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Black Cats

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    I am a Tree

    Tim is an ace actor and keen member of the school drama club. So of course he expects to be the star of the end of year ... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    B.A.S.E. Camp

    Gerry dreams of becoming a marathon champion, so is thrilled to get a place at B.A.S.E. camp - the British Acadamy of Sp... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Bryony Bell's Star Turn

    Christmas is coming and the Bell household is busier than ever. Fresh from recent success on Broadway, they now star in ... More

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    Under the Spell of Bryony Bell

    Bryony's back. Her family dreams of starring on Broadway but their first stop is the local Empress Theatre. Bryony, the ... More

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    Book 5

    Cry in the Dark

    A time-slip ghost story based in the gritty reality of Victorian London. Ben breaks into the empty house next door and d... More

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    Book 6

    Arf and the Tarantula

    In Arf's latest adventure he tangles with a tarantula and his sister Gloria's fickle new boyfriend. The added complicati... More

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    Book 7

    Time and Again

    This time-slip adventure centres around the powers of a strange-looking watch, found by ten-year-old twins, Becky and Ch... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Dying to Meet You

    Identical twins Hailey and Hugo Huckleberry win the prize of a lifetime - the chance to meet their favourite horror aut... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Spook School

    What could be worse for a ghost than not being frightening enough? That's Spooker's problem as he faces his Practical Ha... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Footsteps in the Fog

    Terry Deary is renowned for creating and sustaining atmospheres of haunting and menace - and he is at his best in this c... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Quirky Times at Quagmire Castle

    Quagmire Castle is the much-loved, but totally dilapidated, home to a motley cast of humans and ghosts. When it comes to... More

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    Book 13

    The Honourable Ratts

    The Honourable Ratts are a distinguished family whose ancestors appeared at a time when witches were commonplace and gia... More

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    Book 14

    Dicing with Death

    Max used to be an ordinary boy... until he offered himself up to Death in the place of his little sister, and somehow en... More

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    Book 15

    James and the Alien Experiment

    An engaging, well-written, humorous story about a perennially popular subject. James and the Alien Experiment is a comed... More

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    Planimal Magic

    While his mum recovers from cancer, Joe (and Bingo - the only psychic dog in England) stays with cousin Molly and her da... More

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    Book 17

    The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle

    Two abandoned children make their home in a castle - which turns out to be haunted by the Duke of Wellington! The ghost... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Bug Eyed Monsters

    "Mr Snitcher is an alien! Pass it on..." Nobody knew where the rumour came from. Most of the boys think it's a joke. Bu... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    The Gorgle

    Finn doesn't want to move to the spooky old house in the first place. Soon the strange goings-on and mysterious noises a... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Class Six and the Nits of Doom

    Class 6's teacher is a witch. That's bad. The dancing skeletons and pterodactyls they can see in her eyes are worse. And... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    100% Pig

    Our hero is a Tamworth pig with attitude. He was imported from Australia to improve the "bloodline" of the farmer's herd... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    The Spoon of Doom

    'It was never meant to feed the needy; but to serve up grief to the mean and greedy' The unfortunately named Albert Gru... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Dan and the Dead

    Dan can see ghosts. See them, speak to them, and sometimes help them - for a price. Dan and his ghostly sidekick Simon (... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Galaxy Patrol

    Jake is a sci-fi buff, so when he's abducted by aliens he's delighted. But when he realises that his younger sister has ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    The Joke Factory

    Sharon sits down to a dull Christmas lunch, but one opened cracker later she is dealing with genies, wishes, vicious nei... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Calamity Kate

    Black Cats is a brand new, on-going series of top stories. Children will come to trust the Black Cat logo as a sign of g... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Deadline

    How can a pint-sized, smart-ass eighteen-year-old make his mark on the world from Nowheresville, Idaho-especially when h... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Drucilla and the Cracked Pot

    Drucilla loves living by the river in Londinium. That is, until the fateful day when Pontius Maximus, a leader of the Ro... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Billy Angel

