By Alison Murray
A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different ... Can this very special family find a way to stick together?Alison Murray's stylish adaptions of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children's Book Award. Look out for these other delightful retellings of classic rhymes and fables from Alison Murray: Apple Pie ABCHare and TortoiseHickory Dickory DogLittle MouseThe House That Zack BuiltOne, Two, That's My Shoe
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By James Mayhew
A Dog With Nice Ears
By Lauren Child
A brilliant Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love. Discover more hilarious original picture books about Charlie and Lola: Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Charlie and Lola: Slightly Invisible Charlie and Lola: One Thing
By John Sazaklis
An original adventured inspired by the hit TV series!When a maximum-security prison ship crashes on earth, Cyberton's most-wanted criminals escape. Now all that stands between Earth and the deadly Decepticons is a crack team of Autobot heroes - the Robots in Disguise!
By John Sazaklis
An original adventured inspired by the hit TV series!When a maximum-security prison ship crashes on earth, Cyberton's most-wanted criminals escape. Now all that stands between Earth and the deadly Decepticons is a crack team of Autobot heroes - the Robots in Disguise!Windblade has joined the Autobot heroes searching for escaped Decepticon criminals. First mission: to climb Mount Everest on the trail of a yeti-like Decepticon, Abominus!But Abominus has booby-trapped the whole mountain, and a TV crew is in danger! Can the Autobots rescue the humans - and who will rescue them?
By Chris d'Lacey
The second in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey. A dark stranger walks among the men. A dark force waits in the mountains. A dark wyng will be formed. The dark dragon is coming... Ren is the first of his kind - a boy with the skills of a dragon. But as he tests his new powers, the dragons are growing wary. Meanwhile, a strange man has joined the hom, determined to help them wreak vengeance on the skalers. He knows about the dragons, but can he be trusted? As tensions rise between hom and dragon, both are unaware that there's a bigger battle coming... because the dark dragon will rise again...
Debbie the Duckling Fairy
By Daisy Meadows
Kirsty and Rachel are going to the Fluttering Fairyland Farm to meet the Baby Farm Animal Fairies. But when nasty Jack Frost casts a spell on the fairies' special pets, farm animals everywhere start behaving very strangely! Can the girls help Debbie the Duckling Fairy put things right?
Dark Lord: The Teenage Years
By Jamie Thomson
Winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize!Thirteen-year-old schoolboy, Dirk Lloyd, has a dark secret - in fact he is a dark secret. Dirk - according to his own account - is the earthly incarnation of a Dark Lord, supreme ruler of the Darklands and leader of great armies of orcs and warriors, intent on destruction and bloody devastation. Following a colossal final battle between the forces of good and evil, the Dark Lord was defeated and hurled by his arch-foe's spells into the Pit of Uttermost Despair. At the bottom of the Pit lies...a supermarket car park in the municipal town of Whiteshields, somewhere in modern day England. And when he is found, and tries to explain that he is the Dark Lord, people think he means Dirk Lloyd. The fact that he's trapped in the puny body of a schoolboy doesn't help. And so begins Dirk's battle to recover his dignity, his power, and his lands... Along the way he faces the inconvenience of being fostered by a do-gooding family, the Purejoies; the torture of endless hours of drudgery at the Whiteshields Brainwashing Centre (aka school); a vengeful Headmaster; two interfering Psychotic Persecutors (psychotherapists); and constant laughter and disrespect when he attempts to marshall his lackeys and lickspittles (friends) to do what he wants them to.Dirk makes friends with the son of his foster family, Christopher, and the local Goth Girl, Sooz, and together they attempt to cast a spell that will transport Dirk back to his homeland. Inevitably, not everything goes to plan... But that's for book 2Roald Dahl Prize winner, 2012.
Dig Dig Digging
By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
Discover all your favourite vehicles in this busy book of things that go!With fun rhyming text and bright, bold artwork, this bestselling book is jam-packed with diggers, tractors, rubbish trucks, fire engines, cranes and much, much more.This special gift edition features a tactile padded cover and sturdy card pages. The perfect gift for little vehicle fans!
