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First Prize for the Worst Witch (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition): Jill Murphy First Prize for the Worst Witch (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition)
Jill Murphy; Read by Gemma Arterton
R203 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R88 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is in the last term of Fourth Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all?

Lola Offline (Paperback): Nicola Doherty Lola Offline (Paperback)
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R185 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

On the internet, there are no take-backs... LOLA OFFLINE is a teen romantic comedy set in Paris, perfect for fans of Holly Bourne, Sophie Kinsella and Stephanie Perkins. Delilah Hoover has gone dark. She's quit social media, moved to Paris and changed her name to Lola Maxwell. Because she made a mistake - one she can't take back. It was all over Twitter, and it's still the first thing that comes up when you Google her. Paris is a fresh start, in a new school with new friends including smooth student politician Tariq. With awkward dates, tipsy afternoons and a perfect kiss, Lola's life as a normal teenager could be back on track ... But can she ever tell people who she really is? And what happens if they find out first?

Release (Hardcover): Patrick Ness Release (Hardcover)
Patrick Ness 1
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The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake... This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love.

Bad Apple (Paperback): Laura Ruby Bad Apple (Paperback)
Laura Ruby
R185 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R12 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"If I really wanted to open up, I'd confess that I really am the liar everyone believes I am."

Everyone thinks Tola Riley is crazy. Everyone except Mr. Mymer, her art teacher. He doesn't care about her green hair, or nose ring--and he gets her paintings and lets her hang out in the art room during lonely lunch periods.

Although Tola likes to keep to herself, when rumors start flying about an affair between her and Mr. Mymer, she is suddenly at the center of a scandal. The whole town is judging her--even her family. When Mr. Mymer is suspended, she has no choice but to break her silence. The question is, will anyone believe her?

Girl of the Year 2018: Book 1 (American Girl) (Paperback): Erin Teagan Girl of the Year 2018: Book 1 (American Girl) (Paperback)
Erin Teagan 1
R141 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Introducing American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year! Find out how the girl's story began in her first novel!

Mustaches for Maddie (Paperback): Chad Morris, Shelly Brown Mustaches for Maddie (Paperback)
Chad Morris, Shelly Brown
R152 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R35 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Fifth Formers of St Clare's - Book 8 (Paperback): Enid Blyton Fifth Formers of St Clare's - Book 8 (Paperback)
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R165 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R23 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series. In book eight, the girls are in the fifth form, about to reach the sixth, but they are not too old for tricks and escapades, jokes and excitement. Especially amusing is French girl Antoinette who, like her sister Claudine, doesn't always understand the ways of St. Clare's. Expect more mischief at St Clare's! Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.

The Twins at St Clare's - Book 1 (Paperback): Enid Blyton The Twins at St Clare's - Book 1 (Paperback)
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R165 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R23 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series. In book one, the twins are simply not having it. St Clare's is beneath them and they're determined to cause a stir. But life at St Clare's is not as easy as they thought. They have several surprises and arguments before they admit their troubles are of their own making, and settle down to make friends. Expect mischief at St Clare's! Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Her best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and heroine Darrell Rivers from Malory Towers. Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.

The Demon Headmaster (Paperback): Gillian Cross The Demon Headmaster (Paperback)
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R115 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R13 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd and Harvey. However, once she starts at her new school it's clear that there's more to worry about. All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved - robotic almost - and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone . . . but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan. Controlling the school is just a practice run. He has set his sights on dominating the entire nation! The children must foil him before he succeeds . . . but with Dinah under his spell they've got a challenge on their hands. Great fun and just a little bit frightening, Gillian Cross's beloved classic still holds readers under its hypnotic spell, even after thirty years of being in print. An accessible page-turner, The Demon Headmaster is impossible to resist.

Matt Millz Stands Up! (Hardcover): Harry Hill Matt Millz Stands Up! (Hardcover)
Harry Hill; Illustrated by Steve May 1
R312 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R97 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Matt did it! His performance at the T Factor has given him the fame he dreamed of. Kitty is getting more gigs booked in with a whole new stable of comedic acts. Unfortunately, Matt hasn't had time to come up with new jokes so it isn't long before he is greeted with the worst heckle for a comedian: 'heard it before!'. But when Kitty suggests he takes a break to work on his routine, Matt can't stand to go back to his normal life. So he signs up with the stylish Excalibur Agency, brushing his concerns (and Kitty) aside. A life of celebrity awaits! But it doesn't take long for the shine to wear off and when they try and force him on to his first Live At the Apollo, without any preparation and no new jokes, how can Matt save himself from the ultimate humiliation?

Eraser (Hardcover): Anna Kang Eraser (Hardcover)
Anna Kang; Illustrated by Christopher Weyant
R316 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R54 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Unicorn Academy 6: Olivia and Snowflake (Paperback): Julie Sykes Unicorn Academy 6: Olivia and Snowflake (Paperback)
Julie Sykes; Illustrated by Lucy Truman 1
R138 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R40 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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. Olivia is so happy to be at Unicorn Academy. She hopes her sweet unicorn, Snowflake, will discover her magic before graduation day! Everyone is busy decorating Unicorn Academy for the graduation ball, but it looks like someone is trying to ruin the party. It's up to Olivia and Snowflake to save the day - and the school! Have you read the other Unicorn Academy stories?: Sophia and Rainbow Scarlett and Blaze Ava and Star Isabel and Cloud Layla and Dancer

Judy Moody Gets Famous! (Paperback, New Edition): Megan McDonald Judy Moody Gets Famous! (Paperback, New Edition)
Megan McDonald; Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Good moods, bad moods, can't-stand-Jessica-Finch moods – Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion! The second book in the internationally popular and bestselling series is perfect for fans of Clarice Bean, Penny Dreadful and Agatha Parrot.

Judy's in a jealous mood – jealous of Jessica Finch, who has got her picture on the front page of the newspaper. So Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and fortune, or at the very least, something to add to the Moody Hall of Fame. But she'd better watch out – all her efforts could just end up making her more infamous than ever!

It Wasn't Me (Hardcover): Dana Alison Levy It Wasn't Me (Hardcover)
Dana Alison Levy
R318 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets middle school with a prank twist in this hilarious and heartwarming story about six very different seventh graders who are forced to band together after a vandalism incident.

When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school there are five suspected students who all say "it wasn't me."

Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle." The six students--the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody--think of it as detention. AKA their worst nightmare.

That is until they realize they might get along after all, despite their differences. But what is everyone hiding and will school ever be the same?

High-Rise Mystery (Paperback): Sharna Jackson High-Rise Mystery (Paperback)
Sharna Jackson 1
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The detective duo everyone is dying to meet! Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there's been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and unlimited time - until the end of the summer holidays anyway. The first whodunnit in a new mystery series by Sharna Jackson.

When Good Geeks Go Bad (Paperback): Catherine Wilkins When Good Geeks Go Bad (Paperback)
Catherine Wilkins 1
R167 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R46 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When Ella's dad refuses to let her have cool school shoes or stay up later than 9:30, Ella decides to take things into her own hands. Being good hasn't got her anywhere, so why not try being bad for a while? It certainly looks a lot more fun and what's a few detentions here and there? But going bad is a slippery slope and soon things are starting to spiral out of control. Can Ella get things back on track? Or is she going to end up with egg on her face? A brilliantly funny new story from Catherine Wilkins, author of the much-loved 'My Best friend and Other Enemies' series.

Judy Moody Saves the World! (Paperback): Megan McDonald Judy Moody Saves the World! (Paperback)
Megan McDonald; Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
R111 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R26 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The mercurial Judy returns - and she's in a mood to take on the world!

Judy Moody did not set out to save the world.

She set out to win a contest. A Band-Aid contest.

It all started with the Crazy-Strip contest - and the dream that she, Judy Moody, might one day see her very own adhesive-bandage design covering the scraped knees of thousands. But when her "Heal the World" motif merits only an honorable mention, Judy Moody realizes it's time to set her sights on something bigger. Class 3T is studying the environment, and Judy is amazed to learn about the destruction of the rain forest, the endangered species (not) in her own backyard, and her own family's crummy recycling habits. Now she's in a mood to whip the planet into shape - or her name isn't Judy Monarch Moody!

