• Ruby's dad has arrived home with a wonderful surprise - Coco the sausage dog puppy! And when the family go on holiday to the seaside, of course Coco will be coming too. The beach is a thrilling place for a dog - so many sights, smells and holes to dig! Ruby and Coco can't wait to spend the day splashing in the waves and playing in the sand. But disaster strikes when Coco disappears. Suddenly she's lost and all alone on the huge, busy beach ... Will she ever find her way back to Ruby?Worldwide bestseller Holly Webb makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a truly adorable sausage-dog tale! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781781129500
  • Meet Mila. Sixteen years old, an ordinary LA girl... except for her A-list actor dad. With his next big movie premiere on the horizon, the media spotlight is intense - and when Mila's antics make headlines, something must be done. And so, exit Mila. Dispatched to small-town Tennessee to cool off. It's summer, she's off-grid in the middle of nowhere, but Mila's no sooner arrived than she falls out - in spectacular style - with local mayor's son, Blake. Blake knows just how to rattle Mila. He also knows just how she feels. He gets the drama, the dynamics,the tricky parents. Perhaps they have far more in common than either of them cares to admit. Becoming Mila shimmers with friendship, family frictions and romance. Set to the beat of Nashville over a long hot summer, this is the first book in an exhilarating new trilogy from Estelle Maskame. Great for Teens. ISBN 9781785303326
  • Under a boundless starry sky, the unforgettable Sylvia Carr reconnects with the ancient past and discovers what it really means to be young in the world today. Sylvia, brave hearted and rebellious, moves into wild countryside from the city. She feels alien in this huge, silent, seemingly empty landscape, but then she meets Gabriel, a strange yet familiar boy. As they roam the forests and fells together, she sees nature with new eyes. She becomes aware that the past is all around her, and is deep inside herself. From the wing of a dead buzzard, they create a hollow bone - the kind of flute that was created and used in rituals in the distant past. This is a book of hope and joy - a book that celebrates humanity and explores the deep connections between ourselves and nature. It is timely and original. It speaks to young people about what it really is to be a human being alive today. "Spell-binding... impossible to resist... breathless, intoxicating prose. [Almond's] books seem to exist in their own otherworldly universe, outside all the trends in modern publishing, yet resolutely of the now." The Glasgow Herald. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781444952926
  • Sometimes you have to leave your life behind to find your place in the world. After five years at secondary school spent without any friends, Peyton King starts sixth form college determined that things will be different. Whatever happens, she will make friends at any cost. When she finds the friends she's always dreamed of, including an actual boyfriend, she's happier than she's ever been. But when they let her down in the worst way, Peyton is left no better off than when she started. Now Peyton knows the only chance she has of finding happiness is to look for it somewhere else. Her life may feel small, but it doesn't have to be. With nothing but her sketchpad and a backpack, she buys a one-way ticket and gets on a plane... In Destination Anywhere, Sara Barnard explores love, life and friendship in this exquisite tale of the lengths one girl will go to to change her story. Great for Teens. ISBN 9781529003581
  • When Ellie and her family lose everything, they flee to Echo Mountain. Ellie runs wild, exploring the mountain's mysteries. But the one she can't solve is who's leaving the gifts for her: tiny wooden carvings of animals and flowers, dotted around the mountain for her to find. Then Ellie's father has a terrible accident. When she sets out to find a cure for him, she discovers Cate, the outcast witch, and Larkin, a wild mountain boy. From them she learns about being a healer, being brave - and how there can be more to a person than first meets the eye. SHORTLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2021. 'Lyrical, timeless... A luscious, shivery delight' Kirkus. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780241424179
  • Quinn keeps lists of everything - from the days she's ugly cried, to "Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud," to all the boys she'd like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears (as well as embarrassing and cringeworthy truths) on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing... An anonymous account posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public. Quinn doesn't know who to trust. Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett - the last known person to have her journal and who Quinn loathes - in a race against time to track down the blackmailer. Together, they journey through everything Quinn's been too afraid to face, and along the way, Quinn finds the courage to be honest, to live in the moment, and to fall in love. A razor-sharp, passionate and addictive YA romcom that readers will love. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781471410116
  • Meet the teenage Fionn McCumhall who leads the legendary Fianna warriors. Accompanied by his loyal Irish wolfhound Conbec and closest friends, Fionn and his band of warriors must survive a series of incredible adventures which culminate in an epic final battle. Inspired by a collection of ancient Irish manuscripts, Fionn and the Fianna is the thrilling tale of Ireland's most legendary hero - one that breathes life into well-known stories such as 'The Giant's Causeway' and 'The Enchanted Deer' as well as introducing us to the magical, mystical world of the Fianna, all reimagined and beautifully illustrated to excite young readers. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780717191000
  • Keep the Secret. Live the Lie. Earn your Truth. For fans of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange comes a ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community. Eighteen-year-old Daunis's mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series of drug-related deaths. But the deceptions - and deaths - keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. Now Daunis must decide what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she's ever known. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9780861540907
