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  • The first title in a new quartet from Sam Usher featuring the much-loved Boy and Grandad. This time they use their resourcefulness to mend, recycle and re-use to create a variety of favourite vehicles which take them on exciting adventures around the world - and beyond! ZOOM! sees them blasting off into space in their homemade rocket to mend a broken module and rescue two stranded astronauts. A delightful family read, exploring creativity, celebrating recycling and deftly introducing subtle science and engineering facts - all the while following the enduring and heart-warming Boy-Grandad relationship. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas. A yellow moon hangs in a satin sky the night Cinderella, barefoot and in hand-me-downs, slips at the top of the stairs ... and dies. But not for long. The Shadow of Death arrives to breathe life back into her bones and, for three nights only, Cinderella goes forth as ZOMBIERELLA. With her skin as cold as ice and her faithful horse Lumpkin back by her side, can she seek revenge on her three cruel, fake sisters, once and for all? Crawl out of the grave and step into your mushroom carriage for this haunting and humorous adventure of the undead girl searching for her happily ever after. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781406389661
  • Read the book. Play the Game. Fight the undead. You know the protocol. You've completed countless drills. Your go-bag is waiting by the door. Yet nothing can truly prepare you for what's coming. No one is ever ready for zombie season... It's a hard time to be in California. Every scorching summer brings the predictable disaster. Property destroyed. Lives on the line. Because every summer, catastrophe begins in the woods. Every summer, zombie season arrives. Joule refuses to evacuate with her mom. She can't leave town while her dad's still missing. He's out there, somewhere, and Joule is going to find him. But what if he's not just lost? What if he's become what she most fears? Regina is proud of her scientist parents, especially now that they're working on a weapon to keep the zombies at bay. But when she discovers a dark underside to their new technology, she must decide what matters most: her family's reputation... or saving lives. Oliver is sick of the drills. What's the point in pretending you can run and hide when it's clear the zombies are growing faster and stronger than ever? But when the adults refuse to accept this scary truth, Oliver must find a way to sound the alarm: this year's zombie season is very, very different. Something has changed, and time is running out to stop it... includes a QR code for on online game a great way to get gaming kids offline and reading books. Great for Ages 9-12
  • Paul returns home from school one day to discover a tiny ghost is living in the keyhole of his front door. He names him Zippel, and the little ghost is curious about everything, from food and clothes to how the toilet flushes! But Paul's parents want to change the locks - can Paul find Zippel a new home in time? Filled with colourful pictures from best-loved illustrator Axel Scheffler, Zippel is a charming story about finding friends in the most unexpected of places. Translated by Rachel Ward. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781783448449
  • Share the delight of a day with Zeki and his mummy! From when he wakes up in the morning, Zeki and his mummy fill their days with giggling, building dens, yoga, cycling, snacking, splashy painting and reading. At the end of the day, Mummy's hugs are the comfiest. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781907825316
  • Zeina Starborn spends her days dreaming of adventure in the sky and escaping the smog-filled city of Ravenport. So, when she wins the chance to visit the famous Willoughby Whale Hotel - a ginormous structure built on the back of a flying whale - Zeina grabs it. Even clashing with Jackson, spoiled heir to the Willoughby fortune, can't dampen her excitement. But a series of clues makes her question what she's been told about this dazzling world of inventors, explorers and mighty sky whales. Zeina and Jackson must put aside their differences to uncover the secret plot around them as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. 'A thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure in the clouds, full of wonderful creatures, mind-boggling gadgets, bravery, kindness and hope' Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781510109599
  • Meet Zebracadabra, master of magic. Watch as he transforms his animal friends before your very eyes! "ZEBRACADABRA!" Pink flamingos turn into... black-and-white stripy flamingos! "ZEBRACADABRA!" A green alligator turns into... a black-and-white stripy alligator! "ZEBRACADABRA!" Colourful chameleons turn into... you guessed it - black-and-white stripy chameleons! How does Zebracadabra do it? By being the best magician in the world, of course! Or he would be, if only he knew how to turn the animals back to their original colours... A laugh-out-loud picture book from Kes Gray, author of Oi Frog, with gloriously silly illustrations by Fred Blunt. Great for Ages 1-6. Published 6th June 2024 - Order Now.
