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Best-selling Artemis Fowl is back with a new adventure. This time the teenage criminal mastermind must save the fairies from being discovered by the human world. As ever, he fights a fast and furious campaign with all the power – magical and mechanical – that his hugely original fairy world can muster. Hectically paced, this is a thrilling read. This title is also available as a Nintendo DS™ FLIPS title - click here
The second in the Ingo quartet. Helen Dunmore has deftly spliced together two very different worlds – the underwater world of Ingo and the world of the land people - in such a way that you are drawn into each so compellingly. Her writing is lyrical and light and the characters are vividly drawn and you can almost feel the tension as the story progresses. Her storytelling is supreme and she evokes a wondrous feeling of time and place. Although this is a sequel to Ingo, The Tide Knot stands alone in its own right as a book that children and adults can’t fail to enjoy. It has also just been shortlisted for the Nestle Children’s Book Award in the 9-11 age range. To read the series in order start with Ingo then The Tide Knot (which won the Nestle Children’s Book Prize Silver Medal) then The Deep and end with The Crossing of Ingo. Click here to view them all.
Do you have a keen writer in your midst? Karen Wallaceâ€™s brilliant heroine, Fiona Metalpress is an ace reporter who has the ability to sniff out a story from nothing. Fearless Fiona is full of dastardly adventures and mad-cap action; no 7 year-old upwards can fail to be transfixed.
This handsome little book with striking silhouette illustrations, contains a wonderful story about young Tom Trueheart, the youngest of seven brothers, who sets out into the Land of Stories to find out what can possibly have gone wrong for his six older brothers. Each has been sent off on a quest and none returns. Things have gone wrong in the Land of Story so Snow White goes on sleeping and Cinderella still waits with only one shoe. Does little Tom have the courage to become the hero who can bring the stories to an end? A celebration of make believe for all lovers of a good story. Check out the latest tale in this series, Tom Trueheart and The Land of Dark Stories. The third in this swashbuckling series featuring brave Tom Trueheart - Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends is also now published.
Agent Amelia is a terrific new character in childrenâ€™s fiction. Sheâ€™s a secret agent whose lifeâ€™s work is to save the planet. With the help of gadgets and disguises she does just that. Girls will love her for sheâ€™ll empower them to rise to any challenge put to them.
Cherub No.7: When an MI5 operation goes disastrously wrong, James Adams needs all of his skills to get out of Russia alive. Meanwhile, his sister Lauren is on her first solo mission, trying to uncover a brutal human trafficking operation. But, when James does get home, he finds that his nightmare is just beginning… It’s not essential to read these thrillers in order as they are stand alone novels in their own right, however once you’ve read one you’ll want to read them all anyway.
A novel that takes the reader on an epic journey through famine, hope and survival by a much-loved award-winning author. Set in both Ireland and America this is a story with cliff hanger endings for every chapter. Perfect for keen readers and reluctant readers alike. A real gem. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Twist of Gold a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'an amazing, emotional, unforgettable book, which in some parts made me feel like crying...one of the best books I’ve ever read!' Scroll down to read more reviews...
Often the 2nd in a series is the weaker, but Julia Golding has surpassed herself here by delivering a totally gripping novel where once again good versus evil is the underlying theme but Connie has to get the better of a shapeshifter as well as someone who can kill just by looking. Awesome stuff with an ecological twist and completely unputdownable. The third title in the Companions Quartet is scheduled for 2007.
Often the 2nd in a series is the weaker, but Julia Golding has surpassed herself here by delivering a totally gripping novel where once again good versus evil is the underlying theme but Connie has to get the better of a shapeshifter as well as someone who can kill just by looking. Awesome stuff with an ecological twist and completely unputdownable. To read them in order start with Secrets of the Sirens, then Gorgons Gaze and follow that with Mines of the Minotaur. Be sure to check out the latest new title in the series The Chimera's Curse: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4.
An exciting second set of thrilling adventures for Dax who thought he was an ordinary schoolboy until he suddenly turns into a fox. It turns out that he is one of a chosen group being trained by the government in a special school. Dax is excited about returning to school for the new term but, almost as soon as he does, he finds some very strange things are going on. Is it just Dax’s imagination or is there something sinister happening? If you enjoyed this then check out Ali Sparkes' other titles, including Finding the Fox, Going to Ground, Dowsing the Dead, Stirring the Storm, and her latest book Frozen in Time.
Cherub No.6: Thrills, spills, action and adventure are the hallmarks of this author's work and fans of Horowitz and Joe Craig’s Jimmy Coates are sure to lap it up. The reader will be drawn inexorably towards the final twist in the tail that will give readers pause for thought but be ready for a roller-coaster ride.
Grk is an absolutely delightful dog who along with his schoolboy friend gets up to all sorts of tricks and mayhem. Well-written, utterly gripping and funny too this series is sure to appeal greatly to boys and girls alike particularly if action and adventure 007 or Alex Rider style is what they’re after but for a slightly younger audience. Joshua Doder will be at The Cheltenham Book Festival in October. For more details click here. Other grk books include Grk and the Pelotti Gang, A Dog Called Grk, and finally Grk Smells a Rat.
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