The Wizards of Once
By Cressida Cowell
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. #1 Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Blue Peter Book AwardThis is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure...Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came...Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...
Words in Deep Blue
By Cath Crowley
A love story for everyone who loves books.'One of the loveliest, most exquisitely beautiful books I've read in a very long time ... I didn't just read the pages, I lived in them' Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright PlacesTwo teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope - and letters hidden between the pages. Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favourite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city - and to the bookshop - to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side - surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages - they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
Whoever You Are
By Diana Hendry
From the Costa award-winning author of Harvey Angell, comes the sequel to Out of the Clouds.Pa is off again to work on his world-changing scientific discovery, leaving the rest of the Coggins family behind at their hidden clifftop home, Dizzy Perch. Oliver is in charge, with strict instructions about no visitors, in order to protect Pa's top-secret location. But Ma doesn't listen, and invites her favourite author to say.When a woman arrives at Dizzy Perch claiming to be the author, the whole family are enchanted by their guest. All apart from Oliver, that is. A good job too, because the woman is really the sister of Pa's Sworn Enemy Mac, whose mission it is to bring Pa down and steal his research. How is Oliver going to be able to keep his promise to Pa and protect his family, when they simply refuse to listen to him...?A classic mystery adventure perfect for fans of Enid Blyton.
Wishing for a Dragon
By Becky Cameron
This gorgeous picture book from a debut author-illustrator celebrates the imagination and all adventurous children.The sun has almost set, but Olive, Barney and Ella are wide awake and ready for adventure! Ella wants to go to the jungle, Barney hankers to be a pirate, but Ella has a secret wish . . . to see a dragon! So off they clamber into a hot-air balloon and are whisked away to magical lands. They see pirate teddybears and unicorns and tigers, but will they ever see a dragon? Becky Cameron is an extraordinary new talent with 80,000 Instagram followers. She has also illustrated the NSPCC Paddington Bear picture book to accompany the 2017 M&S Christmas advert. www.beckycameron.co.uk
Wonderheart Bear and her Pirate Friends Storybook
By Care Bears
The Care Bears are back with more fun and hugs than ever, and are celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017! This storybook is full of adventure and fun to tie in with the new Care Bears TV series on Netflix and Tiny Pop.Tenderheart and the Care Bears have found a pirate map - and they're off to see what treasure they can find!Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.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 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
Wibbly Pig at the Zoo
By Mick Inkpen
On a visit to the zoo, Big Pig's sister wanted a cuddly toy but instead she took home Tooky in her backpack. But Tooky's not a toy - he's a toucan... a REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prize-winning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph
Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet
By Mick Inkpen
If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? A touching and imaginative story for every child who has dreamed of their perfect pet, by the bestselling creator of Kipper.Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prizewinning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' The Daily Telegraph
Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear
By Mick Inkpen
From the creator of Kipper, this picture book shows that it is what's inside that matters.Wibbly Pig has a new friend - a bear so BIG, he can hardly fit on the page. He does not know how to brush his teeth or comb his hair and he can't even use a spoon. But Wibbly loves him just the same!A heart-warming story about loving friends for who they are from the award winning Mick Inkpen.'A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss.' Mail on Sunday
We Love You, Hugless Douglas!
By David Melling
Hugless Douglas is looking for a best friend in this fourth adventure in the hugely popular series.When Hugless Douglas goes on a best friend hunt with Flossie the sheep, everyone seems to have a best friend except him! Perhaps what Douglas is looking for is right under his nose...This is the fourth adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
Well Done, Noddy
By Enid Blyton
Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Poor Big-Ears has an accident and smashes his bicycle. Noddy needs to earn enough money to help buy his best friend a shiny new bike. How will Noddy ever find enough pennies to help his friend?First published in 1952, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.
