B: Yes. What aboutyou? A: What'sall that noise? B: Our neishbours have a party. B: No. She 56 bath him in the evenings. B: It's Tuesday. He 58 give his reports to his boss to be checkedon Tuesdays. A: Where is your fiance? I haven'tseenhim recently. B: He 59 work as a receptionist at a hotel in Leeds for the summer. A: Ohl 60 he come back for our class reunion in July?
He 62 seem to get on with the manager. A: Barbara! Can't you hear? Someone ring the doorbell! My handsare greasy. Could you pleaseopen the door for me? B: Sure. Oh, it's Uncle Harry! October Hi. I 64 write this letter from Berlin. It's a very big city Thereare a lot of interestingpeoplehere. School is greatl Our classes 65 finish ar 1 p. The food very good and quite cheap there. Hope to hear from you soon.
Love, Hugo It's Saturday night, and I'm at home. That's very unusual. I 71 slt in my balcony to get somefresh air now. It's a warm night and the streetsare crowded. S h e 7 3 wear; a long colourful skirt. Ask questions. Linda and Mark Nelson are from Canada. They have two children - a girl and a boy. Their daughter,Sue, is 3 yearsold. She doesn'tgo to school.
Their son, Tom. He goesto secondaryschool. The Nelsonslive in a beautiful housein Toronto. Their housers big. There are five bedrooms,three bathrooms,a living room, a dining room and a hrig kitchen. There is also a garagebehindthe house. No, shedoesn't. Sheis onlv 3 vearsold. It's in Toronto. Completethe questions. ClarissaandRobertaretalking: Robert 5 Clarissa? Clarissa I'm an accountant. Robert 6 in a bank? Clarissa Yes. Robert SeltonSportsCentre? Jack and I go swimrningat the Centreevery day. Robert 8 Jack? Clarissa Jack'smy husband.
We've got two daughters. Robert e theri? A lunch? B Mv husband?
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At the restaurantnext to his office. A B I boughtit tenyearsago. It's an old Volkswagen. A in thrscity? They live in Cambridge. A after dinner? B Well, we usually watch TV. And when the weatheris good, we go out for a walk. Alice and Marco meet at a party for the first time. Alice Hello. My nameis Alice. Marco It's Marco. Alice 14 Marco Italian. I cameto London in Alice Marco In the Italian restaurantin Maple Street. I'm a cook there.
Alice Yes, I have. I think it's delicious. Are you married? Marco Yes. Marco My wife does. I'm Alberto. Brenda Oh, hi. I'm Brenda. Alberto Really! I'm from Italy. Brenda That'sLisa. Alberto 20 friend? Brenda No, sheisn't. Sheis my sister. Alberto : 21 Brenda : She'sseventeen. Alberto : 22 Brenda : No. I'm not a student. I'm a teacher. Mary is talkingto her mother abouther new friend, Linda.
Mary Linda is a new studentin our class. She is stayingat the school dormrtory. Her mother I see. Well, they live in North Carolina. Her mother t 4t to North Carolina at weekends? Mary No, she doesn't. She has a part-timejob in a restauranton Saturdaysand Sundays. She wantsto savesomemoney. Her mother 2s to savemoney? Mary Becauseshe is planningto buy herselfa new computer. Why don't you invite Linda over for dinner? I really want to meet her. Mary That'sa good idea. Martin is talking to Sally on the phone. Martin I want to go to the library tomorrow morning. I need to get some information about new computerprograms.
Sally Let's go there togetherafter school. Martin OK but my lessonfinishesat 5 o'clock. Martin That'sgood. Let's go togetherafter schoolthen. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form: the 'present simple' or 'present continuous'. A : Oh, the house 1 smel1 wonderful. B : I've just bakeda chocolatecake. A : Where is John? B : He is in his room. Pleasedon't disturbhim. He 2 study A : Have you finally found a good job? B : No, not yet. I've got a part-time job at a club downtown. I 3 serve drinks at the bar. A : Tell me what you 4 rhink of ir. B : It5t like working at late hours.
It's very tiring. The album I bought fbr Jenny 6 hold more than photographs. She can put all her holidayphotographsin it. B : Yes, very much. I 7 have a wonderful time. There is so much to see. B : Don't worry. I'll do that as soonas he 8 arrive. On my desk I have an old mug that hold thingslike pens. When you are travellingby underground,you have to be quick and get off as soon as ll stop.
Tell me what you think aboutin front of that fire place. Now I see what to do in caseof emersencv. Thanks fbr teachingme. Look at the dark clouds in the sky. It's going to rain. I see some customersso I can't deal with thesepeople at the moment. The new pub has beendecoratedin such a way that it l o o k l i k e an ancientcastle. Let's forget all about it and try to cheerup.
John go to the cinematwice a month. She looks very thoughtful. ShespeaksFrench,but she come from France. Tom meet the companydirectorin a few minutes The Smiths have a cottagein the mountains. Charlieand Janeare in the laboratory. They do an experiment. My secretaryis away for a fortnight, so I type my own letters. O i r float on water. We give a party tonight to celebrateour first wedding anniversary. A: Are you still living with your parents?
B : Y e s ,b u t I think of moving into a flat of my own soon. A: How will you afford to pay the rent then? B: I'm not sure. PerhapsI'll get a part-timejob. Look at the liquid in the testtube in my hand. He'll send me an e-mail messaseas soon as he finish the exoerimentso I'll meethim to talk aboutthe resultshe obtained. She hasn't decidedwhich bar of soap to buy yet; she lsmelll the nink one. I'd like to know aboutthe regulareventsin their firm. I think it's from the next-doorneighbour 3 6. I am beginning to losemy patiencewith you. David write a new book called"Up in the Mountains"while his wife is on vac;rtion.
Jeffrey feel that his life as an athletewill soon be over. Don't disturbme, please. I have my dinner 1. Mark the bestchoice. At the time. Haan was in her room. She 2 a bath. The police think Sandy, the chambermiiid,is the thief. She her back while she somefurniture a hurt Completethe sentences 1. Theyhaven'tgot a caranymore. A watch TV at 9 o clock? B: No, I wasn't. I was havingdinnerwith Tom 3. B: Threemonthsago. She was injured in the accidentbecauseshe w e r r a s e t th e l t 5.