  • A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love. Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Texas since her family moved there for her father's work. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she faces at school, Zara has to lay low, trying not to stir up any trouble and jeopardize their family's dependent visa status while they await their green card approval. But one day her tormentor, star football player Tyler Benson, takes things too far, leaving a threatening note in her locker, and gets suspended. As an act of revenge against her for speaking out, Tyler and his friends vandalize Zara's house with racist graffiti, leading to a violent crime that puts Zara's entire future at risk. Now she must pay the ultimate price and choose between fighting to stay in the only place she's ever called home or losing the life she loves and everyone in it. Great for Teens. ISBN 9780702308369
  • Percy Jackson meets Yu-Gi-Oh in this hilarious, action-packed fantasy adventure. Zachary Ying has never had much chance to learn about his Chinese heritage. So when he's chosen to host the spirit of the First Emperor of China for a vital mission, he is woefully unprepared. As a result, the emperor botches his attempt to possess Zack's body and binds to his AR gaming headset instead. With the legendary tyrant yapping in his headset, Zack must journey across China to steal magical artifacts and defeat figures from history and myth. Using his newfound water dragon powers, can Zack complete the mission in time to save the mortal world? ISBN 9780861545483
  • One has a secret, one of them saw, there's blood on the papers, who'll take the fall? Zaina never meant to get involved. The plan was always to focus on her exams, make her dad proud. But none of this is what she'd planned for. Chanelle never made it to the exam; Nero's convinced he saw something last night and Ysla can't stop crying. As Zaina starts to scratch the surface of secrets which desperately want to stay hidden she begins to wonder ... how far will they go to keep her from the truth? A new real-time thriller set over the course of a maths A-Level exam Sarah Naughton was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award with her YA novel THE HANGED MAN RISES Perfect for fans of Cynthia Murphy's Win Lose Kill Die and Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Praise for Your Time is Up: "The perfect blend of extreme tension, intrigue and characters with a lot to lose. Once you start, the clock starts ticking and nothing else will matter until you reach the end." - Sue Wallman, author of I Know You Did It Great for Teens.
  • It's time to come out of hiding... Frey has spent her life in a family of deceivers, a stand-in for her sister, manipulated at her father's command. Free from them at last, she is finding her own voice - and using it to question everything her family stood for. Tally was once the most famous rebel in the world. But for over a decade, she's kept to the shadows, allowing her myth to grow even as she receded. Now she sees that the revolution she led has not created a stable world. Freedom, she observes, has a way of destroying things. As the world is propelled further into conflict and conspiracy, Frey and Tally join forces to put a check on the people in power, while still trying to understand their own power and where it belongs. Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9781407188317
  • He is Ireland's most famous warrior, a legendary figure who has enchanted children for millennia. But who really was Fionn Mac Cumhaill? And what was he like when he was a child?In this wonderful, modern retelling of an ancient tale, based on a 12th-century manuscript, Ronan Moore brings young Fionn to life in a series of wild adventures. A cheeky kid, constantly trying to outsmart the adults around him, Fionn is on the run from his father's enemies who want him dead. Travel with him as he journeys throughout Ireland, evading capture, outwitting enemies, and training to become the greatest leader Ireland has ever known. Including the well-known myths of the Salmon of Knowledge and the Dragon of Tara, this book will appeal to all children as they follow Fionn's life up to the point of his becoming leader of the Fianna. Great for Ages 7-12 / ISBN 9780717185863
  • Our teenage years are very important in shaping the women we become. We start to learn more about who we are and to take steps towards our future, but during these years we can often be consumed with doubt and anxiety. We worry about how we look, what people think, whether we should play sports, not getting 'perfect' marks, and how many likes and followers we have online. You've Got This! is a positive and empowering guide designed to help girls find their place in the world and grab life with both hands. Full of practical information on handling the challenges of the teenage years with a healthy mindset, it covers topics like finding your friendship tribe, handling peer pressure, healthy body image, periods, love, sex and relationships, exam pressure and navigating the online world. You've Got This! is a supportive companion that will boost self-esteem, inspire positive thinking and build resilience while encouraging you to see the amazing potential in yourself. Discover that the parts of you that are different are your superpowers - own them, cover them in glitter and shine brightly! 'A powerful, practical must-read for teenage girls in Ireland.' Niamh Fitzpatrick, psychologist and author. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780717190447
  • Families are so complicated! Molly's dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won't get a pet, he doesn't get on with his brother ... Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that? Well, when they have a time-travelling door, maybe they CAN do something. The girls go back to 1975 hoping to right some wrongs - if they can navigate 1970s cars, food and boybands - and if the colourful fashions don't blind them first! A heart-warming story of sticking with your friends and hanging on to your dreams! The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781788490948
  • Freddie is unremarkable - too unremarkable. He doesn't stand out in any way, and in fact teachers and fellow students keep forgetting who he is. Even his mum thinks he's a disappointment, and spends almost all her time at work, producing a TV show. After a particularly awful night when he embarrasses himself in front of Jasper Perry (the gorgeous teen star of his mum's new show), Freddie decides to follow a new, proactive philosophy designed to transform his social and romantic life: saying 'yes' to every opportunity. It works! Freddie finds himself auditioning for the school musical (Grease), actually going to parties, and flirting with hot new boy Zach! He's becoming a whole new Freddie - maybe even one that his mum might be proud of. But the path to love is never smooth, and sometimes getting things very wrong is an important part of figuring out what - and who - you really want. A funny, heart-pulling read from one of the UK's leading writers of LGBTQ+ teen fiction. Great for Teens. ISBN 9780702303654
  • Charity Curtis has the summer job of her dreams, playing the "final girl" at Camp Mirror Lake. Guests pay to be scared in this full-contact terror game, as Charity and her summer crew recreate scenes from a classic slasher film, Curse of Camp Mirror Lake. The more realistic the fear, the better for business. But in the last weekend of the season, Charity's co-workers begin disappearing. And when one ends up dead, Charity's role as the final girl suddenly becomes all too real. If Charity and her girlfriend Bezi hope to survive the night, they'll need to figure out what this killer is after. Is there more to the story of Mirror Lake and its dangerous past than Charity ever suspected? Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • You can sparkle in a tutu, love any colour, and wear your hair long or short... because you're FABULOUS as you are! A gorgeous board book by award-winning illustrator Sophie Beer. This joyful board book celebrates uniqueness, diversity, and the freedom to express ourselves however we choose! Help your child learn about self-acceptance with simple, motivational text and bright, bold illustrations. Featuring chunky pages and vibrant art, this book perfectly captures the joy of being yourself. Great for Ages 0-3.
  • When three old friends re-live an epic ditch day, it goes horribly-and deadly-wrong. Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Back in middle school they were best friends. So, when Cal pulls into campus late for class, and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They'll ditch school and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Why did they stop hanging out, anyway? As soon as they pull out of the parking lot Cal knows why. Ivy's already freaking out about missing class, and heartthrob Mateo is asleep in the backseat, too cool to even pretend like he wants to be there. The truth is they have nothing in common anymore. At least they don't until they run into the fourth student ditching school that day. Brian "Boney" Mahoney is supposed to be accepting his newly won office of class president. Which is why Ivy follows him into an empty building, only to walk into the middle of a murder scene. Cal, Ivy, and Mateo all know the person lying on the ground of that building, and now they need to come clean. They're all hiding something. And maybe their chance reconnection wasn't by chance after all. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780241473665

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