By Rosie Rowell
Meg Bergman is fifteen and bored stiff. She lives in a tiny city in rural Nineties South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial stress and (in Meg's eyes) ordinariness. Meg has no pals both, due principally to what the group sees as her mother's interfering makes an attempt to coach farm employees approximately AIDS. yet sooner or later Xanthe arrives - cool, city, feisty Xanthe, who for a few unknown cause turns out to wish to hang around with Meg.
Xanthe arrives into Meg's practical a typhoon, providing her a glance at a teenage existence she by no means knew existed. yet cracks quick start to exhibit of their friendship whilst Meg's early life buddy Simon returns from his hole 12 months travels. LEOPOLD BLUE is an emotionally taut and beautifully-written tale from a debut writer with a mesmerising voice.
By Enid Blyton
The well-known 5 are ski-ing - having plenty of enjoyable within the snow! yet it's no longer lengthy earlier than they've got a brand new secret to resolve. Like, who's dwelling within the mysterious condominium close to the chalet they're staying in? The caretaker says not anyone has lived there for years, however the 5 are convinced they've obvious a face at one of many home windows ...A terrified, haunted face, too. Have the group received the braveness to move shut adequate to the home to determine . . ?
By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
As Brother and Sister endure don their costumes to head trick-or-treating via themselves for the 1st time, they plan to prevent Miz McGrizz's spooky domestic. yet in the course of their Halloween day trip, the cubs become aware of that appearances might be deceiving.
By Arthur Ransome
Reunited for the summer season, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea release a prospecting excursion to discover the misplaced gold mine of the excessive hills above the lake. however the mining camp runs into all kinds of hassle: not just the chance of fireside within the drought ridden nation-state but additionally frightening encounters with hazardous tunnels. Worst of all is the sinister Squashy Hat, who seems to be a rival prospector and who's definitely a secret agent - how can they preserve operating with no him studying what they've found?
(Originally released in 1936)
By Annie Barrows
The eighth publication within the New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean sequence is now to be had in paperback! Ivy and Bean want a few cash. Ten funds, to be unique. by no means brain what for. ok, it truly is for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a distinct just-for-one serving measurement. do not ask why. yet how are Ivy and Bean going to make ten money? howdy, perhaps they need to write a newspaper approximately Pancake courtroom and promote it! nice suggestion! and simple, too. All they need to do is nostril round the local. Wow—it's attention-grabbing what comes out while snoops commence digging. it really is much more fascinating while the buddies examine it within the newspaper.
"Heute ist der Himmel besonders klar", sagt Papa und zeigt auf das Hochhaus in der Ferne. Paul und Papa stehen wie jeden Abend am Dachfenster und schauen hinaus auf die Stadt. Paul liebt es, mit Papa die Züge anzusehen, bevor er ins Bett muss.
In 20 lustigen und authentischen Vorlesegeschichten erzählt Susanne Weber vom Familienalltag von Kindergartenkind Paul und seinem Papa. glossy, humorvoll und in genau der richtigen Vorleselänge! In ihren sympathischen, warmherzigen Illustrationen fängt Susanne Göhlich die Erlebnisse von Paul und Papa ein.
By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Illustrated in complete colour. Sister cannot think the reward Brother will get for his birthday--it's the most important, shiniest three-speed motorbike she's ever visible! She will not be large enough to arrive the pedals, yet she wishes that bike! The evils of jealousy turn into transparent in a nightmare within which a green-eyed monster convinces Sister to turn out that she will be able to experience the motorbike. yet glance out! Sister--and the bike--are headed for trouble.
By Cathleen Schurr
One attractive day, a shy little kitten embarks on a trip packed with experience! during her wanderings, she meets an attractive and infrequently fun choice of fellow creatures. The Shy Little Kitten, with illustrations by way of the popular Gustaf Tenggren.