***THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT***Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates an..
Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuou..
Cand Georgia a economisit destui bani ca sa isi cumpere calutul inaripat pe care il admira de atata timp, nuu stia ca acel calut era de fapt un talisman care a transportat-o in Talia secolului 16. Georgia s-a pomenit intr-o lume periculoasa si inselatoare, pasionata de cursele de cai, onoarea familiei si rivalitati mortale. Iar Georgia, ca noua Stravagante, va avea un rol extraordinar de jucat.....
Sky e pe cale sa descopere ca e un Stravagante - cineva care, cu ajutorul unui talisman, poate calatori in timp si spatiu, in lumea paralela Talia. Dar Sky trebuie sa se teama pentru ca in City of Flowers multe lucruri ce par minunate sunt ucigatoare, iar orasul colcaie de rivalitati, iar fiecare barabta nu se gandeste decat la cum sa infiga cutirul in pieptul altui barbat. Cum lucrurile se incing si lupta dintre familiile di Chimici si Nucci sta sa izbucneasca, Sky si ceilalti Stravaganti trebu..
Cand matt e tranportat pe nepusa-masa in stravechiul scriptorium din Padavia, descopera ca e un Stravagante care poate calatori in spatiu si timp cu ajutorul talismanului sau - o carte legata in piele. Impreuna cu Luciano, acum student la Universitate, si Arianna, deghizata in baiat, si cu ajutorul celorlalti Stravaganti, trebuie sa lupte cu ambitioasa si periculoasa familie di Chimici care nu numai ca e punctul de a navali in lumea noastra, dar are si planuti ingrozitoare in privinta lui Luci..
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES: DC ICONS!
Don't miss the coming-of-age story of the world's first super hero, SUPERMAN, from Newbery award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.
"In his brilliant take on Superman, de la Peña shows us that there's a chance we'll all need to step up like Clark Kent--with or without a cape." --Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Long Way Down
"Everything we love about the Man of Ste..
When the first person on the Ultimate Bushcraft adventure holiday mysteriously dies, it's a tragedy. But when the second, and third die ...it's no longer mysterious: it's suspicious. Who can you trust when everyone left alive is a suspect? Who is the murderer? As the numbers dwindle, the chances of survival plummet ...Staying alive has never seemed so guilty. Perfect for fans of Michael Grant...
Welcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux takes the reader back to the timeless genre of fairytales, but with a fantastic modern twist and a wryly witty authorial voice. The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a tiny, fragile-looking mouse with a huge heart. It is a fairytale of heroes and villains, of a beautiful princess who inspires love and courage in the unlikely hero, of a rat c..
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts. But becoming the Queen ..
One Crowned, Two Exiled, A Revolution Rising.
The battle has been fought, blood has been spilt and a queen has been crowned, but not all are happy with the outcome.
Katharine, the poisoner queen, has been crowned and is trying to ignore the whispers that call her illegitimate, undead, cursed.
Mirabella and Arsinoe have escaped the island of Fennbirn, but how long before the island calls them back?
Jules is returning to Fennbirn and has become the unlikely figurehead of a revolution t..
Queens of Fennbirn contains two gripping stories from the New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns universe, written by Kendare Blake.
The Young Queens is the story of the three queens when they were born, before they were separated - it gives a short glimpse of the time when they all lived together, loved each other and protected one another. It's also the story of the day they were torn apart and the immediate years that followed before the opening of Three Dark Crowns.
The Oracle Qu..
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history ...Relocated to Victorian London, the TimeRiders joy-ride back to 1666 to witness the Great Fire of London. In the ensuing chaos, Liam and their newest recruit, Rashim, find themselves trapped between..
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history ...The end is approaching for the TimeRiders. In a final effort to prevent time travel destroying history, Liam and Maddy jump forward to 2070 to confront the enigmatic Waldstein and prove once and for..
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history ...Project Exodus - a mission to transport 300 Americans from 2070 to 54 AD to overthrow the Roman Empire - has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of C..
Get ready for TimeRiders: The Mayan Prophecy, the 8th book in Alex Scarrow's numbered 1 bestselling time-travel adventure series. Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history...When Maddy finally unlocks fragments of the secret that Becks has been ho..
Taking place seven years after the original Septimus Heap series, this first book in the TodHunter Moon trilogy tells the story of Alice TodHunter Moon, a young PathFinder who leaves her seaside village in search of her friend Ferdie. Rumor has it that Ferdie has been taken by mysterious creatures called Garmin under the orders from the malevolent Lady. Full of Angie Sage's characteristic humor and heart, and with appearances from the beloved Septimus Heap gang, this spin-off series introduces n..
The second title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.
The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.
He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done.
Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cav..
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.
But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apol..
Peer si Hilde sunt insetati de aventura, asa incat, cand corabiile vikingilor ajung lanaga satul lor, hotarasc sa navigheze spre Vinland - un tinut misterios aflat dincolo de marea cea primejdioasa. Dar oare capitanul si fiul lui sunt navigatori cinstiti? Peer si Hilde se vor mai intoarce vreodata? A treia carte din saga Troll Fell...
