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The Rise of the Midnight King: Book 1 in the Kumaon Secret Society Series
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In the shadow of the Himalayas, a fantastic saga has begun. With zombie clowns, flying gods, exotic animals and a curious bunch of children who refuse to be defeated…
Every summer, twins Shari and Tal Kandhari, sisters Iti and Trikaya Pillai, and Safir Idris holiday in Devagarh, a village high in the hills of Kumaon. Here, they’ve set up the Kumaon Secret Society, or the KSS. This summer they have a new member: the mysterious Isaac Shroff. Also back in Devagarh is Mesmerizing Mister Mer, the strange and cruel magician whose appearance has timed perfectly with the disappearance of all cats from the village.
As the KSS sets out in search of the cats, it reaches the forbidden village of Yakshagarh, where a whole new world slowly reveals itself to them. In this world there are cat-hungry rakshasas, warrior statues, yakshas and devas, and a shadowy Midnight King—all guardians of the two villages. But Mister Mer is determined to invoke spells best left unsaid and gain untold powers that will forever destroy the peace not only of the villages and the hills, but the entire world. Can the members of the KSS discover their hidden superpowers in time and foil Mister Mer’s diabolical plans?
The Rise of the Midnight King is an edgy, action-packed fantasy—full of wit and high adventure—that will enthral and captivate readers of all ages.
THE AMBER PENDANT
When Rose Muddle is plucked from the workhouse to become a maid in a grand mansion, she discovers that her new mistress has secret plans for her – plans which involve a strange amber pendant with extraordinary powers. But fearsome enemies lurk in the shadows, intent on finding the mysterious pendant. As the shadows begin to close in, can Rose uncover the truth of her own destiny to stop these forces of evil?
ROSE MUDDLE 2: THE SECRET RUBY
Rose and Rui are back with Bahula the monkey in tow, and a brand-new, action-packed mystery to solve… The pair must travel to Jaipur to return Mr Gupta’s ruby to his family. But unbeknownst to them, they are being followed by a member of the Brotherhood of the Black Sun, and dark secrets await them when they dock in India…
Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist
From two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani comes a fun-filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery set at the Tokyo Olympics.
Andy and Mika are going to Tokyo!
The Kudo Kids have never been to Japan before, so they can’t believe they get to attend the Summer Olympics there. The siblings plan to eat tons of delicious Japanese food, watch every event they can, and win a super-popular new game called OlympiFan.
Developed by a mysterious former medalist, OlympiFan brings players together from all over the world to search Tokyo for virtual medals and clues to the secretive creator’s identity. Andy loves puzzles, and he’s determined to crack this one, especially since the winning team will get to be beta testers for the Masked Medalist’s future games!
Mika wants to find as many clues as she can, but she also has a secret goal of her own–one that could get her into big trouble. But when someone sabotages the game, the Kudo Kids have an even bigger mystery to solve than the Masked Medalist’s identity. If they want to capture the gold, Mika and Andy have to figure out who’s trying to stop their team before someone beats them to the grand prize!
Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert
In this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek guide, kid-expert Max reveals everything you need to know about getting a new puppy.
Max knows a lot about puppies. After all, he’s wanted one his whole life! So he’s pretty much an expert. Grown-ups will warn you: Puppies are a lot of work. And they’re right! Your puppy will need the perfect bed (which she’ll never sleep in), the perfect toys (though she prefers playing with shoes and socks), and the perfect treats (she likes those, but she’ll also have whatever you’re eating). Dogs aren’t good listeners like kids are, and they have a lot to learn. So you might have to take her to doggy school. (Her favorite part will probably be recess.) Yup, a puppy is a big responsiblity–but also a lot of fun, a lot of cute, a lot of cuddle, and a lot of love. Full of humor, energy, and warmth, Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert is the perfect read aloud for animal lovers everywhere.
Murder Mysteries 3: Dying to be Famous
Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. A wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
Murder Mysteries 4: The Head Is Dead
Toby Lolness is just one and a half millimetres tall, and he’s the most wanted person in his world, the Great Oak Tree. When Toby’s father makes a ground-breaking discovery, tapping into the very heart of the Tree’s energy, he also realizes that exploiting it could permanently damage their world. Refusing to reveal the secret of his invention to an enraged community, the family is exiled. But one man is determined to get hold of the forbidden knowledge … and his plan is to destroy the Tree. Now Toby’s parents have been imprisoned and sentenced to death. Only Toby has managed to escape, but for how long?
Murder Mysteries 2: Dead Funny
Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people – until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father’s life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father’s death and save his mother from Skuli – but first he must run to save himself. Murderous raiders, hand to hand battles to the death, mythical flying wolves and a relentless sea journey to the Land of Fire and Ice… Unknown to Gunnar, his life has been foretold, and he finds he has a destiny greater than his own story.
Murder Mysteries 1: Mondays Are Murder
From the award-winning author of Millions comes a story of friendship in the midst of adversity. Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, this magical and poignant book is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos.
Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce’s writing, readers will be transported from the streets of Liverpool to the steppe of Mongolia.
