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  • This title is currently reprinting and we expect fresh stock in February 2022 - only order if you are happy to wait. Charlie Davis is in pieces. At seventeen, she's already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she's learned how to forget it through cutting; the pain washes out the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. She doesn't have to think about her father or what happened under the bridge. Her best friend, Ellis, who is gone forever. Or the mother who has nothing left to give her. Kicked out of a special treatment center when her insurance runs out, Charlie finds herself in the bright and wild landscape of Tucson, Arizona, where she begins the unthinkable: the long journey of putting herself back together. 'A haunting, beautiful and necessary book' Nicola Yoon Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781780749457
  • For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in happily ever after. Until she learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, and her dreams are shattered. Desperate to stop the wedding, and heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. But after Evangeline's first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game - and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy . . 'A dazzling mix of mystery, romance, and magic' Karen M. McManus. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781529380910
  • Join fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip, on their second adventure in this illustrated story book for young children, which teaches them about deforestation and what they can do to help. This book is the ideal introduction to the environmental concerns facing our forests, featuring colourful illustrations and an engaging, light-hearted storyline, drawn and written by Brendan Kearney. Grown-ups and children will enjoy reading together and following the story of Finn and Skip, with its ups and downs, and pointing out all the different animals that Finn meets in the rainforest. They'll also learn about how using ethical products can help save the animals. With its fun, quirky illustrations, Forest is the perfect addition to a child's bookshelf. Young readers will love this picture book with a timely and ultimately uplifting message about protecting the world around us. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780241525791
  • This fun-filled activity book is jam-packed with fantastic ideas to help kids connect with nature and the outdoors! Created with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK's leading gardening charity. Bursting with fun things to make and do, this activity book is a great way to help kids explore nature in your very own garden. Take a tour through your garden with your favourite dragon friends! Make fiery dragon-egg cookies Create a glowing leaf lantern Grow your own chillies These dragons are off to discover more about plants, trees and wildlife. The dragons can't wait to get exploring - and you can join them! Filled with fun activities and gardening tips to help you become an expert gardener With step-by-step activities, this is the perfect book to enjoy nature as a family Easy-to-understand instructions to grow your own plants This wonderful activity book will inspire children with a love of nature. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9780702313486
  • Harley Hitch is back with another inventive adventure! When the circus comes to town, Harley's curiosity get the better of her - and she accidentally breaks a cabinet that makes things magically disappear! Soon after, everyone realizes that the Moon has gone missing. Time is speeding up, wildlife is getting disorientated by the darker nighttime, the wind is getting stronger, and there's no more tide. Is Harley to blame? Can she sort out the mess before it's too late? An out-of-this-world follow-up to Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest Author Vashti Hardy is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, known for her wildly imaginative stories that include important STEM lessons and themes. Fully illustrated throughout by illustrator George Ermos. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780702302565
  • Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he's feeling smothered by management's pressure to stay in the closet. On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they're ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them? Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444963793
  • On a wild and stormy night Molly runs away from her grandparents' house. Her dad has sent her to live there until he Sorts Things Out at home now her mother has passed away. In the howling darkness, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. But who is he? Why has he come? And can he heal her heartbreak? A haunting tale of myth, magic and healing after grief. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781839130465
  • A heart-warming series about friendship, compassion and finding your kindred spirits. When two strangers meet at a party and realise they both feel different from everyone else there, they start the The Sad Ghost Club - a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don't belong. But when a third ghost wants to join the club, things get a bit more complicated. Can the two ghosts overcome their insecurities and uncertainties in their new friendship, and find a way to welcome new members to the club?Stunningly illustrated, this is Volume 2 in a new graphic novel series, for fans of Heartstopper and Jennifer Niven, and for anyone who's ever felt invisible. Join the community of half a million ghosties on Instagram, @theofficialsadghostclub Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444957549
  • 'I know exactly what you mean.' Six simple words, and suddenly Sam doesn't feel so alone. A heart-warming series about friendship, compassion and finding your kindred spirits. This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you can barely get out of bed, when it's a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn't. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything. Because that night they start the The Sad Ghost Club - a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don't belong. Stunningly illustrated, this is Volume 1 in a new graphic novel series, for fans of Heartstopper and Jennifer Niven, and for anyone who's ever felt invisible. Join the community of half a million ghosties on Instagram, @theofficialsadghostclub Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781444957358
