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  • Believing is just the beginning . . . When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad's attic. Roar was filled with things they loved - dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure - as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow...). Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar ... real? Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9781405293679
  • Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON ... ISBN 9781408855669
  • How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. ISBN 9781509804771
  • Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! ISBN 9781509812530
  • This volume is a detailed and sensitive guide to male puberty. It tackles key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause. ISBN 9780746076637 Great for Ages 7-15
  • From New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed comes a heart-warming, hilarious story about the power of love and resistance. Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate - as long as he's behind the scenes. There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes... until he meets Maya. Maya Rehman's having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is cancelled, her parents are separating and now her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing - with some awkward guy she hardly knows ... Going door to door isn't exactly glamorous, but maybe it's not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer - and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely. ISBNGreat for Teens and Young Adults 9781471184666
  • Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her THIRD ninja adventure! After months of keeping London safe from notorious animal bad guys, Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival - Catstonbury! But a villain has a dastardly plan to hypnotise the crowd when a world-famous band is on stage, turning them into evil minions. How can Toto possibly prevent the catastrophe when everyone thinks the band is the cat's pyjamas? It will take all Toto's ninja skills - and some help from a friendly otter - to save the day... Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! ISBNGreat for Ages 7-9 9781444952063
  • A heart-warming picture book following an inquisitive hare as he discovers that the best place in the world is always with the people you love. "Do you think this is the best place in the world?" Hare asks his friends, Rabbit, Bear, Duck and Owl. Certain there must be somewhere better out there, Hare sets out on an adventure that takes him to mountains higher than the clouds, sun-kissed beaches and starlit deserts. But even the most beautiful place isn't perfect without friends to share it with, and perhaps the best place in the world is actually closer than Hare thinks. With gorgeous artwork in a stunning summer palette, this is a beautiful picture book from the Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator Petr Horacek, who has been described by The Washington Post as "the thinking tot's Eric Carle". ISBNGreat for Ages 0-6 9781406388817
  • Hey you - fearless Knight! Can't you find a dragon to fight? Then why hang about in a story that's stuck? Come to The One-Stop Story Shop! A thrilling adventure told through the magical world of picturebook storytelling. Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781788811019
  • Every evening Lampie the lighthouse keeper's daughter must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks. But one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins. In disgrace, Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral's Black House, where rumour has it thata monster lurks in the tower. But what she finds there is stranger and more beautiful than any monster. Soon Lampie is drawn into a fairytale adventure in a world of mermaids and pirates, where she must fight with all her might for friendship, freedom and the right to be different. Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9781782692621
  • The moving, beautifully illustrated story of a little lost dog and his search for a place to call home. Poor Perdu is all alone as he journeys from the countryside to the city in search of a home. The city is a big place when you are very small, but is it possible that someone is looking out for Perdu?Perdu is the first picture book to be both written and illustrated by Richard Jones - the illustrator of the internationally bestselling The Snow Lion. This poignant gem, with an important message about kindness at its heart, deserves to become a modern classic. ISBNGreat for Ages 0-6 9781471181269
  • GROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT. Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bullies at school. When Sally turns out to be not-so-mean after all, they strike up a friendship and are suddenly spending all of their time together. But Frankie starts to wonder whether these feelings she has for Sally are stronger than her other friendships. Might she really be in love?Frankie doesn't want Sally to just be her friend. She wants her to be her girlfriend. But does Sally feel the same? The must-have new novel about falling in love for the first time from bestselling, much-loved children's author, Jacqueline Wilson. *PUBLISHED 20TH AUGUST 2020* ISBN 9780857535900
  • Meet Amelia Jane! She's a (mischievous) Strong Independent rag doll and she's about to enchant a whole new generation of readers! And this big bumper edition contains three Amelia Jane books in one - each a collection of classic fantastical short stories from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. Amelia Jane has an uncanny knack for getting herself into mischief and into trouble with the rest of the toys in the playroom - from snipping off pink rabbit's tail to hiding under a big pile of alphabet blocks to scribbling on walls. But really, Amelia Jane has a brave and adventurous heart of gold - and when the toys need rescuing, it's Amelia Jane to the rescue! Short, entertaining and accessible stories make the Amelia Jane books perfect for bedtime reading and for newly independent readers of five and upwards. Contained in this collection:Naughty Amelia Jane, Amelia Jane is Naughty Again, and Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble. ISBN 9781405294010
