Luke's dad has bought a lot of gadgets recently and not one of them works as it's supposed to. Luke knows what he must do - he just needs his fellow SCARF members to help or it will be the end of everything... Cover artwork by Robin Boyden
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
"Asking big questions, this is fantasy for those who like their violent horror breezily tempered by philosophy...."
— The Sunday Times
3.75 out of 5
Diary of a Young Naturalist
"Reading this marvellous diary leaves me with the impression that whatever the future holds, with young people like McAnulty coming to the fore it will be in safer hands..."
— Irish Times
"This mature novel for teenagers brilliantly mixes the historical and fantastical . . . plus dragons..."
— The Times
" a madcap mashup described by the author as “Stranger Things in the French Revolution”..."
— The Guardian
"This extraordinary novel will resonate for anyone who feels trapped in their current circumstances..."
The List of Things That Will Not Change
"It may be a little sugary for some tastes, but Stead’s wisdom and empathy put paid to my lurking cynicism..."
Clap When You Land
"Eloquent, moving and suspenseful..."
In The Garden
"it creates a consolatory sense of space for those with limited access to the outside world..."
Comic Classics: Great Expectations
"A funny, thought-provoking treat..."
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
"Assured, witty, riotously inventive..."
Survival in Space
David Long, Stefano Tambellini
" it offers pent-up imaginations the chance to leave Earth on a nail-biting adventure..."
"a heartfelt, compelling sci-fi story..."
Good Girl, Bad Blood
"nail-biting, taut and pacy..."
Rules for Being a Girl
Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
"A fiercely feminist call to arms..."
Robin Hood: Hacking, Heists and Flaming Arrows
" Intensely readable, outrageously enjoyable action..."
Guardian | Perdu
"its delicate pathos and warmth imbue it with a salutary sense of reassurance..."
I am Brown
Ashok Banker, Sandhya Prabhat
"uplifting without being preachy..."
"a delightful, boldly graphic wander down the supermarket aisles..."
The Vanishing Trick
Jenni Spangler, Chris Mould
"Despite the chilling central character, this is a touching story about love and loyalty..."
"a sweet and subtle coming-of-age tale..."
The Super Miraculous Journey of Fredde Yates
"this debut novel by a primary school teacher is very funny..."
Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster
Gill Lewis, Rebecca Bagley
"A wild tale ideal for readers stuck inside..."
Paolo, Emperor of Rome
Mac Barnett, Claire Keane
"an unabashed love letter to the Italian capital..."
— Financial Times
"There’s a strong environmental theme here..."
"It transports us a long way from the here and now...."
4.8 out of 5
Frida Nilsson, Stina Wirsen
"Nilsson has a peculiar power to make you remember exactly what it was like to be small, fierce, disempowered and six..."
Alfie Fleet's Guide to the Universe
Martin Howard, Chris Mould
"has an exceptionally high joke count..."
"Written with feeling, honesty and conviction, this is a story about body image and self-esteem..."
" Love writes with such confidence, fluency and voice that it’s hard to imagine this is his first book..."
Orphans of the Tide
Struan Murray, Manuel Sumberac
"Orphans of the Tide is both gripping and original – it demands a sequel..."
— The Observer
4.2 out of 5