Viata lui Peer s-a schimbat. Ramas orfan, ajunge in gija unchilor sai, oameni rai care il trateaza ca pe un sclav in vechea moara mohorata din umbrele lui Troll Fell. In pofta lor de aur, unchii se aliaza cu ticalosii troli intr-un complot impotriva lui Peer si a noiii lui prietene Hilde. Cand toate aceste creaturi bizare se strecoara prin colturi intunecate, vor reusi Peer si Hilde sa isi invinga dusmanii si sa le dejoace planul teribil?..
De trei ani, Peer traieste fericit la ferma prietenei lui Hilde, departe de vechea moara infricosatoare aunchiului lui. Intr-o seara furtunoasa, Peer ajunge aproape de Troll Mill si vede aripile morii invartindu-se din nou. Cine sau ce s-a strecurat in noapte? A doua carte din seria Troll Fell. 'O lume captivanta' (Eoin Colfer)..
Urmarea mult asteptata a aventurilor lui Will Burrows, pornit in cautarea tatalui sau in lumea secreta din subteranele Londrei prin misterioasele 'Tunnels'. Pentru indrazneala de a-I fi descoperit, 'cei de dedesubt' l-au exilat pe tata si mai adanc, 'Deeper', sub pamant, intr-o zona in care deja umanitatea a disparut si ca aparenta. Will e hotarat sa il salveze desi lupta cu dusmani mai fanatici si mai rai decat o Politie Secreta a nazistilor si comunistilor la un loc. Romanul e si mai plin de s..
After DEEPER, can the TUNNELS adventure be any more dangerous? And where will it end? Will Burrows and his gang are far from finished as they free-fall down a subterranean pore. As they experience reduced gravity, the dark mysteries of the deep unfold and they discover a strange fungal shelf, which not only reveals artifacts from ancient civilisations, but clues to a lost land at the end of the Earth. The third in the thrilling Tunnels series - an international publishing sensation...
At the centre of the Earth, in a world that no one knows exists, Will is in trouble. His enemy, the Styx, are close behind. They'll pursue him to the ends of the world - any world. Meanwhile Drake - with help from the unlikeliest of allies is preparing to fight the Styx from above. But will his daring plan bring him closer to victory ...or to certain death?..
The Styx have surfaced. If you thought the Limiters were nasty, think again. They've brought their females with them this time. 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 and not everyone is going to survive...
'Our hearts were broken in the same places. That's something like love, but maybe not quite the thing itself'
Aza's life is filled with complications.
Living with anxiety and OCD is enough but when Daisy, her Best and Most Fearless Friend, brings her on a mission to find a fugitive billionaire things are about to get even more complicated.
To find Russell Pickett, Aza must enter the world of his geeky, but maybe kind-of-cute son, Davis.
But the chances of a first kiss, and maybe even..
From the author of the international bestselling One of Us is Lying
A perfect town is hiding secrets. Secrets that somebody would kill to keep hidden.
Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it.
It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news.
And now she has to live there with her estranged grandmother, after her mother lands in rehab.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Q..
From the author of the international bestselling One of Us is LyingA perfect town is hiding secrets. Secrets that somebody would kill to keep hidden.Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it.It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news.And now she has to live there with her estranged grandmother, after her mother lands in rehab.Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen's dea..
Introducing The Valentines. Fame – It Runs in the Family!
Sisters Hope, Faith and Mercy have everything: fame, success, money and beauty. But what Hope wants most of all is love, and it doesn't matter how far she has to go to find it.
Except real-life isn't like the movies. Even if you're a Valentine…
Happy Girl Lucky is the first hilarious, heart-warming book in The Valentines series. From the internationally bestselling author of Geek Girl, Holly Smale...
The second sensational book in the Valentines series – a hilarious and heart-aching story about the impossible standards for being a girl.
Be yourself but, you know, someone else . . .
Enthusiastic but not desperate; calm but not dull; funny but not try-hard; sparky but not crazy; feisty but not aggressive; beautiful but relatable; elegant but not icy; confident but not arrogant; feminine but not girly; nice but not boring.
Faith Valentine has it all – fame, money and extraordinary beauty. Bu..
Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can.' For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried ...Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County?..
In the exciting second Warriors story arc, the wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons―but new prophecies from their warrior ancestors speak of a mysterious destiny and grave danger for the clans. The penultimate title in this thrilling feline fantasy adventure.
Before there is peace, blood will spill blood…
New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, who are still uncovering the secrets of their new home around the lake. Dange..
From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever…
Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.
It’s fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extra..
The second book in the sweeping epic fantasy series Whispers of the Gods, perfect for fans of the Summoner trilogy by Taran Matharu and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
WHEN DESTINIES COLLIDE, WHO WILL EMERGE VICTORIOUS?
