Finn loves spiders. He thought he loved all spiders. But that was before his hair-raising adventure with the scariest spiders you have ever seen. They have enormous claws and sharp fangs and they jump out at you from a dark pl- Aargh! Look out!
Maggot's gran is upset when her fiance, the explorer Jack Dash, stands her up at the altar. All she can find at his farm is the last bucket of mushrooms he picked with the words 'Help me!' carved on the side. Maggot decides to investigate.
Gideon lives in the village with his cruel father and tries to earn a bit of money by stealing ice from the palace ponds, which he then sells to the palace cook. One day he is spotted by the guards and chased. He escapes into the palace where he hides in the room of the little Duchess. She lives as a prisoner, never allowed to play with 'common' children, and with only a mechanical duchess for company.
When Lenny stumbles into the old Toffee Museum, he finds out its terrible secret - a Toffee Monster frozen for over 100 years. Not only is it dead, but it's broken up into little pieces. There's no way a monster can come back to life, is there? That's what Lenny thinks....
A virus has swept the world, turning polluting, wasteful humans into peaceful human/plant hybrids called Verdans. More and more people choose the Verdan way, till only a few humans are left. But then the Cultivars rise - terrifying, cruel Verdans, genetically modified to become brutal warriors, who are determined to wipe out what remains of humanity. They turn the Verdan dream into a nightmare. And at their head is the lethal Viridian....
The Revolting Rabbles have a new job, being peasants at the castle Open Day. And Rae is SO looking forward to dressing up in a sack. Rupert can't wait. He's obsessed with making plague boils out of balloons and custard. If only they didn't keep bursting... Another fantastic story about the Rabble family's hilarious historical re-enactments, from best-selling author Susan Gates.
Danny doesn't know what to think when his little brother Tid tells him about Wolf, with his terrifying yellow eyes and silver teeth. Who is Wolf? Is he really out to get Danny? And isn't it strange that Tid knows so much about it? A thrilling story from bestselling author Susan Gates.
Rae's dad has found Riff Raff Ltd some work at an Elizabethan fayre. When Mr Rabble researches the costume of the period, he discovers that his skinny calves won't be up to it, so he devises a calf-enhancer, with hilarious results.
This is a potato that can't be sliced up or mashed. This is a potato with attitude. It's come from outer space, and landed in the council rubbish tip. It's growing bigger by the minute, and is looking round for things to eat. Who can stop it?
Meet Juniper, a girl with no smell prejudice - she even likes sniffing Kit's armpits. Using an E-nose (the latest in smell technology) she duplicates people whose essences were in an old cabinet, among them an evil doctor whose nose keeps falling off.
Long before dinosaurs, slime moulds ruled the world. Now they've been sucked through time and are growing on an old iron fort. Too bad that Smiler is stuck there too, together with the worst clown in the world, a Giant Maggot, a green glowing rabbit, and some really nasty head life. Is this the end of civilization as we know it?
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When George stays with Aunt Primrose, certain doubts start to creep into his mind. Has she really got exploding hair? What is she keeping in the cellar? Gradually he begins to realize that Primrose has been kidnapped and in her place is her evil sister: Violet the sea hag. Can George rescue Primrose and outwit Violet? And how will he deal with the astonishing family secret that is finally revealed to him?
Leon's favourite tree, haunted by the Mad Mangler, a washerwoman who mangles her victims, has been kidnapped by SAS-type men and taken to the home of a rock star. Eventually all ends well as the Mangler is introduced to washing machines.
Liam's grandad had found the trousers - and Liam knew they were haunted. They certainly weren't the right things to wear when you were spending the night in a museum full of spooky stuffed animals. But stuffed animals can't do anything, can they?