'Alice-Miranda is off on a royal adventure!
'Based on the bestselling books by Jacqueline Harvey, and following the success of Alice-Miranda Friends Forever, comes the Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball movie!
'From royal cruises to spring fairs to Christmas balls, life holds no shortage of excitement and surprises for Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta. There’s mystery aplenty with a thief on the loose, threats against the Queen and a decades-old royal family secret about to be uncovered!
'Featuring the official script of the movie, a full-colour picture section and a special note from the director and producer, this book is perfect for fans of the movies and books alike.' (Publication summary)
'"A cosy Christmas mystery for Alice-Miranda! A delightful festive adventure featuring Jacqueline Harvey's MILLION-COPY beloved and bestselling character. The perfect Christmas gift!
'Christmas is almost here, and Alice-Miranda and her closest friends are celebrating early at her home, Highton Hall. But it’s not all gingerbread and tinsel, and when Alice-Miranda uncovers a mysterious note, she uncovers a long-kept secret that will change the course of two families’ lives forever. Throw in the unexpected addition of resident mean girl Caprice Radford, the disappearance of much-loved Christmas displays, and an invitation to the most spectacular Christmas party of the season, and you have all the ingredients for a delicious Christmas mystery."' (Publication summary)
'Can one tiny girl change a very big school?
'Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones is waving goodbye to her weeping parents and starting her first day at boarding school. But something is wrong at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The headmistress, Miss Grimm, hasn't been seen for ten years. The prize-winning flowers are gone. And a mysterious stranger is camping in the greenhouse.
'Alice-Miranda must complete a series of impossible tests. Can she really beat the meanest, most spoilt girl at school in a solo sailing mission? Could she camp in the forest all on her own for five whole days and nights? Well, of course. This is Alice-Miranda, after all.' (From the publisher's website.)
'Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones has survived her first term at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale. And now Jacinta Headlington-Bear, the school's second best tantrum thrower, is joining Alice-Miranda's family for term break. Who would have thought it!
'The two girls are looking forward to a relaxing holiday at Highton Hall. But a cranky boy is causing mischief on the estate, a movie star has come to visit, and a stranger is snooping about. Add a naughty pony, a hint of romance and a dastardly scheme, and Jacinta and Alice-Miranda might have a more exciting holiday than they were expecting.' (From the publisher's website.)
'Alice-Miranda is thrilled to be back at school, where the girls are preparing a play with the neighbouring boys' school. But it's not all glitter and stage lights: there are rumours of a witch in the woods, and Jacinta and Millie are clashing with a rude new student, Sloane, and her pushy mother, September. September Sykes wants to win her family the fortune she's sure it deserves, but her scheme could end in disaster. When Alice-Miranda learns of the plot, she knows just how to set things right.' (Publication summary)
'It's a race to the finish as Winchesterfield gets set for the annual show.
'Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate and a village show to look forward to! One of the highlights of the Winchesterfield show is the Queen's Cup horserace. But Aunty Gee's prize racehorse, Rockstar, is refusing to leave the stables. That is, until Alice-Miranda introduces him to her own naughty pony, Bonaparte.
'Preparations for the show are coming along well until a series of thefts rocks the community. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda's beloved Bony is horse-napped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?' (From the publisher's website.)
'Mysteries abound and Alice-Miranda is on the case
'Alice-Miranda and Millie have made a dazzling discovery in the woodlands near their school. They vow to keep the secret to themselves, but it seems that a greedy politician and a pair of old friends are searching for the same treasure.
'Back at school, the sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy with everyone and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why.
'When Myrtle Parker's husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She's determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.' (Publisher's blurb)
'When Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta all get a chance to travel to Japan to make the most of the last few weeks of school holidays, they are in for a fascinating treat. The Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones housekeeper has been invited to present a paper at an important innovation conference in Tokyo on her Just Add Water (JAW) food creation but she is even more interested in her newest invention, and vows to try it out while overseas.
'Alice-Miranda gets embroiled in an elaborate missing persons hunt when she is given a gift from her father that confuses the would-be trackers. Things come to a head when the tourists get an invitation to attend dinner at the Royal Palace in Tokyo, and the plans of a jealous sister begin to unravel, with startling consequences.' (Publisher's blurb)
'This school camp is full of secrets and surprises!
'An exciting announcement has been made and Alice-Miranda and her schoolmates are going on camp. There are sleep outs, treasure hunts and so many activities to look forward to! However, it's not all fun and games. Alice-Miranda and Millie will need to keep a close eye on Caprice, the school's newest student, who seems determined to cause trouble.
