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The Gnaughty Gnomes of 'No'!: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 7 (Grizzly Tales #7)

by Jamie Rix

Away from the Hothell Darkness ('You'll never leave ...') we book our passage on a rusting hulk at the bottom of the ocean floor, The Hard Ship Grizzly. Read and weep the tales of the wicked children who were too naughty, too selfish, too rude or just ... too much.

Superzeroes: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 8 (Grizzly Tales #8)

by Jamie Rix

Away from the Hothell Darkness ('You'll never leave ...') we book our passage on a rusting hulk at the bottom of the ocean floor, The Hard Ship Grizzly. Read and weep the tales of the wicked children who were too naughty, too selfish, too rude or just ... too much.

The Silver Blade

by Sally Gardner

With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it's height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time. Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of The Red Necklace and I, Coriander.

Grizzly Tales: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 1 (Grizzly Tales #1)

by Jamie Rix

Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. In this book, unspeakable things happen to pets - but the real nasty little beasts are the children themselves, all of them get their comeuppance in the end, consigned to the Hothell Darkness ...We are completely reinventing the Grizzly Tales format for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!

Grizzly Tales: Cautionary tales for lovers of squeam! Book 2 (Grizzly Tales #2)

by Jamie Rix

Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. In this book, parents and teachers are to blame for the murk and misery of the children's lives. Luckily, there are top tips for dealing with gruesome grown-ups - although no child is clever enough to defeat the Darkness completely ...We are completely reinventing the Grizzly Tales format for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new format, design and illustrations, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliant for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!

The 'Me!' Monsters: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 3 (Grizzly Tales #3)

by Jamie Rix

Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. We have completely reinvented Grizzly Tales for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!The third title in the all-new Grizzly Tales series captures the crimes of the 'ME!' monsters - those vain, selfish, greedy little children who want only the best for themselves, usually at the expense of everyone else. Hear the shrill explosion of breaking glass as all those mirrors shatter one by one!

Freaks of Nature: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 4 (Grizzly Tales #4)

by Jamie Rix

Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. We have completely reinvented Grizzly Tales for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!The wicked children in the fourth book thought they'd take on Mother Nature, but as they learned to their eternal cost, she is not the sort of mother you can easily challenge!

Terror-Time Toys: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 5 (Grizzly Tales #5)

by Jamie Rix

For any child tempted to pinch other people's toys or relegate their own property to the back of a dark cupboard, here are six potent and punchy accounts of careless kids who have done wrong and must face the wrath of the TERROR-TIME TOYS. Read these six stories and weep. Brilliantly illustrated and designed, the fifth brand-new book in the highly successful series will have children trembling and chortling with laughter.

Blubbers and Sicksters: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! Book 6 (Grizzly Tales #6)

by Jamie Rix

Read and weep . . . Six brand-new accounts from the Hothell Darkness's Visitor's Book (a.k.a the Book of Grizzly Tales). There's no love lost between the baddest children of all - blubbing brothers and sickening sisters or, as the Night-night Porter so fondly thinks of these rotten relations . . . the blubbers and sicksters!

Wolf Brother: Book 1 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1)

by Michelle Paver

The first, bestselling novel in the million-copy-selling CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series, WOLF BROTHER is a compelling page-turner like no other written by renowned author Michelle Paver.Thousands of years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunter-gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a time of enchantment and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malevolent force conjures a demon: a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear that will slay everything it sees, a demon determined to destroy the world.Only one boy can stop it - 12-year-old Torak, who has seen his father murdered by the bear. With his dying breath, Torak's father tells his son of his burden. He must lead the bear to the mountain of the World Spirit and beg that spirit's help to overcome it.A terrifying quest in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life. Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

Spirit Walker: Book 2 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #2)

by Michelle Paver

The second novel in the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series and multi-million bestselling book, SPIRIT WALKER is a compelling page-turner like no other written by renowned author Michelle Paver. Contains the first chapter of book three.Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche. And Torak's quest is far from over. A strange, creeping sickness, silent and deadly, is threatening the Ravens. Word arrives that the Seal Clan have the cure and Torak must face a lonely journey to find it. On the Seal's Island he stumbles into a world utterly unlike his own. Here life moves to the rhythms of the sea, the Seals build shelters from whale bones and skim the waves in fast, beautiful kayaks. And here Torak is welcomed by the kindly Seal Mage, Teneris, and kinsman, Bale. But all is not as it seems - Torak must keep his wits about him to judge who might be friend or foe.

Soul Eater: Book 3 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3)

by Michelle Paver

The third novel in the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series and bestselling book, SOUL EATER is a compelling page-turner like no other written by renowned author Michelle Paver.Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived.As mid winter approaches Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan - Wolf has been snatched. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. They tread a deadly dangerous path as they step into a world of deceit, treachery and lies and come face to face with the the most powerful and feared mages alive. Under the dark wings of night Torak confronts vengeful ice bears, mistrust, broken promises and a terrifying evil.Another step is taken on his quest to destroy the Soul-Eaters, but with it comes the burden of an utterly chilling secret of his own...

Outcast: Book 4 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #4)

by Michelle Paver

The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of SOUL EATER is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his fourteenth summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory - the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People. Other threats lurk nearby and his battle with the Soul-Eaters is far from over . . . As he fights for his life, Torak uncovers a deception too awful to contemplate, one that shakes him to the core and shatters his world.Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver.Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

Oath Breaker: Book 5 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #No. 5)

by Michelle Paver

When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver. Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

Ghost Hunter: Book 6 (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #6)

by Michelle Paver

The prize-winning finale to the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series and bestselling book, GHOST HUNTER is a compelling page-turner like no other written by renowned author Michelle Paver.As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror. To fulfill his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief. Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heart-rending choice of all.

