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  • The classic Christmas verse in a gorgeous gift book from the highly acclaimed Irish author and illustrator P.J. Lynch. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..." P.J. Lynch brings his rich and atmospheric art to the well-loved Christmas verse. From the stockings hung by the chimney to the bundle of toys flung over St Nicholas's back, children will love to pore over the detailed images inside. A book to return to again and again.
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...' The traditional and much-loved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, beautifully illustrated and published as a charming picture book for children to enjoy year after year. A magical rhyming story to share together on Christmas Eve, or for older children to read on their own as they wait for Father Christmas. ISBN 9781474906432
  • Dive into a world of mind-blowing facts that may defy belief, but they are all absolutely true!Can you believe the Eiffel Tower would fit inside a Sahara sand dune? Wow your friends and amaze your family with hundreds of new facts in this fun-filled, picture-packed bumper book for children aged 9+. 1,000 Amazing World Facts contains striking images, visual comparisons, and informative diagrams in one unforgettable journey around the world. From the tiniest microchip to our unimaginably enormous Universe, no subject is left unexplored. Celebrate your child's curiosity as they explore:- 1,000 mind-blowing facts that will be sure to wow family and friends. - CGI graphics, fun visual comparisons, and diagrams make stats and facts easy to understand. - Science boxes that are illustrated with engaging diagrams to explain information. Did you know that Earth could fit inside Jupiter more than 1,000 times? Or the blue whale's heart is as big as a car? Children will love all these facts and more, presented either with impressive CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography – plus additional boxes feature diagrams that make information easy to understand. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue." Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents. Graphic Novel. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781338803365
  • Help young children learn and practice the alphabet while having fun with animals and paper crafts! 3D Paper Crafts for Kids is an exciting and easy project guide that carefully illustrates how to create 26 charming animal projects from paper and other household items. Organized in alphabetical order along with some bonus crafts, have fun creating giraffes, frogs, lions, snails, zebras, and so much more! From buttons and yarn to seeds and acorns, every project is perfect and simple for even the youngest mind to make. Featuring step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and templates, this must-have arts and crafts book encourages education along with hands-on fun! Great for Ages 3-9. ISBN 9781641241175
  • From football legend, Gary Lineker, comes a collection of truly uplifting, empowering and extraordinary football stories that have inspired him throughout his career.

    Have you heard about the match that took place between enemy soldiers in no man's land during World War I?
    Or about the women's team who showed the world that football truly is for everyone?
    And I bet you didn't know about the team that won a match without scoring a single goal?

    Written with author and TV writer Ivor Baddiel, in this fun and fact-packed book, Gary Lineker shares 50 of his favourite football moments that highlight the many awe-inspiring, heart-warming and eye-opening moments that have changed the game - and sometimes the world - forever.

    From pioneering players, trailblazing managers, and incredible tales both on and off the pitch, this book contains everything you ever wanted to know about the beautiful game. And with Gamechanger Awards presented by Gary to incredible teams and players throughout, this is the ultimate gift for young footie fans everywhere. Great for Ages 7-12.

  • Fun indoor games for the whole family to enjoy. Switch off your screens, gather the family, open up 60 Classic Indoor Games and remember how simple it is to play and laugh together. Inside this wonderful little book are new, classic and beloved (but often-forgotten) family games that are perfect to keep the children from their screens or tearing the house down on rainy days. It's great for entertaining visiting grandparents and brilliant at getting everyone's imagination going!Create your own family traditions with classic games like Charades, Sardines and Are You There, Moriarty? as well as new favourites like Kangaroo Racing, Sprouts and Fish Flap. Includes everything you need to know to play over 60 classic games ordered alphabetically for quick and easy reference. Suitable for all ages, it's a lovely gift to pass on for future generations to enjoy. Great for Ages 5-12 / ISBN 9781911163558
  • The perfect book to get kids out and about. 60 Classic Outdoor Games is a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully nostalgic book, bringing together the best playground games that have entertained generations before. It's a brilliantly observed hop, skip and jump down memory lane. A celebration of the days when you used to get home from school, hop out of your school clothes, skip over to your best friend's house and jump around all afternoon until Mum called you in for tea. Nowadays, those classic - and universal - games of Hopscotch, Skipping, Bulldog, Rounders, Tag, 1-2-3 In and Hide and Seek are almost forgotten, rarely passed on as generations come and go. With 60 Classic Outdoor Games, you can rediscover those fun and silly games and pass them on to a new generation of kids, celebrating the games we remember from our childhoods as well as the days themselves. Great for Ages 5-12 / ISBN 9781911163565
  • 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
  • The lovable hero of 'The Bear who Stared' is getting into more scrapes! Bear is in charge of the campfire for the forest party. But as he sets out to collect wood, all sorts of BAD things happen: he gets a splinter in his paw, a big bump on his head and falls into a huge muddy puddle. The logs Beaver gives him are now soaking wet - how is Bear EVER going to make the campfire? It's a good job Bear's friend Frog is there to show him that things are never as bad as they seem... A perfect story for children who just sometimes have a bad day! Great for Ages 1-6.
