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  • Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy.'My name's Sebastian Cole,' he said. 'But you already know that.'When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears - very much real - in their secret den. Sebastian isn't like the rest of their classmates. He's never eaten pizza, he's not sure what goosebumps are, and he has a satchel that seems to hold an endless supply of hot ice cream. But as the trio begin their adventures, more impossible things keep happening, from a runaway goat appearing at school to a sighting of some snowwomen walking down the road. Things soon take a turn for the dangerous when the three friends are pursued by the mysterious Institute of Unreality, who want to capture and erase Sebastian, restoring order to the world. With the help of a cowboy gardener, an imprisoned scientist, and the rest of their class, can Emma and Oleg protect their new friend and keep the magic of the impossible alive? After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks' first children's novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream. ISBN 9781786541048 Great for Ages 7-12
  • A spellbinding supernatural teen drama - and sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts. Maeve and her friends have revealed their powers and banded together as a coven: Roe can pick locks, Lily sends sparks flying, Maeve can read minds and Fiona can heal any injury. And even better than their newfound talents? Roe and Maeve are officially an item. But with strange things happening at school, and old enemies appearing in new places, it soon becomes clear their powers are attracting all the wrong attention. It's not long before Maeve's gift start to wane, drained by someone - or something - that's hiding even from her second sight... The brilliant second installment in the Hidden Gifts series, with further titles to come. Praise for All Our Hidden Gifts: "So gripping, so intriguing, so layered - All Our Hidden Gifts feels like a book that should have always existed." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave. "A seductive and brilliant book. Fiercely, furiously good." - Melinda Salisbury. "The most authentic teenage voice I've read in ages... I was utterly bewitched." - Holly Bourne Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 3rd February 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781406393101
  • Can you help create Peppa and George's amazing adventures in this marvellous magnet book? A super-fun and interactive magnet book that lets little piglets use their imagination and storytelling skills again and again! Peppa and her little brother George are having fun doing their favourite things. They're going to the museum, a birthday party and having a sunny summer holiday, and much more! But, they need you to help them finish their adventures! Choose the right magnets to finish the pictures, so you can be sure Peppa and George have a lovely time. Great for Ages 1-4. ISBN 9781409301769
  • It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - there's a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called 'Beware' for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise gifts. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Funnybones, Each Peach Pear Plum and Peepo! The Jolly Christmas Postman is the seasonal sequel of, the Kate Greenaway Medal winning, The Jolly Postman which, after 35 years, remains one of the most innovative and interactive children's books available. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9780141340111
  • *30% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €9.95, NOW €6.95* Illustrated by: Audrey Dowling Santa's sleigh is flying over Ireland, delivering presents to all the boys and girls. But then there's a crash! Dancer hurts her leg and can't pull the sleigh. What will Santa do? Rory, the smallest reindeer, has a great idea. It's full speed ahead to visit the deer in the Phoenix Park. Can they help Santa continue with his journey? Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781788492737
  • Howl with laughter with the SECOND book in the hilarious full-colour illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once and a while... Dog Man needs to dry up the drool, dust away the dander, and roll out of the refuse if he's going to impress the Chief, and he needs to do it fast! Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime? Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781407186603
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    Larger than life characters, full of mischief with friendly faces and big mouths. A fabulous, fun, knitted Sockette puppet with a squeaker in his tongue is sure to get the conversation started! Sockettes are great fun to use and will entertain all! Suitable for children from 18 months and above. Height: 38cm x Width:14cm x Length:13cm
  • Larger than life characters, full of mischief with friendly faces and big mouths. A fabulous, fun, knitted Sockette puppet with a squeaker in his tongue is sure to get the conversation started! Sockettes are great fun to use and will entertain all! Suitable for children from 18 months and above. Height: 38cm x Width:14cm x Length:13cm
  • A whimsical modern fairy tale from internationally renowned cartoonist, Tom Gauld. When the log princess goes missing, her brother, the little wooden robot, sets out on an epic adventure to find her. He will encounter goblins, magic puddings, a mushroom queen and a very intimidating wood pile as he seeks to bring his sister home. The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess is an exquisitely illustrated modern fairytale about sibling love. Tom Gauld brings all of his wit, draghtsmanship and narrative craft to a funny, moving tale that proves that woodlice can be heroes too. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781787419179
  • A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay's incredible illustrations, paired with much-loved quotations from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy Who Lived. Each day features a favourite anniversary or meaningful memory from the Harry Potter novels. All around, Jim Kay's scenic artwork and decorative painter's marks bring that moment to life in breathtaking detail. His unique interpretation is both captivating and transporting - picture frozen icicles glinting on the snowy towers of Hogwarts, the dancing eyes of Professor Albus Dumbledore, or the infectious hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley. Inside, a selection of his most iconic illustrations are joined by previously unseen pencil sketches and preparatory pieces, offering a unique and fascinating insight into the artist's sketchbook. Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world has been enchanting readers since the publication of the groundbreaking Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2015. Now, as he continues to illustrate the stories, both lifelong fans and new readers can explore that world further. The Kate Greenaway Medal winner's bewitching character studies, sweeping landscapes and beautifully observed pencil details reveal the skill and process of an artist working at the peak of his powers. This is the perfect gift to give at birthdays and Christmas, to share at bedtime or to make a friend smile. A Magical Year brings together Harry, Ron, Hermione and a host of other beloved characters in a glorious illustrated compendium that readers everywhere will cherish for years to come. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781526640871
  • This fun-filled little book has lots of stickers of noses, mouths, ears and eyes to complete the monster faces inside. Children will have lots of fun deciding what each monster looks like! Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that are perfect for holidays, journeys and party bags. 32 pages / 115 x 149 x 3 (mm) Great for Ages 4-9. ISBN 9781474960311
  • With exquisite detail and humour, Flavia Z. Drago's vivid illustrations tell a sweet and offbeat story of friendship and courage. Gustavo is a ghost. He is good at doing all sorts of paranormal things, like walking through walls, making objects fly and glowing in the dark. And he loves playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo also has a problem. He is SHY. Which means some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye-scream or talking to the other monsters. But Gustavo longs to be a part of something, he longs to be seen. More than anything, he wants to make a friend. So, plucking up all his courage, he sends a very special letter: "Dear Monsters, I would like to invite you to my violin concert at the Day of the Dead party..." Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781406398502
  • Jenny Chandler, author of Cool Kids Cook, teaches the cooks of the future how to eat well, how to look after themselves and think about the planet at the same time. Including over 50 easy and adaptable recipes and special feature spreads on the environment, simple ways to be more eco-friendly and even a few fun crafting projects, this will be a book to really engage the next generation of foodies in a positive way. There is a massive rise in interest in veganism, vegetarian cooking and reducing meat consumption and, whilst this book will not be purely plant-based, the world of vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds will be at its core, with the odd tip about using sustainable meat and fish. There are many 'green' cookbooks on the market for adults, but a lack of anything inspiring for children. It's undeniable that, with rising levels of obesity and all the related health issues, we need to get kids eating more veg; there can be no better way to get children eating more greens than letting them take the reins in the kitchen. Where Jenny's earlier book, Cool Kids Cook, focused on classic family recipes and basic techniques, Green Kids Cook is about learning to cook and eat in the most environmentally sound and sustainable way we can, and having fun with it too - with recipes for Breakfasts, Snacks, Soups & Salads, Mains and Sweets, this is an inspirational and empowering cookbook for kids everywhere. ISBN 9781911663584
  • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Saenz. A love story like no other. In 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe', two boys fell in love. Now they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ari has spent all of high school hiding who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can't go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante - dreamy, witty Dante - who can get on Ari's nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn't understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he'll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781398505278
  • Dinosaur fans will quickly become dinosaur experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on a dinosaur book! Do you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? They're mean, green and not very smart, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But don't worry, even the experts can't be right all the time... So, let's uncover the truth! From fossilised feathers to long-necked lookalikes, this ingenious book is packed with so many amazing dinosaur discoveries, you'll soon become a palaeontology pro. Including jaw-dropping research that will debunk many myths about all kinds of prehistoric creatures - you'll never look at a pigeon the same way again! With fascinating, friendly and easy-to-understand text written by zoologist Dr. Nick Crumpton and amazingly detailed colour artwork on every page, this beautifully produced hardback gift book with an incredible tactile cover will delight dinosaur fans of any age. Great for Ages 5-12. ISBN 9781788008105
