A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
"excellent story lovely narration"
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....
"This series has become an addiction."
Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....
"I LOVE IT."
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....
"Thank you Stephen Fry"
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....
In the middle of the Enchanted Wood you can hear the trees whispering "Wisha-Wisha" and amongst the thick forest is the most enchanted tree in the world - the magic Faraway Tree. Here, fairy folk live on every branch. Meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy, and Saucepan Man, and visit the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree - including the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the Land of Do-As-You-Please where the children ride in a runaway train! Enid Blyton has created a magical journey for children with The Magic Faraway Tree.
"The magic far away tree"
Follow what happens when three children discover their very own enchanted wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face, and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.
"What a wonderful book!"
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help….
"Very sad and touching"
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
From the world's favourite author, David Walliams, 10 cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters, all hilariously read aloud by the author himself! Are you ready to meet the world's worst children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV superfan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And don't forget Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!
"disgusting..... kids will love it :-)"
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning.... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward.... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....
"Tedious - not David Walliams best story"
The third fantasy adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America.
"Couldn't put it down"
The fifth fantastic adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio! The greatest monster of all, the storm giant Typhon, is on the loose, wreaking havoc and destruction across the U.S. - while Kronos's army lays siege to Manhattan. Soon Percy Jackson must make the hardest choice of his life - a choice that will save or destroy the world.
Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.
"Obnoxious character - Trump in his early teens?"
Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.
"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well….” Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she’s never spoken to him - which isn’t surprising, because he’s a tramp, and he stinks. But there’s more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose), and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed.
Micah longed for a special friend that he could play with while his father was at work. Every time he and his father would walk to the supermarket, Micah would stop and wave at all of the little puppies in the pet store window. One day, Micah's father asked him if he would like to go into the pet store and look at the puppies that were for sale. Does Micah get a puppy? Which one does he choose as his new friend? Listen and find out for yourself!
How to grow a gold tooth. A lesson learned by crafty little donkeys. A happy bird family returns to nest. The mystery of the disappearing woodpile. The last Grizzly Bear. A Sunday morning spent chasing rabbits. Making handmade ice cream in the middle of Mexico. And the year that Christmas didn't come. Grandpa shares these and many more stories that delight children's imaginations with laughter, mystery, surprise, and sometimes even a little sadness.
Everything changed when Mary found the book. Mary's summer vacation is almost over. It is horrible staying with Aunt Celia until she found The Book. What is that potion anyway? Why is Nicholas a spider? Why is that orange talking? Not every 11-year-old can say that she had swum with sharks, spoke with a grumpy volcano, and battled a Troll; all in one night. For Mary, the magic is just beginning. Will Mary, Nicholas, and Flip (the orange) return from the other side? Is her dream another form of death? The flight between worlds is dangerous and there are tests at every corner.
It's almost Thanksgiving, and Dynomike's friends are dreaming of all the delicious foods they'll be eating. But Dynomike is depressed because he won't be celebrating with a big feast this year. Just when he thinks his Thanksgiving is ruined, Dynomike gets something to really be thankful for. It is easy to get caught up in the festivities of Thanksgiving and forget that not everyone is fortunate enough to celebrate. But Dynomike: Friendsgiving reveals how thinking about others at Thanksgiving can give everyone more to be thankful for.
Razeel was a lonely snake in the rain forest and he longed to find a new friend to play with. All of the other snakes were mean to the rest of the animals in the forest. One day, Razeel was basking in the sun on a large rock when a little mole fell from a large rock as he was looking for food. What does Razeel do? Does he act like the other snakes in the forest? Does he actually find a new forest friend to play with? Listen and find out for yourself!
Adam is covered in dirt. His hands are dirty. His face is dirty. And his feet are dirty. "Adam, you need a bath!" his father yells. But Adam doesn't like baths. All that soap in his eyes, soap in his ears, and soap in his mouth! He doesn't like them one bit. So while his little sister, his dog, and his cat are laughing, Adam's father outsmarts him and pops him in the tub. Little does Dad know that Adam has a few tricks of his own...and once he's in the tub, in control of the tap and the plug, the mayhem will begin!
From the multiple award-winning author of the Bird Brain Books series, this lower grade mystery series is great fun for kids 7-11 years old. Evolved Publishing presents a special edition featuring the first three books in The Pet Shop Society series of super-fun lower grade mysteries: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle, Maddie and the Purrfect Crime, and Tyler and the Blabber-Mouth Birds.
Recommended for kids who love mermaids! Forced to make a life changing decision, Alice and Lilly set out to find a new home due to pollution that destroyed their underwater village. They head out on an adventure filled with new friends and new experiences. Will they overcome the challenges and make it to their new home in Bali?
Parents, are you looking for fun and educational children's stories? With Kids vs. Life, you get 15 audiobooks in one package! That's 15 bedtime stories to keep your child entertained and learning new things! Perfect for ages two to seven, future readers and readers alike!
The Chicken Squad is back for their fourth (mis)adventure, and this time they're facing their darkest mystery yet: shadows!
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises - some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
In one day four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball.
The moving story of a young boy who discovers the power of beauty and kindness during a time of war. Drasko helps his father sell flowers in Sarajevo, but when war threatens and his father is called to the battlefront, Drasko must take over the flower stall. One morning the boy's familiar routine is shattered when a mortar shell hits the bakery, killing 22 people. The next day, a cellist from the Sarajevo Opera Orchestra goes to the crater and plays the most beautiful music that Drasko can imagine.
Fun, exciting adventures with a touch of bravery that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
This is the story of Jake Biggs and his dad, George. George spends all week knocking down buildings...and all weekend knocking down wrestlers. He's the Demolition Man, and Jake couldn't be prouder. But when Jake hears about a pro-wrestling competition in the USA and persuades his beloved dad to apply, things don't quite turn out the way he expected....
Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd. But his every attempt ends in failure. He can't even get any attention at home as his five brothers (triplets and twins) take every second of Mum and Dad's attention. When Mum foils a bank robbery while on duty as a lollipop lady, she and Mouse are lauded as superheroes. Joining forces with Mouse are The Z List - a group of unlikely crime fighters. But in their midst is a traitor hell-bent on revenge.
Masher is the bully of Storey Street. No one ever dares stand up to him, and that's the way he likes it. But then Jemima and her family move into the plot of land next door. Jemima isn't afraid of him at all, and she's making him look like a bit of a wimp. To Masher, that just means one thing: war (at least until teatime)....
Boone Tackett is okay with ordinary. He has eaten at the same restaurant, had the same friends and attended the same church for as long as he could remember. When a most out of the ordinary daydream takes him into the reality of a small town legend, he is faced with a quest for truth that forces him to question the life he has always known. With his childhood friends Case and Wayne, along with the new girl Noel Peterson, Boone finds himself using hidden symbols to unearth a secret from long ago.
Follow the incredible adventures of a Roblox Noob through the entries in his personal diary! After the events of Pokemon Brick Bronze, Noob finds himself in the Lumber Tycoon game, unable to remember who he is or how he got there. As Noob struggles to regain his memories, mysterious events surround his efforts to build a farm and become a lumber tycoon, while wholly unexpected encounters determine the course of his exciting adventures in this new setting!