Book List:33 titles



  • A strikingly illustrated retelling of Homer’s classic from the team who brought us The Odyssey -- Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and illustrator Neil Packer. After nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among ...



  • Like every other school in the country, Davy's class are working on the Romans. Everyone is to do a piece of work based on the visit they made to a Roman fort and the best will get a prize at the Roman Feast planned by the school. Davy's problem is t...


  • An hilarious story, told in letter form, about King Alfred -- he who burnt the cakes, and his battles with the Vikings. Berwin, son of Egfrith, writes to Wulfric, son of Elred using his miraculous new talent of reading and writing. Berry’s spell...


  • A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style -- perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike. Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, ...


  • When a princess is sent away to begin a new life, little does she know what lies in store . . . Discover how this heroine, cruelly tricked by her evil maid, struggles to prove her innocence to the handsome prince she is destined to marry. This sto...






  • Master storyteller Gillian Cross's exciting new novel, set in London and Somalia, grapples with issues of identity, trust, and family. In the hot desert of Somalia, Mahmoud is kidnapped and held for a ten thousand-dollar ransom. His older sister, Kha...


  • Hunky Parker is the new craze. His drooling, dribbling pig face is everywhere: on T-shirts and badges, and there are even horrible pig-trotter trainers and pig-swill yogurts in the shops. But it's when the Hunky TV shows air nationally that the troub...


  • Brother Aelred loved singing and looking after the pigs. But it was his secret weapon that stopped the Vikings getting the treasure! Part of 'Collins Big Cat' series for ages 4-7, this title includes practical teaching notes....


  • Hope has gone. Warren saw her being taken from her prison under their father's house but was too scared to intervene. Now he wishes he'd been brave enough to stop Rob, Emma and Tom kidnapping her. His father is furious, but it's the behaviour of Warr...


  • At the end of The Dark Ground, Robert finally managed to escape from the tiny underground world in which he had found himself trapped. He needed Lorn's help to do it, and he had to leave her behind. Now, back in his own world and his own size again, ...



  • William and his brother are desperate to have a tree house in the grand old tree. Their father goes away, but is determined that the tree house should be built. So every month he sends a parcel containing things they'll need for the tree house. But w...


  • When John, a British demolitions expert, is supposedly killed blowing up a building in Siberia, his fiancTe Annie insists on investigating, despite being in a wheelchair, and John's teenage sister Hayley goes along and finds that the Russian Mafia is...


  • The new club Purple is the place to go-if you can get in-and Ellie persuades Dinah and her friends to come along too. The man everyone wants to see is DJ Pardoman whose face keeps changing from Elvis to Madonna to Brad Pitt. His electronic mask is me...


  • Ashley's life is different from other teenagers. She has to look after her disabled mother full-time and take care of the house. She copes by being relentlessly cheerful and confident. But Ashley has a secret alter-ego: the dare-devil graffiti artist...


  • Sophy's family has had enough of her helpful hints and her mother tells her to find someone who really needs help. So Sophy sets up as a rent-a-genius. Customers flock in, desperate for advice about mud and grandmothers, friends and tomatoes - but so...



  • Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey hoped they'd seen the last of the Demon Headmaster when they moved to a new village. However, almost immediately, they can tell something's not right about the place. There's a loud buzzing noise coming from the biogenetic res...



  • Charlie is always trying to find unusual things to capture on camera and takes a chance photograph in the dark of something swimming in the river. He thinks he knows what it was, but no one believes him. When the photo's displayed at school, new boy ...



  • Tad and Cissie take care of Khush the elephant in the traveling show of Cissie's father, but when her father is killed in an accident, the two kidnap the elephant and flee the Hannibal Jackson, who claims that Khush belongs to him....



  • A plan to restore a guillotine and other strange toys once belonging to an eccentric millionaire fills his twelve-year-old great-great-grandson with nameless dread and concern for his family's safety....







  • To escape a depressed mother and her mother's hostile boyfriend, angry young Janis joins the rock group Kelp and develops her own strength of character while fighting to survive in the contemporary music world....




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    When Dinah Hunter plays the latest computer game, The Octopus Dare, she forgets who she is and it is up to Lloyd, Harvey and the rest of S.P.L.A.T. to save her, the Prime Minister's brain, and the world from the Demon Headmaster's revenge....