• A year ago, before the revolution, Salama watched her brother marry her best friend, Layla, and wondered when her own love story might begin. Now she works at the hospital - helping those she can, closing the eyes of those she can't. Layla and her unborn baby are all Salama has left. Unless you count Khawf. But he's a hallucination; a symptom of the horrors she's seen. Every day he urges Salama to leave. Every day she refuses. Until she crosses paths with Kenan, the boy with the vivid green eyes, who wants to stay and risk his life for everything Syria could be ... 'This is an important book. Everyone should read it' - Elizabeth Laird 'Wrenching and lyrical' - Samira Ahmed Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • A hilarious and action-packed new graphic novel following a feline secret agent who will do whatever it takes to save the world - even if it means destroying a few things along the way... The Super-Secret Spy Service's mission is to keep the world safe from maniacal villains. And Agent 9 is one of its best operatives. Although Nine always manages to complete the mission, there is occasionally some collateral damage (like the priceless Pigasso painting that was destroyed while foiling an art heist). So Agent 9 is now on probation. But when bumbling supervillain King Crab manages to overtake S4 head quarters, there is no one else to turn to. Agent Nine - along with a robotic partner named FiN - is all that stands between King Crab and his diabolical plans to melt the polar ice caps and build a massive water park. Can Agent 9 prove to be the right cat for the job by overcoming impulsive behavior and saving the world from a complete flood-a-geddon? Great for Ages 7-10.
  • A beautifully illustrated collection of profiles of more than 80 goddesses and other powerful women re-told for children. Includes stories like how Japanese goddess of the dawn Ame-no-Uzume saved the day by dancing and how ancient Greek witch Medea helped to defeat a dragon. The enthralling stories introduce famous figures from around the world, while a handy reference section is packed with information about the goddesses and heroines themselves. With striking illustrations by Katie Ponder that bring the tales to life. This book on goddesses for children offers: - Over 80 profiles of women in mythology, covering famous classics and lesser-known stories. - Striking illustrations by multi-award-winning artist Katie Ponder. - A handy pronunciation guide listing all difficult-to-pronounce names for the reader's convenience. - Stunning gold foil on the cover, making it a wonderful gift for children into mythology. Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Superswines, assemble! Gary Yorkshire and his friends, Carl the fish and Brooklyn the bat, are facing what might be their piggest mission yet: magical sharks - and summer camp! First there's the sudden appearance of Sharkraham Lincoln (half shark! half president!), who sets off a major test cheating scandal. And then, at the worryingly named Camp Whomp-a-Pig, Gary's hoping to finally get a break from superhero-ing, but a grumpy lake monster isn't letting this sleeping pig lie. Will Batpig ever catch a break to just relax and enjoy a tasty sandwich, and not have to save the world? The third book in a brilliantly funny and skilfully rendered commercial young graphic novel series, with two separate stories in each book Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Meet Amelia Jane! She's a mischievous rag doll and she's about to enchant a whole new generation of readers! This big bumper edition contains over 20 short stories by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. Amelia Jane has an uncanny knack for getting herself into mischief and trouble with the rest of the toys in the playroom, from throwing a big pile of alphabet blocks out the window and pushing shoes into a mouse hole to hiding clockwork keys and popping balloons. But really, Amelia Jane has a brave and adventurous heart of gold - and when the toys need help, it's Amelia Jane to the rescue! These short, entertaining and accessible stories make The Amelia Jane Collection perfect for bedtime reading and for newly independent readers of five and upwards. Great for Ages 5-8.
  • Dave Pigeon and his trusty sidekick, Skipper, are minding their own business in the garden shed when they see Mean Cat behaving very strangely... And why is she multiplying? The arrival of some very cute kittens is disastrous news! More cats? Ugh. But then the kittens come under threat... Are Dave and Skipper coldhearted enough to leave them defenceless? Especially when one looks a teeny, tiny little bit like Dave? Packed full of funny black and white illustrations by Sheena Dempsey , perfect for emerging readers. Great for Ages 6-8.
  • This summer, 12-year-old Alex is taking over his dad's postal delivery job. What could go wrong? In order to get his family back together, Alex comes up with a brilliant plan: if Dad finally writes the novel he's always talked about, he'll be happier again and his parents will fall back in love. Dad just needs to get away from work for a while to do it. Alex tricks his dad into thinking he's been selected for a creative sabbatical, and starts to do the postal deliveries himself. But it's harder than Alex had ever realized, and there are the bullies who throw his letters in the canal, an overly suspicious boss, and a lot of angry dogs to avoid. He finds unexpected help in Willow, a girl on the canal who offers to share the work ... but has a dark secret that might derail everything. As Alex's ruse starts to fall apart, he needs his dad more than ever. Meanwhile, his dad comes to understand that the thing he needs most isn't publishing a novel ... it's Alex From the Carnegie nominated author of The Soup Movement Perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyle and Ben Bailey Smith Based on Ben's own experience working as a postal carrier! Great for Ages 10-13.
  • Mink doesn't believe in rules. She loves running wild and free. So, when a zebra appears in the square where she lives and she finds out that his parents have been captured by the evil Mr Spit, she knows that it's up to her to help. So begins a grand adventure to rescue a whole menagerie of animals - an adventure that will take all of Mink's courage and determination. Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a timeless picture book about bravery, friendship and the importance of taking action. With stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator Sara Ogilvie, illustrator of The Detective Dog, this modern classic from bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell is an unmissable treat. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • Benji McLaughlin is a visionary. He believes in things other people think are impossible, like that he and his brother Stanley will be happy living with their uncle, and that the Loch Lochy monster is real, and that his parents will come home safely one day. So when he finds out that Uncle Hamish's holiday business is struggling, Benji's not worried. He has a visionary plan. Together with his new friends, Murdy and Mr Dog, he sets off to prove that the Loch Lochy monster exists, and bring tourists flooding in. But Benji might have to confront different monsters to the one he expects. "Laughs, adventure, tears, and most importantly heart." Phil Earle "A glorious, hilarious, and touching triumph of a book." Katya Balen Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Everyone talks about how powerful the oceans are, how huge, how mysterious, all those underwater creatures living down there in the deep. But they've got no one to stand up for them! Olivia Alez is loving her life away from the royal palace. Now she isn't a princess anymore she's even more determined to be a science investigator, finding out things about the world around her. When she goes to visit her uncle Cassander for a holiday, she realises there's a huge problem. The oceans are filled with rubbish, and she can't see any fish swimming about. They're nothing like the bright blue seas full of life that she's seen before. When Captain Max and his parrot turn up, Olivia and her best friend Ravi decide that getting on board their pirate ship as they hunt for treasure might be a good way to find out what's going on in the water. But they quickly realise that they've got more to discover than they ever imagined . . Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Arkspire is a city obsessed by magic. The five Arcanists - a group of all-powerful magicians - have protected the great city for as long as anyone can remember. Within the hustle and bustle of these cobbled streets lives Juniper Bell, a thief who'd do anything for her family - even her unbelievably annoying sister, Elodie. Then one night, something incredible happens. A mysterious stolen relic (nothing to do with Juni, ahem...) explodes, revealing a mysterious creature, Cinder - who appears to 'bond' with Juni. The only creatures like that are allegedly dangerous enemies of the Arcanists . . . and it's not long before they turn their attention to Juni. Soon Juni, Cinder and everyone she loves are pulled into an extraordinary world of magic, power and prestige - but also grave danger. It seems the world Juni thought she knew is nothing but a lie - and now only Juniper and Cinder can bring it down. A hilarious and astonishingly illustrated new fantasy series, from the bestselling author of Frostheart. 'Full of fabulous characters, fantastic humour and breakneck thrills.' - Jonathan Stroud Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Finn has always loved going to stay with his grandma until one day, he tells a little fib that gets out of control! A book about telling the truth, from the bestselling author of the Big Bright Feelings series. Be open, be honest, be you! When Finn accidentally breaks his grandma's precious clock, he tells a teeny tiny little lie - and blames it on his sister instead! Soon, Finn's little fib is OUT OF CONTROL, and it's getting in the way of everything! Can he find a way to tell the truth? This reassuring and humorous book is the perfect springboard for talking to children about the importance of honesty. Tom Percival's Big Bright Feelings series is the ideal starting point for discussions about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence and managing feelings. Great for Ages 3-6.
  • Granny and Grandpa Pig are taking Peppa and George on a fantastic holiday cruise! They'll visit new places, play new games and make new friends! It's the holiday of a lifetime for Peppa Pig! Everybody loves holidays! Great for Ages 3-6.
  • Come and play with the Gruffalo and friends in this fun sticker book, bursting with activities to complete and over 1000 stickers! The Gruffalo and Friends Super Sticker Book is bursting with fun puzzles, colouring, sticker scenes and more, and features all your favourite characters from the incomparable pairing of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With sixty-four pages of activities to complete, plus over 1000 stickers to use in the book or wherever you want, there's enough to keep little paws busy for the holidays. Includes characters from the following classic titles: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, A Squash and a Squeeze, Monkey Puzzle and The Smartest Giant in Town. Great for Ages 3-6.
  • Making Friends helps children explore what it means to be a good friend and how to be considerate of others. From helping and sharing to listening and taking turns, children will explore types of friendships and learn that friends can like all sorts of different things. Work through each activity, then wipe clean and try again! Learn with Peppa wipe-clean activity books introduce key early learning topics, from writing and counting to emotional development, with carefully structured practice and plenty of fun activities - Peppa and her friends take centre stage in this brand-new series of wipe-clean learning books with integrated pen - Each Learn with Peppa wipe-clean activity book has been developed by educational experts and contains helpful hints and tips for using the book with your child - Fun, interactive drawing and writing activities build children's pen control skills and the pages can be wiped clean to use over and over again! - Access additional resources and guidance on the Learn with Peppa website. Let Peppa support your little ones on their early learning adventure in Learn with Peppa. Great for Ages 3-6.
  • Bluey and Bingo love the beach!Join in the fun and get busy with this jam-packed book of summer activities. Cut out and design your own sunnies, play dot-to-dot and get colouring with the help of all your favourite Bluey characters! Great for Ages 3-6.
  • London-born Abel has landed the role of a lifetime for an upcoming blockbuster. On the face of it he's Hollywood's latest teen star, but below the surface he's an undercover journalist on a mission to expose the 'squeaky clean' entertainment industry and the part they played in his brother's 'accidental' death. As Abel steps into the spotlight alongside fellow actors Lucky, Ryan and Ella, he soon discovers that beneath the glittering surface of fame and riches lies a darker world of secrecy, scandal and murder. Nobody is who they seem when the cameras are off, and everybody has something to hide. But who's next in line to die famous? Drawing on his previous career as a celebrity journalist, Benjamin Dean examines the dark underbelly of showbiz, leaving no stone unturned. Great for Teens and Young Adults
  • Nikki's always had a difficult relationship with her mum. So when she finds herself homeless at the start of spring break, she decides to rage-quit Texas and give California a shot, to pursue her dream music career. Until her best friend and long-time crush, Malachai, discovers her plan, and convinces her to spend spring break with him, so he can show her all the reasons she should stay in Texas. But when Nikki's little sister goes missing their plans are interrupted, and Nikki is forced to face her feelings about both her mum and Mal. Can Nikki find the love she's always been missing? And will it be enough to convince her to stay in Texas? Great for Teens and Young Adults

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