Jane : Richard is in hospitalwith a broken leg. Anne : break his leg'? Jane : During his trip to the Alps. Olivia Bates live in Brighton between and A: do when you hurt your back? B: I was carrying a big box of books when it happened. Bruno and his family arrivedin the United Stateson March 1, In the beginning,they stayed at their relatives'house becausetheir money was not enough to rent a house. Two months later, Bruno s father found a well-paid job. That'swhy they stayedat their relatives'house. A : go to Jane'swedding last month? B: BecauseI was on a businesstrip in France. How was it?
Look at the sun! Can you believethat this time yesterdaywe make a snowman? Last yearSusan seek a well-paidjob but shecouldn'rfind one so shesetup her own business. When his father swear at the other drivers, the little boy told his fatherthat swearinswas a bad habit 1 4. Fill in the blanks using the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Andy I was in the Iiving room 3 watch TV. Detective I see.
Andy I immediately 5 run to the window to look out There were two men 6 run towards a car and one of them 7 hold a gun in his hand. Detective Was thereanyonein the car? Andy Yes, a young woman 8 sit in the driving seat. The two men 9 get in the car and she 1 0 drive away While the car 11 drive away, I 12 write down the car'sregistrationnumber. Here it is.
Detective Thank you very much for your cooperation. I will let you know as soon as I learn something. It makes me very nervous. I t3 fly from London to New York. When the plane landedat the airport,that strangefeeling 14 start again - a feeling of fear in my stomach. Was my passportstill in my briefcase? Had I forgotten the visa? Had someoneput diamonds in my bag?
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I turned to look at the other people aroundme. None of them seemedto be worried. Thev 15 walt patiently in the queue. My heart 16 continue beating hard until I went through the customs. When everything was over, I 11 take a deep breath. I'M sorry about taking so long to write my first letter. As you know. I 18 move to Long Beach two months ago. Jeffersonand I 20 attend English classesat a communitycollegethesedays.
In Long Beach,it usually 21 raln in Septemberbut today it is quite hot and the sun 22 s h i n e N. There are a lot of studentsaround 23 enjoy the sunnyday in Long Beach. Every weekend my cousin Jefferson 24 take me sightseeine around Long Beach. Last weekend we 25 visit CatalinaIsland. It 26 be fun! This is all for now. Pleasewrite me soon. I want to hear the latestgossipl Love, Blanca At last Saturdaynight, there was a power failure in the city. Ian Jones,a barman,i s describinghis experience: "At l last Saturdav nieht the pub was full of customers. Some students 28 sing a.
I 30 pour. I 32 drop the glass, and t11l break it. While Mark and Paul 36 walk along the beach carrying their surfboards,they 37 come to a sign which read "No Swimming - Sharks". They 38 pay attention to the sign and 3e go into water. They 40 lsurf-; when u shurk 4t appear a few meters away.
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Jump onto my board and push yours towardsthe shark,"Paul shoutedand Mark did so. When they t 4 r b e safe on the beach, they 43 look at each other. Both of them G4 know that they were lucky to be alive. A : Mum, do you rememberthe blue hat that Lauren gave me for my birthday? B : Yes. A Well, the wind 45 blow it away while Jack and I 46 try out his new speedboat. She 47 48 phone her. The plane was late and with every passing minute they 2 get more and more impatient.
They 3 expect a valuableparcelof diamonds. A few hours earlier,someonehad told the oolice that some thieves would try to steal the diamonds. T'"vo men 1 take the parcel off the plane. After they 8 carry lt to the CustomsHouse, theY e open it. To their surprise,the precious parcelwas full of stonesand sandI I'd like to d e s c r i b e a s c e n e l 1 0 w i t n e s s s e l ' c r l l yearsago. At the time of the incidence,I 11 live in Hawaii. One morning, returning from a nearby building to my office' I 12 come upon three or four dozen mynah birds.
As they 13 make an incredible amount of noise. I 14 decide to investigate. The mynah birds were in a large circle in the shade of a kiawe tree. In the center of this circle, two birds ts fight while the others l6 have a great time watching the fieht. After a few minutes, one of the mynah birds t7 drop to the ground.
The other bird 18 walk oroudlv for a few secondsand then 19 fly away. I have no icleaabout the reasonfor the fight betweenthe two mynah birds, but the behaviourof the other birds clearly proved that human beings are not the only members of the animal kingdom that enjoy a good fight.
Well, 20 see the advertisement in the paper and 21 decide to apply immediately. I 23 arrive there half an houl: before the interview. One other person, a middle-aged man with hi o briefcase. I 25 be a very sociableperson and I normally 26 like talking to strangers,so we 21 sit there in silence. More than an hourpassedlike that. I 28 get rather angry when the interviewer finally 29 i n v i t e m e i n. I 3 0 have much hope of getting the job, but to my surprise,I 31 tell to start the following Monday. That was five years ago.
I am the editor of the magazine now. It 32 publish every two weeks. We hope we will be more successfulin the future. Last night, Cheryl 3s feel the ground 36 ; shake for a second She 37 l i e i n h e r b e d and 38 read a book at the time. S h e 3 9 fopti fiightened and 40 sit up in her bed, wondering whether it was an earthquakeor not. This time yesterdayI 1 4 1. I wanr to tell you about the experiencethat I had as I believeeveryoneshould give blood at leastonce in his or her lif-etime. The idea of donatingblood didn't come to me suddenly. I had had the intention ever sinceI 42 receive someoneelse'sblood to savemy life.
I was just waiting for the right time to do it. The doctors at St. Mary'sHospital 45 look for blood type AB Rh - to be given to a patientwho had beenseriouslyinjured in a car accident. As the blood tvpe mentioned was the same as mine, I drove to the hospital immediately. When I 46 arrive there, the nurses first made certainthat my blood wasn'tcontaminatedand that I was healthy. After everythingwas over, I 47 give a big glassof orange iuice and had to rest for a while.
When I 48 get home, I was a little tired, but it was worth it sinceI 49 feel very happy. Rewrite the sentences 1. Theyarenot marriedanymore. I was making a saladwhen my mother arrived. He starteddoing the experimentat 6. Our teachersaw the mouseunder the table. She screamed. On my way to school,I found a purse. While gol 1. Complete the sentences. Use be going to.
I f-eelterrible. I have a toothache. There are dirty disheseverywhere. She 3. It's warm and sunnyoutside. They 4. I'm writing an article. I don't know how to spell a word. Larry is thirsty. Brown are going to the swimming pool. They It's late at night. I feel tired and sleepy. It's freezinsoutside. Our TV doesn'twork properly. My father [0. I haven'tgot enougheggsto make a cake.
