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  • In the Earth world, a boy dreams of faraway lands to escape life with his horrible aunt. In the Elf world, he wakes up with a mysterious golden torch but without any clue who he is ... except for the compass he pulls from his pocket, engraved with one name: JAYBEN. Jayben discovers that many moons ago, a giant put a dark spell on the golden torch, and the elves forgot everything that had come before. Now they hang precious memories in jars on trees, just to try to remember. But a new darkness grows among them. An evil villain called Null is burning down the forests, hellbent on finding the torch and becoming the most powerful being ever to live. If Jayben can find his own magic and ignite the torch with its fierce violet flame, his power will be unstoppable ... Can Jayben save the world before the lights go out forever? Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781444968637
  • From the Costa Award winning author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk comes an epic adventure with a call to arms: we must fight to save the most treasured things on our planet. On the top of the hill, overlooking the sea, that's where you'll find a magical place... To Bea and Raffy, Ravenwood is home. In its own way, the house rescued them, even if it did have a fallen-down tree taking up most of the kitchen. So the idea that it could be sold. Demolished even. Well, that's unthinkable. Then again, it's not like the children get a choice. But the truth is, we can all make our own choices, especially if we care enough... A beautiful, soulful, exciting story about holding onto what's precious, and guarding the extraordinary nature that surrounds us. Great for Ages 9-12. Published 23rd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780571348787
  • Scars exist to remind us of what we've survived... Since Shelbi enrolled at Windward Academy as a senior and won't be there very long, she hasn't bothered making friends. What her classmates don't know about her can't be used to hurt her - you know, like it did at her last school. Andy Criddle is not okay. At all. He's had far too much to drink. Again. Which is bad. And things are about to get worse. When Shelbi sees Andy at his lowest, she can relate. So she doesn't resist reaching out. And there's no doubt their connection has them both seeing stars... but the closer they get, the more the past threatens to pull their universes apart. Don't miss this gut punch of a novel about mental illness, loss, and discovering you are worthy of love. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781398516069
  • Three fantastic new stories! Hack and Whack babysit a toddler - Fire Hazard - and discover to their horror that they might not be the worst vikings in the village after all... Then they manage to secure an exciting invite to feast with the visiting king, but discover that it's three days of having to be on their best behaviour... Until the new teenaged king turns out to be a lout - food fights ensue, and he loves them. Unfortunately, that's when the snotty, privileged, wealthy winter guests turn up - distant cousins who can't be turned away. They make everyone's life a misery - can Hack and Whack find a way to get rid of them? Packed full of humour that children will love and illustrated with anarchy by the fabulous Steve May. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9780571349531
  • Celebrity comedian Leo Leggett takes Billy Plimpton under his wing, as his new sidekick: when Leo tweets a clip of his stand-up act, Billy suddenly becomes the most famous boy in the country. At first, this is GREAT - all the kids at school think he's cool and he gets to appear on his favourite morning TV show. But Leo's motives turn out to be shady and Billy must turn the tables in a very public way... The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him. packed with brilliant jokes and one-liners to make kids roar with laughter a book to encourage empathy and kindness in young readers. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780702314674
  • Earthsea: The First Four Books is a collection of one of the most beloved and influential fantasy works of all time. The series follows two main characters: Ged, who grows from an arrogant boy to one of the most powerful mages Earthsea has ever known; and Tenar, who escapes her fate as a child-priestess, and must fight for a life of her own. Filled with soaring, dangerous and beautifully-spun magic; evocative, sweeping settings; and extraordinarily vivid, emotionally complex characters, once read, the Earthsea series will never be forgotten. Rebel Voices is a new six-part Puffin Classics collection of strikingly designed, highly collectible books, written by female authors, and celebrating courage, rebellion, strength and inspiration. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780241618042
  • Change can be scary but with their family always by their side, the Hinch brothers can do anything!T he Hinch brothers, Ron, Len and Henry, love their home. It's full of their toys, happy memories and their amazing Wendy house. But, today's moving day and as boxes pile up, the boys start to feel nervous. And when they get to the new house, things really don't feel right... Follow the Hinch brothers as they learn to love their new home - with a bit of help from Mum and Dad. With gorgeous illustrations by Hannah George, this picture book is a reassuring story about change, and the excitement and worries that come with it. Great for Ages 3-6. Published 2nd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780241569603
