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The Treasure Map
Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 48 Min.
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When the kittens overhear their enemies, the rats, whispering about a treasure map hidden in the museum, Boris is especially excited. Could the map belong to the legendary pirate queen Diamond Nell, whose ship - The Silver Lion - is on display in the museum? And can they stop the rats from getting their claws on the pirate’s gold first?
Journeys of Surviving and Thriving After Domestic Violence (Stories of Strength and Success, Book 3)
Broken to Brilliant, KC Andrews
Karen Jacobsen, Rebecca Barratt, Paul Johnstone, und andere
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 35 Min.
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In Shattered to Shining, nine women and one male domestic violence survivor describe how they were shattered, as their home became a place where physical and sexual violence, emotional and psychological control dominated their lives. Through persistence and courage, they have risen above their situation and come out the other side shining with positivity, strength, commitment, and empathy for others.
It's time for a stakeout at Topple cottage in the sixth instalment of the best-selling and very popular Truly Tan series. "Dear Diary, I am writing to you with the aid of my Magical Mystical Gazing Owl pen. You know, the one whose eyes fell out. Our neighbour Mrs Topple has gone on a cruise. I have to weed the garden and water the plants at her cottage. But mostly I’m in charge of security. A strange car has been coming and going. A shadowy figure has been spotted snooping around on the veranda. Something big is about to happen at this cottage. Just you mark my words. Truly Tan."
Verity Crisp's cousin has come to Peppercorn Valley. Her name is Ophelia Crisp, she is nearly ten and she has messy hair. She is also sullen, secretive and shrouded in mystery. Before long Tan has reasons to suspect that Ophelia is a thief. But a Secret Spy should never jump to conclusions, so Tan sets out to build Ophelia's profile - and discover once and for all if she is a criminal. Tan's investigations lead her deeper into the secret life of Ophelia Crisp, and when Ophelia disappears, it is up to Tan to piece the clues together and find her before it is too late.
Disgraced fashion prodigy Apple March has gone into hiding, concealing herself within the cashmere and silk folds of a formerly grand fashion boutique - the hanging of blouses and handling of difficult patrons now her only concern. But when her sister, Poppy, needs a wedding dress, old passions are reignited...along with threats from her past.
Tan Callahan, Great Detective, is back in the exciting Truly Tan series! Tan has never been fond of the old machinery shed. It's dusty and airless, full of dark secrets and bad memories. There's a mountain of junk in there, too: broken chairs, sideboards, couches, books and overcoats. But worse still is the creepy portrait of an unnamed little girl. She has cold, dark eyes and a gloomy face. And if the girl isn't scary enough, the china doll she's holding looks downright malicious.
Tan is back in another deliciously spooky adventure! Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands...the 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them? What could the thief want with a stone emu or flamingo? This mystery is truly baffling! It's a good thing Tan has the mind of a Great Detective....
This is the story of an adventurer who never gave up - who set herself incredible challenges beyond her years and experience. An adventurer who endured extremes of cold and blizzards; tackled treacherous terrain where one wrong step could be fatal; struggled through sastrugi, ice rubble and emotional lows to achieve an extraordinary goal. Along the way, she made a sandwich for online trolls, inspired young people and made international headlines. At 16, Jade Hameister became the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat Trick.
Princess Tabby is no scaredy-cat! The first two delightful stories in Mia Bell's cat-tastic Kitten Kingdom series. Tabby's First Quest: Princess Tabby loves playing in the palace with her brothers and reading about brave kitty heroes. When Tabby and her brothers accidentally give away a magic scroll to the evil King Gorgonzola, they must leave the safety of their castle to get it back.
Dear Diary, I am writing to you with the aid of my Plastic Cactus novelty pen. You know, the one that is cute and stylish and hard to hold. It is winter in Peppercorn Valley and we had a bonfire. At school. At night. We also had a lantern walk - and I spied on Journey’s End. Journey’s End is the creepiest house in Peppercorn Valley. The old ladies who live there have painted weird symbols all over the outside walls. Why? What could those symbols mean? Are the old ladies in danger? I have a hunch they are and my hunches always lead to adventure. Truly Tan.
The Adventures of Bigsy the Little Horse is a fable full of life lessons. It is a story about how being the exception shouldn’t stop you being exceptional. Great achievements can happen if you always have the courage to try. This is a story for children and adults alike - sure to bring magic, laughter and a bit of Bigsy’s indomitable spirit to all who listen.
A heartwarming story about unlikely friendships from best-selling author Holly Webb. Daisy loves watching the ponies that wander wild through the woods near her home. They’re beautiful but she’s always been afraid to get too close. Then one day, to Daisy’s amazement, a pretty silvery-white pony approaches her. Can it tell how much Daisy needs a friend?
One stormy night, a little black kitten appears on the museum steps. Tabby cat Tasha is delighted to show Peter the museum's passageways and secret corners, but the other cats aren't as keen to welcome the new arrival. Determined to prove that Peter is just as much of a museum cat as any of the others, Tasha takes him on a rat hunt. But the pair’s quest almost ends in disaster when they find themselves in the Dinosaur Gallery, with its famous T-Rex skeleton.
I wonder if the first day of Learning is always like this - do the girls on the hill always feel the ground tremble under their feet? Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home - and her family - in pieces. And the goddess hasn't finished with the island yet. With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness.
Kitten Kingdom Volume Two contains two delightful stories in Mia Bell's cat-tastic Kitten Kingdom series. Tabby and the Catfish: Princess Tabby is no scaredy-cat! The day of the Peace Parade has finally arrived, and Princess Tabby can't wait to ride on the Royal Boat! But when King Gorgonzola steals the Torch of Peace, Tabby and her brothers must go underwater to find it. While in the lake, the Whiskered Wonders find the Torch - and catfish! The creatures just might be able to help. Will Tabby and her new friends be able to bring peace back to Mewtopia?
There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island. The firstborn daughter of a priestess is cast out as a baby, and after raiders kill her adopted family, she is abandoned at the gates of the Great Hall, anonymous and mute. Called No-Name, the cursed child, she is raised a slave, and not until she is 12 does she learn her name is Aissa: the dragonfly.
The thrilling finale to the much-loved Polly and Buster trilogy, written by award-winning and best-selling author Sally Rippin. Is being best friends enough to save a whole town? Polly and Buster have always believed that witches and monsters can be friends, but it seems no-one else agrees. With the witches furious and the monsters in uproar, their whole town is heading for a war...and yet no-one realises that a much greater menace lurks nearby. Can Polly and Buster bring everyone together in time to save their town from the biggest danger of all?
Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn’t be friends. And they definitely shouldn’t be on the run from almost everyone in town. But when Polly is called to the Hollow Valley Mines - the forbidden, haunted mines - by her magic stones, these two best friends have a big decision to make. Do they stay hidden and safe or risk it all to save the day?
From Australia’s best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster - a brand-new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship. Who ever heard of a witch and a monster being friends? Everyone knows that witches don’t mix with monsters. Witches are educated, clever, sophisticated. But monsters? Monsters are just uncouth. Some are even dangerous. But Polly the witch and Buster the feelings monster have been best friends forever.
If she had stayed to load the kiln as she should have, she'd never have seen the ship. Mama said the ship still would have been there, so everything had to happen the way it did. But that's not true. Clio saw it and the world changed. When a raiders' ship appears off the coast, the goddess demands an unthinkable price to save the town – and Clio's grandmother creates a sacred statue to save Clio's life.