Nevermore

by Linda Newbery

Tizzie is lonely when she and her mum move to Roven Mere, a mysterious, rambling mansion deep in the countryside. She's eager to meet Lord Rupert and his daughter, Greta, but no one knows when they will come home. The house seems like a museum, and as Tizzie explores the rooms and passageways, she makes a startling discovery about why she's been brought to Roven Mere...

The Giant Under the Snow

by John Gordon

First published in 1968, THE GIANT UNDER THE SNOW created a fascinating world of magic, ancient evil and curses long before Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.Three children find an ornate Celtic buckle. To them it's treasure, a fantastic find. They have no idea that it has awakened a giant who has lain at rest for centuries. Little do they know that an evil warlord and his Leathermen have also awaited this moment, this chance to wield their deadly power. In a chilling tale full of menace and suspense the final battle between good and evil must be fought.This is a story that transcends age. Beautifully written, subtle and evocative, THE GIANT UNDER THE SNOW transports the reader into an intensely atmospheric world where the imagination knows no bounds.

Outsiders

by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Six strange and haunting stories, set in isolated communities inland and by the sea, where insiders stick together, and outsiders - a girl outlawed for her illegitimate child, a wild man who walks out of the sea - are regarded with suspicion.Kevin Crossley-Holland has a genius for reinventing folk tales in a way that makes the characters real people, whose thoughts and feelings are our own. This little collection brings together some of his finest and most admired retellings, including the three best-known of all, 'The Green Children', 'Sea-Tongue' and 'The Wild Man'. Linked by ideas about exile and displacement, they make a thought-provoking book for our times, beautifully presented with line drawings by a notable artist.

Sir Gadabout: Sir Gadabout and the Camelot Calamity

by Martyn Beardsley

Morag and Demelza, Sir Gadabout's old adversaries, have taken over the pet shop in Camelot village. They have adopted elaborate disguises and are keeping the real owner under lock and key, intending to cause so much chaos at the Round Table that they can move in and install themselves as King and Queen, with their ridiculous claim to the throne backed up by doctored family trees.The knights at Camelot begin to realise that their pet food is having a strange effect, and that pets they have bought from the shop aren't all they expected; Sir Gadabout himself has a little lizard which grows rapidly into a crocodile and terrifies everyone. The cause of the problem is eventually traced back to the pet shop and our determined knight is sent to investigate, resulting in the usual mayhem.

From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina: Travels with Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #1)

by Caroline Lawrence

From Morocco to Libya, from Ostia to Surrentum - Caroline Lawrence has travelled widely to give the Roman Mysteries unrivalled authenticity among historical novels. Her research trips have yielded a dazzling array of insights that allow Caroline to vividly re-imagine the ancient world and to bring her characters and stories to life. This book gathers together anecdotes, factual information and advice for children and their families looking to explore exotic locations, as well as offering compelling background to the real world behind the bestselling Roman Mysteries novels.

Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteries (The Roman Mysteries #1)

by Caroline Lawrence

Between writing her bestselling novels, Caroline Lawrence has penned several short stories, covering incidents alluded to in the novels, but not dramatised at length. This book brings together mini-mysteries to provide even more coverage of events in the lives of our four detectives during the dangerous, exciting reign of Emperor Titus. Each of these short and sharp stories is as compelling and exciting as the novels, full of the sights and sounds of ancient Rome. Caroline Lawrence has written exclusive notes on each story, providing background on the inspiration and relevance to the series.

Flood and Fang: Book 1 (Raven Mysteries #1)

by Marcus Sedgwick

Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go unheeded: Lord Valevine Otherhand is too busy trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable; his wife, Minty, is too absorbed in her latest obsession - baking; and ten-year-old Cudweed is running riot with his infernal pet monkey. Only Solstice, the black-haired, poetry-writing Otherhand daughter, seems to pay any attention. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, and kitchen maids continue to go missing, the family come ever closer to the owner of the black tail...Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Ghosts and Gadgets: Book 2 (Raven Mysteries #2)

by Marcus Sedgwick

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.The rumblings and wailings from the Lost South Wing can no longer be ignored, as one by one, members of the castle are being found frozen, 'scared to death'. With mother, Minty, obsessing over her latest fad - sewing - and father, Valevine, busy experimenting with a machine to discover the Lost Otherhand treasure, it's up to aspiring ghost-hunters Solstice and Cudweed to solve the mystery. But as usual, things don't go quite as planned... It's just as well Edgar is there to save the day!Second in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson.Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Lunatics and Luck: Book 3 (Raven Mysteries #3)

by Marcus Sedgwick

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.Solstice and Cudweed are appalled to find their father has appointed a new school master. But things get even worse when the grumpy, viciously mean teacher actually arrives. The Otherhand children are sure there's something more to him than meets the eye - the trouble is, who will believe them? No one it seems. Except, perhaps, Edgar.Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book Award for Most Fun Story With Pictures, LUNATICS AND LUCK is the third story in this hilarious six book mystery series (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick with quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson.Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Vampires and Volts: Book 4 (Raven Mysteries #4)

by Marcus Sedgwick

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.It's Halloween and the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. And there are preparations to be made for the Great Halloween Ball. Minty is all a-fluster. Solstice is busy spraying fake cobwebs everywhere. Valevine is in charge of disorganising everyone's carefully laid plans, and Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and oddly preoccupied with 'fresh brains'. In fact when Silas, Valevine's long lost brother, turns up with Samantha, the Otherhands would be well-advised to check out their guests. It's not long before wily Edgar works out that there's a preponderance of vampires and not all of them have false teeth. Just when he's about to solve the latest mystery at Otherhand Castle, the lights go out...Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

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