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  • Illustrated by: Katie Abey Get set for the new hilarious out-of-this-world adventure series for readers aged 8+ - this is the perfect new series for fans of Tom Gates, David Solomons and Star Wars! Highly illustrated throughout by the brilliantly funny Katie Abey. Mum and Dad have left - gone to Mars, and they're never coming back. FREEDOM AT LAST! But this isn't one of Dad's weird jokes; it's REAL. It's up to ten-year-old Eliza and her genius little brother, Johnnie, to find out what's going on, and launch a rescue. Can they handle vampire squids, a suspicious villain, a secret island full of traps and a trip into space? And - more importantly - will they ever get their parents back? The funniest, zaniest, most out-of-this-world adventure you'll read all year! ISBN 9781471198342
  • Join a brave little mouse on a big Christmas adventure! Winston is on a Very Important Mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter to Father Christmas that did not make it to the post box - so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day! He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on his Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way. Will he find Father Christmas in time? This is the chapter book edition of Alex T. Smith's modern Christmas classic, with gorgeous black and white illustrations from the author throughout - the perfect festive gift for newly confident readers. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781529080858
  • Look out, this squirrel is HUNGRY. So hungry it could eat boiled rice, chocolate mice, a gingerbread man ... even a frying pan! Is there anything it WON'T eat? A rollicking ride of increasing absurdity and imagination, this hilarious picture book captures the occasional outlandishness of toddler moods. Based on the popular poem from A Great Big Cuddle, I Am Hungry is a terrific read-aloud from the master of rhyme, Michael Rosen, coupled with brilliantly bold illustration from Robert Starling. Great for Ages 0-6. Published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781406396669
  • From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boy's clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers. Great for Ages 3-8. ISBN 9780803741072
  • In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people: Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Kirchoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Diaz Merced, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Dr Victor Pineda, Farida Bedwei, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Arunima Sinha, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Spingmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Redouan Ait Chitt, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, and Dynamo. "Intelligent, politically bold, and beautiful to browse [...] Every bookshelf needs a copy." - Disability Arts Online Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780711263918
  • I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into. ISBN 9780857637703
  • Bestselling author Andy McNab joins forces with award-winning author Phil Earle for this laugh-out-loud follow-up to Get Me Out of Here! With fun illustrations by Robin Boyden! Life has changed for Danny and his mates since they survived the horrors of their disastrous school trip. Footage of Danny zip-lining out of the most savage storm of the year went viral, making him, and the others, local celebrities. Next thing they know, Danny wins a prestigious award for bravery, and is flown out on an all-expenses-paid trip to a fancy resort in Norway with his friends. The kids can't believe their luck! Their flight, the resort and all of the amazing things they get to do and see - it all seems too good to be true. Which is exactly what makes Danny suspicious... The fantastic follow-up to Get Me out of Here! Brilliantly funny, Andy McNab and Phil Earle are a laugh-out-loud writing duo that children will love. Great for Ages 8-12. ISBN 9781407196022
  • I Can Do Anything! is a manifesto on positivity that radiates joy and excitement about a child's world. This bright, bold and colourful 24-page picture book introduces readers to a variety of adorable and strong children, who demonstrate their aptitude to deal with whatever life throws their way. Through clear, declarative and affirmative statements, the text guides a young reader to discover their own brilliance, whatever that may be. It shouts, 'I'm the best at being ME!' Great for Ages 3-9 ISBN 9781789562415
  • In this rhythmic read-aloud, all you need is an imagination to experience the thrill of a great train ride... When a girl shouts "I can make a train noise, now!" her imagination transforms a coffee shop into a zooming train, and her words clickity-clack across the tracks and blare like a train horn. In a flash, salt shakers and ketchup bottles become skyscrapers, and the girl's voice rattles along the tracks with "I can make a train noise I can make a train noise." Her voice whistles "Nowowwwwww!" The propulsive, rhythmic text that mimics train sounds is sure to captivate all kids, pair it with gorgeously detailed artwork and you have a read-aloud like no other. Michael Emberley, is the author and artist of many acclaimed children's books, including most notably It's Perfectly Normal. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland's most distinguished illustrators of books for children. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780823444960
  • NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR! It's messy and silly and just plain unfair. All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she's ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused!A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair, lots and lots of hair. I Don't Want Curly Hair! is a glorious picture book for little people who always want what they can't have from the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781408868409
