• Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? How old are grannies, actually? Eric Veillé explains it all in this offbeat book for the extended family to chuckle over--no matter what kind of grandma you have, are, or would like to be. From the author of My Pictures after the Storm, which received three starred reviews and which School Library Journal proclaimed "may be the funniest book of the year." ISBN 9781776572434
  • Will Docter Noel Zone's second book tell you how to combat a CROCUUM*? YES And reveal the secrets of the world's greatest (and only) Dangerologist? THAT TOO Has he written it yet? NO Is it because he's hiding in a wardrobe? MAYBE Docter Noel is facing his most terrifying situation EVER - a little dog called Napkin has come to stay. That may not sound particularly dangerous, but every POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows the only safe pet is a pet rock. So now Docter Noel is hiding in a wardrobe while Napkin wreaks havoc around the Dangerzone. And all the while Docter Noel is supposed to be writing his new VERY IMPORTANT handbook on Dangerology (Level 2). That is until the Pet of the Year (POTY) contest is announced and Docter Noel hatches a plan. There's only one problem. Serial safety-flouter Max WURST is the judge. . . For Docter Noel, it's never been clearer that DANGER IS STILL EVERYWHERE* A crocodile that looks like a vacuum cleaner that lives under the stairs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER is STILL EVERYWHERE is the second brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Danger is Everywhere - Book 2 ISBN 9780141359205
  • Did you hear about the creeper's birthday party? It really went off with a BANG!Why does Alex love redstone lamps? Because they light up her life. Where do tired miners sleep?On bedrock. The official Minecraft Joke Book is packed full of hilarious jokes that will have you laughing your blocks off! There's something for every Minecrafter, whatever their age. ISBN 9781405295253
  • He is Ireland's most famous warrior, a legendary figure who has enchanted children for millennia. But who really was Fionn Mac Cumhaill? And what was he like when he was a child?In this wonderful, modern retelling of an ancient tale, based on a 12th-century manuscript, Ronan Moore brings young Fionn to life in a series of wild adventures. A cheeky kid, constantly trying to outsmart the adults around him, Fionn is on the run from his father's enemies who want him dead. Travel with him as he journeys throughout Ireland, evading capture, outwitting enemies, and training to become the greatest leader Ireland has ever known. Including the well-known myths of the Salmon of Knowledge and the Dragon of Tara, this book will appeal to all children as they follow Fionn's life up to the point of his becoming leader of the Fianna. Great for Ages 7-12 / ISBN 9780717185863
  • Boot was once a toy robot, but it has come a long way since it was scrapped and woke back up with only two-and-a-half glitchy memories. When Boot catches sight of a robot pet it used to know - Mr Piggles - our hero and pals follow it to a beautiful green square in the city of skyscrapers. Here they find not just real nature, but also a haven for broken and rejected pets. They also meet the children who look after the pets, and for whom this green space is a sanctuary too. But Boot is distracted by its emotions, swinging from happy to sad... maybe Boot is broken? Can it work out what is wrong, with the help of its friends? Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781444949414
  • The hilarious new joke book from multi-award-winning actor and comedian, MATT LUCAS - star of The Great British Bake Off. If you're planning on reading this very very very very very very very silly book of jokes, there are some things you're going to need... A needle and thread In case you split your sides A large box in case you laugh your head off (you'll still want to keep it, right?) Spare pants in case you wet yours Are you ready? Come on in then - the jokes are waiting! With laugh-out-loud artwork from Sarah Horne, illustrator of the bestselling Charlie Changes into a Chicken. Great for Ages 6-11. ISBN 9780755501816
  • It's 1899, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Wells has just won the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to study music at an isolated and mysterious conservatoire. Evie leaves her family and moves to Dower Hall to begin her lessons with renowned maestro, Lionel Thorn. But all is not as it seems at the rambling old manor. Evie soon realises that Dower Hall harbours many dark secrets and some strange and threatening characters. There are secret doors at every turn, and a peculiar little harp seems to contain a dangerous kind of magic. Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781788461436
  • A fabulous, sticker-romp through the world of dinosaurs, with a surprising amount of information. Includes hundreds of bright, colourful stickers to fill lots of prehistoric scenes. Perfect for practising essential skills including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. ISBN 9781409549901 Great for Ages 3-7
