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The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book - Great Guffaws for Gryffindor (Paperback): Brian Boone The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book - Great Guffaws for Gryffindor (Paperback)
Brian Boone; Illustrated by Amanda Brack
R180 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why did Voldemort cross the road? Because he looks like a demented chicken.

Muggle world got you down? Dark Lord actively trying to end you? Horcrux fell in between the abyss that is your couch cushions? Need some laughter but haven’t learned the tickling charm yet? Don’t worry; The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book is here to relieve some of the daily stresses that accompany a life of witchcraft and wizardry. “Tom” Riddles, knock-knock jokes, and plenty of puns:

How did Ron gas up the flying car?... ”Expecto petroleum!”
How does a Quidditch newbie function?... By winging it!
What kind of drink to magical parrots like?... Pollyjuice!
What’s a Thestral’s favorite day of the week?... Flyday!

For fans of the Harry Potter series, this gut-busting compendium of charming and magical quips pokes fun at some of your favorite characters and scenes from the books and movies. The jokes highlight some of the major characters, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and Voldemort, as well as many magical elements from the wizard world!

Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.

Can You Survive an Alien Invasion? - An Interactive Doomsday Adventure (Paperback): Blake Hoena Can You Survive an Alien Invasion? - An Interactive Doomsday Adventure (Paperback)
Blake Hoena; Illustrated by Paul Fisher Johnson
R184 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sirens blare and news alerts flash on the TV screen as alien crafts enter Earth's atmosphere. You use to wonder if life existed elsewhere in the universe, but now only one question remains: Are they friendly or hostile? When YOU CHOOSE what to do next, your choices will determine if you survive the alien invasion.

Just Beyond: The Horror at Happy Landings (Paperback): R . L. Stine Just Beyond: The Horror at Happy Landings (Paperback)
R . L. Stine; Illustrated by Nichole Matthews, Kelly Matthews
R238 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Two Martians unexpectedly land on Earth and have to get home - by highjacking the bodies of two kids and leaving a trail of trouble in their wake that no one may be able to fix! ENJOY YOUR VISIT Family camping trips are supposed to be fun, but for Parker, Annie, and the Walden family, they're an absolute nightmare! After a creepy, unidentified bird attacks their mom in the forest, Parker and Annie find themselves face to face with two strange creatures that suddenly enter the kids' brains and take control of their bodies. Can Parker and Annie break loose of this horrific control and convince their family of what's happening, or will the creatures take over their lives for good?

Verify (Paperback, International ed.): Charbonneau Verify (Paperback, International ed.)
Charbonneau
R225 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R47 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

"Wow! Shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell's 1984. Painfully real and urgent. Read this book." --Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series

Bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau's eerily timely, high-stakes page-turner is destined to start important conversations at this particular moment in our history.

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides.

But when Meri's mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn't know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the "truth" or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see--a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where the wrong ones can get Meri killed.

Monsters Among Us (Paperback): Mark Young Monsters Among Us (Paperback)
Mark Young; Created by Mark Young; Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The hilarious madness at Franken-Sci High continues in this second book in a wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.

Franken-Sci High is the only school in the world for aspiring mad scientists and it’s located on a craggy island in the Bermuda Triangle, of course! While some mad scientists are power-hungry maniacs, the school was founded in 1536 as a refuge for generations of brilliant—and sometimes eccentric—young minds. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some kids will want to take over the world…and the school cafeteria.

In the second book in the Franken-Sci High series, Monsters Among Us, Newton Warp’s friends notice he’s being followed around by a strange new professor, Dr. Flubitus, but have no idea why. Newton wonders if it has something to do with the barcode on his foot. He doesn’t have much time to dwell on it, though, because soon there are reports of a giant monster loose on campus! Shelly assumes a school for mad scientists would have top-notch security against monsters, nosy tourists, and other invaders, but soon she and her friends Newton and Theremin discover a gaping loophole in the system. If a marauding monster can find its way to the school’s secret location in the Bermuda Triangle and figure out how to open a portal to the campus, anyone else could get in, too! Then Shelly finds out she might be the reason the monster is there in the first place…

Luminary (Paperback): Krista McGee Luminary (Paperback)
Krista McGee
R243 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?

After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first time. As the defectors cross the for gotten landscape, the three youths see things the y had only read about on screens: horses, rain, real books--and a colony of unsanctioned survivors living the ancient way in a town called New Hope.

When the citizens of New Hope reveal the truth of what happened years ago, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of everything she's ever been told. Can she trust anything from the State, including her own feelings for Berk? When she volunteers for a peace mission to New Hope's violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts as the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x turns out to be kind and charming. Although everyone in New Hope warned her not to, she can't help but fall for him.

Meanwhile, John's unwavering faith in the goodness of the Designer begins to make its mark on Thalli's heart. But can Thalli really come to trust in a generous, protective Designer who rules over all things? Would that not be setting herself up for another betrayal?

