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"
File Note Strictly Confidential - Authorised Personnel Only. Subject: James Bond. Age: 13. Description: dark hair that falls in a comma above his brow, despite efforts to control it; blue eyes; tall for age; surprisingly strong; fluent French, good German. Essential components: a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing; a girl - blond, green-eyed, named Wilder Lawless; a fast car.
"What a find!"
London, 1876. Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but she has 'brothers' Jem and Gideon to play with, and together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus. Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses.
"An amazing and strong heroine!"
Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of Agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak.
Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child...Want to know more? Of course you do, bozo. Here's the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis.
Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with this super-awesome series from multi-million-copy best seller Lauren Child. And get ready to meet Ruby Redfort: code-cracking genius. Intrepid detective. Schoolgirl. Ruby Redfort burst onto the scene in October 2011, and, in the words of Julia Eccleshare, "put imagination and fun back into childhood". Now, everyone's favourite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action, and friendship of the first book.
The blockbuster series continues with a Cahill family member from the past bent on revenge! Who is the Outcast, and why is he threatening the lives of innocent people? Book 3 reveals a shocking secret that will send Amy and Dan - and the world - reeling.
Something is not right in Bayport. After a series of unfortunate (yet harmless) pranks, it looks like Frank and Joe have caught their suspect surprisingly early. Their classmate, Seth Diller, has taken his love of filmmaking a bit too far. But shortly after Frank and Joe confront Seth, there are fresh outbreaks of Seth-like pranks. Except these aren't as harmless. After a bit of investigating, the Hardy Boys uncover evidence of the Red Arrow - a group that will stop at nothing to bring chaos and crime to Bayport's peaceful existence.
Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became the man. Meet Bond. James Bond. An Eton boy s family disappears at sea. James uncovers a shadowy society operating in a hidden corner of the school. And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of Sardinia, a sinister Italian count has built himself a mountain fortress. Is there a connection? Young Bond is about to find out - and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterranean sun.
"Excellent all round."
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.
"A light-hearted treat"
Lexi is a regular girl trying to survive middle school and mind her own business, but someone is targeting her. She keeps finding nasty notes on her locker in between classes. The most likely culprit is the new kid in school, Alexander.
"Mysterious story and good character voices!"
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue, and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble.
Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates.
Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
Fourteen-year-old Will Burrows lives with his parents and younger sister Rebecca in London. He has little in common with any of them, except for a passion for digging, which he shares with his father, a museum curator and doctor of archaeology. When his father suddenly disappears after a row with his mother, the police believe he has just gone away for a while to cool down. But Will is unconvinced, and decides to investigate with his best friend, Chester.
Half the man, twice the lawyer. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than he expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.
"A lot of promise but fails to deliver."
Amy and Dan find themselves in a new global race but this time, everything's different. Those closest to them might be working for the enemy, and Amy and Dan are forced to ask themselves how far they're willing to go to save the kidnapped Cahills. How much can you risk when there's no one to trust?
"Exciting, gripping series"
Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, 13-year-old kid. The third book in the ice-cool Ruby Redfort series, latest creation of multi-million-copy best selling author Lauren Child. Everyone's favourite kid detective is back for a third mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action, and friendship of the first two books.This time, tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals.
Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker, and 13-year-old genius. The fourth book in the scarily awesome Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time Ruby must pit her wits against a seemingly invisible foe. How do you set your sights on catching a light-fingered villain if you can't even see him...?
Get ready as Shirley Jane Holmes is ready to take on this all new mystery. Shirley and her friends are excited to be in the Buckleville county fair to support Shirley's boyfriend, Ashton Roberts's mom who owns a horse farm. One morning, the Roberts family farm has been robbed. It's up to Shirley, Janice, Joshua and Ashton to solve this mystery or else they will be disqualified for the Buckleville county fair horse show.
Shirley Jane Holmes is back with an all new mystery just in time for the holidays! Shirley and her friends are going to Maplesburg, Vermont to visit her grandparents for Christmas. Grandmum Lizzie takes the children to St. Nick's Christmas town amusement park which looked like somebody destroyed it all. It's up to Shirley, Janice Dickinson, Joshua Edgar Poe, and Ashton Roberts to figure out who destroyed Christmas town.
Shirley Jane Holmes is back with a doggone mystery. A new pet store has opened in Buckleville, Vermont, with sick store pets, and the owner doesn't know what's causing them to get sick. It's up to Shirley, Janice, Josh, and Ashton to solve this mystery of the dogs.
A wave of motion rippled through the cattle as they broke into a run. The cows directly behind Sarah and me looked back anxiously. The entire herd would be upon us in no time. Sarah cupped a hand to her mouth. "Clear out of the way! Stampede!"
Audacity Jones is an 11-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime.
Everyone's favorite redheaded kid detective is back with an all new mystery! It's back to school season in Buckleville, Vermont and Shirley Jane Holmes is ready to get better grades than the most popular girl in Buckleville Middle School, Melanie Leblanc. But on the first day Shirley's sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Lopez, has gone missing. It's up to Shirley Jane and her best friends, Janice Dickinson and Joshua Edgar Poe to find out who teachernapped Mrs. Lopez.
