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  • Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down... Welcome to the Impossible Places... Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to! ISBN 9781474972215 Great for Ages 7-10
  • Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. A tense thriller plot is combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. Link, aged 17, is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, another homeless youngster. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and she's prepared to use herself as bait... ISBN 9780141368993 Great for Teens and Young Adults
  • In the third magical Stella Starflake adventure the explorers meet gargoyles, sea-gremlins, mermaids, red devil squids - even a Gentleman Flamingo!Ice princess Stella Starflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers' Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella's not going to be put off by rules and regulations though. She knows her friend Shay is in danger of turning into a witch wolf himself, since receiving a deadly bite on their last adventure. It's vital that Stella and her friends set out to find the spellbook that could save his life, even if it means travelling over the cursed Black Ice Bridge. It's a formidable and dangerous task, and their journey takes them on a breathtaking, page-turning adventure! ISBN 9780571332588
  • TREASURE HUNTER, TOMB ROBBER, TROUBLEMAKERJake Atlas and his family are searching for the fifth emerald tablet that will reveal the secret to the history of humankind. At China's Terracotta Army Museum, Jake retrieves a clue to a safe passage into a nearby tomb, where the tablet is believed to be hidden. But when a helicopter appears and blows up the tomb, the Atlases know they are being pursued by the People of the Snake. They must decode the rescued tablet and journey to the Crystal Mountain in Tibet to discover its store of ancient knowledge. But the mountain is guarded by a spirit, never to be entered. Not one to be deterred, Jake Atlas must overcome high altitudes, survive in a frozen landscape and drink far more yak butter tea than he'd ever imagined to discover the mountain's secrets. Another heart-thumping Jake Atlas adventure from an award-winning author, full of laughs and high-tech gadgets. ISBN 9781406385007
  • 'If you want to invent something nobody has ever thought of before, you need to read the things that others don't read, look in the spaces other people are not in...'Layla believes she was right to stand up for herself against a bully, but it's landed her a suspension - not the way she (or her parents) would have wished to begin her time at her fancy new school! This is just a setback though, and she's determined to prove that she does deserve her scholarship by making new friends and setting her sights on inventing something that could win the big robotics competition. But where to begin? You Must Be Layla introduces Sudanese-born author, broadcaster, social advocate and mechanical engineer Yassmin Abdel-Magied as an exciting new voice in children's writing. ISBN 9780241440490
  • Welcome to Twinkleland Kingdom, where everything is 100% perfect. Except Princess Pea - she loves getting muddy and having fun and she's not keen on choosing her own perfect unicorn at the Royal Unicorn Parade. Until the final unicorn turns out to be a podgy, pongy, proud, magic-horned...pig? And so the adventures of Princess Pea and Unipiggle begin! ISBN 9781474972178
  • The most famous enemies in the animal kingdom finally meet face-to-face... and the fur is about to fly! Oscar is a rowdy pooch who loves everybody - except katts! His family of down-to-earth doggs enjoys giving those snooty katts a hard time. Molly is a pretty kitty who's destined for fame and fortune as an actress. Her family of well-bred katts thinks all doggs are dirty and disgusting!But while on family camping trips, Molly and Oscar get hopelessly lost in the dangerous woods. The only way for them to survive is for the mortal enemies to work together... Yeah, not gonna happen! ISBN 9781784759858
  • Mickey is the type of kid who's always on the lookout for a code to crack. So it's her lucky day when she spots a strange poster on the bus home from school written completely in code. Within the strange jumble of letters is a curious message, one that leads to an exciting adventure-with diamond thieves, dognappers, and an extraordinary group of animal spies! This book contains real coded messages, can you crack the codes before Mickey does? ISBN 9780192773630
  • Christina Starspeeder graduates in this 9th volume in the New York Times bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy! The epic conclusion to the Starspeeder saga in this 9th volume of Jedi Academy by Jarrett Krosoczka and Amy Ignatow! As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, Christina Starspeeder takes us on a new adventure at the advanced Jedi Academy campus! There are unfamiliar faces and old ones too, but one thing remains the same: Jedi Academy is full of laughs and warm moments that fans and readers discovering the series for the first time will love. ISBN 9780702300752
