Tom Ward is the Spook, the one person who can defend the county from bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he's only 17, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom's skill, not till he's proven himself. And a 15-year-old girl named Jenny knows more about the three mysterious deaths in the county than Tom does. She is a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and she wants to be Tom's first apprentice - even though a female Spook is unheard of.
Meet Indie Kidd, ten years old today - and stressed! Indie's teacher has asked the class to name their three top talents. Three! Indie can barely think of one! With the help of her best friends Soph and Fee, she's prepared to try anything. But it might take a shy, black, blob-like dog to reveal what Indie Kidd is really good(ish) at!
Indie Kidd is fed up with being treated like a brainless little baby. Why are her friends so childish? And what is with her mum, acting like a total control freak? Not even her dad will listen to her. If only Indie was grown-up, like Caitlin, their lodger, that would be totally cool! Wouldn't it?
Indie Kidd wouldn't be without her bestest friends, Soph and Fee, but her step-brother Dylan has no close mates. It's time for Indie to help him become more friend-friendly... But what if Dylan drives Indie mad in the process? And what if - oops - Soph and Fee begin to feel left out?...
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun. When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.
"What is my dad thinking? He's planning to sing AT MY SCHOOL in a fund-raising concert! It's even worse for Eddie. His dad is an Elvis impersonator. Eddie's life might just as well be over. And when Eddie's dad gets together with my dad, my life will be over too!"
What should animal mad Indie Kidd do when her best(est) friend's cat is run over? Poor Fee is lost without her beloved Garfield, and Indie will try anything to make her super-sad friend feel glad again. It's time for Indie's Cheer-Up Fee Plan. But is Fee ready to have fun yet? Hmm...
When Charlie falls off a stepping stone in the woods, her whole world suddenly changes. She stumbles in the 21st century, and picks herself up in the middle of the 20th. She's a pupil at a weird outdoor school. Can she get back to her own time?
"What a lovely book"
Emily loves to skate and when she is whisked away to a magical ice-skating school she can't believe her luck. But some of the girls aren't very friendly. Can Emily be brave and skate her way to happiness - and win the prized pair of wonderful white skates?.... All the girls at ice-skating school want to be the best skater and win the pair of dazzling violet skates. But when they have to perform in pairs, problems begin.
Meet feisty Hannah and rebel-boy Jit, posh girly Grace, sporty Imtiaz, model student Suky, and last but not least, Dean - the "rapper MC". Together they take on the daily trials of Devana High School and win. Well, sometimes... Dean is giving Grace earache. He's forever moaning about being last in the lunch queue - like it's her fault! Still, Dean's got a point. Nobody likes soggy sarnies and concrete chips...and he's got a plan, too. If they can pull it off, Dean and Grace are on first lunch for the rest of their sweet school lives!
Naxos AudioBooks presents the history of the Plantaganets as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare. These easy-to-understand introductions feature key speeches and scenes from the plays themselves, and are very accessible for children approaching Shakespeare for the first time, as well as being an invaluable aid to the history of the Plantaganets, from Richard II to Richard III. This set covers Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III.
They gather at night. The steady click keeping them in time, unified, controlled. Their maker made them that way. As more Londoners disappear, their numbers grow. One has joined their ranks. A special one, with power more potent than any other. Old warlock magic, and something else...an enchantment wound so tight it's near impossible to unravel.
What happens when a high-flying barrister faces the trial of her life outside the courtroom? On the eve of her 39th birthday, top barrister Ophelia Dormandy decides she is going to treat her husband, Patrick: after months of working late, she's going to cook a special supper. But Patrick announces he is having an affair, and leaves. Before long she's broke and falling for a client of questionable guilt.
Martha's posting to Agok, in South Sudan, gives her the chance to make amends for the mistake that caused her to be sent home from her last posting. As project manager, she's in charge of a small team facing an escalating crisis, with more and more refugees arriving across the border from the North, and violence never far under the surface. Mistakes and misjudgements are all too easy to make, and the tensions within the team add to her feel of isolation. As Martha's team try to deal with an ever-increasing number of refugees, she has a crisis of her own to deal with inside the compound.
When pretty, talented and very ambitious Amina Mir manages to land a newspaper work experience placement she thinks it might just be making coffee and following-up tame stories. But then she's sent to interview Ivor MacMorris, a veteran of the war in Sinnostan who's just won millions on the lottery but bizarrely hasn't spent a penny. Things start to get interesting... and dangerous.