Book List:84 titles
  • Thrilling historical adventure from Terry Deary, the 'outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th century' (Books For Keeps)This brand new, exciting adventure from bestselling Horrible Histories author Terry Deary brings the Second World Wa...


  • This brand new, thrilling adventure from bestselling 'Horrible Histories' author Terry Deary brings the closing days of the First World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne. It's 1918 and the Great War is entering its fina...


  • From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... 17,300 years ago; Lascaux, France Willow isn't the strongest or fastest in his tribe, he is careful and clever. But that's not what matters to the other boys. All they care about who is...


  • From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... 9500 years ago, as the Ice Age is ending... Jay's grandfather is old, maybe twice as many summers as he has fingers and toes, but he is wise too. Jay loves to sit in their house by the river an...


  • From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories...Mesopotamia, 2500 years agoEveryone in the tribe must work; all the men go hunting for bulls and mountain lions - apart from Sin-leqi, that is. Sin-leqi stays home and reads tablets in the great te...


  • From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories...Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland, 5000 years agoOn the cold and windy island of Skara Brae, Tuc and his sister Storm try to catch birds in their fishing net. They eat fish day in, day out, and they're...


  • North America, 1009. The conquering Vikings are delighted to reach North America. The land is green and fertile - it's the perfect place to establish a new home. But first they must learn to get on with the natives. Terry Deary's Viking Ta...


  • Menes is training as a scribe in the local temple, and to earn extra money tO help his poor family, he agrees to assist rich old Maiarch. Menes must write a prayer to rid Maiarch of an old family ghost. But what if the ghost is actually more human th...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...The dashing Earl of Essex is plotting a rebellion to overthrow the aged Elizabeth I and is using the Globe Theatre in his plot. When Queen Elizabeth I learns of the plan, Shakespeare's theatre compa...






  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...The day Queen Mary Tudor came to town was the most terrifying day of young Meg's life. The Queen is also known as 'Bloody Mary' because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned. Everyone wants...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...King Henry VII is a mean and ruthless king and when a young boy named Lambert Simnel lays claim to the throne, Henry is furious. Lambert is no match for the powerful king – can he escape the extra...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Every day, hapless hopefuls travel to dirty and dangerous Tudor London, trying to seek their fortunes. But what and who is waiting for them when they get there? Tricksters and conmen, like young ...


  • King Vorigern thinks he's so clever but his servant Mervyn knows he is playing a dangerous game. Can Mervyn keep the King safe from the invading Saxons, Pictish raiders, and a beautiful Saxon princess? Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip...


  • It's tough being a peasant in Saxon Britain. The taxes are too high, there are bandits everywhere, and rabbit porridge for dinner every night. Even worse, now the local thane, Lord Ethelbert, is plotting to take King Offa's throne, and the villagers ...


  • In Saxon Kent the law says thieves should be executed, and soup made from a stolen sheep has been found in the Medway house. Young Edward takes the blame, but does his father know more than he's letting on? And can he find a way to save his son from ...


  • Wilfred, the Saxon village Cunning Man, is loved by all for his wondrous healing powers. But he is growing old and weary, and it will soon be time for his apprentice, Ardith, to step up. It's a risky job, and Ardith's about to learn the hard way that...


  • It is 1601 and Queen Elizabeth I is dying. Will Marsden lives in Marsden Manor in the north of England. Will is training to be a knight and listens avidly to the true tales of adventure and intrigue told by the family every night around the roaring f...


  • Down at the theatre, Tom is about to star in Shakespeare's new play, Romeo and Juliet, but people are whispering that a plague is spreading through the city. Will Tom get his big break or will the plague shut down the theatre? Meanwhile, on stage, Ro...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...Jane and John have uncovered a wicked plot to steal the throne from Queen Elizabeth I of England while she watches a play. Can they stop it in time? Meanwhile, on stage, Olivia loves the boy Caesari...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...Orphaned pot-girl Mary has buckets of stage blood to clear up under the horrible gaze of Master 'Foulbrew'. Can she find a way to escape her revolting master? Meanwhile, on stage, Lady Macbeth wants...


  • Molly loves travelling with Shakespeare's players but the jester, Armin, keeps picking on her and faithful donkey, Dolly. Can she keep Armin away from Dolly and stay with the theatre company? Meanwhile, on stage, Helena wants revenge on Hermia, Lysan...


  • Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A story of the old soldiers who made up the Home Guard, and the young people who helped them. The Home Guard of a ...


  • Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. With food scarce and rationing taking hold, plenty of people turned to the black market to get more than their sha...


  • Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. In this retelling of an extraordinary true story, a pair of children realize that the odd strangers they see in th...


  • Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A young tearaway unwillingly evacuated to the countryside is unjustly accused of theft. He decides to make his way...


  • Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. November 1916 - the war on the Home Front. Minnie is being told off for breaching the blackout when a Zeppelin airship crashes ov...


  • Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop of Americans are trapped behind enemy...


  • Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. France 1917 - the war in the air. An air observer is shot down behind enemy lines and meets the German flying ace, the famous Red Bar...


  • Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders, 1914. The German and British soldiers in the trenches make an unofficial Christmas truce, with carols and a football match....







  • Do your grandparents moan on about what life was like in the war? Want to know if they're telling the terrible truth? Read on to explore the horrible hardships the Blitzed Brits suffered while bombs dropped out of the sky! Find out what really happen...


  • Jenny and her grandfather are toshers. They survive by finding things in the sewer - anything they can sell, and they can sell almost anything. It's a horrible life, but they are managing. Until the building of the London Underground Railway destroys...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western is the biggest, fasted steamship in the world. But the crew of the little Irish steamship Sirius are determined to beat Brunel's sea monster and be the...


  • Life in the monastery is simple for Edwin and Luke, two young boys who are training to be monks. It seems that nothing will disrupt the peace and order. Then news arrives that the Vikings have invaded, and they are forced to run for their lives. If t...


  • The slave girl doesn't even have a name. The bullying Vikings call her 'Fleece' because they make her look after the sheep. She works hard all day, and at night she must serve them food and wine. When an accident happens, and the Vikings have to bury...


  • The North Atlantic, 1726 Captain Fly is the greatest pirate to sail the seven seas - or so he says. But his captives Jed and Arthur think he’s a bad-tempered bully. Now Captain Fly has ordered his prisoners to work for him as pirates, or he’ll k...


  • When King Alfred is left to wander the English countryside looking little better than a beggar, it seems there is no hope left - the Vikings will conquer the country and they will all become slaves. Ethelbert is still young, but he wishes he could fi...


  • Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... A crowded train takes a wrong turn and hurtles at full speed into a section of track that should have been closed for repair. Among the passengers is the writer Charles Dickens. Can young workman...


  • Red-legs Greaves has been a slave, a pirate, and a rich sugar planter. Now he's a prisoner. And next morning, he'll be dead - hanged by the neck for piracy! His only friend is a slave girl called Lou. Can Lou do anything to save Red-legs? It would ta...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Plymouth, 1577 Tom is a cabin boy for Captain Francis Drake, on his mission to steal South American gold from the Spanish fleet. Can Tom survive the trip round the world, through waves three tim...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Ireland, 1593 Grace O'Malley is the greatest pirate that ever lived, the terror of the Irish Sea. Her gang of cut-throats rule the waves ... until Grace is captured! But instead of being hanged,...


  • When the conquering Vikings settle in North America, they realise that their new home might not be as pleasant as they thought. The land is green and fertile but will they ever become friends with the natives, the fierce and war-like people they call...


  • England, 1485. Young George is plucked from his grand home and finds himself a hostage to King Richard III. With the king's enemies advancing, the whole country is in turmoil, and George believes he is doomed to die. Is there any way he can escape th...


  • Cristina is just a frightened servant girl who works in the palace. Until, that is, she gets tangled up in a cunning plot. She will be crucial in the success of the great knight El Cid's last battle and the safety of the entire city against the attac...



  • England, 1609. Sir Robert's servants live at Hylton Castle in constant fear of his violent temper. They suffer whilst Sir Robert lives in luxury. But when Sir Robert's anger goes one step too far, the ghost of his victim will not leave him unpunished...



  • In this title, the bard's ten best stories are re-told ...with a modern twist. Read the photo love story where Romeo and Juliet take centre stage and watch out for weird witchcraft in the Ballad of Big Mac. Find out what foul words Shakespeare used, ...







  • AD 64. Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slave girl Mary realise the dangers that await her when she accompanies her master to the city. It is the day of the chariot races and Mary finds herself the only witness to a terrible cri...


