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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Buy the eBook Price: Available in Russia Shop from Russia to buy this item. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Mike Jolley and Amanda Wood Illustrator: This is a delightful collection of seaside poems, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Nick Sharratt. An electric coming-of-age story, Non Pratt deftly uses a school political race to highlight other kinds of school politics: Taking up the story exactly where Shelter left off, this action-packed thriller follows Mickey, Spoon and Ema as they continue to unravel the mystery of the Abonea Shelter.
With lively black and white illustrations and historical facts about ancient Egypt, this is a humorous and action-packed new series. When Brodie Bray receives a mysterious coded message through the post, she founds herself suddenly drawn into a strange new world of secret codes and ciphers. Rafaella suffers daily name-calling from her peers. The sequel to Nobody's Horse continues the story of Abby and her god-fearing family on a Californian ranch in the mid s. Posh India and streetwise Treasure forge a friendship based on a shared secret — they lead unhappy lives with inadequate parents.
Sofia and her family flee their Mozambique village after her father is killed by bandits. They attempt to start afresh, but the dangers of war are ever-present. This is a glorious historical adventure with a nimble, thrilling s tale, as well as a wonderful subplot set back in Ancient Egyptian times. Somehow that all does work perfectly, due to artful weaving by Emma Carroll. A totally thrilling read. If you were grounded just when you had the chance to hang out with a superstar celebrity, would you risk sneaking out to have some real fun?
Seba leaves rainy England for a holiday in her parents' homeland of Pakistan - only to discover she is expected to marry her cousin Asif. This wonderful non-fiction book lets children see the staggering beauty of life under the sea. There's a fast-moving plot, plenty of cliff-hangers and unexpected bad-guys, with humour provided by interplay between happy-go-lucky Ryan and nerdy Chloe in this engaging, informative ancient historical mystery. International intrigue, family secrets and a contemporary plot full of twists, yet rooted in the past, make this an addictive page-turner - with a fragile, deeply determined heroine.
Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: This interactive lift-the-flap book for older children lets you explore the world's most famous cities and their amazing buildings, with eye-catching spreads and fascinating facts. Alex Frith and Colin King Publisher: Find out how your brain controls your senses with this lift-the-flap book for older children.
Alex has built his own rocket and he's going to launch it into space with a golden iPod full of Earth sounds.
With themes of friendship and family, this is a highly engaging and heartwarming story - a true journey of discovery. See You Later, Escalator is an anthology of rhymes and poems chosen by John Foster for the very young. Child's Play International Ltd. A fabulous interactive story which encourages the reader to join in and encourages good discussion. An uncompromising and truly fantastic read, Seed will stay with you for a long time. In the summer of , around seven hundred members of the Nez Perce Native American tribe set out on an epic 1,mile journey through the American West.
Forced from their homeland by the great nineteenth-century wave of settlement from the east. Turn science into a game with this fun, interactive book that explores the senses and the way the body reacts to different things. Serafina has spent her life in hiding, but now it is time for her come out of the shadows to save the children of Biltmore Estate. This is a book to be devoured in one sitting, overflowing with mystery, magic and adventure.
In a world in which humans and dragons have come to an uneasy truce in order to live side-by-side, shy court musician Seraphina has a secret to hide. In the closing years of the 19th Century Samuel Godwin, a promising young artist, is employed by Ernest Farrrow to tutor his two teenage daughters at the beautiful Fourwinds house.
With a roller-coaster plot, a deliciously nasty bad guy and doggedly determined heroine, this fantasy adventure, with a desperate quest at its heart, is full of action and suspense. In August , Ernest Shackleton and his brave crew set out to cross the frozen wastes of Antarctica, in what was to be the last expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Sir Michael Morpurgo Publisher: This is a candid exploration of the injustices of war, at home and away, and an unflinching account of the treatment of asylum seekers.
A little boy discovers and explores his own shadow. Not knowing what it is, he excitedly plays with his shadow, as it follows him, plays hide and seek and even waves at him. In this richly-imagined and beautifully-written novel, Leigh Bardugo has created a vivid fantasy world drawing on Russian traditions and folklore. An exciting adventure novel which prompts readers to reflect upon how we treat wild animals, and respect each other.