  • A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by a master storyteller, now available as a movie on Disney+. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw it coming - the vacuum cleaner, that is. As for self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, she has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You! so she is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry. And Flora will be changed too as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences, plus full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by a talented new artist. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781406397628
  • Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get up to mischief with Horrid Henry in this brilliant bind up of his best holiday themed stories! Keep busy in the school holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six of Henry's most horrible holiday stories, plus lots of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781510108752
  • A joyful celebration of the power of kindness from Rachel Bright, author of the bestselling The Lion Inside. One sunny morning, a happy little Hugasaurus waves goodbye to her Pappysaur and sets off into the world on her own for the very first time. When she finds a playground, some new friends welcome her to their games. But it isn't long before the other little dinosaurs start to squabble. Can Hugasaurus bring her new friends back together using the magical power of kindness? The perfect picture book to help children learn to be kind to one another. For every hugasaurus - large or small. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781408356142
  • 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
  • Magic. Betrayal. Sacrifice. Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be possible... Not when Camille lives for the rebellion. In the pamphlets she prints, she tells the stories of girls living at society's margins. But as her writings captivate the public, she begins to suspect a dark magic she can't control lies at the heart of her success. Then Louis XVI declares magic a crime and all magicians traitors to France. As bonfires incinerate enchanted books and special police prowl the city, the time for magic - and those who work it - is running out. In this new Paris where allegiances shift and violence erupts, the answers Camille seeks set her on a perilous path, one that may cost her the boy she loves - and even her life. If she can discover who she truly is before vengeful forces unmask her, she may still win this deadly game of revolution. Great for Teens. ISBN 9781529006421
  • A compellingly beautiful tale of magic, intrigue and deception, set against the backdrop of eighteenth-century Paris on the cusp of revolution. Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries - and magicians... When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the 'Baroness de la Fontaine' and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors. But Camille's resentment of the rich is at odds with the allure of their glamour and excess, and she soon discovers that she's not the only one leading a double life... Great for Teens. ISBN 9781509895977
  • Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don't exactly fit in here. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS. One frost-covered branch on one tree in the middle of June? A tiny whirlwind in a bucket in the garden? Only in Folding Ford. Armed with his bike, a notepad and his new best mate Sam, Alfie is going to investigate. His best clue is Nathaniel Clemm ... the only thing in town weirder than the weather. When Alfie 'investigates' Mr Clemm's garden, only SLIGHTLY illegally, he finds a strange box that freezes his trainers and makes his teeth tingle. And when he opens it, only SLIGHTLY deliberately, SOMETHING gets out. Something fast, fizzing and sparking with electricity and very, very much alive. But the creature from the box brings trouble of its own, and as barometers and tempers go haywire in Folding Ford, Alfie finds himself at the centre of a perfect storm. Skellig meets Stranger Things in this funny, heartfelt adventure story perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Christopher Edge and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781526622174
  • Meet Llama, a true hero for the ages, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves cake way more than you. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing trousers, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young readers to the hilarious, the oblivious, the apocalyptically adorable Llama. So grab some cake and prepare to dance... because the time for Llama is nigh! Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780241401514
  • Mrs Owl had a knack for finding the perfect book for every customer, before they even realised what it was they were looking for. What do you do when your best friend moves away? Clara takes comfort in her favourite place: Mrs Owl's bookshop. Surrounded by books that spring to life, a rhyming cat and mounds of cinnamon buns, Clara never feels alone. But someone is determined to close the bookshop down. Now it's up to Clara and her new friends to save it. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781786075666
  • A gorgeously gothic debut series. Packed with wonderful characters, witty writing and thrilling adventure. STARFELL meets THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Meet Malice Morbid Malign. She's from Underland, land of sorcery, spooks and skulduggery. But, she and her family live in Topside and mischief is their business... And the business of mischief is a very serious matter! The Malign family hate books, they hate bathing, and they especially HATE helping. But when grandad ghosts mysteriously start disappearing, including her own beloved grandad, Malice has no choice but to help. She partners up with her Uncle Vexatious, to solve the case of the missing grandad-ghosts. A funny, warm-hearted, spooky series - stunningly illustrated by Hannah Peck. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780702304408

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