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Find out who will be Pirate of the Year, what the cabin boy's secret is and how Captain Spike will escape from the dungeons of Rotters' Isle in these three original stories of sharks, ships and skullduggery.
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.
10 year old Jada Sly is an artist and a spy-in-training. When she isn't studying art from her idols like Jackie Ormes, the first known African-American cartoonist, she's chronicling her spy training and other observations in her art journal. Back home in New York City after living in France for five years, Jada's ready to embark on her first and greatest spy adventure ever yet. She plans to scour New York City in search of her mother. Her mom must have been a spy too, and is hiding from bad guys in New York City. Jada can feel it in her bones. With the stakes high and danger lurking around every corner, Jada will use one spy technique after another to unlock the mystery of her mother's disappearance-some with hilarious results. After all, she's still learning.
Charlie en Mnr Willy Wonka van Charlie en die Sjokoladefabriek is terug in nog ’n opwindende avontuur. Laas was hulle in die Glashyser besig om deur die fabriek te sweef. In hierdie storie bevind Mnr Wonka, Charlie en die hele Bucket-gesin hulself in die buitenste ruim! Pragtige nuwe uitgawes van hierdie klassieke kinderboeke om Roald Dahl se 100ste verjaardag te herdenk.
Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan's parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he's determined to learn all he can in the Garda in order to prove his parents' innocence. To show he's got what it takes, he'll have to confront a fiery leprechaun, a sinister harpy, and a whole world of monsters hidden in plain sight next to real-life Ireland. Fast paced, action packed, and completely hilarious, this is the start to an exciting new middle-grade series by actor and writer Thomas Lennon. PRAISE "Perhaps the finest young adult novel of all time (in the ever-burgeoning leprechaun crime-drama sub-genre). Equal parts JK Rowling and Douglas Adams, which, y'know... ain't a bad thing." - "Weird Al" Yankovic "A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old. Flat-out laughed out loud!" - Patton Oswalt "Actor/screenwriter Lennon (the Night at the Museum series) makes a spirited debut with this mythology-laden tale . . . the memorable voice and playful sensibility make this an entertaining series opener." - Publishers Weekly "As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout." - Kirkus Reviews
Danika ontmoet uiteindelik die man wat sy net van 'n ou foto af ken: haar pa, bewaarder op 'n eiland in die Seychelles! Die heel eerste aand op die eiland hoor sy toevallig van 'n ryk sjeik wat sy oog op die eiland het. Wat daarvan as hy nie werklik belang stel in ekotoerisme nie, maar in die finansiële gewin uit 'n painiet-myn? Uit die bloute kom nog bekendes uit Kaapstad op Cousin aan . . . So word dit elf dae wat Danika nooit sal vergeet nie!
The second book in a laugh-out-loud, high-voltage, action-packed adventure series from hugely popular TV personality,Alesha Dixon. The first book was a TOP 5 FICTION BESTSELLER. Aurora Beam is finding this saving-the-world lark isn't all its cracked up to be. World-famous overnight after she foiled the Blackout Burglar's plot to steal a precious stone, she's living in the full glare of the media's flash bulbs: everyone wants a piece of the coolest new superhero in town. When she attends a global gathering of superheroes, will she find support from new friends who know exactly what she's going through? Or will there be rivalries and sabotage to deal with? And what on earth is Grandma Beam - who Aurora thought was running a home for retired alpacas deep in the countryside - doing turning up at this top-secret summit? Laughs on every page and fantastically funny art throughoutby James Lancett.
When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.
Vonkie hou sy vlam al goed in toom! Hy kan al vier perfekte rookringetjies blaas! Maar Vonkie voel ... anders ... Hy dink nie hy hoort in Hoefysterbos nie. Die drie beste maatjies, Vonkie, Magriet en Bertie, gaan soek na Vonkie se pa in die Kreukelberge. Maar klein perdjies is nie veronderstel om alleen in die bos rond te loop nie. Gou-gou is die drie in groot moeilikheid! Hulle is stoksielalleen in die berge waar luiperds en drake skuil. Dan word dit donker ... 'n Yslike skaduwee val oor die son ... "Noem my Vuurslag," glimlag die draak.
From the creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, comes a BRAND NEW out-of-this-world friendship adventure -- in full colour! Ricky may be small in size, but he's a big hero with an even BIGGER best friend! Like most best friends, Ricky and his Mighty Robot do everything together. So when the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto invade Squeakyville and try to take over Earth, it's up to Ricky and his Mighty Robot to fight these flightless felons and send them back to their own (former) planet! This is a never-before-seen RICKY RICOTTA adventure!
The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.
“One of my favourite middle-grade writers” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars
When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.
But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie’s beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that’s only the start of her troubles.
Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity …
… without actually leaving the room.
An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel – but not as you know it.
