• In 1849, the Thomas Arbuthnot set sail for Australia. Onboard were 194 Irish girls. I heard the emotion in Sarah's voice as she asked, 'Will we ever come back?''Come back where?''Home,' said Sarah. 'Do you think we will ever see Ireland again?' Maggie and Sarah are on their way to Australia. Their homes and their lives have been devastated by famine, with death coming to so many. Even when they sought refuge in the workhouse they found horror and heartbreak there. When the girls are given the chance of a new life on the other side of the world, they know they have to say yes - no matter the price. On board ship, they are caught in between worlds. How will they find the courage and strength to build new lives in a strange land? Great for Ages 9-12.
  • A kind little puffling lives on Skellig Michael. She loves her cosy underground bed. But her smaller puffling friend is afraid of the dark. Can the animals of Skellig help her show him the wonder of nighttime?Puffling lives on Skellig Michael, and she loves her cosy underground nest. But her little puffling friend is too afraid to sleep in his burrow - 'I don't like the dark. It's too dark in the dark.' So Puffling takes him to visit a playful rabbit, a happy crab, a friendly blue shark, and many other animals on Skellig. Each one tells the little puffling what they love most about the dark. Can Puffling convince her little friend not to be afraid? Great for Ages 0-6.
  • Everyone's favourite Hedgehog and Tortoise are BACK with the message that Christmas is about being with the ones you love. 'Merry Christmas!' said Fox. 'Merry whatmas?' said Hedgehog. 'Merry whichmas?' said Tortoise. You see, it was Hedgehog and Tortoise's first Christmas. So they didn't know what Christmas was. Fox thinks Christmas is about presents, Badger thinks it's about pudding, Magpie thinks it's about singing... Tortoise and Hedgehog begin to feel rather overwhelmed with all the noise and fuss. But in a quiet moment of reflection they learn the most important lesson of all: Christmas is about being with the ones you love. Great for Ages 0-6.
  • From the authors of the bestselling DRAGON REALM books comes the first in a brand-new, action-packed, dragon-obsessed series. Get ready to join DRAGON FORCE! It's been five years since the Dragon Realm fell into the Human Realm and both populations are now living side by side. But dangerous magical creatures are threatening to disrupt the peace and it's up to a new group of heart-bonded humans and dragons to protect the world - the Dragon Force. Under the watchful eye of seventeen-year-old Billy Chan, Lance Lo, his younger sister Zoe and new friends enrol at Camp Claw to learn all the skills they need to become protectors. But when Camp Claw is mysteriously attacked and an evil plot is exposed, it's up to the latest recruits to prove they've got what it takes to save the day. 'A rip-roaring adventure full of heart.' - Anna James 'Bursting with wild imagination and thrilling adventure, Dragon Force is a rip-roaring riot of fun from first page to last.' - Catherine Doyle 'Hugely enjoyable and action-packed, this is an adventure-filled extravaganza that promises the start of another epic dragon series!' - Aisling Fowler Great for Ages 8-12.
  • A thousand years ago, a tiny acorn fell to the ground. As the years pass, it grows... and GROWS into an enormous oak tree! As the centuries sweep by, children play games around the tree. Families dance about it. A fleeing king even hides inside its hollow trunk! The tree gives food and shelter to a host of animals, from squirrels and badgers to birds and beetles. After a thousand years, the ancient tree finally falls in a storm - but a new acorn sprouts, and the cycle of life begins all over again. The tree's magical life story is brought to life in Julia Donaldson's rich, dramatic rhyme. Victoria Sandoy's gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the changing seasons, and the people and wildlife that pass by. Children will love spotting all the creatures in the pictures, and seeing the games children play around the tree This is a book that encourages us all to look more closely at nature, and to appreciate the wonder of our ancient trees. Great for Ages 0-6.
  • Lift the flaps and get cosy with Dormouse Has a Cold, a story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Dormouse is sniffing and snuffling - being ill is hard! But with some help from Doctor Stoat and a visit from her friends as she snuggles up at home, she soon starts to feel better. What will cheer her up? Lift the flaps to find out, then join Dormouse and her friends for a fun trip to Acorn Fair. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Dormouse Has a Cold joins the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years. Enjoy more lift-the-flap adventures from Acorn Wood: Cat's Cookbook, Squirrel's Snowman, Badger's Band and Mole's Spectacles. Great for Ages 0-3.