I with your own predictions. IJse B. Completethe sentences will. In the year there be enoughfood to eat. Ir be snowy next week 3. Brazil win the next football World Cup. The weather get much colder in the next few years. Buses disappear beforethe year Complete the sentencesusing will or be going to and the verbs in brackets. Look at that presnantwoman over there. I expectshe lend us somemoney. Oh, no! Look at thatboyl He drop and break that vase.
Look at her facel She looks terrible. I think she faint 5. A: Why don't you come to the party tonight? I come at Look at Barbara'sdiary. Write down what sheis doing next Monday. Complete the sentencesusing the going to. Be careful! You fall into the lake. A: What'sthe weatherreport? B: It rarn tomorrow. The lecture start at B and finish at We miss the train. I've bought some cheese and eggs. Tonight we eat ln omelette. The plane to New York take offl at" 9 o'clock atnd arrive thereat 12 o'clock.
I've bought the tickets and packedmy suitcases. I leave for Antalya tonight. Mark the best choice. Milan - 3 - the game. She's definitely going to Pat is a salesrepresentative get a promotion.
You'll see,in about three months' time she - 8 - the salesmanager. And this time next year,she- 9 - our firm in Paris. Your journey to Ankara is on flight OA at 4 p. We exDectvou 13 in Ankara at about5 o'clock. I've found a job in Italy. I've alreadyrented a flat there. I on the 22nd. A : Janetand I are going to study at the library this afternoon. B : Is it all right if I come at 5 o'clock?
A : Five is fine. We -- our studiesby then. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. She wants to get marriedand becomea housewife. Don't tell dad about my bad gradesor I lend you my car next weekend. A: I told you not to stayout after midnight without my permission. B: I know, and I promiseI do it again. If we keep to our schedule,we rest in our hotel at this time tomorrow.
I learn judo for a year by next June. He's going into surgeryat I this afternoon. I expecthe be tired after the operation,so let's wait until tomorrow to visit him. At this time tomorrow, Mr. However, he will be free after the conference. A : Haveyou got any ideawhat You 11 do this time next year? B : Who knows? However, I know that I 12 move to New York by next month. I didn'tknow that you wereplanningto move. It is difficult ro find a good position over rhere. I cloubt if you t4 find a job as good as the one you have now.
B I don't worry aboutfinding a job. We talkedthis over with my uncle. He is the owuer of a softwarecompanythere. A That soundsgreat. So you haveplannedeverything. B Oh, yes. W e've waited long enough. Pay us our wagesor we go on a strike! A What are you doing? I'm preparingthe guestroom. I expectRoger and Helen he tired after the long journey. They may wanr to rest right away.
B I'm sorry. I know that I shouldn't have cheated during the exatn. Please,don't sendme to rhe principal. It's 8 o'clock in the morning. Joe is phoning nO O""r neighbourBill. Bill Yes. Joe Oh, great! Is it OK with you if I come and get the car keys? Bill : Don't come now. I have to take the childrento schoolbut it won't take lons. Whv don't you come round at about? I 21 drive the childrenro schoolby then. Joe : B!
But that's too late. The meeting startsat If I don't get there on time. A : I don't know London very well. I might ger lost. B : Don't worry! I wait for you at the station when your trarn arrives. By thetime you finishgerringready,we m l s s thetrain. My husbanclis an ambulanceman. A I have lost the car key. B I help you look for it. A Why are you carryingthat ladder?
B I change a broken bulb downstairs. Cindy Why have you spentso much money on that strangedress,Sally? Sally Well, you know, next Saturday is my birthday and I 29 intend to 30 give a fancy dress party in my flat. I 31 wear this dressat the party. I'm looking forward to reading his new book. It looks like everyoneis againstus. I doubt if we give anotherchanceto completethe project. I watch my favourite TV programmefrom nine to ten tomorrow evening,so pleasecall rne beforethat. B : Who'sMr. A : He's the presidentof the company. Sharoncallsher fiiend Judy.
Sharon: Judy,I havesomethingimportantto tell you. Can we meet at in your office? Please,hurry up. By the time you finish getting ready,we miss the train. My husbandis an ambulanceman. I wish he weren't. A I have lost the car kev. B help you look for it. B I change a brokenbulb downstairs. Sally Well, you know, next Saturday is my birthday and t 2e intend to 30 give a fancy dress partyin my flat.
I watch my favourite TV programmefrom nine ro ten tomorrow evening,so pleasecall me befbrethat. Is it all right if we meet some time after 2 o'clock? Sharon : Sure. I'll come to your office around I repair that chair for you, if you like. I'm gettingold. Jenny : John hasn'tphonedme yet.
Mary : Don't worry. I'm surehe call soon. A: Is it all right if I come and seeyou at 5 tomorrow? I cook the dinner then but you can sit in the kitchen, chat with me and then we can eat together. Sam and Linda are at Mr. Brown, J;:" talking about the yearly budget of the company. Sam : Linda, look at Mr. He looks awfully pale. I think he faint. Linda: Well, I guessyou are right. Brown, are you feeling OK? Helga is talking to her son'sEnglish teacher,Ms. Gold : Sure. The testis in June. By that time, he study for the exam for more than six months.
Bill is talking to his father,Frank. Frank : How did your job interviewgo today? Bill : Well. I doubtif I get the job. I guess they are looking for someonewith more job experiencethan I have. Bob is talking to his girlfriend,Liz, on the phone. Bob: I've made a reservationat a nice Italian Restaurantfor 7 o'clock tonight. Liz : That'ssreatbut I have an importantmeetingwith the sales representativesof the company at the time. Can you change the reservationto 9 o'clock? I'll be free then. Bob: Sure. Rewrite the following. The plane takesoff in forty minutes and it'll take us an hour to set to the airnort.
By the time we get to the airport, 2. I will finish the decorationbeforeyou come home. By the time 3. We moved to this flat on December1't this year. By December1" next year. Would you like me to help you with your homework? I'lI 5. This report will take me threehoursto type. In threehours'time.
Use the list and write down what you have done or what you haven't done so far today. I hove eoten breokfost. I hoven't hod o shower. You have come across an old school friend. Read the information given in the 'present perfect simple' tense. My sister hos got morried. Tom is a doctor in Los Angeles. His life was different 2 years ago. Study the table and write about the changesin his life. I live in Los Angeles. I was a rnedicalstudent. I am a doctor. My eyesightwas good. My eyesightis poor. I was single. I am engaged. I was very thin.
