My Brother is a Superhero by David Soloman
Luke is a comic mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never read a comic in his life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world.
Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
Amari Peters knows three things; her big brother Quinton has gone missing, no one will talk about it and his mysterious job holds the secret. So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she is certain this is her chance to find Quinton. But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon. Amari has never felt more alone. But if she does not pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.
The Stonekeeper Amulet by Azul Kibuishi
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Together with a mechanical rabbit named Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
Head Kid by David Baddiel
Strictest head ÷ naughtiest boy = chaos. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that the Head Teacher just walked out. The new Head Teacher, Mr Carter is so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise, and Ryan’s, when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher and his mortal enemy is a pupil. It’s every naughty kid’s dream! But Bracket Wood School is in a total mess and its worst ever pupil is the only one who can fix it.
Corspe Talk by Adam Murphy
The dead are rising! Up out of the mouldering pages of history comes the chat show that digs the dirt on some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women. What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Genghis Khan become obsessed with world domination? Which scientist is still radioactive, almost 100 years after her death? Join your host, Adam Murphy as he gets the answers to these questions and many more, on Corpse Talk, the show that brings the dead famous to life!
Show us Who You Are by Ellie McNicoll
When Cora's brother drags her along to his boss's house, she doesn't expect to strike up a friendship with Adrien, son of the intimidating CEO of Pomegranate Technologies. As she becomes part of Adrien's life, she is also drawn into the mysterious projects at Pomegranate. At first, she's intrigued by them, Pomegranate is using AI to recreate real people in hologram form. As she digs deeper, however, she uncovers darker secrets. Cora knows she must unravel their plans, but can she fight to make her voice heard, whilst never losing sight of herself?
The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori
11 year old Stella returned home to Shetland to spend the summer with her Grandpa, but it's not like she remembers. Grandpa is lost in his grief for Gran, the island is bleak and Stella feels trapped, until she encounters an old woman, Tamar, who can spin rainbows and call hurricanes. With the help of Nimbus, a feisty young storm cloud, Stella begins to learn the craft of weather weaving. But when her cloud brain-fogs Grandpa and The Haken (a sea witch) starts to close in, she realises that magic comes with big responsibilities....
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson
Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face, that his secret plan is not, in fact, secret.
Because Freddie's journey was not meant to involve Big Trev and the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn't expect to end up, with his two best friends, on national television in a supergirl costume.
But journeys never take you where you think they will. And for Freddie, that fact might just have to be enough.
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Everyone tells Sophie that she was orphaned in a shipwreck, found floating in a cello case on the English Channel on her first birthday. But Sophie is convinced her mother also survived. When the Welfare Agency threatens to separate her from her guardian and send her to an orphanage, Sophie takes matters into her own hands, starting with the only clue she has - the address of a cello-maker in Paris. On the run from the authorities, Sophie finds Matteo and his network of rooftoppers, who walk tightropes and live in the sky. In a race across the rooftops of Paris, will they be able to find her mother before it's too late?
The Boy who made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter
Billy Plimpton is an eleven year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word.
A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak?
The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum
"I was special. I was a hero. I lost the best friend I ever had." Eleven year old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam. Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig, everyone loves Trig. But Maggie's just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then, one hot September day, she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head.
The Boy who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock
Athan Wilde dreams of flight.
When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it from falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible danger.
What will Athan choose, flight or family?
The Babysitters Club by Ann M Martin
Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Babysitters Club. Whatever comes up, cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors or prank calls, you can count on them to save the day.
Babysitting is not always easy though, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.
Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin
Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime, cabin boy and fiddler on Charles Darwin's Beagle. But when he is separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn.
Shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world and make his fortune. But should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species? There is one person who could help, but he is busy writing a book!
All the Things that could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster
Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he is taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex.
Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school. Then the boys’ mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays, what could possibly go wrong?
The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him.
His mum does not like looking outside, but it is going outside that she really hates. She prefers to sleep all day inside their tower, where it is safe. Except it is not safe any more. Strange plants have started to take over and tower blocks are falling down around them.
Now Ade and his mum are trapped and there is no way out.
Orphans of the Tide by Straun Murray
The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted from the sea, and the sea keeps trying to claim it back. That grey morning, once the tide had retreated, a whale was found on a rooftop. When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he is the Enemy, the god who drowned the world, come again to cause untold chaos. Only Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, believes he's innocent. To save the boy, Ellie must prove who he really is - even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret.
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which is not green and does not have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie. It is up to Stanley to dig up the truth.