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem. Their new case is a puzzle indeed. It involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant. But Mary's stumbled onto a mystery of her own. She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park. A girl who is the spitting image of their new client.
"Joe," I said, concerned, "hit the brake!" "I am," Joe said, pumping the pedal now. But the car didn't slow at all. The traffic light turned red as we hurtled toward the intersection. And suddenly I saw the one other car out this early on a Saturday morning - a huge Express Delivery truck! Joe screamed. I leaned forward, bracing myself against the dashboard. There was nothing we could do. It was speeding right at us!
As I rounded the corner, I spotted Rick just ahead. He paused and bent down to poke at something on the ground by his feet, muttering something that I couldn't make out due to the wind. WHOOSH! I gasped and jumped back as a huge pile of snow slid off the roof of the ski shack, completely burying Rick!
World War II is coming in Europe. At least that's what Frankie Baum heard on the radio. But from her small town in Maryland, in the wilting summer heat of 1939, the war is a world away. Besides, there are too many other things to think about: first that Frankie's father up and bought a restaurant without telling anyone, and now she has to help in the kitchen, peeling potatoes and washing dishes, when she'd rather be racing to Wexler's Five and Dime on her skates. Plus her favorite sister, Joanie Baloney, is away for the summer and hasn't been answering any of Frankie's letters.
Two young cousins embark on an adventure filled with storytelling, great food, and ghost hauntings. Heartbeats rise and minds rage as strange noises are heard outside their tent. What is wandering around, sniffing their thin canvas walls and threatening their safety? Will they even survive to see the morning sunrise again? Follow the boys into a journey of discovery where they learn that all is not what it seems and that what your mind tells you is not always the truth.
Welcome to Wildcat Crossing! There's horses to ride, a Wild West show - and a mysterious troublemaker on the loose!
Mors i Pinky - z cala swoja klasa - jada na dwudniowa wycieczke autokarowa w Góry Swietokrzyskie. Gdy na miejscu zostaja poproszeni o pomoc w uporzadkowaniu sklepiku ze starociami, akcja nabiera tempa. Tajemniczy cudzoziemiec, ukryte zapiski i zaszyfrowane wskazówki naprowadza mlodych detektywów na trop zaginionego tuz po wojnie archiwum pulkownika Bergmana. Cenne dokumenty (a moze cos jeszcze?) od dawna stanowia gratke dla poszukiwaczy skarbów. Ostrzegamy - pelno tu fascynujacych zagadek, emocjonujacych poscigów i gwaltownych zwrotów akcji! Jednym slowem - dzieje sie!
Klasa Czarnego wygrywa konkurs ekologiczny. Nagroda jest kilkudniowa wycieczka i pobyt w zamku w Suchej Beskidzkiej. A na miejscu...? Na miejscu czeka wszystkich odlotowa niespodzianka! Autentyczna sztuczna inteligencja (!), która... nazajutrz zostaje skradziona w niewyjasnionych okolicznosciach. Chwile pózniej - o zgrozo - znika równiez wychowawca klasy. Maciek i jego kumple wszczynaja dochodzenie. Przed nimi zmudne przeszukiwanie dokumentów w bibliotece i rozszyfrowywanie rysunkowych zagadek oraz tajemniczy samochód koloru... jajecznicy. I tak spokojna wycieczka klasowa zamienia sie w pelna niebezpiecznych przygód wyprawe, która zaprowadzi bohaterów do... Tunelu Grozy.
Czym moze zakonczyc sie bardzo nieoficjalna wycieczka z nauczycielem do ruin dawnego Domu Partii? Zlamana noga i pobytem w szpitalu. Ale takze odnalezieniem ukrytej przed laty zagadkowej wiadomosci, która moze doprowadzic Czarnego i jego kumpli do... skarbu? Mlodzi detektywi podejmuja wyzwanie. Wskazówek nie ma zbyt wiele, lecz wszystkie prowadza do zapomnianej wiezy na wyspie. Bohaterowie nie wiedza, ze ich tropem podaza pewien bezwzgledny zloczynca, który nie zawaha sie zamienic wspomniana wieze w Wieze Smierci. Przygoda, tajemnica, akcja! Musicie wziac w tym udzial!
Po zakonczeniu roku szkolnego mlodzi detektywi udaja sie na zasluzony odpoczynek do lesniczówki dziadka Pinky - pana Adama Pankiewicza. Plan jest taki, zeby odsapnac od miejskiego zgielku, spedzic troche czasu na lonie natury i polezec do góry brzuchem. Jednak przygoda znajduje Morsa i Pinky nawet w lesnej gluszy. Okazuje sie, ze wedlug legendy istnieje w okolicy tajemnicza komnata z ukrytym w niej skarbem. Gdy nasi bohaterowie z zapalem studiuja genealogie Pankiewiczów i próbuja dotrzec do owej "trzynastej komnaty", niejaki Szczygiel robi wszystko by im w tym przeszkodzic. Trzymajacy w napieciu kryminal - nie tylko dla mlodych i nie tylko na wakacje!
