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You Can't Hide

By Sarah Mussi
Authors:
Sarah Mussi
An unreliable narrator, secret identities and lost memories combine in this page turning YA thriller that will keep you guessing. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying.Lexi's been in an accident.But she can't remember it - or any of the events leading up to it.The only thing she knows for sure is that she's still in danger.As fragments of her past start to return, Lexi thinks she knows what happened.But can Lexi trust her own memories?Because if she's wrong... she's in more danger now than ever before.Exactly what happened on that spring evening down by the railway tracks?
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You Can't Cuddle a Crocodile

By Diana Hendry, Edward Eaves
Authors:
Diana Hendry
Illustrated by:
Edward Eaves
Everyone knows that little sisters can be a handful. But this little sister is more - she's a zoo-ful ! A fresh and funny picture book from much-loved author Diana Hendry.This little sister is a monkey, a bear, a camel, a penguin, a crocodile... Her big brother just wishes she'd be a little girl now and again. After all, you can't cuddle a crocodile...A wonderful imaginative romp from an award-winning author and bestselling illustrator.Read more about Diana Hendry at dianahendry.co.uk
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The You Are Awesome Journal

By Matthew Syed, Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
Authors:
Matthew Syed
Illustrated by:
Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
Find your way to awesome with this brilliant toolkit of goals, plans and challenges! Boys and girls everywhere have been discovering that they can be awesome thanks to bestselling author Matthew Syed. Now he's created an interactive journal full of life hacks, challenges and activities to give kids the confidence to come up with their own plan of action to be the best they can be. Because, with the right mindset, you really CAN do (almost) anything, whether you want to supercharge your maths, try out for the team or be the first person to walk on Mars. Whether setting out their goals, planning the best practice ever, keeping calm with breathing exercises or making paper aeroplanes to understand marginal gains, readers will love the brilliant activities in The You Are Awesome Journal. This is the perfect toolkit for anyone who dreams big - and who wants to make those dreams come true.Praise for YOU ARE AWESOME: 'Great book for young children about determination, resilience, self-confidence.' - Phil Neville, former England footballer and head coach of England Women'I have lost track of the number of people recommending YOU ARE AWESOME by Matthew Syed. An accessible, practical approach to helping kids develop a growth mindset.' - The Bookseller'An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how.' - Professor Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University'Grab yourselves a copy folks, this is wonderful and insightful.' - Author Giles Paley-Phillips'I read YOU ARE AWESOME in one go, and then read it again! It answered so many questions I had about how to get better at some of the things I struggle with. It has stories of how others have been successful and makes you feel that you can do it too. After reading YOU ARE AWESOME I've changed how I approach difficult things. I've told all my friends to read it!' - Freddie, age 10'I loved this book. YOU ARE AWESOME really builds your confidence and shows you how the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams. It shows that you have to be brave, prepare for failure and have self-belief. I will definitely be using some of the principles in this book to tackle some everyday challenges and other bigger ones too. A definite must read for anyone who wants to achieve more with their lives and build their confidence.' - Ella, age 13
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez
Authors:
Jimmy Fallon
Illustrated by:
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
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  • Yakorix the Ice Bear

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    In a frozen wasteland of ice and snow lurks a monstrous orange-eyed ice bear...Yakorix! Kensa the evil witch has conjured a legion of Ice Marauders to do her bidding, and now Tom and Elenna must defeat a horde of enemies to protect Avantia. Will they prevail in this new Quest?
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  • You Are Not Small

    By Anna Kang, Christopher Weyant
    Authors:
    Anna Kang
    Illustrated by:
    Christopher Weyant
    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you!Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
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    Your Hand in My Hand

    By Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup
    Authors:
    Mark Sperring
    Illustrated by:
    Britta Teckentrup
    A beautiful, lyrical picture book about the love between a parent and child. And a celebration of the natural wonders of our world.Your hand in my hand is where it belongs, Your hand in my hand as we walk along. The world's full of wonders, there's so much to see. I'll find them with you if you find them with me.Follow two little mice as they discover the world together, hand-in-hand, through the seasons. Splashing through puddles, gathering acorns and gazing at rainbows . . . Before finally snuggling up together in their cosy home.This special story is perfect for sharing together at bedtime, or as a gift for a new baby.
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  • Your Teacher

