Out of the blue Louis's parents ask for tips on being cool. At first Louis is amused and teaches his parents how to use words like 'safe,' 'wicked' and 'sick,' and how to touch fists. But then Louis's dad turns up outside his school dressed like a rapper, yelling, 'Yo everyone, I'm looking for my blood. Is he here?' Soon his parents are trying to 'friend' Louis on Facebook and then Louis's dad is seen wearing a baseball cap round the wrong way. It's time for Louis to take action - and fast.
Pete Johnson covers how to follow the correct process to successfully complete a strategic plan for your business. He covers the four phases of doing a strategic plan - focus, analysis, proposed plan overview and implementation. Pete also clarifies the difference between a company's vision and mission.
"Je m'appelle Louis. Je ne suis pas ce qu'on appelle un enfant difficile, mais je ne suis pas non plus du genre à me tuer au travail, à rester des heures devant un exercice de maths. Enfin, vous voyez ce que je veux dire... Moi, j'aime bien rigoler. Tout allait bien dans ma vie, jusqu'au jour où mes parents ont décidé de faire de moi un enfant modèle. Alors là, j'ai carrément dû prendre les choses en mains !"
Will is popular with the girls but they don't see him as boyfriend material and, at nearly 15, he's never had a girlfriend. When he sees a photo of Hannah, his step-mum's beautiful niece who wants to be an actress, he shows it to his friend and pretends she's his girlfriend. Will's reputation soars as he and his friend Barney work out details of her life and personality. But soon, to preserve Will's credibility, his girlfriend must put in an appearance.
Louis is upset to find his parents becoming ultra-competitive, wanting him and his brother to get straight A's at school and join lots of after-school clubs like the other kids. Then Louis meets Maddy, who has trained her parents to ignore her.
"Cute and clever"
Everyone thinks Tasha is a big joke because she is obsessed with spies. But when Henry, the new boy at school, accidentally mixes up his notebook with hers, Tasha has breathed her last ever bit of dull air. Henry tells her he is a teenage spy.
On my 13th birthday, my life changed for ever. That’s when I learned the shocking truth: I’m a half-vampire.Think that sounds cool? Think again! I’ve been attacked by an evil vampire bat, had huge cravings for my best friend’s blood, and nearly died from eating a pizza (half-vampires aren’t great with garlic). Writing my secret blog is the only thing that’s kept me from going completely crazy. As if life couldn’t get any more complicated, there have been some vicious attacks in the local woods. Vampire-mad Tallulah (definitely not my girlfriend) thinks a super-vampire is behind them....
Life has never been more complicated for 13-year-old Marcus. It's not easy trying to hide your secret identity as a half-vampire, avoid garlic, and work up the courage to ask out vampire-crazy Tallulah. Plus, Marcus's parents are still convinced his special power is going to arrive any day now, and Marcus is totally feeling the pressure. As if that wasn't bad enough, a seriously creepy Winter Fair has arrived in town - and a number of terrifying attacks have started happening. All Marcus wants is an easy life. But now it's up to him to save the day.
Marcus was convinced that vampires didn’t exist. He was very wrong... On his thirteenth birthday, Marcus Howlett is faced with a bombshell. His parents are half-vampire. And, although he hates the thought of it, he is about to become one too. But, as he secretly blogs about the horrors of his new fangs, bad breath and cravings for blood, Marcus is unaware that his life is in serious danger...
Tom, Mia, and Oliver are the victims of a gang of bullies, who waylay them on the way home from school. It's not at school, so the teachers wouldn't be able to help, and they don't want to tell their parents, so there's only one option: to pay up. At first. But as the pressure builds more and more, a terrible suspicion begins to surface: could one of the three friends be helping the bullies? And if so, just who is...the traitor?
When Simon moves in next door, he and Kelly become instant friends. But Kelly just can't help noticing that there's something very odd about her new friend. For one thing, he wears black gloves all the time - even to school. And could that be hair beginning to sprout on his face? Last, but definitely not least, there's the howling at night....
What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time ‘glued to screens’ they come up with their worst idea ever - a total ban on tablets, computers and mobiles! Louis needs a plan to fight back, and fast! Can his best friend Maddy come to the rescue? This is the brilliantly funny sequel to My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy.
When Louis' parents are forced to swap roles, there is total chaos. Dad serves up meals no one can eat, messes up all the laundry and, worst of all, decides Louis is his new best friend. But you can't hang out with your dad, can you? Louis decides that dads just can't be mums - but then he's in for a huge surprise. The latest hilarious instalment of Louis the Laugh's best-selling adventures.
Archie is a very mature child - some would say far too mature! Having grown up with his gran, he seems to have acquired some adult ways - and the kids at his new school find them unbearable. Especially Miranda - the class troublemaker. At first she absolutely can't stand Archie, but then she starts to see him as a bit of a project - could she really make Archie into a troublemaker extraordinaire? Their unlikely friendship really gets going when Archie needs help to scare off his dad's new girlfriend.
Marcus isn’t an ordinary 13-year-old. He’s a half vampire, with incredible special powers. And together with his friends, Tallulah and Gracie, he hunts and fights a totally evil enemy: the deadly vampires, who are out to destroy all humans and half vampires. But something strange has happened to Marcus. He’s lost his memory and can’t remember anything about his previous life as a vampire hunter. Tallulah and Gracie are seriously worried.
Sam and Freddie, both fostered with the same family, are best friends. Sam even laughs at Freddie's jokes! But after Sam has an accident and knocks herself unconscious, she begins to have weird nightmares about a sinister figure with huge eyes - alien eyes. Freddie, who thinks he knows everything there is to know about extra-terrestrials, jokes that aliens must be after Sam - trying to contact her. But it's just his imagination, isn't it? Until they see the spaceship...
The first time Alfie sees the boy, he appears as if from nowhere in the school detention room – the ‘padded cell’. There’s something odd about him and Alfie is definitely not pleased when he realises the boy has nicked his new jacket. But a ghost? His new friend Sarah is convinced – so convinced she is prepared to ghost-watch with him. And that’s when the warning message appears, scratched out on the blackboard by a phantom hand.
When Daniel and his friends make up a ghost story about a terrifying dog what begins as a story turns into a nightmare ... A spine tingling tale about a boy haunted by the monstrous creature he created in his own imagination.
Gareth is thrilled when Jake, the new boy who's full of exciting tales, befriends him - but when Gareth is caught doing an impression of Jake's accent, everything changes. Jake is furious and determined to have his revenge! Gareth has to draw on the memory of his beloved Grandad, and on the only thing he has left of him - the magical, mysterious Avenger mask that Grandad wore when he was a wrestler. But is Jake really the opponent he seems to be?
Jamie is sick of his little brother Harry showing off all the time. If only Harry would disappear! But then Harry makes a wish on Jamie’s magic cape and hey presto he’s invisible! Now it’s up to Jamie to turn him back. Then Harry, Jamie and Reema go to the seaside. But when they rescue an oil-covered seagull, they find themselves in the middle of an exciting, magical mystery.