Scroll down for recommendations for some great books for kids to read, or take a look at Where the World Ends, a thrilling tale of survival based on a true story, from Carnegie-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.
Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home.
Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive?
Harshly beautiful, and stark with near-despair, this is an unsettling, deeply original historical novel. The Guardian
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Meet Ermine. She may be small but she’s on a BIG journey around the world.
Ermine the Determined is off to explore NEW YORK.
She can’t wait to visit Central Park Zoo, ride in a yellow taxi, and zoooom to the top of the Rockefeller building!
But when her suitcase is switched, Ermine finds some robbers are hot on her tail…
Selected as Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for August 2017, and a launch title for Tom Fletcher's Book Club, A Place Called Perfect is an enchanting and creepy tale of a town where not all is as it seems.
Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? But Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared. When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away...and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!
Murder, mystery and mayhem meet in this award-winning steampunk series by Peter Bunzl.
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart... Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.
Storm clouds gather over Lily and Robert’s summer when criminal mastermind the Jack of Diamonds appears. For Jack is searching for the mysterious Moonlocket – but that’s not the only thing he wants. Soon, dark secrets from Robert’s past plunge him into danger, because Jack is playing a cruel game. Lily and Malkin, the mechanical fox, must stay one step ahead before Jack plays his final, deadly, card...
My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO. Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I've found out that before I was adopted my real mum called me ACE. So now I've just got to prove to the world that's what I am. One mission at a time... Hilarious, heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this is a story about the power in all of us to be extraordinary.
This sensitive, funny story looks at what it means to love and be loved. The Daily Mail
A small classic The Sunday Times review of Freak the Mighty
A brilliant debut John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, on Kick