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Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Evilness of Pizza
John Dougherty
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Evilness of Pizza
Read by Max Dowler

In this hilarious adventure, you’ll discover that pizza is the evil genius of the world! It’s all the fault of pizza. It has absolutely nothing at all to do with the badgers! With more twists and turns than a pizza delivery guy on an oil slick, this amazing adventure will leave you hungry for more (pizza). ... More >

Stinkbomb & Ketchup- Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine
John Dougherty
Stinkbomb & Ketchup- Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine
Read by Max Dowler

Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to get going on this quest you know! These magic porcupines are pretty hard to find, so pay attention and stick with our fearless heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face. It could take many years for us to finish our gigantic quest, or it could take just under 200 pages, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be back in time... More >

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity
John Dougherty
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity
Read by Max Dowler

Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks ... There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully ... can you hear that humming noise? It’s getting louder ... and louder ... it’s coming this way! I think we’d better LEG IT!! Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They’re sure to know what’s beehind all this strange bee... More >

Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers
John Dougherty
Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers
Read by Robert Nairne

Winner of the Great Kerfuffle Best Book of Last Tuesday. Come and join our intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face on their highly dangerous and nail-biting adventure (or it may just be mildly perilous!). Oh, and there might be a few dodgy badgers hanging about too ... Meet the funniest collection of characters ever known to mankind in this stupendously hilarious book that will make you laugh y... More >

Fen Runners
John Gordon
Fen Runners
Read by Gareth Armstrong

The days when you could skate on the smooth, frozen waterways of the fens seem to be over. But the story of Tom Townsend’s fall into the cold black water is legend. He lost the blade of his skate and returned to the surface with nightmares. Something down there wanted to trap him. Now Jenny, his granddaughter, feels haunted. And when her friend Kit pulls Tom’s lost fen runner from the water he too... More >

The Giant Under the Snow
John Gordon
The Giant Under the Snow
Read by Julia Barrie

Three children find an ornate Celtic buckle.To them it’s treasure, a fantastic find.They have no idea that it has awakened a giant who has lain at rest for centuries. Little do they know that an evil warlord and his sinister leather men have also awaited this moment, this chance to wield their deadly power. In a chilling tale full of menace and suspense the final battle between good and evil must ... More >

Freaks United
John Hickman
Freaks United
Read by Thomas Eyre

Seth, Beefy and Angelo can’t believe it when they aren’t selected for the football team at their new school. Then they are labelled the ‘Freaks’ who didn’t make it. Now they have new enemies in the form of Bieber-a-like Daniel Logan and P.E. teacher Mr Steele. So do they go home and give up the dream, or do they start their own team? The Freaks United are born – and they are going to live up to th... More >

Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
John Matthews
Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
Read by Max Dowler

When schoolboy super-sleuth Henry Hunter uncovers a clue about the legendary Beast of Snagov, the origin of all vampires, he and friend Dolf travel to Whitby and Romania on its trail. Unravelling clues from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the legend of Vlad the Impaler, they encounter Dracula’s daughter Bella Dracula. But is she a friend or a foe? And can the trio evade the sinister forces that are tra... More >

Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates
John Matthews
Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates
Read by Max Dowler

Dare you open the Henry Hunter files? Henry Hunter’s friend Charlie is desperate for help: his parents have gone missing in the Caribbean Ocean, and no one will believe him that something sinister is afoot. It’s up to super-sleuth Henry and his friend Dolf to investigate, but their only leads are local legends about the Sword of Columbus and the feared pirate Blackbeard … Interest age 7+... More >

The Trap
John Smelcer
The Trap
Read by Garrick Hagon

Johnny’s grandfather has taken far too much time to check his trap lines in the Alaskan snow. The old man is proud and stubborn, and determined to be as independent as ever. But Johnny is right to worry – his grandfather has caught his foot in his own trap. Wolves, plummeting temperatures and sheer hunger all menace him. Does he have enough wilderness craft, strength and survival instinct to stay ... More >

Sir John the (Mostly) Brave & Cap’n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Johnny Smith
Sir John the (Mostly) Brave & Cap’n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Read by Owen Young

John Smith may have the most boring name in the world, but his life is anything but dull! When Ivan the Horrible and his gang of bloodthirsty villains are out to cause mayhem and misery in the Queen’s castle, there’s only one boy who can defeat him – Sir John the (Mostly) Brave! And only Cap’n John the (Slightly) Fierce can stand up to Cap’n Black, the meanest, grizzliest pirate that ever lived! ... More >

Koala Calamity
Jonathan Meres
Koala Calamity
Read by Jenny Dunbar

You might think that koalas are boring, just because all they do is eat eucalyptus leaves and sleep. For 19 hours a day. But they’re not boring. They’re just lazy.They’re chilling and staying out of trouble. At least, that’s what Dude and Bro, and little brother Squirt were doing, till they wake up to find they’ve missed their transfer from the koala sanctuary to the zoo and will have to find thei... More >

Dragonsitter Trouble
Josh Lacey
Dragonsitter Trouble
Read by David Thorpe

Dear Uncle Morton, The McDougalls are here. Mr McDougall won’t stop shouting. He has lost three sheep in a week. Now he wants to take your dragons away.’ In these three stories, The Dragonsitter’s Island, The Dragonsitter’s Party and The Dragonsitter to the Rescue, Eddie has yet more trials by fire. This time, he’s dragonsitting on his uncle’s remote Scottish island home, getting some unexpected b... More >

The Dragonsitter Disasters
Josh Lacey
The Dragonsitter Disasters
Read by David Thorpe

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. Eddie thought he’d got the hang of Dragonsitting – until Ziggy disappears, only to be found guarding a big secret in the linen cupboar... More >

The Glass Swallow
Julia Golding
The Glass Swallow
Read by Lucy Scott

Rain designs exquisite stained glass windows. But the law is clear – girls cannot be part of the glassmakers’ guild. Leaving home, she travels to Magharna. When Peri witnesses Rain’s capture by a gang of bandits, his fate and heart become tied to hers. They escape the outlaws, but Peri’s family of falconers are untouchables, scorned by all. Can Rain and Peri’s love survive the prejudices against t... More >


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