WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.
They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe.
So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!
Listen to CHARLIE AND THE G..
The original and best magical car is back on the road, with brilliant new illustrations by Joe Berger. ‘Crackpot’ is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a WRECK, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly… and swim… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks – and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump ..
The first-ever sequel to Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by bestselling author Frank Cottrell Boyce and endorsed by the Fleming family. Now in paperback. When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary flying car – and it wants to be back on the road again . . . fast! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull the handbrake as hard as the..
The stories featured in this collection are:
Warlock at the Wheel
Stealer of Souls
Carol Oneir’s Hundredth Dream
The Sage of Theare
Everybody’s favourite nine-lifed enchanter makes a guest appearance in each tale. Plus man favourites from theChrestomanci novels - and a cast of thousands!
With illustrations by Tim Stevens.
“…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is..
The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory for adults and children alike. All seven Chronicles are bound together in this new paperback edition (rebranded with HarperCollins logo). The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memor..
The next in the acclaimed Notebooks series invites you to meet Egypt's last pharaoh and an icon of beauty and power. The remarkable events of Cleopatra's life are examined, explained and dramatised with glimpses of what she might have written in her memoirs. From her royal childhood to her relationships with Caesar and Mark Antony, through Roman civil war to the mysterious events of her death and the legend that lives on today, this is the complete Cleopatra...
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?
With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart...
Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.
Named as one of the nation's 100 favourite stories to shar..
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume with phizz-whizzing new Roald Dahl branding!In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Mr Willy Wonka opened the gates of his amazing factory to Charlie Bucket, our hero, and four repulsive children. They are Augustus Gloop (greedy), Veruca Salt (spoiled), Violet Beauregard (gum-chewer) and Mike Teavee (TV addict).Next, in CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR, Charlie and his family find them..
There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that do..
It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.
Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best ..
The heart-warming new story about family and friendships from Newbery Medal-winner Katherine Applegate.
Life is tough for ten-year-old Jackson. The landlord is often at the door, there’s not much food in the fridge and he’s worried that any day now the family will have to move out of their home. Again.
Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken and he’s imaginary. He’s come back into Jackson’s life to help him but is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?..
A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What's more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring a..
Casa lui Jonathan a fost atacata. Tatal lui e intr-un azil. Jonathan fuge sa isi salveze viata, dar nu are unde sa se ascunda, mai ales ca a dat peste cel mai mare secret al orasului: Partea Intunecata, unde cosmarurile merg pe strada...
Urmarea romanului Darkside, castigator al Waterstone Children's Book Award 2007. Un criminal periculos bantuie strazile, iar Jonathan si Carnegie nu reusesc sa ii ia urma. Dar cand Jonathan descopera ca mama lui investiga niste crime asemanatoare cand a disparut, urmele il duc neplacut de aproape de casa...
Adolescentul Jack Christie da peste o masina a timpului si o societate secreta de calatori in timp. Astfel e catapultat in 1914, in Sarajevo, unde a fost asasinat arhiducele Franz Ferdinand si izbucneste primul razboi mondial. Ce va face Jack? Va interveni? Va supravietui? Viitorul depinde de el...
'One of our finest storytellers,' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
From Frances Hardinge, the Costa Award-winning author of The Lie Tree comes Deeplight.
The gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Now the gods are dead, but their remains are stirring beneath the waves . . .
On the streets of the Island of Lady's Crave live 14-year-old urchins Hark and his best friend Jelt. They are scavengers: diving for relics of ..
A DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STORY that will have you rolling with laughter, from number one bestselling author Jeff Kinney!Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg...Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story.But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and fa..
Sensitively edited and with a connecting commentary by editor, Mirjam Pressler, the abridged edition of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank gives younger readers their first introduction to the extraordinary diary of an ordinary girl who has long become a household name. This abridged edition has a short prologue written by the editor, Mirjam Pressler, as well as a connecting commentary. There are beautiful line drawings, family photographs, and an Afterword to explain why the Diary ends so ..
Following the incredible Dinosaurium, Chris Wormell returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and dinosaur lovers. Beautiful and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and use their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page...
This title profiles best known dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond. It includes illustrations, maps and anatomical diagrams, with every entry detailing appearance, activities, habitat and life cycle. This is a ground-breaking and expert study by a leading paleantologist and geologist. This seminal book covers every important dinosaur find. A comprehensive introduction explains the evolution of the dinosaurs, their adaptation, specializ..
Based on the dubious members of the Wart family tree, each book will focus on the adventurous life and turbulent times of a different 'Wart' from pirate to gladiator as he (or she) experiences the peculiar misfortunes which befall all Warts throughout the centuries. Book 1 is set in Roman times. Emperor Porcus Maximus is coming for dinner and so Ditherus and his faithful slave Punio are sent (by Ditherus's mother) to market for supplies. But Ditherus is tempted into buying a sword from a mysteri..
The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.
“One of my favourite middle-grade writers” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars
When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.
But then a deadly dise..
Archer B. Helmsley longs for adventure. But how can he have an adventure when he can’t even leave his house?
Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. Archer longs for grand adventures but ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house. So, along with his best friends, Adélaïde L. Belmont and Oliver Grub, Archer forms a plan to get out of the house and set o..
The first adventure in the ROARsome DRAGON REALM series for 9+ readers! Perfect for fans of PERCY JACKSON and BEAST QUEST!
'Rollicking, escapist storytelling with a dragon-sized heart'– Kiran Millwood Hargrave, bestselling author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS
Deep within the mountain, a great creature stirred in its sleep. Its eyes rolled back in its head, and its wings jerked wide open…
When 12-year-old Billy Chan finds out his parents are sending him to a summer camp in middle-of-nowhere C..
Firedrake, a brave young dragon, his loyal brownie friend Sorrel and a lonely boy called Ben embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way, they discover extraordinary new friends and a courage they never knew they had. Just as well, for the greatest enemy of all is never far behind them - a heartless monster from the past who's been waiting a very long time to destroy the last dragons on earth...
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!
Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.
But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchet..
Jonathan is a private investigator in a decaying eastern European city, consumed by his work and his failing marriage. Approached one day by an elderly couple, he is presented with a faded photograph of their daughter, missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the image of the little girl, who was the same age when she vanished as his own daughter is now - he is compelled to find her. But one night, soon after taking on the case, as he walks across the bridge spanning the river that divides th..
Carte spectaculoasa, bogat ilustrata, mimand jurnalul unei cercetatoare din 1925, plin de ascunzisuri, foi pliate, pliculete, capcane. Coperta e aurie, incrustata cu pietre rosii, iar interiorul copertei a patra - incrustata cu piatra albastra. De la 12 ani..
Cand Jonathan nimereste din intamplare peste o conventie secreta a ucigasilor de vampiri, trebuie neaparat sa-i cheme pe prietenii lui din Fang Gang pentru a salva Castelul Heemoglobin, pe Bunicul si tot ce mai misuna prin Goolish. Plus el insusi!..
A young boy is entranced by his father's ambition to fly. When his father goes off to war & doesn't return, the boy takes up that dream & makes it come true. Grown up, & with a son of his own, he then wonders to what amazing places this dream, passed down from generation to generation, will take his son - perhaps to the stars?..
Cartea celebreaza 100 de ani de la premiera baletului lui Stravinsky Pasarea de foc. Aici avem povestea pasarii care fura merele de aur ale regelui Vaslav. Cine va prinde hotul de foc? Cartea a fost premiata pentru ilustratii...
Criminal genius runs in the family…
Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day – just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.
A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman an..
A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan And we all have an impossible dream.
In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up.
That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a ki..
The perfect crime - it's a work of art, in Frank Cottrell Boyce's ingenious story, Framed.
Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. And that means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod - what car they drive, what they're called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious ..
This book contains clear instructions and illustrations that demonstrate how to create different bracelet styles and patterns. Also included are five different coloured threads, multi-coloured beads and charms!!..
Max and Olivia have discovered that Morgana Le Fay is plotting to use a mysterious 'Swordspell' against King Arthur at the Festival of Chivalry. They don't know what the spell is or how to stop it, and Olivia also has her training for the Squire's Challenge to worry about. But things are made even worse when Merlin is called away unexpectedly, leaving Max and Olivia without his magical protection. With the help of Sir Lancelot, Sir Bertram and Adolphus the dragon, Ferocious the rat and Vortigern..
Illustrator Katie Scott returns to the Welcome to the Museum series with exquisite, detailed images of some of the most fascinating living organisms on this planet - fungi.
From the fungi we see on supermarket shelves to fungi like penicillium that have shaped human history, this is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem.
Created in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew...
The direwolf, a large creature of the north, is the sigil of House Stark. Stone statues in the image of the direwolf flank the entrance to the crypt at Winterfell and have remained there as faithful guardians for generations...
Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country. 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..
Cronicile Ordinului of the Golden Quills, despre the Secret Folk: uriasi care traiesc ascunsi. De pilda, Gog si Magog, uriasi de tot felul (viata lor, castele, obiceiuri, traditii, costume, coafuri, ocupatii. Exista si o parte care studiaza uriasii cronologic si pe arii geografice. Ilustratiile sunt exceptionale. O carte-cadou mai mult decat frumoasa. Pe coperta intai sunt incrustate patru pietre pretioase galbene..
Prepare to be swept away to a land unlike any other, with a cast of friends you'll have for life.
A charming modern fairytale with crossover appeal, full of 'oddments, wisdom and joy' (Holly Black).
September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of..
In the kingdom of Fairyland-Below, preparations are underway for the annual Revels ...but aboveground, the creatures of Fairyland are in no mood for a party.
It has been a long time since young September bid farewell to Fairyland, and she is excited to see it again; but upon her return she is shocked to find that her friends have been losing their shadows, and therefore their magic, to the kingdom of Fairyland-Below...It spells certain disaster and September won't stand for it. Determined to ..
Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland - but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic of a Dodo's egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which ev..