National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....
"Another hilarious, touching David Walliam's book"
C.S. Lewis's acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations. Anyone who's visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall.
The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner. Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim - and meal.
"Not suitable for younger children"
The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number-one best-selling author! Make your appointment if you dare.... Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Listen to this book and find out!
"A few cautions for parents of younger listeners"
"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear.
Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.
"A family favourite"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul written by Jeff Kinney. A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig-not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orang-utan. He's the wealthiest 12-year-old in the land. But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds... and not a single friend.
"Good but not a classic, suitable for older childen"
Hot on the heels of best-selling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title....
"Amazing in real"
An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.
It's a deadly game of hide and seek. Liam Scott has joined Recce Platoon, and it looks like he will be heading for Somalia. His mission is to gather intelligence from behind enemy lines, carrying out top-secret surveillance and dead-letter drops. But he's new to the game and there's a lot to learn. Soon Liam is monitoring a den of Al Shabaab militants and hunting a key terrorist target. Can Recce Platoon find their man and get out undiscovered? If the militants find them first, it's game over...
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help....
"Gangsta granny is great!"
Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike. Now David teams up with Matt Lucas to produce an audiobook with a difference. Read by two of the brightest stars in sketch comedy, this lavish production brings the hilarious voices behind Little Britain to your nearest earphones.
This collection of awesome Minecraft short stories is a must-have for early and young listeners who love Minecraft. Inside you will find many fun short stories. The Bold Thief: RolyPoly is very proud of the fortress he had built far away in a lonely spot. He's glad that there's finally a great place to keep his treasures safe from others! Alas, a bold thief has already started taking his diamonds, emeralds, and other things. How is RolyPoly going to deal with the thief?
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come...The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder.
Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.
Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay, and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation).
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and 14-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory's beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes.
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief"
Percy Jackson has had a quiet year. Not a single monster has set foot in his New York school. But when a game of dodgeball turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And then Percy's friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned, and the only safe haven for young demigods is under threat.
"Good book, shame about the reader..."
Penguin presents the downloadable audiobook edition of Goodnight Mister Tom, read by Patrick Malahide. Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of World War II. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley , but his newfound happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.... Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
Shakespeare, the ginger tabby, otherwise known as Agent 009, never officially signed up to protect the Cook children, but in world-famous Spy Dog's absence, he is most definitely the best pet for the job. Shakespeare has some very big (and furry) boots to fill. And with a dangerous criminal on the loose nearby to where the Cooks are camping, he may need all nine lives to do it!
A moving, poignant, compelling YA debut as a 15-year-old boy struggles to understand his best friend's suicide through the list of songs he leaves behind. Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs and a suicide note: "For Sam--listen, and you'll understand." As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself.
Steve, moves to the quiet town of Mineville to repair the town's buildings. What promises to be a quiet and uneventful stay turns into a fast paced adventure when he finds a chest full of bones and an old journal. Teaming with Sarah, the mayor's daughter, Steve finds himself in a quest to find hidden pirate treasure in a remote island off Mineville. Follow Steve's adventure in this gripping novel, based on the hugely successful Minecraft game.
Everybody's favourite all-action cat is back in the third instalment of the hilarious cat-superhero series, from award-winning author and queen of comedy Jeanne Willis. When all the grown-ups disappear from the family funfair, Supercat and his sidekick, James, suspect the evil Count Backwards is behind it. The crime-fighting duo track the count to his underwater headquarters--but can they sneak onboard a submarine and save the day, or will they end up as fish food?
A monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure. They're coming! Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter--Finn--will protect us. Finn: twelve years old, loves animals, not a natural fighter but tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right? On second thought, panic. Panic now!
Follow the adventures of Stampylonghead and his close friends witty Flash the turtle and cake loving Lola the bird as they have to navigate their way around a major challenge of saving their village of Tuk Tuk from the imminent attack of the gnomes. Stampylonghead, a famous hero and a brave commander comes up with various out of the box solutions to the threats of the standoff with the gnomes. Will Stampylonghead win the war that is looming ahead? Will the villagers be driven out of their cosy homes once again?
In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.
Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Fresh and modern, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of Alice.
The sales of this story outpaced Alice in Wonderland by 10 times. Hesba Stretton was the pan name of Sarah Smith, and she was one of the most popular writers of the 19th century. This is Stretton's best-selling masterpiece relating a story that resonated with Charles Dickens who would become an editor for many of her works. Stretton had a heart for writing and a heart for the poorest of children.
Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum is the brainchild behind this story, which takes a Mother Goose rhyme and develops a tale that helps the rhyme make sense. From a very short poem we are treated to the story of a short man named Jimson who paid more for a duck than he expected.
This clever short story follows a very lazy man who had the gift of turning most everything to his advantage. Most, that is until someone borrows his gift of deceit and turns the proverbial tables.
Poor Ginger and Pickles; they trust their customers too much! What will happen to them?
Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya's throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama; his divinely beautiful wife, Sita; and his faithful brother, Lakshmana, settled down in Panchavati. Life seemed peaceful. But would it stay that way? Why did trouble follow them? How and when would Lord Rama encounter the demon king, Ravana?
Everyone needs a friend. Poin needs one the most. Poin is running out of time. Tick tock, tick tock. Poin's story might just touch your heart. Kids will be inspired, and imagination will never be the same.
