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  • Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness, from the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog!Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand - but luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . . Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781444948547
  • An irresistibly fun story about a forgetful president and his ever-ready pigeon!The president has some VERY important documents to sign at Dublin Castle, but without his glasses, how will he do it?Luckily, the presidential pigeon knows exactly what's happened and follows the presidential car to Dublin Castle, taking in a bird's eye view of the city on his way. But the pigeon gets stuck in traffic on O'Connell Street ... meets some tourists taking selfies ... and even beats a Viking ship in a boat race! Will he ever catch up with the president to deliver his glasses in time? Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9780717191963
  • Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? (If your nose is going to all that effort of creating it, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value...) And... how much of your life will you spend on the toilet? (About a year - so bring a good book...) Sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy* (a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already...) Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780241452929
  • An unmissable paraquel to the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire is at once a thrilling recap of the books so far, a reference guide to characters, and a treasure-trove of bonus content. As the Skulduggery Pleasant series nears its end (again), relive the adventure in this lavishly illustrated compendium of all things Skulduggery. Featuring a unique run-down of the books so far, it also includes an invaluable reference tool for the dizzying cast of characters, as well as bonuses, surprises, and a dark story all of its own. The Grimoire is an essential book for any Skulduggery fan. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008472405
  • With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss. When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs. Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9781912650149
  • Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook? Full of gorgeous, intricate black and white illustrations, Ottoline Goes to School is the second exciting Ottoline adventure from the award-winning Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780330472005
  • Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart? Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781509881550
  • How do you make a rainbow? This joyful story, written by Caroline Crowe and illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs, shows how to find colour and hope when days seem dim and grey: celebrating love, positivity and the precious relationship between a child and her grandad. Stuck inside on a cloudy day, a little girl asks her grandad to help her paint a rainbow on the sky. But as Grandad tells her, rainbows aren't painted on the sky, they grow out of kindness, hope, and helping other people. How Do You Make a Rainbow? is a reassuring, heart-warming story of colours, kindness, community and nature, that shows that brighter times are always around the corner. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781529059526
  • Boy meets girl on the Northern Irish border in Guard Your Heart, by Sue Divin, Derry. Summer 2016. Aidan and Iona, now eighteen, were both born on the day of the Northern Ireland peace deal. Aidan is Catholic, Irish, and Republican. With his ex-political prisoner father gone and his mother dead, Aidan's hope is pinned on exam results earning him a one-way ticket out of Derry. To anywhere. Iona, Protestant and British, has a brother and father in the police. She's got university ambitions, a strong faith and a fervent belief that boys without one track minds are a myth. At a post-exam party, Aidan wanders alone across the Peace Bridge and becomes the victim of a brutal sectarian attack. Iona witnessed the attack; picked up Aidan's phone and filmed what happened, and gets in touch with him to return the phone. When the two meet, alone and on neutral territory, the differences between them seem insurmountable. Both their fathers held guns, but safer to keep that secret for now. Despite their differences and the secrets they have to keep from each other, there is mutual intrigue, and their friendship grows. And so what? It's not the Troubles. But for both Iona and Aidan it seems like everything is keeping them apart , when all they want is to be together . ISBN 9781529041675
  • A brand-new short story collection in the number-one bestselling award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring four original, never-before published stories, this incredible collection brings together Daisy Wells, Hazel Wong and their friends Alexander and George, as well as Hazel's sisters, Rose and May Wong. From the artfully sinister The Case of the Second Scream, set aboard the ship carrying Daisy and Hazel's back from Hong Kong, to The Case of the Uninvited Guest, where a Uncle Felix and Aunt Lucy's wedding ceremony is the target for an unlikely threat. The Hound of Weston School sees the Junior Pinkerton's lead the detecting, and May Wong steps up and shows her ambition to be the greatest spy ever when war breaks out in The Case of the Deadly Flat. The perfect book for all Detective Society fans and avid readers of the Murder Most Unladylike series. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780241419830
  • Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a beautifully imaginative tribute to the many possibilities of home. The picture book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, this is a gorgeous, imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. There are clean homes, messy homes, sea homes and bee homes. Home resides on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. This loving look at the places where people live brims with intriguing characters and is a visual treat that demands many a return visit. ISBN 9781406365795
  • In a war-torn city, a little girl tends to the last garden. But everyone is leaving and soon the girl has to leave too. The garden is all alone now but soon the seeds scatter throughout the city and the roots take hold. Inspired by true events in Syria and war gardens around the world and throughout history, The Last Garden is a thoughtful, tender story of hope, touching on issues of conflict and migration, from a talented debut picture book pairing. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9781444946352
