Books

This is where you find an in-depth review of the books that we think are outstanding. Click on a title to get the review. The books are listed here in alphabetical order.

Abhorsen

Lirael finds there is a task that needs to be done. It needs to be done by an Abhorsen, and only she can do it.

Across the Nightingale Floor

Loyalty and treachery among warring Japanese clans.

Airborn

Airships, hot-air balloons, pirates, desert islands, cloud cats, adventure and romance...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Follow Alice into her Wonderland and meet the Cheshire Cat, the Hatter and the March Hare for yourself - and many more too.

Alpha Force 6: Hunted

Alpha Force team come up against a team of ruthless poachers in Zambia.

The Amber Spyglass

Lyra discovers her destiny. She is to bring an end to death itself. How does she do that? And what are the consequences? Concluding part of His Dark Materials trilogy.

The Amulet of Samarkand

A weedy boy with magic powers gets in way over his head.

And The Stars Were Gold

In 1940 a young Polish boy is dragged from his bed, given thirty minutes to pack, and transported with his mother and brother thousands of miles acrossEurope to Kazakhstan.

The Angel Factory

Normal young boy finds he is surrounded by aliens intent on saving mankind from its own worst excesses. But is the cure worse than the disease?

An Angel for May

May is a difficult child and needs all the help she can get. When Tam Sams falls out of the future into her farmyard playground he is, indeed, an angel for May.

Apocalypse

Shipwrecked and alone amongst savages, Kit learns that the opposite of despair is hope.

Ark Angel

Alex Rider's back! 'The nearest thing the Brits have to a lethal weapon!'

Artemis Fowl

Dangerous fairies, might grant your wish, might blast you away with a biobomb. Depends how they feel . . .

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

More improbable doings from Artemis Fowl and his fairy friend, Holly Short.

Artemis Fowl: the Arctic Incident

Fairies need Artemis. Artemis needs fairies. Fair exchange, no robbery. Tricky situation though.

Arthur and the Forbidden City

Arthur goes in search of the Minimoys, and his Grandpa, and the family fortune, all in his own backgarden. But the garden is a big place when you're only three quarters of an inch tall.

Arthur and the Minimoys

Arthur goes in search of the Minimoys, and his Grandpa, and the family fortune, all in his own backgarden. But the garden is a big place when you're only three quarters of an inch tall.

Arthur: The Seeing Stone

It is 1199. Thirteen-year-old Arthur de Caldicot waits to hear whether his father will arrange for him to be a squire and a knight. And meanwhile, his father's old friend, Merlin, gives him a precious piece of stone - a seeingstone.

Bag of Bones

A funny little bit of magic leads Griselda Dogberry into another world. But baddies are after her.

Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull

More adventures with Barnaby Grimes as he runs errands across the city, through the alleys and over the rooftops. But there are dark forces to match himself against.

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