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  • The best-selling collection of football facts, stats and stories is back! World Football Records 2024 is packed full of facts and stats from the world of international football. Focusing on all the major world and continental tournaments, national team records, exceptional matches and the stars who made it all possible, this exhaustively researched annual tells the stories of these key moments and some of the tales behind them. * Updated stats and facts for all recent major tournaments, awards and international teams. * The latest record-breaking achievements of more than 35 featured nations from around the world, including a sidebar with key stats, as well as updates and records for most of the other 170+ FIFA members. Great for Ages 11+ Published 12th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • While all the wolves in the valley are busy preparing for the for the big Howling Ceremony, Little Wolf is afraid to use his voice. Little Wolf thinks he'll never find his howl - but then some wise words from Big Wolf remind him that even the smallest voice can make the sweetest sound. An inspiring, heartfelt tale for little pups everywhere about having the courage to find your own voice - even if it makes you stand out from the pack. From NUMBER ONE bestselling author-illustrator, Peter Donnelly. Great for Ages 1-6. Published 12th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • Ancient stories that challenge modern notions of what it means to be a hero. The ancient gods of Ireland were once worshipped throughout the land. Powerful and brave, they were unafraid to show their vulnerability, reject violence, or lean on others for support. Sadly, their stories - passed down by our ancestors - are all but forgotten. Gods Don't Cry reawakens these gods, whose ancient tales redefine modern ideas of what it means to be a hero. From Mannanan, who uses his neurodiversity to discover the Otherworld, to Meiche, who finds the courage to accept his illness, Fer Maisse, a monster slayer who gives up glory to become a healer, and Cnu Deroil, who overcomes bullies with his musical talent. Hurlers and warriors, academics, and activists - these are gods of many abilities, sizes, and skin shades, from every corner of Ireland. Follow their adventures as they perform magic, battle demons, overcome struggles and find the courage to be true to themselves. You might even see yourself in their stories and discover, that you too, are a hero. Illustrated by Conor Merriman Great for Ages 9-14. Published 26th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • Experience Skulduggery Pleasant as never before - in this fully original graphic novel brought vibrantly to life in full colour. A small town in the middle of Ireland, a string of unexplained deaths and a monster on the loose. Better call in the experts. When Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain drive into Termoncara, they discover a town with a dark past and a people haunted by their own secrets. There is a creature stalking the streets - a creature who delights in cruelty, who feeds off the little hatreds, who grows stronger with every drop of blood spilled. Horror and mystery collide in an original graphic novel by Derek Landy, P. J. Holden, Matt Soffe, Rob Jones and Pye Parr.
  • From hilarious bestselling author, Katie Kirby, comes a brand-new Lottie Brooks story. This time it's CHRISTMAS!!! Dear Santa,For Christmas this year, I would like: Two hundred KitKat chunkies (full-size not multipack). Baby Bella to stop shouting 'BUM' in public spaces. A new brother who doesn't fart on me and call it a 'tasty air biscuit'. Antoine or Daniel (I can't decide!) to surprise me on Christmas Day with a grand romantic gesture. Cash (lots of it!). A new diary (I'm really getting through them!) Lots of love,Lottie xxx PS. Please could you put a chocolate orange instead of a real orange in my stocking this year? Lottie Brooks LOVES Christmas - there's presents, all the KitKat Chunkys you can eat AND no school for two weeks! But this year, Christmas might be a bit more chaotic than usual. The whole Brooks family are visiting for the festive break (along with some surprise visitors...), there's a Secret Santa to organise, and the hammies won't stop attacking Gavin, the Elf on the Shelf! Will Lottie survive the festivities intact or will she have to hide in the fort of shame until it's all over? Great for Ages 9-12.