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781444937473
  • Dr Alex George's debut book for children and young people. What if we could think of mental health in a positive way? Sweep away the rain clouds. Talk about what's on our minds. And care for our mental health in the same way we look after our bodies. In this empowering and hopeful handbook, Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George is here to show us how. A Better Day is a positive, accessible and practical toolkit guiding young readers in how they can care for their mental health with confidence. From peer pressure and exam stress to online trolls and anxiety, life can be mentally draining. But though life is full of ups and downs, there are ways you can stay on top of your mental health - including overcoming stigma, talking about your feelings, developing resilience and switching your mindset. This book provides all the scaffolding and practical techniques to help you do this, so though you might be having a hard time right now, you can look toward your future with optimism and positivity. Because no matter what, there is always hope for a better day. Great for Ages 7-15 ISBN 9781526364449
  • Chris Haughton's heart-warming story of a little lost owl in a gorgeous board book edition!The award-winning debut title from Chris Haughton, the acclaimed author-illustrator of Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, this is the heart-warming story of Little Owl - who must be more careful when he is sleeping... Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's big eyes, and another her pointy ears, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy? In a gorgeous board book edition, this is the perfect read-aloud book for little hands to hold. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781406344257
  • Charting the journey of a little lost owl, a heart-warming and reassuring read from one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature. The award-winning debut title from Chris Haughton, the acclaimed author-illustrator of Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, this is the heart-warming story of Little Owl - who must be more careful when he is sleeping... Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's big eyes, and another her pointy ears, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy? Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781406333831
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly. Then there's a loud CRUNCH! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot. There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything. (Book 4 of Rabbit & Bear) ISBN 9781444921748
  • We go down the steps and ... What’s happening here? Why’s everyone wearing this old-fashioned gear? Eccles Street looks like it did years ago. A lady in a big poofy dress says hello. It seems like just another ordinary day for Rosie and her grandad. But as soon as they step outside, they find themselves on a blooming great adventure around Dublin on the 16th of June, 1904! Great for Ages 2-6.
  • BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE... You are about to read the TRUE STORY of FATHER CHRISTMAS. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good... Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781782118268
  • Discover the wonderful world of mini-beasts in this fantastic illustrated guide to insects and how they help humans every day. Bugs might be small, but their impact is HUGE! Did you know that... Flies can help us solve crimes? Spiders can be astronauts? Moths are the ultimate fashion designers? From making our food to keeping the planet clean and solving crimes, bugs come to our rescue every day. Often without us even realising! Discover the extraordinary things that bugs do for us - and how we can look after them too - in this beautifully illustrated book of creepy-crawlies written by the Natural History Museum's senior entomologist. Great for Ages 5-9.
  • Violet Veil wants nothing more than to prove her worth and become her father's apprentice at Veil & Sons Undertakers. And one rain-soaked night she gets her chance when she meets a boy, Oliver, who is wandering around the graveyard. Only, the last time Violet saw Oliver, he was indoors and very much dead, waiting to be buried. Violet has just found her first case, and it doesn't get bigger than this: can she, with the help of her dog, Bones, help Oliver solve his own 'murder'? ISBN 9780008297350
  • Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures! Erika's friend Kris is HILARIOUS. She thinks he should perform in their school's talent show, but he's far too nervous. And when Erika gets a call from the Dream Team to help on a mission, she meets another girl who is struggling with confidence. Chanda's dream is being attacked by the jitters and nothing seems to be going right. Try as they might, the team can't get control of her dream - until Erika realizes that there is a connection between Chanda and Kris. Can she help Chanda to find some confidence before the jitters take over completely? A Case of the Jitters is the second book in Tom Percival's fun and engaging Dream Team series, exploring anxiety in children through action and adventure. Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN 9781529029178
  • A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of the most famous Christmas story in the world - Charles Dickens' beloved book A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.
