The Bubble Wrap Boy
All my life I’ve been tiny Charlie from the Chinese Chippie, whose only friend is Sinus, the kid who stares at walls.
But I believe that everyone’s good at something.
I’ve just got to work out what my something is…
Charlie’s found his secret talent: skateboarding. It’s his one-way ticket to popularity. All he’s got to do is practice, and nothing’s going to stop him – not his clumsiness, not his overprotective mum, nothing.
Except Charlie isn’t the only one in his family hiding a massive secret, and his next discovery will change everything.
How do you stay on the board when your world is turned upside down?
Jake is not a bad person—he used to be the class joker, the comedian. He used to have “potential”. But now he’s been expelled from five schools and only Cattle Rise, a tough inner-city school, will take him. Here survival means keeping his head down, and that’s not something Jake’s very good at. Then he meets Robin, a girl with problems that are bigger and more serious than he can even imagine. Helping Robin means entering a dangerous, violent world. It also might mean remembering why life is worth a second chance.
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Pigsticks and Harold set off on a journey to the Ends of the Earth armed only with a sense of adventure (Pigsticks’), common sense (Harold’s), and a lot of cake. They pick their way through jungles, trek across deserts and climb a huge mountain, but the Ends of the Earth are always just out of reach. When their last crumb of cake is stolen and it doesn’t look like they’ll ever make it home again, they finally find the Ends of the Earth – in the last place they’d ever think to look.