  • THINGS THAT ARE RUBBISH IN MY LIFE:* Have the most disgusting little brother in the entire world* Have to get braces when am on the brink of having my first kiss* Mum is making cottage pie for dinner. VOM. Finally summer has arrived and Lottie has BIG plans - scrolling through Instagram, dreaming about MEGA-crush Daniel and sunbathing by the pool on their family holiday to France. Then Lottie meets new CRUSH Antoine. The language is a tiny bit of a barrier but does it matter when he's THAT good looking? Readers LOVE Lottie Brooks: My daughter couldn't put it down and read it in 2 days. Read at breakfast, walking downstairs, tea time, in the bath. My 9-year-old daughter devoured it in two nights, and all I could hear from her was giggling and the occasional "Mum! Listen to this! This is SO me!". My 12 year old reluctant reader took this book, read 100 pages in one night and proclaimed it 'the best book ever' Katie has managed to capture the essence of what this group think and feel in a positive, life-affirming fashion. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Lottie Brooks is 11 3/4 and her life is ALREADY officially over. Not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she's just discovered she's too flat-chested to wear A BRA!She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third. Lottie navigates the perils of growing up in this fantastically funny new illustrated series for pre-teens filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and, of course, KitKat Chunkys. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Susie Dent, bestselling author, broadcaster and word expert, is on a mission to find light in the deepest, darkest corners of our language. It takes just a short browse through the dictionary to spot how it is filled with negative words. But Susie has searched far and wide to unearth happy and uplifting words and phrases that, in some cases, are long forgotten, while others have only just been discovered. Paired with beautiful illustrations, this is the perfect book to lift you out of your mubble fubbles (a slightly sad mood), make you grin like a gigglemug (someone who never stops smiling), and have you feeling forblissed (extremely happy) in no time. This joyous collection of 100 positive words and their origins will show readers young and old just how wonderful language can be - and how you can use your words to make the world a happier place. Great for Ages 7+. Published 6th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • Do you ever wonder where the stuff around you all came from? No, not from the shops. I mean, who had the amazing idea of making video games or the annoying idea of building a school? In the latest laugh-out-loud book from the record-breaking and extremely handsome Adam Kay and Henry Paker, you'll learn about everything ever invented, from the daft to the disgusting to the downright dangerous. You'll discover all about: - The queen who pooed on the first ever toilet - How velcro was invented by a dog - Why the Ancient Greeks wiped their bums on dinner plates As well as 48,762,851,208 other facts. (Approximately...) Great for Ages 8-12. Published 12th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • The second out-of-this-world adventure from YouTube sensation and TV presenter Adam B. Thirteen-year-old Adam has made a lot of mistakes in his life, but this has to be the biggest. Thanks to a MASSIVE fight with his little brother Callum, the mysterious and magical computer algorithm Popularis Incrementum has exploded - and accidentally transported them both to a completely different world! No, not just a different world. A different dimension: one where Adam and Callum were never born and the internet doesn't exist, and neither does any of the technology they rely on to make their epic YouTube videos! Will the brothers survive in this strange Altiverse where everything is ALMOST like home but ISN'T? And how do you stop an evil villain from sabotaging your dad's world-changing technology when in this universe your dad doesn't even know who you are?But for now there's only one question in Adam's mind: how do they get back home? Great for Ages 8-11. Published 26th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • 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+. Published 24th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • The second thrilling and unputdownable mystery starring a new generation of the Detective Society, from the million-copy-bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike: Robin Stevens. March 1941. Britain is at war, and a secret agency called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up children as spies - because grown-ups always underestimate them. Enter May, Eric and Nuala: courageous, smart, and the Ministry's newest recruits. May's big sister Hazel has arranged for them to stay on a quiet street close to the Ministry, home to an unlikely collection of people thrown together by the war. And it is in the basement of the bombed-out house at the end of that street that they discover something mysterious. Something that was not there when the Blitz wreckage was first combed through. Something that has been placed there recently. A body... Could this be the missing Ministry spy that Daisy Wells is on a dangerous mission in France to find? Or could it be someone else - someone a resident of the street wanted silenced . . . Great for Ages 9-12. Published 12th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • Two outcasts find themselves at the centre of world-altering change in Sword Catcher, the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the internationally bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, a young orphan named Kel is stolen from his old life to enter a new one of luxury and peril. He's to become Prince Conor Aurelian's body-double, shielding the Prince from all dangers. As his 'Sword Catcher,' he and Conor become close as brothers - yet Kel lives for one purpose: to die for Conor. Lin Caster is an Ashkar physician, part of a community ostracised for its rare magical abilities. But events pull her and Kel together and into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King who rules Castellane's criminal underworld. Together, they'll discover an extraordinary conspiracy. But can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war and the world into chaos? Lose yourself in a vibrant world of power, intrigue and magic in this spellbinding epic from an internationally bestselling sensation. Great for Ages 15+ Published 10th October 2023 - Order Now.
