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The Wednesday Wars (Paperback): Gary D. Schmidt The Wednesday Wars (Paperback)
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R153 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R27 (18%) In stock

In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. THE WEDNESDAY WARS is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year.
Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn't like Holling--he's sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation--the Big M--in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 6: A Spoonful of Murder (Paperback): Robin Stevens A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 6: A Spoonful of Murder (Paperback)
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R189 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R71 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.

But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder!

The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late . . .

All Are Welcome (Hardcover): Alexandra Penfold All Are Welcome (Hardcover)
Alexandra Penfold; Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ghost (Paperback): Jason Reynolds Ghost (Paperback)
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R167 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R45 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Running. That's all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons -until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medallist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him? READ THE RUN SERIES: Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school running team-a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose and a lot to prove. Not only to each other, but to themselves.

The Problem With Forever (Paperback): Jennifer L Armentrout The Problem With Forever (Paperback)
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R225 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R85 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From #1 NY Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a deeply powerful and emotional story about struggling to overcome your past and find where you belong. When Mallory was a kid, she was bounced from one horrible foster home to another. At thirteen, a terrible accident got her removed from the group home where she was living to a hospital where she met the parents who would adopt her. But when she starts a new school and encounters an old friend from the foster system sparks start to fly

Light as a Feather (Hardcover): Erica-Jane Waters Light as a Feather (Hardcover)
Erica-Jane Waters
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Editing Emma - Online You Can Choose Who You Want to be. If Only Real Life Were So Easy... (Paperback): Chloe Seager Editing Emma - Online You Can Choose Who You Want to be. If Only Real Life Were So Easy... (Paperback)
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R189 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`I am so glad I read this book. It's like an old friend who will cheer you up and make you feel a bit better about all those times you've made a twit of yourself.' Alex Bell, author of Frozen Charlotte `Great for fans of Holly Bourne' Katy Birchall, author of The It Girl `According to Netflix, this is NOT how my teenage life is supposed to look.' When Emma Nash is ghosted by love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any girl would do - spends the summer avoiding all human contact, surrounded by the Chewit wrappers he left behind. Seeing Leon suddenly `in a relationship' on Facebook, however, spurs Emma into action. She vows to use the internet for good (instead of stalking Leon's social media),chronicling her adventures on her new Editing Emma blog. But life online doesn't always run smoothly. From finding her mum's Tinder profile, to getting catfished and accidentally telling the entire world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl's virginity... Surely nothing else could go wrong?!

Sing Like No One's Listening (Paperback): Vanessa Jones Sing Like No One's Listening (Paperback)
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Sing Like No One's Listening by Vanessa Jones is a novel about dreaming a dream, finding your voice, and not throwing away your shot!

Nettie Delaney hasn't been able to sing a note since her mum died. This wouldn't be a problem if she wasn't now attending Dukes, the most prestigious performing arts college in the country, with her superstar mother's shadow hanging over her. Nettie has her work cut out for her and everyone is watching.

But one night, in an empty studio after college, Nettie finds herself suddenly singing, as someone behind the curtain accompanies her on the piano. Maybe all is not lost for Nettie. Maybe she can find her voice again and survive her first year at Dukes. But can she do it before she gets thrown out?

Bullies & Warriors (Paperback, Revised): Tim Tipene Bullies & Warriors (Paperback, Revised)
Tim Tipene
R445 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R175 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids, a programme that teaches leadership and self-control. So begins a journey for Mark and Sean that has a predictable outcome for one boy and a surprise for the other. Tim Tipene sensitively depicts the reality of bullying-and strategies to address it-for children on both sides of the problem.

Wonder (Hardcover): R. J. Palacio Wonder (Hardcover)
R. J. Palacio
R363 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R118 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers.
"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. "
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy." In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

My Magical Life 3: Mirror Magic (Paperback): Zach King My Magical Life 3: Mirror Magic (Paperback)
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R175 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R51 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third book in this magical middle-grade series from Zach King!

Things are going pretty well for Zach. He recovered his magical powers, he and his best friend's YouTube channel is super popular, and he's talking to Rachel - the girl he has a crush on.

But when Zach collides with a magical mirror, he gets trapped in a world where everything is different and he has no powers! Even worse, his magic-world double, Jak, is causing mayhem in Zach's world!

Can he convince anyone to believe his story? Or will he be stuck in this mirror world forever?

Features colour graphic novel sections and an augmented reality app that brings the illustrations to three-dimensional life!

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar - (Middle School 3) (Paperback): James Patterson Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar - (Middle School 3) (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty 'Princesses' who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia - a girl who's ready to speak her mind!

Capt Underpants & the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies Colour Edition (Hardcover): Dav Pilkey Capt Underpants & the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies Colour Edition (Hardcover)
Dav Pilkey; Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
R199 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R32 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The third Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR
George and Harold have played a trick or two on nearly everyone at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. When their latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit, Mr. Krupp hires a trio of unusual replacements -- who happen to look an awful lot like aliens Will that curtain-caped crusader, Captain Underpants, save the day once more? Or will those outer-space cafeteria ladies have him for lunch?

Magisterium 5: The Golden Tower (Paperback): Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Magisterium 5: The Golden Tower (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.

Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle.

It came at a cost.

Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet . . .

Surviving the Applewhites (Paperback): Stephanie Tolan Surviving the Applewhites (Paperback)
Stephanie Tolan
R129 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R23 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family--the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites! Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and actually burned the last one down to the ground. Only one place will take him now, and that's a home school run by the Applewhites, a chaotic and hilarious family of artists: poet Lucille, theater director Randolph, dancer Cordelia, and dreamy Destiny. The only one who doesn't fit the Applewhite mold is E.D.--a smart, sensible girl who immediately clashes with the defiant Jake. Jake thinks surviving this new school will be a breeze . . . but is he really as tough or as bad as he seems?

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (Paperback): Joyce Carol Oates Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (Paperback)
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'Matt Donaghy has always been a big mouth'

But its never got him into trouble – until one day when two detectives escort him out of class for questioning. The charge? Matt has been accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School.

'Ursula Riggs has always been an ugly girl'

She has no time for petty high-school stuff like friends and dating. Ursula is content with minding her own business. And she doesn't even really know Matt Donaghy.

But Ursula knows injustice when she sees it
And she's not afraid to speak out.

'Every single Oates novel I've read has added to my conviction that she is a genius.'
Julie Myerson, 'Independent on Sunday'

Arsenic For Tea - A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery (Paperback): Robin Stevens Arsenic For Tea - A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery (Paperback)
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R189 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R72 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish' Daily Mail 'A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume' Telegraph ----- Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences. 'The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea' Guardian

Rodrick Rules (Hardcover): Jeff Kinney Rodrick Rules (Hardcover)
Jeff Kinney
R265 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R47 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved. Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg's attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe. F&P level: T

Afterlife (Paperback, Epub Edition): Claudia Gray Afterlife (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Claudia Gray
R191 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Bianca chooses death over becoming a vampire, she doesn't realise that another life lies in store... The fourth and final novel in the internationally best-selling EVERNIGHT series - a vampire romance with a shocking twist. Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire - the very creature he spent his life hunting - they are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help... Evernight Academy. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging war on the wraiths, Bianca's former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her. A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. Is their love strong enough to survive after life?

Kindergarten, Here I Come! (Paperback): D. J. Steinberg Kindergarten, Here I Come! (Paperback)
D. J. Steinberg; Illustrated by Mark Chambers
R75 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R13 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Get ready for school with these fun poems
This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem--not to mention charming illustrations.

The Oath (Paperback): Michael L. Lewis The Oath (Paperback)
Michael L. Lewis
R217 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1955. The polished veneer of a boys' boarding school in Northern England masks a cadre of wickedness. Seniors viciously torment any junior they deem unfit. Jonathan Simon, in his first term is warned that there are three monsters in his dorm; seniors Flicker, Sleeth and Tunk, and that the code of conduct mandates no snitching. Simon befriends two other juniors; pixie-faced Ian Gracey and witty, grossly overweight Arthur Crown. During a cross-country run, the three friends take a short cut and stumble into the cadet rifle range. Corps Sergeant Sleeth puts them through a degrading punishment using human excrement. The three juniors swear a blood oath never to allow another bully to abuse them. Will this oath be their downfall, or will they make it through the school year? Snitching could have serious consequences, but keeping silent will break their blood oath. As Simon, Gracey and Crown try to survive this perilous journey, the constant threat of harm brings their friendship ever closer...

Watch Us Rise (Paperback): Renee Watson, Ellen Hagan Watch Us Rise (Paperback)
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R185 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R33 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progressive' New York City high school, they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. One problem - no one shows up. That hardly stops them. They start posting everything from videos of Chelsea performing her poetry to Jasmine's response to being reduced to a racist and sexist stereotype in the school's theatre department. And soon, they've gone viral, creating a platform they never could've predicted.

With such positive support, the Women's Rights Club is also targeted by trolls. But Jasmine and Chelsea won't let their voices - or those of the other young women in their city - be silenced. They'll risk everything to be heard and effect change ... but at what cost?

Pea's Book of Best Friends (Paperback): Susie Day Pea's Book of Best Friends (Paperback)
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R165 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R51 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Pea Llewellyn's dizzy but dazzling single mum becomes Marina Cove, author of the bestselling Mermaid Girls books, everything changes. It's time to leave their tiny flat in Tenby for a proper house in London, and a whole new life. Pea likes the red front door, and the attic bedroom all to herself. She even likes her hideous new school uniform, in a masochistic Malory Towers sort of way. But there's an empty chair beside her in every lesson, and no one seems to want to fill it. In the absence of volunteers, Pea is going to have to acquire herself a best friend . . . Meet Pea, the girl with a head full of dreams, in this funny and entertaining story where she decides what she wants to be.

Wonder (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition): R. J. Palacio Wonder (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition)
R. J. Palacio; Read by Diana Steele, Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl 1
R330 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R137 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Penguin presents the complete, unabridged audiobook of Wonder by R. J. Palacio, read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd and Diana Steele.'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool (Paperback): Pamela Butchart Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool (Paperback)
Pamela Butchart; Illustrated by Becka Moor 1
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Three more stories of primary school mayhem from the Red House Children's Book Award shortlisted author, Pamela Butchart. Is there a shark in the local swimming pool? YES! Can playing with the class parachute make you invisible? YES! Are there dinosaur bones buried in the playground? YES! What are 2F going to do about it all? Have a lot of fun!

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