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Leonora Bulbeck

Leonora Bulbeck - Editor

Woking, United Kingdom

Experienced proofreader and ebook editor/producer, specialising in children's and YA fiction and non-fiction.

Overview

I am an experienced proofreader and ebook editor/producer. I've worked on over 400 titles at UK children's publishers Usborne Publishing and Templar Publishing including best sellers and award winners. Over the years I've built up a skill set specifically geared towards ebook editing, production and distribution. In addition, I have designed, created and edited websites and social media channels. I have a real passion for children's and YA fiction and non-fiction and am more than happy to share my knowledge and give advice.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • MA Publishing (University of the Arts London)
  • Imago Training - Editing and Enhancing your eBooks
  • Imago Training - Word to ePub via InDesign
  • Publishing Training Centre - Digital Proofreading
  • MA Linguistics (Cambridge University)

Work experience

Digital Editor

Usborne Publishing

January, 2012 – March, 2016 (about 4 years)

Producing reflowable and fixed layout ebooks (ePub 2 and ePub 3).

Editing and proofreading ebooks once created.

Making changes directly into the code and implementing updates to existing ebooks.

Repurposing print books to optimise ebook layouts.

Assessing digital potential for print books.

Writing and updating metadata for ebook retailers.

Designing and editing webpages for company websites.

Freelance Web Marketing and Publicity Consultant

Templar Publishing

January, 2011 – December, 2011 (11 months)

Maintaining company websites and social media channels.

Setting up Facebook pages and creating custom FBML pages.

Organising and running blog tours for authors.

Designing and writing marketing materials for blog tours and websites.

Portfolio (168 selected works)

Compton Valance - The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe: For tablet devices

Matt Brown, Lizzy Finlay

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their effort... read more

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their effort... read more

Compton Valance - The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back: For tablet devices

Matt Brown

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can o... read more

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can o... read more

Compton Valance - Super F.A.R.T.s Versus the Master of Time: For tablet devices

Matt Brown

Fresh from saving the universe, Compton and Bryan are whisked off to the future to become trainee Time Crime Agents. But when a notorious criminal mastermind escapes from a maximum security prison and kidnaps Bryan, Compton must race against time to save his best friend – and the world – from evil…using only a slimy sandwich! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kind... read more

Fresh from saving the universe, Compton and Bryan are whisked off to the future to become trainee Time Crime Agents. But when a notorious criminal mastermind escapes from a maximum security prison and kidnaps Bryan, Compton must race against time to save his best friend – and the world – from evil…using only a slimy sandwich! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kind... read more

Compton Valance - Revenge of the Fancy-Pants Time Pirate: Compton Valance (Book 4)

Matt Brown

Magnificently moustachioed madman Gussage St Vincent is back from the dead and set on using his pirate galleon time machine to become OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE. It’s up to Trainee Time Crime Agents Compton and Bryan to stop him, in a battle involving the pongiest pants in history, the Great Fish-Slapping Game and a LOT of custard pies.

Magnificently moustachioed madman Gussage St Vincent is back from the dead and set on using his pirate galleon time machine to become OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE. It’s up to Trainee Time Crime Agents Compton and Bryan to stop him, in a battle involving the pongiest pants in history, the Great Fish-Slapping Game and a LOT of custard pies.

True Stories of Heroes: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

Thirteen thrilling true stories of courage and heroism. From firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor, to a helicopter rescue team on board a fast sinking ship and one housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people. A gripping and engaging collection of amazing real life stories, perfect for readers who prefer ... read more

Thirteen thrilling true stories of courage and heroism. From firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor, to a helicopter rescue team on board a fast sinking ship and one housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people. A gripping and engaging collection of amazing real life stories, perfect for readers who prefer ... read more

True Stories of D-Day: Usborne True Stories

Henry Brook

Eleven thrilling true stories of the world-shaping events of June 6th 1944 published in association with the Imperial War Museum. Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy, from tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters. Stories are illustrated with informative maps and line drawings.With internet links... read more

Eleven thrilling true stories of the world-shaping events of June 6th 1944 published in association with the Imperial War Museum. Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy, from tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters. Stories are illustrated with informative maps and line drawings.With internet links... read more

True Stories of Spies: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming

Ten thrilling true stories of spies and espionage. Contains tales of stealth and deception, each every bit as daring and glamorous as the fictional escapades of James Bond, but far more deadly as the real life spies risk capture, torture and execution for their trade. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Ten thrilling true stories of spies and espionage. Contains tales of stealth and deception, each every bit as daring and glamorous as the fictional escapades of James Bond, but far more deadly as the real life spies risk capture, torture and execution for their trade. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of Pirates: Usborne True Stories

Lucy Lethbridge

Three hundred years ago, pirates ruled the oceans. Attacking and robbing the rich trading ships that crossed their paths, the most successful pirates acquired fabulous treasure and lived like kings. But a pirate's career was short and cruel. These stories tell a tale of hardship and brutality, bringing to life the flamboyant characters of the most famous pirate captains and the determination o... read more

Three hundred years ago, pirates ruled the oceans. Attacking and robbing the rich trading ships that crossed their paths, the most successful pirates acquired fabulous treasure and lived like kings. But a pirate's career was short and cruel. These stories tell a tale of hardship and brutality, bringing to life the flamboyant characters of the most famous pirate captains and the determination o... read more

True Stories of Crime and Detection: Usborne True Stories

Gill Harvey

Nine exciting stories of real life crime and detection featuring serial killers, art forgers, kidnappers, robbers, runaways and forensic scientists. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Nine exciting stories of real life crime and detection featuring serial killers, art forgers, kidnappers, robbers, runaways and forensic scientists. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of Survival: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, find out what made the difference between life and death in these ten thrilling stories of survival. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, find out what made the difference between life and death in these ten thrilling stories of survival. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of Escape: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

Eight thrilling true stories of daring escapes. Contains tales of breakouts from infamous institutions such as Alcatraz and Devil's Island, and the risks the prisoners faced afterwards, including savage dogs, armed guards and shark-infested waters. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Eight thrilling true stories of daring escapes. Contains tales of breakouts from infamous institutions such as Alcatraz and Devil's Island, and the risks the prisoners faced afterwards, including savage dogs, armed guards and shark-infested waters. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of Ghosts: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell, Tony Allan

Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by people who believed they had been haunted by ghosts or poltergeists. Stories are illustrated with maps and diagrams. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by people who believed they had been haunted by ghosts or poltergeists. Stories are illustrated with maps and diagrams. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories Sea Adventures: Usborne True Stories

Henry Brook

Set sail across the seven seas with this gripping collection of real life maritime adventures. Perfect for reluctant readers and those who prefer fact to fiction.

Set sail across the seven seas with this gripping collection of real life maritime adventures. Perfect for reluctant readers and those who prefer fact to fiction.

True Stories of the Wild West: Usborne True Stories

Henry Brook

The Wild West was a lawless wilderness until settlers from America's crowded cities came looking for gold, land and a better way of life. But it was a long struggle to tame this hard country. Here are ten real-life stories from the Old West about the cowboys, outlaws and lawmen who lived and died by the speed of their wits.

The Wild West was a lawless wilderness until settlers from America's crowded cities came looking for gold, land and a better way of life. But it was a long struggle to tame this hard country. Here are ten real-life stories from the Old West about the cowboys, outlaws and lawmen who lived and died by the speed of their wits.

True Stories of the First World War: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

Ten thrilling stories of the First World War. Contains eye-witness accounts of some of World War One's most important events, from the epic naval battle of Jutland to the strange Christmas truce of 1914. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Ten thrilling stories of the First World War. Contains eye-witness accounts of some of World War One's most important events, from the epic naval battle of Jutland to the strange Christmas truce of 1914. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of the Second World War: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

Twelve thrilling true stories of the Second World War. Includes real life tales of epic naval battles, monumental battles and duels between solitary snipers for control of Stalingrad amongst other tales of bravery and heroism. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life ... read more

Twelve thrilling true stories of the Second World War. Includes real life tales of epic naval battles, monumental battles and duels between solitary snipers for control of Stalingrad amongst other tales of bravery and heroism. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life ... read more

The Blitz (Usborne True Stories)

Henry Brook

A thrilling collection of true stories about The Blitz of 1940 for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families. With internet links via Usborne Quicklinks to websites where readers can find out more about the Second World War. Published in associatio... read more

A thrilling collection of true stories about The Blitz of 1940 for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families. With internet links via Usborne Quicklinks to websites where readers can find out more about the Second World War. Published in associatio... read more

True Stories of Everest Adventures: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

Eleven true-life stories of adventure and exploration on the world's tallest mountain, including tales of tragedy, misfortune and reckless ambition. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Eleven true-life stories of adventure and exploration on the world's tallest mountain, including tales of tragedy, misfortune and reckless ambition. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

True Stories of Desert Adventures: Usborne True Stories

Gill Harvey

Deserts are some of the wildest, most inhospitable places on earth, too dry for any but the toughest creatures to survive. But their harsh beauty and hidden secrets have inspired many quests and dreams – some brave, some desperate, and some foolhardy – as these eleven stories show...

Deserts are some of the wildest, most inhospitable places on earth, too dry for any but the toughest creatures to survive. But their harsh beauty and hidden secrets have inspired many quests and dreams – some brave, some desperate, and some foolhardy – as these eleven stories show...

True Stories of Polar Adventures: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

A gripping collection of true stories of exploration and danger over the icy wastelands of Antarctica. Contains true life stories from the fated expedition of Captain Scott to Ernest Shackleton's epic trek across the snow to save his stranded crew.

A gripping collection of true stories of exploration and danger over the icy wastelands of Antarctica. Contains true life stories from the fated expedition of Captain Scott to Ernest Shackleton's epic trek across the snow to save his stranded crew.

