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Sometimes one hero isn't enough - sometimes you need a full dozen. Mack's search for his dazzling dozen continues in the second instalment of this funny, action-packed fantasy series by the New York Times bestselling author of GONE. Mack, Jarrah, and Stefan travel to China and Germany to find the next two members of the Magnificent Twelve. It's easy: eat some scorpions, find some dragons, fight a guitar-playing thunder god, and stay away from Paddy "Nine Iron" Trout and his deadly but very sloooow blade. Packed with action and humour, The Magnificent Twelve is perfect for boys who like their reading fast, furious, funny and with a cliffhanger ending...
The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.
Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.
There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.
There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.
Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .
A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!
This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!
Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!
Kwaaikofski is ’n privaatspeurder. Hy het nou eenmaal ’n talent daarvoor. Gee hom ’n glas melk, Carpenters kougom en sy spesiale kep en hy is gereed vir enigiets! Hierdie omnibus bevat drie van Speurder Kwaaikofski se gewildste avonture vir beginnerlesers. Kwaaikofski word deur ouens met kaalgeskeerde blou koppe ontvoer, hy vertel hoe sy pad vir die eerste keer met die van die Slang gekruis het en hy moet 'n vermiste hond opspoor.
When war forces people to leave their homes, children often get lost. When this happens to Afi, she meets an old man with a big heart and a magic drum.
A gripping adventure in an exciting new series reflecting the authentic, unsung stories of our past! Now or Never brings a young soldier, Private Fazal Khan, from his home in India to the battlefields of the Second World War. Fazal's world is now focused on Company 32 and the animals he cares for in the midst of one of the most frightening times in history. And as he and his friends make their way to the beaches of Dunkirk, Fazal must deal with even more than the terrors of a dangerous trek to reach the evacuation zone. The Company's captain defends his troops in the face of a terrible betrayal at the point of rescue: not everyone has welcomed the help brought by the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Now Fazal is forced to question why he is even there and why he is expected to be loyal to a king whose people don't all see him as their equal. VOICES: A thrilling new series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. VOICES reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.
With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship-and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.
Tomas and Anneke are tourists who come to stay at Makhulu?s Bed and Breakfast. They are really enjoying their stay until Tomas loses his wallet! Where could it have gone? They search everywhere for it? Lindiwe wants to help but everyone says she?s too young and she?ll just get in the way.
How does Lindiwe become the hero who saves the day?
The mysterious outlaw Robin Hood has captivated imaginations for centuries. Now this beautifully illustrated book brings the legend to life for little children, as Robin makes a daring raid on the castle of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this fantastic new Tintin bindup of Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon.
The world’s most famous travelling reporter struggles to keep his feet on the ground as his adventures take him all the way to the moon!
Tintin discovers that Professor Calculus is building a space rocket. Tintin and Captain Haddock are amazed to find that Professor Calculus is planning a top-secret project from the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia. And before our intrepid hero knows it, the next stop on this adventure is . . . SPACE.
Explorers on the Moon
Following on from the events of Destination Moon, Tintin finds himself in a rocket on a collision course with the moon. And with Snowy the dog, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins aboard, things quickly spiral further and further out of control . . .
This highly collectible bindup of the original two space adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and space adventures.
This 10th Anniversary Edition of THE HUNGER GAMES contains more than fifty pages of new bonus material, including the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games, which provides an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; and an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David’s inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field’s witty, stylish illustrations.
What if it was every day?
This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything.
He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day.
So, at first, it’s quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again…
But it’s not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays.
Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for…
Join the ninja warriors as they fight enemies old and new, and encounter challenges that will test their strength. Will they be victorious in the battles ahead? Only time will tell!
A captivating picture book retelling by Shakespeare's Globe for very young readers. William Shakespeare's dazzling play about magic, revenge and forgiveness is unforgettably re-imagined by Shakespeare's Globe as a picture book for very young readers. The story is told from the perspective of Ariel in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With shimmering, exquisite illustrations by the acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to the one of the best-loved works of the world's greatest playwright.
In 1942, thirteen-year-old Taffy, living with her grandfather on Hatteras Island, inadvertently helps capture Nazi spies responsible for passing information to offshore German submarines engaged in torpedoing American ships.
An all-new adventure at an all-new Jedi Academy campus! The first ever Jedi Academy story to be narrated by Christina Starspeeder. As told through a mix of comics, doodles and journal entries, Christina takes us on a new adventure at an all-new Jedi Academy campus! There are unfamiliar faces and old ones too, but one thing remains the same: Jedi Academy is full of laughs and warm moments that fans and readers discovering the series for the first time will love.
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .
Max Einstein's typical day is not your average 12-year-old's. She...
- TEACHES classes at a New York college
- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends
- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss
- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert Einstein
Just a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute's top agent!
A village outside Mumbai is having a water crisis that only a group of kid geniuses can fix – so Max and her friends travel to India. But it's hard to save the world when you're trying not to be kidnapped by a greedy corporation that profits when others suffer – and seems to know your every move. It's almost like the bad guys have a spy inside the Change Makers...
Grieta droom van ander dinge terwyl die ander gansies gewone gansie-dinge leer. Maar miskien het sy tog 'n wonderlike talent van haar eie…daar is 'n lessie te leer by selfs die's van ons waggel op die maat van ons eie musiek!
Join the journey to Impossible Places, where there's magic at every stop…
Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house - especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins.
Welcome to the Impossible Places… Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to.
Tomas and Anneke are tourists who come to stay at Makhulu's Bed and Breakfast. They are really enjoying their stay until Tomas loses his wallet! Where could it have gone? They search everywhere for it. Lindiwe wants to help but everyone says she's too young and she'll just get in the way. How does Lindiwe become the hero who saves the day?
Want to be a top Pokemon Trainer just like Ash? This book is filled with activities, quizzes and questions to get you thinking like a true Trainer. Who will you catch first?
The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. "What is he? A friend, or an enemy?" "He is a murderer." Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...
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.
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