  • Magic, mystery and a very dangerous quest... Stuart Horten (aged ten, but looks younger) is now the owner of a Magician's Workshop - a treasure trove of illusions and the gateway to seven magical adventures. Except that without his great-uncle's last will and testament, Stuart can't actually prove the workshop is his. Can he solve the puzzles and find the will before it's too late? Or will the looming danger and increasing risks ruin his friendships for good? ISBN 9781788451055
  • An easy-to-use guide to grammar and punctuation with sections on nouns, pronouns, verbs, apostrophes, quotation marks and more. Clear explanations, fun illustrations and lively example sentences will help children develop their writing style and skills and there are short quizzes to test their knowledge. A useful reference book for home and school. Great for Ages 7-12 ISBN 9781409564942
  • Learn how to distinguish between living and non-living things and investigate animal habitats, feeding and growth with this educational activity book. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the Science lessons children learn at school, with wipe-clean pages and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back. ISBN 9781474951104
  • For enchanted, medieval and mythological adventures. Tell tales of men and gods, how they found the dragon’s lair, how they enchanted mythical creatures... Discover the magic of Rory’s Story Cubes with the Fantasia edition! The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 9 story cubes, 1 magnetic box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Anything is possible! What would happen if your spy sneezed in the middle of a mission? If a scientist broke his test tube in the middle of an experiment? Anything is possible with these cubes, and any situation too! The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 9 story cubes, 1 magnetic box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Go on adventures in uncharted territory! Search for hidden treasure in the mountains, meet Vikings and dinosaurs... Discover new horizons in your stories! The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 9 story cubes, 1 magnetic box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Clues set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. See what these three new cubes turn up and add mystery and motives to your stories with this Clues set. Use this set alone, or even better, mix it with other sets to expand your storytelling horizons. The Clues set is inked in purple making each cube easy to sort if you do combine them with other Rory's Story Cubes. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Prehistoria set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Expand your stories with dinosaurs! Roll all three cubes to create tales of primeval predators. Works even better when mixed with other sets of Rory's Story Cubes. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Intergalactic set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Perfect for space enthusiasts. Create out of this world tales that take you to another universe. Explore strange new worlds; seek out new life and civilisations. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Score set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Interested in narrating an exciting sporting event? Think of spectacular sporting actions such as those where world records get shattered or the winners emerge only in the final seconds of the game. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Rampage set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Tell titanic tales of colossal creatures. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Animalia set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Weave furry and scaly tales from the animal kingdom with this pocket-sized creative story generator that encourages imagination and creativity. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Roll the dice and create new stories with this Powers set of Rory's Story Cubes. Rory's Story Cubes inspire you to get creative with storytelling, starting your journey with the roll of a few dice. Rory's Story Cubes Powers spark super-powered stories of heroic adventure, whether you're using this for creative problem solving, language learning, or story-telling. The aim of the game: Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice. Contains: 3 story cubes, 1 box, rules of play Age: 6+
  • Little ones who love The Very Hungry Caterpillar will adore this colourful Jumbo Floor Puzzle. This 24 piece puzzle depicts a bright colourful image of the Hungry Caterpillar and some of the delicious food that he munches on during his journey. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jumbo Floor Puzzle measures 490 x 685mm when completed. Originally published in 1974, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the best-selling book by author Eric Carle. Puzzle construction encourages hand-eye coordination, concentration, problem solving and independent play in preschoolers. Includes: 24 piece puzzle Box Dimensions: 22 x 24.5 x 9.5cm Suitable for age 3+ years
  • For every child who loves the funny, rhyming Oi Frog! storybook, this 35-piece puzzle is the perfect way to entertain and educate. The colourful jigsaw puzzle features the unmistakable illustrations and hilarious phrases from the awarding-winning Oi Frog storybook. Puffins sit on Muffins, Cats sit on mats and gorillas sit on pillars! are just some of the brilliant rhyming lines brought to life in this colourful puzzle. The 35-piece Oi Frog puzzle provides plenty of Oi fun as well as aiding the development of hand-eye coordination skills and encouraging concentration, problem-solving and independent play in youngsters. The finished puzzle measures: 46 x 32cm Box Dimensions: H22 x W27.3 x D4.6cm Suitable for age: 3+ years