The story examines relationships between teenager and adult, and coming to terms with past experience. Another Barrington Stoke winner! Lilith is the last surviving member of the House of Shadow - she was never meant to rule but the assassination of her family has left her no other option. This book is an exceptional start to what looks set to be a very exciting series. Combining Greek mythology with modern technology, Alan Gibbons creates an exciting fantasy adventure.
When 12 year old Miranda May is forced to leave her busy life in London and move to a small town where nothing ever happens, she begins to notice strange things happening - dark forces that cannot be explained. Penny finds herself mixed up in the exciting new world of motion pictures in this entertaining sequel to Twelve Minutes to Midnight. Kirby's life is turned upside down after a terrible storm hits his hometown, leaving his mum fighting for her life.
Soon, a mysterious girl warns him that he is in grave danger. This brilliant page-turner is full of suspense and intrigue. Shahnameh is an ancient Persian poem comprising a collection of stories, myths and legends which have been retold for over a thousand years. Boori Monty Pryor Illustrator: This award-winning picture book celebrates the diversity of peoples and traditions in Australia.
Sam lives, unhappily, with her drunken aunt. Her only solace is her beloved orang-utan, Lola. While locked in the attic one day, Sam finds a witch doctor's note book.
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Starting with some basic shapes circle, square, rectangle, oval , this well-made hardback presents a quirkier approach to a basic shape book - engaging little ones and appealing to parents, too. Georgie Birkett beautifully captures the expressions of both big sister and baby brother in this funny and endearing picture book about learning to share.
Poor crab has lost his shell, and nobody wants to share. But when he finally finds a shell of his own, he is surprised to find himself being asked to move over! Timothy Pope spots all sorts of things through his telescope, but are they really sharks? A delightful Sharratt peep-hole picturebook for toddlers and pre-schoolers to explore the action and join in.
But wait it's only a cat. He looks again and there's another shark! Phew, only a crow, and the next time, it's just his dad. But as he sets off for home, is he really sure it's a shark-free park? Some of the fun of this book lies in the sheer incongruity of spotting a shark in this spick-and-span, candy-bright park full of smiling people. Part of the fun ….
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Featuring simply-told stories and glorious illustrations, this book about incredible, determined women from around the world is sure to inspire a generation of young readers. Na'ima B Robert Publisher: In the first young adult novel from bestselling crime author Harlan Coben, Mickey sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearence of his new girlfriend Ashley.
Young John Watson is a new arrival at the Baker Street academy. Soon he is befriended by quite a rude, lanky but very intelligent boy named Sherlock Holmes. Deep in the dark of a moonlit forest, four shady hunters are out to catch themselves a bird. A refreshingly original take on the popular 'teenagers surviving apocalypse' theme, this is a fast paced and thrilling read. Three wacky short stories are squeezed into this fun-filled volume, featuring the cake-baking, mystery-solving dogs, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.
With short chapters and cheery blue illustrations, this funny collection is sure to appeal. Meet a brilliant cast of animal characters in this charming Cornwall story of friendship and belonging. Arriving at his new school, Shiverton Hall, Arthur discovers its has a strange and spine-chilling history of ancient curses and sinister secrets. A charming story about an ambitious little dog convinced that she is actually queen of the jungle. Shoot to Kill is a real page turner with heroes and villains, adventure, action and humour. The book works well as a stand-alone novel, but once you've read it you'll be glad there is a whole catalogue of Young Bond novels to dive into next.
One Saturday morning, Dad is sent shopping with his excitable daughter. Enthusiastically, she starts crossing things off the list before they have even started. Things can only get worse Holly Goldberg Sloan Publisher: Julia has always been very short for her height. It only started to feel like a problem when she overheard her parents discussing it.
