No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Browse audiobooks by Omar Tyree, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us
Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots, his Memphis upbringing, and his academic school days, up through his college years and move to Washington, DC, where he became actively involved in Civil Rights, community activism, and bold politics. In Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr. tells all-including the story of his campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor. From the man who, despite the setbacks, boldly served the community of Washington, DC, this is his full story of courage, empowerment, hope, tragedy, triumph, and inspiration.Show more
Life is supposed to be easy and carefree when you are young, but if you live in Washington D.C., that's not always the case. Flashing back to the 1990s, readers enter the lives of four black men looking to gain money, power, and respect. These four brothas come from different walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are trying to make fast money in the harsh inner city. However, when the money comes too easily there's usually a price attached...the ultimate price.Show more
New York Times and Essence best-selling author Omar Tyree is a pioneer in the megapopular urban fiction genre. His stories feature sexy guys and girls navigating life and love in the city. Set in sunny San Diego, Pecking Order follows Ivan David, an accountant slowly growing fed up with his rich, spoiled clientele. He has a plan to promote business networking parties, but when he meets local diva Lucina Gallo, his simple plan becomes more trouble than it's worth.Show more
New York Times bestselling sensation Omar Tyree applies his signature passion and flair for the romantic to a thrilling new novel about a writer who returns to the Harlem streets of his youth in search of a new story to tell. The Last Street Novel tells the tale of Shareef Crawford, successful African American author of steamy romances, and his journey home to Harlem, where a search for literary inspiration leaves him in the crossfire of a world of thugs and their deadly turf battles. Besieged with more material than he could have imagined, Crawford must fight for his life before he can even begin crafting his narrative. Filled with hardcore action, violent gang disputes, and passionate characters form the gritty inner city, The Last Street Novel promises to expand Tyree's fan base exponentially.Show more
At the historically black college of Dillard University in the mystical city of New Orleans, Leslie Beaudet--the second of three children and the oldest daughter of a Haitian immigrant father and a Black Indian mother--held many secrets from her college peers. Dark, beautiful, wide-eyed, and intelligent, Leslie was a native of New Orleans, who had experienced far more than she would ever be willing to share. In the eyes of her father, Leslie was a princess who had always deserved more than the broken dreams of poverty. To her mother, she was a source of pride and strength and a reason to carry on. To her younger sister, already a mother of two before dropping out of high school, she was a sympathetic ear and an understanding babysitter. To her older brother, she was a victim. And to her college peers and teachers, Leslie Beuadet was a silent saint: determined, resourceful, most likely to succeed. But when the links of a chain of New Orleans murders all point in Leslie's direction, it becomes clear that none of these people has understood her personal struggles or her secret craving for the power that has always seemed elusive to her. Until now, when it's too late to stop her. This compulsively readable urban horror story is bound to become another bestselling, beloved classic by Omar Tyree.Show more
During their sophomore year, John, the introverted momma's boy, showcases his musical genius in a homecoming talent show that changes both their lives forever. John's romantic crooning earns him the nickname "Loverboy." As his R&B career begins, he asks Darin to tag along as his manager. Darin wants no part in the music scene, and has big dreams of his own, but when he suffers a season-ending football injury, he hops on the "Loverboy" bandwagon. The two set out to turn John into an R&B superstar. For Darin, dealing with John's rising fame proves a difficult challenge. The more the two adapt to the dangerous celebrity lifestyle of big-time money, fast women, and recreational drugs, the harder it gets to "just say no!"Show more
Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.