• Weird, strange... These cubes are full of unexplained situations, untold secrets, and unsolvable puzzles. Mysterious stories and investigations await! Rory’s Story Cubes is a creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play. With Rory’s Story Cubes, anyone can become a great storyteller. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination. Rory’s Story cubes is an ideal tool for developing language skills and stimulates creative writing in a fun way. Requiring you to think on your feet Story Cubes can serve as an ice-breaker, literacy development, mental workout and more. How it works: Rory’s Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”. The nine dice, each with an image on six sides, hold a total of 54 images. This means that with every roll, there are over 10 million combinations for you to use as the inspiration for your story. The uses for Rory’s Story Cubes are boundless. Whether it’s in a classroom or business, the process of creating and telling your own story can provide untold understanding of our language, of the world we live in and of ourselves. The secret is not to think too deeply. Simply ‘gulp’ in the images and start talking. The story will reveal itself through the cubes and in so doing, will unleash creativity, freedom of expression and frequently, an insight to how to solve a seemingly intractable personal or business problem. The quality cubes are moulded for durability and feel really good to hold. The take-anywhere box (60mm x 60mm x 25mm) is durable and popular with teachers and other professionals as a portable tool. Players: 1 or more Age: 6+
  • Search for hidden treasure in the mountains, meet Vikings and dinosaurs... Discover new horizons in your stories! Rory’s Story Cubes is a creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play. With Rory’s Story Cubes, anyone can become a great storyteller. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination. Rory’s Story cubes is an ideal tool for developing language skills and stimulates creative writing in a fun way. Requiring you to think on your feet Story Cubes can serve as an ice-breaker, literacy development, mental workout and more. How it works: Rory’s Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”. The nine dice, each with an image on six sides, hold a total of 54 images. This means that with every roll, there are over 10 million combinations for you to use as the inspiration for your story. The uses for Rory’s Story Cubes are boundless. Whether it’s in a classroom or business, the process of creating and telling your own story can provide untold understanding of our language, of the world we live in and of ourselves. The secret is not to think too deeply. Simply ‘gulp’ in the images and start talking. The story will reveal itself through the cubes and in so doing, will unleash creativity, freedom of expression and frequently, an insight to how to solve a seemingly intractable personal or business problem. The quality cubes are moulded for durability and feel really good to hold. The take-anywhere box (60mm x 60mm x 25mm) is durable and popular with teachers and other professionals as a portable tool. Players: 1 or more Age: 6+
  • Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective. When Lizzie and her cute puppy Lucky go on a family trip to the seaside, something doesn't seem right. There's talk of missing treasure no one has been able to find for years and years, and artefacts are mysteriously disappearing in the local museum. Anyone else would shrug it off but this dynamic duo just know there is a mystery to be solved here - and they won't leave until they figure it out! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780241455531
  • Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure - this time at a magic show! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective. Young detective Lizzie and her puppy, Lucky, are off to a magic show. But during the performance, a world-famous rabbit disappears - and not on purpose! Can Lizzie and Lucky find Rudy the rabbit, get to the bottom of who stole him, and why? With charming illustrations throughout, and fun activities to try! 'Short chapters and charming illustrations mean this gentle story is perfect for early readers' - BookTrust Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780241596036
  • Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy and he loves to pit his skills against King Viking who hates fun and happiness and wants to steal Singing Dog and bring sadness to Animal Town FOR EVER! Can Sunny help Super Rabbit Boy get to Level 6 and rescue Singing Dog and restore joy to Animal Town? Only if he defeats the Robot Army, dodges the Robo-Crabs and Lakes of Lava before battling King Viking himself! Has Sunny got the skills? Has Super Rabbit Boy eaten enough super magical carrots(SPOILER: origin story)? You'll have to read and find out... The first in a full-colour series of graphic novels about - and for - kids who love gaming! Join Sunny as he and Super Rabbit Boy take on the world, one move at a time! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781839949180
  • Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. King Viking is planning to build a Super Robot to destroy EVERYTHING and Super Rabbit Boy must find the Super Power Up component before King Viking does. He has a map and his BRAVERY and SKILLS. Can he break the evil wizard's curse, defeat the gobbling goblins and solve the riddles he finds in the Cold, Cold Caves? Or will King Viking get there first and DOOM EVERYTHING. You'll have to read and find out... The second in a full-colour series of graphic novels about - and for - kids who love gaming! Join Sunny as he and Super Rabbit Boy take on the world, one move at a time! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781839949227
  • Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. King Viking is competing in the Super Cup Grand Prix to win the power of super speed. Super Rabbit Boy and his friends, Jody Racer and Nugget, must work together to stop him!Can they dodge King Viking's fireballs, Robo Bobo's long Robo-arms, Princess Pirate's super-secret boxing gloves AND each other to win all four races? Or will King Viking stop them in their tracks. You'll have to read and find out... The third in a full-colour series of graphic novels about - and for - kids who love gaming - especially fans of Mario Kart! Join Sunny as he and Super Rabbit Boy take on the world, one move at a time! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781839949289
  • Can you guess what's inside these eggs? Lift the card flaps to discover all kinds of baby animals! This book encourages children to count the eggs from one to five, while lifting the sturdy flaps to discover some surprising little creatures that hatch from eggs. Illustrated by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning artist Jenny Lovlie in sumptuous, textured detail, with a read-aloud rhyming text from Katie Dale, this beautiful board book will delight young readers. Scan the Stories Aloud QR code on the back cover the read along with the story! Illustrated by: Jenny Lovlie Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781839945601
  • A hilarious picture book about a non-conforming Egg from the bestselling Supertato creators Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. Important note: This book is not like other books. This is a book that even the smallest children can read. This is a book which will stretch your imagination, celebrate difference and fire up your storytelling brain. This is a book with just one word, Egg. When an odd egg turns up with a big head and a pointy bottom, the other eggs don't know what to make of it. Can they make the odd egg conform to Normal Egg Standards? The other eggs try turning it upside down, and even make it wear a hat on its bottom to show which side is 'up', but it takes the clever upside-down egg to show them that eggs can be any way up and still be eggs. Perfect for Easter, or any time of the year, children will love telling the story themselves, looking at the pictures and using different voices for the various 'egg's. Plus the egg-shaped format adds to the eggy fun! Great for Ages 2-6. ISBN 9781509827480
  • A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality. Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read. Great for Teens 14+ & Young Adults. ISBN 9781471403958
  • From the award-winning Ed Vere comes a joyful and inspirational celebration of beauty, mistakes and the artist in all of us. One brave little artist goes on one epic adventure to share her art, and in doing so learns that it doesn't matter if you colour outside the lines, that art is full of heart... and that maybe you are an artist too! What is an artist? Someone who sees beauty... Someone with a mind full of colours, feelings, and ideas... Someone who plays and dreams and makes... Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780141376387
  • Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. Nick and Charlie are very much in love. They've finally said those three little words, and Charlie has almost persuaded his mum to let him sleep over at Nick's house ... But with Nick going off to university next year, is everything about to change? Heartstopper encompasses all the small moments of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us. Contains discussions around mental health and eating disorders, and sexual references. 'Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book.' RAINBOW ROWELL, author of Carry On 'The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.' Gay Times Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • A picture book about a young boy who builds his dream treehouse with the help of his two mummies. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9781915244215
  • ONE PROPHECY. TWO DEMIGODS. A HEROIC QUEST. Nico di Angelo is pretty familiar with the realms of death, being the son of Hades and all. So when a desperate voice starts plaguing his dreams, Nico is convinced it's coming from the Underworld and belongs to an old friend - a reformed Titan called Bob. Then an ominous prophecy leaves Nico in no doubt - Bob needs his help and Nico must rescue him. Of course Nico's boyfriend, Will Solace, the son of Apollo (the god of light) insists on joining the quest too. But can will even survive in the darkest part of the world? And what does the prophecy mean when it says that Nico will have to leave something of equal value behind? As Nico faces demons both internal and external, his relationship with Will is tested to its very core. Can love find its way, even through the depths of hell? Great for Ages 9-12.
  • What rises... must fall. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. In exchange for power and immortality, they watch over the Endless Woods and rule the School for Good and Evil. Yet all School Masters must face a test. Theirs is loyalty. But what happens when loyalty is corrupted? When the bonds of blood are broken? Who will survive? Who will die? And what will become of the school and its students? The journey that started a hundred years ago throttles towards its end. This final chapter in the duology that began with the RISE OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL brings the tale of the twin School Masters to the brink of war and a shocking conclusion that will change the course of the school forever. Great for Teens. ISBN 9780008554606
  • The sensational new novel from Becky Albertalli, best-selling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Imogen may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she's got the World's Greatest Ally title locked down. And when she visits her best friend, Lili, at college who is newly-out, newly-graduated, and newly thriving, with a cool new squad of queer college friends, no one knows that Imogen's a raging hetero - not even Lili's best friend, Tessa. Of course, the more time Imogen spends with chaotic, freckle-faced Tessa, the more she starts to wonder if her truth was ever all that straight to begin with... With an irresistible cast of characters, hugely funny and empathetic writing, and all of Becky Albertalli's trademark warmth and wit, Imogen, Obviously beautifully explores the nuances of sexuality, identity, and friendship - perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Adam Silvera. Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9780008607333
  • From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud collection of three short stories for readers of 8 and up, brilliantly illustrated by Jim Field and Steven Lenton. Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines.But then one day Alfie's babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie's parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn't do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And that's when things start to go weird.Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes. Does Alfie learn a valuable lesson? Nah. This isn't that kind of story... Chrissie loves trains. She has train books, train pictures - and, of course, model trains. But Chrissie has never been on an actual train. In part, because Chrissie doesn't find getting around as easy as other people. Then, Chrissie finally gets on a train, with her Grandpa Henry, to go down to London for an important operation. Her parents and Henry hope the journey will take Chrissie's mind off things.And they're right: but in a way they couldn't possibly imagine. Because Chrissie's trip from Scotland to London turns out to be quite literally magical - and is going to change Chrissie's life forever. Every year, Max, Lily and Jack are taken to Snoring-On-Sea for their holiday - quite possibly the most boring town in the world. There's nothing to do and nothing to see - even the beach at Snoring-on-Sea is dull and grey. But this year, something DOES happen. The children meet someone on a tiny island out at sea - a mysterious child called Ariel. Ariel claims to have never left their tiny island, and to Ariel, everything about Max, Lily and Jack's lives is amazing - fish and chips, fizzy drinks... even the view of the brick wall out of their bedroom window. And their new friend forces Max, Lily and Jack to see Snoring-On-Sea in a whole new light... Three hilarious, heart-warming and adventure-filled stories that will have you laughing out loud! Great for Ages 8-11.
  • Milo, Mia and Birdy are on a countryside holiday when they wander into an Enchanted Wood. Among the whispering leaves, there is a beautiful tree that stands high above the rest. The Magic Faraway Tree is home to many remarkable creatures including a fairy called Silky, her best friend Moonface and more. Little Birdy is only too happy to find that fairies are real. Even her older brother and sister are soon won over by the magic of the Faraway Tree and the extraordinary places they discover above it, including the Land of Unicorns. But not every land is so much fun. Danger looms in the Land of Dragons. Will Moonface's magic work in time to save the children? The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton was Jacqueline Wilson's own favourite book as a very young child. Now the favourite contemporary children's author, creator of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker, revisits this glorious magical world, weaving a brand-new story perfect for the next generation of young readers. Discover the magic! Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781444963380

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