Hachette Children's Group

  • Rachael Worthy has always dreamt of becoming a journalist and is thrilled when her school decides to start a newspaper. She doesn't have access to the internet at home so she finds an internet cafe where she can write and submit her articles. But the computer she uses seems to have it's own journalistic ideas and Rachael's articles become much more scandalous than she first anticipated ...

  • Samantha is a Goth who loves art and taking photos of people. She is immediately attracted to the beautiful, silent and lonely boy in her year called Gabriel and tries to sneakily take his photo for her collection. But when his image doesn't show up on her pictures and he announces that he is allergic to garlic, Samantha starts to suspect that Gabriel might be a vampire. Instead she realises that the monsters of her nightmares are actually a reality ...

  • Jake, Oliver and Megan are too young to go to the over-16s disco and look too young to attempt to sneak in! So they decide to visit the local fair instead. They come across a fortune-teller who not only predicts their futures but grants wishes. Jake thinks it's all a big joke but when it is his turn, he makes a wish he just might regret for the rest of his life ...

  • On a school trip to the 'American Colonies' theme park, Emma, Abby, Tyler and Matthew come across the legend of the witch children. Despite warnings from the curator, Abby dances a jig on the graves of the witch children for the amusement of her friends, believing the legend to be no more than a made-up story. But she soon changes her mind when strange things begin to happen. It seems revenge can come from beyond the grave after all ...

  • Everyone enjoys a good horror film, don't they? One night Alex, Ben, Richard and Jason decide to watch 'The Caretaker', a scary film about a murderous school caretaker who takes his brutal revenge on the pupils. But when the boys all go home, leaving Alex to clear up, the DVD mysteriously won't turn off and a strange heavy breathing begins to follow Alex around the house. It seems that horror is no longer confined to the world of films ...

  • When Joe Wright finds a wallet lying unclaimed on the ground, bursting at the seams with money it feels like he's hit the jackpot. Deciding to keep it, rather than hand it in to the police, Joe can finally afford to buy the computer games he's always wanted and can take the prettiest girl in school out for dinner. But when it emerges that the wallet belonged to the notorious but deceased bank robber, Mitchell Murray, everything Joe has bought suddenly seems cursed ...

  • When Alfie goes to stay at his Granny Dorry's for the weekend he thinks it's going to be a dull and miserable time - she doesn't even have a television that can connect to a PlayStation! But despite his best efforts to be bored, Alfie starts painting with Granny and actually starts to enjoy himself. That is until the picture of the abbey and its mysterious hooded figure begins to come to life in his dreams ...

  • Annabel is the school sports star with dreams of running on the National Junior Squad for athletics. Her coach, Mr McNabb, is preparing her for the qualifiers and suggests that she imagine a runner that only she can see, as a way of blocking out the threat of her real opponents. But the harder she practises and the faster she runs, the deeper her fixation on beating her imaginary opponent becomes. It gets to the point where her obsession threatens more than her performance in the race ...

  • Excitement strikes Martina and Sam's youth club when they decide to have an 'Ancient South American Myths' float in the upcoming street party. Martina is chosen to be Goddess of the Moon and her other friend, Adam, is to be God of Death. Everyone is really thrilled and working hard on decorating the float and making costumes when Adam announces that he has bought a genuine God of Death mask online to complete his look. The mask is terrifying but Adam insists on wearing it and starts to become very aggressive towards everyone else. As his mood becomes more sinister, Martina worries if Adam is taking his role, as God of Death, a little too seriously ...

  • Liam much prefers spending time at school then going home to see his dad and he often volunteers to stay on after school to do work. During an after-hours experiment Liam accidentally spills acid in his eye and has to be rushed to hospital for an emergency cornea transplant. With his new eye, Liam is able to see properly again but he is haunted by shadows and nightmares of being chased and trapped in an alleyway. He finds out his donor was a man called Adam Webb but what he got to do with the visions and how does Liam's dad fit into it?

  • On a school trip to the town's infamously awful waxwork's museum Nick, Harry, Lucy and Anna decide to break away from the group and go off exploring themselves. They enjoy poking fun at the horrific waxworks who look nothing like their famous living counterparts but on closer inspection things are not what they appear to be. The four friends know that waxworks can't move or talk or look at you ... or can they?

