In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful.

 

Imagine a world …

Where there are too many people on a too-hot earth and your only chance of salvation is to journey north.

 

Where you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every checkpoint.

 

Where your instincts become your most powerful weapon – even more than the gun in your pocket.

 

Where you find out what it takes to survive.

 

An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.

Leah Jackson – in detention. Then armed Year 9s burst in, shooting. She escapes, just. But the new Lock Down system for keeping intruders out is now locking everyone in. She takes to the ceilings and air vents with another student, Anton, and manages to use her mobile to call out to the world. First: survive the gang – the so-called ‘Eternal Knights’.
Second: rescue other kids taken hostage, and one urgently needing medical help.
Outside, parents gather, the army want intelligence, television cameras roll, psychologists give opinions, sociologists rationalise, doctors advise – and they all want a piece of Leah. Soon her phone battery is running out; the SAS want her to reconnoitre the hostage area …
But she is guarding a terrifying conviction. Her brother, Connor, is at the centre of this horror. Is he with the Eternal Knights or just a pawn?
She remembers. All those times Connor reached out for help … If she’d listened, voiced her fears about him earlier, would things be different now? Should she give up her brother?
With only Anton for company, surviving by wits alone, Leah wrestles with the terrible choices …

This is a powerful and timely story about one boy’s epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout.

 

Ebo: alone.

 

His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.

 

Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.

Meet Kevin: ordinary slug by day, fearless, shell-wearing Super Snail by night. The hilarious superhero you didn’t know you were waiting for!

 

Kevin must prove his worth to the legendary League of Heroes – all with the power of slime! When disaster strikes and the Snail Signal shines, it’s time for him to step up …

Will he figure out how to get his pants on outside his clothes, even though he doesn’t have a bum?
Will he discover his true, slimy superpower and defeat the evil villain, Laser Pigeon?
Will he even get there in time?!

Quiet, unassuming Marlon can’t believe it when the hottest girl in school picks him as her date to the fair. It’s too good to be true.

But when a mysterious tragedy strikes, Marlon is determined to reveal the chain that links him to the criminal underworld. He starts getting the wrong sort of attention, as investigations tangle him into a web of gangs.

Mystery, intrigue and a big cast of dangerous characters give this gritty thriller a sophisticated edge within the YA genre. It’s a tightly woven plot with revenge at its core. Urban settings, street language and sensitively drawn situations make this a thoughtful and diverse read.

The dangerous reality of drug pushing and youths being forced into dealing is an important topic, but Lawrence hasn’t set out to preach to a society that needs warning. She’s simply written a pacey crime thriller that feels unique, realistic and truthful.

England is struggling under a recession that has shown no sign of abating. Years of cuts have devastated Britain: banks are going under, businesses closing, prices soaring, unemployment rising, prisons overflowing. The authorities cannot cope. And the population has maxed out.
The police are snowed under. Something has to give. Drastic measures need taking.
The solution: forced sterilisation of all school leavers without secure further education plans or guaranteed employment.
The country is aghast. Families are distraught, teenagers are in revolt, but the politicians are unshakeable: The population explosion must be curbed. No more free housing for single parents, no more child benefit, no more free school meals, no more children in need. Less means more.
But it is all so blatantly unfair – the Teen Haves will procreate, the Teen Havenots won’t.
It’s time for the young to take to the streets. It’s time for them to RIOT:
OUR RIGHTS, OUR BODIES, OUR FUTURE.

From the bestselling team behind KipperI Will Love You Anyway and Fred, an energetic rhyming adventure jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages.

At Upalongdownalong Avenue 
in the garden at Number 2,
there's a hole in the wall 
that belongs to the Zoo 
and things have started coming through…

Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There’s a lot they get up to when nobody’s watching!

But while they’re having fun, they don’t notice that someone is creeping nearer. Does he mean trouble? Or does he just want to play?

A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets – by the bestselling author of the Kipper and Wibbly Pig series.

‘Fetch!’ and ‘Sit!’ and ‘Stay!’ I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is ‘Fred’?

Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what.

With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack!

When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime…