‘Defender of the Realm’ by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

Alfie is just a normal boy who spends most of his time trying to escape from 'prison' (aka the illustrious Harrow School.)  Normal, that is, except for the fact that the clumsy fourteen-year-old is next in line for the throne and his every move is watched by his personal bodyguard, Brian. At the same time … Continue reading ‘Defender of the Realm’ by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

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‘Artemis Fowl and The Opal Deception’ Graphic Novel Version adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Artemis Fowl is a boy genius, but it's going to take every ounce of his intelligence to outwit his arch-nemesis, Opal Kenobi. The evil pixie has just escaped from  prison and is in the final stages of preparations to begin a war between humans and the fairies. Artemis has lost his memory and doesn't remember his … Continue reading ‘Artemis Fowl and The Opal Deception’ Graphic Novel Version adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

‘The D’Evil Diaries – Hell’s Belles’ by Tatum Flynn

Tommy's in Hell. Literally. Ever since she was sucked down into the afterlife, all the locals have refused to accept her. She may have saved Hell from carnivorous carousel horses and hoardes of hell-beasts, with the help of her best friend, Jinx (the actual spawn of Satan) but the other demons just won't accept a … Continue reading ‘The D’Evil Diaries – Hell’s Belles’ by Tatum Flynn

‘How to Capture an Invisible Cat’ by Paul Tobin

Nate Bannister is an 11-year-old genius with a problem.  A big problem.  A big, invisible problem... Every Friday the 13th, Nate does three not-so-smart things.  On this occasion, he super-sizes his pet cat, Proton.  And turns him invisible!  Proton's on the loose, running rampage through the neighbourhood. It's a race against time for Nate, his … Continue reading ‘How to Capture an Invisible Cat’ by Paul Tobin

‘Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den’ by Aimee Carter

Simon Thorn is different.  He knows it and the bullies at school know it too.  Simon can talk to animals but he can't let anyone know, particularly not his uncle,  Darryl, who has forbidden him to go anywhere near any animals. When one day a hoard of terrifying, hungry rats swarm his apartment and kidnap his often-absent mother, Simon … Continue reading ‘Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den’ by Aimee Carter

‘Jim Reaper Son of Grim’ by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jamie Littler

Jim Wimple's family seem fairly ordinary: annoying (and devious) little sister, health-freak Mum and an accountant Dad.  That is, until Jim becomes desperate to own one of the awesome new Bazoom! scooters. Everyone in town just HAS to have one of the brand new mega cool Bazoom! scooters.  When Jim discovers that Fiona (the cool big sister … Continue reading ‘Jim Reaper Son of Grim’ by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jamie Littler