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  • A lyrical picture book debut from inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long. I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don't fear change coming, And so I sing along. In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by inaugural Youth Poet Laureate and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes--big or small--in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference. Published 21st September 2021 - Order Now. ISBN 9780593203224
  • Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women celebrates the incredible and inspiring stories of 25 women leaders in politics, business, sports, activism, and more, all written in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series. ISBN 9781953424068
  • A collection of illustrated stories, featuring diverse, inspiring and empowering characters, celebrating kindness, courage and the importance of being true to yourself. Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage breathes new life into a collection of once much-loved, now forgotten tales, beautifully retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore. ISBN 9781474989657
  • Jessica is playing with her family at the river when she finds a dirty, bedraggled teddy bear in the water. She has no idea that it will change everything, forever. Meanwhile, Cymbeline comes home from school to find that his mum's house has been broken into - and the thieves seemed oddly focused on his toys. Thank goodness he had Not Mr Fluffy, his Bear of Most Extreme Importance, with him. Soon, Jessica and Cymbeline find themselves swept up in a mystery that spans decades, threatens their families, and turns their lives upside down. ISBN 9780008267087
  • A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap and a huge blue whale! Razi, a local fisherboy, is watching turtle eggs hatch when he sees a boat bobbing into view. With a chill, he notices a small, still hand hanging over the side... ISBN 9781788009430
  • You might think that this story is going to be an intergalactic adventure filled with UFOs, black holes, killer robots and some very foul-smelling aliens. And you'd be right. But it's mostly about a boy called Jake, his embarrassing dad, and the mind-boggling question ... are we really alone in the universe? ISBN 9781912626861
  • 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
  • An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie starring Marsai Martin. Perfect for readers aged 8+ and fans of Percy Jackson, Nevermoor and Men in Black! Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother Quinton has gone missing. No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret ... So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain this is her chance to find Quinton. But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon. Amari must compete against kids who've known about the supernatural world their whole lives, and when each trainee is awarded a special supernatural talent, Amari is given an illegal talent - one that the Bureau views as dangerous. With an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is the enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn't pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton ... Cover artwork by Brittany Jackson B. B. Alston lives in Lexington, SC. Amari and the Night Brothers is his debut middle grade novel. When not writing, he can be found eating too many sweets and exploring country roads to see where they lead. Cover illustrations from rising star artist Brittany Jackson. "Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative - a big adventure filled with magic and heart" - Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series "Amari is magical" - Angie Thomas, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give ISBN 9781405298179
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    *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €19.00, NOW €9.50.* When did you last make time for play?Today, we don't get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and screens. Former children's laureate and bestselling author, Michael Rosen, is here to show us how to put this right - and why it matters so much for creativity, resilience and much more. Packed with silliness, activities and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all ages - with specially illustrated pages for everything from doodling to word play and after-dinner games. ISBN 9781788161909
  • Fionn Boyle, Storm Keeper of Arranmore, is facing the fight of his life. The terrifying all- powerful sorceress Morrigan has been raised from the dead and has sealed off the island from all help. Fionn is the only thing that stands between her and a dark future. He's got to find a way to defeat her. But there are some terrible choices in store for Fionn as the dark sorcerer begins to take his nearest and dearest for her own. With only two candles left to burn, will Fionn master his powers in time to stop her? *Published 4th March 2021 - Order Now!* ISBN  9781526607966
  • Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once they're scribbled down. But then imagine Sohal's surprise when he wakes up the next morning to find a set of funny, furry friends at the end of his bed!His worries have come to life, and it's not long before Hurt, Fail, Anger, Big and Alone have turned his world upside down. Now it's up to Sohal to work out how to keep his worries under control - and have some serious fun while he's at it!The Truth Pixie meets Inside Out in this hilarious, highly illustrated new series, perfect for helping children gently work through their worries and concentrate on having fun. Great for Ages 5-8 ISBN  9780241438619
  • September 1939. When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn't be more different from London. Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place. But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed. Finding an ally in someone he never expects, they set out together to uncover the secrets that lie with the skull. What they discover will change Jimmy - and the village - forever. A mesmerising mystery about bravery and brotherhood from an outstanding new voice. "Beautifully told. This appealing book is about losses healed, lies uncovered, cruelty defeated and goodness rewarded." The Sunday Times Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9781526620521
  • Being a kid who's a superhero sidekick still isn't as fun as you think in the second amazing adventure from New York Times bestsellingauthor, Gavin Aung Than. The Mother of the Seas is sick of humans using the oceans as a junkyard, so she decides to give the land dwellers a taste of their own medicine. Prepare for an unbelievable underwater menace that threatens to destroy the entire world! Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN  9780241434895
  • Robin and Marion are back! Second in the brand-new, action-packed series from international bestseller Robert Muchamore. Robin Hood lives... When Clare Gisborne and Little John return to school after the Locksley Riot, there's rebellion in the air and Robin Hood's name graffitied on every wall. Power dynamics are shifting - now, instead of being a feared bully, the daughter of Locksley's most hated criminal finds herself shunned by classmates and pelted with yoghurt and rotting fruit. Meanwhile at Sherwood Designer Outlets, Robin has plans of his own. He is determined to hack Sheriff Marjorie's office so that the rebels know her every move - and to work with animal rights activists to end a cruel trophy hunt inside the grounds of Sherwood Castle... 'Muchamore writes with tremendous energy and his dialogue flies as fast as Robin's arrows ... A new series that strikes the bullseye.' - The Times 'Intensely readable, outrageously enjoyable action.' - Guardian Great for Ages 12-15 ISBN  9781471409479
  • SUMMER 1914 In the first of a series of unsettling coincidences, Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Long Barrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg. Leo is left wheelchair bound for the rest of the summer and Fran is roped in to keep him company, forced to listen to his foolish theories about the looming threat of war in Europe. Suddenly the garden she has loved all her life seems to hold threatening shadows of the future, and Fran starts to fear what she and Leo might find next ... Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9781781129005
  • Fitz thinks he is an ordinary eleven-year-old and loves to turn simple things into mini-adventures, like sneaking next door and filching books from Mr Ahmadi's vast library of mysterious tomes, and goading the guard dog into giving breakneck chase. But one tranquil evening three sharp knocks on the front door change everything ... 'I said I would come for him. He is my jewel. It is time. It is past time.'Now on the run from a threat that has been waiting his entire life, Fitz's only hope is to put his life in the hands of his enigmatic neighbour, Mr Ahmadi. Taken on as an apprentice in a secret society who keep all they really do cloaked in mystery, Fitz has to quickly learn the ropes within the most skilful, most powerful, most dangerous and wealthiest organisation in the world . Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9780141385648
  • All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. But a dog would damage the carpets in Hal's house, and so his parents refused to let him have one. Then they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when he discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away. An irresistible adventure from a truly great and much-loved children's author that every dog-loving child will adore. Perfect for fans of 101 DALMATIANS. Illustrated by Jamie Littler. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9780702306808
  • When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its heart, for fans of THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS. Twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the sick, but now the townspeople say she is a witch. One cloudless night, Art's mother is arrested and taken to England. Art mounts her horse, taking a sword, a tightrope, and a herbal recipe book, and begins a journey through wild forests, using nature's signs and symbols to guide her. But will she spot the signs from the omens? Will she reach her mother, before it's too late?'Gripping. I raced through it' - A.M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets 'A wonderful book' PIERS TORDAY 'Very exciting' ANTHONY MCGOWAN Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9781510108356
  • A nine-year-old comic book enthusiast is about to get a mega dose of super-human power in this action-packed adventure. When a dastardly villain's attempt to steal a laser machine goes spectacularly wrong, nine-year-old Zack gets zapped with super powers. This would be awesome, other than Zack is a teeny tiny bit afraid of ...EVERYTHING! Now, the most undeserving superhero of all time must fashion a costume, save the day and work out how to reverse the laser's effect before he gets stuck with super powers FOR EVER! Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN  9781406389654
  • An elegant gift edition of the cherished classic, perfect for commemorating special moments with loved ones. When you love someone right up to the moon and back, what better way to tell them so than with a tender universal story that has touched hearts across generations? Now dressed in a stunning blush-coloured cover accentuated with delicate rose gold foil details, this beautiful volume is perfect for gifting and a true treasure to hold. Size: 166 x 191 x 9 (mm) ISBN  9781406396812
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €7.40, NOW €3.70.* Join Little Rabbit as he discovers the fun of an Easter egg hunt! A celebration of Easter for the very young. Great for Ages 0-5 ISBN 9781910716724
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €14.00, NOW €7.00.* New & Selected Poems for the Young and the Young at Heart. Brings together over 100 of Fitzmaurice's best-loved poems chosen from his collections for children, together with more than thirty new poems, including a selection of his poems in Irish. Enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart, the poems range from the silly to the serious, from the sad to the happy, from the naughty to the nice. Gabriel Fitzmaurice was born, in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co. Kerry Ireland where he still lives. ISBN 9781910669372
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.00, NOW €6.00.* The oldest version of the Cinderella story originates from China. Befriended by a magical fish, Yeh-hsien is granted her dearest wish - to go to the village festival where she loses a slipper...a rags-to-riches story, a triumph of goodness over meanness and greed. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781846111280
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €12.00, NOW €6.00.* Goldilocks & The Three Bears - Chinese (Cantonese) & English is a beautifully illustrated bilingual storybook with the full text featured in both English and Chinese (Traditional Characters). 'Stop Goldilocks, go back home, woods aren't safe when you're all alone!' What will become of Goldilocks when she ignores the friendly mouse's warnings? In this modern retelling of this classic fairy tale, a good-hearted little mouse is cast as Goldilocks' conscience. His prudent warnings encourage young readers to question Goldilocks' choices: how would you feel if somebody broke something that belongs to you? Should Goldilocks have run away at the end? What could she have done instead? Presenting the story from two points of view allows children to choose between conflicting emotions and asks us to think about the consequences of our actions. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781844440382
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