  • A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Puffin Classics Edition. Great for Ages 9-99. ISBN 9780141324524
  • The Christmasaurus is back and ready to soar into a new festive magical adventure! Have you ever heard of Ebenezer Scrooge? The most miserly, miserable Christmas-hating miser from that very famous old book? The man who is more BAH HUMBUG than HO HO HO? Well, what if I told you that he was about to step out of HIS story and into this one? And I'm afraid he's got some grand plans... he wants to CANCEL CHRISTMAS! But don't panic - William Trundle and his very best friend, the Christmasaurus, are on the case. They're determined to track down Scrooge and save Christmas from total Scrooge-ification! And they're not alone; the whole Trundle family, William's new friends Eddie and Lucy and, of course, Santa himself are here to help! Can this Christmas crew stop Scrooge before it's too late and Christmas is BAH HUMBUGGED for good? Great for Ages 7-11.
  • With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future children's classic - and the beginning of an unforgettable journey... Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum's boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn't follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree.But then who does what they're told? Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time - helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter and even the stars above them... Thrilling, sharply funny, and with characters you will fall in love with, A Clock of Stars is a timeless fantasy from an astonishing new voice. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355043
  • The thrilling sequel to the best-selling 'A Clock of Stars : The Shadow Moth'. Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen... and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, exciting and funny, the Clock of Stars trilogy is a timeless fantasy from the most astonishing new voice in children's fiction. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355098
  • The thrilling third volume in the bestselling middle-grade trilogy, beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell. Step through the door in the tree and into another breathtaking adventure. . . When Anneshka's hunt for the greatest kingdom brings her into our world, Imogen and Marie know it's bad news. But Anneshka isn't their only problem. Mum's boyfriend, Mark, is sick and getting sicker, thanks to the monsters he accidentally carried home.Can the girls escape Anneshka and find a cure for Mark before it's too late? Their quest will take them through the door in the tree and further than ever before, into the magical lands of Nedobyt beyond.But there is more to this kingdom than meets the eye. Miro, Imogen and Marie must learn its secrets if they're to save their families - and stop Anneshka once and for all. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355142
  • The Three Bears can't agree on the perfect presents for a special friend. Can Goldilocks help them find gifts that are JUST RIGHT? Join them on a fun-filled trip around Cork’s best-loved locations: Shandon Tower – Fitzgerald’s Park – English Market – Everyman Theatre - Blarney – Cobh – Blackrock Castle. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • And Then There Were None meets The Inheritance Games, with a heavy dash of The Woman in Black, in this gloriously gothic YA mystery-thriller. When eighteen-year-old Helena is sent to be a governess at Archfall Manor - a beautiful but crumbling manor house, perched at the edge of a causeway in the North Sea - she feels confident she will know how to deal with the esteemed but eccentric Cauldwell family who own it. But it quickly becomes clear that the Cauldwells are hiding more than Helena could ever have dreamed of. A series of sinister events come to a head with a gruesome death - swiftly followed by another. Worse still, with the path back to the mainland cut off by a terrible storm, and no way to get help, suspicions and paranoia quickly run rampant. But the Cauldwells aren't the only ones keeping secrets. Helena has some very important ones of her own - and soon she begins to wonder whether dark powers beyond her control might be forcing her to twist the fate of the family - and her own destiny - forever. Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • Two villains, one girl, and a deadly battle for happily ever after. Evangeline Fox ventured to the Magnificent North in search of her happy ending, and it seems as if she has it. She's married to a handsome prince and lives in a legendary castle. But Evangeline has no idea of the devastating price she's paid for this fairytale. She doesn't know what she has lost, and her husband is determined to make sure she never finds out... but first he must kill Jacks, the Prince of Hearts. Blood will be shed, hearts will be stolen, and true love will be put to the test in A Curse for True Love, the breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Once Upon A Broken Heart trilogy. Great for Ages 15+.
