The Way Home For Wolf
By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
A feel-good tale of friendship set in the snowy Arctic from the creators of the bestselling, multi-award-winning The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.Wilf is as strong and independent as a wolf cub can be. He doesn't need help from his friends and family - whatever it is, he can do it ALL BY HIMSELF. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the snow and chill of an Arctic night, he discovers something important - sometimes we all need the help of a friend to keep us safe and show us the way.Look out for more books by Rachel Bright and Jim Field:The Lion InsideThe Koala Who CouldThe Squirrels Who Squabbled
By Zana Fraillon, Grahame Baker Smith
Idris is a child refugee, born into a world of tents and fences. He has known no other life than this. He has no memories of the world outside.Then the Wisp arrives, floating in on the evening breeze. Everyone who holds it finds their memories reawakened, their hopes of freedom reborn. But what about Idris, who has no memories? What will happen when he holds the magical Wisp?Storytelling and imagination have the power to offer hope in this extraordinary picture book from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.
What Manor of Murder?
By Christopher William Hill
A BLEAKLEY BROTHERS MYSTERY by OSBERT THE AVENGER author Christopher William Hill What's that you say? You're off to Bleakley Manor? On Michaelmas eve? But dear child, hasn't anyone told you the legend of Old Bramble Head, who rises once a year to claim another victim from the unfortunate Bleakley household... Which one will it be this time? And could there be foul play? Crime-busting brothers Horatio and Eustace Bleakley feel certain they smell a rat. Or is that Cook's dinner? More importantly, can they solve the mystery before another Bleakley bites the dust? Go ahead and find out... if you dare!
The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed
By Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
From bestselling picture book author, Caryl Hart, winner of numerous awards, comes an hilarious story about not wanting to go to bed - a familiar theme in many households - help your child love sleeptime with this book.Whiffy Wilson thinks bedtime is boring. He wants to stay up ALL night long, playing his saxophone, building forts and learning magic tricks. Big boys like Whiffy NEVER go to sleep! Luckily, Whiffy's clever best friend Dotty is on hand with cosy pyjamas, exciting bedtime stories and a yummy nighttime feast. And before long, Whiffy Wilson discovers that bedtimes are the BEST! Willful wolf pups (and little children) will soon learn to love bedtimes with this funny and soothing story.
By Chris d'Lacey
The Wearle came to Erth to find out what happened to their previous group, who never returned. Gabrial, a young blue dragon, is desperate to prove his worth. But the dragons aren't alone in the mountains. Down beyond the scorch line, Ren, a young hom boy, is fascinated by the 'skalers'. But when he creeps into their territory, he sneaks out again with a wriggling baby wearling...Dragon and boy's fates combine in this stunning new fantasy series.
The Wolf who wouldn't go to school
By Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
A perfect picture book to banish the first-day-at-school jitters, starring the most adorable wolf cub character.Whiffy Wilson doesn't know how to hold a pen and has never looked in a book, but fortunately his friend Dotty is on hand to show him that school is fun. Soon, Whiffy is in his element, and when he gets a gold star for all his work he realises that school is the BEST THING EVER!Multi-award-winning author Caryl Hart, and artist Leonie Lord reunite in this fantastic companion title to Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Wash.With Caryl Hart's funny story and Leonie Lord's fabulous art, schooldays have never been such fun!
By Virginia Boecker
Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.
Wardok the Sky Terror
By Adam Blade
Unlock your exclusive Battle Shield in the Beast Quest game - this book contains a secret code.An old enemy seeks revenge on Avantia's heroes, and the safety of the kingdom of Tangala is also under threat. Tom must find the Crown Jewels of Tangala, or Velmal's Beasts will destroy everything!Don't miss the other books in Series 15: Velmal's Revenge- Xerik the Bone Cruncher- Plexor the Raging Reptile- Quagos the Armoured Beetle
The Water Horse
By Holly Webb
An enchanting tale of magic, friendship and adventure for readers aged 9 and up - from bestselling author, Holly Webb.Olivia is the princess of Venice. So when the waters start to rise, she knows only her magic can prevent disaster befalling the city. Desperate for help, and for a friend, Olivia discovers something incredible: a water horse, hidden in the canals of the city. Invisible to most, Lucian knows the deepest secrets of the sea - secrets that could hold the key to saving the city. But can their friendship overcome those plotting against Olivia, and against Venice itself?The Magical Venice books are all share the same beautiful setting, but can be read as standalone stories. The series includes: The Water Horse, The Mermaid's Sister, The Maskmasker's Daughter, and The Girl of Glass. Discover more by Holly Webb with her Rose and Lily series - also filled with magical adventures.
