Written especially for WBD 2016, this is a fabulously entertaining and touching novella from David Baddiel, author of the bestselling THE PARENT AGENCY and THE PERSON CONTROLLER. Illustrated by the hugely talented Jim Field, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children’s books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal...
At an early age, Joshua Granger realizes the dangers and cruelty of lies and hidden secrets. Having no knowledge of the circumstances of his birth, he is confused by the fact that the color of his skin is different from that of his older brother Timmy, his parents Susan and Timothy Granger and his grandparents. Finally learning the truth of his parentage, can he become a true man of love and compassion or will he continue to be trapped by the hatred of his mixed heritage?
In the sexy and thrilling final book of The Tommy Black Shifter Series, Tommy faces the biggest forces of his time… love, life, and self... all which could be lost forever by a new, dangerous threat. Tommy Black is recants the story of how he learned to shift for the first time. As a small boy he discovered his abilities and used them to run away from his terrible foster family. On the streets, Tommy met a kind witch who took him into her home to raise as her own. Flashing back to the present time, Tommy continues with his usual life of lawbreaking and seducing attractive guys. However, this time around, he starts to feel remorseful. Just as Tommy begins to think of a way to change his life, he discovers that he is being hunted by something monstrous. The Tommy Black Shifter Series is an action packed, hot m/m shifter romance with plot twists to keep you wanting more. Other books in this series: Tommy Cat The Werecat
For age 13+. "innovative and insightful... couldn’t wait to devour part two" - Times Educational Supplement "I was utterly flabbergasted... one of the most compelling novels I've ever read" - Heffers Review, Cambridge "Brilliant writing, brilliant structure, brilliant book" - Des Dillon, author of Me and Ma Gal "definitely up there with the modern classics" - What? Magazine" A Must-Read for Teens and Adults: The Boy Who Made It Rain is an innovative novel that will keep you glued to the story until you turn the last page and learn the final outcome." - Fran Lewis, New York Reviewer. When a school tragedy happens, you probably lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or the teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We all have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right? At only sixteen Clem's world is turned upside down. His Willy-Loman-like father, a travelling salesman and a loser, is transferred from Eastbourne to Glasgow and along with him go Clem and his meek accommodating mother. But Glasgow is rough and Clem's posh English accent is not well-accepted in the sink school he attends. And he's a brilliant scholar. He soon becomes the target for McEvoy's group of thugs for whom slashing faces is the most important ambition in their depraved lives.
First published in 1974, and out of print for almost twenty years, Tamarisk Row is Gerald Murnane's first novel, and in many respects his masterpiece, an unsparing evocation of a Catholic childhood in a Victorian country town in the late 1940s.
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town won’t understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town—especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people’s minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to—if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
"You can get through to him. I know you can." Though he heard her words, Trent Marlowe knew he had to be dreaming. What were the odds that Laurel would just reappear after vanishing seven years before? She'd turned his heart to stone and he wanted to keep it that way. Then he learned the real reason for her visit.… Laurel would regret leaving Trent until the day she died. She'd disappeared with a litany of secrets too shameful to confide in a man she'd never stopped loving. But now she desperately needed him to help her troubled young son. Yet how could she fight the desire Trent was reigniting? And the bittersweet yearning for a second chance?
I first met my demon the morning that Mum said Dad had gone. 'My name is Alex. I'm ten years old. I like onions on toast and I can balance on the back legs of my chair for fourteen minutes. I can also see demons. My best friend is one. He likes Mozart, table tennis and bread and butter pudding. My mum is sick. Ruen says he can help her. Only Ruen wants me to do something really bad. He wants me to kill someone.'