Tilly can’t believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly’s favourite daydream, she’s kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she’d really like to attend is her own mum and dad’s. But as that’s never going to happen, it’s time for Tilly to make her own dream come true – and put her bridesmaid services up for hire . . .
Lisi Harrison - The Pretty Committee Strikes Back
A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, Claire got everything she wants -- new camo Converse high-tops, bag and bags of gummies, and best of all, her first ever cell phone, from Massie. Although Claire's now an official member of the Clique, presents don't matter to her -- all she really wants is her first kiss from Cam, of course!
Holly Webb - Annabel's Perfect Party
TRIPLETS is a much-loved series from a bestselling author, Holly Webb, rejacketed for a new generation of fans. It's the triplets' birthday and Annabel's determined to make their party the most glittery, gorgeous event she can...But she's kind of forgotten that it's her sisters' party too - can the triplets ever agree on how to celebrate?
Katherine Applegate - Der unvergleichliche Ivan
Ivan, ein Silberrücken-Gorilla, lebt in einer heruntergekommenen Zirkus-Mall. Sein Leben im Dschungel vermisst er kaum. Stattdessen denkt er an seine Freunde: die alte Elefantendame Stella, den herrenlosen Hund Bob und Julia, die kleine Tochter des Tierpfl egers. Ivans großes Hobby ist die Kunst: Er überlegt, wie er den Geschmack einer Mango oder das Rauschen der Blätter in Farben und Linien festhalten kann … Doch als mit Ruby, dem Elefantenbaby, eine neue Attraktion in die Mall kommt, wird Ivan aus seiner Lethargie gerissen. Und schließlich liegt es an ihm, durch seine Kunst für seine Freunde und sich alles zum Besseren zu wenden. Katherine Applegate erschafft durch Ivans einmalige Ich-Erzählung mit Humor und Intensität eine unvergessliche Geschichte von Freundschaft, Kunst und Hoffnung, die auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruht.
Avi - The Secret School
More than anything, Ida Bidson wants to become a teacher. To do that, she must finish eighth grade, then go on to high school. But her dream falters when the one-room school in her remote Colorado town shuts down. Her only hope is to keep the school open without anyone finding out. Yet even a secret school needs a teacher. Ida can't be it. . . . Or can she? In the spirit of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Newbery Medal winner Avi creates an inspiring story of a headstrong girl determined to control her own destiny.
Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
Roddy Doyle - A Greyhound of a Girl
The best-ever children's novel from the brilliant Roddy Doyle is a funny, sad story about four generations of a family. 12 year old Mary O'Hara's beloved, joke-cracking grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until a mysterious young woman appears at Mary's door. She is the ghost of Granny's long-dead mammy and her mission is to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs someone to drive them all to the old family farm for a visit to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched, sharp and tender tale of familyistory, cracking characters, and bonds between mothers and daughters that will entrance readers from 10 to adult.
Lindsey Leavitt - Robin Mellom - The Pages Between Us
Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between. Piper and Olivia have been best friends since…well, forever. But they're distressed to find that their new middle school schedules aren't giving them enough together-time. Luckily, an idea sparks when Piper finds a cute, sparkly notebook to disguise as her "French Class" homework. It's genius—now the two BFFs can stick together all the time. And document their adventures—you know, for anthropology's sake. But as the two navigate the tricky new world of sixth grade, they realize that they may need to branch out more than they originally thought. Their notebook, once a life raft, begins to feel like a big responsibility. Can they grow up, without growing apart?
Chris O'Dowd - Nick Vincent Murphy - Moone Boy
Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He’s desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend—or "IF" for short—he decides to give it a go. His first attempt is Loopy Lou, a hyperactive goofball who loves writing rubbish rap songs. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou’s loopiness and decides to trade in his IF for someone a little less wacky. Enter Sean "Caution" Murphy, an imaginary office clerk in a bad suit with a passion for laziness and a head full of dodgy jokes. Sean is full of tips and tricks to guide Martin through the perils of the playground, from dealing with his sisters’ pranks to besting the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble! (
E. B. White - Charlotte's Web
An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things.
Jacqueline Wilson - Bad Girls
Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya is a bad girl and a bad influence. Mandy's sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble not into it. But, can she?
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
This timeless classic is a poignant tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden...
Holly Webb - Izzy's River
The second of four fabulous books for 9+ girls about friendship in an environmentally challenged world. Izzy and Willow are being taken for a walk along the river by Emily's boisterous dog, Billy, when he decides to chase after a water-rat. Both animals land in the river, which is so choked with rubbish that Billy can't get out. His paw is stuck in an old bike wheel and the girls must work together to free him. The adventure gives Izzy a great idea for their next project, though, and it's a very very muddy one -
Daisy Meadows - Rihanna the Seahorse Fairy
Rachel and Kirsty are off on another exciting adventure - with the Magical Animal Fairies! Rachel and Kirsty are heading to outdoor adventure camp -- and another fairy adventure is just around the corner! The Magical Animal Fairies' seven animals are missing. The animals each look after a special kind of magic. If Rachel and Kirsty can't find them fast, nothing will be the same! Bubbles the magic seahorse is somewhere in the lake at camp -- but where? Rihanna the Seahorse Fairy is going to take the girls on an underwater adventure to find him. . . . Find the missing magical animal in each book and help save the fairy magic!
Enid Blyton - The Faraway Tree Collection
Jo, Bessie and Fanny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep! And in the wood stands the magic Faraway Tree, and in that tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends - Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they climb through the clouds to the top of the tree and discover the Land of Spells, The Land of Secrets and the Land of Do-As-You-like. There are lots of magical adventures to read about in this bumper 3-in-1 edition.
Ann M. Martin - Karen's Two Families
Karen and Andrew are very lucky bacause they have two families. But the unlucky thing is that they are not at the big house as much as the little house. Sometimes they miss Daddy. Karen and Andrew want to spend equal time with both Mommy and Daddy. But what cam Karen do about it?
Brigita Jovaisiené - Puppy Dog Vincas
Based on real travel experiences and photographs by Marius Jovaisa, the author of Unseen Lithuania, this book for children presents a curious puppy dog Vincas (pronounced ['vinses]) who sets on his first journey around the world. The book opens a marvelous world of distant lands, unknown animals, plants, cultures, colors and smells. Traveling with Vincas the puppy, children will meet his merry friends, learn lots important things, experience unfamiliar traditions and unique adventures, and discover how beautiful and great our world is. This is the first book by Brigita Jovaisiene, illustrated by Daniel Howarth, one of the most talented artists of Great Britain.
Ann M. Martin - Karen's School
Karen is starting her own school. She can't wait to teach her little brother Andrew and his friends how to read and write. But Karen's students think she's bossy! They won't listen to her. They won't do their homework. And now her students are going on strike. How is Karen going to run her school?
C. S. Lewis - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.