Ten years ago, nine-year-old Freda walked into an underground restaurant and straight into a hostage situation. Those 36 hours still haunt her every move. But was she just an innocent victim manipulated by the one stranger who showed her any kindness: the gunman?
Scarlett Finnegan loves to bat. Cricket is her favorite game, but she never gets to play on the team. Then one day she finds a special bat that changes everything...
Philomena can't wait for school camp. She's sharing a hut with two of her best friends, Angie and Minna, and they'll stay awake all night and whisper. And then Philomena will surprise them with a special midnight feast! But when they get to camp, nothing quite goes to plan. In fact, the whole camp seems like a disaster. Can Philomena's wonderful wonder pen save the day?
When Hamish wrote an embarrassing essay about how movies meant more to him than real life, he thought only a teacher would read it. But he wasn't counting on nosy classmates, a smarmy bursar, and a mysterious note in his locker saying, 'You have been chosen to fight evil. This is not a prank!' The note-writer gives Hamish a Vidz and tells him to watch it alone. Hamish soon learns that it's no joke.
Everyone from Philomena's class will be at Toy Universe this Saturday. A silver ticket has been hidden in the store. And whoever finds it wins a mountain of toys! Philomena and her friends have a plan to find the silver ticket. But then Philomena gets stuck looking after her little brother, Tobias. If only she had some magic way to catch up with her friends.... She says the magic words - "I wish!" - but instead of seeing her rocket shoes, she and Tobias have become teeny weeny!
"Fun story for children 8 and under"
The first book in a witty and magical new series from acclaimed childrens author Ian Bone.
Hi, I'm Philomena Wonderpen. My best friend, George, sometimes calls me Philomena Daydreamer. I looove daydreams. Imagine if you could draw your dreams with a magic pen. What would you draw? A beautiful black horse? A magic carpet? Or even better, would you make yourself the teacher? Then you could boss the whole class! If only daydreams could come true...
"A nice story and great presentation"