War Stories: Usborne True Stories

Paul Dowswell

A collection of moving stories from the First and Second World War published in association with the Imperial War Museum. These twenty-two stories recount some of the most heroic, devastating and pivotal moments of the World Wars providing young readers with an insight into the human stories behind the conflicts. "A truly moving collection of tales. From spies and secret plots to snipers and z... read more

A collection of moving stories from the First and Second World War published in association with the Imperial War Museum. These twenty-two stories recount some of the most heroic, devastating and pivotal moments of the World Wars providing young readers with an insight into the human stories behind the conflicts. "A truly moving collection of tales. From spies and secret plots to snipers and z... read more

Frankenstein: Usborne Classics Retold

John Grant, Barry Jones

As lightning flashes across the night sky, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in the ultimate scientific experiment – the creation of life. But lonely and rejected, the being he creates soon turns on Victor and his family, with terrifying and tragic results. Rivetingly retold for a new generation of readers, Mary Shelley's classic horror story remains as powerful and gripping as the day it was first... read more

As lightning flashes across the night sky, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in the ultimate scientific experiment – the creation of life. But lonely and rejected, the being he creates soon turns on Victor and his family, with terrifying and tragic results. Rivetingly retold for a new generation of readers, Mary Shelley's classic horror story remains as powerful and gripping as the day it was first... read more

Dracula: Usborne Classics Retold

Mike Stocks, Barry Jones

When Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula, he has no idea of his host's horrible nocturnal habits. Can the eccentric Professor Van Helsing and his brave young friends take on the vilest vampire in the world? A modern and accessible retelling of Bram Stoker's classic horror story, guaranteed to grip young readers. Includes informative notes on both the author and the original text.

When Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula, he has no idea of his host's horrible nocturnal habits. Can the eccentric Professor Van Helsing and his brave young friends take on the vilest vampire in the world? A modern and accessible retelling of Bram Stoker's classic horror story, guaranteed to grip young readers. Includes informative notes on both the author and the original text.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Usborne Classics Retold

John Grant, Ron Tiner

A spine-chilling retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, guaranteed to thrill young readers. Behind the locked door of Dr. Jekyll's laboratory lies a mystery his lawyer is determined to solve. Why does the doctor spend so much time in there? What is the connection between the respectable Dr. Jekyll and his loathsome visitor, Mr. Hyde? Why has Dr. Jekyll changed his will to ... read more

A spine-chilling retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, guaranteed to thrill young readers. Behind the locked door of Dr. Jekyll's laboratory lies a mystery his lawyer is determined to solve. Why does the doctor spend so much time in there? What is the connection between the respectable Dr. Jekyll and his loathsome visitor, Mr. Hyde? Why has Dr. Jekyll changed his will to ... read more

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Usborne Classics Retold

Henry Brook

The world's most famous detective is brought to life for a new generation of readers in this gripping retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in peculiar circumstances, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to investigate. Could the death have something to do with the monstrous hound said to haunt the Baskerville family? And will Hol... read more

The world's most famous detective is brought to life for a new generation of readers in this gripping retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in peculiar circumstances, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to investigate. Could the death have something to do with the monstrous hound said to haunt the Baskerville family? And will Hol... read more

Tales of King Arthur: Usborne Classics Retold

Felicity Brooks, Rodney Matthews

These legendary tales of knights and nobility in ancient Britain, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remain as fresh and exciting as the day they were first written. From the sword in the stone to the lady in the lake, these stories bring to life the fantastic characters of Camelot: the wise wizard Merlin, the gallant Sir Lancelot, the wicked Morgan le Fay, and the beautiful Queen Guinevere.

These legendary tales of knights and nobility in ancient Britain, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remain as fresh and exciting as the day they were first written. From the sword in the stone to the lady in the lake, these stories bring to life the fantastic characters of Camelot: the wise wizard Merlin, the gallant Sir Lancelot, the wicked Morgan le Fay, and the beautiful Queen Guinevere.

Jason and the Argonauts: Usborne Classics Retold

Felicity Brooks, Graham Humphreys

Deep in the heart of enemy territory, through mountainous seas and uncharted lands, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god, to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Thrillingly retold for today's readers, this heroic tale of myths and monsters in the ancient world remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was f... read more

Deep in the heart of enemy territory, through mountainous seas and uncharted lands, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god, to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Thrillingly retold for today's readers, this heroic tale of myths and monsters in the ancient world remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was f... read more

Treasure Island: Usborne Classics Retold

Henry Brook, Ian McNee

Robert Louis Stevenson's gripping classic tale of pirate gold and adventure on the high seas, rivetingly retold for today's readers, is as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. Young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map and sets sail on the Hispaniola, on a perilous voyage that will change his life forever. But Treasure Island is a sinister, ghostly place, and Jim soon finds ... read more

Robert Louis Stevenson's gripping classic tale of pirate gold and adventure on the high seas, rivetingly retold for today's readers, is as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. Young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map and sets sail on the Hispaniola, on a perilous voyage that will change his life forever. But Treasure Island is a sinister, ghostly place, and Jim soon finds ... read more

Moby Dick: Usborne Classics Retold

Henry Brook, Bob Harvey

A faithful retelling of the classic Herman Melville story about Captain Ahab and his vengeful hunt for the whale Moby Dick. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style, the Classics Retold series is designed to introduce young readers to much-loved classic stories. The text includes informative notes on both the author and the original text, and is ideal for encouraging young readers to pu... read more

A faithful retelling of the classic Herman Melville story about Captain Ahab and his vengeful hunt for the whale Moby Dick. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style, the Classics Retold series is designed to introduce young readers to much-loved classic stories. The text includes informative notes on both the author and the original text, and is ideal for encouraging young readers to pu... read more

Huckleberry Finn: Usborne Classics Retold

Henry Brook, Ian McNee

Mark Twain's classic tale of escape and adventure rivetingly retold for today's readers. To get away from his violent, drunken father, Huckleberry Finn fakes his own death and lives wild in the woods. He soon meets Jim, a runaway slave, and the two outcasts set off on a dangerous journey down the mighty Mississippi river, in search of freedom. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style to... read more

Mark Twain's classic tale of escape and adventure rivetingly retold for today's readers. To get away from his violent, drunken father, Huckleberry Finn fakes his own death and lives wild in the woods. He soon meets Jim, a runaway slave, and the two outcasts set off on a dangerous journey down the mighty Mississippi river, in search of freedom. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style to... read more

Tom Sawyer: Usborne Classics Retold

Mark Twain, Henry Brook, Ian Mcnee

Mark Twain's classic story, rivetingly retold for today's younger readers. In his sleepy little town, Tom Sawyer dreams of becoming a pirate, an explorer or an outlaw. But after witnessing a gruesome crime in the graveyard, he sets off on an adventure far more thrilling than he could have imagined. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style, this book is designed to introduce young reader... read more

Mark Twain's classic story, rivetingly retold for today's younger readers. In his sleepy little town, Tom Sawyer dreams of becoming a pirate, an explorer or an outlaw. But after witnessing a gruesome crime in the graveyard, he sets off on an adventure far more thrilling than he could have imagined. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style, this book is designed to introduce young reader... read more

The Canterbury Tales: Usborne Classics Retold

Sarah Courtauld, Abigail Wheatley, Ian McNee

It's the Middle Ages, and an ill-matched band of strangers is setting off on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. To amuse themselves along the way, they hold a storytelling competition. But the tales soon turn from ripping yarns to slanging matches... With a cast of unforgettable characters, from the blue-blooded Knight and the merry Wife of Bath to the shifty Pardoner, the story is as much about the ... read more

It's the Middle Ages, and an ill-matched band of strangers is setting off on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. To amuse themselves along the way, they hold a storytelling competition. But the tales soon turn from ripping yarns to slanging matches... With a cast of unforgettable characters, from the blue-blooded Knight and the merry Wife of Bath to the shifty Pardoner, the story is as much about the ... read more

Don Quixote: Usborne Classics Retold

Henry Brook, Ian McNee

Don Quixote has read so many books about knights and wizards, damsels and elves, he's gone completely nuts and wants to be a knight himself. Recruiting the village idiot, Sancho Panza, as his squire, he sets off on an adventure that has amazed readers for centuries. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style to introduce young readers to this much-loved classic story.

Don Quixote has read so many books about knights and wizards, damsels and elves, he's gone completely nuts and wants to be a knight himself. Recruiting the village idiot, Sancho Panza, as his squire, he sets off on an adventure that has amazed readers for centuries. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style to introduce young readers to this much-loved classic story.

Tales of the Trojan War: Usborne Classics Retold

Kamini Khanduri, Jeff Anderson

"This means war!" yells King Menelaus when he finds out that his wife has sailed away in the dead of night with a Trojan prince. Follow the epic struggle of the great Greek heroes as they seek their revenge on Troy with an army of 100,000 men. Full of action, adventure and suspense, these fast-moving stories have been retold for today's readers in a way that is guaranteed to bring the Greek my... read more

"This means war!" yells King Menelaus when he finds out that his wife has sailed away in the dead of night with a Trojan prince. Follow the epic struggle of the great Greek heroes as they seek their revenge on Troy with an army of 100,000 men. Full of action, adventure and suspense, these fast-moving stories have been retold for today's readers in a way that is guaranteed to bring the Greek my... read more

Wuthering Heights: Usborne Classics Retold: From the Novel by Emily Bronte

Jane Bingham, Darrell Warner

Emily Brontë's haunting tale of love and revenge, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remains as powerful and gripping as the day it was first written. High on the windswept Yorkshire moors, an old farmhouse hides dark secrets. What is the strange history of Wuthering Heights? Why has Heathcliff, its mysterious owner, cut himself off from the world - and who is the unearthly girl wandering ... read more

Emily Brontë's haunting tale of love and revenge, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remains as powerful and gripping as the day it was first written. High on the windswept Yorkshire moors, an old farmhouse hides dark secrets. What is the strange history of Wuthering Heights? Why has Heathcliff, its mysterious owner, cut himself off from the world - and who is the unearthly girl wandering ... read more

