Freddy Tangles, Legend or Loser by Tom Jellett
‘Noone is scarier than the bully Sid Malone, and now he’s coming to get Freddy. Luckily Freddy’s got a plan. LASER BEAM EYES! If he stares at a white wall for long enough and wants it bad enough, his eyes will start to shoot laser beams…. On second thoughts, he might need a backup plan! – taken from book cover.
The Haunted Book (Scream #3) by Jack Heath
Dale lives in Axe Falls – a town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events.
A family trip turns spooky when Dale finds an old, handwritten book, starting with the words: DO NOT STOP READING; MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Soon, strange things begin to happen. When a ghost appears in the lake and a cursed giant stalks him through the woods, Dale starts to wonder…. –taken from book cover.
WitchMyth by Emma Fische
Flo loves her book of Witch myths. Her favourite story is about the haggfiend, with her dark enchantments, missing witchgirls and evil cackle… But the Flo becomes sure the Haggfiend is real, and that she’s back in Haggspit. What can Flo do? No one believes her, and no one will help. This time she’s on her own…-taken from book cover.
Secret of the Forbidden City by James Patterson
‘Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to track down the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother’s freedom from vicious pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to find an even greater treasure – priceless paintings stolen by Nazis – the Kidds must rely on their own cunning to outwit the criminals, all while their mom’s life is on the line.’ – taken from book cover.
The River Singers by Tom Moonhouse
“Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan’s fur bristle with fear . . . Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers lurking at every turn, will they ever find a safe place to call home?”–Publisher description.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce
“The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody’s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that’s not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry’s been kidnapped by whoever stole their magical car. There’s only one solution: the Tootings must find the Potts — the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families may stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action.” (Review from Good Reads)
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
“One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last?”– From inside book cover.
Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin
From different perspectives, explores middle school bullying as Maggie, tired of Elizabeth Moon’s superior attitude, creates a fake profile on a popular social networking site to teach Elizabeth a lesson.
The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan
Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer at his grandmother Maddy’s house, where Robbie learns many things about his emotionally distant parents and himself.