The Tale of Jack Frost
By David Melling
From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this beautiful picture book tells the story of Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch. This winter classic has enchanted children for over ten years. With a sparkly foiled cover, this stunning new edition is something to treasure.There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic.The Jack Frost BBC animation has become a classic Christmas favourite.'Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told.' Primary Times
Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape
By Dermot O’Leary, Nick East
Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).'
The Taste of Blue Light
By Lydia Ruffles
'Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I LOVED IT' LOUISE O'NEILLAn incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.These are the things Lux knows:She is an artist. She is lucky. She is broken.These are the things she doesn't know:What happened over the summer.Why she ended up in hospital.Why her memories are etched in red. 'The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up ...'Desperate to uncover the truth, Lux's time is running out. If she cannot piece together the events of the summer and regain control of her fractured mind, she will be taken away from everything and everyone she holds dear.If her dreams don't swallow her first.'It's very brave, and fierce, and electric' SARA BARNARD
Thank You, Mr Panda
By Steve Antony
'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise - IF they remember to say thank you! The grumpiest of Pandas and his friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners.Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 200,000 copies since it was first published. Steve won the Oscar's First Book Prize for The Queen's Hat.'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
Tales of Toyland
By Enid Blyton
A timeless collection of 21 Toyland stories to read and share by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved children's authors.Jolly the sailor doll and Tiptoe the fairy doll have had enough. The other toys are terribly mean and don't like it when Jolly sings his jolly sailor songs. They decide to leave and take the express train to Toyland where they will meet all sorts of extraordinary characters like the Wobbly Mr To-and-Fro and the funny Clockwork Clown.Ideal for reading aloud or for confident readers to enjoy alone.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!The Toyland Story Collection was first published in 1944 (also called Tales of Toyland). This edition contains the original text and illustrations by Grace Lodge.The collection contains the following 21 stories:The Poor Fairy Doll, Off to Toyland, Toyland at Last!, Tiptoe and Jolly Give a Party, The Unlucky Clockwork Clown, Where Has Jolly Gone?, Jolly is a Sailor, Mr To-and-Fro's Birthday Party, How Bruiny Came to Live Next Door, A Grand Visitor, We Don't Want to Go to Bed, Mr Put-Em-Right, What Wonderful Adventures, The Girl Who Was Afraid of Dogs, A Tin of Yellow Polish, The Lost Motor Car, The Strange Butterfly, A Present for Granny, The Quarrelsome Bears, The Toy Telephone, Toy Town Adventures
Tell Me a Story, Rory
By Jeanne Willis, Holly Clifton Brown
A touching, timeless story about love and growing-up from bestselling author Jeanne Willis and rising star Holly Clifton-Brown.Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back?Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.
The True Colour of Forever
By Carrie Firestone
An unlikely clique of teens embark on a summer of twitter fame, rebellious good deeds and desperate love in this thought-provoking second novel by the author of The Loose Ends List.After high school senior Sadie helps a baby in distress, she becomes an internet sensation and is introduced to other 'hometown heroes'. Despite all their differences, the five teens hatch passionate plans to secretly right local wrongs. But when they breach the boundaries of their world, they discover that there might be truth in the saying 'no good deed goes unpunished'. For fans of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and The Boy Most Likely, this novel combines humour, romance and wisdom while taking on timely issues including teen drug abuse, bullying, ethnic discrimination, and the importance of being kind and doing good.Praise for The Loose Ends List:'A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms - right up to the very last minute: all aboard' - Kirkus Reviews'Fans of Jenny Downham's Before I Die or Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You will enjoy this unique story about dying on one's own terms. Mentions of drinking, drugs, and sex make this title appropriate for older readers (...) With its fresh, original plot and thought-provoking themes, this title will have a high teen appeal.' - School Library Journal
The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit
By Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?!Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas:'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins
To the Rescue!
By Vivian French, 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.