Could it be that being unusually short is something to worry about? A gentle story, told with tenderness and humour. Faber reprints this gloriously arch and bittersweet graphic novel by Adrian Tomine, surely one of the biggest reasons to not dismiss graphic novels as worthy competitors in the sphere of literary fiction. When Tom wishes on a meteorite that falls in the Bywater-by-Sea Model Village, he discovers he has gained a strange new power - the ability to shrink things.
Sidney and Stella love doing everything together except one thing: Leah's life is turned upside down by the Eternal Knights - a dangerous gang of bored, power-hungry Year Nine boys, armed and ready to take over the school. A story of friendship, rivalry and unsettling family loyalties makes an engaging and entertaining read appealing particularly to teenage girls. All the animals are in the ark - but they're bored and decided to play hide and seek.
Via the Signed Stories app, this picture book is told with a British Sign Language performance or subtitles, as well as narration, sound effects and specially-commissioned music. Tess starts to question herself and her life when things start to fall apart, although she finds solace in a bright orange goldfish. Billy worries about so many things, like hats and rain and giant birds, that it keeps him awake at night. His Grandma comes up with an ideal solution - worry dolls to do Billy's worrying for him.
Soon Billy is able to use his own resourcefulness to overcome his problem. This simple story from a former Children's Laureate is beautifully told and will reassure…. When Lily finds an animal in her garden, she looks at his four legs, tail and big, wet nose and deduces that despite his enormous size, he is a dog. A delightful collection of action-filled pages; the illustrations fit the text perfectly and will greatly entertain young readers, while introducing new vocabulary for actions and sounds.
Walter de la Mare Illustrator: This beautifully illustrated version of Walter de la Mare's classic poem about the moon's night-time adventures is sure to help your little ones nod off, thanks to its gorgeous colours and soft rhythm. But not as you will have seen him before James is a recently orphaned boy starting his first term at Eton.
Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet Illustrator: All the socks in the draw have pairs except for Simon Sock - he's all alone. But when there's a voice from under the chest of drawers, will he be about to meet his perfect match? A bright and sweet book about relationships. Simon's world changes on the day that his mother and uncle begin to tell him the truth about his abilities. Simon needs to use his abilities and enlist the help of others to save his mother and keep himself safe. Simon finds himself in trouble when an email he sent ends up in the wrong hands; will his secret about his sexuality be revealed?
This is the perfect summer read about friendship, romance and self-discovery, written with real understanding and humour. This super chunky board book edition has lovely bright illustrations for little ones to enjoy. It also has fabulous pull tabs to explore, revealing the next part of the song — the best one being a little wheel that makes the ducks swim round a pond. It is time to learn the most famous Christmas song ever: Turn the pages and follow the animals on their snowy adventure, while singing along to this festive tune.
Morpurgo encourages writers of all ages to nurture the seeds of creativity we all hold within us, and strives to reassure those who find school an unfulfilling and unpleasant place, as he did. A stand-alone companion book to the Shiver trilogy, this is an intense and gripping story of love and friendship - all set against the fast and crazy backdrop of LA. A fun adventure, with big, bright, lively pictures and fold out pages. The King has found a treasure map! Sir Charlie, his good grey mare and his faithful, fearless cat Envelope set out on a quest to find the treasure.
Tony Robinson and Jessica Cobb Illustrator: Bursting with amazing tales, fantastic facts and practical tips on how best to look after your pets, Tony Robinson's compendium of stories, statistics and advice will delight animal lovers of any age. The first in Rayburn's trilogy about modern sirens: Scarlett and Rosie March saw their grandmother killed by a monster wolf, a Fenris. Now they have made it their mission to rid the world of Fenris and hunting is the focus of their lives. Readers are subtly reminded of the responsibilities of pet ownership, and then introduced to a variety of upland wildlife, from wildcat to golden eagle.
Set in the Grisha universe that Leigh Bardugo first introduced readers to in her bestselling Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows is a new epic fantasy that will both delight her old fans and thrill new ones. A comic counting book follows Barnaby and his raft on a ten-stop journey to Limber Lea. At each village Barnaby has to collect something and his mother advises him that if he has any difficulties, he should look in his big box.
Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature who needs his help. The car crash that left her best friend dead has left Jenna with scars both emotional and physical. She feels as though her life is over - but then Ryan turns up. This is a brilliant and utterly gripping adventure, featuring an unusual, endearing and very funny hero in Skink. A tense thriller full of plot twists and laugh out loud humour. This book takes you on a journey through the year and the seasons.
Learn about weather, activities and celebrations. The story and word lists are great for helping to build your child's vocabulary. You probably won't read a funnier book than Skippy Dies this year. Told in three volumes, set in the grand Dublin institution of Seabrook School for Boys and featuring a cast of awkward teenagers looking for love and respect alike. Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, skeleton detective, fighting to save the world from wizard-gone-to-the-dark-side, Nefarian Serpine. Skeletons, vampires, black magic, ancient gods, secret powers and a gruesome monster Skulduggery Pleasant is back.
Skulduggery Pleasant, the skeleton detective, and his sidekick, fourteen-year-old Valkyrie Cain, known to her Irish friends as Steph, are unofficially on the case. This engaging story is full of heart and adventure. The moorland where Joe lives has been traditionally managed for generations as a grouse moor. It's Joe's whole world and he loves it. But a storm is brewing and Joe's stuck in the middle: The hen harrier — or 'Sky Dancer'…. A sequel to the popular Cloud Hunters , Sky Run is the exciting story of brother and sister, Gemma and Martin who live with their year old great-great-grand aunt Peggy.
Abi Elphinstone's magical adventure is full of close calls, fantastical creatures and deliciously evil villains to savour in a tale that already feels like a children's classic. This is the stuff of classic swashbuckling fast-moving adventure, complete with a wonderful cast of gloriously named characters, a deliciously evil baddie and a feisty heroine coming into her own. An animal story with a difference, Sky Wolves combines diverse themes into a thoroughly satisfying novel, which can be read by readers of many ages and interests.
This slightly fictionalised version of the experiences of female pilots in World War Two is a fascinating read in terms of untold history. It's also an inspiring and heartwarming story of the close bonds these pioneer female pilots formed with each other. Set in the not too distant future this book investigates the restrictions on freedom and individuality that are placed on society by an all-controlling government. This is the second part of a trilogy, bringing together the Manth people, who were first introduced in The Wind Singer , with two other societies.
Slay are a successful rock band, but they hide a secret. When off-stage, the band fight demons, who are attacking innocent mortals to take over their bodies. This is a high-action drama with its fair share of blood and gore, but also plenty of humour and heart. Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Illustrator: Sandra Van Doorn Publisher: Sisters Siba and Saba are always forgetting where they have left things.
They leave sweaters on buses and sandals at the beach. At night, they have magical dreams of the things they have lost. Re-told by Lynn Roberts-Maloney Illustrator: A wonderful retelling of the classic fairy tale coupled with the book's fantastic s-style illustration is sure to make this a very popular read for children, as well as adults with an eye for the retro and beautiful. Slog's dad is in heaven, but Slog is sure he'll see him again some day. David Almond and Dave McKean tell a sensitive story of grief and loss in this powerful graphic novel.
A gentle, endearing environmental tale about a lost sloth who finds his way into a family's back garden. Chunky, strongly coloured illustrations portray gestures and feelings with unexpected delicacy. Poor little slug never gets a hug from his mummy and he's starting to feel a bit sad about it, so he goes and asks all the other animals what he should do to be more appealing. They have plenty of suggestions, but nothing looks quite right - fortunately, in the end, mummy makes it clear that she loves slug just the way he is. S C Ransom Publisher: When Alex finds an opal bracelet half-buried on the banks of the Thames, she discovers something extraordinary Small Bunny loves his blue blanket; it's perfect in every way.
But one day, mummy insists on giving Blue Blanket a wash - and Small Bunny is worried that it will never be the same. This humorous adventure is accompanied by atmospheric ink drawings, making this an attractive and compelling book for confident boy and girl readers. A common cause for a toddler tantrum is averted with humour and understanding. Small Knight and George, his tiny dragon friend, live in an old castle that is falling to pieces.
