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Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek.
But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind.
When they discover a strange creature on the beach, Ned wants one more adventure and decides to keep him secretly in their garage. But Jamie begins to hope that the creature might bring some miracle, and stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow . . .
Published: 5 Mar 2015
Published: 3 Sep 2015
Published: 1 Oct 2009
'Everything, as far as Dee could tell, was a laugh to Hazel and Abbie. They were just the kind of friends she needed.'
When Dee's traumatised family start a new life, she is relieved to find two uncomplicated, fun-loving friends. But with the onset of problems for one, and a controlling boyfriend influencing the other, Dee notices frightening parallels with her own troubles. Is she seeing things clearly, though?
And will her efforts to help mean revealing family secrets? Secrets they so desperately want to keep hidden.
Published: 3 Apr 2008
Published: 5 May 2005
Published: 25 Apr 2002
Winner of the Young Quills Prize for Historical Fiction.
When War breaks out, Billy’s dad joins the army and most of his friends are evacuated from Balham, South London. But Billy’s mum doesn’t believe the bombs will ever fall on them and she refuses to send him and his sister Rose away. Life in Balham has certainly changed for Billy: no school, no friends and, because of rationing, no treats.
But by September 1940, things are about to get a lot worse. Hitler has a plan for the destruction of London and soon Billy is caught up in the Blitz: an event so terrifying, it will take every ounce of courage for him to survive in war-torn Balham and keep his family together.
Published: 3 Jul 2014
Published: 2 Jul 2015
Published: 1 Mar 2007
Published: 2 Jun 2011
Three more stories in one volume, taken from the case files of Agent Amelia, the resourceful and feisty secret agent!
Spooky Ballet: Amelia is enrolled in a dancing class, but the teacher uses her class to pillage the audience at the local theatre and it takes all of Amelia's presence of mind to foil her!
Gobbledygook Books: there's a new librarian at school, who has reprogrammed all the computers with intent to rule the world. But Amelia overcomes her, with a little help from the real librarian and a big volume of the Works of William Shakespeare!
Whispering Scarecrow: there's a phantom picnicker targetting all the picnic baskets in a field, but when Amelia goes there with her mother, she discovers that actually it's a flock of crows instructed by a scarecrow. Just what mechanism can there be inside that soggy head? Trust Amelia to find out!
Published: 5 Feb 2009
Published: 5 Aug 2004
His most substantial book to date, this compelling story of a teenager caught in a corrupt 1980s Care Home is a powerful study of a particularly highly-charged and distressing subject. Handled with great sensitivity and engrossing narrative drive, it is an important addition to the understanding of how childcare can go so wrong.
When Nick's mother dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the 14 year old is sent straight into a boys' home, where he finds institutional intimidation and violence keep order. After countless fights and punishments, Nick thinks life can't get any worse - but the professionally respected deputy head, Mr Creal, who has been grooming him with sweets and solace, has something much more sinister in mind. Nick has no choice but to escape. Living on the run, he falls in with a modern Fagin, a cheerful Rasta who fences stolen credit cards and car stereos. The scarring, shaming experience he suffered at the hands of Mr Creal can never quite be suppressed, and when the old hatred
surfaces, bloody murder and revenge lead to an unforgettable climax.
Published: 4 Jun 2009
Gidaado the Fourth and his albino camel are working for a famous General in his campaign to win the state elections. General Crêpe-Sombo is everyone's hero, but Sophie reckons there is something fishy about him. She must do some dangerous spying to find out the truth.
It turns out that the General is more crooked than Sophie and Gidaado could ever have imagined. They must expose him before he becomes President! In a final breathtaking scene, the children are racing across the desert sands on camelback, pursued by General Crêpe-Sombo in his jeep.
Who will prevail?
Published: 7 Aug 2008
Published: 2 Apr 2015
Ogden is a gnarly, man-eating ogre . . . with the dream of becoming a dancer. But no one will dance with him – not when they think they’re going to be his next meal! Then Ogden meets Willow, a gutsy girl who lives in a tree house in the woods. She makes a deal with him: if he’ll stop eating humans, she’ll teach him to dance. But there are fouler creatures than ogres in the forest, and they might just scupper Ogden's dancing dreams . . .
Illustrated throughout by the talented and award-winning Chris Judge
Shrek meets Strictly Come Dancing!
Published: 1 May 2014
Join me, Agent Amelia, for six fabulously funny, marvellously mad and extremely entertaining stories about how I go about saving the world all by MYSELF! Amelia x
A bumper collection of six fantastic stories from my Golden Case Files!
Published: 4 Aug 2011
Published: 27 Apr 2000