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  • What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak?After a day of being unable to speak when asked, and of being stared at, a boy and his father go to the river for some quiet time. "It's just a bad speech day," says Dad. But the boy can't stop thinking about all the eyes watching his lips twisting and twirling. When his father points to the river bubbling, churning, whirling and crashing, the boy finds a way to think about how he speaks. Even the river stutters. Like him. "I talk like a river," he says. An incredibly moving picture book that offers understanding rather than a solution, and which will resonate with all readers, young and old. Masterfully illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. ISBN 9781406397222
  • The story of a bear who's hat has gone. And he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no (some more elaborately than others). But just as it he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance... Told completely in dialogue, this quirky, hilarious, read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour and winks at the reader who will be thrilled to be in on the joke. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781406338539
  • "A family tragedy has created a fierce rivalry between twins Jude and Noah. A powerful read about art, creativity, loss & falling in love with someone you can't have. Nelson writes about art in an incredible way, and the design of the book is perfect. A moving & memorable read." Jenny Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781406326499
  • "Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of brotherhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be. With an author's note about what big siblings need-extra guidance, reassurance, love-and sweet, engaging artwork by Rosalinda Kightley, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I'm a Big Brother. ISBN 9780061900655
  • "Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of sisterhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be. With an author's note about what big siblings need-extra guidance, reassurance, love-and sweet, engaging artwork by Rosalinda Kightley, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I'm a Big Sister. ISBN 9780061900624
  • Pirate Pete: I'm a New Big Brother is part of Ladybird's successful Pirate Pete and Princess Polly early learning toddler range - introducing children to key milestones in a fun and reassuring way. This interactive Ladybird sound book is the perfect big brother gift that describes what happens before Mummy and Daddy bring home the new baby, and the excitement and fun of having a new sibling. The simple text and colourful illustrations will help little ones understand what happens when a new baby joins the family and how lovely it is to be a big brother. Pressing the sound button each time to hear the baby giggle is also a great way to encourage young children to help out and play with the new baby, and reward their good behaviour. ISBN 9781409313748
  • Princess Polly I'm a New Big Sister is part of Ladybird's successful Pirate Pete and Princess Polly range - introducing children to key milestones in a fun and reassuring way. This Ladybird sound book describes the excitement and fun of having a new sibling. The simple text and colourful illustrations will help little ones understand what happens when a new baby joins the family and how lovely it is to be an older sibling. Pressing the sound button each time to hear the baby giggle is also a great way to encourage young children to help out and play with the new baby, and reward their good behaviour. ISBN 9781409313731
  • The inventive young hero from the bestselling I Need a New Bum! is back! And this time he has accidentally glued a serving tray to his behind - and he's tickled pink! See, it's great for sliding down hill, surfing big waves, and other booty-full fun and games. Now all his friends wants one too! ISBN 9780702300028
  • Izzy LOVES all the stories the Ancient Greeks told! She can't wait to tell her friends about Icarus, who was a TOTAL NUMPTY, and the Trojan Horse, which ended a war and wasn't even REAL! So pull up a plinth and enjoy all the DRAMA of the original Greek myths, as told by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham, in collaboration with the British Museum. Now with even more SANDALS! Great for Ages 7-10 / ISBN 9781788001205
  • A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he's gone, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent. With Allison Colpoys' gorgeous artwork spilling from each page, accompany a girl and her grandad over spring, summer and autumn. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781786036513
  • Congratulations! You've just become the leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them. The good news is you've got your hands on this funny, fact-packed book, covering everything you need to know to rule effectively - no matter where in the world you are. But it's not just about political systems, elections, climate change, justice and all those other things we hear politicians talking about. You also need to learn how to lead. With essential life and leadership skills and tips - from teamwork, confidence and compassion to discovering who you are and what you believe in - If I Ran The Country answers all the questions most often posed by first-time top dogs like you. You'll be ruling like a pro in no time! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781526363725
  • An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred... Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780008126162
  • This delightful pack contains a 100-piece jigsaw of a beautiful forest scene for children to assemble, as well as a 24-page picture puzzle book teeming with forest animals and objects to spot, match and count. There is also a black and white version of the jigsaw picture for children to fill in with their own pens. Perfect for Ages 5-12 ISBN 9781474970525
  • Come and see our vegetable garden!See how we work through the seasons to make the plants and flowers grow. We sow seeds in spring, eat berries in summer and pick the apples in the autumn. Gorgeous colour illustrations show, month by month, how the vegetable garden grows. ISBN 9781912417490