  • Dublin, 1830: When his da breaks his arm, Hugh 'Scholar' O'Dare has to leave school to work as a chimney sweeper with his brothers. The job is scary and dangerous, but Scholar knows their growing family won't survive without the money he earns. On Christmas Eve, the brothers are working in 30 Merrion Square, home of the most famous man in Ireland, Daniel O'Connell. The 'Liberator' tells Scholar he has heard of his talent for maths - which makes Scholar yearn even more to be back in his beloved class. When travelling sweep Darby Madden and his apprentice Bert start going after the O'Dares' jobs, Scholar's dad and brothers plan to chase them out of town. Scholar is tasked with scaring Bert off, but a shocking secret comes to light, catapulting them both in a new direction. Who will they turn to for help, and how will the secret change their futures? Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Prepare to set off on a grand voyage of discovery. You might want to take a map, but this is no ordinary atlas... The 'maps' in Discovery Atlas are fabulous, imaginative scenes, packed with incredible inventions and dramatic discoveries. There are twelve witty, fact-packed chapters to explore, which show how humans discovered everything from Medicine and Technology to Food, Space and even Sport. As you travel through each gorgeously illustrated chapter, you'll meet amazing inventors, explorers, artists and astronauts from all around the globe. You'll see how we invented writing, medicine, cars and chocolate (and everything else in between!) You'll bump into robots and dinosaurs. You'll spot tiny space probes, ancient cheese and the wreck of the Titanic. It's going to be an extraordinary journey. Are you ready to explore? Packed with fascinating characters and astonishing illustrations, this is a spectacular feast of a book Full of fun and amazing facts. Guaranteed to captivate children and adults alike! A stunning, large-format hardback, gorgeously illustrated in full colour, and with gold foil detailing on the cover. A perfect gift book Thiago de Moraes is the author and illustrator of the superb Myth Atlas and History Atlas. Great for Ages 7-13.
  • Too Many Cats is an un-fur-gettable tale about the love between a little girl and her cat. Lily LOVES her cat, Lenny. In fact, she loves all cats. She loves cats so much that she can't imagine ever having enough cats! She wants a house filled with all kinds of cats - blonde cats, ginger cats, brown and multi-coloured cats, stripy cats, spotty cats, lots and lots and lots of cats!But when she hatches the purr-fect plan to make her dream come true, things quickly start to go wrong. There are simply TOO MANY cats. Suddenly, Lily realises she has accidentally done a terrible thing. Can Lily find a way to get all these cats out of her house and back to their owners? And will Larry accept her apology? Great for Ages 1-6.
  • Crack the case with the InvestiGators! Join Mango and Brash in InvestiGators: All Tide Up for the seventh adventure in the laugh-out-loud full colour, comic book series perfect for fans of Bunny vs Monkey. When the captain of a cruise ship is found drifting at sea, the search begins for his missing ship and passengers! Did it sink? Was it boat-napped? Are supernatural forces at play?! Can the Mango and Brash unravel this maritime mystery before a second ship befalls a similarly unfathomable fate? Seas the day and find out in this new nautical adventure! Great for Ages 7-11. Published 1st February 2024 - Order Now.
  • The final adventure in the bestselling bookwandering series for readers aged eight to twelve The Pages and Co. series comes to a thrilling end in this perfect final instalment. When Tilly, Oskar, Milo and Alessia venture into King Arthur's realm in search of the wizard Merlin, they discover that the magic of bookwandering is not at all what they thought. Together, they must journey into myth and legend - to bargain with the trickster Loki and unlock their destinies with the help of the Three Fates - and find a way to untangle the Alchemist's grip on the world's imagination. To save Pages & Co. and the very foundations of bookwandering, Tilly and her friends will have to learn the true power of imagination in a thrilling final adventure, but an unexepected enemy stands in their way. Great for Ages 8-11
  • Marcus and the Breakfast Club Investigators are back and better than ever, just in time for for a brand new investigation!The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Phantom Thief is the third book in an exciting mystery series by England International footballer, child food-poverty campaigner and bestselling author Marcus Rashford MBE, inspired by Marcus's own experiences growing up! Written with Alex Falase-Koya and packed with tons of illustrations by Marta Kissi, it is it the perfect book for children aged 8-11. A mysterious figure is stealing from clubs all over Rutherford High! The only clue is a strange calling card left at the scene of the crime... When the thief strikes just as Art Club is getting ready for a big show, everyone is worried the exhibition will be cancelled. As suspicion falls on one of the Breakfast Club Investigators, Marcus and friends must race against time to find the stolen painting and unmask the true thief before it's too late! Great for Ages 8-11.
