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By Francesca Simon. 2000
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and…reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid.A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
By Andy Stanton. 2016
A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.Can a…boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ... where will it end?!Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures.Neal Layton is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the Emily Brown books.
By Steve Cole. 2016
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and…reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR.Monstar's been given her very own 'hamstar' as a pet, but when it accidentally gets turned into a giant and escapes, can our favourite furry monster save the day? A charming, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs, and the Young Bond books. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Wiliamson, who has also illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.
By Joanna Kavenna. 2016
'Smart, strange, coping with death through Light' Margaret Atwood'Extraordinary, wise, funny, adventurous' A. L. Kennedy'So utterly startling and inventive, it's…almost an act of resistance' Miriam Toews'I couldn't put it down. A cult following seems certain' Literary Review'Refreshing as well as disconcerting to read a novel that sets aside convention so resolutely' Guardian'Opts to push the boundaries of what the novel is' Telegraph'A comic metaphysical thriller' Scotland on Sunday In this darkly ironic novel - a quest for truth, a satire, an elegy - Joanna Kavenna displays fearless originality and wit in confronting the strangeness of reality and how we contend with the death of those we love. Beautiful, ethereal drawings by Oly Ralfe illustrate this haunting journey through time, space and human understanding.
By Janine Beacham. 2017
The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyIt's a bitterly cold winter in Yorke and Rose Raventhorpe and her butler Heddsworth are…stuck with Rose's unpleasant cousin Herbert, and his equally horrible butler, Bixby. When an orphan boy named Orpheus interrupts the Cathedral's Mistletoe Service, saying that his sister has been kidnapped, Rose vows to help. Solving the mystery will be a lot better than accompanying ghastly Herbert! But the investigation is more complicated than Rose has anticipated and will lead her and her butler friends through fancy tea-rooms, horrible factories, secret underground passages and more... Fireplace pokers are much more dangerous than you might imagine . . .
By Kes Gray. 2017
The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!This absurdly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book is guaranteed to get children…giggling!From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog. *Over 1 million copies sold*According to Frog ...Cats sit on gnats,Dogs sit on logs,Alpacas sit on cream crackers,Armadillos sit on pillows andChicks sit on bricks.But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?'This animal rhyming silliness goes from strength to strength.' The Guardian'Will have children in fits of giggles.' Parents in TouchCan't get enough? Look out for: Oi Frog, Oi Dog, Oi Duck-billed Platypus, Oi PuppiesOi Frog and Friends is a top ten bestselling series. Loved by children and parents, the books have won numerous awards, including the Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award, and been shortlisted for many more!
By Steven Amsterdam. 2016
EVAN IS A SUICIDE ASSISTANT. HIS JOB IS LEGAL - JUST.'A poignant, sharply funny story that raises questions about life,…death, and love' Louise O'Neill'You might just want to find and hug a nurse after finishing this thoughtful and ethically nuanced novel' GuardianEvan is the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it. Evan's friends don't know what he does during the day. His mother, Viv, doesn't know what he's up to at night. And his supervisor suspects there may be trouble ahead. As he helps one patient after another die, Evan pushes against the limits of the law - and his own morality. And with Viv increasingly unwell, his love life complicated, to say the least, Evan begins to wonder who might be there for him, when the time comes.From an award-winning author, The Easy Way Out is a brilliantly funny and exquisitely sad novel that gets to the heart of one of the most difficult questions each of us may face: would you help someone die?
By Janine Beacham. 2017
The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyWhen Rose Raventhorpe's beloved butler is found (gasp!) murdered in the hallway of her own…house, she's determined to uncover the culprit. Especially since he's the third butler to die in a week! Rose's investigation leads her on a journey into a hidden world of grave robbers and duelling butlers, flamboyant magicians and the city's ancient feline guardians. Knives aren't just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know . . .
By Mike Brownlow. 2021
Count along with the Ten Little Elves in this action-packed, Christmas counting rhyme adventure!The Ten Little Elves are on a…mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Elves disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.
By Michael Rosen. 1997
A funny collection of poems, rhymes, wordplay and limericks by former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen. Filled with bright and colourful…illustrations. Dive into a laugh-out-loud world of nonsense... Packed with verse that's clever and silly, this collection will inspire children to have fun with words and invent their own poetry. From dogs that live on Mars, to football, dinosaurs and so much more - everyone will find something they love to read out loud! 'The author has a child's ear for word sound and an eye for nutty humour. Clare Mackie's crackling illustrations add verve and vigour to each page' - Junior Education
By Peter Bently. 2017
The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl…Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?!Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas:'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins
By Steve Antony. 2017
A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning…Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn't it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED? By Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize."[A] gorgeous piece of propaganda for going outside." & "[T]he book is so elegantly illustrated and cleverly conceived."