  • In a kingdom that fears the sea, Ria Lucroy longs to be brave. Bodies are washing ashore and everyone knows who's to blame. Legends of the Heartless King shroud the continent in fear; they call him a pirate, a monster, a god. When his mercenaries raid her father's merchant ship, Ria's family is faced with a horrifying demand. They will spare his life, in exchange for one of his daughters. Determined to save her sisters, Ria launches herself into the world of pirates. Face-to-face with the Heartless King, she finds he is far more than the stories told. He is a man, with a human name and blood-stained hands, bound to the seas by a centuries-old curse. As their chemistry blooms into something more, Ria finds herself caught in an ancient web of secrets. Battling creatures of the deep alongside those that reign its surface, Ria discovers how to love a heartless man and that some curses aren't so easy to break. Prepare for stormy seas and swoony romance in this addictive retelling of Beauty and the Beast ... Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9781444967661
  • Once upon a time, hidden deep in a valley in a magical land far away, there was a very tall tower. And trapped at the very top of that very tall tower there was a damsel in distress! The only problem is... the damsel is not in distress. She keeps telling the narrator that she's perfectly fine. The "terrifying beasts" in the moat are a family of ducklings. The "prickly brambles" are her rose garden. And the "wicked old witch" is actually her grandma! But the narrator just won't listen. When a scary, fire-breathing dragon comes to visit, it's up to the damsel to take charge of her story and save the day for everyone... Characterful illustrations transport readers to the magical world of the damsel's kingdom, and easy to read text is perfect for young readers. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780711275171
  • This gorgeously designed retelling of The Nutcracker will make the perfect Christmas present for ballet fans everywhere! In snow white covered St. Petersburg, young dancer Stana's dreams have finally come true - she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky's new ballet, The Nutcracker. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she's never danced before? From the author of the bestselling The Sinclair Mysteries, Katherine Woodfine, and Waterstone's Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey fay beyond the page. Great for Ages 5-8. ISBN 9781471186141
  • The Great Gatsby meets The Inheritance Games in this gloriously twisty thriller, perfect for fans of #DarkAcademia and Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House. Once I had four brothers. Three of them are dead. I am next. Felix Ashe is sure of only one thing. In thirty days, on his eighteenth birthday, he will die. He might be the only one convinced of this, but the gruesome deaths of his three brothers before him seem to point to only one thing: a curse, one doomed to stop anyone inheriting his family's incredible fortune. Felix doesn't care about money, or himself, particularly. It's hard to have a stake in the future when you know you haven't got one. But he does care about his little brother Nick, very much. And when an opportunity to break the curse appears to present itself, it's impossible not to heed its dark call. Soon long-buried secrets will take Felix to the darkest underbelly of Jazz-Age New York, to the far-flung wilds of the Yorkshire moors and back again. And bound to everything is a deadly secret society who will either be Felix's downfall... or his one chance at redemption Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780241404997
  • A dinosaur for every day of the year! Dip in each day to discover a new dinosaur and enjoy sharing with friends or family. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable year-long encounter with the most astonishing creatures ever to walk the Earth. From ferocious Tyrannosaurus to gentle giant Titanosaurus. You'll find familiar and lesser-known names, alongside newly discovered species, all brought to life with stunning illustrations and fascinating facts. With beautiful illustrations of every dinosaur and gorgeous packaging, this is the ULTIMATE gift for dinosaur fans! Great for Ages 5-11. ISBN 9780755501793
  • A Dinosaur Ate My Sister is the first book selected in the Marcus Rashford Book Club. This brilliantly illustrated, laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure through time by Pooja Puri is the perfect blend of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park. Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know: 1. I, Esha Verma, am a genius inventor extraordinaire. 2. There is nothing I cannot invent. This includes words. 3. I did not mean to send my sister back to the Age of the Dinosaurs. That was HER OWN FAULT (Mum and Dad, if you're reading this, please take note). Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his cunning pet tortoise have a dream. They are going to win the legendary Brain Trophy - the ultimate inventing prize. This year's entry: A TIME MACHINE. But the day before the competition, Esha's IGNORAMUS big sister hijacks the time machine and is lost in the Cretaceous age. With help from a new recruit for The Office of Time, Esha and Broccoli will have to face hungry dinosaurs, mysterious black holes and malfunctioning inventions to get them back in time. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781529070668
  • Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine learns that Mr Hobson has grown too old to take care of his pet donkey, Mistletoe, she is determined that they won't be parted. Of course, this means Mistletoe will have to come and live with her. With Christmas coming, how can she convince her parents to give her this most unusual present? Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788008341
  • Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks! Fiona's on a journey to Granny's house ....but who's that following her through the streets of Dublin? Travel across the city with Fiona and her fantastic friends in this modern Dublin fairytale. With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781788491310
  • Welcome to the world of Leaflings, the secret guardians of the trees. Among the branches and roots of some of our planet's most important inhabitants, live the leaflings. These tiny creatures protect trees and help manage their interactions, their cycles and tell their stories. In A Field Guide to Leaflings, meet leaflings from all over the world and the trees they live with. Travel from an ancient holly tree in Ireland, to a cherry blossom in Japan, and climb to the highest branches of a giant redwood in California. The leaflings will show you how trees breathe, make food, support many forms of life and what they mean to people all around the world. Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9781783425228
  • Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine finds a lost foal in her father's field, she can't believe her eyes. Who would abandon such a beautiful creature, especially as it's hurt its leg? With the race on to reunite Storm with his mother, Jasmine is determined to solve the mystery and bring the culprits to justice! Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788009515
  • Fans of A Dublin Fairytale will be enchanted by this contemporary take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale set in modern-day Galway. Features locations such as the Spanish Arch, Salmon Weir Bridge and Eyre Square, as Sean and Grainne seek out the perfect present for their mother. They pack their lunch for the day and set out on their shopping trip. On their travels around the city, they meet a knight, a pirate queen and a fisherman. They share their delicious soda bread with each of these character, leaving a trail of crumbs everywhere they go. When a wicked witch tries to steal the present they have bought for their mother's birthday, these characters leap to their rescue, rewarding the kindness the children have showed them. In their hasty retreat from the witch's clutches, Sean and Grainne are lost in the city. Luckily, they follow their trail of breadcrumbs all the way home - just in time for the party! Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9781788492249
  • 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
  • From award-winning author Jenny Valentine, and The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson. Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. After years of travelling the world with her parents and older sister, Claude (Claude rhymes with bored, which is just about right), Joy and her family move to suburbia - back to school, back to her grumpy, rule-obsessed grandad and back to normality. Joy soon finds her usual irrepressible positivity and zest for life waning, but when the powers that be threaten to pull down a mighty oak tree, Joy decides to fight back, and realizes that not all magic requires wands and spells, and perhaps the most important sort of magic is the power, resilience and courage that was there all along... Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781471196492
  • Love story and un-love story intertwine in the brand-new thriller-romance from the globally bestseller author of The One Memory of Flora Banks, Emily Barr. Venice, 2024: Hazel is on a spontaneous holiday with her stepbrother, Enzo, and best friend, Phoebe. They have just helped Hazel escape her increasingly destructive relationship with her older boyfriend, and have come away to celebrate her being her again. In the dreamy Italian sunshine, Hazel is managing to relax, to stop looking over her shoulder in case Freddie has followed her here. But there’s a girl she keeps seeing in the city. A girl with beautiful eyes. And whenever Hazel sees her and their eyes meet, something strange seems to happen - de ja vu, at first, and then even stranger things that make her wonder if she’s really in Venice at all... England, 2022: Hazel goes to see an up-and-coming local band with Enzo and some friends. She locks eyes with the lead singer, Freddie, during a song, and he finds her afterwards and slips her his number. She’s not even 16. He is ten years older. She knows it’s stupid. She didn’t even think it was boys she was into. Things with Freddie start wonderfully - flowers, dates, he even writes a song about her. It’s everything a girl could dream of. Until it’s absolutely not . Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth...? 'A fiendishly-plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.' - Laura Purcell Great for Teens and Young Adults / ISBN 9781405293181
  • Follow four adorable insect friends on a delightful adventure that invites young readers to consider what they can do to help make our planet a good place for all living creatures. Four insect friends are looking for a place to live – one that has flowers for Bee, leaves for Ladybird, a pond for Dragonfly and dead wood for Beetle. But – oh no! – with dangers all around, a good place is not so easy to find. This picture book from internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Lucy Cousins sees new depth and contrast to her familiar vivid colour palette. The story has a gentle, environmentally conscious message that brings the natural world to joyful and vibrant life for young readers, inviting them to consider what they can do to help make our planet a good place for all living creatures. Great for Ages 1-5.
  • Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the most remarkable way what it means to be very, very young. A child's world with all its details and feelings - toys and games, animals and made-up creatures, likes and dislikes - is vividly conjured up in the most memorable, playful language, and Chris Riddell has produced some his most extraordinary pictures ever to bring this world to life. It's a book that will be enjoyed by the oldest grown-up and the youngest child - and a future classic. Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9781406373462
  • This beautiful picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup takes us on a magical, moonlit adventure following a tiny star and invites us to dance with a whole host of animals. But is it all a dream? With peep-through pages and cutaways, the lyrical text and gorgeous illustrations will inspire children's imaginations. Great for Ages 1-6.
  • Tiffany Aching is going 'into service': to be a lady, no less, a maid in a big house. At least, this is what she tells her parents. Really, Tiffany is going away to learn magic. But making friends with fellow witches is always difficult when an invisible-being-that-cannot-be-killed takes over your body - stealing money, and threatening violence. Tiffany must use all her witchy cunning to reclaim what's hers. Luckily, she has a bit of help. What's tiny, Scottish and blue all over? A Nac Mac Feegle of course - the rudest type of fairy, and handy to have in a tight spot... The Second Tiffany Aching Novel. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780552576314
  • Nothing warms us up quite like a hug, but what can we do when we can't be together? This is the story of a new hug's adventure and the boy who shared it with the world. Adam King stole the hearts of the nation when he introduced us to his Virtual Hug, a heart-shaped sign he carried during the COVID-19 pandemic to help him stay connected to his teacher while he was learning from home. He also took it to his regular hospital appointments to show his doctors, nurses, and care staff that he was still giving them a hug, just in a different way. This picture book, inspired by true events, tells the story of one little boy with a big idea that came straight from the heart. The virtual hug makes its way onto mugs, postage stamps and even all the way to outer space, spreading warmth and connection to people all over the world. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781844885855
  • A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there's more to the story of these 'witches', just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard? A story about friendship, courage and self-belief, perfect for fans of The Goldfish Boy. "Definitive and funny" Susin Nielsen. "A fabulous, brilliant debut" Lisa Thompson. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9781913311056
  • A fun and irreverent re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Once upon a time, there was a prince who was looking for some excitement. Something thrilling. The kind of life found in fairy tales. He decides he needs to find his princess, so that he can have his happily ever after. Attending a series of balls in Limerick, he finally meets Limerella! The prince is certain he's found the love of his life, but Limerella's not so sure... Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781788493741
  • From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he ... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he ... arrives at your door and invites himself in with a "How do you do?" (Isn't he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, "Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you..." Is a lion still a lion then? "Dunbar's unexpected sense of humour make A Lion is a Lion every bit as original as Judith Kerr's classic" Irish Times "A deceptively simple and funny book" The Daily Mail ISBN 9781406382822
  • The sixteenth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... When Lightning escapes his lonely field to follow Jasmine home, she's determined to find a place for him on her farm. Jasmine is convinced that he'll make a perfect guard llama for the sheep and their newborn lambs! But Lightning is young, and there's a fox on the loose. When the lambs face mortal danger, can Lightning rise to the challenge?Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Perfect for readers aged seven and up. Check out Jasmine's other adventures: A Piglet Called Truffle, A Kitten Called Holly, A Sheepdog Called Sky and many more! Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Things have started to get quite... peculiar... Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida, where his story began. Joined by Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar friends, life has become carefree. They spend days at the beach, and take part in 'normalling' lessons. But it's not meant to last. The discovery of Jacob's grandfather's subterranean bunker leads to clues about his double-life as a peculiar operative. Jacob begins to learn more about the dangerous legacy he's inherited, and the truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom - a world that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this darkly brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, illustrated with haunting vintage photographs - in full colour. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780141385921

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