• The three little wolves erect a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next they build a home of concrete: The pig demolishes it with his pneumatic drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round: They erect a house, made of steel, barbed wire, armour plates and video entry system, but the pig finds a way to demolish it too. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of cherry blossoms, daffodils, pink roses, and marigolds that the pig has a change of heart ... A great read for children who will enjoy this hilarious, subversive and brilliant read aloud picture book. 30th Anniversary Edition. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • A sensible, reassuring guide to sex and growing up, revised with the most up-to-date information. What do you want to know about sex? Information about sex is everywhere. But what you learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality. This book is the perfect antidote. Formatted into a series of short Q & As, it is a frank, informative and open way to learn about changing bodies, sex, relationships, puberty and more. Children can use the book to explore and answer questions for themselves, or it can be used as a helpful starting points for conversations between adults and their children. Now revised and updated, Joanna Cole's Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to questions about sex. Great for Ages 7+.
  • A game-changing guide to being happier, healthier and succeeding better, based on the Sunday Times bestseller. Pretty much all of us would like to feel happier, less anxious, more successful and at ease with ourselves. Right? The key may surprise you: FAILURE! Failosophy For Teens is an inspiring and empowering guide to those moments when life doesn't go to plan. Using personal experience and stories shared by guests on her award-winning podcast, How to Fail, Elizabeth's book is full of creative and inspiring advice on how to: - talk openly about failure - turn failure into success - build resilience for when life sends you curveballs - reframe negative thoughts about yourself... and much more! Failing better is the key to learning, growing and ultimately loving yourself as the truly AWESOME human being you are. 'An indispensable guide for teenagers everywhere' Matthew Syed, author of You Are Awesome. 'A beautiful timely and humane book. If there's one philosophy the world needs more of right now, it's Failosophy' Alain de Botton. Great for Teens & Young Adults.
  • A heart-warming celebration of love in all its forms by author Muon Thi Van and the multi-award winning illustrator of 'Julian is a Mermaid' and 'Julian at the Wedding', Jessica Love. I love you because you tell the best stories. Because I love you, my best story is you. This powerful picture book shares all the reasons - big and small - why we love those we love. Joyful, life-affirming, and overflowing with love, this is a book to be treasured as you celebrate the special bond you share with your loved ones. This is what love looks like. Great for Ages 0-6.
  • An endangered forest. An abandoned snow leopard. A child who only feels comfortable talking to animals. When fates collide, the unbelievable can happen ... The Big Freeze 1963. Maggie's stutter makes going to school hard. She will do almost anything to avoid speaking in class - even if that leads to trouble. Sent to stay in the depths of Cornwall with a grandfather she barely knows, Maggie discovers an abandoned snow leopard hiding in the nearby Wildoak Forest. Sheltered by the ancient trees, the two of them build an understanding in secret. But when the cub is spotted by local villagers, danger follows - threatening everything she has come to believe in. Can Maggie find an answer before time runs out - not just for the cub, but for herself and the forest as well? An enticing, classic new voice in children's fiction - perfect for fans of Natasha Farrant or Melissa Harrison. Told in alternating voices, Wildoak shimmers with life as it explores the delicate interconnectedness of the human, animal and natural worlds. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781915026149
  • Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it, from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hunt for the Nightingale. Nora's mum has good days and bad days, but the bad days are getting worse. It's been just the two of them for always, and they don't need anyone else. When the rainbow-shimmering ghost animals Nora used to see when she was small start to reappear, she's convinced that they hold all the answers. Along with new friend Kwame, Nora follows a glittering ghostly fox, hare, raven and otter on the adventure of a lifetime, helping her to find the strength she needs to help her family. In a heartbreaking and hopeful narrative, Sarah Ann Juckes' stunning novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai sees a brave young girl face down her ghosts. For fans of The Last Bear and Julia and the Shark. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398510920
  • Izzy and her friends overhear their head teacher talking about "missing treasure" and "running out of time"... They know this means there's TREASURE buried in the school somewhere and that Mr Graves wants it all for himself. So Jodi says they've got to find it first, and they should start by searching the staffroom. After seeing things they will never forget, they head to the basement. Gary Petrie's dad is working down there and he's seen something SHINY! So they send Zach's cat down with a camera strapped to her head and study the footage carefully. What they see is SHOCKING and CHANGES EVERYTHING. It's not treasure in the basement, it's a BEAST with SHINING EYES and it's coming to get them! RUN!!! Suitable for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781839940514
  • Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds for Marvellers from around the world. Ella discovers that being the first isn't easy but she finds friendship in fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures and support from her Elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur. Then the notorious Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror's aid, and Ella finds herself as the prime suspect. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family's name and track down her mentor before it's too late. 'The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world' - Rick Riordan. 'A richly imagined world with characters I wish I could meet and magic that filled my dreams for days afterwards. I didn't want it to end - when is the next one out!?' - A.F. Steadman Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781800785472