  • The villagers live in fear of noises in the night. The new tenants at the Grange have been attacked. What is the truth behind the legend of the vampire? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers....


  • The books in this series contain funny stories based on historical events. Set in Rome in AD51, this is the story of Deri, a Celt who faces execution for criticizing Rome. Deri's cellmate is a British chief, and he believes there is a way to save bot...


  • The final book in the critically acclaimed Fire Thief trilogy concludes the story of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods. Forced to travel through time to escape Zeus's avenging eagle, Prometheus arrives in 1785 Eden City and befriends a boy nam...


  • 387 BC. Rome is under attack from the vicious Gauls and the barbarian army is now preparing to besiege the Temple of Juno on Capitol Hill, home of Brutus, a trainee priest. The temple's inhabitants are offered help from the army of Lord Furius, but a...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Young Acheron is a liar. Everybody knows it. Troy is under siege and Acheron tells tales of Trojan bravery to entertain Prince Paris and the beautiful Helen at the palace. But when a stranger com...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The great inventor Archimedes has just one problem. His clumsy servant, young Lydia, is the bane of his life. But when the Romans besiege Syracuse, and the Greeks turn to Archimedes for help, it ...


  • From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The boys at school are excited. The Olympic games are coming to the city. They may be too young to compete, but their teacher suggests the school should have its own games. Of course, girls have ...


  • 430 BC. Darius, orphaned by the plague in Athens, joins his Uncle Alcmaeon, a Spartan army general. The ruthless Spartans think him worthless until his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now a hero, his uncle offers Spartan opulence bu...


  • Flight of the Fire Thief continues the hilarious fantastical adventures of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus time-travels to Eden City, arriving in 1795. ...


  • Now available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858....




  • Tutankhamen has been buried in his rocky tomb. But there is a plot to rob the grave of its vast wealth as soon as possible after the funeral. A motley gang of villains have all the skills they need to undertake the crime - the key member of the team ...


  • This is a tale of Neria, who works in the House of Death,helping her father to make the mummies. Neria enjoys her work, but when the pharaoh dies, it all goes into overdrive mode. Everyone is so busy that Neria is given the responsibility of mummifyi...







  • Fact or fiction? You decide! Classifieds blend a fictional account with fact files, biographies, statements from witnesses, and debriefings—allowing readers to make up their own minds about intriguing unsolved mysteries. Access to classified docu-m...


  • Fact or fiction? You decide! Classifieds blend a fictional account with fact files, biographies, statements from witnesses, and debriefings—allowing readers to make up their own minds about intriguing unsolved mysteries. Access to classified docu-m...


  • Fact or fiction? You decide! Classifieds blend a fictional account with fact files, biographies, statements from witnesses, and debriefings-allowing readers to make up their own minds about intriguing unsolved mysteries. Access to classified document...


  • Fact or fiction? You decide! Classifieds blend a fictional account with fact files, biographies, statements from witnesses, and debriefings--allowing readers to make up their own minds about intriguing unsolved mysteries. Access to classified docu-me...



  • Read these spine-chilling monster, horror and ghost stories,if you dare. Consider the facts and decide for yourself whether or not to believe them. But don't read this book after dark , or your dreams might turn into nightmares....


  • Clickety-click, clickety-click - whatever can be making that noise? Jess thinks it might be a huge woolly monster and isn't going to wait to find out. He runs away, over hills and dales. Jess won't stop, but neither will the monster!...


  • Detailed accounts of some of the most famous crimes in history encompasses the story of the Great Train Robbery, the tale of a murderer who made the fatal mistake of leaving a bloody clue under the floor, and more. Original....


  • These two collections of horrifying tales aren't ordinary chillers--because they're not make-believe. Some of these stories have possible explanations, but others remain unsolved mysteries. Case files present the facts, leaving readers to play detect...




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    Molly and Wilkin think that they will put up with almost anything to get the treasure at Batwing Castle - but what about vampires, ghosts and a faceful of warts? This story is designed to make you laugh and your neck-hairs bristle. For ages 8-12....


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    Sharon is chased by bullies who think that she is a bore, and Ellie is chased by villagers who think she's a witch. Then there is a sudden slip in time and they're both being chased together. This spooky story is set in 1502 and 2002. For ages 8-12....