Hachette Children's Group

  • The bonds of the Secret Circle are weakening. Cassie's evil half-sister has surfaced and won't rest until she has taken Cassie's place in the Secret Circle. And a band of powerful witch-hunters are targeting the group, determined to destroy them. Will the circle remain intact despite the powerfully evil magic that has infiltrated their ring? And will Cassie survive this ultimate battle between good and evil?

  • Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is smart, cynical, loyal - and well aware that she's not the hot one in her group of friends. But when high-school jock and all round moron Wesley Rush tells her she's a DUFF - a Designated, Ugly Fat Friend - Bianca does not the see funny side. She may not be a beauty but she'd never stoop so low as to go anywhere near the likes of Wesley ... Or would she? Bianca is about to find out that attraction defies looks and that sometimes your sworn enemies can become your best friends ...

    With a wry and tell-it-like-it-is voice, The Duff is a witty and poignant story of a teenager struggling with the rules of high school attraction, along with the breaking down of her relationships with family and friends. It is a novel about what it means to be sexy, in a world where we feel we have to be perfect!

    A Hamilton High story from Kody Keplinger.

    The DUFF movie will be hitting screens in February 2015 starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne and Alison Janney.

  • Two kids, one band, one crucial audition. Noah's a natural on the guitar, and he'd give anything to get through the Rock War audition. But when he betrays his best friend to join another band, he knows he's crossed the line. Will he risk their friendship for the sake of musical stardom?Introducing new characters, a never-before-seen band, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Rock War auditions, in a story written especially for World Book Day.

  • Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Antony the ant is tired of being small and wishes he was big enough to be a hero. Then, one day, he climbs to the top of the tallest tree in the jungle and makes an enormous discovery!

  • 'An important contribution to the YA literary canon and a welcome reminder that love is love, no matter what.' - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling authorThe first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story that follows one girl's exploration of love, identity and sexuality.Ashleigh Walker is having a difficult year. She's struggling at school, and coming home to parents who are on the verge of divorce. She knows she should be happy spending time with her boyfriend - but, for some reason, being around him just makes her worry more. It's only in her English teacher, Miss Murray, that she feels she's found a kindred spirit. Miss Murray helps Ashleigh develop her writing skills and her confidence - but what happens when boundaries begin to blur? What will the repercussions be for Ashleigh? And how will she navigate her own sexuality?

  • Originally published as Opal Moonbaby Forever, this is the third book in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby.Martha's best friend is an alien. Opal Moonbaby can move things with her eyes, make popcorn fountains, and travel all over the world in her very own spaceship. Martha can't imagine life without her.But Opal's time on Earth is almost at an end. They have one final summer together. So why is Opal acting so strangely all of a sudden? Can Martha discover the secret she's hiding - and what will it mean for their friendship?If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby.

  • Originally published as About Zooming Time, Opal Moonbaby! this is the second book in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby.Opal Moonbaby is spending a year on Earth. A whole year! Martha can't wait to take her to school, to introduce her to her friends and to recreate all the fun they had during the summer. But things don't turn out quite as expected and before Martha knows it, Opal is off making new friends, doing new things and throwing herself into life on Earth - and Martha can't keep up. When Opal's Uncle Bixie warns them that the nasty Mercurials, enemies from their home planet of Carnelia, are on their way to Earth, planning mischief, Martha begins to worry. But Opal is far too busy making friends to be bothering about those stupid Mercurials. Besides, her eyes would z-ray them immediately and she'd dazzle-kick them all the way back to Carnelia. Wouldn't she?Join Opal and Martha for an out-of-this-world-adventure!

  • Originally published as Opal Moonbaby, this is the first in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby.Martha's decided that friends are stupid. Especially if they're anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever.But it's the first day of the summer holidays, and there's not that much to do ... until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal's been sent down from her planet with a special mission: she needs to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness - people are strange) and make a friend. Can Martha help Opal make the Best Friend Project a success?

  • Nicola appeared in a BBC list of 100 top inspirational women, and reading her story you can see why. After joining an all-boys boxing club in Leeds, it soon became clear she was a natural. But then her mum became ill, and she had family responsibilities to take on, and her trainer couldn't get her a proper fight. How could Nicola continue to pursue her dream now? This is the story of how - with the spirit and determination of a champion - Nicola fought her way to the top of her sport.Dream to Win: Nicola Adams is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

  • From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...
    A Girl on the Run from the Law
    Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West . . . A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
    Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it . . .

  • @2@Blast off on a cosmic new adventure with the PETS FROM SPACE!@3@@2@The super Satniks take friends Tom, Zack and Daisy on a museum misson and test their out-of-this-world skills at the school pet show - but will their tricks put them top of the class? They may be naughty, but the best pets are always the PETS FROM SPACE!@3@@2@Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.@3@

  • It's Story Day in Friendship Forest, and Jess and Lily are invited to join in the fun!But when wicked witch Grizelda tries to destroy Mrs Taptree's library, they need the help of Lucy Longwhiskers and her new friend Sophie Flufftail. Can they save Story Day?