I am a bit overweight I usedto play video games I don't have any fr". I didn't havea beard. I have a beard. He hos movedto Los Angeles. Complete these conversations. Hove you eve? B: yes. Ancient starship, The When an ancient starship has been discovered in the Egyptian desert, Amelia's dad is whisked away to help. Meanwhile, the first human guests have arrived at the hotel and they're turning out to be the strangest visitors yet. Are the spaceship and the odd guests connected? Amelia and Charlie may be the only ones who can solve this puzzle Angel creek There are only two things that Jelly likes about the new house on Rosemary Street, the old apricot tree and the creek over the back fence.
One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's dark waters. At first, they think it's a bird but it's a baby angel with a broken wing. Jelly decides to keep it. But, she soon discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed. Angel: through my eyes The gripping tale of a teenage girl who has been separated from her family in the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban in the Philippines.
Battling looters, rubble, water damage, and the underlying fear that her family has been lost to the typhoon, Angel is desperate to find them again. Animal planet Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth? The deadly rat flu virus has changed - humans are catching it and nobody is sure why. But he and Birdy are trapped in the sewers, and the man who holds the key to it all is being held prisoner at DoRFE Headquarters.
Is this the end of the road - not just for the circus, but for all of humankind? Ariki and the giant shark Ariki is not like the other children on Turtle Island. She belongs heart and soul to the sea, where she plays all day with the dolphins and turtles. One day, a giant shark appears and the fishermen are too afraid to go out. Without fish the people will starve - and only Ariki can save the day! Art fraud detective The security guard at the Town Hall Gallery has a big problem. Some of the priceless masterpieces have been stolen and replaced with cunning forgeries.
The guard needs your sharp eyes and patience to identify the fake paintings. Asterix series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Asterix versus Caesar When the chief's niece, Panacea, is captured by the Romans with her fiance, Tragicomix, the Gaulish warriors Asterix and Obelix join the Roman legion in order to find them. Astrid Spark fixologist: the girl with the incredible, magnetic fingers The silly, inventive and fun adventures of a girl with a magnetic finger.
Austere academy, The The Baudelaire orphans are sent to a terrible boarding school where they meet the Quagmire triplets and watch their backs for Count Olaf. Bad beginning, The After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits to outsmart a distant relative who is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
A story of misery. Barney and the secret of the french spies In orphaned Barney Bean now has a flourishing farm in the New South Wales colony and everything he ever dreamed of But when Elsie falls ill and Barney rushes to be by her side, he finally learns the deadly secret she has been hiding.
Who is this strange and beautiful girl who will not speak? And could France ever attack the isolated colony? Barney and the secret of the whales Barney Bean is keen to make his fortune and he hears a secret. A sailor's secret about the treasure of the colony. But, Barney wonders how chasing whales can make you rich, and whether an adventure at sea is worth leaving everything he loves.
Battle boy series Easy to read adventures that time travel to some of the most intereting historical events to meet real people. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Battle of the heroes Quinn, Sebastian, Elanor and Tom have defeated the black witch, Githa, and found the last crucial piece of the prophecy, the sea serpent's scale.
Back now at Wolfhaven, they search desperately through the castle crypts for the sleeping heroes, whom they hope will save them all, before the dark moon rises and they lose everything. Bear Grylls: Spirit of the jungle Mak and his family are in India. Things are going well until their raft is capsized on a wild river and Mak is separated and lost deep in the Indian Jungle. Can Mac survive long enough to find his way out of this strange, unfamiliar and dangerous landscape of bugs, bats, monkeys, snakes, bears, wolves, panthers and worst of all poachers?
And if he can survive, will he really want to leave? Sebastian and Elanor seek help from Crowthorne Castle but both allies and enemies will reveal themselves. Tom and Quinn venture into the mysterious moors where a hideous beast lies in waiting. Beast of Hushing Wood, The Ziggy Truegood feels a threatening presence in her tiny town of Hushing Wood, which is deepened by a recurring nightmare she has. When Raffi, an exotic young boy, and his grandfather come to town Ziggy's fears intensify.
Unfortunately, her own wise and knowledgeable grandfather is ill, unable to help her. She wonders are the pair there to save her or to hunt her? Beetle boy When his dad mysteriously goes missing from his job as Director of Science at the Natural History Museum, Darkus Cuttle moves in with his eccentric uncle. Next door live two lunatic cousins with an enormous beetle infestation.
But, the beetles are anything but ordinary. They're an amazing, intelligent super species, and they're in danger of being exterminated. Darkus and his friends must save the beetles. But, they're up against the mad scientist of fashion and haute couture, Lucretia Cutter, who has dastardly plans for the bugs. Beowulf Beowulf, the fearless warrior battles three evils that terrorise the entire kingdom of Denmark. He slays Grendel the merciless ogre and his vengeful sea hag mother. In his old age, Beowulf faces a bloody struggle with the deadly dragon of the deep in which he may not be as successful as in his youth.
Your aunt and uncle told you to stay out of their basement. So, of course, you check it out. That's where you find the dusty old refrigerator. In the fridge there are two containers. One is filled with purple goop. It smells just like a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. The other holds a piece of chocolate cake. Your stomach is growling. If you eat the purple goop, you start shrinking. Pretty soon you're battling it out with a gigantic monster - a mouse! If you choose the cake, you grow into a tall giant. Now you're trying to escape the police, who are convinced you're a mutant alien!
Beyond the knock-knock door After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers. Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all. Big book of Antartica, The Antarctica is the driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth.
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Even though it is a harsh and difficult place to live, Antarctica is home to more than a thousand plant and several hundred animal species. Antarctica has 90 per cent of Earth's ice and plays a major role in our weather. Scientists from around the world live and work in Antarctica to better understand the future of our planet. Welcome to The Big Book of Antarctica. Lee Hargrove only wants one thing-to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend, Cory "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin.
Laura is good Lee has an idea and he's about to give Cory an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started. Blind trek Hilton and Tim can't stand each other. They are forced together via their parents' friendship and their bike has crashed in the middle of nowhere. The only way home is to walk. Danger lurks and, if the boys are to survive, they must work together. Blueberry pancakes forever Winter has fallen in the world of story and Tuesday's typewriter lies silent.
