When the incredibly attractive Benedict befriends Lily online, she is thrilled. He is so much more mature than boys her age and he seems to know exactly how she’s feeling. She finds herself opening up to him, telling him things she wouldn’t tell anybody else.

 

And she needs someone to confide in more than ever before as a spate of apparent suicides rocks her school – and her group of friends.

 

But is Benedict the kind, charming person that he seemed to be initially? Lily soon realises that now, with half our lives spent online, you can be found – even if you try to hide . . .

London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there’s concrete everywhere.

But Leelu is not alone; someone is leaving her gifts outside her house – wonders which give her curious magical powers.

Powers which might help her find her way home . . .

Fly Me Home is an incredibly moving portrait of one family’s struggle to adjust to life in a new country. Full of friendship, family and magic, this stunning novel by Polly Ho-Yen, author of Boy in the Tower (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award) and Where Monsters Lie, is a must-read for 9-12 readers.

Praise for Boy in the Tower

‘An unusual and very impressive debut’ The Bookseller

‘I loved it’ Bookbag

Praise for Where Monsters Lie

‘One of the most unusual and distinctive new voices in children’s fiction’ The Bookseller

 

Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/books/1113523/fly-me-home/#yvOLAcEDWmwO9YpP.99

The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch. But it’s only a story – a warning to stay away from the water.

Then strange things start happening in the village. Effie’s rabbit Buster escapes from a locked hutch, her mum disappears without trace and slugs start to infest her home.

Along with her best friend Finn, Effie begins to hunt for clues to solve the mysteries of Mivtown. Could this all be connected to the legend? Is it really just a story or is there something lurking in those deep, dark waters?

 

Out of the blue arrives an exotic young woman from a foreign land. Fearless and strong, ‘Princess’ Caraboo rises above the suspicions of the wealthy family who take her in.

But who is the real Caraboo?

In a world where it seems everyone is playing a role, could she be an ordinary girl with a tragic past? Is she a confidence trickster? Or is she the princess everyone wants her to be?

This the tale of the ultimate historical hustle, steeped in delectable romance. Whoever Caraboo turns out to be, she will steal your heart . . .

 

It’s 1919 and Amritsar is a city on the brink of rebellion. Riots, violence and tension spill onto the streets. Bissen Singh fought bravely for the British Empire during World War One; now he waits patiently for news from England, and Gurdial, a young orphan, is desperate to marry Sohni, the daughter of a rich and evil man.

 

Ade lives on the seventeenth floor of an inner city tower block.
He’s just an ordinary boy.
Apart from the fact that his mother won’t leave her bedroom.
And he’s only got one true friend: the girl he’s known all his life, Gaia.

When the Bluchers, a type of mysterious plant-form, slowly take over the city, everyone is forced to evacuate and Ade is left alone to face them.

Trapped in his tower block, how can Ade ever survive as the Bluchers weave their deadly circle around his home?

Boy in the Tower is his story.

It’s about friendship.
It’s about courage.
It’s about finding a way back home.

 

 

Read an Extract HERE

They're the Crew, and they live in what they call the Ghetto – the estates round the city centre where everyone is skint and it's important to stick together. 

No-one has a go once you're part of a gang. Except, sometimes, the older gangs who can be really dangerous.