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The Adventures of Hamish and Mirren Magical Scottish Stories for Children

The Adventures of Hamish and Mirren Magical Scottish Stories for Children

Author: Moira Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Hamish and Mirren live in a quiet farmhouse by a beautiful loch in Scotland. Quiet, that is, except for the talking sea urchin, singing sand, hungry fairies, sad bogle and grumpy witch! This delightful collection of stories is a true Scottish children's classic. Moira Miller's characteristic wit and humour shine through, and Mairi Hedderwick's funny, charming illustrations bring gentle Hamish and his canny wife wonderfully to life for younger readers.

The Baby Red Squirrel Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 3)

The Baby Red Squirrel Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 3)

Author: Michelle Sloan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

If there's a wild animal in trouble, the Animal Adventure Club is here to help! Isla, Buzz, Gracie and Lexi love helping the rangers at their local nature reserve -- and they love animals! When they go on an island camping trip, they find three lost baby squirrels. But the Animal Adventure Club's boat has floated away and they're stranded! Can the team conquer their worry and disappointment and pull together to rescue themselves and the little red squirrels? This heart-warming adventure story about friendship and nature is perfect for all animal-loving children who enjoy the Holly Webb and Animal Rescue books. The latest book in this exciting new series for young environmentalists follows the adventures of the Animal Adventure Club as they care for wild animals in Scotland, and learn about themselves along the way.

Thorfinn and the Putrid Potion

Thorfinn and the Putrid Potion

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. When Chief Harald is poisoned by a putrid sleeping potion, Thorfinn suspects visiting soothsayer Ragwich. Banished for offending the power-hungry wise man, Thorfinn and his friends set sail to find the world's best potion maker to brew a cure. Unfortunately, the antidote requires a very rare ingredient. Can Thorfinn find the cure and wake Harald before Ragwich takes control of the village? Thorfinn and the Putrid Potion is the eighth adventure for Thorfinn the Nicest Viking in this funny, action-packed illustrated series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

The Baby Otter Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 2)

The Baby Otter Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 2)

Author: Michelle Sloan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2019

If there's a wild animal in trouble, the Animal Adventure Club is here to help! Isla, Buzz, Gracie and Lexi love helping the rangers at their local nature reserve -- and they love animals! So when the Animal Adventure Club find a baby otter that's been flooded out of his riverside home, they spring into action to look for his mum. But there's a surprise waiting for them This heart-warming adventure story about friendship and nature is perfect for all animal-loving children who enjoy the Holly Webb and Animal Rescue books. The latest book in this exciting new series for young environmentalists follows the adventures of the Animal Adventure Club as they care for wild animals in Scotland, and learn about themselves along the way.

The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Author: Linda Strachan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? Step into the shoes of siblings Rob and Aggie, young Jacobites living in the Scottish Highlands in 1745, the year of the final Jacobite Rising. From the battlefield to the croft, each easy-to-read chapter mixes Rob and Aggie's stories with timelines, maps, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the Jacobite Risings, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers. Take a journey through time and find out: Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie and why was a young man from Italy leading the fight for the Scottish crown? What happened at the earlier failed Risings, and why did the Jacobites keep fighting? How can you turn a kilt into a sleeping bag? What really happened at the Battle of Culloden? Who were the Redcoats? How did the Jacobite Risings change Scotland for ever? The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites continues the brilliant Fact-tastic series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.

Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon

Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. Vikings far and wide are travelling to Scotland's Shetland Islands for the great Fire Festival where they'll compete to become the ultimate champion by creating dazzling fire displays. Chief Harald is determined to be victorious but it seems as if Thorfinn has ruined their chances against rival Viking Chief Magnus the Bone-Breaker, until he remembers a story about a once-legendary dragon, now in hiding... Can Thorfinn and his ragtag crew track down the dreadful dragon and persuade her to help them put on a winning performance? Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon is the seventh adventure for Thorfinn the Nicest Viking in this funny, action-packed illustrated series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

The Baby Deer Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 1)

The Baby Deer Rescue (Animal Adventure Club 1)

Author: Michelle Sloan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

If there's a wild animal in trouble, the Animal Adventure Club are here to help! Isla, Buzz and Gracie love helping the rangers at their local nature reserve -- and they love animals! So when a baby deer gets trapped, they're the first to the rescue. Can they save the little creature -- even with new girl Lexi getting in their way? This heart-warming adventure story about friendship and nature is perfect for all animal-loving children who enjoy the Holly Webb and Animal Rescue books. This is the first book in an exciting new series for young environmentalists following the adventures of the Animal Adventure Club as they care for wild animals in Scotland.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- The discovery of new Viking treasure brings the museum its biggest exhibit yet -- a giant longboat. With such a huge attraction on show there's plenty of room to hide a secret, or two. In the Case of the Vanishing Viking, the Squad investigate legendary longboats, rare runes and hidden hoards to try to solve their latest mystery. --------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

A Secret Diary of the First World War Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

