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Anna And The Swallow Man

Author: Gavriel Savit

Publisher: Penguin (2017)

Kraków, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone. Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall. And like Anna's missing father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.

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Arctic Adventure

Author: Willard Price

Publisher: Knight Books (1980)

Hal and Roger Hunt are experts at capturing wild animals alive, but this is their first expedition to the frozen wastes of the polar ice cap. Based in Greenland and Alaska, they are on the trail of the Musk-ox, the Narwhal, the Caribou, the Killer Whale and other rare and dangerous animals to add to their father's unique collection of wildlife. The brothers make friends, as well as enemies, among the Eskimos. They visit cities under ice, travel over the top of the world and encounter the terrifying arctic hurricane, the williwaw, before their astonishing adventures end with a daring plan to trap the biggest bear on Earth.

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Ark Angel

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Part of a series: Alex Rider

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (2005)

The sniper’s bullet nearly killed him. But Alex Rider managed to survive . . . just in time for more trouble to come his way. When kidnappers attempt to snatch a fellow patient from the exclusive hospital where Alex is recovering, he knows he has to stop him. But the boy he saves is no ordinary patient: He is the son of Nikolai Drevin, one of the richest men in the world. The eccentric billionaire has been targeted by Force Three, a group of eco-terrorists who claim his project Ark Angel—the first luxury hotel in outer space—is a danger to the environment. Soon Alex discovers that Force Three will stop at nothing to destroy Ark Angel, even if it means sending four hundred tons of molten glass and steel hurtling down to Earth and killing millions . . . unless Alex can stop them.

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Around The World In Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne

Part of a series: Classic Adventures

Publisher: Fabbri Publishing Ltd (1992)

The classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

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Arsenic For Tea

Author: Robin Stevens

Part of a series: Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Publisher: Puffin (2016)

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison.

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Artemis Fowl : The Arctic Incident

Author: Eoin Colfer

Part of a series: Artemis Fowl

Publisher: Puffin (2002)

This is the sequel to Artemis Fowl. It is full of adventure, fairy magic and humour. Artemis is now a year older than before. We meet up with all the old characters again with scraps between Captain Holly Short and Artemis. It is about the adventures the group get into in the Arctic while trying to rescue Artemis Fowl's father, who had been captured two years before, by the Mafiya in Russia, after his ship was sunk. There is plot and intrigue throughout and you will not be disappointed by this thoroughly good read.

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Artie Conan Doyle And The Gravediggers' Club

Author: Robert J Harris

Publisher: Kelpies (2017)

One day Arthur Conan Doyle will create the greatest detective of all -- Sherlock Holmes. But right now Artie Conan Doyle is a twelve-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy with a mystery of his own to solve. While sneaking out to explore Greyfriars Kirkyard by night, Artie and his best friend Ham spot a ghostly lady in grey and discover the footprints of a gigantic hound. Could the two mysteries be connected? These strange clues lead them to a series of robberies carried out by the sinister Gravediggers' Club and soon they find themselves pitted against the villainous Colonel Braxton Dash

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Attack Of The Giant Robot Chickens

Author: Alex McCall

Publisher: Kelpies (2014)

Why did the chicken cross the road? To take over the world!!! Giant robot chickens are terrorising the city of Aberdeen. Their aim: to peck out all signs of human resistance. The streets are empty, the adults have vanished and those left behind must hide from the powerful poultry or get scrambled! Jesse and his friends hatch a plot to stop the fowl fiends and take back their city. . . But when a gang of kids take on an army of angry robot chickens, things don’t eggs-actly go to plan. Life in a chicken apocalypse isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

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Attack Of The Scorpion Riders

Author: Dan Hunter

Part of a series: Quest of the Gods

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (2012)

Featuring one boy, five Gods, and a thousand monsters. Ancient Egypt is in trouble; the evil Pharaoh, Oba, has captured five of the most powerful good gods and imprisoned them in secret and perilous places. Now deadly plagues are destroying the land and bloodthirsty monsters terrorise the people. Only one boy can stop them: Akori, an orphaned farm-boy with a huge destiny...For his first quest, Akori must risk his life to free Ra, the Sun God. But how can he ever hope to win a battle against giant scorpions and a deadly Snake Goddess...?

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Aubrey And The Terrible Yoot

Authors: Horatio Clare, Jane Matthews

Publisher: Firefly Press (2015)

Aubrey is a rambunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he's old enough to drive one. But when his father, Jim, falls under an horrendous spell Aubrey is determined to break it. Everyone says his task is impossible, but with the help of the animals of Rushing Wood, Aubrey will never give up and never surrender - even if he must fight the unkillable Spirit of Despair itself: the TERRIBLE YOOT!

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