Jane Eyre: Usborne Classics Retold: From the Novel by Charlotte Bronte

Anna Claybourne, Bob Harvey

Rivetingly retold for today's readers, Charlotte Brontë's classic story of thwarted love and dark secrets remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. Jane Eyre is a poor orphan who has no one to protect her from bullying relations and school masters. Determined to change her luck, she becomes a governess and settles happily into a new life at Thornfield Hall. Before long, Ja... read more

Rivetingly retold for today's readers, Charlotte Brontë's classic story of thwarted love and dark secrets remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. Jane Eyre is a poor orphan who has no one to protect her from bullying relations and school masters. Determined to change her luck, she becomes a governess and settles happily into a new life at Thornfield Hall. Before long, Ja... read more

Kidnapped: Usborne Classics Retold: From the Novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Brook, Bob Harvey

Rivetingly retold for today's readers, Robert Louis Stevenson's stirring tale of intrigue and adventure in the Scottish Highlands is as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. After the death of his parents, young David Balfour is sent to stay with his mysterious Uncle Ebenezer. When David discovers a family secret that could change his life forever, he is kidnapped and sold into s... read more

Rivetingly retold for today's readers, Robert Louis Stevenson's stirring tale of intrigue and adventure in the Scottish Highlands is as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. After the death of his parents, young David Balfour is sent to stay with his mysterious Uncle Ebenezer. When David discovers a family secret that could change his life forever, he is kidnapped and sold into s... read more

Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Usborne Classics Retold

Tony Allan, Barry Jones

Edgar Allan Poe's terrifying tales of horror and suspense shocked the world when they were first published 150 years ago. Chillingly retold for today's readers, they remain as powerful and exciting as the day they were first written.

Edgar Allan Poe's terrifying tales of horror and suspense shocked the world when they were first published 150 years ago. Chillingly retold for today's readers, they remain as powerful and exciting as the day they were first written.

Victorian Horror Stories: Usborne Classics Retold

Mike Stocks

Six terrifying tales from the Victorian age thrillingly retold for today's readers.

Six terrifying tales from the Victorian age thrillingly retold for today's readers.

Victorian Ghost Stories: Usborne Classics Retold

Mike Stocks

Six spine-tingling stories dug up and dusted down for today's readers. Enter the terrifying world of Victorian ghouls and ghostly apparitions – if you dare.

Six spine-tingling stories dug up and dusted down for today's readers. Enter the terrifying world of Victorian ghouls and ghostly apparitions – if you dare.

The Runaway Tractor: For tablet devices (Usborne Farmyard Tales)

Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright

Follow Ted's disastrous tractor journey in this humourous short story set on Apple Tree Farm. Specially written, with the help of language experts, for young children just beginning to read. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. This is a highly illustrated ... read more

Follow Ted's disastrous tractor journey in this humourous short story set on Apple Tree Farm. Specially written, with the help of language experts, for young children just beginning to read. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. This is a highly illustrated ... read more

Barn on Fire: For tablet devices (Usborne Farmyard Tales)

Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright

Can Poppy and Sam save the day when the barn at Apple Tree Farm catches fire? Young children will love finding out what happens in this charming short story, specially written for new readers with the help of language experts. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double... read more

Can Poppy and Sam save the day when the barn at Apple Tree Farm catches fire? Young children will love finding out what happens in this charming short story, specially written for new readers with the help of language experts. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double... read more

The Naughty Sheep: For tablet devices (Usborne Farmyard Tales)

Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright

Follow Woolly the sheep as she escapes from her field, into the farmyard, and beyond in this charming short story, specially written, with the help of language experts, for young children who are just beginning to read. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. ... read more

Follow Woolly the sheep as she escapes from her field, into the farmyard, and beyond in this charming short story, specially written, with the help of language experts, for young children who are just beginning to read. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. ... read more

Pig Gets Stuck: For tablet devices (Usborne Farmyard Tales)

Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright

Curly the pig is stuck: will Mrs Boot be able to get him out? Young children will love finding out what happens in this humorous short story specially written for new readers with the help of language experts. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. This is a ... read more

Curly the pig is stuck: will Mrs Boot be able to get him out? Young children will love finding out what happens in this humorous short story specially written for new readers with the help of language experts. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. This is a ... read more

The Railway Children: For tablet devices (Usborne Picture Books)

Susanna Davidson, Alan Marks

A moving retelling of E. Nesbit's much-loved story about three children whose lives change forever the day their father disappears. Simple text and colourful illustrations capture the essence of this classic story for young children. Beautiful full colour ebook, best viewed on a tablet.

A moving retelling of E. Nesbit's much-loved story about three children whose lives change forever the day their father disappears. Simple text and colourful illustrations capture the essence of this classic story for young children. Beautiful full colour ebook, best viewed on a tablet.

The Story of Black Beauty: For tablet devices (Usborne Picture Books)

Susanna Davidson, Alan Marks

Anna Sewell's classic tale of one horse's journey from the rolling hills of the English countryside to the dark, cobbled streets of London retold through simple read-aloud text and beautiful watercolour illustrations. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Anna Sewell's classic tale of one horse's journey from the rolling hills of the English countryside to the dark, cobbled streets of London retold through simple read-aloud text and beautiful watercolour illustrations. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

The Wind in the Willows: For tablet devices (Usborne Picture Books)

Lesley Sims, Mauro Evangelista

Down by the riverbank, Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad are about to begin their adventures. Join in the fun with this beautifully illustrated retelling of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Down by the riverbank, Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad are about to begin their adventures. Join in the fun with this beautifully illustrated retelling of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

The Rainy Day: For tablet devices (Usborne Picture Books)

Anna Milbourne, Sarah Gill

A delightful picture book about a wonderfully wet walk. Simple text and colourful illustrations introduce the science of rain to very young children. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

A delightful picture book about a wonderfully wet walk. Simple text and colourful illustrations introduce the science of rain to very young children. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Three)

Mairi Mackinnon, Mike and Carl Gordon

Every day, Sam takes the same old sheep up the same old mountain, then one day he thinks of a way to make life more exciting... Simply written in lively, flowing text Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be ... read more

Every day, Sam takes the same old sheep up the same old mountain, then one day he thinks of a way to make life more exciting... Simply written in lively, flowing text Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be ... read more

The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Three)

Russell Punter, Andy Elkerton

Sid likes scaring his friends with his mighty roar, but when Sid loses his voice, will his friends wish he hadn’t? This delightfully illustrated story is specially written for children beginning to read alone. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Irresistible for children learning to read. " - Child Education Plus

Sid likes scaring his friends with his mighty roar, but when Sid loses his voice, will his friends wish he hadn’t? This delightfully illustrated story is specially written for children beginning to read alone. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Irresistible for children learning to read. " - Child Education Plus

The Reluctant Dragon: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Four)

Katie Daynes, Fred Blunt

Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will happen when Saint George comes to stay? Simply written in lively, flowing text Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fi... read more

Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will happen when Saint George comes to stay? Simply written in lively, flowing text Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fi... read more

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Four)

Susanna Davidson, Mike Gordon

Naughty Goldilocks sneaks into the bears' house and eats all their porridge, breaks their furniture and sleeps in their beds. She is in for a surprise when the bears return home... Simply written in lively, flowing text, Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes... read more

Naughty Goldilocks sneaks into the bears' house and eats all their porridge, breaks their furniture and sleeps in their beds. She is in for a surprise when the bears return home... Simply written in lively, flowing text, Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes... read more

Little Red Riding Hood: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Four)

Susanna Davidson, Mike Gordon

Little Red Riding Hood braves the deep, dark woods to visit her grandmother, but can she outwit the wolf she encounters along the way? A simple retelling of this classic fairytale, designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle... read more

Little Red Riding Hood braves the deep, dark woods to visit her grandmother, but can she outwit the wolf she encounters along the way? A simple retelling of this classic fairytale, designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. Includes links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle... read more

Romeo and Juliet: For tablet devices: Gift Edition (Usborne Young Reading: Series Two)

Anna Claybourne, Jana Costa

Romeo and Juliet are in love... but their families are bitter enemies. Set in medieval Vienna, a place of sword fights, secrets and magic potions, their tragic love story plays out to a desperate end. This simple retelling is a brilliant introduction to the work of William Shakespeare for young readers growing in confidence and ability. Includes a guide to the characters and links to recommend... read more

Romeo and Juliet are in love... but their families are bitter enemies. Set in medieval Vienna, a place of sword fights, secrets and magic potions, their tragic love story plays out to a desperate end. This simple retelling is a brilliant introduction to the work of William Shakespeare for young readers growing in confidence and ability. Includes a guide to the characters and links to recommend... read more

Twelfth Night: For tablet devices (Usborne Young Reading: Series Two)

Rosie Dickins, Christa Unzner

Shakespeare's classic comedy specially retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When Viola is left shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she must disguise herself as a boy for protection. But when she becomes a page for Duke Orsino, things start to get a little complicated. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Crack ... read more

Shakespeare's classic comedy specially retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When Viola is left shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she must disguise herself as a boy for protection. But when she becomes a page for Duke Orsino, things start to get a little complicated. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Crack ... read more

The Odyssey: For tablet devices (Usborne Young Reading: Series Three)

Louie Stowell, Matteo Pincelli

Odysseus is finally heading home after a long war, but his troubles have just begun. Terrible dangers are in store, from one-eyed monsters to cannibal kings. Specially written for confident young readers, this dramatic re-telling is a perfect introduction to Homer's epic tale. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more about Ancient Greece. This is a highly illustrated ebook that ... read more

Odysseus is finally heading home after a long war, but his troubles have just begun. Terrible dangers are in store, from one-eyed monsters to cannibal kings. Specially written for confident young readers, this dramatic re-telling is a perfect introduction to Homer's epic tale. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more about Ancient Greece. This is a highly illustrated ebook that ... read more

The Wooden Horse: For tablet devices (Usborne Young Reading: Series One)

Russell Punter, Matteo Pincelli

When Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus, runs away to Troy, it sparks a siege that rages for ten years. Can the King's army ever break into Troy and bring Helen back? Just when the task seems impossible, clever Odysseus has an idea... This thrilling retelling of the classic Greek myth is specially written for children who have just started reading alone. Includes links to recommended w... read more

When Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus, runs away to Troy, it sparks a siege that rages for ten years. Can the King's army ever break into Troy and bring Helen back? Just when the task seems impossible, clever Odysseus has an idea... This thrilling retelling of the classic Greek myth is specially written for children who have just started reading alone. Includes links to recommended w... read more

Egyptians: For tablet devices (Usborne Beginners)

Stephanie Turnbull, Colin King

Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they build pyramids and how were mummies made? These and other questions are answered with vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, and short, easy to read text. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they build pyramids and how were mummies made? These and other questions are answered with vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, and short, easy to read text. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

The Solar System: For tablet devices (Usborne Beginners)

Emily Bone, Terry Pastor

What is the surface of Mars like? Why does Venus glow in the dark? How do scientists explore faraway planets? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

What is the surface of Mars like? Why does Venus glow in the dark? How do scientists explore faraway planets? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

Sharks: For tablet devices (Usborne Beginners)

Catriona Clark, Adam Relf

What do sharks like to eat? Which shark glows in the dark? And why do some sharks never stop swimming? Packed with facts about nature's greatest predators and illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book is specially written for children who are just beginning to read alone. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read... read more

What do sharks like to eat? Which shark glows in the dark? And why do some sharks never stop swimming? Packed with facts about nature's greatest predators and illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book is specially written for children who are just beginning to read alone. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read... read more

Owls: For tablet devices (Usborne Beginners)

Emily Bone, Jenny Cooper

How do owls find their way in the dark? What do they eat? What is a baby owl called? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this easy to read guide with stunning photographs. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

How do owls find their way in the dark? What do they eat? What is a baby owl called? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this easy to read guide with stunning photographs. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller

Romans: Usborne Beginners

Katie Daynes

Who were the ancient Romans? Where did they go to eat, shop and wash? What did they do for fun? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about life in Roman times. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set" - The Bookseller

Who were the ancient Romans? Where did they go to eat, shop and wash? What did they do for fun? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about life in Roman times. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set" - The Bookseller

The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook: For tablet devices (Usborne Handbooks)

Louie Stowell

A funny and informative guide to how to become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there. With a foreword from ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station. Published in association with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. This is a highly illustr... read more

A funny and informative guide to how to become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there. With a foreword from ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station. Published in association with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. This is a highly illustr... read more

The Usborne Official Detective's Handbook: For tablet devices (Usborne Handbooks)

Anne Civardi, Colin King

Train yourself to be a great detective with this humorous, handy pocket guide packed with hints, tips and advice on how to be an intrepid, quick-thinking super-sleuth. Test your observational skills, learn how to crack codes, discover how to identify people by their fingerprints or handwriting, find out how to examine witnesses and look for clues. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can on... read more

Train yourself to be a great detective with this humorous, handy pocket guide packed with hints, tips and advice on how to be an intrepid, quick-thinking super-sleuth. Test your observational skills, learn how to crack codes, discover how to identify people by their fingerprints or handwriting, find out how to examine witnesses and look for clues. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can on... read more

The Usborne Official Spy's Handbook: For tablet devices (Usborne Handbooks)

Falcon Travis, Colin King

Packed with tips, hints and advice on all the tricks needed to be a super spy, including how to write and break codes, how to use disguises to avoid detection and how to stalk and shadow enemy spies effectively. Includes spy-tests, observation quizzes and code-cracking challenges. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Le Carré for ten-yea... read more

Packed with tips, hints and advice on all the tricks needed to be a super spy, including how to write and break codes, how to use disguises to avoid detection and how to stalk and shadow enemy spies effectively. Includes spy-tests, observation quizzes and code-cracking challenges. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Le Carré for ten-yea... read more

What's Happening to Me? (Girls): For tablet devices (What's Happening?)

Susan Meredith, Nancy Leschnikoff

Growing up is a whole lot easier if you have some idea what to expect. This book describes exactly what will happen to your body in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way, and it explains some of your feelings too - all you need to know for this important time in your life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Growing up is a whole lot easier if you have some idea what to expect. This book describes exactly what will happen to your body in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way, and it explains some of your feelings too - all you need to know for this important time in your life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

What's Happening to Me? (Boys): For tablet devices (What's Happening?)

Alex Frith, Adam Larkum

Growing up is a whole lot easier if you have some idea what to expect. This book describes exactly what will happen to your body in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way, and it explains some of your feelings too - all you need to know for this important time in your life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Look no further: the Wha... read more

Growing up is a whole lot easier if you have some idea what to expect. This book describes exactly what will happen to your body in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way, and it explains some of your feelings too - all you need to know for this important time in your life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Look no further: the Wha... read more

Coding for Beginners - Using Scratch: For tablet devices

Rosie Dickins, Louie Stowell

An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book teaches children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or othe... read more

An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book teaches children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or othe... read more

Usborne First Experiences: Going to the Doctor: For tablet devices

Anna Civardi

With gently humorous illustrations this delightful book shows young children what happens on a visit to the doctor. Stephen Cartwright’s illustrations are full of details to look at and talk about and there's a little yellow duck to find on every page. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

With gently humorous illustrations this delightful book shows young children what happens on a visit to the doctor. Stephen Cartwright’s illustrations are full of details to look at and talk about and there's a little yellow duck to find on every page. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Usborne First Experiences: Going to School: For tablet devices

Anna Civardi

A delightful book showing young children what to expect on the first day at school. Stephen Cartwright’s gently humorous illustrations are full of things to look at and talk about and the simple text enables slightly older children to read the book for themselves. With a little yellow duck to spot on every page! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or oth... read more

A delightful book showing young children what to expect on the first day at school. Stephen Cartwright’s gently humorous illustrations are full of things to look at and talk about and the simple text enables slightly older children to read the book for themselves. With a little yellow duck to spot on every page! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or oth... read more

Gymnastics: For tablet devices (Usborne Spectator Guides)

Sam Lake, Emily Bone

An essential and easy-to-follow guide to all the major gymnastics events, including trampolining, tumbling and artistic, acrobatic and aerobic gymnastics. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

An essential and easy-to-follow guide to all the major gymnastics events, including trampolining, tumbling and artistic, acrobatic and aerobic gymnastics. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Cycling: For tablet devices (Usborne Spectator Guides)

Katie Daynes

An easy-to-follow, fact-packed guide to all the major cycling events - in the velodrome, on the road, off-road and BMX racing. Packed with fascinating information about different types of bikes, biking equipment, and where events take place. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

An easy-to-follow, fact-packed guide to all the major cycling events - in the velodrome, on the road, off-road and BMX racing. Packed with fascinating information about different types of bikes, biking equipment, and where events take place. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Track and Field: For tablet devices (Usborne Spectator Guides)

Emily Bone

An easy-to-follow, fact-packed guide to all the major athletics events, including track races, jumping and throwing field events, and the heptathlon and decathlon. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

An easy-to-follow, fact-packed guide to all the major athletics events, including track races, jumping and throwing field events, and the heptathlon and decathlon. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Aquatics: For tablet devices (Usborne Spectator Guides)

Susan Meredith

Get more out of watching aquatics with this easy-to-follow guide to the rules and aims of major aquatics events, including swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Get more out of watching aquatics with this easy-to-follow guide to the rules and aims of major aquatics events, including swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Chocolate Island: For tablet devices (Usborne Young Puzzle Adventures)

Karen Dolby, Caroline Church

If Tom and Grace are to win the Chunkies Chocolate Competition, they need the best chocolate in the world. But where can they find it? Join them as they set off in search of the amazing Chocolate Island. A charmingly illustrated adventure story with picture puzzles threaded through it to involve the reader in the action. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fi... read more

If Tom and Grace are to win the Chunkies Chocolate Competition, they need the best chocolate in the world. But where can they find it? Join them as they set off in search of the amazing Chocolate Island. A charmingly illustrated adventure story with picture puzzles threaded through it to involve the reader in the action. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fi... read more

Uncle Pete's Pirate Adventure: For tablet devices (Usborne Young Puzzle Adventures)

Susannah Leigh, Brenda Haw

When Mary receives a mysterious letter, she knows it can only be from one person – Uncle Pete the Pirate! Join Mary and Zac on board Uncle Pete’s pirate boat, as they set sail in search of his missing crew. A charmingly illustrated adventure story with picture puzzles to involve the reader in the action. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

When Mary receives a mysterious letter, she knows it can only be from one person – Uncle Pete the Pirate! Join Mary and Zac on board Uncle Pete’s pirate boat, as they set sail in search of his missing crew. A charmingly illustrated adventure story with picture puzzles to involve the reader in the action. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

50 Things to Do with Your Baby: 0-6 months: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Cards)

Susanna Davidson, Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

An inspiring source of ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for very simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with very young babies. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of... read more

An inspiring source of ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for very simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with very young babies. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of... read more

50 Things to Do with Your Baby: 6-12 months: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Cards)

Susanna Davidson, Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for simple ball games, sand play, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with a baby. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, ... read more

An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for simple ball games, sand play, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with a baby. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, ... read more

50 Things to Do with Your Baby: 12+ months: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Cards)

Susanna Davidson, Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

Fifty inspiring, inexpensive ideas that help babies and toddlers learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for sorting games, finger rhymes, playing with paint and making friends. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of gi... read more

Fifty inspiring, inexpensive ideas that help babies and toddlers learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for sorting games, finger rhymes, playing with paint and making friends. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of gi... read more

50 Things to Do with Your Toddler: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Cards)

Susanna Davidson, Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

Fifty inspiring, inexpensive ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for dressing-up games, drawing, making and building and secret dens. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of giggles together." ... read more

Fifty inspiring, inexpensive ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Includes ideas for dressing-up games, drawing, making and building and secret dens. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Easy ways to keep your little one stimulated, with lots of giggles together." ... read more

Help Your Child to Read and Write: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Guides)

Fiona Chandler, Sheila McNicholas

An easy-to-use guide filled with everything that parents or carers of young children will need to know about helping their children to learn how to read. A combination of easy-to-read text, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations make this book a pleasure to read – even for the busiest mums and dads!

