Sciences & Techniques

  • Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger ...

    The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn's estate: Sarah - a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne - who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror's power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans. But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.

  • It's time to send the animals rescued from the pirate circus home. Uncle Mac sets sail with amazing Esme and her fearless cousins on a journey to hot and cold and distant lands - from Scotland to Siberia to Peru! It's a voyage filled with excitement and danger. And dastardly pirates who will stop at nothing toörecapture the animals. This is the third of Tamara Macfarlane's Esme stories which are perfect for newly confident readers to read by themselves, or for parents to read aloud. High in action and with plenty of humour, the stories are brought to life by Michael Fowkes' drawings on every double-page spread.

  • In a distant galaxy, three planets co-exist in a fragile alliance. Dray is fighting to prove herself as Commander-in-Chief of the Bellori army. Keller, Cantor's newly crowned king, is struggling to change his world. And peace-loving Aquanth, Ayl, knows a devastating threat is on the horizon. Can the three young leaders make their people realise the only choice is between life ... or death?

  • Bradley Wiggins is a national hero - the first British person to win the Tour de France - EVER. Read his story from his childhood years right up to when he crossed the finish line in Paris, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

  • Tom Striker is a mud lark, earning a crust foraging on the banks of The Thames for anything worth selling. When his friend Billy goes missing, and he saves a man claiming to be Old Father Thames, Tom and his friends are caught up in a battle between powerful spirits. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

  • Tyranno, the evil Starlord, plans to attack Earth with his alien armies. Your quest is to defeat Tyranno. But first YOU must battle Hurrikano, lord of Airworld, who is preparing the first strike. Use your high-tech DART suit to defeat Hurrikano and capture his Staff of Power before he can use it to invade Earth.

    You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

    Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite.

    This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.
    EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

  • Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...

    Glug, the baby Grerk, has four eyes instead of two, two tongues instead of one and six legs instead of two...so giving him a bath is going to be six times the challenge.

  • Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...

    Slop, the five and a bite year old Squurm, has innumerable Spaghetti-like feelers, two brains and six eyes. He's a practical joker, hates loosing and gets bored very, very easily. Nelly has got her work cut out!

  • Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...

    Nelly can't believe her luck when she finds out that the Water Greeps live in an underwater penthouse. The only problem is Water Greeps are mischievous monsters, and Nelly is going to have to get a bit wet!

  • Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From helping Altigators face their fears, battling venomous Tooth Furries, to taking care of Pipplewak eggs - Nelly's monster-sitting adventures are as unpredictable and exciting as ever!

    Nelly is monster sitting for Altigators, toweringly tall reptilian monsters. Or at least she's trying to. For some reason Altigator parents Soar and Rise have trouble leaving their apartment for any longer than three minutes!

  • Introducing an extraordinary series with real codes, real mysteries and real danger.

  • Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!

    It's Nelly's twelfth birthday, and she's invited the huffaluks round for a party. But Nelly's sisters Asti is not happy, and is determined to cause trouble.

  • Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!

    It has to be zero degrees or below for the thermits or they'll melt, so monster sitting during a heat wave is going to be a challenge for Nelly...

  • Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!

    The polarbores like to do absolutely nothing, so Nelly is in for a dull night. But when she invites Asti round to liven things up, she wishes her evening was a little less eventful...

  • Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!

    Nelly knows she's in for an interesting Christmas at the Dendrilegs, when she's greeted at the door by a flurry of purple tentacles. But It's not Father Christmas who'll be coming down the chimney...

  • Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!

    Nelly's in for a shocking time with the wattwatts, as this time it's not her looking after the monsters, it's the monsters looking after her...

  • Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!

    The digdiggs are the smallest monsters Nelly has ever seen, and there are one hundred and twenty three of them! Nelly is going to have her work cut out for her if she's going to look after them all...

  • The mega-hit BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing, quicksteps its way into a brand new young fiction series. Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing! When Bella is picked to dance in a movie starring Jet Rogerson, the most famous, most gorgeous young Hollywood star, she is completely star struck! But when word gets out of the secret studio location the set gets mobbed with screaming fans who all want a glimpse of Jet.;It looks as if they might have to call off the scene and Bella is devastated. Will she;get her moment to dance with the super dreamy star? A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing. "It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7 "The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10 "It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7 "I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7 "The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7 "I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8 "I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8 "Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8 "I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8 "So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7 "ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7 "It's really good!" Leora, 6

  • Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine travel to Jewel Cavern, where a huge fire-breathing dragon is running amok - and worst of all, he's got the magic storybook! Can the girls and their dream dragon friends rescue the book and get the last of the fairytale baddies back into it before the wonderful land is ruined for ever?

  • Twelve-year-old Kit Connelly has been saved from almost certain death ... by a ghost. A ghost who looks a lot like a fourteen-year-old version of herself. Believing that her ghost must have saved her for a reason and knowing that she only has two years left to make her mark, Kit decides to do something life-changing. But her plan to save the world takes her on a nightmare journey involving a crazed rock singer, an old World War II fort in the Thames Estuary - and a spectacular siege that brings Kit's story to a dramatic and surprising conclusion. Spooked is a tale of love and friendship, loss and loneliness, but above all, a story of growing up - and not always wanting to.

  • Rachel and Kirsty are on a trip to Rainspell Island. But Jack Frost has taken the three magical shells that make all holidays full of fun and sun! Can the girls help Summer the Holiday Fairy get them back before the Ice Lord ruins all holidays?

  • Adorable animal antics from bestselling author Jenny Oldfield, about cousins Lily and Lexi and their animal problem-solving agency. No animal - or animal-shaped problem - is too big or small for Lexi and Lily, known as 'Muddy Paws,' the animal experts. There's two exciting developments in the seaside down of Mellingham - the local show, where animals can compete for prizes, and the fact that it's home to Luke from the nation's most famous boy band, Up Front. Luke wants to enter Madcap, his boisterous pup, in the show - but he is uncontrollable. Lily and Lexi are determined to help, but time is running out. How can they avoid disappointing Luke? Muddy Paws will find a way! Includes gorgeous illustrations by Paul Howard, illustrator of classics such as THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK and THE BRAVEST EVER BEAR.

  • The most robo-tastic series of all, from a hugely talented storyteller.

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