By Pat Jacobs
Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers - whether they own a pet or not!
By David West
Introduces children to the anatomy of animals with cutaway illustrationsDiscover all sorts of fun facts about fish including how a fish breathes, where male seahorses keep their eggs and what a shark looks like inside. Perfect for any curious 6-8 year old or budding scientist.
Favourite Enid Blyton Stories
By Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
An irresistible gift book of fabulous stories by everybody's favourite author, Enid Blyton, chosen and introduced by her famous fans including Andy Griffiths, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo.This fabulous treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books including The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five and Malory Towers, among others. Every selection is chosen and introduced by one of the legion of superstars who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Andy Griffiths loved the idea of living in the Faraway Tree (or a many-storied treehouse!), how Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five.This big gift book is fully illustrated in colour throughout and is ideal for reading aloud or dipping in alone. This is the perfect gift for children of all ages, so they can share in the magic, adventure and freedom of Enid Blyton's world. The complete list of contributors is:Danny BakerPamela ButchartGemma CairneyMel GiedroycAndy GriffithsAllegra McEvedyLucy ManganMichael MorpurgoLaura MvulaHolly SmaleRobin StevensNicola SturgeonKatie ThistletonJacqueline WilsonLevison Wood***Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Are you feeling the forces? Start reading this book and you won't be able to resist learning about air resistance, being attracted by magnetism or feeling the pull of gravity. This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Anita Loughrey
Get kids engaged in maths with real-life problem-solving. In each fully illustrated title maths topics are carefully explained in different scenarios. Children are then given problems to solve around the scenario. Topics covered include measurement (inches and centimetres, to litres and millilitres and units of time and days of the week), problems with numbers (by adding, subtracting, division and multiplication and using roman numerals), how to use fractions, decimal places and percentages, shapes (2-D and 3D) and statistics, such as tables, bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs. The level of maths progresses as you go through the book, building a sense of achievement. It includes tips and tricks to make maths problem-solving easy.Each book is framed around a high interest area, perfect for children aged 7-11.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Annalees Lim
Join this crafty adventure in design where you can create all the things you need for a fantastic fairy-tale themed party! Brimming full of ideas for crazy costumes, glorious games and delightful decorations to perfect party food, this series ensures you'll host the perfect party, fill a rainy day, or help you create designs that last happy ever crafter. Bright and buzzing illustrations support the step-by-step instructions, plus there are fun facts and joyful jokes to boot. Perfect for all budding craft makers, but especially suited to the 7-9 age group
The Fire Bird
By Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters
The sixth in a magical, exciting series by Olympian and World Book Day ambassador 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 soar through the sky. And when they find a phoenix high above the city, they've got a magical creature to rescue! Evie shares Jessica's determination and drive - an inspiration for kids everywhere.The full list of titles: 1. The Silver Unicorn2. The Enchanted Puppy3. The Sprites' Den4. The Unicorn's Foal5. The Clocktower Charm6. The Fire Bird7. The Golden Sands
Falcon of Fury
By Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. The majestic flying beast that watches over the Avaretti has been taken over by the forces of darkness. Join Team Hero abroad a fighter plane for an epic battle in the skies!There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Book 1: Fight for the Hidden City, Book 2: Scorpion Strike, Book 3: Falcon of Fury, Book 4: Rise of the Shadow SnakesAnd don't forget Adam Blade's other series: Beast Quest and Sea Quest
Fight for the Hidden City
By Adam Blade
X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. The students of Hero Academy are on a mission to a hidden kingdom of cat-human hybrids. But the change of location gives their enemy a new, deadly opportunity to strike ...There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Book 1: Fight for the Hidden City, Book 2: Scorpion Strike, Book 3: Falcon of Fury, Book 4: Rise of the Shadow SnakesAnd don't forget Adam Blade's other series: Beast Quest and Sea Quest
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
You are Freya, fearless goddess of the Vikings. You are called on by Odin, father of the gods, to find Thor's lost hammer before it falls into the wrong hands ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero.This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew "2Hands" Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.
By Mary Shelley
Discover the classic gothic horror story of Frankenstein in this illustrated retelling, perfect for young readers Frankenstein is the terrifying tale of a scientist who uses his powers to bring a dead body back to life and creates a monster. Little can the scientist imagine the consequences of his actions, as he and his creation quickly become drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, which only one of them can win...Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Mary Shelley.Frankenstein is part of a series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title offers an accessible and exciting read.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
The Famous Five Treasury
By Enid Blyton
This beautiful large-format anthology of Famous Five short stories and favourite scenes, plus fun activities, is fully illustrated in colour by Laura Ellen Anderson, who has reimagined the Five for young readers today. Meet all the friendly pets the Famous Five have encountered, join the group on their travels and share their delicious feasts. This is the perfect gift for longstanding fans - and to introduce new readers to Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy. Join the adventure!Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five, Enid Blyton's most famous and well-loved characters, with this lavish new collection.
Five O'Clock Tales
By Enid Blyton
Forty-five magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Fly away with the Snippet Pixies in search of a new home. Discover the secret ingredient in the fairies' spell to make people better. And join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon!Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!First published in 1941, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: The Red and White Cow; The Clock in the Wood; The Peppermint Rock; Brer Fox's Onions; There and Back Again!; Snapdragon Snippets; Oh, no Brer Fox!; The top of the Wall, A busy Morning; The Witch's Egg; Chestnut Prickles; The Remarkable Doughnut; The Wrong Side of the Bed; The Stupid Little Girl; The Bread and Milk; The Sulky Sweets; The Stupid Goblin; The Boast that came True; Sly-one is Caught; Timothy's Tooth; The Four-Leaved Clover; Tuppy and the Goblins; The Five Lost Beans; The Wishing Balloon; The Little Stickleback; Who? Who? Who?; Good Old Jock!; The very old Kettle; Brer Rabbit plays Blind Man's Buff; The Birthday Kitten; The three Hunters; Pitter-Patter's Dance; Well, Really Amelia!; The Brownie and the Witch; Grunt! Grunt!; Brer Rabbit plays Ball; The Little Bird; The Bunch of Carrots; Little Miss Dreamy; Brer Fox's New Suit; The two Cats; Little Suck-A-Thumb; Lazy Kate; Well, Really, Brer Rabbit!; Little Black Bibs
By Rosie Banks
A gorgeous series about magical princesses and best friends. This book is a long adventure for even more magical fun! Best friends Charlotte and Mia can't bear it when Charlotte's family moves far away. But when they become trainee Secret Princesses they begin an amazing adventure together - and they can see each other whenever they like!Mean Princess Poison has cast a spell on four of the Secret Princesses and made them forget all about their magic. Meanwhile, Lena wishes that she could win a place at fashion school. Can Charlotte and Mia help make Lena's dreams come true AND remind Princess Sophie what real magic really is?Have you read all four books in series four: The Sapphire Collection?Fashion FunBrilliant Bake-offGymnastics GloryPicture Perfect
The Flying Carpet Thief
By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .
The Frog Prince
By Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
Food and Fair Trade
By Paul Mason
All sorts of food, from bananas to cocoa beans and coffee, can be grown in fairer and more sustainable ways than has traditionally been the case. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Food and Fair Trade, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to grow and trade food fairly and sustainably. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
Follow that Map
By Scot Ritchie
The search is on for Ollie and Max!Come along as five friends go on an adventure to find a missing cat and dog. Using maps to guide them, they'll make their way through their neighbourhood, into the city, across the country and around the world - phew! They'll even find time to search for treasure, enjoy the rides at Playland and learn about the weather - all before dinner time. Join in and Follow That Map!This fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to some essential mapping skills, including direction, symbols and how to read different types of maps. Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a mapping adventure.
Falkor the Coiled Terror
By Adam Blade
Only a mighty magic could awaken the ancient snake-Beast Falkor. But when things go awry in Avantia, it seems the Beast's power has fallen into the wrong hands. Tom and Elenna must seek Falkor in his lair if they are to keep the kingdom safe from this dark force.Don't miss this new bumper special edition of the bestselling series!