The Summer of Us
By Cecilia Vinesse
Five friends. Five cities. Two complicated love stories . . . The perfect read for fans of Jennifer E Smith and Sara Barnard.Aubrey and Rae have been planning their European tour since the moment they met. It was meant to be the perfect way to spend their last summer together before university, but now it's not just the two of them . . .There's Jonah, Aubrey's seemingly perfect boyfriend, and Gabe, who Aubrey may have accidentally kissed. Then there's Clara, the friend Rae is crushing on, hard, even though there's no hope because Clara is into guys, not girls. And on top of all that Aubrey and Rae's friendship appears to be falling apart. Things are more complicated at eighteen than they were at ten.Set off on a romantic adventure that embraces warm summer nights, the thrill of first kisses and the bittersweet ache of saying goodbye to the past.
Summer Holiday Showdown
By Frank Lampard
Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up.Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially during the summer holidays!So Frankie and his friends can't believe it when the magic football sends them back in time to a boarding school . . . they're supposed to be on holiday! But there they meet George - the previous owner of their magic football. His brother got lost when they were on a desert island adventure. Can Frankie help to find him - and some buried treasure?
The Storybook of Legends
By Shannon Hale
At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
The Stormy Day
By Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Polly and Neil are back in the second gorgeous children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan. Perfect for reading aloud and including fun activities based on the story.The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop.Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It's even harder when it's raining and you can't go outside...Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.
A Sticky Situation
By Abie Longstaff, James Brown
The first book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library...Ten-year-old Tally is a servant girl at Mollett Manor. She sleeps in the scullery sink, and spends her days scrubbing, polishing and ironing (when she's not secretly reading books). Then Tally and her squirrel friend, Squill, find a secret library hidden under the manor - a magical library where the books come to life! When Mollett Manor is burgled, can Tally use the knowledge she finds in the books to catch the criminals? Can they even help her solve the mystery of her missing mother?
Sticker Activity Book
By Frank Lampard
The first activity book from Frank Lampard's Frankie's Magic Football will keep young fans entertained for hours!Includes: mazes, spot-the-difference, games to play with friends and hundreds of stickers to place in your favourite scenes from the series.You might even get a sneak peek at where Frankie, Louise, Charlie and Max are heading on an adventure soon . . .
By Ellie Boswell
Sophie is a witch and Katy is a witch-hunter, so they really shouldn't be friends! Somehow they brought their families together, but now disaster has struck and Katy's parents are on the run. When Katy suddenly disappears too, it's up to Sophie to find her. She's never had to face an adventure without her best friend before, and this one will be the most dangerous yet!Can she use her magic to bring everyone back home safely?
By Alex Marlowe
Even the dead can't escape their past...Luke always wanted to become a member of the Immortals. Now his dream his become a reality - brought back from the dead, his body rebuilt with superhuman abilities and high-tech modern attachments.But achieving immortality doesn't make him indestructible. When corpses turn up in London's backstreets, the crime-fighting team descends into a dark adventure. The Immortals' strength will be tested to its limits as they track an ancient evil to the swamps of Louisiana. There they will battle their greatest foe yet: Draka, the Soul Hunter.Inside cover printing features a comic strip detailing more of the Last Immortals' adventures!
Something's Amiss at the Zoo
By Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate
Two zookeepers just can't figure out what's wrong at the zoo. The spider monkey won't spin a web, and he seems scared of the other spiders. The tiger shark doesn't seem comfortable in the jungle enclosure, and the elephant beetle is in danger of being crushed by the other elephants. Only one person can help: the kid! He soon sets the zookeepers straight, but one mystery remains: how did these two ever manage to pass zookeeper school?A series of hilarious of mix-ups and misunderstandings, from acclaimed comics collaborators creating their first picture book together.
A Soldier, A Dog and A Boy
By Libby Hathorn, Phil Lesnie
Selected as a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Picture Book of the Year 2017From award-winning Australian author Libby Hathorn and acclaimed illustrator Phil Lesnie, an exquisitely illustrated and deeply moving story of the Somme.A moving story, told completely in dialogue, about a young Australian soldier in the battle of the Somme. Walking through the fields away from the front, he finds what he thinks is a stray dog, and decides to adopt it as a mascot for his company. Then he meets Jacques, the homeless orphan boy who owns the dog. The soldier realises that Jacques needs the dog more - and perhaps needs his help as well.With stunning illustrations from Phil Lesnie, this is a deeply moving celebration of friendship in times of war.A Soldier, A Dog And A Boy was inspired by Libby Hathorn's months of research on her uncle, who survived Gallipoli but went on to fight at the Battle of the Somme and was killed there in 1917 at just twenty years old.
So Much To Tell You
By John Marsden
'I don't know what I'm doing here. Well, I do really . I have been sent here to learn to talk again. Sent here because my mother can't stand my silent presence at home. Sent here because of my face .' She watches; she dreams. She sees more than they realise. She has worries and fears, hopes and desires. She is troubled; she is angry. Above all, she is lonely. She may be someone you know. She may be you. In SO MUCH TO TELL YOU she tells her story - with humour and insight, with sensitivity and strength, with painful honesty. You will never forget her.
Shut the Duck Up
By Mandy Foot
In SHUT THE DUCK UP, Indie dreams of being able to fly - but as an Indian Runner Duck, he can't. Up late to practise his flying technique, he spots a fox and raises the alarm. No one believes him at first, but eventually Indie sets a trap that catches the fox - and makes himself a hero. Bestselling illustrator Mandy Foot's colourful, kid-friendly illustrations bring to life the farmyard chaos.
The Show Must Go On!
By P. J. Night
Becca Hart has secretly wanted to act on stage for as long as she could remember-it's all she ever thinks about. Determined to make her dream come true Becca tries out for this year's school play, The Last Sleepover, and gets the starring role! After a few creepy incidents on set and persistent nightmares at home, Becca quickly learns that this is no ordinary school play. Is it stage fright? Or is the play haunted?
Seven Days of You
By Cecilia Vinesse
It's Sophia's last week in Tokyo, and she's going to make it count...Sophia has spent her life ping-ponging between different countries and schools, so, in theory, saying goodbye should be easy. But now she's leaving Tokyo - the place that finally felt like home. The only way she can get through this is to make her final week perfect.Then Jamie Foster-Collins shows up, just in time to ruin everything. Jamie and Sophia used to be friends . . . and his return stirs up feelings she thought she'd forgotten.Suddenly, hours and minutes become meaningless. Only time spent together, exploring the hidden streets of the city they love, is real.
A Semi-Charming Kind of Life
By Suzanne Selfors
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She'd much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel...but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?Don't miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!
Secrets and Sorcery
By Ellie Boswell
Sophie and Katy have almost forgotten that they're supposed to be mortal enemies - and now that they've persuaded Sophie's family that witches and witch hunters can be friends, life ought to be nice and straightforward! But it's not long before magic gets in the way again. Katy is still keeping Sophie's identity a secret from her parents; if they knew she was the daughter of a famous witch they'd demagick her for sure! And both girls are keeping their powers hidden from their other friends, a feat which is getting harder all the time. When they head off on a school trip, it seems they might have to finally spill their secrets. Can they make it back to Turlingham with their sorcery still under wraps?
Seaside Stories (Graphic Novel)
By Olivia London
The fourth in a fantastic graphic novel series of new stories and every day adventures with the LEGO ® Friends. In Heartlake City, five friends are determined to have fun in everything they do - whether they're riding horses, babysitting, snowboarding, helping animals, or flying up to the sky in a hot-air balloon! Join Mia, Olivia, Andrea, Stephanie, and Emma as they discover the powers of friendship and making the world a better place. Features exclusive content that will help readers to create their own adventures and special friendship moments. ©2015 The LEGO Group
The Seahorses of Scallop Bay
By Erica-Jane Waters
Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates!Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventure.This story will see the girls visit Scallop Bay: the home of their friends the seahorses!
The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully
By Erica-Jane Waters
Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates!Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventures.When the other pirates of the Lagoon are struck by a mysterious curse, the girls must travel in search of sea fairies to find a cure. But to get there they'll have to face one of their greatest fears and steer their ship straight into a whirlpool!Can they be brave enough to save their friends?
Science and Sorcery
By Suzanne Selfors
Enroll in Professor Rumpelstiltskin's Science and Sorcery class at Ever After High! Join Ginger Breadhouse and create your own destiny. Think up your own MirrorCast show, invent some new recipes, and rewrite Hopper Croakington II's story in this fun activity hextbook! A companion to Suzanne Selfors' novel Ever After High: Kiss and Spell