Max is just an ordinary boy, until he burps, when he turns into a huge monster, with teeth like swords, who can jump over buildings, roar and eat whole dustbins. But when something starts causing a lot of damage in his quiet suburb and it isn't Max, or his arch- nemesis Peregrine, Max has to find the real culprit...
Aubrey's father, Jim, has fallen under an horrendous spell, which Aubrey is determined to break. Everyone says his task is impossible, but Aubrey will never give up and never surrender - even if he must fight the unkillable Spirit of Despair itself: the TERRIBLE YOOT!
Fifteen-year-olds Tasha and Josie are near-neighbours who never thought they had anything in common. But when their families let them down, they find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for survival.
Jesobel Jones is bold and beautiful, and sees no need to apologise for her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. That is until own clothes day, when a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess exposed, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that's never bothered her before: fat.
A feel-good YA story about valuing the friends that value you. Agnes, Hattie and Jake travel on the school bus together but don't know each other well. They plan a week in Weston as a 'study break' before exams but none of them admit the real reasons they need to get away. Thrown together, what will happen when the secrets start to spill out?
When Dylans' farm is snatched away by a huge global company, he can't just sit back and watch. But the journey to rescue his home takes him deep into the heart of the Amazon. With the help of Lucia, a street kid armed with a thesaurus and a Great Dane puppy, he uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and learns some surprising truths.
From hairy jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex's poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the stunning illustrations by Katy Riddell focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems' engagement with the natural world.