Far away in the Peppermint Forest, Vivienne fears she will never again feel the touch of the sun. When the mysterious Loddon appears in Vivienne's treehouse, he brings terrible danger. Without warning, Tuesday is swept up into the world of story as she has never seen it before. In this forbidding and unfamiliar place, and without her beloved dog, Tuesday becomes Loddon's captive and has to muster all her resources to survive. Bones Twins,Danny and Nicki, notice that their dog, Patch, is bringing home bones to bury in the garden.
The only problem is that the bones look like human bones. The police are called in and their dad's prize-winning flowers are dug up. When they follow Patch around the neighbourhood, they get a very big surprise indeed. Book of answers, The: An Ateban Cipher novel Gabe and his companions journey to a remote mountain citadel where they learn the secret of the mysterious encrypted book that he has been tasked with protecting. But their enemies are close behind them, and new dangers lie ahead. Book of secrets, The: An Ateban Cipher novel Gabe has lived at the Abbey, learning the skills of the monks, since he was left on the doorstep as a baby.
When he is plunged into catastrophe following the discovery of a dying monk who then vanishes, Gabe has to leave the Abbey for the first time in his life. Lost in the forest and unsure of what to do, he is found by a group of misfits who defy all expectations. Together, they come up with a plan that will lead them all towards their ultimate goal of being able to live normal lives. Boy versus rat dog Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a rat dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge.
She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's life forever.
Bravelands: Broken pride When treacherous betrayal disrupts the fragile balance between the inhabitants of the Bravelands plains, a lion cub cast out from his pride, an elephant calf who can read the bones of the dead, and a baboon adolescent rebelling against his destiny, are thrust together. These unlikely heroes must conquer their fears to to restore the harmony in the Bravelands. In a race against time, they need to foil a deadly plan to attack the Houses of Parliament.
Bully chip, The A year after they defeated the evil Lester Smythe, Callum, Sophie and Jinx are having problems with two bullies who are targeting them at school. The friends do not back down and take on the bullies. But could the bullies' evil power be the work of Lester Smythe again. Bushfire rescue While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire.
To survive, he must rely on his courage, ingenuity and the help of Chainsaw, a mad old rodeo bull. Cairo Jim amidst the petticoats of Artemis Amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, Captain Neptune Bone has unearthed an incredible relic which promises him supernatural powers. Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood after the puce empress A mysterious man inexplicably disappears mid-flight on the way to Shanghai.
The strange object he thrusts into the flight attendant's hand leads Jocelyn Osgood, Cairo Jim and Joan Twilight on a search for a priceless, Chinese antiquity. They seek out Professor Snerdforst and discover the hammer is more than a dusty relic. Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
Cairo Jim and the alabastron of the forgotten gods A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase, an ancient alabastron, holds a potent force that must not be allowed to escape. Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, must find out where they came from and why they are shown in such outrageous positions. They search for them in the labyrinth but discover more than they could predict. Cairo Jim and the lagoon of tidal magnificence The kidnapping of the entire Turkish women's Olympic Tent Erection Team sparks an adventure which includes archaeological investigations by Cairo Jim and his off-beat team.
Cairo Jim and the quest for the quetzal queen Cairo Jim must solve the riddle of the sudden and unexplained disappearance of paintings of the legendary quetzal queen. The paintings are not the only thing to disappear, so has Fifi Glusac, contortionist and harmonica player. Cairo Jim and the rorting of Rameses' regalia A very exciting hieroglyphics discovery, in the Temple of Hathor at Dendara, sends Cairo Jim and friends off in pursuit of the secret of turning ordinary metals into gold.
Cairo Jim and the sumptuous stash of Silenus Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources, and to save King Midas's daughter. Cairo Jim and the sunken sarcophagus of Sekheret When Captain Neptune Bone disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus of a Pharaoh, Cairo Jim is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.
Cairo Jim and the tyrannical bauble of Tiberius Cairo Jim and his friends are sent to Rome to get to the bottom of an act of felony when a priceless and mysterious artefact, the Imperishable Bauble, is discovered to be missing. Cairo Jim and the xylophones above Zarundi Jocelyn Osgood, friend of Cairo Jim, becomes embroiled in the theft of a priceless, royal tiara. She is thrown into a world of chaos and mystery in Zarundi, Africa. Cairo Jim at the crossroads of Orpheus In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place.
Long forgotten perfumes are being reinvented. But, when one of these whiffs of wonderment, believed to have legendary hypnotic powers, goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil. The treacherous and devious Captain Neptune Bone is after the same priceless treasure. Cairo Jim on the trail to ChaCha Muchos Cairo Jim, archaeologist and failed poet, discovers he is not the only one on the dangerour trail to ChaCha Muchos, a mysterious city deep in dark Peru.
Cairo Jim series Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles. Camp crazy Daks and his mates are camping. No parents, just four mates alone with nature. But then they find a hidden camp. Is it the legendary Jungle Jim or someone much more sinister. Camp croc Camp Trib is legendary and Daks is finally there after years of waiting. So, too, are some wildlife smugglers. It's a jungle out there and Daks and his mates are in for an unexpected adventure at camp.
Perhaps, they should be more afraid of the smugglers than the wildlife. Carnivorous carnival, The The Baudelaire orphans are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf, they disguise themselves in a carnival as entertainers. Case of the getaway gold, The Anna and Tim find the real thief of the getaway gold. Charlie and the karaoke cockroaches "I didn't want the exterminator to be flattened by a flying sink. I just wanted a home for the cockroaches. You've just checked into a crummy old hotel on a deserted highway.
The problem? You can't check out -- ever! Child of the cloud Deep in the heart of Aladrya stands a mighty mountain. Rising high above the clouds, its rocky crags and windswept cliffs are home to four species of birds. With only three days left until the full moon feast, Whisker's rescue mission hangs in the balance. Even if he can reach the mountain alive, he still has to outwit and out-fly the dreaded birds of prey. City of Ember, The Endless darkness is threatening the underground city of Ember. Food is in short supply, corruption is spreading and the lights keep failing.
Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Lina and Doon must find a way to escape before the lights go out forever. City of lies The Keeper Trilogy - Book 2. Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. She's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt but she will not leave her sick parents.