Twinkle Makes a Wish
By Katharine Holabird, Sarah Warburton
From the author of the global success Angelina Ballerina, comes the fourth title in this delightful series for all those who love fairies, friendship and pink! Tomorrow is Twinkle's birthday and she and her friends are planning a super-sparkly party in the Fairy Glen. But when a big storm blows through the forest that night, their careful preparations are ruined - including Twinkle's pinkberry birthday cake! Can the fairies save Twinkle's party?Illustrated by the bestselling illustrator of Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Sarah Warburton and Katharine Holabird are an exciting new picture book team.Praise for Twinkle: 'This looks like the start of another success story!' - Parents in TouchRead more about Katharine Holabird on katharineholabird.com, and follow Sarah Warburton at sarahwarburton.blogspot.co.uk.
By David Grimstone
Self-named The Outcasts; Jake (Dealmo) and his friends Kellogg, Lemon and Fatyak like to spend their spare time playing role playing games. But things are about to get a little more interesting ...Armed with new superpowers, the friends are on a mission to stop a ruthless organisation from ruining the world. This time, it's God of the Sky, Zeus's Thunderbolt they must save. But will their superpowers be enough to win the battle ... and tame the storm...
Twinkle Tames a Dragon
By Katharine Holabird, Sarah Warburton
From the author of the global success Angelina Ballerina comes the third book in this brand new series for all those who love fairies, friendship and pink! Fairy Godmother gives Twinkle and her friends a pet each - and Twinkle gets a dragon! Scruffy is boisterous, greedy and full of energy. Twinkle knows that he will be the naughtiest pet at the Fairy Pet Day. But she loves him anyway and Scruffy proves that he can be a good dragon, if he really wants to be!Illustrated by the bestselling illustrator of Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Sarah Warburton and Katherine Holabird are an exciting picture book team.Read more about Katherine Holabird on http://katharineholabird.com/, and follow Sarah Warburton at http://sarahwarburton.blogspot.co.uk/.
By Mick Inkpen
There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas help?A Christmas classic for over 25 years, this award-winning story from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig proves that dreams do come true.With a stunning new cover and fantastic fold-out pages.
That's (Not) Mine
By Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
The two fuzzy creatures from You Are (Not) Small argue over a chair, each shouting 'It's mine!' But they soon realise it's better to play than to fight with your friend.The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about sharing. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
Through the Cat-Flap
By Ian Whybrow, Tony Ross
Thomas can't work out what goes on in the tiny minds of his toddler twin sisters. They sing all the time but never get the words right. They think cats enjoy being dressed up as fairies. But who else can Thomas turn to when they all get locked out of the house? Besides, it's a brilliant idea to pop them through the cat-flap and tell them to look for the keys. Isn't it ...?
By Enid Blyton
For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.In book three, there are lots of new students, including sophisticated Zerelda from America. This year, not only the girls face challenges - Bill's poor horse, Thunder, suffers from collic. Will Zerelda and Darrell become friends, and will Thunder survive?There's more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
The Twins at St Clare's
By Enid Blyton
Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.In book one, the twins are simply not having it. St Clare's is beneath them and they're determined to cause a stir. But life at St Clare's is not as easy as they thought. They have several surprises and arguments before they admit their troubles are of their own making, and settle down to make friends. Expect mischief at St Clare's!Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Her best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and heroine Darrell Rivers from Malory Towers.Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
The Third Form at St Clare's
By Enid Blyton
Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.In book five it's time for a new head girl. There are plenty of candidates, but after a terrible accident, and an hilarious school play, the true leaders are revealed.Expect more mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. Books 5, 6 and 9 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox and feature storylines set in between the original Blyton novels. These books were published in 2000/2008 and are unillustrated.
A Tale of Two Beasts
By Fiona Roberton
There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences?An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective.'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. [...] Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews
Tooth Fairy's Christmas
By Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
The Tooth Fairy meets Santa! A glorious rhyming story with that feel-good Christmas factor.Tim Tucker has just lost a tooth but the Tooth Fairy is blown off-course in the snow. Luckily, a sleigh comes her way and Santa rescues her. Together, and with the help of a little magic, they deliver their gifts to Tim. Full of magic and wonder - a perfect Christmas gift from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the illustrator of the bestselling The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas.