• Now a Netflix film! A modern spin on the Scheherazade story, perfect for fans of Coraline and Fear Street. A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. Alex's hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. But now that Alex is trapped in a terrifying tale of his own, he's desperate for a different ending - and a way out. Spine-tingling tales with hints of darkness, perfectly pitched for 8-12 year olds. Interwoven stories explore the power of storytelling with tips for budding writers. Read it before you see the NETFLIX movie! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780702314865
  • It's that special time of year: Christmas. The time of carol-singing, tree-decorating, and of course lots of presents. But in the excitement of new toys, will Dave forget about his old friend, Dogger? The very special story of one boy and his beloved toy - who always manages to be found... Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781782959779
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...' The traditional and much-loved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, beautifully illustrated and published as a charming picture book for children to enjoy year after year. A magical rhyming story to share together on Christmas Eve, or for older children to read on their own as they wait for Father Christmas. ISBN 9781474906432
  • The classic and beloved Funnybones by children's book superstars Janet and Allan Ahlberg. In the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort! Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9780140565812
  • The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – an extraordinarily brilliant and rollicking mystery adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross, and the sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Gangsta Granny. Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner… and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat? But that’s impossible…? Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have readers on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat. This first ever sequel from David Walliams will delight new fans, as well as the millions of readers that have loved Gangsta Granny. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9780008581404
  • Lift the flaps and join in the winter fun with Squirrel's Snowman, a new story in the Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo - perfect for sharing at Christmas! It's snowing in Acorn Wood, and Squirrel wants to build a snowman. Will she and her friends find everything they need to build? Lift the flaps to find out in this wonderful wintry tale. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Squirrel's Snowman joins the first four stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series - Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig - which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years. Great for Ages 0-3 ISBN 9781529034370
  • Dive deeper into the world of Little People, BIG DREAMS with this keepsake treasury featuring 50 dreamers from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling series. Learn more about each of your favourite dreamers with new in-depth stories, facts and figures. Each story is rewritten to be appropriate for an older audience. Revisit best-loved figures from the series and some new ones, too, including Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Elton John, John Lennon, Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, and Prince. Each of the beautifully written biographies is accompanied by a timeline, featuring extra information, important dates and real photos. This keepsake treasury makes the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, and more. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780711264168
  • An epic love story infused with West African mythology. For fans of The Gilded Ones, Children of Blood and Bone, and Circe, this book is a powerful new imagining of a devastating time in history, told through the eyes of a bold and unforgettable heroine. This is the story of a great love - a love that will threaten worlds and anger Gods. This is a story that will change history. Simidele is one of the Mami Wata, mermaids duty-bound to collect the souls of those who die at sea and bless their journeys back home to the Supreme Creator. But when a living boy is thrown overboard a slave ship, Simi saves his life, going against an ancient decree and bringing terrible danger to the mami wata. Now Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends - a journey of vengeful gods, treacherous lands and legendary creatures. If she fails, she risks not just the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it. "One of the most epic and original fantasies Ive read in a long time. Natasha Bowen has crafted a world full of heart and imagination" - Nicola Yoon. "A triumph of storytelling" - Kalynn Bayron. Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9780241413975
  • Including facts from the TV series 'Star Wars: The Mandalorian', this book is full of great Star Wars Universe information for anyone who wants to join Mando, Grogu, Boba Fett, and Ahsoka Tano on their thrilling adventures. They'll meet strange aliens and droids, learn about new planets and frightening monsters, and read about the evil villains who will stop at nothing to complete their missions. Hop aboard the Razor Crest and get exploring with Star Wars: The Mandalorian Handbook! Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780241531518
  • Capture the magic of winters past with this stunning gift for all the family by bestselling author Emma Carroll, and award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher. It's Christmastime, and searching for magic, Maya finds herself transported back two hundred years to the banks of the frozen river Thames. A boy called Eddie shows Maya the bustle of the glittering frost fair, filled with music, sweet stalls and thrilling rides. Is this all a dream, or can Maya bring a piece of the beautiful frost fair home with her after all...? A winter story of freedom and family, from the award-winning Emma Carroll, with stunning full colour illustrations by Sam Usher, A Night at the Frost Fair is a classic to treasure on the family bookshelf this Christmas and for years to come. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781471199912
  • Peppa and George are going to a talent show! There are bubbles, musical instruments and magic, but what will Peppa's talent be? Press the 18 brilliant sounds and find out what happens at this very noisy talent show! Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780241487129
  • A powerful and heart-breaking novel about three childhood friends living during the Second World War whose fates are closely intertwined, even when their lives take very different courses. Inspired by a true story, this is the perfect read for fans of The Book Thief and Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. Vienna, 1936. Elsa, Leo and Max have always been best friends, a special team of three. Then the Nazis come. As a growing darkness descends around them, Leo and Elsa run for their lives, taking two very different paths across Europe. And Max, once their closest friend, now becomes the enemy as he is drawn into the Hitler Youth. Will the friends ever find their way back to each other? Will they want to? Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE WORLD WAS OURS is an extraordinary novel that is as powerful as it is heartbreaking, and shows how the bonds of love, family and friendship allow glimmers of hope to flourish, even in the most hopeless of times. Three friends. Two sides. One memory. ISBN 9781471196812
  • The long-awaited new novel from multi-bestselling Garth Nix, set in the much-loved Old Kingdom, a thrilling, atmospheric dive into the history of the Abhorsen, featuring Sabriel's parents, Terciel and Elinor. Eighteen-year-old orphan Terciel is learning necromancy - to lay the Dead to rest, rather to raise them. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, the latest in a long line whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, where magic does not usually work, Elinor, nineteen, lives a secluded life. Her mother is a tyrant, feared by all despite her impending death ... Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire, death and loss, Elinor finds herself on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel's life, and embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781471409714
  • A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names "Sticky McStickstick", he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help. ISBN 9781529502404
  • Eoinín has a beautiful new kite. But making it fly is a tricky business! Little ones will love helping Eoinín in this fun, interactive adventure. Author Muireann Ní Chíobháin is passionate about creating and writing stories for young audiences. Illustrator Roisin Hahessy is an Irish Illustrator currently based in Portugal. Great for Ages 0-5. This is an Irish Language title. ISBN 9781910945728
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... Jasper and Scruff's latest venture, Paws Diner, is a big success. Customers come from far and wide to sample their Salted Caramel Cake and the place is always packed. Until, that is, The Sophisticafe opens across the street. Determined not to be outdone by their old enemies, The Sophisticats, Jasper sets to work on a fancy new menu. But while Jasper hopes to gain a coveted three paw rating from the great restaurant critic Gaspard le Skunk, Scruff worries that his friend is forgetting about their loyal regulars. Worse still, The Sophisticats have heard that Gaspard is paying the diner a visit and have cooked up a fiendish plan... A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788952552
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... When Jasper and Scruff hear about the Reach Fur the Stars talent show they know it's their big chance to shine. But while Scruff hopes his magic act will dazzle the judges, Jasper wants the limelight all to himself. And they're not the only ones who want to get their paws on the Grand Prize - the Sophisticats have a sneaky plan to steal the show. Will Jasper and Scruff team up in time to stop the cunning cats? A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788952545
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... As Jasper and Scruff prepare for a day in their new bookshop, a mysterious package is delivered, containing a rare book written by the great seafaring cat herself, Black Whiskers. Inside, they discover a treasure map, and together the friends set out on a quest to find the legendary golden bone. But little do they realize that their old enemies, the Sophisticats, might have a paw in things... A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788950534

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