Book List in Order: 42 titles

  • Minty, lonely and worried about her gravely ill mother, investigates the mysterious voices of ghostly children in the big house across the road and, through a magic moondial, meets Tom and Sarah, two children from distant times and places...


  • A sumptuous collection of favourite tales, with exquisitely detailed plates and decorative vignettes by illustrator, Siân Bailey.Open this book and enter the magical world of fairy tales, a land of mystery and enchantment, alive with handsome princes...


  • Just in time for the spooky season, this collection of nineteen stories is full of mysterious circumstances and spine-tingling plot twists. Edited by one of the greats of children's literature and including stories by such masterful authors as Ursula...


  • No-one in the village believes that Lizzie's seen a witch! But Lizzie doesn't care because she knows that in all Little Hemlock there's no one half as interesting as this witch - and besides it makes life far more exciting to have such an unusual fri...


  • A retelling of the traditional spine-chilling tales of Rumplstiltskin. A young girl is locked in a room, and on the strength of her father's boast, she is requested by the king to spin gold. In a panic, she pledges her first born child to the creatur...


  • Including tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and Joan Aiken, this collection of eighteen stories offers a marvelous sampling of the mystery genre from classic detective to humorous contemporary....




  • The summer holiday on Ibiza brings two big problems for Pietro: how to earn money to pay for a doctor for his grandfather, and at the same time keep an eye on Amanda, a lively young American. Although Pietro earns money by making delivery rounds with...






  • Every day Harriet's father is out at sea with the shrimping fleet, while she hunts for shrimps in the rock pools. Until one day, suddenly there are no shrimps. Out collecting shells, Harriet meets a stranger - the mysterious sea piper. Perhaps he hol...



  • After his startling arrival, the creature from Winklesea spends half his year by the seaside, and the winter in town with Dan and Mary. Dan and Mary miss him during the summer, so they take a trip to the beach to be with their friend and they have wo...


  • Jilly really wants a dragon so she asks for one for her birthday. None of her family take her seriously, but Mr Pink at the magic shop does and he helps her to get the pet dragon she has wished for for so long. Soon all Jilly's dreams come true on he...



  • When Molly's father, a fisherman, brings home a tiny pony from the sea, Molly is sure that the creature must be magic. Pure white, with hooves of gold, the pony is too special to keep in captivity, but the townspeople—believing that the pony will b...


  • Dan and Mary find the perfect present for their mother in the shop at the seaside, an egg-shaped stone with "A Gift from Winklesea" written on it. One day it hatches and out comes an amazing creature. This book contains a story about the adventures t...


  • Tired of living at the Kirby House orphanage, Katy and Josh run away to Alton Towers, a castle turned amusement park, but their hideout becomes the center of a battle between the universal forces of good and evil....


  • In a refreshing departure from the recent spate of slyly revisionist fairy tales, Cresswell ( Moondial ; The Secret World of Polly Flint ) here offers traditional versions of nine stories aptly described as ``classic.'' Deftly pared down for the targ...


  • Posy Bates returns in new collection of zany mishaps and misadventures as she plays hairdresser for her friend Sam, tries her hand at housework, goes on a camping trip with her fellow Brownies, and stages the kidnapping of her little brother....







  • Upon returning from a vacation, the members of the eccentric Bagthorpe family find chaos as a tramp takes over their house, their maid disappears, and the demonic Cousin Daisy arrives with her pet goat....





  • Ellie is a girl who, from time to time, can look into the future; it is an uncomfortable thing for her to live with. One day at dusk she becomes aware of a procession of cats leaving the Braille Wood, not in tens, not in hundreds, but in thousands; a...










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    ‘We're bankrupted! It's happened! I knew it would, I knew it would!’ Another blood-freezing chapter in the Bagthorpe Saga has begun. A bank overdraft of millions plunges the household into despair but Mr Bagthorpe has the answer -- self-suff...


  • The members of a talented, eccentric, English family eagerly enter slogan-writing contests and are rewarded with such prizes as a trip to a health farm and the opportunity to appear in a toothpaste commercial...





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