24 June 2019

Book of the Week

I suppose if you'd asked me before, I'd have said a time machine might look

something like a submarine? Or perhaps a space rocket.

Instead, I'm looking at a laptop and a tin tub from a garden centre.

This is my dad's time machine.

And it's about to change the world.

Well mine, at…

11 June 2019

Book of the Week

Skulduggery Pleasant is dead.

Valkyrie Cain is cool.

Omen Darkly is neither.

On a desperate journey to discover her sister's lost soul,

Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself,

and there's nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her.

With Abyssinia's grand…

10 June 2019

Book of the Week

There are lots of stories about people who want to live forever:

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story about someone who wants to stop...

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except

he's a thousand years old and can remember the last

Viking invasion of…

3 June 2019

Book of the Week

Maxwell is always in trouble.

He's a total menace to his teachers and big sister,

but he has a soft side too:he rescued his dog, Monster, 

from being run over and checks on his elderly neighbour after school.

One day, while looking through a mysterious cabinet of curiosities,

20 May 2019

Book of the Week

Lightning paced action and a truly spectacular adventure!

When twelve-year-old Nico falls into

the murky waters of spooky Still Cove,

his friends rush to his rescue.

But their search reveals more than they bargained for:

an island hidden in the mist - and an abandoned houseboat

13 May 2019

Book of the Week

The third book in the INK trilogy...

INK taught Leora that all is not what it seems.

SPARK taught her that there are two sides to every story.

Now Leora has had enough of lessons-

she wants to make her own story.

The explosive finale to the INK trilogy sees Leora

struggling to…

3 May 2019

Book of the Week

For all our Doctor Who fans...

Tom Baker's legendary Doctor Who adventure is a

spine-chilling thriller, forty years in the making.

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive in a quiet

Scottish village, but their holiday is cut short by the appearance

of strange creatures -…

29 April 2019

Book of the Week




In a dangerous world, everyone needs protection.

No one suspects that a teenager could protect someone -

but Connor Reeves is no ordinary fourteen-year-old.

He's a bodyguard, a martial arts expert trained in…

23 April 2019

Book of the Week

A bold tale of suffragettes and heroes, courage and survival.

It's 1918 and Stella has lost her suffragette mother

to the terrible flu pandemic that is sweeping Europe.

The Great War is finally coming to a close and women

are going to be able to vote for the first time.



1 April 2019

Book of the Week



Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something

that changes your life forever.

Like climbing a tree with a girl you don't know.

Marnus is tired of feeling invisible, living in the shadow 

of his two…

25 March 2019

Book of the Week


Twelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble.

He goes to school. He does his homework.

He takes care of his little sister.

Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who

mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.


As a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his…

18 March 2019

Book of the Week

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house

stays in one place long enough for her to make friends.

But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.

For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits

between this world and the next.

Marinka longs to change…