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There's More to Life
Rachel Billington
There's More to Life
Read by Sara Markland

Ned had been given choices: stay at school like other sad boys with nowhere to go for the holiday. Go to his older cousin, who treated him like a slave. Or spend two weeks in a seaside cottage with his aunt who had a cat but no television and cooked him huge meals three times a day. But then nothing turns out the way it’s planned. For a start, there’s no aunt.Then there are strange oises in the c... More >

Poppy's Angel
Rachel Billington
Poppy's Angel
Read by Joan Walker

Poppy’s dad is still in prison. Her mum has rushed back to Poland to look after her seriously ill mother. At times like this she needs Angel, the joker among her friends – dodgy, wild, can’t read or write much, yet bursting with energy. When Poppy discovers a note from Angel: At yor place. Need help, she finds him lying under the kitchen table, bleeding from an arm wound. Has he been stabbed? Why ... More >

Poppy’s Hero
Rachel Billington
Poppy’s Hero
Read by Joan Walker

When Poppy discovers that her father Frank is in prison, she is angry and bewildered. Seeing her wonderful, heroic father in a London prison looking pale, subdued and in prison clothes, she suddenly has a brilliant idea: to free her father. The story of a feisty girl, and how she deals with the pain of her dad’s downfall, has much to say about the harsh realities faced by the unlucky children of p... More >

Ethan's Voice
Rachel Carter
Ethan's Voice
Read by James Price

How do you begin to tell your story when you can’t speak? Ethan lives on the canal. He likes it there. He can learn everything he needs to know from books and from his mum. No one there laughs at him because he doesn’t talk. Ethan can’t remember exactly when he stopped talking or why. It is only when he meets Polly, a girl who has recently moved to the canal, that he begins to wish things were dif... More >

The Case of the Exploding Loo
Rachel Hamilton
The Case of the Exploding Loo
Read by Sarah Ovens

Quirky 12-year-old Noelle Hawkins may be one of the brightest girls in her class but even she is completely miffed to explain how her dad, wacky scientist Big Brain Brian, spontaneously combusted while sitting in a portaloo. It’s true that he was working on a new top secret Brain Ray machine and was on the point of a great break-through – could this have had something to do with his disappearance?... More >

The Case of the Exploding Brains
Rachel Hamilton
The Case of the Exploding Brains
Read by Sarah Ovens

Science, silliness and super-villains! Noelle “Know-All” Hawkins has another case to solve. Her famous scientist dad - Professor Brian “Big Brain” Hawkins - is in prison because of his portaloo mishaps. A trip to the Science Museum results in a mystery involving the moon, mindreading, and a lot of grumpy people. But Noelle, Holly and Porter are on the case. Will they piece together the crazy clues... More >

Knife
Rebecca Anderson
Knife
Read by Emma Parish

Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn’t been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, she comes into contact with the dreaded humans and her adventures really take off ...... More >

Nomad
Rebecca Anderson
Nomad
Read by Lucy Scott

Exiled from her underground home by Betony, the jealous queen of the piskeys, Ivy sets out to make a new life for herself in the world above – a quest that leads her to mystery, adventure, and a hoard of spriggan treasure. But a deadly poison still lingers in the Delve, and Ivy cannot bear to see her people dying under Betony’s rule. With the help of some old friends she sets out to warn the piske... More >

Rebel
Rebecca Anderson
Rebel
Read by Saskia Butler

Linden is a feisty faery with a lot on her mind. She and her fellow faeries are under threat: their magic is fading, and if they do not act fast, they will die. When Linden meets Timothy, a human staying in the house opposite her Oak, she knows he can help. Together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek more magic – and discover that there is more to fear from other faeries than they could ev... More >

Swift
Rebecca Anderson
Swift
Read by Lucy Scott

Ivy is a determined young faery, living in an abandoned tin mine with her clan. In a cruel twist of fate she was born without wings, and she longs to fly like the others.When she meets an enigmatic stranger, he seems to offer an answer. But there is more to him than meets the eye – and more secrets in Ivy’s world than she ever realised ...... More >

Arrow
Rebecca Anderson
Arrow
Read by Lucy Scott

Rhosmari trembled as the Empress walked over to her.‘Oh, do not struggle. There is nowhere for you to escape,’ the Empress said, her voice silken and sweet.Then she unsheathed a small dagger from her waist.‘This will only hurt a little ...’ Rhosmari has lived her whole life on a sheltered chain of faery islands. But with the Empress’s power growing, and her desire to enslave the entire faery race ... More >

Brightling
Rebecca Lisle
Brightling
Read by Joan Walker

Thrown out of her children’s home, all orphan Sparrow has is a single clue to her real family. Sparrow travels to Stollenbach where she is taken in by Gloriana, a strange and colourful street girl. She thinks she has found a home in the ‘nest’ – a hideout for homeless girls. There she is taught to make matches and stay quiet – but all is not as it seems. As Sparrow uncovers a web of strange and su... More >

Super Zeroes on Planet X
Rhiannon Lassiter
Super Zeroes on Planet X
Read by Evelyn McLean

Heroes? Villains? Alien invasions? Multiplicity has them all. But would you want parents who dress up in silly costumes, flex their muscles, and always steal the show? Ben, Pippa,Toby, Marcus and Jewel would rather be Zeroes. They don’t need costumes or special powers – they’ve got common sense. Now, aliens have landed in Multiplicity and the Super Heroes want to make friends with them. But anyone... More >

Mr Baboomski and the Wonder Goat
Richard Joyce
Mr Baboomski and the Wonder Goat
Read by Richard Attlee

Tom’s fed up when his Dad moves them to Trefuggle Bay. But then he meets two unusual new friends. In an old caravan at the end of a cliff live two legends of the Escorvian circus. The amazing Berto Baboomski and his performing goat Zoltan. Berto may be a crazy-looking nutcake with a bonkers moustache, but he’s full of circus wisdom which he passes on to Tom. Soon Tom’s new found circus skills are ... More >

Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Rob Stevens
Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Read by Robert Nairne

Stanley ‘Carrot’ Harris is ginger, tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he’s adopted. This makes him feel like he’s never quite fitted in. On his 13th birthday, he receives the one thing he’s been waiting his whole life for: a card from his long-lost birth mother, asking to meet up. But Stanley isn’t sure; what if he’s a big disappointment to her? So he hatches a plan. He’s going to... More >


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