  • The first book in The Inheritance Series. When poor farm boy Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it's a lucky discovery. Perhaps, he will be able to buy his family food for the winter. But, when a baby dragon hatches out of the stone, Eragon realises he's stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. His simple life is shattered, and he's thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. To navigate this dark terrain, and survive his cruel king's evil ways, he must take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders. Will he succeed? The fate of the Empire rests in his hands. ISBN 9780552552097
  • The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently saved the world. The problem is, nobody can remember it - and, to make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will ... which is especially troubling now that her friend Sometimes needs her help! Sometimes has discovered how to see ten minutes into the future. Unfortunately that's only enough time to find out that his kidnappers are on their way! His only hope is to write an urgent letter to Willow, asking if she wouldn't mind trying to find him. As Willow and her friends piece together what has happened to Sometimes, their adventure takes them from an enchanted tower to the magical forest of Wisperia and into dangerous new realms... Can Willow save Sometimes when her own powers are out of control? ISBNGreat for Ages 7-10 9780008377144
  • Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered... Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on. ISBNGreat for Ages 6-11 9780241412459
  • If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you're a world-changer in the making. There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do. Start by making yourself into the awesome person you want to be by learning all about self-care and kindness. Using those skills, work your way up to creating activist campaigns to tackle climate change or social injustice. This fun and inspiring guide to making the world a better place and becoming a good citizen is packed with ideas and tips for kids who want to know how to make a difference. Through ideas as small as creating a neighbourhood lending library to as important as public speaking and how to talk about politics, How to Make a Better World is a practical guide to activism for awesome kids. ISBN 9780241412206 Great for Ages 7-12
  • What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body. Bodies come in all different forms and abilities. All these bodies are different and all these bodies are good bodies. There is no size, ability or colour that is perfect. What makes you different makes you, you - and you are amazing!Love Your Body introduces the language of self-love and self-care to help build resilience, while representing and celebrating diverse bodies, encouraging you to appreciate your uniqueness. This book was written for every girl, regardless of how you view your body. All girls deserve to be equipped with the tools to navigate an image-obsessed world. Featuring a special surprise poster on the jacket, this book will show you that freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! ISBN 9780711252400 Great for Ages 9-15
  • An engaging Mental Maths activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Mental Maths practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 7-10. ISBN 9780008134235
  • Learn French in an engaging and active way. This book helps children to learn French in an engaging and active way. It is packed full of colourful illustrations and activities, making learning fun. In addition there's plenty of support and guidance for parents and teachers. A wealth of information and ideas for using French in context means that children can enjoy learning French from the very start. This new edition ensures that:* children are encouraged to develop good learning habits for life* learning is made fun through a range of colourful and motivating activities* children learn more about French language and culture through useful information and tips* parents and teachers can fully support children's learning with confidence. Great for Kids Aged 7-9. ISBN 9780008159474
  • An engaging Multiplication and Division activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Multiplication and Division practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 7-9. ISBN 9780008134266
  • An engaging Times Tables activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Times Tables workbook helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning Great for Kids Aged 7-11. ISBN 9780008134419
  • Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills. In this long-awaited follow-up to his much-loved bestseller, written with his sons Cameron and Arthur, Conn Iggulden presents a brand-new compendium of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage. Whether it's building a flying machine (keep your temper with this one) or learning how to pick a padlock (or your own front door, but not someone else's), discovering our forgotten explorers and the world's greatest speeches, or mastering the lauded task of solving a Rubik's cube, The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages. ISBN 9780008332983
