An utterly addictive and twisty thriller, full of dark family secrets and deadly stakes. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.She came from nothing.br>Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future.br>Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.They had everything.br>Now she must move into the mansion she's inherited. br>It's filled with secrets and codes, and the old man's surviving relatives - br>a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got 'their' money.Now there's only one rule: winner takes all.br>Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing.br>But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?br>'A fantastic rollercoaster of a book! We Were Liars meets The Da Vinci Code. I loved it!' Kat Ellis, author of Harrow Lake'A thrilling blend of family secrets, illicit romance and a high-stakes treasure hunt . . . The nonstop twists kept me guessing until the very last page!' Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals>
A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper and Alice Oseman''s debut novel Solitaire , which was praised as '' The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age'' by The Times . Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? CHARLIE: ''I have been going out with Nick Nelson for two years. He likes rugby, Formula 1, dogs, the Marvel universe, the sound felt-tips make on paper, rain and drawing on shoes. He also likes me.'' NICK: ''Things me and Charlie Spring do together include: Watch films. Sit in the same room on different laptops. Text each other from different rooms. Make out. Make food. Make drinks. Get drunk. Talk. Argue. Laugh. Maybe we''re kind of boring. But that''s fine with us.'' Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie are the perfect couple - that they''re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university, and Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone''s asking if they''re staying together, which is a stupid question - they''re ''Nick and Charlie'' for God''s sake! But as the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever...
Imagine making friends with a polar bear... The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.
''This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable.'' Michael Morpurgo.
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that''s what April''s father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life...
This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear''s.
''A dazzling debut . . . A magical, confidently told story - with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold . . . I predict a roaring success'' The Times
Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn''t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. One of Us Is Lying is her debut novel. To learn more about her, go to her website, karenmcmanus.com, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter.>
A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin! Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. This special movie tie-in edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R.J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew, and a family discussion guide. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind #1 New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time New York Times Book Review Notable Book Washington Post Best Kids' Book "In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." -- Entertainment Weekly "Rich and memorable." -- The New York Times "A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." -- Wall Street Journal
Feyre is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her family. But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death ...
Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest. As Feyre's feelings for Tamlin turn from hostility to passion, she learns that the faerie lands are a far more dangerous place than she realized. And Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Sarah J. Maas is a global #1 bestselling author. Her books have sold more than nine million copies and been translated into 37 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.
Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and unicorns as youve never seen them before, in this first book in the hotly anticipated fantasy adventure series for children age 9+, and fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Amari and the Night Brothers. Pacy, enthralling and epic, a gripping read. Louie Stowell, author of Loki and Otherland A dazzling feat of imagination. I loved every breathless moment of it! Cat Doyle, author of The Storm Keepers Island and co-author of Twin Crowns The best book Ive ever read. Patrick, age 10 Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. To be one of the lucky few selected to hatch a unicorn. To bond with it for life; to train together and race for glory; to be a hero. But just as Skandars dream is about to come true, things start to take a more dangerous turn than he could ever have imagined. A dark and twisted enemy has stolen the Islands most powerful unicorn and as the threat grows ever closer, Skandar discovers a secret that could blow apart his world forever . . . Get ready for unlikely HEROES, elemental MAGIC, sky battles, ancient secrets, nail-biting races and FEROCIOUS UNICORNS, in this EPIC ADVENTURE series that will have your heart soaring. Praise for Skandar and the Unicorn Thief : My book of the year. Not since Harry Potter have I felt this excited about a series. Readers are sure to be clamouring for the next book. Youll never look at unicorns the same way again, nor will you want to! Dominique Valente, author of the Starfell series Never have unicorns been so ferocious, fearsome and thrilling! A fantastically gripping read! Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang and Rainbow Grey A magnificent book. I raced through it at turns enthralled, delighted, amazed. Its everything I could have wanted and more. No doubt this book is going to fly. Hannah Gold , author of The Last Bear Skandar and the Unicorn Thief brims with wild adventure, fierce sky battles, elemental magic, ferocious unicorns and a terrifying enemy. Steadman''s cinematic writing draws you in from the very first page, creating a hugely compelling, unforgettable read. Endlessly thrilling, unputdownable and utterly unmissable. Aisling Fowler , author of Fireborn A. F. Steadman has created a stunning new world that feels both familiar and fresh, with a cast of characters that will stay with you long after youve finished reading. Tlá Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun A fresh new voice brimming with imagination and crackling with excitement. These bloodthirsty unicorns will take you on a ride you''ll never forget! Benjamin Dean A fantasy adventure of epic proportions by a superstar author. I loved everything about it from the elemental magic, to the treehouses, and unique unicorn twist. Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is going to be the start of everyone''s new favourite series. Aisha Bushby Skandar and the Unicorn Thief takes you on a great adventure from bloodthirsty unicorns to duels in the air. This MG is a must-read and you won''t be disappointed. Rachel Faturoti An absolute triumph. I gasped at every chapter . . . It has everything I love in a good book. Mel Taylor-Bessent, author of The Christmas Carrolls and Director of Authorfy
A new manga classic from award winning animator, and cofounder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki!