But, when Toadspit's sister is stolen, he and Goldie follow the child-stealers. She discovers some dangerous secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. Goldie needs all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends. City of secret rivers, The Hyacinth is not at all pleased to move to London with her mother, partly because she still hopes her parents might get back together. Even her love of history does not make London more appealing, even less so when she opens her grandmother's farewell gift of a book titled A History of the Sewers of London which she is bored enough to actually read , although she is puzzled, intrigued and a little anxious when the accompanying card foretells terrible danger, with no clue as to what it might be.
She soon discovers a world of magic and strange creatures and places. All is definitely not what it seems and it is not at all certain whom she can trust. With her mother's life at stake Hyacinth must use all her skills to find the right path to prevent a catastrophe. The Hall of Horrors is open. Step into the nightmare! Mickey and Amanda are put in charge of their vacationing neighbors' cat, Bella. All they have to do is make sure she has enough to eat and doesn't destroy the house.
Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes from the house and disappears. Mickey thinks she may have been hit by a car but there is no body. Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won't sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be. Clearheart Ella is the Clearheart, part human and part magical. She is striving to learn how to fly so she can win the skateboarding championship, but the Duke has a dastardly plan to invade Magus which Ella must foil.
Cogheart Lily's dad, the inventor, has gone missing. He may even be dead! But Lily doesn't believe it and her mechanical fox, Malkin, has heard whispers about a new invention her dad was working on before he vanished, that may hold the key finding him. But the mission to return Lily's father won't be easy or safe and just who are those creepy mirror-eyed men? Corby Flood Corby Flood and her large family are aboard a shabby cruise ship on their way to a new school.
Armed with her trusty travel advisory, Corby learns about all the exotic ports along the coast while keeping an eye on the other passengers, the sinister Brotherhood of the Clowns, the unintelligible Hattenswillers, the mysterious man from Cabin 2 and the smarmy lieutenant. Most worying, though, is the creature in the crate. Countdown to danger series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books.
Countdown to danger: Bullet train disaster You're strapped tightly into your seat on the bullet train. The mountain track is so steep, the aisle is a staircase. As the train accelerates at top speed, a passenger slips out of his seat and begins to fall to the back of the train.
He will probably die. It's time to decide whether to unstrap yourself to save him or stay in your seat. Countdown the minutes towards your survival or demise. Countdown to danger: Deadly heist You are standing inside a busy city bank, wary of three suspicious people you just saw come in. Suddenly an ear-splitting scream makes you jump. The alarm starts ringing. One of the suspicious trio, a man, has pulled a grenade out of his bag.
The woman has just melted the security camera with her laser shooter. You must choose whether you get down on the floor like they ask or try to escape while their backs are turned. You choose if you live or die. Countdown to danger: Shockwave You're swimming through the ocean, trying to escape dangerous mercenaries who have planted a bomb on the mainland. Behind you, getting closer, is the largest shark you've ever seen. An explosion rips out from the shoreline and a massive wave flings you closer to the stunned shark's open mouth. You don't have much time and you need to get to land.
It's time to decide whether to keep swimming or climb onto the shark's back and ride to shore. Really Heavy Metal. You and your friends decide to check out a new part of town. Of course, you decide to go and see what's up. The old man who lives there tells you hes looking for help cleaning out his garage. And you find a secret room.
Inside there's a robot and mirrors and all kinds of great stuff. If you look in the mirrors you'll find yourself in a place where everything is backwards. If you turn on the robot you'll be walking in a metal wonderland. Can you get back before you become a pile of nuts and bolts? Crocodile attack Exciting story of a fourteen year old boy and his two year old cousin who are kidnapped by a robber in Queensland during a cyclone. When the getaway car crashes into the raging Crocodile River, they must face many ordeals to survive.
Crocodile attack In a true story, a twelve year old girl receives a reward for bravery following a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory. Fact and opinion surrounding the story are explored in reports, maps, signs, letters, newspaper articles and storytelling. Crossing Cara lives in the shadow of the Wall, a wall which protects its citizens from the outside world.
By following the government's rules, Cara and her sister are safe, even when their parents are away doing important work for the government. When Cara befriends Leon and Ava, she begins to question what she has always known. Ava doesn't seem to think the rules are all that important.
Perhaps that is why she disappears. In this special "Power Play" edition, readers choose unique power objects to take with them on a hiking adventure through a wild wilderness that is home to the spirit of Evil Bear! Curse of the creeping coffin, The A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story You're off to visit your grandmother, whose house backs up to a graveyard. At first the tombstones seem far away. But every day they move a little closer. Then you discover the headstones are disappearing. But the dead aren't gone -- their ghosts are moving.
Right into your grandmother's house! If you decide to stay, you must battle a warrior ghost. If you decide to run, one of the kid ghosts follows you home. Will you be haunted Danger time A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. You should've never gone into the creepy clock store. But it's too late to change your mind -- and the owner, Chronos, needs your help. Can you figure out how to get back to your own time Danny Allen was here Danny, his brother and sister and their friend, Mark, get up to all sorts of hilarious, hair-raising mischief.
But, Danny and his family must face the biggest challenge of all, life without their farm. Danny the champion of the world Danny loves his life with his dad in the little gypsy caravan. His dad never runs out of wonderful stories. When Danny discovers his father' s secret, he' s off on the adventure of a lifetime, involving an hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition, and a daring plot to get the better of the horrible Mr Victor Hazell.
Dark giants, The When some unauthorised guests arrive through the gateway, chaos breaks loose and threatens to spoil Amelia's birthday. What are they looking for and can Charlie stop them before it's too late? Legends also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world.
But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter - Finn - will protect us. Finn, twelve-years-old, loves animals, he's not a natural fighter, but he tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right? On second thoughts, panic. Darkmouth series NEW Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books.
Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function at the top of the screen. Darkmouth: Chaos descends The adventures of Fin the unlikely, uncertain and completely reluctant monster hunter continue and things just keep getting worse. Not only are people disappearing but it looks like a full scale monster invasion is on the way.
Will Fin and his friends be able to halt the monster attack or are we all doomed? Darkmouth: Hero rising Finn's world just keeps getting more and more dangerous. Being a monster hunter is in the family after all and in this fourth book of the Darkmouth series Finn is finally accepting this fact.
But now that he has been cast out of Darkmouth as a traitor and the people he thought he could trust are turning out to be as treacherous as the monsters he hunts, Finn has other things on his mind. Not least of all, the rise of an ancient power that is threatening to end the entire universe. Darkmouth: Worlds Explode The adventures of the most unfortunate Legend Hunter ever to don fighting armour and pick up a Dessicator continues.