'Next door to the camp is Pelham Park, where Alice-Miranda's father, Hugh, grew up. These days, Hugh's beautiful old house serves as a retirement home but when some startling objects are uncovered in its cellar, the peaceful estate is turned upside down. With help from a much-loved relative, Alice-Miranda sets out to investigate. (Publication summary)
'It's Queen Georgiana's silver jubilee, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited. While Evesbury Palace is every bit as magnificent as they'd imagined, some of the staff are behaving strangely. Edgar and Louis, Aunty Gee's grandsons and the palace's resident mischief-makers, don't exactly give their guests a friendly welcome. When they team up with an unexpected visitor, things soon go from bad to worse.
'Behind the scenes it seems something much more sinister is at play. Why is Aunty Gee so determined to keep Alice-Miranda at the palace for the rest of the holidays, and who is her mysterious milliner? With the help of her friends and a trusty butler, can Alice-Miranda uncover what threatens to bring down the royal family?' (Publication summary)'
'Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Switzerland to ski, sightsee and experience the unique White Turf racing event. St Moritz is as glamourous as they expected and their hotel is beyond belief – as are its owners, the overly friendly Otto Fanger and his frosty wife, Delphine Doerflinger.
'Mid-holiday, the Baron, a close friend of Alice-Miranda's family, reappears after being mysteriously uncontactable, and the group head across the country to stay at the Grand Hotel Von Zwicky. The resort town of Zermatt is full of charm, but underneath the picturesque exterior are glimpses of shady dealings and unsavoury characters. Can Alice-Miranda work out who is involved in time to save the Baron's beloved hotel?' (Publication summary)
'Mischief and mayhem at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale
'It's the beginning of term and Alice-Miranda is delighted to be back at school. There is excitement in the air with the news of Miss Reedy's and Mr Plumpton's engagement and fast approaching wedding. And when a surprise arrival is added to the mix, both the students and teachers go into a spin. Meanwhile, Caprice and Millie's bickering reaches an all-time high and things look set to explode.
'Nearby in Downsfordvale there is also plenty afoot with the village about to host Chudleigh's, the country's largest dog show. Along with the event come a number of bizarre characters. Could their strange behaviour be hiding something more alarming? If so, Alice-Miranda will need to act quickly to save the day!' (Publication summary)
'When a letter arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies offering a cultural exchange to Beijing, Alice-Miranda and her friends are quick to sign up. They can't wait to experience the delights of one of the world's busiest cities! While there, the visitors will attend The Bright Star Academy and be billeted among local students.
'Excitingly, Alice-Miranda and Jacinta are placed with a family who own a circus troupe. On the trip, they also get to meet the famous acrobat Summer Tan and are captivated by her talents. However, after running into Summer in some surprising locations, Alice-Miranda starts to realise something strange is going on. When a priceless antiquity is stolen from the Shanghai Museum, the mystery deepens. Will the thief be caught before it's too late?' (Publication summary)
'In a startling turn of events, Alice-Miranda unexpectedly finishes the school term earlier than planned. Holidays should be a time for fun and a chance to catch up with friends, but it seems all is not well at Highton Hall. There is trouble afoot with the family business and it's got everyone worried. Scores of people have been struck down with a mystery illness and it looks as if Kennington's may be responsible.
'Meanwhile, there is an annual garden party to prepare for. And the whole village is invited! Throw in an intriguing neighbour, a runaway and a swindler and it may be the perfect recipe for disaster. Alice-Miranda will have to trust her intuition to find the key to unlock this mystery.' (Publication summary)
'Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw!
'Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Hollywood to take part in Lawrence Ridley’s new movie. It’s a western with a twist, and they’ll be shooting some scenes on location in the picturesque Grand Canyon. Everyone’s excited to get a sneak peek of the glitz and glamour of show business – especially Caprice!
'On set, however, there is high drama with tears and tantrums, romance and a string of suspicious mishaps. Is there a villain lurking behind the scenes, or could the rumours of a curse be true? Alice-Miranda is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before tensions explode.' (Publication summary)
'Reunions and rivalries in the land of the brave!
'A select group of students have been invited to attend the inaugural Future Leaders Opportunity Program in Scotland. Alice-Miranda and her friends are some of the lucky few and they just might be joined by a few familiar faces from around the globe.
'There are new skills to be learned and challenges to conquer as well as a few fiery feuds for Alice-Miranda to settle! The organisation is being run by some interesting characters and, as the tournament reaches its climax, tempers start to fray. Is there another reason these particular children were brought together?' (Publication summary)
'And a one, two, three, hit it!
'A disaster in Winchesterfield village sees Alice-Miranda and her friends in the middle of the action. The devastating result is a family left without a home, but after a suggestion from a surprising place, the girls make big plans to help. It seems a festival is on the cards!
'At school, there’s tension in the air with the arrival of a new teacher and a tussle for power between some of the existing staff. There are secrets aplenty too – though some are more dangerous than others. Can Alice-Miranda decipher fact from fiction and ensure the festival’s success?' (Publication summary)