Author: David Almond

A strange creature, part owl, part angel needs Michael’s help to survive.  But is Skellig more than he first appears? When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister’s illness,…


James and the Giant Peach

Author: Raold Dahl

James finds himself on a miraculous journey… Inside a giant peach with the strangest friends for company: an enormous Spider, a very musical Grasshopper, a kindly Glow-Worm, and a Centipede…


Beetle Boy

Author: M G Leonard

When Darkus’ father, Dr Bartholomew Cuttle, mysteriously disappears from London’s Natural History Museum, Darkus has to move in with his rather odd Uncle Max AND change schools.  When Darkus’ father,…


What to do about Holly

Author: Joan Lingard

Holly’s young, single mum is just about ahead of social services and just about running her chaotic life. Holly’s father works away on the oil rigs and is coming home…


The Wooden Mile

Author: Chris Mould

Stanley Buggles has lived a very ordinary life until he inherits a house from a mysterious Uncle, he didn’t know he had. There are some strange goings-on in Crampton Rock….


My Haunted House: Araminta Spook

Author: Angie Sage

Araminta Spook lives in a wonderful old haunted house, but her crabby aunt Tabby wants to move. Aunt Tabby is determined to sell their house—Araminta has to stop her! With…


Kensuke’s Kingdom

Author: Michael Morpurgo

An exciting adventure for Michael and his dog Stella after they find themselves washed up on an island. Michael’s parents are made redundant and decide to sail around the world….


I am still not a Loser

Author: Jim Smith

You know when someone’s horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them?  That’s what happened to me with my best friend Bunky. You know…


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J K Rowling

Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. (But Harry and Ron only just made it – they missed the Hogwarts…


The Best Dog in the World

Author: Sylvia Green

Elliot has always wanted a dog of his own but he lives in a flat where no animals are allowed and his new stepfather is allergic to anything with fur…


Bang goes a Troll

Author: The Beastly Boys

Ulf has to stop trolls being poached to be used as targets in a hunting range. When a messenger bat arrives at the RSPCB, Ulf the werewolf receives news of…


Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy

When Jax, an intergalactic postman, breaks down on Earth his only hope of a safe return home rests with Sammy. But can Sammy save Jax from the greedy clutches of…


The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts

Author: Jonathan Meres

Norman finds it hard to adjust when his family move house.  Norman knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself about…


Sea Monsters and other Delicacies

Author: The Beastly Boys

Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies is the second book in this fantastic series. Ulf is an orphaned werewolf who has lived his whole life at Farraway Hall, the headquarters of…


Trolls United

Author: Alan MacDonald

Ulrik is desperate to be on the school football team, but he doesn’t really understand the rules Ulrik is desperate to be on the school football team, but he doesn’t…


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Author: CS Lewis

Four children discover a fantasy world when they walk through a magical wardrobe.  They open a door and enter a magical world. They step through a wardrobe door and into…


Fergus Crane

Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Fergus Crane is a young boy, who lives in the Archduke Ferdinand Apartments with his mother, Lucia. A mysterious little flying box arrives at his house three different times and…


The 7 Professors of the Far North

Author: John Fardell

Professor Murdo plans to get rid of everyone in the world and replace them with perfect clones of himself.  In order to do this, he kidnaps the six Professors who…



Author: Tommy Donbavand

Adam thinks today is going to be like any other. When his fingers start to ache, he thinks he’s been playing the computer too long. He’s wrong! When he grows…


Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

When their Great Aunt Lucinda is sent off to an asylum, the Grace children move into her creepy mansion with their mother. When their Great Aunt Lucinda is sent off…


Al Capone does my Shirts

Author: Gennifer Choldenko

Moose Flanagan lives with his family on Alcatraz Island, home to a high security prison and the famous gangster, Al Capone.  But living next door to Al Capone is the…


A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula Le Guin

Sparrowhawk the wizard accidentally unleashes an evil force in Earthsea and sets out to destroy it. Sparrowhawk the wizard accidentally unleashes an evil force in Earthsea and sets out to…


Chasing Vermeer

Author: Blue Balliett

Petra and Calder live in a neighbourhood where strange things have started to happen. Seemingly unrelated events occur. An old woman seeks their company and a priceless Vermeer painting disappears….



Author: Jacqueline Wilson

A charming, page-turning and heart-warming story from this beloved author. Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She’s a plain, timid girl who constantly feels inferior to the super-confident, snooty girls at…


Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

Author: Pamela Butchart

Petunia Perry is writing her memoirs. She wants to tell you about starting high school, her best mate, who stages one-person flash mobs at school and her mum, who over-shares…


Heap House

Author: Edward Carey

 The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod’s world. Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in the Heaps,…


Combat Zone

Author: Tom Palmer

First book in the Rugby Academy series. Dyslexia friendly. Football mad Woody is starting Borderlands, a boarding school, where rugby is the sport. Woody can’t get his dad to change…


Chasing the falconers

Author: Gordon Korman

Aidan and Megan Falconer break out of a juvenile detention centre to try to clear their parents’ names and prove their innocence. Aidan and Megan Falconer break out of a…


Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head

Author: Kjartan Poskitt

 A humorous, light hearted tale with an amusing range of characters with appeal to Mr Gum and younger Wimpy Kid fans. Agatha Parrot and her friends live in Odd Street…


Thorfinn The Nicest Viking

Author: David MacPhail

This is the first in a funny, action-packed series, where everything you thought you knew about Vikings is turned on its head. Meet Thorfinn, no ordinary Viking. Unlike the other…


The porridge of Knowledge

Author: Archie Kimpton

Milk finds a recipe for a magical special porridge. Milk lives with her granddad in Slopp-on-Sea. Her grandad is a bit confused and forgetful and one day he returns from…


The Lost Children

Author: Gillian Philip

Ravenstorm Island is an eerie and mysterious place.  All the creepy statues of children that are scattered around the Island just add to the spooky feel.  Ravenstorm Island is full…


Prince Frogface

Author: Kaye Umansky

Prince Valentine of Romantica is absolutely outraged – some raggedy old witch has had the audacity to turn him into a frog! A FROG! This just cannot be allowed to…


My Brother is a Superhero

Author: David Solomons

Whether you know your Marvel heroes from your DC comics or not, this is a laugh out loud, fun filled adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat…



Author: Cathy Cassidy

Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever. Joey’s parents love rescuing things and making them beautiful – their house is full of things made from driftwood, old glass and…


Murder Most Unladylike

Author: Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their own secret detective agency at Deepden School for Girls. When Hazel discovers Miss Bell, the science mistress, lying dead in the gym…



Author: Helen Cresswell

Minty believes she is a witch. She appears to be like everyone else but sees phantoms floating about. When she goes to stay with her aunt, she spends time wandering…


The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody

Author: Kimberly Newton Fusco

The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody by Kimberly Newton Fusco is a debut of enormous charm, about a lonely orphan named Bee who escapes a travelling carnival in the company…


The Sign of the Black Dagger

Author: Joan Lingard

One day, Will and Lucy’s dad just …vanishes. They have no idea why he’s disappeared until a creepy stranger reveals their dad was keeping a BIG secret. Then there’s the…


Dara Palmer’s Major Drama

Author: Emma Shevah

Dara is a born actress or so she thinks! But when she doesn’t get any part in the school play, she begins to think it’s because she doesn’t look like…