The time for her to decide is now . . . because the State is closing in.

"McGee once again blends a Christian message within a horrific science fiction plot . . . death, torture, and confusing love triangles." --"Booklist"

"McGee blends the determination of faith, the malevolence of those who extol power over decency, and the assertion of individual integrity in a humane glimpse at youthful courage." --"Publisher's Weekly"

The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle (Hardcover): Rick Riordan The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle (Hardcover)
Rick Riordan
R704 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R308 (44%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Iron Man (Paperback, 50th Anniversary Edition): Ted Hughes The Iron Man (Paperback, 50th Anniversary Edition)
Ted Hughes; Illustrated by Laura Carlin 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"A classic is something utterly strange and original, and yet as deeply familiar and necessary as your own hands. The Iron Man is like no other story in the world and, fifty years after its first publication, we need it as much as ever." -- Philip Pullman

Part modern fairy tale, part science-fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant "metal man" who wreaks havoc on the countryside by attacking the neighbouring farms and eating all their machinery. A young boy called Hogarth befriends him, and Hogarth and the extraordinary being end up defending and saving the earth when it is attacked by a fearsome "space-bat-angel-dragon" from outer space. Ted Hughes' classic tale, with its message of peace and hope, is known and loved all over the UK and is an exciting collaboration between Walker Books and Faber and Faber. This beautiful, small-format paperback celebrates 50 wonderful years of Ted Hughes' classic tale.

WINNER OF THE V&A BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ensnared (Splintered Series #3) - Splintered Book Three (Paperback): A.G. Howard Ensnared (Splintered Series #3) - Splintered Book Three (Paperback)
A.G. Howard
R260 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R33 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ferryman (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition): Claire McFall Ferryman (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition)
Claire McFall 1
R218 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R25 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dylan has escaped a horrific train crash unscathed. Except she hasn't. The bleak landscape around her isn't Scotland. It's a wasteland haunted by wraiths searching for human souls. And the stranger waiting for her isn't an ordinary boy. Tristan is a Ferryman, tasked with transporting her soul safely to the afterlife, a journey he's made a thousand times before. Except this time, something's different. Torn between love and destiny, Dylan realises she can't let Tristan go, nor can she stay with him. Eventually, inevitably, the wraiths would capture her soul and she would be lost forever. Can true love overcome the boundaries of death? Ferryman is a thought-provoking and truly original story of a love that refuses to be limited by death. This stunning, award-winning debut novel is being reissued to coincide with the publication of the eagerly-anticipated sequel, Trespassers.

Other Worlds (feat. stories by Rick Riordan, Shaun Tan, Tom Angleberger, Ray Bradbury and more) (Paperback, Edition): Rick... Other Worlds (feat. stories by Rick Riordan, Shaun Tan, Tom Angleberger, Ray Bradbury and more) (Paperback, Edition)
Rick Riordan, Tan, Ray Bradbury, Tom Angleberger, Neal Shusterman, … 1
R217 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ten incredible trips into the unknown await you... Blast off with: * 'Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo' an all-new and exclusive tale from Rick Riordan * 'A Day in the Life' by award-winning author/illustrator Shaun Tan * 'Rise of the RoboShoes' by Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame And many more weird and wonderful stories by legendary writer Ray Bradbury, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel and Neal Shusterman. Compiled by US National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Other Worlds will boldly take you where no reader has gone before.

Immunity (Paperback): Erin Bowman Immunity (Paperback)
Erin Bowman
R267 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon (Paperback): Christopher Edge The Longest Night of Charlie Noon (Paperback)
Christopher Edge 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you."

Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows. As time plays tricks, can Charlie solve this mystery and find a way out of the woods? But what if this night never ends...?

A timeless novel for anyone who's ever felt lost. From the award-winning author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.

Ever After (Hardcover): Olivia Vieweg Ever After (Hardcover)
Olivia Vieweg; Illustrated by Olivia Vieweg
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Keshia Davids, Superheld (Afrikaans, Paperback): Alesha Dixon Keshia Davids, Superheld (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Alesha Dixon; Illustrated by Pe Grigo; Translated by Lydia du Plessis
R195 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

Daar’s ’n nuwe superheld op die horison!

Keshia Davids is net ’n doodgewone (gaap) skoolmeisie. Daar is niks spesiaals aan haar nie. Sy kan nie eens ’n behoorlike wawiel doen nie. Maar alles verander toe sy op ’n dag sien hoe ’n boelie op haar kleinsussie pik – en die vonke begin spat! Ja, regtig. Daar skiet ligstrale uit Keshia se vingers. Wat op aarde is aan die gang?

