Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Eves are designed, not made. The School trains them to be pretty. The School trains them to be good. The School trains them to Always be Willing. All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world. Companion...concubine...or chastity. Only the best will be chosen. And only the Men decide.
Hiya! This book is about Odd Street School where I go along with mad Ivy who always jumps down stairs four at a time WAHOO! And Martha who is big and jolly and can sort out boys. The oddest teacher we've got is Miss Barking who wears goggles and gloves to use a pencil sharpener. The story is about when she tried to execute Martha with a floppy cardboard axe, but instead Martha's head floated off and exploded ha ha brilliant! Don't worry. Martha ends up eating an ice cream... But if you want to know how, then you'll have to listen to this book, won't you?
Meet the fairy friends from Starshine Meadow. They love to make wishes come true! 'Ivy and the Fantastic Friend': When Jessica moves to Bramble Cottage, she misses her best friend, Laura. Can Ivy use her sparkling wish-dust to make Jessica’s wish come true?'Belle and the Magic Makeover': Fiona’s park is full of litter and needs a makeover fast! Can Belle work her magic and help make Fiona’s wish come true?
Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering she has an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. Then a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, and makes a deal with her father. Diamond is sold for five guineas, and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus.
Helloooo! This story is about the time I was watching Sing Wiggle and Shine on TV (the worst talent show ever WAHOO love it love it) but my evil brother James nicked the TV remote so he could watch football instead. Don't worry, I got my own back! All it took was a giant yellow cake, some fairies, a school fete and a big sofa cushion. Oh, and Dad ended up with his toenails painted, so does that all make sense to you? It will do! Hope you like it, and thanks for reading this blurb! .
The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. At Clifton Academy, sixth-form student Grace Becker will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game with her friends: tagging 100 locations around the city. But then the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - who seems intent on exposing their illegal game, and the once tight-knit group starts to unravel…
One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be glamorous. I will take taxis everywhere and have an absurd-looking little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day. But for now I'm stuck with a totally unglamorous school bus chauffeur, two mean ex-best friends, a 50 percent reduction in parents, and cat-litter Fridays. Did I tell you how utterly ridiculous my life is? A glimpse into the hilarious misadventures of the captivating Cordelia Codd.
Meet Jax and her magical moon cat! Jax loves being with Moonbeans, her magical moon cat. But when he announces he's on a mission to cheer up stroppy starlet, Ruby-Rose, Jax is dismayed. Ruby-Rose behaves like she's better than everyone else just because she goes to stage school. But Moonbeans knows Ruby-Rose is putting on an act. Can Jax and her magical moon cat help Ruby-Rose sparkle like a true shining star?
Meet Jax and her magical moon cat! Everyone is talking about the school talent show - except Jax. She's too busy with Moonbeans, her magical moon cat. But then she meets Hubble, the white rabbit. His owner, Howard, dreams of performing a dazzling magic act. But Howard's show has more mishaps than magic. Can Jax and Moonbeans help Howard conjure up his hidden talent?
Gym-mad Tara still can't believe she's part of the Silverdale Gymnastics Club - and that she's through to the National Acrobatics Gymnastics competition! But Tara would much rather be practising her backflips and learning new balances than doing maths questions or history essays, and her homework is starting to pile up. When her teachers notice her schoolwork sliding, Tara is caught between school and gym. Will Tara be able to finish all her work on time and win the gold?
Tara loves doing cartwheels and handstands in her garden, spending every spare moment practising. But with so many other things to learn, like backflips and somersaults, Tara is desperate to join a gym club. When her mum finally relents, Tara signs up for a summer course at Silverdale Gymnastics Club. With a real sprung floor, bars, beams, and a big foam pit, the gym club is everything that Tara has ever dreamed of. After a whirlwind week, Tara can't believe her luck when she's asked to join the acrobatics squad....
Tara has always loved gymnastics, and joining Silverdale Gymnastics Club has been a dream come true. But with the summer holidays at an end, and Tara starting secondary school, trying to juggle her schoolwork, her friendships, and her gymnastics training is proving tricky. When Tara says she can't go to her best friend's birthday sleepover because of her training, her best friend is badly hurt. With an important competition looming, and her friends giving her the cold shoulder, can Tara find a balance between the two most important things in her life?
One day, I, Cordelia Codd, am going to be the greatest costume designer in the history of cinema. I will live in exotic places, have fabulous friends and spend my days relaxing at the spa. But for now I'm stuck in the DULLEST village on planet Earth, with a best friend a quillion-trillion miles away, not-quite-together parents, a pretend boyfriend/supposed thief/real bully shield, and an epic war with the most unfriendly girl in the universe. Whoever said "tomorrow is another day" hasn't lived a day in my life....
Ellie Haines despairs of her family. Her brother is obsessed with getting on TV, Mum is going through some kind of midlife crisis and Dad's bad 'yolks' have reached alarming 'egg-stremes'. The only bright spots in Ellie's life are her naughty kitten, Kitkat, and her best mate, Mads. But when Mads and Ellie apply for The Junior Cake Off, their friendship soon starts to crumble. Can Ellie win back her best mate, or will their friendship go up in smoke?
The Hoozles are not ordinary toys. When they find a special friend, they all come to life! In Ragbag Friends, Croc is up to something - he's making strange Hoozles out of bits and bobs for the Summertown Fair. Can Willow help the raggedy toys find loving homes?
They're not just toys - they're the magical Hoozles! And every Hoozle needs a special friend...
Meet Jax and her magical moon cat! Jax and her mum have moved house to follow her mum's dream of opening a cool café. At first, Jax worries that her new life will be lonely. But when a sparkly pink lightning bolt delivers a cute alien kitten to her home, it looks like Jax's luck is about to change. Can Moonbeans the magical moon cat help dreams come true?
Meet Jax and her magical moon cat! A school trip to the City Farm reveals that cheeky Conrad is a natural when it comes to animals. But when his mum tells him that he can't have a pet, Conrad goes from mischievous to moody, getting into BIG trouble at school. This could be Jax's toughest mission yet... especially as Beans has other things on his mind. Can a sprinkle of moon-cat magic help Conrad's deepest wish come true?
When Sam's best friend is whisked off the Outer Hebrides by her parents, Sam suddenly finds herself without any friends. Sam doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere anymore. She's not "cool", she’s not "sophisticated", and the gorgeous new boy at school certainly won’t be interested unless she has an image overhaul - fast! But as Sam experiments with new clothes and new friends, she finds herself more lost than ever! Who does she really want to be - and will she realize before it's too late.
Is your parent completely out of control? You need Katie Sutton’s help! She is a parent trainer extraordinaire, and also, quite possibly, an undiscovered genius. Her diary could change your life! Or it might not. Still, it’s worth a try... A funny, feel-good story from debut novelist Jenny Smith.