Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a ‘colourless’ member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that’s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools
"Kept me listening"
A heart-warming novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he's Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic….
"A must read!"
This is the story of Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, a young soldier who finds himself in Belgium, in the trenches of the First World War, with his brother Charlie. It is also the story of Tommo’s life, growing up in Devon with his brothers, and of his love for Molly, the beautiful girl he met on his first day at school. As the story unfolds, from past to present, so approaches the hour when Tommo and Charlie will be separated forever.
The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II. It's 1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.
A BBC Radio 3 production from the 'Drama on 3' series exploring the idea of a fascism of the mind. Nigel is bored. But then he meets the glamorous Liv and Tony and becomes part of their beautiful world; a beauty that hides a disturbing secret… David Eldridge's The Secret Grief stars Paul Chequer as Nigel, Frances Barber as Liv, and David Schofield as Tony. Also featured amongst the cast are Struan Rodger, Alex Tregear, Stuart McLoughlin and Nyasha Hatendi.
Now that the twins have been born, the family needs to earn more money. Dad starts to grow his own vegetables and keep a goat for milking - with disastrous results! Then the twins audition for a nappy advert. They cause chaos.
"It was a very good story. fantastic!!"
In his quest to find his father, Will is plunged even deeper underground. As if things weren't bad enough already he stumbles across a Styx plot with terrible implications for the world above and his murderous stepsister who isn't finished yet.
From the winner of the Blue Peter Books of the Year Award comes the fourth book in the unmissable Unleashed series. A group of very special teenagers. Each with an incredible power, they live together, protected by the government. Out in the ordinary world they know they must not use their powers. But good intentions are easy, following them through is another matter. One moment Alex Teller is joking around with his brother Jacob. A split second later he finds himself thousands of miles away in the Dominican rainforest.
Jack's in trouble. Big trouble. Not only is he in hospital with a leg in traction (boring) but he knows the police are coming for him. Because of an accident - a tomato-related accident - involving a supermarket pyramid and an old-age pensioner. Whoops...! Jeremy Strong knows exactly what makes kids laugh, and he's on top form in this very funny detective spoof.
The Football Beast
'I’m Jake Cake, and these are my adventures. They’re all true, but I bet you don’t believe me. After all, have you ever met a Bigfoot playing football? Have you ever had a sea monster ruin your sandwiches? Or met a real ghost train?....The Pirate Curse
'Have you ever been cursed by a ghostly pirate? Has an alien ever abducted your granny? Or have you ever been tricked by a genie? Stuff that happens to me is unbelievable!'
Pyjamas are just pyjamas. Right? Not when they’re COSMIC PYJAMAS! Charlie and his great mate Ben have landed in a spooky House of Horror – all because of Charlie’s new pyjamas!
Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same. That's why he's so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters. They've sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Anderson. An ex-Shifter who runs a project for unusual kids - as if the ability to change your every decision wasn't unusual enough. But Anderson and the kids have a dark secret. One that Scott is determined to discover.
What happens if you've done something terrible? But you can't remember what. And you don't know how to put it right... When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. What happened in the water? He can't remember And when he glimpses a beautiful girl he thinks he recognises, she runs away. Suddenly he knows he must find her - because together they must face the truth before it drowns them.
Urk isn’t scary like the other monsters, so when he was sent to frighten fleshblob Will, he made friends with him instead! Will’s new teacher, Mrs Dumpy, is really mean, and Urk thinks she’s hiding a MONSTROUS secret. Can they uncover the terror teacher’s putrid plan?
'I’m Jake Cake, and these are my adventures. They’re all true, but I bet you don’t believe me. After all, does your school have a dragon in the basement? Have you ever had a troll under your bed? Or met a really sneaky spook? Have you ever had a vampire visit your school? Have you had a demon cut your hair? Or stayed in a haunted castle? Stuff that happens to me is unbelievable!'
Things have gone crazy at Nicholas’s house. His dad wants to hatch some fluffy yellow cheeping chicks, their new neighbour is a GIRL (she’s trouble!) - AND his little brother Cheese’s botty has turned red and spotty! No one knows WHY! Has he sat on a hedgehog?
When Ellie puts on her new pyjamas she and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the magical Christmas Shop. And they've been shrunk to toy size help! Worst of all, there's a battle raging between a brave troop of toys and a very scary Christmas fairy. Can Ellie and Max save Christmas and convince the crazy fairy they're not mince spies? A side-splitting seasonal story from bestselling author Jeremy Strong.
The Styx have surfaced... If you thought the Limiters were nasty, think again. This time it’s their females that provide the creepiest surprise. And all that stands in their way are Will and his friends - and a rag-bag team of retired commandos. It’s a smoking spiral of chaos…. The fifth fantastic adventure in the ‘Tunnels’ series for older children, from acclaimed authors Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. Read by Paul Chequer.
Will is popular with the girls but they don't see him as boyfriend material and, at nearly 15, he's never had a girlfriend. When he sees a photo of Hannah, his step-mum's beautiful niece who wants to be an actress, he shows it to his friend and pretends she's his girlfriend. Will's reputation soars as he and his friend Barney work out details of her life and personality. But soon, to preserve Will's credibility, his girlfriend must put in an appearance.