  • Time at home is much more fun when it is shared. Whatever games and activities you dream up, they take on a whole new meaning when the whole family get involved. So whether it's the weekend, the holidays or that precious free hour at the end of a busy day, here are over 80 ideas for activities that will have everyone grinning from ear to ear. If you've got energy to burn, this book contains sports and games ideas to exercise both mind and muscles. If it's new toys you want, there are all sorts of ingenious and inexpensive playthings to make within these pages. If you need ideas for indoor fun, there's lots to do when it's raining outside. And if you want to sneak a little education into playtime, you'll even find a few facts hidden among the fun. ISBN 9781780557366
  • 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 omnibus edition includes Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes Boink as well as other cartoons, integrated throughout. Bill Watterson won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, nominated by the National Cartoonists' Society. Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years. ISBN 9780751500288
  • "This is a gem of a book - I can't recommend it enough, to adults and children alike. Ivan is a gorilla who has lived inside a cage in a shopping mall for 20 years, but you don't need to be a fan of animal stories to be fascinated by Ivan and enjoy his story of his domain, art and friends."Carrie Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9780007455331
  • Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend Bob! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn't over yet. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9780008390662
  • Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive... Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2020. Great for Reluctant Readers - Teens and Young Adults / ISBN 9781781128435
  • This fun, engaging book is the perfect introduction to how English works. It's packed with tips and tricks for getting to grips with verbs, pronouns, commas and more - all brought to life by Shaw Nielsen's bright, quirky illustrations. ISBN9781474950657
  • Join Rachel and Kirsty as they meet a brand-new fairy!Jacinda the Peace Fairy helps to maintain peace and harmony in Fairyland and the real world. But when her special magnifying glass goes missing, people lose the ability to see things from each other's point of view, and everyone starts to argue. Can Rachel, Kirsty and Jacinda find the missing magical object and restore peace to the world? ISBN9781408362969
  • Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures! Erika's had a bad day. But going to sleep upset means bad dreams. She finds herself stranded in the Dreamscape along with a mob of hungry Heebie Jeebies - and to make matters worse, she's being hunted by a terrifying Angermare! Enter the Dream Team! Can they help Erika overcome her worries and get home, or will she be trapped forever? Attack of the Heebie Jeebies is the first in a fun and engaging colour illustrated series from Tom Percival, exploring anxiety in in children through action and adventure. Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN9781529029154
  • Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick, Stephanie. She's... well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like this on the case, evil had better watch out... "So you won't keep anything from me again?"He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die.""Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said. "I know.""And technically, you've already died.""I know that too.""Just so we're clear." Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture... Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it. ISBN9780007241620
  • Welcome to the new magical series about a girl and her secret scribble witch, guaranteed to make 7-9s laugh out loud. When Molly's best friend announces that she's moving to a new school, a blue Wednesday becomes the Worst Wednesday Ever. That is until some unexpected magic brightens up Molly's day. Notes, a tiny paper witch who has been lurking in a pen pot, springs to life - and into action! Some of the things Notes does are absolutely NOT helpful and get Molly into trouble with her grouchbag teacher. But it's surprising what one tiny witch, armed with nothing more than a pencil, can achieve before the bell for home time rings... With a vibrant, unique voice, and amazing illustrations to match, Inky Willis conjures up magic for every reader! Great for Ages 7-10 / ISBN 9781444951653
  • Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep... Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander. Eerie-on-Sea has always been a mysteriously chilling place, where strange stories seem to wash up. And it just got stranger... ISBN9781406386288
  • 'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere.' A spellbinding adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy. 1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find their creator - a magician who has been lost for centuries. What they find will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever ... ISBN9781784294502
