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This is a debut novel that won’t disappoint. Set in a world where the rising oceans have taken over continents and there are humans living on the small tracts of land that remain whilst others have moved under the sea to the ocean floor. But criminals in the underworld are determined to take over the ocean floor and Ty finds himself fighting to save the only home he’s ever known. Joining forces with Gemma, a topsider who is searching for her mysteriously missing brother. Can they together, defeat the evil incomers that threaten to destroy everything Ty and Gemma hold dear?
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Lovers of time travelling adventure will be mesmerised by this second title in the Time Riders series. Three children from different times – Liam, who should have died at sea in 1912, Maddy whose life was to have ended in a plane crash in 2010 and Sal thought to have been burnt to death in a fire – have all been given a second chance by an agency designed to prevent time travel from changing history. Their new lives are put in danger when Maddy misguidedly opens a time window that leads back sixty-five million years to a world full of deadly dinosaurs. Will they stay safe and will they also be able to stop the past from being changed? This is the second in the Time Riders series; the first is Time Riders. Click here to visit the Time Riders website
A brilliantly told and exciting doggy story with a Christmassy theme, this latest adventure for the friendly and kind Jake tells how he sets out to rescue his friends. Jake loves looking forward to Christmas but this year everything is spoilt when his friends are kidnapped. Jake may be a bit unruly and is sometimes badly behaved but he is very kind and very brave and he soon sets to work to get everyone safely home just in time to celebrate Christmas! Annette and Nick Butterworth have always kept dogs and the inspiration for Jake is from two dogs in particular, the real life Jake, who played a major role in the creation of Percy the Park Keeper, and Sheppy. Click here to see other stories featuring Jake.
Book two in a thrilling new adventure series for boys. Billy Joe Ford is just 11 years old when his father is shot dead in front of him. His future looks bleak until he hooks up with a gang of boys – orphans like himself. Jess, Pete, Shane and Andyare used to watching out for each other and they welcome Billy Joe into the team. Soon, he knows that when danger comes calling, he can trust them with his life. He just might need to when a range war breaks up and he’s stuck in the middle of it.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 17. Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur. On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass. When the astrosaurs are attacked by some baby carnivores, they're in for a shock.
Michael Rosen: 'A crazy adventure set amongst the kids you don't want to know but who this book makes you really, really care about."This is one of Michael's chosen favourite books. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funniest Book Prize 2010 for Children aged 7-14. This is a nail-bitingly scary but hilarious story by a prize-winning author, featuring a stinking alien commander, eight freaky kids and a pair of faded Y-fronts. When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ragged crew of school superheroes to help him, including Tortoise Boy, armed with Cedric the tortoise, the Human Hurricane, who possesses untold power in his bottom, and Really Annoying Girl. But can this wild and wacky trio ever hope to save the world armed just with a pack of cards, some toy ray-guns and a pair of old pants for help?
Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. This is a thrilling action adventure which hurtles across time and place at breakneck speed. Three children are on the bring of death: Liam is about to drown as the Titanic sinks in 1912, Maddy is on an aeroplane fitted with a device which will destroy it in 2010 while Sal looks set to die in a fire in 2026. Each is offered a deal which means saying goodbye to their old lives… for a price. Meeting up and working together, the three make an unbeatable team fighting to save the world from imminent disaster. Freddie, aged 11, loves Time Riders too: I really enjoyed Time Riders ! The writer's imagination amazed me and I learnt a lot of historical facts. Two of the main characters are girls but it is still definitely a book that boys would enjoy. Finally it was action-packed and all 11 year olds love action! I cannot wait until the next book in the series. Click here to visit the Time Riders website and here to see all the Time Riders books.
Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! The Sauropod crew are sent on a mission to a planet where a team of diplodocus are mining for a very valuable space mineral. But their work is being disrupted - by space ghosts! Teggs and his crew begin to investigate.