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  • An aspiring young creator learns the fundamentals of visual storytelling from three comic book mentors in this charming illustrated tale - a graphic novel that teaches you how to turn your stories into comics! Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novelist Mark Crilley returns with a new approach to learning the essential elements of making comics. Using the same comics-style art instruction as in The Drawing Lesson, The Comic Book Lesson follows the story of Emily, an enthusiastic young comics fan and aspiring creator who has a story she needs to tell. On her quest to turn her story into a comic book, Emily visits her comic book shop and local comics convention, where she meets three mentors. Trudy, a high school student working on comics of her own, teaches Emily how to create expressive characters and how art can convey action and suspense. Madeline, a self-published manga artist, teaches Emily how to use panel composition and layout to tell a story visually and how to develop a comic from script to sketch to finished pages. Sophie, a professional graphic novelist, guides Emily through fine-tuning the details of dialogue, sequence, and pacing to lead readers through the story. The Comic Book Lesson blends these teaching moments into a sweet, clever, and poignant story that reveals why Emily is so driven to create her comic book. Each lesson builds off the previous information and skills presented, and the sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for step-by-step instruction. This book also includes practise exercises to help readers develop their own comic book skills. ISBN 9781984858436
  • This pocket-size drawing journal is packed with just as much clever, creative fun as the original bestselling 642 Things to Draw. All 642 drawing prompts inside invite doodlers to draw teeny tiny things-from 'a keyhole' and 'a marble' to 'an atom' and 'your house, from space.' Sure to keep creative folks inspired on the go, or wherever the doodle bug strikes! ISBN 9781452137575
  • When portals to parallel dimensions open up, the gang meet different versions of themselves - a whole universe of Bunnies! Evil Pig! Baby Bunny vs Monkey! The gang end up travelling to the very ends of existence . . . but will they make it back home to the Woods? Great for Ages 7-10. Published 5th January 2023 - Order Now. ISBN 9781788452922
  • The brand new, explosive crime thriller from Holly Jackson, award-winning author of the Good Girl's Guide to Murder trilogy. Eighteen year old Red and her friends are on a road trip in an RV, heading to the beach for Spring Break. It's a long drive but spirits are high. Until the RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. And as the wheels are shot out, one by one, the friends realise that this is no accident. There's a sniper out there. He's watching them and he knows exactly who they are. One of the group has a secret that the sniper is willing to kill for. As a game of cat-and-mouse plays out, the group desperately tries to get help. Buried secrets are forced to light and tensions within the group reach deadly levels. Only one thing is for sure. Not everyone will survive the night Great for Teens. Published 8th December 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9780008592622
  • The questions in this book were curated by the staff at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in London, to address all the most common - and a few uncommon - things that children want to know about the universe and about outer space. It covers a mixture of basic questions about planets, moons, human exploration and the origins of the universe, as well as tackling really BIG questions such as 'How do black holes work?', 'Is it worth going to space?' and 'What's going to happen at the end of time?' Join two curious children and a robot programmed with all the answers as they guide readers through some of the most mind-boggling facts, and a refreshingly honest take on what things we simply don't know, and how to approach questions that don't have simple, straight answers. Ideal for reading alone, but also an excellent place to generate classroom debate about the wonder of science and the value of space exploration. Great for Ages 6-11. ISBN 9781474989879
  • A funny, wise and heartwarming story, with a truly one-of-a-kind hero, from the author of the highly-acclaimed I, Cosmo and My Life as a Cat. "I am an optimist. A very difficult thing to be, sometimes, at three inches tall". Clementine is a genius. She can calculate pi to 69,689 places, remembers the exact moment she was born, and dreams in Latin. She's also a mouse. And when she escapes from the lab which has bred her, Clementine discovers that it's not enough to be the smartest mouse in history if she wants to survive in the real world - especially while the scientists who kept her are trying to recover their prize specimen. So, together with her new human friends, Clementine must find a way to earn her freedom - for good. With beautiful writing and a truly wonderful hero who you'll fall in love with from the first page, Always, Clementine is perfect for fans of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, Flora and Ulysses, and The Queen's Gambit. Great for Ages 7-11. ISBN 9781839941085
  • With nothing but your instincts and your trusty Survival Spinner, do you have what it takes to make it out of the jungle alive? Grandma Beatriz has given you an important mission: discover the fabled Lost City of the Jaguar God so it can be protected and preserved for the future. But lost and alone in the Amazon Rainforest, survival must be your top priority. Play your way through the deadly dangers of the Amazon in a fight for your life, facing off against treacherous river rapids, prowling jaguars, dastardly treasure-hunters and a whole host of hazards that dwell deep in the jungle. How does it work? Read the story and decide what course to take. Place your Survival Spinner (included with this book!) on the circle, then SPIN TO SURVIVE! Follow the directions to the next stage of your adventure... or your grisly demise! The exciting story is accompanied by expert survival tips and real-life accounts of people who survived in the wild, against the odds. Learn how to fashion a raft out of balsa wood, identify which fruits are edible and which are poison,and the traditional wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Filled with fascinating non-fiction content and with all manner of outcomes awaiting you, Spin to Survive: Deadly Jungle is both a gorgeous reference book and an endlessly replayable adventure. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780711265721
