Children's

City of Fate - Nicola Pierce

Imagine your home is bombed one Sunday afternoon by a horde of enemy planes. Imagine your family has gone and you are left behind. This is the fate of five-year-old Peter and two teenagers Yuri and Tanya. Imagine being ordered to leave school to fight

The Dark Inside - Rupert Wallis

The House on the Hill has been abandoned for as long as James can remember. So when he discovers Webster, a drifter, hiding there, he's instantly curious about the story behind the homeless man. What is he running from? Afflicted by a dark curse, Webster

The Everest Files - Matt Dickinson

A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other. An expedition that ended in lies, betrayal, mysterious disappearances - and death. At the hear

Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle - Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

In this third installment of the series, 11-year-old whiz-kids Nick and Tesla discover that someone in the quiet town of Half Moon Bay has placed their beloved Uncle Newt under electronic surveillance-but who is spying on him, and why? To expose the secre

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab - Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

Nick and Tesla are bright 12-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they're sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a

Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage - Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

In this second novel of the Nick and Tesla series, the precocious brother-and-sister duo find themselves solving another baffling mystery. As the story opens, their Uncle Newt takes a consulting gig at a cut-rate amusement park, engineering animatronic fi

How to Train Your Viking by Toothless the Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Toothless was the truly unremarkable dragon of the truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. But it wasn't always like that. There was a time when Hiccup was finding it hard to be a Hero, while Toothless was finding it even harder to

The Following Girls - Louise Levene

When Amanda Baker was 14 she found a letter written by her runaway mother to her unborn child: 'Dear Jeremy' it began 'or Amanda...' Mrs Baker still sends Christmas presents - Meccano, a fishing rod, a Spare Rib subscription - but her daughter is now i

Tape - Steven Camden

TAPE is the outstanding teen debut of 2014. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it… Record a voice and it lasts forever… In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about

The Scarecrow of Oz - L. Frank Baum

Cap'n Bill, a sailor with a wooden peg-leg, and his friend, a little girl named Trot, set out in California on a calm day for a short trip in their rowing boat. Rapidly, however, the weather takes a turn for the worse and an enormous storm develops, washi