    By Roy Apps, Nick Sharratt
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Sharratt
    Funny and fast moving, with just the right level of Dennis-the-Menace-type mischief, How to Handle: Your Teacher is perfect for readers who love a good laugh (largely at the expense of teachers!).Inside you'll find highly expert* advice to help identify teacher 'types', and hints about where teachers actually come from (I'll give you a clue, it's not Earth), plus support to get you through your S(PL)ATS. There's also an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at what really goes on in the staffroom - oh, and some silly quizzes.WARNING: contains daft material that kids might actually enjoy reading. Perfect for readers aged 7+.*Written by a BAFTA award winning author, Roy Apps, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt - winner of the Nestle Book Award.
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    A Year Full of Stories

    By Georgie Adams, Selina Young
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Selina Young
    In the tradition of Richard Scarry, this is a fabulous treasure trove of 366 original stories, pictures and rhymes - something for every day of the year and for every child's birthday. Brimming with clever and humorous story-telling and glorious full colour illustrations, A YEAR FULL OF STORIES will delight and become a firm family favourite.
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    Yucky Mucky Manners

    By Sam Lloyd
    Authors:
    Sam Lloyd
    I can't wait to meet the animals,To smile and say hello.Why don't you come and meet them, too?Follow me, let's go!Welcome to the jungle. I'm sure it's filled with animals with perfect manners. They wouldn't ever speak with their mouths full . . . would they? Hmm . . . perhaps children have better manners than these beasties, after all!This new departure for Sam is her funniest book yet and makes learning about manners utterly hilarious.
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  • The Yucky Yodelling Yeti

    By Gillian Johnson
    Authors:
    Gillian Johnson
    Yuki the Yodelling Yeti is sobbing in the snow, so Sylvie, Dylan, Carolyn and Tom take her back to Monster Hospital. But can the naughty foursome stop Yuki's heart from melting, before her shrieks deafen them and destroy Monster Hospital?This book follows the first two Monster Hospital adventures, THE BIG, FAT, SMELLY OGRE and THE DISASTROUS LITTLE DRAGON, and is written and illustrated by the acclaimed author-illustrator of the THORA books.
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  • You Can't Come In Here!

    By P. J. Night
    Authors:
    P. J. Night
    Emily Hunter loves hanging out with her new neighbours. From their decked-out chill-out room to their almost-professional guitar playing, Drew and Vicky Strig are super cool. The only bummer is that Drew and Vicky are homeschooled and Emily's other friends haven't got to know them yet. So Emily comes up with a plan for everyone to meet - a big party and sleepover at her house! But as Emily gets ready for the party, she begins to wonder about Drew and Vicky. They won't let Emily into certain rooms in their house. And a wolf howls on their lawn every night. Is it only Emily's overactive imagination or are the new neighbours more than just a little strange?
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  • Yum Yum

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Lola the cat is fed up of eating the same old stuff for dinner. There has to be better food out there somewhere, and she's off to find it . . .
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    A Year without Autumn

    By Liz Kessler
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    If you could see into the future - would you look?Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time.Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead?With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILYWINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores thechanges that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of adisaster.
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    You Can Do It: Punctuation

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    Authors:
    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of punctuation covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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    You Can Do It: Spelling

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    Authors:
    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of spelling covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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    You Can Do It: Grammar

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    Authors:
    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of grammer covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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  • Yasmin the Night Owl Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Yasmin the Night Owl Fairy has lost her magical sleep dust - which means nobody knows when to be asleep or when to be awake! Can Kirsty and Rachel catch the thieves before they become too sleepy...?
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    Yum Yum

    By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
    Authors:
    Mara Bergman
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Maland
    Katie, James and their little dog Harry are in the kitchen baking, and too busy to notice a succession of animals creep in through the window, until Crash Bash, Crash Bash a Bear storms in! A fabulous rhythmic read aloud picture book from the award-winning team behind Snip Snap!
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