  • Just because they let you in... it doesn't mean they'll let you out. When Ife joins Nithercott School through its prestigious Urban Achievers Program, she knows immediately that she doesn't fit. Wandering its echoing halls, she must fend off cruel taunts from the students and condescending attitudes from the teachers. When she finds herself thrown into detention for the foreseeable future, she strikes up an unlikely alliance with Ben, a troublemaker with an annoyingly cute smile. They've both got reasons to want to get out of Nithercott - Ben's brother is missing, and no one seems to be bothering to find him. For Ife, it's just another strange element of this school that doesn't care about its students. But as more and more people start going missing, including one of Ife's only friends, she starts to feel haunted. Who is the figure she's started seeing in the shadowy halls, who looks mysteriously like herself? And is there any truth in to the strange urban legend that travels the school like mist... the legend of the Changing Man? 'The Changing Man is compulsively readable and utterly thrilling... Tomi Oyemakinde is an exciting new voice' - Katherine Webber. Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • The dazzling follow-up to the phenomenal The Book of Stolen Dreams from master storyteller David Farr, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Philip Pullman. Step inside the pages of an immortal adventure... Rachel and Robert have defeated the tyrant Malstain and become the heroes of Krasnia, but all is not how it should be. Robert is swept away with his new friends, leaving Rachel alone to take care of her ailing father, who's lost without their beloved mother. From nowhere, a boy appears knowing the secrets of the hidden blood-red key. For the key is a way into the Hinterland - and Rachel must promise that, as a new key keeper, she will answer when it calls. When a young girl, Elsa Spiegel, is illegally smuggled into the Hinterland, Rachel has no choice but to use her key to save Elsa. But her fate is linked to Krasnia, and Rachel must battle to save her home as she knows it. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Uglies meets The Handmaid's Tale for the new YA generation in this mind-blowing novel from bestselling queen of YA Holly Bourne. In Belle and Joni's world there are two options for girls:One, follow the rules of the Doctrine like Belle: apply your Mask, work hard to be crowned at the Ceremony, be a Pretty. Or two, fight the rules like Joni: leave your face bare, work hard to escape to the Education, be an Objectionable. But maybe there is a third option... Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can... What would you choose? Warning - this novel deals with issues that some readers may find upsetting, including references to pornography and sexual assault. "Holly Bourne is a vital feminist voice of our generation." Samantha Shannon "I devoured this - so compelling and with such a powerful message." Katherine Webber Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • The inventive, hilarious and deliciously spooky second book from Mr Spicebag author, Freddie Alexander. First off, let's get one thing clear. Monsters under the bed are real. Let me repeat. MONSTERS UNDER THE BED ARE REAL... Eleven-year-old Sam has been shipped off from her city home to the wild and windy Draymur Isle, where she lives in an old lighthouse with Granddad and his mischievous goat, Myrtle. Not all is as it seems on Draymur Island, and Granddad keeps telling Sam to put jam on her feet before bedtime to keep the monsters away. Sam thinks he might be bonkers, but then she wakes to hear an odd squelching sound coming from under the bed... Is it just Myrtle eating another one of Sam's socks? Or are Granddad's tales of mysterious monsters on the island true? Better get the jam, just in case! Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Leo LOVES Christmas. And this Christmas needs to be absolutely perfect, because it's the first one without Mum. Only it all keeps going wrong! 🧚💡 The fairylights are in a tangle🎅 The Christmas cards aren't finished🎄 The tree isn't decorated🍰 And the Christmas cakes have all been destroyed! Soon Leo decides he's had enough - he makes a heartfelt wish that it would all GO AWAY. Then Leo wakes up on Christmas morning - and it's gone!! All of Christmas! But Leo isn't going to let it escape that easily.... Join Leo as he sets out on a mission to undo his wish and get Christmas back in the brand-new festive classic by bestselling author Matt Lucas. Home Alone meets A Christmas Carol in a hilarious adventure with a big dollop of festive magic. Funny, sensitive and emotional in all the best ways, this warm and seasonal family story touches ever so gently on childhood grief but is wrapped up in a chaotic and heart-warming adventure. Great for Ages 8-11. ISBN 9780008519896
  • Discover everything you need to become an Overworld explorer with this brand-new handbook! Minecraft is a sandbox game where anything is possible! The Overworld is yours to explore - but knowing where to adventure and how to survive the dangers is a test for even the most experienced player. From navigating biomes and surviving in the wild, to finding hidden structures and the rare treasures they hold - this official handbook will guide you through becoming the ultimate explorer. Explore. Thrive. Survive. Great for Ages 7-12.

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