor AdventureThe Thorn Island AdventureThe Fire Bay Adventure Look out for Fleur Hitchcock's stories for older readers: Dear ScarlettSaving SophiaMurder In MidwinterMurder At TwilightThe Boy Who Flew

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