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The Ghastly McNastys: Raiders of the Lost Shark
Lyn Gardner & Ros Asquith
The Ghastly McNastys: Raiders of the Lost Shark
Read by Daniel Philpott

The Ghastly McNastys are the meanest pirates to ever sail the seven seas and are completely obsessed with treasure! They are closing in on Captain Syd’s legendary hoard, but a film crew has come to Little Snoring and is right in their way. But there’s a stroke of luck – they are making a pirate movie, and the McNastys think they can work as extras and steal the treasure! Youngsters Tat and Hetty h... More >

The Ghastly McNastys: Fright in the Night
Lyn Gardner & Ros Asquith
The Ghastly McNastys: Fright in the Night
Read by Daniel Philpott

Those terrible pirate twins are at it again! Their relentless pursuit of treasure is causing all sorts of havoc in the seaside town of Little Snoring, and only youngsters Tat and Hetty – and their cat called Dog – have a chance of stopping them. Interest age 7+... More >

Badger the Mystical Mutt & Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Barking Boogie
Lyn McNicol
Badger the Mystical Mutt & Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Barking Boogie
Read by Angus King

Pet Idol is in town, and Hamish, a floppy-eared spaniel, is the favourite to win. With his haphazard magic and appetite for toast can Badger the Mystical Mutt help Hamish win Pet Idol? And a mysterious and extremely whiffy smell has caused the Pong Police to close the lane. Now, Cheryl with a C, the dancing diva who put the wah-wah in Chihuahua, has nowhere to practise for Anton Du Bark’s Hotpaws ... More >

Sand Dancers: Let the Dance Begin
Lynda Waterhouse
Sand Dancers: Let the Dance Begin
Read by Jilly Bond

Since Cassie’s mother disappeared on the night of the Great Sandstorm the Supreme Sand Faerie has forbidden any dune dancing. But then Cassie discovers that the Sandringham Dance School is going to re-open, and she is desperate to win a place. Not only does she love dancing, but perhaps she can find out what really happened to her mother. Interest age: 8-12... More >

Mistress of the Storm
M.L. Welsh
Mistress of the Storm
Read by Charlie Norfolk

V erity Gallant knows she’ll never be as pretty and popular as Poppy, her perfect little sister. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient red book, everything changes. Verity becomes embroiled in a tale of dark magic and intrigue; she uncovers old rivalries and discovers new friends. Together they explore the secrets stirring in the ancient harbour town of Wellow. But what will it take... More >

Tiger Lily: A Heroine in the Making!
Maeve Friel
Tiger Lily: A Heroine in the Making!
Read by Zoe-Anne Phillips

Tiger Lily is not just fond of reading, she’s obsessed! Her head is full-to-bursting with stories of pirates, wonderlands, daring deeds and buried treasure. And now she’s had one of her ingenious ideas – she’s going to be a heroine, and roam the world in search of adventure! There’s just one problem. Tiger Lily lives in The Middle of Nowhere, where nothing ever happens. How will she ever escape?... More >

Malala
Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
Malala
Read by Neela Vaswani

Malala Yousafzai was only 10 when the Taliban took control of her region of Pakistan. They said music was a crime, women weren’t allowed to go to the market and girls couldn’t go to school. But Malala fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now she is a... More >

Kiss of Death
Malcolm Rose
Kiss of Death
Read by Nigel Cole

On a school trip to the plague village of Eyam, Seth is moved by the story of how villagers sacrificed their lives to the dreaded Black Death. Kim and Wes are more interested in what they see at the bottom of the wishing well – money! But when they snatch the coins they also pick up something they hadn’t bargained for, and as the hideous consequences of their theft catch up with them all, Seth is ... More >

Cloud Busting
Malorie Blackman
Cloud Busting
Read by Diana Bishop

Davey is a new boy and Sam can’t stand him. He thinks Davey is a first-class, grade A, top-of-the-dung-heap moron. But when the two are thrown together, Sam discovers that Davey’s eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting. Until something terrible happens ... A beautiful, funny and sad story, told completely in verse.... More >

Monster Mountains: Elf Girl and Raven Boy Book 2
Marcus Sedgwick
Monster Mountains: Elf Girl and Raven Boy Book 2
Read by Thomas Eyre

Saving the world isn’t going very well for Elf Girl and Raven Boy. They’ve left Fright Forest and crossed a huge plain to the worryingly named Monster Mountains, where they find a sign telling them to Turn Back. They really shouldn’t have ignored it! It’s not the strange wailing noises they hear in the dark, or the gigantic yeti who wants to eat them for breakfast that they find alarming, so muc... More >

She Is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
She Is Not Invisible
Read by Anna Cannings

Read from braille and featuring an author’s note read by Marcus Sedgwick and a bonus conversation between the author and reader. Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel. His wife thinks he’s obsessed, Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laure... More >

Blood Red Snow White
Marcus Sedgwick
Blood Red Snow White
Read by Stephen Thorne

In 1917 the Bolsheviks hold power in the newly named Petrograd. Lenin and Trotsky govern from palaces where the Tsars once danced till dawn. Another man played a part in it all. His name was Arthur Ransome, a journalist and writer who left his English home, his wife and daughter, and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia. This is his story.... More >

Fright Forest: Elf Girl and Raven Boy
Marcus Sedgwick
Fright Forest: Elf Girl and Raven Boy
Read by Christopher Naylor

This is the first in a series about Raven Boy and Elf Girl as they battle to save the world! Raven Boy has short black spiky hair, amazing night vision and can talk to animals. Elf Girl is light of foot, sharp of mind and ... elfish all over. She hadn’t expected to meet Raven Boy; it’s not that often someone falls out of the trees and squashes your home flat like Raven Boy did. Before they know it... More >

The Kiss of Death
Marcus Sedgwick
The Kiss of Death
Read by Stephen Thorne

Venice is the perfect place to hoard secrets. Here the Shadow Queen has her lair, and she’ll gather her forces for a final battle. Marko and Sorrel are unwitting players in her Last Act as they search for their father, and try to stop the madness claiming hers. Seductive in setting and plot, this gothic novel of love and loss set in 18th century Venice is beautifully realised.... More >

Revolver
Marcus Sedgwick
Revolver
Read by Daniel Philpott

1910. In a cold and desolate cabin north of the Arctic Circle, 15-year-old Sig Andersson is alone. Except for the corpse of his father, frozen to death when he fell through the ice on the lake. Then there’s a knock at the door. It’s a stranger, and as his extraordinary story of gold dust and gold lust unwinds, Sig’s thoughts are drawn to his father’s prized possession, a Colt revolver hidden in th... More >


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