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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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  • The Pest in the Nest

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
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    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*Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*
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  • Picture This!

    By Paul Thurlby
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    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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  • 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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  • Please Mr Panda Board Book

    By Steve Antony
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    Steve Antony
    Learn to say 'please' with the grumpiest of pandas! The bestselling picture book, now available as a cased board book for the youngest of readers. Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it's only when Lemur says 'please' politely that Panda will give any out!'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times Steve Antony has won the Oscar's First Book Price for The Queen's Hat. Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 300,000 copies since it was first published.
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  • Pegasus and the End of Olympus

    By Kate O'Hearn
    Authors:
    Kate O'Hearn
    Join Emily and Pegasus one last time, in this epic conclusion to the Pegasus series!After the events in Hawaii, Emily is struggling to adjust. With the blessing of Jupiter and the elder Olympians, Emily decides she must return to Earth one last time, to fulfil a promise made long ago ... But when she arrives, she is horrified to find that the CRU have taken more victims. Emily has no choice but to expose herself, Pegasus, Joel and their close Olympian friends including Lorin, to the biggest danger they've ever faced, as they delve deeper into the CRU and make an astonishing discovery about its origins. A discovery that means Emily will be forced to return to Titus to face Saturn, before an unstoppable force of evil is unleashed on the unsuspecting worlds.Fans of Percy Jackson won't want to miss the Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn.Have you read the rest of the series?Pegasus and the Flame, Pegasus and the Fight to Save Olympus, Pegasus and the New Olympians, Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus, Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans
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    The Pumpkin Project

    By Katie Smith
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    Katie Smith
    *** Winner of ITV Lorraine's Top Tales 2016 ***Lottie and her class are given an end of term project competition called Big and Small. The problem is, class show-off Penelope Pembleton-Puce always wins.But this time, Lottie and Gramps come up with a brilliant idea: to grow a giant pumpkin!With the help of grandad's old vegetable growing tricks, they set about trying to break world records for the biggest vegetable ever. But this pumpkin is fussy, demanding and has a mind of its own, and with Penelope willing to do literally anything to win AGAIN, does Lottie really stand a chance?A beautiful, heart-warming story about friendship, family, and growing confidence ... as well as a large vegetable!A heart-warming story about friendship, family, and growing confidence ... as well as a large vegetable!
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  • Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

    By Babette Cole
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    Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants rules her kingdom of Totaloonia on her own - she certainly doesn't need the help of a silly Prince of a husband. However, she is always willing to help her friends, and agrees to host the engagement party of three would-be princesses.But the trouble starts when the princes fail to turn up to the party - they've gone missing.Princess Smartypants is determined to uncover the plot and rescue the princes. With the help of Eric, her friendly giant handyman, she sets off on a wacky adventure to track the princes' last moves.Can Princess Smartypants solve the case of the missing princes and get them to the chuch on time before her next case waits?Hold on to your tiaras; there's a rescue mission to solve and a riotous wedding to plan!
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    Purplicious

    By Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann
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    Victoria Kann
    Illustrated by:
    Elizabeth Kann
    Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink. But when the girls at school say that pink is for babies, and that black is the in colour now, Pinkalicious is upset. But a new friend in art class shows her that purple is also a pretty colour... This sparkling picture book explores the idea of fitting in with the crowd, while trying to stay true to yourself.The number one New York Times bestselling series by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann has gained such popularity that Pinkalicious has been made into a much loved musical in America, which is now touring again.'A pink lover's dream come true.' - School Library JournalFor more Pinkalicious fun visit http://thinkpinkalicious.com/
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  • Pepe takes a Tumble

    By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Mary Mcquillan
    Pepe the Puppy wants to show the world what a big dog he has become, but it all ends up with a trip and a tumble! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian BookshopTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com
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    Penguin Small

    By Mick Inkpen
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    Mick Inkpen
    Penguin Small is a classic story by Mick Inkpen with a surprise giant fold-out page. It tells the story of the last North Pole penguin, who as it turns out was also the smallest penguin! He wants to join his friends in the South Pole, but he's afraid of the water. If only penguins could fly...Penguin Small is a classic story with giant fold out pages, and as ever, vintage Inkpen illustrations for a fabulous story which explains why there are no penguins at the North Pole!'A whale of a book.' - Independent.Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.
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  • Pole Star Family