An easy-to-use guide filled with everything that parents or carers of young children will need to know about helping their children to learn how to read. A combination of easy-to-read text, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations make this book a pleasure to read – even for the busiest mums and dads!

Entertaining and Educating Young Children: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Guides)

Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

An easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of five. Covers a wide range of topics including painting and drawing, music, books and stories, food and active play.

An easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of five. Covers a wide range of topics including painting and drawing, music, books and stories, food and active play.

Entertaining and Educating Babies and Toddlers: For tablet devices (Usborne Parents' Guides)

Caroline Young, Sheila McNicholas

This easy-to-use guide is filled with everything that parents or carers of babies and toddlers need to know about keeping their little ones amused. Arranged by age, it covers topics such as keeping babies busy, fun with food, toddler painting, messy fun and much more. A combination of easy-to-read text, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations make this book perfect for even the bu... read more

This easy-to-use guide is filled with everything that parents or carers of babies and toddlers need to know about keeping their little ones amused. Arranged by age, it covers topics such as keeping babies busy, fun with food, toddler painting, messy fun and much more. A combination of easy-to-read text, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous illustrations make this book perfect for even the bu... read more

What's Maths All About?: For tablet devices (What's Science All About)

Alex Frith, Minna Lacey, Adam Larkum

A fascinating book about maths and its role in our lives. Discover what numbers are, how they help describe the world around us, and find out how brilliant mathematicians have changed the world. This book covers a wide range of maths topics, including algebra, geometry, charts and statistics, and feature humorous illustrations that bring the history of mathematics to life. This is a highly ill... read more

A fascinating book about maths and its role in our lives. Discover what numbers are, how they help describe the world around us, and find out how brilliant mathematicians have changed the world. This book covers a wide range of maths topics, including algebra, geometry, charts and statistics, and feature humorous illustrations that bring the history of mathematics to life. This is a highly ill... read more

What's Biology All About?: For tablet devices (What's Science All About)

Hazel Maskell, Adam Larkum

A fun and informative guide that shows what life is, how it works and why biology is more exciting today than ever before. Topics include characteristics of life, the human body, plants, evolution, ecology and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous pictures and diagrams. With simple experiments to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a... read more

A fun and informative guide that shows what life is, how it works and why biology is more exciting today than ever before. Topics include characteristics of life, the human body, plants, evolution, ecology and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous pictures and diagrams. With simple experiments to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a... read more

What's Chemistry All About?: For tablet devices (What's Science All About)

Alex Frith, Lisa Jane Gillespie, Adam Larkum

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure, radiation and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. Simple experiments are provided to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites are provided so readers can find out more. This is a hig... read more

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure, radiation and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. Simple experiments are provided to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites are provided so readers can find out more. This is a hig... read more

What's Physics All About?: For tablet devices (What's Science All About)

Kate Davies, Adam Larkum

Discover why things fall to the ground, how sound travels through walls and how many wonderful inventions exist thanks to physics in this lively, informative guide exploring what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Discover why things fall to the ground, how sound travels through walls and how many wonderful inventions exist thanks to physics in this lively, informative guide exploring what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet.

Penny Dreadful Is a Magnet for Disaster: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It's just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS don't work out completely brilliantly. Like, I didn't mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn't mean to steal our neighbour's dog and make ... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It's just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS don't work out completely brilliantly. Like, I didn't mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn't mean to steal our neighbour's dog and make ... read more

Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But this time I really wasn't trying to be DREADFUL... No. I was just trying to DO MY BEST, so it is completely not my fault that right now I am sort of blueish all over and so is my sister Daisy's swan outfit. And I was also really TRYING TO HELP Joshua Bottomley fall in love with Daisy by doing... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But this time I really wasn't trying to be DREADFUL... No. I was just trying to DO MY BEST, so it is completely not my fault that right now I am sort of blueish all over and so is my sister Daisy's swan outfit. And I was also really TRYING TO HELP Joshua Bottomley fall in love with Daisy by doing... read more

Penny Dreadful Is a Complete Catastrophe: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But it is not even true that I am dreadful... honest. You see, the DISASTER with Rooney, our class rat, might not have been such a DISASTER if it wasn't for Cosmo Moon Webster and his Amazing Maze. AND it is utterly not my fault that the Patented Burglar Trap accidentally tripped Gran over, so he... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But it is not even true that I am dreadful... honest. You see, the DISASTER with Rooney, our class rat, might not have been such a DISASTER if it wasn't for Cosmo Moon Webster and his Amazing Maze. AND it is utterly not my fault that the Patented Burglar Trap accidentally tripped Gran over, so he... read more

Penny Dreadful Cooks up a Calamity: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not mean to be dreadful... sawing Bridget Grimes in half for the school show was supposed to be a GOOD THING. And I didn't mean to get up to any SHENANIGANS on the school trip. Plus I worked extra-especially hard on the CAKE OF DREAMS for Mum's birthday... but somehow it still turned int... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not mean to be dreadful... sawing Bridget Grimes in half for the school show was supposed to be a GOOD THING. And I didn't mean to get up to any SHENANIGANS on the school trip. Plus I worked extra-especially hard on the CAKE OF DREAMS for Mum's birthday... but somehow it still turned int... read more

Penny Dreadful Is a Record Breaker: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I am definitely not dreadful... it's just sometimes people don't appreciate the brilliance of my ideas! I mean, it was a BRILLIANT IDEA to hunt a VAMPIRE and Cosmo said Mr. Bentley-Bucket was only pretending to be human. Also Grandma Overall who does not see the BRIGHT SIDE needed cheering up... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I am definitely not dreadful... it's just sometimes people don't appreciate the brilliance of my ideas! I mean, it was a BRILLIANT IDEA to hunt a VAMPIRE and Cosmo said Mr. Bentley-Bucket was only pretending to be human. Also Grandma Overall who does not see the BRIGHT SIDE needed cheering up... read more

Penny Dreadful Is Incredibly Contagious: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But in fact I am completely UNDREADFUL. It is just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS turn into DISASTERS. E.g. I didn't mean for Dad to have to go to a crucial meeting with a plastic flowerpot stuck on his head, I was only trying to invent a Patented Brain Massaging Helmet. Plus how was I to know... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But in fact I am completely UNDREADFUL. It is just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS turn into DISASTERS. E.g. I didn't mean for Dad to have to go to a crucial meeting with a plastic flowerpot stuck on his head, I was only trying to invent a Patented Brain Massaging Helmet. Plus how was I to know... read more

Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-Hah: For tablet devices

Joanna Nadin, Jess Mikhail

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. Actually, I am not even dreadful at all. I didn't mean for Marlon, who is our school goat, to eat a mobile phone or do some poo that looks like chocolate drops. I only set him free because I was being a FRIEND TO ANIMALS. Also, I didn't ask to be a bridesmaid at Aunt Deedee's wedding; I just want... read more

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. Actually, I am not even dreadful at all. I didn't mean for Marlon, who is our school goat, to eat a mobile phone or do some poo that looks like chocolate drops. I only set him free because I was being a FRIEND TO ANIMALS. Also, I didn't ask to be a bridesmaid at Aunt Deedee's wedding; I just want... read more

Why should I bother to keep fit?: For tablet devices (Why Should I?)

Kate Knighton, Susan Meredith, Christyan Fox

A fun and informative guide on how to maintain a healthy body through exercise and eating right which answers questions such as: What counts as exercise? What if I hate sport? and How can I get stronger? Includes simple tips on healthy eating, games to play indoors when it's raining and how to warm up and warm down properly. Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations ... read more

A fun and informative guide on how to maintain a healthy body through exercise and eating right which answers questions such as: What counts as exercise? What if I hate sport? and How can I get stronger? Includes simple tips on healthy eating, games to play indoors when it's raining and how to warm up and warm down properly. Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations ... read more

Why shouldn't I eat junk food?: For tablet devices (Why Should I?)

Kate Knighton, Adam Larkum

A fun and informative guide to healthy eating which answers questions such as: Why does junk food taste so good? What are food additives? What is processed food? and Can I still eat burgers? Includes simple recipes, exercise ideas and information on food labels, advertising and how food is grown. Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recomme... read more

A fun and informative guide to healthy eating which answers questions such as: Why does junk food taste so good? What are food additives? What is processed food? and Can I still eat burgers? Includes simple recipes, exercise ideas and information on food labels, advertising and how food is grown. Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recomme... read more

Why should I recycle?: For tablet devices (Why Should I?)

Susan Meredith, Christyan Fox

A fun and informative guide about the difficulties of making too much waste and what needs to be done about it. Answers questions such as: Why not bury rubbish? What do the recycling symbols mean? and Where does recycling go? Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ebook that ... read more

A fun and informative guide about the difficulties of making too much waste and what needs to be done about it. Answers questions such as: Why not bury rubbish? What do the recycling symbols mean? and Where does recycling go? Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ebook that ... read more

Why should I bother about the planet?: For tablet devices (Why Should I?)