It's the end of chocolate - forever! At least, until Jelly can solve the mystery of the great chocoplot ... 'With an excellent cast of characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and witty and sharp observations, this is a great choice for fans of Dahl and Walliams.' THE GUARDIAN Jelly and her family live in Chompton-on-de-Lyte, where everyone loves a Chocablocka bar or two. So when the end of chocolate is announced, she can't believe it. Determined to investigate, Jelly and her gran follow a trail of clues to a posh chocolate shop and its owner, the pompous Garibaldi Chocolati. Gari's suspiciously smug, despite his failing business and yucky chocolate. Is it really the chocopocalypse, or is there a chocoplot afoot?
"I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then." The sequel to Lewis Carroll's beloved ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND sees Alice return to the fantastical world where chaos is king (or should that be queen?). The White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts all make their own contribution to Alice's second - and possibly most important - journey: her journey into womanhood. Touching on themes of loneliness, growing up and the fleeting nature of life, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is essential reading for every young person.
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.
When super-famous actor Jolly Roger comes to make a movie on Crossbones Island, Pirate Blunderbeard is determined to get the main part. He just has to convince Jolly that his pet chicken, Boris, is a parrot (oh dear), act alongside an evil Giant DeathClaw Lobster (eek!), and beat his crafty brother Blackbeard to the lead role . . . What could possibly go wrong?
Pirate Blunderbeard might be in the worst movie ever, but it’s also the funniest. Laugh-out-loud fun for readers of 7+.
Pippin and her little mouse Tony are playing hide and sleep seek in Granny's garden, when Pippin peeps into the garden shed, and sees a very strange door that she's never noticed before. How did it get there, and where does it lead to? Well one thing it leads to is a crazy new adventure for Pippin, Granny, Mungo, Tony, Oddplop the frog. Soon they are on the trail of Evil doctor Blowfart and his thieving ghost monkeys Lumpkin and Bachacha, to recover a very important magical golden Mayoral Chain!
'What a rollicking olden-days adventure this is, replete with mystery, secret passages, menacingly elusive enemies and a main character readers will truly root for' JOANNE OWEN, author of MARTHA MAYHEM
Ten-year-old Beatrix is very good at telling jokes, dancing and throwing knives. She also happens to be a queen of a distant land - though she doesn't know that yet. She also happens to be the queen who is quite possibly destined to lead the Wobblers to bold victory over the Evil Army - though she doesn't know that yet either. Beatrix lives in an enormous golden palace with Aunt Esmerelda the Terrible and Uncle Ivan the Vicious, but as she's only been allowed to see one new room per birthday, she's only ever been inside ten rooms of the palace. Her aunt and uncle have always told her that if she goes beyond the woods outside the palace she'll fall off the edge of the world. And the Dark, Dark Woods and all that lies beyond must be avoided at all costs - what if the dreaded Wobblers were to get her? But finally, the veil Beatrix has been living under is starting to slip. Beatrix knows she needs to be bold. Beatrix knows she needs to look for answers. And she's about to get them.
The stunningly original new YA novel from renowned spoken word poet Steven Camden – with a dash of Inception and a bit of Jennifer Niven, this is the story of a teen girl and her imaginary friend, and we guarantee you have never read anything like it…
Marcie is at a crossroads.
Finished with school, but unsure what she wants to do next. Abandoned by her mother when she was tiny – but drifting further and further from her dad.
Marcie is real. With real problems.
Thor is at a crossroads too.
Soon, if he doesn’t make a decision, he’s gong to face the fade. Years ago, he was Marcie’s imaginary friend – then she cast him out, back to his own world.
Thor is not real. And that’s a real problem…
But Marcie and Thor need each other. And to fix their lives, they’re going to have to destroy everything… and then build a new world.
The thrilling conclusion to the trilogy! After the Defender's losing battle against the Black Dragon, the United Kingdom finds itself under the cruel control of "Lord Protector" Lock, the undead Viking invaders and the monstrous berserkers unleashed by the Raven Banner. King Alfie must raise an army and take back his country - or is that exactly what Lock's evil master wants him to do?
Journey behind the scenes of the new Fantastic Beasts movie in this incredible new book!
Inside this official tie-in, you will find:
-Behind the scenes character profiles
-LOTS of beasts and artefacts
Plus, this interactive volume also comes filled with bonus inserts; from maps and posters, to lift-the-flaps and stickers!
This book is the ultimate guide for any fan of J.K. Rowling!
The eagerly awaited sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them once again opens the doors to the famous wizarding world. Written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, discover what adventures are next in store for Magizoologist Newt Scaramander.
The final book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
"I devoured The Light Jar whole and insist you do the same. Pure, breathtaking genius" Maz Evans, bestselling author of Who Let the Gods Out? The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy, 2017's breakout children's book hit. Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future? A story of fear and hope, loneliness and friendship - full of the heart, engaging characters and propulsive, page-turning mystery that has made THE GOLDFISH BOY the breakout children's books hit of 2017.
Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island.
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