• When the peregrine falcon nest is raided, Twitch realizes a thief is at work. Horrified, he and the Twitchers set out to catch the dangerous criminal, only to be ensnared in a deadly trap. Can they save themselves and stop the villain before anyone gets hurt? Clutch is a thrilling spring mystery adventure about friendship, bravery and protecting nature, it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone adventure or read as part of The Twitchers series. "A skilfully crafted mystery adventure. A clarion call for environmentalists everywhere." Rob Biddulph "Twitch is an absolute triumph. The perfect blend of mystery and adventure, a winning hero with an eye for ornithological facts and a heart as big as the countryside, plus a cracking whipsmart plot, I think this is M.G. Leonard's best book yet." Christopher Edge Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529506105
  • It's not easy being Remarkable in a world where standing out is dangerous... Nic Blake is a Manifestor. All she wants is to learn the Gift, so she can be as powerful as her dad ... until she discovers a shocking secret. Now she must find a powerful magical weapon, or risk losing him for ever. Book 1 of Nic Blake and the Remarkables "Angie Thomas is such a phenomenal talent, and this truly is fantasy at its very best - a magnificent, exhilarating adventure in a richly imagined world. I loved it!" Sophie Anderson "Nothing short of a triumph." Rick Riordan Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529506549
  • Grumpy old King Chisel has a problem. He needs an heir to his kingdom - fast! So he challenges the best kids from across the country to compete in the Crown Duels, with the ultimate winner becoming king or queen. Step forward: GLORIA SQUAT-FURTHER: champion athlete HUXLEY BEELINE: mathematical genius JONNY MOULD: artistic ace GOSSAMER FOUNTAIN: empathy expert HARRY SPONGE: ordinary boy. Not to be underestimated. The ridiculous prime minister, Farting Bernie, is in charge and the contest swiftly descend into chaos. Who will rise to the top and survive wild sabotaging, saggy royal pants, the most disgusting meal ever invented, and a pair of frisky goats? The wildly funny, brilliantly silly adventure from the bestselling author and illustrator of Escape the Rooms and The Fart That Changed the World. Wildly funny, delightfully imaginative storytelling with a message that any kid can be a hero! Packed with pictures by Stephen Mangan's sister Anita Mangan. Great for Ages 7-11. ISBN 9780702315015
  • On one side of the underwater street is the remains of a house... It's beautiful here, and eerie, a lost kingdom, a ghost village... It's the near-future and Britain is having yet another heatwave. Of course, the government have put in the normal curfews for this kind of weather, and shops are forced to shut again. For Polly, it's the sort of heat that makes her do wild, out-of-character things just to cool down. Like face her fear of deepwater. Essential when she and her brother have been sent to their aunt's eco lake-side house for the summer. But Truthwater Lake is beginning to dry up. As the water level diminishes, a lost village emerges. Swimming over the rooftops at midnight, Polly dives down and is suddenly able to breathe, to hear church bells and bird song... Polly has discovered an underwater gateway to the past! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780571332861
  • Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective. When Lizzie and her cute puppy Lucky go on a family trip to the seaside, something doesn't seem right. There's talk of missing treasure no one has been able to find for years and years, and artefacts are mysteriously disappearing in the local museum. Anyone else would shrug it off but this dynamic duo just know there is a mystery to be solved here - and they won't leave until they figure it out! Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780241455531
  • Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure - this time at a magic show! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective. Young detective Lizzie and her puppy, Lucky, are off to a magic show. But during the performance, a world-famous rabbit disappears - and not on purpose! Can Lizzie and Lucky find Rudy the rabbit, get to the bottom of who stole him, and why? With charming illustrations throughout, and fun activities to try! 'Short chapters and charming illustrations mean this gentle story is perfect for early readers' - BookTrust Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780241596036
  • From the award-winning Ed Vere comes a joyful and inspirational celebration of beauty, mistakes and the artist in all of us. One brave little artist goes on one epic adventure to share her art, and in doing so learns that it doesn't matter if you colour outside the lines, that art is full of heart... and that maybe you are an artist too! What is an artist? Someone who sees beauty... Someone with a mind full of colours, feelings, and ideas... Someone who plays and dreams and makes... Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780141376387
  • What rises... must fall. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. In exchange for power and immortality, they watch over the Endless Woods and rule the School for Good and Evil. Yet all School Masters must face a test. Theirs is loyalty. But what happens when loyalty is corrupted? When the bonds of blood are broken? Who will survive? Who will die? And what will become of the school and its students? The journey that started a hundred years ago throttles towards its end. This final chapter in the duology that began with the RISE OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL brings the tale of the twin School Masters to the brink of war and a shocking conclusion that will change the course of the school forever. Great for Teens. ISBN 9780008554606
  • Milo, Mia and Birdy are on a countryside holiday when they wander into an Enchanted Wood. Among the whispering leaves, there is a beautiful tree that stands high above the rest. The Magic Faraway Tree is home to many remarkable creatures including a fairy called Silky, her best friend Moonface and more. Little Birdy is only too happy to find that fairies are real. Even her older brother and sister are soon won over by the magic of the Faraway Tree and the extraordinary places they discover above it, including the Land of Unicorns. But not every land is so much fun. Danger looms in the Land of Dragons. Will Moonface's magic work in time to save the children? The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton was Jacqueline Wilson's own favourite book as a very young child. Now the favourite contemporary children's author, creator of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker, revisits this glorious magical world, weaving a brand-new story perfect for the next generation of young readers. Discover the magic! Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781444963380