Dit is tyd dat haar ouers oop kaarte speel – en Keshia se lewe gaan nooit weer dieselfde wees nie. Sy vind uit haar ma lei ’n dubbele lewe as geheime superheld wat misdaad regoor die węreld bestry, terwyl haar pa by die huis bly en na die kinders omsien. En die tyd het aangebreek dat Keshia by haar ma aansluit en deel word van die węreldwye stryd teen skelms.

Terwyl Keshia se superkragte begin sterker word, moet sy ’n balans probeer vind tussen haar superheld-opleiding en haar skoolwerk. Hoe op aarde gaan sy haar geheim vir haar vriende wegsteek? En toe haar ma se bose tweeling haar opwagting maak, begin Keshia wonder of dit nie dalk meer pret is om ’n super-SKURK te wees nie …?

’n Skreeusnaakse, aksiebelaaide avontuurverhaal vir jong lesers!

Doctor Who: Dr. Thirteenth (Paperback): Adam Hargreaves Doctor Who: Dr. Thirteenth (Paperback)
Adam Hargreaves 1
R127 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R13 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An all new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth - and first female! - Doctor reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is . . .

Scythe (Paperback): Neal Shusterman Scythe (Paperback)
Neal Shusterman 1
R264 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R70 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a perfect world, what is there left to fear? A chilling and thought-provoking sci-fi novel from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

A dark, gripping and witty thriller in which the only thing humanity has control over is death.

In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("gleaned") by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes' apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe's apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly corrupt Scythedom, it becomes clear that the winning apprentice's first task will be to glean the loser.

Ruins (Paperback): Dan Wells Ruins (Paperback)
Dan Wells 1
R219 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The only hope for humanity isn't human. But she's fighting to stop a war that could destroy them all... Kira is fighting to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment of the teen sci-fi blockbuster Partials series. Humans and Partials alike are on the brink of destruction, and their only hope is to work together. But there is no avoiding it - the final war to decide the fate of both species is at hand, and every faction seems determined to tear the others apart. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other. Kira has fought her way through madness and ruin, but the greatest horror lies in a place she had never dared to consider: herself. She has one chance to save both species and the world. But it might be at the cost of her life...

Supervillain (Paperback): Jaco Jacobs Supervillain (Paperback)
Jaco Jacobs; Illustrated by Nicolene Louw
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

A wild rollercoaster ride filled with superheroes and villains!

Wessel has to spend the holidays with his grandpa. This is going to be the LOUSIEST two weeks of his life.

Grandpa Zirk is more ornery than a hammerhead shark with a toothache and he HATES children. But everything is not quite as it should be.

Why is Grandpa sneaking around in the dead of night?

What is he hiding in the strange little shed in the garden?

There is only one way of finding out …

Before long, Wessel is part of a wild rollercoaster ride filled with superheroes, villains, super cool technology, underhanded plans and incredible explosions!

Suddenly, the most boring holiday ever is turning into the adventure of a lifetime.

Eclipse the Skies (Paperback): Maura Milan Eclipse the Skies (Paperback)
Maura Milan
R253 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) (Paperback): Suzanne Collins Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) (Paperback)
Suzanne Collins
R304 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The third book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in paperback.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead."
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Though she's long been a part of the revolution, Katniss hasn't known it. Now it seems that everyone has had a hand in the carefully laid plans but her.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the cost.

A Wizard of Earthsea (Paperback): Ursula K. Le Guin A Wizard of Earthsea (Paperback)
Ursula K. Le Guin 1
R222 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R48 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

Professor Fungus en die Gekloonde Konyn (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jaco Jacobs Professor Fungus en die Gekloonde Konyn (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jaco Jacobs; Illustrated by Johann Strauss
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

Hoe meer haas ... hoe meer moeilikheid!

Professor Fungus het ’n probleem: Sy nuutste uitvinding wil glad nie werk nie! Die Dupliserende Infrarooi Trippel-Turbo Omsetter (kortweg sommer D.I.T.T.O.) is veronderstel om dinge te kloon … maar dit doen net mooi niks!

Bennie, Jenny en Edison die robot dink dit is hoog tyd dat die professor ’n blaaskans neem en ’n slag uit sy laboratorium kom om vars lug te kry. Dalk is ’n uitstappie na neef Naas se plaas net die regte medisyne!

Maar op die plaas loop dinge onverwags skeef – en kort voor lank is daar ’n KONYN-KATASTROFE met konyne net waar jy kyk!

Interworld (Paperback): Neil Gaiman, Reaves Interworld (Paperback)
Neil Gaiman, Reaves 1
R214 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Joey Harker isn't a hero... Joey Harker is the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension.

This walk between worlds makes Joey prey to armies of magic and science, both determined to harness Joey's power to travel between dimensions. The only thing standing in their way is Joey - or to be more precise an army of Joeys, all from different dimensions...

Now Joey must make a choice: return to the life he knows or join the battle.

The Shadow Arts (Hardcover): Damien Love The Shadow Arts (Hardcover)
Damien Love
R431 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R62 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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