1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude. Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot. Code Name Bananas tells the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day.
|Publisher||Harper Collins; 2020|
Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....
When Frank's dad is thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, Frank hatches a daring plan to break his father out for the night so they can put the stolen money back. But will the evil crime boss, Mr Big, stop them?
THE BEAST OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE
It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orang-utan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But there’s just one thing he really needs: a friend…
THE BOY IN THE DRESS
Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book...
Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?
Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem...What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING?
Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. She was once an international jewel thief and she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels. Now she needs Ben's help.
GANGSTA GRANNY STRIKES AGAIN
Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner...and an international jewel thief known as the Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night, and the clues point to none other than...the Black Cat? But that’s impossible? Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have listeners on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of the Black Cat. This first ever sequel from David Walliams will delight new fans, as well as the millions who have loved Gangsta Granny.
GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE
Jack’s Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up Spam à la Custard for dinner and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name. But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day!
THE ICE MONSTER
When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more… A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic.
MARMALADE THE ORANGE PANDA
One morning, deep in the forest, a beautiful baby panda was born. The panda was different to all the others, as he had dazzling orange fur. 'I will call you Marmalade,' his mummy whispered....Meet Marmalade, the little panda who goes on a big adventure as he sets off to explore the forest one day to find where he belongs. Along the way, he meets all sorts of animals...until he sees he has come full circle and is back home with his mum, which is where he always did belong, of course! This gorgeous and endearing story is a celebration of family love, being yourself and finding your place in the world. It is the perfect story to share with your special someone - big or little.
On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on, something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster.
THE MIDNIGHT GANG
When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.
Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title…
Welcome to the Isle of Mulch, home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all, Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them. But who could be brave enough? Meet Ned, an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!
SPECTACULAR STORIES FOR THE VERY YOUNG
In these four stories we meet 'The Slightly Annoying Elephant', a big, blue, bossy elephant who turns up uninvited; 'The First Hippo On The Moon', two big hippos who share one enormous dream; 'The Bear Who Went Boo!', a very cheeky polar bear cub, and in 'There’s A Snake In My School!', Miranda introduces everyone to her very different pet…Penelope the snake!
THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2
The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this collection of ten stories, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don’t know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life.
THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN
Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Meet TV super-fan, Sofia Sofa, so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one; Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble; and not forgetting Blubbering Bertha, a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales.
THE WORLD'S WORST PARENTS
These ten tales of the world’s most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter. Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world… jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels… watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids’ toys… and oh no, it’s Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit…
THE WORLD'S WORST PETS
These 10 tales of the world’s craziest creatures will have you shaking with laughter. You’ll never look at pets in the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician’s rabbit. Take a trip around the world with Zoom, the supersonic tortoise. Gasp at the chaos created by Griselda, a grizzly bear with a big secret. And run for your lives! It’s Furp, the monstrous goldfish! Good pets, bad pets, supervillain pets, pets as big as a house and pets that could eat you in one gulp—these are the most hilarious and horrendous animals around.
THE WORLD'S WORST TEACHERS
Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster… The ghastly Miss Seethe is ALWAYS furious – and she’s on a detention rampage. And as for Pent, he’s a teacher with a real difference. He is terrified of… children!