The Rich Girl
Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... Emma and her best friend Sydney always share their secrets. And now they have a big one: They found a duffel bag filled with cash and swore never to tell anyone. But Sydney broke her promise -- she told her boyfriend, Jason. Now Emma is terrified. She doesn't trust Jason. She knows he would do anything to get the money for himself. Even if it means killing someone who gets in his way...
'Nobody knew what had gone wrong with Humphrey. Perhaps it was his ectoplasm . . .' Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero. With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, The Great Ghost Rescue is a wonderfully spooky young-fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson. 'Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted' Michael Morpurgo
Christmas in the Snow
Author: Karen Swan
From the internationally bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's and Christmas on Primrose Hill comes another spellbindingly beautiful story. "As sassy and glamorous as a champagne cocktail" Daily Mail Marina has everything but time as a female MD in a big City bank, battling her competition for a place on the board. But a mysterious phone call about a house lost in the snow changes everything. In Zermatt, Switzerland, Marina finds she has a long-lost relative that her family have never spoken of. In 1951, a 3-day-long avalanche buried a cabin in the woods in snow, with her great aunt inside. But how did she come to be there? As Marina sifts through her great-aunt's belongings she begins to unravel an old family secret that has been hidden for generations... With glamorous locations and heartbreaking twists, this is all you need in your stocking for a truly decadent Christmas. The perfect gift - even if it's just to yourself. PRAISE FOR KAREN SWAN "Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic ..." Hello! "Hide indoors with a glass of wine and lose yourself in this" Heat "I loved it ... I was caught on page one and didn't put it down until I finished it" Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House "Sheer escapism" Bella magazine
Treasures of the Snow
Author: Patricia M. St. John
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Annette and Lucien are enemies. After Annette gets Lucien into trouble at school, he decides to get back at her by threatening the most precious thing in the world to her: her little brother Dani. But tragedy strikes. Annette is so filled with rage she sets out to alienate and humiliate Lucien at every turn. As Lucien seeks to repent and restore, light floods both of their dark hearts and Christ proves that He makes all things new.
Look Up for Yes
Author: Julia Tavalaro, Richard Tayson
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Presents the autobiography of a sixty-two-year-old woman who, at age thirty-two, came out of a seven-month-long stroke-induced coma and was conscious for six years before anyone realized she was not brain dead
24 Stories for Advent
Author: Brigitte Weninger
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Captivating short stories make each day of Advent a special treat and ones children will look forward to as they count down to Christmas.
Isla's search for her missing brother, Pirie, has brought her to the vast Wildlands. The forest is a treacherous place for a fox cub, but Isla is talented in foxcraft -- ancient arts of cunning known only to her kind. Skilled though she is, Isla's grasp of foxcraft is still new. And she's not alone... A cruel and mysterious fox stalks the forest, with the power to enslave others to his will. In order to survive, Isla must learn to trust in the rustic Wildlands foxes. But there are tales of others -- a council of Elders who are masters of foxcraft, and who warily guard its most potent secrets. If Isla wishes to master her gifts and find her brother, then the Elders may be her only hope.
A classic children’s story from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. School life has never been so splendid. 'I think we ought to have a midnight feast every term, you know! School doesn't seem really complete without that!' The second form have plans to enjoy themselves. But will spiteful Elsie spoil the feast? There'll be more trouble at St Clare's! Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her school series – including St Clare’s and Malory Towers are the perfect books for girls who are experiencing their own adventure at school.
Author: Tina Peschel
Was für ein friedliches Bild! Pankraz Burger hat sich an diesem ersten Adventssonntag mit seinen drei süßen Enkeln ins Wohnzimmer zurückgezogen und erzählt von früher. Tessa, Filli und Nesthäkchen Laura lauschen ihrem Großvater mit glänzenden Augen und roten Wangen. Dabei können sie sich nur ganz schwer vorstellen, dass ihr staatlicher Opa auch mal ein kleiner Bub war, der in der Küche Lebkuchenteig genascht oder verbotenerweise ins abgeschlossene Weihnachtszimmer gespäht hat. Dann jedoch vertraut Pankraz Burger seinen geliebten Enkeln noch ein ganz besonderes Geheimnis an. Er hat eine Liste mit Namen der Menschen angefertigt, die im Lauf des Jahres viele Sorgen und Nöte hatten. Für sie soll sich heuer im Doktorhaus ein Herzenswunsch erfüllen ...