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly. Then there's a loud CRUNCH! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot. There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything. (Book 4 of Rabbit & Bear) ISBN 9781444921748
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear whose happy summer day is interrupted by a Mysterious Thing. SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo. (Book 3 of Rabbit & Bear) ISBN 9781444921724
  • A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories. One day Tilly realises that classic children's characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of 'book wandering' - crossing over from the page into real life. With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face. Great for Ages 7-10 / ISBN 9780008229870
  • It began with Eragon . . . It ends with Inheritance, book four in the Inheritance Series. Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still the real battle lies ahead: they must confront King Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they can't, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?Featuring spectacular artwork by cult artist John Jude Palencar, this stunning book brings the bestselling Inheritance cycle to a breathtaking conclusion. ISBN 9780552560245
  • The third book in The Inheritance Series More awaits Eragon and Saphira following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors. He's bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to his cousin Roran to rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond. Choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await readers as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crush and twist him to his own purposes. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King? ISBN 9780552552127
  • AN ACTIVITY BOOK THAT WILL KEEP YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED FOR HOURS. Looking for some fun to have with the kids indoors? Packed with puzzles, brainteasers, tricks and riddles, Fun Unplugged will keep everyone scratching their heads for hours on end!Fool your family and bend your brain with more than 150 pages of fun. Kids will learn how to surprise, astonish and befuddle everyone around them until they are wide-eyed with amazement. You don't need a screen to have fun - these code-breakers, fortune-telling challenges and tricks of the mind and much more will make you the centre of attention. Fully illustrated throughout, the tricks and challenges are easy for kids to follow and guaranteed to impress any audience. ISBN 9781844884810
  • Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the Science lessons children learn at school, this book is filled with activities that help children to label diagrams of plants and trees and to identify different types of plant. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back. ISBN 9781474951128
  • Children can explore the wonders of space in this incredible picture book with giant fold-out pages full of fascinating facts to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast. From the Sun and the planets in our Solar System to massive stars and vast galaxies and lots, lots more, there's a whole universe to discover. ISBN 9781474921022
  • Get ready to spell well with Spell Check, the essential kid's spelling book with all the words and spelling rules every child needs to know. This unique book gives kids a fun way to practise spelling, learn tricky words, test themselves, and play spelling games. You'll find all the spelling rules children need to know and all the exceptions, with loads of tips and tricks to help kids spell well. The spell checker encourages children to look at words, cover them, write them, and then check the spelling, a proven method of learning how to spell. Comes with a wipe clean spell checker and pen. Spell Check is a spelling activity book that spells F-U-N. Great for Ages 5-10 ISBN 9780241225332
  • The mysterious Mr Tiger and the inquisitive Betsy K Glory set off on their second adventure, from bestselling author Sally Gardner, sumptuously illustrated by Nick Maland. Crumble cakes! A red rogue wind is blowing and a wicked pirate captain and his crew are marauding the seven seas near the island left off the map of the world. A rare egg has gone missing and a very unhappy sea dragon wants it back. A pirate ship, the Kettle Black, is anchored in a secret cove off the island left off the map of the world. Betsy and her mum, Myrtle the mermaid, must dive deep beneath the waves, while Alfonso Glory and Mr Tiger fly high above the clouds in a hot air balloon... It's time for Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Gongalongs to set off on their second adventure... ISBN 9781788546591
  • Things are about to get SUPER WEIRD. When Melvin moves from the city to Donut (a perfectly round island with a hole in the middle), he thinks it's the most rubbish place ever. Then he meets Rhubarb. Rhubarb is OBSESSED with mysteries and has her own school newspaper to investigate the strange goings on in Donut. (Unfortunately nothing ever happens in Donut so she's never had anything to write about.) But then Melvin notices that the kids at school are acting very strangely. Could it be something to do with the Donut Hole Monsters that everyone is collecting? Soon Melvin and Rhubarb are on the trail of a mystery - one that is going to lead them right into the centre of the donut hole... And Rhubarb might actually have something to write about in her newspaper, if they make it out alive. Will they get to the bottom of the Donut Hole Monster mystery before it's too late and the whole town is brainwashed? ISBN 9781405295451
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