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  • A mountain guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the mountains: rock climbing, pitching a tent, tracking mountain animals and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not do, from being attacked by mountain lions to getting caught in an avalanche. Durable and attractive small hardback format with an elastic strap - easy to pop in your pocket or rucksack and take with you to the mountains. Perfect for fans of Bear Grylls! With interesting information about navigation and mountain sports, safety tips and even a fun quiz, this is the perfect book for young mountain adventurers! Great for Ages 6+ ISBN 9781788006422
  • Join the UK's most-loved farmer, Adam Henson, on a fascinating journey around the farm. In this interactive non-fiction book, with over 40 flaps, you can discover where food comes from, peek inside a combine harvester, and uncover incredible facts about popular farm animals. Did you know that one sheep shearer can shear 200 sheep in a day? Or that robots can milk cows? Do you know what a beetle bank is? Or how peas are harvested?Adam - and his trusty sheepdog, Peg - are the perfect guides for your day on the farm. With colourful scenes, clever flaps that will intrigue a wide age group, and lively illustration, this is a book for all budding farmers and animal-lovers. Both entertaining and educational, this is quality, fascinating non-fiction for families. Great for Ages 0-6 ISBN 9780241452974
  • A glorious imaginative adventure from Rebecca Cobb, the award-winning illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. Underneath the cherry tree in our garden there is a little hole. I'm sure there is something down there . . . When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there. Could it be a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den? Whatever the something is, he is determined to find out!The Something is a gorgeous, original story full of warmth and the wonder of childhood from Rebecca Cobb, the award-winning creator of Lunchtime and Aunt Amelia. Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781529017519
  • A sweet and funny story from critically acclaimed author-illustrator Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just not really hungry. A visiting crocodile, bear and wolf, however, are starving. It's just as well that children taste revolting!With simple, child-friendly text full of wit and humour, and bright, detailed illustrations, this is a wonderful addition to any preschool child's bookshelf. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Lunchtime is a beautifully illustrated tale of food, friendship and fun. Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781529017502
  • A brilliantly fun story about a rather unusual babysitter from Rebecca Cobb, the award-winning illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do not want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum and Dad have left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected . . .and a lot more fun!Gorgeous illustrations accompany the sweet and funny text in Aunt Amelia - every child (and adult) will wish for an aunt like Amelia! Great for Ages 0-6 / ISBN 9781529017526
  • Young reporter-in-training Kate and her mouse-accomplice Rupert are on board a train, to visit Kate's mum in the Arctic. But as soon as the train departs, mysterious things start happening. A packet of ginger nuts goes missing . . . A collection of gymnastics trophies are stolen . . . And some ancient scrolls disappear . . . Fellow passenger Madame Maude seems the most likely culprit, until a surprising - and delicious - twist turns the whole investigation on its head. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781848129702
  • From the award-winning Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear, comes another lively tale about the very unusual babysitter, Aunt Amelia. The children are so excited! They are going to stay at Aunt Amelia's House. They always have a brilliant time with her, and can't wait to see what she has in store. But when they arrive, there seems to be no time for games. Instead Aunt Amelia has a long list of chores to do. But from the gardening to the laundry, cleaning the windows to feeding the pets, Aunt Amelia has her own special way of doing things, and fun will not be in short supply!A warm, witty, beautifully illustrated tale about an aunt like no other. Great for Ages 0-6 ISBN 9781447250548
  • Being the smallest doesn't stop you having the biggest ideas. Eleven-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister's geography field trip. Everything goes wrong! Six kids are marooned on an uninhabited island. Their teacher has vanished. They're hungry. Their phones don't work and Noah has broken the internet. There's no way of contacting home . . . Disaster! Until Noah discovers a treasure map and the gang goes in search of gold. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529048261
  • IMAGINE you are Luka, a twelve-year-old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adore. IMAGINE you have two loyal companions by your side: a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can dance. IMAGINE you must now embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task... With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best. ISBN 9780099421894
  • Celebrating magical grandads everywhere. Perfect for father's day!A striking and heart-warming celebration of taking a moment to notice the beauty in everyday things. When a young boy finds himself thrown into a new city, his world suddenly feels very grey. But with the help of his Grandpa, he discovers that things aren't always what they first seem and that beauty can be hidden in even the most unexpected of places. Great For Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781471166570
  • Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins. ISBN 9780140366501
  • A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other! Illustrated by: Polly Dunbar Great For Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780571340019
