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  • Fionn Boyle, Storm Keeper of Arranmore, is facing the fight of his life. The terrifying all- powerful sorceress Morrigan has been raised from the dead and has sealed off the island from all help. Fionn is the only thing that stands between her and a dark future. He's got to find a way to defeat her. But there are some terrible choices in store for Fionn as the dark sorcerer begins to take his nearest and dearest for her own. With only two candles left to burn, will Fionn master his powers in time to stop her? ISBN  9781526607966
  • Squeeeak ... Thwop ... Thwop ... Dwoooooerrrp! Dad sings his magical whale songs to Mum and baby Finn, far, far away across the huge ocean. When Finn gets lost, can the other sea creatures help him to send a message of his own? Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781788491914
  • This book is about a knight on a mission: to find and slay a dragon. The other knights have told him that there's no such thing as dragons, but he doesn't care. For he has a map, and the map says: "HERE BE DRAGONS."He travels right to the spot marked 'X', past treasure, suspicious bones and many signs telling him to turn back. He wanders up and down a huge, spiky hill (the dragon's back) shouts into a burrow (the dragon's nose) and eventually walks into a cave (the dragon's mouth)... Will the hapless knight see the dragon before it's too late?! Young readers will love spotting the dragon in the background in this laugh-out-loud story from the author of This Book Can Read Your Mind. Great for Ages 0-5 ISBN 9780711256613
  • Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson. "I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways."Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing's island. At first, the girls are too angry to share their secrets and become friends. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, they must journey together to the bottom of the ocean to brave the deadliest shark of them all... "The most incredible story...tender and wise, with themes of friendship, love, grief, revenge and acceptance." Michelle Harrison "Magnificent and beautiful." Sophie Anderson "A rare treasure of an adventure." Sarah Lean Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781474966849
  • As an ex con artist, Nora has always got herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she's taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn't have an escape plan ... Great For Ages 13+ ISBN 9781444960112
  • A collection of illustrated stories, featuring diverse, inspiring and empowering characters, celebrating kindness, courage and the importance of being true to yourself. Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage breathes new life into a collection of once much-loved, now forgotten tales, beautifully retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore. ISBN 9781474989657
  • Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming it inside. A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small, or be as big as it can be, where it can be noisy or quiet, or anything in between. The boy can visit the shelter whenever he needs to, every day, sometimes every hour, and the two of them will cry and talk or just sit, saying nothing. And the boy knows that one day sadness may come out of the shelter, and together they will look out at the world, and see how beautiful it is. A poignant and heart-warming picture book exploring the importance of making space and time for our own griefs, small or large, sensitively visualized with David Litchfield's stunning illustration. Anne Booth was inspired to write this book by the words of Etty Hillesum, a Holocaust victim who wrote:'Give your sorrow all the space and shelter in yourself that is its due, for if everyone bears grief honestly and courageously, the sorrow that now fills the world will abate. But if you do instead reserve most of the space inside you for hatred and thoughts of revenge - from which new sorrows will be born for others - then sorrow will never cease in this world. And if you have given sorrow the space it demands, then you may truly say: life is beautiful and so rich.' (Esther 'Etty' Hillesum 15 Jan 1914 - 30 Nov 1943). Great for Ages 3-7 ISBN 9781787417212
  • The super (like, actually, with powers and stuff) series for fans of Dork Diaries, Tom Gates, Amelia Fang, Wimpy Kid and Dog Man. BEING A SUPERHERO IS THE BEST THING EVER, RIGHT? WRONG! HELLO! My name is PIZAZZ and I'm a superhero... You probably think that's really AWESOME, and while it can be, it's also REEEEEEEAAALLLLY annoying. I guess it was sort of going OK (I say, "sort of" - I still have to wear a silly cape and save the world all the time) until this NEW KID showed up, and started WOWING everyone with their super powers. Yep, SUPER POWERS - just what this town needs, another super... Who just happens to have the coolest name ever: Jett. And now, because of Serena and her gang of Populars, I have to compete against Jett in an almighty and ultimate SUPER-OFF. But it's fine. I mean, even if I lose, there's space for two SUPERS in this school, isn't there?! Hilariously narrated by reluctant superhero Pizazz, and brimming with Sophy's distinctive illustrations and comic-book strips. Great for Ages 7-9 ISBN 9781471194153
  • Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she's found her gift at last. Things are looking up - until she discovers a strange card in the deck that definitely shouldn't be there. And two days after she convinces her ex-best friend to have a reading, Lily disappears. Can Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily's brother Roe find her? And will their special talents be enough to bring Lily back, before she's gone for good? Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781406393095
  • Introduce your little one to Bob and Ginger, two adorable guinea pigs who love gardening!Bob and Ginger will show little ones how to grow fruit and vegetables in this sweet children's book. It's perfect for encouraging children aged 3-5 years to spend more time in the garden. Visit Bob and Ginger in their beautiful garden filled with vibrant red strawberries, glossy green spinach, pretty purple aubergines, and more! From clearing the garden of weeds and planting seeds to learning how to make compost and finally harvesting their crops, kids will love following their green-fingered gardening adventures! A rainbow of fruit and vegetables come to life through vibrant, distinctive illustrations. The sweet, simple text and exciting storyline ensure that young readers stay engaged. Packed with lots of opportunities for meaningful parent-child interaction, this delightful gardening book is perfect for growing little gardeners! Inside this engaging children's book, you'll find:- Humorous and engaging story- Adorable guinea pig characters with vivid personalities- Colourful illustrations bring the garden to life- Features practical information and fun facts about gardeningGo on a Glorious Gardening AdventureIt takes more than just seeds and water to create and care for your very own garden! Kids will discover the ups and downs of gardening with Bob and Ginger. From battling slimy slugs munching on their vegetables to pesky pigeons diving for their strawberries, this animal picture book teaches children about the natural world. This charming board book also features fun facts and tips about gardening, such as instructions on how to make compost, a calendar of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and how to protect strawberries from pigeons. It's the ultimate gift for kids who love gardening and to encourage a love of nature. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780241453100
  • Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen return in the 14th and penultimate novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - and their most epic test yet... In a matter of days, the world will change. Billions of lives will be wiped away in a final, desperate search for the Child of the Faceless Ones - she who is destined to bring about the return of humankind's ancient overlords. To prevent this, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have one last - terrible - option: the assassination of Damocles Creed. With protests stirring in the magical city of Roarhaven, with riots and revolutions on the horizon, Valkyrie must decide who she wants to be: the hero who risks everything for a noble ideal, or the killer who sacrifices her own soul for the fate of humanity. The decision must be made, and time is running out. Large Paperback Edition. ISBN 9780008386306
  • Whoosh! There's a Superhero in your book! In this brilliantly interactive picture book, help your new Superhero friend take on the terrible Scribbler. Use the power of your imagination to unlock Superhero's super powers. You'd better act quickly before the Scribbler ruins your book completely! A super fun book with a satisfying twist that celebrates the power of kindness and the true meaning of being a hero. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780241357798
  • Alex is a rebel with a purple fauxhawk and biker boots. St Mary's Catholic School is a strict boarding school where she's currently trapped. Despite trying everything she can to get expelled, she's still stuck with the nuns, the prudish attitude and the sexism. Fed up with life inside the hallowed halls of St. Mary's, Alex decides to take matters into her own hands. She's going to stage the school's first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which may be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary's can even bear to say the word 'vagina' out loud... Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9780241407196
  • Do you love THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES? Now is time to create your own, so YOU can make grown-ups say silly things! Words are amazing. They can be happy or sad or serious or goofy. But the BEST words of all are the ones that make you LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY!Think of all your favourite silly and funny words. Got them? Good. Now, fill in the blanks in MY BOOK WITH NO PICTURES with your words and with the stickers at the back of the book, and have your favourite grown-up read it aloud. How far will you make it before you burst into giggles? ISBN 9780241444177
  • A magical adventure by the light of the moon. Kitty is excited about visiting the funfair with her cat crew. But Pixie has made a new friend and doesn't want to play with Kitty anymore. She wants to play superheroes with Hazel instead. The problem is, Pixie and Hazel aren't acting like superheroes, they are acting like supervillains! Before long they both find themselves in trouble at the top of the Big Wheel, and only a true hero like Kitty can save the day . . . Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN 9780192771704
  • Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot's coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean's the one who'll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family-and possibly the boy she loves-behind. Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9780702307829
  • Maggie has witnessed impossible things. But no one believes her, and now her family has taken her away to spend the winter upstate in a remote, freezing farmhouse. Bored and angry, Maggie and her younger sister Kate start to play tricks: rapping on the floorboards above their parents' bedroom, cracking their toes under the table, and telling tales about noises in the night. Then the house starts to make sounds of its own. Neither Maggie nor Kate can explain it, but it seems as though someone - or something - is trying to speak to them. Great for Young Adults ISBN 9781839130069
  • Everybody Feels explores our emotions - the good and the not so good. Whether we are happy, sad, angry, worried or confused, all of our emotions are important. This bright book helps toddlers to understand their feelings and gives some easy tips for feeling better. This is a simple introduction to an important topic for curious toddlers and pre-schoolers, with easily explained text and bright, bold illustrations throughout. Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9781787418585
  • Here's a button. I wonder what happens when you press it? From a singing button to a tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do... A remarkable adventure powered purely by imagination, where the sounds, songs and play are completely up to you and whoever you're sharing this wonderful book with. This picture book will take you on a magical journey of colour, imagination, and play with a wind-down bedtime ending (unless you're asked to read it again). "The last one is a sleep button. Good night, children. More confirmation that children's book creators are unsung geniuses." New York Times Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781783448982
  • The extraordinary second book in the epic Shadow Skye trilogy. In a world of shadows, hope can be found... Agatha and Jaime have rescued their clan and returned home to Skye as heroes. But when Agatha uncovers a threat to their people, she unwittingly releases a terrible power that could kill every living thing on the island. Sigrid will have to risk everything if she and the people of Skye are to survive the gathering shadows... Great for Ages 13+ ISBN  9781406385878
  • Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold? Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her mum died, Uma's life has been short on answers. Then she finds a genius artificial intelligence called Athena who knows everything. Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN  9780241439210
  • There are three sides to every story... It's GCSE results day. Frankie's best friend, Jojo, is missing. A baby has been stolen. And more than one person has been lying. Frankie's determined to find out the truth and her ex-boyfriend Ram is the only person who can help her. But they're both in for a shock... EVERYTHING is about to change. ISBN 9781788451536
  • Join Kat Wolfe and her best friend Harper Lamb on the winter holiday of a lifetime in Kat Wolfe on Thin Ice - full of mystery, intrigue, snow and huskies, by bestselling author Lauren St John!Kat and Harper can't wait to join their parents on a winter vacation in a mountain cabin in the US. But a series of misadventures result in them being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alone. When Kat discovers that an argument she witnessed in New York City holds the key to a major crime, she's certain that it's only a matter of time until the culprits come looking for her. With a snow storm moving in and no way out, all that stands between the girls and disaster are a team of eight huskies and one impossible raccoon. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9781509874279
  • Three charming stories about a young girl who lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Too Small Tola is just the right size to fit under the bed and rescue Grandmummy's most prized possession when it goes missing. Her abilities in maths prove to be very helpful when Grandmummy becomes ill. In the title story, though Grandmummy can't afford to buy Tola new clothes, Tola turns out to be just as fine as the three fine girls she so greatly admires. A book full of heart and humour by multi-award-winning author and storyteller Atinuke, with artwork by Onyinye Iwu, a fabulous new talent in children's illustration. Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN 9781406388923
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