  • A chaotic canine comedy that will have you barking with laughter. When Danny made a wish to stay home instead of going to a family wedding, he didn't expect to end up trapped in the body of a dog! Now he's stuck with Mrs Grout who loves cleaning - and hates dogs. In fact, she hates them so much that Danny's sure she's got something horrible planned for him... Meanwhile, Dudley the dog is off on the adventure of a lifetime. He might look like a normal ten-year-old boy, but he has no idea how to behave like one. Drinking from the toilet bowl, chasing cats and licking loved ones is a sure fire way to get into Very Big Trouble. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781406399431
  • Keep the Secret. Live the Lie. Earn your Truth. Eighteen-year-old Daunis's mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series of drug-related deaths. But the deceptions - and deaths - keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. Now Daunis must decide what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she's ever known. 'A swift-paced, compelling thriller' Guardian Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 1st February 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781786079060
  • With lushly coloured illustrations that tug at your heart, this lyrical picture book connects the love that nurtures plants with the love that nurtures our relationships. Love grows everywhere... From country farm to city squareFrom desert village, hot and dry, to mountain home where eagles fly. In Love Grows Everywhere, through gentle, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, feel the love in a close-knit family who grow plants and sell them in their local market, and discover the types of love that exist in the many homes of their diverse community. But there's a new kid who is not quite so sure... Can the gardeners' daughter be brave and extend the love to him? Beautiful and characterful illustrations from the exceptionally talented Tisha Lee help bring this book to life, and the gentle rhyming text from Barry Timms helps underscore the message of kindness, charity and love. In this warm and charming tale, perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond, there is love between friends, family, neighbours, romantic partners and so much more. Love truly does grow everywhere. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780711264205
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €10.15, NOW €5.05* An eerie, magical thriller from the author of The Wren Hunt, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Emily Bain Murphy's The DisappearancesZara's family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning. But everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green. Two months later, Laila's death is a riddle that nobody wants solved. Where were her injuries? Why was she so obsessed with local folklore? And what does all this have to do with David, the boy who lives at the big house? As Zara delves deeper into her sister's secret life, she becomes entangled in an ancient magical feud. All too unwittingly she is treading the same dangerous path that led Laila to the village green ... Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781408884911
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €16.45, NOW €8.20* Welcome to Pocket Town, the teeniest, tiniest town around... Deep down, in between the blades of grass, lives Tiny. Can you see her? Keep looking ... closer still ... squint a bit ... yes, there she is! Tiny keeps very busy in the buzzing place of Glengadget. Every day of the week, she has a different neighbour to meet - she does some gardening for Mandy Small, she reads to Bitsy McGee and she gives Minkin a hand with her lively twins. But when disaster strikes (in the shape of a falling leaf), Tiny finds her teeny-tiny world turned upside down... Children will fall in love with the adorable Tiny and her immersive miniature world in this heart-warming, original story of community spirit and kindness. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781406370928
  • Azari and her mother have fled their own hot, bright country, and are now living in a bleak Direct Provision Centre in damp, grey, confusing Ireland. They miss home desperately, yet any return would only mean their death. The one bright spot for Azari is the time she spends running with her new Irish friend. Jane Mitchell works in disability provision in Ireland. She has written several books for children, including A Dangerous Crossing, which told the story of Syrian refugees. She has won awards in Ireland and the UK, including the Bisto Book of the Year, Children's Books Ireland Merit Award, Reading Association of Ireland Merit Award and Children’s Choice award. Her books have been listed on the school curriculum in Ireland and Brazil. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to have been given this opportunity by Little Island to tell Azari’s tale in Run For Your Life," she said. "Her story is based on the interrupted lives of thousands of people in Direct Provision in Ireland — many of whom are traumatised by war, displacement, and persecution. They wait for months, sometimes years, for a decision about their futures, trying to live a life with dignity in the most undignified of circumstances. I hope I have done them justice.” Great for Ages 9-12. Published April 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781912417858
  • A spellbinding supernatural teen drama - and sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts. Maeve and her friends have revealed their powers and banded together as a coven: Roe can pick locks, Lily sends sparks flying, Maeve can read minds and Fiona can heal any injury. And even better than their newfound talents? Roe and Maeve are officially an item. But with strange things happening at school, and old enemies appearing in new places, it soon becomes clear their powers are attracting all the wrong attention. It's not long before Maeve's gift start to wane, drained by someone - or something - that's hiding even from her second sight... The brilliant second installment in the Hidden Gifts series, with further titles to come. Praise for All Our Hidden Gifts: "So gripping, so intriguing, so layered - All Our Hidden Gifts feels like a book that should have always existed." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave. "A seductive and brilliant book. Fiercely, furiously good." - Melinda Salisbury. "The most authentic teenage voice I've read in ages... I was utterly bewitched." - Holly Bourne Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 3rd February 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781406393101
