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For readers aged 9+ comes the second book in a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From the mind of Guardian award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson! Hi! My name is Joy Applebloom and I'm ten years old. People say I am a 'glass half full' kind of person, which basically means I see the good in everything. And right now I'm going to need all my powers of positive thinking to fix a really tricky situation . . . My new best friend Benny just hasn't been himself lately. I have to find out what's going on and bring back Benny's special smile for good… A heart-warming and positive story about family, friends and the importance of kindness with gorgeous illustrations from Claire Lefevre. Praise for A Girl Called Joy: 'This book [. . .] is a delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.' The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week.Show more
Bringing love, laughter and friendship from coast to coast… *The new heartwarming and cosy romance from Caroline Roberts – the only seaside escape you need this summer!* Next stop: seaside, sunshine and romance! When Lucy isn’t in her cosy cottage by the sea, she’s winding through the Northumberland coast with her loveable Dachsund Daisy, cooking up a storm at the local village celebrations. Inspired by her Italian Poppa, Lucy’s chasing a new dream with her pizza van business. And at one particular party she meets Jack, the brooding but gorgeous owner of the Cocktail Campervan. Wary of repeating mistakes of the past, Lucy and Jack keep it strictly business. But as the summer drifts by in a swirl of garden parties, fun and fizz, laughs and celebrations, and as the cocktail campervan creates the community they so desperately need, romance starts to blossom – one stop at a time…Show more
Your friend or your secret - which one will you keep? A powerful book tackling two important subjects, domestic violence and living in foster care, particularly in the Muslim community, by the author of ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and YA runner-up in the inaugural Diverse Book Awards 2020. Best friends Amani and Huda are getting nervous about their GCSEs - and their future beyond school, which they're both wildly unprepared for. Shy, quiet Amani has an outwardly picture-perfect family - a father who is a successful TV presenter, a loving mother, and an adorable younger brother - while confident and impulsive Huda has grown up with over-affectionate foster parents who are now expecting a baby of their own. Both girls are jealous of each other's seemingly easy life, without realising the darkness or worries that lie underneath. Then Huda witnesses Amani's father hitting her mother, and Amani's biggest secret is suddenly out. As Amani convinces Huda to keep quiet by helping her with her own problems, a prank blog starts up at school, revealing students' secrets one by one. Will this anonymous blogger get hold of Amani's secret too? Will Huda keep quiet?Show more
A lonely girl, a missing father, a trail of lies . . . The explosive new thriller from the bestselling author of blockbuster, Girl, Missing. Fourteen-year-old Cat is facing a lonely summer. Her father is missing - presumed dead - her mother has retreated into her own world, and her little sister, Bess, refuses to speak. But when a boy and his father come to stay nearby for the holidays, Cat finds herself opening up to the handsome Tyler. Discovering some long-buried information, Cat and Tyler begin to unravel the trail of lies around her father's disappearance - a journey that will take them cross-country, uncover a dangerous gang, and a plot to steal a priceless jewel. With secrets exposed, will Cat be able to begin to mend her family? An edge-of-your-seat drama from the queen of teen thrillers, Hide and Secrets will have you looking for answers in every corner . . .Show more
The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams. On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible…Show more
Learn all about polar expeditions and the Arctic in the incredible seventh adventure with The Secret Explorers. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In this instalment, Kiki the engineering expert, and Connor the marine biologist are sent on a mission to the Arctic. There they discover a research vessel studying the effects of climate change that has become trapped in the sea ice. Not only that, but one of the ship's scientists who went to find help at a nearby research station hasn't returned. It's up to the Secret Explorers to find the scientist, free the ship, and save the day! Packed with fun facts about the Arctic, polar bears, sea ice, and the melting ice caps, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young listeners. © 2021 SJ King © 2021 DK AudioShow more
An anthology of heartfelt, real-life stories about allyship authored by multiple, diverse voices. It will inspire young readers to inform themselves and further their knowledge to help, show respect, and champion the rights of people from all walks of life Allyship is not a trend. Allyship is a journey, but it's not always easy to know where to start. See things from a different perspective with heartfelt real-life stories by writers from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and circumstances. Wherever you are in your allyship journey, these stories about what it means to be an ally can empower you to help make the world a better place for everyone. Find out what you can do and take an active role with resources like self-reflective questions, journaling ideas, prompts, and further reading. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard, and supported. Allies is a collection of essays written by seventeen YA authors whose real-life experiences you're about to hear in this audiobook, thanks to nine talented narrators. Aysha Kala will be narrating on behalf of Adiba Jaigirdar and Sharan Dhaliwal. Barbara Beam will be narrating for Aida Salazar. Candice Byrd will be narrating on behalf of Andrea L. Rogers. Gloria Chapa will be narrating for Marietta Zacker. Hayden McLean will be narrating on behalf of Brendan Kiely, Derick Brooks and Eric Smith. Jessica Hayles will be narrating for Cam Montgomery, Naomi Evans and Natalie Evans. Kit Griffiths will be narrating on behalf of Dana Alison Levy, I.W. Gregorio, Kayla Whaley and Lizzie Huxley-Jones. Sam Crerar will be narrating for A.J. Sass. Varia Williams will be narrating on behalf of Shakirah Bourne. The narrators for this project were carefully selected to represent the personal stories within this audiobook. All Allies contributors are happy with the voice casting. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley © 2021 DK AudioShow more
For readers aged 9+ comes a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From award-winning author Jenny Valentine, and The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson! Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. After years of travelling the world with her parents and older sister, Claude (Claude rhymes with bored, which is just about right), Joy and her family move to suburbia - back to school, back to her grumpy, rule-obsessed grandad and back to normality. Joy soon finds her usual irrepressible positivity and zest for life waning, but when the powers that be threaten to pull down a mighty oak tree, Joy decides to fight back, and realizes that not all magic requires wands and spells, and perhaps the most important sort of magic is the power, resilience and courage that was there all along . . . 'This book [. . .] is a delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.' The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week. Narrated by Aysha Kala.Show more
'A FIERCELY INTELLIGENT PAGE-TURNER' PAULA HAWKINS 'WRITTEN PRE-COVID - GRIPPING, SCARY AND PERSUASIVE' IAN RANKIN 'THE STUFF THAT CLASSICS ARE MADE OF' A.J. FINN 'GRIPPING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. WHAT A DEBUT!' SARAH PEARSE, author of The Sanatorium 'BRILLIANT, PRESCIENT, UNPUTDOWNABLE' JENNY COLGAN 'AN ENGROSSING DEBUT' STYLIST 'HUGE IN SCOPE...AS TENSE AS THE TAUTEST THRILLER' RED 'THE MOST BUZZED-ABOUT FICTION FOR 2021' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'AN UNFLINCHINGLY PACY MUST-READ' GRAZIA 'AN UNFORGETTABLE DEBUT'PRIMA GLASGOW, 2025. Dr Amanda Maclean is called to treat a young man with a mild fever. Within three hours he dies. The mysterious illness sweeps through the hospital with deadly speed. This is how it begins. The victims are all men. Dr Maclean raises the alarm, but the sickness spreads to every corner of the globe. Threatening families. Governments. Countries. Can they find a cure before it's too late? Will this be the story of the end of the world - or its salvation? Compelling, confronting and devastating, The End of Men is the novel that everyone is talking about. 'A POWERFUL, GRIPPING BOOK THAT HAS MADE ME FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW' BRYONY GORDON 'FRIGHTENINGLY PRESCIENT... A COMPELLING, MOVING AND INTELLIGENT PAGE-TURNER' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A TOUR DE FORCE - A FEMINIST REIMAGINING OF SOCIETY' GILLIAN MCALLISTER 'COMPELLING AND HEART-BREAKING. A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT' ABI DARÉ 'PACY, EMOTIVE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND ULTIMATELY A REMINDER OF THE STRENGTH OF LOVE AND HUMAN CONNECTION' C.D. MAJOR 'A REMARKABLY PRESCIENT, WHIP-SMART, AND STRANGELY HOPEFUL NOVEL' CHARLOTTE PHILBY 'DEVASTATING, PRESCIENT, COMPELLING AND CONFRONTING' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS 'GRIPPING, MOVING AND SCARILY PRESCIENT. COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN' CHARLOTTE NORTHEDGE, AUTHOR OF THE HOUSE GUEST 'MOVING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND TERRIFYINGLY PRESCIENT' TAMMY COHEN 'TOPICAL, TIMELY, IMAGINATIVE AND ULTIMATELY HOPEFUL' KATIE KHAN, AUTHOR OF HOLD BACK THE STARS 'AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT - BOTH A BREATH-TAKING FEAT OF IMAGINATION AND A WISE, STEADY EYE ON THE WORLD AS IT IS' JESSICA MOOR, AUTHOR OF THE KEEPERShow more
From Trisha Sakhlecha, Can You See Me Now? is a gripping psychological suspense thriller about a young Indian woman, now a government minister, whose past secrets are about to reverberate into the present and shatter her life. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Erin Kelly. Fifteen years ago, three sixteen-year-old girls meet at Wescott, an exclusive private school in India. Two, Sabah and Noor, are the most popular girls in their year. One, Alia, is a new arrival from England, who feels her happiness depends on their acceptance. Before she knows it, Sabah and Noor’s intoxicating world of privilege and intimacy opens up to Alia and, for the first time, after years of neglect from her parents, she feels she is exactly where, and with whom, she belongs. But with intimacy comes jealousy, and with privilege, resentment, and Alia finds that it only takes one night for her bright new world to shatter around her. Now Alia, a cabinet minister in the Indian government, is about to find her secrets have no intention of staying buried . . .Show more
When you’re left with nothing but your secrets, how do you start again? Uganda 1972 A devastating decree is issued: all Ugandan Asians must leave the country in ninety days. They must take only what they can carry, give up their money and never return. For Asha and Pran, married a matter of months, it means abandoning the family business that Pran has worked so hard to save. For his mother, Jaya, it means saying goodbye to the house that has been her home for decades. But violence is escalating in Kampala, and people are disappearing. Will they all make it to safety in Britain and will they be given refuge if they do? And all the while, a terrible secret about the expulsion hangs over them, threatening to tear the family apart. From the green hilltops of Kampala, to the terraced houses of London, Neema Shah’s extraordinarily moving debut Kololo Hill explores what it means to leave your home behind, what it takes to start again, and the lengths some will go to protect their loved ones.Show more
Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm? Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off… The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. At his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family. Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory – or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life – and love – he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save–or destroy – all that he knows.Show more
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