  • From the excellent Laura Ellen Anderson, this is a very funny picture book about taking notice of the quieter things in life. Stairs are for STOMPING, spoons are for DRUMMING, and when my mum's working,I help her by HUMMING. Making noise is a LOT of fun... but what happens when you take the time to really listen to your world around you? Perfect for little people who love banging and popping, and whizzing and fizzing. Laura Ellen Anderson is the author/illustrator of the internationally successful I Don't Want Curly Hair and the bestselling Amelia Fang series. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781526602442
  • Get Loud, the follow-up to the exquisite I Go Quiet, sees the introverted heroine go out into the world as she gains confidence in her voice and makes a friend for the first time. It is a tale of the emboldening nature of the imagination, the redemptive power of friendship and why we should all embrace our own beautiful, singular weirdness. A beautiful picturebook / graphic novel for older children. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9781786897770
  • Another laugh-out-loud picture book from the award-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat, I Don't Know What to Call My Cat and Be More Bernard. I have to start at school today. "You'll have such fun!" my parents say. I know they think I'll be okay, But what if things don't go my way? Starting at a new school can be scary business. From rhinos at the gate to bears who won't share, there are all SORTS of things that could go wrong. Luckily, Grandma is on hand to point out that there's no need to fright, as things could just as easily... go right! Simon Philip's latest picture book is a riotously funny but ultimately reassuring look at one child's far-fetched imaginings about the first day of school, brought to life by Ged Adamson's (Shark Dog) bold and fabulously expressive illustrations. ISBN 9781471164651
  • There's a killer at Ruby's new school. It's Ruby. On her first day at a new school, Ruby finds a note in her locker saying "I KNOW YOU DID IT". She's terrified that someone has found out she was responsible for the death of a girl called Hannah in a playground when they were both toddlers - a secret that has haunted her for years. When first one, then two students are found dead, it looks like Ruby is being framed by another killer. Or, she might be next. One of the UK's top teen thriller writers, Sue Wallman is the award-winning author of Lying About Last Summer and Dead Popular Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson, and We Were Liars Great for Teens. ISBN 9780702302701
  • Dads are the best! Daddy can conjure up fun like a magician, clown around to make you laugh, and cuddle like a big teddy bear. Celebrate all the ways in which your daddy is special with this gorgeous, peek-through book. Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9781848579927
  • Play together in the park, bake delicious cookies and snuggle up for a story, then thank Mummy for everything she does for you! Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Louise Forshaw. Great for Ages 1+ ISBN  9781529052244
  • Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! Bear is looking forward to a nice quiet day, relaxing all by himself. But Duck lives next door, and he loves Bear very much. And he can't wait to show him how much, with a fun-filled day out! Will Bear ever get to relax by himself? Will Duck ever get Bear to love him back? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780008165987
  • Little Bear has broken Mummy's favourite sunflower. What if her mum won't love her any more? Luckily, Mummy knows just what to do... "Put your paw on your heart," she smiles, "and you'll feel my love going on and on for ever!" A heartwarming story of unconditional love, with gorgeous illustrations from Jane Chapman (Love Enough For Two, I'm Not Sleepy!, Squish Squash Squeeze!). Great for Ages 0-5 ISBN  9781788815833
  • The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild. A young boy suddenly notices a big problem - his bum has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated bum? A rocket bum? A robot bum? Find out in this silly, quirky tale with hilarious illustrations. Children and parents will love this book - no ifs, ands, or butts about it! ISBN 9781407196015
  • 'There's something I need you to help me with. When I say BOO, you say HOO. Are you ready?' Boo is little ghost who lives in a haunted house - and he is afraid of the dark. In I Say Boo, You Say Hoo, readers must help tell the story with a series of hilarious verbal and visual cues. This is a wonderful book for sharing with a single child or in a group... and it's a little bit stinky. Be prepared for riotous laughter at story time! Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781787415508
  • Tiffany Aching is a witch alone. Well, that's how she feels. Everyone seems so, apart. People respect her, but also fear her. There are loads of secrets she can't share. And when the Baron dies, and Tiffany is framed for his murder, it's clearer than ever that she is, well... not liked. Now Tiffany must journey to Ankh-Morpork, to inform the Baron's heir, Roland, of his father's death. But on the way she meets something that likes witches very much... a bit too much - an evil ball of spite and malice that has only now woken up. And is out to get witches everywhere... The Fourth Tiffany Aching Novel. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780552576338
  • 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. Great for Ages 3-7. 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
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