  • She didn't want Prince Charming. She wanted the demon.... A wicked prince. A fallen painter. Let the games begin... The Prince of Envy has never claimed to be a saint. But when a cryptic note arrives at his demon court, signalling the beginning of a deadly game, he knows it will take more than a hint of sin to win. Riddles, hexed objects, anonymous players, nothing will stand in his way. Camilla is an artist with troubles of her own: a desperate mistake has landed her in debt to a notorious rake. Threatened with ruinous scandal, she is forced to enter a devil's bargain with Envy. A bargain that reveals secrets and ignites passions that neither of them expects. Together, Envy and Camilla must embark on a perilous journey through the underworld - from glittering demon courts to the sultry vampire realm and beyond - while trying to avoid the most dangerous trap of all: falling in love. Great for Ages 15+ Published 3rd October 2023 - Order Now.
  • An empowering retelling of Little Red Riding Hood about challenging the traditional narratives we are told, with a confident, autistic character at its heart. Gina Kaminski is here to tell you three facts. 1 - Little Red Riding Hood is full of BIG mistakes. 2 - She is off to fairy tale land to fix them. 3 - She WILL save the wolf. Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Certainly not Gina as she takes the narrative lead and tells the story in her own distinctive way. With fantastic illustrations from Francis Martin, and an innovative use of pictorial emoji language, this is the ideal book to empower every child to be the hero of their own story. "I LOVE Gina Kaminski. She is such a real little character and Craig and Francis make us love and understand her in such a straightforward and original way. If I were using her chart, I'd choose the really smiley face."- Jacqueline Wilson Great for Ages 3-7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roz the robot has made an unlikely home for herself on an idyllic island dense with forests, wildflowers and friendly animal inhabitants - including her own young son Brightbill the gosling. Life on the island is perfect, until a dying seal washes ashore and warns of dangerous, cloudy waters that are flowing towards the island, bringing new dangers for the animals. Forced inland they will have to fight over fewer resources - and Roz realises that she must march into the waves and undertake an incredible undersea adventure to find a way to protect her beloved island and all who live on it ... From bestselling author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed third book in his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot series, exploring what happens when nature and technology collide. Great for Ages 8-11.
  • Nimbus had a rough start as a kitten. But her fortunes changed the day she met Fletcher. The boy nursed her back to health from a life-threatening injury and adopted her. But when Fletcher's aunt brings home a mysterious jar, an ancient demon is unwittingly unleashed. Despite battling the monster to save her friend, Fletcher's superstitious aunt blames Nim for the attack and secretly abandons her at a dump. There, Nim is befriended by a theater-loving rat and taken in by a kindly witch named Agatha and her motley crew of cats. Nim soon discovers that her battle with the demon left her with special powers-but more than that, she begins to suspect that she has always been destined for something extraordinary. To return to her beloved Fletcher, Nim will need to harness her magical powers and enlist the help of her new friends. Along the way, she will discover she may be braver and luckier than she ever imagined. Quality, action-packed, magical middle grade fiction - with a spooky twist. Perfect for all young animal fans. Great for Ages 8-11.
  • One day, Fox is drawn to something in the forest - it's something small, something silent, perhaps forgotten. It's a bird, as still as can be. Fox is confused, upset and angry - is the bird broken? But then a little moth comes along. Kind and wise and comforting, Moth shares a gentle philosophy to help Fox understand: the story of the circles in the sky. Told with sensitivity and style, Karl James Mountford weaves a story of grief, loss and, most importantly, hope. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • The adorable new story starring Gertie, The Littlest Yak! In this brand new adventure from award-winning duo Lu Fraser and Kate Hindley, Gertie the Littlest Yak and her family are moving mountains to pastures new. And for Gertie, that means SQUEEZING all her belongings onto her sledge. But when someone special gets left behind, will Gertie come to see that home is about so much more than the things that you pack? A gorgeous and heart-melting story about what REALLY makes a home. Great for Ages 1-6.
