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,…


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….


Skulduggery Pleasant

Author: Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant, the living skeleton of a dead wizard, has dodged the grave to save the world from ancient evil. His partner is 12 year old Stephanie, a strong, smart…


Midnight Pirates

Author: Ally Kennen

Three children, whose parents have gone away to a family wedding, try to run the family’s secluded Cornwall beach hotel on their own. Three children, whose parents have gone away…


Blabber Mouth

Author: Morris Gleitzman

“Two hours ago, when I walked into this school for the first time, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and, apart from a knot in my guts the…



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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Red Leech: Young Sherlock Holmes

Author: Andrew Lane

Sherlock’s adventures take him to America where he meets a ruthless opponent, by the name of Duke Balthassar.  Sherlock’s adventures take him to America where he meets a ruthless opponent,…


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…


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…


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…


Diamonds and Daggers

Author: Elen Caldecott

A group of friends decide to investigate a jewellery theft at their local theatre when the dad of one of them becomes the prime suspect. Betty Massino is a Hollywood…


Circus Mirandus

Author: Cassie Beasley

Micah seeks help from a magical circus to save his dying grandfather. Micah’s beloved grandfather is gravely sick, but all is not lost. Years ago, his grandfather visited a mysterious…


When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Author: Kerr, Judith

It is the start of a huge adventure, sometimes very frightening, very often funny and always exciting.  Based on the author’s own experiences. Anna, a young Jewish girl, is too…


Tyranno Quest – Air Blast

Author: Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

Choose-your-own adventure in order to try to stop an evil alien from taking over the Earth. Tyranno, the evil Starlord, plans to attack Earth with his alien armies. Your quest…


The Eejits

Author: Matthew Fitt

Have you read “The Twits”by Roald Dahl? Now is your chance to read it in Scots! The dirty, smelly, nasty, husband and wife team, who like to think of new…


The Accidental Time Traveller

Author: Janis MacKay

One ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. “I’m not mad, ok? I know this…


Stitch Head: The Spider’s Lair

Author: Guy Bass

Stitch Head finds himself in a whole lot of trouble when he sets out on a rescue mission, in this enjoyable tale of monsters, mad scientists and forgotten creations. When…



Author: Kim Slater

‘I found Jean’s friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk. He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.’ ‘I found Jean’s friend dead in…


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,…


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…


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…


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…