Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village on earth. In 13 chapters we follow 13 months of his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls, and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp.
Frankie and his friends are spending Christmas in Austria with his pen pal, Heidi. He is excited to learn how to ski, even if it's not quite the same as playing football. Late on Christmas Eve, they discover a lost elf who needs help. Frankie's team will need to use all their skills to get the elf back to his world and return in time for Christmas!
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football, they're playing against teams they never imagined! But when Frankie, Charlie, Louise and their dog pal, Max, get transported to ancient Egypt, they're in for a surprise. Will they be able to beat the menacing mummies?
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football, they're playing against teams they never imagined! When Frankie's football transports them to a Roman arena, will his team be a roaring success, or will the football battle be more than they bargained for?
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football, they're playing against teams they never imagined! When they're transported back into the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shootout at high noon?
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. But when they win an old football at a carnival, they're going to be transported to a magical world of football they never knew existed! Can Frankie and his team beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?
Josh Walker doesn't fit in at school. None of the girls ever notices him, and his only friend is a strange boy with ginger hair called Henry. Then one day, tired of reading comics and fantasising about being a superhero, he decides to become one. First of all he needs a superhero name, a superhero costume and some superpowers. Then he needs to find some crime to fight.
Dorkius Maximus is a young boy growing up in ancient Rome. This hilarious diary recounts his exploits as, desperate to become a great Roman hero, Dorkius enlists the help of his father's friend, Stoutus, to teach him the noble art of fighting.
But heroism doesn't come naturally to Dorkius. Plus, his dad doesn't listen to him, his friends pick on him, and his mum is more interested in her sacred chickens. Dorkius knows there's a mighty warrior inside him, just waiting to get out - isn't there?
Like Edward Cullen in Twilight, Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of 15, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and ineptitude with girls.... In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents - not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends.
Luke Thorpe is a fifteen-year-old wimp. Excellent at math and terrible at sport, he's not the sort of person you'd expect to see howling at a full moon. Yet he finds himself doing just that - and a host of hairier things - as he slowly discovers his true identity as a teenage werewolf. In this, his brilliantly funny diary, Luke describes his new condition and its embarrassing impact on his life, as well as embarking on an extraordinary adventure that brings him into contact with some pointy-toothed familiar faces...
"Funny family comedy"
Transformed into a vampire at the awkward age of 15, Nigel Mullet will remain this age for ever, and must spend eternity struggling through adolescence. In his latest hilarious diary, Nigel starts the new term as one of the most popular pupils in school, and he’s finally got a girlfriend after more than eighty years of being single. But his life soon unravels when a new pupil, Jason, joins his school…When Jason steals his girlfriend, Nigel vows to get revenge.