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  • Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

    By Alex T. Smith
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    Alex T. Smith
    From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.It has been weeks since Mr Penguin's last adventure and he's been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings!Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle...Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The MetroClaude 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 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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  • Princess Smartypants and the Wonderland Wobble

    By Babette Cole
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    Babette Cole
    Join Princess Smartypants in a hilarious action-packed adventure. This time our feisty princess must attempt to save Wonderland!The ponies had been startled by a strange-looking white rabbit wearing a gold waistcoat and looking at his pocket watch.The rabbit handed Princess Smartypants a letter.'It's an invitation from the Queen to play croquet,' he said stuffily. 'Wonderland needs your help.'This time, Wonderland is in trouble. Can Princess Smartypants, a host of Crocodrags, and giant handyman named Eric save the day?
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  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Monster in the Moat

    Find out more about the fantastic world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles. Those stinky Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! Willi's sure he's seen a monster in the moat. But when he sounds the alarm, it turns out just to be his friends! So what will happen when the sneaky Bottersnikes launch their bathtub submarine to catch the Gumbles ...?The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
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  • The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Tony has settled into his new school, but things never stay the same for long - Tony's mum announces that he is going to have a new little brother or sister. When things get too much, Tony likes to press the red button in the kitchen cupboard, and climb aboard The Invincible spaceship to chill amongst intergalactic life. This time, Tony notices a lonely looking blob hanging around space. Against the computer's warnings, Tony takes the lonely blob 'Dot' back to planet Earth so they can keep each other company. It's fun playing space games with Dot. But, Dot is has very peculiar food habits. The school has a plumbing malfunction, does it have something to do with Dot? Will Tony be able to come up with a plan to calm Dot down before his school presentation and the fancy dress disco? And can Dot help Tony realise how fun caring for a small creature can be?
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  • The Pest in the Nest

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Julian Gough
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.'Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
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    Charlie the Choo-Choo

    By Beryl Evans, Ned Dameron
    Authors:
    Beryl Evans
    Illustrated by:
    Ned Dameron
    'If I were ever to write a children's book, it would be just like this!' Stephen KingEngineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive ... A children's book and future classic about friendship, loyalty and hard work. Fans of Stephen King's bestselling series will recognise Charlie, the Choo-Choo, adapted from a section of his novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. The piece of art created by Ned Dameron for book three is now the cover image for this picture book.
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  • Picture This!

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    Come on a fascinating tour of one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.This wonderful introduction to the National Gallery brings paintings to life and is a perfect companion for visiting the museum. With fascinating facts, intriguing puzzles and creative activities throughout this is a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art.Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists. Featuring beautiful reproductions, fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as games and activities inspired by the art, young readers will be encouraged to find out more and get creative.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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  • Monster Mountain Chase!

    By Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
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    Mo Farah, Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Marta Kissi
    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too!After returning home from a long cross-country run, it's time for Mo and his friends to decide where to go on their next running adventure. Sandwiches at the ready, the friends head somewhere beautiful, with glistening snow and sparkling lakes ... The Rocky Mountains!But crossing states is tiring work, and with lots of new creatures (and monsters!) to meet along the way, will Mo and friends ever get time for a sandwich break?Here comes Bigfoot ... RUN!Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.The perfect book to share and read aloud.The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous series father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!
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  • Grumpy and the Grumble Storm Storybook

    Full of adventure and fun, this book is perfect for fans of Care Bears. Watch the new Care Bears TV series on Netflix and Tiny Pop.Grumble and lightning... Grumpy Bear has caused a grumble storm! When all the colour and fun disappears from Care-A-Lot, Grumpy Bear knows he must put things right. Will he be able to make the Care Bears happy again? Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.The Care Bears are back with more fun and hugs than ever, and celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017! Ready for a new generation to fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart, and their message of caring and sharing feelings. Look out for more Care Bears titles - from board books and sticker activities to bumper books and young readers filled with adventure and fun, and the Care Bears special brand of caring.Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-a-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-a-Lot is also available on Tiny Pop.Visit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
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  • Princess Smartypants and the Fairy Geek Mothers

    By Babette Cole
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    Babette Cole
    Princess Smartpant's long lost Fairy God Mother Doris needs her help...In Fairy tale land, Fairy God Mothers are being made redundant, and replaced by Fairy Geek Mothers. All traditional Fairy God Mothers grant everyone three nice wishes. But the Fairy Geek Mothers have their own website where people can buy wishes online... what could possibly go wrong? Well, in Fairy Tale Land, it's the fairy tales which are suffering. For example, Princess Beatrice has bought a wish: to magic an ugly wart on her sister's nose, and her sister is annoyed, to say the least. Meanwhile, Goldilocks has a sore tummy because certain bears have wished for her porridge to go bad. If the fairy tales don't get fixed, children will never know the real ones! Can Princess Smartpants help Doris find a way to make fairy tales good again?
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  • To the Rescue!