The Wizard's Umbrella Story Collection
By Enid Blyton
A selection of enchanting stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Ribby the Gnome has a very bad habit: he always borrows things and never brings them back! But when he takes a wizard's umbrella and doesn't return it, he's in for a horrible surprise. The umbrella is magic, and it is very angry! This collection was previously published by Egmont as The Chimney Corner Collection (1947) and contains the following stories:Winkle-Pip Walks OutTrit-Trot the PonyThe Magic Walking-StickThe Snoozy GnomeThe Three Strange TravellersThe Secret CaveThe Proud Little DogThe Little BullyThe Six Little Motor-CarsThe Unkind ChildrenThe Little Paper-FolkThe Tiresome PokerThe Enchanted TableThe Boy Who BoastedThe Disagreeable MonkeyThe Golden EnchanterThe Wizard's UmbrellaThe Little Singing KettleThe Little Brown DuckThe Pixie Who Killed the MoonOld Bufo the ToadThe Boy Who Pulled TailsThe Tales of Mr. SpectaclesThe Goblin's PieFeefo Goes to MarketAdventures of the Sailor DollClickety-ClackThe Enchanted BoneFiddle-De-Dee, the Foolish BrownieThe Elephant and the SnailThe Invisible GnomeMr. Grumpygroo's HatThe Fairy and the PolicemanThe Little Red SquirrelThe Little Walking HouseSly-One's PuzzleMr. Widdle on the TrainWho Stole the Crown?"Tell Me My Name!"Gooseberry WhiskersThe Mean Old ManThe Nice Juicy CarrotThe Dandelion ClockKing Bom's Ice-CreamThe Cat, the Mouse and the FoxThe Bed That Took a WalkThe Brownie's MagicDame Lucky's UmbrellaHe Wouldn't Take the TroubleMuddle's MistakeSilky and the SnailThe Train That Went to FairylandThe Cat That Was ForgottenThe Dog That Wanted a HomeFreckles for a ThrushHe's a Horrid DogHoppetty-Skip and Crawl-AboutThe Lamb Without a MotherMooo-ooo-ooo!Old Ugly, the Water-Grub
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 nine, Susan's in charge of the winter concert, but new teacher, Miss Tallant, won't let her make any decisions. When Miss interferes in a midnight feast, the girls realise that there's a spy in their midst.Expect more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. Books 7-12 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox in 2009 and focus on the adventures of Felicity Rivers, Susan Blake, and June Johns. This edition is unillustrated.
Who Puts the Animals to Bed?
By Mij Kelly, Holly Clifton Brown
At the end of the day,At the start of the night,When the earth is half dark, When the sky is half light, Who puts the animals to bed?A strong bedtime theme, a host of adorable animals and a fantastic read-aloud story combine to create the perfect book for snuggling up with.
War of the Realms
By Kate O'Hearn
In the world of Asgard, living among Odin, Thor and Loki are the Valkyries of legend. They are Norse goddesses who reap the fallen souls from human battlefields and have the power to cause death with just one touch. At the end of The Runaway, Freya and the Valkyries are about to leave the human world when they learn that the Frost Giants, Fire Giants and Dark Searchers have united to declare war on the Realms. Bitfrost, the legendary rainbow bridge linking the human world to Asgard, has been closed. With their only entry back to Asgard barred, how can the Valkyries get back to fight to protect their homeland? Loki claims he knows another, secret route but can they trust him? And even if they found a way - is there anything they can do to stop the war?As the War of the Realms spills over into Earth, Freya and the Valkyries must find a way to save not just the Norse world but the human world as well. With everything at stake, can Freya become the Hero she was destined to be?'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson
Where, Oh Where, is Rosie's Chick?
By Pat Hutchins
Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn't there. But watch out Rosie - there's someone following you, and it's not just your baby chick!The funny sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Rosie's Walk, with the same element of danger and surprise that children so enjoy.
The Wishing-Chair Again
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.Mollie and Peter are home for the holidays and they long to see their pixie friend Chinky and their magic Wishing-Chair. Together they have wonderful adventures, but what happens when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and then gets its wings cut off by the naughty Slipperies?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover by Kate Hindley (2014).
Worries Go Away!
By Kes Gray, Lee Wildish
From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem.When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold... Only her family and friends can help.The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child. Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist.Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer
Who Woke the Animals?
By David Conway, Charles Fuge
One night in the Silly Savannah a ludicrous Leopard is leapfrogging to bed and a hat-wearing Hyena is half asleep when all of a sudden there is a terrible racket! The animals decide to follow the noise, but they are in for a big surprise - a tiny shrew and her snoring. She is rudely awakened, only for the animals to slump into a heap fast asleep and start their own snuffling and snoring. Time for Shrew to get her own back.'Giggle-inducing. Conway's tale is well-crafted.' - Kirkus Review'This wildlife trail unfolds in a romp that's brightly coloured with plenty to spot and laugh at.' - Junior Magazine
Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl
By Anne Digby
In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.In book eight, Elizabeth is desperate to play the piano in the end of school concert. Elizabeth knows Arabella is very good - so she spends every waking minute practising. But exams are looming, and piano practice leaves Elizabeth with no time to revise.Will the Naughtiest Girl have to stay in First Form another year?Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Kate Hindley in 2014. Bonus material: A rare, complete serial story about a very special school. An interview with Enid Blyton about her school days. Enid Blyton's experiences as a teacher. A timeline of the author's life. Photos from Enid Blyton's younger days.
Wibbly Pig and the Tooky
By Mick Inkpen
Big Pig's sister should have bought a cuddly toy at the zoo but instead she's put Tooky in her backpack. Tooky's not a toy. He's a toucan. A REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prizewinning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph