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Skulduggery Pleasant: kingdom of the wicked
Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant: kingdom of the wicked
Read by Stephen Hogan

Magic is a disease. Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.... More >

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer
Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer
Read by Stephen Hogan

Get ready for the sixth instalment in the hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you’ve seen anything yet? You haven’t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise ... The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a Good Thing. There’s just one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her any more. And that’s because they’ve found thei... More >

Earwig and the Witch
Diana Wynne Jones
Earwig and the Witch
Read by Julia Barrie

Earwig was left at St Morwald’s as a baby. Unlike the other children, she loves it there, mostly because she has the run of the place and seems to be able to persuade people to do as she wants. Then one day Earwig is chosen to live with a very strange couple: Bella Yaga, her new ‘mother’, is actually a horrible witch. Earwig will need all her ingenuity (and some help from a talking cat) to surviv... More >

Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help
Douglas Anthony Cooper
Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help
Read by Wayne Forester

Welcome to Milrose Munce’s school, home to his best dead pals. Among the gang are Cryogenic Kelvin, who froze horribly and shattered into ice cubes, and deeply damaged Dave, whose fatal fascination with explosives has carried on into the afterlife. By why are the ghosts so terrified of the first floor? Milrose and his living friend Arabella are about to find the answer deep in the dreaded Den of P... More >

Johnny Swanson
Eleanor Updale
Johnny Swanson
Read by Harry Jardine

It’s 1929 and 11-year-old Johnny Swanson needs to make money to help his widowed mother pay the rent. So he sets himself up as an agony aunt offering advice for a shilling and in the advertising scam business (Smelly feet? Wear a clothes peg on your nose!). Soon he’s raking in the money. But he’s getting in too deep and now his own mother is in mortal danger. There’s only one thing for it: Johnny ... More >

Neversuch House
Elliot Skell
Neversuch House
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Neversuch House is home to the very unusual Halibut family. Spanning generations, the Halibuts all live together totally isolated from the outside world, never needing – or wanting – to step outside the walls of Neversuch. But when 12-year-old Omnia Halibut sees a hooded figure emerging from the woods by the Wall, she can’t help but wonder who the man is and why he is skulking around the House. An... More >

Voices in Stone
Emily Diamand
Voices in Stone
Read by Joe Coen

Isis, the daughter of a charlatan psychic, can see ghosts - including that of her dead little sister, Angel. Gray is the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. The two teenagers meet when their parents start dating. After a reluctant start, a friendship develops and Isis confesses her secret ability to Gray. But when Isis’s mum joins an elite psychic society, run by charismatic Philip Syndal, I... More >

Ways to See a Ghost
Emily Diamand
Ways to See a Ghost
Read by Joe Coen

The ghost put his hands together in prayer or pleading, his fingernails withered and cracked. ‘We need you, Isis Dunbar’. Isis is the daughter of a fake psychic. But unlike her mum, Isis really can see ghosts. When a terrifying creature escapes from the dark places that even spirits fear to go, Isis realises that it puts everyone she cares about in grave danger. Will her powers be enough to protec... More >

Strange Star
Emma Carroll
Strange Star
Read by Victoria Fox

They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. ‘A tale to freeze the blood’ was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can’t wait to hear their creepy tales. Yet real life is about to take a chilling turn. Frantic pounding at the front door reveals a stranger, a girl covered in unusual scars. She... More >

Frost Hollow Hall
Emma Carroll
Frost Hollow Hall
Read by Penelope Rawlins

Will dares Tilly to come ice-skating up at Frost Hollow Hall. No one goes near the place these days. Ten years ago the young heir, Kit Barrington, drowned there in the lake. Rumour has it that the house is haunted ... But Tilly never turns down a dare. Then it goes horribly wrong. The ice breaks, Tilly falls through and almost drowns. At the point of death, a beautiful angel appears and saves her.... More >

The Snow Sister
Emma Carroll
The Snow Sister
Read by Victoria Fox

Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition whenever it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely. On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative’s will. Is their luck about to change? Hoping for a better Christmas, Pearl wants to make a Christmas pudding and asks for credit at Mr Noble’s grocery. But... More >

The Girl Who Walked on Air
Emma Carroll
The Girl Who Walked on Air
Read by Victoria Fox

Abandoned at Chipchase’s Travelling Circus as a baby, Louie dreams of becoming a ‘Showstopper’, a tightrope walker – the Girl Who Walked on Air – she just needs to be given a chance. And the circus needs her too – Wellbeloved’s rival show is stealing their crowds. Reluctantly Mr Chipchase lets Louie perform. She is a sensation, and gets an offer from the sinister Mr Wellbeloved to perform ... over... More >

Letters from the Lighthouse
Emma Carroll
Letters from the Lighthouse
Read by Victoria Fox

February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own... More >

In Darkling Wood
Emma Carroll
In Darkling Wood
Read by Victoria Fox

When Alice’s brother gets a longed-for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly off to her estranged grandmother’s house. There’s nothing good about staying with Nell, except for beautiful Darkling Wood at the end of her garden – but Nell wants to have it cut down. Alice feels at home there, at peace, and even finds a friend, Flo. But Flo doesn’t seem to go to the local school and no one h... More >

The Magic Faraway Tree
Enid Blyton
The Magic Faraway Tree
Read by Evelyn McLean

Joe, Beth and Frannie take their cousin Rick on an adventure he’ll never forget – to meet the folk who live in the Faraway Tree. Find out how they escape from the Land of Dreams, and what goes wrong in the Land of Topsy-Turvy, and who drives a runaway train in the Land of Do-As-You-Please. Discover a magical new world with Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy. ... More >


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