  • A brilliant new series bursts onto the scene filled with ghostly goings-on and an unusual investigative duo. With illustrations from Karl Mountford. Lil Potkin lives in bleak Peligan City. Her mum works in City Hall and is rarely at home, so aspiring journalist Lil has all the time she needs to explore the city in her bright yellow raincoat, investigating unsolved stories. One rainy evening Lil meets a sad-looking boy sitting by himself in the bus station and buys him a hot chocolate. That night Lil wakes to find him in her bedroom. He doesn't want to admit to being a ghost, but when he finally remembers his name (Nedly ... possibly) he explains that he needs Lil's help to find out what happened to him after he disappeared from his orphanage a year ago. So Lil and Nedly - aka Potkin and Stubbs - team up to solve their mystery, and they call in the reluctant help of once-famous detective Abe Mandrel. He agrees to help them with the Stubbs case if they help him find the criminal who escaped justice and cost him his career. Except - Mandrel thinks it's only Lil he's working with. And Lil realises she is the only person in the whole of Peligan City who can see Nedly. Which can come in handy when trying to solve crime... Funny, atmospheric, spooky - the perfect detective story for young readers Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9781848127616
  • The No.1 Bestselling SeriesEnter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the author of How To Train Your Dragon. Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is running out ... It was unlikely that these heroes should meet in the first place. Is it possible they are destined to meet TWICE?'The detail of Cowell's world is a delight ...This one will run and run' The ObserverDiscover the magic of Cressida Cowell. ISBN 9781444941432
  • The No.1 bestselling series from current Waterstones Children's Laureate and author of How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell. Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful Magic in an exciting fantasy adventure. Wish and Xar are outlaws on the run, hunted by Warriors, Wizards and worst of all by WITCHES ... Can they find the ingredients for the spell to get rid of Witches before the Kingwitch gets his talons on the Magic-that-Works-on-Iron?Their next Quest is the most terrifying and treacherous of all ... and someone is going to betray them. Are you ready to KNOCK THREE TIMES? ISBN 9781444941456
  • There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep...? When an ancient bottle is found washed up on the beach after a ferocious electrical storm, all the residents of Eerie-on-Sea seem to want it ... but should they in fact fear it? Legend has it that the bottle contains an extraordinary secret that spells doom for the whole of Eerie-on-Sea. Could it be true that the vast sea creature Gargantis has awoken from her slumbers, and is causing the large cracks that are appearing all across the town? Finding themselves entrusted with the bottle, Herbie and Violet discover they will need to ride the terrible storm and pacify the creature if they want to save Eerie-on-Sea from sliding into the ocean and being lost for ever. Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9781406386295
  • It can feel good to be angry. It can feel better to stop. Swarm of Bees! Swarm of Bees! You are SO angry! What will you do? Watch out! A mischievous boy has unleashed an angry swarm of bees! The result is a zany gallop through a charming town where readers will encounter evidence of some bad behaviour, some frenzied anger and thankfully, a hug and some spaghetti. From best-loved children's author Lemony Snicket and the supremely talented illustrator Rilla Alexander. Great for Ages 0-6 ISBN 9781783449132
  • Another laugh-out-loud picture book from the award-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat, I Don't Know What to Call My Cat and Be More Bernard. I have to start at school today. "You'll have such fun!" my parents say. I know they think I'll be okay, But what if things don't go my way? Starting at a new school can be scary business. From rhinos at the gate to bears who won't share, there are all SORTS of things that could go wrong. Luckily, Grandma is on hand to point out that there's no need to fright, as things could just as easily... go right! Simon Philip's latest picture book is a riotously funny but ultimately reassuring look at one child's far-fetched imaginings about the first day of school, brought to life by Ged Adamson's (Shark Dog) bold and fabulously expressive illustrations. ISBN 9781471164651
  • A beautifully illustrated, wittily observed picture book about kindness, empathy and friendship from the award-winning Rebecca Cobb. Hello Friend! tells the story of one big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on making friends with a certain little boy. And why wouldn't he want to be friends with her? She's very good at sharing - even if it's a sandwich that he doesn't like. And she's certain that playing outside is their favourite thing to do, even if he is not so sure. But while he doesn't seem keen on many of the things that she loves to do, there is one thing he's very keen on after all... being friends. Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781447250524