On a list of things Finn never thought he'd wish for, a gateway bursting open in Darkmouth was right up there. But that's about his only hope for finding his missing father. He's searched for a map, he's followed Steve into dead ends, but found nothing. And he's still got homework to do. But soon Finn and Emmie must face bizarre Legends, a ravenous world and a face from the past as they go where no Legend Hunter has gone before. Or, at least, where no legend Hunter has gone before and returned with their limbs in the correct order.
Deadly experiments of Dr. Your Life! Top secret and dangerous. That's what your mom, a famous scientist calls the research she's been doing at the labs of Dr. You're dying to know what it's all about. Then one day you get lost in the labs. Before you know it, you've become a human guinea pig in Dr. Eeek's deadly experiments!
If you choose one lab, you'll meet a dog wearing sneakers. He's half dog, half kid. And now he's after you! If you choose another lab, you get lost in a maze--a maze that just happens to be the home of an enormous rat! Dear Olly The stories of a young man, his little sister and a baby swallow are intertwined simply to reveal the high price a young man pays when he gives up a lucrative career in vet science to bring joy and laughter to orphans in Africa.
The values he puts on love, laughter and the chance to see gorillas in the wild make it all worth it. You're headed to a South American jungle with your nature-study class. Everything seems pretty cool at first, but then you start to get bored. Where's the beach? Where's the excitement? So you and your friend decide to do a little exploring on your own.
That's when you see something so freaky, all you want to do is get out of there! If you run screaming down one trail you'll end up at a waterfall with a creepy underground cave. If you choose the other trail you'll eat some fruit that turns you into a crazy-looking sea monster. Will you get back to normal before things start to get really fish?!! Devil danger Sam Fox is on a skiing trip in Tasmania when a baby plummets out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, the four month old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall results from a bungled kidnap attempt.
Before he knows it, Sam is on the run from kidnappers and avoiding avalanches and explosions to keep the young Crown Prince alive. While you're on vacation you get a chance to check out an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts and a pretty cool mummy. But when you get to where the mummy is supposed to be all you find is a pile of bandages and a really old diary filled with entries that seem to have been written by Mr. Mummy himself! If you touch the bandages they'll wrap themselves around you and poof -- you're a mummy. If you decide to use the clues in the diary to find the wrapped wonder you'll find yourself searching through the pyramids in Egypt.
Will you be stuck there -- forever? Different boy, A 'The ship was a towering fortress looming over the pier. Anton stared enviously at the emigrants lining up in front of the wide gangplank. Heading off on a voyage to a land of peace and plenty. Leaving the land of broken buildings and crushed hopes behind. Looking forward to sunshine and steaks.
How he wished that he was one of the lucky ones. It is a tale of loss, guilt, mistaken identity and taking risks but also surprisingly heartwarming and heartbreaking. Different dog, A 'I'll tell you something, Chase. Don't beg. Some people beg because they have nothing. But a dog should never do it just because someone says the word beg'. The unforgettable story of a boy who cannot speak and the day he finds his voice. Dog runner, The Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death.
If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people. Doldrums, The Archer B Helmsley is a dreamer who lives in a house full of curiosities and his overprotective mother.
His famous grandparents vanished while exploring an iceberg in Antarctica. Archer is lonely until he meets Oliver, more of a worrier than a warrior, and Adelaide, a mysterious Parisian girl with a wooden leg. Together, they plan to embark on a rescue mission to Antarctica. If only Archer's mother would let him leave the house. Don't scream! Jack Harmon finds a cell phone on the school bus. He raises the phone to his ear and hears a girl's voice: "Hi, Jack. Don't scream.
I've been waiting for you. I'm your new friend. He tries to end the call, then turn the phone off, but the girl's voice won't go away: "Don't make me angry, Jack. I'm warning you. He must obey her every wish. She appears in all sorts of electronic devices-he can't escape her. I'm just a voice. But you're going to be my body.
But Jack finally outwits the voice when she jumps into his wristwatch.
The school bully has been after that watch all year, so Jack finally lets him have it. Dragon Blood Pirates series Two modern day boys, sometimes accompanied by their little sister and a sinister three-legged cat, are able to fall through time portals back to the time of bloodthirsty pirates and rollicking sea adventures. Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates.
But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams. Dragon blood pirates: death diamond Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth. Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history.
The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city. Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure. Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister.
Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten. Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room.
Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre. Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind.
His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure. Dragon blood pirates: ransom The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all. Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless. Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure.
Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island. Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond. Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates.
The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island. Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls. Dragonfly song The firstborn baby daughter of a priestess is cast out and, after raiders kill her adopted family, she is abandoned, anonymous and mute.
Called No-Name, the cursed child, she is raised a slave. At twelve, she learns that her real name is Aissa, the dragonfly. Every year, the Bull King takes two young children to brave the bloody bull dances in his royal court. None has ever returned. But, for Aissa, it is the only escape. She is resilient, resourceful and fast but, to survive the bull ring, Aissa will have to learn the mystery of her true nature.
Drawn onward From the masterful pen of multi-award-winning Meg McKinlay and dynamic new illustrator Andrew Frazer, Drawn Onward explores shifting perspectives and the inner voice. The text is a palindrome that takes readers from the glass half empty - 'There is no light on the horizon and it is foolish to think you can change anything at all' - to the glass half full- 'You can change anything at all.
It is foolish to think there is no light on the horizon. Drought I remember when rain stopped, When day by day the water dropped, All across a sun-bleached land, Drought spread its withered, deadly hand. Only one item remains on their impossible quest - the scale of a sea-serpent. Now, they must journey to the drowned kingdom, where they will face their deadliest challenge yet.
And there, they will uncover the truth behind all that has happened. The truth that will change everything. Elevator to nowhere A "Give Yourself Goosebumps" story. On a visit to an eccentric inventor, you discover his newest invention: the Transdimensional Transvator. Rather than going up and down, it travels to other dimensions where it's illegal to be a kid, or where people are the smallest things in the world, or worse. Embassy of the dead When Jake Green meets a spooky old bloke in a dark alley one evening, a series of unfortunate events is set in motion.
