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The Maharajah’s Monkey: A Kit Salter Adventure
Natasha Narayan
The Maharajah’s Monkey: A Kit Salter Adventure
Read by Charlotte Strevens

When world-famous explorer Gustav Champlon disappears, Kit Salter is determined to discover why. Tiny footprints in Gustav’s room put her on the trail of an Indian monkey. Soon she and her friends are aboard a steamer to India, on a quest to find the monkey and save Champlon. Welcomed by the boy Maharajah, a fabulous adventure ensues: tiger hunts, court intrigue and a mountain expedition to find t... More >

The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis: A Kit Salter Adventure
Natasha Narayan
The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis: A Kit Salter Adventure
Read by Joan Walker

When a mummy is stolen from the Natural History Museum, Kit and her friends are fast on the heels of a villainous East End mob, an adventure that takes them to the heart of the Western Desert. But as the story reaches its climax in a temple, the villains and Kit find they have underestimated a stronger force – the terrible power of Ancient Egypt ...... More >

Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves
Nick Garlick
Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves
Read by Daniel Philpott

The Colonel is missing, and Aunt Emily is sad and severe again. But what does the Colonel’s disappearance have to do with two notorious toy thieves? Daniel sets to work to find out. With the help of some escaped zoo animals, can Aunt Severe and Daniel track down the toy thieves and bring the Colonel home again? Interest age: 7+... More >

Aunt Severe and the Dragons
Nick Garlick
Aunt Severe and the Dragons
Read by Daniel Philpott

When Daniel’s explorer parents vanish, he is forced live with his strict and rather strange Aunt Severe. And his problems only get worse when he finds four lost dragons hiding in her garden. But before he can help, three of them are captured by evil Gotcha Grabber and thrown into a zoo! And so, with the help of Dud – the shy and clumsy fourth dragon – Daniel sets out to rescue them.... More >

The Cabinet of Curiosities
Paul Dowswell
The Cabinet of Curiosities
Read by Alanis Peart

Lukas has been apprenticed to work for Emperor Rudolph II. The reclusive emperor collects wonders from around the world, all crammed into four rooms. Not everyone is charmed by his eccentricity though, and when a group of diplomats arrives, sent by the King of Spain, Lukas senses danger. But if he is to protect the great Bohemian from tyranny Lukas must first learn the true meaning of trust, honou... More >

Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls and Other Stories
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls and Other Stories
Read by Alistair Petrie

Three terrific stories following the fantastical adventures of Free Lance, a mercenary knight.When we meet Free Lance, he is down on his luck. So it seems good news when the local lord wants him to recover an enchanted crown from the Lake of Skulls.This swashbuckling fantasy adventure introduces a marvellous new hero and we follow his adventures as he fights in a tournament and tries to rescue a d... More >

The Mark of Edain
Pauline Chandler
The Mark of Edain
Read by Ruth Sillers

It is AD 43. Aoife has just escaped slavery in Rome. Now she has a dream: to return to her homeland, Britannia. But Aoife is valuable. Her uncle leads the British rebellion against Rome, and the Emperor himself wants her as a hostage. As the Roman army prepares to set sail to crush the rebellion, Aoife finds herself alone among enemies.... More >

A World Away
Pauline Francis
A World Away
Read by Saskia Butler and Neil Grainger

Ripped from her mother’s bosom and shipped to England as an exhibit for Sir Walter Raleigh, Nadie, a Native American Indian, is thrust into the boiling pot of brutish Tudor life. Her only protector is Tom, a young blacksmith who falls in love with her. Too soon, Nadie is forced back to her exotic lands, to help the English colonize her people. But the New World holds uncharted danger – can Nadie p... More >

Raven Queen
Pauline Francis
Raven Queen
Read by Leanne Westbury

The life of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Day Queen, is all too often remembered as just a line in a history book. This novel reveals the full and tragic story – a tale of treachery, power struggles, and religious turmoil in the Tudor court. It is also a sensitive story of love against all odds.... More >

Me Myself Milly
Penelope Bush
Me Myself Milly
Read by Felicity Davidson

What happened to Milly last summer? She can’t talk about it. Instead, she’s writing in her journal. About growing up in the shadow of her twin sister, Lily. About the American boy who’s moved in upstairs. (There’s something he’s not telling either.) Milly can’t keep her secret forever ... can she? Interest Age: 11+... More >

Tich Dragonslayer
Pete Barrett
Tich Dragonslayer
Read by Anthony Keetch

Tich thinks dragon slaying is tough but dragon baby-sitting is even tougher! Tich is small and fed up! He thinks life is rubbish. Then dad gives him an old board game and suddenly he s off on an adventure. Slay a dragon on his own? Maybe school s not so bad after all. When Tich brings a real live dragon's egg home, can the gang really cope? A baby dragon may be a cool pet but no one wants to be bu... More >

The Vampire Bewitched
Pete Johnson
The Vampire Bewitched
Read by Madeleine Brolly

Marcus isn’t an ordinary 13-year-old: he’s a half-vampire, with incredible special powers. And together with his friends Tallulah and Gracie, he hunts and fights a totally evil enemy: the deadly vampires, who are out to destroy all humans and half-vampires. But something strange has happened to Marcus. He’s lost his memory, and can’t remember anything about his previous life as a vampire hunter. T... More >

The Ghost Dog
Pete Johnson
The Ghost Dog
Read by Thomas Eyre

When Daniel and his friends make up a ghost story about a terrifying dog what begins as a story turns into a nightmare ... A spine tingling tale about a boy haunted by the monstrous creature he created in his own imagination. Interest age 9+... More >

How to Update Your Parents
Pete Johnson
How to Update Your Parents
Read by Joe Coen

What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time ‘glued to screens’ they come up with their worst idea ever – a total ban on tablets, computers and mobiles! Louis needs a plan to fight back, and fast! Can his best friend Maddy come to the rescue? This is the brilliantly funny sequel to My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy. ... More >

The Phantom Thief
Pete Johnson
The Phantom Thief
Read by Jack Hawkins

The first time Alfie sees the boy, he appears as if from nowhere in the school detention room – the ‘padded cell’. There’s something odd about him and Alfie is definitely not pleased when he realises the boy has nicked his new jacket. But a ghost? His new friend Sarah is convinced – so convinced she is prepared to ghost-watch with him. And that’s when the warning message appears, scratched out on ... More >


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