    By Vivian French, David Melling
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    David Melling
    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed. Sam's final quest is the hardest yet. With his cousin Prune by his side, he's going to have to use all his knightly skills as he heads into the Fearsome Forest. The wolves live there - and, high in the trees, even more terryifying creatures ...Beautifully illustrated throughout by David Melling.
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  • Claude Going for Gold!

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal - winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award and soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior.When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?Claude 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 2017. Claude Going for Gold! is the winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Enjoy further Claude adventures: Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight, Claude on the Slopes, Claude Lights! Camera! Action!, Claude Going for Gold, Claude All at Sea, Claude Doodle BookPraise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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  • Cheer Bear and the Treasure Hunt Storybook

    Full of adventure and fun, this book is perfect for fans of Care Bears. Watch the new Care Bears TV series on Netflix and Tiny Pop.Ready, steady ... oops! It's the day of the Rainbow Race and the precious Care Crystal has been lost. But don't worry, Care Bears. If anyone can save the day, it's Cheer.Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.The Care Bears are back with more fun and hugs than ever, and celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017! Ready for a new generation to fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart, and their message of caring and sharing feelings. Look out for more Care Bears titles - from board books and sticker activities to bumper books and young readers filled with adventure and fun, and the Care Bears special brand of caring.Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-a-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-a-Lot is also available on Tiny Pop.Visit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
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  • Combat at the Castle

    By Vivian French, David Melling
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    David Melling
    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed.With the help of his cousin Prune, Sam has discovered a magical scroll that tells him the six quests he must complete to become a knight, and he's already finished four! For his fifth quest, Sam must defeat a fearsome foe. But it's a snowy day, and he and Prune are stuck inside. There are no enemies to be found - until Uncle Archibald sends them to the cellar ...
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  • The Great Treasure Hunt

    By Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Chris Mould
    In an old junk shop sits a dusty ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew comes out to explore. They're smaller than a teacup, but these scurvy sailors have a HUGE appetite for adventure! The Pocket Pirates have left the safety of their shelf to search for GOLD ... but dangers await them. The skirting-board mice are on the prowl, and the shopkeeper has an unwelcome surprise in store! Treasure hunting is a risky business ...The fourth in an unmissable series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures, with gorgeous black and white artwork throughout, from the illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas.
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  • Hurrah for Little Noddy

    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy has to find a way to make money for himself as he settles into life in Toy Town. Will he find a job cleaning houses and washing cars? Or will his new car help him earn money?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.
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  • Noddy Gets into Trouble

    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Poor Noddy has landed himself in serious trouble! A mysterious bell wearer has been breaking into Miss Fluffy Cat's house and stealing her tarts and pies. Now all of Toyland think Noddy, the most famous bell jangler in town, is the culprit! With the help of his new friend Tessie Bear, join Noddy as he sets out to uncover the identity of the real Toy Town burglar.First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Mary Brooks.
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  • Noddy and Tessie Bear

    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.It is a very windy day in Toyland and Noddy and his friend Tessie Bear decide to fly a lovely big kite. As the wind picks up the weather begins to behave very strangely, and has everyone in Toyland looking to the sky in amazement and scratching their heads. Can Noddy and Tessie Bear solve the mystery?First published in 1956, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.
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  • Noddy and the Magic Rubber

    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.When a magic rubber goes missing in Toyland, Noddy and Bert Monkey have got a real challenge ahead of them. In the wrong hands, the rubber could rub out half of Toy Town! Will Noddy save the day and rescue the rubber before it causes too much trouble?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.
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  • Noddy at the Seaside

    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Big-Ears is over the moon when Noddy takes him for his first trip to the seaside. But Noddy soon learns that there are lots of obstacles on the beach. With nipping crabs, looming tides and big waves, adventure is never far away for the friends ...First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.
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