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An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! . In this Super Edition, devoted RiverClan warrior Leopardfur discovers just how far she will go to protect her Clan. Since her kithood, Leopardfur has known that she would one day save RiverClan from destruction. The ambitious ThunderClan deputy Tigerclaw believes he can help her fulfill her destiny, but as Leopardstar rises to follow in Crookedstar’s paw steps, she must decide what kind of leader she will be—one who maintains the peace among the Clans, or one who is willing to sacrifice anything for the good of her own. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry, set before and during the events of The Prophecies Begin, is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.Show more
The third adventure in the ROARsome DRAGON REALM series for 9+ readers! Perfect for fans of magical fantasy, heartfelt friendships and time travel! 'A soaring, sizzling, fire-breathing gem of an adventure story' - Abi Elphinstone, bestselling author of SKY SONG In an alternate reality, 5,000 years in the future, the evil Dragon of Death has become ruler of Dragon City. Humans now live to serve the dragon population and it's no different for Billy Chan and his friends. After losing contact with their own dragons, they're determined to track them down in this new city, even if it means putting their own lives at risk. But one dragon has turned to the dark side and has no plans to return. With the help of a new clan of dragon friends, can Billy, Dylan, Charlotte and Ling-Fei undo the Dragon of Death's villainous work or will she triumph eternally? Praise for DRAGON MOUNTAIN: 'Splendidly addictive' - Guardian 'Rollicking, escapist storytelling with a dragon-sized heart' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS 'A wonderful warm-hearted and action-packed adventure' - Katherine Woodfine, author of THE SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES 'DRAGON MOUNTAIN is a joy of a thing: funny, sardonic, generous, with jokes so large-hearted you could swim in them. It's for every child who has ever longed to bond with a dragon' - Katherine Rundell, author of THE ROOFTOPPERS 'Packed full of fun, heart and imagination, it will make you wish you had your own dragon bond' - Anna James, author of the PAGES & CO. series 'Brimming with warmth and originality, DRAGON MOUNTAIN combines edge-of-your-seat adventure, laugh-out-loud humour and hugely exciting dragons to create a sweeping fantasy that will captivate readers of all ages.' - Catherine Doyle, author of THE STORM KEEPER'S ISLAND 'DRAGON MOUNTAIN has all of my favourite things! A rich mythology and a tale of friendship, snarky dragons and daring deeds...this is the kind of breathless tale that leaves you hungry for the next instalment' - Roshani Chokshi, author of the ARU SHAH series 'DRAGON MOUNTAIN is a joy to read - adventurous and enchanting, with a heart of gold. It will make you re-live the moment you first looked at the sky and longed to see a dragon looking back' - Samantha Shannon, author of THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE and THE BONE SEASON seriesShow more
Straighten your cape and sharpen your claws . . . being a vampire is harder than it looks! The deliciously funny debut from Alex Foulkes, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. There are highs and lows to being a vampire. On one claw, you get cool powers like beastly strength and hypnotism and the ability to GRIMWALK. On the other claw, however, vampires are bound by the Vampiric Laws: rules to protect the balance between the worlds of the Living and the Undead. And unfortunately, 11-year-old Leo has just forgotten rule number one . . . The Rules for Vampires don't tell you what to do when you make a ghostly enemy, or accidentally restart an ancient war. But Leo and her very unusual family are more than up to the job. A monstrously funny and devilishly dark new adventure from debut talent Alex Foulkes, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, Rules for Vampires is the series that fans of Lemony Snickett and Skulduggery Pleasant will devour for breakfast.Show more