Agnieszka i jej brat Adam szykuja sie na zagraniczne wczasy. Wskutek przykrego zrzadzenia losu, zamiast w egzotycznych krajach, laduja... u swojej ciotki, w pewnej nieduzej, warminskiej wiosce. Na domiar zlego siec telefoniczna nie ma tu zasiegu, a internet dotrze dopiero za kilka miesiecy. Zapowiadaja sie wakacje, ze wez przestan! Wbrew obawom, udaje im sie jednak nawiazac nowe przyjaznie i dzieki nim poznac okolice. Pewnego razu podsluchuja mega-zagadkowa rozmowe, a sielski wypoczynek zmienia sie diametralnie po spotkaniu w lesie tajemniczego, starszego mezczyzny.
Welcome, boys and girls, listeners of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again! This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say...hello? It's a Lemoncello! But something suspicious is going on.... Books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello's library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?
W rece Macka, zwanego Czarnym wpada ksiazka z XVIII wieku, skradziona z pewnego weneckiego muzeum. Co nalezy zrobic? Oddac ja na najblizszym komisariacie. Ale Czarny i jego kumple postanawiaja na wlasna reke rozwiazac ten problem. Najpierw nie wracaja na noc do domu, a potem jest juz z górki - podróz autostopem, nielegalna fabryczka produkujaca tajemnicze substancje wybuchowe, szajka groznych przestepców i poscig policyjnym helikopterem.
The world's most lethal computer virus has been unleashed into cyberspace, and now the Urban Outlaws - five tough kids dedicated to justice - must destroy it. Leader Jack knows that they have to shut it down before it throws the world into chaos. But how can he find a virus that might be anywhere, and everywhere?
One man holds the key to freeing Aidan and Meg Falconer's parents from prison: a mysterious figure named Frank Lindenauer. Aidan and Meg must cross the country to try to catch him...even as the FBI tries to catch them first. In California, Aidan and Meg fall in with a crowd that already has its share of trouble going on. They want to believe they've found friends who will help them out. But if they're not careful, these "friends" will sell them out instead.
Aiden and Meg Falconer are out to find the evidence that will free their parents from a life sentence in prison. But in order to do that, they have to live undercover. Ever since they broke out of a juvenile detention facility, they've been chased by the FBI ... and by a strange killer they've nicknamed Hairless Joe. Now their story has hit the airwaves, and suddenly everyone is looking for the Falconer kids.
Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. The Falconers are facing life in prison -- unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem? Right now they're trapped in a juvenile detention center. Until they escape one night -- and find themselves on the run, both from the authorities and from a sinister attacker who has his own reason to stop them.
When his parents return from Kenya with a cute little green lizard on his eighth birthday (he's two times two times two), Jacob Two-Two is thrilled. But it isn't long before Jacob realizes that his new pet, Dippy, isn't a lizard after all. And as months pass, it is apparent Dippy isn't so little either. Soon Dippy is attracting all sorts of unwanted attention, and before he knows it, Jacob is on the run from the Canadian government with a full-grown dinosaur to hide.
Poor Jacob Two-Two. Not only must he say everything twice just to be heard over his four brothers and sisters, but he finds himself the prisoner of the dreaded Hooded Fang. What had he done to deserve such a punishment? The worst crime of all - insulting a grown-up! Although he's small, Jacob is not helpless, especially when The Infamous Two come to his aid.
Just as Jacob Two-Two settles into his new life in Canada, things are turned upside down! First, Jacob gets a new neighbor, who does double duty as a spy; then he gets a new principal, who turns out to be mean and nasty; and then, unknowingly, he makes an enemy - but who could it be? Jacob Two-Two returns in this new adventure that takes him into the fascinating world of spycraft!
Aiden and Meg Falconer are on the hunt for the one man who might be able to free their parents from jail. The hitch? There are plenty of other people on the hunt for THEM, including the FBI and an eerie, hairless killer. After one close call too many, the Falconers find themselves stowed away on a ship -- but the chase doesn't end there. Instead, it moves to close quarters, where every step, every breath, could get them caught.
Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal.
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.
Outlandishly wealthy Grandmother VanDemere has decided to leave her vast fortune to the family member who proves himself or herself worthiest by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe, from the mines of Venezuela to the castles of Scotland. There will be eight competitors, three continents...and a prize worth millions.
Hi! My name is Avery McShane. I live smack dab in the middle of nowhere in Venezuela. My best friends are Billy, Todd, and my dog, Mati. Our adventures started when the bad guy Pablo Malo caught us trespassing and shot Todd in the butt with his shotgun full of rock salt... From then on everything got a mite out of control! Things got blown up, folks got kidnapped and there was a heckuva lot more gunplay - just like in my favorite western movies.
Tom Edison doesn't want his family to leave Yonkers, NY after his father loses his job. But it looks like Wichita will be his new home in two weeks no matter what. Tom won't go without a fight though - especially after he discovers a clue to a centuries-old family secret. His famous namesake, Thomas Edison, had discovered the secret formula for changing metal into gold. Now on a desperate search for the key to this monumental scientific discovery, Tom and his friends will have to rely on each other to unlock this mystery....