Next to Alice

A change in classroom seating arrangements challenges old habits and leads to a new friendship in this funny new school story from award-winning author Anne Fine. At first Ben doesn’t want to sit next to Alice in the classroom. She’s scary and tells him off for his squiggly drawing and poor handwriting. She even points […]

Be Nice to Aunt Emma

There are many reasons why Tansy dreads Aunt Emma coming to visit. She’s rude, she’s boring, and Tansy has to give up her room so Aunt Emma can sleep there. And every year Dad makes Tansy promise to be nice – even when Aunt Emma is awful. But this year, when Tansy is left alone […]

A Remarkable Ear

Beloved and award-winning author Anne Fine returns with a touching, musical story of patience, practice and courage. Everyone’s always telling Will to stop making so much noise. That is, until he meets music teacher Mr Brand. He thinks Will’s not just noisy but that he has a gift and must learn to play the violin. […]

Into the Bin

Every old object can find a new home in this cheerful tale about reusing and recycling, from award-winning author Anne Fine. Mr Frost’s classroom is always in a mess, and now his class are on a mission to send all the things they don’t need off to a charity shop – including the rubbish bin […]

Little Gems: Prambusters!

A funny and charming Little Gem from national treasure Anne Fine, with beautiful artwork by illustration star Vicki Gausden – Anne’s collaborator on The Gingerbread Star and Out for the Count. When the rain threatens to ruin the fun at summer camp, Malik and his friends are tasked with inventing a pram that any baby […]

Tales From Weird Street

Quirky tales of derring-do and mystery, from a much-loved and multi-award-winning author. Perfect to thrill and chill. The children of Weir(d) Street are lazing about one sunny day when they challenge each other to tell stories of all the odd goings-on in their neighbourhood. A grandfather’s guilt at the long-ago death of his twin brother, […]

Little Gems: Out for the Count

A funny and thought-provoking Little Gem from national treasure Anne Fine, with sensitive and charming artwork by up-and-coming illustration star Vicki Gausden. Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it’s cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn’t agree, and so Dad challenges him to spend a day cooped up in his […]

Little Gems: Gingerbread Star

A delightful adventure about hopes and dreams from former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine. Little Hetty dreams of being a glow-worm instead of a boring old grey worm. She wants a light of her own so she can glow and light up the dark places. All the better to read after lights-out! So off Hetty sets, […]

The Haunting of Uncle Ron

Light-hearted comedy from an award-winning author about a pesky uncle who won’t seem to leave! When Uncle Ron comes to visit, he just won’t seem to leave! Ian, Mum and Dad don’t quite know what do with him – if he’s not eating them out of house and home, he’s chattering away to the spirits […]