Moondial

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Wolf

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…

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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…

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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…

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The Thornthwaite Inheritance

Author: Gareth P Jones

Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have been trying to kill each other for so long that neither twin can remember which act of attempted murder came first. Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite…

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Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Author: Francesca Simon

Younger kids and older readers alike will devour these uproarious stories. Horrid Henry is great fun and as irresistable as ever.  Four new stories in which Horrid Henry terrorizes his…

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Sky Hawk

Author: Gill Lewis

Soar above the clouds in this enthralling tale of friendship, loyalty, and hope. When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum’s farm they try to chase her back into…

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A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

A classic children’s Sci-Fi novel that is both exciting and thought provoking and although first published in 1962 the concepts of utopian societies, philosophies and religion are still relevant today….

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Black Ice

Author: Andrew Lane

Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true…

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Oranges in No Man’s Land

Author: Elizabeth Laird

A gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a lifesaving dash through war-torn Beirut. Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically…

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The Last Straw

Author: Jeff Kinney

The third laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg’s dad, Frank, is on a mission – a mission to make this wimpy kid…

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Magyk

Author: Angie Sage

Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny The 7th son of the 7th son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born…

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The Magic Carpet Slippers

Author: Dick King-Smith

The story revolves around Mr Sloggett who discovers that as soon as puts on his new slippers he becomes capable of almost anything. The problem is that he wants to…

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City of Thieves

Author: Ellen Renner

The final shock of it hit home. The Petches were thieves, and they had stolen him. Tobias is on the run. From the father who betrayed him…from the mother who…

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White Dolphin

Author: Gill Lewis

The truth lies deep beneath the waves . . . Bullied at school for her dyslexia and troubled by her mother’s unexplained disappearance, Kara seeks sanctuary sailing the ocean’s waves…

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Dino Egg

Author: Charlie James

Ok. Here’s a question: If an egg hatched into a dinosaur on your kitchen table would you: a) Lock it up in a secure room, and then run for the…

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Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman

This is the first book in the trilogy and will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination! Imagine a world that is like our own but different. Where…

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The Get Rich Quick Club

Author: Rose Impey

Two stories featuring the wacky ideas that Banksy and his friends dream up in their mission to make money. This is your lucky day! You have been chosen to join…

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The Iron Woman

Author: Ted Hughes

A sequel and companion volume to Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man, this new, child-friendly setting will be treasured by a new generation of readers. Mankind for has polluted the seas, lakes…

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Author: Liz Pichon

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks – spilt water – lightning… Tom’s exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well…

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The Devil and his Boy

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this historical adventure from the creator of Alex Rider. Life in 16th Century Tudor England is not easy, especially if you are…

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The Odds Strike Back

Author: Adam Perrott

When the Odds are inspected by the Head Prankster, they must make sure that they pull out their best pranks for him. Have you ever put down a drink, gone…

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The Children of the King

Author: Sonya Hartnett

A hauntingly beautiful story set in England during World War II from one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers for children. It’s the Second World War and, with London becoming an…

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Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

The internationally best-selling story of survival against the odds. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes….

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The Sleeping Army

Author: Francesca Simon

A wildly original, rollicking twist on Norse mythology  Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. One evening, stuck…

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Little Darlings

Author: Sam Llewellyn

A dark comedy about a family of very bad children who embark on a comic caper which leads them to their missing mum. Meet the Darling family. They are very,…

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Bree McCready and the Half Heart Locket

Author: Hazel Allan

It starts when a clue on a half locket leads Bree and her young friends, Sandy and Honey, to an ancient, magical book. With it they can freeze time, fly…

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Mary Poppins

Author: PL Travers

When Mary Poppins is about, her young charges can never tell where the real world merges into make-believe. Neither can the reader, and that is one of the hallmarks of…

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Cookie

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…

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Mr Stink

Author: David Walliams

Original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious A lonely girl makes friends with a tramp who gives her the confidence to believe in her talent for creative writing. Chloe…

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Billionaire Boy

Author: David Walliams

Sweet tale with some genuinely laugh out loud moments. Great appeal for boys and girls alike. Who would ever have thought that losing everything is only when you find a…

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The Story of Tracy Beaker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Recounts the thoughts and hopes of ten-year-old Tracy who lives in a Children’s Home, but dreams of having a real family one day. I’m Tracy Beaker. This is a book…

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How to Survive Summer Camp

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

My new T-shirt said I LOVE EVERGREEN ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS. My new T-shirt was a liar. Dumped at Evergreen Summer Camp while her mum’s off on a swanky honeymoon, Stella just…

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The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams

Well written, funny, touching. A passionate celebration of individuality Since Dennis’s Mum left, it is just him, his Dad and his big brother in the house.  There is no talking about…

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Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams

Hugely entertaining… a comic, touching and at times sad story Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest…

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Miss Potter: A Novel

Author: Richard Maltby Jr

A novelisation of the movie Miss Potter, written by the film’s scriptwriter Richard Maltby. A novelisation of the movie Miss Potter, written by the film’s scriptwriter Richard Maltby. Set during the…

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