  • There's never a dull moment on Hazel Tree Farm! Peter is hard at work training sheepdog Blue for the trials at the Ballynoe Fair, while Kate - who wants to be a vet like her mam - has her hands full taking care of her cheeky pet hen, Hettie. But a trespasser is nearby, getting ready to strike. Hettie and Blue can sense it - can they warn the humans in time? The first book in the Hazel Tree Farm series, following the adventures of the Farrelly family, their neighbours, and a host of furry, woolly and feathery friends! Great for Ages 7-9. Published 13th February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780192783721
  • Mirabelle's mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy, and she is a bit of both! Mirabelle is desperate for a brand-new pair of magical roller skates, but Mum and Dad say she's got to earn the money to pay for them herself. Earning money sounds tricky-how's she going to do it? Of course! She'll set up a business. But a business doing what...? She has a go at dog-walking, but things get a little bit out of hand. And when 'things getting out of hand' include the dogs' leads, that's not good for business. Maybe something that keeps still would be easier. Something like making and selling enchanted charm bracelets! Can Mirabelle make a success of her get-rich-quick schemes? Or will being the boss end up being more trouble than it's worth? Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9780192783721
  • Recommended by Malala Yousafzai, The Breadwinner is the first book in Deborah Ellis's bestselling series set in Afghanistan. This award-winning novel explores loyalty, survival, family and friendship under extraordinary circumstances. Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out, and witnesses the horror of landmines, the brutality of the Taliban, and the desperation of a country trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope . . . Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780192787385
  • Twelve-year-old Anna's parents are going through a rough patch, but Anna can't let them split up. Not when it might mean living apart from Anto, her twin brother. Anto might be a boy, and he might not speak (except using Lego bricks), and he might carry a coat hanger about like it's his closest friend, but that doesn't stop the two of them being like peas in a pod. It's a twin thing, and nobody's going to separate them. So Anna hatches a plan: get the whole family on a plane to Italy. Her parents have always been happiest on holiday. How can they fail to fall back in love at a swanky hotel with an actual pool to swim in and everything! But when Anna discovers more about why her family has grown apart, suddenly a happy holiday in Italy seems about as likely as swimming on the moon ... Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781526653925
  • An abandoned prison. A deadly game. How far would you go for a dare? Nia would do anything to win the approval of her boyfriend Scott and his friends, especially mean girl Olivia. When Olivia dares Nia to explore an abandoned prison, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to prove herself. Facing dark tunnels, distant noises and creepy mementoes left behind by incarcerated criminals will surely all be worth it. But it isn't long before Nia and her little sister, Kayla, find themselves trapped inside. And then Kayla vanishes. Suddenly, this feels like more than a game gone wrong. Someone is hellbent on making Nia and Kayla the prison's last inmates... An utterly compelling, terrifying thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, from remarkable new author Tess James-Mackey. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444967906
  • Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who's just trying to survive in a city where it's too easy to die. When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist's Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham's lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books - she'll need corpses to study. Lucky that she's made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living. But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares - until Hazel. Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780349433370
  • The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Dana Schwartz's Reese's Book Club Winter YA Pick and No.1 New York Times bestselling gothic romance, Anatomy: A Love Story Hazel Sinnett is alone. She's half-convinced the events of the year before - the immortality, Beecham's vial - were a figment of her imagination. She doesn't even know if Jack is alive or dead. All she can really do is run her free clinic, helping people and maintaining Hawthornden Castle as it starts to decay around her. When saving a life leads to her arrest, Hazel seems doomed to rot in prison until a message intervenes: Hazel has been specifically requested to be the personal physician of Princess Charlotte, the sickly daughter of King George IV. Soon Hazel is dragged into the glamour and romance of a court where everyone has something to hide, especially the ladies of the princess's close circle, who never seem to stay hurt for long... Meanwhile, Jack Currer has been trying to find a way to die. He's been traveling across the Atlantic, hoarding any information that could cure his immortality and let him spend a normal life with Hazel. When he hears that Beecham has died, he immediately goes to London to find out how he achieved it - and reunites with Hazel once again. As their search for the immortality cure entangles them more and more with the British court, Hazel and Jack realize that a life together is not the only thing at stake. Malicious forces are at work in the monarchy, and they are very interested in living forever . . . Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780349433400 Published 28th February 2023 - Order Now.