  • Little Owl doesn't want to go to bed . . . His pillow is too lumpy, his quilt is too hot and what is that strange snorting noise he can hear?Perhaps one last bedtime story will help or maybe, just maybe, Mummy Owl has an ingenious way to soothe her restless Little Owl and help him get a good night's sleep . . . From the creators of Little Owl's Egg and Little Owl's First Day comes another irresistible story that is wonderfully reassuring for all wakeful little night owls. Perfect for little hands, this beautifully illustrated board book is ideal for soothing nighttime worries. ISBN 9781526625441
  • Two Captain Underpants adventures now in full colour! Just when you thought it was over, George and Harold are up to their old tricks again... Our heroes defeated the Bionic Booger Boy but they totally forgot about those rascally Robo-Boogers, plus George and Harold's time travelling Purple Potty lands them in a strange, parallel universe. Watch out for the evil twin lookalikes! Can they handle this mess on their own, or will the Captain need to swoop in and save the day? This book contains: Captain Underpants 7: Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers Captain Underpants 8: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People About the series: Captain Underpants is now a feature-length animated film from DreamWorks and a series on Netflix The original Captain Underpants books are fully illustrated with black and white comic book drawings The books are now also available in full-colour graphic novels Perfect for all children, but especially those who are struggling to engage with reading. Full of fun and laughs (and toilet humour)! ISBN 9780702307010
  • I was brave. She was reckless. We were trouble. Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie - confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne's past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realizes, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781529037609
  • Transform and recycle household objects into your very own home-made toys and machines!Learn about the centre of gravity by making a balancing bird, create a toroidal vortex with a smoke-ring machine, and turn a spoon into an electromagnet. Chances are you won't need to buy the materials required for these machines because they're all in your house right now. Every child can be an engineer with the help of Mr Shaha and his marvellous machines. Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines is the highly anticipated sequel to Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder. This book gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 projects. Whether you're a master engineer or a total beginner, it will spark inspiration for fun activities to engage young people in the marvels of machinery. Great for Ages 7-12 ISBN 9781913348120
  • After global warming came the Melting. Then came Ark. The new dictator of Ark wants to silence speech for ever. But Letta is the wordsmith, tasked with keeping words alive. Out in the woods, she and the rebels secretly teach children language, music and art. Now there are rumours that babies are going missing. When Letta makes a horrifying discovery, she has to find a way to save the children of Ark - even if it is at the cost of her own life. "[Her] books always take my breath away." - Mary, Fallen Star Stories "For Letta is one of the best heroines... Steadfast, strong and unwaveringly resilient, she is the driving force behind why this series is becoming so revered." - Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher "Mother Tongue, and predecessor The Wordsmith, are both brilliantly devised stories." - Caroline Fielding, The Teen Librarian "Totally enthralling ...a world where the horror of climate change has been realised but despite the despair, the hope of humanity lives on." - Victoria Dilly, The Book Activist Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9781912417278
  • On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted from apprentice to wordsmith, charged with collecting and archiving words in post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval Ark. When she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob the people of Ark of the power of speech, she realises that she has to save not only words, but the culture itself. Speculative fiction with a powerful political premise. WINNER of a White Raven from the International Youth Library Shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Awards Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9781912417124
  • THE FAIRIES ARE IN TROUBLE. Goblin gangs (exactly as bad as it sounds) are planning an uprising, and it looks like they've had human help. Holly Short is convinced it's her old nemesis, Artemis Fowl. But, for once, Artemis is innocent. He's too busy getting his father back from the Arctic Circle, where the Russian Mafia (also very bad) is holding him prisoner. All Artemis has to do is clear his name, face the biggest criminal organisations in the world and avoid freezing to death. At least it'll get him out of the house . . . The misadventure continues. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780141339108
  • We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571327584
  • Yusuf's older sister is getting married. He's ready for the delicious food, the fun with his cousins and the many presents... but he's NOT ready to take her place as the responsible one. His only option: cause some chaos and ruin the wedding. The first book in the hysterically funny MY LAUGH-OUT-LOUD LIFE series will have you crying with laughter! Illustrated by Farah Khandaker Great For Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781913311148
  • I travelled once around the worldOn stars with flaming tails,And touched the colours of my dreamsAlong some silver trails. Look out for best friends, pancakes, and Grandad singing; discover a river dolphin, a poison dart frog and the most dangerous animal in the world; imagine a talking nose, meet the Zimbats of Zingley Dell and find the colour of your dreams. Illustrated by: Ken Wilson-Max ISBN 9781913074678
  • Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781406372151
  • A graphic, bright, imaginative alphabet book, with a smart and laugh-out-loud whodunit twist. This was meant to be a simple alphabet book but something has happened. Something horrible. The most terrible crime! The world's most completely delicious, tongue-jinglingly, chocolaty cake has been ... STOLEN! As Bear travels from A to Z, visiting all sorts of characters, objects and extraordinary places along the way, can YOU help him search for the culprit? But, wait! Are those crumbs on Bear's page? And are those Bear-shaped pawprints next to the empty cake stand? It seems our narrator might not be as reliable as we first thought... Great for Ages 0-6 ISBN 9781406390759