The Weather Fairies
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Learning to read is fun with the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research, the Rainbow Magic Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.
The Wrong Side of the Galaxy
By Jamie Thomson
Abducted by aliens, Harry wakes up on his birthday marooned on a spaceship. His only companions: two freaky princess clones, a weird alien-fish-kangaroo hybrid with delusions of grandeur and a ship's computer with a serious attitude problem. It's the worst birthday ever.How is he ever going to get back to Earth now?A brilliantly silly new story from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
The Witch of Salt and Storm
By Kendall Kulper
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power. The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive. Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.
The Woebegone Twins
By Christopher William Hill
When twins Greta and Feliks are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed: that is until they are rescued by the glamorous Olga Van Veenen, a fabulously wealthy children's author, plagued by writer's block. But Olga's life is apparently in danger, threatened by a second-rate novelist who wishes to see his rival dead. When Olga and her faithful retainer, Valentin, disappear from the eerie and imposing Castle Van Veenen, many miles north by train from Schwartzgarten's Imperial Railway Station, Greta and Feliks conclude that the murderous novelist has finally exacted his revenge on Olga. Only by using their wits are the twins able to rescue their guardian before it is too late. As if by magic, Olga's writer's block lifts, and she quickly produces and publishes a new book for children. The novel has eerie similarities to the twins' adventures in Castle Van Veenen, and Greta and Feliks begin to question whether their guardian has deliberately placed them in danger for literary inspiration. But Olga Van Veenen has come too far to have her reputation muddied by the allegations of the twins, and will stop at nothing to silence them forever.
The Wheels on the Bus
By Britta Teckentrup, Britta Teckentrup
Climb aboard the big red bus for a fun-filled ride to the playground! This classic children's song is brought to life in a lively picture book from award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup. The bright and bold illustrations are packed with friendly animals and imaginative details for little ones to explore. A perfect book to share with small children, complete with a little mouse character to follow all the way through the story, and cut-out shapes to peep through on every page.
By Rosie Banks
Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Now the gnomes of Flower Forest are being terrorised by a giant, who's destroying the precious sugarsap trees! Can the girls catch the giant and get him back in the book before the peaceful land is ruined for ever?
Weather Fairies Treasury
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
This fantastic story collection features abridged versions of the seven Weather Fairies titles: Crystal the Snow Fairy, Abigail the Breeze Fairy, Pearl the Cloud Fairy, Goldie the Sunshine Fairy, Evie the Mist Fairy, Storm the Lightning Fairy and Hayley the Rain Fairy. Each story is accompanied by wonderful full-colour illustrations. This really is the perfect gift for all fairy fans!
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
By Lauren Child
The story of a boy who fell into a book . . . with a guest appearance from the Little Bad Wolf. From Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Now if you were going to fall into a book, a book of fairy tales would probably not be your first choice. Because in every story there is always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody. It could only happen to Herb, child star of that thrilling tale, Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Equally loved by children young and old, this brilliantly original picture book is perfect for sharing together. From the creator of the award-winning, bestselling Charlie and Lola series. Open it if you dare!'A thrilling story to scare your socks off.' The Bookseller'Wonderfully imaginative... Absorbing and with fantastical, zany pictures.' The Observer'Very, very funny and definitely not to be missed!' Books for Keeps
The Wheels on the Bus: A Sing-Along Sound Book
By Britta Teckentrup, Britta Teckentrup
'The wheels on the bus go round and round,Round and round, round and round,The wheels on the bus go round and round,All day long.'Push the button and sing along with this bright and lively picture book from Britta Teckentrup. With die-cut shapes that reveal more and more as the pages are turned, colourful art, different animals to recognise, and a little mouse character to follow as he tries to catch the bus, this book will become a favourite for young children. This edition comes complete with a push-button sound chip that plays 'The Wheels on the Bus' tune.
Wibble Wobble, My Loose Tooth
By Miriam Moss, Joanna Mockler
All William wants in the whole wide world is a wobbly tooth. When he gets one, he just can't stop jiggling and wiggling it! But then William's tooth falls out at school. How will he keep it safe until hometime?If you have a wobbly tooth, or if you just want one, this story is for you!'Miriam Moss's simple story of the loss of that first tooth marks an early rites of passage with a humour one might call almost crunchy: all the little urgencies of childhood are compressed into its pages... Joanna Mockler's illustrations are in the tradition of Quentin Blake: bright, jaunty, just a tad anarchic.'The Guardian
The Wickedest Witch
By Katie Dale
The Wicked Witch is scary, right?She'll wave her wand, give you a fright?Don't be so speedy to agree -she's pretty cool...just wait and see!