Boris Gets a Lizard by Andrew Joyner
Boris has a lot of pets, but what he really wants is a Komodo dragon, so he comes up with a plan–and invites his class to come and see his lizard.
The Kensington Reptilarium by N.J Gemmell
This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Aussie outback find themselves in the heart of London, where the first peacetime Christmas after the six long, hard years of World War II promises to be a big one…
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve
Oliver grew up in a family of explorers but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there’s the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with.
Get Yourself Gone by Oisin McGann
‘Vulgar Pluck is in trouble. Big trouble. He’s tangled with the wrong people and now he’s on the run from Psycho Cyrus and his gang of Lost Boys. Vulgar needs to get out of town – fast. But first he’s got one last job to do. And he’s got to do it quick, before some really dark magic is unleashed… ‘ (from book cover).
A Question of Magic By E.D Baker
Serafina is summoned from her village to the magical cottage of a great aunt she has never heard of and learns that she is meant to become the new Baba Yaga, whose magical role is answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth.