• A sweet and funny story from critically acclaimed author-illustrator Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just not really hungry. A visiting crocodile, bear and wolf, however, are starving. It's just as well that children taste revolting!With simple, child-friendly text full of wit and humour, and bright, detailed illustrations, this is a wonderful addition to any preschool child's bookshelf. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Lunchtime is a beautifully illustrated tale of food, friendship and fun. Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781529017502
  • A brilliantly fun story about a rather unusual babysitter from Rebecca Cobb, the award-winning illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do not want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum and Dad have left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected . . .and a lot more fun!Gorgeous illustrations accompany the sweet and funny text in Aunt Amelia - every child (and adult) will wish for an aunt like Amelia! Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781529017526
  • Young reporter-in-training Kate and her mouse-accomplice Rupert are on board a train, to visit Kate's mum in the Arctic. But as soon as the train departs, mysterious things start happening. A packet of ginger nuts goes missing . . . A collection of gymnastics trophies are stolen . . . And some ancient scrolls disappear . . . Fellow passenger Madame Maude seems the most likely culprit, until a surprising - and delicious - twist turns the whole investigation on its head. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781848129702
  • From the award-winning Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear, comes another lively tale about the very unusual babysitter, Aunt Amelia. The children are so excited! They are going to stay at Aunt Amelia's House. They always have a brilliant time with her, and can't wait to see what she has in store. But when they arrive, there seems to be no time for games. Instead Aunt Amelia has a long list of chores to do. But from the gardening to the laundry, cleaning the windows to feeding the pets, Aunt Amelia has her own special way of doing things, and fun will not be in short supply!A warm, witty, beautifully illustrated tale about an aunt like no other. Great for Ages 0-6 ISBN 9781447250548
  • Being the smallest doesn't stop you having the biggest ideas. Eleven-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister's geography field trip. Everything goes wrong! Six kids are marooned on an uninhabited island. Their teacher has vanished. They're hungry. Their phones don't work and Noah has broken the internet. There's no way of contacting home . . . Disaster! Until Noah discovers a treasure map and the gang goes in search of gold. Packed with mystery, adventure and laughs, Noah's Gold is the exciting novel from the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic, Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Fully illustrated in black and white throughout by Steven Lenton, this is perfect for readers of 9+. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529048278
  • IMAGINE you are Luka, a twelve-year-old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adore. IMAGINE you have two loyal companions by your side: a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can dance. IMAGINE you must now embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task... With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best. ISBN 9780099421894
  • Celebrating magical grandads everywhere. Perfect for father's day!A striking and heart-warming celebration of taking a moment to notice the beauty in everyday things. When a young boy finds himself thrown into a new city, his world suddenly feels very grey. But with the help of his Grandpa, he discovers that things aren't always what they first seem and that beauty can be hidden in even the most unexpected of places. Great For Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781471166570
  • Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins. ISBN 9780140366501
  • A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other! Illustrated by: Polly Dunbar Great For Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780571340019
  • Criminal genius runs in the family... Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl. A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . . Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008324858
  • CAN ARTEMIS FOWL LEAVE HIS CRIMINAL PAST BEHIND? Not quite. At least, not yet. He's got one last job, and then he's going to be good. But the job goes horribly wrong. So wrong in fact that now a nasty, ruthless billionaire has stolen Artemis's latest invention - a powerful super-computer that could put the entire fairy world at risk. Holly Short is going to be furious. Artemis must retrieve the stolen technology. He needs help. He needs the fairies. He's got some apologising to do . . Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780141339115
  • THE FAIRIES ARE IN TROUBLE. Goblin gangs (exactly as bad as it sounds) are planning an uprising, and it looks like they've had human help. Holly Short is convinced it's her old nemesis, Artemis Fowl. But, for once, Artemis is innocent. He's too busy getting his father back from the Arctic Circle, where the Russian Mafia (also very bad) is holding him prisoner. All Artemis has to do is clear his name, face the biggest criminal organisations in the world and avoid freezing to death. At least it'll get him out of the house . . . The misadventure continues. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780141339108
  • Join the world of Artemis Fowl, the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. AT JUST TWELVE YEARS OLD, ARTEMIS FOWL IS A CRIMINAL GENIUS. No scheme is too dastardly, no plot too devious. And he's just discovered that fairies are real. Poor fairies. But these are not the cuddly creatures of bedtime stories. They are armed. They are dangerous. And when Artemis captures Captain Holly Short for her fairy gold, he messes with the wrong elf. Holly isn't armed but she's incredibly dangerous, and pretty annoyed with all the kidnapping. Artemis Fowl is about to find out that fairies fight back . . . Let the misadventure begin. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780141339092
  • We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571327584
  • London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . . Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571328499
  • An irresistible return to World War Two for the Queen of Historical Fiction. A body washed up on the beach . . . Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets . . . An animal rescue service . . . Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571350407
  • When Aideen agrees to help ambitious class swot Maebh Kowalska deal with her crazy workload, she doesn't expect to end up reluctantly pushing Maebh down the stairs. With this, Aideen becomes the school 'fixer': any problem a student has, Aideen will sort it out, from stealing confiscated mobiles to breaking into parties. All she asks for is a favour in return. But Aideen's own life is a mess - her mam's drinking again, her BFF Holly is avoiding her and she's skipping school. Spending more time with the uptight (but annoyingly cute) Maebh and chatterbox Kavi, Aideen starts to wonder: can every problem be solved? Great For Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781839130854
  • It's hard work being good all the time - and it's especially hard for a dog like George! A laugh-out-loud, visual romp from the acclaimed author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Shh! We Have a Plan. In this hilarious read-aloud by the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Shh! We Have a Plan, Harris is off to do some shopping. "Will you be good, George?" he asks his dog. George hopes he can. He really wants to ... but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat... What will George do now? Great For Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781406344769

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