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  • The Dolphins of Laurentumby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    It's October AD 79. The arrival of a ragged man at the Geminus household sets in motion a series of events which take Flavia and her three friends to an opulent villa by the sea at Laurentum, a few miles south of Ostia. Just off the coast is a sunken wreck full of treasure which could be the answer to all their problems. But someone else is after... more...

  • The Prophet from Ephesusby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    It's August, AD 81. Presumed dead by their families but wanted by unknown authorities, Flavia and her friends feel very far from home. When news of more kidnappings reach them, and they discover that one of Miriam's twins is among the missing, the four detectives set out for Halicarnassus to help. Here they find the countryside is full of prophets... more...

  • The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Geminaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . . Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father's life, Cartilia Poplica. She's certain that Cartilia has an ulterior motive, but to find out the truth Flavia must perform twelve tasks - like the Greek hero Hercules. So begins a thrilling journey, but what will Flavia... more...

  • The Charioteer of Delphiby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    September AD 80. Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix's town house. When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it. The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside... more...

  • Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteriesby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Between writing her bestselling novels, Caroline Lawrence has penned several short stories, covering incidents alluded to in the novels, but not dramatised at length. This book brings together mini-mysteries to provide even more coverage of events in the lives of our four detectives during the dangerous, exciting reign of Emperor Titus. Each of these... more...

  • Willy Waggledagger: Chew Bee or Not Chew Beeby Martin Chatterton; Gregory Rogers

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Could this be the true story behind Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Full of humour and fun that will attract reluctant readers, the Willy Waggledagger series is an excellent recommendation for kids who loved Andy Griffiths. more...

  • Spy for the Queen of Scotsby Theresa Breslin

    RHCP 2012; US$ 9.86

    As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the jealous, manipulative Catherine de Medici, and Mary's own scheming half-brother, James - Jenny has always been fiercely... more...

  • Every-Day Dress-Upby Selina Alko

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history. Now dressing up is an adventure When, every day of the week, I am a daring new dame! From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of... more...

  • Haloby Zizou Corder

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27

    Washed ashore as a baby in ancient Greece, Halo is discovered by a family of centaurs. Although her true identity remains a mystery, she is loved as one of their own. But when Halo is dragged away by fishermen, her wild adventure begins . . . Halo soon realizes that if she is to survive then she must live in disguise - as a boy. A violent war is... more...

  • Duty Calls: Dunkirkby James Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    'YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME ACTION - WELL YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW. YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW ALL RIGHT.' Friday 24th May, 1940 Private Johnny Hawke , aged sixteen, awakens to artillery fire. Hours later, Stukas scream down from the sky. Messerschmit fighters roar towards his regiment. Trucks burst into flames. Now men and mules lay dead... more...