  • In this new title Animal Art: 101 creative activities to inspire and guide you, readers will gain expert instruction that still leaves plenty of room for experimentation and fun. Featuring 101 art activities that encourage engagement with the natural world, Lorna shows you that creating art with animals as subjects can be super enjoyable and need not be intimidating. Her insightful prompts will see readers sketching with joy in this accessible and helpful guide to creating everything from sketches of beloved pets to paintings of wild animals and fantastical creatures! Full of tips to help spark creative ideas, Animal Art shows readers how everyone (not just artists) can enjoy the playful pleasure of drawing all manner of beasts and critters, no matter their skill level. Suitable for Ages 12+.
  • 'Cat didn't notice a shadow slinking into the room and leaning in closer ... as if it were listening.' When Cat finds out that her cool new neighbour, Dr Becca Ryan, is a witch, she's fascinated. Cat already loves magic - she has The Sight - and she's sure she can learn loads from Becca. But Cat has other things on her mind - her mum has a boyfriend and Cat's not happy. When she turns to Becca for advice, she gets more than she bargained for. Cat and her friend Shane are sent off on a perilous quest for an ancient harp that, when played, can influence the thoughts of anyone who hears it - and it seems like Cat will go to any lengths to find it. As they face shape-shifting wolves, demons and magic on the island of Hy-Brasil, Cat and Shane learn many things about themselves - and prepare to battle an ancient and terrifying power. Great for Ages 9-12 Published 10th October 2023. Order Now.
  • Step inside twelve magical mythological worlds. You might want to take a map.But the maps in Myth Atlas are special: they show how twelve extraordinary cultures saw the world. For some it's a giant tree or an upside-down mountain. Others reckon we're living on the back of a giant turtle. All of them are fascinating. As you travel the world from Egypt to Japan, you'll meet an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes and fantastical beasts. Just watch out for werewolves and banshees along the way. Myth Atlas is a magnificent gift book that will captivate children and adults alike. Great for Ages 7-13.
  • Baboo, the only pink bee in his hive, dances alone. Then he meets a green ladybird called Lee. By sharing his dancing skills with her, Baboo becomes her friend. But it doesn't stop there: the two insects' toe-tapping talent has caught the attention of all the creatures in the garden. Finally they start to appreciate Baboo's differences and wish for their own. Baboo reassures them: we're all a bit different in our own special ways. The important thing is to be yourself. Great for Ages 1-6.
  • A stunning gift book drawing together mythological poems - classic and brand-new - from around the world, illustrated throughout in black and white by award-winning former children's laureate Chris Riddell. Compiled by bestselling anthologist Ana Sampson, with an introduction by Natalie Haynes, author of Stone Blind. People all over the world have always told each other stories. And from the very earliest times, many of these stories were told in verse. This collection of poems includes retellings and reimaginings of Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Aztec, Japanese and Inuit mythology. You will meet gods, monsters, tricksters, heroes, magical creatures and objects, magicians and spirits including Medusa, Icarus, Loki, Osiris, the Minotaur, Pegasus, Bunyip, Kukulcan, Cerberus, Beowolf and Mjolnir and there are footnotes to shine a light on stories themselves. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, W B Yeats, Kae Tempest, Sylvia Plath, Shakespeare, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joseph Coelho and many more. . . Great for Ages 9-15.
  • From beloved authors Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko, Dogtown is an uplifting story and a page-turning adventure. Dogtown is a shelter for stray dogs, misbehaving dogs, and discarded robot dogs, whose owners have outgrown them. Chance, a real dog, has been in Dogtown since his owners unwittingly left him with irresponsible dog-sitters who skipped town. Metal Head is a robot dog who dreams of being back in a real home. And Mouse is a mouse who has the run of Dogtown, pilfering kibble, and performing clever feats to protect the dogs he loves. When Chance and Metal Head embark on an adventure to find their forever homes, there is danger, cheese sandwiches, a charging station, and some unexpected kindnesses along the way. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • One little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery in Peter H. Reynolds' multi-award-winning modern classic. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us. Great for Ages 1-6.
  • From award-winning Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho, the fourth book in the Luna Loves... series celebrates separated families at Christmas time, and shows the power of giving to bring people together. Luna loves Christmas. Sometimes at Mum's, sometimes at Dad's, she gets two trees, two dinners, two advent calendars to open . . . but this Christmas, Luna's family are doing something different. They're volunteering, and Luna can't wait for them to all be together at the community Christmas dinner! Great for Ages 1-6.
  • Get into the festive spirit with this beautiful and imaginative cook book by the winner of The Great British Bake Off. Learn how to make delicious gifts, perfect party food and showstopper cakes to perfection in this imaginative collection of deliciously festive recipes. Featuring easy to follow, beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions, and a wealth of classic and creative bakes, this first baking book is jam-packed with inspiring content and has everything budding bakers need to get ahead for the Christmas season. Great for Ages 7-12.
  • Leila Wayward is an extraordinary little witch who excels at everything she does. She's the fastest flier, the most cunning conjurer and the sneakiest shape-shifter. She is also the youngest in a long line of master bakers, so Leila's big dream is to win the most infamous culinary competition around: The Magnificent Witchy Cake-Off! But even with the most bewitching of recipes, Leila realizes a terrible truth: she's a disaster in the kitchen! Luckily, Leila has three magical sisters who are always there for her. Can they remind her to have some fun along the way? Set in Mexico, this vibrant story - brimming over with delicious sweet treats - is a celebration of sisterhood, taking part, and the simple joy of making (and eating!) food together. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • Join fabulous vampire Vlad as he learns to embrace his pink cheeks and and find his confidence!Vlad's passion is fashion. And just like every other vampire, Vlad dresses head to toe in the colour black. But unlike other vampires, Vlad has bright pink cheeks: cheeks that make him look, and feel, so different. Vlad tries to hide behind his clothes and his cape but, as it turns out, being yourself - truly yourself - is the most fabulous way to be. An uplifting and charming celebration of our differences set in the same monster universe as the New York Times #1 bestseller, Gustavo, the Shy Ghost and Leila, the Perfect Witch. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • A suspenseful and atmospheric scary novel perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, from New York Times bestselling author and the Decemberists' lead singer/songwriter Colin Meloy. Maybe Archie Coomes has been watching too many horror movies. All of a sudden, the most ordinary things have taken on a sinister edge: a penny on a doormat. A man in a brown suit under a streetlamp. The persistent sound of an axe chopping in the middle of the night. He keeps telling himself that this is Seaham, a sleepy seaside town where nothing ever happens. Or at least nothing did, until his dad's construction company opened up the cliff beneath the old - some say cursed - Langdon place. Soon, though, he and his friends can't deny it: more and more of the adults in town are acting strangely. An ancient, long-buried evil has been unleashed upon the community, and it's up to the kids to stop it before it's too late . Great for Ages 9-13.
  • Follow the owl professor as he takes two children on a tour of a body. But not just any human body - a gigantic factory building built to explain how real bodies work, from cell 'building blocks' to conveyor belts that carry life-giving energy packets and transport defenders to repel germ attacks! This beautifully illustrated book will open children's eyes to the wonder and weirdness of what's going on inside them. Great for Ages 6-11.
  • There's nothing like a visit from a polar bear family, a swirl of bees, an orangutan or a pod of dolphins to inspire action! Follow the adventures of some sparky kids as they discover why the planet needs our help, join them as they brainstorm some awesome solutions, and help to spread their enthusiasm across the globe. This collection of four fabulous planet-protecting and child-empowering stories is packed full of facts and science-made-easy. Positive, playful dialogue by Katie Daynes combine with gorgeous illustrations by Roisin Hahessy, making the perfect book to read aloud or alone, and fill children with hope for the future. Great for Ages 7-12.
  • You'll never guess where Tyrannosaurus rexes lived, what a Spinosaurus could do with its nose, why the head of a Parasaurolophus was like a trombone or how very heavy dinosaurs sat on their eggs without crushing them! All is revealed in this delightful information book, filled with quirky and surprising things to know about all kinds of dinosaurs. Great for Ages 5-10.

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