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The Bigwoof Conspiracy (Sticky Pines)

by Dashe Roberts

When twelve-year-old, UFO-obsessed, Lucy Sladan sneaks out in the middle of a thunderstorm to investigate the unexplained disappearances in her hometown of Sticky Pines, she finds more than she bargained for: a huge hairy creature, a thirteen-year-old stranger named Milo Fisher and a deep-rooted secret.Together, Lucy and Milo become entwined in a mystery that threatens to engulf the whole town of Sticky Pines and its weird and wonderful residents.Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy is the debut novel for children by the talented Dashe Roberts.

A Christmas in Time (A Chase in Time)

by Sally Nicholls

Fun-filled, action-packed adventures in time from best-selling, award-winning author, Sally Nicholls.When Alex and Ruby fall through the mirror in their aunt's house, they find themselves in a different historical period, each time with a different task to perform before they can return to the present. From Edwardian crime capers to Victorian Christmasses, their time-slip stories are always exciting and beautifully told.A Victorian Christmas is lovely - all the food and candles and games and singing - unless you're poor, motherless Edith who is condemned to be sent to a cruel boarding school on Boxing Day. Can Alex and Ruby persuade her strict father that home is where the heart is instead?Classic storytelling from a brilliant writer and beautifully illustrated throughout by Rachael Dean, with covers by Isabelle Follath. One of these books is never enough!

Unicorn Academy: Isla and Buttercup (Unicorn Academy)

by Julie Sykes

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.Isla, her unicorn Buttercup and their friends are determined to find evil Ms Willow before she can drain any more magic into the Frozen Lake. But Valentina is behaving oddly, and it's not just because the head of the academy is her aunt. Does she know something about Ms Willow that the others don't?Have you read the other Unicorn Academy stories?Sophia and RainbowScarlett and BlazeAva and StarIsabel and CloudLayla and DancerOlivia and SnowflakeRosa and CrystalAriana and Whisper Matilda and PearlFreya and HoneyViolet and Twinkle

Talking to the Moon

by S.E. Durrant

Iris's grandmother, Mimi, has started to put jam on her scrambled eggs and tie yellow ribbons around her fingers to remind her of stuff. Her house, always full of things, is becoming harder and harder to navigate, and when Iris goes to stay, she feels as if a whole life is becoming muddled up. As her grandmother's memory fades, a mystery is uncovered. Who is Coral, and what happened to her?

Magnificent Mabel and the Magic Caterpillar (Magnificent Mabel #4)

by Ruth Quayle

Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT. Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance it is NEVER her turn to look after the class caterpillar. And she's not allowed a pair of glasses, even though she is SURE that she needs them. And her big sister Meg KEEPS ignoring her to do homework. But none of that matters in the end ... because Mabel is still MAGNIFICENT. The fourth book in a hilarious new series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories, this is ideal for newly-confident readers. Look out for: Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot Magnificent Mabel and the Christmas Elf Magnificent Mabel and the Egg and Spoon Race

Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot (Magnificent Mabel)

by Ruth Quayle

Sometimes life isn't even fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn't have one single pet in her whole life. And people in her class are always losing their teeth. And she doesn't have a sprinkler in her own garden.Introducing a truly hilarious and one-of-a-kind new character: Magnificent Mabel!

Magnificent Mabel and the Christmas Elf (Magnificent Mabel)

by Ruth Quayle

Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT.Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance a naughty Christmas Elf gets her into LOTS of trouble. And the new boy in her class at school REFUSES to be her friend. And no-one lets her look after her little cousin, even though she is BRILLIANT with toddlers. But none of that matters in the end ... because Mabel is still MAGNIFICENT.The second book in a hilarious new series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories, this is ideal for newly-confident readers.Look out for:Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit RiotMagnificent Mabel and the Magic Caterpillar

You're Not the Boss of Me!

by Catherine Wilkins

A laugh-out-loud story about fighting for your right to steal the show, from the much-loved author of the My Best Friend and Other Enemies series. Amy Miller is a very positive person and she is fully prepared to be the star of the school Comedy Show. But when Harry is put in charge, he stops her from performing or writing or doing anything fun. Amy can't understand what's happening until her sister tells her: Harry is being sexist, and Amy must take a stand. Armed only with killer one-liners, Amy goes into battle to fight for her right to make people laugh.A brilliantly funny new story from Catherine Wilkins, stand-up comedian, podcaster and author of When Good Geeks Go Bad, The Weird Friends Fan Club and the My Best Friend and Other Enemies series.

