Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes.
Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby’s show, alongside many colourful acts – including an old friend from Hetty’s past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie – and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten.
Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon – will Hetty become a true star?
Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.
Anne Fine - The Diary of a Killer Cat
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by the killer cat himself.
Daisy Meadows - Tess the Sea Turtle Fairy
The Ocean Fairies keep all the sea creatures safe and happy - until their magic goes missing! This is our eleventh group of Rainbow Magic fairies. The Ocean Fairies keep all the sea creatures safe and happy! But when the goblins shatter their enchanted conch shell, seven magical sea creatures leave to search for the pieces. The Ocean Fairies must find the shells . . . and their animal friends! Tess the Sea Turtle Fairy needs to track down her turtle friend - and her magic. If Rachel and Kirsty can't help, some confused baby turtles won't find their way to the ocean! Find the missing creature in each book and help save the ocean magic!
Newt Scamander (J. K. Rowling) - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where Quintaped Lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.
Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling) - Quidditch Through the Ages
A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.
Dodie Smith - The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Not one but 101 Dalmatians are kidnapped for ransom. Their fate seems uncertain, even dangerous..but the kidnapper is defeated. Smith’s delightful novel is the basis of the acclaimed 1956 Disney feature length animation. It was remade in the 90's with Glenn Close as Cruella.
Philip Ardagh - Awful End
When both of Eddie Dickens's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly round the edges and smell of hot water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud, and it doesn't look as if the three of them are ever going to reach their destination . . . Set in a 19th-century world of blotchy skin, runaway orphans, and a stuffed stoat called Malcolm, this wonderfully ridiculous adventure story was Philip Ardagh's first full-length work of fiction and provides pure entertainment for children aged 8-80.
Alan Alexander Milne - The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh
A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories have delighted generations of children since they first appeared over 70 years ago. This volume brings together the two best-loved books: _Winnie-the-Pooh_ and _The House at Pooh Corner_. The book is illustrated throughout with the original black and white line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard.
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond. The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage.
Gerald Durrell - My Family and Other Animals
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.
Holly Webb - Rose and the Magician's Mask
A precious mask of unimaginable power has been stolen from the royal palace. Rose suspects that dark magicians are at work - and that danger looms... The race to stop the evil thieves will take Rose to the mysterious city of Venice, where nothing is quite what it seems... Can Rose use her magic to find the terrible mask, before its true powers are revealed?
Jacqueline Wilson - Girls Out Late
Ellie finally meets a boy. The right boy. And she wants to spend all her time with him. Her curfew is way too early, but if her stepmother doesn’t tell, her father will never know she’s been out late. It’s not like anything bad is going to happen, and her father doesn’t need to know what she does every minute of every day. As long as she brings her friends along, everything should be all right. Too bad the best laid plans often go wrong!
Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo
This rhythmic read-aloud par excellence follows a clever mouse on a walk through the deep dark wood, where he encounters several hungry inhabitants who want to make him their main course. Lacking size or strength as defenses, quick-witted Mouse instead taps the powers of his imagination to create the gruffalo, a "terrible creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in his terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to ruin the appetites of his determined foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo. Oh, no??
Noel Streatfeild - White Boots
Harriet Johnson has been sick, and her doctor recommends taking up ice skating to build up strength in her legs. At the ice rink, Harriet meets Lalla Ward. Harriet has three brothers - Alec, Toby and Edward - and they live with their parent over the shop owned by Mr Johnson. The only reason they can afford for Harriet to skate is that the doctor has arranged for her to get free entry to the rink, and Alec pays for hire of skating boots by doing a paper run. Lalla lives with her wealthy Aunt Claudia and Uncle David, as her parents are dead - they drowned when her father, a champion skater, took her mother skating on thin ice. Aunt Claudia is determined that Lalla will become a champion like her father. She is looked after by Nana, has lessons with a governess, Miss Goldthorpe ("Goldie"), and as well as daily skating lessons, she learns ballet and fencing. Harriet and Lalla soon become best friends, as Lalla teaches Harriet to skate. However, Lalla's training does not leave her much free time to see Harriet away from the rink. However, this changes when Goldie and Uncle David decide it would be good for her if Harriet was able to share her lessons. Before long, Harriet is not only doing schoolwork with Lalla - she is also joining in ballet and fencing ... and she, too, is learning to skate well.
Cressida Cowell - How to Train Your Dragon
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
Holly Webb - Emily Feather and the Chest of Charms
Emily Feather - the ordinary girl in an extraordinary family. Emily doesn't like the boy her older sister, Lory, keeps bringing home. There's something untrustworthy about him, though Emily can't put her finger on exactly what. Soon she discovers Lory is in danger! The boy has tricked her into taking him through the doors into the fairy world. Can Robin, Lark and Emily get Lory back? They must go through the attic, which Emily didn't even know existed, to sneak into the fairy world. Will they find Lory in time?
Holly Webb - Harry the Homeless Puppy
Grace can't have a puppy of her own, but she loves walking the dogs at the local animal shelter; her favourite is Harry, a lively Jack Russell puppy. Harry loves going for walks with Grace, and soon the two are best friends. But then Harry is re-homed and Grace is heartbroken. Grace knows she should be pleased that Harry has a home of his own, but she misses him terribly ...and poor Harry doesn't understand at all - where has his beloved Grace gone?
Holly Webb - The Frightened Kitten
When Maddy's best friend moves away, Maddy feels like she'll never be able to replace her. To cheer her up, her parents get her a kitten - a gorgeous tortoiseshell who she calls Biscuit. Biscuit quickly settles into her new home, and can't wait to go out for the first time and explore. But little does she know that a neighbour's two big tom cats see the garden as their territory. Together, the mean cats do their best to scare off the new arrival, and soon poor Biscuit is frightened to go out at all and spends most of her time hidden away. Will Maddy ever find a way to help her beloved kitten? From best-selling author Holly Webb comes another heart-warming animal story.
Holly Webb - Lost in the Snow
A magical, christmassy story guaranteed to melt the hearts of all animal lovers! Fluff is the smallest and weakest of the farm kittens, but she surprises everyone with her strength and spirit, and soon she and her brothers and sisters are ready for new homes. But nobody seems to want Fluff, and after a heartbreaking encounter with a little girl called Ella, she gives up on her dream of a loving home and flees the farm out into the big scary world. Soon Fluff is lost and all alone.
Enid Blyton - Five Run Away Together
The Famous Five Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timoth the dog. On holiday at Kirrin Cottage, the Five get involved with the strange Stick family. Mysterious signals from a boat at sea make them suspect smuggling, but they begin to think differently when they hear a child scream.
Philip Pullman - The Gas-Fitters' Ball
Part of The New Cut Gang Series. The New Cut Gang is a group of urchins in 1892. Lambeth Walk and the New Cut bristles with gangsters, bookies, pickpockets, swindlers, horse thieves and the occasional tentative policeman. The gang discover a cache of counterfeit gold sovereigns and are pursued by its murderous owner.