Shuna's Journey follows a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land.
Never before published in English!
In Big Shot, book 16 of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don''t mix.br>br>After a disastrous competition at school, Greg decides that he''s officially retired from ANY kind of sport! That is, until his mom persuades him to give it one more go and makes Greg reluctantly agree to sign up for basketball. br>br> Tryouts are a MESS, and Greg is sure he won''t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. br>br> As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg''s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?br>br>See the Wimpy Kid World in a whole new way with the help of Greg Heffley''s best friend in the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson''s Journal, Rowley Jefferson''s Awesome Friendly Adventure and Rowley Jefferson''s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories!>
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake is the runaway TikTok must-read fantasy novel of the year. If you loved Ninth House and A Deadly Education , you''ll love this. Originally a self-published sensation, this edition has been fully edited and revised, including gorgeous new illustrations. Secrets. Betrayal. Seduction. Welcome to the Alexandrian Society. When the world''s best magicians are offered an extraordinary opportunity, saying yes is easy. Each could join the secretive Alexandrian Society, whose custodians guard lost knowledge from ancient civilizations. Their members enjoy a lifetime of power and prestige. Yet each decade, only six practitioners are invited - to fill five places. Contenders Libby Rhodes and Nico de Varona are inseparable enemies, cosmologists who can control matter with their minds. Parisa Kamali is a telepath, who sees the mind''s deepest secrets. Reina Mori is a naturalist who can perceive and understand the flow of life itself. And Callum Nova is an empath, who can manipulate the desires of others. Finally there''s Tristan Caine, whose powers mystify even himself. Following recruitment by the mysterious Atlas Blakely, they travel to the Society''s London headquarters. Here, each must study and innovate within esoteric subject areas. And if they can prove themselves, over the course of a year, they''ll survive. Most of them.
Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots - and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day...
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.
Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there''s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot...
Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is now a major motion picture from Netflix, starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, and many more!
A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure for those who prefer fairytales with a twist... The first in the bestselling series.
Every four years, two girls are kidnapped from the village of Gavaldon. Legend has it these lost children are sent to the School for Good and Evil, the fabled institution where they become fairytale heroes or villains.
With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she''ll join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black dresses and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
But the two girls soon find their fortunes reversed - Sophie''s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.
But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?
Epic adventures. Fierce warrior cats. A thrilling fantasy world. It all begins here. Read the book that began a phenomenon--and join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter's Warriors series a #1 national bestseller. For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code has been threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying--and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty... who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.
It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?' My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe.
My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves.
My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe's head.
My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!
Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about the real Green Gables, the plucky author and more!
Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Five-year old Matilda longs for her parents to be good and loving and understanding, but they are none of these things. They are perfectly horrid to her. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.
A brand new edition of this brilliant adventure story, specially produced to the meet the high standards of the Forestry Stewardship Council. This book will be printed on certified paper and will carry the well-established FSC logo. 'Kensuke's Kingdom' won the Children's Book Award, shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.
National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps. From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be--with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World , Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, coming in 2020!
Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navarez dreamed of life on new worlds Now she''s awakened a nightmare During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she''s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move . As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn''t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity''s greatest and final hope . . . Praise for Christopher Paolini and his work: ''Christopher Paolini is a true rarity'' - Washington Post ''An authentic work of great talent'' - New York Times Book Review ''A breathtaking and unheard of success'' - USA Today '' C hristopher Paolini make[s] literary magic'' - People