  • Mara and her dad have lived in their van for as long as she can remember. Whatever her father does to scrape a living has kept them constantly moving and Mara has never questioned it. That is until she uncovers a collection of notes addressed to 'the Tider', an individual responsible for harvesting lost time from people whose lives were cut short. But before Mara can question her father he is taken by a dangerous group who want to use his power for evil. With the very fabric of time and space at stake, it's down to Mara and her new friend Jan to find him before it's too late... A fast-paced, time bending adventure perfect for fans of A WRINKLE IN TIME, THE SECRET KEEPERS and SKY SONG. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781788953306
  • Six fun facts about PENNY and TATE: 1. They've known each other their whole lives 2. Their moms are best friends 3. They are DEFINITELY NOT friends 4. They keep almost kissing 5. They don't talk about it 6. Thanks to their moms, they're moving in together ... But when an almost-kiss goes from almost to I am now wearing your lip gloss, Penny and Tate have no choice but to finally face the music ... right? An utterly compelling will-they-won't-they slow-burn queer romance from the author of THE GIRLS I'VE BEEN. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444967876
  • A spellbinding supernatural teen drama and final book in the Gifts series from a New York Times bestselling author. With the return of the Housekeeper on the cards, Maeve must find out everything she can about the vengeful tarot spirit in order to finally defeat her. Crossing over into a parallel dimension inside the old school building, she explores the history of the Housekeeper - and spends too long in a world and a mind not her own. With the Children of Brigid closing in once more, and Maeve's friend group now fractured across Ireland, can they hope to ultimately save the town - and Maeve - from the grip of a power greater than they ever imagined? Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 2nd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9781529507973
  • Nick Brooks's Promise Boys is a trailblazing, blockbuster YA mystery about three teen boys of colour who must investigate their principal's murder to clear their own names. For fans of Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, and Karen McManus. The Urban Promise Prep School vows to turn boys into men. As students, J.B., Ramon, and Trey are forced to follow the prestigious "program's" strict rules. Extreme discipline, they've been told, is what it takes to be college bound, to avoid the fates of many men in their neighborhoods. This, the Principal Moore Method, supposedly saves lives. But when Moore ends up murdered and the cops come sniffing around, the trio emerges as the case's prime suspects. With all three maintaining their innocence, they must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested. But is the true culprit hiding among them? This exquisitely taut thriller shines a glaring light on how the system too often condemns Black and Latinx teen boys to failure before they've even had a chance at success. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781035003150
  • Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital. All Rio wants is for Mum to get better so he can return home. But everything changes when he joins a whale-watching trip and meets White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea. Rio forms an instant bond with the whale, and for the first time in ages he feels a spark of hope. Then White Beak goes missing and Rio may be the only person who can help. Can Rio draw on their special connection to somehow find and save his whale...? 'An irresistible ocean-loving yarn' The Times. Shortlisted for Edward Stanford Children's Travel Book of the Year. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008412968
  • Strange things are happening in Fairy Hill. Thirteen-year-old Anna is upset when she is sent to stay with her dad and his new family at Fairy Hill in the west of Ireland. Hearing whispers in the wind, Anna senses she is being watched, but nobody believes her except the mysterious boy down by the lake. When her little half-brother, Jack, nearly gets lost, Anna suspects that someone is trying to steal him away. She wonders if the stories about the old house and the fairies are true. And if they are, could Jack be in real danger? Great for Ages 9-12. Published 27th February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9781788493604
