Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down and out in London. He survives only because he is befriended by the streetwise Ginger, then Ginger disappears. Other kids are vanishing, too. Will Link be the next victim?
Martha, the youngest daughter of fanatically religious parents, is all too aware that her family is unusual. Taunted and bullied at school, and lonely at home with only postcards from her elder sister to keep her sane, Martha knows there has to be some other way of living. But it is only when she is befriended by the new boy, Scott, that she decides to reveal the terrible secret that has so far kept her in emotional chains.
George is fascinated by World War Two. Bombers, Nazis, doodlebugs. But he discovers the reality is very different from how he had imagined it when a school trip to a World War Two museum leads to a timeslip - and George is in London at the time of the Blitz! He joins up with a group of other homeless children, struggling to survive. And then they suspect someone they know of being a German spy....
It’s September 1939 and Britain has just entered the Second World War. But in the small town of Golfodd there are no bombs, no soldiers and no machine guns. For Tom, Mary, Gary and Dil the whole thing is a disappointment. They want excitement. But they aren’t looking for trouble, so when they start shadowing the mysterious new woman in town, they don’t expect it to lead them down to the bottom of the old, rotten mines of Golfodd. Then things get dark and dangerous...
Now you see them, now you don't.... What would you do if you could become invisible? Creep around unseen? Listen in on other people's conversations? Twins Carrie and Conrad, and their friends Peter and Charlotte, do all these things and much more when a new girl at school - Rosie - shows them her secret: how to make themselves invisible. It's exciting, and it's fun. It can also be frightening...and dangerous.
Something moved at an upstairs window.... Nothing ever happens in the tiny village of Coney Cley. At least, that's what eleven-year-old Josh and his sister, Jinty, think. Until their trip down Shadows Lane. For there, within the walls of an isolated, crumbling cottage, something - someone - is hiding. Josh and Jinty are about to discover a shocking secret, which they must keep hidden at all costs.... A tense, fantastically gripping tale from Carnegie Award-winning author Robert Swindells.
This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an Eastern European country.
Once a creature is extinct, it's gone forever. Isn't it? Not anymore, as a butterfly from the past proves. The physicist mother of Kizzy and Fraser Rye has invented an amazing time machine that can travel back into the past, snatch a plant or animal now extinct, and bring it back into the present. It's a wonderful achievement, a real scientific breakthrough. But the machine has a horrifying potential.
It's the height of World War II. Britain is being ravaged by bombs, and most young men are off fighting. Gordon wishes he was too. Maybe then he wouldn't get bullied for having a cowardly family.... Gordon's dad didn't serve in World War I, and now his older brother ,Raymond, isn't serving in World War II - he's gone missing. When Gordon finds a revolver hidden in his house, he tracks Raymond down but ends up involved in more than he'd bargained for.
'I'll fly,' Jenna whispered to herself. 'I'll fly, whatever Ned says. Whatever anybody says....' Jenna is 13 - and has suddenly realised what she wants to do with her life. She wants to fly. Like Granddad's heroine, Amy Johnson.... But Jenna's wish for wings has to be put on hold when something awful happens: Granddad's souvenir of his wartime service - a loaded gun - goes missing. And Jenna is almost certain that her brother, Ned, has taken it....
Something's going on in Weeping Wood. There's an awful sound coming from deep in the woods, like ghostly babies crying. Time for The Outfit to investigate. But they'd better watch out. Because they're not the only people interested in Weeping Wood....
A little girl's gone missing in Lenton. Just disappeared from right outside the school. And everyone's blaming Ragger Bill, the homeless man who lives in the school boiler room. But The Outfit are sure Ragger Bill's innocent - and if the only way to prove it is to find the missing girl, then that's what they'll have to do...
The Outfit hear that a stranger has bought the haunted house - otherwise known as Givenham Keep. Who'd want to live in such a horrid, spooky place? Whoever it is has vicious dogs, steel gates, and something to hide. Then The Outfit meet Vic, a frightened runaway boy who warns them of Givenham Keep's dangers. Can they find out what's happening - without getting caught themselves?
The Outfit have a new project - raising money for a sick girl. A sponsored walk across the Yorkshire moors seems like the ideal solution. Then The Outfit get separated from the main party and find themselves on the moors, in the mist...alone. Could this be a danger even The Outfit can't beat? Another fantastic story starring The Outfit, from best-selling author Robert Swindells.
The Outfit can't believe it when half the village turns out to protest against Farmer Denton's new wind turbine. After all, it's so much better than ugly pylons and nuclear power stations. So they decide to keep an eye on things, just in case. Then Jillo is kidnapped, and the kidnappers order Farmer Denton to dismantle the wind machine - or else. Can The Outfit save Jillo - and the 'green' wind machine?
Froglet Pond is under attack, and The Outfit are furious. It's not just them that will suffer if the pond's filled in - what about all the wildlife that lives there? It's up to The Outfit to stop the plans and save the pond - by fair means or foul....
When Ben and Midge sneak out at night to investigate mysterious corn-circles which have begun to appear in the fields around Cansfield Farm, they discover that a dilapidated barn conceals a terrifying secret.
If you're a working-class kid in Cottoncroft and want to stay healthy, part of your pay goes to Froggy Flitcroft, small-time racketeer and boss of a gang called Push. Fed up with paying Flitcroft, Maisie Malin and her friends form Pull, an outfit pledged to defy Froggy and his gang. When Flitcroft gets involved in a new, sinister racket, Pull gets its chance to topple him, but to do so its members must take an appalling risk.
A 12-year-old boy and his friends make a grisly discovery while rooting about in a disused railway tunnel. They are plunged into a terrifying adventure as the tunnel unfolds its sinister secret.
Bethan and Harry see the ghost: a pale figure floating over the water, one finger pointing downwards. Local legend says that she is Hettie Daynes, an ancestor of their family, who vanished over 100 years ago. If so, what does she want?