  • Becky loves to shop and especially enjoys browsing in the very expensive and exclusive boutique in the arcade owned by the wonderful but stuck-up designer, Sadie. When an exquisite corset is put in the window Becky is dying to try it on but it has been made especially for Daisy, a girl in her class, for the charity fashion show and Sadie won't let anyone else try it on. But when Daisy allows Becky to try it on Sadie becomes strangely aggressive and when her miniature taylor's dummy goes missing, the designer's panic is unleashed. How far has Sadie gone to produce faltless designs and is there more at stake for Becky than just the perfect fit?

  • Anglais 1: Voices

    Shadow Nick

    When her mother is in hospital with a mysterious illness, Kate suddenly starts to hear voices in her head. At first she ignores them, thinking its just distortion from the telephone lines but when the voices start to tell her who fancies her and begin to accurately predict the future Kate starts to listen more closely. But those who listen at keyholes never hear good about themselves and Kate may just find herself being led towards untold danger ...

  • When Justin Vafadari is awarded a fantastic pair of new trainers from SportCity for being the ten thousandth customer, he seems to be playing football better, running faster and jumping further. But when a mysterious fire breaks out in the very shop where his new shoes came from, unexplained events begin to happen and the trainers appear to have a will of their own ...

  • When a dispute with Bill, his Gran's next door neighbour, reaches the point of threats, Tim decides that there is nothing for it but to have his revenge. With the excitement of sneaking onto Bill's property and the temptation of the delicious apples in the forbidden orchard, Tim soon experiences the dire consquences of ignoring his Gran's words of wisdom ...

  • John and Sarah are on the most boring seaside holiday of their lives. The only thing to do is enter the local sandcastle competition but even that would be a waste of time because Gavin "the Sandman" Bromfield wins every year with his realistic animal sculptures. John decides that the only way to beat the Sandman is to peek at his entry but when they creep into his tent, John and Sarah find something much more sinister than sand and water ...

  • When they inherit the parrot Igor from his grandfather, Ben's parents suddenly begin to eat bird seed and put bars up at every window. Starting to feel that there is more to Igor than meets the eye Ben tries to find a solution to the hynoptic charm of his new family pet. Will a hidden message from his grandfather be enough to break the spell or has he lost his parents to the new pet forever?

  • Jessica's parents are going out and have hired their usual babysitter, Laura, to look the children. Laura is usually lots of fun and really cool but for some reason, once Jessica's parents have left and the door is shut, not everything is as it seems ...

  • Anglais 7: End Game

    Shadow Nick

    Simon Downs is a lonely boy, trapped in the wealthy surroundings of his parents home. With no friends and only computer games for company Simon lives in a near-virtual reality. When he is offered a free and exclusive PC game where he would control a dangerous criminal in a simulated version of his home town, Simon immediately clicks "buy". He soon finds out that the boundaries between the real and the virtual dimensions aren't as rigid as he thought ...

  • Catherine is spending her summer holidays working at Sparkles Accessories in the shopping centre when her work days are suddenly haunted by a strange and lonely little girl called Susan. Concerned about her welfare, Catherine befriends Susan, treating her to a new purple hairband and taking her for milkshakes. But when Susan comes to Catherine in distress it's not entirely certain who is helping who ...

  • It had been a year since Luke Benton went missing and Juliet's school is hosting a memorial in his honour. Though his body was never found, everyone assumed Luke had died or been killed as his phone had never been used again and his bank accounts were left unopened. Juliet suddenly starts to receive chilling text messages from an unknown number asking for help. Is it a school boy prank or is someone trying to contact her from beyond the grave?

  • Mrs Tibbalt was so notorious in Chloe's town for having hundreds of cats roaming around her dilapidated Victorian cottage that she was nicknamed the Cat Lady. Chloe's friends told stories about the Cat Lady kidnapping children to feed to the cats and sleeping in a cat basket but Chloe never quite believed any of them. But when a dare goes horribly wrong, she finds out that the truth is more terrifying than anyone has ever imagined ...

  • Gaming addicts and best friends Anil and Mark spend most of their holidays at the arcade, competing against each other for high scores. When Chrissie enters their lives and offers them a new game with high stakes and the chance to spend more time with the mysterious and beautiful stranger, the two boys find it difficult to resist. But are her charms as genuine as they seem or is there a deadly twist to her beauty?

  • When Alice gets her first babysitting job for the Wilkins family, she is so excited. But when she arrives at the antique house and meets the 'retro' inhabitants, it seems she has travelled back in time. Why doesn't this strange couple own anything past the 1950s? And why isn't she allowed to go upstairs and comfort the crying baby?

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