Pottymouth and Stoopid (Paperback): James Patterson Pottymouth and Stoopid (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: 'Pottymouth' and 'Stoopid' are still stuck with the names – and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.

So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs – it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical, and that things will get better.

Hole in the Middle (Paperback): Kendra Fortmeyer Hole in the Middle (Paperback)
Kendra Fortmeyer 1
R175 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'Dazzling!' Kelly Link 'Fortmeyer's humor, sweetness and focus on sexual and medical consent are winning' The New York Times Morgan Stone was born with a hole in her middle. A perfectly smooth patch of nothing where a something should be. After seventeen years of fear and shame, doctors and nurses, 'peculiar' not 'perfect', she has had enough of hiding. One night, among a sea of bodies and lost in a moment of blissful abandon, she finally bares all. A few photos uploaded to social media is all it takes to create a media frenzy. Overnight, Morgan becomes #holegirl. And then she meets a boy who is literally her perfect match. They could be each other's cure. But can he truly make her 'whole'? Feisty, feminist and downright different, Hole in the Middle is the story of what happens when a girl who is anything but 'normal' confronts a world obsessed with body image and celebrity. 'Kendra Fortmeyer's debut is more heart than holes, creatively brilliant, wacky and wise. An author to watch!' Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Carnegie Medal-shortlisted The Smell of Other People's Houses

My Life as a Meme (Hardcover): Janet Tashjian My Life as a Meme (Hardcover)
Janet Tashjian; Illustrated by Jake Tashjian 1
R260 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R61 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Derek Fallon and his friends are back for another hilarious adventure in Book 8 of the My Life series - this time featuring epic 'meme' adventures!

Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Surviving Lightning & Surviving Middle School (Paperback): Stacy McAnulty Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Surviving Lightning & Surviving Middle School (Paperback)
Stacy McAnulty 1
R155 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R33 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Middle school is the one problem Lucy can't solve in this middle-grade novel perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by 7s. Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school! Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation? A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different.

The Terrible Two (Paperback): Mac Barnett, Jory John The Terrible Two (Paperback)
Mac Barnett, Jory John; Illustrated by Kevin Cornell
R154 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R34 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Secrets of the Superglue Sisters (Paperback): Susie Day The Secrets of the Superglue Sisters (Paperback)
Susie Day 1
R168 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R51 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Best friends Georgie and Jem aren't just new at school; they're new at being full-time sisters too. Georgie's mum and Jem's dad have finally bought a house together, and they get to share a home at last, just like they always wanted. But being full time sisters is maybe a tiny bit harder than they expected. At school, there are new friends to make and a new class project to complete. Everyone must write down their deepest secret so that their teacher Miss Eagle can set a giant ball alight and they can all watch their worries disappear. But the ball of secrets mysteriously disappears and everyone's secrets are revealed. Can Georgie and Jem discover who the secrets thief is and learn how to stick together in their new family?

Stargirl (Paperback): Jerry Spinelli Stargirl (Paperback)
Jerry Spinelli
R125 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R26 (21%) In stock

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

"From the Hardcover edition."

It's Show and Tell, Dexter! (Hardcover): Lindsay Ward It's Show and Tell, Dexter! (Hardcover)
Lindsay Ward
R314 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R55 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dexter T. Rexter is going to school. But will anyone like him?

Tomorrow is the biggest event ever in Dexter’s life: his best friend, Jack, is taking him to school for Show and Tell Day! Dexter has been getting ready for weeks. But now he’s a little nervous. What if the other kids don’t like him? So Dexter decides to come up with a plan. He’ll wear a costume. Dinosaurs in bunny ears look good, right? He’ll recite state capitals starting with…uh…ah…er. Then he realizes something. He can’t dance. He can’t recite things. He doesn’t have ANY skills. What’s a dino to do?

This comical, interactive tale of belonging, friendship, anticipation, and first-day-at-school jitters lets readers experience the excitement and nervousness along with Dexter—and even offer him a little advice along the way.

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