An exciting subterranean London adventure, the first in a middle-grade trilogy. Hyacinth Hayward has recently arrived from America and is having difficulty adjusting to her new surroundings, especially being in the sole company of her eccentric mother. Everything feels strange. Very strange. And it gets stranger the day she accidentally unleashes the power of a secret river running through London. To prevent a second Great Fire, Hyacinth needs to retrieve a single, magically charged drop of water from somewhere in the city sewer system. Along the way she encounters an eclectic cast of characters – the shambling, monstrous Saltpetre Men who kidnap her mother, the Toshers who battle for control of magical artefacts and a giant pig with whom she has a tea party. The clock is ticking – will she figure out who to trust?
Ash Mistry is leading a pretty complicated life. There’s school, his unrequited crush on girl-next-door Gemma… and then there’s the fact that he’s the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka, not to mention the small detail that he died last year, and came back as an agent of the goddess of death.
So when the demon servants of the evil Lord Savage come after Gemma in order to get to Ash, you’d think he’d be ready to take them on.
But Lord Savage still has some tricks up his sleeve. And with Gemma out of the picture, the English villain is closer than ever to finding a magical aastra of his own, and the power to rule the world. It’s time for Ash to go up against his enemy once again. Luckily, as the human embodiment of the kali-aastra, Ash can find the weak points in any living thing and kill it. But the key word there is ‘living’. And little does Ash know that Lord Savage has mastered another branch of magic – one which allows him to create whole armies out of un-living stone…
Roll up! Roll up! Discover the most marvellous collection of colossal creatures known to man: among them the Beastly Bear, the Gargantuan Gorilla … and the smallest new addition to their troupe!
Meet the courageous Rabbit, who is – admittedly – rather small, but isn’t prepared to let this hold him back…
Prepare to be captivated by this magical character and his somewhat larger circus friends.
Reginald is a T-rex like any other. He has a fierce roar, gnashing teeth and mighty footsteps that thunder through the jungle. There’s just one teeny, tiny thing that sets him apart…
While the other T-rexes munched on juicy steak…
Reginald the T-rex ate crunchy carrot cake!
Made to feel that he doesn’t quite belong, Reg sets out to find a new life… with disastrous results! But later on, when his friends and family get into trouble, Reg is the only one who can help. Will he be in time to save the day? Join Reg and his friends on a riotous romp through the jungle.
A brilliant story which shows that real strength is on the inside and the bravest thing you can do… is have the courage to be yourself.
Life is dull for a dragon. For a dragon, time drags on. Frighten kid, eat princess, Breathe fire, cause distress. Day after deadly day, the same. Eat, scare, sleep, flame. How to be Batman, the Year Six Disco, the school bully, being alone, best mates, being a dragon…or vanishing – FWOOF! Funny, clever and thought-provoking, these poems are brilliant for reading at school or at home. With witty illustrations by the author, this is an exciting and distinctive debut collection.
Dog loves books! Dog loves books about dinosaurs and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books! Dog has his very own bookshop, although he doesn’t have many customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends or fun.
But when he finds himself in a fairytale world with a curse to break, Dog discovers surprises around every corner…
Meet Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Bears, the Big Bad Wolf and many more in a Dog adventure filled with friendship, much-loved characters and, of course, a Happily Ever After!
Swinging through the trees, he seeks the warmth of the Sun. Despite some embarrassing encounters with fellow jungle dwellers, Pongo remains hopeful and his discoveries exceed his dreams.
A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy. Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin!
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A fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London