  • The hilarious crayons from the #1 New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit are ready to go back to school! The crayons are getting ready to go back to school and each crayon has a subject they're looking forward to the most. They're also ready to meet new friends and let loose during their very favourite time of day... art class. A hilarious back-to-school story featuring everyone's favourite school supplies! Dimensions:179 x 146 (mm) Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9780008560829
  • From beloved powerhouse author Katherine Applegate comes The One and Only Ruby, starring the adorable baby elephant from the Newbery Medal-winning modern classic The One and Only Ivan and its bestselling sequel, The One and Only Bob. Ruby's story picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby's caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob. In the timeless way that only Katherine Applegate could craft, this highly anticipated novel in verse is the perfect mix of heartfelt and humorous, poignant and sweet. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780008470746
  • The greatest magic is hidden in plain sight... Evie is used to not being noticed. But when she meets the mysterious Wainwright, she discovers that going unnoticed might just be what makes her unique. Recruited into a secret magical organization, Evie finds herself at the heart of an ancient and magical battle. Evil is returning to the land, and Evie is the only person who can stop it. But how can she defeat the most dangerous magician in the world, when she doesn't even know her own powers? "Another absolute triumph from one of my favourite children's authors. Spellstone is both heartfelt and humorous, while fizzing with magic and fun." Catherine Doyle. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529501933
  • Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know: 1. I, Esha Verma, am a genius inventor extraordinaire. 2. I like lists. 3. I did not mean to open up an inter-galactic portal. Some things just can't be helped. Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his secretly cunning pet tortoise are on their third adventure - this time it's an inter-galactic mission through outer-space to stop an alien from stealing their planet! When Esha invents the Inviz-Whiz, a device designed to make the user invisible, she does not expect it to open a portal to outer space - and things go from bad to worse when Esha, Broccoli, Archibald and Broccoli's annoying cousin Bean are immediately abducted by Goospa, an alien with an evil plan! With the help of a surly alien called Nix, Esha and the gang must race across the galaxy, navigate a Lava Marsh, fight vicious Ice Bats - and stop Bean getting into too much trouble! - to stop Goospa's plan before it's too late Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781529070729
  • A magical story about finding your identity from one of the most acclaimed storytellers of his generation, richly illustrated in full colour by an internationally renowned artist. My mother says that all things can be turned to tales. I thought she meant tales like fish tails, but I was wrong. She meant tales like this, tales that are stories. But this tale of mine is very like a fish tail too... Annie has never been like the other girls. Her mam tried sending her to school when she was small, but Annie couldn't seem to make words or numbers stick. She prefers instead to be swimming in the sea, or sunbathing on the shore at Stupor Beach, her head full of tales. She should have been a fish, her mam always tells her, and Annie knows the truth of it. Then a stranger who comes to town is struck by the beauty and the wonder of her, and Annie Lumsden realizes that perhaps she really is half a creature from the sea. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781406394559
  • Cosima Unfortunate has spent all her life at the Home for Unfortunate Girls - a school where any disabled children, or children deemed different, are sent, whether their families want it or not. It is there that she meets her friends - Pearl, Mary and Diya - and they start to practise mini heists involving the theft of cakes, biscuits and other sweet goodies. But when Cos finds out that Lord Francis Fitzroy, the explorer behind the Empire Exhibition, is planning to adopt them, she and her friends plot the biggest heist of their life. Instead of fondant fancies, they're going to steal Fitzroy's prized tiara, containing the legendary Star Diamond of India! But, as they start preparing for the day, Cosima finds herself drawing ever closer to discovering the one secret she's always wanted to know - the truth about her parents... Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008579050
  • Before there were dragons, there were dinosaurs... Imagine a world in which the dinosaurs weren't killed by a meteor hitting the earth. A world in which dinosaurs learned to speak. To dream. To wage war. Eleri is an oryctodromeus, a small dinosaur raised in an underground warren. He dreams of becoming his herd's storyteller but when he saves an enemy soldier from a pterosaur attack, he is exiled to the Deadlands. To survive this scorched desert full of carnivores, he joins a herd of other young exiles, including a peppy stegosaur, a stoic sauropod, an irritable triceratops ... and a mysterious spy. Can five young misfits save their warring kingdoms? Includes bonus content: a map and extra dinosaur facts. Perfect for fans of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, How to Train Your Dragon and Percy Jackson. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781529504736
  • Meet Jim Panzee. He's in a BAD mood. Nothing feels right!Nothing will do, and Jim just doesn't know why... His friends can't understand it - HOW can he be in a mood when it's such a beautiful day!? They have lots of suggestions for how to make him feel better. But Jim can't take all the advice... and has a bit of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy? This modern classic is the perfect reminder that 'grumpy monkey' days never last long. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780241628690
  • My own Yara, if you are reading this, then something terrible has happened, and you are on your own. To return to the city of Zehaira, you must read out the words on the back of this letter. Good luck, my brave girl... When Yara's mother passes away, she leaves behind a letter and a strange set of instructions. Yara must travel from the home she has always known to a place that is not on any map - Zehaira, a world of sorcerers, alchemists and simmering magic. But Zehaira is not the land it used to be. The practice of magic has been outlawed, the Sultan's alchemists are plotting a sinister scheme - and the answers Yara is searching for seem to be out of reach. Yara must summon all of her courage to discover the truth about her mother's past and her own identity... and to find her place in this magical new world. 'Enchanting, immersive and beautifully imagined. Once I'd finished, I couldn't stop dreaming of this magnificent magical world' A.F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief 'Spellbinding storytelling - lyrical, heartfelt, and glittering with possibilities' Sophie Anderson Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781398517707

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