  • 'Who are we?''Ballymarra! Ballymarra!' everyone shouted loudly. Thirteen-year-old Anna loves Gaelic football, and she's good: focused, skilled and strong. But then everything changes; after a terrible loss, Anna and her family move to a new town. How will she cope with a new home, new school and new GAA club?It seems like even football can't give her comfort, maybe some help from an unexpected place is just what she needs...... Football, friendship & family forever. Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781788491839
  • From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself? Becks is into girls but didn't come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad's daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over their mutual obsession with K-pop. When Becks' mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva's room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister's secret life. Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn't, but he's just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise ... Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781444954746
  • The enchanting sequel to the No. 1 New York Times bestseller A Tale of Magic, from the author of The Land of Stories. Brystal Evergreen changed the world, but the journey is just beginning ... Brystal Evergreen and her friends have saved the world from the evil Snow Queen and secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community. However, when a mysterious new witch named Mistress Mara arrives at the Academy, the celebrations are cut short. As Mistress Mara begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of Witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalisation of magic. And a dangerous and centuries old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life for ever ... starting with Brystal ... Filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new, Chris Colfer's writing will sweep you away into a world of magic and wonder. Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781510202214
  • From Costa Award-winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about family, magic, an old house and a mysterious visitor . . . Abi and her two step-brothers, Max and Louis, find that strange things happen when they are alone in their eerie, ivy-covered new house. Abi, reading alone, finds herself tumbling deep into books, while Louis summons a startling guest through his bedroom window. Even Max has started to see shapes in the shadows. Their busy parents see none of it - but Louis' secret visitor is growing too alarming to keep secret, and he finds he cannot manage without Max and Abi's help. Can they find out where the mysterious creature has come from - and how to get it back there? Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781529019247
  • Wayward Son is the stunning YA novel by the bestselling author of Fangirl and Carry On, Rainbow Rowell. With all of her signature wit and heart, this is Rainbow at her absolute best. The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after... So why can't Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light... That's how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place... With Wayward Son, the sequel to Carry On, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero's journey might be over - but your life has just begun. Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781509896905
  • Baboons sit on balloons, crocs sit on clocks and donkeys sit on long keys.. Let Frog, Dog and Cat guide you through the alphabet from Aardvark to Zebra in this hilarious new picture book from the creators of Oi Frog! With a special fold-out surprise!T Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781444955927
  • The spotlight search is back! Use the paper spotlight searcher as a magic torch to illuminate the six spooky scenes in this book. With bonus games on every page!Join Wally and his friends as they set sail on a ghostly galleon, wander through treacherous lands and seek shelter in a haunted castle in this spooky search-and-find adventure. With six scenes to send shivers down your spine and extra activities on every page - it's frightful! Includes a search wand and an extra glow-in-the-dark game! No batteries necessary. All light-up magic is designed from paper, and extra spotlight search wands are available to print online. Great for Ages 5-11. ISBN 9781406384475
  • Stories to spark your imagination in this beautiful collection of stories, poems and illustrations to celebrate Puffin's 80th birthday! A brand new anthology featuring extracts from classic family favourites AND brand new stories about BIG dreams from Puffin's best-loved and exciting new authors and illustrators including: Humza Arshad & Henry White, Jeff Kinney, Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman, Nadia Shireen, Tom Fletcher, Anne Fine, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Jamie Littler, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Sophy Henn. This magical book also features quotes and motivational pieces from brilliant inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own BIG dreams. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780241438206