By Caroline Cala. 2019
A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club in their small California…town. Perfect for fans of series like Whatever After and the Dork Diaries. <P><P>Once upon a time, a girl named Kristy Thomas had a great idea: to form The Baby-Sitters Club with her best friends. And now twelve-year-old Malia Twiggs has had a great idea too. Technically, she had Kristy’s idea. (And technically, little kids seem gross and annoying, but a paycheck is a paycheck). <P><P>After a little convincing, Malia and her friends Dot and Bree start a babysitting club to earn funds for an epic birthday bash. But babysitting definitely isn’t what they thought it would be. Three friends. No parents. Unlimited snacks. And, okay, occasionally watching other people’s children. What could possibly go wrong?
By Mike Brownlow. 2021
Count along with the Ten Little Superheroes in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure!Ten Little Superheroes are on a mission to…save the city ... But do they have the super-powers to defeat evil villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Superheroes is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Superheroes disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.
By Monique Polak, Jane Heinrichs. 2019
Our favorite pretend princess, Angelica, aka Jelly, is back! A case of mistaken identity, a wild imagination and a love…of storytelling leads Jelly to tell her friend Joon and the new kid she's just met, Leo, that she's a part-time lion trainer at the local animal rescue center. Her inventiveness has them completely convinced, but things get a bit more complicated when the resident lioness, Mwezi, escapes from her enclosure and the kids look to Jelly’s "expertise" to save the day.
By Francesca Simon. 2006
Santa's in for a shock in this hilarious Horrid Henry Christmas story, perfect for Early Readers.Early Readers are stepping stones…from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Henry has a horrid plan to make sure he gets all the presents he wants on Christmas Day - he's going to kidnap Santa!
By Maudie Smith. 2016
A charming new red Early Reader story from OPAL MOONBABY author Maudie Smith, and talented illustrator Ali Pye, about friendship,…kindness and tights!Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Kit has an important new job; Keeper of the King's Tights. More than anything he wants to do his best, but with so many of the King's subjects in need of Kit's help, he finds himself in need of a little help himself. . .A warm, funny story for beginner readers from an exciting new author and illustrator team.
By Sophie Divry. 2014
The story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy…of 2025. She has doting parents, does well at school, finds a loving husband after one abortive attempt at passion, buys a big house with a moonlit terrace, makes decent money, has children, changes jobs, retires, grows old and dies. All in the comfort that the middle-classes have grown accustomed to. But she's bored. She takes up all sorts of outlets to try to make something happen in her life: adultery, charity work, esotericism, manic house-cleaning, motherhood and various hobbies - each one abandoned faster than the last. But no matter what she does, her life remains unfocussed and unfulfilled. Nothing truly satisfies her, because deep down - just like the town where she lives - the landscape is non-descript, flat, horizontal.Sophie Divry dramatises the philosophical conflict between freedom and comfort that marks women's lives in a materialistic world. Our heroine is an endearing, contemporary Emma Bovary, and Divry's prose will remind readers of the best of Houellebecq, the cold, implacable historian who paints a precise portrait of an era and those who inhabit it and in doing so renders existence indelibly absurd.Translated from the French by Alison Anderson
By The Crazy Haacks. 2021
INSTITUTO = AVENTURAS THE CRAZY HAACKS = LOCURAS ¿TE ATREVES A ENTRAR EN EL INSTITUTO MÁS CRAZY?TE ESPERAN RISAS, RETOS…Y LOCURAS CON ¡Hola, LOCOS! Los hermanos HAACK no le tenemos miedo a nada, ni siquiera a comenzar en un nuevo instituto. ¡Pero este no es un curso cualquiera! ¿Por qué? - El instituto está en NUEVA YORK - Deberemos superar RETOS (casi) imposibles - Nos enfrentaremos a ENEMIGOS de película. - Tendremos CRUSHES en secreto. - Un concurso entre hermandades lo pondrá todo... ¡a PRUEBA! ¿Te atreves a acompañarnos? BIENVENIDOS A LA AVENTURA MÁS LOCA. WELCOME TO CRAZY HIGH SCHOOL!
By Jugando Con Aby. 2021
¿Te imaginas participar en un torneo de magia? ¡Es mi oportunidad para demostrar que ya soy una gran bruja! Estoy…convencida de que puedo ganar, pero primero tengo que solucionar un problemita: me he equivocado con un hechizo... ¡y he convertido a mi mejor amiga en un gato! ¿Conseguiré hacerme con el premio?