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Brain Freeze

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The super cute and super fierce series featuring The Powerpuff Girls!

Packed with all the quirky fun of the TV show, in these original adventures the Powerpuff Girls will fight baddies, save the day and be home before bedtime!

When Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles find out that the Towsnville Ice Cream Parlour is holding a contest to create a new flavour, they're determined to enter. But they each have very different ideas about what the flavour should be. Blossom wants a classic vanilla with rainbow sprinkles, Bubbles wants triple-fudge-extra-chocolate-oozy-caramel-delight and Buttercup wants ... pizza flavour.

As the girls use their superpowers to deliver their ice cream around Townsville, things get a little messy. Meanwhile Mojo Jojo has got a dastardly plan to bring a hoarde of monsters on a day trip to Townsville - to destoy the Powerpuff Girls once and for all! Mwa ha ha!

Collect all the adventures in this hilarious series - perfect for fans of the TV show.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408347072
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
This original story has all the quirky fun of the TV series, so fans are going to love it - and so will those new to the characters. [...] With plenty of extras to capture attention at the end of the book, this is a good read to follow on from early chapter books, and there are plenty of pictures too. — Parents in Touch
This humorous adventure is packed full of girl power and ice cream. Ideal for reluctant girl readers. — Book Trust
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Carly Gledhill
Authors:
Carly Gledhill

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The Story of Flight

Jakob Whitfield
Authors:
Jakob Whitfield

A beautifully illustrative history of the iconic flying machines that have helped us soar through the skies. Perfect for children and adult aviation fans alike!The story of flight is a fascinating one: from the earliest balloons and airships to the latest stealth jet, each breakthrough laid the foundation for the next. Trace the extraordinary history of flight in this beautifully illustrated guide, from the Wright Flyer to cutting-edge drones. Along the way, discover how the social upheavals of the past 240 years influenced the flight path: two world wars, equality for women and the fight against climate change. Finally, explore the incredible inventions that await us in the future.Also available in this series on transport is The Story of the Car. The Story of Space Travel will follow in 2019.

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Insects, Bugs and Other Invertebrates

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Find out all about the incredible invertebrates that lived on the planet millions of years ago. From giant millipedes to super-sized scorpions, discover the wondrous world of prehistoric life. This stunningly illustrated series looks at life in the prehistoric era, focusing not just on dinosaurs, but looking at the world as a whole. The prehistoric era is absolutely fascinating for children and adults alike, and is useful for schools studying history chronologically. Amazingly detailed and accurate illustrations bring the prehistoric era to life. Engaging reading for children aged 7+.

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David Barrow
Authors:
David Barrow
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Ann Bryant
Authors:
Ann Bryant
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Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

Epic: Empires focuses on 12 of the biggest and most incredible empires in the history of the world, from the first Babylonian Empire, founded in 1792 BCE, to the British Empire, which ended formally in 1997. On the way, it takes in ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the early Indian empires, Imperial China, ancient Rome, the Mongols, the Ottoman empire, the Aztecs, the Inca, the Spanish empire and the British empire. The book details the dates, location and extent of each empire, along with its most famous rulers. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each empire, and what happened when. Additional background information to each empire is also provided, including how each one came into being, who its enemies were, the gods its people worshipped, and how it met its downfall. Epic: Empires also looks at the technology, advances and inventions that came out of each empire, from the paper, fireworks and compasses of imperial China to the sewers, roads and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Infographic elements on each spread present information in a simple and highly visual way. Clear, concise text and a bright, appealing design make the book the perfect resource for project work on geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above.For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Explorers.

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Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
Alex T. Smith

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series.Follow Mr Penguin and Colin as they crash land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying?Find out in the second Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.Praise for Mr Penguin:'Addictive slapstick' - The Guardian'The perfect introduction to mystery stories.' - The ScotsmanClaude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2018. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

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Materials and Properties

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

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The Manmade World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

This is not just another atlas! From the use of tablets around the world to the busiest international call lines; from the relationship between population and emission levels to freshwater supplies versus the largest populations without access to clean water, How Our World Works takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as natural resources, communication, infrastructure and global trade. Explore in-depth how goods are transported around the globe, who has the tallest buildings, where space missions have been launched from and how the production and trade of palm oil affects people and the environment. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.

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Save the library!

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

Jen is distraught when she finds her local library is going to close! She can't let that happen, so she sets about rallying friends to stop the closure and save the library.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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Francesca Simon
Authors:
Francesca Simon

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Annual 2019

Pat-a-Cake
Authors:
Pat-a-Cake

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The Darkest Legacy

Alexandra Bracken
Authors:
Alexandra Bracken

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Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters

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Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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Becky Cameron
Authors:
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Jasmine Brooke
Authors:
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