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"
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.
"Half the length, twice the enjoyment"
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!"
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.
"Good story, characters and credibility."
Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder. No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy... In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just 48 hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both.
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.
"Totally capturing my imagination"
When Mr. Hardy disappears while investigating a mystery surrounding a vacant house rumored to be either haunted or an abode for criminals, the Hardy Boys search for the truth.
"The house on the cliff"
Never turn your back on the Cahills.... The most powerful family history has ever known returns with a vengeance in The 39 Clues: Doublecross! Confidential until August 2015!
Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school - and his country. Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful - and dangerous - girl by his side.
International best seller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers! David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international best seller.
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"
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
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.
After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's next.
The Vespers have ordered Amy and Dan to find a legendary map that belonged to Marco Polo, and the hunt takes them to Eastern Europe where they make a terrifying discovery about one of their supposed "allies."
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.
"The best in the series so far"
Nancy believes her friend's guardians are trying to steal her inheritance. As she investigates, she has a perilous experience near the deserted bungalow.
When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for a life of excitement just like the characters in her favourite detective novels. A real life adventure is on hand as she is deposited at her uncle's spooky house . . . Why does her uncle, Calvin Redfern, forbid her to go to Dead Man's Cove? What's the truth about Tariq, the silent Indian boy who lives with the flamboyant Mukthars? Who is J? Who has left the message in a bottle for Laura to discover?
"Riveting story from opening to end"
Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed.
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.
Addison is feeling lonely because he has just moved into a new neighborhood, and then he meets Emelina. At first, they have nothing in common and didn't see eye to eye on anything. Addison likes to read and write stories inside, and Emelina likes to be outdoors, jogging, skating, and just about anything that keeps her active. She likes healthy food and Addison has a sweet tooth. A few weeks after they meet, they are surprised to find out that they both signed up for Jr. Detective School.
This is the wonderful adventure story of Djuna, a young boy who uses his eyes, his head, and his little Scottie dog, Champ, who uses his nose to sniff out clues. There is also Mr. Scissors, the traveling knife grinder, who is driving though the country in a wonderful caravan with his young granddaughter, Joan. There are also two wicked men who are cruel to Mr. Scissors; a reporter named Socker Furlong; and Miss Annie Ellery, who plays a surprising part at the end.
Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love! Find out as Alexander McCall Smith tells the story in another adventure featuring Precious Ramotswe.
Djuna and his dog, Champ, go to Stony Harbor to spend what he thinks will be a quiet and uneventful holiday in a seaside village. But little does Djuna know what is in store! First he meets Billy Reckless and his dog, Alberto. Then there's the mystery that enshrouds Djuna's aunt, Patty. Things begin to happen! Djuna has a grand time with his newfound friend, lobstering, sailing, and exploring, until Aunt Patty's motorboat, the Patagonia, mysteriously disappears.
Djuna and Ben weren't sure they believed in ghosts. The little girl who opened the door of the haunted house didn't look like a ghost, yet she vanished into thin air. They had to find out what happened to her. And they had to rescue Waterbury, the time-telling turtle who walked into the deserted house - and didn't walk out. Djuna found clues, and he added them all up to solve a case the secret service couldn't crack!
It All Started with a Bicycle is a hilarious mystery novel for listeners nine through 12. In it we find one level-headed youngster solving two mysteries, assisted (and occasionally hindered) by a cast of eccentrics both young and old. Pam Fischer is coaxed into a treasure hunt by a daft but well-meaning old woman who has come to stay next door to the Fischers' seaside bed-and-breakfast. This is agreeable to Pam, for it gives her a break from the seemingly never-ending list of chores her parents devise "for her benefit."
Grandfather has just bought a plot of land in the Rocky Mountains - complete with a ghost town! When the Aldens hear their land is haunted, they don't believe it. But when they see a ghostly figure on the main street, they know something's up. There's a mystery here, and the Aldens are determined to solve it!
The Aldens are helping out at Penny's Emporium, a novelty shop in the mall. But soon everything starts to go wrong! Merchandise disappears, and doors start locking mysteriously. What's going on at the Hope Harbor Mall?
The Aldens are in a community basketball league, and Buzz and Tipper Nettleton, Greenfield's most famous basketball stars, are coaching their teams! But Tipper's Most Valuable trophy is missing, and Buzz's practice schedules get mixed up. Is somebody trying to foul up the community league?
While on the beach at a seaside resort, Benny finds a bottle with a tattered piece of paper inside. When the Aldens find out that it's part of a map that leads to a pirate's riches, they prepare to search for the buried gold. But the Aldens aren't the only ones looking for the hidden fortune. Will they be the first to solve the mystery of the pirate's map? Aye, mateys, this might be the Boxcar Children's biggest adventure yet.
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.
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!
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.
The Aldens love exploring the many hiking trails around Yellowstone, especially Lost Cabin Trail. But suddenly the trail is closed because of bear activity, and then the map disappears! Could someone be trying to keep the Aldens away from the trail? It's a mystery - and the Boxcar Children are going to solve it!
The Aldens are excited to visit their friend, Seymour Curtis, who lives on a farm that's rumored to be haunted! When they arrive, they learn that valuable antiques have gone missing. Is the thief someone who Seymour knows? Or is it a ghost seeking revenge? The Boxcar Children have another mystery to solve!
While Tate Radison was filming his last movie, a lot of odd things happened. So he wants to keep his presence in Greenfield a secret to avoid any more mishaps. But soon the troubles start again. Why would someone want to ruin Tate's career? It's another mystery for the Boxcar Children!
Joey Johanaby thought his life ended when his dad died. Being forced to move into a mysterious, old Southern mansion in Tennessee seems to make things worse. With Mrs. Johanaby struggling to learn new job skills, Joey is given the difficult task of looking after the twins for the summer. The mansion is home to more than Joey and his family. Ghostly and magical characters from the mansion's past take an interest in Joey and his struggles.
When Jay's hand puppet, Yeti Booger, comes to life and defends him against Greg, the school bully, he thinks it's the coolest thing in the world. But after the creature becomes more than he can handle, Jay must figure out how Yeti Booger came to life and stop him before anyone else is hurt. It truly is a Hand Pupper Horror.
An unsent letter in a first-edition copy of Charlotte's Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle-grade mystery from the author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Now that Truly Lovejoy's father has been injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is having trouble finding work back home, the family moves from Texas to tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, to take over Lovejoy's Books, a struggling bookstore that's been in the family for 100 years.
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?
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.