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.After a miserable summer full of runny noses and chesty coughs, Mike, Belinda and Ann are terribly excited about Granny's offer to take them on the cruise of a lifetime. The gorgeous cruise ship, Pole Star is the so much fun and takes them to exotic markets and breathtaking castles in Portugal, the Canary Islands and even Africa. This will be the best holiday ever!First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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    Peter Pan and Wendy

    By J M Barrie, Shirley Hughes
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    J M Barrie
    Illustrated by:
    Shirley Hughes
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    Pinkalicious

    By Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann
    Authors:
    Victoria Kann
    Illustrated by:
    Elizabeth Kann
    Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does... she turns pink! What to do?This sparkling picture book, filled with such favorites as pink bubble gum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses, celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all.The number one New York Times bestselling series by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann has gained such popularity that Pinkalicious has been made into a much loved musical in America, which is now touring again.'A pink lover's dream come true.' - School Library JournalFor more Pinkalicious fun visit http://thinkpinkalicious.com/
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  • Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans

    By Kate O'Hearn
    Authors:
    Kate O'Hearn
    Join Emily and Pegasus as the legend continues in a new epic adventure ...The ancient rivalry between the Olympians and the Titans, thought long over, is rekindled - but this time the Titans have a secret weapon that can rival the power of the Flame of Olympus. The balance of power is tipped in Saturn's favour now that he has found his own Flame of Titus. Jupiter's Olympus will finally be in his grasp!Caught in the middle of this ancient power struggle, Emily and Pegasus must head to the Diamond Head volcano in Hawaii to track down the one thing that can save Olympus ... before the Titans get there first.Fans of Percy Jackson won't want to miss the Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn.Have you read the rest of the series?Pegasus and the Flame, Pegasus and the Fight to Save Olympus, Pegasus and the New Olympians, Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus
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  • Pedro Has a Bump!

    By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Mary Mcquillan
    It is a beautiful Polar morning. The sun is shining, the icebergs are glistening, and Pedro decides to start the day with an early morning swim! He gets ready to dive in, tucks in his tummy, point his beak to the sky, and dives high, high, high into the air. But oh dear. He forgot to break the ice before diving in! CRUNCH! But don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com
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  • The Pirate's Sword

    By H L Dennis
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    H L Dennis
    Team Veritas have been searching for the truth. But sometimes the truth is hard to handle. No longer safe in England, the team from Station X must escape to the United States of America where they embark on an epic treasure hunt. It starts in New York City where they track down a precious ring once owned by a Knight of Neustria. From there, on to Washington DC to look for clues in the largest library in the world - and then a trek across the Blue Ridge Mountains in search for treasure hidden in a long forgotten cavern. The mystery of the coded Voynich Manuscript is getting closer ... but so is the sinister Black Chamber who is following their every step. And for one of the team, it could be their last ... Enter the world of the Secret Breakers at http://hldennis.com/Teachers' resources and full reading guide available here: http://hldennis.com/docs/HDreadingguide.pdf'This gripping thriller ... will have you on the edge of your seats.' TBK Magazine
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  • Plague 99

    By Jean Ure
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    Jean Ure
    Almost overnight a plague has wiped out the population of England. The only survivors seem to be three very different teenagers. Together they must come to terms with the man-made devastation around them. Fran, Harriet and Shahid have the power to rebuild society, but do they have the courage?
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    Pirates 'n' Pistols

    By Chris Mould
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    Chris Mould
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  • Pony in the Porch

    By Lucy Daniels
    Authors:
    Lucy Daniels
    Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents, and if there are animals to be protected and cared for, then Mandy is always there to help.The only thing Mandy likes about stuck-up Susan Collins is Prince - her pony. Susan is determined to win at showjumping, but at what cost? Could Prince be in danger? Can Mandy rescue him before it's too late? PONY IN THE PORCH is one of the all-time best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?
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