  • Includes free audio CD! From rockets to mermaids and everything in between, there's something for everyone in this diverse and contemporary collection. Perfect for young children aged 4+ who are approaching poetry for the very first time, these poems can be performed out loud, shared with others or simply read in your head. Featuring award-winning poets, brand new voices, hip-hop artists and spoken-word performers, this is a wonderfully fresh, diverse and relevant new anthology that will get children laughing, thinking, sharing and performing! With gorgeous illustrations by Laurie Stansfield, and an accompanying CD that features performances from the poets themselves. ISBN 9780241370704
  • Why are bubbles always round? Could I ever touch a rainbow? Why can't I remember being a baby? Have you ever not been able to concentrate because there are SO many questions buzzing round your brain? The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions will offer answers to the most bamboozling questions and curious queries that you can think of. How many stars are in the night sky? Why don't animals wear clothes? Do plants have feelings? This book will define, debunk and demystify the trickiest of questions and even open your eyes to questions you have never even thought of!With engaging and accessible text and accompanied by exciting, inviting illustrations, The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions is the perfect bedside companion to delve into when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything Great for Ages 5-11. ISBN 9781526623751
  • The captivating new companion to international bestsellers 'Here We Are' and 'What We'll Build'. A father takes his two children on a thrilling out-of-this-world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. This becomes a brief history of the world and a whistle-stop guide to the universe, all rolled into one - and told with Oliver Jeffers's inimitable perspective, wit and exquisite artwork. Meanwhile Back on Earth gives a unique look at life on Earth with a cosmic perspective - and an enduring message that what binds us together matters more than what sets us apart. A timely story for families everywhere. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9780008555450
  • When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn't with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans. Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don't think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red - other 'advanced' robots who have learned to survive in secret. With new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing, and things aren't as simple as it remembers. Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope. ISBN 9781444949360 Great for Ages 7-10
  • This fabulous compilation of four of Dr. Seuss's most wacky tales, packed with colourful zany pictures, rollicking rhyme and off-the-wall humour, is guaranteed to make reading fun! `Hop on Pop' introduces readers to a range of simple rhyming words, all used in short, funny sentences. The nonsense escalates in `Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!' as the reluctant Marvin is driven to bed by whatever means he can muster, be it on stilts, by mail, or even on lion's tail. `Oh, the Thinks you can Think!' encourages readers to explore the fantasy world of their own imagination, offering surreal combinations of things to think up. Finally, `I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!', featuring the famous Cat in the Hat, offers even more fun to be had by reading with Dr. Seuss! Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9780007192076
  • A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers. "In an age of exquisite picture books, this is possibly the most beautiful of the year..." The Observer. There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. "You are mine," Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea... Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike. ISBN 9780008357917 Great for Ages 0-99
  • Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them! Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Great for Kids 7-11 ISBN 9780702306877
  • 30% OFF SALE – WAS €10.35, NOW €7.25. Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloween Town and for years he has delighted in organising macabre tricks and frights for Halloween. But this year he doesn't feel right - there must be more to life than scaring people? Then Jack stumbles upon a cheerful, colourful place called Christmas Town and he knows what he must do - he will bring Christmas to Halloween!This is the first book written and illustrated by the incomparable visionary Tim Burton. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9780241545515
  • It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages. Great for Ages 7-11. ISBN 9780241454503
  • Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her SECOND ninja adventure! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto, the amazing ninja cat, is back and cooler than ever! Toto is almost blind, but that doesn't stop her having brilliant adventures. Something CAT-ASTROPHIC has happened: ALL the cheese in the world has been stolen. Join Toto, her brother Silver and their best-friend Catface on a secret mission to save the day. Toto is going to need all her ninja skills to defeat the fur-midable cheese thief ... Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. ISBNGreat for Ages 7-9 9781444939477

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