Susan Meredith, Sara Rojo

An informative guide about what's gone wrong with the planet, what needs to be done and how to help. Answers questions such as: How can I save energy? What is a carbon footprint? What causes air pollution? Can science solve the problem? Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ... read more

An informative guide about what's gone wrong with the planet, what needs to be done and how to help. Answers questions such as: How can I save energy? What is a carbon footprint? What causes air pollution? Can science solve the problem? Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ... read more

Mary Ann and Miss Mozart: The Historical House

Ann Turnbull

1764: Mary Ann's greatest wish is to become an opera singer, so she's thrilled when she gets the chance to see child prodigy Mozart perform whilst at boarding school at No.6 Chelsea Walk. But when her father loses his fortune, she fears her singing dreams may be shattered. An enchanting story of dreams and determination, set in the colourful world of eighteenth century London. Ann Turnbull’s p... read more

1764: Mary Ann's greatest wish is to become an opera singer, so she's thrilled when she gets the chance to see child prodigy Mozart perform whilst at boarding school at No.6 Chelsea Walk. But when her father loses his fortune, she fears her singing dreams may be shattered. An enchanting story of dreams and determination, set in the colourful world of eighteenth century London. Ann Turnbull’s p... read more

Lizzie's Wish: The Historical House

Adèle Geras

1857: On an extended visit to her cousins in London, country girl Lizzie struggles to adapt to her new life of stiff manners and formal pastimes at No. 6 Chelsea Walk. And her dream of becoming a gardener is certainly frowned upon. But like her elder cousin, who wants to defy her middle-class upbringing and become a nurse, Lizzie has the strength of will to act against stifling Victorian conve... read more

1857: On an extended visit to her cousins in London, country girl Lizzie struggles to adapt to her new life of stiff manners and formal pastimes at No. 6 Chelsea Walk. And her dream of becoming a gardener is certainly frowned upon. But like her elder cousin, who wants to defy her middle-class upbringing and become a nurse, Lizzie has the strength of will to act against stifling Victorian conve... read more

Cecily's Portrait: The Historical House

Adèle Geras

1895: Cecily longs to learn the new art of photography and is determined that her widowed father will come to love it too, especially when she realises that her new friend and photographer, Rosalind, would be a perfect match for him. Will her dreams of uniting them ever come true? A touching and beautiful tale set at No.6 Chelsea Walk. Adele Geras has previously been shortlisted for the Whitbr... read more

1895: Cecily longs to learn the new art of photography and is determined that her widowed father will come to love it too, especially when she realises that her new friend and photographer, Rosalind, would be a perfect match for him. Will her dreams of uniting them ever come true? A touching and beautiful tale set at No.6 Chelsea Walk. Adele Geras has previously been shortlisted for the Whitbr... read more

Polly's March: The Historical House

Linda Newbery

1914: When 13-year-old Polly befriends two suffragettes in the top floor flat at No.6, Chelsea Walk, she finds herself questioning the views of those around her. The Votes for Women campaign strikes a chord with Polly and she becomes determined to join the suffragettes' protest march, even if it means clashing with her family... Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, ... read more

1914: When 13-year-old Polly befriends two suffragettes in the top floor flat at No.6, Chelsea Walk, she finds herself questioning the views of those around her. The Votes for Women campaign strikes a chord with Polly and she becomes determined to join the suffragettes' protest march, even if it means clashing with her family... Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, ... read more

Josie Under Fire: The Historical House

Ann Turnbull

1941: London is being bombarded during the Blitz, and Josie finds it hard to understand her brother's decision to be a conscientious objector. But when she goes to stay at No.6 Chelsea Walk with her cousin Edith and is drawn into tormenting one of her new classmates, Josie learns what it means to stand up for her own beliefs. Ann Turnbull’s previous novels have been shortlisted for several awa... read more

1941: London is being bombarded during the Blitz, and Josie finds it hard to understand her brother's decision to be a conscientious objector. But when she goes to stay at No.6 Chelsea Walk with her cousin Edith and is drawn into tormenting one of her new classmates, Josie learns what it means to stand up for her own beliefs. Ann Turnbull’s previous novels have been shortlisted for several awa... read more

Andie's Moon: The Historical House

Linda Newbery

1969: Andie dreams of becoming an artist. Her best paintings are inspired by the moon and so she's fascinated by news of the moon landing. But will it be the same magical place once man has set foot on it, and will her paintings win the attention they deserve? A thrilling story set at No.6 Chelsea Walk. Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Sil... read more

1969: Andie dreams of becoming an artist. Her best paintings are inspired by the moon and so she's fascinated by news of the moon landing. But will it be the same magical place once man has set foot on it, and will her paintings win the attention they deserve? A thrilling story set at No.6 Chelsea Walk. Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Sil... read more

First Term at Silver Spires: School Friends (Book 1)

Ann Bryant

Katy is nervous about going to boarding school for the first time, especially as she's got a big secret to hide. The girls in her dorm seem really nice, but when someone sets Katy up for a fall, how will her new friends react? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Katy is nervous about going to boarding school for the first time, especially as she's got a big secret to hide. The girls in her dorm seem really nice, but when someone sets Katy up for a fall, how will her new friends react? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Drama at Silver Spires: School Friends (Book 2)

Ann Bryant

Georgie loves acting and is determined to win her favourite role in the school play. But her audition goes drastically wrong and an older girl steals the show instead. Will Georgie ever get her chance in the limelight now? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Georgie loves acting and is determined to win her favourite role in the school play. But her audition goes drastically wrong and an older girl steals the show instead. Will Georgie ever get her chance in the limelight now? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Rivalry at Silver Spires: School Friends (Book 3)

Ann Bryant

Grace is at Silver Spires on a sports scholarship and feels the pressure to do well in competitions. But when someone starts writing hurtful messages saying she's just a show-off, she loses her nerve. Can she still come out on top? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Grace is at Silver Spires on a sports scholarship and feels the pressure to do well in competitions. But when someone starts writing hurtful messages saying she's just a show-off, she loses her nerve. Can she still come out on top? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Princess at Silver Spires: School Friends (Book 4)

Ann Bryant

Naomi hates the attention that comes with people knowing that she's a princess. But when she's asked to model in a fashion show, she can't refuse - after all, it's for her favourite charity...what could go wrong? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Naomi hates the attention that comes with people knowing that she's a princess. But when she's asked to model in a fashion show, she can't refuse - after all, it's for her favourite charity...what could go wrong? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV

Princess Ellie to the Rescue: Pony-Mad Princess (Book 1)

Diana Kimpton, Lizzy Finlay

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather be riding or helping out at the royal stables than having boring waving lessons. But someone is spying on her...and when Sundance, one of her beloved ponies, goes missing, Ellie is sure that the mysterious girl in the woods is to blame. Can she solve the mystery and rescue Sundance before it's too late? Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable... read more

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather be riding or helping out at the royal stables than having boring waving lessons. But someone is spying on her...and when Sundance, one of her beloved ponies, goes missing, Ellie is sure that the mysterious girl in the woods is to blame. Can she solve the mystery and rescue Sundance before it's too late? Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable... read more

Princess Ellie's Secret: Pony-Mad Princess (Book 2)

Diana Kimpton, Lizzy Finlay

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves helping out at the stables and riding her ponies. It's so long since she learned to ride on Shadow, her Shetland pony, that now her feet touch the ground when she's riding him. The King thinks she looks silly and decides to sell Shadow. But Ellie can't bear to lose him. Can she invent a plan to save Shadow? Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable col... read more

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves helping out at the stables and riding her ponies. It's so long since she learned to ride on Shadow, her Shetland pony, that now her feet touch the ground when she's riding him. The King thinks she looks silly and decides to sell Shadow. But Ellie can't bear to lose him. Can she invent a plan to save Shadow? Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable col... read more

A Puzzle for Princess Ellie: Pony-Mad Princess (Book 3)

Diana Kimpton, Lizzy Finlay

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather ride one of her ponies or muck out the stables than entertain dull royal visitors. One day, when Ellie is riding through the woods, her brave Welsh pony suddenly whirls around and refuses to go any further. Has Rainbow seen a ghost? It's a real puzzle and Princess Ellie is determined to solve it. Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable colour... read more

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather ride one of her ponies or muck out the stables than entertain dull royal visitors. One day, when Ellie is riding through the woods, her brave Welsh pony suddenly whirls around and refuses to go any further. Has Rainbow seen a ghost? It's a real puzzle and Princess Ellie is determined to solve it. Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable colour... read more

Princess Ellie's Starlight Adventure: Pony-Mad Princess (Book 4)

Diana Kimpton, Lizzy Finlay

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She has four perfect ponies and the entire palace grounds to ride in. So Ellie's in trouble when the King finds hoofprints on his lawn. He thinks she's been riding in the royal garden. To prove her innocence, Ellie must catch the real culprit. But the only way to do it is to set out on a scary, starlight adventure... Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable col... read more

Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She has four perfect ponies and the entire palace grounds to ride in. So Ellie's in trouble when the King finds hoofprints on his lawn. He thinks she's been riding in the royal garden. To prove her innocence, Ellie must catch the real culprit. But the only way to do it is to set out on a scary, starlight adventure... Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable col... read more

Completely Cassidy - Accidental Genius: Completely Cassidy (Book 1)

Tamsyn Murray

Meet Cassidy. With her embarrassing dad, pregnant mum, loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, she's almost invisible in her family. So she's hoping Year 7 is her time to shine, especially since a test proved she's Gifted & Talented. The only problem is she picked her answers at random. But surely the school wouldn't make a mistake about her genius? "For fans of Wimpy Kid, Cathy Cassidy and boo... read more

Meet Cassidy. With her embarrassing dad, pregnant mum, loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, she's almost invisible in her family. So she's hoping Year 7 is her time to shine, especially since a test proved she's Gifted & Talented. The only problem is she picked her answers at random. But surely the school wouldn't make a mistake about her genius? "For fans of Wimpy Kid, Cathy Cassidy and boo... read more

Completely Cassidy - Star Reporter: Completely Cassidy (Book 2)

Tamsyn Murray

Cassidy is determined to discover a hidden talent to help her stand out from the crowd. So when her petition to let girls wear trousers gets her noticed by the editor of the school mag, she's thrilled. Could she be a star reporter? But her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Who's leaking her top-secret gossip? "A total cringe-fest and total fun!" - Karen M... read more

Cassidy is determined to discover a hidden talent to help her stand out from the crowd. So when her petition to let girls wear trousers gets her noticed by the editor of the school mag, she's thrilled. Could she be a star reporter? But her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Who's leaking her top-secret gossip? "A total cringe-fest and total fun!" - Karen M... read more

Completely Cassidy - Drama Queen: Completely Cassidy (Book 3)

Tamsyn Murray

Cassidy can’t wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school! She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent - could she be a star in the making? But as auditions loom, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. What if Cassidy's stage debut turns out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster?

