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The Enchanted Wood
Enid Blyton
The Enchanted Wood
Read by Evelyn McLean

When Joe, Beth and Frannie move right next door to an Enchanted Wood, and discover the Faraway Tree they make new friends, slide down the slippery-slip, and go to the magical Land of Birthdays with Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy.... More >

Petticoat Pirates: The Mermaids of Starfish Reef & The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully
Erica-Jane Waters
Petticoat Pirates: The Mermaids of Starfish Reef & The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully
Read by Penelope Rawlins

Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates! Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventure. In these two stories they find themselves helping three mermaids find their sea snails which have been let loose by a creature from the deep, and set off to find a cure for a mysterious curse afflicting the o... More >

Death of a Salaryman
Fiona Campbell
Death of a Salaryman
Read by John Chancer

When Kenji, a Japanese salaryman, loses his job at a TV corporation on his 40th birthday, he slips through to a different layer of society. In this shadowy world he meets a curious collection of characters – a travelling salesman with a passion for Elvis, a pachinko pro with dreams of returning to Hawaii, and a TV producer who will stop at nothing to get his big break. With their help, Kenji sets ... More >

Toonhead
Fiona Dunbar
Toonhead
Read by Ben Elliot

Pablo has a secret gift.When Pablo discovers he can predict the future through the cartoons he draws, he can hardly believe his luck. But what seems to be a brilliant discovery soon turns into a burden, as Pablo’s secret is uncovered by the wrong kind of people. Kidnapped and in a foreign country, with only a cartoon character for company – will Pablo be able to use his gift to escape?... More >

Dear Scarlett
Fleur Hitchcock
Dear Scarlett
Read by Victoria Fox

A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl’s attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he’s left her. Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, go on a sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary, journey of discovery, following the clues and always remembering to ‘keep looking up’. Was Scarlett’s dad a thief? Was he a spy? And what does it mean to be... More >

Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cosmic
Read by Daniel Ryan

Liam Digby is normal – but tall. Very tall. Everyone thinks Liam’s too big to be a little boy any more, but he’s not old enough to be a grown-up either. Or is he? That’s when things get confusing and Liam ends up lost – in space.... More >

Sea Girls: The Crystal City
G. G. Elliot
Sea Girls: The Crystal City
Read by Zoe-Anne Phillips

Polly has always felt different. She is always top in swimming competitions, she swims in the sea but never feels the cold, and has a birthmark shaped like a small fish. Then she meets a girl called Lisa who has the same mark. The girls discover that they were adopted after having been found on a beach and that they can swim underwater for long periods ... This leads them to a city underwater, a c... More >

Ninja Meerkats: Escape from Ice Mountain & Hollywood Showdown
Gareth Jones
Ninja Meerkats: Escape from Ice Mountain & Hollywood Showdown
Read by David Thorpe

Legend tells of The Clan of the Scorpion, four mighty meerkats sworn to protect the world from their longtime nemesis, the Ringmaster ... The Clan are escorting their mentor, Grandmaster One Eye, to a Kung Fu Grandmaster Meet, when they are ambushed by enormous spiders – and Grandmaster One Eye is katnapped! In a second adventure, Bruce’s favourite Hollywood action star, Vin De Pain, is appearing ... More >

The Dragon Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Cats
Gareth Jones
The Dragon Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Cats
Read by Joanna Myers

When Dirk Dilly gets a call from Holly about her missing cat, Dirk doesn’t really believe it is a case worthy of his great detective skills. In no time at all Dirk is up to his neck in intrigue, danger and drama. Is this particular ‘Dragon Detective’ able to deal with the perils before him? Can he, with the aid of a young girl, solve the tricky mystery of the missing cats?... More >

The Dragon Detective Agency: The Case of the Wayward Professor
Gareth Jones
The Dragon Detective Agency: The Case of the Wayward Professor
Read by Candida Gubbins

When Dirk Dilly the Dragon Detective is asked to follow a husband who is behaving suspiciously, he becomes involved in a mystery involving some very wicked Tree Dragons. Soon Holly is on hand to help Dirk and between them they find some solutions, not just the behaviour of the suspicious husband, but also to problems Holly has been having at school, where nothing is quite what it should be.... More >

The Thornthwaite Inheritance
Gareth Jones
The Thornthwaite Inheritance
Read by Karen Cass

Lorelli and Ovid Thornthwaite are not like most 13-year-old children. They live in a huge and creepy mansion, they don’t go to school and are heirs to a vast fortune. But what makes the twins even more unusual is their determination to kill each other! When their murderous sibling rivalry is called off it soon becomes clear that one of them can’t stop trying to kill the other. But who is really ca... More >

The Considine Curse
Gareth P. Jones
The Considine Curse
Read by Judy Flynn

Fourteen-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother’s funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby, and it is the beginning of the uncovering of some really extraordinary truths about the Considine family. Why did Mariel’s mum argue with Grandma all those years ago? Why does Amelia wear so much perfume? Why is there a very large cat flap... More >

Constable & Toop
Gareth P. Jones
Constable & Toop
Read by David Thorpe

Sam Toop lives in a funeral parlour, blessed (or cursed) with an unusual gift. While his father buries the dead, Sam is haunted by their constant demands for attention. Trouble is afoot on the ‘other side’ – there is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts in empty houses in the world of the living. And Sam is caught in the middle – will he be able to bring himself to help? A da... More >

Ninja Meerkats: The Clan of the Scorpion/ The Eye of the Monkey
Gareth P. Jones
Ninja Meerkats: The Clan of the Scorpion/ The Eye of the Monkey
Read by David Thorpe

Hidden in the remotest reaches of the Red Desert, in a place called Mystic Rock, legend tells of an elite fighting force of ninja meerkats – The Clan of the Scorpion. Under the guidance of the Grandmaster One-Eye, these four warriors are sworn to protect the world from their age-old enemy, the Ringmaster ...When the world’s rarest tiger is stolen from a locked cage, the meerkats set about tracing ... More >

Pet Defenders: Beards from Outer Space
Gareth P. Jones
Pet Defenders: Beards from Outer Space
Read by David Thorpe

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The Earth’s safety is your primary goal. Defend it. 2. Protect humans from the truth. Good luck – you’re going to need it! The humans of Nothington-on-Sea have no idea their sleepy town is a hot spot for space invasions, and it’s up to secret agents Biskit and Mitzy to keep it that way. So, when an army of alien beards arrives, the Pet Defenders need to act fast … If the... More >


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