The Broken Leg of Doom (Baby Aliens)

by Pamela Butchart

Hilarious, illustrated school-based antics where everything that happens leads to DRAMA and RUNNING AROUND and even some FAINTING! When a session of extreme dancing leaves Maisie in hospital with a broken leg, things take a turn for the weird! Strange noises in the ward at night, missing cuddly toys and a sandwich trolley that only ever has TUNA sandwiches. Could Maisie's leg be CURSED? If it is, and it DEFINITELY IS, then everything is DOOMED!Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.Read more of Izzy's adventures!Baby Aliens Got My TeacherThe Spy Who Loved School DinnersMy Headteacher Is a Vampire RatAttack of the Demon Dinner LadiesTo Wee Or Not To Wee!There's a Werewolf In My Tent!The Phantom Lollipop Man!There's a Yeti in the Playground!Icarus Was Ridiculous

The Thorn Island Adventure (Clifftoppers)

by Fleur Hitchcock

For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all - adventure!While sailing their Grandad's boat along the coast with her cousins, Chloe sees a terrified face at a tower window on Thorn Island. Could the face belong to recently kidnapped young George, the only child of a rich local businessman. No one they tell believes there could be a child held prisoner in the tower. So, certain that the villains are hiding out nearby, the cousins must use all their skills and cunning to conduct a daring rescue.Fleur Hitchcock is famous for her excellent "thrillers for beginners". This action-packed series takes 7+ readers on fantastic, realistic adventures.Cover illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole.Look out for the other books in the Clifftoppers series:The Arrowhead Moor AdventureThe Fire Bay AdventureLook out for Fleur Hitchcock's thrillers for older readers:Dear ScarlettSaving SophiaMurder In MidwinterMurder At Twilight

A Forever Home for Tilly (Forever Homes #1)

by Linda Chapman

Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect owner, and have lots of adventures along the way!

Poppy and the Perfect Pony (Sunshine Stables #1)

by Olivia Tuffin

At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin.Poppy can't wait to start pony club and ride beautiful Silver Shadow. But on her first day she's paired with kind but lumpy Henry. She's determined to find a way back to her dream pony, though it seems that Henry has other ideas. . . Packed with adventure and full of heart, Olivia's huge knowledge and passion for ponies shines on every page. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Jo Goodberry, this is a perfect pony story for readers aged 7+.Don't miss the other Sunshine Stables stories!Sophie and the Spooky PonyGracie and the Grumpy Pony

Escape Room

by Christopher Edge

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game. From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late? With cover illustration by David Dean. "A writer of genuine originality" - Guardian Check out these other brilliant books from Christopher Edge: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright The Jamie Drake Equation The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

A Forever Home for Fluffy (Forever Homes #2)

by Linda Chapman

Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets!Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures along the way!Fluffy is a sweet little kitten with beautiful fur. She loves being pampered! But she has a hidden talent. Can the twins find someone who'll spoil her - AND admire her skills?Fans of Zoe's Rescue Zoo and Holly Webb will love Forever Homes! Beautifully illustrated throughout by Sophy Williams, Forever Homes is the ideal series for animal-mad readers aged 5+.Have you read the other Forever Homes stories?A Forever Home for TillyA Forever Home for PipA Forever Home for LunaAnd look out for:A Forever Home for BellaA Forever Home for Tiger

A Beginner's Guide to Ruling the Galaxy: It’s hard to crush your enemies when your homework’s due… (Beginner's Guide to Ruling the Galaxy #1)

by David Solomons

A brilliantly funny story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world. Exciting new fiction from the bestselling, award-winning author of My Brother is a Superhero. Gavin's got a new neighbour and she's really annoying. Niki follows him everywhere, bosses him about, and doesn't care that her parents will obliterate Earth with their galactic warships if she doesn't stop running away from them. Can Niki and Gavin sort out the alien despots (aka Mum and Dad) and save the planet? Possibly. Will they become friends along the way? Doubtful... 'David Solomons represents the best in contemporary comic writing for children' -- Guardian A hilarious new story from the author of My Brother Is a Superhero, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the British Book Industry Awards Children's Book of the Year. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel and David Walliams. Read the My Brother is a Superhero series: My Brother Is a SuperheroMy Gym Teacher is an Alien OverlordMy Evil Twin is a SupervillainMy Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a JarMy Cousin is a Time-Traveller

Sunshine Stables: Sophie and the Spooky Pony (Sunshine Stables #2)

by Olivia Tuffin

At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin.Sophie loves playing tricks and telling jokes at pony camp. When the ponies start acting strangely, Sophie suspects a very spooky explanation, but no one will believe her! She and her beautiful Exmoor pony, Gorse, will need all their courage to solve this mystery themselves...Packed with adventure and full of heart, Olivia's huge knowledge and passion for ponies shines on every page. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Jo Goodberry, this is a perfect pony story for readers aged 7+.Don't miss the other Sunshine Stables stories!Poppy and the Perfect PonyGracie and the Grumpy Pony

We Made A Movie (We Won an Island #2)

by Charlotte Lo

The funny, heart-warming sequel to the acclaimed We Won an IslandWhen Luna's family won an island, their dreams came true - Luna opened a donkey sanctuary, her sister flew a plane, and her brother won a sheep pageant. But Luna's new donkey has a mortal fear of beaches, her mum's goat-yoga business is on the rocks, and her brother is weirder than ever! Luna's got a brilliant plan to solve her family's problems - it's time to enter the movie-making business...A laugh-out-loud story of family, fun and sunny adventures from the author of We Won An Island, one of The Telegraph's best 50 books of 2019: "This book is definitely a bask in the sun." Telegraph

Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure (Clifftoppers)

by Fleur Hitchcock

For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all - adventure!The lead actress in Frost Castle's winter play is sure she's cursed! A break-in, a car accident, and now her precious locket is missing. But the cousins suspect a ruthless thief. With a blizzard raging outside and a legendary ghost in the castle corridors, unmasking this villain will take all their bravery and skill...Fleur Hitchcock is famous for her excellent "thrillers for beginners". This action-packed series takes 7+ readers on fantastic, realistic adventures.Cover illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole.Don't miss the other Clifftoppers adventures!The Arrowhead Moor AdventureThe Thorn Island AdventureThe Fire Bay AdventureLook out for Fleur Hitchcock's stories for older readers:Dear ScarlettSaving SophiaMurder In MidwinterMurder At TwilightThe Boy Who Flew

Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake (Sticky Pines)

by Dashe Roberts

The sequel to The Bigwoof Conspiracy takes us back to Sticky Pines, a small US town where weird things happen.Milo, loyal to his double-crossing, business-mogul father, has taken a trip to Black Hole Lake, leaving Lucy to continue her search into alien life and the Truth that she knows is out there. Milo's discovery of a sinister, dark creature in the Lake will put them both in terrible danger and also - if they survive their adventure - make them friends again.Perfect for younger siblings of Stranger Things' fans, The Thing at Black Hole Lake is laugh-out-loud, hair-raising sci-fi that will raise more questions about extraterrestrial life on earth than it answers...

Sunshine Stables: Gracie and the Grumpy Pony (Sunshine Stables #3)

by Olivia Tuffin

At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin.Gracie is so excited to be paired with Bobby at pony camp. He looks gorgeous and he rides like a dream! But there's a problem - nothing she does makes him happy and it's breaking her heart! Gracie won't give up. She'll find a way to win over her wonderful pony!Packed with adventure and full of heart, Olivia's huge knowledge and passion for ponies shines on every page. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Jo Goodberry, this is a perfect pony story for readers aged 7+.Don't miss the other Sunshine Stables stories!Poppy and the Perfect PonySophie and the Spooky Pony

Friends and Traitors

by Helen Peters

When Sidney Dashworth's school is evacuated to a huge stately home in the countryside, she thinks she's going to spend the war being very bored. At least her brother must be having fun, flying his Spitfire all over France! But soon Sidney and a housemaid called Nancy discover that the Earl is up to no good. He has secret nighttime meetings with mysterious men from the government, is hiding something sinister on his land and is connected to the bombing of a munitions factory. At first it's all terribly thrilling, investigating by creeping about at night and finding secret passageways, but soon everything takes a deadly turn. Sidney's brother goes missing over France and the war hits home with a terrible reality. The Earl and his evil plotters must be stopped, or nothing will ever be the same again...

A Deer Called Dotty (The Jasmine Green Series #9)

by Helen Peters

Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's mother is called to help a pregnant deer who has been hit by a car. She performs an emergency Caesarean and delivers tiny, helpless Dotty, before handing her over to Jasmine to raise... Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Look out for Jasmine's other adventures!A Piglet Called TruffleA Duckling Called ButtonA Sheepdog Called SkyA Kitten Called HollyA Lamb Called LuckyA Goat Called WillowAn Otter Called PebbleAn Owl Called Star

A Donkey Called Mistletoe (The Jasmine Green Series #10)

by Helen Peters

Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself...A perfect animal story for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.When Jasmine learns that Mr Hobson has grown too old to take care of his pet donkey, Mistletoe, she is determined that they won't be parted. Of course, this means Mistletoe will have to come and live with her. With Christmas coming, how can she convince her parents to give her this most unusual present?Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation.Look out for Jasmine's other adventures!A Piglet Called TruffleA Duckling Called ButtonA Sheepdog Called SkyA Kitten Called HollyA Lamb Called LuckyA Goat Called WillowAn Otter Called PebbleAn Owl Called StarA Deer Called Dotty

Following Frankenstein

by Catherine Bruton

A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative 'sequel' to Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and beautifully-written historical adventure, perfect for 9-12 year olds.Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And was I wrong? Maggie Walton's father has dedicated his life to a signle pursuit: hunging down the monster created by Victor Frankenstein. It has cost Maggie and her family everything - and now her father is staking everything on one last voyage to the Arctic, with Maggie secretly in tow., where he hopes to fnd the monster at last.But there they make a shocking discovery: Frankenstein's monster has a son..A breath-taking, epic adventure, spanning the icy wastes of the Arctic Tundra to the vaudeville circus of New York, from the award-winning author of No Ballet Shoes in Syriaand Another Twist in the Tale.

Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World

by Lily Dyu

When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.Featuring Amelia Telford, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Bittu Sahgal, Chewang Norphel, David Attenborough, Doug Smith, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Thunberg, Isabel Soares, Isatou Ceesay, Marina Silva, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, Mohammed Rezwan, Renée King-Sonnen, Rok Rozman, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Stella McCartney, William Kamkwamba, Yin Yuzhen and Yvon Chouinard.Featuring illustrations by Jackie Lay.

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