Bodyguard: Assassin (Book 5)
Russia – the most dangerous place on earth to be a bodyguard.
Teenage bodyguard Connor Reeves faces his deadliest assignment yet. In a country governed by criminals, he must protect Feliks, the only son of Russian billionaire and politician, Viktor Malkov.
Viktor wants to change Russia for the good of all its people. But the mafia have different plans and a contract is out for the billionaire’s life. With Feliks being the one chink in his father’s armour, Connor must join forces with his rival Jason to act as a bulletproof shield against blackmail, assassination and kidnapping.
This is the first mission Connor and Jason have worked together. And with a deadly assassin on the loose it could be their last…
Bodyguard: Target (Book 4)
FAME MAKES FOR AN EASY TARGET.
Ash Wild is the most successful teen rockstar in history. Millions of fans adore him. But one fanatic wants him dead.
Surf champion and top bodyguard recruit Charley Hunter is assigned to protect the superstar on his sell-out US tour. But Ash isn’t pleased to discover his new bodyguard is a girl.
Faced with a growing number of death threats, several suspicious accidents and an unruly rockstar, Charley has her work cut out keeping Ash alive on the tour. How will she spot a killer in a crowd of 50,000 screaming fans?
Bodyguard: Ransom (Book 2)
Bodyguard: Ransom – a bullet-proof thriller from Chris Bradford, author of Bodyguard: Hostage and Young Samurai
At 14 years old, martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn’t your typical bodyguard – that’s why he’s so good at his job.
For his new assignment Connor’s been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It’s a watertight operation, until the unthinkable happens.
Far out to sea, merciless pirates hijack the yacht and demand a multi-million-dollar ransom. But there’s a flaw in their plan. They didn’t count on Connor Reeves being aboard . . .
Bodyguard: Fugitive (Book 6)
WHO PROTECTS THE BODYGUARD…WHEN THE BODYGUARD IS THE TARGET?
After a mission goes tragically wrong, Connor Reeves returns in disgrace to Buddyguard HQ, only to find the covert facility has been attacked and his fellow recruits abducted.
Summoned urgently to China, Connor arrives in Shanghai to discover he’s the target for an assassination by Equilibrium, the clandestine organization that has plagued his life as a bodyguard.
With a mark on his head, Connor goes on the run through an alien country and from an enemy he knows even less about.
With his chances of rescuing his fellow Buddyguards fading, Connor must go on the offence. With the odds stacked against him, he faces down Equilibrium once and for all.
Bodyguard: Ambush (Book 3)
IN AFRICA ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.
Teenage martial arts expert Connor Reeves is tasked with protecting a foreign ambassador’s family on safari.
Considered the perfect assignment, the holiday turns to hell when their convoy is ambushed by gunmen. Fleeing through the bush, Connor and his assigned family become the prey in a shoot-to-kill hunt across the African plains.
As they fight for their survival, Connor realizes the gunmen are the least of their problems. For no amount of bodyguard training can prepare him for the wilds of Africa and one prowling hungry leopard…
Lee Raven, Boy Thief
Lee Raven, boy thief, has stolen something he really didn’t mean to.
Now he faces a perilous flight through London (and the murky sewers below) as he tries to escape capture – because Lee has stolen the Book of Nebo, a book that has existed for thousands of years and tells every story and legend known to man. It’s priceless. Some will even kill to possess it. The pressure mounts and the future of Nebo is in Lee’s hands – can he prevent the most dangerous ending of them all?
London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand.
Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up in the odd company of a wealthy blind man, who takes Smith into his home and provides him with an education. But this new comfort is lost when Smith himself is suspected of the very murder he witnessed.
Half Moon Investigations
Meet Fletcher Moon. Half-pint schoolboy and fully qualified private investigator. Since graduating online, he has solved all sorts of minor mysteries at school and at home. It was only a matter of time before things got serious. When Fletcher investigates a spate of crimes in the town of Lock, the finger of suspicion is soon pointing in the direction of shady brothers Herod and Red Sharkey.
Foul Play: Dead Ball
Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia’s favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. His punishment: an ‘accidental’ car crash and he’s out of the return game in Russia.
Something is going on with England’s replacement goalie, and Danny soon finds himself caught up with the criminals of the footballing underworld. Will he unravel the match-fixing mystery?
The Young Magicians and The Thieves’ Almanac
On a London street, four unlikely friends stand before the astonishingly ordinary-looking blue door of the Magic Circle . . .
Alex doesn’t say much, and once jumped when handed a satsuma, but, wow, is he amazing with a deck of cards.
Zack is undoubtedly one of the best pickpockets in the country (but always puts things back).
Sophie once convinced her Brown Owl that all the other Brownies were jellyfish thanks to her nifty hypnosis skills – and then never returned.
Jonny – who is quite possibly the tallest boy in the universe – mixes science and magic with spectacular consequences (mostly explosions).
Join these young magicians as they step inside the world-famous conjuring club in an adventure that may or may not involve the search for a secret book, a set of impossible crimes and . . . oh, yes – a flock of very confused pigeons.
Intrigued? Confused? Well, you’re just going to have to decide for yourself, AREN’T YOU?