  • One of the funniest books you'll read this year, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty. Limpet and his mum run an ice-cream shop, full of her favourite flavours: spaghetti ice cream, anyone? Terrific tomato and parsnip ice cream? But his mum's off for the weekend, leaving Limpet and his dad in charge. What could possibly go wrong? When Limpet finds himself in a giant cucumber costume, defending a fairy fort against a mysterious robber, he knows that things can't possibly get any worse ... Can he catch the thief, save the ice cream shop and avoid the dastardly stink eye of Mr A Pigeon? Illustrated throughout with fabulous black and white illustrations by Jeff Crowther and written by the bestselling author of Boot, this story will make you fall in love with reading. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781444962529
  • Some months have past since Aldrin Adams discovered his extraordinary SUPERPOWER. When he eats CHEESE, just before he goes to sleep, he can enter into other people's dreams... and their nightmares! He's learned when to eat blue cheese (to help with nightmares about KILLER toys), smoked cheese (to help him recover from using his powers) and good old Cheddar (TOP SECRET). He's also come face to face with his nemesis - A MYSTERIOUS SUPERNATURAL VILLAIN who creates NIGHTMARES for millions of children every night. Aldrin survived, but only JUST. And now what is he supposed to do? Save the world, one SCARY CLOWN nightmare at a time? Shouldn't being a superhero be more adventurous than this? Is there a way to beat his Nemesis once and for all? Find out, as Aldrin navigates his new life, meets more people with powers like him and - finally - faces his NEMESIS again! Great for Ages 7-10. Published 2nd February 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9780241441701
  • Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. To be one of the lucky few selected to hatch a unicorn. To bond with it for life; to train together and race for glory; to be a hero. But just as Skandar's dream is about to come true, things start to take a more dangerous turn than he could ever have imagined. A dark and twisted enemy has stolen the Island's most powerful unicorn - and as the threat grows ever closer, Skandar discovers a secret that could blow apart his world forever... 'Never have unicorns been so ferocious, fearsome and thrilling! A fantastically gripping read!' - Laura Ellen Anderson. 'A magnificent book. I raced through it - at turns enthralled, delighted, amazed. It's everything I could have wanted and more. No doubt this book is going to fly.' - Hannah Gold. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398502734
  • When sixteen-year-old Asha Kennedy discovers her older sister Maya's dead body in their home, her world falls apart. Desperate for answers, and to stay out of the hands of the social services she grew up in, Asha turns to her hacker friends for help. Her search leads her to Zu Tech, the hit games studio where Maya was a lead coder. As Asha begins to unravel the riddle of her death, she realises that the only way to uncover the truth is from the inside. Asha ghosts her old life and infiltrates a Zu Tech eSport tournament as they launch 'SHACKLE', the revolutionary Virtual Reality video game Maya was working on - and which hides a monstrous secret... Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. A guaranteed page turner full of heart, tension and twists you won't see coming! The first book in a major new YA series. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780702317880
  • Dodos are extinct, right? WRONG! They're not! They're just in disguise, and they're not the only ones. This book reveals the secrets of the woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers and even dinosaurs! These famous creatures are in disguise everywhere, so keep your eyes peeled! You never know who might be right under your nose ... From author-illustrator Paddy Donnelly comes a hilarious story that will keep kids giggling and guessing on every page. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9781788493963
  • Maths Like a Ninja gives every child the maths support they need at their fingertips, both in the classroom and at home. Perfect for children, aged 7 and up. From the creator of the bestselling Write Like a Ninja, this handy pocketbook is full of key concepts, mathematical vocabulary and practical advice to support every child's growing independence in maths. Whether a child is stuck on a fractions question or struggling to remember what 'composite numbers' are, they'll find the answer in this all-in-one quick-reference tool. This engaging, easy-to-use book will ensure children can do maths with confidence. It supports teachers in planning lessons and parents in supporting from home as well as empowering children to get the help they need easily and independently. Great for Ages 7-11. ISBN 9781801991964
