When Bruno returns from school one day, he comes to know that his father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house, where there is no one to play with. He meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air?
When a young Texan balloonist, Lee Scoresby, comes down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little does he realise that he is about to be embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. Lee and his daemon, Hester, find themselves the target of political factions trying to take over the running (and oil) of the town.
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .
A bundle of material has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own, including another short tale from a just after the end of "The Amber Spyglass". Sitting on the roofs of Oxford, Lyra sees a storm petrel, the daemon of a witch, pursued by other birds, and a mystery unfolds.
When everything grinds to a halt because of the snow, one small boy and his teddy bear refuse to allow the weather to spoil their fun. They embark on an amazing journey in which they ride a polar bear and meet huge snowmen, an ice queen, fairies, elves, a giant reindeer and Father Christmas.
In a German town, long ago, lives a tooth-puller's boy called Klaus. It isn't Klaus' fault that he sees his master steal a diamond from the mouth of a dead man in Frau Drecht's lodging house, or that Frau Drecht and her murderous son want it for themselves.
Eon is now Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes, the human links to the twelve energy dragons and their power. On the run after the massacre in the Imperial Palace, she must find a way to restore Kygo, the dead Pearl Emperor's true heir, to the throne.
Intended for 4-8 year-old children, this work talks about six little handbag friends - Harry, Hopspot, Binky, Balloon-Bird, Semolina, and Loud Millie. It includes how they go on an adventure, rescue lots of baby handbags from the horrible Clasp (move over Cruella De Vil), and find a new home inside a Princess's pink handbag.
Jim and Charlie weren't looking for adventure, when they decided to bug the staffroom ...But then they overhear their teachers speaking in a secret language and it's too late to turn back. And now they have to explain to the police, the headmistress and their parents where they've been for a whole week - without mentioning the aliens.
Flora is 18 and recovering from an illness in the sanatorium at her boarding school. To while away the time, she starts to write down the story of her childhood. In making sense of her own memories, Flora uncovers the ideas and emotions that make her the person she is today.
Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him, a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.
Noah Barleywater left home in the early morning, before the sun rose, before the dogs woke, before the dew stopped falling on the fields. Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop. It is a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker, with a story to tell - a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life.