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Animal Investigators: Red Eye
S. P. Gates
Animal Investigators: Red Eye
Read by David Thorpe

A half-crazed boy has turned up at the Animal Investigators HQ, raving about an army of gulls taking over his town, led by the malevolent Red Eye. Expert tracker, Ellis, and animal mind-reader Meriel must find a way to stop this deadly menace from terrrorizing the town’s people – before the death toll starts to rise.... More >

Animal Investigators: Ghost Dogs
S. P. Gates
Animal Investigators: Ghost Dogs
Read by David Thorpe

Myths, monsters and mysteries of the animal world – it’s all in a day’s work for the Animal Investigators team. When expert tracker Ellis investigates stories of greyhound poisoning, he is shocked to come face-to-face with a strange feral boy, and a pack of what seem to be ghostly dogs. Returning to the forest with his animal-mind-reading partner Meriel, he is plunged into danger by the wild boy’s... More >

The Red Necklace: The Story of the French Revolution
Sally Gardner
The Red Necklace: The Story of the French Revolution
Read by Zoe-Anne Phillips

Paris, 1798. While the aristocracy dine, dance, gossip and gamble their way to disaster, the poor and starving dream of revolution. Enter the boy Yann Margoza, destined to be a hero; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of the foolish Marquis de Villeduval; and the sinister Count Kalliovski. The drama moves from Paris to London and back, as the Revolution gathers momentum.... More >

The Silver Blade
Sally Gardner
The Silver Blade
Read by Janet Suzman

The Blade of the guillotine falls on the neck of the king himself, and the spirit of the French Revolution lies in tatters. The mysterious young man, Yann Margoza, is helping desperate people to escape to England, where Sido, the girl he loves, waits to hear from him. But Yann’s past haunts him. He is in grave danger and so is Sido. For under the streets of Paris, in the catacombs, the howl of a g... More >

Operation Bunny
Sally Gardner
Operation Bunny
Read by Simon Russell Beale

Emily Vole makes headline news when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then, a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It’s the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty... More >

Three Pickled Herrings
Sally Gardner
Three Pickled Herrings
Read by Simon Russell Beale

At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It’s five months since their official opening and they still haven’t had one case. Then Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith’s wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they’re convinced there must be magic a... More >

Wheels of War
Sally Prue
Wheels of War
Read by Hywel John

England 1822. At first the war seems very far away. The King’s men are so splendid in their scarlet coats, and they are fighting so bravely against the rebels that it seems impossible that Will could ever leave his place in the big house with the Master and the womenfolk to have anything to do with the fighting. Will is too young, and too simple, and the war is too valiant and glorious for the lik... More >

Song Hunter
Sally Prue
Song Hunter
Read by Helen Ayres

An Ice Age is dawning on Mica’s homeland. The climate is getting colder, there are fewer mammoths to hunt, and the future of her people looks uncertain ... Mica’s mind is bursting with new ideas to help them survive the long winter, but the others refuse to listen. Shunned and frustrated, Mica feels as if no one will ever understand her. One night, Mica wakes to hear mysterious voices calling. The... More >

Crawlers
Sam Enthoven
Crawlers
Read by Gregg Lowe

Four boys and four girls are on a trip to the theatre. Little do they know that they will never see the play. They’re about to be plunged into a nightmare. Beneath the theatre lies a secret. And now she has been released ...... More >

Lilliput
Sam Gayton
Lilliput
Read by Madeleine Brolly

She is a girl three inches tall with eyes like drops of dew. Her clothes are cut from handkerchiefs and stitched with spider silk. For half of her life, she has been trapped in a birdcage while her giant kidnapper sits beside her, writing a leather-bound book the size of a house. Her name is Lily, and tonight she is escaping. She is going home. To Lilliput. Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput... More >

Battle of the Beach Freaks
Sam Hay
Battle of the Beach Freaks
Read by Ashleigh Cheadle

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the seaside! Welcome to Screaming Sands, the ghastliest ghost town in the world! Jess has wanted to be a bridesmaid for ever. So when her aunt is dumped and her dreams are dashed, she puts herself up for hire. But the job she lands is more than she bargained for, an undead couple need her help so they can outwit the dastardly Duke of Spooks and tie the kn... More >

Abbot Dagger’s Academy and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Sam Llewellyn
Abbot Dagger’s Academy and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Read by David Thorpe

Abbot Dagger’s Academy is a boarding school for children so weird, bad or just plain brilliant they must be locked up far from civilisation. Onyx, Owen and Rosetti are the weirdest, baddest and brilliantest. They have to win the Greyte Cup for Achievement by Founder’s Day. But first they have to find it. Easy, right? Wrong! The Greyte Cup is no ordinary trophy. It’s the Holy Grail. And someone has... More >

Creature Teacher
Sam Watkins
Creature Teacher
Read by Alex Wingfield

Jake’s class finally has the best teacher in the whole world, Mr Hyde. He doesn’t make them clean toilet bowls with toothbrushes and his lessons are always fun. There is just one teeny, tiny, HUGE problem. Mr Hyde transforms into a naughty little creature whenever he becomes upset. It has some amazing abilities but being well-behaved isn’t one of them! Jake’s class have to use all their ingenuity ... More >

Creature Teacher Science Shocker
Sam Watkins
Creature Teacher Science Shocker
Read by Alex Wingfield

Jake’s class are competing in the Whizz-BANG Science Fair and surely nothing can stop them from winning at the final. Well, maybe one thing … their teacher, Mr Hyde, has turned into Creature, and is more interested in eating the exhibits than talking about them. And what’s more, Creature’s made a friend! With two mischievous monsters causing havoc, things are about to get EXPLOSIVE! Interest ag... More >

Creature Teacher Goes Wild
Sam Watkins
Creature Teacher Goes Wild
Read by Alex Wingfield

Something’s out of control in the classroom! Jake and his class are going to the opening of Wilf’s Wild Adventure Theme Park. Things get a bit too wild, though, when Jake’s teacher – Mr Hyde – ends up turning into Creature and causing chaos! Jake and his friends will have to find Creature and get him to turn back into Mr Hyde before the truth about their teacher gets out. It’s going to be a roller... More >


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