  • The witch has hidden a trick and a treat in her magical kitchen cupboards! Which one you find depends on how you open the doors. Whether it's frogspawn or popcorn, lollipops or rabbit plops, there are hilarious rhymes to discover inside in this innovative new novelty book from Nick Sharratt. Perfect for children to read again and again, this spooky title is great not only for Halloween but all year round! Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9781406384079
  • Perfect for all readers from 7 to 70, Einstein the Penguin introduces an unforgettable new character in a future-classic and fantastically funny debut for all the family to enjoy. Get ready to welcome the most extraordinary penguin into your own home... When the Stewarts spend a sunny, frosty December day at London Zoo, they're enchanted by one small penguin. At the delight of young Imogen and Arthur, Mrs Stewart insists the penguin "must come and stay with them whenever he likes." But not one Stewart expects the penguin to turn up at their door that evening, rucksack labelled "Einstein" on his back... The family's new feathered friend helps Arthur to come out of his shell and makes massive demands on Imogen's amateur sleuthing. But together they must find out why Einstein came to them and they must keep away from the mysterious white-coat man. And Einstein can't stay forever, can he...? From stunning new writing talent Iona Rangeley, and illustrated with wit and brio by the award-winning David Tazzyman, this is a book that will be treasured for years to come. Great for Ages 7-10. Published 11th November 2021 - Order Now. ISBN 9780008475963
  • The perfect present for Dog Man fans - starring some of your favourite characters from the series! Cat Kid Comic Club is back in session in this groundbreaking graphic novel narrative by Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Man. Flippy, Molly, Li'l Petey, and twenty-one baby frogs each have something to say. Naomi and Melvin don't see eye to eye and Poppy perceives the world differently than her siblings. Will the baby frogs figure out how to work together and appreciate one another's point of view - both inside and outside the classroom? The shenanigans are nonstop and the baby frogs' minicomics are funny and full of heart. Creating stories within a story, author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques - including acrylic paints, coloured pencils, Japanese calligraphy, photography, collage, gouache, watercolours, and much more - to portray each frog's perspective. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humour, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. Readers of all ages will relish this joyful graphic novel adventure. The second in the exciting full colour comic book series. Great for Kids 7-11. Published 4th November 2021 - Order Now. ISBN 9781338784855
  • Raina Telgemeier, the author of the award-winning SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel... DRAMA! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama! Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9780545326995
  • A spark of rebellion is all it takes to DEFY THE NIGHT. In a kingdom where sickness stalks the streets and only the richest can afford a cure, King Harristan and his brother Prince Corrick are forced to rule with an iron fist. Tessa Cade is a masked outlaw marked for death, but she likes it that way. Together with the mysterious, handsome Weston, she robs from the rich to help the poor, distributing food and medicine to those who need it most. As it becomes clear that the only way to save her people is to assassinate the King, Tessa must face a deadly mission that will take her to the dark heart of the kingdom and force her to work with the very people she intended to destroy. From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a brand-new blockbuster fantasy series about a corrupt kingdom, a star-crossed romance and a girl who will do anything for justice. 'A kinetic tale of the tension between duty, love and trust' - Cassandra Clare 'Defy the Night is everything I crave in a fantasy romance' - Stephanie Garber 'Addicting from page one!' - Jennifer L. Armentrout Great for Teens & Young Adults ISBN 9781526632807
  • *30% OFF SALE TITLE – WAS €15.95, NOW €11.15* "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don't fear change coming, And so I sing along." In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes - big or small - in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780241535837
  • 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
  • No one could begin to guess at the depth of the hatred I held for Sephy Hadley. Everything began with her and my brother. And that's how it would end. Where there has been love, now there is hate. Two families have been shattered by the divided and violent society they live in. Sephy Hadley - a Cross, supposedly powerful and privileged - has bound herself forever to her nought lover Callum McGregor's family. But Jude McGregor blames Sephy for all the tragedies his family has suffered. And he is determined to force her to take sides, and destroy her life, just like she destroyed his. Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9780141378657
  • After her dramatic escape from a burning Dower Hall, Evie is determined to find the magical Black Ruby and solve its mystery. But she struggles to come to terms with being the new Harp Maiden, and keeping her secret from the people she loves becomes more difficult every day. When she goes in search of answers, Evie makes some shocking discoveries. An ancient sorceress is under a cruel curse, a demon queen yearns to return from the dead and reek destruction, and the ghosts of Dower Hall still linger in the woods. If Evie can find the Black Ruby and harness its power, perhaps she can rid the world of dangerous demons once and for all. Evie risks being overwhelmed by the web of secrets she has woven around herself. Unsure who to trust, she is torn from the predictable life she once knew and tossed into a strange and troubling world of magic. Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781788462037
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