1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. In the sweltering heat Captain Shettlewood leads a troop of British soldiers through the thick trees towards the river. They are hunting slaves who have escaped from the brutal plantations. Their mission: to find them, and kill them. But up ahead, hidden among the rocks above the water, a group of men with cutlasses and muskets wait patiently for the instructions of their leader.

Queen Nanny is a ‘wise woman’ with a reputation for ancient obeah magic, and a guerilla fighter with a genius … More

This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart. You shouldn’t come in here. You could get lost. It has happened before. I’ll tell you the story one day, if you want to hear it. In fairy tales, there are men and there are wolves, there are beasts and dead parents, there are girls and forests. Ofelia knows all this, like any young woman with a head full of stories.

And she sees right away what the Capitan is, in his immaculate uniform, boots and gloves, smiling: a wolf. But … More

Coming soon, pre-order here. An exciting adventure set in revolutionary France which tells the true story of a swashbuckling hero Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, whose mother was an enslaved African woman and whose father was a French noble. Alex is happy living with his brothers and sister on his father’s farm on Haiti but his father wants to go back to France and can’t afford to take his mixed-race children with him.

Soon, Alex must fight for his freedom…and that of France. From a slave on the streets of Port au Prince … More

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative & moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling. “I was diagnosed with Asperger’s/autism aged five … By age seven I knew I was very different, I had got used to the isolation, my inability to break through into the world of talking about football or Minecraft was not tolerated. Then came the bullying…

Nature became so much more than an escape; it became a life-support system.” Diary of a Young Naturalist portrays Dara’s … More

When Rosie is evacuated from bomb-torn London, there’s hope that her life in the country will bring her at least a little happiness. But all is not as it seems in her new family and while Mary resents and bullies her, Mrs Taylor tries to hide a dark and terrible secret that has haunted her for years. When Rosie thinks she’s finally found friendship in a new stranger, the mysterious girl leads to a horrifying truth that will change their lives forever. Another spine-tingling horror from a true master of suspense.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers. Available online.

Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered… Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth’s surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus – the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden.

Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and … More

Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning & commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts & featuring a gloriously creepy new cover! Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house & his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to retell some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, another even more spine-tingling narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague’s tales of terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful, lurking memories.

Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence… Can’t … More

Born OTD in 1904, American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker, Dr. Seuss. The Lorax is the original eco warrior and his message still rings loud today in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests, told in the trademark rhyme of the irrepressible Dr. Seuss. “Mister! He said with a sawdusty sneeze, I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.”

The Lorax is a hilarious and timeless story with the trademark humour and silly rhymes of Dr. Seuss, that packs … More

From the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist. Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher… so maybe he’d become a great preacher too. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn’t let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on.

Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it’s wrong. And he promised himself that – … More

‘Walking with my Iguana’ is a classic poem by Brian Moses about when he saw someone walking their iguana along the seafront at Bexhill-on-Sea. We’ve worked together to make a fantastic picture book version of the poem, published by Troika. It is a lovely book for young children – full of rhythm, repetition and a lot of laughs! Ed Boxall.

New childrens book by local writer Brian Moses and local illustrator Ed Boxall available in store and online.