By John Sazaklis
When a maximum-security prison ship crashes on earth, Cybertron's most-wanted criminals escape. Now all that stands between Earth and the deadly Decepticons is a crack team of Autobot heroes - the Robots in Disguise!Sideswipe is a fun-loving autobot, but when he discovers elkbot Thunderhoof is planning a decepticon attack, things get serious! Can the transformers save the day?
Drogan the Jungle Menace
By Adam Blade
Tom and Elenna have tackled many Beast Quests before, but now there is a challenger for his title of Master of the Beasts! Join them as they fight a new set of Beasts and battle to save the kingdom...There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out!
By Rosie Banks
A gorgeous new series about best friends and magical princesses! Charlotte and Mia have been best friends for ever, even though they live far apart. Luckily, the girls share a special secret - they're training to be Secret Princesses, magical princesses who grant wishes for girls everywhere! But horrid Princess Poison is determined to stop them from making wishes come true. Can the Charlotte and Mia find a way to help Emily get over her fear of the sea?Plus...* Special campaign with Monsoon Children's - win the same princess outfits as Charlotte and Mia for you and your best friend!* Collect the tokens for a exclusive Best Friends necklace designed by Monsoon!
Doomskull the King of Fear
By Adam Blade
Doomskull the King of Fear, Malvel's most terrifying Beast yet, has kidnapped King Hugo! If Tom fails to save him, Avantia is doomed. Tom must fight harder than he has ever done before to win the day!
Discord and the Ponyville Players
By G M Berrow
Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends!Discord was once the King of Chaos until he started trying to be good. But when Princess Celestia sets him a secret challenge to perform in the Spring Musical, Discord finds he's not the only one who likes causing trouble! Can Discord's pony friends help him find the true Magic of Friendship?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies
Down By The Cool Of The Pool
By Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your child's attention unitl it's time to say goodnight! Join sprightly Frog and his energetic farmyard friends frolicking down by the cool of the pool - flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing in the watery wonderland. In the latest edition of a much-loved book, animal-fans everywhere will enjoy this watery romp - with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations and lots of noises for joining in this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Celebrating 15 years in print - come and copy the animals and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.
By Teri Terry
Fans of the award-winning SLATED trilogy won't want to miss this exclusive ebook sequel to Mind Games, a new psychological thriller from Teri Terry!Sixteen years after Luna took on the might of PareCo, her daughter Liberty is fighting for her independence, fighting for her freedom, fighting to discover who she really is.Constantly pushing the boundaries of what she can do in the virtual space of the void and still survive in the real world, it is only a matter of time before Liberty goes too far. And when the mysterious Ex offers to tell Liberty all her mother's secrets, it seems too good an opportunity to resist.But how will Liberty know what is real, or who she can trust - especially when it seems that the future of the void, and of the non-virtual world it connects to, may be at risk of destruction?
By Shoo Rayner
It's a boiling hot summer in Fort Finis Terrae! The locals are getting restless, and demand a sacrifice to try and end the drought. Will Brit and Festus be forced to give up their new best friend Romeo the hare?
Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz
By Bernard Ashley
London is at war and as the Blitz rages, children like Josie and her brother Len face the same dangers as the adults. Can they find the strength to stand up against the onslaught?A tale of amazing bravery, inspired by the true story of the Dead End Kids of Wapping - young people who fought fires and rescued their friends and neighbours from bomb sites. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, this dramatic story brings the Second World War vividly to life.
Daisy the Festival Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Daisy the Festival Fairy makes sure that every summer is full of exciting things to do. But this year, a strange breeze isin the air, and an icy snowstorm threatens to ruin all the fun plans. Can Rachel and Kirsty help stop Jack Frost before festivals everywhere are ruined?
Dress-Up Sticker Book
By Mandy Sutcliffe
Belle and Boo love dressing up, and their friends do too! Help them choose outfits for all the fun things they love to do. From ballet class, birthday parties and ice-skating to pirate adventures and princess playtime, you can pick the perfect outfit for every occasion! With over 130 pretty stickers and lots of outfits and accessories to choose from, this gorgeous sticker book is guaranteed to keep little hands busy for hours.