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The magical multi-award-winning modern classic from master storyteller and New York Times-bestselling author, Cornelia Funke. 'A completely delicious read.' THE OBSERVER Winter has come early to Venice. Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys' new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself ...
Juliet Seven is waiting on a sea craft offshore from war-torn Mangeria, hoping that her beloved Nicolas will soon join her. Instead, the boat is pirated by a Reject boy stinking of rot and oil. A storm rises and they are swept away. They reach a new land, but all is not what it seems in this perfect place of refuge. Juliet is desperate to escape. Since the day of her birth, the blind tellers of Mangeria have prophesied that Juliet is ‘The One’. What will she have to do to fulfil her destiny?
Dit is 2317. Die jong reisigers van Huigaeb is op verskillende plekke in Chinafrika vasgevang. Amber en Shivani wag by die Kangogrotte met die jonger kinders. Kaleb is betower deur ’n skynbestaan in sy sonstad Aksum. Shaka probeer oorleef op ’n verlate eiland en in Egipte skei Kara en Mohlomi se paaie ook. Wat beteken die magiese voorwerp wat Kara en Mohlomi by die Isisbeeld gevind het, ’n voorwerp wat verskillende name in verskillende kulture het? Is dít die sleutel wat die slapende ouers sal wakker maak? Dis asof die diere, voëls, plante, klippe en die elemente saamspan om die mens-kinders te help antwoorde vind. Snak is ’n spannende soek- en trekverhaal van geloof, hoop en liefde. Dit volg op Kraak, waarin die reis uit die koepelstad aan die suidpunt van Afrika begin het.
Danger. Betrayal. Destiny. Passion. The superb sequel to BLOOD RED ROAD, winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. Saba has rescued her kidnapped brother and defeated the fanatical Tonton. But the price to be paid for her violent victory is terrible. Jack has disappeared - and can no longer be trusted. A new and formidable enemy is on the rise in the dustlands. No one is safe. And Saba must confront the terrible secret hidden in the darkest depths of her soul.
Dirkman en Dino besluit om die museum te besoek, maar hulle druk op al die verkeerde knoppies. Toe hulle weer sien is hulle op pad na die ruimte, maar hulle het hulle padkos by die huis vergeet. Dino begin alles in sig verslind, selfs hulle vuurpyl. Gelukkig kry Dino ’n poeftastiese plan om hulle weer op die aarde te kry ... Hierdie skreeusnaakse prenteboek sal tonne vermaak aan beide grootmense en kinders verskaf!
A young boy and his wintertime friend share a magical night of friendship, fun, and flying in this award-winning, wordless story.
In the sixth CatStronauts graphic novel, the elite team gets invited to test the first-ever space hotel! With a highly sophisticated Artificial Intelligence running the hotel and attending to the CatStronauts' every need, what could possibly go wrong? Darby Fuzzelton, the world's richest cat, is determined to open the first-ever space hotel! Her first guests? The elite CatStronauts along with a few kittens who were top of their class at Space Camp. Their job? To prove that her space hotel is safe to the public. When the cats and kittens arrive, they're greeted by AVA, an advanced Artificial Intelligence system programmed to handle countless hotel operations. Upon seeing Cat-Stro-Bot and his ability to go ANYWHERE, AVA becomes obsessed with gaining her own freedom. With AVA distracted, all the hotel systems go on the fritz! Will the CatStronauts escape this hotel of horror? In this full-colour graphic novel, author/illustrator Drew Brockington pushes the CatStronauts team further than ever, but there's still lots of humour, teamwork, and tuna fish by the ton!
‘A whirlwind out-of-this-galaxy adventure!’ Sarah J. Maas, bestselling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Zenith comes the dazzling finale to the Androma Saga, where stunning betrayals and devastating secrets expose an embattled galaxy to the ultimate nightmare. The galaxy is in peril. Only one girl can save us all.
Her ship is gone, her crew is captured and notorious mercenary Andi Racella is suddenly a fugitive. The bloodthirsty Queen Nor now rules the galaxy and she’ll stop at nothing to destroy Andi.
Andi will risk anything to stop Nor and save her crew. So when Andi finds herself stranded with unlikely ally Dex, she seeks out the one person fighting back and uncovers the devastating reality behind Nor’s takeover.
Only by saving their mortal enemy can Andi make one last desperate strike to save the galaxy, unaware that a centuries-old secret may demand the most wrenching sacrifice of all.
Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J. Maas.
From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Smith comes the stunning, long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle.
It’s been sixteen years since an army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises forced Arek’s family underground and into the hole where he was born; it’s the only home he’s ever known. But now, post-end-of-the-world, the army of horny, hungry praying mantises might finally be dying out, and Arek’s ready to leave the hole for good.
All he has are mysterious letters from Breakfast, a naked, wild boy traveling the countryside with his silent companion, Olive. Together, Arek and his best friend Mel, who stowed away in his van, navigate their way through the ravaged remains of the outside world.
In 2065, na vele natuurrampe, rig geo-ingenieurs 'n virtuele koepel oor Kaapstad op en dit word HuiGaeb. Maar in 2315 begin die krake wys; krake in die koepel, maar ook sypel daar in die ultragereguleerde samelewing van HuiGaeb invloede van die buitewereld in. Vele inwoners le in droomhospitale, onverklaarbaar aan die slaap, maar lewend. 'n Groep jongmense besluit om die koepel te verlaat en 'n reis na die noorde van Chinafrika aan te pak op soek na antwoorde.
If you're a fan of John Green, Michael Grant or Stephen King, get your jaws round this.
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.
Funny, intense, complex and brave, Grasshopper Jungle is a groundbreaking, genre-bending, coming-of-age stunner.
Look out for the highly anticipated sequel Exile from Eden.
Praise for Grasshopper Jungle:
‘A cool/passionate, gay/straight, male/female, absurd/real, funny/moving, past/present, breezy/profound masterpiece of a book.' Michael Grant, bestselling author of the GONE series.
‘If you only read one book this year about sexually confused teens battling 6 foot tall head-chomping praying mantises in small town America, make it this one.' Charlie Higson, author of the bestselling Young Bond series.
The book that all SHATTER ME fans have been waiting for is finally
here. The finale of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling YA
fantasy series perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard's
The Red Queen, Stranger Things and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows
The breath-taking and heart-pounding fifth instalment in the incredible New York Times and UK kindle bestselling SHATTER ME series.
Following the most explosive cliffhanger ever in Restore Me, the publication of this next book in the commercial, addictive and utterly compelling Shatter Me series will be a big event in YA fiction.
Find out what happens next to Juliette, the girl who has the power to kill with a single touch . . .
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard and Leigh Bardugo.
It's the year 2089 and everything is altered. The revolutions of the early 21st century have created a world divided - between the Privileged few and the Native (Celtic) underclass. Sorlie is enjoying a typical carefree Privileged teenage life until it is smashed apart by the cruel death of his parents and he is spirited away to live with his ice-cold grandfather at a mysterious island penal colony. Sorlie's discovery that the captives are being genetically altered to remove all trace of their Native origins triggers a chain of shocking events that reveal his grandfather's terrible secrets and, ultimately, the truth about himself.
Soon to be a major NETFLIX series!
Imagine a world where the past, present and future have collided. A world that is timeless. This is the world Diego was born into…
For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces the first book in a new fantasy adventure series.
Over 150 full-colour illustrations bring this cinematic story to life!
You’ve never seen Earth like this before: continents reshaped, oceans re-formed, cities rebuilt. Dinosaurs roam the plains alongside herds of buffalo, and giant robots navigate the same waters as steam-powered ships.
In New Chicago, Diego’s middle school hallways buzz with kids from all eras of history and from cultures all over the world. The pieces do not always fit together neatly, but this is the world he loves.
There are those, however, who do not share his affection. On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns of a special gift he has, a secret that is part of something much bigger. When his father, New Chicago’s top engineer, is taken by the Aeternum, Diego must rescue him and prevent this evil group from disrupting the fragile peace humanity has forged.
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