Going to the Volcano
By Andy Stanton, Miguel Ordonez
Going off with Jane-o To look at the volcano!Going off with Jane-oTo look at the volcano!Join two intrepid explorers as they take a train-o, jump on a plane-o, ride a Great Dane-o (down the lane-o) on their way to look at the volcano. Nothing could possibly go wrong - could it?!Buckle up and jump on board for the funniest, most EXPLOSIVE picture book of the year - you'll want to read it again and again-o!Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures (twice).Miguel Ordonez is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada, written by Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy and Grammy award-winning host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
The Wizards of Once
By Cressida Cowell
Once upon a bedtime
By David Melling
The perfect bedtime story by the bestselling author and illustrator of the Hugless Douglas series, David Melling.
A View from Beyond
By John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura
A modern re-telling of the stories of the Underworld from the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award 2016.
You Can't Cuddle a Crocodile
By Diana Hendry
Everyone knows that little sisters can be a handful. But this little sister is more - she's a zoo-ful! She's a monkey, a bear, a camel, a penguin, a crocodile... If only she'd be a little girl now and again. After all, you can't cuddle a crocodile...A fresh and funny picture book from much-loved author Diana Hendry.Read more about Diana Hendry at dianahendry.co.uk
Love to Everyone
By Hilary Mckay
A rich and truly heart-warming story set during the First World War. Perfect for fans of War Horse, The Camomile Lawn and CogheartClarry and Peter live in a tall, narrow, lonely house in London. With no mother and an uninterested father, they entertain themselves with old books and an atlas of the stars. Each year, Clarry eagerly awaits their summer trips to Cornwall, with its purple moor and glittering sea. But best of all, it's where they are reunited with their Cousin Rupert. As new friendships are made and promises are formed, those hot summers soon become distant memories. The First World War arrives and Clarry discovers for the first time that knowing nothing is sometimes better than knowing too much. Desperate to keep those summer memories alive, Clarry can only hope that her friendships survive the war ...
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada
By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez
A bestselling picture book perfect for Father's Day from Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon.Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right?Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, shows you how.A New York Times bestselling picture book, perfect for Father's Day.'A punchy and deceptively simple story that will make for some fun readalouds.' - Publisher's Weekly
By Jenny Oldfield
A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Danger is on the island: from sharks near shore, to a mystery presence on the island itself. Day-to-day survival is everything ... and the dolphins are there to help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.
By Jenny Oldfield
A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Alfie and Mia don't realise how much they rely on their older sister until she is taken ill with a mysterious sickness. They'll do anything to save her - and perhaps the dolphins, too, can help Fleur pull through. Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the third in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.
The Queen's Hat in Space
By Steve Antony
From the award-winning creator of The Queen's Hat, The Queen's Handbag and The Queen's Present comes a fourth hilarious tale taking the reader on a whirlwind royal tour!A witty and stylish celebration of the Queen, created by Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Praise for The Queen's Hat: 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - Sun'This picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings.' - The Times
Me and My Dad
By Robin Shaw
From the award-winning animator of The Snowman and the Snowdog, Ethel & Ernest and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this imaginative adventure is a visual feast and the perfect gift for Father's Day. There is nothing more exciting that a trip down the road with Dad. There are snapping crocodiles, stomping dinosaurs, sleeping princesses and golden treasure - but that's not even the best bit. The best bit's at the end...This is Robin Shaw's first book for children.Follow Robin Shaw on Twitter at @RobinPeeShaw.
By Taran Matharu
Enter an immersive world where the chosen few have the ability to summon demons ...Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he discovers he has the ability to summon demons from another world. He is sent to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be and Arcturus soon makes enemies. With no one but his demon Sacharissa by his side, Arcturus must prove himself as a worthy Summoner ...Set before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series.
Knock Knock Pirate
By Caryl Hart, Nick East
A rhyming pirate counting book with a difference - the follow up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?!Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com
By Jo Weaver
The Fire Bird
By Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters
The sixth in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony!What if you had a magic bracelet that meant you could fly?Evie's grandma has sent her another parcel. Inside layers of tissue and colourful ribbons is a beautiful bracelet! This one is the most exciting yet - it lets Evie and her friends fly high above the city. And when they find a phoenix tangled in the overhead wires, they've got a magical creature to rescue! Evie shares Jessica's determination and drive - an inspiration for kids everywhere.
How to Get Your Teacher Ready
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
There are many different ways to surprise a teacher. Some of them are clever. Some of them are silly. All of them are amazing fun! This laugh-out-loud book is full of tips to make your teacher feel special. From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad and How to Babysit a Grandma comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of teachers.Praise for How to Babysit a Grandad: 'Youngsters will recognize some of the sayings they've heard from their own grandparents and will thoroughly enjoy the tongue-in-cheek role reversal.' - School Library Journal Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist.
Iguana Boy Saves the World
By James Bishop
One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably ... but he's going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Future Ratboy and My Brother is a Superhero.Dylan has wanted a superpower for as long as he can remember, especially since his brother and sister have got really cool ones. But when his wish finally comes true, Dylan is MIGHTILY disappointed. For Dylan has become ... Iguana Boy. He can talk to Iguanas ... RUBBISH!And when supervillain Celina Shufflebottom kidnaps all the superheroes in London, Dylan must work out how to his new team of chatty iguanas to save the day. He's going to have to think outside the box, (the pizza box), if he's going to become the hero he's always dreamed of. If he's going to make Iguana Boy cool.
Words in Deep Blue
By Cath Crowley
Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Gumble Pie
By Bottersnikes & Gumbles
Find out more about the fantastic world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles. Those stinky Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! Tink is fed up. Happi has told him he has to be look-out, while the rest of the Gumbles get to pick some delicious greenberries. But he's not stuck for long: Tink always has an idea up his sleeve! The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
King Flashypants Book 4
By Andy Riley
"Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books." DAVID WALLIAMS"Two words - such fun!" MIRANDA HART"Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny." SUE PERKINSGreat to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+.King Edwin Flashypants is back for his fourth hilarious adventure! Minister Jill has a secret. And it's something to do with the weird meadow in Edwinland. King Edwin always thought Minister Jill was a bit boring, like most grown-ups, but when she is kidnapped, he realises that Minister Jill's past might actually be very exciting indeed ...