  • It's not always easy being Death: a witty and gloriously gothic tale of friendship and discovery from bestselling Jenni Spangler. Twelve-year-old Valentine Crow has lived his entire life at the Foundling Hospital. Now, he and his best friend Philomena are leaving to begin their new lives as apprentices - but Valentine has been assigned to Death himself. Valentine finds himself in an impossible situation when his best friend's name appears on the list of souls to take. Can he fight Death to save her soul, or does fate have other ideas? Distinctive, warm and funny, the highly-acclaimed Jenni Spangler returns with a richly imagined world perfect for readers of The Beast and the Bethany and Lemony Snickett. Suitable for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398504660
  • Cassie Morgan has run away. After seven years spent waiting for her mother to return, she flees her dreary boarding school and sets out to find her. But the world outside her school is full of hidden magic and children have been going missing. With the help of a talking cat and a flying broom, Cassie escapes to the enchanted village of Hedgely. There she will begin her training in the practical skills of witchcraft with the Hedgewitch, who watches over the Hedge, the vast forest that marks the border between England and Faerie. Will Cassie discover the truth about her mother? Can she find the lost faery treasures before the wicked Erl King gets his hands on them? And what will it take to save her new home from the shadowing magic of Faerie? 'There are only two sorts of fantasy story: the ones that feel fake and the ones that feel real. It's hard to explain the difference but you know the real ones when you read them, and Hedgewitch is one of them' Philip Reeve. Suitable for Ages 8-12. ISBN 9781801300681
  • Once I had a secret that was big and monstery... I thought of it as Blue. But Blue the monster doesn't have to be scary. And he doesn't have to be a secret. After all, we all feel blue from time to time and talking about it helps. A friendly, gentle story to help young children navigate big emotions. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780571376360
  • When everything is taken away from you, love and courage are all you have left. In 1938, the Nazis come to Vienna. They hate anyone who is different, especially Jewish people. Fritz and Kurt's family are Jewish, and that puts them in terrible danger. Fritz, along with his father, is taken to a Nazi prison camp, a terrible place, full of fear. When his father is sent to a certain death, Fritz can't face losing his beloved Papa. He chooses to go with him and fight for survival. Meanwhile, Kurt must go on a frightening journey, all alone, to seek safety on the far side of the world. In this extraordinary true story, Fritz and Kurt must face unimaginable hardships, and the two brothers wonder if they will ever return home... A children's re-telling of the Sunday Times bestselling 'The Boy Who Followed his Father into Auschwitz' by Jeremy Dronfield. Suitable for Ages 11+. ISBN 9780241565742
  • Jade adores dogs but she can't have one because her father thinks her brother is too little. Then Jade's dad sees an advert for local dog walkers and it seems like the perfect solution. They soon meet an adorable red Golden Retriever puppy named Milo and Jade falls in love with him immediately. Unfortunately, Milo's owner is moving to Paris and can't take him with her. Will the poor puppy have to go to a shelter, or could his new home be right under his nose? A new story from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for animal-loving children. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788955645
  • Could your worst week be funny too? Start Monday with a bang in the hilarious new series taking the world by storm. Justin Chase is having the WORST WEEK EVER! His Mum has just married a vampire. His Dad is driving a giant toilet on wheels. His cat has probably been abducted by aliens. A bully is making his first day at a new school miserable. And right now, he's hanging off the edge of a 10-metre-high diving tower in front of his entire class wearing nothing but rapidly disappearing crocheted swimmers! And it's only... MONDAY! The first book in the hilarious new seven-part highly-illustrated series for fans of the globally bestselling Treehouse series. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781398521889
  • "I'll make it clear from the start: I did not kill Hugh Henry Van Boren. I didn't even help. Well, not intentionally." When Hugh Henry Van Boren, one of the most popular and richest kids in Jess Choudhary's school, is found dead, the student body is left reeling and wondering who the murderer could be... Jess, a student under strict instructions to keep her record clean or risk losing her scholarship, finds herself at the centre of the investigation when it's revealed that Hugh died in the exact same way as a character in a short story she wrote. And then Jess receives an anonymous text thanking her for the inspiration. With time running out, Jess knows if she doesn't solve this mystery she'll finally have something in common with Hugh Henry. She'll be dead too. Great for Teens.
  • Join five friendly T. Rex as they stomp through the pages of this dinosaur-themed addition to the favourite touch-and-feel baby book series, That's not my.... Babies and toddlers will delight in the bold illustrations and touching the fuzzy, furry, smooth and soft fabric patches on each page. That's not my... books are designed to be shared and support sensory and language development. Don't forget to spot the little white mouse as they explore this sturdy board book, perfect for little hands. Great for Ages 0-3.
  • This Mr Men Little Miss gift book will help you show that special someone just how much they mean to you. Enjoy this warm and witty celebration of love and friendship featuring the Mr Men and Little Miss. This delightful gift book pairs Roger Hargreaves classic artwork with affectionate and humorous new text to help children and adults share the love on Valentine's Day or at any time they want to say I love you. ISBN 9780008533878
  • Meet the curious and brave Lilly and Tim. The city is their adventure playground. Dive into their world, and with a * click, clap, zap * the boring turns spectacular and anything is possible with a little imagination. Inspired to encourage children to ignore their devices and explore their outside environment, a fun and accessible story about finding the joy and wonder in the world around us. With bright, colourful artwork reminiscent of urban street art. Great for Ages 1-6.

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