  • From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulging your more mischievous, cheeky side (when nobody is looking). Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. "Ok, monkeys! I'm off," says the big monkey. "Now remember. Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there." Mmm ... mangos! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangos. Hmm ... maybe ... maybe they could just look at the mangos? That'd be ok, right? Board Book edition. Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9781529509946
  • Adiba Jaigirdar, author of one of TIME's Best YA books of all time and winner of the YA Book Prize 2022, gives Titanic an Ocean's 8 makeover in this nail-biting heist set onboard the infamous ship. Four friends have stolen aboard the Titanic. They're after the Rubaiyat - a book inlaid with priceless jewels. Josefa is a charismatic thief, Hinnah a daring acrobat, Violet an outstanding actress and Emilie a talented artist. It is Josefa's plan, but she needs all of their skills. Despite their very different backgrounds, in a world of first-class passengers and suspicious crew members, the girls must work together to pull off the heist of their lives. But careless mistakes, old grudges and new romances threaten to jeopardise everything they've worked towards. And with the Titanic sailing ever further north, the girls' chances of survival are a million to one... A heart-pounding, romantic adventure from the award-winning author of Hani and Ishu's Fake Guide to Dating. Great for Teens ISBN 9781444968903
  • In this third book in the series, Harley goes on a time-twisting adventure! On a school trip to the Inventia Jurassic Coast, Harley finds an unusual fossil. Has she discovered an entirely new species of dinosaur? Her class nemesis, Fenelda, doesn't believe it, so Harley decides to build a time machine to prove the discovery and win the 'best invention' competition. But messing around with time can have unexpected, dinosaur-size effects... Vashti Hardy's immersive world building, cool science and tech, weird and wonderful inventions, warm and funny characters - all perfectly pitched for younger readers. Fully illustrated throughout by illustrator George Ermos. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780702323430
  • There's big news in the Big Forest! The circus is in town, Granny Moose is coming to visit, and someone is stealing from innocent animals. Agent Moose and Owlfred rush to investigate, with Granny along for the ride! Can they solve this mystery and catch the crook? Perfect for fans of Dog Man and Bunny vs Monkey. Laughs on every page! Brilliantly illustrated by the winner of the 2021 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award for A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780702314421
  • Agent Moose and Owlfred are back and better than ever! Strange flash floods are making waves all over the Big Forest! When Madame HQ is nabbed right out of a very wet Woodland HQ, Agent Moose and Owlfred must wade through clues to get her back and stop the mystery criminal making a big splash in Big Forest! Can they find this fiendish villain before Big Forest floats away? Perfect for fans of Dog Man and Bunny vs Monkey. Laughs on every page! Brilliantly illustrated by the winner of the 2021 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award for A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780702322808
  • Join Bluey on a new adventure down to the never-explored before creek! Bluey and her friends are bored at the park and Mackenzie suggests a trip to the creek. Bluey is unsure as she has never been there before. What will Bluey find when she explores the creek? And will she end up liking what she finds? An exciting board book about the beauty of trying something new! Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9780241550731
