The Art Poster Book
By Paul Thurlby
This stunning poster book lets you decorate your walls with images from one of the world's most-visited museums.This wonderful book of tear-out posters will help bring the paintings to life and is a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art as well as their creative skills.Created 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. 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
The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
By Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by the award-winning Alex T. Smith.Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2018 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2019, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and begins airing as a TV show on Disney Junior in 2018. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically-acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely-praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award 2016 for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. As well as collaborating with Watership Down author Richard Adams, he has also worked with David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.
Attack of the Snack
By Julian Gough, 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)SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.'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
By Rebecca Sky
What if you had the power to make any boy fall in love with you? Addictive romance with a fantasy twist for fans of Holly Smale, Ally Carter, and Zoe Sugg.The gods are gone. The people have forgotten them. But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake's disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realises there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .Prepare to fall under the spell of Wattpad star Rebecca Sky, in this compulsive romance.
Aliens Stole My Dog
By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms.What's out there? First David finds the mysterious CD-rom in the school playground. Next, there's a spaceship in his garden, and his dog, Hairy Spice, disappears. Who else have the aliens kidnapped? Why have they chosen David to help them? And will he be able to save the world?This book provides the ideal first step into longer fiction for fans of Ian Whybrow's HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS stories.
Albert the Alphabetical Elephant
By Roger Hargreaves
Join Albert the Elephant as he romps through the alphabet, showing his new friend that letters can be fun! Enjoy learning about letters with Albert the elephant and his very flexible trunk. Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Albert the Alphabetical Elephant was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
Amelia Jane is Naughty Again
By Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane causes mayhem with a boomerang, defaces the nursery walls and plays all sorts of tricks on poor Mr Up-and-To! The toys have enough and Amelia Jane promises to be behave. But can the world's naughtiest toy ever learn to behave?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble
By Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Not only have the toys got to beware of the terror of the toy cupboard - Amelia Jane - they now have to put up with Sidney, the selfish teddy bear. The toys are desperate to teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
Amelia Jane Again!
By Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! First Amelia upsets the toys terribly with her mischief and then she gets poor Teddy to carry her home without him having a clue. Will the toys get their own back?First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair
By Enid Blyton
A classic children's story from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton - be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair stories.When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures - to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island!First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover by Kate Hindley (2014).
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown. This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey.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. Sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. It has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide."An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverShaun Tan is an internationally and critically acclaimed prize winning author/ illustrator. Amongst others, he has won the Astrid Lindgren prize, the Crichton Award and the World Fantasy Best Artist Award.Read more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
By Jan Mark
Viner lives in a land that constantly floods - his skill as a water diviner has lead to ridicule. But when he is kidnapped all this changes. His murderous captors force him to work for them in their drought-stricken country - and to challenge the Rain-King whose failure to provide the necessary rainfall is sorely trying all those around him. But instead of ridiculing the King, Viner befriends him - perhaps more ... Aquarius is a deeply humane story of power, manipulation, ambition, and burgeoning sexuality. Viner is a complex character - easy to like and despise in equal measure. His story will not easily be forgotten.
By Tim Healey, Chris Mould
A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this third book in the series sees Mortimer Keene up to no good again with an alien ray gun machine!When the school is invaded by aliens and Mr Bevan the English teacher is abducted, everyone suspects the young genius Mortimer Keene!'The illustrations are hilarious and the whole thing is one funny story!' - The Guardian
By Malinda Lo
Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. Millions are stranded. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On Reese's long drive home, along a stretch of empty highway at night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened.For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can't remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she's different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust? This is the long-awaited new novel from the author of ASH: read on with the eBook novella NATURAL SELECTION (for all fans of Reese and Amber!) and the sequel, INHERITANCE.
Animal Ark: Puppies in the Pantry
By Lucy Daniels
Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.When a film crew arrives in town, Mandy and her best friend, James, are recruited to look after the animal stars! It's an exciting and glamorous job. But then disaster strikes. Charley, the labrador, goes missing. Can James and Mandy save the day?PUPPIES IN THE PANTRY is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?
Animal Ark: Guinea-pig in the Garage
By Lucy Daniels
Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.When Mandy asks Rachel to look after a neighbour's guinea pig while he's away, she's thrilled. If she looks after it well, her parents might let her have one of her own. So Rachel is devastated when she loses one of the guinea pig's babies. Can Mandy and James help her find the missing animal before her parents find out?GUINEA-PIG IN THE GARAGE is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?
Animal Ark Pets Christmas Collection
By Lucy Daniels
The Animal Ark Pets is the younger sister of Animal Ark - they are shorter novels, with more illustrations, but they still feature Mandy and James and all the regulars at Animal Ark. KITTEN KISSES - Can Mandy find a home for an abandoned kitten found in the snow?PETS' PARTY - How can Mandy and James stop a playful pup from being sent away at Christmas?SPANIEL SURPRISE - the exciting story of the search for the perfect pet ...
Amazing Esme and the Pirate Circus
By Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes
It's time to send the animals rescued from the pirate circus home. Uncle Mac sets sail with amazing Esme and her fearless cousins on a journey to hot and cold and distant lands - from Scotland to Siberia to Peru! It's a voyage filled with excitement and danger. And dastardly pirates who will stop at nothing to recapture the animals. This is the third of Tamara Macfarlane's Esme stories which are perfect for newly confident readers to read by themselves, or for parents to read aloud. High in action and with plenty of humour, the stories are brought to life by Michael Fowkes' drawings on every double-page spread.
Attack of the Slime
By Tim Healey, Chris Mould
A wickedly funny series featuring Mortimer: the small kid with big ideas! In this book, Mortimer covers his whole school in slime. With slimy facts and activities at the back, perfect for young readers. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters ideal for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack!When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime...Created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.
Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus
By Tamara Macfarlane, Michael Fowkes
Esme is seriously bored of all the work and practice her mother keeps insisting she does in order to perfect her circus performance. So when an idea forms in Esme's head of adding some fun animals to her performance, she knows just who to call ... her cousins at Maclinkey Castle who have all manner of odd pets. With little rehearsal Esme and her act perform on the high wire. But disaster strikes and her co-stars tumble to the ground. Donk won't wake up and now everyone in town thinks that Circus Miranda is cruel to animals. What can Esme do to stop the crowds from leaving the circus? The answer lies in her punishment of being made to run the lowly sweet treats stand and being banned from performing. With a little bit of maple syrup, chocolate, caramel and a dash of teamwork, surely the kids can tempt the crowds back...?