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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

Ozma of Oz - L. Frank Baum

Dorothy and her trusty hen, Billina, are washed ashore in the Land of Ev after a shipwreck. At first Dorothy is delighted to find lunch grows on trees in lunchboxes. But soon she realises there is a darker side to the Land of Ev. On the seashore, Dorothy

The Road to Oz - L. Frank Baum

Dorothy and her faithful Toto are back home in Kansas when they encounter the homeless and hapless Shaggy Man and decide to accompany him on his journey. Soon they encounter a bevy of new friends, including Button-Bright and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daugh

Dogs Don't Do Ballet - Anna Kemp

Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn't do dog stuff like peeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he'll just look at you like you're crazy. No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and mu