From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories. On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can't stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic astronomy. While stargazer Amira is wowed by the amazing gadgets, a bored Hamza wanders off, stumbling across the mesmerizing and forbidden Box of the Moon. Amira can only watch in horror as Hamza grabs the defunct box and it springs to life, setting off a series of events that could shatter their world-literally. Suddenly, day turns to night, everyone around Amira and Hamza falls under a sleep spell, and a chunk of the moon breaks off, hurtling toward them at lightning speed, as they come face-to-face with two otherworldly creatures: jinn. The jinn reveal that the siblings have a role to play in an ancient prophecy. Together, they must journey to the mystical land of Qaf, battle a great evil, and end a civil war to prevent the moon-the stopper between realms-from breaking apart and unleashing terrifying jinn, devs, and ghuls onto earth. Or they might have to say goodbye to their parents and life as they know it, forever.…Show more
Part unicorn, part mermaid, and totally magical! Don't miss this exciting new chapter book series from the author of the popular Purrmaids series! Mermicorns Sirena and Lily are learning amazing magic at school. When they take a field trip to the library, they learn how to make things disappear! Sirena is excited to try some new spells. But turning invisible isn't just fun . . . it's dangerous! Especially when you don't read all the rules first. Are the two friends ready for such powerful magic? The Mermicorns chapter book series is perfect for readers who love magic and adventure in series like Unicorn Academy, Purrmaids, and more.Show more
The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Lotería card game and perfect for fans of Coco. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of chance. "A magical, philosophical tale rooted in Mexican lore." -School Library Journal, starred review In the hottest hour of the hottest day of the year, a fateful wind blows into Oaxaca City. It whistles down cobbled streets and rustles the jacaranda trees before slipping into the window of an eleven-year-old girl named Clara. Unbeknownst to her, Clara has been marked for la Lotería. Life and Death deal the Lotería cards but once a year, and the stakes could not be higher. Every card reveals a new twist in Clara's fate-a scorpion, an arrow, a blood-red rose. If Life wins, Clara will live to a ripe old age. If Death prevails, she'll flicker out like a candle. But Clara knows none of this. All she knows is that her young cousin Esteban has vanished, and she'll do whatever it takes to save him, traveling to the mythical Kingdom of Las Pozas, where every action has a price, and every choice has consequences. And though it seems her fate is sealed, Clara just might have what it takes to shatter the game and choose a new path. Karla Arenas Valenti weaves an adventure steeped in magic and mythology, exploring the notion of free will in a world where fate holds all the cards.Show more
From master of middle grade horror Mary Downing Hahn, a new thriller about bravery, unexpected friendship, and sinister cats that will captivate readers with its chilling mix of mystery and magic. Zoey loves spending the summer with her Aunt Alice, and her aunt's new house is the perfect place to cozy up with a good book. But she's unnerved by the overgrown forest next door, which is creepy even in the daytime and full of eerie sounds at night. Worse, there are rumors in town of a dark force in those woods. And Zoey can't deny that the wild black cats who live there seem to be watching her. When she encounters a mean old woman who claims to be their owner, Zoey realizes there's more to the cats than meets the eye. But little does she know that the closer she comes to discovering their secret, the more danger she's in . . .Show more
“A MAGNIFICENTLY HILARIOUS MASTERPIECE OF MONSTER PROPORTIONS. I HOWLED WITH LAUGHTER!”, JENNY PEARSON, THE SUPER MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF FREDDIE YATES A monstrously funny new adventure series. Readers of 8+ and fans of Mega Monster and Shrek will adore the first in the brand new fantasy series from Irish debut author, Ian Mark Every hero has to start somewhere . . . Monster Hunting isn’t as easy as it looks. And Jack should know. Because an ogre has just appeared in his garden and tried to EAT HIS AUNT. (She was the winner of the World’s Worst Aunt competition, but that’s Not The Point). After (sort of accidentally) defeating the ogre, Jack finds himself apprenticed to a grumpy, 200-year-old monster hunter called Stoop and heading off to Cornwall, where more ogres are causing havoc. All he has are his wits, his catapult and a magical – sometimes unreliable – book called Monster Hunting for Beginners. Jack’s a bit worried he might not be the hero everyone’s waiting for. But then again, how many terrifying, bloodthirsty monsters can there really be? (Answer: ABSOLUTELY LOADS. And a bear called Humbert). A hilarious and accessible story, packed full of illustrations – that gives a twist to all your favourite fairytales and will change everything you thought you knew about monsters! Perfect for apprentice monster hunters aged 8 to 800.Show more