  • It's a warm summer's day, so Boy and his grandad pack up their provisions and head for the seaside. There's so much to do, from exploring rock pools to building a magnificent sandcastle. But their day takes a different turn when they go for a swim and find a baby seal caught up in a net. Its rescue leads Boy and Grandad on a thrilling underwater adventure! All the excitement of a day at the beach is captured with Sam Usher's stunning illustrations in this classic book. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9781800781207
  • Peppa wants an adventure with a magical Christmas Elf! Will her wish come true? It's the most magical time of the year, and Peppa has made a wish to have an adventure with an elf from Santa's workshop! When mysterious things start happening all around her, Peppa thinks it's the work of a naughty elf! What is really going on? Great for Ages 1-5. ISBN 9780241543399
  • On Monday, a boy finds a polar bear in his garden... only, this polar bear is so small he can fit in the palm of the boy's hand. "Are you lost, Little Bear?" the boy asks. "Can I help you?" Day by day the bear grows - and so does their friendship - until the boy realises that it's time for the bear to go home. A tender, stunningly illustrated fable about letting go with love from the creator of Perdu. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9781398502499
  • "The deepest frost has the power to rekindle hope in anyone who's lost it..." In Bertie Crash-Wallop's noisy family, it can sometimes feel like there is no room for a quiet boy like him. But when Bertie meets a family of goblins on the night of the deepest frost, is it possible he might make some magic and discover his own place in the world? Join Bertie and the Frost Goblins on an exciting adventure in this beautifully moving story by the bestselling author of Sky Song and The Unmapped Chronicles, Abi Elphinstone, and renowned illustrator Fiona Woodcock. The perfect book for frosty winter's nights and cosy Christmas mornings. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9781471199813
  • This irresistible follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning The Littlest Yak celebrates new siblings and the way that a heart can grow to fit even more love inside! Gertie the yak is back! And she's going to be a big sister! Gertie wants the new baby to feel right at home, so she paints a welcome sign, knits a bib and plans to share all her favourite things. But when Gertie realises she might have to share Mummy too, she starts to have a bit of a wobble... This adorable and touching new adventure for the littlest yak reassures with warmth and humour as Gertie learns that, with the new arrival, she's loved a whole heartful more! Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9781471182655
  • Aveline is determined to discover the truth behind her uncle's mysterious disappearance when she travels to his home with Mum and Aunt Lilian. After years of hoping Aveline's uncle would return, they have finally decided to sell his house - but Aveline and Harold have other plans. Sneaking into her uncle's study, Aveline discovers he had been researching possible supernatural activity around an ancient burial mound - and linked this with the unexplained disappearances of other local villagers. Dark, magical forces are at work, and they'll do anything to remain hidden, as Aveline and Harold soon learn... Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781474972161
  • Join a hunt for lost witch treasure, in an enchanting adventure story of storms, spells and the magic of the natural world, from bestselling and award-winning Tim Tilley. Will believes in witches and the stories he's grown up with - of mythical storm-lions, disappearing villages and secret songs. Most of all, he believes the tales of magical treasure hidden in the Fens centuries ago. Treasure that he has to find, to solve the mystery of his Ma's disappearance. Then, in the eye of a storm, a witch arrives. She holds the key to finding the lost treasure - a powerful magical stone that can summon storms. But someone else is searching for it too. If it falls into the wrong hands, Will's beloved home could be destroyed, and with it, his chances of ever finding his ma. Join Will on an epic quest filled with riddles, ruined towers and broomstick chases. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781474966610
  • A fascinating book about the vehicles that have shaped our world, written by narrowboat captain and children's author Matt Ralphs, with stunning colour illustrations on every page by Rui Ricardo. From ancient chariots and Viking longships to racing cars, rockets and solar-powered aeroplanes, our world has been changed by the pioneering development of many incredible vehicles. Take a journey through time to discover how these 50 groundbreaking inventions changed the world and how they might even shape our future . Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781839942174
  • When three figures arrive at Harper's window in a flying canoe, informing her that she is due to start her apprenticeship, Harper discovers she is a Spectacular - a magical performer, gifted special powers from the stars. Harper is thrilled to be part of the Spectaculars' travelling theatre and boarding school, until everything is plunged into great danger. With her new friends Trick and Thief, Harper sets out to save her school... But while dreams come true at the Wondria, nightmares might just be lurking in the wings. 'A story of magic, friendship and theatre that shines star-bright' Maria Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781801312547
  • Wren lives in an ancient castle in the mountains near the sea. The wind whistles through it and the walls sing to her. Wren is busy inventing things, and her father is busy disapproving. But the castle contains a mystery and as Wren is drawn further into it, she realises the answer lies in the very foundations of her home, foundations that are being shaken to their core... Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781839947230
  • Directly below was a sight none of them had ever seen before - a kind of spiral, with glowing ruby-red lights that curved outwards like tentacles. In the middle was a dark circle, inky black. It had the look of a really, really deep well. Ursula and her friends are in a race against time. The Collector has taken Stella captive, and is hungrily snatching up all the beautiful places of the world in her snow globe prisons. She needs to be stopped, but first they must find her. To aid them in their quest, the explorers seek help from new allies, including a Pirate Queen, with a ghost ship that can defy time and space, and then take to the skies in a galaxy fairy rocket. But their journey is fraught with danger, as the future of the planet hangs in the balance. Escape into a sensational world filled with space moles, sea goblins and giant sharks, all covered with a sprinkling of moon dust! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571359752

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