Cassidy can’t wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school! She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent - could she be a star in the making? But as auditions loom, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. What if Cassidy's stage debut turns out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster?

Freak the Mighty

Rodman Philbrick

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of t... read more

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of t... read more

The Battles of Ben Kingdom - The Claws of Evil: The Battles of Ben Kingdom (Book 1)

Andrew Beasley

The year is 1891 and London is at war. High up on the rooftops lives a ragtag band of orphans and spies – the Watchers – protectors of the city. But below the cobbled streets lurks the Legion, a ruthless gang of cut-throats and thieves, plotting to unleash the darkest forces of Hell. When a mysterious coin falls into his hands, cocky street urchin, Ben Kingdom, is flung into the midst of this ... read more

The year is 1891 and London is at war. High up on the rooftops lives a ragtag band of orphans and spies – the Watchers – protectors of the city. But below the cobbled streets lurks the Legion, a ruthless gang of cut-throats and thieves, plotting to unleash the darkest forces of Hell. When a mysterious coin falls into his hands, cocky street urchin, Ben Kingdom, is flung into the midst of this ... read more

The Dolls: The Dolls (Book 1)

Kiki Sullivan

When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of impossibly beautiful voodoo queens who have everyone under their spell. But they need her help. Because darkness is descending on Carrefour and even the Dolls' combined powers may not be enough to stop the killer in their midst. Sultry, seductive, irresistib... read more

When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of impossibly beautiful voodoo queens who have everyone under their spell. But they need her help. Because darkness is descending on Carrefour and even the Dolls' combined powers may not be enough to stop the killer in their midst. Sultry, seductive, irresistib... read more

My Second Life

Faye Bird

"The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two." Fifteen-year-old Ana has always known that she's lived before, haunted by memories that aren't hers – memories of being Emma. But when her two lives collide in one chance meeting, suddenly she's bombarded with terrifying visions of a little girl who tragically drowned. Was Emma... read more

"The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two." Fifteen-year-old Ana has always known that she's lived before, haunted by memories that aren't hers – memories of being Emma. But when her two lives collide in one chance meeting, suddenly she's bombarded with terrifying visions of a little girl who tragically drowned. Was Emma... read more

The Book of Three: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face ... read more

Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face ... read more

The Black Cauldron: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their... read more

The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their... read more

The Castle of Llyr: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the pe... read more

Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the pe... read more

Taran Wanderer: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper has led heroic adventures and is a friend of princes, yet he is still troubled by his lowly status and determined to discover the secret of his true identity. He sets out to consult the powerful witches of Morva and the mysterious Mirror of Llunet. On his quest to find the truth, Taran must journey through distant realms and undertake a series of challenging task... read more

Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper has led heroic adventures and is a friend of princes, yet he is still troubled by his lowly status and determined to discover the secret of his true identity. He sets out to consult the powerful witches of Morva and the mysterious Mirror of Llunet. On his quest to find the truth, Taran must journey through distant realms and undertake a series of challenging task... read more

The High King: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confron... read more

In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confron... read more

Tamburlaine's Elephants

Geraldine McCaughrean

Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become fri... read more

Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become fri... read more

The Middle of Nowhere

Geraldine McCaughrean

When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work trasmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity st... read more

When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work trasmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity st... read more

What I Couldn't Tell You

Faye Bird

When 17-year-old Laura is attacked and left in a coma, the prime suspect is her boyfriend Joe, who fled the scene and vanished. But as the weeks pass, Laura’s mute sister Tessie is entrusted with secrets about what really happened. Gradually she pieces together the truth of that night – but can she ever be brave enough to tell Laura’s story?

When 17-year-old Laura is attacked and left in a coma, the prime suspect is her boyfriend Joe, who fled the scene and vanished. But as the weeks pass, Laura’s mute sister Tessie is entrusted with secrets about what really happened. Gradually she pieces together the truth of that night – but can she ever be brave enough to tell Laura’s story?

Model Under Cover - A Crime of Fashion: Model Under Cover (Book 1)

Carina Axelsson

Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case – even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeou... read more

Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case – even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeou... read more

Model Under Cover - Stolen with Style: Model Under Cover (Book 2)

Carina Axelsson

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels – Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a Vogue photo shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate... "A high octane drama set in the glamorous an... read more

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels – Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a Vogue photo shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate... "A high octane drama set in the glamorous an... read more

Model Under Cover - Deadly By Design: Model Under Cover (Book 3)

Carina Axelsson

When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks? "Perfect for Holly Smale and Ally Carter fans" - ... read more

When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks? "Perfect for Holly Smale and Ally Carter fans" - ... read more

Model Under Cover - Dressed to Kill

Carina Axelsson

The last thing hot new model Axelle expects to find at a photo shoot is a top stylist dead on set. But as a high-heeled, runway-ready secret sleuth, she's just the girl to solve the mystery of who poisoned Elisabeta. With gorgeous Sebastian by her side, Axelle plunges into a world of dirty rumours, sparkling jewels and high-speed chases to track a ruthless killer. Could this be Axelle's most d... read more

The last thing hot new model Axelle expects to find at a photo shoot is a top stylist dead on set. But as a high-heeled, runway-ready secret sleuth, she's just the girl to solve the mystery of who poisoned Elisabeta. With gorgeous Sebastian by her side, Axelle plunges into a world of dirty rumours, sparkling jewels and high-speed chases to track a ruthless killer. Could this be Axelle's most d... read more

Forbidden Friends

Anne-Marie Conway

When Bee and Lizzie meet on a beach in Spain, they feel as if they've always known each other. Escaping from their parents and exploring the coast, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. But when a chance meeting reveals their two families used to be close, Bee and Lizzie's new friendship is pushed to the limit by the shocking secret that forced their families apart... A perfect blend... read more

When Bee and Lizzie meet on a beach in Spain, they feel as if they've always known each other. Escaping from their parents and exploring the coast, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. But when a chance meeting reveals their two families used to be close, Bee and Lizzie's new friendship is pushed to the limit by the shocking secret that forced their families apart... A perfect blend... read more

Butterfly Summer

Anne-Marie Conway

In her summer of secrets, all Becky knows is that everything can change in the beat of a butterfly's wing... When Becky finds an old photo in a box under her mum's bed, everything she thought she knew comes crashing down. The only place she finds comfort is at the Butterfly Garden with her new friend, Rosa May. But with her wild ways, and unpredictable temper, is Rosa May hiding something as w... read more

In her summer of secrets, all Becky knows is that everything can change in the beat of a butterfly's wing... When Becky finds an old photo in a box under her mum's bed, everything she thought she knew comes crashing down. The only place she finds comfort is at the Butterfly Garden with her new friend, Rosa May. But with her wild ways, and unpredictable temper, is Rosa May hiding something as w... read more

Tangled Secrets

Anne-Marie Conway

Maddie's life is a tangled mess of secrets. She's grieving for Nan, struggling for Mum's attention, and scared she's losing Dad too. She keeps everything knotted up inside, unable to find her voice... until she's paired with Kieran Black - the bad-boy troublemaker in her class - and finds her confidence growing. But when Maddie's hit by a secret that could bring her whole world crashing down, ... read more

Maddie's life is a tangled mess of secrets. She's grieving for Nan, struggling for Mum's attention, and scared she's losing Dad too. She keeps everything knotted up inside, unable to find her voice... until she's paired with Kieran Black - the bad-boy troublemaker in her class - and finds her confidence growing. But when Maddie's hit by a secret that could bring her whole world crashing down, ... read more

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of bein... read more

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of bein... read more

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins

Life is pretty close to perfect for budding designer Lola Nolan, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of fee... read more

Life is pretty close to perfect for budding designer Lola Nolan, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of fee... read more

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. S... read more

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. S... read more

How to Look for a Lost Dog

Ann M Martin

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for her… A touching story from the bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club.

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for her… A touching story from the bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club.

A Boy Called Hope

Lara Williamson

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now – even stranger – his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan... read more

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now – even stranger – his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan... read more

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

Lara Williamson

All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket’s mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his w... read more

All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket’s mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his w... read more

If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo

My name is Amanda. I’m 18. When you look at me, you might see that I’m pretty and popular; you might think my life is easy. But being me has never been easy. Because I haven’t always been Amanda. When I was born, I was named Andrew. Now, at my new school, I finally feel like myself. But do I owe my new friends the truth about my past?

My name is Amanda. I’m 18. When you look at me, you might see that I’m pretty and popular; you might think my life is easy. But being me has never been easy. Because I haven’t always been Amanda. When I was born, I was named Andrew. Now, at my new school, I finally feel like myself. But do I owe my new friends the truth about my past?

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

Holly Bourne

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

Am I Normal Yet? (The Spinster Club Series Book 1)

Holly Bourne

Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.

Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.

How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club Series Book 2)

Holly Bourne

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends ... read more

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends ... read more

Broken Sky: The Broken Trilogy (Book 1)

L.A. Weatherly

Welcome to a “perfect” world. Where war is illegal, harmony is enforced, and your date of birth marks your destiny. But nothing is perfect, and in a world this broken, who can Amity trust? Friends? Family? Her one true love? An electrifying new series of heartbreak and deception from L.A. Weatherly, bestselling author of the ANGEL trilogy.

Welcome to a “perfect” world. Where war is illegal, harmony is enforced, and your date of birth marks your destiny. But nothing is perfect, and in a world this broken, who can Amity trust? Friends? Family? Her one true love? An electrifying new series of heartbreak and deception from L.A. Weatherly, bestselling author of the ANGEL trilogy.