  • Number 14 Darlington Road, looks like a perfectly ordinary townhouse - at first glance, anyway, but magic is good at hiding... Martha Pennydrop is ten, and desperate to grow up. But growing up is a tricky business. It means turning your back on imagination, fun and magic, because those were the things that led to the Terrible Day when something awful nearly happened to Martha's younger brother, Scruff, which would have been All Her Fault. But when Martha and Scruff discover a drawer full of mysterious gold dust in the bedroom of their new house - along with a window that's seemingly impossible to close - it's the start of an incredible adventure to a magical world: Neverland! The Pennydrop's new house used to belong to another family - the Darlings - who once visited this world themselves. Now Peter Pan is back, and in need of their help. Neverland is in the icy grip of a terrible curse - cast long ago by Captain Hook. And only Martha and Scruff can save it... 'A wonderful whirlwind of magic and adventure, and every bit as enchanting as the original Peter Pan. I absolutely loved it!' Catherine Doyle. 'Full of wit, wonder and high-stakes action, with the most brilliant cast of characters... a true classic and Abi Elphinstone's best book yet!' Emma Carroll. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780241473320
  • Tiger was feeling sleepy. As sleepy as sleepy can be. So sleepy only one thing could help... Crocodile was feeling sleepy. As sleepy as sleepy can be. So sleepy only one thing could help... Tiger and Crocodile are both looking for a goodnight kiss in this clever flip-book story. But the animals along the way don't seem very forthcoming! Perhaps it's those sharp little teeth that they can see when Tiger and Crocodile yawn. Then they see a sharp-toothed shadow... eek! But don't worry it's just Daddy Croc and Mummy Tiger, come to kiss their little ones goodnight. A delightful, snuggly bedtime story that celebrates blended families and kindred spirits. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780571361892
  • The three little wolves erect a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next they build a home of concrete: The pig demolishes it with his pneumatic drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round: They erect a house, made of steel, barbed wire, armour plates and video entry system, but the pig finds a way to demolish it too. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of cherry blossoms, daffodils, pink roses, and marigolds that the pig has a change of heart ... A great read for children who will enjoy this hilarious, subversive and brilliant read aloud picture book. 30th Anniversary Edition. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • A sensible, reassuring guide to sex and growing up, revised with the most up-to-date information. What do you want to know about sex? Information about sex is everywhere. But what you learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality. This book is the perfect antidote. Formatted into a series of short Q & As, it is a frank, informative and open way to learn about changing bodies, sex, relationships, puberty and more. Children can use the book to explore and answer questions for themselves, or it can be used as a helpful starting points for conversations between adults and their children. Now revised and updated, Joanna Cole's Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to questions about sex. Great for Ages 7+.
  • A game-changing guide to being happier, healthier and succeeding better, based on the Sunday Times bestseller. Pretty much all of us would like to feel happier, less anxious, more successful and at ease with ourselves. Right? The key may surprise you: FAILURE! Failosophy For Teens is an inspiring and empowering guide to those moments when life doesn't go to plan. Using personal experience and stories shared by guests on her award-winning podcast, How to Fail, Elizabeth's book is full of creative and inspiring advice on how to: - talk openly about failure - turn failure into success - build resilience for when life sends you curveballs - reframe negative thoughts about yourself... and much more! Failing better is the key to learning, growing and ultimately loving yourself as the truly AWESOME human being you are. 'An indispensable guide for teenagers everywhere' Matthew Syed, author of You Are Awesome. 'A beautiful timely and humane book. If there's one philosophy the world needs more of right now, it's Failosophy' Alain de Botton. Great for Teens & Young Adults.
  • A heart-warming celebration of love in all its forms by author Muon Thi Van and the multi-award winning illustrator of 'Julian is a Mermaid' and 'Julian at the Wedding', Jessica Love. I love you because you tell the best stories. Because I love you, my best story is you. This powerful picture book shares all the reasons - big and small - why we love those we love. Joyful, life-affirming, and overflowing with love, this is a book to be treasured as you celebrate the special bond you share with your loved ones. This is what love looks like. Great for Ages 0-6.