Jake is given a box containing a severed finger, which summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void, and now they are running for their lives - even though Stiffkey, the spooky old bloke, is already dead. Now that he can see and speak to ghosts, Jake finds himself the leader of a strange little gang - Stiffkey the undertaker, Cora - the hockey stick wielding poltergeist, and Zorro the ghost fox.
They have one mission - get the finger to the Embassy before the baddies can find it and use it to unleash hell on earth while keeping ahead of Mawkins, the grim reaper. Will they make it in time and avoid everlasting damnation in the void? Emergency echo Twelve year old Alice is an ordinary girl living in the outback mining town of Mount Magnet. One morning, during a game of backyard cricket, she is struck down with the crippling pain of acute appendicitis.
Shockingly, the nearest hospital is hundreds of kilometres away and a violent storm is rapidly approaching. An urgent call is made to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The pressure is on for the RFDS to safely transport Alice to medical attention before it is too late.
Emil and the detectives When Emil's money goes missing on the train to Berlin, his determination to get it back leads him to team up with the local detectives. End, The The last book in the series about the Baudelaire orphans. Includes a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous birdcage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents. Erik's enigma You're going to Scandinavia. You can't wait. Viking treasure, snarling wolverines and unexplained deaths of whales.
Is the enigmatic Erik a real Viking as he claims, and can he be trusted? It's up to you to find out, if you're prepared to risk all. Heads up! You're on your way to sports camp! If only Uncle Ed can find the place. He's the lamest driver ever. That's not the name of the camp you signed up for! But Uncle Ed is already driving away. Oh, well. Running Leaf is a sports camp too. You've got a choice of events. If you enter the athletic competition called the "Selection," you could be selected for a free trip Maybe you'd better choose the wilderness hike instead.
Just look out for that mountain lion over there! Oh and try to steer clear of the Zombies with rotting limbs Strange things are happening at your house. Furniture moves around, objects disappear, and writing appears on the walls. Poltergeists have moved in, and they're ready to take up residence inside you! Escape from HorrorLand Not long ago, Luke and Lizzy Morris dared to spend one day at HorrorLand, the terrifying theme park where nightmares come to life.
Luke and Lizzy are determined to find out. They've gathered every clue, and they even launched their own secret website at EscapeHorrorLand. This time, Luke and Lizzy are prepared to face any danger--and any villain. Or so they thought Escape from kids' club Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
In an old-fashioned "trapped-in-a-haunted-house" story, twins Riley and Scarlett receive an interesting assignment from their teacher, Mrs. Everyone in class needs to do a documentary video about an adventure, something exciting that they experienced. Stermon gives them a suggestion, along with their friends Carter, Lee, Danitia, and Mia. She shows them a brochure about a scary old house on the edge of town, called Shudder Mansion. It's terrifying. Late on night you and your friends visit the old fairgrounds. They're putting up rides and booths for the annual carnival.
But this year things look really different. Really odd. Really scary. The place is lit up by a hundred fiery torches. And spooky music is coming from the main tent. Then you meet Big Al, the creepy carnival manager He's invited you in to test some of the rides. Slice through the oily waters of Booger Bog? Or confront the evil Snake Lady? Readers beware - you choose the scare! Escape from Wolfhaven Castle Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind.
Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked and only four escape. Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the lord's daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training; and Quinn, the witch's apprentice. If they are to save their people, they must find four magical beasts from legend and awaken the sleeping warriors of the past. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive. The building is owned by greedy witch Hecate who will do everything in her power to own the cafe's Good-Luck-Conch. After Hecate steals the shell and the cafe burns down, the girls have a series of adventures in eSide where they must travel through dangerous digital worlds before they can recover their conch.
Explorer, The After surviving the crash of their small plane in The Amazon, four children with no food, water or hope of rescue. But, details of another earlier person takes our four survivals on an suspenseful adventure through the forest, on the river and through the ruins of this mighty forest. Extreme adventures series Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books.
Extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, The Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed and bossy instructions for Bronte in their will. The instructions must be followed to the letter, or disaster will befall Bronte's home. After her parents are killed by pirates she is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts.
Now, armed with only her parents' instructions, a chest full of strange gifts and her own strong will, Bronte must journey forth to face dragons, Chief Detectives and pirates - and the gathering suspicion that there might be something more to her extremely inconvenient quest than meets the eye Fall, the Sam is staying with his crime reporter father as he recovers from a knee operation when he is woken shortly after 2am by loud voices arguing in the flat above. Curious he opens the window to hear more clearly when suddenly a man-sized shape falls the six floors to the garden below.
Sam goes to his dad's room to wake him, only to discover that he is gone. Fearful that it may be his father lying in the garden he struggles on his crutches downstairs only to discover that there is no one there. But someone is watching Sam and now Sam is in danger too. Famous five mystery collection, The Five children have mad adventures without parental interference. Famous five series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Famous five versus the black mask Another famous five adventure written by Claude Voilier after Enid Blyton ceased to write Famous Five adventures, translated from the French into English.
The five are back on holidays and involved in yet another mystery aboard a Mediterranean cruise liner. Famous Five's survival guide, The For Famous Five fans of all ages, this book is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Find out how to survive a shipwreck, pack a rucksack, crack a secret code, use interrogation skills and find a secret passage plus an unsolved mystery from the past.
A nostalgic look at the Five will appeal to older fans as well. Far-flung adventures series An adventure, fantasy series with tongue-in-cheek characters and situations. Fast flight Dillon is your typical eleven year old boy who loves to play cricket and is forever getting into trouble for his messy room. He's just a normal kid - except for the fact he has a rare genetic disorder and desperately needs a liver transplant. One day, in the middle of the night, Dillon and his family receive a call from a distant hospital.
A donor liver is available. The Royal Flying Doctor service is the only available option to transport Dillon to the hospital and into his new life. Fergus Crane When a mysterious flying box arrives at Fergus' window with a message from his Uncle Theo, the boy learns that he is in danger and that his uncle is sending help. Help is what Fergus needs when the clipper ship that serves as his school disappears with the other students on board and the teachers are not quite what they seem.
Fergus will need to be brave and resourceful to rescue his friends. Fetcher's song Gwin is a Fetcher. With her Papa and blind twin brother, she travels the countryside, bringing joy, through song, acrobatics and story, to the downtrodden people. But, since her mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive. Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways.
When the devious Brother Poosk captures her papa, Gwin must do her utmost to rescue him, whatever the cost. Finals, The Depicts the story of a soccer team and their quest to make the finals.
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