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Butterfingers
J M Trewellard
Butterfingers
Read by Nigel Carrington

Princess Bella has been snatched from her secret garden by a terrifying monster, leaving behind nothing but a glittering golden ball! Not even the bravest knights in the kingdom can save her from the huge, dark, fire-breathing creature with enormous wings, a great swishing tail and deadly claws. But clumsy Ned the stable boy is determined to succeed where the gallant knights have failed. Can he de... More >

Mission Improbable
J.D. Irwin
Mission Improbable
Read by Annie Aldington

Edwin Spencer has enough problems at school as it is, without strange voices calling him into another dimension! But when he is sucked into the peculiar kingdom of Hysteria on a secret mission he feels very at home. This could be his chance at last to be a hero – even if he does have Perpetua Allright, school swot, as his sidekick.... More >

The Abominators & The Abominators in the Wild
J.L. Smith
The Abominators & The Abominators in the Wild
Read by Andrew Piper

Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy and Bob, also known as The Abominators, are the most mischievous characters you will ever have come across. Their interests include: chaos, mayhem and filling the school toilets with strawberry jelly. Their interests definitely DO NOT include: making friends with panty-wanty-woowearing new boy, Cecil Trumpington-Potts. Cecil, however, is certain he can change their minds .... More >

The Abominators and the Forces of Evil
J.L. Smith
The Abominators and the Forces of Evil
Read by Andrew Piper

Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy and Bob are THE ABOMINATORS! They’re learning to live with posh boy Cecil and his panty wanty woos. If you put them under pressure, they might even say he’s part of the gang. But then the Forces of Evil turn up in the shape of two VERY mean teachers. They’ve got plans for Cecil. Plans which involve fear, destruction and possibly the end of the world! Can the Abominators sa... More >

When the Guns Fall Silent
James Riordan
When the Guns Fall Silent
Read by James Price

Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognises. Suddenly, it’s 1914 again and he’s a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the frozen ground of No-Man’s-Land. This amazing story shows that even ... More >

Panda Panic
Jamie Rix
Panda Panic
Read by Jack Hawkins

Ping the panda lives with his mum and twin sister An on the Wolong nature reserve in China.Although his name means ‘peaceful’ in Chinese, he’s anything but! Ping craves adventure and excitement but unfortunately he is a panda! and pandas do pretty much nothing except eat bamboo for around 14 hours a day and poo up to 40 times a day. So when Ping overhears one of the reserve rangers talking about p... More >

Panda Panic: Running wild
Jamie Rix
Panda Panic: Running wild
Read by Jack Hawkins

Ping the panda lives with his mum and twin sister on the Wolong nature reserve in China. Although his name means ‘peaceful’ he’s anything but! Ping craves adventure and excitement but unfortunately he is a panda – and pandas do pretty much nothing except eat bamboo. But when Ping gets swept off down the river, he at last finds the adventure he’s been waiting for.Will Ping and his new friend Littl... More >

The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck
Jamie Rix
The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck
Read by Gregg Lowe

Alfie Pluck is the unluckiest boy alive ... that’s until he eats the chicken containing the highly sought-after luck gene. Now, no end of people want him for their own devious deeds and crackpot schemes. And Alfie is on the run. Alfie’s escape from his pursuers is an hilarious rollercoaster of good fortune and bad, but that’s just Alfie Pluck’s incredible luck.... More >

Sam Silver Undercover Pirate 1: Skeleton Island
Jan Burchett & Sara Vogler
Sam Silver Undercover Pirate 1: Skeleton Island
Read by Christopher Naylor

Sam Silver lives near the sea and enjoys beach-combing for pirate treasures.When he finds an ancient message in a bottle he thinks it will make a great new relic for his collection, but the bottle holds a very special secret ... Inside is a gold doubloon which whisks Sam back in time to 1705. Suddenly he’s on board a pirate ship – the Sea Wolf – surrounded by her fearsome captain and crew and sai... More >

Leaving Home
Jan Michael
Leaving Home
Read by David Thorpe

Orphaned Sam has to leave behind his affluent life in the city: his computer, his trendy clothing and his pride, to live with his aunt in a village at the back of beyond. He must sleep on the floor in a one-roomed hut, sharing with his aunt and cousins. He misses his mother terribly, but she seems so very far away. How can he adjust? Where does he belong?... More >

Goldseekers
Jane Johnson
Goldseekers
Read by David Thorpe

As Jude rescues the survivors of a ship wrecked on their Cornish rocks, he discovers his own magical power: he can sense the presence of gold wherever it is hidden. Suddenly he is flung into a dangerous world of child-snatchers, murderous pirates and invisible demons with a deadly hunger for treasure ... Interest age: 7-9... More >

Ship’s Cat Doris
Jane Simmons
Ship’s Cat Doris
Read by Martin Clark

When Bosun chooses a kitten to be his new ship’s cat, he thinks he’s a she and names him Doris! But Doris soon finds this isn’t his only problem: making friends with the ship’s dogs is tricky, and standing up to the shipyard bully will take a lot of courage... Will Doris ever be a true ship’s cat? Interest age: 8-10... More >

Beryl Goes Wild
Jane Simmons
Beryl Goes Wild
Read by Leanne Westbury

When Beryl escapes from the lorry taking her to the abattoir, she finds a new and rather frightening world. A world of wild pigs, where she makes a friend called Amber, meets the Sisterhood of the Mystic Boar and goes on an epic journey – but will she find a home? A beautiful tale of friendship, belonging and being free.... More >

Frankie Foster: Fizzy Pop
Jean Ure
Frankie Foster: Fizzy Pop
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Ten-year-old Frankie Foster loves fixing people’s problems. Her help might not always be welcome – and she might cause the odd total disaster – but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually!... More >

The Penderwicks
Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks
Read by Laurence Bouvard

Meet the Penderwicks, four different sisters with one special bond. There’s practical Rosalind; feisty Skye; artistic Jane; and shy little sister Batty.When the girls and their doting father head off for their summer holiday, they find themselves staying on a beautiful estate of Arundel, with its sprawling gardens, treasurefilled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in ... More >


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