  • An endangered forest. An abandoned snow leopard. A child who only feels comfortable talking to animals. When fates collide, the unbelievable can happen ... The Big Freeze 1963. Maggie's stutter makes going to school hard. She will do almost anything to avoid speaking in class - even if that leads to trouble. Sent to stay in the depths of Cornwall with a grandfather she barely knows, Maggie discovers an abandoned snow leopard hiding in the nearby Wildoak Forest. Sheltered by the ancient trees, the two of them build an understanding in secret. But when the cub is spotted by local villagers, danger follows - threatening everything she has come to believe in. Can Maggie find an answer before time runs out - not just for the cub, but for herself and the forest as well? An enticing, classic new voice in children's fiction - perfect for fans of Natasha Farrant or Melissa Harrison. Told in alternating voices, Wildoak shimmers with life as it explores the delicate interconnectedness of the human, animal and natural worlds. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781915026149
  • Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it, from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hunt for the Nightingale. Nora's mum has good days and bad days, but the bad days are getting worse. It's been just the two of them for always, and they don't need anyone else. When the rainbow-shimmering ghost animals Nora used to see when she was small start to reappear, she's convinced that they hold all the answers. Along with new friend Kwame, Nora follows a glittering ghostly fox, hare, raven and otter on the adventure of a lifetime, helping her to find the strength she needs to help her family. In a heartbreaking and hopeful narrative, Sarah Ann Juckes' stunning novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai sees a brave young girl face down her ghosts. For fans of The Last Bear and Julia and the Shark. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398510920
  • Izzy and her friends overhear their head teacher talking about "missing treasure" and "running out of time"... They know this means there's TREASURE buried in the school somewhere and that Mr Graves wants it all for himself. So Jodi says they've got to find it first, and they should start by searching the staffroom. After seeing things they will never forget, they head to the basement. Gary Petrie's dad is working down there and he's seen something SHINY! So they send Zach's cat down with a camera strapped to her head and study the footage carefully. What they see is SHOCKING and CHANGES EVERYTHING. It's not treasure in the basement, it's a BEAST with SHINING EYES and it's coming to get them! RUN!!! Suitable for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781839940514
  • Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds for Marvellers from around the world. Ella discovers that being the first isn't easy but she finds friendship in fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures and support from her Elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur. Then the notorious Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror's aid, and Ella finds herself as the prime suspect. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family's name and track down her mentor before it's too late. 'The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world' - Rick Riordan. 'A richly imagined world with characters I wish I could meet and magic that filled my dreams for days afterwards. I didn't want it to end - when is the next one out!?' - A.F. Steadman Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781800785472
  • It's not always easy being Death: a witty and gloriously gothic tale of friendship and discovery from bestselling Jenni Spangler. Twelve-year-old Valentine Crow has lived his entire life at the Foundling Hospital. Now, he and his best friend Philomena are leaving to begin their new lives as apprentices - but Valentine has been assigned to Death himself. Valentine finds himself in an impossible situation when his best friend's name appears on the list of souls to take. Can he fight Death to save her soul, or does fate have other ideas? Distinctive, warm and funny, the highly-acclaimed Jenni Spangler returns with a richly imagined world perfect for readers of The Beast and the Bethany and Lemony Snickett. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398504660
  • Cassie Morgan has run away. After seven years spent waiting for her mother to return, she flees her dreary boarding school and sets out to find her. But the world outside her school is full of hidden magic and children have been going missing. With the help of a talking cat and a flying broom, Cassie escapes to the enchanted village of Hedgely. There she will begin her training in the practical skills of witchcraft with the Hedgewitch, who watches over the Hedge, the vast forest that marks the border between England and Faerie. Will Cassie discover the truth about her mother? Can she find the lost faery treasures before the wicked Erl King gets his hands on them? And what will it take to save her new home from the shadowing magic of Faerie? 'There are only two sorts of fantasy story: the ones that feel fake and the ones that feel real. It's hard to explain the difference but you know the real ones when you read them, and Hedgewitch is one of them' Philip Reeve. Suitable for Ages 8-12. ISBN 9781801300681
  • Once I had a secret that was big and monstery... I thought of it as Blue. But Blue the monster doesn't have to be scary. And he doesn't have to be a secret. After all, we all feel blue from time to time and talking about it helps. A friendly, gentle story to help young children navigate big emotions. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780571376360
