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The Survival Game

By Nicky Singer
Authors:
Nicky Singer
'A wonderful, surprisingly delicate story about a teenager making her way home to Scotland in a world remade by climate change (aimed at YA readers but, like all good children's books, good for adults too)' Lucy Mangan, i WeekendIn a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful. Imagine a world ... Where there are too many people on a too-hot earth and your only chance of salvation is to journey north.Where you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every checkpoint.Where your instincts become your most powerful weapon - even more than the gun in your pocket.Where you find out what it takes to survive.An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.
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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

By Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Authors:
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?
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Say Sorry Sidney

By Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
Authors:
Caryl Hart
Illustrated by:
Sarah Horne
A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be!When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners!Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others.'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian
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  • Snow 'N' Snuggles Sticker Activity Book

    A fun-filled Christmas sticker activity book featuring the Care Bears - with over 100 stickers. Join Cheer, Grumpy and their Care Bear friends for hours of games, puzzles, colouring, stickers and more!Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on the move and all through Christmas.Look out for more - 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.The Care Bears are back, with more fun and hugs than ever. The classic brand celebrates 35 years in 2017 and now a new generation is falling in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart, and their message of caring and sharing feelings. 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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  • Songs About Us

    By Chris Russell
    Authors:
    Chris Russell
    Heartbreak, romance, fame and pop music - for anyone who's ever dreamed of saying 'I'm with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.Two months on from the explosive finale to book one, Charlie's life is almost back to normal again: rebuilding her relationship with her father, hanging out with best mate Melissa, and worrying about GCSEs. All the while, Gabe's revelations about her mother are never far from her mind. And neither is Gabe.It's not long before Charlie is pulled back into the world of Fire&Lights - but the band seem different this time. But then again, so is she...Meanwhile, tensions between Gabe and Olly continue to run high, leading to more turmoil between the band members and press than ever before. But when Gabriel and Charlie stumble upon yet another startling truth that links them together - everything they have stands to implode in front of them.'A thoroughly absorbing tale of family relationships, friendship and betrayal. Fans of Non Pratt will love it' School Librarian
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  • Songs About a Girl

    By Chris Russell
    Authors:
    Chris Russell
    Heartbreak, romance, fame and pop music - for anyone who's ever dreamed of saying 'I'm with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band, Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance. Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman Gabriel West and his boy-next-door bandmate, Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mindblowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs ...'A thoroughly absorbing tale of family relationships, friendship and betrayal. Fans of Non Pratt will love it' - School Librarian'The ending was a fantastic cliff-hanger and definitely has me eager for more - WHEN WILL THE SEQUEL BE IN MY LIFE?' - Queen of Teen Fiction'Songs About a Girl is more than music, its about growing up, dealing with issues that others face every day, its about becoming a stronger person for yourself and never giving up on your dream. It's a book that you can fall into and never want it to end, and I really need the next installment now please' - Much Loved Books
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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. "An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverRead more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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  • The Salvation: Unmasked

    By L J Smith
    Authors:
    L J Smith
    Ruthless scientist and vampire creator Jack Daltry is dead, killed by Damon and Elena. But now Elena is dying, and the Guardians have given her one chance to save both herself and Damon. She must go back into the past, back to before she met the Salvatore brothers and the point everything started.Elena must ensure the destruction that was started with Stefan and Damon's obsession with her will never begin. But she doesn't know the Damon she first met all those years ago, and he doesn't know her. He's dangerous. And can she bear to create a future where she's not with Damon or Stefan?
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  • Shakespeare

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    In which play would you find the characters, Bottom, Quince, Puck and Titania?How many of Shakespeare's history plays featured a King called Henry in their title?Does Juliet die by poison, stabbing herself or throwing herself off of a balcony?So you've read Shakespeare's plays, maybe seen them performed. Now you can test whether you really know about his plays and his extraordinary life. There are quizzes on Shakespeare's life and times including questions on plays and theatres of the time; the 15 most popular plays each has a dedicated quiz; there are 5 additional quizzes covering Shakespeare's remaining works - Poems & Sonnets/ Histories/ Tragedies/ Comedies/ Romances.
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  • The Salvation: Unspoken

    By L J Smith
    Authors:
    L J Smith
    An epic battle looms - one that will not only determine Elena's own fate, but that of her entire world.Since her true love Stefan was staked through the heart, everything has changed for Elena. Stefan was hunted down by a scientist who has created a new race of genetically-engineered vampires to take over the paranormal world. Intent on eliminating all the natural vampires left on earth, Damon is the scientist's next target. It's a race against time to find the kryptonite of these strange creatures, before they hurt everyone Elena loves.
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    The Story of the Stars

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    First came the bestselling The Story of Everything, then came the bestselling The Story of Things and now here's The Story of Stars!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the stars told in 10 pop-up spreads by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.Neal's unique perspective on stars from thousands of years ago to today presents stars, solar systems and galaxies in a format accessible to the very young. Did you know that the Ancient Greeks did a join-the-dots with the night sky? Or that the sun is our nearest star? Or that stars are born, live and die just like us?With ingenious pops, flaps and tabs, and a MASSIVE pop-up of the constellations in the night sky!
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  • Showdance Star

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!It's the end of term and time to audition for a special performance on Strictly Come Dancing. They have been working towards it all year and Bella is sure she's ready. But she's so nervous she keeps stepping on her partner's toes! Can she find her perfect match in time to shine?A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Salsa Sparkle

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!Mega famous pop diva, Britney Sparkle, wants one of the Strictly Dance Academy girls on her tour. Bella is super excited to meet her in the flesh! They have only one day to rehearse so Bella must focus on learning to salsa her way to get the star role. But vile Veronica is desperate for the part, and seems determined to put Bella off. Will Bella rise above the competition and salsa in style?A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Strictly Come Dancing: Fashion Fantastic Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils at the Strictly Dance Academy! Stick in sequinned skirts, twinkly tiaras and floaty feather boas, then watch the girls foxtrot up the red carpet and rumba down the catwalk. Let's dance! With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Snowbert The Polar Bear

    By An Vrombaut
    Authors:
    An Vrombaut
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  • The Salvation: Unseen

    By L J Smith
    Authors:
    L J Smith
    Now that the lethal properties of Elena's blood have been discovered, Stefan has been risking it all to destroy the almighty Old Ones. But when Elena is almost killed in a car accident--one that was very clearly not an accident at all--she realizes that the most deadly Old One is determined to take her down. And he just might be powerful enough to do it...
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  • Showtime Spectacular! Dressing Up Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    It's showtime at the Strictly Dance Academy! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three budding ballroom dancers who are also the best of friends. Use the stickers in the middle of this book to dress the girls in their beautiful dancing costumes. Get ready to samba at the carnival, jive on stage and perform a dazzling quickstep on Glitter TV. With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Samba Sensation

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When four lucky Strictly Dance Academy pupils are chosen to dance on a carnival float with gorgeous boy band New Ride, Bella is beside herself. Her favourite band and a chance to samba in style! With lots of hard work, Bella is ready for her moment in the spotlight and is chosen to dance with the lead singer. But when a costume disaster threatens to spoil the day will Bella sink or sparkle? A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.'Sure to be a hit with star-struck little girls.' The Scotsman"It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6
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    Skins: The Novel

    By Ali Cronin
    Authors:
    Ali Cronin
    This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college summer break. Brand new storylines, that don't feature in the series, or the upcoming film. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3. Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction comes in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie. Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education. Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. Language and sexual references are graphic.
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    The Story Of Things

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!
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