This is the sixth and final heart-stopping instalment in the bestselling Gone series. It is an exceptional page-turner. Escapism just doesn't get better than this.
All eyes are on Perdido Beach. The barrier wall is now as clear as glass and life in the FAYZ is visible for the entire outside world to see. Life inside the dome remains a constant battle and the Darkness, away from watchful eyes, grows and grows...
The society that Sam and Astrid have struggled so hard to build is about to be shattered for good. It's the en... read more
Have you ever wondered where ideas come from and how stories are made? Would you like to know the true stories behind some of Andy and Terry's books and characters? Are you looking for simple, practical and inspiring writing activities? Would you like to discover 45 great ways to have fun with words and pictures?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is definitely the right book for you! Designed for teachers, students and young aspiring writers, Once Upon a Slime contains 45 fun writing and storytelling a... read more
From the moment she saw him, she knew the bear had come for her. How many times had she dreamt of the bear...Now, here he was, as if spelled from her dreams. "I will come with you, Bear," she said. It is the beginning of an extraordinary journey for the girl. First to the bear's secret palace in faraway mountains, where she is treated so courteously, but where she experiences the bear's unfathomable sadness, and a deep mystery...As the bear's secret unravels, another journey unfolds...a long and desperate journey, that takes the gi... read more
The last thing Tegan remembers is the crack as the gun went off, intense pain, and everything fading to black. One hundred years later, she wakes up. A fast-paced near-future romance. 'A stirring and century-spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our triumphs, and our love.' - Scott Westerfeld
Unlike her brothers and sisters, Anthea cannot see, so when they all go to the beach one day, their mother tells them to take care of her. While they are all playing on the sand, a thick fog rolls in from the ocean. Suddenly it's up to Anthea to get everyone home safely. Written by the legendary Margaret Mahy and with artwork by master illustrator Gavin Bishop, this is a beautifully told story that will give readers young and old a new perspective on blindness. Mahy and Bishop have both donated their royalties for this project to t... read more
Finding your direction in life can sometimes be a struggle. Habitual thoughts and behaviours can get in the way of you believing in yourself and unlocking your full potential. In Love YOU, successful Shortland Street actor and TV host Kimberley Crossman shares her life lessons and tools for building confidence and making positive changes that will enable you to attain your goals. Kimberley reflects on important influences in her life and shares how she overcame challenges such as bullying, moving overseas and away from friends an... read more
The epic fifth and final instalment in the bestselling fantasy series The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz. Having escaped from Hong Kong, the Five Gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate landscape where the last survivors of humanity must fight the ultimate battle.
Jack Fletcher is running for his life. The port of Nagasaki is within reach, but the Shogun's samurai are closing in fast for the kill. So is too Jack's old school rival, Kazuki. Every road is blocked and every mountain pass guarded as Jack makes his final dash for safety. But with all of Japan hunting him, he's going to need a miracle to survive. And even if he reaches the end of the road, will there be a ship bound for home? Or will he be burned at the stake first? Only the Ring of Sky knows his fate...
The team of code-crackers face a new code that has never been solved. Brodie, Hunter and Tusia are back at Station X, the secret code-cracking station at Bletchley Park. And they are still wrestling with the great unanswered question: what secret lies behind the ancient, coded Voynich Manuscript? Their first adventure left them with a musical box that plays a tune by the composer, Elgar. Elgar loved codes. At once they are off on a new search which takes them to the stories behind Elgar's famous music and a coded letter he wrote to... read more
Maddy West can speak every language in the world. When she is asked to translate some ancient scrolls, Maddy is excited. But the scrolls hide many secrets. Secrets that send Maddy on a wild adventure with a stowaway ninja, a mysterious monkey, a Bulgarian wrestler and a fiendish witch. And soon Maddy finds herself in deadly peril. Does Maddy have what it takes to save herself and her new friends?
Simon - the little rabbit from Poo Bum - is back!
There's a new baby in Simon's house. "When's the stupid baby going back to the hospital?" Simon asks his parents. But the baby is there to stay.
What about all the scary wolves outside the house? The wolves that want to eat Simon up? Will his parents still protect him now they have a stupid baby?
This book has it all - gorgeous contemporary collage illustrations, hide and seek interactive text, great rhyming story, the backdrop of a stunning New Zealand sheep station, lovely sense of humour and even sheep poo. Dart the dog is a wonderful main character a bundle of energy who is tireless in his search and very appealing. An added bonus is that you get to find out what goes on in a hill country sheep station. Great ending funny and unexpected. It's so good to look at and so well written that parents won't mind reading this bo... read more
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them. Now Eve is creating Adam. She chooses warm eyes so he would be kind. An athletic body so he would be healthy. She gives him a sense of humour and she makes him wise. She removes cynicism and prejudice, makes him trust and love easily. He is the perfect boy. But is he perfect for her?
The man from the land of Fandango is coming to pay you a call! He wears a hat with a tassel and a polka-dot tie - and he juggles and bounces and dances with bears, bison, baboons, kangaroos and even dinosaurs. He's wonderful and amazing - so watch out for him, and watch carefully - because he only appears every 500 years! This magical, fantastical poem, full of Mahy's signature wordplay and joie de vivre, is brilliantly matched by the humour and energy of Polly Dunbar's illustrations.
The phenomenally successful Rick Riordan is back with the next thrilling installment of the Heroes of Olympus series.
Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all - the Prophecy of Seven.
Fans of Rick Riordan will love this on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in the chart-topping Kane Chronicles series. Packed with brand new material - including an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid and full-color diagrams and maps - this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy current fans and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.
'I'm Fifth Keeper of the Museum of Dunt, and I'm back where I belong.' When Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie steal into Jewel in the middle of the night they find their city under the heel of the Fugleman, and the streets controlled by the Blessed Guardians and an army of ruthless mercenaries. The Museum itself is seething with danger, and only the older Keepers prevent it from spilling out into the city. Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie must use all their clever tricks and hard-won bravery to undermine the Fugleman's brutal regime before he... read more
Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power and more. This is challenging material, which will captivate existing Shan fans and bring in many new ones. As Darren says, "It's a big, sprawling, vicious tale...a grisly piece of escapism, and a barbed look at the world in which we live. Each book in the series is sh... read more
For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the unbelievable, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange facts, we present intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who feature in the book, and informative "Ripley's Research" boxes that give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales. In addition, there are fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive,... read more