'I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!' Zoella '... this is my new favorite book. I'm proud to be a Moxie girl!' Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv's mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates Moxie , a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution. TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL A page-turning read with a feminist message, for anyone who has ever had to deal with #everydaysexism 'MOXIE is sweet funny and fierce. Read this and then join the fight!' AMY POEHLER
Discover a summer love story like no other: now a major motion picture starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and perfect for fans of The Fault in our Stars and Everything, Everything. Katie can't leave her house during the day: she has a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. But everything changes when one evening, singing her heart out on a deserted station platform, she meets Charlie. Before the night is out, Katie is smitten. But she hasn't told Charlie her secret. She just wants to have her normal love story, before reality kicks in. Lost in her night-time summer romance, Katie knows that love will light the way. A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer.
They were victims of life, victors of death. A gripping YA horror story, coming to Netflix soon. In a hospice for teens with terminal illnesses, five friends form the Midnight Club. They meet every night to share spine-chilling stories. Some are invented, some true. The strangest are a mixture of the two. The club members make a pact - whichever of them dies first will try to contact the others from beyond the grave. The most incredible of their stories is about to begin . . . Classic YA horror from the author of The Last Vampire , coming to Netflix soon.
The story of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III's rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits, told in his own words. Printed on special stock with a beautifully designed jacket and added material including a new author's note. There is a special collectable feel to this book.
The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.
"Bold" The Guardian "I loved every word" Malorie Blackman This is not about being ready, it's not even about being fierce, or fearless, IT'S ABOUT BEING FREE. Michael waits in the stage wings, wearing a pink wig, pink fluffy coat and black heels. One more step will see him illuminated by spotlight. He has been on a journey of bravery to get here, and he is almost ready to show himself to the world in bold colours ... Can he emerge as The Black Flamingo? SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS 2019
The only official SEX EDUCATION novel. When the screen binge is over, return to the world of Moordale with a brand-new story featuring the show''s most popular characters Maeve gets an unexpected call from her brother Sean. It''s no surprise to her that he is in trouble again. But she''s the only family he''s got, so she must saddle up and ride to the rescue. Or at least, scrounge a lift from Aimee and drive there .... Otis and Eric insist they can help, and Maeve''s mission becomes a summer holiday road trip. Sean''s been partying with a group of decadent socialites who have now accused him of a crime. The evidence against him is pretty damning. Trying to clear his name, Maeve and friends integrate themselves into the rich kids'' circle - it''s time to go undercover. Thanks to Eric''s dance floor moves, Aimee''s easy charm and Otis''s ability to offer good advice, they get to know the group. And they soon discover that Sean is not the only one with a motive for getting even with beautiful party girl Tabitha. This standalone YA/crossover story has everything fans love about the show: favourite characters with real emotional depth, no-holds-barred honesty about teenage relationships, brilliant humour and a great new storyline, plus a compelling whodunnit at its heart. NO spoiler alerts here - the book is a brand-new story that complements but doesn''t reveal the TV show.
This wonderful tale transports Mina to Kyoto, Japan, an entirely new and different cultural landscape, where she encounters the magic of origami and an older magic, too. She accepts an origami paper boat from a woman on the bus. ''Ko-ni-chi-wa,'' says the woman, ''Take it.'' And then, ''Float it.'' Mina watches as the woman''s fingers fold another elaborate paper form: creased, tugged and teased into the shape of a paper bird. She imagines what it would be like to be a sheet of paper in the woman''s hands, to become a paper Mina. The crowds around her disappear and Kyoto is gone. This is a beautiful story from one of the masters of magical realism, David Almond, with stunning illustrations from Kirsti Beautyman. "Spell-binding... impossible to resist... breathless, intoxicating prose. [Almond''s] books seem to exist in their own otherworldly universe, outside all the trends in modern publishing, yet resolutely of the now." The Glasgow Herald "David Almond''s books are strange, unsettling wild things - unfettered by the normal constraints of children''s literature. They are, like all great literature, beyond classification." The Guardian "[David Almond] is that rare thing - a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes." The Daily Telegraph "A writer of visionary Blakean intensity." The Times "A master storyteller." The Independent
The third title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James has to bust an inmate out of a high-security US prison ... Over the years, CHERUB has put plenty of criminals behind bars. Now, for the first time ever, they've got to break one out ... Under American law, kids convicted of serious crimes can be sentenced as adults. Two hundred and eighty of these child criminals live in the sunbaked desert prison of Arizona Max. In one of the most dangerous CHERUB missions ever, James Adams has to go undercover inside Arizona Max, befriend an inmate and then bust him out. CHERUB kids are trained professionals, working in everyday situations. Their essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Twelve-year-old Ryan is CHERUB's newest recruit. He's got his first mission: infiltrating the billion-dollar Aramov criminal empire. But he's got got no idea that this routine job will lead him into an explosive adventure involving drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and human trafficking, or that his first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB's history.
