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Darkest Age: Book One: The Coming of Dragons
A. J. Lake
Darkest Age: Book One: The Coming of Dragons
Read by Carolyn Bonnyman

When a ship is dashed against the rocks in a fierce storm, all hands are lost, except for two children, washed up on the beach next to a mysterious trunk. Inside the trunk lies something more powerful than the fiercest storm, something which binds itself to their destiny. Shipwreck was just the beginning of a journey which will take them far from anything they know, and for which they will need sk... More >

How to Catch a Witch
Abie Longstaff
How to Catch a Witch
Read by Ashleigh Cheadle

Nothing has gone right for Charlie since her family moved. The house is creepy, school makes her nervous, and the village seems odd, spooky – almost … magical. Charlie is drawn into a tale of the unexpected, in which good must do battle with evil over an ancient curse. A tale in which Charlie will play a much bigger part than she ever imagined … Interest age 9+... More >

Captain Valiant and Me: Revenge of the Black Phantom
Adam Britten
Captain Valiant and Me: Revenge of the Black Phantom
Read by David Thorpe

Mark Taylor seems to be an average schoolboy, but he’s really Dynamic Boy! He and his family – Captain Valiant, Ms Victory and Moon Girl – are a superhero team. If only his name, costume and superpower weren’t so rubbish, Dynamic Boy might enjoy saving the world from baddies. But when people start turning into monsters, they all realise this is no ordinary baddy – it’s the revenge of the Black Pha... More >

Run! The Elephant Weighs a Ton!
Adam Frost
Run! The Elephant Weighs a Ton!
Read by Daniel Philpott

Tom and Sophie join their mum in a dash to Whipsnade Zoo to help an elephant deliver its calf, and another exciting adventure begins. At first the elephant calf, Dirshani, struggles to survive as it doesn’t eat well. With expert help and lots of care, the calf grows stronger. During the next year the young elephant is encouraged to take its place in the herd. Tom and Sophie dream that one day Dirs... More >

Catch that Bat!
Adam Frost
Catch that Bat!
Read by Thomas Eyre

Tom and Sophie Nightingale live on a barge with their zookeeper dad and vet mum, and as many animals as you can get on a small boat. Surely there’s no room for any MORE animals in their life? But then there’s a bat in peril, an owl on the prowl and an outbreak of night-terrors for the zoo’s nocturnal residents. Tom and Sophie must stage a moonlit vigil to discover what’s going on! An animal-packed... More >

Stop! There’s a Snake in your Suitcase!
Adam Frost
Stop! There’s a Snake in your Suitcase!
Read by Daniel Philpott

The Nightingale family live on a barge on the canal near London Zoo, and Mum is a vet. When Tom and Sophie find a bag of snakes dumped at the gates of the zoo, a great and exciting adventure begins. Soon they are finding out about the trade in illegal animals and learning how to care for these wonderful creatures. The snakes are carefully housed in the zoo and, just as they are about to be introdu... More >

Hide! The Tiger’s Mouth is Open Wide!
Adam Frost
Hide! The Tiger’s Mouth is Open Wide!
Read by Thomas Eyre

A tiger with toothache is terrifying, as Tom and Sophie are about to find out . . . But when your dad is a zookeeper and your mum’s the zoo vet, there’s also grrrreat fun to be had. An animal-packed zoo caper with stacks of behind-the-scenes peeks at London Zoo. Written with the help of the brilliant team at ZSL London Zoo. Interest Age 7+... More >

The Odds Strike Back!
Adam Perrott
The Odds Strike Back!
Read by The Author

The Odds are a family of Professional Pranksters who delight in playing the most rib-tickling tricks on the townspeople of Trott. This time, the Odds face inspection by the Head Prankster to ensure they’re still up to their meddling best. But the new man who’ll be doing it is none other than Mr Nobody, sworn enemy of Mr Odd! This calls for a spectacular pranking plan ... Interest age:7+... More >

The Odds
Adam Perrott
The Odds
Read by The Author

Have you ever put down a drink, gone to do something else and come back to find the drink is nowhere to be seen? That’s the Odds. Mrs Odd, Mr Odd and the twins, Edgar and Elsie are a family of professional Pranksters.They delight in making mischief, and playing tricks on each other, or on the unsuspecting residents of the town of Trott. But they meet their match in the Plopwells – a seemingly unf... More >

The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin
Alan Shea
The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin
Read by Zoe-Anne Phillips

Alice is growing up in post-war London: a grey world of old bomb sites. Her escape is her imagination, which always brightens her day. But when a new boy starts school, her mind begins playing tricks on her. She’s oddly drawn to him, and whenever they are together the world becomes a more exciting place. A place where the things she imagines appear to become real.... More >

The Mayfair Mysteries: The Case of the Ruby Necklace
Alex Carter
The Mayfair Mysteries: The Case of the Ruby Necklace
Read by Jane McDowell

Step into a dazzling world of millionaires, movie stars – and baffling mysteries! For Lauren and her friends, living in a luxury London hotel definitely has its perks. Like getting to meet the glamorous movie star Isabella Duval. But why does their famous guest seem to have two personalities? And what does it have to do with a priceless necklace? Can the four best friends solve the mystery of whic... More >

Superpowers: The Jaws of Doom & The Heads of Horror
Alex Cliff
Superpowers: The Jaws of Doom & The Heads of Horror
Read by David Thorpe

When the castle walls of Max and Finlay’s den start crumbling away, little do the best mates know that everything is about to change ...Trapped inside the wall is the ancient god Hercules and he needs the boys’ help! The friends must complete a terrifying challenge every day for seven days and can choose only one of Hercules’s amazing superpowers at a time to help them. Here are their first two ex... More >

The Invisible Man’s Socks
Alex Shearer
The Invisible Man’s Socks
Read by Alistair Petrie

Mr Ellis’s class couldn’t keep their hands off the grisly exhibits at the Museum of Little Horrors. Now Michael’s feet have done a disappearing act, Ashwin’s desperate to sink his oddly sharp teeth into some schoolwork (and raw steak), and their teacher keeps howling at the moon. Can this fiendish class find a way to lift the evil curse?... More >

Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall
Alex Woolf
Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall
Read by James Price

Flamboyant, eccentric and a touch wild, Aldo Moon has the ability to pick up ‘ripples in the ether’, which he uses to investigate supernatural goings-on in late 19th century England. He is accompanied on his many adventures by the intrepid and volatile Nathan Carter, the story’s narrator, and the prim, archsceptic Lily Morelle. In this, his first adventure, Aldo inquires into mysterious nocturn... More >

Out of this World
Ali Sparkes
Out of this World
Read by Jack Hawkins

Tyrone Lewis is messing about in the woods, trying to keep out of trouble, when he stumbles upon something weird ... a glowing lump of rock or metal. Whatever it is, it gives him an amazing power. Which is cool at first, until Ty’s new powers start attracting attention, and soon he’s being followed by two sinister agents who seem intent on ‘collecting’ him. But Ty has no intention of letting that ... More >


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