  • Criminal genius runs in the family... Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl. A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . . Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008324858
  • CAN ARTEMIS FOWL LEAVE HIS CRIMINAL PAST BEHIND? Not quite. At least, not yet. He's got one last job, and then he's going to be good. But the job goes horribly wrong. So wrong in fact that now a nasty, ruthless billionaire has stolen Artemis's latest invention - a powerful super-computer that could put the entire fairy world at risk. Holly Short is going to be furious. Artemis must retrieve the stolen technology. He needs help. He needs the fairies. He's got some apologising to do . . Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780141339115
  • 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
  • London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . . Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571328499
  • An irresistible return to World War Two for the Queen of Historical Fiction. A body washed up on the beach . . . Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets . . . An animal rescue service . . . Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall. Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571350407
  • Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of?If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes!You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Sir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton. Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler. G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character. Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII. There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be? Illustrated by: Nabi H. Ali, Reya Ahmed, Saffa Khan, Aaliya Jaleel, Deema Alawa, Aghnia Mardiyah Great For Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780241441800
  • Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn't left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they're picking up litter in the park for community service. He's so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She's got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad's fists are the most powerful force in Nicu's life, and in the end, he'll have to do what his dad wants. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can't be together, forever, and stay safe - can they? Great For Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781408878880
  • Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But please, never mention it ... Maggie Yates talks to her best mate Moya every day. She tells her about Maggie's mum losing her job. She tells her that Mum's taken to not opening the curtains and crying in secret. And she tells her about how she plans to cheer Mum up - find her a fella with a bit of cash to splash. Moya is with her every step of the way. You're surfing a rainbow if you think someone like that exists round here, she smiles. But I'll help. But at the back of her mind Maggie knows that Mum's crying is more than sadness. That there are no easy fixes. And that Moya's not really there. Because though she talks to her every day, Moya died months ago ... Great For Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781408871577
  • Even though I found him living in a house made of cardboard, Bruce is a massive legend. FACT. So this mine and Bruce's story. You don't have to believe it happened, but it did. All of it. Nobody at school can see past Lenny's size to the person within. So when lessons get too tough, Lenny always goes to his bench to think. At least there no one can see him. Then one day, midway through lobbing his empty can of Irn-Bru into the canal he's stopped by Bruce. Bruce lives in a cardboard home hidden away by the banks, and he doesn't approve of kids messing up his front lawn ... But a bumpy start soon gives way to an unexpected friendship - and an epic road trip - that will change both of them for life ... Great For Ages 7-9. ISBN 9781526628602
  • When de July sun hot like fire, Den I have jus' one desire, To run down to de shop an' buy a Kisko pop. The World Is Sweet and Hot Like Fire published in one volume for the first time. Valerie Bloom's poetry is beautifully crafted yet full of energy and fun. Her mixed use of standard English and dialect is a delight to read and hear. Children love reading and listening to her work! Valerie's subjects range from global pollution, problems with maths homework and the sad demise of pet frogs (he croaked of course) to taking sandwiches to school and being afraid of ghosts. Illustrated by: Debbie Lush ISBN 9780747599739
  • Winner of the Smarties Prize Bronze Award. How much fruit do you think one small girl can manage to eat in one day? In the case of the narrator of this counting poem, the answer is a lot! Count from one to ten and learn the names of some Caribbean fruits, and find out what happens after eating a cocktail of mangoes, bananas and more. Valerie Bloom's Fruits is a Caribbean counting poem full of sumptuous illustrations by David Axtell, the creator of We're Going on a Lion Hunt. The rhyming text will help children learn to count whilst exploring the many fruits of the Caribbean. ISBN 9781529007565
  • A laugh out loud look at first love, loss and trying to avoid the girl of your dreams. What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love. Like you fall into a ditch or something. Maybe people need to look where they're going. As far as Phoebe Davis is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you forget about your friends (like, hello?), get completely obsessed with sex (yawn) and bang on constantly about a person who definitely isn't as great as you think they are. So Phoebe isn't going to fall in love, ever. But then she meets Emma . . . Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann is a hilarious, life-affirming novel about all the big stuff: love, sex, death, family, heartbreak, kittens . . . and kisses that turn the whole world upside down. ISBN 9781529033724
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