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New titles for November 2014

New titles for November 2014

This month we are delighted to publish new editions of some of our most popular titles. Our new edition of the hilarious comedy Desirable by the award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce features new artwork by the talented Cate James and has a gorgeous new foiled jacket. We also have new editions of The Hat Trick 4u2read by Terry Deary, Dream On by Bali Rai, The Return of Johnny Kemp by Keith Gray, Harald Hardnut by Tony Bradman, and The Ghost of Shadow Vale by Jonathon Stroud.

Desirable by Frank Cottrell Boyce
George is so unpopular that even his own grandad won’t come to his birthday party. Instead, his grandad sends him a bottle of aftershave that expired years ago. But the aftershave seems to have developed extra properties since its sell-by date… Now George is irresistible to all the girls in school ”“ and even the teachers can’t get enough of him! Read the first chapter of Desirable below, or buy Desirable by Frank Cottrell Boyce here.

Dream On by Bali Rai
Baljit works in his dad’s chippy but dreams of football stardom. When the chance of a lifetime comes along in the form of a national team’s rep, he is sure that his parents will disapprove and so a chain of lies begins. Will Baljit’s fibs mean the end of his potential football stardom, or will his dreams win out? Read the first chapter of Dream On below, or buy Dream On by Bali Rai here.

Harald Hardnut by Tony Bradman
Harald Hardnut was a Viking outlaw, but he became an emperor’s bodyguard, a princess’s husband and, at last, a king. A brilliant story, based on a real-life character. Read the first chapter of Harald Hardnut below, or buy Harald Hardnut by Tony Bradman here.

The Return of Johnny Kemp by Keith Gray
No one messes with Johnny Kemp. But Dan got him kicked out of school and now word on the street is that Johnny’s back ”“ and he’s looking for Dan. Will anyone help Dan face up to the bully…? Read the first chapter of The Return of Johnny Kemp below, or buy The Return of Johnny Kemp by Keith Gray here.

The Hat Trick 4u2read by Terry Deary
Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But then Seaburn football team meet their rivals and Jud has the chance to step in as a goalie. It’s a make-or-break moment ”“ can Jud rise to the challenge? A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period. Read the first chapter of The Hat Trick 4u2read below, or buy The Hat Trick 4u2read by Terry Deary here.

The Ghost of Shadow Vale by Jonathon Stroud
Glam killed the monster of Shadow Vale ”“ but he died in the battle. Now Glam’s ghost has come back … and he’s even worse then the monster ever was! Hero Grettir is the strongest man in the land, but is he strong enough to kill a dead man? Read the first chapter of The Ghost of Shadow Vale below, or buy The Ghost of Shadow Vale by Jonathon Stroud here.

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