Angel: The Angel Trilogy (Book 1)

L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces ... read more

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces ... read more

Angel Fire: The Angel Trilogy (Book 2)

L.A. Weatherly

Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels – and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, Willow is not alone. She is with Alex, a trained Angel Killer...and her one true love. Together, they must train a new generation of Angel Killers. But as a half-angel, Willow can't help feeling like an outcast, even with Alex by her side. So when a handsome stranger wit... read more

Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels – and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, Willow is not alone. She is with Alex, a trained Angel Killer...and her one true love. Together, they must train a new generation of Angel Killers. But as a half-angel, Willow can't help feeling like an outcast, even with Alex by her side. So when a handsome stranger wit... read more

Angel Fever: The Angel Trilogy (Book 3)

L.A. Weatherly

The final captivating book in the bestselling Angel Trilogy. Willow and Alex are mankind's only hope. With the world in ruins, the angels are enslaving humanity, moving survivors into camps where they can devour their energy, causing slow but certain death. Training a new team of Angel Killers, Alex and Willow's love grows stronger than ever – and success is almost within their grasp. But when... read more

The final captivating book in the bestselling Angel Trilogy. Willow and Alex are mankind's only hope. With the world in ruins, the angels are enslaving humanity, moving survivors into camps where they can devour their energy, causing slow but certain death. Training a new team of Angel Killers, Alex and Willow's love grows stronger than ever – and success is almost within their grasp. But when... read more

Now You See Me

Emma Haughton

Three years ago, Hannah's best friend Danny Geller vanished without trace. Not knowing if he's alive or dead, she struggles to move on with a life shrouded in secrets and suspicions... But as hope returns to haunt Danny's family and their desperation is used against them, can Hannah bear to expose the painful truth? Or is it better to live in the dark? A mesmerizing psychological thriller with... read more

Three years ago, Hannah's best friend Danny Geller vanished without trace. Not knowing if he's alive or dead, she struggles to move on with a life shrouded in secrets and suspicions... But as hope returns to haunt Danny's family and their desperation is used against them, can Hannah bear to expose the painful truth? Or is it better to live in the dark? A mesmerizing psychological thriller with... read more

Better Left Buried

Emma Haughton

Brother dead...best friend missing...house ransacked...stalked by a stranger...attacked in the street... And Sarah has no idea why. She never knew her brother was hiding a dark secret when he died. But now his actions have led the wolves to her door – and the only way out is to run. A tense, unnerving thriller that will set your heart racing. "A gripping and intriguing tale that will raise goo... read more

Brother dead...best friend missing...house ransacked...stalked by a stranger...attacked in the street... And Sarah has no idea why. She never knew her brother was hiding a dark secret when he died. But now his actions have led the wolves to her door – and the only way out is to run. A tense, unnerving thriller that will set your heart racing. "A gripping and intriguing tale that will raise goo... read more

Cruel Heart Broken

Emma Haughton

Two impulsive decisions. Two toxic secrets. Too many hearts broken. Laurie is a good girl. So everyone thinks. But seven months ago, she did something she can't undo. And it's tearing her apart. Charlie used to be her best friend. He's also done something he regrets. And now someone has died. When guilt shatters your world, the hardest person to forgive is yourself.

Two impulsive decisions. Two toxic secrets. Too many hearts broken. Laurie is a good girl. So everyone thinks. But seven months ago, she did something she can't undo. And it's tearing her apart. Charlie used to be her best friend. He's also done something he regrets. And now someone has died. When guilt shatters your world, the hardest person to forgive is yourself.

The Art of Not Breathing

Sarah Alexander

When I’m underwater, I remember things. Flashes of the day my brother Eddie vanished. My father holding me; my mother missing. And the deeper I dive, the less pain I feel. I can believe my brother isn’t dead, that my family isn’t falling apart. I can forget that it was all my fault. The only trouble is, eventually you have to come up for air.

When I’m underwater, I remember things. Flashes of the day my brother Eddie vanished. My father holding me; my mother missing. And the deeper I dive, the less pain I feel. I can believe my brother isn’t dead, that my family isn’t falling apart. I can forget that it was all my fault. The only trouble is, eventually you have to come up for air.

The Name of this Book is Secret: The Secret Series (Book 1)

Pseudonymous Bosch

I don't know how you got here but this page isn't for you. This is an extremely dangerous book with a very deadly secret. It is an alarming account of two extraordinary adventurers, a missing magician's diary, a symphony of smells and a deadly secret... If you're both curious and brave, visit www.thenameofthisbookissecret.co.uk - but remember - I warned you. "Many different types of readers wi... read more

I don't know how you got here but this page isn't for you. This is an extremely dangerous book with a very deadly secret. It is an alarming account of two extraordinary adventurers, a missing magician's diary, a symphony of smells and a deadly secret... If you're both curious and brave, visit www.thenameofthisbookissecret.co.uk - but remember - I warned you. "Many different types of readers wi... read more

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late: The Secret Series (Book 2)

Pseudonymous Bosch

If you didn't read "The Name of This Book is SECRET", then this is another book you should definitely NOT read. No, really. There's a terrible monster grown in a lab, a strange carved ball that sings of distant secrets, and an evil threat against the mysterious Terces Society. And you really shouldn't visit www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk. You won't like it. "This is the quirky, origina... read more

If you didn't read "The Name of This Book is SECRET", then this is another book you should definitely NOT read. No, really. There's a terrible monster grown in a lab, a strange carved ball that sings of distant secrets, and an evil threat against the mysterious Terces Society. And you really shouldn't visit www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk. You won't like it. "This is the quirky, origina... read more

This Book Is Not Good For You: The Secret Series (Book 3)

Pseudonymous Bosch

For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. N... read more

For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. N... read more

This Isn't What It Looks Like: The Secret Series (Book 4)

Pseudonymous Bosch

WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What ... read more

WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What ... read more

You Have To Stop This: The Secret Series (Book 5)

Pseudonymous Bosch

Do you want to finally, conclusively, and at (very) long last, learn the Secret? Are you REALLY sure? Because now's your chance to escape... No? You're staying put? Have you any idea of what lies between these perilous pages? (How could you? ... except perhaps if you were to smell that faint aroma of musty mummy, or catch a glance of the deviously despicable Lord Pharaoh). Well, if you really ... read more

Do you want to finally, conclusively, and at (very) long last, learn the Secret? Are you REALLY sure? Because now's your chance to escape... No? You're staying put? Have you any idea of what lies between these perilous pages? (How could you? ... except perhaps if you were to smell that faint aroma of musty mummy, or catch a glance of the deviously despicable Lord Pharaoh). Well, if you really ... read more

Bad Magic: The Bad Books (Book 1)

Pseudonymous Bosch

This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It's just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You'd better read it to find out.) "The perfidious and puzzling Pseudonymous Bosch... read more

This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It's just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You'd better read it to find out.) "The perfidious and puzzling Pseudonymous Bosch... read more

Bad Luck: The Bad Books (Book 2)

Pseudonymous Bosch

Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD a... read more

Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD a... read more

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's Syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn't seem like things wil... read more

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's Syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn't seem like things wil... read more

The Earth Is Singing

Vanessa Curtis

My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I'm training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. "A tragic, harrowing and deeply moving account of the... read more

My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I'm training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. "A tragic, harrowing and deeply moving account of the... read more

Deep Water

Lu Hersey

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift. "Outstanding... I raced through it." - Malorie ... read more

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift. "Outstanding... I raced through it." - Malorie ... read more

Dead Beautiful: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 1)

Yvonne Woon

Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're to... read more

Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're to... read more

Life Eternal: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 2)

Yvonne Woon

I am in love with Dante Berlin. He is my soulmate. He saved my life. This may sound perfect, but I know the truth. Dante is an Undead. Soon he will turn twenty-one, death will finally claim him, and I will lose him for ever. Only one thing can save our love - the secret of the nine sisters. Yet as I get closer to the secret, I am haunted by nightmarish visions that hint at a discovery so dange... read more

I am in love with Dante Berlin. He is my soulmate. He saved my life. This may sound perfect, but I know the truth. Dante is an Undead. Soon he will turn twenty-one, death will finally claim him, and I will lose him for ever. Only one thing can save our love - the secret of the nine sisters. Yet as I get closer to the secret, I am haunted by nightmarish visions that hint at a discovery so dange... read more

Love Reborn: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 3)

Yvonne Woon

Dante and I are inseparable...and we are dying. Our shared soul cannot sustain us and our love threatens to kill us both. Our only hope lies in messages from a mysterious benefactor, leading us on a treacherous journey across Europe in search of the secret of eternal life. But our enemies are tracking us. And if they catch us, will our love survive?

Dante and I are inseparable...and we are dying. Our shared soul cannot sustain us and our love threatens to kill us both. Our only hope lies in messages from a mysterious benefactor, leading us on a treacherous journey across Europe in search of the secret of eternal life. But our enemies are tracking us. And if they catch us, will our love survive?

North Child

Edith Pattou

Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun... read more

Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun... read more

Writing in the Sand

Helen Brandom

A subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing novel about teen pregnancy. Sixteen-year-old Amy is used to keeping secrets – about her mum's illness, her irresponsible sister and about her ex-boyfriend Liam. But now Amy has a secret that cannot be kept. Should she tell the truth about the abandoned baby or keep quiet and live a lie...for ever? "Helen Brandom's protagonist, Amy, is a delight." - Th... read more

A subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing novel about teen pregnancy. Sixteen-year-old Amy is used to keeping secrets – about her mum's illness, her irresponsible sister and about her ex-boyfriend Liam. But now Amy has a secret that cannot be kept. Should she tell the truth about the abandoned baby or keep quiet and live a lie...for ever? "Helen Brandom's protagonist, Amy, is a delight." - Th... read more

The Last Summer of Us

Maggie Harcourt

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captur... read more

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captur... read more

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