  • When everything is taken away from you, love and courage are all you have left. In 1938, the Nazis come to Vienna. They hate anyone who is different, especially Jewish people. Fritz and Kurt's family are Jewish, and that puts them in terrible danger. Fritz, along with his father, is taken to a Nazi prison camp, a terrible place, full of fear. When his father is sent to a certain death, Fritz can't face losing his beloved Papa. He chooses to go with him and fight for survival. Meanwhile, Kurt must go on a frightening journey, all alone, to seek safety on the far side of the world. In this extraordinary true story, Fritz and Kurt must face unimaginable hardships, and the two brothers wonder if they will ever return home... A children's re-telling of the Sunday Times bestselling 'The Boy Who Followed his Father into Auschwitz' by Jeremy Dronfield. Suitable for Ages 11+. ISBN 9780241565742
  • Jade adores dogs but she can't have one because her father thinks her brother is too little. Then Jade's dad sees an advert for local dog walkers and it seems like the perfect solution. They soon meet an adorable red Golden Retriever puppy named Milo and Jade falls in love with him immediately. Unfortunately, Milo's owner is moving to Paris and can't take him with her. Will the poor puppy have to go to a shelter, or could his new home be right under his nose? A new story from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for animal-loving children. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788955645
  • Alice Eclair, Spy Extraordinaire will whisk you away on a fabulous adventure, full of daring action and delicious cakes! Baker by day, spy by night - Alice Eclair leads an exciting double life! Inventors and artists have gathered in Paris for the World Fair. All eyes are on the aeroplane exhibition - these incredible machines will take humanity to new heights! Alice suspects that some of these inventors are in terrible danger, but no one will believe her. Surrounded by enemy spies, Alice will need to use every trick in the recipe book if she's to keep her friends safe and stop France's greatest invention from falling into the wrong hands. With a half-baked plan and a dash of daring, Alice must foil the enemy's plot before the whole thing boils over... A Spoonful of Spying is Alice's second adventure and can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Alice Eclair, Spy Extraordinaire series. Look out for Alice's first mission, A Recipe for Trouble! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781839940972
  • Could your worst week be funny too? Start Monday with a bang in the hilarious new series taking the world by storm. Justin Chase is having the WORST WEEK EVER! His Mum has just married a vampire. His Dad is driving a giant toilet on wheels. His cat has probably been abducted by aliens. A bully is making his first day at a new school miserable. And right now, he's hanging off the edge of a 10-metre-high diving tower in front of his entire class wearing nothing but rapidly disappearing crocheted swimmers! And it's only... MONDAY! The first book in the hilarious new seven-part highly-illustrated series for fans of the globally bestselling Treehouse series. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781398521889
  • "I'll make it clear from the start: I did not kill Hugh Henry Van Boren. I didn't even help. Well, not intentionally." When Hugh Henry Van Boren, one of the most popular and richest kids in Jess Choudhary's school, is found dead, the student body is left reeling and wondering who the murderer could be... Jess, a student under strict instructions to keep her record clean or risk losing her scholarship, finds herself at the centre of the investigation when it's revealed that Hugh died in the exact same way as a character in a short story she wrote. And then Jess receives an anonymous text thanking her for the inspiration. With time running out, Jess knows if she doesn't solve this mystery she'll finally have something in common with Hugh Henry. She'll be dead too. Great for Teens.
  • Join five friendly T. Rex as they stomp through the pages of this dinosaur-themed addition to the favourite touch-and-feel baby book series, That's not my.... Babies and toddlers will delight in the bold illustrations and touching the fuzzy, furry, smooth and soft fabric patches on each page. That's not my... books are designed to be shared and support sensory and language development. Don't forget to spot the little white mouse as they explore this sturdy board book, perfect for little hands. Great for Ages 0-3.
  • Little Otter is scared to swim on her own. But with tips from her riverside friends, she grows in confidence, and is soon surprised by how far she has travelled all by herself! The duckling, kingfisher and toad all share their stories about learning to swim, fly and hop, and Little Otter realises every creature has to start somewhere. A story of resilience and accepting support - Little Otter is scared at first, but she keeps on trying, and succeeds in the end, making friends along the way. Great for Ages 5-8. Published 16th March 2023 - Order Now.
  • This Mr Men Little Miss gift book will help you show that special someone just how much they mean to you. Enjoy this warm and witty celebration of love and friendship featuring the Mr Men and Little Miss. This delightful gift book pairs Roger Hargreaves classic artwork with affectionate and humorous new text to help children and adults share the love on Valentine's Day or at any time they want to say I love you. ISBN 9780008533878
  • Weaving together hints of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty with a shimmering thread of dark magic, this twist on classic fairytales will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and ventures into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents and was the winner of the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Lavishly produced and packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations, this amazingly beautiful book makes a spectacular and magical gift. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781408859650

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