  • A brilliantly colourful 100-piece jigsaw showing a busy jungle scene, plus a 24-page picture puzzle book presented together in a sturdy box. The jigsaw measures 59 x 40cm and both the jigsaw and book are packed with things to spot. Can you spot a sloth wearing slippers, crocodiles hiding in the water, toucans with identical beaks and lots more? Great for Ages 3-5. ISBN 9781474947794
  • An original, inventive and heart-warming novel from an exciting debut author about a lonely new girl and an unlikely friendship formed in a school code club that will appeal to fans of Sarah Crossan. When twelve-year-old Emmy's musical family moves to California so her dad can take a job with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Emmy has never felt more out of tune. But when she ends up in a school computer science club, she finds that she can understand code through a language she is familiar with: music. Slowly, Emmy makes friends with Abigail and the two girls start to discover their voices through the programming language of Java. Extraordinarily crafted, the novel begins to incorporate Java's syntax and concepts as Emmy, and ultimately the reader, learns to think in code. By the end, Emmy doesn't feel like a wrong note, but like a musician in the world's most beautiful symphony. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781406389333
  • Welcome back to Planet Omar! The third book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illustrations from Nasaya Mafaridik. When Omar and his friends come back after the school holidays, their lovely teacher seems to have been replaced by somebody much more grumpy. Overhearing other teachers talking about her, Omar decides something terrible has happened. Could she possibly have been abducted by ... aliens?!Omar persuades his friends to mount a rescue mission but what they find is very surprising! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781444951295
  • 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
  • A gorgeous new edition of the first book in Cornelia Funke's internationally celebrated trilogy - magical, thrilling and mesmerising. 'I don't think I've ever read anything that conveys so well the joys, terrors and pitfalls of reading' Diana Wynne Jones. Meggie loves stories, but her father, Mo, hasn't read to her since her mother disappeared. When a stranger knocks at their door, Mo is forced to reveal an extraordinary secret - when he reads aloud, words come alive, and dangerous characters step out of the pages. Suddenly Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read about in books, but this one will change her life for ever. Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9781912626847
  • An unmissable guide for teenage girls and women everywhere who are ready to take over the world. This book is a call to arms. Because though you may be going through the hardest and most confusing years of your life, it's time to channel your extraordinary power, spirit and ability to rise up and change the world. Rosie Day has written and curated a collection of letters from incredible and inspiring women to guide you through each stage of combat towards a Teenage Armageddon. You will become a WARRIOR as you realise your worth, you will BATTLE your brain and learn to tackle stress and hormones, and you will be given the tools you need to begin your REBELLION. Brave, disruptive and rule-breaking, this is a book unlike any other. Great for Teens. ISBN 9781526364180
  • Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman - she's even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection. When she's given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out - from the moment they first catch each other's eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up. For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love - that it doesn't last. But at the dance studio she meets X - tall, dreadlocked, fascinating - and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie's mind about love? Great For Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780241516911
  • Brilliant Aunt Maude visits seasides the world over and has become quite the pebble collector. Pebbles of all shapes, sizes and colours and even one that looked a bit like Elvis Presley if you squinted a bit. Her favourite pebbles, however, are Marigold, Mabel and Morris. One by one, and by strange and unusual ways, each child arrives at the stage door of Brilliant Aunt Maude's theatre in the heart of London, home to an extraordinary cast of performers. There's Dante the miraculous magician, Petunia the storyteller and seventy-year-old contortionists - the Fortune Sisters! But ticket sales are dwindling and the curtains might have to close - for the final time. Until one day, as the Pebbles are exploring the many nooks and crannies of the theatre, they stumble upon something they were never meant to find . . . something that just might save the theatre after all . . . Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780241462119
  • They're Alligators - and Investigators! InvestiGators written and illustrated by John Patrick Green is the full colour, laugh-out-loud series perfect for emerging readers and fans of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man. Mango and Brash are the InvestiGators: sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T. and scourge of supervillains everywhere!With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission together, they have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks? Or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp? Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN 9781529054361
  • It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House in a freezing city by the sea, where a huge, crystal chandelier in the shape of a galleon sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste, a theatre rat, wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream, to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls, she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste's past and why she must risk playing a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves. From the award-winning author of 'I, Coriander', this is Sally Gardner's first middle grade novel in 14 years and it soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. ISBN 9781786695222 Great for Ages 9-12
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