Bedknobs and Broomsticks
By Mary Norton, Anthony Lewis
A brand new paperback edition of BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, comprised of the two favourite magical classics THE MAGIC BEDKNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS.When prim and proper Miss Price from next door falls off her broomstick, Carey, Charles and Paul discover that she's actually a witch. In order to keep them quiet, Miss Price gives the three children a gift - an enchanted bedknob that will whisk them off anywhere they want, for as long as they keep her secret. And so their adventures begin...Discover The Magic Bedknob and Bonfires and Broomsticks, two stories full of magic from much-loved author Mary Norton, and the inspiration behind the classic film.
Bend It Like Beckham
By Narinder Dhami
If you're 18, love Beckham and can bend a ball like him then the world must be your oyster, right? Wrong. If you're Jess - 18, Indian and a girl - forget it.Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... The Bend it Like Beckham movie was a box-office hit, starring Parminder Nagra, Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers.Bend it Like Beckham was also transformed into a musical, and was performed in London's West End.
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Billy Beast can't wait to meet Beauty, the bride of his dreams. But will she be as disgustingly beastly as Billy hopes?
A Book of Princesses
By Sally Gardner, Emma Chambers
Five favourite fairy stories retold for today's children with a light touch:CinderellaThe Frog PrinceSleeping BeautyThe Princess and the PeaSnow White'Emma Chambers from The Vicar of Dibley is an excellent choice to read this suitably pink collection for girls' - AudioBookseller
Big Book of Magical Mishaps
By Emma Thomson
Things always seem to go wrong for Felicity Wishes, even though her intentions are good! But with her optimistic attitude and fantastic friends, she always manages to come out on top!A big book about a little fairy.
By Robert Nye
Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.
The Birthday Broomstick
By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
Titchy-witch thinks flying is easy-breezy. But when she sets off on her first solo flight, she finds that riding a broomstick is much harder than it looks!
The Book of Dead Days
By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
Five days of glorious gothic alchemy and evil . . . An atmospheric, page-turning and powerful novel of sorcery and desperate magic by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.The days between 27 December and New Year's Eve are dead days - days when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.There is a man, Valerian, whose time is running out. He must pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. His servant is Boy, a child with no name and no past - a child he treats with contempt, but who serves his master well and finds solace in the company of his only friend, Willow. Unknown to any of them, it is Boy who holds the key to their destiny.Set in dark, threatening cities and the frozen countryside in a distant time, THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS conjures a spell-binding story as Valerian, Boy and Willow battle to stop time and cling to life.
The Ballet Class
By Adele Geras, Shelagh Mcnicholas
Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.
Beachmoles and Bellvine
By Mick Inkpen
Ploo decides to plant some bellvine outside his house and Dig goes to search for beachmoles on Blue Nose Beach. But nothing is as simple as it seems on the magical island where they all have blue noses!
Beauty Parlour Handbag
By Penny Dann
Little girls can carry this beauty handbag with them everywhere they go! Includes special fairy beauty tips and gifts, including pretend make-up, a nail file, a pendant, stick-on earrings, hair clips and a pretty mirror.
Bite: Pretty Things
By Sarra Manning
Brie is in love with Lancome Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories and Charlie, her gay best friend.But Charlie is in love with 1960's pop art, 1980s teen movies ...and serial heartbreaker, Walker. Walker has only ever been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy. And Daisy is far too busy hating everyone to know what love is...This is a story about kissing people you shouldn't, falling in love and off your heels, and breaking hearts because there'e nothing to watch on telly.
Big Red Bath
By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.
By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Baboon to trap Hare whom he plans to eat for his dinner. But Leopard is outwitted and Baby Baboon laughs and laughs.This is the story of how Leopard came to lie in wait in the trees and why you just might hear Baby Baboon laughing and laughing.
By Jenny Oldfield
Krista's got a new neighbour! Alice is very shy and homesick, and Krista's worried about her. She wants Shining Star to fly Alice back home - but her magical pony has a better idea ... It's time for Krista and Shining Star to save the day!
Bella The Bunny Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Fairyland in uproar! Jack Frost has stolen the Pet Fairies magical pets. Without them, the Pet Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. So it's vital that the Pet Fairies get their magic pets back. The pets have escaped from Jack Frost's ice castle and are roaming the human world. Rachel and Kirsty have to help Katie the Kitten Fairy, Harriet the Hamster Fairy, Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy, Lauren the Puppy Fairy, Emma the Bunny Fairy, Penny the Pony Fairy and Molly the Goldfish Fairy - to get the pets back...before it's too late.
By Mick Inkpen
Ploo and Hatz are riding their bikes on the sandy beach. But it is hard work and not as much fun as it should be, especially with Dig chasing in and out the peddles. When a bokonut falls from the tree, Hatz is struck with an idea. An idea involving bikes and bokonuts and soon he has made a new invention - a bokobike, perfect for sandy beaches.
By Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.
By Mick Inkpen
Have you ever had a bear fall out of the sky and into your world? Find out what chaos and happiness just such an event can bring to a family in this fun and frolicsome story.A classic picture book from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.
The Blue Balloon
By Mick Inkpen
A celebrated classic which continues to delight millions of children. Kipper has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun and magic. This is a book to be treasured, loved, read time and time again, with fantastic fold out pages.