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This 20th Anniversary edition of the classic novel comes with an introduction from former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman and bonus content following its controversial history, from its writing to when it won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.
It was a love story. Me, Gemma and junk. I thought it was going to last forever.
Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down. She wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, finally, you have to come down. Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a vivid depiction of a group of teenagers in the grip of addiction. Told from multiple viewpoints, Junk is a powerful, unflinching novel about heroin. Once you take a hit, you will never be the same again.
Published: 4 Apr 2011
Published: 6 Jul 2006
Three books in one means triple the fun!
Eddie is looking after his uncle Morton's dragon Ziggy whilst he is on holiday – but it's not long before disaster strikes! Soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.
The Dragonsitter Takes Off
Eddie thought he'd got the hang of dragonsitting – until Ziggy disappears, only to be found guarding a big secret in the linen cupboard. It's not long before a very unexpected guest flies in!
The Dragonsitter's Castle
Dragonsitting isn't getting any easier for Eddie. A castle, a sneezing dragon and a big box of fireworks: looks like the new year is going to start with a bang!
Published: 5 Jun 2014
What do you give a dancing ogre with great big feet?
Lots of space!
Ogden loves to dance to the funky beat, and the disco ball is coming up. But there's a fiendish creature on the loose who wants to put a jam in everyone's plans. Ogden better not get too ogre-eager if he wants to catch the monster...
Published: 7 Jan 2016
Welcome to Bitterly Bay. Spangles McNasty has decided to spend his summer doing what he loves the most: shouting at babies, pulling faces at old ladies, eating cold chips from bins and best of all, collecting other people's spangly things!
Having convinced themselves that goldfish are made of gold and that they grow to the size of whales, Spangles and his friend Sausage-face Pete decide to find the great Fish of Gold. They'll be rich forever!
Only young Freddie Taylor can stop Spangles' dastardly plan, in a tale full of time-travelling jet skis, madcap chases and haunted custard. It is a tale so odd, your mind-cogs will jam with happiness for ever after!
Published: 5 May 2016
Published: 5 Feb 2009
The only life Gioga has ever known is that of a fisherman's daughter on remote Hamna Voe. But as a baby she was a gift of the sea to childless Munroe and Jannet, and now the Lord of the Oceans wants her back.
Torn between her love for her adopted parents and her strange attraction to the seal people, which will she choose - the sea or the land?
From the traditional folk-tale of the selkie, award-winning author Berlie Doherty has created her own lyrical and timeless story of a young girl's search for her true identity.
Published: 4 Oct 2007
No singing -no pets - no toys - no stories
By order of the Sorcerer
King Tarcorax has outlawed every kind of fun.He throws people into the dungeons just for whistling.
Rab is determined to defeat him.With the help of a witch, a pirate and a pig, he sets about escaping from his dungeon and teaching the sorcerer a lesson. But then the witch's spells starts to go very wrong indeed...
Published: 6 Mar 2008
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.
She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has.
Stanley ‘Carrot’ Harris is ginger, tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he’s adopted, and this makes him feel like he’s never quite fitted in.
On his thirteenth birthday, he receives the one thing he’s been waiting his whole life for: a card from his long-lost birth mother, asking to meet up. But Stanley isn’t sure: what if he’s a big disappointment to her? So he hatches a plan – and he’s going to need a stand-in Stanley, someone who is handsome, sporty and God’s Gift to Mothers.
What Stanley doesn’t realise is he’s about to have the most confusing time of his life . . . just who is the real Stanley Carrot?
Perfect for readers aged 11+
Published: 1 May 2008
Alix, Courtney and Fern aren't 'bad' girls. They're respectable sixth form students who've hit on a great way to pull in good money. They can buy designer gear, holiday abroad, and aren't even out of place at a millionaire's party. As long as they follow their own 'rules', and keep themselves safe, who cares how they earn the extra cash? No one's going to get hurt. Or are they . . ?
A gripping story of teenage girls who use sex to make money - and then find that money is not after all going to resolve all ills.
Published: 7 Jul 2016
Published: 2 Nov 2017