There is no money for repairs so the duo set off in a pirate ship in search of treasure. Small Steps is the indirect sequel to Holes and follows the fortunes of its protagonist, Armpit, once he leaves Camp Green Lake and returns home. This brilliant book manages to deal with bullying, fear of being different, frustration at underachieving, and the fact that while some things may appear small from the outside, they can feel unconquerable to those experiencing them. When a homeless man's body is discovered wading in a local river, police determine the death to be an accidental drowning.
Kieran, however, suspects that the body he himself found in the river was the victim of murder and takes it upon himself to investigate a case about which no one else seems to care. Presenting an ever-popular topic, this fantastic, high quality illustrated book is fascinating and attractive. When Sunny gets told she must not eat chocolate biscuits before teatime, she is very annoyed, and loses her smile. A collection of short stories: As babies develop they will love to follow the snail trail - a raised line - all the way through the book.
One morning Slimy Snail sets out on a journey through many different landscapes which each present challenging obstacles Packed full of subtle humour, each page of this witty and sophisticated picture book is a visual feast, providing a gateway to exciting, imaginative discussion.
A cautionary tale with vibrant, comic illustrations which explains why Snail now hides his legs. This book is very, very funny, totally far-fetched, hard to put down and even harder to forget. Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe Publisher: A small bear is searching for a winter home. Everywhere he tries is occupied, until he finds a cottage inhabited only by one small girl, who welcomes him inside.
This gentle, very beautiful picture book is about three baby bears playing in the snow with their mummy. Nicky would love a dog more than anything, but her mum and dad don't want one.
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Snow White and Rose Red live in an isolated cottage in the middle of the forest with their widowed mother. One wintry night there is a knock at the door A beautiful s Art Deco treatment of the classic fairytale - now a beautiful socialite, Snow White falls foul of her celebrity-loving stepmother who the tabloids call 'the classiest dame in New York'. How do you find a baby bigfoot in the snow? This is a delightful, engaging and warm-hearted story for early readers, which talks about friendship.
Laura Ellen Anderson Publisher: Mia has left the noisy city behind, and come to live with her Grandma in a land of forest and snow. Delightful book celebrating the different ways to feel snug by comparing how animals and children stay cosy. Emma Goldhawk and Derek Matthews Illustrator: One by one, family members drop by on a mum and her tot — all wanting to squeeze, kiss and give undivided attention to the baby. An adorable picture book, which is high-spirited, vibrant and fun. Holly Hogan, 'delinquent care-babe with a crack-pot past' is trying to settle with yet another set of foster parents, but their neat, ordered life is uncomfortable and stifling.
It's and Stanley Ryder is one of many young boys enlisting in the army, in spite of the fact he is underage. Assigned to working with messenger dogs, he is drafted to the Western Front. Fun and sweet; a snappy read to enjoy at bedtime. Everything is peaceful on the river, until Solomon Crocodile appears and disturbs everyone from the frogs to the dragonflies to the storks. When he takes on the hippos peacefully bathing in the river, they decide enough is enough.
One morning, Sid the dog is filled with an overwhelming feeling of happiness which — to his utter surprise — sends him floating into the sky and all the way to school! Sometimes there are strange worlds lurking inside our everyday lives. Sometimes our 'normal' everyday lives turn out to be anything but.
This collection of five stories contains a range of eerie and unsettling variations on the theme of the ordinary. In Some Kid Lived Here , a lone kid roams undetected from home to home with nowhere to call his own, and le…. Seventeen-year-old twins Alice and Jack work at the mansion of the Morland family - but when the First World War breaks out, their lives are changed completely. When Rosie's mum dies from Huntingdon's disease she thinks life can't get any harder, until she discovers that Trudie wasn't her biological mother at all. So who is and what happened to her? A beautiful gift for bear and book lovers alike, this is a showpiece for Morris's paintings which are as awe-inspiring as their subjects.
Fun interactive 'I Spy' picture book - peep through the holes in the eyes and follow the clues to guess what's hiding on each page. Something Else is a lonely creature, excluded from everything because he is different. This is the perfect book for reassuring any child that being different can be a very positive thing. This is a warm book about unconditional love.
A perfect book for encouraging children to do what they want with reassuring support. An introduction for the youngest readers to the different feelings they experience, from sad to funny, angry to sunny, and even lost and small. Could this be Caro's chance to prove herself to the river gods?
The magical watery river-lands form a vibrantly organic backdrop to this absorbing fantasy of intrigue, spies, sorcerers and rebels. The first in a series of three books, Songs About a Girl is for anyone who has wanted to be with the band. The story is fun with a lot of depth to the characters and some great plot twists. This is a real page turner with lots of twists and turns! An action-packed sci-fi adventure with killer wasps, and the first of a three book series. This unusual tale for both adults and children is imaginative, magical and readable. Stark, brooding black and white illustrations by Alexis Deacon, complement the northern landscape and the dreamworld of the shamans.
Every toy or animal in Sophie's sight is given a horn, and because she is a unicorn expert, she teaches them about magic, hunting and other important unicorn things. Accused of witchcraft, Mary flees from the Puritan settlement of Beulah into the icy wastes of the New World. A complex plot puts an original slant on a good versus evil battle and will keep readers on the edge of their seats right to the last page.
One in a series of stunning pop-up books, this one shows rainforest scenes, with atmospheric jungle sounds of insects and elephants. Detailed factual information is also provided. Robert Louis Stevenson Publisher: This collection is the first to bring together all Stevenson's shorter Pacific fiction in one volume. Billy's grandad is a retired astronaut who likes to take Billy on tours around the earth in his space ship. However, one day, by accident, they rocket into space and have to find their way back by navigating past all the planets, learning about them as they go!
Visually and graphically inventive, packed with tongue-in-cheek humour and witty details, this comic-style picture book delights in subverting the conventions of epic space adventure! Thirty key topics on what really happens in space, explained in neat second soundbites. Topics range from the Big Bang theory to what we know about distant planets and galaxies.
Andrea De Santis Publisher: Including topics such as stars, planets, moons, gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep, each page of this fascinating book is a journey through the complexities of space.
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More swash and buckle in space than you can imagine when Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo continue their quest for Planet X. The fourth book in the Space Pirates series. What is a black hole? What's it like on the Moon? And which planet is Earth's evil twin? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?
Adam and Charlotte Guillain Illustrator: Intrepid young hero George sets out to hunt the mythical yeti, armed with only a map, a woolly hat and a tin of spaghetti in his rucksack. Both ludicrous and funny, join Freddie on the greediest, goldest and fishiest escapade of the summer. And remember, where there's fish, there's always chips! With simple, expressive text and dynamic illustrations providing wonderful contrast to the apathy of its main subject, this picture book is not only refreshingly original but also very, very funny.
A perfectly judged niche story that has general appeal due to a clean text and cute character; Specs for Rex is a visual treat that's really worth putting your glasses on for. Each page is bursting with imaginative details, from the magical and technological divisions of the secret organisation to the descriptions of the different ghost rankings. Spinderella is a spider who lives with her spider mum and brothers and sisters on top of a ceiling light at a school. A story about numbers, football and family, Spinderella is an enjoyable read for young children just starting to learn maths. While out hunting in the Forest, Torak encounters a man whose body and brain have been wasted by a horrifying disease.
Molly is passionate about swimming but is having to deal with a domineering friend and a difficult home life. A sensitive novel that touches on several issues that may concern pre-adolescents, from anxieties about secondary school to pressures around body image. Anna Hibiscus is at the beach with her family. She wants someone to go in the sea and splash in the waves with her but they are all busy doing other things. Engaging, believable characters, painful family secrets and tension which mounts to a nail-biting climax make this an addictive, well-plotted, gritty, thriller.
