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In the basement of the Grand Nautilus Hotel, a mysterious girl crashes into Herbie Lemon's room and cries, "Hide me!"

In the window of the Eerie Book Dispensary, a mechanical mermonkey sits and waits. And out beyond the pier, something stirs. Could the legendary malamander have returned?






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When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day. Maybe he'll get a glimpse of Haile Gebrselassie or Derartu Tulu.

But Solomon's grandfather has other plans. As Solomon follows him through the big, overwhelming streets, he learns something he cannot believe. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getting help from his village is up to him.

It's a twenty-mile run from the city to home, and grandfather's life hangs in the balance...



Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?

Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on in the town - she keeps hearing voices, her mam is acting strange and her dad has disappeared.

When she meets Boy she realises that her dad is not the only person to have vanished...and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!


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Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training.

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run.

What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back.


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Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever.
The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission.

But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help.

After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?


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Chaya can talk her way out of anything - except stealing the Queen's jewels. Even if she had the best of reasons.

So she escapes on the back of a stolen elephant and leads her friends on a jungle adventure, where leeches lurk and revolution is stirring. And this gives Chaya an idea. Maybe she can leave her village a thief but return a hero?




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Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him.

But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future?






Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones.

Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins.

But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero.





Two children discover nesting osprey's in the forest near where they live.

Callum and Iona make a promise to keep their amazing discovery secret, but can they keep it safe from harm?

The pact they make will change lives forever...




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 Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker, spending his quiet, solitary days creating the final resting places of Allora's people. Until the day a mysterious boy and his magical bird arrive - flying from danger and searching for a safe haven. 


 Tito is fearful, suspicious of kindness, but as the winter days grow colder and darker, Alberto's home grows warmer and brighter. 


 Can Tito and his bird be sheltered from the town's prying eyes and the shadows of their past? 

 A story of life and death and of how hope can burn bright in a place faded by sadness.



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.


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Anna is too busy with schoolwork and tobogganing to listen to the grown-ups talk of Hitler. But one day she and her brother are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis - dead or alive.

It is the start of a huge adventure, sometimes very frightening, very often funny and always, always exciting.



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