Superstar, author and illustrator Rob Biddulph dazzles in Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City, the first title in an adventure series for boys and girls of 8+. Fizzing with magic, danger, friendship and art, this exciting, funny, middle-grade debut is from the bestselling creative genius behind #DrawWithRob. Some legends are born, some are drawn . . . Drawing feels like magic to Peanut Jones. But art can't fix her problems. Her dad has gone missing, and she's stuck in a boring new school. Until the day she finds a unique pencil turbo-charged with special powers. Suddenly she's pulled into a world packed with more colour, creativity, excitement and danger than she could ever have imagined. And maybe, just maybe, she might find out what happened to her dad. 'A wildly imaginative, big-hearted celebration of creativity' - Anna James, bestselling author of the Pages & Co series 'Look at this utter beauty . . . This book is EPIC' - Laura Ellen Anderson, bestselling author of Amelia FangShow more
Packed with monsters, excitement and danger, Vega Jane and the Rebels' Revolt is the third thrilling title in the fast-paced fantasy adventure series for children of 10+ by bestselling master storyteller David Baldacci. Illustrated in black and white throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Lied to her whole life, Vega Jane broke away from the only home she'd ever known in search of the truth. She has battled monsters, with her best friend Delph alongside her, only to arrive in a place that's even more dangerous. The people there are enslaved and don't even know it. It's time for Vega and Delph to take up the fight against a cunning new enemy – and their success or failure will decide the fate of the whole world. Vega Jane and the Rebels' Revolt (previously published as the The Width of the World) is the third instalment of Vega's search for the truth about her past, which started with Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery and Vega Jane and the Maze of Monsters, now all in revised and re-illustrated editions.Show more
'Sé que lo que voy a contaros os resultará difícil de creer. Por más imaginación que tengamos, por mucho que soñemos con mundos lejanos e inexplorados en el confín de las galaxias, cuando la realidad es tan diferente y nos desborda, sólo queda lugar para el asombro.' El maestro de la literatura infantil y juvenil nos obsequia en este libro con un tributo a la novela del inmortal Jonathan Swift: las aventuras Gulliver y sus viajes, pero desde una nueva perspectiva. Así, los gigantes y liliputienses se adaptan a nuestros tiempos modernos, como también lo hace el astronauta que llega a un planeta en el que nada de lo que ve parece normal... Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. - Jordi Sierra i Fabra nació en Barcelona el 26 de julio de 1947. Es conocido por su obra como escritor de literatura infantil y juvenil y su trabajo como periodista musical. Su vocación de escritor es clara y firme desde muy temprano: confiesa que dio sus primeros pasos con tan sólo ocho años de edad y a los doce años ya escribió su primera novela larga, de quinientas páginas. Pese a su clara vocación no contaba con la aprobación o el entusiasmo de sus padres, quienes al acabar el bachillerato le obligaron a trabajar en una empresa de construcción durante el día y a estudiar para ser aparejador durante la noche. De su infancia ha dicho que 'fui tres veces reprimido: por mi padre, por el régimen y por la escuela franquista'. Aún así, su determinación y su tenacidad son más fuertes que cualquier obstáculo y sus insistentes cartas semanales a la cadena de radio Cadena Ser le llevaron a convertirse en uno de los fundadores de la revista 'El Gran Musical' en 1968. En 1970 pudo abandonar los estudios para convertirse en comentarista musical, lo que le permitió viajar por todo el mundo con grupos y artistas del momento mientras cubría sus actuaciones y escribir reportajes.Show more
Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for the other instalments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Hamlet, King Lear and Henry V and Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew.Show more
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