A Secret Diary of the First World War Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Author: Gill Arbuthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old soldier James Marchbank and find out. Inspired by the real-life diary of a Scottish boy soldier, each easy-to-read chapter mixes James's story with timelines, letters, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the First World War, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers. Why was rat hunting a popular hobby in the trenches? How did parachuting pigeons help win the war? Why would a really good friend rub whale oil on your feet? What did it feel like to be a teenager at war? Take a journey through time and discover all the most important and incredible bits of the First World War. A Secret Diary of the First World War is the first in a new brilliant series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Pet Show Show-Off

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Pet Show Show-Off

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2018

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has lost his tail, or rather, it's invisible and so is Isla! When pesky Auntie Hettie and her pampered pooch enter the perfect pet show, they will stop at nothing to WIN. But Porridge and Invisible Isla have different ideas. Vanishing cream, dancing dugs and a Best Pet Trophy -- how much trouble can a tartan cat get into? ----------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. --------------- Strange lights, eerie sounds -- something spooky is happening at the museum. The ghostly goings-on centre on a dented Roman helmet. Could it be haunted? The Squad aren't convinced but what better place is there for a ghost to hide than in a museum full of seriously old and rather dead things? -------------------- In the Case of the Roman Riddle, the Squad investigate ancient treasure, mystery mosaics and suspicious centurions to try to solve their latest mystery. Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Unfair Funfair

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Unfair Funfair

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2017

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two -- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) and the twins Isla and Ross can't wait to visit the funfair that's just come to town -- but this funfair isn't fair at all. Riding the Howlercoaster doesn't just turn their knees to jelly, it turns Ross into a hairy scarewolf! Dastardly Fangus McFungus is using the unfair funfair as a cover for his sneaky scheme to find the most powerful, most pongyful element in the universe: sproutinium. But why does he need to transform children into creepy creatures to do it? Join Porridge on this rollercoaster-riding, stink-sniffing, wolf-whiffing adventure with Isla and Roaring Ross! Can they stop Fangus from stinking out the whole town? Will they change Ross back before he's stuck as a beast forever? ----------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- Has someone been taking money from the museum's donations at night? Why are there coins all over the floor? In the Case of the Curious Coins the Squad enlists the help of a few metallic friends -- robots from a new futuristic exhibition. These super-cool robots might be able to build furniture, cook up a feast and send messages, but can they spy on a thief? --------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Loch Ness Mess

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Loch Ness Mess

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2017

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) and the twins, Isla and Ross, have been dragged to Loch Ness where Dino Dad is hoping to dig up some pre-historic bones. But when a magic wishing bone transforms Dino Dad into a real-life dinosaur, he's mistaken for the Loch Ness Monster and captured by a Nessie-hunter! Can they prove Dino Dad isn't really Nessie and save him from the dastardly Fergus McFungus? Join Porridge and the twins on this dino-tastic, Nessie-riding romp around Scotland's most famous loch. What a Loch Ness mess! ----------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Kittycat Kidnap

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Kittycat Kidnap

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has been cat-napped! But nobody has noticed! The twins, Isla and Ross, are too busy trying to help their super-scientist mum who has accidentally shrunk herself with some super-short shortbread. Will the twins be able to unshrink Mini Mum? Can they rescue Porridge from a pet shop infested with crocodiles, dung beetles and his arch-enemy Moggiarty? ----------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no-one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy, and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From moving prehistoric creatures and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- Hieroglyphics: hard to spell and even harder to decode! When a strange message is found hidden on the casket of Pharaoh Raneb, the Museum Mystery Squad must crack a code nobody's seen since ancient Egyptian times. But this mummy's keeping mum. The Squad are not the only ones working on the mystery: they meet Egyptian expert Professor Peter Gyptex, and the very odd Vera Damclot, a fan of mummified cats. Can the Squad reveal the mummy's secret before it unravels? ------------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Moving Mammoth

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Moving Mammoth

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no-one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy, and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From moving pre-historic creatures and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- There's nothing deader than a mammoth -- not just dead but completely extinct. So how can it be moving at night? In the Case of the Moving Mammoth, the Squad investigate the museum's new star exhibit, on loan from Tyrone O'Saurus, ringmaster of the travelling Dinosaur Circus. There must be a reasonable explanation for a shifting stuffed prefistoric animal. Can they sift through the clues and unravel the puzzle before the museum faces a mammoth-sized problem? --------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2017

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has discovered Gadget Grandad is not your average snoringly boring grandad after all! He's a super-duper secret spy -- and he needs help from Porridge (the cat, not the gloopy breakfast) and the twins Isla and Ross to defeat his arch enemy Fergus McFungus. McFungus has stolen the secret secret recipe for disaster. Can Porridge and the twins help their shark-surfing, shed-racing, space travelling grandad stop him and save the world? Maybe with the help of some brawsome bagpipes... -------------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding

Author: Alan Dapre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2017

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives! -------------- Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has been framed! Someone is sabotaging Isla and Ross' attempts to reunite Groovy Gran's band, the Tattie Scones, and Porridge is the top suspect. Only he knows the real villain is a dastardly dog -- the Dug o' Doom. Will the Tattie Scones ever rock again? Can a balloon-riding, wool-chasing, saucer-flying tartan cat stop the crafty canine and clear his name? ----------------- In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Calum's Hard Knock

Calum's Hard Knock

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Tensions are rising in the team as Jordan's crew become jealous of the attention Calum and Leo are receiving from the scouts. Mr McKlop gives them one last chance to prove they can still be a team -- a military-style away day full of stunts, trials and loads and loads of MUD! Can they settle their differences and survive Sergeant McCradge's gruelling challenges? Will they learn how to pull together in time for the playoffs?