A completely compelling will-they-won''t-they slow-burn romance from the author of THE GIRLS I''VE BEEN, perfect for fans of LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT and THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. Penny and Tate clash. Their mothers have an epic friendship that''s spanned decades, deaths and divorces. So, since they were toddlers, the girls have always been... a reluctant, quarrelling twosome. But when a medical event forces their moms to move in together, Penny and Tate call a truce. There''s just one little hitch: Penny and Tate keep almost kissing. It just... happens. They''ve never talked about it. They''ve always ignored each other after. But now, the girls find themselves living across the landing from each other. And when an almost kiss finally goes from almost to I am now wearing your lip gloss, they have to face the music... right?
Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A powerful YA thriller, inspired by real events, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author.>
The fifth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James and his fellow cherubs infiltrate an Australian cult, in the most exciting CHERUB story yet. CHERUB exists for the simplest of reasons: even a master criminal doesn't suspect that the kid next door is a spy. When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia on an infiltration mission. It's his toughest job so far. The Survivors' outback headquarters are completely isolated, and the cult's brainwashing techniques mean James is under massive pressure to conform. This time he's not just fighting terrorists. He's got to battle to keep control of his own mind. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Hani and Ishu couldn''t be less alike - and they definitely don''t like each other. But when fates collide and they pretend to date each other, things start to get messy... A heart-warming queer YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli. Everyone likes Hani Khan - she''s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they don''t believe her, claiming she can''t be bi if she''s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she''s in a relationship... with a girl her friends can''t stand - Ishu Dey. Ishu is the polar opposite of Hani. An academic overachiever, she hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for university. Her only problem? Becoming head girl is a popularity contest and Ishu is hardly popular. Pretending to date Hani is the only way she''ll stand a chance of being elected. Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.
Nishat and Flavia are rivals at school, but Nishat can''t help the secret crush burning in her heart - even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after? Gorgeous and heartwarming, this is an amazing queer, YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli. When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants - as long as she isn''t herself. Because Muslim girls aren''t lesbians. Nishat doesn''t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn''t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flavia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flavia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flavia is appropriating Nishat''s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled - and Nishat can''t quite get rid of her crush...
Hold on to your lucky charms and delve into this bewitching collection of 30 fairy tales and magic stories, retold by the world's best-loved storyteller. Perfect for children aged 5 and up! Watch out for midnight goblins, three bears who live in the woods and strange unicorns in this magical collection of short stories by Enid Blyton. From lost slippers and fairy curses to imps without names and a dragon called Mr Wumble, there's fairy magic brewing. Who will live happily ever after? These traditional tales are ideal for younger children being read to and for newly confident readers to read alone. Each story stands alone and is the perfect length for reading at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers. Read all of Enid Blyton's bumper short story collections. New in 2020: Nature Stories Stories of Rotten Rascals Magical Fairy Tales Christmas Wishes *** Enid Blyton and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
Ryan is about to board a plane, knowing that the next twenty-four hours will change everything. His mission is to stop the biggest terrorist attack America's ever seen.
Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even a trained terrorist won't suspect that a teenager is spying on them.
For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' ( The Times , Book of the Week) Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can't sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that's better than Bear's. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on his side. From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo. 'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman *Shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*
The sixth title in the number one bestselilng CHERUB series! James has to infiltrate a group of animal rights activists ... Every day thousands of animals die in laboratory experiments. Some say these experiments provide essential scientific knowledge, while others will do anything to prevent them. James and Lauren Adams are stuck in the middle. They're CHERUB agents. Trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. No one knows why she called the police, and she can't get out the words to explain. So she retreats into her head, determined not to think about it. But, try as she might, it just won't go away...
Soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobby Brown - a must-read psychological thriller for fans of One of Us Is Lying. As an ex con artist, Nora has always managed to get herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she''s taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn''t have an escape plan ... Meet Nora. Also known as Rebecca, Samantha, Hayley, Katie and Ashley - the girls she''s been. Nora didn''t choose a life of deception - she was born into it. As the daughter of a con artist who targets criminal men, Nora has always had to play a part. But when her mother falls for one of the men instead of conning him, Nora pulls the ultimate con herself: escape. For five years she''s been playing at normal, but things are far from it when Nora finds herself, Wes (her ex-boyfriend) and Iris (her secret new girlfriend and mutual friend of Wes ... awkward) held up at gunpoint in the middle of a bank heist. And it will take all of Nora''s con artistry skills to get them out alive. Because the gunmen have no idea who she really is. And that girl has been in hiding for far too long ...
Ash Persaud is about to become a grim reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see Poppy Morgan, the love of her life again - the only thing that separates them is death. AFTER-LIFE COMES LOVE ... Car headlights. The last thing Ash hears is the shriek of metal and the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars. But she made it, she's still here. Or is she? This New Year's Eve Ash gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can't decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city's dead to a boat on the seafront to await their fate ... But Ash can't forget her first love, Poppy Morgan, and she will do anything to see her again ... even if it means they only get a few days together. Dead or alive ...