Join a new adventure with these ten action-packed reads full of unforgettable characters - they’ll keep even the most intrepid of readers satisfied.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
When thirteen-year-old Meg Murry and her brother Charles go searching through a ‘wrinkle in time’ for their lost father, they find themselves on an evil planet controlled by a pulsating brain known as ‘It’. But can they outwit the forces of evil to find and free their Dad? 2018 sees the release of this classic adventure as a major motion picture for Disney and imaginative readers will love the mix of sci-fi and fantasy.
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor
Every Doctor needs a companion. Someone to explore time and space with, someone to fight those pesky enemies, and someone to save the Doctor’s life when they need help the most. Step forward Rose, Sarah-Jane, Clara and Bill, four bold and brilliant companions embarking on four brand new Doctor Who adventures. Wannabe companions will lose themselves in these action-packed adventures.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
When Huck Finn’s estranged father returns to seek revenge, Huck escapes and embarks on a journey through the Deep South of America. On his travels he meets Jim, a slave also on the run, and together they take on the mighty Mississippi River, in a search for independence and freedom. The follow-up to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, this is a timeless classic filled with unforgettable characters.
Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
It’s only a game… isn’t it?! Johnny Maxwell is just about to set a new high score on computer game ‘Only You Can Save Mankind’ when the aliens from inside the game send him a message: “We wish to talk. We surrender.” But aliens inside computer games aren’t meant to do that, right? The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy (packed with the usual laugh-out-loud humour of Terry Pratchett), is a thought-provoking read and explores how the choices we make affect others.
Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl
Come into the forest if you dare… but beware the terrible bloodsuckling toothpluckling stonechuckling spittler! The Minpins are tiny tree-dwellers whose children are smaller than matchsticks, and they live in the forest near Billy’s house. Billy’s mother forbids him to enter the forest, but like a true adventurer (and slight rebel) he goes in anyway. Now it’s up to him to battle a fearsome beast and save the Minpins. Roald Dahl’s last children’s book has at last been reimagined with Quentin Blake’s illustrations, for readers to lovingly devour.
The Creakers by Tom Fletcher
Lucy Dungston and the other children of Whiffington wake up one morning to discover the unthinkable – all the adults - have disappeared! Most of the kids don’t know what to do, so it’s up to Lucy to find out what’s happening and who the mysterious, stinky Creakers are that she finds lurking under her bed. This is an exciting new fantasy adventure take on a classic monster-under-the-bed story written by Tom Fletcher.
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Jump aboard the trusty Swallow, a sailing boat helmed by capable Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty and Ship’s Boy Roger. The destination is Wild Cat Island, where the Walker siblings plan to enjoy their long holiday off school. But island bliss is disturbed by pirates, the fierce Blackett sisters, on their boat Amazon. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out and what follows is an unforgettable summer. This wholesome classic will delight readers who love a traditional adventure story.
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1) by Rick Riordan
One day he’s the mighty God Apollo, although totally self-obsessed… the next day he’s ordinary, mere mortal Lester Papadopoulos, and still totally self-obsessed. That’s what happens when you anger your father, who just so happens to be Zeus. Now Apollo has to learn how to get by in the world without his godly powers. Jam-packed with action, mythology, danger, friendship and fun, The Hidden Oracle is a highly entertaining read with an ungodly amount of humour and sass.
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt
Mabel Jones is a nose picker. And she eats it. But she didn’t expect her latest nose-picking snack to open a portal to a world run by pirates. Kidnapped, she finds herself on the ‘Feroshus Maggot’, a pirate ship captained by dreaded wolf Idryss Ebenezer Split, as they sail the high seas in search of treasure. Brilliantly bonkers with a funny, brave and inspiring female character at its heart.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant Conseil, and Canadian harpooner Ned Land are on a mission to rid the seas of a terrifying sea monster, but instead they discover the monster is submarine ‘Nautilus’, as they’re taken captive by the eccentric Captain Nemo. So begins a truly fantastic voyage through unexplored waters from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole. An incredibly imagined and detailed portrayal of life under the sea by the father of science fiction, that’ll have sci-fi fans young and old diving right on in.