  • A funny and accessible guide to creative writing, packed with practical advice, exciting story prompts and a cast of creative monsters. In the pages of Unleash Your Creative Monster, budding writers will sink their teeth into story basics, essential writing tools and the hidden secrets of the wordsmith. Featuring top tips on finding inspiration, how to keep a story moving and beating writer's block, this essential guide has everything you need to unleash your creative monster. Great for Ages 8-12. ISBN 9781406396621
  • This is our Green Planet: a hidden world where plants care for other plants and can smell, taste, touch, hear and even... 'talk'. Earth is dominated by plants, which outweigh all other life - from tiny duckweed floating in our ponds to giant sequoia trees towering above us. It's easy to take plants for granted, but we depend on these light-eaters, oxygen-generators, and rain-makers for every breath of air and mouthful of food we take. But that's not all. In the world of plants, time passes more slowly, but if we speed months into minutes we can peer into this hidden world and realise: it's a battleground. Plants are working to thwart their enemies, and to trick animals into working for them. Right under your feet, and all around you, is a secret world you've probably never noticed. Until now... Let's explore our Green Planet: a secret world of plants that might change how you see plants forever. Discover all there is to love about our astonishing Green Planet, the stories of its inhabitants, and the challenges it faces. In collaboration with BBC Earth, this illustrated non-fiction book captures the intrigue, drama, and beauty of the groundbreaking new BBC TV series: The Green Planet. Great for Ages 7-12. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781405946667
  • Oh no! The famous Diamondo del Mondo has been stolen! There's something fishy going on. And no one knows fishy quite like... Inspector Penguin! Spot the clues throughout the book to help Inspector Penguin solve the mystery! Who could have broken into Baron von Buffetworth's super-secure top-secret safe? And where have they taken his precious diamond? There's only one detective who can solve this mystery: Inspector Penguin! That is, if he can keep his mind off tuna long enough to find some clues... An exciting, interactive detective story from the team behind Secret Agent Elephant. Great for Ages 3-6. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781408354315
  • Look out, this squirrel is HUNGRY. So hungry it could eat boiled rice, chocolate mice, a gingerbread man ... even a frying pan! Is there anything it WON'T eat? A rollicking ride of increasing absurdity and imagination, this hilarious picture book captures the occasional outlandishness of toddler moods. Based on the popular poem from A Great Big Cuddle, I Am Hungry is a terrific read-aloud from the master of rhyme, Michael Rosen, coupled with brilliantly bold illustration from Robert Starling. Great for Ages 0-6. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781406396669
  • Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, this little boy's hair grows big, ginormous, out of control - and so do his feelings. A touching and melodic story of family separation from a child's perspective from the author/illustrator duo who brought us the Amnesty International recommended picture book Luna Loves Library Day. Great for Ages 0-6. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781783449064
  • Learn how NOT to believe what you see with this book of eye-popping pop-up visual tricks. From the classic "which dot is bigger?" or "is this line straight?" illusions to the first-ever 3D trick to appear in a book, Optical Illusions is packed with picture puzzles. Every illusion is set up to challenge what you think you see. There are hints and tips of how to approach the illusion, and then an explanation of how it works and why you were fooled (and you will be!). There are also flaps, tabs, and a decoder to test the answers, so you can check whether different-looking colours are actually the same, or if those lines really are wonky. All kinds of visual tricks are featured, including distortion, motion, colour and brightness, ambiguous illusions, impossible objects, hidden images... but the stars of the show are two large interactive illusions - the "thaumatrope" spinner that puts a bird in a cage, and a 3D perspective sculpture. Even though you will build it yourself and know which bits pop out and which parts are flat, you can't help but see them the other way around. Optical Illusions will get you lifting flaps and turning tabs in your quest to see the truth behind the illusion - and the more you discover, the more impressive the illusion becomes. Great for Ages 7-12. Published 13th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9780241549377
  • A gripping sea adventure featuring a lost father and a cursed ship. When Ravian's father doesn't return home from sea for his son's birthday, Ravian is certain he must be in danger. Hearing tales of a cursed ship that captures fishermen, Ravian goes in search of his father accompanied by his only friend Marvin the seagull. Before long, the pair find themselves trapped on the ship with a kindly boy and a bad-tempered pirate for company. The ensuing voyage is beset with battles with giant squid and fierce storms, and Ravian despairs of ever finding his father. Featuring stunning illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Karl James Mountford. A wonderful story of friendship and overcoming fears, translated from Dutch by Laura Watkinson, Carnegie-Medal 2020 short-listed translator of Lampie by Annet Schaap. Great for Ages 9-12. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781800780378
  • The brand new, read-in-one-sitting, packed-with-twists mystery from bestselling Lisa Thompson. Todd and Laurie's dad is either on top of the world, taking them on fun adventures, or down in the depths and sleeping all the time. In the middle of the night, he bundles them into the car and drives them to the Paradise Hotel. He paints a picture of a luxurious mansion surrounded by acres of land - a fairground, a swanky swimming pool, a grand ballroom, firework displays. The reality is a rundown dump - and the disappointment means Dad takes to his bed. Todd and Laurie have the run of the place, and meet Scout, the daughter of the owner, who tells them about the night many years ago when a famous novelist vanished from her room on the top floor, which was locked from the inside... With clues to crack, a mystery to solve, and Dad to worry about, this holiday is full of twists and turns. A sensitive, empathetic portrayal of having a parent with bipolar. Funny, moving and brilliantly plotted - a true page-turner - The Grand Budapest Hotel meets Paddington 2! Great for Ages 9-12. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9780702301599