  • @2@@20@The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.@21@@3@@2@@18@Book 4: Secret Seven on the Trail@19@ (first published in 1952)@16@Something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Seven are intrigued. When Jack overhears a strange conversation, it's time for the Seven to leap into action ...@3@@2@@18@Book 5: Go Ahead, Secret Seven@19@ (first published in 1953)@16@What exactly is the sinister-looking man up to and why does he want to get George into trouble? Will the Seven get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late?@3@@2@@18@Book 6: Good Work, Secret Seven@19@ (first published in 1954)@16@A car is stolen and Peter and Janet are the only witnesses. But have the Seven got themselves too deep into a mystery that is beyond their powers to solve?@3@@2@This collection features the original text. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013.@3@

  • Twilight Sparkle might be back in Equestria, but she's still thinking about her human friends at Canterlot High . . .When DJ Pon-3 overhears the Equestria Girls singing, she suggests that they start a band in time for the Spring Fling! But practising is hard when the girls have to find instruments, deal with a rival band and look after a whole herd of hamsters . . .Can they work together to get the band ready in time? When you're playing with your very best friends - music is magic!

  • It's a boiling hot summer in Fort Finis Terrae! The locals are getting restless, and demand a sacrifice to try and end the drought. Will Brit and Festus be forced to give up their new best friend Romeo the hare?

  • Gladiators arrive at Fort Finis Terrae and put on a thrilling show. Brit gets tricked by Druscilla into fighting Brutus, the boss's son! He knows he mustn't win, but he also doesn't want to lose. With the help of a new young gladiator, Brit learns some unexpected fighting tricks!

  • Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have been invited to the launch of Mrs Sherbet's sweet shop in the Secret Kingdom! This year the shop is in the form of a beautiful ship that will tour the kingdom, taking sweet treats to everyone!But Queen Malice and her Storm Sprites - calling themselves the Candy Cove pirates - are determined to seize control of the ship and make sure it can't replenish the magic supplies in the kingdom. Once again, it's up to the girls to stop her!

  • Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy is very upset! Jack Frost has stolen her magical conch shell, and without it the characters from her story have escaped into the human world. Can Kirsty and Rachel help get the Little Mermaid back in her fairytale where she belongs?

  • Kirsty and Rachel are getting ready for the glamorous Fairytale Ball. But the fabulous plans start to fall apart when Cinderella falls out of her story and into the human world! Can the girls help Faith the Cinderella Fairy get her magical glass slipper back from Jack Frost and get Cinders back in time for the ball?

  • Thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorson, and Laurie and Fen Brekke have managed to assemble as many of the descendents of the Norse gods as possible. They've found Thor's hammer, and his shield. Together, they're ready to face down the monsters bringing the end of the world. Only when Fen is pulled to be the head of the pack of wulfenkind, and they find out that only Matt can enter the arena to fight the Midgaard serpent, the friends realize that they can't take every step of this journey together. Fen, Laurie, and Matt will each have to fight their own battles to save the world, to be true to themselves, and to one another. So far, they've followed the path laid out by the ancient myths very closely. But no one wants their story to end like the myths did, with a cast of dead and dying gods and monsters. Matt, Lori, Fen and their fellow champions must fight to against their destiny in order to save humanity.

  • NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black spins a dark, dangerous and utterly beautiful faerie tale, guaranteed to steal your heart. Faeries. Knights. Princes. True love. Think you know how the story goes? Think again...Near the little town of Fairfold, in the darkest part of the forest, lies a glass casket. Inside the casket lies a sleeping faerie prince that none can rouse. He's the most fascinating thing Hazel and her brother Ben have ever seen. They dream of waking him - but what happens when dreams come true? In the darkest part of the forest, you must be careful what you wish for...

  • Unlock your exclusive Battle Shield in the Beast Quest game - this book contains a secret code.Only one of the Crown Jewels is still missing, but wicked Velmal has saved the most frightening Beast for last... Tom must battle to retrieve the precious sceptre from the giant stag beetle Quagos, but will he be able to defeat his enemy?Don't miss the other books in Series 15: Velmal's Revenge
    - Wardok the Sky Terror
    - Xerik the Bone Cruncher
    - Plexor the Raging Reptile

  • Unlock your exclusive Battle Shield in the Beast Quest game - this book contains a secret code.In a desert oasis a terrifying creature lies in wait. Plexor, a monstrous water Beast, is guarding the missing royal orb. Tom and Elenna must conquer the Beast, or all the kingdoms are doomed! Don't miss the other books in Series 15: Velmal's Revenge
    - Wardok the Sky Terror
    - Xerik the Bone Cruncher
    - Quagos the Armoured Beetle

  • Unlock your exclusive Battle Shield in the Beast Quest game - this book contains a secret code.Tom's Quest to retrieve the missing royal treasures of Tangala leads him into greater danger. Can he defeat the fearsome Xerik, a monstrous Beast lurking in the swamps of Pania?Don't miss the other books in Series 15: Velmal's Revenge
    - Wardok the Sky Terror
    - Plexor the Raging Reptile
    - Quagos the Armoured Beetle

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