    Plumbing. This is what the future has in store for Billy Box - to follow in the footsteps of generations of Boxes and sp... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Leif Frond and the Viking Games

    Leif wants to be a hero, but as the youngest and smallest member of his huge Viking family, he's never had the chance to... More

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    Book 31

    Leif Frond and Quickfingers

    A wandering pedlar turns up in Leif's village, much to the delight of the Vikings of Frondfell. Only Leif suspects there... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Monster of Shiversands Cove

    Stan is on holiday with his family at the seaside when everything starts going a bit odd. First there's the fairy - the ... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Captain Codswallop and the Flying Kipper

    This laugh-out-loud comic romp marks Michael Cox's debut on the A&C Black children's list. Captain Codswallop's pirate s... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Nightmare at Trowser's Down

    As soon as Tiffany sets eyes on Crumbling Cow cottage, she realises that moving there is the worst decision her parents ... More

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    Book 35

    Something Slimy on Primrose Drive

    Unlike the rest of her family, Pearl Wolfbane is neat and tidy and is delighted to note that everyone else in Primrose D... More

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    Book 36

    Big Iggy

    Black Cats is a brand new, on-going series of top stories. Children will come to trust the Black Cat logo as a sign of g... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Arf and the Happy Campers

    This is Arf's first novel-length adventure, for a slightly older age group, and is a perfect summer read. Arf expects to... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Bryony Bell Tops the Bill

    Bryony is constantly eclipsed by her all-singing, all dancing mum and talented sisters: otherwise known as The Singing B... More

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    Book 39

    Changing Brooms

    Our hero is Jess, the long-suffering apprentice to the demanding and rather self-centred witches, Agnes Moonthistle and ... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    The Gods are Watching

    A page-turning thriller from an acclaimed writer. Set in ancient Egypt, this is the story of a young boy, Varro, and his... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Airlock

    George and his friends have won an incredible prize, the chance to visit the Berners-Lee space station for a special ove... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Eyes Wide Open

    Six memorable short stories, never before published in a collection. Find out how...Visits from the tooth fairy can make... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Operation Code-Cracker

    Code-loving Max is unexpectedly recruited to spy on his friend's uncle, a suspected terrorist. But nothing is quite as i... More

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    Book 44

    The Binding

    When Jack and his family arrive on the remote, blustery Scottish island of Morna, the whole summer holiday seems doomed.... More

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    Book 45

    The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase

    A funny, ghostly tale, packed with adventure and a sprinkling of history (including a starring role for the ghost of the... More

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    Book 46

    Running on a Patchwork of Earth

    AK is one of the best runners in his school and a shining athletics career beckons... until his dad's job uproots the fa... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Dan and the Caverns of Bone

    Dan can see ghosts. See then, speak to them, and sometimes help them...for a price. In his second adventure, Dan is on a... More

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    Book 48

    Franklin's Emporium: The White Lace Gloves

    Welcome to Franklin's Emporium - the department store where there's magic on every floor! When Alex is sent to Golden B... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    Dan and the Shard of Ice

    Dan can see ghosts. See then, speak to them, and sometimes help them...for a price. In his third adventure, poltergeist ... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    The Gold

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Franklin's Emporium: The Pet Shop Mystery

    Welcome to Franklin's Emporium - the department store where there's magic on every floor! When Alex visits the pet shop... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    Class Six and the Eel of Fortune

    Class Six are back, and they're on a mission: keep that nosy Mrs Knowall from finding out that their school is secretly ... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Codebusters

    Things are not going well for Jackson 'Jax' Hibert. He wanted to fit in at his new school but now everyone knows he's a ... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    Spooks Away

    Spooker is back for a new school year at the Anne Boleyn Secondary School, and now that the wicked Sir Rupert is out of ... More

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    Book 55

    A Witch in Time

    Sharon is chased by bullies who think that she is a bore, and Ellie is chased by villagers who think she's a witch. Then... More

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