Tyrant

Watch the brilliant series trailer!   The 3rd book in The Peck Chronicles… The odds are stacked heavily against James Peck and the wizard-goldfish Mendel. One year on from their extraordinary Denthan adventure, the zany villagers of Drumfintley find themselves the last line of defence against an invasion of Earth. The scale of the threat becomes…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss
Illustrated by Ida Henrich

Citadel

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 2nd book in The Peck Chronicles… The Hedra wizard Dendralon sees the impending destruction of Denthan as an opportunity to increase his power. James Peck is intent on stopping him. He needs to journey to the Eden Tree, deep in the Forest of Eldane. If he can find the…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, Denthan, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss, Paul Murdoch. The Peck Chronicles. fantasy

This Is What I Look Like

From Traffic & Travel to Lulu, Andy Williams & Glen Campbell…via Beechgrove & the BBC Comedy Unit. Joyful, hilarious tales from one of Scotland’s best known voices – the antidote to misery memoirs. “It’s fun being me. Loads of people know what I sound like, but hardly anyone recognises me.” Theresa Talbot – ‘TT’ to many…


Genre: Celebrity, Humour, Memoir, Non-fiction, Strident
Subjects: Andy Williams, BBC, Beechgrove, Chickens, Christmas, Comedy, Family, Gardening, Glasgow, Glen Campbell, Humour, Journey, Lulu, Radio, Scotland, self-awareness, traffic, travel

The Comet’s Child

For as long as anyone can remember there have been rumours about the return of a chosen one. When Fin discovers the prophecies point to him he is scared at first. He resolves to learn the truth about his origins and uncover the secrets surrounding his birth; only then can he embrace his true destiny.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Srident
Subjects: discovery, Family, Journey

Talisman

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 1st book in The Peck Chronicles – a major new 9+ fantasy adventure series James stands alone, high on a Scottish hillside. He stares down at a massive, three-toed footprint…and the crushed animal within it. Is the creature that formed it responsible for James’s father’s sudden and unexplained disappearance?…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss

Spider

Catalyst Book Award winnerWatch: Trailer for the novels of Linda Strachan WINNER OF THE 2010 CATALYST BOOK AWARD. Spider is on his last warning. If he’s caught joyriding again he’ll be sent down, no questions asked. He’s trying to stick to the straight and narrow but his girlfriend Deanna and mate Andy reckon he should risk one…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Teen
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: cars, crime, Family, Loss, teenagers

Lee’s Holiday Showdown

Nothing is ever straightforward when Lee is around! Not even a summer holiday in Spain… It ought to be a case of lazing by the pool, but Lee is soon spying on dodgy men in shiny suits and sunglasses, battling with a family that seems determined to ruin everyone’s holiday and haranguing horrendous holiday reps.…


Genre: Adventure, Fiction, Humour, Strident
Series: Lee | Subjects: Comedy, crime, Family, Humour, Journey, Spain, travel

Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher

Branford Boase shortlistImagine if your mother was a witch! ‘Jessica thought for the thousandth time it was a terrible nuisance having a witch for a mother. Other people’s mothers had sensible hobbies. They did not go around pretending they could charm warts, or offer potions for ingrowing toe-nails. Nor did they dress up in long black…


Genre: Coming of Age, Existential, Fiction, Modern classic, Morality tales, Strident
Subjects: belief, Family, Humour, Science, witches
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Bree McCready & The Realm of The Lost

Who would have guessed it? A shy swat, a psycho rebel and a lanky nerd try to save the world…for a third time! Strange things start to happen at the Halloween funfair, and fourteen-year-old Bree McCready immediately suspects they have something to do with the half-heart locket. Sensing trouble, Bree, and her friends, Sandy and Honey, seek…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

Bree McCready & The Half-Heart Locket

Bree McCready has a mission: she has just one night to save the world! It starts when a clue inscribed on a Half-Heart Locket leads Bree and her best friends Sandy and Honey to an ancient magical book. With it they can freeze time, fly and shrink to the size of ants. But they soon…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

BREE MCCREADY & THE FLAME OF IRENUS cover

Bree McCready & The Flame of Irenus

Eight months after her death-defying escape from Castle Zarcalat, Bree McCready thinks she’s seen the last of the half-heart locket and the dangerous magical book that goes with it…until Honey’s kid sister, Mimi, disappears. Faced with a bone-crunching race against time to rescue Mimi, Bree must rely on her friends more than ever. Soon they…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

How (Not) To Make Bad Children Good

Ever since she bit Santa when she was six months old, it’s been downhill all the way for Martha. She is horrible to her baby brother, Boris, elder sister, Sally, and her parents are in despair. Far away from earth, Martha’s behaviour comes to the attention of the Interstellar Agency, whose aim is to make…


Genre: Fiction, Humour, Morality tales, Strident
Subjects: Behaviour, Family, Interstellar