Split by a Kiss is the story of Jo, a British girl who goes to live in the USA for a year, and finds herself plunged into an exhilarating but confusing new life. The spook squad are Emma, Roxy, Nita and Leena; a team of four feisty girls who bust bogeymen and vanquish vampires. When Flora and Sylvie's holiday with dad is cancelled, they are determined to discover who or what is responsible. Amid the excitement of unravelling the mystery, Caldecott sympathetically shows us families coming to terms with change. Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley Illustrator: Do you think you could spot the wrong type of shoes worn by a Roman Centurion, or the wrong kind of helmet worn by a Viking?
What about spotting a spray paint can at a medieval joust? A trip to London on a film-making couse forces Sunny to evaluate her life - can she tell her big secret to her friends. It's Spot's birthday party, and the first game he wants to play is Hide and Seek. But where are his friends hiding? Anarchic and brilliantly funny with a whole page dedicated to a fart , Sproutzilla vs Christmas is also a great book to encourage children to eat their greens.
John van de Ruit Publisher: Frank Cottrell Boyce Illustrator: Prez has one summer to find ten things about the earth that make it worth saving - but can he do it? This book is heart-breaking and hilarious in equal measure. Simon van der Geest Translator: Laura Watkinson from Dutch Publisher: Written in diary form, Sputterfly is the story of insect-lover Hidde, his brother Jeppe, and their mum. Three years after the death of Ward, their big brother, they're all still feeling the impact. Hidde hides away in his secret cellar with his menagerie of insects, carrying out experiments without realising how cruel he's being.
Jeppe's become a bully who l…. Beautiful young aristocrat Jenny is the closest friend of Mary, the young Queen of Scots. When she overhears a whispered plot against Mary she sets out to become a spy to keep her friend safe, little realising how much danger she will soon encounter. A group of super-intelligent, computerised toys are destined for the crusher because they have faults that make them unsuitable for children. But maybe those 'faults' could be useful for a secret protection mission? The pace of this story is kept fast and exciting, and there are plenty of puns to keep families chuckling away.
Spynosaur is a dazzlingly dapper dinosaur, with one mission: This action-packed adventure features comic-strip pages, doodles, belly laughs and a whole lot of puns - what's not to like? When a plan to reignite Spynosaur's passion goes awry, a monstrous new mega-thug is unleashed in the world and only one superhero has any chance of defeating him. A sci-fi action series characterised by anarchic humour and non-stop thrills.
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Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Publisher: Square spends his days piling square blocks. One day, Circle comes along and asks him to make a sculpture of her. Barnett and Klassen are the perfect team to deliver this smart and funny book, which reassures children about their own artistic development. Squares, circles, triangles and rectangles - all in different colours, all in different places, and all having fun. Turn the pages and see if you can identify the shapes. With large, bright, energetic illustrations this story is ideal for classroom use and lists discussion points about friendship at the back.
Mouse is not alone: It's a squeeze but Mouse declares there's room for them all. A cheery story about sharing and making the best of things. This comical chapter book is ideal for early readers who are ready to move on from picture books. Squishy McFluff is Ava's best friend. He may be invisible, but that doesn't stop them having all kinds of fun together - and you won't believe just how much trouble one invisible kitten can cause!
The arrival of a pink hairless creature means that Mabel has been a cuddle-less cat for a long time. Sam, the dog next door, longs for a walk in the park. The two embark on a journey Ryan Dean West is not looking forward to his final year at Pine Mountain boarding school. He is haunted by events from his past and fears that more terrible experiences await him.
Fortunately, he has good friends - who will help him overcome his worries. Lincoln Green has someone standing in for him to do all the things that need doing right away, but which aren't as much fun as the things he really wants to do. This eccentric feline tale celebrating friendship is jauntily entertaining. The bunnies in balaclavas have hilarious expressions, and the illustrations are as wild and colourful as Stanley's knitting.
We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Teatime Shapes is a beautifully illustrated children's book by well-known author Suzy-Jane Tanner. It is from a new series of books which encourage learning and play in young children, engaging them in an interactive reading experience. In Teatime Shapes, young children will have fun recognising shapes and sizes such as round pizza, curved bananas and long thin spaghetti with the Elephant family and their friends.