Lara and her brother Adam love going to see their grandfather but this time their visit is a little different. Having discovered a magical clock, both Lara and her brother have no idea of the adventures that they have in store...The Time Travelling Clock is an exciting adventure story which combines history and adventure and will appeal to all children and young adults.
The Krumbles seem an ordinary family - busy mum, hardworking dad, and their two children Liam and Piper. Boys, as Piper would tell you, are annoying and boring. Girls, as Liam would say, are equally annoying but also devious and at times, too smart for their own good! When Liam makes himself invisible Piper sets out to discover the truth, is he really a scientist? Or a scammer? Sisters always seem to have a way of finding out. Liam then discovers a secret cellar full of rats and zombies, and wants to turn it into his very own laboratory, but Piper has other ideas. In a dark and spooky corner Liam finds a briefcase full of amazing secret formulas that once belonged to Professor Nutbolt, a mad old scientist who mysteriously vanished years ago. Now that the world of science is at his feet, will Liam discover the truth behind the Professor's disappearance or will he become a victim too? Liam and Piper are about to find out...
In The One Way Bridge, S I Gordon recounts the escapades of a young lad Si, who lives in the popular village of Birchwood with his mother and father and plenty of tourists. The story begins with a nail-biting chase through the back alleys of the village, where Si is being pursued by some boys from his previous school. He escapes and eagerly anticipates the weekend when he can venture to the other side of Pine Wood and the one way bridge. Siâ€™s zest for adventure is contagious and the fantasy world he ventures into, with his friend â€œMâ€, is a marvellous escape from reality for the reader. Written as only a grandfather can when telling a tale, the One Way Bridge is a compelling read for all ages.
Ben's mother has been kidnapped and the adults don't believe it. They think she's just missing and her employers and the police don't really want to know. The meeting she attended, after all, never took place. But the message she sent Ben tells a different story.
To find his mum Ben must follow a perilous trail and solve a series of difficult clues, whilst evading being captured by the kidnappers. With help from his alarmingly clever cousins, Jess and Freddie, as well as some hindrance from his uncle, he investigates her mysterious disappearance.
Tormented by conflicting leads and a growing threat, Ben's search becomes increasingly desperate. Can he solve the puzzles and save her, before anything terrible happens to her - or him?
Zara, an exceptionally talented girl of seven, lives in a little town inhabited by ordinary people with their quirks, strays, faces who come and go, giving colour to the landscape and sometimes causing havoc. The natives accept them all, no matter how different---gays, snobs, so-called witches and many more. Lore and legends, wits and wags, skeletons and scandals and pets that turn menacing nights, abound. The clear stream is Zara´s and her little friend´s favorite hangout where they spend wonderful weekends and summer days, and where they also have some frightful experiences and where they almost meet their end.The book features the mysterious loss of the Church's precious property, the community´s simple, hilarious social life, Zara´s escapades and the wisecrack of the smart-alecky girl whose sharp observation sees the phony, even the foibles of the Catholic Church. And there are some truths that life is not often fair and that salvation sometimes comes in strange guises.Who´s got the Church treasures? Who´s the villain? Who´s after the mischievous girl and her little friend? Get into the suspenseful narrative and find out how the mystery unwinds.
Thorgil is an adventurer, a young boy whose heart is out at sea. When his father tells him of his plan to set sail to return to Norway, Thorgil is determined to follow his dreams. This is a story about adventure and never returning home.Schoolboy Thomas loves his geography teacher - with tales of the Bounty Ship and inspiring paintings by Gaugin, his imagination is set free and he gets curious. However, one day in class, the teacher is taken away from school and Thomas is curious to find out where he is.Jorgen is a bright boy but due to financial difficulties, can't get the education he wants. The fisherman life it is for him and later settles down with a family. One day the winds cause havoc in the sky and change things for him; this is a tale of loss and greed.The finale in the short stories brings to you the tale of Toby, the cheeky dog, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face...
‘It was a large heavy silver and ancient-looking key. It was the sort of key that opened a treasure chest or unlocked doors to secret chambers.’There is nothing exciting about young Victoria Plant’s life. But this is all about to change with the finding of an old key. The key unlocks the door to a secret and supernatural world. Victoria encounters the wicked Count De Ville and his faithful black cat; they are as old as the hills and transcend time to bring about the end of what still remains of the Rock Hollow clan. Can Victoria help to defeat the dastardly army of fiends before it is too late?Bittersweet and thought-provoking Rock Hollow is set in 1976 on the high moorlands that surround the small Yorkshire village of Riddleshaw. The book follows the awakening of differences, experienced by a young autistic girl. Victoria’s journey is enlightening, sometimes sad and more than often amusing.
It always creates a bit of a stir when a new teacher starts school, especially when that teacher is young and handsome, like Mr Gunning. But why does he have an expensive car? And is he really who he seems? Chloe, Jessica, Kelly and Andrew think not and when Andrew claims he is sure Mr Gunning is a spy the gang just have to find out if that is the case.In a crime thriller for young readers Phil Barnes creates in My Teacher's a Spy! four children who start out simply trying to find out if their suspicions are true but who rapidly discover that the murky waters of intrigue are deeper than they thought. And when Andrew goes missing the girls must pull together, fight their tears and continue their detective course as one by one they, too, succumb to the criminal ... whoever he or she is.
Losing a Part of You Can Bring About the Greatest Gain When eleven-year-old Lalli recuperates from an accident, her world is defined by what she sees outside her bedroom window. But when Lalli witnesses the strange reaction by her old and slightly odd neighbors to a letter they've received, little could she have envisioned what the consequences would be. Not only for Lalli but for the wonderful Mr. Steave. Featuring a soccer-mad brother, cool home-schooling teacher for a father and a gifted Mennonite violinist, Kamakshi P. Murti has woven a story around the life of a young South-Asian American girl, which, at its core, has the universal themes of family forgiveness, true friendship and the power of neighborly love.
Jack lives on a farm in southern New Zealand. Heâ€™s the youngest of five children, is shy and doesnâ€™t like school. When thereâ€™s time between chores, he plays rugby with his three brothers in the paddock in front of the house. One day, he has a dream which changes his life forever.
Pippa and Leith, a sister and brother who've been packed off to camp for the summer, haven't even arrived at Camp Damble when things start to go off the rails. After the unstable bus driver finally gets them inside the grounds, they find the counsellors are ruthless and robotic, alternately sappy and sinister. A wild-eyed escapee warns of terrible danger. And what is it that links a black bungalow in the forest to the legend of Headless Henry?Returning from an uncharacteristically enjoyable day out, they find a fence thrown up around the camp – a fence pulsing with electricity.Realising that Pippa is next in line 'for the treatment', whatever that is, Leith must make his way inside the Black Bungalow, risking his life as he struggles to solve a terrifying puzzle and vanquish a madman. Only if he succeeds will they be free to escape.
When five-year-old Kirsty Macrae has an accident, a series of events follows which are both mysterious and life-changing. The harsh and unforgiving weather conditions lead a sailing crew to land in the Scottish village of Lamlash, where they are called upon to help in Kirsty's life-saving operation. Strong friendships are formed and a romance blossoms.During her operation, Kirsty dreams of being rescued from the snow by a flying reindeer, called Charity. Not unusual, as it's nearly Christmas. Or was it a dream? Sometimes, dreams come true. No one can understand the things that happen surrounding Kirsty's accident and operation, which makes it all the more magical. Is there a good Samaritan out there, or is it someone we don't really believe in? The tracks and prints in the snow tell us to believe the unbelievable. To have a little faith and hope.