  • Onion O'Brien is in trouble, again. This time he and the rest of the Five O's are trying to stop the destruction of the Valley, the local wasteland where they hang out. But Mayor Ronald Bump has other ideas - he wants to build new apartments there, so he sets local guards The Ferg and Judge on the children. As if things aren't bad enough, there's a new teacher in their school acting very suspiciously. The Five O's can find out his secret if they manage to win the school talent contest. There's only one problem - they are completely talentless. Then there's the discovery of the head of Ned Belly, and the local legend that claims he can reveal where his treasure is hidden ... Will the Five O's manage to outwit The Ferg and Judge ... and Ronald Bump ... and the new teacher ... and solve the mystery of the head of Ned Belly ... and save their precious Valley?! Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780717189526
  • Onion and the gang are at it again. This time they've stumbled across a Russian scientist at an old folks' home whose crazy experiments are causing all kinds of confusion in Ballinalud. Suddenly there are old people acting strangely all over suburbia, power cuts and People in Black (PIBs) menacing the locals. Not even The Ferg and Judge, the local guards, can figure it out. It's up to the Five Os to solve the mystery, preferably before dinnertime. The Secret Scientist is the third accidental adventure for Onion O'Brien and his gang of friends, the Five Os. This hilarious story from the zany brain of one of Ireland's greatest funny men will be adored by all kids with a zest for fun. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780717179015
  • An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz. Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider, and also includes three never-before-seen stories. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781406390582
  • 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
  • A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, multi-million copy bestselling author of WAR HORSE. "We were the truth of our own story. Me, and the two tiny people on my shoulder, in the middle of the sea..." War has forced Omar and his mother to leave their home in Afghanistan and venture across the sea to Europe. When their boat sinks, and Omar finds himself alone, with no hope of rescue, it seems as if his story has come to an end. But it is only just beginning. Because in the end, a little hope makes a big difference... A thrilling adventure inspired by the classic story of Gulliver's Travels, this is also a gripping modern narrative of rescue and refuge, from a writer at the height of his powers. A book about breaking down walls, at a time when many are trying to build them. And a timeless reminder of humanity's infinite capacity for good... even when those humans are very small indeed. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355180
  • An updated edition of this outstanding historical novel, in a stunning new package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication. When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781526618481
  • This landmark piece of reference publishing offers a reliable, visually stunning, and family-friendly alternative to online information sources. Packed with carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers, and parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content. Featuring accessible and authoritative information, this book is a comprehensive guide to a wide range of human knowledge, and its text is integrated with clear artworks and informative, illuminating photography to bring general knowledge vividly to life. The scope of content in The Visual Encyclopedia makes it stand alone as a self-contained family reference guide, and it covers the fields of science, nature, space, history, the arts, technology, leisure, and more. The information is organized thematically to make navigation easy, and clear signposting highlights connections between subjects. Whether you want to find the answer to a question, read about a particular area of interest, or simply browse a range of subjects at leisure, this accessible, family-friendly reference guide offers a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment. Great for Ages 7-99. ISBN 9780241340691
  • 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
  • Danny and his mates Jamil and Lewis are over the moon when football legend Jock Ramsey agrees to coach their team. For the first time ever the Rovers might have a chance of winning something! But Ramsey's a tough coach. They train every night, and Saturdays too. It's a lot of pressure for lads who just like a kickabout in the park. Can Danny, Lewis and Jamil survive the pressure and stay football crazy - in a good way? A brand-new 4u2read edition of a fun and light-hearted football story from reluctant-reader favourite Tony Bradman. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+ Great for Ages 7-10 ISBN 9781781129296
  • Riley is cursed. No, really! After a fairground incident - TOTALLY not his fault - bad luck follows Riley everywhere, causing disaster after disaster. It's got so bad that no one wants to go near Riley, including his teachers! But when new student Brad Chicago shows up, Riley quickly realizes that Brad is the human equivalent of a good luck charm. Can Brad's good luck cancel out Riley's bad luck? Or is this yet another recipe for disaster? Great for Ages 7-10 ISBN 9780702303623
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