While staying with Sabina’s family in Scotland, Alex Rider meets international do-gooder Desmond McCain. But a simple card game between them rapidly leads to a duel to the death – one that could result in the destruction of an entire country.
Relaxing in the south of France, Alex rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary teenage boy. But a sudden attack on his friends plunges him back in to a world of violence. Alex has just 90 minutes to save the world.
Contract killer Yassen Gregorovich has been given his orders. Kill Alex Rider. As Yassen considers his mission, he remembers a secret from the past that connects him to the fourteen-year-old spy. What is it that makes one of them choose to do evil?
Through the eyes of Allie the albatross, we encounter the various characters in this adventure story – beautifully portrayed by Nikki and lovingly brought to life in the exquisite illustrations – as he comes to terms with his threatened existence. In so doing, Allie challenges us all ‘to make a
This book is an autobiography describing Roald Dahl’s life from early childhood until leaving school, focusing on living conditions in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s, the public school system at the time, and how his childhood experiences led him to writing children’s books as a career. It concludes with
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shriveled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark:
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.Then, on Harrys eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant
The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of literature’s greatest villains. Alex and Conner know they are no match against the Masked Man’s legions, but they realise they may be in possession of the greatest weapon of all: their imaginations!
Princess Haya loves her family more than anything. So when tragedy befalls them she is devastated. The Princess becomes ever more withdrawn until, on her birthday, the King gives her a life-changing present. Entrusted with the care of a very special foal, the heartbroken Princess begins to dream of an
Twelve-year-old Evie’s got so much to deal with. Now a devastating earthquake has shaken apart her world in the tiny town of Parnassus. When the evacuation starts and Evie realises she must leave her pony, Gus, behind, she refuses to join the others and abandon her best friend. With her