Katherine Anastasia Wells-Roderick is a smart, creative girl who is not afraid to show the world who she is. Katherine wants to be called Kate the Great and is determined to convince her classmates that it's her rightful nickname. When Kate the Great moves to Raleigh, North Carolina, with her mom, dad, and older brother, Leo, she tries her hardest to convince the other kids that she's awesome.
Bob and Billy, two not-too-bright characters, are working peacefully in the bomb testing field in the Death Valley. Everything is going according to plan until their cousin Billy-Bob accidentally pushes a nuclear bomb launch button. After that, all kinds of mayhem erupts. The plus side? Bob and Billy get super-powers that turn them into... you guessed it... super-heroes. And that's just the beginning!
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
In the kingdom of Vijayanagara there lived a wise man, Tenali Raman. He was the court poet in Emperor Krishnadeva Raya's court. The wise and witty Tenali Raman could outwit anyone and no situation was too tricky for him. He is indeed South India's answer to Birbal!
Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for 40 diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld.
"It was awesome"
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?
The History Keepers embark on their third adventure, and this is the most explosive one yet! The time-travelling agents voyage from Shakespeare's England to Imperial China in pursuit of their most villainous foe yet, Xiang Xi, whose aim is to decimate the population and destroy the world's trade links. Jake, Nathan and Topaz must join forces with international agents in order to prevent mayhem on a global scale.
The world of Minecraft comes to life in this thrilling adventure! Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else, he loved to griefto intentionally ruin the gaming experience for other users. When one of his father's inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world. What will happen if he's killed? Will he respawn? Die in real life? Stuck in the game, Gameknight discovers Minecraft's best-kept secret, something not even the game's programmers realize.
Pongwiffy is certain a pantomime is just the thing to liven up Witchy Wood. She even says she will write it! With a little help, the panto is soon written. But then disaster strikes: The pantomime horse is stolen from under the Witches' nose by their arch-rivals, the Goblins!
Gameknight999, a real-life Minecraft user trapped inside the game he loves to play, and his friend Crafter have transported to a new server. Malacoda is the King of the Nether, a terrible ghast that wants to destroy all of Minecraft with his massive army of blazes, magma cubes, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons. Knowing the lives of all those within Minecraft - as well as those in the physical world - are depending on them, Gameknight and Crafter will need to search the land to recruit an NPC army.
Meet Jules and Josh, the new twins in town! While Josh adapts quickly to Ambler, Jules accidentally makes an enemy of Maggie. Hoping a pet will help her feel better, Jules adopts the class rabbit, Chewie, but things go downhill when there are complications with Chewie's spay surgery. With Dr. Mac out on a call, it's up to Jules to work with Maggie to help the rabbit - and maybe even prove that she and Josh are worthy of becoming Vet Volunteers.
Steve is back and ready for more adventures! But this time the excitement lands closer to home. While walking home from the village, Steve is surprised to hear a loud BOOM! When he returns home, he finds his wheat farm destroyed and a huge crater where the wheat once grew. And his diamond sword is missing! Steve believes it's the act of a griefer with a lot of TNT. Devastated, Steve wants to rebuild and find his sword, but with his wheat destroyed, he must call on old friends to help him.
The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories is a wonderful assortment of 35 Christmas-themed tales that have been chosen by editor Asa Dickinson. Authors include Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Coolidge, and Elizabeth Harrison. Whether it is for children, or for family gatherings, everyone is sure to be captivated and enthralled!
It's not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard - but he's hooting mad about it ! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
Mama, do you love me? Yes, I do, Dear One. How much? So begins this bestselling story of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. This universal story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting, filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves and puffins.
In these four stories - "The Curse of Captain Cross-Eyed", "The Treasure of Mr Tipp", "The Riddle of Dr. Sphinx", and "The Mystery of Miss King" - Jonny meets a range of oddballs and mysterious neighbours, including the shady figure at number 13 with a parrot on his shoulder; the inventor at number 34 1/2, who has a hall full of robots; the archaeologist with the overgrown garden at number 36; and the lady at number 57 with a foot in her shed.
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. In this title, he has written an account that should not be published and shouldn't be listened to.
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until the sinister Mr. Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr. Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up?
If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do?
Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-friendly audiobook serves up a playful story they can relate to.
Jules and Josh are so excited when their parents hire ponies to attract customers to their sidewalk sale. But the Vet Volunteers notice that the ponies don't seem to be very healthy, and after an examination, they learn that the handler, Gus, has been mistreating them. Can the Vet Volunteers help the ponies get well and find a better life for them?
Best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for (and hopefully steal the heart of) Benji, the adorable exchange student and bass player of the prom band.
David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. And sometimes hes afraid it might like when Comet balks and wont go over the crossbar. Now that Davids father is back in town, hes promised to teach David how to jump like a champion. But David cant let him know how scared he is. Because theres one thing that scares David more than falling off a horse, and thats disappointing his father. Can he overcome his fear, or even talk about it?
As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn's Stables, David knows he's found the horse he was born to ride. But David's got a reputation as a troublemaker...and Trickster's still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he's worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his goal?
London, 1666. Orphaned by the Great Plague, Sam is soon starving on the streets - and desperate enough to steal. He's quickly recruited as one of sinister Uncle Jack's children, and taught to steal. If he gets caught by the law, the punishment will be death - and if he crosses Uncle Jack, it could be just as bad. Still, it's a living for Sam and his fellow thief Catherine - until the long, hot London summer means a blaze at the Pudding Lane bakery runs out of control.