The Stepsister’s Story by Kaye Umansky A hilarious retelling of Cinderella from the perspective of her horrid stepsisters, brilliantly brought to life by Kaye Umansky. An exciting historical thriller drawing on little-known events of William Shakespeare’s early life. Rook by Anthony McGowan A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. The final instalment in the hilarious daring adventures of Free Lance the courageous mercenary knight, from the bestselling duo behind The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A Dangerous Game by Malorie Blackman An exciting school trip goes horribly wrong in this thrilling adventure from master storyteller Malorie Blackman More details. Exhilirating action meets heart- pounding suspense!
The pity and fear of it, oh, and the gift of that bread. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The classic novella of the Christmas transformation of Scrooge that has remained in the public imagination for well over a century, now available in an accessible format for all readers. Into the Bin by Anne Fine and illustrated by Vicki Gausden Every old object can find a new home in this cheerful tale about reusing and recycling, from award-winning author Anne Fine. Colour My Days by Ross Collins Bursting with joy and adventure, this brand new story from picture book star Ross Collins is a celebration of all the colour in our lives. So when the regular telegram boy breaks his arm and Mr and Mrs Button are in urgent need of a new boy, Billy jumps at the chance to don the Royal Mail badge and ride his very own bicycle. The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified.
Fun abounds in dudray virtual adventure from a popular author of horror and comedy for children. When Mark’s baby sister is born she just won’t stop screaming!
So when a stranger offers Blake cash to fix the match, it seems like an easy solution, right? A silly and riotous tale of the craziest family you know from the master of laughs and fun, Kaye Umansky!
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A wonderfully warm and funny reworking of the Cinderella story, from an accomplished writer of retellings and myths. That night Jatinder wakes up in a seriously surprising situation – flying Hardit’s WWI fighter plane into enemy airspace.
Even the King has abandoned his great Hall. When Robbie and Gaz hear a strange howling sound in the woods behind Robbie’s house, they decide it’s their chance to take a photo of a big cat and make a fortune selling it to the papers.
The Harder They Fall by Duundray Rai A heart-warming and thought-provoking story of family, friendship and foodbanks, from an award-winning author well-known for his gritty realism for teens. Jud’s dad is all for it, but mum isn’t convinced.
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Featuring sensitive full colour illustrations by talented rising star, Emma Shoard. A companion piece to the successful Brock and Pike. Wonderful, witty and wise, this classic Quentin Blake tale will warm hearts of young and old alike.
Grandparents take centre stage in this charming tale as a young boy and his grandfather let their imaginations take flight for an afternoon of space exploration, with beautiful artwork from Hannah Coulson.
Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella from the multi-award-winning author of Ketchup Clouds and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a compassionate and distinctive tale of modern family life and its issues. A fun football story from a top writer of sports fiction for children, re-packaged in an appealing chunky new edition.
Home Ground 5 by Alan Gibbons and illustrated by Chris Chalik A timely and thought-provoking football story packed with facts from reluctant reader favourite Alan Gibbons. A lovely celebration of father-son bonds and the importance of family, wrapped up in a wonderful extraordinary story that is sure to appeal to young superhero fans!
A gorgeous historical novel inspired by an iconic symbol of Italy, from the grand dame of the genre. A fun-filled adventure celebrating friendship and the great outdoors, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. Web Exclusives First Thoughts. Clare And The Captain by Michael Morpurgo This is a must-have for every fan of Morpurgo’s classic storytelling – a gift to treasure for young and old.
The Smile by Michelle Magorian Charming story of a boy trying to get to grips with his new sibling and all the changes to the family. A brand new 4u2read edition of this uplifting tale llil Carnegie Medal-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. Into the Bin by Anne Fine and illustrated by Vicki Gausden Every old object can find a new home in this cheerful tale about reusing and recycling, from award-winning author Anne Fine.
The Valentine’s Day Kitten by Cathy Hopkins A fun and friendly story dnudray animal-lovers everywhere, filled with Cathy Hopkins’ trademark warmth and heart. A powerful and unsettling novella from the beloved Mal Peet, with stunning illustrations from Kate Greenaway longlisted Emma Shoard. This has the makings of another Morpurgo classic.
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First instalment of an action-packed new trilogy from best-selling Dyndray Bradford, with sequels coming in and A new edition of tragic tale of betrayal, sparsely and mpvie told by a master of teen storytelling. The work is dangerous and illegal, but it is better than starving. Steve reckons it’s good to be different – look at his own hero, Hardit Singh Malik. A thrilling football crime story by the award winning Sophie McKenzie. Movei with joy and adventure, this brand new story from picture book star Ross Collins is a celebration of all the colour in our lives.
A thrilling tale of danger, friendship and loyalty from Roman Mysteries bestseller Caroline Lawrence, set against the backdrop of the ancient world. An eerily superb story of murder and monstrosity on the streets of Victorian London that has remained in the public imagination for well over a century, spawning numerous adaptations, now available in an accessible format for all readers. A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Siobhan Dowd’s moving story of prejudice and violence, the uncertainty of lives lived on the fringes of society, dnudray of love in its many forms.
Investigate it of course. Mate Match by Pete Johnson Funny and contemporary love story for the teenagers of today.
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Taka’s got a problem: Shadow Warriors by Chris Bradford, illustrated by David Wyatt A breathtaking tale of martial arts action from prize-winning author and black belt Chris Bradford Young Samurai, Bodyguardcrammed with fantastic extras for young ninja fans.
Second Best Friend by Non Pratt Two best friends are pushed to breaking point as a dark secret is revealed and the pressures of excellence threaten to destroy their friendship forever. A laugh-out-loud fractured fairytale. Pictures and words weave together to create a hymn to colour, light and life. A touching and compelling tale, brilliantly illustrated in soft and sensitive black and white by the talented Gary Blythe.
A powerful and deeply moving coming-of-age drama from Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman, inspired by the life of infamous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Gina knows that Victorian London is no place for an orphaned girl – there are those that would literally steal the hair off her head.