Lann is hunting monsters. It's his destiny as bearer of the Dreadblade. But Lann would rather hunt down Kelewulf, the young necromancer who released them into the world. Consumed by his aunt's death, he can think of nothing but revenge.
Across a dark sea, Kelewulf is mastering ..
'A wonderfully useful book, told with wit and wisdom' - Adam Kay, best-selling author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT"Get up or you'll miss the best part of the day!""You treat this place like a hotel.""Can you just put that phone down for one minute?!"After years of reliable performance, has something recently gone wrong with your parents?Do you find yourself stressed out, arguing about the most ridiculous things?Is it like you're processing the same world with entirely different brains?Do you and you..
Mortal affections and faery rivalries continue to collide in the town of Huntsdale, as New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr takes urban fantasy to new heights.
After suffering a terrible trauma at the hands of her brother's dealer friends, Leslie becomes obsessed with the idea of getting a tattoo – it's the one thing that will allow her to reclaim her body, renew her self-confidence. And when Rabbit, her local tattoo artist, shows her a secret book of his own designs, she finds one ..
Mortal affections and faery rivalries continue to collide in the town of Huntsdale, as New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr takes urban fantasy to new heights.
After the terrible events of Ink Exchange, the Dark Court has a new ruler. But will Niall’s kindness survive his new responsibility to the most violent of Faerie courts?
Meanwhile, Seth and Aislinn attempt to mend their relationship. But Aislinn is the Summer Queen and Keenan is her king – and as summer approaches, their c..
Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series continues with the fourth – and penultimate – installment in the darkly seductive story about the collision of the mortal and faery worlds…
The events of FRAGILE ETERNITY have left the faery world off-balance, its key players fighting to maintain control over their world – and its secrets…
Devlin lives in a world where everything is beautiful, ordered… and cruel. As a prominent member of the High Court and half-brother to Sorch..
The fifth and final breathtaking instalment in the darkly seductive and best-selling WICKED LOVELY series, about the collision of mortal and faery worlds…
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan left Huntsdale to wander aimlessly but after centuries of leading his court it was not long before the reality of being Summer King ..
The stunning novel that casts a spell over every reader and inspired a phenomenally successful musical
An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
'Gregory Maguire's Wi..
The third extraordinary novel in Gregory Maguire's bestselling Wicked series, featuring the beloved Cowardly Lion
As civil war looms in Oz, an ancient and tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before she can return to dust, however, the Cowardly Lion, an enigmatic figure named Brrr, arrives seeking knowledge about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West - the woman who defended him when he was a cub. But Yackle, too, demands answers of her own.
Brilliant and entertaining, A L..
Maguire returns with the final instalment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last
The marvellous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who's knocking at the door. It's none other than Dorothy. Yes, that Dorothy.
Amid all this chaos, Elphaba's granddaughter, the tiny gr..
A thrilling adventure that combines history fantasy and romance. Refreshingly original, from an exciting new voice in teenage fiction. This is a stunning debut in a brilliant new series for teenage girls from new Templar author Deborah White. A powerful and charismatic man; an Egyptian mummy and twenty spells written in hieroglyphics on parchment. An emerald casket, a French ropewalker and two red-haired girls, fourteen years old and living in London, but four hundred years apart - are all unite..
It's 1577. Queen Elizabeth I has imprisoned scheming Mary Queen of Scots, and Alyce's mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft. Alyce kills the witchfinder and flees to London - but the chase isn't over yet. As she discovers her own dark magic, powerful political forces are on her trail. She can't help but wonder: why is she so important? Soon she finds herself deep in a secret battle between rival queens, the fate of England resting on her shoulders ...
"...this is a wonderfully twisty a..
WOLVEN is a fantasy firmly rooted in the mysterious present.
A boy and his eccentric grandparents live near a strange wood - apparently cursed. He longs for a dog - but the dirty ungainly farm creature finally found by his grandfather hardly fits his image of the perfect pet. And it howls in the night. But it's only when his dog starts to grow human ears that he realises that something is seriously wrong. The truth is stranger than his wildest dreams -the boy who appears, alarmingly unpredic..
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one commu..
She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Leigh Bardugo, this graphic novel adaptation brings to life Diana's first adventure beyond the hidden shores of Themyscira.Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law--risking exile--to ..
Richard 'Trick' Hope is used to getting into trouble, but not like this...On the run from bullies, Trick finds himself transported to the mystical Wild lands, a place where the greatest warriors throughout history have been summoned to fight in a battle for survival - from Romans and Vikings to Knights and Samurai! A cryptic old man tells Trick that he's there for a reason - to deliver the Wild lands from the evil Boneshaker, who rules with an army of terrifying minions. Trick has..
“Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It’s not. Most people don’t realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can. Especially you”
The first in the thrilling and magical Worldquake Sequence from Scarlett Thomas, author of the bestselling adult novel The End of Mr Y
IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?
After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather’s library has made sure of that. But there’s still much she has to learn..