An academy for magic and special talents. A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy. Join Charlie Bone as he discovers the truth about the Red King, and the key to his own past....January 1916. On the coldest night in memory, Henry Yewbeam's cousin Zeke tricks him into using the Time Twister, a beautiful marble full of shining colours that draws him into the future. January 2002. Charlie meets Henry reappearing at Bloor's in the 21st century, and realises Henry's cousin is none other than old Ezekiel Bloor.
When Owen Underwood's family move to Barrow, it's because there's nowhere safer in the Valleys - and safety is very important. Especially when the threat of tornadoes, and giant bears, is constant. But in Barrow, safety is taken to extremes. Children have to wear bright yellow at all times and are never allowed outside except to go to school. How can Owen face an entire summer of that? In secret, Owen and his friends form the Tornado Chasers. Their mission: to get as close to a Grade 5 tornado as possible.
Among You is the gripping real-life story of a soldier serving on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an unforgettable, unflinching account of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Jake Wood lives parallel lives: encased in the glass tower of an international investment bank by day, he is also a dedicated TA soldier who serves on the front line during the invasion of Iraq, later returning to the war zone to conduct surveillance on insurgents.
"PTSD at its Worst"
The enchanter Count Harken – the shadow in the painting of the Red King – is determined to stop Billy from discovering a life-changing family secret. His incredible power reaches out from the dark land of Badlock to wreak revenge on Charlie and his friends. Charlie’s ancestor, Otus Yewbeam – a giant, married to Amoret, the Red King’s daughter – has been imprisoned in Badlock by Count Harken. Charlie is sucked into a painting of Badlock and tries to rescue Otus. But can he outwit the shadow’s troll army?
A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger....
Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she’s never been found. When missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Megan’s parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.
Charlie Bone has finally found his father, but he’s disappeared again - on a second honeymoon with Charlie’s mother. But there’s no time to miss them, for there’s a strange salty mist in the air, and chilling howls in the night. And someone has been searching Charlie’s house. What are they looking for? And could Dagbert, the new boy with pale lips and cold aquamarine eyes, have something to do with it?
Nick Donaghue, a handsome young obituary writer for The Times, leads a charmed existence until he is caught up in one of Britain's worst ever train crashes. When he survives unscathed, his friends and colleagues consider him the luckiest man alive. Only Nick knows the truth - that he is tormented by horrific nightmares.
Three crazy, funny stories, featuring the two clumsiest talking mice you’ll ever meet…‘ The mouse started to trundle away, glancing at Howard over its shoulder, nervously. “You may well glance at me nervously," said Howard, picking up an empty water glass and placing it over the mouse. "You'll stay in there so I can eat my breakfast in peace. I shall deal with you afterwards…”’But you can't really deal with the Clumsies, afterwards or at any time.
More sparklingly funny adventures about the much-loved talking mice that live under Howard's desk, eat his biscuits, try and help him out, but only ever end up making a mess. This time they are at the airport, but a mix up at security sees the Clumsies end up in the wrong suitcase and running amok in Departures.
The first of two wildly funny tales about daring, adventure, and friendship from the award-winning author of the Spy Dog series. The Hole-in-the-Tree gang led by Quick-paw Cassidy and The Sunshine Cub is the most daring group of raccoons in town. But when these cheeky chancers carry out the biggest, boldest heist of their lives, they push the neighbourhood too far. The heat is on and the gang goes on the run in a wild adventure that ultimately teaches them that there’s no place like home.
More hilarious stories about the two clumsiest talking mice you’ll ever meet…It’s Clumsies on Sea as Howard and the Clumsies head to the seaside for what Howard calls a “conference” and the Clumsies call a “holiday”!Will Howard manage to impress his evil boss Mr Bullerton? Will he get to the hotel on time? And will the trip pass without mess or incident of any kind? Of course not. Nothing goes to plan when the Clumsies are about!
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.
Isis, the daughter of a charlatan psychic, can see ghosts - including that of her dead little sister, Angel. Gray is the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. The two teenagers meet when their parents start dating. After a reluctant start, a friendship develops, and Isis confesses her secret ability to Gray. But when Isis' mum joins an elite psychic society run by charismatic Philip Syndal, Isis discovers there are sinister intentions beneath Philip's charm, and she and Gray find themselves in grave danger.
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.
Twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku catalogues traces of his mother’s life and waits for her to return home. Bobby thinks that he’s been left to face the world alone until he meets lonely single mother Val and her daughter, Rosa. They spend a magical summer together, discovering the books in the mobile library where Val works as a cleaner. But as the summer draws to a close, Bobby finds himself in trouble, and Val is in danger of losing her job. There’s only one thing to do - and so they take to the road in the mobile library.
Atticus Grammatticus Cattypuss Claw, the world’s greatest police cat, is back. When the kittens at the local cats’ home are wrongly suspected of a knitting crime spree, Inspector Cheddar is baffled. Atticus must step in to find the real culprits. In an adventure that takes him from Littleton-on-Sea to the sands of the Egyptian desert, Atticus has to use all his tabby talents to keep one paw ahead of Ginger Biscuit and Jimmy Magpie and his gang.
The ghost put his hands together in prayer or pleading, his fingernails withered and cracked. ‘We need you, Isis Dunbar’. Isis is the daughter of a fake psychic. But unlike her mum, Isis really can see ghosts. When a terrifying creature escapes from the dark places that even spirits fear to go, Isis realises that it puts everyone she cares about in grave danger. Will her powers be enough to protect them? And who will protect Isis?
Bill is a 15-year-old runaway evacuee, and he’s finding that surviving on the streets of London is pretty easy. Things get more complicated for Bill with the arrival of Julie. She's a runaway too, and although she’s a bit posh, she’s just as determined as Bill to stay free of interfering parents and 'the social'. But although it’s fun for a while to duck Jerry missiles and camp out in bombed-out houses, the reality of living through the Blitz quickly begins to set in.
Atticus Grammatticus Cattypus Claw, the world’s greatest reformed cat burglar, is back. This time, the tabby with talent is on the right side of the law. And when Jimmy Magpie and his gang are busted out of jail by a mysterious villain and an evil cat called Ginger Biscuit, Atticus knows from bitter experience he’s going to need all his skill and courage to catch them. This hilarious sequel to Atticus Claw Breaks the Law takes him from tea with the Queen to the dungeons of the Tower of London.