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Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

‘Fast-paced, furiously funny and utterly fantastic.’ A.F. Steadman

‘Culture and technology clash as Zachary Ying takes adventure to a new level!’ Kwame Mbalia

Percy Jackson meets Yu-Gi-Oh in this hilarious, action-packed fantasy adventure.

Zachary Ying has never had much chance to learn about his Chinese heritage. So when he’s chosen to host the spirit of the First Emperor of China for a vital mission, he is woefully unprepared. As a result, the emperor botches his attempt to possess Zack’s body and binds to his AR gaming headset instead. 
With the legendary tyrant yapping in his headset, Zack must journey across China to steal magical artifacts and defeat figures from history and myth. Using his newfound water dragon powers, can Zack complete the mission in time to save the mortal world?

The Agathas

The most popular girl in school is dead. And everyone’s blaming the wrong guy.

After falling from grace last summer, Agatha Christie-obsessed Alice Ogilvie needs to stay out of trouble. While smart and reclusive Iris Adams just wants to get the hell out of Castle Cove.
But now they have a murder to solve. There are clues the police are ignoring, a list of suspects a mile long and some very dangerous cliffs.
Amateur detectives Alice and Iris are about to uncover just how many secrets their sleepy seaside town is hiding…

‘Part Agatha Christie, part Veronica Mars, and completely entertaining.’ Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying

The Midnight Moon Feast

Katy, Zia and Luca have come for a sleepover at Cassie’s house. Luca is excited to show them his new telescope, but they can’t see any stars – the glow from the houses and streetlights is too bright. A debate starts, because Zia sleeps with the light on but the others don’t. They decide a night-time adventure would be the perfect way to prove to Zia that the dark isn’t scary. Imagining the telescope is a portal into a night-time world, they find themselves in open countryside where they watch the nocturnal goings on of a host of night-time creatures. But when they meet an owl with a broken body-clock, they learn that something is out of sync. Helping the mixed-up owl un-mix itself, the four friends and Thunder set out to rebalance the ecosystem. 

Poison for Breakfast

A brand-new book from the bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events – a cautionary tale about his own demise.

For curious children and adults alike.

‘Reading this little book feels like opening a window to let in air and light. It’s filled with curious information and powerful feelings, and is humorous, sad, meditative and rapturous by turns.’ Guardian

‘A strange, beguiling, beautiful book. No one else could have written it, or anything even a little like it. If Lemony Snicket didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him.’ Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

 

 

For more than twenty years, Lemony Snicket has led millions of young readers through a mysterious world of bewildering questions and unfortunate events. With this latest book – a love letter to readers young and old about the vagaries of real life – long-time fans and new readers alike will experience Snicket’s distinctive voice in a new way.

This true story – as true as Lemony Snicket himself – begins with a puzzling note under his door: You had poison for breakfast. Following a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his own demise, Snicket takes us on a thought-provoking tour of his predilections…

 

Aurora’s End

The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, bestselling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy’s last hope for survival.

Is this the end?

What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course.

Wait . . .  Not. So. Fast.

When we last saw Squad 312, they were working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, naturally.

But as it turns out, not all endings are endings, and the team has one last chance to rewrite theirs. Maybe two. It’s complicated.

Cue Zila, Fin and Scarlett (and Magellan!) making friends, making enemies and making history? Sure, no problem.

Cue Tyler, Kal and Auri joining forces with two of the galaxy’s most hated villains? Um, okay, yeah. That too.

Actually saving the galaxy, though?

Now that will take a miracle.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM DIRECTED BY AMERICA FERRERA
Instant New York Times Bestseller

I fell in love with Erika L. Sánchez’ stunning novel… The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core.’ America Ferrera

‘This gripping debut about a Mexican-American misfit is alive and crackling.’ New York Times

‘A perfect book about imperfection.’ Juan Felipe Herrera


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 
meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself. 

When her sister Olga dies in a tragic accident, Julia is left to pick up the pieces of her family. She is also expected to fill the shoes of her sister. But Julia has never been the perfect Mexican daughter.

As Julia struggles to find her place in the world, she discovers Olga was not as perfect as everyone thought. Who was her sister really? And how can Julia even attempt to live up to an impossible ideal?

Dogs of the Deadlands

‘This book! It broke my heart and then splinted it back together again. Full of hope and love and wildness… Imagine Watership Down meets The Animals of Farthing Wood but fiercer.’
Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

 

 

Chernobyl 1986. Those left behind must fight to survive.

 

The world is coming to an end. Dragged from her bed in the middle of the night and forced to leave her beloved puppy behind, Natasha has no idea if she’ll ever return home. 

Growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan need to learn how to live wild – and fast. Creatures with sharp teeth, scythe-like claws and yellow eyes lurk in the overgrown woods. And they’re watching the brothers…

But will the dogs survive without humans? And can humans live without them?

A devastating tale of courage, companionship and hope from the Carnegie award-winning author of Lark.

 

 

The Honeybee Treasure Hunt

Join Katy, Cassie, Zia and Luca on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet… 

While eating delicious honey on toast in Zia’s garden, the friends decide to go on a hunt for a bees’ nest. They’d love to learn how honey is made and meet the queen bee herself.  

Shrinking down to the size of insects, the group come face-to-face with giant garden creatures and learn just how dangerous the world can be – if you’re a bee. Could this miniature adventure turn out to be their biggest yet?

The Great Safari Rescue

‘Guaranteed free of unicorns and princesses, it’s fun, empowering fiction for 5-8 year olds.’  David Nicholls, author of One Day

Join Katy, Cassie, Zia and their new friend Luca on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet… 

When Cassie’s cousin Luca joins the girls’ school, they have the perfect idea to make him feel included: invite him to a magical playdate adventure. Together with Thunder the cat, they decide to go on a wild journey to the African savannah in their very own flying safari jeep.

But when they arrive, the animals are in a frenzy. The watering holes are drying up and soon there won’t be anything left for them to drink! Luca has an idea that might just save the day – but will the friends be able to pull it off?

Iron Widow

Instant New York Times No.1 Bestseller 

Science fiction and East Asian myth combine in this dazzling retelling of the rise of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history.

‘This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams.’ Chloe Gong

‘Raging against the patriarchy in spectacular style.’ Observer, best books of the year

‘Think The Handmaid’s Tale meets Pacific Rim and buckle up.’ Shelley Parker-Chan

‘Like its ferocious heroine, Iron Widow is brutal, bloodthirsty and full of rage.’  Julie C. Dao

I have no faith in love. Love cannot save me. I choose vengeance.

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises – giant transforming robots that battle aliens beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that their female co-pilots are expected to serve as concubines and often die from the mental strain.
When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, her plan is to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister’s death. But after miraculously surviving her first battle, Zetian sets her sights on a mightier goal. The time has come to stop more girls from being sacrificed.

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