Fin has promised never to use his diary again. A little old lady gave it to him at a funfair and it turned out to be magic – it let him change what happened during the day as long as he made a wish that evening. But it was more trouble than it was worth and got him into all sorts of scrapes at school and at home. But he needs help. A newish boy, Cliff Sharpnel, is stepping on his toes. Not only does he play the guitar, but he’s interested in Claudia Ronson – the most beautiful girl at school.

When their teacher, Mrs Johnson, announces that she has written a musical called HOT RODS Fin thinks he’s too cool to audition. Until he discovers that the hero gets to kiss the girl at the end – mostly likely to be Claudia – and that Cliff has put himself up for the part! Fin has some serious backtracking to do. The diary HAS to come out again. And in his fight to become the Oscar-winning megastar Fin has to scramble to ‘do’ and ‘undo’ the havoc that ensues…

Freddie is desperate for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers to grant his wishes he knows just what to ask for. The only problem is that Bessie-Belle can’t hear very well, and Freddie tends to mumble. Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to explain …

Dirk Lloyd, the Dark Lord trapped in the boy of a weedy schoolboy, returns in a darkly hilarious adventure set in the most ghoulish school you’ll encounter this side of the Darklands …

Fourth in the brilliant series that began with the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning DARK LORD: THE TEENAGE YEARS, also chosen as one of the Sunday Times’s 100 Modern Children Classics.

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?

 

Somewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother’s womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John’s past…

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart…

Leo the mouse isn’t like the other knights. He’d rather read a book than take part in daring deeds.  When his parents send him off on a mission to tame a dragon, Leo knows that books are mightier than the sword, and he tames not just the dragon, but a troll and a griffin, by reading them his stories. Fantastic rhyming text and wonderfully detailed illustrations will make this a brand new favourite from husband and wife team, Thomas and Helen Docherty.

Presto is a very talented magician, so when he and his friend Monty join a funfair and start a magic show things look good for our duo. But fame goes to Monty’s head, and soon Presto loses his friend and his show! Will true friendship prevail? And will there be a touch of magic in the air?

How will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world’s first pair of custard trousers? Things are about to get totally scrambled for Compton Valance.

1. Jump 600 years into the future

2. Find out that MEGA-BADDY Gussage St Vincent is back from the dead… with a time-travelling PIRATE SHIP

3. Do battle to stop Gussage becoming OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE

4. Show him you’re no COWARDY CUSTARD and make him eat pie.