Maisie Hitchins longs to be a detective. She's sure there are lots of adventures to be had on the streets of Victorian London. And, together with her faithful puppy, Eddie, she is determined to follow even the slightest scent of a mystery – no matter what! Maisie's best friend, Alice, has disappeared from her fancy new boarding school. The only clue is an inkwell spilled across Alice's desk, and a trail of suspicious paw prints. Will Maisie be able to find her friend before she ends up in real danger?
When Lara and her dad discover a scared black puppy in an alleyway while walking their dog Oliver, Lara desperately wants to take him home and look after him. Her dad isn't so sure. But Lara can't stop thinking about the poor puppy and goes to find him again. She convinces her dad to let him stay and names him Jet. But when Jet spends all night howling, Lara's dad isn't impressed. Night after night, the wailing continues, until it begins to look like Jet may need to go to the animal shelter. Is there anything Lara can do to help Jet sleep?
Abi has always wanted a kitten of her own, but when her family contact the local animal shelter to enquire about adopting one, she's devastated to find out that the busy road they live on would make it too dangerous. Then the shelter rescues a deaf white kitten that needs to be kept inside. She's the perfect kitten for Abi's family! But how will they adapt to looking after an indoor kitten? And what will happen when the kitten gets bored of staying inside?
A sparkling series of dance, drama, dreams and friendship from best-selling author Holly Webb. When there's a big audition for a West End production of Mary Poppins at The Shine School for the Performing Arts, Sara is hoping this'll be her big chance. She sings her heart out in the first round of auditions and is delighted to get a callback for the part of Jane. But rather than being pleased for her, Sara's mum is only concerned about how getting the role would affect her schoolwork. Meanwhile, Lizabeth, another talented student, has her eye on the same role, and is ready to go to extremes to make sure the part is hers. Feeling nervous about the next audition, can Sara avoid Lizabeth's schemes and secure the role of her dreams? Ideal for young fans of BALLET SHOES, and the OLIVIA and L'ETOILE SCHOOL FOR STARS series to read on their own.
The neighbours all complain about the foxes hanging around the flat where Cassie lives, close to the river Thames, but Cassie thinks they're beautiful. Her favourite is a small fox with a white tail-tip, who she names Frost. One night she catches sight of him out in the snow, looking cold and thin, and decides to sneak him some food. But Frost seems to want her to follow him. As he leads Cassie towards the river she feels the world change around her and finds herself in the back in the 17th century – at the time of the Frost Fair on the frozen Thames. At first she is thrilled by the sights and sounds of the famous fair, then she glimpses a fox with a white tail-tip. It appears that Frost wants her to follow him again. Can she find a way to return the fox to his countryside home?
A sparkling series of dance, drama, dreams and friendship from best-selling author Holly Webb. Lily has never felt like she deserves to be at The Shine School for the Performing Arts. She's sure she only got a place because of her famous actress mum. Then she finds out about an exciting new TV adaptation of her favourite book, Little Women, and everything clicks – this is her chance to prove herself! Will she be able to convince everyone else that this is the perfect part for her? Ideal for young fans of BALLET SHOES, and the OLIVIA and L'ETOILE SCHOOL FOR STARS series to read on their own.
As the snow begins to fall just days before Christmas, Grandad helps Sara build an igloo in the garden with a small snow bear to watch over it. And when Sara wakes in the middle of the night, it looks very different outside. She sets out on an enchanted journey through a world of ice, but will she ever find her way home...
Maisie Hitchins longs to be a detective. She's sure there are lots of adventures to be had on the streets of Victorian London. And, together with her faithful puppy, Eddie, she is determined to follow even the slightest scent of a mystery – no matter what! In book four of the Maisie Hitchins series, Maisie finds herself coming to the aid of her friend Professor Tobin. The professor has travelled all over the world, collecting strange and wonderful objects. Now he plans to donate his collection to the British Museum – including a rare and valuable tribal mask from the Amazonian rainforest. But when a thief breaks into the boarding house and steals the Feathered Mask, leaving only a single feather, Maisie realizes she has a new mystery on her hands. A new series by best-selling author Holly Webb, packed with mystery and adventure. Perfect for readers aged six to eight years.
From best-selling author Holly Webb comes a gorgeous wintery story of a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas. One Christmas, Lotta is visiting her grandmother in Norway. Soon, she finds herself drawn into a magical adventure, travelling by sledge, herding reindeer from the snowy mountains to the summer pastures. But when a mother reindeer is lost, Lotta must find her before her calf starves... Fans of Holly Webb's The Snow Bear will delight in this beautiful winter's tale set in snowy Norway. A beautiful tale that would make a lovely Christmas present or stocking filler for any fan of Holly Webb's Animal Stories.
Return to Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, The Secret Garden, in this magical sequel by bestselling author Holly Webb. It's 1939 and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall. Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion. But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house—a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a garden. A very secret garden...
TRIPLETS is a much-loved series from a bestselling author, Holly Webb, rejacketed for a new generation of fans. Katie's been selected for the school girls' football team, and she's over the moon! If only Dad could be here to see her make it to the league final... Katie knows she has to focus on the next crucial game. But then disaster strikes...
Tia is thrilled when she gets a beautiful pedigree Bengal kitten, who she names Milly. Bengal kittens are cute and clever, but can be naughty and Milly is soon in all sorts of trouble – getting shut in cupboards, climbing shelves and even falling into the neighbour's pond. When Tia hears that someone is stealing pedigree cats in the neighbourhood she is very worried and decides to keep her adventurous pet kitten indoors. But Milly manages to escape and the next day she still hasn't come back. Tia is terrified that her missing kitten has been stolen by the cat thieves. What if she never sees poor Milly again? A brand new tale from best-selling author Holly Webb. The Kidnapped Kitten is the 26th book in the Animal Stories series, a must for animal lovers aged six and up. The Animal Stories have sold over a million copies in the UK. From stolen kittens to lost puppies and runaways, Holly's tales of puppies and kittens have won her legions of fans.
There's a competition at school to come up with the best design for a section of the playground. Poppy's design is beautiful, bur will she be able to prove that she hasn't cheated? The third fab book in a new series about four friends who want to make the world a better place, from best-selling author Holly Webb. There's a competition at school to come up with the best design for a section of the playground. Poppy's design is beautiful, bur will she be able to prove that she hasn't cheated? The third fab book in a new series about four friends who want to make the world a better place, from best-selling author Holly Webb.