Calum's Cup Final

Calum's Cup Final

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Caleytown's dreams are coming true. They've made it to the National Soccer Sevens Tournament and the only thing standing between them and the cup are all of Scotland's finest football teams. Calum spots the Scotland manager, some scouts, and his hero James Cauldfield in the crowd, and he's getting nervous. Mr McKlop has some fun ways to distract them but Calum's nerves only escalate when, unexpectedly, he is made captain of the team. Can he get them through to the final? Can he overcome his jitters and impress the scouts? Will Caleytown bring home the cup?

Calum's Tough Match

Calum's Tough Match

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Caleytown's P6 boys have come so far, but they've still got to beat their old rivals Muckleton in the playoffs if they want a place in the National Soccer Sevens Tournament. There's a longstanding tradition of pranking between these two teams, and Calum and Leo are feeling the pressure to make this year more hilarious than ever... Their headteacher has threatened to forfeit the tournament if they pull a prank on Muckleton. Will they risk it anyway -- and have they forgotten how important the tournament is to them?

Thorfinn and the Raging Raiders

Thorfinn and the Raging Raiders

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2016

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. Indgar villagers are out watching an elk polo match, the village is attached, and Thorfinn's mum goes missing, presumed kidnapped. Harald, Velda Thorfinn and his boisterous brothers chase the mysterious raiders across the North Sea towards Scotland. Will Thorfinn the Nicest Viking manage to find his mum and bring her back home safe and sound? Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

Thorfinn and the Terrible Treasure

Thorfinn and the Terrible Treasure

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2016

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. Harald the Skull-Splitter and fellow chief Magnus the Bone-Breaker find a massive treasure chest in the remote Western Isles of Scotland. Thorfinn and his rival Olaf must guard it overnight, but despite their best efforts, they can't help falling asleep. In the morning the treasure has disappeared and now Thorfinn's village is at stake. Can Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and his friends find the missing loot in time to save their village? Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

Calum's Big Break

Calum's Big Break

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Most people would eagerly take football tips from their hero, and Calum and best friend Leo are no different. When they bump into star striker James Cauldfield at a Premiership match, they soak up his advice on dealing with rival players. Then when a scout comes to watch their next match, they are ready to shine -- as long as nothing goes wrong. . .

Calum's New Team

Calum's New Team

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

'There was only one thing for it. Calum took three massive steps forward and threw himself head first at the ball. At full stretch, he nodded the ball goalwards. It flew across the diving keeper and into the back of the net! He lay for a second on the warm Astroturf smiling until a shadow appeared over him. I didn't know you could head the ball! Leo grinned down at Calum with his arm outstretched. I didn't have much choice with a cross like that! Calum laughed.' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Calum has just moved to Caleytown from the Highlands and is worried he won't fit in. That is, until he finds out from football-mad new pals Leo and Erika that a new boys' football team is starting at school. Calum is determined to impress the coach and make it onto the team, but two things stand in his way: a pair of decent boots, and the coach's son, striker Jordan McPride. . .

Calum's New Boots

Calum's New Boots

Author: Danny Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. The Caleytown Primary football teams are going to a schools' tournament in Edinburgh. Calum has finally earned his dream pair of astroturf football boots -- bright yellow to match his strip -- and he can't wait to put them to good use scoring goals for Caleytown. But when Calum's new boots mysteriously go missing right before the match, will he be able to continue?

Thorfinn and the Disgusting Feast

Thorfinn and the Disgusting Feast

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. The king of Norway is coming to visit Indgar village and Thorfinn is named Head Chef for the greatest feast the village has ever seen. Apparently the king has a taste for exotic fish, but he's also been known to catapult chefs who displease him into the sea! Thorfinn sets sail for Orkney with a ragtag crew to visit his Uncle Rolf and learn how to cook and catch fish. But it seems a poisoner is at large and he has his eyes on the poisson... Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

Thorfinn and the Rotten Scots

Thorfinn and the Rotten Scots

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. On a raiding voyage to Scotland, Thorfinn and his friends Velda and Oswald are kidnapped by Ranald MacRanald, chieftain of the Clan MacRanald. Little does Ranald he know that his methods of 'torture' (making the Nicest Viking sew with the women and clean the castle from top to bottom) are actually Thorfinn's idea of a brilliant Scottish holiday! Will Chief Harald the Skull-Splitter come to his son's 'rescue' before Thorfinn drives the Rotten Scots crazy with politeness? Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

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